Quotes – Poems – Songs – Stories

Are you needing a quick pick me up? Well, Brian has put together some wonderful stories, poems, songs and quotes for you to read at your leisure.






“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be” (Unknown Author)

“Never argue with an idiot. They will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.” (Author Unknown)

“There are two ways of spreading light – to be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it.” (Edith Wharton)

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” (George Elliott)

“To DARE is to lose one’s footing momentarily. To NOT dare is to lose oneself.” (Soren Kierkegaard)

“SUCCESS consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” (Sir Winston Churchill)

“Do not go where the PATH may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

“EXPERIENCE is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.” (Oscar Wilde)

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” (Helen Keller)

“VISION is perhaps our greatest strength. It makes us peer into the future and lends shape to the unknown.” (Li Ka Shing)

“SUCCESSFUL people keep moving. They make mistakes, but the don’t quit.” (Conrad Hilton)

“At time our own LIGHT goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person.” (Albert Schweitzer)

“Take the first step in FAITH. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step up.” (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.)

“We don’t know where we are going, until we know where we have been” – John F. Kennedy 35th President of the United States

“Destiny is not a matter of chance, it’s a matter of choice. It’s not something that is given to you, it’s something you earn” – William Jennings Bryant

“Do the things you are afraid to do and the death of fear is certain” – Ralph Waldo Emerson, the great nineteenth-century philosopher and poet

“When our thoughts and feelings are positive, life flows in only this direction, while climbing hills and mountains we sometimes encounter along the way” – Brian J. Zahn

“Happiness is not so much in having, as sharing. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give” – Norman MacEwan

“Who are you not to be brilliant” – KC Miller – SWIHA


“Behind every success story, is a kid who hated to lose” – unknown author

“The irony of life is that, by the time you’re old enough to know your way around, you’re not going anywhere” – unknown author

“Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting” – unknown author

“If we place a small value on ourselves, the world will certainly not raise the price” – unknown author

“And in the end it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the USA

“They say it takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them, but then an entire life to forget them.” – unknown author

“If this area needs cleaning or attention, Please contact your self so you can start, Listening to the truth inside you to move, Forward.” – unknown author

“Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you smile.” – unknown author

“25 years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the things you did do. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade wind in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain



NEW YEARS – by Coach Brian J. Zahn © Copyright 2009

New Years is definitely a wonderful time to start
Turning wrongs into rights
To begin a new chapter
Of endless sleepless nights

There’s surely no better time
Than the present, of course
To reorganize your life
And utilizing your heart as a source

Search deep within for those goals of choice
That you really want to come true
First start by letting go of your fears
That have held onto you

For success is right around the corner
when you finally stay focused
Discipline and hard work are your keys
For there is really no magic or hocus-pocus

You’ll be amazed at what you can do
When you utilize your clarity and knowing
You’ll soon learn from past mistakes
And find yourself finally growing

For your answers have been
Deep inside you all along
Just be fully awake to see them
so you can start humming your happy song

I wish you all a happy new year
Filled with dreams and wishes coming true
Just keep moving forward and have faith
For I surely believe in YOU!


NO ONE EVER TOLD ME – by Coach Brian J. Zahn © Copyright 2009

No one ever told me
that life would be hard
no one ever told me
that I won’t be dealt all the cards

No one ever told me
that dreams can’t come true over night
No one ever told me
that someday I might get lost and lose my sight

No one ever told me
that my wishes would take time
no one ever told me
that there would be tons of signs

No one ever told me
that I had to work for what I want
No one ever told me
that my fears will always haunt

No one ever told me
that I have to go slow not fast
No one ever told me
to let go of my past

No one ever told me
to rid my ego and pride
No one ever told me
that there would be days I want to hide

No one ever told me
that I should always feel from my heart
no one ever told me
that today is a good start

No one ever told me
to love each and everyone I know
no one ever told me
that my past is to learn and grow

No one ever told me
to forgive those who’ve done you wrong
no one ever told me
to sing out loud my favorite song

No one ever told me
to rid myself of guilt that might come
no one ever told me
to smell the roses and feel the warmth of the sun

No one ever told me
that happiness is mine to choose
no one ever told me…until now
that to Be the KEY is the ultimate tool.


BELIEVED – by Coach Brian J. Zahn © Copyright 2008

I never BELIEVED that Life’s Possibilities
are really truly endless
I guess I never BELIEVED
because I always felt defenseless

I never BELIEVED that my Heart
would be connected like it should
I guess I never BELIEVED
that I even deserved it could

I never BELIEVED in Wishes
that could someday come true
I guess I never BELIEVED
in fairy-tales, too

I never BELIEVED in Happiness
the way life is suppose to feel
I guess I never BELIEVED
in its true meaning that is real

I never BELIEVED in Faith
there seemd to be no real proof
I guess I never BELIEVED
because I never felt home under my own roof

I never BELIEVED in True Love
when 2 Souls become one
I guess I never BELIEVED
in anothers heart’s warmth, like the sun

I never BELIEVED in Dreams
for they seemed to be too much work
I guess I never BELIEVED
for in the shadow of doubt is where I lurked

I never BELIEVED in Passion
for I was hurt so long ago
I guess I never BELIEVED
in my past to learn and grow

I never BELIEVED in truly living
my ducks seemed never in a row
I guess I never BELIEVED
in ever truly letting go

I never BELIEVED in being successful
my unconscious choices got in the way
I guess I never BELIEVED
for my fears had too much to say

I never BELIEVED in miracles
because they never happened to me
I guess I never BELIEVED
in little ole me

All these years I have been hoping and never fully awake
with only faint images to conceive
I guess I was just never truly ready
until I started to BELIEVE.


