ROBBIEG1954's SparkPeople Blog ROBBIEG1954's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community The Starfish Story . . . A well-known author/poet was working and vacationing at the coast. Very early one morning he was walking along the beach just as the sun was rising to ready his mind for a day of writing. While enjoying the beauty around him, he glanced down the beach and saw a lone human figure dancing about between the surf’s edge and the beach. <BR> <BR> Fascinated by this other person, celebrating the day that was about to dawn, he moved closer. As he came nearer, he realized that the young man was not ... Tue, 14 Jan 2014 20:11:26 EST Who cares . . . ??? Try this quiz: <BR> <BR> 1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world. <BR> <BR> 2. Name the last five men’s singles Wimbledon champions. <BR> <BR> 3. Name the last person to reach the summit of Mt. Everest. <BR> <BR> 4. Name ten people who have won a Nobel or Pulitzer prize. <BR> <BR> 5. Name the last half dozen Oscar winners for best actor and actress. <BR> <BR> 6. Name the last 5 countries that hosted the Summer Olympics. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> How did you do? <BR> <BR> The po... Thu, 9 Jan 2014 17:40:37 EST Don't be so hard on yourself . . . I’ve been a Sales Manager and/or Sales Trainer for most of my adult life. As such, much of my time has been spent observing experienced sales people or trainees and giving them feedback on their activities and efforts. <BR> <BR> Before I give my feedback, I always first ask them, “What did you do well?”. Only after that conversation, do I move to, “What’s one thing you’d like to try to do differently next time?”. <BR> <BR> The problem is, they almost always go to “the dark side” – in other ... Sun, 5 Jan 2014 17:36:04 EST Don't Mind the Mule . . . Growing up, a frequent saying of my Father was "Don't mind the mule, just load the wagon!" - meaning, "Don't worry about me, just tell me what you need me to do!" [understand that he - and I - grew up in the South, where we're big on similes and metaphors - LOL]. <BR> <BR> I thought about this saying earlier today while working with my trainer. She told me about a new exercise she wanted me to attempt and asked what I thought about it. She smiled as I began my reply [because she's heard me u... Sat, 4 Jan 2014 20:04:46 EST