End Of Rope


Your rope has a knot in it
Tying a knot when you’re at the end of it might be key to hanging on


“When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.”  -Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Quotivation Day #3  November 26, 2010

Today’s quotivation  is from Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30,  1882 – April 12, 1945 also known by his initials, FDR) was the 32nd President of the United States and a central figure in world events during the mid-20th century, leading the United States during a time of worldwide economic crisis and world war

His message re-iterates the long standing dictum that all motivators promote: Don’t you quit!

The one thing that get’s people to a place where they make the decision to give up is, not really so much about how tough it is, but the length of time that must be endured between the starting point and the successful finish point.

The sad truth is none of us like unending pain. We’ll do anything to avoid it. In fact, one thing that researchers know about humans is that we are not all that rational when it comes to what discomforts us.  We actually hate to lose more than we like to gain and that is a factor that kills a lot of new entrepreneurs from continuing to pursue their dream of financial and  time independence as well as personal autonomy.

Of course the entire personal development industry is dedicated to correcting this problem. But they are just about out of rope themselves. That’s because over the last 100 years the message “don’t you give up” has been so over-repeated that it’s lost most of its ardor.

As usual the old 80/20 rule applies. Only 20 percent can ever get to the point where they overcome enough to actually call it a real success the other 80 percent are left hanging.

But I like working with the end-of-the-ropers. For one thing they have usually come to the point where they have rejected a lot of the extraneous BS that is so common in the personal development industry.

All I have to do then is deliver real truth for a change. Not some wordy truth but a gut-based strength type truth that they can both feel and see as well. A truth that’s tied firmly to the one single enduring attribute that guarantees that we finish what we start every time: PERSISTENCE.

So… if you’re nearing the end of your rope here’s how you can tie a big knot in it and find the key to surviving over time.

More power to you my friend.

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Try It One More Time

“When the world says, Give up, Hope whispers, Try it one more time.”

-Author Unknown

Famous Quotivation Day #2 – November 19, 2010


You know the drill.

A thing gets tougher and tougher till you begin to believe that the only option open to you is to quit and give up.

But if you’re lucky enough, and lots aren’t, you get this little niggley feeling from deep down inside of you that says “Try it one more time”.

It looks like a useless idea because it’s damn hard work to follow a suggestion like that.  You already have the facts. You have the evidence stacked up from previous failures that work to convince you that what you’re trying to do is impossible to accomplish… at least by you.

There’s just one thing that you have left. Hope. As faint as it looks it can spur you on to try again.  It’s a lot more than just another four letter word if you look at it closely.

For me HOPE is an acronym for “History Opens Perception Expands”. It’s part and parcel of how I explain mindset immunity.

Your past (H) history has within it the entire record that is your success footprint. It’s complete and quite detailed. It includes within it every feeling you’ve ever had for those times when you’ve gained even the slightest victory. If you can get it to (O) open it will reveal a trove of all those great memories. It is very empowering.

Imagine what it would be like if every moment of space and time where you won out over adversity could be piled one atop the other, like so many slices of bread, and visit with you in your current space and time.

I’ve been quietly doing just that for clients in seminars for over 25 years now and I can tell you it’s over-the-top powerful.


When this is done your (P) perception of the base energy behind the accomplishment (E) expands to become your now reality. You will feel it in your gut brain. It will present itself as real, solid, and irrefutable hard evidence that you can build an enduring self-belief on. A vital component of success attainment.

Ask anyone who’s seen to be accomplished.

With HOPE working for you you’ll come to the conclusion that you’ve done it before and, dogonit, you can do it again.

So why give up now? You still have hope don’t you?

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More power to you my friends.