Saturday, October 31, 2015

From a fellow Driver-

“a friendly person who likes being with and talking to other people : an outgoing person”.

In our industry the best guys all have that trait, the ability to show off, or turn the show on, SHOWTIME.

It's not just doing your job well, but, constantly seeking positive re-enforcement from those around you. While there are some who don't need the constant back slapping , just silently do their job and do it well, to continue at such a high level of service, some times requires a simple ”Atta Boy”.
When looking at scores from our shippers, we have to exceed their expectations, knock it out of the park, to keep perfect scores...Hence -”SHOWTIME”, simple things like a phone call the day before(positive attitude)introductions, setting a time, being on time(or early) and knocking on the door with a business card and set up equipment in hand...

Then following up and staying on the entire day, Listening to the customers concerns, pointing out just how well something is padded, thanking the help in front of the shipper for doing their job well, and keeping a POSITIVE ATTITUDE!

Ending the day by telling the shipper your not leaving until he checks every spot for anything left...Smiling the whole time....

Friday, October 30, 2015

Walls and Doors

Some people build Walls..

Some people build Doors..

Some people are obstructionist , they are always negative and seem to enjoy pulling people down.. they build Walls.

Other people are positive, they seem to truly seem to enjoy helping others and people around them are better because of them..they build Doors.

Which are you ? 

Thursday, October 29, 2015

5 Steps for Tackling Tough Conversations

5 Steps for Tackling Tough Conversations
  1. State concerns directly. Communicate in a way that doesn’t alienate the other person. Use “I” statements to describe your experience of the behavior you are seeing and to understand the essence of the issue.
  2. Probe for more information to gain a deeper understanding. Be patient and ask open-ended questions. Create a safe and supportive environment that is free of fear.
  3. Engage the other party through whole-hearted listening. Listen even when it is uncomfortable. Focus and understand what the other person is saying. Quiet your inner thoughts. Be fully present throughout the conversation.
  4. Attend to body language. Be able to spot discrepancies between what you are hearing and what you are seeing. If you notice body language that is inconsistent with what you are hearing, take an extra minute to explore further.
  5. Keep forward focused. Resist the urge to move ahead before everyone is ready. It is a delicate balance to make sure everyone has been heard while also keeping the focus on moving the conversation forward. Don’t be in a hurry—sometimes going slower is faster.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

From The Greatest..Muhammad Ali -

Friendship... is not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything.
He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
I done wrestled with an alligator, I done tussled with a whale; handcuffed lightning, thrown thunder in jail; only last week, I murdered a rock, injured a stone, hospitalised a brick; I'm so mean I make medicine sick.
Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.
If you even dream of beating me you'd better wake up and apologize.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Politically correct

We are a society that are more worried about being politically correct then just speaking our opinion.
People are too worried to say what they feel because of the risk of being prosecuted.
I understand that you need to be sensitive and you should to always to try not to offend people but I think ( and this is just my opinion) we as a nation are taking it a bit too far.

You are offended if you call a tree a " Christmas " Tree ? Really ?
You are offended if in a comedy skit a person plays a sumo wrestler and gets laugh?
Those are actual events.

There must people something that people can do better with their time.

More important in our political arena our potential or current leaders have a tough time saying what they want to say so they run around the subject, all because they do not want to offend anybody. Meanwhile we get no substance no pulse of what that person truly believes.

We should all be able to say what we want and yes if offend someone we apologize and try to say it a different way if possible but neither side should throw rocks are not forgive.

Live, learn, forgive and move on but let's not lose our identity as individuals.

Sunday, October 25, 2015


I listen to the media talk about polling for elections and they refer to the " educated" people.

I always get a kick out of that- " He does not poll well with the educated people"- what does that mean?

There are many types of education- two prominent ones that I refer to is School educated and then there is street educated.
Which provides the better education?
Ideally it is a combination of the two.
I have worked with and spoken to many people with master degrees and impressive sheepskin but they have very little common sense or zero people skills.

I have also worked with many folks who did not have the luxury or the opportunity to have a higher education or even had to drop out of high school to help provide for their family and they earned things the hard way but they appreciate what they have and they are very respectful to everyone around them.

Books alone and degrees will not make you successful or for that matter even smart.
It is how you apply what you learn and how you understand how it fits into the bigger picture that matters.

