It’s a lie to think you’re not good enough. It’s a lie to think you’re not worth anything.” Nick Vujicic

Feeling hopeless and frustrated with where you are right now? Have you fall down recently and found yourself without the strength to get back up? Is that the case, today I have great news for you my friend :-).

This episode of inspirational video of the week features Nick Vujicic. This guy is truly an inspiration and a role model to many people. Born without arms or legs and dealing with a lot of challenges like depression, loneliness and being bullying in school, Nick has really embodied the perfect example of someone living to the fullest regardless of their worst circumstances.

One of the reasons I love this video so much is because it shows clearly that if you have any physical challenge you still can succeed, be happy and live a very fulfilling life if you have a positive mindset, faith and the right attitude. It’s heartwarming and it gives us an idea of what’s possible if we all dare to go after our dreams.

I hope Nick inspires and empower you to believe that anything is possible is life…

Enjoy 😉

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The challenges in our lives are there to STRENGTHEN our CONVICTIONS. They are NOT there to run us over.” Nick Vujicic

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“The person who says something is impossible should not interrupt the person who is doing it.” Chinese Proverb

Have you heard the phrase, it is impossible? I bet you’ve hear it many times. Living in a society where we are constantly bombarded with negative news, it’s normal and common to hear someone or even a family member or a close friend say it can’t be done or that’s not possible. It’s up to us to prove them wrong and show them that anything is possible. It’s critical and important to have a positive mentality if we want to live life to the FULLEST. Also, it’s key and vital to surround yourself with people who elevate, encourage and inspire you to follow your dreams. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” Nelson Mandela

Lets make a pause here and observe the word “IMPOSSIBLE” for a second. Let me ask you, what do you see?  If you are thinking positively you will find that it says “Im Possible” instead of impossible. Isn’t amazing? What’s the lesson here? Simple… Just by changing our perspective and the way we look at things we could impact greatly our lives in a more fulfilling and purposeful way. Here is my challenge to you… Try to see things differently this week. You will be surprise what you will find out.

We all have a choice everyday to focus on what’s good or fall in the track of negativity. I know you have made the right decision because you are here reading this post and that means you are focusing in solutions rather than limitations.

I hope this video inspires you to believe that anything can be done and like Muhammad Ali says, Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is NOTHING.”

Enjoy 😉

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“The word impossible is not in my dictionary.” Napoleon Bonaparte

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In need of some words of encouragement?

I know… We all need a little motivation every now and then. Specially when things aren’t going our way, when the alarm clock goes off in a cozy Monday morning and we don’t want to wake up because we don’t want to do something we aren’t that passionate about or simply when there is no hope left to go after our dreams. That’s when a few positive words could make a big difference in our lives.

Well, I have good news for you today. A 9-year-old kid from Tennessee known as Kid President has put together an encouraging, uplifting and inspiring pep talk that will kick your butt in the right direction and will energize you to keep going in life if you feel unmotivated. It’s powerful!!

I have a good feeling that you are going to love this video as much as I did. Let’s the charisma, the positive attitude and the enthusiasm of Kid President inspires you to live fully and excitedly.

Enjoy 😉

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Remember,

“You were made to be AWESOME.” Kid President

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Posted by: Anastacio Martinez | March 1, 2013

Inspirational Video Of The Week #73: “Part 2 of People are AWESOME”

Today’s inspirational video features a compilation of people doing awesome things!! In other words… Things out of their mind. It’s very inspiring and to be honest with you, a bit scary to watch too. A year ago I posted the original video of “People are AWESOME” on this blog and still one of the best motivational videos on YouTube with over 55 millions views. Click here if you haven’t seen it! It’s worth your time ;-).

The reason I love so much this video and this series of videos called “People are Awesome” is because it shows the passion of an individual toward something they love doing. And I know for a fact, that the SUCCESS of these people is greatly rewarded by their sacrifice, the long hours of practice and hard work and by their relentless attitude of never giving up. Nothing great is ever achieved easily! It takes will, a burning desire and the ability to overcome mental and physical fears.

Now, without any further ado I hope you enjoy watching these ordinary people doing extraordinary things…

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I can’t wait for you to click play and start watching today’s inspirational video! It’s going to be a good one. Believe me ;-).

But before that I want to tell you that today is a very special day and it’s not because is Friday! Just keep reading and I will tell you why… I opened this blog back in April, 2011 with the intention of inspiring people to reach their dreams and to use this blog as an outlet of positive and uplifting information. I didn’t know clearly what I was going to do, what to write about or either what I was doing. I just took the first step and started to write.

I can’t tell you that writing was a skill I had, but I can tell you that my heart wanted to share something. That month I wrote 3 blog posts, got excited and decided to take a mini vacation on the next three following months (May, June and July). Haha! On July of that year, my good friend and blogger Joe Sweeney came all the way up from Wisconsin to visit me in the island of Puerto Rico and long story short… Joe and I had a great conversation during his stay and he encouraged me to write consistently every month. I told him that I would do it and that I would keep my word.

