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Are you leading for the right reasons?

Tuesday, October 11, 2011



The man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.

- James Crook

Are you leading for the right reasons?

Everyone wants praise and attention for a job well done. But for every Kobe Bryant making news for a game-winning shot, there are a million Average Joes doing great things but receiving no credit. If you're upset by the lack of attention you're getting for your leadership, perhaps its time to reevaluate why you are a leader in the first place. True leaders lead to help their team, community, or office--not for fame and attention. Sure, receiving recognition feels good, but remember that you are there to lead the group in front of you, not the ones watching behind you. Spectators will soon forget about you, but those you led will remember what you've done even after you are gone.

  
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ELLIE-1220 10/11/2011 7:52PM

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Great reminder for all!


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EMFRAPPIER 10/11/2011 5:21PM

    Fantastic.

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APIRLRAIN888 10/11/2011 1:31PM

    love it so true

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VANYELMOON 10/11/2011 10:11AM

    Very insightful. Looking at the motivation for anything you do can lead you in the right direction. Having compassion and wanting to help your fellow man is the most fulfilling.

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Most barriers to your success are man-made. And most often, you're the man who made them.-Frank Tyg

Monday, October 10, 2011

spark peoples healthy reflection for today
Most barriers to your success are man-made. And most often, you're the man who made them.

- Frank Tyger



Are you your own obstacle?

Are you trying to stick to a fitness plan, improve a relationship, eliminate fast food from your diet, or be a better parent? Whatever your goal, was there a time when you thought you couldn't do it? This is a natural reaction when things get tough. It's easier to find ways to justify your actions than to get over the hurdle. This week, eliminate the hurdles and barriers you've created. If you find yourself saying, "I can't" or "I don't have time," then re-analyze your goal. If you really want to achieve it, then make the time or take a different approach (get up earlier, stay organized, learn the skills). Find time for you and your goals.



  
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NINNY165 10/10/2011 7:03PM

    emoticon Nicely put x2...thank you for sharing!!!! Just what I needed to move forward emoticon

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APIRLRAIN888 10/10/2011 5:33PM

    LOL so true

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LIS193 10/10/2011 11:56AM

    Great blog! So true - we are our own worst enemy :(

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MSKANGA 10/10/2011 8:45AM

    Great quote! And very true.

Thank you for commenting on my blog.

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BD3269PM 10/10/2011 7:11AM

    I can!!! Thanks for sharing and keep ob Sparking emoticon

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LORETTA24 10/10/2011 6:53AM

    emoticon Nicely put. emoticon

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10/9/11

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Had a great anniversary yesterday. After my daughters first flower ceremony on the football field we came home & quickly got ready for our date night. Enjoyed a nice dinner & champagne toast @ 28. Saw a live band play & then went to see 50/50 which was touching &went to bed @ a reasonable hour. Liked what the scale showed a lot better today than yesterday. Looking forward to taking the kids to tougas farm w/my friends & their kids today :) It's suppose to be a sunny 80 degrees here emoticon emoticon

  
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SUPERSYLPH 10/9/2011 9:49AM

    Sounds like a great day!

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ONESTUBBORNTART 10/9/2011 9:03AM

    Happy anniversary! emoticon

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APIRLRAIN888 10/9/2011 8:00AM

    Wow fun

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LORETTA24 10/9/2011 7:57AM

    emoticon Sounds like a better than nice day.

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REBECCAMA 10/9/2011 7:52AM

  sounds nice emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SUSIQZER 10/9/2011 7:50AM

    Sounds like a wonderful anniversary!

Have a great day today!!

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Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but doesn't get you anywhere. - A

Saturday, October 08, 2011



Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but doesn't get you anywhere.

- Anonymous

Don't waste your energy on worrying

Too many of us worry about things that we cannot change. Although worrying gives you something to focus on, there are more productive ways to spend your time. Instead of worrying about the things you cannot control, remind yourself that worrying doesn't bring change. If it is a situation that you can control, then there is no reason to worry! Find a solution and spend your energy fulfilling it. If nothing else, just talk to someone about your concerns. Getting them out in the open tends to help put your mind at ease.

  
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NINNY165 10/8/2011 5:48PM

    So true.... whatever is going to happen usually does.....so live ...laugh ...love emoticon

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APIRLRAIN888 10/8/2011 4:22PM

    lol love it so true

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LHLADY517 10/8/2011 4:04PM

    So true

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To insure good health: Eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and mai

Friday, October 07, 2011

To insure good health: Eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life.

- William Londen

There's more to healthy than just not having a fever

Are you healthy? This may seem like a simple question, but it's more complicated than that. If an outside observer were to look at your daily actions, thoughts and behaviors, would she think you're a healthy person, one who eats nutritious meals, breathes correctly, gets enough sleep, and cares for his body? These are simple things that we take for granted, but they have major impacts on your health. Do you make time to maintain good health? If you do, then you're on the right track--continuous improvement should be your goal. If you don't make health a priority, start TODAY! There's no time like the present to build your foundation of a healthy future.

  
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WATERMELLEN 10/8/2011 11:42AM

    Great blog! I definitely believe that "cultivating cheerfulness" is essential to good health, and (except in circumstances of real crisis) pretty much a choice.

Thanks for your kind comments and the golf goodie!!

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4DOGNIGHT 10/8/2011 9:05AM

    I Try! Everyday I Try but it is a journey for sure!

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APIRLRAIN888 10/7/2011 8:31PM

    I just saw a similar quote i put on pinterest

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