Saturday, October 31, 2009

Site Re-Branding

New Title

Effective immediately, Preston's Pearls is now been rebranded as The Cup Half Full.  This is in line with the direction the website is going from being a mere blog to becoming more community based with forums and user content.    This new name effectively conveys the ideas of optomism and discussion (along with the new logo which will be a half full coffee cup).   So one could envision sitting in a coffee shop with a half finished cup of coffee while discussing motivational, self help techniques with their friends which encapsulates what this site will be aspiring to become.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

"Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value."
Albert Einstein

Monday, October 26, 2009

Freeing Yourself of Doubt

By Preston Squire

 I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
- Thomas Edison

Creeping doubt is one of your worst enemies and I have been struggling with it myself as we all must do.

I was listening to an interview with Helene Hadsell an 80+ year old woman who has used the Law of Attraction to obtain outstanding results in contests winning a house, two cars, numerous trips and a ton of other things.

The interview was a sales pitch but they revealed a lot of nuggets of wisdom.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Website update

Just a couple quick notes on what's happening here at The Cup Half Full

 - I will be away for a week at a conference and unlikely to be able to blog or update the site for the duration

 - A full fledged website is now in the works!!  Development has only just begun and it won't be unveiled until early next year so I don't want to go into too many details at this point.  Obviously the new site will be much more robust than just the blogspot blog I'm currently using. 

The biggest and most important change will be the addition of a forum so members can discuss various personal development products that are on the market, ask other members for advice on why something doesn't seem to be working for them, talk about their favorite personal development coach, or to ask me or other regular contributors questions.   

The changes will also allow many of the lessor known personal development coaches, speakers, authors, (and even the big boys) to have a platform to connect to people looking for personal development.

Look for more details in the months ahead.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Your Ultimate Goal

By Preston Squire

Failure - Why You Want it in Your Life

Yes, you are reading that right.   Your ultimate goal in life should be the very thing most of you are trying desperately to avoid.

Why on earth would you want to seek failure?  Because if you're not failing, it means you are not pushing yourself hard enough.  You are not reaching for your true potential.  You are staying within your comfort zone, maybe pushing the edges of it but certainly not exceeding it.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Excellence and Boldness

"I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do."
Helen Keller

"If you are not striving for excellence in your life, what are you striving for?  Mediocrity?"
Preston Squire

Law of Influence

My good friend, Cathy Morenzie, invited me to go to an evening conference at her church. The guest speaker was Pastor Paula White who I must admit, I'd never heard of, although she is apparently a televangelist of some note. She was one of three major pastors that the church had arranged to come for the conference but due to unforeseen circumstances the other two had to cancel.