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Rex Steven Sikes, is the developer of the life changing program Mind Design™. He is a Master Trainer of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Design Human Engineering (DHE). He is a Master Hypnotist and Master Hypnotherapist. Rex is a seminar leader and educator in transformation, personal change, gratitude, attitude and wellness, whole-brain and accelerated learning. His best selling products include The Attitude Activator™, How To Get People To Do What You Want™, and The Ultimate NLP Home Study Program™. As a sought after seminar leader, speaker and presentation coach he conducts programs and workshops in personal and professional development helping people tap into their inner strengths and well being to get their goals. He runs another blog Daily Inspiration & Gratitude and his mentoring website is Idea Seminars. Additionally, he coaches people from all walks of life including actors, public presenters and consults for film and corporate business. Visit: For information about Rex's programs email Rex is also a an actor, producer, director, entertainer, radio show host and author. As a producer, director and actor Rex has numerous credits in television and movies. He loves working behind and in front of the camera. He works as a mentor, coach and consultant in personal change and for films and filmmakers For: Producing, Directing, Acting Sari Shapiro Management 310-575-4154 Email Sari Shapiro On Rex Sikes’ Movie Beat here, at , on and elsewhere he interviews celebrities filmmakers and people making it happen on air radio, television and the web. DISCLAIMER This Publisher has strived to be as accurate and complete as presenting the information within these pages. While all attempts have been made to verify information provided in this blog site publication and all individual blog posts and pages, the Publisher assumes no responsibility for errors omissions, or contrary interpretation of the subject matter herein. Any perceived slights of specific persons, peoples, or organizations are unintentional. There are no guarantees of income made. Readers are cautioned to reply on their own judgment about their individual circumstances to act accordingly. Rex Sikes' Movie Beat, the author, the website, blog, posts and pages are not intended for use as a source of legal, business, accounting or financial advice, medical or psychological advice. All readers are advised to seek the services of competent professionals in the legal, business, accounting, finance, medical and psychological fields. COPYRIGHT NOTICE Rex Sikes' Daily Inspiration And Gratitude Website, AND Rex Sikes' Movie Beat, Blogs and All Blog Posts and All Content are copyright Rex Sikes 2014 -2020. The text of posts may be shared in their entirety as long as copyright accompanies and Rex Sikes is credited as author. Photos copyrighted original owner. No claim to photos is made by Rex Sikes. Honor copyright of photo holders. ADDITIONAL NOTICE All pages and text COPYRIGHT © Rex Steven Sikes & Rex Sikes Entertainment, LLC 2014-2018 in all media. Images used with permission. Individual images, photographers and contributors retain their copyrights. No claims are made for these. Please respect all.


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“Think Big. Think very BIG. Even Bigger than that. I mean, why not? Enjoy having large, rich, vivid dreams and goals to aim at. Entertain in your mind and your being the best, the most wonderful you that you can be.  Imagine doing all sorts of marvelous things and activities and having any and all of the good things you want. See yourself going the places you want whenever you wish. Never be poor in imagination.

Create whatever positive images you want. See them in full color, glorious movies in your mind with vibrant, incredible sound.  Smell the smells, feel how amazing it feels to live like this in all of your being. Wrap all the sensations around you and realize that this is absolutely possible.

See it, hear it feel it and live it in your mind throughout each day as often as possible. Think on it, experience it again and again from when you wake up until right before you fall asleep. Then create it for yourself.

You don’t have to know how, yet, but as you continue to imagine your goals a positive idea will come. Ideas will begin to flow. Your own mind will begin to deliver a plan for you to translate your glorious positive future into physical reality.

Always think big because you will go further than if you only think small. Never rob yourself  of the opportunity to enjoy all life has to offer.

Only you can do this for yourself. Begin today and then keep at it until you are who you want to be, you are doing the things that are important to you and you have legitimately acquired the things you wish for.

In your imagination always imagine the best for yourself and others. For you to get what you want does not mean anyone else has to go with less. Create abundance – manufacture plenty for all – plenty of good feelings, good will, plenty of love, freedom, passion, excitement, happiness, joy, wealth, health and all well being.

