Achieve your destiny and be successful at any level by staying rooted in a strong work ethic, determination, and integrity. My Mom and Dad were factory workers and generations before them were farmers or coal miners. My path took me in a business direction, but it was still the work ethics and values of my blue collar roots that helped me reach top executive levels. My Dad was a man of few words, but as I navigated through my career I could always find the answers I needed in the subtle things he said or did. I believe these nuggets can help anyone achieve any level of success they desire and I want to share them. I have written many of these in an unpublished book, but my gift is talking and not writing. So I am going to share them in this weekly podcast in hopes someone finds them valuable or at least entertaining. It doesn't matter what color your collar is. We all have gifts and a purpose. None more important than the other. The important thing is that we all reach our full potential and be the best we can be.
There Once Was A Girl Who Stole My Heart.......She Calls Me Dad!
When my daughter was approaching her teen years, I did a remake of a Jimmy Dean song and put it on her phone for her ears only. That was many years and phones ago, so I am sure it is now lost in a cloud somewhere. Today is my her birthday and I am out of town. So since I can't be there to sing happy birthday to her, I did the only thing I knew to do. I made a podcast for her! Haha If you have listened to any of my episodes you know that I just speak what is on my heart. Well with my baby girl turning 23 today, this was certainly on my heart so I just poured it out. She will probably think this is a cheesy "Dad move" to post my birthday wishes in a podcast and for me that is just one more reason to do it! Aggravating her is still my favorite thing to do, but I really am so proud to be her Dad! I hesitated to post it publicly, but felt it fits the podcast category of inspirational and I am sure many can relate. Especially if you're a Dad.
NO FEAR = NO SUCCESS
This is the second episode that I have done on this subject and I could do many more because fear is one of the greatest motivators for success. Fear also kills more dreams than failure does. When we come face to face with what scares us we can choose to retreat to our safe place or rise up and conquer our ambitions.
Contrary to popular belief fear is not the absence of faith rather fear requires us to step up in our faith and push through. That is the formula for success!
“Do one thing every day that scares you” Eleanor Roosevelt
Fathers Day Special
There are no rules for being a Dad. All we can do is offer our best advice, unconditional love, and LOTS of prayers! In this episode I share a little reminiscing about my Dad and a little perspective from being a Dad.
HAPPY FATHERS DAY!
They Say......but Who They
How many times do we hear the phrase "they say"? It is used as a confirmation of facts or to demonstrate a point all the time. However, the "they" is that phrase is no longer a reliable source. When my Grandmother said "they say" to give advice about children she was referring to experienced Mothers or medical professionals. Unfortunately, today the most common source for “they” is social media which is unreliable at best because the root is likely some athlete, celebrity, or politician that are clueless on the subject.
It is important for us to ensure our "they" is a reliable source before repeating it because when we say it we become the "they" for anyone listening.
“I no longer listen to what people say, I just watch what they do. Behavior never lies.” Winston Churchill
The Shadow Knows NOT What Is Next
It is easy to reflect on our life and see where we are or where we have been. We can do that by simply looking at our shadow as it projects our every move. However, it can never project our next move because that is only in our thoughts. So if we don't like where our shadow sits we can change it, but it has to start in our mind. A poor mind will give a poor life while a positive mind will give a rich life.
"You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you." James Allen
Pigs Get Fat and Hogs Get Slaughtered - An Easter Story
In life people will betray us. The key is not allowing the betrayal to stop us, rather to grow from it and know that God will make everything a blessing if we believe.
“I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I cannot conceive how a man could look up into the heavens and say there is no God.”
― Abraham Lincoln
Good simple advice
This business man gives good simple advice that anyone can relate to no matter where they are in their career path or life journey!!!!