Thursday, May 29, 2014

Blog Quote #662...

Here's Blog Quote #662...
"If you get to thinkin' you're a person of some influence, try orderin'somebody else's dog around."
-Cowboy Wisdom-

Check your ego at the door.
Have a supercalifragilistic-expialidocious  day!

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

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Blog Quote #661...

Here's Blog Quote #661...
"Put a smile in the path of a complaint...once, daily."
-Sam Parker-

This one seems up for interpretation. We'll take a shot at it.

If someone mentions a complaint( which is as common as Alaskan snow), try to break it up. Throw in a comment of 'goodness.' Ask them why they are complaining, and, if there is a more optimistic spin they can shed light on?

The key here--is not to pile on that complaint with another one, as it feeds itself. Pretty soon, it's turned into a session of gripes and grumbles. Do what you can, to shift the conversation back to a more positive one.

That's my view...what did this quote say to you?

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Monday, May 26, 2014

Blog Quote #660...

Here's Blog Quote #660...
"The true art of memory is the art of attention."
-Samuel Johnson-

Be sure to give your time and attention to those in the armed forces--past, present, and future; and their families. Make a concentrated effort to do that today, tomorrow, and every day.

Thank you to all who serve our country. It's truly a debt hard to repay, but certainly one that we all should be able to give you the attention and respect you so deserve.

Happy Memorial Day.
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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Blog Quote #659...

Here's Blog Quote #659...
It's up to you: Get discouraged or get determined. Get bitter or get better. Focus on liabilities or possibilities."
-Ron Kaufman-

Three choices here.

One set of choices will likely lead to a road called 'Disappointment Drive.' The other path will head you toward 'Success Street.'

Which side will you choose?

That's my view...what say you?
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Monday, May 19, 2014

Blog Quote #658...

Here's Blog Quote # 658...
"The only safe ship in a storm is leadership."
-Faye Wattleton-

A reminder for all leaders. That includes business execs, managers, and officers. It also encompasses coaches, mentors, teachers, parents, and other leaders of the world. 

Whoever is at your tutelage, whenever challenges, obstacles, or troubles arise-- it's at that moment- when leadership is most important.  Food for thought.

That's my view...what say you?
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Saturday, May 17, 2014

Blog Quote #657...

Here's Blog Quote #657...
"The trouble with trouble-is that it usually starts out as fun."
-Frank Otis-

It kind of sneaks up on you. Never see it coming until its upon you. This was spoken during a weekend getaway of 'fun' with the gang. It sounds a bit redundant, but the more you think about it-- it has its merits!

Anyone else feel similar?

That's my view...what say you? 
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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Blog Quote #656...

Here's Blog Quote #656...
"Our goal is help you reach yours."
- 'Successories' motto-

Can you think of a better, clearer, more succinct goal- than that? What an incredibly good motto. Kudos to whomever came up with that.

May others in the service industry take note--not on just the principle, but on delivering what is promised.

That's my view...what say you?
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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Blog Quote #655...

Here's Blog Quote #655...
"Difficulty is the excuse history never accepts."
-Edward R. Murrow, American newsman-

Most things that appear in the history books are about things that happened.  The stuff that doesn't happen or get done- is usually laying in the 'excuse drawer.'

If you want to make the history books, become a doer, instead of a coulda, shoulda, woulda type person.

On further thought- regardless of making history or not--still strive to be a person who gets things done, versus talking about why they didn't.

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

Monday, May 12, 2014

Blog quote #654...

Here's blog quote #654...
"Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live."
-Jim Rohn-

Rohn had some of the best messages of any motivator of the 20th century.
In this piece, he's giving us a gentle reminder to keep a more keen eye on our physical health. In our quest to get ahead and stay productive in the 'rat race'--many times we ignore our health, until the body breaks down. It's a tough organism--but the body does have it's limits.

And we only have one of them. While today's medical technologies are full of advancements-- most of the new parts are not as good as our creator's originals, and come with limitations.Thanks Jim

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

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Blog Quote #653...

Here's Blog Quote #653...
"When I was a young man, I observed that nine out of 10 things I did- were failures. I didn't want failure, so I did 10 times more work."
-George Bernard Shaw, famous playwright-

What a splendid attitude. We all should strive to be like Shaw. You see, his 90% failures were a.) not uncommon and b.) not truly failures.They are just life lessons along the way--presuming you learn,  and,  you don't quit.

In fact, many of us 'fail' like Shaw. The trick, as he does, is to keep going. The successes are there-- just a bit up the road.
Thanks GBS.

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

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Blog Quote # 652

Here's Blog Quote #652...
"Don't talk to me about contracts, Wonka. I use them myself. They're strictly for suckers."
-Sam Beauregarde-

From the lovely Violet Beauregarde's dad. 
Thought it was time for some humor-- so we went to the Willy Wonka playbook!

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

Monday, May 5, 2014

Blog Quote #651...

Here's Blog Quote #651...
"High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation."
-Charles  Kettering, American Inventor-

Just this AM, I had my thoughts ready to type, and on a final re-reading of this--I saw a different spin, a new angle, if you will.

I originally saw this as when we give people high expectations, they almost always perform better, that if we give low expectations or none at all. Can we all agree on that?

But then--what about the expectations of the achiever themselves?  There are instances where people, are just gifted,or have mad skills at something and it seems to come EASIER  that to others. I 'll clarify here that most superstars or high achievers, while it looks like it came easy to them--it didn't. However, relative to others, some things do flow easier for some, in certain areas.

Back to Kettering's statement --As with other's expectations for us, when we raise our own bars of what we want to accomplish--it doesn't ALWAYS take place, but more frequent than not, a higher expectation of self will generally produce a higher outcome.

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

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Blog Quote #650...

Here's Blog Quote #650...
"The key to success is to focus our conscious mind-on the things we desire, not things we fear."
-Brian Tracy-

Seems basic  but pretty solid advice. The key words to break down here are success-focus minddesire, not fear.

Drive through that fear--some wonderful things await you on the other side.

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

Friday, May 2, 2014

Blog Quotes #646,647,648,649

A quadruple Bonus today...
Here are Blog quote #'s 646,647, 648 and 649...

#646..."Polished brass will pass upon more people than rough gold."

#647..."Men in general judge more from appearances than from reality. All men have eyes, but few have the gift of penetration."

#648... She looks as if butter wouldn't melt in her mouth."
-Swift, 'Polite Conversation'-

#649..."Things are seldom what they seem. Skim milk masquerades as cream."

You get the point. Be careful to take a good, long look inside, underneath, up and down, all around, and under the hood. Many a thing looked better under initial impressions than what actually was the real deal. Just ask Little Red Riding Hood.

With that stated, first impressions can make a whole lot of difference--so,  be who you are and be of character and moral integrity. That will serve you well in life.

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