Friday, April 20, 2018

Fleeting

Being “on top” will be fleeting if you obtain it under false pretenses.
If you move up the proverbial business ladder by stabbing others in the back your success will be fleeting.
If you treat others like a stepping stone you do not “get it “ and in the end you will fall.
It is plain and simple - if you think that you are smarter or better and if you only care about yourself you are building a house of cards.
I have seen it countless of times over my four decades of business, “ You get what you give” !
It may take a bit and you may think you have gained the system and that you are above it but the longer it takes to catch up to you the harder the fall but trust me- you will fall.
I believe in KARMA and it all comes back to you- either in a positive or a negative.
It is never too late to change your ways and to look up and SEE others, stop being so defensive and paranoid and TRUST - trust in others.
Life is NOT about YOU and it most certainly not about your job or your title or your new car(s).
Live life
Love others
Help those less fortunate
Give
Appreciate
Life is Fleeting

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Judge and jury

Do you have a tendency to judge others?
Are you a self proclaimed judge and jury ?
We all do it, we either judge others because they do not agree with us or we listen to others and rumors about them or maybe they just look like someone in our past that hurt us.
Crazy huh ?
Do we really know them ?
Do even know what is going on in their personal life at that moment ?
At the same time we are busy pre judging others they are judging us.
Such wasted time and energy, if we simply worry more about being a better person ourselves and leaving the judging for a higher power our lives would be lighter.
Can that person we judge be better ? Can they be nicer ? Can they say things differently or lend more of a helping hand ? Yea, probably- but how about you ?
Be the first to extend the olive branch - use your energy for positive.
Smile enough and soon it will overtake your day and may even allow you to look at the person differently , you may even look at yourself differently.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Proud

What are you proud of ?
How much time do we have ?
None of us know how much time we have so accent the positive- whatever you are most proud of follow that- accent that and stay focused.
I am most proud of the foundations that my wife and I poured for our children, we see now what we did as we watch our kids with their kids and their spouses and their families.
As a young couple my wife and I had nothing but a dream and love and we instinctively knew what we wanted most and that was a loving family. When my son was born our daughter was five and we made a sign for when we brought our new family member home-
Lisa
David
Jillian
Michael
THE FAMILY
That was our sign and our philosophy- we were going to be a tight family, growing up I always told our kids that friends will come and go but Your family will always be there.
We spent time with them, hugged them and loved them, the House always had music and we danced and laughed and whatever negative was going on outside the house never penetrated.
We created our own world.
What are you most proud of?
Time is ticking... create the world you want to see.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Don’t assume

Do not assume others know what you are thinking, tell them.
Do not hold it in , talk.
Do not judge, listen.
Do not take things for granted, appreciate.
Do not stagnate , learn.
Do not complain, compliment.
Do not get down on yourself, accent the positive.
Do not want for more, want what you have.
Do not fight for control, let it go

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Vaca

Straight off vacation I once again have an appreciation for all around me.

My wife and I visited the Dominican Republican where the resorts are luxurious and the weather is perfect, it is also a country with a lot of poverty. The people that worked st the resort we stayed in were all very friendly and helpful, their favorite sayings after performing any function for you was
“ my pleasure “  and they all went out their way to help you and ALWAYS with a smile.
These same people get paid a little more than $100.00 a week.
I watched as men on the beach wearing work clothing in 83 degree weather raked the seaweed into a wheel barrel every day and smiled and sang their way through their work.

It is exactly what Bruce Springsteen lyrics say in New York Serande ... “Listen to your Junkman, he’s singing”... those lyrics and watching these people smile and sing through their work day reminds me that our happiness is up to us and it is most certainly NOT about money, titles or power.




Monday, April 2, 2018

Peace of Mind

Peace of Mind
Now if you're feelin' kinda low 'bout the dues you've been paying
Future's coming much too slow
And you want to run but somehow you just keep on stayin'
Can't decide on which way to go
I understand about indecision
But I don't care if I get behind
People livin' in competition
All I want is to have my peace of mind, 
Now you're climbin' to the top of the company ladder
Hope it doesn't take too long
Can'tcha you see there'll come a day when it won't matter?
Come a day when you'll be gone,
Now everybody's got advice they just keep on givin'
Doesn't mean too much to me
Lots of people out to make-believe they're livin'
Can't decide who they should be,
I understand about indecision
But I don't care if I get behind
People livin' in competition
All I want is to have my peace of mind
Take a look ahead, take a look ahead, look ahead

Wanting

It's not having what you want
It's wanting what you've got

Seems so easy but it is so true ... 

People spend way to much time being envious of what others have or with what we want. The commercials and the ads show us people laughing and smiling so we think that we need their product. The ones I get a kick out of the most are beer ads, they always show beautiful people running and laughing , mostly in bathing suits with amazing bodies. When in real life those same beer drinking people all have beer guts , slur their words half way through the night and can barely run at all. But we do run out to the liquor store and then their are always the stories that revolve around what a great night they had when the fell down drunk... crazy huh ?

Commercials tell us th t we need a nice new shiny expensive car or new pants or shirts to be happy , then they all invent holidays so we buy buy buy.

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