So I do not know who "they" refer to when they say they polled the educated group.

Saturday, October 24, 2015


·         “I learned the value of hard work by working hard.” – Margaret Mead

·         I’ve got a theory that if you give 100 percent all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end.  ~Larry Bird

·         We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid. – Benjamin Franklin

·         Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.

·         Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy. ~ Robert Half

·         There is no substitute for hard work. -Thomas Alwa Edison

·         Hard work doesn’t guarantee success, but improves its chances.  ~ B. J. Gupta

·         Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.

·         “I’m really very self-confident when it comes to my work. When I take on a project, I believe in it 100%. I really put my soul into it. I’d die for it. That’s how I am.” – Michael Jackson

·         Work hard, have fun, make a difference.

·         “Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted.” – David Bly

·         Hard work pays off in the future. Laziness pays off now. – Steven Wright

·         I know the price of success: dedication, hard work, and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen. -FL Wright

·         Good things come to those who work HARD, not those who wait.

·         “Most people work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough money not to

Friday, October 23, 2015


Do you have the right tools ?

A carpenter would not show up to work without a hammer.

Do you have the proper tools to succeed?

Floor runners?
Extra boxes?
Tool kit?
Pads and skins?
Decking bars?
Are you using computerized inventory ?? The ARPIN MOBILE ?

Did you do your homework before you drove up to residence?

Set up labor plenty in advance?
Google the residence?
Call the customer?
Call the agent who surveyed or packed?
Clean your uniform?

Rather you look professional and succeed starts and ends with you.

Are you prepared? 

Thursday, October 22, 2015


·         If people only knew how hard I work to gain my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful at all.  ~ Michelangelo

·         “Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds.”  ~ Gordon B. Hinckley

·         If hard work were such a wonderful thing, surely the rich would have kept it all to themselves. ~ Lane Kirkland

·         “Formula for success: rise early, work hard, strike oil.” – J. Paul Getty

·         Work hard in silence, let success make the noise.

·         If you work hard, you will get every where you need to be. ~ Tamela Jaeger

·         There is no substitute for hard work. -Thomas Alwa Edison

·         Falling in love is easy. Staying in love is hard work. – Bille Baty

·         Work hard in present to be happy in future. Time is running out. Sometimes people have to be reminded how great they are. – Torin Rush

·         “For every two minutes of glamour, there are eight hours of hard work.” – Jessica Savitch

·         There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. ~ Colin Powell

·         Dream big, believe in yourself and work hard for what you want.

·         If you care about what you do and work hard at it, there isn’t anything you can’t do if you want to.

·         “The 3 great essentials to achieve anything worth while are: Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness, and Common sense.” Thomas A. Edison

·         Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people dont recognize them.

·         “A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.” – Colin Powell

·         No-one loves hard work more than the one who pays for it.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

"I" to "WE"

Great leaders need to progress from “I” to “We”.

This happens when it stops being about you – personal ambition and ego take a back seat to the greater good, and the burning desire becomes the success of the team, AND the welfare of the team.

I have worked with some very good people through the years and some very good workers BUT so many of them never grab the concept of "WE" in their day to day.
I listen to them and all they ever say is " I" -I did this - I did that-
The evolution has to come from the heart - when you truly start to share the glory and shoulder the burden you start to grow.
It begins with your vocabulary- take notice- do you say " I ' to much ?

To succeed you need a team effort and you need your team to know that you need them and that you respect what they do.
Push the lime light away , that said do not publicly point the finger or blame. That is meant as a one on one away from the team.

Take notice in what you say- because others do.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

What if you knew?

What if you knew today was your last day on earth?
Would you change?

What if you knew you the day you would pass away?
Would you appreciate what you have more today?

Guess what- none of us know but we DO know that it will come to an end and there are no guarantees on how long you will be here so just take very day as if it could be your last.
Appreciate the things around you and forgive and smile more.

It could be over sooner than you think and it will be too late so don't wait.. look around and look up . take a nice deep breath and say..THANK YOU !

Monday, October 19, 2015

Don't get to high

Don't get too high and try not to get too low

We all go through the roller coaster of life, we experience the highs and the lows.
Try to remember that it is all fleeting.
Remain humble when things are going good and compliments are coming your way and enjoy the moment. Those are the moments that you strive for.
Try to remain humble and remember that in order to succeed you need help, rather it was a mentor, a friend, a co-worker or a loved one I guarantee you that you did not do it alone.
We all need support and we all strive to be liked and to do a good job.

