Monday, April 30, 2012

Blog Quote #501

Here's Blog quote #501...
"We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it, than to consume wealth without producing  it."
-George Bernard Shaw-

Share some today.

Spread around a little cheer.
Give away a smile-- you'll have plenty more for future donations.

There is an old saying that when you give someone flowers, a bit of the scent remains with the giver. Try it.

The funny thing is when you give happiness... you get it as well. Sometimes, two or threefold. 
Now THAT''S a great deal!

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

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Blog Quote #500 (milestone)

Heres Blog Quote #500..
"The bad you hear about  a man may not be true, but when people say something good about him, you can bet on it."
-Robert Quillen-
Hey, hey, hey, we made #500,  and are on our way!  Not the easiest task-- as most Blogs start and finish like a kennel club race. So--- thought we'd make sure, number 500 was worth talking about.

I believe Quillen is eluding to 2 seperate issues here. First is gossip. It's rampant, unnecessary, and often not true. People toss around comments and critiques like pennies into a wishing well. His thought-- take bad comments with a filter, and consider the source. It may be 100% true, but it may not be?

Now, his second point... involves when good is said about a person. We have no stats for this but will speculate that the amount of criticism to compliments are probably about a 19-1 ratio-- maybe worse.
People are quick to complain and criticize. Very lethargic to compliment. Hebetudinous to say something nice. Why in the world-- we have no idea? It's just the way most humans are. Sad, but true.

So-- if something nice is said about someone, as long as it wasn't a best friend or relative, chances are that it's accurate. HMMM...

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

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Blog Quote #499

Here's Blog Quote #499...
"To think is to say no."
-Emile Auguste Chartier, 1868-1951

At least for now, its no.

Ever hear that line before 'Let me think about it?'
You don't get too many yeses at that point of the conversation.

We arent suggesting that it's a blowoff or a technique to buy more time.
In fact, it could mean many things.
With that stated, when someone says.. 'Let me think about it,' it's not a go. At least not yet!

Certainly a clever insight, from Ms Chartier.
And all back in the 19th century!

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

Monday, April 23, 2012

Blog Quote #498

Here's Blog Quote #498...
"No man is above the law and no man is below it; nor do we ask any man's permission when we require him to obey it."
-Teddy Roosevelt-

Love the straightforwardness of this statement. It applies to everyone from Santa Claus to President Roosevelt to toddlers to senior citizens.

And there isn't much wiggle room in it's understanding. As in NONE!

Excellent comment from Teddy.

That's my view.. what say you?

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Blog Quote #497

Here's Blog quote #497...
"If you're not making someone else's life better, you're wasting your time."
-Will Smith-

Straight from the mouth of-- one of the 'Men in Black.'

Who would dare argue with that man? Or that prolific statement?
Not I.

Thats my view...what say you?

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Blog Quote #496

Here's Blog Quote #496...
"The only time you run out of chances, is when you stop taking them."
-Singer Patti LaBelle-

That is brilliant.
It's all out there for all of us-- if we are brave enough to try.
As they say... 'Step out on that limb-- for that is where all the fruit lies!'

Just another way of saying--- GO for it!

And not for nothing-- Wasn't one of the most famous board games in the history of the planet--Monopoly, all about chances?

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

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Quote Blog #495

Here's Blog quote #495...
"It's a troublesome world. All the people who are in it, are troubled, with troubles every minute.You ought to be thankful, a whole heaping lot, for the places and people, you're lucky you're not."
-Dr Seuss-

A reminder from the good doctor, that all of us have our issues to deal with, and crosses to bear.

Gratitude doesn't always have to be thankful for things that we have. Sometimes, gratitude can be given for things and issues we don't have.


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

Monday, April 16, 2012

Blog Quote #494

Here's Blog Quote #494...
We must always TRY. How else would we know how excellent we can be?"
-Claire Denti-

What a great thought. Followed by an equally superb question.
I also like the assumption that we CAN BE excellent. Confidence and a positive attitude is more than half the battle.

Trying. It's a simple concept that some never attempt. And why not? We are only here a short time and why not find out what we can do?

Stats are-- we only use about 6-10% of our brain. I often wonder if the
usage of our ablilties is even a lower percentage.

The simplest example of trying, is to ask a question. If you don't ask, the answer is always NO. And it's stunning how many times that 'No' turns out to be a 'Yes' for those brave enough to inquire.

Another one is simply attempting something new, a thing you have never done before. We suggest getting out of that comfort zone and trying it. Go for it. You'll be glad you did. And you might be blown away-- as to what hidden talents and skills you have that you never knew about!

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

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Blog Quote #493

Here's Blog Quote #493...
"An important reason we want to see your present dreams come true as quickly as possible, is because we already know a little bit about what will likely happen--just beyond them."
-The Universe(

Can you say Explosion?
How about incredible things?
Imagine the growth and development gained off the confidence, momentum and successes.

It's all good. Just like the universe is suggesting here.
Get after those dreams. Now!

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

Monday, April 9, 2012

Blog Quote #492

Here's Blog quote 492...
"It's all right to hold a conversation, but you should let go of it now and then."
-Richard Armour-

Ever been with someone who never stops talking? How does it make you feel?

You know -- the old one way conversationist. Snooze. Yawn.
And be careful of the 'one upper.' The person that- no matter what you say, they have a better story, a more incredible feat, something to top whatever you just said.

Remember a dialogue is supposed to be an exchange of words BETWEEN two or more people. When one cuts off statements, hogs the conversation, or simply won't let you get a word in... how many times do you need to have an interaction with that person?

As the quote says--- let the other person speak, take a breather, a listen. Here's another statement we once heard.. "You can't learn anything when you are always listening to yourself speak. HMMM..

Thats my view... what say you?

Friday, April 6, 2012

Blog Quote #491

Here goes Blog Quote #491...
"When you own your own business, you only have to work half days. Your biggest challenge is to figure which 12 hours to work."
-Bill Tully-

As I sit here in the late hours of Good Friday, trying to wrap things up, I smile. This quote is so much truer, than any self-employed person wants to admit.

With that stated, that's part of the climb. Part of the fun. If it was easy it wouldn't be nearly as satisfying. Also, when something is done without much effort, anyone and everyone can do it, lessening the joy of the accomplishment.

Hats off to all those hard working business owners out there on the planet. When all is said and done, put in the sweat-- you'll be happy what you get.

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