"I wish I was that talented!" "I wish I was born with half of his talent." When people talk about talent, what are they actually describing?Read More »
What would you be willing to sacrifice now to build something that would vastly improve your future?
How long would you have the patience to prepare before you saw any results?
I learned an important lesson from an unlikely source.
Our children need to fail more often. What they learn about failure will determine much of their success in life. I had to watch my son "fail" last night.Read More »
All people are tempted. There is no one that lives that can't be broken down, provided it is the right temptation, put in the right spot. - Henry Ward BeecherRead More »
There are two things a kite needs to get off the ground and stay in the air. The same things are needed for you to accomplish your dreams.Read More »
The 4th quarter of 2013 is here! How are the goals you set back in January coming? Don't worry, you've saved the best for last!Read More »
The purpose of life comes down to three words: constant forward progress. We exist to improve ourselves and the world around us. What can you do today?Read More »
Arthur Berry was described by Time as "the slickest second-story man in the East," truly one of the most famous jewel thieves of all times. In his years of crime, he committed as many as 150 burglaries and stole jewels valued between $5 and $10 million. He seldom robbed from anyone not listed in the Social Register and often did his work in a tuxedo. On an occasion or two, when caught in the act of a crime by a victim, he charmed his way out of being reported to the police. Like most people who engage in a life of crime, he was eventually caught, convicted and served 25 years in prison for his crimes. Following his release, he worked as a counterman in a roadside restaurant on the East Coast for $50 a week. A newspaper reporter found him and interviewed him about his life. After telling about the thrilling episodes of his life he came to the conclusion of the interview saying, "I am not good at morals. But early in my life I was intelligent and clever, and I got along well with people. I think I could have made something of my life, but I didn't. So when you write the story of my life, when you tell people about all the burglaries, don't leave out the biggest one of all... Don't just tell them I robbed Jesse Livermore, the Wall Street baron or the cousin of the king of England. You tell them Arthur Berry robbed Arthur Berry." Here are six terrific truths about time: First: Nobody can manage time. But you can manage those things that take up your time. Second: Time is expensive. As a matter of fact, 80 percent of our day is spent on those things or those people that only bring us two percent of our results.Read More »
“Bidding will start at $100 for this next item. Do I hear $100?”
A number of hands rose up and the auction was under way. The bidding started off in a frenzy as everybody looked to get the object for a low price.
“$150, thank you sir. $200 to the lady in the yellow hat. $250? Yes, thank you young man.”
The price climbed steadily higher and higher. As the price rose it started to eliminate the people who decided they didn’t want to pay that much to win.
Within minutes the auctioneer found that he had to work much harder to get bidders.
“The bid is at $1100, do I hear $1100? It is a bargain at this price ladies and gentlemen. Thank you madam!”
“$1200 then.…Read More »
Today we finish our series on Isaac Newton’s 3 Laws of Success. In case you missed them, you can check out the other two here:
Today we will talk about Newton’s 3rd Law of Motion and how it applies to our journey towards happiness and success.
Newton’s 3rd Law of Motion basically states that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.
Some examples of this would be someone shooting a rifle where the force to propel the bullet forward also produces a force in the opposite direction that kicks back against the shoulder of the shooter. If two people wearing roller skates put their hands together and push off, they will both shoot off with equal force but in opposite directions.…Read More »