Recognize the Changes Needed to Reach Your Dream
As an Entrepreneur,
you are most concerned about yourself
since you are trying to build an extension of yourself...
Secrets of an Entrepreneur by John Paul Owles
Have you ever imagined being the hero of the day? Imagined yourself being one day rich and famous? We all have. Whether it is the flash of us crossing the finishing line first. Or being a movie star with fame and fortune. Or a famous businessperson featured in national magazines. We all have imagined how our lives might be one day when our dreams turn into reality. It is these moments of inspiration that drive Entrepreneurs to their goal.
Technology: Transform Your Business
The Go To Excel Person
Richard Spring, Sly Fox Press
Richard Spring has been a manager, supervisor, and instructor for more years than he cares to mention. He was fortunate enough to have a company offer him the opportunity to take numerous computer classes, especially in Microsoft Excel.
As an instructor, he has taught most levels of Microsoft applications for Excel, Word, and Power Point. It was from his teaching experience, he developed the desire to help people become more valuable that he started the Excel at Warp Factor series. (more)
Transform Your Life
Ninety Percent of Life Is
Excerpt from the Graduation Speech in her book, Unseen Arms
"Ninety percent of life is showing up"
Feel free to jot that down in case you want to use it sometime. I really won't mind. It isn't my saying, anyhow; actor Woody Allen coined it.
You see, commitment and dependability go a long, long way. You might be surprised at what you can learn or accomplish if you simply show up and do what's expected of you.
To do that, you may have to discover better ways to do things, as I have had to do. Sometimes you have to invent them. That's been the story of my life, of which I am now sharing a portion with you.
I had to figure out how to do my schoolwork ~ everything from opening my book bag to developing good penmanship.
For me, this was all part of showing up besides just being in class.
At home, for me "showing up" meant many things, including sneezing a lot when dusting with a Swiffer in my mouth. Or having to apply a rear naked choke hold to use a shop vac. Don't worry: that isn't as bad as it might sound. It's actually a legitimate martial arts maneuver.
And then comes the extremely essential tasks of life such as sending text messages. I have a friend in Ohio who has two perfectly good texting thumbs. He insists that I am merely faking it about not having hands because he claims that I text faster than he does. Though I sometimes use my arm for that ~ like I do on my computer keyboard ~ I mostly text with my bare mouth because I discovered that's what works best for me.
When I do so, I guess you could say that each message I send is sealed with a kiss. Consider it a bonus. But your bonus to yourself and to others is to show up.
Moments Like This
Sylvia Silvetti Havlish
Sylvia counts her family of origin as her greatest blessing and the inspiration for this book:
“My parents always encouraged us to be independent thinkers…to trust our inner voice…and to show love and gratitude to not only our extended family and friends, but most especially to God. The greatest gift we were taught to give was to help others and show them God’s love. My parents modeled that behavior, and we learned by watching them. It is a privilege for me to be just a small part of helping people through my counseling.
I have written a book of memories…memories of the precious “moments like this” in our lives. For the past thirty years, I have been a bereavement counselor to many individuals and groups. Throughout those years I have been privileged to share in the memories of my clients’ loved ones. Getting to know these people who no longer walk the earth through the stories shared by everyone has added so much to the texture of my life. It has helped me to truly choose to live in the present moment…and to LIVE NOW! It has helped me to tell the ones I love that I DO LOVE THEM…NOW. I take nothing for granted.