Two of my favorite things...


November 22, 2012



November 12, 2012



October 13, 2012

"Pity the man who has a favorite restaurant, but not a favorite author. He's picked out a favorite place to feed his body, but he doesn't have a favorite place to feed his mind!"  -Jim Rohn-



October 1, 2012



September 30, 2012

Complaining. There's room for legitimate complaining, but if you let this deadly disease of attitude - complaining – loose, it will conquer you. Complaining can take over your life, destroy you and leave you without anything. Nobody wants to take along a complainer. Nobody wants to promote a complainer. Nobody wants to live with one. Nobody wants to be a partner of one. Nobody wants to have one around. Complaining leaves you out of more opportunities than you can possibly imagine if you let it take over and grab you by the throat.


Complaining is not for the winners in life. You must focus on what you can do, not what you cannot. And you must focus on the opportunities not the difficulties. When you do this you will not only inspire yourself but you will be an example for others to follow as well.

-Jim Rohn-



September 25, 2012



September 21, 2012



September 20, 2012



September 19, 2012



September 18,  2012

Napoleon Hill: "Nearly twenty years ago I interviewed Mr. Carnegie for the purpose of writing a story about him. During the interview I asked him to what he attributed his success. With a merry little twinkle in his eyes he said:"

Mr. Carnegie: "Young man, before I answer your question will you please define your term 'success'?"

Napoleon Hill: "After waiting until he saw that I was somewhat embarrassed by his request he continued:"

Mr. Carnegie: "By success you have reference to my money, have you not?"

Napoleon Hill: "I assured him that money was the term by which most people measured success, and he then said:"

Mr. Carnegie: "Oh, well---if you wish to know how I got my money---if that is what you call success---I will answer your question by saying that we have a master mind here in our business, and that mind is made up of more than a score of men who constitute my personal staff of superintendents and managers and accountants and chemists and other necessary types. No one person is this group is the master mind of which I speak, but the sum total of the minds in the group, co-ordinated, organized and directed to a definite end in a spirit of harmonious co-operation is the power that got my money for me. No two minds in the group are exactly alike, but each man in the group does the thing that he is supposed to do and he does it better than any other person in the world could do it."

- Napoleon Hill: "The Law Of Success" (published in 1928) –



September 17,  2012

"Your sense of purpose grows from respect for your own talent, your love for the specific material you are performing and your desire to use both to serve your audience. It is this drive to be at service through your art that finally overcomes the self-consciousness of your ego and carries you beyond yourself, giving you a transcendent purpose from which come dignity, fulfillment and ongoing artistic vitality."  -Robert Benedetti-



September 10,  2012

“Skill is fine, and genius is splendid, but the right contacts are more valuable then either.”  -Sir Archibald McIndoe-


“All things being equal, people want to do business with their friends.  All things not quite so equal, people STILL want to do business with their friends.”  (HINT:  To climb the ladder of success, you don’t need more techniques and strategies, you need more friends.)



September 7, 2012



September 6, 2012



September 5, 2012

“For Barack, success isn’t about how much money you make, it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.”  -Michelle Obama-



September 1, 2012



August 28, 2012



April 13, 2012

“We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.”  -Winston Churchill-



April 11, 2012

“Life is like a snowball.  The important thing is finding wet snow and a really long hill.”  -Warren Buffett-



April 10, 2012

"If you think the grass is greener on the other side, it's because it's fertilized with bullshit."



April 8, 2012

"Remember this, and never take money from anyone without giving more in use value than the money you are receiving.  In people's lives, this is one of the main causes of lack of money, unsuccessful job experiences, and failed businesses.  Give more value than the money you are receiving; in your job, in your business, and in every part of your life.  May the joy be with you."  -Rhonda Byrne-



April 6, 2012

”Take the risk of thinking for yourself, much more happiness, truth, beauty, and wisdom will come to you that way.”  -Christopher Hitchens-



March 29, 2012

‎‎"If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea."  -Antoine de Saint Exupéry-



March 27, 2012

‎"The more you know, the less you need to say."  -Jim Rohn-



March 16, 2012

"When the term 'community' is used, the notion that typically comes to mind is a place in which people know and care for one another - the kind of place in which people do not merely ask 'How are you?' as a formality, but care about the answer."  -Amitai Etzioni-



March 7, 2012

"Who said it could not be done?  And what great victories has he to his credit which qualify him to judge others accurately?"  -Napoleon Hill-



March 7, 2012

“I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career.  I've lost almost 300 games.

