How long will you believe!

Last night I was inspired more than I have been in years.  What I witnessed last night has had me asking myself the question all night, “How long will you believe?” Some of you may already know the story but last night 10 year minor league basketball player Andre Ingram (32yrs old) played his first NBA game after being called up to join the Los Angeles Lakers this week.  Andre received the announcement during what he thought would be an exit interview from his minor league team.  However, he knew something was up when he noticed Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka (Lakers General Manager) had showed up.  Each of them, as well as Lakers Coach Luke Walton, were all smiles as they congratulated him on being rewarded for 10 years of sacrifice. 10 YEARS! 10 years chasing a dream, 10 years of wondering if you ‘re hurting your wife and family, 10 years of praying that this is thing was going to work.  Well last night they gave him his shot not only did he make the dream come true but he shined because he was READY! As I watched him hit his first 4 shots scoring 19 points on 4 for 5 from 3 point range for the game, all I kept wondering is how many times throughout this journey did he want to quit?  At 32 I know people were wondering why he was even still trying.   How many people in his family didn’t believe? How many voices did he have to ignore?  How many times did he look at his little girl before he left and say, “Baby I’m doing this for you.”

Being a former basketball player myself the story had special significance for me.  As you move throughout your day and fight the struggles that you usually do  I want to reignite your push.  Continue to Fight…Continue to Work…Continue to Pray!

Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Romans 8:25

But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.

 

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A Friend to Failure

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     According to my modest research Muhammed Ali, known as the greatest fighter of all time, fought Joe Frazier 3 times.  The first time, he lost.  After their first meeting he never lost to Frazier again.  He learned how to beat him.  This upcoming week my 2 Mogul Move Video messages will both loosely focus on the complete opposite of what we all want…Failure.  If you ask virtually any successful mogul they will probably tell you that they have succeeded because they failed. 

         Fear of failure is really what has caused so many of us not to move into a greater position of purpose.  We are afraid of looking awkward or feeling embarrassed.  But when you talk to people like Oprah, or read about others like Winston Churchill, Thomas Edison, or Michael Jordan (the list goes on…) they don’t stay affected or down about losses.  Each and every one of the people I just named actually lift their failures up as one of the major reasons they have succeeded.  Once you fail it gives you room to correct and find out why it didn’t work.  And more importantly, try again.  If you don’t allow yourself to try or give yourself the opportunity to fail there is absolutely 0 chance of winning.   But don’t take my word for it. Below is a clip of quotes from some of the most prominent leaders our world has ever known.

 

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Going forward I will begin a new blog on my website:

traviscorpening.com

I hope most of you will follow me there as I continue to try to learn how to get better at what I do…And bring you with me.

Do they really know how POWERFUL You Are

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Stop assigning yourself a station or position in life that God never gave you. Especially on our jobs. We have a tendency to think ourselves into positions or statuses based on our upbringing, background, or even the accomplishments (perceived or real) of other people. Who said the employee in the mail room can’t have an idea that transforms the company’s bottom line? If you begin or continue to think you are less than you are it will trap you. And as a result you will never see or desire anything more than what co-workers or others are telling you you are worth. Stop adopting thinking you didn’t earn. I promise from now on to wake up every morning I think about it, look myself in the mirror and say I HAVE NO STATION! I HAVE NO POSITION THAT MY FATHER DID NOT ASSIGN ME!! PERIOD! I will admit. This is a dangerous way of thinking. You could lose friends. You will look weird. You will standout. But that’s how you begin to think like someone in charge of their brand.

STEM Experience in 1 Week (Video)

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Become a part of our 2017 STEM experience.

Come finish your summer having fun learning to:

•Build and Launch Bottle Rockets
•Create Your Own Game
•Build Yourself As a Brand
• And more..
This awesome experience is being held from on July 21st through July 22nd.
The first day we will meet at the Northeast Regional Library in Wilmington, NC from 12 to 4. The following day we will meet at the Harold Greene Athletic Complex from 10 to 12.
 The ages are from 11 to 15 and be prepared to think, grow, and most of all have fun as we show you what careers are possible in STEM. Check out the video of some of our first years designs and launch.
A parent or legal guardian must fill out the and turn in the health waiver and photo release form by or on the first day. See you there!

 

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Sign up now at:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stem-experience-tickets-35406924063

 

The 2017 STEM Experience!!

 

Become a part of our 2017 STEM experience.

Come finish your summer having fun learning to:

•Build and Launch Bottle Rockets
•Create Your Own Game
•Build Yourself As a Brand
• And more..
This awesome experience is being held from on July 21st through July 22nd.
The first day we will meet at the Northeast Regional Library in Wilmington, NC from 12 to 4. The following day we will meet at the Harold Greene Athletic Complex from 10 to 12.
 The ages are from 11 to 15 and be prepared to think, grow, and most of all have fun as we show you what careers are possible in STEM. Check out the video of some of our first years designs and launch.
A parent or legal guardian must fill out the and turn in the health waiver and photo release form by or on the first day. See you there!

 

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Sign up now at:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stem-experience-tickets-35406924063

 

Recommit! Stop…Stopping

It’s time to recommit, but stop stopping! You will never get the best result stopping when it’s hard or stopping when its no longer fun or you’re unmotivated. I wonder how many times you’ve been on the verge of achieving something you wanted but stopped just before it happened. Ignore your feelings. Keep Pushing! BE ALL IN!!!

Alter Your Perception of the Win

Anger. Fear. Dealing with people that rub you the wrong way…. All are distractions from what you are working for. These are the things that keep you from accomplishing the goal.   Alter your perception of what the win is.  Look at the win as being able to overcome emotion to reach your target!  Don’t get distracted.  Don’t put stock or confidence in your emotions…your flesh.  As soon as your emotion gets the best of you…you loose focus. What helps me remember this is…

Phillipians 3  2-3

2Watch out for those dogs, those people who do evil, those mutilators who say you must be circumcised to be saved. For we who worship by the Spirit of God[b] are the ones who are truly circumcised. We rely on what Christ Jesus has done for us. We put no confidence in human effort,