Monday, November 30, 2015

A Stinky View--on Pessimism

Blog quote #800...

"How happy are the pessimists! What joy is theirs if/when they have proved there is no joy?"  -Marie Eber-Eschenbach-
As we've suggested in the past.. there is  hardly a reason( if any) to be a pessimist. Lots of downside, and zero upside. This statement from Marie flows right along with the "out to the garbage with pessimism, and the attitudes that go with it."
Just say NO, to pessimism. That is of course, unless you WANT to be miserable. 
That's my view...what say you? 
More great things await

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Anyone Trying to Lose Weight?

Blog quote #799...

"I tried every diet in the book. I tried some that weren't in the book. I even tried eating the book. It tasted better than most of the diets." -Dolly Parton-
Some advice, from the great country singer. Well not really, but it was pretty funny and made the point that most diets don't work, because they taste so awful.
Perhaps try to find one that's actually something you can work with for an extended period of time. Think lifestyle change.
That's my view...what say you? 

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Lifes Potholes...

Blog quote #798...

"If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere." -Frank Clark-
Every road has it's challenges. Expect to go through a few bumps.  
There is no path that always has the wind behind it's back. It's just life. Enjoy the smooth parts, and prepare to deal with the potholes.
That's my view...what say you? 

Monday, November 16, 2015

Why is NEW so scary?

Blog quote #797...

"One of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea." -Walter Bagehot-
On the surface this seems like a strange statement. Yet, people don't like change. They claim to be too busy and don't care to try something foreign to them, or want to take on a different project. New to them is unknown, a risk, maybe not reliable.
Of course on the other side, new is  creative ideas. New is innovative. Or new could be considered better, or faster, or wiser,or fresher?
Look at new as new. Think about this--how would anything ever get improved in life if we never sought out the new? Give it a chance...
That's my view...what say you? 

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Using ALL the BRAINS you can get...

Blog quote #796...

"I use not only all the brains I have, but all I can borrow."   -Woodrow Wilson, 28th president-
The fact is, nobody can do/accomplish it all on their own. Use your talents to the fullest, yes. 
But also take others great ideas and discoveries, be absolutely certain--to give them credit--and promptly make the world a better, more improved place.
That's my view...what say you? 
More great things await

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Worry-- WHY DO IT?

Blog quote #795...

"Worry is an old man with a bent head, carrying a load of feathers he thinks is lead."   -Anonymous-
Worry is a waste of time, and does nothing to solve the problem. Most of the time, the things we worry about never even come true. 
So, next time you start worrying- a.) catch yourself and b.) re-direct your thinking toward solutions and other positive things.  You'll be glad you did, you'll be less stressed and you'll become more productive. All good things. 
That's my view...what say you? 
More great things await

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Popular form of Transportation

Blog quote #794...

"The world's favorite form of the bandwagon."  -Jim Griffin-
Interesting quote here. Cute, yet makes a statement.
Are you a bandwagon jumper or do you march to your own program?  Hmm..

That's my view...what say you? 
More great things await

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Brilliant Advice for Campaigners

Blog quote #793...

"I offer my opponents a bargain: If they stop telling lies about us,I will stop telling the truth about them."  -Adlai Stevenson, 1952 campaign speech-
Since it was around election time, thought this was appropriate. Genius mix of words here. We love the use of the word bargain
Then, Stevenson uses statements of opposite, to drive home an excellent point. Brilliant!
Have no idea if he won or lost, but A+ for creativity and substance.
That's my view...what say you? 
More great things await

Friday, November 6, 2015

OF GREAT IMPORTANCE: Treat your employees well..

Blog quote #792...

"Take away my people but leave my factories, and soon grass will grow on the factory floors. Take away my factories, but leave my people, and  soon we will have a new and better factory."  -Andrew Carnegie-
The point Carnegie is making here is that his people were and are his most important asset. The sooner more companies understand this, the better productivity and customer satisfaction will be. In fact, happier employees-and everything improves.
Seems like everyone is cutting corners when it comes to employees, to save a buck, and it ends up costing companies more in the end. Pinch pennies but lose dollars.
Southwest Air said it best..."Customer satisfaction is not our number one goal. Employee satisfaction is." If the employees are treated great, they'll walk through walls for their company and give maximum effort. Result-customer satisfaction will go through the roof.
That's my view...what say you? 
More great things await

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Decisions, decisions

Blog quote #791...

"With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow, or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose."  -Wayne Dyer-
Here is that 'choice' thing again. 
Boy, our thoughts and decisions of how to react to life, really do impact our future. Hmm...
That's my view...what say you? 
More great things await

Monday, November 2, 2015

Is there a Correlation here?

Blog quote #790...

"Suffering and  success go together. If you are succeeding without suffering, it is because others before have suffered. If you are suffering without succeeding, it is that others after you may succeed."  -Dr. Edward Johnson-
This, something Dr. Johnson has experienced, and come to believe. 
We think it has some merit. How about you- how did your mind react as you read this quote?
That's my view...what say you? 
More great things await

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Do YOU admit your mistakes?

Blog quote #789...

"Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw those in authority off their guard and also,  give you an opportunity to commit more. -Mark Twain-
We love this quote for a couple of reasons. First, people aren't used to being humble, admitting their mistakes, for fear of showing  weakness. On the contrary, it's actually a sign of strength, to be able to admit when you are wrong.
Second, Twain kicks in  his sense of humor, letting people know that we are human we do make mistakes, and it's likely we'll make more. And that's fine, too.
Yes we all should learn from our errors and try not to commit the same ones over and over, but it's just part of the deal that we will be making a few slip-ups, and 'oop-sies' along the way. 
Just letting you know...OK?
That's my view...what say you? 
More great things await