Archive | March 2020

20 Positive Affirmations for Success during times of Uncertainty

Welcome Back to Soupfly!
During this time of uncertainty, many people are responding in different ways to self-quarantine and social distancing.
For many this time is an opportunity to pivot, to be creative & innovative.
For others they may be overwhelmed with fear, worry & concern.
Regardless of what you may be feeling or how you may be dealing with this situation, I do know that our Mindset and what is going on internally will have a powerful impact on us daily-either positively or negatively.
If we spend much of our day on Social media or watching the news-negative stuff is going to get in.  We must guard our minds. We must choose to control our thoughts.
I personally have been feeling quite a mental funk for the past 12 days or so.  I already work from home. So, I don’t think it’s that.
Normally, I am a very positive person.  My normal daily routine is to write in my journal, listen to positive messages on YouTube while showering and getting dressed and stating out loud positive affirmations. But these last days, I may or may not write in my journal, I’m not listening to my normal positive messages on Youtube and before today, I don’t remember when I last spoke out loud my positive affirmations.
We’ve all learned that ‘What you focus upon expands”  “What you think about you bring about”.
These past days I wake up with motivated thoughts of what I’m going to do and accomplish.  Then after a bit of taking in Social media and  Me NOT controlling my thoughts, a feeling of lethargy sets in. I’m not motivated.  Being one who tends not to believe what is fed to us by the media, makes it even more difficult because then my mind just goes reeling.  I have been aware and cognizant of my situation but I really was allowing myself to NOT be in control.
Yesterday, I sat down and decided to create my own Positive Affirmations for Success in the Midst of Uncertainty.  I offer them here to you.  If these can bring encouragement, confidence, positivity to your day, then please use them.
I suggest that you find a quiet place preferably in the morning, as you start your day.
Take a moment to take in some deep breaths and exhale.  Then, Read the Affirmations aloud, with feeling & conviction. Read them daily. Even 2 or 3 times a day. Read them all at one sitting-only takes a few minutes.  Or read 5 a day.
I pray that this may be helpful to you. If you’d like to reply, I’d love to hear from you.
I am Choosing to start my day with these Affirmations as a daily habit.
Christoff J. Weihman
ASPIRE Enterprises
Las Vegas, NV
p.s. If you are doing great during this time and really thriving, please consider reaching out to friends, family members, clients or colleagues to check in with them.

1. At this moment I choose to focus on what I’m grateful for-this sets the tone for my day

2. With everything that is going on, I Am still Focused & Productive in my Life & Business

3. Despite statements about being ‘non-essential’, to the contrary, I know that I Am Vital, Important & Valuable. I Have Greatness within Me & the world needs me to share my gifts

4. Although timelines & outcomes may be uncertain, I remain strong in my Faith. I Am certain that this too shall pass

5. I Have the Desire, Determination & Discipline to make the best of this time in all that I do each day

6. I Am blessed with Vision & Creativity.

I Seek & Find new opportunities to pivot & thrive personally & professionally during this time.

7. Daily I choose to be an example of Joy, Faith & Kindness to others.

8. Today I Choose to control my Thoughts, my Feelings & my Words & to express Positivity through them

9. Fear, Panic & Worry have no place in me. Instead, I live by Faith that God is in control & has my best interest in mind

10. Daily I make Positive choices to strengthen my immune system, stay active, eat healthy & get proper rest

11. As I Focus on my Health, my Family, my Business, I also remember Friends, Colleagues, Clients & others & communicate support to them, reminding them they’re not alone

12. I set an intention to make this day Powerful, Peaceful, Positive, Productive & Profitable

13. I easily attract to myself great opportunities to Serve more clients at a higher level while increasing my income

14. I Am Blessed to be a Blessing.

I Focus on Developing my Gifts, my Talents & my Message so I can be a Greater Blessing to a larger number of people.

15. When I have feelings of uncertainty, doubt or worry, I immediately shift my mindset, my focus & my state & move forward with gratitude & positivity.

16. I Choose to only use Social Media in positive ways . I share joy, happiness, encouragement & positive humor.

I share my expertise & my message of service to empower & benefit others.

17. When I feel weak or discouraged, I acknowledge these feelings & humbly ask for & receive support & encouragement from others.

18. I Choose to take action daily to grow my business & better myself. I seek out new opportunities of learning, I develop my skills, talents & abilities.

19. I Choose to make the most of each new day. I open myself to new ideas, new tools & technologies to equip & grow my business. I attract new & exciting partnerships that are mutually beneficial for all.

20. I Recognize that with everything happening on the outside, that this is truly an internal game. I have no control over the news, social media or the government. I Choose to control my mindset, my attitude, my thoughts, feelings & actions

21. My Dream, my Vision, my Talents, my Message are all Gifts from God.

I realize & embrace that God has a higher calling for me.

I’m too Big to play Small. It’s My Time

This entry was posted on March 27, 2020. 1 Comment

Love-Your Work ?

Welcome Back to Soupfly!

This is an excerpt from a post that we did a while back. Considering all that is happening these days, I thought it would be appropriate to repost. Happy Reading!

