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To avoid any confusion I thought it appropriate to list the names (cyber) I go by.
My Names:
Mel Kaye-(my real name), MondayMorningPower,
MMP, Killeris-(Technorati name), Powerkis-(Wordpress name), SiFiBiBi-(Original Blogger name)
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Attitude, The Ultimate Power-(Blog name)
MondayMorningPower-(Blog AKA)
It's All About Attitude-(Blog AKA)

My email address: info (at) MondayMorningPower dot Com

Why read Monday Morning Power?

You will find a consistency and a focus in all of my content that can change your attitude which can fuel a positive change in your life, if you want it to. If you are happy with your attitude and your life and see no reason for changing, then you either already have a PMA (Positive Mental Attitude), or you are a victim and want to hold onto your misery. These postings will then serve to fortify the person with PMA, or, hopefully, convince the "victim" that there is a better way. This site will contain essays, poems, stories, humor and links, all with the same goal: The pursuit, capture, care and feeding of a Positive Mental Attitude. I have had readers tell me that they have spent hours on my site and feel great about themselves both during and after. I log onto my own site frequently to help fuel my attitude; I hope you will as well.

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A dose of "Monday Morning Power" and a cup of coffee and you're ready for whatever awaits you. At a minimum you should read this blog on Monday Mornings. However, there will be new posts daily. Whenever you want to feel good, tune in and help yourself to some "Monday Morning Power." Please share this site with everyone you care about. I welcome your comments and suggestions

About Me

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My goal is to help my clients navigate the “residential investment property” market; make some money and have some fun in the process. This real estate market is ripe for the investor. In addition, I would like to help the home buyer and home seller. I am part of an 80,000+ agent network that spans all of North America. Being on the “inside” I can find you the “right” agent to handle your specific needs no matter where in North America you may reside. I have been in and arround the real estate market for most of my professional life and want to be your resource for making money in this market. I have been negotiating all of my life and want to negotiate great deals for you. Following is my contact information and my philosophies: Mel Kaye (Broker Associate) Keller Williams Realty Direct: PCH.MEL.KAYE (724.635.5293) Mobile: 805.300.1769 Fax: 888.371.1190 Email: Website: Skype: Mel.Kaye Lic #: 00742678 340 N. Westlake Blvd., Suite 100 Westlake Village, CA 91362

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This Site is dedicated to the development of your ATTITUDE, which is your ULTIMATE POWER. The content includes: Essays, Articles, Poems, Links, Inspirational stories, Quotes, Research, Music, an original series called the "Process" and Laughter....all focused on the
Pursuit, Capture, Care and Feeding of a Positive Mental Attitude.

Friday, June 8, 2007

Are You Prepared For Success? (Installment #9)

(If this is your first time on this site, please begin with "Are You Prepared For Success [Introduction.])

"Passion", the first leg of the "Empowerment Triad," is an integral part of the whole process. It is the engine that drives the positive messages into your subconscious. Do not underestimate the power of passion in changing your attitudes. Without passion in the process, the emotions would not be touched and the desired results would be far more difficult to attain.

Passion is in all great searches and is necessary to all creative endeavors.

-W. Eugene Smith

We may affirm absolutely that nothing great in the world has been accomplished without passion.

-Hegel, 1832

Passion, though a bad regulator, is a powerful spring.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Passion is defined as:

  1. A powerful, deep, overwhelming emotion
  2. Boundless enthusiasm
  3. Zeal
  4. Ardor

Every great and commanding movement in the annals of the world is the triumph of enthusiasm. Nothing great was ever achieved without it.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Passion is the force behind the creation and the reinforcement of a positive mind-set (positive attitudes ruling your life). As the process progresses - the use of passion in driving the positive messages into your very being...will speed up the process dramatically, and could even be the difference between success and failure.

Without passion man is a mere latent force and possibility, like the flint which awaits the shock of the iron before it can give forth its spark.

-Henri-frédéric Amiel

Men are failures, not because they are stupid, but because they are not sufficiently impassioned.

-Struthers Burt

Passion will ignite the emotions, and awaken a very powerful force that lies within you.

Man is only truly great when he acts from the passions.

-Benjamin Disraeli

Be careful, passion can also have its negative, dark side. Remember, passion is a powerful emotion. There are negative passions such as envy, jealousy, rage, wrath, revenge, and many more. All the messages that you get and create through this process need to be positive, self-affirming and empowering.

Living well is the best revenge.

-George Herbert

The passion that you will summon up should be a combination of your own burning desire for success, the knowledge that a change in attitude will bring you so much closer to it, and the pleasure derived from reading rhyming poetry. Following is the "Pleasure" leg of the "Empowerment Triad."

We may affirm absolutely that nothing great in the world has been accomplished without passion.

By Mel Kaye

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Handling Failure by Zig Zigler

By Zig Ziglar

There are many great articles about attitude and success. I will be posting some of them verbatim rather than trying to rewrite them into my own words. In some cases, reinventing the wheel is not really necessary.

Cal Ripken is known for breaking Ty Cobb's "unbreakable" record of playing in 2,130 consecutive professional baseball games, and for signing a five-year contract for more than $30 million in the 1990s. However, during one particular year of that contract, Cal got only about one hit for every four times at bat. Think about it. If you had failed three times out of four in your job, how would you feel about it? What would your self-image or picture of yourself be?

Question: What do you think Cal Ripken's picture of himself is when he steps up to the plate? Do you really think that he's thinking: "Boy, what a waste of time! Chances are only one out of four I'm going to get a hit! I don't know why I bother with this anyhow. Sure, they pay me a lot of money, but this is embarrassing and terribly discouraging to get only one hit for every four trips to the plate. There has to be another way to make a living! I'm just a loser.

I'm no good, and I don't know why I put myself through this torture so everybody else can see what I already know." Do you think that's his self-talk? If not, then what is his self-talk? I believe as he steps to the plate with considerable eagerness to face the pitcher, Cal is thinking to himself, "Okay, you got me the last time, but I've got your number this time. I've been thinking it through, watching you, and I happen to know I'm one of the best athletes in the world.

I've hit that ball under every circumstance known to man. I've gotten hits off tall pitchers and short pitchers, winning pitchers and losing pitchers. I've hit in close games and runaway games, and this time . . . I'm coming after you. This is my turn!"

Cal Ripken sees himself as a winner, and he is elated to have a chance to step back up to the plate. Message: Regardless of what happened to you the last time you stepped up to the plate, this time it's a brand new day, and at this very moment you are preparing to make it a winning one. That is motivation.