Monday, April 5, 2010

What's It Supposed To Feel Like?

I had a birthday last week and it was some kinda milestone I guess.... I hit 60. Even when I put that down on paper it sounds kind of old to me....60..... but to be really honest I fell so much younger than that. Somewhere in the depths of my mind I still see myself as a 40 something, doing a whole host of things I may not have done in quite some time.

I was listening to Dr Lou Niles a few days ago on YouTube and he was talking about how our lifespan is actually 113 years. Wow, what would it be like to live another 53 years. Would I even want to. Lot's of questions and right now so few answers. Interesting is that seems to be what life's about at any age?

I hope to uncover what I am supposed to know/learn about me, my loved ones, friends, and surroundings one day at a time no matter how long I am blessed to be here.

I feel young mentally, and working on feeling young physically, and am working on acquiring wisdom spiritually and I think that's what I am supposed to be doing right now.

How about you. I would love to hear from you.

Have a blessed week!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Check Your Negativity At The Door!

WOW! Last week I came with what Joyce calls "tude". Another term might be negative attitude. She set me straight so fast my head about turned just about 360 degrees.

You see in our business, as in life, a positive attitude is required for real success and there really isn't any substitute. The problem is every once in a while I decide I need to whine about how something isn't fair, or how I should have gotten this, that, or the other thing, and it didn't work out that way. Joyce knows that she not only needs to set me straight but I have given her permission to say or do whatever she needs to so that I can adjust my attitude. It's wonderful having a wife that is willing to be my best friend and also my partner. Someone willing to be honest with me at the times when I need honesty the very most.

So here's my tip for today..... find someone in your life or invite someone into your life to be accountable to. Find someone that will be direct and honest with you so that you can keep your attitude from becoming a "tude". Life is too short to not be successful and your mental state is what determines your success. I am not talking about the money kind of success, but the kind of success we achieve when we accomplish what's important to us.

Have a GREAT weekend and let's talk soon.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Breakfast Is Good!

Went to my Monday morning men's breakfast/bible study this morning. Always nice seeing my friends in that setting because none of us are trying to be guys...we are just men that want to be better at being men, husbands, and fathers. We have in common looking into God's Word to find wisdom to achieve that end. It's kind of cool when we let our hair down and just do that!

This morning wasn't any different than any other Monday morning breakfast except the message I left with might have been. Even though we were discussing wisdom and what God wants us to do in search of it, I left with something guessed it hope! Hope that as long as we are prayerful, looking for the Lord's will for our life, he will be with us sharing His wisdom with us regardless of the path we go down.God is with us every step of the way!!!! If that doesn't bring a smile to your face and hope into your heart than what could.

Have a hope filled day!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

I Need A Lot Of Work!

Over the last 4 days I have had plenty of chances to reflect on where I am in my life and what I need to improve in.

I attended Super Saturday this weekend and had a chance to listen to several dynamic speakers and I was touched by more then one, but with limited time and space to write I just want to let you know the main areas that I need to improve in so here goes.

I have had my priorities in the wrong order is the bad news but the good news is I have the right 3 priorities. The order should be 1) God 2) Family 3) Mona-vie. It seems lately I have more consumed with my work than I have with the other two more important priorities. This out of balance position has made it impossible for me to accomplish the things I want to accomplish with my walk with the Lord, with my family, and even on my work.

So what am I doing to change things? Each day I am spending more time talking with God. Thanking Him for all that I have and am, asking for forgiveness, and especially asking for His will for me this day. I am reading the Word daily and seeking answers to my questions regarding God's word.

I am spending more quality time with my wife. Doing more couple stuff. Doing more of the things she likes to do. And most recently trying to spend more time with the grandkids, at least the ones that live close. I will be putting a plan to spend more time with the ones that live out of state.

Lastly regarding work, I am reading more personal developement material. I have an incredible background in a linear business but working in the network marketing business is so different and in order to be the best I can be I still have so much to learn and so much to put into practice.

