What Legends Know

“To be faithful to your instincts and impulses that carry you in the direction of the excellence you most desire and value…that is to lead the noble life.”  George E. Woodbury   If you want to impress me you only have to do two things:  First, be kind to others.  And, second, be kind to…

DO IT ANYWAY!!

“You will either step forward into growth, or you will step back into safety.”  Abraham Maslow   It sometimes seems like the couch is your best friend!  “Maybe just for today, I will stay here and recover from the beatings life has given me” is just a little easier than those daily disciplines that will…

LOSE CONTROL!!

“If everything’s under control, you’re going too slow.”   Mario Andretti   I know this one well.  Life can be spent just kind of casually surviving, or it can be fulfilling.  It really cannot be both.  At least, not at the same time.  It has been in those times when I am in hot pursuit of…

MAKE FRIENDS NOT FANS

‎”We all know that perfection is a mask…The people with whom we have the deepest connection are those who acknowledge their weaknesses.”  Parker Palmer   You know what?  People don’t want to admire you.  They want to identify with you.  The goal in life is not to have “fans”.  The goal in life is to…

TALK Less~LISTEN More

“People have remote controls in their heads today, if you don’t catch their interest, they just click you off.”  Myrna Marofsky      Pop quiz-Is the best way to catch someone else’s interest to talk about you, or to talk about them?  We waste so much time and energy trying to “sell ourselves”.  Other people…

REFUSE TO MAKE AN AGREEMENT WITH FAILURE!!

“Never bend your head. Hold. Look the world straight in the eye.”  Helen Keller   Helen Keller had it just a little tough wouldn’t you say?  Yet, she made an amazing name and legacy for herself; wouldn’t you further say?  We as normal functioning individuals justify our excuses as reasons for failure.  Pitiful yes?  We all do…

What Winners Know

“The difficulties and struggles of today are but the price we must pay for the accomplishments and victories of tomorrow.”  William J.H. Boetcker   I think the key difference between winners and losers is simply the winner’s ability to pick themselves up everyday and to begin anew.  Winners don’t wait for good things to happen…

All You Have To Do Is Ask!!

“All miscommunications are the result of different assumptions.”  Jerry Ballard   NEVER ASSUME ANYTHING!!  ASK!!  All too often things go awry simply because different people are looking at the same situation from a different perspective.  Take my marriage for instance.  I think I am practically perfect in every way and that I am right all the…

How To Create Influence By Blowing YOUR Horn

“If you don’t live it, it won’t come out of your horn!”  Charlie Parker (One of Jazz Music’s all-time great sax players)   Leadership is influence, nothing more, nothing less.  You influence others through your actions.    People know the person that you are.  People believe what they see.  Are what you say and what…