Friday, December 31, 2010

It's a new year! Forgive all who have wronged you and receive the benefits in your own life


It's a new year. Forgive all who have done you wrong and be free. A memory of an injustice done to one is more enslaving than the actual event. Re-frame your past hurtful situation with new eyes of compassion and acceptance for the individual who hurt you. Only God knows the back story behind every situation. Only God knows why people behave as they do. Since this is true, have grace and forgive all for their shortcomings. This will bring a world of health to your own psyche. We don't have control over what happens to us, but we always have control on how we react to it. We have control over how we allow something to affect us. When we live with a new attitude of grace for others, we will reap the benefits in our own life. We all need grace sometimes. We all are imperfect humans. We all are also amazing though and have greatness inside. One way our greatness is seen is through love and forgiveness. Even if we were wronged. There are really only two choices after we have been wronged. Forgive and become better, or hang on to it and become bitter. Forgiveness is the path to our own well being and ultimately the well being of others.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Feeling low during the holidays


This time of the year is depressing for a lot of people. Sometimes it's not situational but biochemical. It has a lot to do with the shorter days and less sunlight. Many people are low on vitamin D and serotonin in their brain. Every year around this time things get a little harder for me. It's because my brain chemistry is low and it makes my whole reality seem difficult. But I've learned how to fight back without the use of damaging prescription drugs. I do believe that these drugs help a lot of people and may be fine for a short time for some, or long term for others but many can do well with just lifestyle change. If you are someone you know is feeling low this holiday, it may not be something you can just pray away. It may not be something you can just muster up enough willpower to overcome. Believe me, I've tried many years. I believe God has led me to the wisdom to overcome though through much study and research. There are ways to overcome though excercise, nutrition, and supplements like omega 3 rich fish oil which is a natural antidepressant. If you or someone you love are having trouble, email me. I would love to share my wisdom in this area. roblovegreen@gmail.com

Thursday, December 2, 2010

My music is available for film/TV/video games



I'm looking to do more music for film, TV and also the video game industry. Please contact me if you know of any opportunities to work in these areas. Here is a sample of my music. Just press play and you can skip through the tracks and get a feel for the variety. Enjoy and please add me to your facebook, and comment on this blog. Any support and encouragement is much appreciated. Blessings -Rob


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Monday, November 29, 2010

People and relationships


When you want to be really good at something you study it right? You may go to the book store and read books on the subject. Search articles on the internet. Ask questions from wise people who are successful in the thing you want to be good in. You are constantly seeking new information which you can apply to your life. Targeted information to help you succeed in your focused endeavor.

Ok, so with that in mind, I had this thought about people in relationships. How many people in relationships of any kind study with passion how to make those relationships better? They say that most of our satisfaction in life doesn't come from the material things we attain or our status or accomplishments. It comes from our relationships. What's really bringing you happiness? It's your interpersonal relationships. What if you have tons of money but your family is falling apart? There's no peace or happiness in that right? Or what if you can't have healthy close friendships because you are a self focused jerk? Maybe you don't realize that till later in life and end up having many regrets because you bought into the lie that happiness was to be found in achievement. You didn't prioritize your family and friends.

Since most of our satisfaction in life does come from our relationships, doesn't it make sense that we should study on how to make them better? That we should develop a passion for knowledge in this area? Since the divorce rate is over 50 percent it's obvious that people haven't decided to pursue wisdom in this area. The person they once adored is now the person that they hate. Yes not every two people are a good match and there is many situations that can't be reconciled but I can't help but wonder something. How many divorces could have been prevented if both parties would have decided early on in the marriage to become a student of wisdom in regards to relationships. If you ask both parties involved in a divorce who is at fault, they usually will tell you it's the others fault. They are overlooking the fact that they chose this person and decided to marry them. You see the real problem is usually not with the other person, it's within them. We humans don't tend to see our own faults and have a habit of blaming others. Many times we can be blind to our own faults as we harshly hold others to a high standard. This is human nature. It's interesting to me that Jesus Christ taught about this when he said "Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?" He went on to say "You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye." (Matthew 7:3-5)

Now how do you remove a plank from your own eye if you don't even recognize that it's there? Many people don't. How do you discover it's there? Though you can take the painful route of discovery and make tons of mistakes the best and easiest way to discover it would be through mentorship. Through learning about yourself and studying how to have successful relationships. Others have made the mistakes already and many books have been written on the subject to help others avoid them. On your journey of relationship wisdom seeking, you will discover so much about yourself. You will discover good things you are doing. You will discover good things you are doing that you can do better. You may discover some things about yourself that are painful and you need to change, but in the long run it will save you from much more heartache and pain. Become a student of relationships, make it your goal to become wise in this area. I can promise you that when you are wise in this area, you will experience more success and happiness in every area of your life.

