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Don’t Go Alone (Moving Mountains Mondays™ #3)


Don’t Go Alone





Did You Leave The Headlights On Again?


My old car and I had a love hate relationship. It usually loved me in the summer, and hated me in the wintertime. It ran smoothly in the summer, and decided when it wanted to start in the winter. When it decided not to work I got asked the same question, “Did you leave the headlights on again?”


But, on this one rare occasion my Uncle had car trouble. I was visiting my grandmother, and my uncle came in and said, “Avi do you have any jumper-cables?”


When he asked me for his help I learned something extremely valuable. You can’t give yourself a jump-start.


Whether I had jumper cables or I called AAA for their help, my uncle still wouldn’t be able to give himself a jump-start. He had to ask for help.


Honestly, each time I ever heard jump-start it sounded like something you could do for yourself. “I can jump-start my career. Even Sega’s Sonic The Hedgehog could give himself a jump-start right?” No! In the hit video game Sonic The Hedgehog Sonic can travel crouched down in a ball at top speed, but he needed to push against a mechanical lever that jolted in the opposite direction first. My point…We can only jump-start something by asking for help.


Help? No way…My pride won’t allow it! Too bad…suck it up and just ask! Remember that reaching out to someone for help is asking for a hand-up not a handout.


Action Steps:


  • Ask for feedback on a product or project.
  • Ask someone with experience for advice.
  • Ask a leader for strategy tips and help with a game plan.
  • Ask your family for acceptance in having your own opinion.
  • Ask someone to mentor you.


Take the tools and ideas that you have and run with them. Ask for help every chance you get! :] 


Featured In The New York Times

Marcelle-“Hey Rockstar what are you doing right now?” Avian- “Nothing at the moment, why?” Marcelle- “Oh no reason…just this reporter from the New York Times wants to interview you for one of his stories!”  Avian-“NO WAY.”

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This was the conversation I had with one of my friends and brand ambassador Marcelle Allen on January 27th, 2012.  In the video below I explain the story behind how I was able to get an interview by Spencer Morgan from the New York Times.

Here’s a link to the article: Should A Life Coach Have A Life First?

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Here’s a link to that article again…let me know what you think! ;] : Should A Life Coach Have A Life First?




Secure Your Own Oxygen Mask First (Moving Mountains Mondays™ #1)



                  In September of 2010 I went on a business trip to Las Vegas, Nevada with my girlfriend and a friend of mine. The view at night is gorgeous, and sitting poolside with the love of your life is priceless. That, however, wasn’t the only thing that stuck out in my mind.


On our way home, my girlfriend and I were on a very small plane so we were fortunate enough to enjoy each others company. I was reading one of my favorite books from Tony Robbins, “Awaken The Giant Within” when one of the flight attendants made it a point to stare at me to reiterate: Make sure you secure your oxygen mask before helping the person beside you.” I smiled and continued to talk to my girlfriend who was taking pictures of us, but inside I thought to myself, Yeah right, sure I’m going to think of myself before the safety of my girlfriend. Yeah…Okkkk!” Beside us, there was an elderly woman, and I could see myself creating a scenario helping my girlfriend with her mask, and then helping this elderly woman. Boy Oh Boy!…If I had a dollar for every time I created a scenario and another for each time my girlfriend called me Mr. Scenario I’d be retired. (it’s funny how the mind starts to wander and create scenarios).


That’s when it dawned on me! Wait a minute…If I can’t breathe how do I help my girlfriend, let alone anyone else? The best thing to do in that situation that would offer the most help would be securing my own oxygen mask first. I would have to help myself before I could lead anyone to safety.


But, at times most of us do the opposite of what would offer the most help. People run to the aid of others helping them with their oxygen masks (problems, requests, errands, etc.) and then run out of oxygen all together. People become tired, stressed, unmotivated, unhealthy, and worried.


Have you ever asked people what their priorities are, or what they believe are their core values? Most people’s answers are:


  • God
  • Loved Ones
  • Education
  • Business, Friends
  • Personal Interests, and Well Being


But, how good are you to anyone if YOU run out of oxygen?


If you want to give more you have to literally be able to give more! You cannot possibly give what you don’t have. You have to be your first priority so that you can give more, contribute more, and serve more.


Take Action:


Mark down You as priority #1. Schedule You time. Then you can take on family, education, business, etc.

Tweets About New Year’s Resolutions


Happy New Year!!!

I was on twitter today and I found these interesting tweets from people who are thinking of their New Year’s Resolutions. Here are my faves:

I hope you enjoyed these tweets as much as I did.

If you already came up with your New Year’s Resolutions, share them with me on the comments below.

I hope you’ll have a fabulous 2012!!!

P.S. Come like my new fan page here:

Layaway Layoff

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Hey Ladies and Gents! I hope you’re having an amazing time of year so far. I must admit I’ve been eating way too much these past couple of weeks. I guess you could say I’m spreading some holiday cheer…to my stomach. HAHAHA.

Anyways, I truly hope all your wishes come true for you this holiday and new year as well. I wanted to share an idea I had. The holidays aren’t for worrying about gifts, right? It’s about family, and caring about one another.

I got to thinking, and I want to help as many families in need as I can this year. Have you ever had to put an item or two on layaway to afford items during special times? If you’re unfamiliar with Layaway it is a method of purchasing retail merchandise that enables shoppers to put an item on reserve and make payments on it until it is paid in full. The term layaway was created in the 1930’s during the great depression when people had very little money to purchase items in full.

So what does a layaway have to do with my idea? Do me the honor of clicking  the link  below to see my fantastic idea. Let me know what you think, OK?

VIDEO: ——–>  The Layaway Layoff 


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