You can do this and YOU can make it all happen.

So never think small when you can think really, really big.” Rex Sikes

big big trees and little people


Helen Keller said…

when one door closes another opens HK

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.”

Again I think this is profound because it is such an accurate statement. We are blinded by what occupies our attention. What we focus on expands and fills our mind and our view. When we focus on problem all we see is problem. However, when we focus on solutions we may find solution. When we focus on happiness instead of our sadness it expands in our mind and our being and we feel more happy and think more happy thoughts. We literally attract more happy thoughts. We find more happy thoughts that is how our brain works by association. One idea leads to another, one memory to another. This is why it is important to determine which thoughts we want to entertain. We become what we think about – we get what we think about – we get what we focus on. If you want more positive results you have to think about, maintain thinking about positive thoughts.

You can’t just think one thought and be done you have to entertain it. You repeat it – you focus on it. You literally become, create and experience what you think about most of the time. What are the predominating thoughts in your mind. If you are typically a negative or sad person consider that you may have become this way because of what you think about most of the time. It would be useful and beneficial to at least consider this notion instead of dismissing it because to accept it as true – to hold it as an hypothesis gives you the opportunity to experiment.

For at least thirty days – read inspiring books, listen to audio tapes, CDs, positive messages – read at least a page a day. Become aware of your thoughts and any time you discover you are having a less than glorious thought,  one that is not productive or positive, one that does not make you feel good, then choose to think a better thought that helps you to feel a little bit better. Look for the silver lining.

Sure, it isn’t the easiest thing in the world but it is do-able. It is like taming a wild beast or breaking a horse. The wild animal has its own way of doing things but through repetition and instruction and constant correction one can train it. This is true of our minds as well.

We can use or feelings as our guide. If we aren’t feeling positive, or happy then perhaps that is because we aren’t thinking positive or happy. Thoughts, conscious or unconscious always precede feeling and behavior and because of how we are feeling we keep thinking along certain lines. It is a cybernetic feedback loop. A cycle.  We can break the cycle and gain control bit by bit.

It may be tougher if you are feeling really horrible – perhaps feeling angry would be better. Angry enough to say “Stop it – enough of this I have to make a change” as long as you don’t direct it at your self or others, but at the behavior of feeling bad. Other feelings are certainly easier to move in positive ways.

The bottom line is thoughts determine how we feel, how we behave (or do not) and what we experience in life. What I propose is not a saccharin like adherence to platitudes but a scientific exercise program whereby you can exert better control over your own thinking mechanism. It is a rigorous exercise program where you take it step by step. You engage in the exercise and repeat it enough to recognize you get results.

It is magical and transformative and yet, it is not magic. This is a conditioning process to think better and more productively to get you more of what you want and what you want to experience in life. It is not a magic wand.  As with physical exercise it takes some time to see some results. If you expect them instantaneously you may be disappointed. COULD IT occur instantly, yes but I would not demand that.

Expect fast results and you may get them quicker because you expect the best of yourself. That is a good attitude but also you need to be reasonable or realistic. Know that, in time, you will see results as you would in physical exercise. Do this long enough and you will see fabulous results in all aspects of your life and as you get good at this great things will come your way so fast it will make your head spin. In the meantime you need to learn how to do this and make it a reliable habit.

When you plant food or a garden you know there is a time when you plant, then a time when invisibly, under the ground, the seed germinates and begins to grow, then it breaks through the ground and continues to grow with proper nourishment. Then a time to reap.

This is why Winners never quit and Quitters never win. You must stick with the process daily, many, many times throughout the day and as you consistently practice your mental positive focus there comes that time to harvest. When you get the results and can see the results.

Every farmer knows to plant, to wait and to reap. The farmer rests and trusts. You can do the same but you don’t let up while trusting When you wait – you continue to  nourish the positive seed and you continue to wait. When you do this expect the harvest to be bountiful. One seed planted results in plants that produce much fruit or vegetables. The results are always greater, more plentiful than the original seed you planted.  Your results will be greater than the original effort you put in but you must put in the effort. You must do it consistently without fail and then you will get more than you can imagine. The results will be bountiful! Try it for at least 30 days.