Building a new habit is not easy and no one likes to step out of their comfort zone. At the beginning I found it hard, but once I got use to it, it became easy and effortlessly. Right now, it’s like brushing my teeth every day. I don’t even think about it. I’m in auto pilot mode. I really took Joe’s words seriously and since August, 2011 I’ve been writing between 2 and 9 blog posts every single month. As a consequence of creating this blog I have reached many people from many different countries, and last year alone, I got over 100,000 visitors. Woohooo!!

The reason WHY today is so special to me is because you are reading the number 100 blog post!! I feel joyful and excited to see how far I’ve come on this journey, and I’m grateful for all of you who are subscribe to this blog. I’m also thankful for all the support I’ve received from my closest friends. You guys are the BEST!!

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“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it DAILY.” Zig Ziglar

Now, lets get back to business!! Today’s inspirational video features a TED Talk by Chief Experimenter Scott Dinsmore from Live Your Legend. Scott’s mission is to change the world by helping people find what excites them and build a career around the work only they are capable of doing. Can you imagine for a moment, living in a world where people are happy and excited for the type of work they do? It would be amazing to have more and more people living FULLY and PURPOSEFULLY :D.

Scott’s message is right on point and I hope you like as much as I did.

PS: Make sure to swing by the Live Your Legend’s site after you are done watching his talk. It’s a great community built of liked minded, passionate and optimistic people. Something you want to be part of!!

Let’s Scott inspires us to find and do work we LOVE…

Enjoy 😉

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“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go DO IT. Because what the world needs, is people who have come alive.” Howard Thurman

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Caine and his arcade!

Caine and his arcade!

“If you think you are too small to make an impact in LIFE. Try to go to bed with a mosquito in the room.” Anita Roddick

Today I want to share with you the story of Caine Monroy, a 9-year-old kid who spent his summer vacation building an elaborate cardboard arcade inside his dad’s used auto part store. Caine has a touched the hearts of millions of people with his masterful arcade creation, but most importantly he brought hope to many people who thought they couldn’t achieve their WILDEST DREAMS. After you watch this video you will end up believing that any dream can become a reality :-).

Despite the lack of traffic he got at the beginning he continuously innovated, redesigned, experimented and made things better and more efficient on his first startup. He didn’t waste any time, he prepare himself for the best and positioned his business for SUCCESS.

“It’s better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one, than to have an opportunity and not be prepared.” Les Brown

This is a wonderful story on the power of sticking to your dreams, following your passions and having a positive attitude through the journey. Sometimes we just gotta take the first step. We don’t have to know everything and how things are going to unfold. Lets the dream manifest itself!! Of course, taking action. You often hear the phrase, “a thousand miles journey start with a single step”. It’so true and powerful!!

Our imagination and creativity could take us to places we have never imagined if we jut let them roll. Let’s take a leap of faith, do something new and exillarating. Let’s give it a try to do whatever it is even if people think we are crazy. At the end of the day, it’s better to be a crazy person following a dream than settling and living a mediocre life. Don’t you think?

“Logic will take you from point A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” Albert Einstein

Hopefully Caine’s entrepreneurship spiritpositive attitude and optimism inspire you as much as it did to me!

Enjoy 😀

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“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” Walt Disney

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“Greatness is a lot of small things done well, stacked up on each other.” RL

Today’s inspirational video features Ray Lewis. Ray is a 13-time Pro Bowler, a two-time defensive player of the year, a Super Bowl MVP and the leader of the NFL team, the Baltimore Ravens. Some people say that he is the best defensive player to ever play the game of football.

This champ is playing in his last season and it’s pretty remarkable to see someone playing this game at a high level after 17 years. It takes a lot of hard workdiscipline and dedication to accomplish something like this. But most important, it takes EFFORT, like he frequently to say.

“Wins and losses come a dime a dozen. But effort? Nobody can judge that. Because effort is between YOU and YOU.” RL

I’m not really a big time football fan but I have to say that I admire the passion and intensity of this man. His ability to inspire and motivate those around him is out of this world and it’s what makes him so SPECIAL. The winning attitude, the championship mindset and the insane energy that he displays in this video is so contagious that after I finished watching it I felt like my heart rate and blood pressure went up :D. It’s real and very emotional!

I have no doubt that you are going to appreciate this clip even if you are not a fan of the game. The bottom line message in this video is about giving everything we got and let our effort to be our catalyst to reach GREATNESS and to become LEGENDS at whatever we do.

Now, go ahead, press play and lets Ray’s electrifying energy inspire you to achieve greatness in your life ;-).

