31 December, 2010

30 December, 2010

It is better to be prepared
for an opportunity and
not have one than to
have an opportunity
and not be prepared.

~ Whitney Young Jr. ~

29 December, 2010

Don’t sweat the petty
things... And don’t pet
the sweaty things.

28 December, 2010

The Cab Ride





I arrived at the address and honked the horn.
After waiting a few minutes I walked to the door and knocked.
'Just a minute', answered a frail, elderly voice.
I could hear something being dragged across the floor.
After a long pause, the door opened.
A small woman in her 90's stood before me.
She was wearing a print dress and  a pillbox hat with a veil pinned on it, like somebody out of a 1940's movie.
By her side was a small nylon suitcase.

27 December, 2010

People may not remember exactly what you did, or what you said…
But they will always remember how you made them feel. http://ht.ly/3uHAM

24 December, 2010

Doors open and close,
but you have to
put your hand on
the door knob
to make it
open or close.

23 December, 2010

We must be willing to
get rid of the life we’ve
planned, so as to have the
life that is waiting for us.

~ Joseph Campbell ~

22 December, 2010

Whatever you are,
be a good one.

~ Abraham Lincoln ~

21 December, 2010

If a true sense of value
is to be yours it must
come through service.

20 December, 2010

The only way to truly be
yourself is to get to that
place where you don’t
have to be anyone else.

18 December, 2010

You try, you fail,
You try, you fail.
But the only time
you really fail
is when you
stop trying.

16 December, 2010

We will look back
on life and say
one of two things;

I'm glad I did
or
I wish I had.

15 December, 2010

Eighty percent of
success is showing up.

~ Woody Allen ~

13 December, 2010

Problems are opportunities
in work clothes;
the bigger the problem
the bigger the opportunity.

10 December, 2010

Nothing can stop
someone with the
right attitude.
Nothing  on Earth
can help someone
with the wrong attitue.

~ Thomas Jefferson ~

08 December, 2010

You can only be a leader
when people choose to
follow you. So live for them
and they will live for you.

07 December, 2010

Fortune sides with
he who dares.

~ Virgil ~

06 December, 2010

03 December, 2010

When you have talked
yourself into what
you want, stop talking
and begin saying it
with your actions.

~ Napoleon Hill ~

Just For Today

Just for today, I will be happy.
This assumes that what Abraham Lincoln said is true, that "most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be." Happiness is from within, it is not a matter of externals.

Just for today, I will adjust myself to what is and not try to adjust everything to my own desires.
I will take my family, my business and my luck as they come and fit myself to them.

Just for today, I will take care of my body.
I will exercise it, care for it, nourish it, not abuse it nor neglect it, so that it will be a perfect machine for my bidding.

Just for today, I will strengthen my mind.
I will learn something useful. I will not be a mental loafer. I will read something that requires effort, thought and concentration.

02 December, 2010

Friends are the chocolate
chips in the cookie of life.
Just For Today...
What could you do for a day if it made a difference in your life?
http://ht.ly/3hmA7

01 December, 2010

Eternity is a long time -
so take along a friend.

Attitude Determines Attitude

I woke up early today, excited over all that I get to do before the clock strikes midnight. I have responsibilities to fulfill today. I am important.

My job is to choose what kind of day I am going to have.

30 November, 2010

It is always better to
imitate a successful man
than to envy him.

~ Napoleon Hill ~

29 November, 2010

The trouble with most
of us is that we would
rather be ruined by praise
than saved by criticism.

~ Norman Vincent Peal ~

26 November, 2010

RT @rpagliarini: We stay in our safe little box & avoid the mess of making mistakes. The problem is that life is outside of that box.
Being defeated
is often a
temporary condition.
Giving up
is what makes it
permanent.

25 November, 2010

Your certainty must
be greater than their doubt.

24 November, 2010

Everything rises
and falls on leadership.

~ Dr. John C Maxwell ~

Attitude is Everything

Jerry was the kind of guy you love to hate. He was always in a good mood and always had something positive to say. When someone would ask him how he was doing, he would reply, "If I were any better, I would be twins!"

He was a unique manager because he had several waiters who had followed him around from restaurant to restaurant. The reason the waiters followed Jerry was because of his attitude. He was a natural motivator. If an employee was having a bad day, Jerry was there telling the employee how to look on the positive side of the situation.