Blessings -Rob Lovegreen
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Sunday, November 28, 2010

It's about the heart


It's about the heart. When religion becomes too much of a head thing and you ignore your heart, things can get kinda ugly. What's the true foundation for a happy successful life? There's really only two things that one needs to focus on doing. Love God with all your heart, mind and soul and love your neighbor as yourself. That's a lifetime worth of self improvement work. If we can just get those two things right, we are doing pretty well. And when we do this, we not only set ourselves up for happiness and success, but we also are moving all those connected to us in that direction as well.

The best sermon preached is a life well lived.




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Saturday, November 27, 2010

If God wanted copies then he would have made us cookie cutter cut outs


Wisdom is the ability to discern difference. The difference in anything. The difference in us. Most people spend so much of their time and energy trying to be like others. Your similarity to another brings you comfort, but your difference from another is where your true greatness lies. When celebrated. Not every gift talent or skill will be celebrated in every environment, but there is a place where it will be. They've never erected a statue or given the Nobel Peace Prize to someone who did the same as everyone else. It was a person who thought different and then had the courage to act different. They did something rare and unique. Rare and unique things are usually precious and highly valued. The difference in successful people and others is simply successful people have celebrated themselves and their uniqueness. They have believed in themselves and their gifts. They have gone after their dreams, stood for what they believed, celebrated their own gifts/abilities and put their individual creativity into whatever they do. If God wanted copies then he would have made us cookie cutter cut outs. The better you know yourself, the closer you are to finding new and amazing gifts and abilities inside. Go down roads you never have gone down. Read books you normally wouldn't pick up. Listen to mentors who are successful and don't think exactly like you. Paint that first oil painting, start that business, take those classes. Sometimes it's just about the journey. What you discover on the way. If you stay in the same place doing the same things around the same people, you will probably be in the same place next year. Go out on a limb, that's where the fruit is.

Friday, November 26, 2010

a little more alive

Original music by Rob Lovegreen
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Thursday, November 18, 2010

I'm working on my first book

Hey everyone! I'm working on my first book. If you like the positive motivational vibe of my blog then you will love my book when it's complete. The goal is to inspire people for positive life change. I also have a goal to get my book into the prisons. Read more about the vision for the book by clicking the pic below. Thank you so much for your support. - Rob Lovegreen

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Change your brain, change your life

This program aired on PBS and is pretty amazing. Please consider supporting public television and also Dr. Daniel Amen. Dr. Amen. He has some amazing books out with life changing information contained especially for someone who suffers from some type of mental illness. He treats many of his patients naturally without the use of drugs. Visit him @ amenclinics.com

This program is about an hour long. You can watch part one of seven below then manually click to watch each part but if you want to watch them all linked together so you don't have to manually click play for each one follow this link. CLICK HERE TO WATCH FULL PROGRAM


Daniel G. Amen, MD is a physician, child and adult psychiatrist, brain imaging specialist, bestselling author, Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and the CEO and medical director of Amen Clinics, Inc. (ACI) in Newport Beach and Fairfield, California, Bellevue, Washington and Reston, Virginia .

ACI is the world leader in applying brain imaging science to clinical practice. ACI has the world’s largest database of functional brain scans related to psychiatric medicine, now totaling more than 58,000 scans, and the clinics have seen patients from 88 countries.

Dr. Amen is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, where he teaches medical students and psychiatric residents about using brain imaging in clinical practice.

Dr. Amen is the author of 39 professional articles, 4 book chapters and 27 books, including the New York Times bestsellers, Change Your Brain, Change Your Life and Magnificent Mind At Any Age. He is also the author of Healing ADD, Healing The Hardware Of The Soul, Making A Good Brain Great, The Brain in Love, and the co-author of Healing Anxiety And Depression and Preventing Alzheimer’s. In February 2010, Harmony Books published Dr. Amen’s new book, Change Your Brain, Change Your Body. He has also written and produced four recent blockbuster fundraising shows for public television, raising more than 30 million dollars. Dr. Amen, together with The United Paramount Network and Leeza Gibbons, produced a show called The Truth About Drinking, on alcohol education for teenagers, which won an Emmy Award for the Best Educational Television Show.

I hope you watched and were inspired. -Rob

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Don't self medicate, educate!


Don't self medicate, educate!

Today as I walked into the grocery store I was immediately greeted by temptation. Well temptation for many but fortunately I had one goal in mind, tomatoes and I was focused. When I go to a grocery store, I already know why I'm there, and why I'm not there. I also don't go hungry. I always shop around the exterior of the store and avoid the center isles. The center isles is where all the processed food is and I want to avoid it. I want to choose the whole foods. The foods that come in the form that God intended. From what I've read about nutrition, I believe this is wise. Anyways, as I walked in the store today immediately I ran into a center display of Twinkies. Followed by another center display of pie. Followed by wine, then fried chips, then soda. Not only soda, but diet soda, they say that diet is more addictive and with it's man made chemical sweeteners, I'm not sure which is worse for you. Everyone who walks into the store has to pass right by them and the store knows it's only a matter of time before they get a bite. The don't just put them there by chance. They are high impulse buy items with a high profit margin built in so naturally they want to sell more by making sure they are seen.


