Do you run across a quote that touches your heart. Something you might memorize to say back to yourself in differing life stretches. These are some of the quotes that I have written down over the years that are "ahas" to me. I hope you enjoy them and might find one or two to add to your memorable quotes.

                          Some of Steve’s Favorite Quotes

 

·        "A pro is one who does his best work...when he feels the least like
working!"

Frank Lloyd Wright


* "I have missed more than 9000 shots in my career.  I have lost almost 300
games.  On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the game winning shot,
and missed.  I have failed over and over again in my life...and that is why
I succeed."
- Michael Jordan-

 

·        "Imagination...is the preview of life's coming attractions."
- Larry Eisenberg

 

·        Long range planning is not about future decisions. It’ s about the future

results of present decisions.

-Peter F. Drucker-

 

·        "Ability is what you're capable of doing...Motivation determines what you
do...Attitude determines how well you do it."
- Lou Holtz / Football Coach

 

·        "Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated...You can't cross
a chasm in two small jumps."
- David Lloyd George

·        "You can't build a reputation...on things you are going to do."
- Henry Ford

 

Listening to the Right Voices

Listen to God.

Listen to yourself.

Listen to trusted family and friends.

Ignore the crowd.

·        "The man who does not read good books...has no advantage over the man who
can't read them."
- Mark Twain

 

* "Keep away people who try to belittle your ambitions...small people always
do that...but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become
great."
- Mark Twain

 

* "Imagination is more important than knowledge."
- Albert Einstein

 

·        "The secret of success...is making your vocation your vacation."
- Mark Twain

 

·        "Great works are performed not by strength...but by perseverance."
- Samuel Johnson

 

The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.” Michaelangelo

·        "If you want people to be glad to meet you...you must be glad to meet
them - and show it."
- Johann von Goethe

·        * "I am an optimist...It does not seem too much use being anything else."
- Sir Winston Churchill

·        * "Discipline yourself to do the things you need to do when you need to do
them...and the day will come when you will be able to do the things you want
to do when you want to do them."
- Zig Ziglar

·        * "In spite of the cost of living...it's still popular."
- Kathleen Norris

·        "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of
comfort....but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
- Martin Luther King Jr.

* "It's better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one...than to
have an opportunity and not be prepared."
- Les Brown

* "Until you value yourself.....you will not value your time; until you
value your time.....you will not do anything with it."
- M. Scott Peck, Author

* "A year from now you may wish you had started today."
- Karen Lamb

* "Imagination is more than important than knowledge."
- Albert Einstein

* Proactive people focus on what they can influence and don’t worry about what they can’t influence. In contrast, reactive people focus on the Circle of Concern, losing sight of those things they can truly influence.

* One today is worth two tomorrows. - Benjamin Franklin

* What is the use of running when we are not on the right road? – German Proverb

* Live each and every day as if it were your last- because one day you’ll be right. – Bob Moawad

 

“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Geniuses will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.” -Calvin Coolidge 

1.Associate with people who are better at what you do than you are.
2.WIIFM – What's in it for me? - All your customers and clients care about.
3.Always just ask questions, you will avoid most of your business woes.
4.Passive income is far better than an old age home.
5.Having an ideal day and ideal week is the best way to maximize time management and increase efficiency.
6.What you are doing should be fun everyday, if it isn't do something else!
7.We are here on earth to learn lessons; challenges are opportunities for us to learn.
8.If more than 25% of your business is repeat and referral, you aren't growing your business enough.
9.The more detached you get from an outcome, the more attached it gets to you.
10.If you don't have a personal assistant, you are one.
11.Ask yourself often, “What am I supposed to learn from this experience?”

 "There is no traffic jam... on the extra mile."
- Business axiom

* "It's easy to have faith in yourself when you're a winner, when you're
number one...  When you've got to have is faith in yourself when you're not
a winner."
-Vince Lombardi

 

 

36 spiritual ways to reduce stress

An Angel says, "Never borrow from the future. If you worry about what may happens tomorrow and it doesn't happen, you have worried in vain. Even if it does happen, you have to worry twice."

1. PRAY

2. Go to bed on time.

3. Get up on time so you can start the day unrushed.

4. Say No to projects that won't fit into your time schedule, or that will compromise your mental health.

5. Delegate tasks to capable others.

6. Simplify and unclutter your life.

7. Less is more.

8. Allow extra time to do things and to get to places.

9. Pace yourself. Spread out big changes and difficult projects over time; don't lump the hard things all together.

10. Take one day at a time.

11. Separate worries from concerns. If a situation is a concern, find out what God would have you do and let go of the anxiety. If you can't do anything about a situation, forget it.

