Article Marketing Guy Presents Another SUNDAY MORNING INSPIRATION: What’s Your AGAIN!

Watch this 8 minute video. Then answer the question “What is your ‘Again!’ and whatt personal or professional Miracle can it lead to?” in the comments section here on the blog.

If you believe you don’t have time to watch a short 8 minute video, perhaps you are not ready for your Miracle…

37 Comments

  • Point well made Jeff! Digging deeper….

  • Rick Carter

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    “You don’t have enough talent to win on talent alone”
    “This has to be a team of uncommon men.”

    We actually had this conversation with my daughter a few weeks ago. She is extremely bright, and had “gotten by” on studying the day before tests. Well now, she is doing projects and having harder tests, and that isn’t working anymore.
    So my wife, who has a degree in piano performance, talked to her about practicing 8-10 hours per day for a 5 minute performance that must be perfect. (Audiences don’t applaud because you “tried”)
    And I spoke to her about the hours of time I put in, in law school and karate, to get to where I am – managing an office, which the important thing is that I get to develop talented attorneys and staff (hence my desire to transition to coaching).
    And especially the reason we put in those hours – b/c my wife was driven (as she calls it) to play the piano, and for me, it’s the goal of having a life that positively impacts others (more than just winning in court).
    My daughter’s goal is to be a writer. And she’s pretty damn good (proud papa speaking!)

    This is a powerful scene. And it realy shows why Eruzione was considered the heart and soul of this team – he got it first.

    • wow!! awesome comment, thank you for sharing and for your example ! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • oops, thanks Maritza!

  • Al

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    The video made me tear-up again…it never fails.

    After getting laid-off in Sept 2007 I’ve been pursuing a dream for 3+ years. The first year was great, I wrote a book. The 2nd year I met Joel Osteen and he autographed a bull for me THEN Mayor Bloomberg created a new law making NYC artists public enemy #1 and NYPD busted me, trashed my art, destroyed my display and tried to crush my dream.

    Last year my landlord started giving us a real hard time [after a 10-year perfect track record for paying rent on time]. The Landlord and his wife refused to do repairs for several months then tried to have us evicted. I studied L/T law and was determined to win.

    I spoke with 7 lawyers (at length), the court Expediter, and 2 court mediators and they all said I would never get a 100% Abatement (maybe 20-30%, 50% at best). We chose to go pro se [be our own attorney] and on the day of the trial (it was my 20,000 day on earth, just a coincidence…no) while the judges Arbitrator said; “you’re aiming for the moon, (regarding the 100% abatement). Tell your story to the judge!”

    After 1-1/2 days of some emotional testimony I mean intense drama and the landlord/landlady telling lies the Judge saw; ‘the lies tell the truth’ and he called ‘council’ to the bench. He asked me a few questions and then he offered their attorney a deal…”wipe the slate clean” i.e. 100% abatement, and tenants pay no attorney fees (for the landlord) plus we continue to live rent free until 4-15-11

    Day 20,001-won: AIM FOR THE MOON because sometimes you never know where you’ll land.

    Ps the $12,000.00 we saved by standing up for ‘tenants rights’ and no attorney fees is going to be a down payment for our new store in April, 2011…AIM FOR THE MOON…
    because you never know what might happen

    Believe in your dreams and God Bless.

  • What hit me about this, Maritza, is the team they were playing for. Once they realized they were playing for the USA, they were winners. Good “AGAIN” – and thanks!

  • Peter Pauletti

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    Reminds me of my college football days. Thanks Maritza for the Sunday motivation!

    • Jeff Herring

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      Peter โ€“ where did you play?

      ~ Jeff

      • Peter Pauletti

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        I played at University of Wisconsin – River Falls. There are 7-8 state schools in Wisconsin that play. It’s Division 3 NCAA. Non Scholarship. Very competitive though.
        Your video did give me a little reminder of those 2 a days summer sessions. Tough at times. Wouldn’t have missed for the world. :0).

        • Peter – I remember 2 a days in the summer in FLORIDA! And salt tablets…

          And I would not have missed it either ๐Ÿ™‚

          ~ Jeff

  • Excellent story, just reminds me how I need to keep going and keep trying.

    Thank You Jeff.

    • Jeff Herring

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      Harry – again and again and again…

      ~ Jeff

  • Elisa Sterling-Cowan

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    Remember….that I have a dream that inspires me to live. Remember, that I have vision that is waiting for me to become it. And don’t forget to keep doing what it takes to become and share my vision and realize and live my dream.

    Years ago, I vowed that if I lived, that I wanted to live my life fully, be a part of my boy’s lives and help to see them grow into wholehearted men of God. I was granted my second chance at life, healed, became healthy and now am an active part of the lives of my boys. They are unique, bright, and the journey has been amazing.

    Currently I am being presented with a hard choice, and after watching this timely video, I am going to diligently, and faithfully continue to go after sharing great service and contribution to the world, instead of shrinking back and trying to fit into a mold that I was not designed for. It may feel like the very edge, but it feels like being 3 feet away from gold. I WILL keep on going! I will honor my dream and live my life to the full. Thank you for sharing the video and thank you God!

    • Jeff Herring

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      Elisa – Thank you for sharing your story that has touched others here…

      Yes, keep going!

