Morning Cup of Joe – Recognize Your Brilliance


Sometimes it’s important to simply give yourself a “pat on the back”. Due to humility, many of us don’t give our accomplishments the recognition they deserve. In many cases, you may not be recognized at all for the great works you are doing or have done yet that should not stop you from giving your best every single time. You are solely responsible for recognizing and rewarding your own accomplishments; we should not wait nor count on anyone else to do it for us.

There will be things that you will do which will create a sense of certainty that you will receive an award yet the award may never come. Certainly, there are things you have done in the past that was reward worthy yet not one person recognized you or your efforts. While we should never do something for the sake of recognition, it is imperative that we understand that your reward may not come in the form of a trophy or certificate. The reward may very well be the satisfaction of a good deed.

It is imperative that we not wait for someone else to recognize us for our efforts. Learn to compliment yourself. Learn, understand and practice the importance of giving yourself daily affirmations that confirm your brilliance. Just because no one says “great job” doesn’t mean that you aren’t doing one. Understand and commit to memory that you are truly great and no trophy nor award will ever deny nor confirm this. You are what you think you are; a winner.

To The Top!
Joe Paul

Morning Cup of Joe – The Outsiders


No one should know what’s going on inside your house, especially if they’re standing on the outside. When you look at some people you can tell exactly what they are going through. Indeed some people are interested in the attention they may attract and others fall into the category of “misery loves company”. Wearing your feelings outwardly is obviously done at your discretion. The issue comes when you allow those feelings to dictate your actions and/or in-actions for that matter. For some strange reason, the opinions of others matter to us so much so that many of us live our lives based on this premise. That is something you must work on eliminating from the equation. What others think should not matter to you and it shouldn’t prevent you from striving to be your very best at all times. What others think about you is none of your concern.

Wearing your feelings outwardly is only one piece of this puzzle; another vital piece is your appearance. It is critically important that you look the part. Fake it ‘til you make it simply means look like you already have that which you are seeking and it will appear into your life more willingly. Please be clear, I’m not saying “perpetrate” or try to be something you are not. I am saying take pride in your appearance. I remember my father once saying; “It doesn’t matter how much money you have in your pockets, you need to look like you have a million dollars somewhere.” Wiser words have never spoken.

The final piece to the puzzle is your words. There is so much power in the spoken word. Your words are so powerful in fact that they can cut deeply and heal a broken heart simultaneously. What you say to yourself or your self-talk dictates how you interact and impact the world around you. Your words are powerful. Speak confidence into your life. Do not wait for others to compliment you, walk in the understanding that all God’s children are beautiful. What you show to the world is exactly what you can expect to attract back into your life.

Understand that you are in complete control over your own life so start acting like it.

To The Top!
Joe Paul