Seeing this style really made me curious, so one day I went up to Jerry and asked him, "I don't get it! You can't be a positive person all of the time. How do you do it?"

23 November, 2010

http://ht.ly/3e5mY
That's my new answer for how I'm feeling; you know what they say, nothing ever happens until you're accountable for it!
You'll never make
a good impression
on other people
until you stop thinking
about what sort
of impression
you're making.

Daddy, how much do you make an hour?

A man came home from work late, tired and irritated, to find his 5-year old son waiting for him at the door.

'Daddy, may I ask you a question?'

'Yeah sure,what is it?' replied the man.

22 November, 2010

This is a touching story; http://ht.ly/3dsX9
Are you spending time with the most important people in your life?
Sometimes the best ideas
and solutions
come after defeat.

20 November, 2010

Calea the Eagle

A man and his family were walking through the zoo where the birds were caged, strumming their hands along the bars and talking. The kids went off to the side and started playing. Then all of a sudden the clouds got really thick and it started raining, soon the wind picked up and it was pouring. The man's wife got frightened and when to look for the kids but as the man was hanging onto the bars, he noticed that there was an eagle with a broken wing on the ground, in the mud. He looked up and on the cage and there was a wooden sign which read:

"These birds are free to leave whenever they want, there's no ceiling."

19 November, 2010

The Brick

A young and successful executive was traveling down a neighborhood street, going a bit too fast in a new Jaguar. While watching for kids darting out from between parked cars, there was movement on the sidewalk that made the exec slow down.

As the car passed, no children appeared. Instead, a brick smashed into the Jag's side door! The exec slammed on the brakes and drove the Jag back to the spot where the brick had been thrown.
The angry driver then jumped out of the car, grabbed the nearest kid and pushed the child against a parked car shouting, "What was that all about and who are you? Just what the heck are you doing? That's a new car and that brick you threw is going to cost a lot of money. Why did you do it?"
I’d rather be a failure
at something I enjoy
than be a success at
something I hate.
~ George Burns ~

18 November, 2010

It is said that when
you find something to
care about, you have
discovered your purpose.

17 November, 2010

You have to believe in
something or your life will
be a rhythmless void.
You have to beleive in
something or your life will
be a rhythmless void.

16 November, 2010

The time is always right
to do what is right.
~ Martin Luther King Jr ~

15 November, 2010

The task ahead of you
is never as great as the
power behind you:
Everything is possible
for he who believes.

~ Mark 9:23 ~

"There are no rainy days"

The Running Laminator: "There are no rainy days" http://ht.ly/3cqcn

Where can you apply this theory to your life?

November 2010

"If you RSVP a wedding, nothing gets in the way"...so, when I RSVP my life or my dreams, NOTHING SHOULD GET IN THE WAY!

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff...and it's all small stuff

Richard Carlson

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff...and it's all small stuff is a book that shows you how to keep from letting the little things in life drive you crazy.
In thoughtful and insightful language, author Richard Carlson reveals ways to calm down in the midst of your incredibly hurried, stress-filled life.
You can learn to put things in perspective by making the small daily changes he suggests, including advice such as "Think of your problems as potential teachers"; "Remember that when you die, your 'in' box won't be empty"; and "Do one thing at a time." you should also try to live in the present moment, let others have the glory at times, and lower your tolerance to stress. You can write down your most stubborn positions and see if you can soften them, learn to trust your intuitions, and live each day as if it might be your last.
With gentle, supportive suggestions, Dr. Carlson reveals ways to make your actions more peaceful and caring, with the added benefit of making your life more calm and stress-free.

The task ahead of you
is never as great as the
Power behind you:
Everything is possible
for he who believes.
~ Mark 9:23 ~

12 November, 2010

“Whenever you are asked
if you can do a job, tell ‘em,
‘Certainly I can!’
Then get busy and
find out how to do it.”
~ Theodore Roosevelt ~

11 November, 2010

This is for all those
people who use the
excuse, “I’m too busy:”
If you want to do
something you’ll find a way,
if not you’ll find an excuse.

10 November, 2010

Personality Plus

Florence Littauer

Which of these statements do you relate to most?

  • Whether at home or at work, I am well organized and keep everything in it's proper place
  • It's difficult for me to express excitement, even about something that's really important to me
  • When I shop at the mall, it's not unusual for me to forget where I parked the car
  • I get annoyed when my employees don't follow my instructions to the letter
In Personality Plus, Florence Littauer gives you valuable insight for appreciating your one-of-a-kind, God-given personality. She includes a Personality Profile test that reveals how your unique blend of traits affects your emotions, work performance, and relationships. Through humorous anecdotes and straightforward counsel, Personality Plus guides you to improve upon your strengths and correct your weaknesses.

