Timidity

Timidity by Jeremy Fouts

Awkward, shy, backward, introvert, there are a hundred different ways to describe the feelings of being timid. It is sometimes a painful experience for people to address the restrictions that come with being overly timid; ultimately robbing us of our opportunities in life to be bold and shine. 

Being timid may ultimately limit your leadership and life. However, a unique fact is that timidity is one of the most demonstrable traits that you can excel at and overcome. Each of us, with a little strength training, can defeat the feelings of timidity. It is literally like exercising, overcoming timidity is similar in establishing fitness goals and practicing until it’s a muscle. By doing this as often as we can, our limitations of timidity are quickly turned into strengths. 

Usually being timid comes with the fear of speaking to others, so how would you turn that into strength? Do your best to talk to everyone–practice talking, at the grocery store, at the gym, at sporting events, life is short who cares if someone rejects you, they won’t give a second thought so neither should you. You’ll be surprised how quickly you can overcome being timid. Don’t let being timid rob you of a lifetime of new friends, amazing opportunities, and unlimited rewards. We will never be able to be a blessing to someone else’s life or our own if we can’t reverse the negative side effects of timidity. 

It’s important that we allow ourselves to be brave and confident throughout our life, it allows us to thrive. When we operate within the constraints of timidity we sacrifice so many opportunities. Life changing positive benefits for all fall through the cracks when we are too timid to act. It is always my hope that you will see the greatness that is inside of you and harness that confidence to overcome timidity; it will serve you and others throughout your life, affording you the success that you deserve.

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By |2020-05-20T16:07:21+00:00May 20th, 2020|Corvive, Jeremy Fouts, Leadership|0 Comments

Worry – Make a choice

We worry about our families, we worry about our world, and sometimes we end up worrying just to worry. It’s a dance we all end up doing more than we need to, mostly because being worried is a vast misuse of energies and time. You can only worry about those things you directly have control over. Our problems in life are all that we can directly influence and sometimes even these closely related troubles are still things that might be beyond our direct control. This is where worrying seriously deprives us of our ability to do good in the world. 

Everyday we can examine a worry and quickly decide if it is something our actions can have a direct impact on. If it’s something we can’t impact then we need to let this worry go and focus on what it is we can influence. One of the things I believe is an immediate remedy to worry is gratitude, service and hard work. These actions can swiftly help you combat the troubling spots in your life that can cause you to worry. 

Try it out. When you begin to experience anxiety that accompanies worry, quickly run through a gratitude checklist. It is amazing to see how worry can be dispelled by gratitude. Couple this exercise with service. When you begin to serve those people in your life that are worthy of your time and energy, you will soon realize that your problems are somewhat less significant. If you begin to replace worst case scenarios in your mind with those of service and gratitude it is almost impossible not to feel your worries ease. 

Worry is something that you will deal with daily, but it is critical that you balance worries and stress with meaningful attitude and service. Keep in mind there is a choice associated with worry. It is either something you can change or something that you cannot, recognize the difference and it will save yourself a lot of worry. 

Jeremy Fouts

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By |2020-05-15T21:09:04+00:00May 15th, 2020|Corvive, Jeremy Fouts, Leadership|0 Comments

Doubt

We have all experienced it, that feeling of uncertainty, especially in the form of self-doubt. As we grow as leaders, how we overcome doubt is one of the most fundamental truths that I want everyone to experience. It is natural to not believe everything we hear, see or read as we were made to be truth seekers and ask questions.  However, it’s when we allow uncertainty to take over our decision-making processes that it becomes an issue. Life would be so easy if we always knew the outcome of our actions, but there would be no risk, which yields no reward. It would be a humdrum way of living to never experience the satisfaction of growth, development, and progress. 

We all have struggles in life that can lead us down a road of doubt. It can be especially daunting to go through a losing streak and be left with the inner fear of not knowing what to do next. This is where you can begin to look at the path of growth and development to project your breakthrough. To overcome the hurdle of doubt and remind yourself that your next move can be the most rewarding move of your life. 

I love being around optimistic people.  These are the people who fight inner struggles daily, and realize the importance of continuing to look up and towards the future. The most interesting, influential, and inspiring people I know are those that face doubt every day, stare it down with determination and keep traveling their road.  It all goes back to choice. Can you bet on yourself every day? Overcoming the doubt, you might feel inside is an exercise that might require some practice. Eventually you will be able to identify those feelings of doubt that can creep in and what the source of those doubts really are. You would be surprised to find out how many people would bet on you, so it is worth betting on yourself and overcoming yourself each day.  

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By |2020-05-11T22:03:08+00:00May 11th, 2020|Corvive, General, Jeremy Fouts, Leadership|0 Comments

Fouts Fishing Trip

“Pray for eyes that see the best, a heart that forgives the worst, a mind that forgets the bad and never loses faith.”-Jeremy Fouts, CorVive Founder 

Small and simple realizations.   

It is amazing what small attitude adjustments in your daily life will do for your overall well being and your ability to love, serve and care for others.   

Love. 

One thing I have tried to do in life is to never try to change people; just love them. Love is what changes people along with having the power to change all of us. 

