Meet one of my new and valued friends, Megan Elizabeth Morris. She is working along with others to promote the ideas of another new and valued friend, Becky Blanton. In part, Morris says people "...don't have to be content with what they have (though sometimes it's nice to feel that way for a little while). That, in fact, we can't be content with what we have. We survive, we evolve, we learn, we grow, we become bigger and better all the time. It's the way life works -- it's the way we work." Morris has a gift with words, as does Blanton. Do read her latest blog post about Blanton's ideas and her immediate goal. But, most of all...read the following brief but brilliant story of how life in corporate America can change...if we just Stay Hungry!
Meet guest poster Chris Rathje. I love his spirit! I have heard the phrase "whether you believe you can do something or not you are right" for several years now but I have realized it's full power relative recently. Our thoughts control our lives and thoughts are nothing more then words and images. Simple phrases can propel us to success. In my pre-blog days I was sitting in front of a word processor paralyzed with uncertainty. I just kept writing I can do this, I can do this, until the inspiration hit me to write two and a half pages on various topics. Did you notice at the top of my blog I wrote I am a writer. At the time I wrote it I had never published anything but less then a month later I am being published internationally in the spring. We all have flaws and quirks but happiness and success are God given rights if we put in the work and take care of our fellow man! Cancel the negative thoughts and own your flaws as vessels of humility. Hi. I am Chris Rathje I am ridiculously happy most of the time, I'm klutzy, a poor driver and my hair is falling out but I have a right to my dreams and you do too! I am going to write, travel the world, and represent my country in the Paralympics in 2012 and 2016. The path might be hazy, but it is there. God has planted these dreams in my heart since the 3rd grade. Who I am argue? I have always held out hope no matter how fleeting, but now my words match my deepest beliefs. You have the power to say what you want. Now go get it!
If you and your spouse or partner are in business together, you gotta take time to read Hal Alpiar's blog on how to make the relationship work. And how not to. Example:
Bedtime in the bedroom is simply not the right time or the right place to talk about sales, distribution, taxes, accounts payable, collections, irate customers, business investments, R&D projects, bank loans, marketing programs, or employee performance."When you eat, sleep, and drink the business," he says, "it’s often difficult to separate personal issues and concerns, to live personal lives, to be preserving your relationships." Good stuff here, and hey, it's free. Click over to Alpiar's blog and read "Sleeping With The Boss?"