In the Cocoon

In the CocoonHave you ever felt trapped like you were a caterpillar wrapped in the cocoon, and couldn’t break free.  Many of us feel that way when we’re learning to fly, or going to the next level.

We believe that if we’re still for a moment things will pass us by… and in some circumstances they may if you don’t take action. However, you must also take time to grow yourself through education and implementation.

Most people forget that in the cocoon the caterpillar is growing and changing, like we must do.

So, if we are still in the cocoon, or development phase, are we consistent in applying techniques?  Are we teaching what we’ve learned?  Are we reading to fill our brains with positive thoughts? Do we have positive influences?  Are we growing, or are we stagnating?

From the cocoon to the next level takes work.  

This development stage cannot be temporary, it has to be a constant in  your life when you’re learning to fly. You must always be growing and changing for the better.  Yes, change is uncomfortable, but it is necessary if you want to move forward and succeed.

According to Sham Helmstetter, Ph.D. you have to understand the physiological process of the brain by considering how the brain responds to data, and then directs and controls us. Without this understanding, Dr. Helmstetter feels that it would be difficult to build a good success plan for the long-term.

Not only do we have to understand how the brain works, we must begin re-programming those things we’ve learned that are holding us back by replacing them with things that will help us grow.

My friend gave me this quote last night…


“Saturate yourself with positivity, and grow what you know.”

-Marquel Russell

The task to remain positive may include getting rid of negative influences.  Focus on those things, and people, who inspire you.

The little caterpillar sitting on the lampshade in the photo above was a gift from my daughter.  I look at it everyday in my office, and know that in my cocoon, I have someone inspiring me to grow.

Tell me, who and what inspires you in your cocoon?


Live 2 Inspire

BG Jenkins

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Bring Your Fire…Inspire

Bring Your Fire…Inspire

It’s only you they’ll listen to.


What if that were true?

What if you were the only one that someone would listen to?  What if you were the

only who could connect with that one special someone?

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Well, I just got off a great “Mindset in the Morning” call with Diane Hochman.

Her topic for today was about everyone “being on stage,” and how on the internet we all have our own personal stages to be on.

It’s so true.  There are people who are only looking for you…if you are willing to step up and be there for them.

Late last evening I was on Facebook and I noticed on a young man’s status update where he had posted…

“Will someone please talk with me?”

I’m barely acquainted with this young man, but I decided I would answer…


“Hey Charlie, (not his real name). I’m here. What’s going on?”


Charlie got back with me and we proceeded to have a conversation.

I gave him my advice and tried to inspire him to feel better about

the situation.


The point of this is that if I wouldn’t have brought “my fire” to

the conversation and decided to “inspire”  and uplift him, he may have still been waiting

there for someone to respond.


Sometimes that’s all it is in networking…

just being there and being ready and willing to



We may not have all the answers, but most of us have some answers.


We can bring a word of hope and inspiration… an ear to listen with, and some common sense.

At times we feel our answers are insignificant, but they may be very significant for someone else.


“Be someone for somebody…”

That’s Diane and Cathie’s moto….


Are you bringing “your fire” and inspiring someone today?


What do you do that no one else can do?

What are your gifts and talents?

Are you using them to your fullest potential?

What do you know that someone else should know?


So, get on your stage and bring your fire…inspire

it’s only you they’ll listen to.


BG Jenkins


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