When or if you slip or make a mistake, treat yourself nicely, don’t be upset with yourself. Imagine a small child making a slip or mistake while learning to walk you would nurture the child not punish the child. Be gentle, be relaxed, chill out, see if you can make it fun, make it a game, the more you find out how you can enjoy the process the more easily you move forward and the more readily you change for the positive. Make it fun because when things are fun we tend to keep doing those fun things. As you see results coming know this is a process, a journey and you are on your way. More good results will come as you continue.

I will always share more about this process in other posts and other works but for now this is almost enough. I do want to add, however, that one of the most powerful ways you make your positive thinking work for you is to think the positive thoughts while having strong positive emotions.

The military does this to train soldiers to do what they must do to battle and survive. They have them “hoohaw” and recite and yell and engage physically while they chant military messages. So we too can do our exercise in similar fashion. We can do that while we chant our positive messages. Sing them, dance them, shout them, when you are feeling marvelous think them, find positive ways to express and have good feelings while you think and repeat out loud your positive messages to yourself.  Engage with them joyously and fully and it will bring magical results.

Whenever you feel less than glorious DO NOT GET down on yourself, GIVE YOURSELF a pat on the back, recognize that feeling as an opportunity to steer back to positive. THAT feeling is a signal that you can or that you must do something to feel better and think better. SO take it as an opportunity to change what is going on. Treat yourself gently as you would a child learning to walk or do anything. Then it is up to you whether or not you do make the change.

Keep in mind when you begin something new you are not an expert to start. What you are already an expert in is your old way of being. You embark on a new journey you need to stay open and available to all the new discoveries you can make. You have to shift your focus to find the open doors. Many times that old expert will call to you and try to derail your efforts because that is all the old expert knows. That expert will try and try and that is why you need to stick to the new program. As I mentioned you may find yourself off track now and again and AGAIN, be gentle with yourself and then steer yourself back in the right direction.

There are some additional sayings I will point out before closing for today. “If you always do what you always did you will always get what you always got”.  This is where you are already an expert. You are expert at getting and creating what you already got, even what you may not want.

So  you want to change your life you will have to change things in your life. You will have to change your thoughts, your feelings, your behaviors or actions. You will have to change what you do, you will have to change your habits because these brought you to where you are. Hey, there may be lots good about where you are, you do not have to devalue the good in your life to add more positive incredible changes.

Still, that expert has gotten you the results you have or do not have in your present and your past. Where you are today is what you have been thinking and doing all along.

“You are today where your thoughts have brought you. You will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.” If you want to be somewhere different and somewhere nicer, if you want to be happier and experience the world in more pleasant ways then you must decide to do whatever positive, healthy thing it takes to make that happen. You need to be open to being a beginner in the process and the journey. You need to decide this for yourself, that you will embark on a new journey of thought, feeling and action, you will be gentle and realize you are not an expert in this new way, but that you are open and available and expecting good things to come of it. Decide to try it and decide to have fun with it. You have absolutely nothing to loose and EVERYTHING TO GAIN>

Of course, some people sit around dreaming about being in a great vacation spot but unless you actually engage to get there you will remain where you are. You must put your thoughts into action. When you do begin then you must continue along until you get where you want to end up. If you give up and quit anywhere along the way you will not make the vacation spot so stick with it. If you quit during the journey – that journey ends. Will there be challenges and detours along the way, most assuredly but stick with it.

In the future, as stated I will be sharing many more insights about this and how to overcome any obstacles. For now it is enough to know there will be some and to commit to sticking with your decision and your new way of thinking.

This is very simple, it is easy enough, and it may take some “greasing the wheel” to get going for some people. When you do these things you will find it gets easier. Once you replace old unproductive habits with new positive productive habits it will be easy and outstanding!

