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Zo’s Recommended Reading List – grouped by show and updated after every show.
At the beginning of each Zo? What Morning Show, Zo introduces us to a list of books he has read and recommends for our education and learning. Zo also recommends reading both sides of a topic. These books are to help us gain a better understanding of the world around us and learn more about ourselves by going deeper within ourselves.
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This week the government has shut down. Regardless of your political beliefs, the fact is people are out of work without pay and with no idea of how many days of pay we will lose.
This provides me opportunity to show my faith in God and myself. Also, to be an example of positivity. I can say with 100% accuracy that I have survived all challenging moments in the past. This too I will survive.
We must accept that which we cannot control. Trying to control that which is not yours to control will drive you up the crazy pole. What you can control is your attitude, feelings and thoughts.
I choose to take this opportunity as a life lesson to strengthen my positive attitude and faith in God and myself.
1. Lord: Protects, guides, and loves me unconditionally.
a. Have faith in the Lord: Know that what you ask may not be what you “need” or “need right now”. It is God’s timing. I pray for the strength, support, and guidance to endure and learn from my challenges (lessons placed before me) so that I will continue to grow into a better person. b. Have faith in yourself with the challenges / struggles placed before you; you, with faith in the lord will endure and come out stronger on the other side.
c. Continue to work hard where you are; be kind, positive, and respectful. d. “You can never have too much Faith.” Billionaire P.A.
2. Love: Love with an open heart and open mind and most importantly, unconditionally. I have met amazing and interesting people in this world.
3. Learn to:
a. ..become a better person. b. use the love in your open heart and mind to, always be willing to talk with anyone. “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” People may dress in a different style than you would choose for yourself; they are every bit as valuable as everyone else is. We learn by receiving from people, books, etc. of different information and backgrounds. Step outside of your comfort zone and learn new things.
Everyone has a story. You will be surprised what a person’s background is and their life experiences. You cannot tell by appearance. One of their life experiences may cause you to rethink one of your behaviors or reevaluate how you look at something in your life.
c. challenge your thought processes and knowledge.
a. Laugh heartily and often, Humor is relaxing and reduces stress. b. When you can laugh at yourself your ego no longer controls you..
5. Live: with passion and purpose. Live life to the fullest. Live with so much gratitude in your heart, it bursts thru your face in the form of a smile. Embrace and enjoy everything and everyone who comes across your path.
Best things in life are free. Worldly possessions are temporary happiness. Let your happiness come from within. When you no longer desire anything and appreciate what you have, you will feel peace.
When was the last time you were so quiet, you felt your heart beat?
a. Enjoy the simple things. b. Count your blessings. c. Spend time in the beauty of God’s creation.
i. Take a walk or take a drive thru the back roads. (No camping required) Drive far enough out of the city to a back woods location ii. When I take a road trip, I drive state highways and venture down country roads, which is a great way to see god’s country. Use your GPS to navigate to a state park, lake, campground, or marina. I have stumbled upon some secluded quiet spots overlooking a lake. iii. Put the technical devices away, breathe in slowly, exhale slowly, walk around, and / or sit down, and listen to your heart. Enjoy the beauty of God’s creation and feel the connection with the universe.
d. Enjoy all the good times life brings. Enjoy and embrace all the “ups and downs” of life; every experience in front of you is for the opportunity for your soul to grow. Embrace the downs because the downs make you stronger and provide you a greater appreciation for the up times.
Summary: Have faith in the Lord and yourself, Love everyone, Learn from everyone and every opportunity, Laugh at yourself and refrain from taking life too seriously and finally, Live in connection with God’s creation for us. Feel your heartbeat and know that we are all connected.
Successful people have learned that living a life not passion and purpose filled leads to a life that is less than fulfilling. And not up to your potential. In addition, you are less than energized to work hard. It takes a team of people to help fulfill your passion and purpose. When you are not up to your best, you attract less than the best people in your life.
1. Passion: Find your Passion; what excites you? What motivates you? What is your dream? Your dream is as valuable as everyone else’s’ dream. What do you truly want to do with your life? If you could live your life every day doing something of your choice AND receive a paycheck for doing what you love, what would your choice be?
