Monday January 11, 2010

"Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: 'I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it.'"
- Groucho Marx

Make the decision to be happy today!

Tuesday January 12, 2010


1) The delusion that personal gain is made by crushing others.

2) The tendency to worry about things that cannot be changed or corrected.

3) Insisting that a thing is impossible because we cannot accomplish it.

4) Refusing to set aside trivial preferences.

5) Neglecting development and refinement of the mind, and not acquiring the habit of reading and studying.

6) Attempting to compel others to believe and live as we do.

Adjust your mindset to avoid these mistakes today and everyday.

Wednesday January 13, 2010

Treat every person you meet today - and certainly every prospect and customer - as a GUEST:

G = GREET them immediately
U = USE THEIR NAME in conversation
E = EYE CONTACT - Look them in the eye
S = SMILE while you talk and listen
T = THANK THEM for their attention and business

When you treat everyone as a guest in your own home - wherever you are - you create warm relationships and people respond in a like manner.

Thursday January 14, 2010

When you're thinking of changing or improving a program, a process, or some activity in your career, here are a list of questions developed at Stanford University that help you imagine the possibilities:

1) Is there a new way to do it?
2) Can you borrow or adapt another method?
3) Can you give it a new twist?
4) Do you merely need more of the same?
5) Do you need less of the same?
6) Is there a viable substitute
7) Can parts or steps be rearranged in a different order?
8) What if we do just the opposite?
9) Can any ideas of others be combined?
10) What can I personally do differently to improve the process or situation?

Press on!

Friday January 15, 2010

"There is a tacit assumption by most people that impossible things in life are accomplished by important people other than themselves - as if there were a race of superior people on earth. The fact is that the important things in life are done by ordinary people. There is no use waiting for someone with 'superior qualities' to do a job. Just pitch in and do it. Ever since I found that out, it has given me a lot of courage."
- Reginald Heber Smith

You are an important person. You perform great tasks every day, which benefit a variety of people all around you. What is on your task list today? What big things do you have planned?

Be bold! Be courageous! Stretch yourself and take on that impossible task! Action sets you free!!

Saturday January 16, 2010

To bear up under loss,
To fight the bitterness of defeat and the weakness of grief,
To be victor over anger,
To smile when tears are close,
To resit evil men and base instincts,
To hate hat and to love love,
To go on when it would seem good to die,
To seek ever after glory and the dream,
To look up with unquenchable faith in something evermore about to be,
That is what any one person can do, and so be great.
- Zane Grey

Sunday January 17, 2010

"See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ."
- Colossians 2:8 (NIV)

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