A habit is something you have learned to do, through repetition, so that you do not have to think about it. You have learned how to walk, eat, dress yourself, write letters, sign checks, ride a bike, drive a car, and think however you already think. If you have to sign your name you can do so without effort, or when you get in your car you drive without going through all the steps you learned to drive, each time you get behind the wheel. You can do most of these things I mentioned without having to think about it.

Imagine have incredible new supportive habits that work as reliably as any habit does, to live your life from. Would not that being amazing? Wouldn’t it be fantastic to have your habits guide you into making easy changes and help you to be who you want to be, who you always knew you could be if given the opportunity and help you to get what you want almost as if it were magic? How delighted and excited would you be to discover you are able to do this for yourself?

It is at this point, when you find yourself in the zone, when you are in “FLOW” because now your new habits are generating what you want AND you are getting the results nearly effortlessly.

Through this process you have become the creator of a new lifestyle, a brand new wonderful life through a new attitude. Wouldn’t this be wonderful to have all your habits support you being the person and having the lifestyle you want? Wouldn’t it be astounding to go beyond anything you presently know and into a incredibly grand outrageously positive new fulfilling future?

Well you can. If it is to happen though you have to begin making it happen. It won’t come along and happen for you.

SO there is awesome power in positive thinking. I don’t mean the kind of positive thinking most people consider when the hear the notion and I don’t mean by looking at a pretty poster once in a while. There is more awesome power in taking charge and making the decision that you will do whatever it takes to make yourself and your life positive and better than you can even imagine right now. AND you can discover this power, you can harness this power and make it work for you. You can be, do and have anything you want once you learn how and continue in the process.

So never let your yesterday determine your tomorrow. Begin now to think and feel and act the very best. Make a commitment to yourself to tenaciously seek the best, find the best, or at least find the silver lining in every situation. If that is too big a stretch to start make it a point to at least feel a little bit better. You are still moving in the right direction when you do this and that is important to keep in mind. If you can’t find the best yet, at least find what is a bit better and keep doing that inch by inch. Ultimately, it will work for you in the same way.

This is not a competition with anyone else or even yourself. Just do the work and the results will come.

Choose the best most positive thoughts and feelings and engage them through action – sing, dance, laugh. The more time you spend focused on the positive the more you get back. REMEMBER What you focus on expands. REMEMBER We become what we think about most of the time each and every day

Your life can be so incredibly different. Imagine how you want it – see it in the movies and pictures of your mind and continue to entertain what you want and desire in spite of whatever may go on around you. Keep focused on the “happy future” regardless of what your past was or the present throws you. Entertain it again and again throughout the day. Enjoy it!  Feel what it would feel like to have that future RIGHT NOW in your present! Enjoy it, savor it, again and agin and keep the faith.

Decide now that your thoughts today take you where you will be tomorrow and make them the very best they can be. Step by step a journey of a 1000 miles is made.

Stop focusing on the closed doors and find the ones that are open. You are where your mind takes you. Focus on what you want, not on what you don’t want. Focus on prosperity not on lack. Focus on solution not on problem, focus on health not on illness, focus on love not on loneliness. Focus on what you want and look for, and find the open doors.

You can do this. Start today! Godspeed and much success because you will have it!!!” Rex Sikes


You create whatever you think & feel. Choose wisely!!!

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“Whatever you think and feel yourself to be, the Creative Spirit of Life is bound to faithfully reproduce in a corresponding reaction.” Genenvieve Behrend

“I like this quote, regardless of what you think Creative Spirit of Life means – or doesn’t – my translation is whatever you think and feel yourself to be – is what you get and become. It dictates who you are, the results you get, the level of success in life or career you achieve. In other words, our thoughts dictate our reality.

Whether this is or is not absolutely true – it makes perfect sense to act as if it is the truth and make sure you think and feel the very best.

Treat yourself well, the very best and create what you want to be, do and have in life. This puts the responsibility squarely on our shoulders and that is good news because it means we can do it ourself and not have to wait or rely on anyone else.