I couldn't help but think, with all the stress we are faced with daily, there is something here for us to self medicate. Something for all of us. Alcohol, or sugar, salt or fat. Every item mentioned above has a dramatic effect on our brain chemistry. They boost our chemicals temporarily making us feel satisfied and happy but only let us down in the long run. Not only are we not getting the nutrients we need when we eat these things but we think we are taking a short cut to happiness when in reality, these choices are only hurting us in the end. Just because something says it's food on the box, doesn't mean it has to be food for you. When we choose these so called foods, we are actually self medicating. We are choosing to get our highs from the wrong things.

People do this all the time and we hide it from others. Some self medicate with food while others it's sex or relationships. Some it's gambling, some alcohol. Some it's caffeine. Whatever it may be it's actually a counterfeit to the good highs we should seek after in life. The good highs that come from good relationships, good food, education, purpose in life, goals and direction.


We as human beings are not happy unless we have a goal in mind that we are striving for. We need something to push towards. Something to look forward to.


"He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how." -Nietzche


You have no problem enduring a 4 hour ride in an automobile when you know you are heading to an amusement park.


Instead of choosing the wrong things to self medicate, choose to educate!

Decide on a goal in your career and life then pursue the education you need to get you there. It's better to run after something challenging than to stay where you are. When humans quit reaching, we become stagnant. When water is stagnant it starts to stink. You get the point.


Don't give in to the temptation to stay the same. If you are unhappy in any area of your life, there is a reason for that. You may not see it yet but that's all the more reason to pick up a book on the subject. To learn and grow, maybe take some classes. Some classes to explore your artistic abilities. Maybe expand your horizons with some business classes. Sometimes our sad moods are a wake up call that we are supposed to be doing more in life. Sometimes we have to step out in faith and explore new things in order for us to become inspired again.


Inspiration is coming again my friend, I promise. As long as you continue to educate yourself. Choose to say no to self medication and yes to education.

Don't self medicate, educate.


Blessings -Rob


You can also visit me @ roblovegreen.com


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If you don't ask, then you don't get 100% of the time


If you don't ask, then you don't get 100% of the time. If you do ask, you just might get. When you do choose to ask, you increase your odds of getting a yes by many factors. Many factors that you have 100% control over. Here are 3 factors to consider.

Your appearance
It's not only important to be good, but also to appear good. People will always see who you are before they know what you are. In an ideal world, we would always judge others for who they are on the inside intead of the outside. Unfortunately this will never be the reality. Just put on a tie and stand outside near the door of a fast food place or gas station. People will think you are waiting for a friend or a ride. Try the same thing but instead of the tie, wear clothes that don't match. Maybe a dirty t-shirt and old jeans. People will prepare themselves for your asking for change. We all judge others first on apearance, either conciously or unconciously. Always dress for the environment or a little nicer. It's usually always better to be over dressed than under dressed. You don't want to show up for a bussiness meeting in a tuxedo though. It's good to stand out sometimes but not too much, And for the right reasons.

How you ask
Do you smile? Do you display honor and respect in your attitude and words? What about your tone of voice? I have pesonally experienced, in many situations, the difference in getting a yes or no was based on how I asked. An example is having to use the restroom in a business with a sign that says "no public restrooms" I have kindly asked a manager "I noticed your sign says that you don't have restrooms for the public. I am in dire need of one quick. Can you direct me to the nearest one?" Now I asked I asked in all sincereity in my facial expression and kindness but urgency in my tone of voice. I was showing that I honor their rules of the house and their authority. I was also dressed well, many times with a tie because I was working in sales. I presented my problem and more often than not they would go out of their way to help me. They wanted to help me and many times would say "we have that sign up, but you can go ahead and use our restroom" More often than not, people want to help others if they feel good about the person they are helping. Their first impression of you sets the tone for the whole interaction though. Make sure you always say thank you and show grattitude for every act of grace they show you. It's good for their emotional well being and also your own.

When you ask
Timing is key. If your boss is in a bad mood, it's not the best time to ask for Friday off. You are likely to get a no. Don't interrupt someone while they are busy. Wait until things calm down so both of you can devote 100% on the conversation. If you are looking for a job and wish to speak with the manager, don't go during their peak hours. Remember, you are in their house. Consider the rules of the house. They are doing you a favor by extending their time to you. You are asking of them and they owe you nothing. For some businesses, Friday afternoon is a time that many are in a good mood awaiting the weekend.. That might be a good time to ask. Timing is key. Think about that before you just go and ask, patience on your part can sometimes work like magic.

Just like anything you do, you get better with practice. You have to be willing to try in order to learn. You will make mistakes but as long as you learn from them you will become stronger. Failure has no sting if you realize that it's a normal process when moving towards perfection.