There will be times that things are not going the way you want, you may get frustrated, especially when you are trying your best but others are attempting to pull you down or make your job more difficult.
Remain that same humble and grateful guy and know that this too shall pass.

At the end of each day ask yourself- Did I try my best today ? Did I try to help somebody ? If I messed up what did I learn from it so I can improve the next time?

Don't get too high...and don't get too low

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Don't take yourself so serious

Don't take yourself so serious.....after all nobody else does.

Loosen up, it ain't that bad, trust think you have big problems until you really have big a doctor telling you that you have cancer or your wife of 40 years has memory loss or a daughter or son have major health issues..then you pray for the problems that you thought you had.

People have a habit of forgetting the big picture, go outside and look around, take a deep breath and be thankful that you are here and for all the opportunities that you may have in front of you.
And believe me you have opportunities.
Life may not always work out the way you planned it but that it what life is all about.
Enjoying the ride and working with the curve balls.

When you take life and situations too serious you tighten up and then work harder and probably more angry. In the interim you will miss the moment and probably the answer to your problems.

You cannot shake hands with a clinched fist, and clinching your fist and your jaw will solve nothing.
Where as a handshake will gain you a ally and conversation and through that you map to the road of success.

Remember outside your little circle no one really cares and it ain't that big a deal.

Lighten up

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Just be yourself

The older you get the more comfortable you should get in your own skin.

It is difficult growing up, wanting to fit in or be popular.
You spend a good amount of time worrying about what people think or say about you.
Hopefully when you get into your 50's or 60's you drop all of that, or if you are very secure maybe way before that.
After all people will respect you for just being you.

Right now politics is being schooled by a no politician- Donald Trump- like him or hate him he is being himself. He says things that are not politically correct and he does not care.
This is NOT a endorsement for him or even for all of his tactics or stances.
But he is gaining traction mostly because he is himself- like it or not.

When you do finally come to the conclusion that it does not matter what other people think as long as you do your best and try not to purposely hurt anybody you feel freed.
Free to do good things and your shoulders will be lightened.

Be yourself

Friday, October 16, 2015


Responsibility unleashes choice.  Whenever we think, decide, choose, and act we are exercising our personal responsibility. Deciding to accept responsibility for our choices increases the range of choices considered acceptable by others. It allows autonomy to increase without decreasing relatedness.  We always have more responsible and less responsible options to choose from. Here are examples of choices we have:
More ResponsibleLess Responsible
Facts, realism, reality, and learning what is. Inquiring, investigating, seeking, and embracing facts and truth. Reason and sanity.Fantasy. Avoiding reality; embracing fantasy or magical thinking. Denying or escaping reality. Rumors. Rejecting facts. Insanity.
Focusing our thoughts and attention. Orderly.Drifting, rambling, unfocused, flighty, chaotic.
Thinking through alternatives and consequences.Relying on habit or taking the easy way.
Clear and consistent thinking and expression.Obscurity, vagueness, hedging, inconsistency, waffling.
Learn from history.Revise, ignore, or dispute history.
Seeking out expertise.Dismissing expertise.
Working to understand.Whatever.
Self-discipline. Impulse control. Behaving true to your values. Saying “yes” to your values and “no” to the rest.Acting on impulse. Going along with whatever. Situational ethics.
Do what you say.Do whatever.
Fulfill reciprocal obligations. Evade reciprocal obligations. Cheat.
Open to new ideas and information. Curious. Wise.Closed to new ideas. Stubborn and closed minded. Ignorant.
Willing to accept blame for errors.Infallible, arrogant, dismissive, obstinate.
Consistent, congruent, and reliable.Inconsistent, chaotic, unreliable.
Rationality, valuing reason, respect for facts, and valid logic. Gathering, validating, and studying evidence. Developing and applying a coherent theory of knowledge.Fallacies, distortions, assumptions, misinformation, and unrepresentative data.
Considering a variety of points-of-view.Accepting a one-sided view.
Rigorous, careful, attentive.Sloppy, careless, distracted.
Adaptation and flexibility. Adjusting beliefs and actions to accommodate newly understood facts. Rigid and misfit.
Seeking solutions.Assigning blame.
Awareness and wisdom.Unawareness and ignorance.
Adherence to evidence, values, and choice.Blind obedience.
Entitled to my own opinion.Entitled to my own facts.
Talking to people.Talking about people.
Building enduring relationships based on who we are.Seeking instrumental relationships based on what we do.
I choose to . . .
I decided to . . .
I had to . . .
I had no choice . . .
Ideas, choices, and actions do matter and do have consequences. Believing that effects and outcomes have causes.It's all up to fate, destiny, and chance. Attributing results to chance or destiny. There is noting I can do; I am helpless.
Internal Locus of ControlExternal Locus of Control.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Personal Responsibility