So at my ripe old age of _____, not tellin, I am on a self improvement quest. My hope is that I will make major improvement in all areas of my life so that I can become the person I really think I can be.

What is your hope? PLease share your's with me when you have a chance as I would love to hear from you.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Even The Unsuspecting!

Joyce and I had a chance to go to Isleton yesterday to watch our 9 year old grandson, Will, play in a basketball league. What an experience for us. Joyce wrote about it on her blog too so if you have a chance check it out at

Will's team won the game by a point and Will was the leading scorer, but there was so much more going on than that. My son, Adam, was the teams coach and I watched him instruct his team and son in a loving way. At 9 years old they need to know that however they perform they are cared for and life goes on and I was amazed at how well he was able to do that and still keep the focus on playing well and winning the game.

As for Will's performance there were many high and low points although I am not sure that he can differentiate between them. One moment Will was grabbing a rebound and in one smooth move putting the ball right back up into the hoop and the next moment he might not be able to figure out where to stand during free throws. His ability to focus for more than 30 seconds at a time was flawed. The hope is that as Will matures those moments of focus and thereby brilliance will increase and the staying power of that focus will also last for long periods at a time. This made me think not only of my life but also of some of the greats in life and of course basketball.

In looking back on my life, I can reflect on the times that my focus was acute and some of things accomplished that may have seemed difficult to almost impossible. Also unfortunately I remember times where lack of focus meant failure.

If you take a look at some of the most memorable players in the game of basketball, why were they so memorable? Usually it meant performance at an amazingly high level for prolonged amounts of time and peaking at the most critical time of a game. But not just once but time after time. How many times, for instance did Michael Jordan hit a game winning shot and more importantly why was he able to perform at that amazingly high level when others with seemingly as much talents couldn't compare? Focus. That's right, focusing on the task at hand.

As I watch Will just starting out and I see the pinnacle of an amazing career like MJ's I can't help and look at my journey, it's highs and lows. With extremely high hope I move forward working on my ability to focus for prolonged time and at the most critical times at the task at hand to deliver my goals and dreams for me and my family. How are you doing with your focus? What are your hopes? Please let me know by sending me your comments.

Have a hopeful day!

Friday, February 5, 2010

This is hard........

Someone close to me has disappointed me and has really hurt my feelings. I know this kind of thing happens all the time. Some of you are sitting there reading this saying to yourself, Come on Zeller, Man Up. Get over it. Someone hurt your feelings-so what. This kind stuff happens all the time. Don't be a whimp.

Maybe I just take stuff like this seriously but I take sense of family, team, working together very serious and it seems to affect me deeply for some reason.

The important thing for me is to not let it affect my spirit of hope. Humans are going to disappoint... friends do do it..... I know I must do it too. Yep I am also human.

I am hoping that I will continue to trust, continue to believe in others, and continue to hope for my family, friends, business associates and all of my personal relationships to be positive even knowing that these people are human and may disappoint.

If you have a story or comment about this topic I would love to hear it as I think it will help me get through some of the negative feelings I have right now.

Have a hopefull day!

Monday, February 1, 2010

It's Been A Few Days.....

I haven't written in a few days. Guess I was hoping for a new theme about "hope" I could explore and make interesting so we could enjoy reading this blog together. Sometimes we have stuff right under our noses and don't even know it. lol

I encountered a friend trying to really get in touch with God's will for his life. This friend is praying for guidance and hoping to hear God's voice let him know what he needs to do to please the Lord. This made me think about me and how I communicate with God.

When I can slow down and get myself quiet on the inside and talk to God I find I become lead to do what I believe the Lord's will is for me. The hard part for me is clearing out all of the noise, strife, the crazy voices in my own mind trying to dictate what direction I should go. One of those voices continuously tells me that what I am doing will not work... is destined to fail... can't possible happen.

By quieting the inside voices, asking the Lord to come and show me the way I find hope because when I ask and receive guidance God not only tells me what I need to do but tells me that I can achieve anything I set out to do. When God is for me who can be against me.