Monday, February 6, 2023

The Farmer


A man owned a small farm in South Mississippi. The Mississippi Labor Department got a report that he was not paying the appropriate wages to his employees so they sent a state investigator out to interview him.

"I need a list of all your employees and how much you pay them," asked the investigator.

"Well, Sir" said the farmer, "there's my farm hand Joe who's been with me for 9 years. I pay him $600 a week plus free room and board."

"The cook has been here for almost a year now, and I pay her $400 per week plus free room and board."

"Then there's the ole moron.  He works about 18 hours every day and he does about 90% of all the work around here. He never gets a day off.  He makes about $25 per week and pays his own room and board."

"But now, I do buy him a bottle of whiskey every Saturday night, and he also sleeps with my wife occasionally."

"That's the guy I want to talk to... the moron you speak about," said the investigator.

"You're talking to him Sir," said the farmer.

Monday, January 30, 2023

Act In Love

One day a snake entered a workshop and as it crawled around on the work tables it went over a saw blade and hurt itself a little. At that time he turned and bit the saw, and while biting the saw blade he hurt himself badly in the mouth.

Then, not understanding what was happening to him and thinking that the saw was attacking him, he decided to curl around the saw as if wanting to suffocate it with his whole body, and shaking with all his strength. Unfortunately for the snake, this ended up killing him. 

Sometimes we react in anger, thinking about hurting those who hurt us, but we are only hurting ourselves.  In life, sometimes it is better to ignore situations, people and offenses, because sometimes the consequences can be permanent and disastrous.  It is always better to act in love and not hate.

Friday, December 30, 2022

Seven Habits of the Extremely Successful People

If you’ve ever known anyone extremely successful, then you will know that they can appear to be a different breed of people. They’re not normal, so let me be clear upfront, I’m not talking about someone that’s a super-smart person and goes on to make $200,000 per year. I’m talking about people that become billionaires, those that win gold medals or impact the entire world in some way. These successful people are all unique, but they share many of the same habits as the others. It's possible to copy these habits of successful people and become more successful yourself: 

  1. 1. Rise and Shine Early. Most of the successful people in the world get up very early. They make great use of this time. They use this early time wisely. They have a morning routine that often includes exercise and meditation or prayer. Try getting up an hour earlier and have a plan for using this time effectively. Do this for 30 days and evaluate the results. 


  1. 2. Success requires work and a lot of self-discipline. High levels of success require doing work that most people aren’t willing to do. It takes self-discipline to do difficult things day after day. Work on your self-discipline each day. You will have countless opportunities to do this during the day. And when you feel like taking a break, force yourself to work for another 15 minutes. 


  1. 3. Become action-oriented. People with ordinary levels of success often like to plan, but they struggle to actually take any sort of action. Successful people take intelligent action. They are the masters of getting things done. They’re also great at getting started on new projects. 


  1. 4. Readers are Leaders. Read something daily. Reading can save you years. Without reading, you’re forced to figure out a lot by yourself. A book written by a competent author is like a mentor. The world is full of experts. Why try to do it all yourself? Stand on the shoulders of the world’s all-time greats. Buy a good book and use the information in it. Life is too short not to take advantage of the expertise of others. Remember that it’s not enough to just read and understand the information, you have to apply it to see results.  

  2. 5. Be clear on your goals. Successful people know exactly what they want. The average person does not. You can’t make progress toward a goal if you’re not aware of your goal. Maybe you have heard the saying, ‘if you don’t know where you're going any road will take you there.’ Decide what it is you want. Make a list and be precise. 

  3. 6. Avoid Distractions. Highly successful people avoid distractions much better than the average person. Successful people can say “No” much better than most can. Don’t be afraid to decline offers that don’t assist you in the pursuit of your goals. Everything you do either brings you closer to or takes you further from, your goals. Before agreeing to something, ask yourself, “How does this impact the pursuit of my goals?”. 


  1. 7. Last but not least, Persevere. The most successful people have a tenacity that most of us fail to demonstrate. We give up far too easily. They keep going. Set goals that truly excite you. That will encourage you to continue when the going gets tough. Practice persevering when you want to quit. Learn how to grind and get things done. Perseverance is a combination of faith and pushing through discomfort. 


It is a fact that your habits largely influence how successful you’ll become. Effective habits result in great results. Poor habits lead to undesirable results. One of the most effective ways to take your life to the next level is to create habits that support your goals. Pick up a few of these habits and integrate them into your life. You’ll be glad you did. 