Blessings - Rob

You can also visit me @
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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The tipping point



I was inspired today as I was thinking about success and failure and what it is that makes the difference. Sometimes it's not very much that separates us from success or failure. It's like how a horse race can be won by one inch. This one inch can mean the difference between someone losing or winning thousands of dollars. Or how about a man being 5 minutes late for the subway? The doors shut and it's off before he even arrives. This forces him to take the next train and because of this, he is late for an interview. Because he is late for the interview, his potential employer interprets this as lack of respect for time and he doesn't hire the man.

Sometimes the difference in getting what you desire or not in life is found in the small things. Small things can truly make the difference. They can be the tipping point. The tipping point is the threshold or boiling point. The moment of critical mass when the odds shift in your favor. Although we can't always perceive the tipping point in situations in our life I can assure you that they exist.
Einstein said "nothing happens until something moves." Although we might not always be able to see the reason behind certain things happening in our lives, it doesn't mean that there's not one.

I had this thought recently about the tipping point in regards to the cancer epidemic. What is the tipping point in regards to the factors that decide if one will get cancer or not? We don't know all the causes of cancer yet, but we do know things that will increase or decrease our risk. For example, we know that being exposed to certain types of chemicals increases our risk. We also know that eating fruits and vegetables and regular exercise decreases our risk. We know that certain genetic factors put as more at risk than others, but even in these situations it still comes down to our choices that raise or lower our risk.
Since we know that it's our own actions that raise or lower our risk, doesn't that also imply that there is a tipping point? A point where the odds tip in our favor and we don't end up getting cancer? Just because we can't perceive the tipping point, doesn't mean it is not there. Maybe eating 5 more tomatoes this year is just enough to boost our immune system enough to ward off cancer. Maybe the very fact that we chose to eat the tomatoes means that we weren't filling our stomach hamburgers. Maybe the hamburger meat contained pesticides from the corn that the cows ate and by us consuming it, it would have tipped the scales out of our favor. Maybe just enough that we would have cancer. This is the reason why every decision, even the small ones count.

I heard a story recently from a nice gentlemen I met. He told me how he used to party a lot and use drugs and alcohol. I know what he means when he called it partying because I used to have my share, but I would have to challenge his definition of "partying." You don't need drugs and alcohol to party, in fact in my opinion, a happy satisfied life doesn't include either. I'm not saying a glass of wine or two is bad for some, but if you need it to "party" then you are self medicating. 

The story goes like this.....One night his friends were out drinking and using drugs. This time, he decided to stay home because his wife influenced him to do so. After hsi friends were drunk and high, they left the bar. They decided to drive home in spite of their intoxication. 

Somewhere on their drive home, the car had gone off the road and someone in the car was thrown from the car and died.  

This could have been prevented just by some small decisions. Just a few better decisions. 

 Somewhere the scales were tipped the other way and a life was lost. A friend was lost. A son was lost.

The man who told me this story said that after the experience of losing his friend to this drug and alcohol related accident, he decided to quit partying and quit using drugs.

Although this was terribly sad for everyone, things could have been much worse. If his wife wouldn't have influenced him to stay home, he would have been dead too. There are so many factors involved but the point I'm trying to make is that every decision matters. Even the small ones.

A happy successful life is made up of not just a few big good decisions, but all the little good decisions along the way. That's called character and integrity. Developing character and integrity by doing the right thing, all of the time will lead you to success. 

 Yes we are human and are imperfect so we also need grace but we can choose to become excellent in our decisions. We can go from choosing good things over bad things to choosing great things over good things. If we fill our lives with great decisions, we will have no room for the bad things. 

Next time you are tempted to make a wrong choice, remember. "The tipping point" is always in action and the "law of sowing and reaping" will eventually catch up to us. 

You never know what small decision can tip the scales in your favor and allow you to live up to your potential. Allow you to live out the life you've always dreamed of.

Blessings friend -Rob

You can also visit me @ roblovegreen.com



Thursday, November 11, 2010

There is absolutely no reason why you can't do something world changing while here on earth!


There is absolutely no reason why you can't do something world changing while here on earth. Gods gift to you is your intellect, your voice, your passion. Your abillity to dream and imagine. Your personality. Your creativity. Your time. Your energy. Every single breath you take is a gift. You do not have anything that you did not receive. It's all a gift from God to you. Your gift to God? It's what you choose to do with your gifts. What will you spend your life on? What will you leave behind when you are gone? What will be your legacy? What will people remember you for? Was it kindness? Will they remember you for giving? What about success? Will your life story inspire others to be better? They say that the best sermon preached is a life well lived. Think about how many people you will inspire just by stretching yourself and pursuing your dreams with passion. Just by becoming something greater than you are now. Becoming what you were made to become.
Each human being gets the same amount of time each day. We each get the same 24 hours but the difference is how each of us choose to spend it. Do we waste it or use it wisely? It's been said the we humans like our comfort zones. Once we are comfortable, it can sometimes be hard to break out of that and stretch ourselves. Hard to reach for something greater. Comfort has enveloped us. Slowly we slip into a deep slumber and our dreams are put on hold. Sometimes years can go by until we finally awake with regrets for not pursuing the things that we really wanted in life earlier. It takes discipline to change though. Developing new habits in our minds that will be seen in our actions. It only takes a lot of discipline at first to start though. After we repeat a new action several times, we create a mental habit and then begin to reinforce that habit every time we repeat the action. Eventually it takes very little effort at all to continue this new behavior. In fact we actually become so accustomed to the new way of thinking and doing that we feel strange when doing or thinking something else. This is the secret of the successful. They have vision for their lives, plan their life out as much as possible, stay focused on the vision and create the right habits to achieve their goals. Their habits carry them into a successful future. There is absolutely no reason why you can't do something world changing while here in earth. Believe in yourself and make it happen.

