Monday, June 30, 2008

Make Somebody's Day!

I dashed to catch the elevator, this morning, "Can you hold that car, please?" After the customary amenities, "hi...what floor...5? Okay, thanks...." one of the occupants asked, "How are you today?" I said, "I'm wonderful. The sun is shining, no hurricanes, no tornadoes, no thunder storms... we're cooking with gas, here." She chimed in, "Yeah, no earthquakes, we got up this morning, moving around on our own power" (hmmm... made me wonder if she reads my stuff... LOL.) I said, "Exactly," and we chuckled.

Then we left elevator and approached the next door, which usually opens automatically when you get close (infrared-triggered, I suspect), but it didn't work. I said, "gosh... that used to open when I walked up to it; it made me feel special. I guess I'll have to find another way to feel special." My elevator partner responded, "Well, you made my day this morning, so that should make you feel special." I said, "Thank you, you're right. Meet you at the elevator tomorrow, same time."

Sometimes... it doesn't take a lot to brighten someone's day, and when you do, your day is brightened automatically.

So, make yourself happy. Go and brighten someone else's day.

Have a great one.


Monday, June 09, 2008

Born Leader... or not?

Born Leaders! They're out there, you know. We all know one -- resourceful, likeable, everything they touch turns to gold! Always on top of things, nothing ever phases them, nothing is ever a problem, nothing ever stands in the way of them winning; the epitome of "rags to riches" and "lemons to lemonade."

But, not all of us are so empowered, and if we happen to have that kind of success in one area of our life, we wonder why we don't have the same kind of success in the other areas of our life -- at least I do. How do I get off "pause" and press "play", and make my life work the way I want it to ?

A couple of weeks ago, I stumbled across something called ThinkTQ. It was an AdSense ad, really, on my friend Mitch's site. I don't remember why I went there, and have no idea why I clicked on the link -- I'm not a clicker. Yet, I clicked, and once I was there I became intrigued... then engrossed.

I've studied lots of success programs, read lots of books, listened to lots of tapes, yet somehow this one was different. It struck a different chord. Intentional Excellence! they call it, and they have a daily Lesson in Excellence - FREE. Intriguing. Not just a "motivational quote" but a complete daily lesson... with tips on how to make a difference "now." I don't know if it will have the same effect on you, but the first person I shared it with also became intrigued... then engrossed... then energized!

SO... I'm passing it on. I liked it so much that I incorporated their Daily Lesson in Excellence on my web site, and subscribed to their daily TQ.

So, if there's someplace you want to go, and you just can't quite seem to get there, but you really want to get off pause and get to "play", check it out. I'm not telling you to buy anything, I just want you to look around, kick the tires a bit. Check out the free stuff, the tests, read what they're all about... see how much you know about yourself.

I'm betting that you'll feel this is "something different." If you do, let me know.