Obituary from the London Times – unk date.

An Obituary printed in the London Times – Interesting and sadly rather true.

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:

– Knowing when to come in out of the rain;
– Why the early bird gets the worm;
– Life isn’t always fair; and
– maybe it was my fault.

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don’t spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge). His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.

Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children. It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer sun lotion or an aspirin to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.

Common Sense lost the will to live as the churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims.

Common Sense took a beating when you couldn’t defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.

Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.

Common Sense was preceded in death, by his parents, Truth and Trust, by his wife, Discretion, by his daughter, Responsibility, and by his son, Reason

-He is survived by his 4 stepbrothers:
-I Know My Rights
-I Want It Now
-Someone Else Is To Blame
-I’m A Victim

Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone. If you still remember him, share this information. If not, join the majority and do nothing.

Common Sense and the strong work ethic upon which this great country was founded on need not perish.  You don’t have to be a victim, be dependent on others for your success!  Take the situation in hand and let your entrepreneural spirit soar!

Make your own schedule – work for yourself – learn how these two average people have changed their lives.         Click here for more information.

 

 

 

True Secret of Success – Exposed!

I subscribe to a magazine and the following article was published recently.  It is a well written article from a less than normal perspective.  Real food for thought – success begins with attitude. And he does not mean “cop an attitude”, but the attitude that comes from depth and reflection.  I do not think I could do it justice so I am including it in it’s entirety with the contact information from the author.   Hats off to Geoffrey James for hitting the nail on the head!!!

True Secret to Success (It’s Not What You Think)

If you’re not exercising this emotional muscle, you’re probably setting yourself up for failure.

I’m utterly convinced that the key to lifelong success is the regular exercise of a single emotional muscle: gratitude.

People who approach life with a sense of gratitude are constantly aware of what’s wonderful in their life. Because they enjoy the fruits of their successes, they seek out more success. And when things don’t go as planned, people who are grateful can put failure into perspective.

By contrast, people who lack gratitude are never truly happy. If they succeed at a task, they don’t enjoy it. For them, a string of successes is like trying to fill a bucket with a huge leak in the bottom. And failure invariably makes them bitter, angry, and discouraged.

Therefore, if you want to be successful, you need to feel more gratitude. Fortunately, gratitude, like most emotions, is like a muscle: The more you use it, the stronger and more resilient it becomes.

Practice Nightly

The best time to exercise gratitude is just before bed. Take out your tablet (electronic or otherwise) and record the events of the day that created positive emotions, either in you or in those around you.

Did you help somebody solve a problem? Write it down. Did you connect with a colleague or friend? Write it down. Did you make somebody smile? Write it down.

What you’re doing is “programming your brain” to view your day more positively. You’re throwing mental focus on what worked well, and shrugging off what didn’t. As a result, you’ll sleep better, and you’ll wake up more refreshed.

Reprogramming Your Brain

More important, you’re also programming your brain to notice even more reasons to feel gratitude. You’ll quickly discover that even a “bad day” is full of moments that are worthy of gratitude. Success becomes sweeter; failure, less sour.

The more regularly you practice this exercise, the stronger its effects.

Over time, your “gratitude muscle” will become so strong that you’ll attract more success into your life, not to mention greater numbers of successful (i.e., grateful) people. You’ll also find yourself thanking people more often. That’s good for you and for them, too.

This method works. If you don’t believe me, try it for at least a week. You’ll be amazed at what a huge difference it makes.

Geoffrey James writes the “Sales Source” column on Inc.com, the world’s most-visited sales-oriented blog. His newly published book is Business to Business Selling: Power Words and Strategies From the World’s Top Sales Experts. @Sales_Source

I don’t usually do more than quote, but this was such a powerful article, I wanted my readers to see the whole thing and consider subscribing to his blog for solid help on business building.  Dr Jill

Technology A Blessing And a Curse!

I have had lots of thoughts to share, but the internet connection for my area has been intermittent.  On 3-10 minutes then off for 45 minutes.  Real hard to keep communications up that way.

Went away for 2 days, came back and had a crashed computer.  Sent it to the computer MD and it came back 2 days later.  During its absence the internet connection was perfect – it figures.

Now I am up with a running computer and  whooooooosh the internet is persnickety again.  So I am again limited to 3-10 minutes of consecutive working time.

So what does one do when the desire to work online is strong, but the technology does not cooperate?

  • Well what I have done is to write things in “Word” to be ready to use them when connected.
  • Another thing is to invest in Pay-Per-Click advertising so it is working when I can’t.
  • Make my posts to Social Media through my kindle fire – so folks know that I am alive.
  • I have banner advertisements placed on a variety of sites that will be out on line for me.
  • When I can get online – or go to the library, I have pencil & paper handy.  I go to my CCP back office to check on the list of folks who have clicked on my advertisements or banners. I then write down their contact information and call them when I get home.  I also use my Gmail account to send them a welcome message from the library.

The internet server has sent the technician out twice – both times they say my signal is excellent.  They then send the information to the “main office” as they believe the problem is with the control box down the road.  I’ll be glad when someone goes and kicks the control box in the pants or at least gives it a good wrenching.  Until then the low tech of paper and pencil and the old phone line is how I am working.

Until then – I might just resemble this guy.  But, I will get back to full internet with good laptop soon.  Until then patience with the paper trail.  giggle