Blessings -Rob

**Hey everyone! I'm working on my first book and it will be out in 2011. The goal is to get them into the prisons to hopefully inspire positive life change. If you like my blog then you will love my book. In the meantime, please subscribe to my blog so you can stay updated. If you prefer email, then you can join my email list at my website below.
I really appreciate your support in all my artistic endeavors. -Rob

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Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved." -Helen Keller

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

You are a thermostat not a thermometer


You are a thermostat not a thermometer. Let me explain what I mean.
I went into a fast food place today for breakfast. I've been there many times before for breakfast and each time, this is what I've noticed. When I order my food, they may say "can I help you?" but their attitude is far from helping me. They may say those words, but their attitude says something else. Many times, they don't give me direct eye contact. They seem to be concerned with other things and their tone of voice is less than enthusiastic. When I come in, I am usually in a good mood and many times a great mood. I have kindness on my tongue but they still give me a feeling that I am a bother to them. I'm reminded of a story I heard recently from a new friend. He's only 23, but his intelligence and his attitude puts him far beyond his years. He is just opening up a business with an equally intelligent friend. They both have inspired me with their creativity and intellect. He told me a story about how he was working at this fast food place locally and about how his right choices and attitude changed his whole environment and income. The restaurant where he worked had a double drive-thru and he would take their orders. He began to recognize his repeat customers and began to call them by name and knew their orders even before they would finish. After these regular customers would place their order, he would go out to them, collect their money and bring them their food. He did this so they didn't have to wait. Many of these customers receiving extra special service began to say to him "keep the change" Because of the his exceptional attitude and great service, he began to get these tips from them. He also noticed that he would feel really good because he was treating them so good and they were happier now because of his great service. He asked himself one day, "why just treat some customers with such special service? Why not treat them all this way?". So he decided to do this. As he did this, more and more customers began to tip him. He began to leave work each day with up to $50.00 in tips. Not only that but his attitude was contagious and all the other employees began to join in, going the extra mile with every customer. They all began to experience tips. Their manager began to hear many compliments about his employees great service. My friend also noticed that the attitudes of the customers changed to positive. They began to say things like "I've never got such great service at a fast food place!" They began to connect with other customers and the whole restaurant began to be a place filled with joy and excitement. Eventually the manager let them put out a tip jar and my friend said that he would consistently get on average $17.00 an hour for working his job. $17.00 an hour for working fast food? That's unheard of!
The whole environment was changed and it all started with one persons positive attitude. One person realized that he wasn't just a thermometer designed to become the temperature of the room, he was a thermostat designed to set the temperature of the room. You qualify for the future you desire, when you outperform your present. You may be waiting on God, well God is waiting on you. He cannot promote you to a place where your character cannot keep you. See the future you desire and begin to act now the way you would act if the future you desire was already here. In doing this, you will begin to bring your future into the now. You are a thermostat not a thermometer.

**Hey everyone! I'm working on my first book and it will be out in 2011. The goal is to get them into the prisons to hopefully inspire positive life change. If you like my blog then you will love my book. In the meantime, please subscribe to my blog so you can stay updated. If you prefer email, then you can join my email list at my website below.
I really appreciate your support in all my artistic endeavors. -Rob

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"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved." -Helen Keller

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

why not you?


So, you see someone or something that inspires you. You say to yourself "I wish I could do that". "I wish I could have that kind of job" or "I wish I could own that business", well why not you? You may say "I wish I could help children" or "I wish I could make an impact like that" "I wish I could dig wells in Africa" where some people have to walk miles just for clean water. Or maybe, "I wish I could clothe the homeless and help the poor". "I wish I could affect public policy by having influence in politics" "I wish I could be on stage or act in movies". "I wish I could work in Hollywood". "I wish I could be a well known artist". "I wish I could be a famous writer". "I wish I could do what I love and make money while doing it". "I wish I could own a cattle ranch". "I wish I could ride the rodeo bulls". I wish I could......... And the list goes on.

Well, as long as they are positive things worthy of pursuit, why not you?