2. Purpose: Live your Purpose; thru your passion, listen to your inner voice, your heart and your soul. This will guide you towards your purpose. What do you want the results of your Passion to be?
3. Plan: Make a Plan. Successful people know it takes hard work and discipline to live your passion. Now that you know what motivates you, and what you want to do, what is your plan to get you where you want to be? Does you plan require a different educational skill set? Do you need more training? Do you need to relocate to another part of the country / world? Be willing to make the changes and steps necessary to achieve living your passion.
a. FAITH: whatever and wherever you passion requires, have faith in yourself that you CAN and WILL achieve.
b. HARD WORK: when you live your passion, something that you love and enjoy, it is not work. To another person it may look like hard work, to you it is the simple joy and pleasure and motivation for getting up every day.
c. EXECUTE: once you know your passion and your purpose, you MUST develop a plan and EXECUTE a plan to achieve your DREAMS and GOALS.
4. Positive Mindset: Live with a Positive Mindset. Whatever your passion, purpose, and plan, always accept challenges, including your failures, gracefully and with a positive mindset. Have faith in God and believe in yourself. Failures are a part of being successful, take time to learn from your failures and they will become stepping-stones to your successes.
5. People: Live with a giving spirit and put other people first. We are all in this world together and we all fly higher as when we help each other. Appreciate and most importantly tell and show people you appreciate them. More people will be willing to help you in return.
a. We have no idea of a person’s background and if we knew, we would have a better understanding as to why they react the way they do. Judge less, listen and empathize more.
b. Your 5 best friends will determine where you will be in the future. Do they support your growth? Do they uplift you? Evaluate the people you spend time with and make any adjustments necessary with people in your life. Want to fly higher, surround yourself with people who are flying higher than you are and are living the 5 P’s.
Summary: Having a passion and purpose without a plan is like driving a car without a steering wheel. A Plan is valuable so you will be able to achieve living your passion. Success comes with many failures along the way. Having faith in God and yourself keeps you strong. Believing in yourself, and saying YES I CAN and YES I WILL is very important keeping you focused. Treat all people with kindness and respect. You will be surprised how many good people are in the world and that want to see you succeed. Invest in other people without expectation of them helping you and you will be amazed how much in return you will receive.
My faith always stays strong. I believe our souls are here on this earth for a purpose and when that purpose is done, we transition to our heavenly home. We all will transition to our heavely home. I believe those that have made the transition are at peace and are enjoying their heavenly rewards.
We MUST remember our loved ones would want us to remember all the good we shared on this side.
Separation of the ones we love can be the hardest and most painful feelings in life we will ever work through. With supportive friends, we will be able to progress through the mourning process. Friends will be there to support us and allow us to mourn at our own pace.
I’ve learned that as painful as the separation is, I love them enough to let them go and be at peace. What my loved ones brought into my life, will be forever a part of my life. And all the good they brought, I will share with the world. I am a better person because of my loved ones. They deserve the reward of their heavely home.
”Weep not for me though I am gone into that gentle night. Grieve if you will, but not for long upon my soul’s sweet flight. I am at peace, my soul’s at rest There is no need for tears. For with your love I was so blessed. For all those many years. There is no pain, I suffer not, The fear now all is gone. Put now these things out of your thoughts, In your memory I live on. Remember not my fight for breath Remember not the strife. Please do not dwell upon my death, But celebrate my life.” Unknown
by Robert Overstreet This week my lesson was faith. I'm looking at a furlough and 20 reduction in pay for several months. I am blessed with a great career. This is temporary and I will still be employed. As a co worker said, "I can do 20 percent temporary versus 0 percent permanent." And despite the temporary reduction in pay, I will still be very doing very well.
I have faith in myself that I will be fine. And I am looking at the lesson the Lord is putting forth. I believe my lesson will teach me how blessed I truly am. This will make me appreciate even more how much I have and to continue to remember everyone else to continue to support those who are wanting a helping hand. That my hand is available.
Because of my faith and looking at life positively, I know that everything will be fine. BE positive LIVE positive, FEEL positive. "You can never have too much faith". Billionaire P.A.