April 30th 2007
We all know a fanatic – someone who lives and breaths sports or who supports their favorite sports team through thick and thin.
They’re long-time season ticket holders, and for some, are second oe third generation season ticket holders. (more…)
April 27th 2007
My Grandma Red, who passed away several years ago unexpectedly, was one of the kindness, most giving, and loving people I’ve ever known.
We called her Grandma Red because nearly everything in her home – including her stove! – was red. At the time, I thought it was a bit overboard. I guess, as I think back, it really was a bit much. (more…)
April 26th 2007
If you could come back as anyone – and that could be anyone – who would you want to be?
I recently heard someone ask this question to another person, and it made me think about who I’d like to come back as if I could be anyone. (more…)
April 25th 2007
A good friend shared with me that he and his wife have enjoyed their participation in a gourmet club.
I must admit, at first I thought it sounded like something I wouldn’t be interested in participating in, and since my friend doesn’t even live in the same state, I didn’t need to worry about him inviting me to be a part of his gourmet club. (more…)
April 24th 2007
In his new book “You, Inc.,” Harry Beckwith (along with Christine Clifford Beckwith) state in the first chapter that Living is Selling.”
When I think of how our kids sell us on their ideas every day, as well as how adults are constantly selling their ideas, it’s clear why the Beckwith’s say: “Life is a sale. And the path to success at both living and selling is the same.”
April 23rd 2007
I struggle to remember names from time-to-time, and I read an article that stated 95 percent of Americans forget names.
I actually thought I was part of the five percent that forget names versus the 95 percent, but regardless, I’d like to improve my ability to remember people’s names. (more…)
April 20th 2007
Are you living each day like there’s no tomorrow, or just going through the motions each day?
It seems like most adults simply goes through the motions: Get up a certain time, shower, eat breakfast, go to work, come home, eat dinner, and before you know it’s time for bed and a few hours later the alarm is sounding to start all over again. (more…)
April 19th 2007
I read the following story that Doug Healy shared in the April edition of the Global Traveler on how we all can be less critical, and thought it would be well worth your reading in today’s blog post. Here it is:
“After a hectic week in Australia, I was flying home to Los Angeles — and frankly I was plain (and plane) tired. Nevertheless, I’ve always practiced common courtesy and make sure to thank flight attendants and agents for their services during my flights. (more…)
April 18th 2007
I read a story earlier this week that companies that enabling Volunteerism May Help Recruiting of Generation Y talent.
Considering how many Americans today feel overwhelmed, stressed and stretched to their limits, it’s refreshing to reach story of our Generation Y is committed to Volunteerism.
April 17th 2007
My wife and I had the opportunity to watch the movie “The Pursuit of Happiness,” and we couldn’t help but be drawn in by the story of Chris Gardner (played by Will Smith) and his many challenges to make it as a stock broker and provide for his son, Christopher (played by Will Smith’s son, Jaden).
It was a powerful story that captivated and inspired. If you haven’t had the opportunity to see “The Pursuit of Happiness,” I highly recommend it.
April 16th 2007
I received via email an inspiring and motivating short story told by Zig Ziglar, and felt motivated to share Zig’s wonderful story in today’s blog as told by Zig:
“One morning in Houston, Texas, I caught a taxi (to go to a breakfast meeting) and during a short ride I heard one of the finest sales talks on America and free enterprise that I ever heard. The cab driver had been a professional health care provider in his native Nigeria, but he preferred living in a free society, with the opportunity to do what he pleased, and so he was very excited about being a cab driver in Houston.
April 13th 2007
I read the following quote today and thought it would be appropriate to share with many of you who live a fast-paced life:
“Yes, it is wise to set goals and plan the steps to achieve them. But your most important goal should be to live a meaningful life.” — Keith M. Kent
April 12th 2007
I was listening to a sales speaker discuss the importance of asking good questions when first meeting with a sales prospect.
Those who have been in sales for a short or long period of time know this as a basic rule in sales. (more…)
April 11th 2007
The enthusiasm of a child is incredible. It’s non-stop happiness, silliness, laughing, playing….and rarely is there any time to be serious.
When it comes to adults, it’s the complete opposite. (more…)
April 10th 2007
While driving in Colorado, I came to a toll booth where Deanna greeted me with a smile, and I noticed just below “Deanna” on her name tag, it read: “4 years of dedicated service,” and I thought to myself, “What a great way to recognize employees for their dedication and service.”
I know many ushers who have served on arena staff’s for years – and some a few decades – who would very much appreciate a name tag with the number of years they have dedicated to an arena, a sports team, and the thousands of fans over the years. (more…)
April 9th 2007
While making a quick stop recently at an airport fast food restaurant, I was surprised when immediately after I ordered and was given my change, the cashier said: “Stand on the right side.”
Not “Please stand to the right,” or “Stand to the right please,” or “Could you please stand to the right?”
The cashier simply said, “Stand on the right side,” followed by “Next!” as she looked at the next person in line and stepped to the side. (more…)
April 6th 2007
The “Business and Marketing of NASCAR,” sounds like a title of a book, but it’s actually a new class being offered at Virginia State
The class provides students with a taste of what goes on behind the scenes of the fastest-growing motor sport. (more…)
April 5th 2007
While reading a newspaper in Chicago, I came across this funny story that occurred in Utah while our family was away on a trip:
“Towards the end of an American Collegiate Hockey Association tournament game between University of Southern California and Brigham Young University, the USC goalie Mickey Meyer dropped his pants and,” according to the paper, “mooned the crowd and slapped his bare buttocks.” (more…)
April 4th 2007
It’s hard for me to believe it’s been 20 years since the University of Tennessee women’s basketball team won its first National Championship in women’s basketball back in 1987, and it’s equally hard for me to believe Pat Summitt has been coaching for 33 seasons.
April 3rd 2007
So many people worry, including me at times, about things we can’t control. Why is that? Human nature I suppose, but it does seem senseless. It’s also not healthy.
I read this quote today, “The hope of the world lies in what one demands, not of others, but of oneself.” – Dwight Currie’s (more…)
April 2nd 2007
What’s Your Story?
Did you know each day each of us is writing a story…our story? We write a few pages each day with the choices we make and things we do.
We only get one shot at today, tomorrow and this thing called life. We can live it for ourselves or we can live each day for others.
We have no idea how long we’ll have to write our stories. All we know is we have today, because there’s no guarantee tomorrow will come, or the day after that, so we need to live for today.
What choices will you make today that will shape your life’s story?