Have you run out of time for your passion?
I want to file an official complaint as a subscriber to the Holistic Wayfarer for going MIA on us. (Completely forgetting she’s been out week after week with his son while keeping the lessons going.) You need to blog again, be reminded there are good people all over the world. They want to hear from you. When you don’t blog for a while, you crawl into yourself and scowl about all the !@#! people around us. You become deeper, happier, and look out when you engage your readers. You should take a few days off school, give T a break, and just BLOG.
~ Mr. Wayfarer last night
Where I’ve been is a good question. The kitchen, trying to keep up with You-Know-Who’s sumo appetite. Foodie is growing before my eyes. We’ve been at the annual appointments I saved for the summer…
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Mr. President, try understanding that America is the greatest society on the planet and, more than likely, ever before in the history of civilization. Tell your puppet masters to step back and think about something besides their portfolios and consider the needs of “We the People.” You are completely out of touch and, given your personal history, this becomes more and more obvious. Of course this may all be part of a grand deception, but by refusing to call a spade a spade, you are undermining the basic tenet of our American way of life and bringing down upon us the wrath and derision of the entire world. You refuse to understand the situation and permit charlatans to dictate policy.
Among other travesties, it is astonishing that you have determined a job program as a requirement for world peace, when you cannot or will not provide for “We the People.”…
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A great reminder to go after what you love…at any age.
I’m not an emotional person, but I about broke down this Saturday when the referee held my hand up and my name was announced as the winner of the fight. This was a very important moment for me and had been building up for some time. I’m writing about it on my music blog because a large portion of the lyrics for my new tape “God’s Creatures” were inspired by this exact journey.
A year ago exactly I was still living in New York City and was on my daily run. While running I pondered a question that has often bothered me. I have always wondered, what would life be like had I not followed my passion of music as far as I have? I always came back to this question and almost every time I arrived at the same conclusion: I probably would have gotten involved in mixed martial arts.
I grew up…
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Some interesting points to think about…
I have always been fascinated with social experiments. Be it the psychologist in me, but human behavior is intriguing. As I’ve written before, I believe we are intelligently designed. I believe our designer (God) created us to be in spiritual union with Him. However, I find it difficult in this society at times to “Silence the Other People” so that were able to hear our “Spirit Guide”. So much bombards us in a day, from the media to our co-workers, family and friends. Everyone seems to have an opinion on your life and the choices you make. Although, I am not implying that it is unhealthy to have positive people who are able to provide us with guidance from time to time; what I am saying is that we must be careful that “people guided” is not louder than “spirit guided”. There are sometimes in life when the choices you…
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Good mangers manage processes, while Great managers lead people. I have a saying I like to throw around and that is, “Companies(buildings) don’t run themselves.” It takes people working together to build a great company. People can make or break a business…daily.
Have you ever arrived at where you were going, when you never had a destination in the first place? What about getting to that same place, for the first time, without a map? That is precisely why companies have vision and mission statements. They also have an assortment of goals that keep them on the road(mission) to success(vision).
Those things are definitely needed for a company to become great. It is also highly recommended that current and potential clients be given first class treatment. You want them coming back and they are your biggest advertisers.
It is great to want to put the customers/clients first, but if your team is not happy, then you are not growing(in a healthy way). Sure, a company can grow, but the turnover will be higher, if the employees are not put first. Happy employees make for happier customers.
As a manager you need to control the processes, while tactfully leading your employees. They need to know you have their back, or a time will come when you need them to have yours and they will not be there. Employees are like plants that need to be nurtured. They also need breathing room and the ability to grow. Some need more attention than others. There needs to be a balance of positive feedback and constructive criticism.
There are some employees that are like loyal dogs. You can beat them daily and they keep coming back. Sometimes it is because the money is too good and other times it is because they cannot get another job…right now. The days of “old school” management are over. People want to be treated better than fair, whether customer or employee.
If you want to have a chance at becoming great, then you have to be great to those that work under you. Remember their birthdays. Throw them “thank you” lunches or parties. Have an “employee of the week” award. Walk by and shake their hand for a job well done. Thank them for a great idea. Admit when you are wrong. Laugh, or at the very least, smile more. BUT…more than anything, show them you care. And before you know it, you will have a company on its way to becoming great!
Best of luck!!
And like Zig Ziglar used to say, “I’ll see you at the top!”
It was thirty-eight years ago on this day, that into this world I made my way (With a little help). Born into a family I did not know, only to be loved so I would not go. They gave me two brothers who beat me in sports, for which later I beat them to which neither reports. I cannot complain about my life, for which there has been more blessing than strife. I have met some wonderful people on this road, who have definitely lightened up my load. The one beautiful friend who said, “I do” amazed me even more by giving me two. These sons, who look to me as their hero, bring joy to my life when I feel like a zero. And to end this story, I want to thank the One, who saved me long ago through His Son. Without Him I would not be as strong and without Him this poem would not be as long. 🙂
Thank you to all who took part in this day of wishing me a very happy birthday.
May each and every one of you know that you are remembered.
Thank you for allowing me to be part of your life.