ATTITUDE CAN BE ADJUSTED!
Attitude means everything and it needs to be adjusted on a regular basis. I learned an important lesson about adjusting our attitude when I recently spoke in St. Louis and stopped by the famous Gateway Arch. THE WORLD’S TALLEST ARCH According to Wikipedia, “The Gateway Arch is a 630-foot monument in St. Louis. Clad in […]
CREATIVITY IS SOMETHING WE ALL HAVE!
Creativity can be improved and is within each of us, if we decide! Many of my speaking engagements each year are for Vistage groups of CEOs, key executives, and owners of small businesses. Vistage is the world’s largest organization of CEOs. Each group has a chairman. I was very impressed with the creativity of one […]
POSITIVE THINKING BEGINS IN THE MIND!
Positive thinking really works. It is important in determining the success of our future. That future begins every morning when we wake up. At that moment, we subconsciously make a decision as to whether we’ll have a positive or a negative attitude that day. WE HAVE TO BE ON GUARD! It’s harder to have a […]
A GREAT ATTITUDE BEGINS BY BEING REAL NICE!
A great attitude does indeed begin by being real nice. Thus, you would think that simple concept would be understood by everyone. However, it is not. I learned a lot about being real nice when I had a flight cancellation at Washington’s Dulles Airport for a speaking event. Even though my United flight from Dulles […]
MOTIVATION FROM IMPORTANT SIGNS!
Motivation can come from important signs in our lives. Thus, we should pay attention. I recently spoke before a great group in Missoula, Montana. I’d been in Montana a number of times and was always amazed by the reality of the slogan “Big Sky”. This time, however, the sky around Missoula was cloudy from smoke […]
WORRY IS LIKE A CAROUSEL – GET OFF!
Worry is like a carousel and we need to get off! When we worry about something, thoughts go around in our minds in circles and they can keep us from taking positive actions. Where I live, in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, I noticed the other day an amazing Victorian carousel in the […]
SETTING GOALS CLEARLY THROUGH 6 PICTURES!
Setting goals, and achieving them, can be accomplished much more successfully when pictures are involved. During a recent stay at the DoubleTree Hotel by the Orlando Airport, I saw the big screen television sets above in the newly remodeled lobby. At the time I was there, all of the TV sets were tuned to sports […]
ATTITUDE LESSON FROM THE WRIGHT BROTHERS
Attitude is something we all work with every day. Thus, taking your attitude to the next level of achievement can be a challenge. When I was in Ohio recently, in the Cincinnati and Dayton areas for speaking engagements, I learned something valuable from the Wright Brothers. While there, I visited where their home used to […]
HOW TO BALANCE OUR LIVES?
To balance our lives, these days, seems to be an endless exercise in futility. There are so many distractions that we can miss important things. Recently, while in Las Vegas for speaking engagements, I drove just south of town to see something I had missed the last time I drove to Vegas. There, just east […]
GREAT RELATIONSHIPS BEGIN WITH A SMILE!
I recently attended the international convention of the National Speakers Association in Orlando at Disney World. And that’s where I got a great example of the value of creating great relationships by being extra friendly and smiling at people. GREAT RELATIONSHIPS BEGIN WITH A FRIENDLY SMILE! There were over 1,200 speakers there from the U.S., […]