You're Welcome

Please say "you're welcome" when I say Thank You.

Please don't make me think it might have been a problem by saying it's not one.

Thank you

Keep it short

Michael Hyatt's post this morning included the following tips on blogging  - 

  1. Use short words.
  2. Use short sentences.
  3. Use short paragraphs.
Wise words in any context.

To that end.....

Danny L. Smith

"A time comes when you need to stop waiting for the man you want to become and start being the man you want to be." - Bruce Springsteen 

What if you train yourself and you leave? What if you don't and you stay?

That's a play on Zig's

"What if you train your employees and they leave?
What if you don't and they stay?"
But you can't "leave" yourself. You're stuck with yourself but not who you are.
You spend time and money on new gadgets, systems, equipment, marketing, compliance, stuff, more new systems, more stuff and hire more people. Yet, do you train your people?

Do you train yourself?

Statistics continue to prove that the more training/coaching a company provides (or you GO GET), the more productivity, the more trust, and the better overall results. Companies that have training programs rank over 70% higher in local and national best places to work surveys.

Train others, train yourself.
To that end....

In-the-Box Thinking

The purpose is to stimulate my creativity 
from within, not construct from without 
- Paul Martinelli 

Thinking-in-the-box releases me from thinking I need to come up with new stuff. I believe the ideas, and what-it-takes-to-get-it-done is already inside me. Behavioral scientists say we only use a fraction of our abilities. Yes, maybe I need a bit of the stimulus I get by reading books, listening to speakers, seeking counsel, having good conversations, but I want to reconstruct and build on what God's given me.

I don't want to open that box up in front of St. Peter and find all the things God had in store for me that I didn't receive because I spent so much time piling unnecessary stuff on top of it.

Think-in-the-box and let me know if it frees you up just a bit, if your creativity expands.

To that end....have a great day!

A new generation being "formed"

At 58, I'm a digital immigrant and not a native, 
but I feel like a commuter. 

Thanks to Hurdie Burke for sharing this Google publication

Google's THINK group have declared a new generation: Gen C

We grow by dreams

Goals and growth are properly fueled with DREAMS

What gives you the gumption to keep getting up, to keep-on-keeping-on? Dreams.

Small dreams, big dreams, dreams about a better life, a better job, better health, a house, a car...dreams. There are good dreams and bad dreams. There are dreams you should go after and those you probably shouldn't. 

Woodrow Wilson said, "We grow by dreams. All big individuals are dreamers. They see things in the soft haze of a spring day, or in the red fire on a long winter's evening. Some of us let those great dreams die, but others nourish and protect them; nourish them through bad days until they bring them to the sunshine and light which comes always to those who sincerely hope that their dreams will come true."

Whatever you goals are, whatever growth you want, keep dreaming or start dreaming again. Whether their little dreams, or BIG HOLY AUDACIOUS DREAMS (BHADs).....just dream.

To that end......