Integrity. 

The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity.  People are tired of all the indecisiveness.  They want to know you stand for something and that you’re an honest person who can admit when you’re wrong.   

Personal Productivity. 

Use your time and energy for accomplishing things important to you, your family and others around you. Make a daily plan, a weekly plan and monthly plan.  Most importantly write them down and assess them daily.  This allows you to prioritize, stay on track and stay accountable.  Along with the written you must show daily action.  Not everyday will go as you want, but without any daily action there will be no progression. 

Awareness. 

The great compromises we make in our lives are not like in the movies, centered around huge vexing life decisions. No, the great compromises in your life usually come when you’re too busy to pay attention. It was the small things that accumulated in the ultimate betrayal of true character. The harder we work on noticing the small moments each day, help us become more aware of our actions, not just our hopeful intentions. This also helps us to see when our actions are bullish and self centered and to make the needed personal corrections and rise above it. Decide to live a different kind of life, more centered, aware, loving, true, kind and bold. 

Final Thoughts. 

“Instead of cringing at character regrets–we shall say I forged it, intentionally, joyously, lovingly, day-by-day, moment-by-moment.  Let us release the old excuses, and take the high road building our ideal selves.  

 #WeAreAllInThisTogether #ForgiveAndRiseAbove #LoveIsAllWeNeed #CorViveFounderJeremyFouts 

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By |2020-05-05T21:51:36+00:00May 5th, 2020|Corvive, Jeremy Fouts, Leadership|0 Comments

Indecision

What is more impactful, making a wrong decision or never making a decision at all? 

Everyone has opportunities that come to him or her throughout their lives. You witness them, recognize them, and decide whether or not you’re going to act on those opportunities. When you spend your life unable to make a decision regarding opportunities that come your way you can become stranded on an island of your own making.  

Not making a decision, can be worse than making a wrong decision. Looking back at past decisions where I chose wrong, helps to educate me for decisions I will make in the future. It was all of my decisions, good and bad, and everything in-between that combined to bring me to where I am now. The only thing scarier to me than making a wrong decision is to not make a decision at all. Standing on an island of indecision and not making any headway is a terrifying way to live your life. 

We are not always going to make the right decision. However, deciding to make a choice, even the wrong one, builds your character. Those decisions decide your fate, and ultimately your destiny. 

Candice and I have always made it a personal undertaking to never stop learning and growing as leaders. We keep a log of  personal development books that we are reading, as well as a balanced record of what weaknesses we would like to turn into strengths. With these goals in mind we are able to keep charted on a path that helps  us to make informed decisions. Education is something that can help lend confidence when life throws choices your way. When we have learned something new that allows us to get out of our comfort zones and to explore new opportunities; that is what life is all about! 

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By |2020-04-29T23:55:58+00:00April 29th, 2020|Corvive, Jeremy Fouts, Leadership|0 Comments

Indifference 

One of the biggest enemies of our minds is indifference or in other words, lack of interest, concern, or sympathy. Jim Rohn, calls this particular trait drifting. 

We all know someone who we would call a drifter.  Floating by in life, going from here to there with no specific reason, no intended goal.  How do they get by in life? This is a question I have asked often, because I don’t really understand this mindset.  I have always been goal oriented, and wanted to do my best at whatever I was working at. Of course there are different things that maybe didn’t spark that curious interest to learn more, but I’ve always been interested in bettering myself and my family.   

Drifting, I feel, is a dangerous place to find yourself.  If you can’t write down specific workplace goals, financial savings goals, where and how you want to live….are you a drifter?  Sometimes, it may occur because you haven’t been truly pushed yet. What I mean, is that you haven’t had some life occurrence that makes you feel as though you need to take a hard look at what you’re either doing or not doing.  This of course changes as we grow and mature. Have you found what excites you and makes you smile? Are you relying on others to make sure you’re taken care of? You can change this mindset, but it will take a concentrated daily effort.  And when you do decide to take action against being a drifter, you will feel so much better about yourself. Others will notice and that is when you will finally start to see the future possibilities present itself. Become a difference maker in your life and watch your world around you start to change and become the person you were meant to be. 

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Fear

Of all the sentiments, mindsets, emotions that can encumber us are fear. It can also be the emotion that is most destructive to our happiness and life. I often hear individuals categorize fear as either their biggest driver or obstacle.  The power that people allow fear to have over them is overwhelming, but the true tragedy is in the fact that fear is an emotion that we can have the most control over. 

In general, fear is an irrational belief that something scary or dangerous is going to happen. The real damage done is allowing this feeling to paralyze you and control your decisions. It is okay to have fear, we all do, but we must not allow that fear to create our reality.  

One of the exercises I find that helps me, is to tackle the situation head on.  None of us like to, but facing fear allows us to take action which in turn allows us to realize we didn’t die.  It helps bolster our confidence and keeps us from paralyzation: of our mind, actions and even relationships. 

