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.