Taking Personal Responsibility

 The acceptance of personal responsibility is what separates the adult from the child. It’s the great leap forward into maturity. Responsibility is the hallmark of the fully integrated, fully functioning human being.
Responsibility goes hand in hand with success, achievement, motivation, happiness and self-actualization. It’s the absolute minimum requirement for the accomplishment of everything you could ever really want in life.
 Accepting that you’re completely responsible for yourself and realizing that no one is coming to the rescue is the beginning of peak performance.
There’s very little that you cannot do or have after you accept that “If it’s to be, it’s up to me!”

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Taking Responsibility

Taking Responsibility for Your Actions -

: One of our biggest problems is that we don’t like to fail and, more importantly, we don’t like to be seen to fail.
The problem with that train of thought, however, is that we then tend to set ourselves a goal but at the same time we create an excuse to keep as a ‘spare card’ we can use so that if we don’t succeed, we can blame something or somebody else.
 However, the more personal responsibility we take, the more in control we are and the more control we have, the more likely we will reach our goal as there will be no excuses to fall back on if we fail.
Therefore, taking responsibility for our actions equals success.
It also makes us feel good about ourselves and rids us of negative personality traits such as anger, fear, resentment, hostility and doubt.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

How do I become a responsible person?

How do I become a responsible person?
  • Be accountable. If your children are feisty, your partner unreasonable, your coworker unbearable, you are always responsible for how you respond. Your behaviour is under your control.
  • Stop blaming. When you stop pointing the finger, you have control over yourself. Just because the other person is acting a fool, don’t be one yourself.
  • Acknowledge what happened. When you acknowledge, “Yes, I forgot to call when I said I would,” you eliminate the need to make up silly excuses. “I messed up” is the responsible three-word sentence, and when followed with “How can I make it up to you?” it makes people willing to forgive. Your integrity earns respect.
  • Accentuate the positive. Move through your day with positive attitude. Have you ever noticed that people who don’t take responsibility for their own behaviour are negative and cynical? Anything that goes wrong is always that other person’s fault. They’re perpetual victims. When you take responsibility for having the life you want, you switch your focus from what went wrong to what went right. A small shift in focus turns a loser into a winner.
  • See yourself clearly. Taking responsibility means acknowledging both your weaknesses and strengths. It means acknowledging all that is wonderful about you. You are kind to yourself. A responsible person does not dismiss her own achievements. She knows her good and positive qualities. She has a complete picture of who she is. A responsible person continues to grow emotionally.
  • Say “thank you.” Accept praise graciously. When someone acknowledges you, say, “thank you.” When someone is kind or gives you a gift, the responsible response is a sincere “thank you.”
  • Practice healthy self-focus. Thinking too much about our own problems, worrying endlessly about the future, regretting the past, and feeling sorry for ourselves can lead to indulgent self-pity. It’s exhausting. However, taking time to really know what makes you tick, in a gentle, reflective way is the beginning of self-love and personal responsibility.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Outside your circle

What do people think of you outside your circle?

How do you treat people outside your click ?

We all have a circle of friends that we are comfortable with and we seem to treat them different, maybe even better than others- one of issues we have in today's society is a lot of people straight up do not care what others think or how they treat others outside those that follow them or are in their group. We should do our best to always treat everyone the same, even those we may not agree with.

We cannot solely survive on our little pack and even though you may hold a title or wherever you work you may be " the boss" remember that outside in a different arena you are just " you". So do not get so high on yourself that you think that you are better- in that atmosphere or in certain cases you may have more expertise in what you are doing but that does make you better.
You will eventually find your self in other situations that you may vulnerable and may not know what to do and you will then need somebody's assistance- and you want that person to treat you fair and with respect.
Well do the same- always reach down to help someone up- it will come back to you.