Another exercise I have learned is the ability to not allow others fear to affect me.  That is called guarding the mind. Many times it is our closest relationships that we need to monitor.  Ask yourself, are you really concerned, or is it the fear of others that is causing your concern. Fear keeps us focused on the past  and worried about the future. No matter the situation you’re in right now remember; nothing lasts forever, they can’t eat you and you can push through fears to find real purpose and reason. I challenge you now, to face those daily fears that have continued to hold you back from your real potential and live your best life. 

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By |2020-04-28T22:05:15+00:00April 26th, 2020|Corvive, Jeremy Fouts, Leadership|0 Comments

Finding the Brightside

Never in our lifetime have we faced a challenge like we face today.  Many thrive on the fear of thinking there is no way they will ever be the same. Economic fears are just as real as the fear of death and our opponent is mighty. But even in this time of tests there is a unique juxtaposition that presents itself when you imagine what magic is currently unfolding before your eyes and what is to come on the other side. 

There will be a historic chance to rebuild, become stronger, and be better. Fresh starts are once-in-a-lifetime but they are magnificent. Our’s will happen. We come from a long line of ancestry that have proven this time and again. Although these bloodlines may be distant to us now, their sense of survival still courses through our veins. 

As we turn to each other to lend a helping hand and find ways to be together, this rare storm has presented us with an opportunity that comes once in a lifetime. When was the last time your children begged to be outside rather than stare blankly into an iPad, slowly draining any social skills from their intellect that they might otherwise have gained? When was the last time your family had the opportunity to sit together and have a meal? When was the last time that you truly were surrounded by your loved ones? Please take time to reflect on these precious moments that you would have never had otherwise.  

We may never again get this opportunity to surround ourselves with our loved ones, unburdened by the daily grind that slowly leads us to our grave. I pray that each of you will take this time to build bridges that you would have never had the opportunity to do, had we never been caught in such circumstances. Use this time to sharpen your sword, realign your dreams, and unconditionally love those around you.  

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The Power Of Our Body – Cor Immune

Immune System

Did you know that one of the most powerful systems in our body is our immune system?  It is a complex system of organs, tissues and cells that is designed to prevent and limit infection in our body on a daily basis.  I have learned over time, that even though I try to make good eating choices, perform daily physical activity, and get adequate sleep, I typically don’t achieve it all.  Most of us don’t, even when we really try, which is why supplementation has become more and more important. 

If you’re like me, I take daily supplements to help support my physical energy, my mental focus, and I utilize protein powder just to name a few.  However, I don’t typically take what would be categorized as immune support.  After moving back to the city from the fresh mountain air of Western Colorado, I quickly figured out that my immune system wasn’t up for all the city had to offer.  My wife and I joked about having lived the last 4 years in a bubble, and realized now how many different people, etc….that we are now in daily contact with. 

This got my brain to thinking…. should I be taking an immune support supplement?  After reading and researching about the immune system in general, it’s a pretty amazing piece of machinery that we can’t function without.  I realized if I truly value my general health than this is an area that I needed to be more diligent in.  Based on supported research of time-tested vitamins, as well as herbal plants and fruits, the CorVive team and I decided that we needed to provide not only our families with an immune supporting supplement, but our trusted endorsers and customers as well.  Cor Immune is a seasonal product that I know many of us have been looking for and I’m excited that we are now able to bring it to our CorVive family.   

 

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By |2020-04-20T16:22:51+00:00April 17th, 2020|Corvive, Jeremy Fouts, Leadership|0 Comments

Stronger

For each of us, the word Stronger may be singular or multiple. 

What immediately pops into your mind when you hear this word?  Is it a physical image, or your mind (set)?  For each of us, the word Stronger may be singular or multiple. 
Personally, the word stronger for me is a physical, mental combination. As a husband, father and company leader, I have found that I need and have to be strong in both areas to be able to perform to my best abilities.  I love to push my body.  It provides me with much needed stress relief.  The ways that I push my body changes according to my life.  For the last four years, when living in Western Colorado that involved the labors of the ranch.  Building fences, cleaning irrigation ditches, and feeding the cattle.  Now, we’re back in the city.  I’ve taken up riding a bike, which I haven’t done since I was 10.  I’ve gotten back into the gym and using weights.  All of these activities help me to keep my body strong.  Even more important, is keeping my mind strong as well.

The mind is an amazing tool and piece of machinery!

The mind is an amazing tool and piece of machinery.  As with all machines and tools, they need to be serviced and taken care of. Every day I read.  This action alone helps me to focus, plan and execute.  This is a way that I am singularly able to help myself.  I personally focus on authors  that help me to challenge how I think and how I develop my skill set as a leader.  When I bike or run, I use that time to listen to audiobooks or podcasts. Part of keeping your mind strong is also protecting it from going dark.  We all have our trigger points, and knowing those triggers will help us in our thought patterns and keep us from the self destructive behavior of negative thoughts about self.
I have found when I am strong in both areas, I am better with my relationships and I am more effective as a leader.  I encourage you today to take action with your “strong”.  Start by making small daily goals that will help lead you to even stronger goals, both physically and mentally.

Jeremy Fouts

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By |2020-04-08T20:57:19+00:00April 8th, 2020|Corvive, Jeremy Fouts, Leadership|0 Comments
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