A continual best seller, this engaging book also provides keys to understand those around you. You'll learn how to accept-and even enjoy-the traits that make each of us so different. Personality Plus is the tool you need to change your life, and the lives of those you care about, for the better.

THINK BEFORE YOU
ASSUME ANYTHING!

09 November, 2010

You only get one life,
make sure everyday
you live yours to the
best of your ability.

~ Shannon Horne ~
Being happy doesn’t mean
everything’s perfect.
It means you decide to see
beyond the imperfections.

08 November, 2010

I know that the seeds I
sow I will harvest, because
every action, good or bad,
is always followed by an
equal reaction. I will plant
only good seeds this day.
~ Og Mandino ~

07 November, 2010

Be the Hero: Three Powerful Ways to Overcome Challenges in Work and Life

Noah Blumenthal

BE THE HERO YOU WANT TO BE!

At times we all feel frustrated, stressed, or out of control. What if you could be at your best when your challenges are on the rise? Well, you can. Be the Hero introduces us to the way of the "Everyday Hero" and shows how to turn self-defeating thoughts and behaviour into heroic actions. The trick is in the stories we tell ourselves.

All day long, without even realizing it, we tell ourselves dozens of stories-about other people, our situations, and ourselves-stories that shape our emotions and behaviour. These stories are so powerful, they make us think and act like either a hero or a victim. Be the Hero shows you how to choose the stories that lead to personal and professional success.

In the tradition of best story tellers, Noah Blumenthal weaves a tale that is both captivating and profound. Be the Hero is destined to become a classic.

Standing on a mountaintop in Switzerland, Jeff thought he had figured out the secret to living a great life. Eight years later he was a rising star in his company and looking forward to the birth of his first child. Then it all unravelled. Follow his extraordinary journey as he discovers what he missed on the mountain and how to recapture his success at work and in life.


06 November, 2010

How To Bounce When Others Break: The Top 10 Rules of Resilient People

Dr. Steve W. Price

"When life gives you lemons, make lemonade," said Dale Carnegie back in the 1930s, when the world was mired in the Great Depression.

Easier said than done.

The Great Depression broke a lot of people. Unemployment hit 25%. Fortunes were lost. Homes and businesses were foreclosed on. Dreams were dashed.

But the most resilient people survived.

Many even thrived.

Today, we're in the toughest times since the Great Depression. And it's likely to last for a decade, perhaps longer. The tough times ahead will test many of us. These days, resilience isn't a nicety...it's a necessity.
Resilience - the ability to bounce back from setbacks and adversity - has enabled ordinary people throughout history to turn tragedy into triumph.

The "Top 10 Rules of Resilient People" discussed in this book have helped countless people turn adversity into advantage. Whether your challenges are financial, emotional, or medical (or all three), read this book - and learn how you, too, can bounce...when others break.

05 November, 2010

Experience, Education, and Attitude.
Attitude wins every time.
It’s the deciding factor.

04 November, 2010

“We cannot live our lives being ‘wish-I-wouldev’s.
We need to belong to the ‘glad-I-didda’ tribe.”
~ Bruce Hamsher ~

03 November, 2010

Attitude defies limitation
and exceeds expectation.

02 November, 2010

Fuel: The Energy You Need To Succeed

Wes Beavis

A lack of energy keeps more people from success than an abundance of challenges. When it was decided to put man on the moon, rocket scientists did not turn around waiting for a break in the Earth's gravitational force--they loaded up the rocket with enough fuel to burst right through it! You can do the same. Fill up on fuel so that you can push right through anything that holds you back. In FUEL, you will discover where to find the energy you need to succeed.

“Take one day at a time
and every day we have
together is a gift.”

The Business of the 21st Century

Robert T. Kiyosaki

The Economy is not the Issue.
The Issue is You.

Are you angry at the corruption in the corporate world? At Wall Street and the big banks? At the government for doing too much of the wrong things and not enough of the right things?

Or are you angry at yourself for not taking control of your finances sooner?

Life is tough. The questions is, What are you going to do about it?
Moaning and groaning about the economy or blaming others won't secure your financial future. If you want wealth, you need to create it. You need to take charge of your future by taking control of your income source - today!