Sunday, October 11, 2015


Trust has been called the miracle triple-acting agent for organizations.

 It provides the lubrication that makes people, processes, and systems work more smoothly.
 It also acts as the bonding agent that brings people together, allowing them to collaborate effectively and achieve more together than they could as individuals.

 And trust also functions as the catalyst to spur the innovation and creativity that’s necessary to propel organizations to higher levels of success.

So don’t underestimate the power of trust, and when you feel it’s lacking with your team or crew, take a look in the mirror first. -
The problem may be staring back at you.

Saturday, October 10, 2015


Mis-aligned Expectations

Many times the reason leaders don’t trust their teams is they haven’t done a good job of clarifying expectations. Leaders often assume the team knows the importance of the goal, the quality standards expected, or the deadline for completing the work.

When the team doesn’t perform as expected, the leader jumps to the conclusion that the team can’t be trusted.
Step back and reassess the situation.

 Did you verbalize your expectations and make them absolutely clear?
 Did you equip or train your team to meet those expectations?
Did you provide the day-to-day coaching needed or did you just leave the team on its own?

 When expectations aren’t met, we have a habit of judging others by their actions but judging ourselves by our intent.
Judge your team and or crew by their intent and explore whether or not your expectations were communicated clearly.

Friday, October 9, 2015

More Advice from a 90 year old woman

- What other people think of you is none of your business

- Time heals almost everything- Give Time Time

- However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

- Believe in miracles

-Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger

-If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab our back.

-Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.

-All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

-Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

-The Best is yet to come.

-No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

-Life isn't tied with a bow but it is still a gift

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Some Advice from a " 90 Year Old Woman "

- Life isn't fair but it is still good

-When in doubt, just take the next small step

-Life is too short to waste time hating anyone

-Don't take yourself too seriously, no one else does

-You don't have to win every argument, agree to disagree

-When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

-Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present

-Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

-Life is too short for Pity Parties. Get busy living or get busy dying ( Also one of my favorite lines from Shawshank Redemption)

-You can get through anything if you stay put in today

-When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.

-No one is in charge of your happiness except you.

-Frame every so called disaster with these words: " In five years, will this matter?"

-Forgive everyone everything

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Customer Service

Good old Customer Service..

Where is it in today's business ?

People are rushing, typing, texting, barely looking up, business are finding it difficult to please customers mostly because they plain do not listen or look up or mostly just show that they care.

If you do not return a call or a email in a timely manner that is as good as ignoring that person and is simply disrespectful.
At the end of the day people just want to be respected.

Lack of concern or customer service is all over and in all walks of life and in very profession -
Here is a very recent example of something that happened to me-

The other day my father in law called me and asked me to go over his house, he said he was not feeling right. My father in law is 74 and retired and hates hospitals and doctors. What he was describing sounded like a possible stroke or the beginning of a hear attack, he refused to go to the walk in or the emergency room. I called his Doctor, which believe it or not ran busy for about 15- 20 minutes. When the receptionist finally dud answer she quickly said hold please- and left me on hold for about 15 minutes, when she came back she was talking a mile a minute and when I told her what was happening with my father in law she said that he was off and would not be back for 3- 4 days.
That was it.
No caring at all in her demeanor , no concern, no recommendation... nothing.
OMG..and this from the one profession we all hope to have a bit more empathy and concern.

You want to know why America is slipping in the business world, just look around.

It is not too late to change direction- look up- listen- Care

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

A handshake

Do you remember when you sealed a deal with a handshake?

When a person's word was worth more than a piece of paper with his name on it?

What changed?

Nothing I hope, a person's word should still mean something. In the end it is really all that matters.
Take pride in your word and your handshake.
Your reputation depends on it, and your reputation is everything.
You can't buy a reputation or fake your way through it.
You earn day at a deal at a time.

Word travels and a reputation is made or broken and my experiences have proven that once a person gets a bad reputation it spreads like wild fire and that person has to work twice as hard to turn it around.