12. Live within your budget; don't use credit cards for ordinary purchases.

13. Have backups; an extra car key in your wallet, an extra house key buried in the garden, extra stamps, etc.

14. K.M.S. (Keep Mouth Shut). This single piece of advice can prevent an enormous amount of trouble.

15. Do something for the Kid in You everyday.

16. Carry spiritual readings with you to read while waiting in line.

17. Get enough rest.

18. Eat right.

19. Get organized so everything has its place.

20. Listen to a tape while driving that can help improve your quality of life.

21. Write down thoughts and inspirations.

22. Every day, find time to be alone.

23. Having problems? Talk to God on the spot. Try to nip small problems in the bud. Don't wait until it's time to go to bed to try and pray.

24. Make friends with Godly people.

25. Keep a folder of favorite scriptures on hand.

26. Remember that the shortest bridge between despair and hope is often a good "Thank you, Lord."

27. Laugh.

28. Laugh some more!

29. Take your work seriously, but not yourself at all.

30. Develop a forgiving attitude (most people are doing the best they can).

31. Be kind to unkind people (they probably need it the most.

32. Sit on your ego.

33. Talk less; listen more.

34. Slow down.

35. Remind yourself that you are not the general manager of the universe.

36 . Every night before bed, think of one thing you're grateful for that you've never been grateful for before.

GOD HAS A WAY OF TURNING THINGS AROUND FOR YOU.

"If God is for us, who can be against us?" (Romans8:31)

Action points for committed Dads

  • Notice and praise a job well done or progress in something your child is doing. Tell him in person—or on the phone or by e-mail, if necessary—"I'm proud to be your dad."
  • Say, "You can do it" or "I believe in you," as your child is facing a challenge.
  • Assign your child a challenging task and express trust that she can handle it.
  • Break out Battleship or another game to play with your child. If you're apart from your child, find a game you can play over the phone.
  • Ask God to give you opportunities to teach your children about Him. Plan to have a family devotion time sometime in the next six day

Psalm 23
                   This is an eye opener... Some probably never thought nor looked at this Psalm in this way... Even though they say it over and over again.
                   
                     The Lord is my Shepherd
                     That's Relationship!                 
                  
                      I shall not want

                      That's Supply!                    
                   

                    He maketh me to lie down in green pastures.
                    That's Rest!
                   
                    He leadeth me beside the still waters.
                    That's Refreshment!

                    
                    He restoreth my soul
                    That's Healing!
                    
                    He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness.
                    That's Guidance!
                    
                    For His name sake
                   That's Purpose!
                    
                    Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death.
                    That's Testing! 

                    
                    I will fear no evil.
                    That's Protection!
                    
                    For Thou art with me
                    That's Faithfulness!
                    
                    Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me,
                    That's Discipline!
                    
                    Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of my enemies.
                    That's Hope!

                    
                    Thou anointest my head with oil,
                    That's Consecration!
                    
                    My cup runneth over.
                    That's Abundance!
                    
                    Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life.
                    That's Blessing!
                    
                    And I will dwell in the house of the Lord.
                    That's Security!                    
                    
                    Forever
                    That's Eternity!                   
                    
                    Face it, the Lord thinks you are special.  
                    What is most valuable, is not what we have in our lives;
                    But WHO we have in our lives.

 

 

 

Ever get that “burned out” feeling? You’re operating at maximum capacity and doing a darn good job of it, but the inspiration and the motivation start to wane. Don’t feel badly about it – after all, you can only really hit a slump when you’ve been experiencing a streak of success! Slumps do not happen to “losers,” because frankly, they’re always in a perpetual slump!

So what can be done when you hit a bump in the road? Dr. Robert H. Schuller once observed that “when you can’t solve the problem, manage it.” Maybe you can’t control whatever outside forces are weighing down on your ability to move forward. You can, however, take a break and take a step back to look at things you actually can control.

 

 

"As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith."  (Galatians 6:10)

As Christians in the workplace, you and I have been set free of sin and have the awesome liberty to do good to employees, customers, suppliers, investors, and the general public.   Through the power of the Holy Spirit, we can have so much fun doing good that we don't have the time or the inclination to do evil!  Isn't that a wonderful way to live?

  • You have the awesome opportunity to love your employer and your employees.  If you love them, you will pay them fairly and won't abuse them or take advantage of them.
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  • You have the awesome opportunity to love your customers.  If you love them, you'll provide genuine added-value and will not deceive or manipulate them.
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  • You have the awesome opportunity to love your suppliers.  If you love them, you'll let them make a profit and you'll pay your bills on time.
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  • You have the awesome opportunity to love your investors.  If you love them, you will not take advantage of them, you will keep accurate books, and you will not begrudge them for expecting a reasonable return on their investment.
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  • You have the opportunity to love the general public.  If you love them, you won't pollute and spoil their environment.  You'll invest time, talent, and treasure in the community.

 

God's Will is that each and every person you come into contact with would receive the gift of eternal life in heaven by trusting Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.