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." -Edmund Burke

You cannot be something you are not, but you can become something you are not. We are all becoming, the question is what are we becoming? Are we finding our true self and living out our passions or are we living out someone elses. It's true that we all have limitations. No one can be great at everything. It's the way God designed it and it makes us all valuable. We all need each other. But even though we have real limitations, most people operate far below their actual limitations. The have so much more potential just awaiting to be discovered. I truly believe that we all contain genius, just awaiting our recognition. What is unrecognized goes uncelebrated. What we don't celebrate about ourselves will not be celebrated by others. Others will only mirror our own beliefs about ourselves. When we discover a gift, talent or skill inside ourselves and begin to celebrate it, it begins to surface and others will eventually celebrate it too. You cannot expect others to celebrate something in you that you haven't. You must recognize your own greatness and believe in yourself before others will. I promise that there is greatness in you. There is greatness in every human being, installed there by the creator. But it's your job to discover it. So when you see someone or something that inspires you, and you wish you were doing what they were doing or had something ask yourself "why not me?" Why can't you become this thing or have this thing that you wish for? Wishes don't usually get much but good decisions coupled with passion and focus can do wonders. You will surprise yourself, I promise. Step out in faith and pursue that dream you have within. Eliminate fear by doing something even though you may be fearful. Just do it. Why not you? Read my blog "Failure is your friend"


**Hey everyone! I'm working on my first book and it will be out in 2011. The goal is to get them into the prisons to hopefully inspire positive life change. If you like my blog then you will love my book. In the meantime, please subscribe to my blog so you can stay updated. If you prefer email, then you can join my email list at my website below.
I really appreciate your support in all my artistic endeavors. -Rob

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"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved." -Helen Keller

Please visit me @ http://roblovegreen.com/

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

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It's finally up and running. I will be updating it, adding new things etc. You can hear my music there etc. Make sure you check out some of the links on the inspire page.


Thank y0u so much for your support and blessings -Rob


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My music is now being heard on national TV



rise up project


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Hello friends!


I'm really excited with some Great news! I wanted to share. My music will be airing for the second time on national tv on Jennifer Brindley's show "Rise up" Rise up is a Christian work out program. If you wish to see/hear it, it will be airing the week starting Monday 11-29 through Friday December 3rd. This will repeat for one year. If you wish to see it , you can catch it on NRB network on Direct TV at 6:00 am on these dates. You can also watch online at @ nrbnetwerk.tv . If you would like to just listen to the music I produced for the show, you can do so by clicking the image above. This is my first music on television and I can't wait to do more. This music may be available for purchase soon, I'll keep you updated.


Thank you so much for your support -Rob


You can also visit me @ roblovegreen.com


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Always do what you say you will do or don't say it.


It's better to say nothing, than to say you will do something and not follow through.

We all want others in our lives that we can rely upon.

There's nothing more frustrating to an individual than dealing with someone who says they will do something, then doesn't follow through. We all want coworkers that we can rely upon. Business owners and managers want employees that can be trusted and relied upon. Our word is only as good as our reputation and our reputation is built on brick at a time by every decision we make, even the little ones. The decision to call someone back at the the time agreed. The decision to take the kids to the park like promised. If we want to be someone that people trust and rely upon, we must always strive to do what we say we are going to do. Our actions must mirror our promises completely, 100 percent of the time. Even little inconsistencies here can have huge consequences in the way others see us. When you say you will be somewhere and don't show up, people will remember that. You are painting the picture of yourself in their mind. What may seem like a small thing to you, can actually be huge in their mind. They can remember it for years. This can give them a negative view of you that may be hard to shake. In regards to relationships, what we really remember about others is simply, "how they made us feel when we were in their presence". Did we feel honored? Respected? Valued? By telling someone one thing, then doing another we are actually dishonoring them. We are sending the message that says "You are not valuable". We are saying "I don't care". We may not realize that we are saying these things, but we are saying them none the less. You have to ask yourself, "How do I feel when someone doesn't show up to meet me for coffee?" Or "how do I feel when another says they will call me back and doesn't?" You probably feel like you of little value to them. You might feel that they are not trustworthy. Your trust in that individual goes down. Even if the person had real intentions of following through but didn't. it pretty much falls into the same category as a lie. After someone lies once, it's hard to trust them again isn't it? If the lie is repeated, it just gets worse. Don't be that person. Instead choose to be a woman or man of integrity. When you speak, people will listen and believe you. You will command respect and honor for yourself because you are a person of respect and honor. People will always reflect back to you what you are giving to them.


Blessings -Rob


You can also visit me @ roblovegreen.com

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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Prosperity is not scarce in a your abundantly supplied world


Consider this. Your feelings follow your thoughts. It doesn't matter if the thoughts are true or untrue. We all have true and untrue thoughts. When you dwell on negative, untrue thoughts about your life or situation, you will feel negative. Even if your circumstances are neutral or even positive. In fact, most are probably neutral and many positive. Your feelings just follow your thoughts though. The problem lies in all the negative untrue judgments we sometimes make about our lives or even about other people. We can change this though if we catch ourselves doing this and correct it repeatedly. We will develop new mental habits of thinking positive.