Do What You Love & Love What You Do

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Here’s a question: Do you Love your work? Do you love what you do?  Is yours one of those ‘Love-Hate’ relationships that many people talk about when it comes to work?  If so, why is that the case?  Or, like some, do you say, “I hate my job.  I despise my position, profession, the job I do”?  And if you don’t like what you do, or you don’t have a love for it, have you ever asked yourself why?

I am of the belief that we should enjoy what we do for a living.  We should gain a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction from the work we do.  We should be motivated to get out of bed in the morning and be eager to go do whatever it is that we do. There should be something about our job, our work, our career that makes us smile.  That gives us pleasure.  Do you love your work?  Some of you reading this may think, “Well, I’m only a _____________” fill in the blank.  “My job is not important, doesn’t really matter.”  If you have that mindset, then you have been negatively conditioned by society, the media, your peer group, or a combination of them, to believe that some jobs are more important than others.  That some professions are more valuable and make a greater contribution to the company or society.

There are NO “Unimportant” Positions

My wife is a nurse, certainly what she does is more important than a garbage collector, one might think.  While I admit that what she does has great value, so does every single person who works in that hospital.  There is NO position that is ‘unimportant’.

Michelle, leads a huddle before the start of the shift each day, gathering all the nurses in her unit that will be working that shift and gives them a pep talk, a moment of motivation.  I’ve never been because I don’t work there,  but she sometimes will relay the story to me. One day she told me that she invited Lucia (not her real name) to join the huddle. Brenda is the hospital housekeeper.  Brenda told Michelle she didn’t understand why she is being asked to join the nurse’s huddle.  She thought maybe she was in trouble or did something wrong.  Michelle, told her no, she wasn’t in trouble, she wanted her to be at the meeting, but didn’t tell her why.

So, when the time came for the huddle, the nurses all gathered and there was Brenda, standing beside them.  Some of the nurses knew her, most recognized her, but many didn’t know her or her name.  Michelle introduced Brenda to the group and told them that she is the one who cleans, sanitizes, sterilizes and prepares each and every hospital room for their patients.  When a patient that was in isolation is discharged from a particular room, that room is contaminated.  No patient can be brought into that room until Brenda does her job.  An outsider might think that what Brenda does is not as important as the job of the doctors  or nurses in that hospital, but without her, the doctors and nurses cannot do their job. If she does not do her job and do it properly and well, then actually people could die.  So, some might think it’s only doctors and nurses that save lives,  but in reality people like Brenda, actually save lives as well.  By cleaning and sanitizing rooms.

On that day, Michelle helped her team, and Brenda to realize how incredibly important each person’s job is.  I’ve never met Brenda, but the way Michelle describes her, I know this woman takes pride in what she does AND I’ll bet that she loves her work.

 “I am great at what I do, because I love what I do”


Christoff J. Weihman

ASPIRE Enterprises, Las Vegas NV

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This entry was posted on March 14, 2020. 1 Comment

I’m Happy, Mad, Disappointed-How about YOU?!

I am Happy, Mad, Disappointed. MGM will be closing their buffets until further notice due to Covid19 prevention.

***Happy-smart move.
**Mad cause it’s taken a virus for people to think about hygiene/sanitation.

***Disappointed for the companies that will lose business, the guests that will miss that Vegas experience and Disappointed that proper hygiene and sanitation in the Service & Hospitality Industry has been sorely lacking for years. But we, the public put up with it. People who make a fuss about it, (like me) are labeled anal.

How many times have you been to a bar and sat there for hours and NEVER ONCE HAVE YOU SEEN THE BARTENDER WASH HIS/HER HANDS? That’s just normal. Not to mention them fondling the top of your glass with their never-been-washed-for-hours hands.

How many times have you been to a restaurant and witnessed a busser pick up dirty glasses off a table with his/her hands inside the glasses and then minutes later that person is now your food runner bringing out your food. Did they wash their hands before picking up and delivering your food? Who knows? Yummy. Enjoy!

Or how often have you seen a Server who constantly wipes their face, scratches their nose or runs their fingers through their hair then uses those same hands to pour your wine, serve your food etc.

Do the managers have time or the mindset to observe whether their staff are washing their hands or not? No. They’re busy running operations.

Tell me why any of the above is acceptable, allowed, ok? Furthermore, in most places it’s just standard practice.

So, I say Good on MGM for closing down the buffets.

AND NO this is not all I have to say.
I have a whole chapter in my book Getting to WOW!, published pre-Covid1- entitled-Getting the Book out of the Back of Your Pants (And Other Matters of Hygiene & Sanitation)

Many of you saw my post of 10 days ago wherein I walked into the bathroom of a local restaurant and saw on the floor in the stall next to me-a black service staff apron on the floor. And then when I went out to wash my hands I saw this, a service tray used to serve food and drink on the sink. Good thing the staff member was washing his hands but so what, where was the tray while he was in the bathroom stall?

Come on Service Professionals, you have the capacity to do better, you actually know better and your Guests deserve it but you’ve been laxed for SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO LONG.

No, this is not all I’ve got to say.
We’re just getting started.


Christoff J. Weihman