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Let’s put it out there. Sometimes life can throw some punches. Some punches we deflect, others catch us off guard and we retreat and other we counter. Our mindset determines if we shrink or adjust and move forward.
I noticed something lately that negativity is loud and defensive where positivity is excited and confident.  Let me say that again Negativity is Loud. Positivity is excited.  You ever notice when you slip into negativity you tend to raise your voice and at the core, you are responding out of concern, fear, worry, and doubt. Where when we are positive our voice may be elevated but there is a calmness and confidence, that you are on the right path.
One of the real opportunities of life is to develop a positive confident nature, to learn how to always look at the bright side. That seems so cliche. But it really is important.  Have you noticed that the people you are drawn to are the ones that have a positive outlook on seemingly everything? How do we become that kind of person? How do we become filled with faith that we are always walking in the light?
I suspect as we discover and nurture this ability we will discover a richness of life we have never known. Love to hear your thoughts
Have a GREAT Tuesday!

Jody Sedrick
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Focus to win!

Whether in business, fitness or your personal life if you want to succeed you have to FOCUS.

We live in a world that moves so fast that we tend to get distracted. ¬†We are bombarded with opportunities. ¬† Quick results are the siren call to distraction enticing you to abandon your original dream and pursue a “better” opportunity – ultimately leading to another failure.

Staying FOCUSED is a skill. ¬†One that my son has spent many practices in basketball. For a while he struggled with the distraction of opponents “getting in his face” or the sound of the running up behind him. He worked and to develop the discipline to stay 100% focused on the basket no matter what. I’d tell him, “Yes, you may take a foul but a foul will give you the opportunity to turn 2 points into 3. Stay FOCUSED and you’ll hit more of your open shots and earn extra points when fouled.” ¬†The results, this past season a 30% increase in shots made in a game.

FOCUS – Follow One Choice Until Successful. Make it your purpose. ¬†With everything you have work to bring that goal to fruition. ¬†Keep pushing! Don’t give up! Don’t get distracted. Drive yourself to make it happen. If it’s right and you put in the effort your goal will become a reality!

Have a GREAT Week!
Jody Sedrick
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This year I made it a goal to improve Jody with the specific goal of helping my¬†company get to the next level in the process. My thought was that by improving me I would improve the rest of the team. ¬†I committed myself to¬†getting up 30 minutes earlier every day day to allow me more time to learn and explore new ideas, to read, to listen to podcast. ¬†I have been inspired by great leaders like Gary Vaynerchuck and Dr. Eric Thomas (The Hip Hop Preacher). I’ve also dedicated myself to a solid fitness plan including working out and dialing in my nutrition.
I’ve come to realize ¬†that investing in myself, outside of ‚Äúregular business hours‚ÄĚ is helping me focus my vision, management of time and helping me hone in on the things that are most important.
My question for you, I know you want to go to the next level, what are you doing to help yourself and your company get there?  What are you doing to learn and grow. What are you doing to up your game?  Are you investing in yourself? Or have you slid into the 9 to 5 mentality.
We all know it’s a grind. But our attitude, determination and commitment to getting it done make the difference.  We are mid 2017 time to regroup and push ourselves to the next level.  In the process we will discover that we can control and propel our destiny.
Have a great day!
Jody Sedrick
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You may have the passion, drive and vision to build your business. However, you need to compliment those skills and characteristics with a circle of great people. That circle is not just your immediate team. You need to create a solid network of professionals that can help you make strategic decisions and moves.

Jody Sedrick
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Today I had to take a walk, to take a breath, to clear my head and count my blessings.
Some days life can beat on you. It can keep punching – keep coming at you until you feel like throwing in the towel. However, you can’t stop. Even when life keeps punching stay in the ring. You have to go the distance. Keep pushing back – find and develop the inner strength that will help you succeed.
Don’t give up!
Choose to take control.
Choose to be proactive!
Choose to Do it!
You got this!
Jody Sedrick
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Brian Wiley - Idaho's Money Show

Brian Wiley – Idaho’s Money Show

This past week I had the opportunity to be a guest on Idaho’s Money Show¬†– CapEd’s Business Hour with host Brian Wiley and Action Coach Alison Dunn on KIDO. ¬†What a fun time to sit down and talk about my company Zenware, custom software development, mobile apps and entrepreneurship. Brian and Alison are phenomenal hosts and I really enjoyed the conversation.

I think everyone loves talking about what they do, especially when they are proud of what has been accomplished. Interesting thing telling your story.

Fortunately for me, the day of our broadcast occurred on a particularly challenging day and week. Yes, I said fortunately. It was one of those days. You know the day Рa day when everything is a grind,  when doubts claw at your mind to pull you away from the big picture, clouding your vision and distracting you from ultimate goal. Sometimes the minutia of the day can be overwhelming.

Don’t stay in that dark space! Take control. Refocus and get busy solving problems that will take you to your goal.

I have discovered that revisiting your story provides a personal yard stick to see how far you’ve come, what you’ve accomplished and yes, even what you could have done better.

As we were wrapping up the show¬†Brian asked me the following question, “If you could give one word of advice to aspiring entrepreneurs what would it be?”

That’s a tough one, how do you capture 6 1/2 years of building a company in one nugget. I guess I’d have to say…¬†Go for your dream! Don’t wait! Take the leap!¬†Recognize there will be tough days. Be willing to work ¬†through those days. It won’t but easy but I can promise the journey is worth it!

May you discover and capture success as you pursue your dreams.

Thank you Brian and Allison for the invitation.

Jody Sedrick
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Go-BigThe only person you are destined to become is the person YOU DECIDE to be.
Do you see obstacles or OPPORTUNITY? YOU are in CONTROL. No one else.

Yes, others can push, motivate, inspire and cheer you on, but ONLY YOU can put forth the EFFORT achieve amazing things.

Quit looking at what can’t be done. Look at what CAN be done.

Change you focus. Toss aside the negative. Decide today to put your energies and effort into kicking open doors that seem closed. A shift in mindset and actions will set you on a whole new path to success.

Don’t Wait! Take control now!

Be BOLD. Destiny is not accidental!

Photo credit Aaron Fotheringham http://www.aaronfotheringham.com/pics/nggallery/assorted-wheelz/assorted

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Jody Sedrick
Follow me on Twitter: @jodysedrick and @zenewareinc
LinkedIn Profile  | Zenware | RoadFS
Instagram: @jodysedrick  @roadfs