Develop the habit of always trying to see and expect the positive out of every situation and in others. You will be amazed! Seriously, if you aren't doing this already, do it for one day or one week and see if you don't experience amazing life change. You will begin to see that some things you may have held as impossible for you may actually be possible. You will be amazed because we are pretty much our own self fulfilling prophecy. We receive back from others, what we give out. The world is not against us. It's not a hard life. Prosperity is not scarce in your abundantly supplied world. It's possible to prosper in any economy. In almost any circumstance. It's not as much about what is happening to us as it is how we choose to see it and then react to it. Life is just awaiting our recognition of this. When you do recognize this, you will get busy pursuing the things that you really want in life because you will know that they are yours for the having. You will understand that no matter what life sends your way, you will have the strength, determination and resources needed to deal with it. You will find happiness, not by searching far, deep and wide for it, but just by realizing it was there all the time in abundance but you just hadn't perceived it.


Blessings- Rob


You can also visit me @ truecolors.lifeyo.com

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Don't give up yet!


















I saw a friend this week who loves to go cycling. He told me a story of one of his rides recently and I wanted to share it with you. He was telling me that he likes to challenge himself occasionally so he doesn't get stuck in a rut in his riding. He decided to head up a certain mountain road that he's never taken before toward the summit. The road winds back and forth for miles. He rode and rode for a very long time and it was very challenging. It started to get cold as he ascended higher and higher up the hill. Finally he decided to stop and turn back. Downhill of course was a piece of cake. What he didn't realize though was how close he was to the top. If he would have kept going a little bit farther, he would have reached the summit. He then told me that if he would have known, he would have continued up, but because he hadn't done this before, he gave up prematurely. He was so close, yet because of the unknown, he was so far away. He then told me the importance of getting advice and wisdom from people that have gone before you in life. Having a mentor or several can actually put you miles ahead in life. Learning from others who have already been down the path you are on and have had success can put you miles ahead. They have had success in overcoming obstacles and know what to expect. Why do you need to fall into the same mud puddles that they did? You can learn from them and steer clear of them right? I want to encourage you to not give up so quick. Not yet!
Just because you may have fallen down, doesn't mean you are going to stay down. You are probably closer than you think to achieving your goals, whatever they may be, if you don't quit. Everyone has had times when they have questioned themselves on whether or not they should give up something. Some dream, goal, etc. "Maybe it's unrealistic" they say to themselves. Well, maybe it's not! Don't lose this battle in your mind. "Don't give up in the dark, what you received in the light." Maybe you are closer than you think to winning and if you hang in there you might just win. Sometimes it's not about crossing the finish line far ahead of everyone else. Sometimes the difference in winning comes down to an inch. Little efforts all add up and really do matter. When you are discouraged, pick up a motivational book or seek some wisdom from a mentor in regards to your situation. This could mean the difference between victory and defeat. You may discover one small piece of wisdom that shifts the whole scales in your favor. A single grain of rice can tip the scale. A single new concept can win your battle. So don't give up yet!! Not yet!!! You are almost there.

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Failure is your friend



It's not that successful people have failed less, it's actually the opposite. They have failed more because they have tried more. Yet they have learned to bounce back quickly. To learn from their failures and therefore use them to their advantage.


"You miss 100% of the shots you never take." -- Wayne Gretzky, Hockey Great


Fear of failure holds so many people back. They are paralyzed. Tell me how one can grow if they stay in the same place? When you try more new things you discover more new things. You learn more and become more. When you try something new, you go down roads you otherwise wouldn't have and see turnoffs and opportunities that you wouldn't have seen if you stayed where you are. So it's better to error on the action side. I've heard it said that "towards the end of your life, you don't regret the things you did as much as the things you didn't try." The things you didn't do out of fear. The chances not taken. Who could even imagine the possibilities if you would have taken those chances. Stepped out of the boat in faith. Who knows, maybe you would have been able to walk on water. Miracles happen when you move out in faith. Maybe you could have started that business in spite of fear. Asked that girl or boy out, in spite of fear. Whatever it is, the greatest rewards usually lie behind the walls of uncertainty. It's faith that will break through those walls. Many times you will be surprised at how many times you will get a yes, if you only ask. Don't let fear defeat you before you even ask. So move forward from this day forward with a new optimistic attitude. An attitude of faith and expectancy. Choose to look for opportunities and decide to take chances and go for the things that you really want inside. You can have fear, and still decide to move forward anyway. When you do, you will discover how fear begins to take a back seat and faith takes the wheel.


Blessings -Rob


You can also visit me @ truecolors.lifeyo.com

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Monday, October 18, 2010

What makes a successful relationship?


