Category: Be the best you can be

    Great ideas on how you can improve your life and change habits to make you the person you were intended to be.

    Check your spelling and grammar – get it right the first time

    Nothing can sabotage an article, book, or a letter like incorrect spelling or bad grammar. If you are writing an article for the internet or your website, you had better spell it right and make sure your grammar is correct if you want the search engines to pick up on your article. Get it right the first time You never get a second chance to make a good first impression! Bad grammar leaves a bad taste for most people. Incorrect spelling is a real turnoff for most people. Even a good-looking website is a turnoff if the grammar and spelling […]

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    Cracked but not broken – living with disappointment

    Humpty Dumpty Nearly everyone has heard of the nursery rhyme, Humpty Dumpty. According to the legend, he was an egg Similarly, he had a great fall We read that all the kings men could not put him together again Like Humpty, many of us have had at least one great fall! Many of us have been cracked and some have been broken. Some who have been cracked have tried to use a Band Aid to patch themselves up. Many have gone to counseling to try to figure out what happened and how to heal from it. Several of those who […]

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    Lessons from life – What nature teaches us

    All life is a learning experience – what can we learn? We can learn from school We can learn from books We can learn from experience, both good and bad We can learn from working on a job Many ways to learn and so much of it costs nothing The greatest teacher is actually life! I have had the privilege of getting my doctorate through school Much of my scholarship came from books I have had loads of on the job training I became a pilot through thorough and strict training Most of my learning actually came from nature itself. […]

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    Perspective – do you have one?

    What is perspective? English Dictionary says it’s a “view.” Could be a view on life Maybe a view of an object Perhaps how you see something or someone Ever had a wrong perspective about something or someone? Are you near enough to have a perspective? The story is told of two farmers walking down a country road. One quipped, “Look at that white mule down the road!” The other one responded; “Have you ever seen a white mule? That mule is grey!” As they got closer they both found that it was not even a mule, but was a horse […]

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    Consistence versus persistence – both necessary to success

    Ever wondered what the difference is? Both are adjectives but have different meanings. Consistent Basically, you do the same thing over and over Go to bed same time, get up the same time Eat meals at the same time each day A daily routine for doing things – emails, phone calls, projects Dependability – people come to expect you to be on time, to do your work Quality – everyone likes to know they can expect good quality from you With all this said, there is an inherent danger that you get in such a habit of doing things, that […]

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    Persistence pays – Stick to it and win

    Thomas Edison said it well: “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” I can assure you, you will not fail if you do not try. Many people can begin a project, but not everyone finishes. Often we are dogged by discouragement, disappointment and just plain laziness. Persistence always pays off Where there is a will, there is a way! Don’t ever give up. Hang in there Keep on trucking All these sayings are true. If you have the will to succeed, you will. You will never succeed if you give up. You must just simply, […]

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    Change the world – one person can do it – is it you?

    Most of us have never heard of John Frederick Parker (1830 – 1890). John was the police officer assigned to guard President Abraham Lincoln. Not only was he negligent, but he was also probably drunk! He left his post and joined Lincoln’s carriage driver at the Star Saloon, next door to the Ford’s Theater, where Lincoln was watching the play, Our American Cousin. John Frederick Parker People who have changed the world Louis Pasteur (1822 – 1895) Invented the process of removing germs from milk, the process later called pasteurization, named after him. Louis Pasteur Leonardo da Vinci (1452 – […]

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    how to change your life in 7 steps – it really works

    I don’t know of anyone who doesn’t want a better life. How to achieve it is the issue. Let me walk you through the steps. 1. Believe you can change? Sit down and take a hard look at yourself What do I think about myself and where I’m at in life Be real…be totally honest and candid Before you can know where you’re going, you have to know where you are “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step”. Lao Tzu Many people can help you, but it’s up to YOU to do the work 2. What I […]

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    how to focus better – where to begin focusing

    For many people, focus is a task that we just don’t, or can’t seem to do. Let me help you get your life in focus. What is focus? What is focus? The dictionary describes it as; “a central point, attraction, attention point or activity”. Focus is the key to life. If we are not focused, we are drifting. Focus requires steps to be taken, action must be planned. How do we focus? First, you must make a decision to stop drifting through life. You must write down your goals, the things you want to accomplish, what you want to be, […]

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    how do you have hope – what happens when there is none?

    Without hope, life is not worth living. I am going to show you how you can have hope, even in the worst situation that will come into your life. When there is no hope “Dr. White, your wife has cancer and only has 5 months to live.” Life is filled with many challenges. There will be setbacks, and there will be victories, but the most valuable thing that a person can have is hope. What is hope? The words hope and trust are often used synonymously in the Old Testament. Webster defines it: to cherish a desire with anticipation. We […]

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