Sunday, July 15, 2018

Do we GO through life, or GROW through life?

Blog quote #1222... 
"Don't go through life, grow through life.." -Eric Butterworth, minister, author,radio personality-   
We'd simply like to add "Don't JUST go through life, BE SURE TO grow through life." 
Enough of going through the motions, live with passion and verve, with a constant eye on improving ourselves, and then the world around us. Take care of the first part, and the second part takes care of itself. 
That's my view...what say you?

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Humor from Hammerin' Hank Aaron- one of baseball's all time greats

Blog quote #1221... 
"It took me 17 years to get 3000 hits in baseball. I did it in one afternoon on the golf course." -Hammerin' Hank Aaron, age 84-   
The home run king, using some humility and humor together. My what a tough game that golf is!
The amazing thing here is Aaron is known for being the all time leader in Home Runs, with records that stood for many decades. Most are unaware of what a superb overall hitter he was, with 3771 total hits, 2297 RBI's and a lifetime batting average of .305 
That's my view...what say you?

Monday, July 9, 2018

Discovering WHY we were born...

Blog quote #1220... 
"All of us are born for a reason, but all of us don't discover why. Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life, or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others." -Danny Thomas-   
Right on, Mr. Thomas. It's all about loving and serving others. 
One great example of this: Go help another out, knowing that they cannot repay you. Watch and see how good that feels. Even if they can return the favor- it's still quite exhilarating.
That's my view...what say you?

Friday, July 6, 2018

10 useful things that require Zero Talent

Blog quote #1219... 
"Here's 10 very useful  things that require zero talent---1) Being on time 2)Work ethic 3) Effort 4)Body Language 5) Energy 6)Attitude 7)Passion 8) Being coachable 9)Doing extra and 10) Being prepared." -Colleen Commisso-   
Note that it doesn't say requires effort, but zero talent. Make an effort to do these ten things and watch your life start to improve almost instantaneously. Thanks Colleen, for a very meaningful list.
That's my view...what say you?

Monday, July 2, 2018

A funny question and answer...

Blog quote #1218... 
"The answer is "Chicken Teriyaki!" What is the question?" -Johnny Carson(Carnac, the great)-   
The question is: "What is the name of the oldest living kamikaze pilot?"
Thought that was humorous  for a Monday.
That's my view...what say you?

Friday, June 29, 2018

Most important instrument...of Leadership

Blog quote #1217... 
"If I had to name a single, all-purpose instrument of leadership, it would be communication. If you cannot communicate, you will not lead others effectively."  -John W Gardner-   
Anyone agree? Worth assessing current communication skills and giving an honest analysis of effectiveness?

That's my view...what say you?

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Greatness and Madness...

Blog quote #1216... 
"No great mind has ever existed, without a touch of madness."  -Aristotle-   
The great ones are always 'out there' a bit. Some say crazy, others zany. Perhaps brilliance comes with a lot of misunderstanding. For by definition, the truly cranially gifted see things on a whole different plane than the rest of us. 
Not unlike any other talent. When one is truly blessed or superb at something, it leaves  others in awe, often scratching their heads.
Overall, we tend to agree with Aristotle.  How about you?
That's my view...what say you?