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Motivational Monday #50On a day where the British credit rating was downgraded to two stars from three it pays to remember that such events are simply steps along the road.
Back at the beginning of the recession I was working for a company which appeared to be immune from the downturn. We had heard the news obviously and we were aware that many of our competitors were struggling but we appeared to be untouched.
People's pipeline was strong, there were strong expansion plans in place and everyone appeared to be doing fine.
And then things fell off a cliff.
In a single month virtually half the pipeline disappeared never to be seen again, the lay-offs started and the political infighting for survival erupted.
Nearly five years later I understand that things are again rosy. The company has relocated to larger offices, rehired staff and is expanding positively into various new market places. Indeed the reality is that the failure of the business back at the end of 2008 was just a point in its history.
Motivational Monday #44Motivational Monday #44
You can have everything you want in life if you will just help enough other people get what they want.
Zig Ziglar was one of the giants of the personal development field. Internationally read and listened to his work has helped transform the lives of millions of people.
A humble man he never took on airs and graces but spoke from the heart with humility, compassion and an understanding that we all want to be more than we are and that in all of us there is a child who wants their dreams to come true.
Ziglar might have passed away last week but his work, wit and wisdom are still with us. The quote above summed up his philosophy and was in many ways his tag line.
I was first introduced to it eight years ago at the start of my full time training career when I was listening to Ziglar's sales training material to add to my personal experience and knowledge. I remember initially thinking that it was a quote that worked well for a trainer or personal developm
HomesickI am the river's son,
my arteries flowing turquoise
and turning to rapids
rushing around my frame,
filling me with this sense
of buoyancy, minnows
tickling my sternum.
I am the river's son.
My palms caress each
silty shoreline, every
battered bank and bend,
and these places I know
so well become me
as my fingerprint,
even the bridge above me
inflamed by the afternoon
sun-glow, burning rusty and
the steel blue sky.
I am the river's son;
I bring my home along
like hermit crab,
where I step
I pull water from the earth.
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