FOR THE ONLY WAY – by Coach Brian J. Zahn © Copyright 2008

Sometimes life throws you curve balls
and obstacles get in your way
Will you stand up and deliver?
and make the choices that will count today?

Or will you live within your ego
and follow with your pride
put your head in the sand
give up, forget and hide?

For the only way to move forward
and the only way to be free
Is to have the right perspective
and practice what you preach

For the only way to be happy
and the only way to start
is to have faith in yourself
and be truthful to your heart

Will you hold onto your fears
or let go of all your sorrows
hold in all the tears of yesterday
or start building a better tomorrow

Will you set your goals high
and strive for what your yearning
treat your life about a destination
or learn from your life’s journey

For the only way to grow stronger
and the only way to believe
is to let of your past
and follow all your dreams

For the only way to find success
and the only way to go far
is to find all the love
in who you really are


THANKFUL – by Coach Brian J. Zahn © Copyright 2008

Being THANKFUL is a lifetime process
It begins with the way you SEE things
Then you need to express what you see and feel it in your heart

First, notice something that brings a smile to your face and explore it, and notice how it feels inside
Each time you discover something new that you encounter or find meaningful
Take the present moment to breathe it in
And then allow yourself to feel its importance deep within your heart

Becoming THANKFUL doesn’t stop with time or circumstances or a job or your age
You may not feel something in an instant, but give it some time and you will feel a lot.
It’s real value is to yourself and not to anyone else.
It soon becomes a way of life that connects you to your inner light

Those who choose to be THANKFUL, find life’s moments to be very high,
But those who choose to ignore it will find nothing and no meaning
One thing is for certain…Life is never boring from this moment on once you do.
And the best part is that your whole life is spent in becoming THANKFUL
So you can always look forward to life’s Changes
While growing and being connected to your greatest assets!


LEAD WITH YOUR HEART – by Coach Brian J. Zahn © Copyright 2008

How was your day she asked so kind
and all I could think was that I’m so behind
works intense and there’s so much to do
bills to pay, I have no clue

I close my eyes and think some more
as she stands there at the door
I’ve forgotten my goals and my dreams
so much on my plate, I want to scream

What happened to that little boy
who was full of life and so much joy
Feels like this world we live in now
takes everything away some how

I open my eyes and see her face
so full of life, style and grace
makes me smile and forget this race
and let go of all my worries & mistakes

Sometime we all need to read the signs
which are right there all the time
Stay positive, loving and be strong
learn and grow from what went wrong
Have faith and believe in what you say
Don’t put off until tomorrow, live today
Let go of your past and inner tears
Make positive choices that will shed your fears
Set your intentions and follow them through
and Lead with your heart it’s all you can do


Lost in Translation – by Coach Brian J. Zahn © Copyright 2007  

There’s a place so bright
Where my light doesn’t shine
A tunnel so clear
I blind by design
If it weren’t for my heart
I swear I could not feel
The warmth of my soul
Locked behind my seal
If I’m pulled down drowning
To the depths of my sea
Could it be the fears
And anxieties in me
When the sun’s rays are faint
And the sky’s not clear
It’s the lightening strikes
And thunderbolts I hear
It’s the clarity unfocused
The truth telling lies
The knowing playing tricks
And the meaning that must hide
The purpose undefined
The belief in contemplation
My understanding complex
I’m lost in translation.


Go For It – by Coach Brian J. Zahn © Copyright 2007

Take a moment and a deep breath
There’s no reason to be upset
Be aware of your deep insides
And your happiness you will find

It’s been dark for too long
Honor your light and be strong
You’re life’s worth living so just don’t sit
Stand up tall and GO FOR IT

Believe in yourself and your sanity
Full of knowing and clarity
Let yourself grow just plant the seed
And live your life that’s meant to be

Value yourself in all facets
And listen to your greatest asset
Connect to the one who knows you the best
And give your worries a deserved rest

Use the key that open’s your doors
Let your life take flight and watch yourself soar
Remember your life’s worth living so just don’t sit
Stand up tall and GO FOR IT….




WONDER (featured on Brian’s Featured Inspirational Video )
performed by Faith Rivera & written by Faith Rivera, Zuriani, Ted Jacobs

Let’s dance like no one is watching
Sing out loud, draw clouds in the air
Smile just like we need nothing
And play till we’ve let down our hair
Dreams do have wings like a butterfly
And miracles flow, gentle & warm as the sea

There are WONDERS in each breath we do breathe
Every shining star’s in our reach.I believe

Let’s dream like there’s no tomorrow
Today’s the first day in your life
To color the world with your rainbow
And laugh ’cause it’s always in style
A blue sky gives birth to a starry night
And kindness does grow like leaves on a bountiful tree

There are WONDERS in each breath we do breathe
Every shining star’s in our reach, I believe.

Hey I believe in fairy tales, angels too
and shooting for the moon
Believe you can’t believe everything
Gotta seek your own truth
I do believe beauty lies in everyone yeah
There is nothing less perfection
Set into motion for you

There are WONDERS in each breath we do breathe
Every shining star’s in our reach, I believe.
There is magic in each step we do take
Come and wonder in all our love can create



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