Thanks for reading 

Monday, December 5, 2022

When Life Gets You Down

When life gets you down, it’s easy to give up, scrap an idea or fail to see a greater opportunity when it presents itself. It’s in those moments when a little motivation can do wonders to help you move forward.

In this booklet, there are 13 motivational quotes, along with easy-to-remember tips and self-reflection questions to ask yourself so you can get through nearly any tough situation in your life.

Read through each quote and reflection carefully, then choose one that speaks to you. Print it out and place it on your fridge, desk, and throughout your workspace.

Next time you need a pick-me-up, have a glance at these quotes and remember that there is a beautiful light awaiting you, at the end of the darkness.

“Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.”--Confucius

People in this world will never admit when they are wrong. However, in order to fully understand something and reach true wisdom, you must know what areas of your life could use improvement. After all, you can’t possibly know everything. That’s precisely why you have to be willing to constantly learn and improve upon your skills.

        * Know your strengths.
       *  Always be open to learning.
        * Work to improve your weaknesses.

Self-Reflection Questions:

I.          Do I know my limits?
II.        Am I willing to acquire the necessary knowledge to complete my work?
III.      Once I know where I’m in need of development, am I willing to take the steps necessary to improve?

Saturday, December 3, 2022

Things Can and Do Change

A few things to think about...

When a bird is alive it eats ants, when a bird has died, the ants eat it. 

One tree can be made into a million match sticks and one match can burn a million trees. 

Things can and do change. 

You may be powerful today but remember, time is more powerful than you!

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Top 10 Inspirational Sayings

We all have those moments when we need inspiration to gain confidence and build momentum.  That's why inspirational sayings are so popular!

When you live a life without inspiration, it can be a life without any real joy or passion.  In those moments where you need a little pick me up or a reminder of the many great things you have in your life, you can turn to the power of inspirational words. You need to have a collection of inspirational sayings in your toolkit that resonate with you so you can get more done and still feel great!

The Top 10 Ten Inspirational Sayings You Can Use Everywhere!

There are a lot of great motivational sayings out there that we can turn to when we are feeling down, but we should be using them all the time, rain or shine!  Strive to incorporate inspirational sayings into your every day life, using them to inspire you to reach higher and push harder so you can achieve all of the things you have set out to do and more.

Some wonderful inspirational sayings include:

1.       There is a beautiful light at the end of my tunnel.
2.       I take small steps in life and value my time.
3.       In order to share happiness with others, I must also be happy.
4.       As I let go of dissatisfaction, I feel happiness in my life.
5.       My life is full of purpose, exciting change, and many recognized deeds.
6.       No matter the challenge, I will see it through.
7.       I am becoming more focused and confident every day.
8.       I welcome positive energy and I use that feeling to accomplish more.
9.       My life is already full of success.
10.   I keep only two mental snapshots of myself: where I am and where I want to be in life.

These are all very simple inspirational sayings that work to affirm positive thoughts and attitudes in your mind.  Affirmations are simply positive statements that remind you of your goals and positive uniqueness so you can boost your self-confidence. 

Accomplish More with the Power of Inspirational Thinking

Inspirational sayings and affirmations can help us move forward in life and accomplish greater things than we could have ever imagined.  After all, we can't deny the power of a can-do attitude.  If more of us incorporate inspiration into our lives, we would all be happier and more successful people.  When you incorporate positive sayings into your life, you'll find that you'll respond on a subconscious level and you'll no longer need to look very far for inspiration!

If you're down or lacking confidence, you can use inspirational sayings to find the courage to move forward and force out any negative thoughts that may be cycling through your mind.  When you say these statements with gusto, you are re-affirming positive thoughts in your mind, making them a part of who you are.  Remember to use these sayings at any and every occasion to give you the inspiration you need to get through any challenge, both big and small.

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

The Secret To Succes

A young man asked Socrates, an ancient Greek philosopher, for the secret to Success. Socrates told the young man to meet him near the river the next morning.

They met and Socrates asked the young man to walk with him toward the river. When the water got up to their shoulders, Socrates took the young man by surprise and ducked him into the water. The man struggled to get out but Socrates was much stronger and kept him under the water until he started turning blue.

The young man kept struggling and finally managed to get up. The first thing he did was to gasp and take a deep breath.

Socrates asked, “What did you want the most when you were under the water?”

The man replied “Air”. "I wanted Air."

Socrates said: “That’s the secret to success. When you want success as badly as you want air, you will get it. There is no other secret.”

The Farmer

  A man owned a small farm in South Mississippi. The Mississippi Labor Department got a report that he was not paying the appropriate wages ...