We create our own future and our own present experience by what we think and feel. I like this.” Rex Sikes

Some Great Encouragement

“Some advice to you dreamers! Take action, keep Faith and things will fall into place! If you dont do anything about it then your dreams must not be big enough! Its now or never. … dont regret it in the future. Take a leap of Faith and make it happen. Dont be afraid of failure. Failure is not an option for those who are serious. God bless you all!” By Julie Thoummavong

Learn from those who are already happy and successful!

be patient things will change for the better

“Learn from those who are what you want to be, do what you want to do and have what you want to have.

Here is an interesting thought.

Rich people seek and take advice from people who are richer than they are. Poor people seek and take advice from their friends who are as broke as they are.

If you want to be able to do something, anything, from being successful to being happy seek and take advice from those who are already experiencing what you want to be able to be, do or have. This is the beginning of being wise.

Seek the higher energy, the highest energy in making things happen.” Rex Sikes

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Welcome to Daily Inspiration & Gratitude!

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“Welcome to Daily Inspiration & Gratitude!

Is your experience and life less than everything you had hoped and wanted it to be? Do you feel like you have lost your direction?  Are their times when you wake up and dread getting up,  going to work and facing your day?  Do you feel like a robot going through the motions?  Do you feel your life lacks meaning?  Are you not having all the fun you want to have?

If your answer to any of these questions is yes then it is time for you to make a change. You have come to the right place. You shouldn’t have to experience life as unfulfilling when it can be quite wonderful. You don’t have to go through life feeling unsatisfied or unfulfilled. You can begin feel greater joy.  You can discover your purpose and begin to experience all that a wonderful life has to offer.

I’m Rex Sikes, and I can help you get back on track. From the time I was small I felt like life was a struggle. I had hopes and dreams but was convinced that bad luck followed me wherever I went. I didn’t know how to make my dreams come true and felt stuck, stupid and alone as I watched others get what they wanted.  I was unhappy for years. I was competitive and frequently envious.  After years of searching and reading every self-help book I could get my hands on my life totally fell apart. I hit the very bottom.

But it was at the bottom I discovered the answer. From a disaster in my life I learned that there is no reason to continue life in an unhappy way. I learned a way to move from feeling down, angry and stuck to living powerfully and joyfully. I changed and so can you! You can change starting today. You can discover your purpose and feel better.

sometimes we need to be shaken up

Whether your life is going really well or whether it is far less than you want it to be you can have more enjoyment than you may have ever imagined. You might not know that but you can! AND you deserve to!  Life can be glorious.

I have a process to go about accomplishing it. What took me 25 years to discover, can be taught to you in a matter of weeks. I devoted my life from that moment on to finding all the best ways to make changes and to enjoy life. I have spent most of my time studying with ‘gurus’, attending live training and seminars, reading books, listening to tapes, watching videos and helping others by sharing what I learned.

I have been mentoring and guiding scores of people in private coaching session and workshops and seminars ever since. I am sharing what has transformed my life and countless others around the world right here with you.

But, first things first.  Subscribe and follow my blog. Visit here daily.

This is a great place to begin and end your day with positive inspirational messages. This is a great place to fill your mind and being with thoughts,  ideas and possibilities.

For this purpose I’ll be sharing pictures, sayings, articles, quotes & all things inspirational for you to enjoy and share with others. Many of these blog posts contain excerpts from the rough draft of my forthcoming book.

Use these thoughts and images to take inspiration from, to become motivated, and to learn and delight in some great insights. Some things you will already be familiar with and other things may be new to you.

All of us can enjoy seemingly magical results when we fill our minds and moments through our day with positive thoughts and feelings. This blog is designed for just this purpose. I’ll show you how.

when u want to succeed as much as you want to breath

‘We become what we think about most often’.

SO can you spare a moment right now to become more delighted? Will you invest your energy in your own self?

There are so many wonderful inspiring thoughts and actions and things to experience in this incredible world.  Many people miss these because they are too caught up and busy. They are too engaged with what is wrong or going wrong to notice what is right.