      ~ Jeff

  • Maritza and Jeff,

    What a great video to see this morning!

    About seven weeks ago my life imploded. I was moving to another state to be with the love of my life, had quit my jobs as I was preparing to move and gave up my lease. Then he disappeared without a word…not a word.

    I had turned my life upside down to be with this person. Then panic..it felt like the ground under my feet was gone…because it was. But with help from some supportive friends I was able to stop the spinning as I call it. Yesterday I got word that my landlord is indeed going to terminate my lease…so as of now I have no where to go.

    So what’s my “again”? Standing back up, regrouping, refocusing and moving forward. The miracle it will lead to is living the life I say I want. Uncommon folks come up with uncommon ways to strive and thrive out of seemly impossible situations.

    What a fabulous reminder the video clip is of that..thank you!

    • Jeff Herring

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      Jean – thanks for sharing your story. You are so right about your “again.” I can hardly wait to see where it will take you.

      Please keep up informed…

      ~ Jeff

  • Thanks for posting this and to Jeff for sending over the link. It’s easy in the day to day hum-drum to lose site of a specific goal and forget what real success takes. And to forget to draw on our own “again” moments.

    I had an “again” moment just like this in 1996 in Kyokushin karate training. To those not familiar with the style it has the reputation of being “the strongest karate” for the simple reason that the training was traditionally very difficult.

    The teacher at this particular school had eased up on this tradition as he was having difficulty keeping students. In August 1996 it was clear that the school wasn’t going to survive much longer so in anger and frustration one night he went back to the “old way” of training. He drilled the class for 1.5 hours non-stop and as the senior student I had to set the example.

    While others were performing in a very half-hearted way I continued to execute every technique at full speed and power. I think it was the closest I ever came, three years of high school football and marathon training not-with-standing, to throwing up!

    The only reason I survived is a naturally defiant Celtic streak (I’m part Scot and Welsh) that decided I would pass out and fall over before I would let the instructor break me. More importantly it become one of those memories that we can use to remind ourselves that we can push a lot harder than most of us typically do. And if you want to excel you have to.

    Cheers!

    • Jeff Herring

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      Cheers back Mike! Thanks for sharing your unique story. I think you have what would be called “true grit” yes?

      ~ Jeff

  • Terrie Marie

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    Thank you for reminding me, for reminding all of us what it takes, what is to be given again, again and again to expand beyond not only our comfort zone but also beyond our knowing. Keep reaching, keep expanding, rest if you must when you absolutely need to and then “begin again”.

    • Jeff Herring

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      Terrie – yes, always “begin again!”

      ~ Jeff

  • Mike

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    Hi Guys

    It’s been a tough week here in New Zealand. The earthquake in Chrischurch has left our country of 4 million people reeling.
    The truth is we just have to get up and go again… build a new city and a new inspiration for the country… this video reminds you of that.

    Thanks Jeff

    Mike

    • Camara

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      Mike,

      I’ve been praying for the people in your community. Just wanted to send you a quick note of encouragement. Keep the faith.

      Regards,

      Camara

    • Hi Mike,

      We’re praying for you and your countrymen!

      Love, Maritza

    • Jeff Herring

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      Mike – Wow, to reach out and make a tiny difference halfway across the world is just amazing to me…thanks for sharing.

      It will be amazing what will come out of the ashes….phoenix style!

      Thanks much for your contribution!

      ~ Jeff

  • It is in the difficult times that our spirits are chiseled, defined, and refined and without question make us worthy of our dreams. Without this process we can not achieve what we set out to achieve. Our most noble dreams never come easy; we have to win them, by fighting for them!

    • Jeff Herring

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      Brenda – you are so right. We have to do it again and again.

      ~ Jeff

  • I just have to say what a gift it has been to read everyone’s comments. I have been inspired over and over again. Thanks to everyone who has written and to Jeff and Maritza who gave us the opportunity.

    • I agree with you Jean, I will definitely be coming back here just to read the comments from everyone and the inspiring stories when I need another “Again!”

    • Jeff Herring

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      Jean – this really has been a treat to see everyone supporting and being inspired by each other – it’s the reason for Sunday Morning Inspiration!

      Thanks

      ~ Jeff

  • Jeff Herring

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    Sandy – Always “digging deeper…”

    Thanks for your comment!

    ~ Jeff

  • Jeff Herring

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    Rick – Your daughter is a lucky lady!

    And you are so right Eruzione “got it” first…

    Thanks for your contribution!

    ~ Jeff

  • Jeff Herring

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    Al – thanks for contributing your great story. Way to keep going at it “again and again!”

    Thank you for the inspiration!

    ~ Jeff

  • Jeff Herring

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    Jan – “again and again we grow!”

    ~ Jeff

  • Camara

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    The comments and stories are as inspiring as the post itself. Thanks Jeff and Maritza.

    • Jeff Herring

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      Camara – You are welcome, and thanks for your contribution. This is a great community and thanks for being a part of it!

      ~ Jeff

  • Natalia

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    Thanks for the video. It is soo true the talent alone is not enough. Have to do it Again and again.

    • Jeff Herring

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      Natalia – You are right. There are so many talented people who are not willing to pay the price. The best goes to those who are…

      Thanks for your contribution…

      ~ Jeff

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