You need your own business.

These may be economic hard times for the majority, but for many entrepreneurs, these are times teeming with economic potential. Not only is now the time to have your own business, but there has never been a better time than right now!

“Take one day at a time
and every day we have
together is a gift.”

01 November, 2010

Business is Booming

The Australian, Monday November 1, 2010

HOW YOUNG PEOPLE ARE TAKING CONTROL OF THEIR OWN FINANCIAL FUTURE
It seems that if you’re young and hard-working, starting your own business has never been so appealing. Since the GFC hit, a trend has emerged as an ever-increasing number of young people branch out into their own business and seize the financial reins.
Amway, the multi-billion dollar direct selling company is proving to be quite a hit with the younger generation and business is on the rise. In 2009, Amway reported a 15% jump in the number of Australians starting their own business.
Certainly, the world’s financial woes have helped encourage people to join Amway for extra cash. But equally, people have been attracted by the range of world class products and the fact that anyone can start their own business. Having control of your own destiny is always appealing, and Gen Y has no shortage of entrepreneurial spirit.
And young Amway independent business owners speak highly of the support and the rewards. “It’s a low risk business where I’ve gained so much,” Mylie Dantier said. “The extra cash, the business travel, they’re all great reasons to join such a secure and successful company.
He who angers you
controls you.

29 October, 2010

Dream Work Shock : Being Own Boss Is Just As Bad

Matt Sun and Cathy Morris
Sydney mX, Friday October 29, 2010

Here's a warning to workers who have had a tough week at the office and are thinking of chucking it in to become their own boss - the grass is no greener on the other side.
The 2010 Dream Employers survey of 3000 people found workers thought being their own boss would be the third most perfect job in Australia.
Having a job at search engine giant Google and working for Richard Branson were the top two jobs.
Other top 20 companies that made the dream employer list include Apple, Qantas, The Walt Disney Company, Coca-Cola, eBay the United Nations and Sydney Water.
But while many Australian may dream of owning their own business, Robert Gerrish, founder of micro-business website Flying Solo, said the notion that all self-employed people were happier and had a great work-life balance was not necessarily true.
"It's easy to look at self-employment with rose-tinted glasses," Gerrish said.
"When people work for themselves they don't appear to be much happier than others."
Gerrish said most people who wanted to become their own boss wanted to control how many hours they worked.
But while many workers dream of being their own boss, only one in eight Australian workers are self-employed.
Gen Y workers happy to work for someone else said the reputation of their employer determined their vocational happiness.
Workers also said recognition for the work they did  was just as important as their salary.
A third of workers surveyed said they were already working for their dream employer.

28 October, 2010

It's Time to Move On!

Ralph Bruksos

It's Time to Move On! teaches you how to use change for your benefit. Instead of being disrupted, upset, or paralyzed by it, you'll understand how change can be good not only for your income, but also your emotional well-being.

Change comes in many forms: a shift in management, an unexpected layoff, economic decline, injury, death of a loved one, trouble in a close relationship, or a golden opportunity to make a bigger difference. Now you can reinvent yourself through change by discovering how to:

  • Use change, no matter how turbulent, as an opportunity to move on
  • Initiate a positive change when you've reached a "comfortable" plateau
  • Harness one of the greatest motivational forces known to humankind
  • Successfully implement change with team members and clients
  • Overcome the fear of change and become a "Change Master"

Rising from "bad boy" to millionaire, losing it all, and bouncing back as CEO of a major corporation, and now a consultant to Fortune 100 companies, Ralph knows what it takes to benefit from change. The lessons learned from his hard-knocks experiences will help you face fears, improve your relationships, set higher goals, and-move on to a brighter future!

25 October, 2010

A Kick In The Attitude!

Sam Glenn

Sometimes life has a way of knocking the kick out of us, and that "kick" is our enthusiasm, focus, sense of humor, resilience and overall best attitude. This book will revive your kick, so get ready for rekindled enthusiasm and a new appreciation for your greatest asset -your attitude!

  • Learn "the experience" that friends, family and customers will return to over and over
  • Uncover the "secret yet fun discovery" by Thomas Edison that builds performance, productivity and teamwork in a heartbeat
  • Decipher how to end a relationship with your limitations and open the doorway to your potential and purpose
  • Experience why your attitude is a magnet for where you are and what you have