What makes a successful relationship? What sets you up for success in relationships and even marriage? Here are my thoughts on this. When you are truly content to be alone. Truly happy with your life. You know yourself, what you are and what you aren't. You have boundries and live by your values and principles. You know what you want and need, and where you are going in life. You have studied about relationships and how to have successful ones. You have learned that your success in any relationship has more to do with you than the other party by taking full responsibility in this area. You have chosen to make good decisions based on rational thought and not just feelings.

You then could possibly qualify for a successful relationship with another individual.

Yes, relationships can work without all this, but consider this. The divorce rate is over half. What's going to think you won't be another statistic? With all the eyes on divorce as the enemy, I see it differently. Divorce is not the enemy to a successful relationship. The enemy is the "lack of wisdom" in the first place. When you talk to someone who has gone through or is going through a divorce, you will usually always hear them discuss how the the other party in the relationship is the one with the problems. Even after the divorce is final and even many years after, some still blame the other individual for the divorce. You see this from both parties usually. It's always the other persons fault. Sure one party may have caused most of the problems in the relationship because of their lack of character or bad decisions, but It seems to me that the problem happened way earlier though. Much earlier than the divorce stage. In fact, it started when they married each other. Yes, it's true that you can't control another individual making them act right. Human beings have free will, and sometimes can change for the worst. They can make bad decisions that lead to divorce. I think it really comes down to making a better decision in the beginning though. This is where the focus should be. A well thought out plan and life can save you from so much heartache in the end. When you don't really know yourself, what you need or take time to really discover who the person of your interest is, you set yourself up for failure. In many relationships, it's almost like they were doomed from the start. Like divorce was already scheduled the day they said "I do"



So here are a few keys to consider in regards to having successful relationships

1. Are you truly content, happy and satisfied to be alone or are you desperate? If you are desperate or feel incomplete in some way, you are in danger of settling for the wrong person. The person that doesn't match with what you really need. Sure they may fill some emotional needs, but over time with the wrong person, you will probably end up wanting more from each other. Wanting what you both may not be able to give. I think the whole "you complete me" thing is a bunch of garbage. Although it sounds romantic, it implies that you aren't complete in some way when you are single. Two incomplete individuals don't equal a complete marriage.

2. Do you truly know yourself? This is quite possibly the most important thing. Knowing yourself allows you to make better decisions on who you allow into your life. You can better determine who qualifies for relationship.

3. Do you live with boundaries that line up with your values and principles? Having rules for yourself on what is acceptable in a relationships is so important. Having a well thought out plan for dating including what actions are acceptable is invaluable. Dating is great because it allows you to become better at relationships as well as realize better what is important to you. Dating several people is good but not with too much affection though. I think it only leads to heartbreak in the end.

4. Do you make good decisions based on rational thought rather than emotions? I heard a phrase that stuck with me. It goes "emotions are great to feel with but terrible to live by". So true! Do you jump into relationships too quickly? How bout touch, affection and sex? Do you develop the relationship slowly or go from 0 to 100 miles per hour on the passion highway? Affection too quickly ties you to a person emotionally too quickly. Before you've even really got to know who they are and if they qualify for relationship. When a couple has sex, certain brain chemicals are released giving the couple a feeling of emotional bonding. It's the way God designed us and that's why I think it should be reserved only for the lifelong commitment of marriage. I know this is not the case though in so many relationships and not having sex before marriage doesn't guarantee success either. There are so many other factors involved. It can set you up for heartbreak though if the relationship goes sour. Just because he says all the right words, brings you flowers romances you and makes you feel all loved and appreciated doesn't mean that he qualifies. Just because the earth stops, the birds sing and the clouds open up as you see her in that skirt, doesn't mean she qualifies. Hips, lips and finger tips are not a good determination guys. You can be very much attracted to someone that you aren't truly compatible with. Be led by your principles, and rational mind not your hormones and emotions.

5. Take full responsibility for success in relationships. Would you head out on a 7 day hike in the mountains without a plan? Without research? What about food, how much should you take? Did you check the weather reports? Plan for emergencies? If you wanted to have success you would be responsible. In the same way, taking full responsibility for success in relationships require you to plan and prepare. Success is intentional and it's up to you.

6. Do you prepare your mind by seeking wisdom through books etc? Do you listen to ideas from people who don't necessarily think exactly like you, looking for the nugget of wisdom they may bring? No one goes into marriage expecting divorce so what is the difference between the successful and the unsuccessful? Preparation. It's what you don't know and aren't prepared for that ends up hurting you. I heard another great quote that really applies to this "when preparation meets opportunity, success is born"

7. While you are waiting, while you are single, I'm truly convinced that the best way to set yourself up for future relationship success is to become the best person that you can right now. Develop your character. Develop a successful life while single. A successful happy well balanced person is quite attractive to other successful, happy well balanced persons. In fact they are quite attractive period.


I don't by any means think that this blog is all inclusive in what is necessary for a successful relationship, but I do hope that it provides you with some things to think about. Maybe imparts some wisdom, much of which I've learned through mistakes and study. Some of which I've learned through great pain.

Blessings -Rob


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