I can show you how you can begin to think and feel differently. I’ll share with you how to gain control over those destructive things you say to yourself so that you get free. Then I will let you in on those things you can be saying instead and how you say them to get the best results.  You can begin to feel all sorts of wonderful positive joyous feeling. You can awaken each day with a renewed sense of well being and much more delightful energy. Isn’t it marvelous?

There is so much to be thankful for.  I wonder how many little things you could find right this moment to celebrate today? Did you know that when you do this regularly on a daily basis you can experience profound positive changes in your life? You can find new ways to think and be and feel that make life more wonderful.

SO look around! Most people don’t when they are feeling down or less than glorious. Many people don’t when everything is okay because they are caught up in their day to day routine.

When you begin to look around and notice who and what is around you, in your life you that can be grateful for AND you stop and appreciate these your life begins INSTANTLY to change. Doing this purposely and regularly will begin to make a great difference for you.

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Isn’t it great? You can discover all the little things that are good and new in each moment. Here is another quick tip you can use that can be of immense help in transforming your present experience. You can use it right away and get some immediate positive results. Of course, over time when you get the knack of doing it you can really experience its effectiveness.

All you have to do is ask yourself, ‘What is good and new right now?’ Then look (really look around your life experience) and find out what you notice in the moment. Notice what is good and new. Then ask again. See how many things you can find that are actually good and new right now. IF you have never done this before deliberately you may want to stick with it a while to get good at it. Don’t give up.

When you first begin doing this you are deliberately looking in ways you don’t routinely look. It may seem foreign, or even silly. It might seem delightful and powerful. The point is you are deliberately looking for new thoughts to think and feel. You are taking an inventory in the present of what is good and new instead of what is the same that sucks. SO  do it and keep doing it.

The more you ask this the easier it will be for you to discover many marvelous moments that make up your day. ‘What is good and new?’

You can accomplish anything when you set your mind on a positive course. If you keep at it and don’t give up you can become the person you want, do the things you feel important and have whatever you want to have in life.

The only person who can make that difference in your life is YOU. It would be truly sad if you don’t take the little time it takes to make your life so much better. If you do nothing about it nothing will change. For your life to change you must change some things in your life.

everyday u make a choice

You are today where your thoughts have brought you. You will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.

Use this blog to find that encouragement. Discover that life can be truly delightful. Stick with it,  persist and make your dreams come true. You deserve to! Life is grand!

If you aren’t yet experiencing all the good things you hope to, if you aren’t yet the person you want to be – use this blog to help make these things come true for you. They can and they really will!

Fill your mind with positive good things every moment you can during your day and you will find life opening up to you.

Keep this important thought in your mind and it can transform you!

‘We become what we think about. A person is what they think about all day long’.

It’s already true. We are where our thoughts have brought us. If that is wonderful great! If you don’t like where you are – realize this – you can change your thoughts and have the future you want to have.

what holds u back is who u think u are not

Remember this and be sure you are thinking what you want to think so you become the person you want to be. ‘We become what we think about most often.’

Take this to heart and keep it in the forefront of your mind to guide you to selecting the thoughts you want to think.

Follow, Subscribe and  visit often.  Share with others and transform yourself.

There is so much more that follows this page so stay tuned daily.” Rex Sikes

All pages and text COPYRIGHT © Rex Steven Sikes & Rex Sikes Entertainment, LLC 2014-2016. Images used with permission. Individual images, photographers and contributors retain their copyrights. No claims are made for these. Please respect all.


This Publisher has strived to be as accurate and complete as presenting the information within these pages. While all attempts have been made to verify information provided in this blo site publication and all individual blog posts and pages, the Publisher assumes no responsibility for errors omissions, or contrary interpretation of the subject matter herein.

Any perceived slights of specific persons, peoples, or organizations
are unintentional. There are no guarantees of income made. Readers are cautioned to reply on their own judgment about their individual circumstances to act accordingly.
Daily Inspiration & Gratitude, the author, the website, blog, posts and pages  are not intended for use as a source of legal, business, accounting or financial advice, medical or psychological advice. All readers are advised to seek the services of competent professionals in the legal, business, accounting, finance, medical and psychological fields.