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| August 17, 2011 | 43 Comments

It’s a New Day

By the end of this story someone’s life is going to change. Someone who needs hope will receive it. Someone’s dream is going to come true. I hope it’s yours!

Are you happy? Are you living your dream? If not, this story will absolutely help you. If you are living your dream, congratulations, you’re one of the lucky ones. If I can share a way to bring you 1,000 times more joy would you want to know about it?

No I’m not selling snake oil and it doesn’t cost money. You simply need to meet Joe Sabolick. Joe’s an amazing person. He’s not a sales guru or a motivational pump-you-up guy. He’s someone who really makes a difference in the world. He helps people turn their life around and discover what’s really important. He helps you to leave your baggage behind and discover. “It’s a new day!”

Yes by the end of the story I promise to tell you Joe’s magic formula, but first let me tell you Joe’s story. Sabolick grew up with what he calls “the Disneyland life.” He had it all, talent, fortune and fame. And then just like Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride one day everything crashed. He lost it all, including his health. He flat lined on the operating table and that wasn’t even the worse part of his day. Like a train that had jumped off of the tracks, his life had been derailed. The life he knew was gone. The dream he was living had turned into a nightmare. That’s when the most amazing thing happened. Instead of feeling rage and asking the question Why or having a “pity party” and feeling “poor me …life is unfair.” Sabolick experienced inner peace. Because of his faith he knew to stay strong through adversity. (Go to itunes and listen to the song “The best thing that ever happend to me”.)

As the boxer Muhammad Ali says “It’s not how many times you get knocked down, it’s how many times you get back up that counts.” Sabolick had reached a turning point, a cross road; And as he tells the story; he took “life’s mess and turned it into life’s message.”

Sabolick writes the most uplifting music. It touches your soul. Music is the soundtrack of our lives. When you hear 20 seconds of a song it takes you to the memory you associate with that song. Tony Robbins always starts his live events with what he calls “power songs” because music helps transform your mood. It can make you want to dance or it can make you cry. Just think how you feel when Ray Charles sings “America” or when your favorite song comes on the radio. Music reaches something inside of us. Joe has the gift to create a great song and turn it into a message of hope. His music helps to put you on the path to transform your life. “It’s a New Day.”

Now music is great, but Sabolick is much more than a musician. Yes he’s extremely talented and his music is heard all over the world. But that’s not what makes Joe Sabolick amazing. He actually cares about people. He actually helps people to become the best they can be. He helps them get from where they are to where they want to go.

If you’re at a cross roads, if you’ve lost hope, if you’re not sure where to turn, there’s a reason you’re reading this story. It’s not because you picked up the newspaper, the universe is answering your call for help. Your prayer is being answered right now. Some people call it Karma, some of us call it God. Oprah calls it the Spirit of the universe. What ever you call it, this is your sign. You can change your life today! Victory is within reach.

HERE’S THE MAGIC FORMULA

The first step is hope. Joel Osteen says to live a happy, successful, fulfilled life you must first have hope. You must believe that your best days are in front of you. Brian Tracy adds “expect something great to happen today”. Sabolick reminds us that hope leads to faith and when you combine hope and faith you are on your way to change.

The second step is you must change your thinking.
You must believe things can change for you. If you think nothing good is going to happen, you’re right. If you think my life is getting better, you’re right. When you ask the question “why me?” you will get a negative answer. But when you do as Sabolick did and instead of asking the question “Why?” and starting asking the question “how can I turn this situation around?” your brain will start to come up with solutions. Ask empowering questions not defeating questions. Sabolick goes one step further and say’s “eliminate the words: can’t, lack and fear from your vocabulary. When you apply faith you have no use for those words.”

The third step is to have an attitude of gratitude. Your words can pollute or purify. If you constantly complain, you release poison into your life. Complaining is not based on your circumstances; it’s based on the attitude of your heart.
Most call it “state of mind.” No matter what the adversity you face in your life, start with an attitude of gratitude. Don’t focus on what you’ve lost; focus on what you have. There is always an opportunity to move forward in life. God’s desire is that you grow to your full potential. All too often the problem lies within. You may have assumed that you’ve reached your limits in life, that you will never be more successful or do something meaningful or enjoy the good things in life that you’ve seen others enjoy. Sad to say you are exactly right…unless you are willing to change your thinking and start believing for something bigger. You must conceive it in your heart and mind before you will receive it. Expect to excel in what ever you do. And be thankful for what you have along the way.

The last step is take action. “Someday is today.”

If you keep saying “someday I will live my dream. Someday I’ll spend more time with my family. Someday I’ll write that book.” Someday will never come. This is the day you’ve been waiting for someday is today. It’s your turn. Set aside some time and start right now. To have the life of your dreams it starts with the understanding that your future begins with what happens in your life today. As we make the most of the present moment, we build our future one day at a time. “It’s a New Day.”

I know the economy is bad, people have lost jobs and many families are is crisis mode. But the good news is there is hope. And the world will be a better place if we apply what Sabolick teaches. I asked Sabolick why his music connects with so many people and he said “If it’s relevant to me, it’s relevant to someone else.” As far as his advice to up and coming song writers, Sabolick say’s “keep it simple and listen to the best music.”

If you’re not living your dream I would tell you to do what Tony Robbins teaches, find someone who has what you want and model it. If you think about it that’s exactly what Sabolick did, his mentor lived 2000 years ago and still has the number #1 best selling book of all time.

You can change your life right now! If you want help, Sabolick is in Mission Valley, or just go to itunes and down load one of his songs right now.

It’s really a simple process, as the children’s story says in “The Little Train that could”…you can if you think you can. If your train is off track, change tracks. Sometimes in life we get off track and we lose our direction, we lose hope. Hope will change your track and take you to the destiny you’ve always dreamed of. Your eyes have not seen nor your ears heard the amazing things that are in store for you. Please come take a ride on the “Hope & Faith Railroad.” All you have to do is get on board. Sabolick is the conductor and your train is on the right track. It’s your turn. Or if you’re not ready to ride the train, then just stop by for a “cup of Joe.” You don’t need a reservation. You don’t need to schedule an appointment. You don’t need to dress up or wear a tie. (I don’t even think Joe owns a tie.) As Joe say’s “COME JUST AS YOU ARE”:… Because IT’S A NEW DAY!

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