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59 Gems I’ve Discovered along the Journey

Today, October 10th I step into 59 years of being on this journey of living. Like many who are here, we are a bit surprised to have arrived here so quickly. At the same time there are those who are where we were just yesterday, thinking “WOW” he is so old (LOL)!

I have put together a list of 59 gems I’ve picked up along the trail to here. Truth is along this journey i have goofed up (sometimes badly), made a truck load of “Mis-Takes”, experienced mountain top experiences as well as valley type heartaches, learned and re-learned a lot, yet the greatest Gems of through everything are the relationships I’ve had.

Some relationships were but a moment and others have lasted. Some of them became to kind of relationship that seemed as though they always had been. Of all of those that have been a gift to me by way of relationship, there are three people who have given me the most valuable Gems of the entire journey.

They feel as though they’ve always been part of my life and every time we are together whether breathing the same air space or through the advances of technology, they always replenish me. They are Rudy Felix Marquez JR “RJ”, Carmen Alicia Barajas, and Ezekiel Noah Marquez “Eze”; my three VP’s (Grandchildren).

They’ve been my greatest teachers of what’s most important in life. They have taught me to put everything aside and be with people face to face. it’s okay to color beyond the lines, sing out of (everyone else’s) tune, and to sit on the floor are just a few things that each of them have taught me.

The privilege to know and serve you is beyond my deserve line. Thank you for allowing me to be in your world and called one of your friends.

When I can do anything for you, just ask :-).

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Five Easy Activities To Catch the Best of Thanksgiving Day

Thursday November 24, 2016 “Thanksgiving Day. A time, a moment in our lives with Family and Friends. Here is a 30 minute video where I suggest five easy things to do to Catch the best of the day.

Matt Upton

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Needing a Mindset Reset?

There are times in most of our lives we need a Mindset Reset. Somehow we have slipped into a lower, heavier, and darker mindset. This lower, heavier, and darker mindset takes a lot of energy to live with in. My experience has been that it also attracts more illnesses and body aches and pains.

Over time and traveling through life I have discovered twelve tools that have a tendency to regularly reset my mindset to  higher, lighter, and brighter space. This space is not occupied by many illness or body aches and pains.

The twelves tools are not a one time fix all after the initial use, You will need to regularly deploy them into your thinking muscle. Once you use these tools on a regular basis and allow them to become part of your everyday routine, you will begin to experience more energy and less illnesses (or, at least I have).

Along with these twelve tools you should consider using what I call the TAAT through down and the Q-Tip principle.

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How to Build a Life that is Worth Living

How to Answer Your Critic

This morning on my weekly Thought-Filled Tuesday Morning Coffee/Tea Chat with Matt we discussed a four point strategy to handle or talk with our critic. We revealed what I call The “F” Troop who become critics of our MAP.

Here is a copy of the video of the discussion. It is my hope that you enjoy it and are “In-Couraged” through the insight of the four point strategy.

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Looking forward to hearing from you.

Five Connecting Points to The Heart

Have you experienced a disconnect between your solution or message and those you have the answer for? Those that you know need your insight, wisdom, solution, or service and somehow they are not interested?
Then plan to spend 30 minutes with me over a cup or coffee or tea and lets chat about the five points of connect that can help get your insight, wisdom, solution, or service in the hearts and hands of those you want to serve.
Call me March 1st at 6:30 in the morning(California Time) at 712.770.4010 and use as your connection code 788638. This will be a Live Facebook event as well. I am looking forward to connecting with you.

Soles of Success 2016

Soles of Success

Some of you are aware of a project we have been engaged in for a little over a year now. Last year around this time we been partnering with lunch gals and guys, a few congregations, various disciplines of public schools, and big-hearted people to place 1010 pairs of shoes on the feet of children and students on October 10, 2015 (my birthday). We accomplished our goal and kept going.

Because of the Big Hearted people who have continued to open their Purses and Wallets we have nearly 400 Brand New Soles of Success for the feet of children and students that will enable them to run faster and jump higher/ After some strategic purchases, we still have $972.oo on hand for more Soles of Success.

You are making this happen 🙂

BTW: You can give at by accessing the link in the bottom right hand corner of the website. Thank you Thank You.


If you would like to partner with us, email me at or Call/text me at 916.708.8103. We need many big-hearted people just like you to help more children and students run faster and jump higher.

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