26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed.

I've failed over and over and over again in my life.

And that is why I succeed.”

-Michael Jordan-



February 29, 2012

“You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible.”  -Deepak Chopra-



February 22, 2012

"Listen carefully to how a person speaks about other people to you.  This is how they will speak about you to other people."  -Unknown-



February 21, 2012

"People quit people, not companies."  -John C Maxwell-

"...people often take a job because they want to be part of a particular company, but when they quit it's almost always because they want to get away from particular people.  Good leaders leave an organization when they have to follow bad leaders.  Good workers leave an organization when the work environment is poor.  Interview a person who has left and the odds are high that they did not leave their job.  They left the people they had to work with."  -The Five Levels of Leadership, John C Maxwell-



February 20, 2012

"If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough."  -Albert Einstein-



February 18, 2012

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.”  -Charles Darwin-



February 14, 2012

"Success demands more than most people are willing to offer, but not more than they are capable of giving.  The thing that often makes the difference is good leadership."  -John C Maxwell-



February 8, 2012



February 7, 2012



January 28, 2012

“Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything - all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.”  -Steve Jobs-



January 26, 2012

”You can buy a man’s time; you can buy his physical presence at a given place; you can even buy a measured number of his skilled muscular motions per hour.  But you cannot buy enthusiasm…you cannot buy loyalty…you cannot buy the devotion of hearts, minds, souls.  You must earn these.”  -Clarence Francis-



January 24, 2012

"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."  -Abraham Lincoln-



January 21, 2012

“We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The difference is discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons.”  -Jim Rohn-



January 20, 2012

“The one unchangeable certainty is that nothing is certain or unchangeable.”  -John F. Kennedy-



January 18, 2012

"Leaders become great, not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others."  -John C. Maxwell-



January 17, 2012

"You can like people without leading them, but you cannot lead people well without liking them."  -John C. Maxwell-



January 16, 2012

"Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better."  -Martin Luther King, Jr-



January 15, 2012

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind."  -Dr. Seuss-



January 14, 2012

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal:  it is the courage to continue that counts.”  -Winston Churchill-



January 12, 2012

"When dealing with people remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures of emotion, creatures bristling with prejudice, and motivated by pride and vanity."  -Dale Carnegie-


January 8, 2012

I was thinking to myself today:  "Wish I could create some rules and hand out citations for people who break them.  I could make a lot of money just like the cities and governments do."  -PrestoDan-


January 7, 2012


“When the dawn of Intelligence shall spread over the eastern horizon of human progress, and Ignorance and Superstition shall have left their last foot prints on the sands of time, it will be recorded in the last chapter of the book of man’s crimes that his most grievous sin was that of Intolerance.

The bitterest intolerance grows out of religious, racial and economic prejudices and differences of opinion. How long, O God, until we poor mortals will understand the folly of trying to destroy one another because we are of different religious beliefs and racial tendencies?

Our allotted time on this earth is but a fleeting moment. Like a candle, we are lighted, shine for a moment, and flicker out. Why can we not learn to so live during this brief earthly visit that when the great Caravan called Death draws up and announces this visit complete we will be ready to fold our tents and silently follow out into the great unknown without fear and trembling?

I am hoping that I will find no Jews or Gentiles, Catholics or Protestants, Germans, Englishmen or Frenchmen when I shall have crossed the bar to the others side. I am hoping that I will find there only human Souls, Brothers and Sisters all, unmarked by race, creed or color, for I shall want to be done with intolerance so I may rest in peace throughout eternity.”

- Napoleon Hill: “The Law Of Success” (published in 1928) -