The best place to find a helping hand is at the end of your own arm. Trust yourself.

The best place to find a helping hand is at the end of your own arm. Trust yourself.

Who is the only person in your entire life, that you can count on day and night? 

If you are answering anything, other than yourself, you are leaving out your single greatest ally. 

There are so many moments in life where it would be so much easier if we could just turn to another party and have them make everything correct for us. Sadly, the reality is , at the end of the day, we are really on our own to ensure that we come through, lest we should fail. 

The opportunity to leverage our own personal resources to our greatest potentials is one of the single most valuable assets any of us would ever have in life. In those extraordinary moments of need, it is imperative that we recognize our own internal strength and leverage it to our sole advantage. 

When we go out into the world, we are wholly reliant on our own personal attributes to ensure our greatest success. If we have not honed these properly, how may we ever expect that they will come through for us time and time again? 

It may be disappointing that there is no easy savior to step in and make everything perfect, but in the end, it is truly a blessing, in that with each new chapter of fending for ourselves, we become ever more self-sufficient, and as a result, all the more capable of coming through for ourselves time and time again. 

So when the going gets rough, look within. 

Happy Monday!

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Written by Brian Weiner
When I was 5 years old, I discovered that the lemon tree in the backyard + dixie cups + water and sugar and I was in business. I have been hooked on that ever since. In 1979, I borrowed $14,000 to create a brand new product... photographic greeting cards with no text on the inside, called Paradise Photography. That was the start of The Illusion Factory. Since then, The Illusion Factory has been entrusted by all of the major studios and broadcasters with the advertising and marketing of over $7 billion in filmed, live, broadcast, gaming, AR, VR and regulated gaming forms of entertainment, generating more than $100 Billion in revenue and 265 awards for creativity and technology for our clients. When I took a break from film school at UCLA to move to Hawaii, my mother did not lecture me. Instead, she took 150 of her favorite aphorisms and in her beautiful calligraphy, wrote them artistically throughout a blank journal. That is the origin of the Lessons from the Mountain series. Since then, on my journeys to the top of a mountain to watch the sunrise, I have spent countless hours contemplating words of wisdom from the sages of all races, genders and political persuasions, constantly accumulating the thoughts to guide me on my life path. I hope you enjoy my books. Please let me know your thoughts, as I highly value your feedback!