Saturday, March 3, 2012

The Secret to Embarrassingly Large Profits

Let me share with you this quote:

A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large.
~ Henry Ford (1863-1947) American industrialist

Henry Ford, c 1919
Photo: Wikipedia
This reminds me of the story of three people working in a construction site. A child passed by and asked them what they were doing. One said, "I am digging a hole." The second one said, "I am building a wall." The last one said, "I am building a Church."

Who among the three would you call when you want to build your house? If you're setting yourself up to be physically involved, call the first one. If you're setting yourself up to get mentally involved, call the second guy. But if you want to sit and relax while others sweat it out, you'd call the third.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

7 Motivational Tweets I Retweeted Today

@persdevquotes via Inspirational Quotes Blog
The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives. ~ Tony Robbins

@philo_quotes via Philosophical Quotes
A chain is no stronger than its weakest link, and life is after all a chain. ~ William James http://bit.ly/philq

@persdevquotes via Inspirational Quotes blog
Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. ~ Les Brown

@LifeCoachMary via SocialOomph
The greater part of human pain is unnecessary. It is self-created as long as the unobserved mind runs your life. – Eckhart Tolle

@bplans via Buffer
"What you want to do with your core strategy is establish that identity in the market" http://j.mp/jME7Rd #businessplan

@motivatquotes via inspirational quotes!
The most interesting thing about a postage stamp is the persistence with which it sticks to its job. ~ Napoleon Hill http://bit.ly/persdev

@motivatquotes Motivational Quotes
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities. ~ W. Churchill http://bit.ly/persdev

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Greatest Anger Tips of All Time

Dealing with anger is one of the hallmarks of a mature person. We admire a person who maintains his composure in the midst of the nastiest of circumstances. How do people do it?

Anger is a Danger warning sign. When you see it, heed it.
Photo Credit: "Almost Done!" by Tama Leaver

Anger is a natural human emotion. Because it's natural, expressing it is part of our own human processes, much like urinating or defecating. You don't stop it. You only manage where it goes. Make sense?

Monday, May 2, 2011

The Truth About Your Physical Environment

How conscious are you of the connection between your state of mind and your physical environment? Most of your friends may consider a clean and quite environment simply as a nice and wonderful thing to have. A few would consider it essential. Here's why...

Is this car the standard in your mind of what your car should look like? Or does having one would simply be nice?
LP640 Roadster Photo Shoot by Jason Thorgalsen

In between your mind and your physical environment is your sensory system that collects stimuli through your five senses - sight, touch, smell, sound and taste. When something is out of line in your physical environment, that piece of information reaches your mind as fast as a blink and compare it with your standard.

Let me elaborate ...

Monday, April 18, 2011

What Jack, Mark and John Can Teach You About Having Fun and Recreation

We all are trained to see a dichotomy between work and recreation. No doubt those two are different. But are they opposites?

What's the latest fun thing have you done?
Photo credit: Ya-TAAHHHH!!! by Josh Libatique

The dichotomy between work and play is expressed to children in nursery rhymes. No wonder why many of us grow with the notion that when you're working, you should not be having fun.

Let me elaborate . . .

Monday, April 4, 2011

Education, Then and Now

We spend 15, 20, 25 years in school accumulating knowledge, then struggle afterwards with the question, "How much of it have you used so far in earning your next $100,000?"

Bill Gates didn't finish college. Where did he get his "education"?
Photo Credit: "The Thinker" by Steve Jurvetson

Don't get me wrong. I do not mean to demean your degree or postgraduate studies. On the contrary, I wish to stimulate debate within you about your continuing education, to highlight its importance. Has education stopped? or has it continued in your life?

Monday, March 7, 2011

Five Tips to Avoid Relationship Disasters

You can build good romantic relationships or play around. That's your choice. But the Law of Cause and Effect still holds. If you want a solid relationship with your significant other, what "cause" needs to happen to get the desired "effect"?

"Crossed Fingers" by Katie Tegtmeyer

At this writing, I am in my 9th year of happy marriage with two lovely and charming kids. Prior to this relationship, I've been a total loser in courtship.

I haven't exactly been to the rocks of depression (just close to it), but I must admit to having exerted real effort in finding the formula for courtship and relationship that would greatly increase my chances of ending up happily married with kids who can relate well with me. That's what a long losing streak in courtship can do to a man.

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