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Jan 6

A Trap, A Treasure & A Tip

Posted on Friday, January 6, 2012 in Uncategorized

As I’ve said, I don’t believe on New Years resolutions I believe in New Years gifts. Gifts that we give ourselves. 

Resolutions that I had made in the part were well-intentioned, but often I gave up or got distracted. 

I believe in action.  I don’t want to just plan to do things, I believe in doing. I’m ambitious and encouraged others to have ambition.  

Trap

I am a notorious multi-tasker. As some women in my life have said, I can multitask as effectively as a woman.  I’m certain that’s not true, but I am a notorious multi-tasker.

Jan 5

New Years Gift of Education

Posted on Thursday, January 5, 2012 in Uncategorized

Christmas is over, but the new year is here.
You enjoy Christmas presents, it’s time to enjoy a New years gift.

I don’t believe on New Years resolutions I believe in doing. Yesterday I challenged you to give yourself the gift of ambition.

This year apply that renewed ambition to give yourself the gift of learning something new.

The Gift of Learning

Everyone I know wants to learn something.
Everyone I know pushes aside some of those dreams.

I know, you’re busy.
Fight off your excuses.

I know you’re tired.
Fight off your laziness.

Jan 4

New Years Gift of Ambition

Posted on Wednesday, January 4, 2012 in Uncategorized

Christmas is over, but the new year is here.
You enjoy Christmas presents, it’s time to enjoy a New years gift.

I don’t believe on New Years resolutions I believe in doing.

Give yourself the gift of ambition.

Dream.
Make plans.
Believe in yourself.
Go for what you want.
Find a way to do it.
Get someone to help you find a way.

What gets in the way?

Do you get distracted from your goal?
Find a reliable accountability partner.

Do you get lazy?
Find a goal with a benefit that is better than your excuses.

Dec 8

Squirrel Circus

Posted on Thursday, December 8, 2011 in Uncategorized

Ladies and gentlemen, girls and boys, “Welcome to the Squirrel Circus!”

This week I’ve introduced you to “White Paws” and “Junior White Paws”, two squirrels who live in our backyard.

These two squirrels are regular visitors, but we didn’t give them nicknames.  Maybe you can think of some?!?

On the left hangs a block of seeds from a tree branch, attached to a rope, attached to an elastic band. In order to reach the block the squirrels have to sit below the block.  They have to crouch down and launch their body up — an equivalent leap for me would be fifteen feet above the ground.  They leap into the air and grab onto the block of seed.

Dec 6

Lessons From The Backyard

Posted on Tuesday, December 6, 2011 in Uncategorized

When I was a boy my mom’s parents, my grandparents, liked to call me “Scotty the scientist.” Then, and now, it fits.

I love to learn; about you, our family, our friends, our neighbors, and about our neighborhood squirrels.

 Yesterday I showed you a picture of “White Paws.” 

 White Paws lives in the tree in our backyard.

 This summer my wife Amy loved sitting in our   backyard. She loved to read and to listen and watch  the birds who visited our yard. This year she expanded her bird house collection and feeding schedule.

Aug 2

Assess Your Strengths, pt 2 of 2

Posted on Tuesday, August 2, 2011 in Uncategorized

I believe your level of self-esteem can be higher, stronger and more stable.

Yesterday I invited you to Assess Your Strengths With A Reliable Tool.  It’s FREE!

If you haven’t read yesterday’s post you might wanted to just back for two minutes before coming back here.

Really, I believe this will help you to honestly assess your strengths.  If you haven’t  You can find it here.

Be Honest…

Look back over your results.  Do they describe you?  Do you like the list? Is it a familiar list?  Were you hoping to have your strengths identified and affirmed?