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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 I have written many of these in an unpublished book, but my gift is talking and not writing.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.

Blue Collar Executive Lewis Taulbee Jr

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

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 I have written many of these in an unpublished book, but my gift is talking and not writing.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.

    Stay Humble - Don't Be Humble

    Stay Humble - Don't Be Humble

    Growing up I was always confused when I heard the pastor talk about staying humble and striving to be all God created us to be.  Seemed to be a contradiction.  However, I have learned that staying humble doesn’t mean staying poor, weak, or meek.  Actually, it has nothing to do with the amount of success or wealth one achieves, rather it has everything to do with modesty that comes from understanding our place in the larger order of things.  Always knowing that no amount of success or riches could ever make us more or less than our fellow women and man.  
    "The most difficult thing about being humble is not being able to brag about it"  George Patton Jr.

    • 8 min
    God Said, I Need a Farmer

    God Said, I Need a Farmer

    • 2 min
    A Dead Fish Can Float Down Stream

    A Dead Fish Can Float Down Stream

    The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, not a lack of resources, but rather lack of will.  

    We have a growing culture in which a sense of entitlement is being instilled instead of a strong work ethic.   We were all created to be productive for one another.  Being lazy is not only the key ingredient for personal failure, but it is also disrespectful to those around you.  

    Life is too short to be lazy!  

    • 10 min
    Greatness Within Average

    Greatness Within Average

    Greatness is not a rare magical thing that is only given to a chosen few.  Greatness exists in all of us!  Unfortunately, we often suppress it because we either don’t recognize it or we allow our environment to convince us that we cannot achieve it.  If we seek greatness, it will find us, and we just need to open the door and BE GREAT! 

    “Surround yourself with those who see greatness within you, even when you don’t see it yourself” Zig Ziglar

    • 9 min
    Til You Can't

    Til You Can't

    The essence of life cannot be found in the minutes, hours, or days that we have. We all have a different amount of time and it isn't given to us for consumption, but for contribution.  As we look back at our journey, we will not see time, rather only the moments that we made along the way.  These are the steppingstones along our path that we leave for others to remember us by and follow.  
    Life is series of moments and the quality of attention we give each one determines the quality of our lives.  We often miss cherished moments due to the fast pace of daily living.  It is important to slow down and remember how precious it is to live and love.  

    • 9 min
    A Lesson from Farmers and Old Dogs

    A Lesson from Farmers and Old Dogs

    The true definition of success is happiness and contentment.  This is what we all seek and it is right under our nose in every moment.  We struggle to find it because we have been conditioned to subconsciously always be in the next moment and discrediting the present one.  As if the next moment is more important than the one we are in.  The secret to achieving this can be learned from farmers and old dogs....... 
     If you are angry, you are focused on yesterday.  If you are worried, you are focused on tomorrow.  If you want true peace and contentment focus on today.

    • 9 min

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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!!!!

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