Archive for December, 2013

How to Live a Long Life

December 24, 2013

A tough old cowboy from Texas counseled his granddaughter that if she wanted to live a long life, the secret was to sprinkle a pinch of gun powder on her oatmeal every morning.

The granddaughter did this religiously until the age of 103, when she died.

She left behind 14 children, 30 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren, 25 great-great-grandchildren

and, a 40-foot hole where the crematorium used to be.


Self-Limiting Beliefs Debunked!!

December 22, 2013

What Are You?

(You may have seen this before, it’s still a good message. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year)

An old native legend tells of a brave who found an eagle’s egg one day and, thinking to save it, put it in a prairie chicken’s nest. The eaglet hatched at the same time as his prairie chicken nest mates.  And so, grew up with them.

As he grew, the young eagle did exactly what his prairie chickens brethren did.  He pecked for insects and grubs. He clucked and cackled exactly like a prairie chicken.  And when he flew, it was always in a cloud of feathers and only for a few yards at most, before falling back to the ground.  After all, that’s how prairie chickens fly.

The years passed and the eagle grew old.  One day he saw a magnificent bird gliding high in the cloudless sky.  Gracefully the huge bird rode the air currents, hardly moving his great golden wings as he soared and wheeled through the sky.

“What a beautiful bird!” exclaimed the eagle to his prairie chicken friends.  “What is it?”

“That’s an eagle…he’s the king of birds,” clucked his neighbour.  “But you better forget about it. You’ll never be an eagle.”

And so the eagle forgot all about the magnificent bird, and soon died, still believing he was a prairie chicken.

Have you, like the eagle who thought he was a prairie chicken, ever thought you were less than you could be?

If so, think again…there’s an eagle in everyone of us…just waiting to soar.


Idea for the New Year

December 11, 2013

I am unapologetic about copying Lisa Ocker’s article from Success Magazine January 2014 issue. These are her suggestions for making 2014 the best year ever. It’s nothing we haven’t seen, but are we doing them? Pass them along to family, friends, co-workers, customers. And get started. 

Set Goals: Just Do It.

Take Small Steps: Take Action. Commit to easy steps and get started. Now.                                                                                                 

Get A Mentor: Someone has the knowledge you seek. Coach!

Read: 10 pages per day will make you a better you faster than you can imagine.

Improve Productivity: Multi-tasking isn’t. Track your time.

Rise Early: Quiet time. It’s important.

Get an Accountability Partner:  See Get A Mentor.

Do something you’ve always wanted to do: Life is short. Go for it.

Journal: Keep the ideas.

Practice mindfulness: Focus on now. Improve effectiveness, well-being, longevity.

Expand your Capabilities: Become a better you. Read, listen to Cds, attend seminars, take a course.

Seek Wonder: See the world through a child’s eyes. Experience awe. Let yourself do it. It’s amazing.