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“Let them see something they’ve never seen before, and when something goes wrong, SMILE, cause there’s always a NEXT PLAY.” RL

PS: This Super Bowl coming up this weekend is going to be EPIC, LEGENDARY and a CLASSIC!! Specially, when the coaches of each respective team are brothers. Also, there is no way I’m going to miss the culmination of Ray Lewis’s championship career. Haha!

What inspired you the most from this video? Who do you think is going to win the Lombardi’s trophy? Ravens or 49ers? Be sure to share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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“We will never know our full potential unless we push ourselves to find it.” Travis Rice Pro Snowboarding Athlete

Let me ask you… When was the last time you went to a circus? Do you remember? 

To be honest with you, I don’t. It probably happened when I was a little kid. But I have to tell you that other day I got the opportunity to go to the famous circus de soleil and watched the fabulous show “IRIS”. And oh, my god!! I will clearly remember forever the performance of the individuals of this spectacular event for years to come. It was something SURREAL and AMAZING. If you have gone you probably know what I’m talking about, right?

The reason I liked it so much was because you can see that these performers have pushed themselves not only mentally but also physically to a level that I couldn’t imagine before. I kept saying through the whole show… WOW, WOW, WOW. I was really impressed with the difficulties of the stunts but even more with the enormous potential that all of us have as human beings.  The reality is that we all have the potential to become and to do anything we want if we are brave enough to tap into this source. Let’s get rid of all the excuses and limitations and let’s welcome a new life full of limitless possibilities. If you are with me on this one say, “YESSSS”.

PS: If you have never gone to one of these popular shows I highly recommend you to go!! You will enjoy and appreciate a show where people are giving their maximum effort and loving what they are doing. Also, they will leave you with your mouth open and realizing that it is POSSIBLE to push our limits and our paradigms to places and boundaries we’ve never believed before in order to achieve our wildest dreams.

The first video is a preview of the “IRIS” show and the other two are from different shows… Now, without any further ado click play and enjoy the *MAGIC* of Circus de Soleil:D. Hope you get inspired as much as I did!

Here is my biggest take away after I watched the Iris show live…

“Don’t limit your challenges – challenge your limits.”

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Here we are in 2013 and as I’m enthusiastically writing my first blog post of the year I feel optimistic and hopeful for all the good things that’s going to bring to you and to me. I truly believe so!

I also want to make a pause here and wish you much joy, happiness and abundance through the course of this year. May all your dreams come true and don’t forget to make it an EPIC one :D. Wuuuuhuuuu!!

Today I will be sharing with you a video by Anthony Robbinsmotivational speakerself-help guru and best selling author of “Awaken the Giant Within”. This is the kind of video where a pen and a piece of paper come handy!! It’s loaded with many golden lessons.

PS: If you are looking to create your best year ever, you are going to love this clip. You will get to learn a few tips about how you can get into a peak state, discover the RPM formula that many successful people use to achieve their goals and a hear a really interesting story about a guy in the street asking Tony for a quarter. The message of this video will clearly help us jumpstart this year with more clarity and purpose.

Now, let’s Tony Robbins’s passiondrive and inspiration transform our lives!!

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“To have an extraordinary life we must have an extraordinary phycologyExtraordinary psychology means you gotta live in an extraordinary state. To live in an extraordinary state you gotta condition your nervous system, your body, your physiology and your focus to BE at their best.”

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Posted by: Anastacio Martinez | December 28, 2012

Inspirational Video Of The Week #67: “What If Money Didn’t Matter?”

What would you like to do if money were no object? How would you really like spending your life?

Dare to let your thoughts to go with the flow of your imagination and intuition without any resistance. Follow you’re gut instinct for a moment when you ask yourself these powerful questions!

Perhaps you are unhappy with your current situation and frustrated with your job or life in general… If that’s the case I highly encourage you to let the dreamer, the believer and that child who at one point in your life believed everything was POSSIBLE to be back decisive and FEARLESS ;-).

Today I’m thrilled and super excited to share with you in my humble opinion the best inspirational video of the year!! Couldn’t find a better video than this one to close the year strong and victorious. Hope, it makes a huge positive impact in you!! You can rest assured that it will inspire and encourage you to reflect in what you truly want to achieve or pursue in life. It’s rich in content, short and it has very profound and thoughtful message.

PS: For those who are here for the first time and for those who have been in my blogging journey I want to wish you much joy, happiness, prosperity and an avalanche of excitement moving into the new year. Happy holidays to all of you and I look forward to keep providing you awesome content through this blog :D.

Now without any further ado press play and enjoy the last inspirational video of 2012!!! Hope you like it as much as I did…

Here below is my biggest take away from this clip and the mantra I’m choosing to live by in 2013…

“Is better to have a short life that is full of what you like doing, than a long life spending it in a miserable way.”

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