Point being..keep your word- it is the one thing that will follow you your whole life.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

A Relationship Master

  •  7 steps to be a relationship master-

  • Listen more, talk less. Relationship masters are genuinely curious to understand what is being said—as well as not said—in a conversation. They listen intently in the moment instead of thinking about what they are going to say next.
  • Reflect and process. Relationship masters process the conversation after the fact to draw conclusions about messages sent and received. What was the meaning of the discussion and what are the implications? How did the conversation end? Is the relationship in good standing or do I need to circle back to address any perceived tension?
  • Match and mirror. Relationship masters are good connectors. They match their style to that of the other person participating in the conversation.
  • Be humble. Relationship masters own their mistakes. They acknowledge when a relationship is not where it should be and work to discover what they can do to make it better.
  • Embrace difficult conversations and conflict. Relationship masters are good at speaking their truth and can do so in a respectful and caring way. They do not walk away from a negative relationship. They clean it up by speaking openly and creating an environment for resolution.
  • Be trustworthy and responsible. Relationship masters follow through on what they say they are going to do. They work hard to be consistent even when life happens and things get missed.
  • Seek feedback. Relationship masters do not see themselves as having mastered anything—especially related to communication and people skills. They strive for continuous improvement, and they know it starts with getting feedback about themselves and their behavior.
  • Saturday, October 3, 2015

    Accent the positive

    Every day you have reason to be angry.
    Every day you have reason to be disgruntled.
    In the same day you have reason to be thankful and happy

    It is a choice..YOUR choice.

    Accent the positive.
    It will not solve your problems by being angry it will only alienate you from others and to succeed you need allies.

    At least if you are honest and smile and try to work through it you may find the solution.
    Either way you will never gain by the negative.
    Go ahead vent post all your anger and guess what? All it will do is fester and grow and you will wake up the next day more angry. You may even get a hst of others to yell behind you but what have accomplished?

    In the long run if you are positive and try not to pull others down you will succeed. The door will me.

    You may even smile more.

    Friday, October 2, 2015


    This Was the Year…1960
    U.S. President & Vice President
    Dwight Eisenhower

    The Vice President

    Richard Nixon
    Time Magazine Person Of The Year

    U.S. Scientists

    Cost of Living Cost of Food
    New House $12,675 Granulated Sugar $ .89 for 10 lbs

    Average Income $ 4.007 Milk $ 1.04 per gallon

    New Car $ 2,610 Ground Coffee $ .97 per pound

    Gallon of Gas $ .25 Bacon $ .65 per pound

    Movie Ticket $ 1.00 Eggs $ .29 per dozen
    Popular Movies Born This Year
    The Apartment (Academy Award Winner) John F. Kennedy, Jr.

    Psycho Hugh Grant

    Spartacus Bono

    The Magnificent Seven Daryl Hannah

    National and World News
     John F. Kennedy won the Presidential election.
    The U.S. sent the first troops to Vietnam following the French with-drawal in 1954.

     The Irish Republican Army (IRA) started its fight against the British.
    Popular TV Shows Music

    Gunsmoke The Twist (Chubby Checker)

    Wagon Train Teen Angel (Mark Dinning)

    Rawhide Are You Lonesome Tonight (Elvis)

    The Jack Benny Show Georgia On My Mind (Ray Charles)

    Sports Champions
     Pittsburgh Pirates (baseball)

     Philadelphia Eagles (football)

     Jim Rathmann (Indianapolis 500)

     Montreal Canadians (hockey)

     Boston Celtics (NBA)

     Venetian Way (Kentucky Derby)

    Thursday, October 1, 2015

    Take Risks

    Take Risks

    In the first few months of his papacy, Pope Francis took risks. He made unprecedented claims and unconventional decisions. "To listen and to follow your conscience means that you understand the difference," he wrote, reaching out to atheists and agnostics. He also proclaimed a year of jubilee for women who've had abortions but have since chosen to reflect on the Church's teachings on the issue. It's worth nothing that in both cases, Pope Francis didn't revise Catholic doctrine, but his leadership style offered a refreshing new perspective to many who might have previously felt shut out.

    In the business world today, many leaders are blinded by the fear of failure.
    Big changes are hard to make—they take time, and often many people, to institute—but messages are easy to change. Still, risk is vital to your business's growth and your own development as a leader.

    Risk can help you rise, even though it sometimes leads to failure. But it will always prove a worthy teacher