Picture the scene, it’s Monday Morning (-15C), and I’m off to work. I open the door and this is the scene that greets me!
07:00am Monday Morning
In life, there are few things that direct your OUTCOME, like your OUTLOOK. Take a look at the two photos. What is the first thing you would have thought? Remember it’s -15 (without the wind chill), when you see six inches of snow on your car? Well this what in fact what I saw. I opened my door 07:00am on a Monday morning. So, I ask again what do you see?
Personally it made me smile! I see opportunity!!! I’m going skiing!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is this outlook that resulted in the outcome of me going skiing with my daughter a couple of days later. The smaller skis on the right are hers.
Feet up – Calgary winter style
I have the pleasure of teaching her how to ski! It is a memory that I will never forget. Seeing her conquer her fears and make the most of every day? What more can a father wish for?
So what lessons have we learned from this post?
Don’t focus on the problem! Look for the blessings (and opportunities)!!!
As always, I didn’t post this to its in a server somewhere. If some part of it resonates with you; take it and empower someone to do great things!!!
A wise man without a map will get lost in any country. Where as a fool with a GPS will not!
Seems that more and more people are ‘looking for something…..’. Whether it be a new job, partner, opportunity or whatever. Then a question hit me : Do you know precisely, what this thing looks like”? If you do not know precisely, then how will you know when it is right in front of you?
Take a time as you go through your day to ponder this thought. The clarity that it will give you will act as a map. It will give you a clear destination. From that, you can decide which route you are going to take to get there.
Success is a journey; not a destination.
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To grow into the person they should be.
Thanks for taking the time to read this post.
This weekend I was in Las Vegas. I know, right, me the guy that doesn’t gamble. I was one of two guys who were the surprise for a good friend’s 50th Birthday. That was amazing but only the first part of the story.
Picture the scene, we’re in a limo and I here a beep…………..beep………….beep. I ask the rest of the people around me but they laugh that it’s the alcohol talking (I don’t really drink either. Don’t ask). as the ride goes on I hear it again……beep. I look around and find a brand new iPhone 5S. I tap on the glass and hand it to the driver. We talk and we realise that it must be from the previous guests. I leave him my phone number and tell him to get it back the them and hand them my card.
For those of you that are wondering why I left my card, read my blog ‘Only in Calgary’. I lost my phone and had it returned to me. But I never really got to say thank you to the guy that found it. So by leaving my phone number, the owner could contact me if they were so inclined.
Two days went by and I had forgotten all about. I fly home and just as I arrive home the phone rings. What happens next was one of the nicest phone calls I have had in a long time. The man at the other end was very emotional. As we agreed, it’s not about the phone. There are memories that he could not replace.
We left the call agreeing that we would both continue to ‘pay it forward’.
Go out there and be the best part of someone’s day! It feels great!!!!!
As always, I didn’t post this to just sit on a server somewhere. If you like it, go empower someone.
Dig Your Well Before You’re Thirsty
I have the honor of your attention for a few minutes. Thank you. What does that mean to you?
- What if you’re an athlete? It could mean ‘work on your stamina, before you are thrown into the big race.
- To a student – Study hard before a test.
For me, I’m taking a course to help me motivate thousands of people. Do I have thousands of people waiting to hear me? Am I ready to lead them? Maybe not. But this is preparation for the crowd that’s coming.
The pen in the picture was presented to me for a two-minute speak I gave. I am in training to help mentor the crowd that’s coming. You know what’s coming; what you’d like to do. Don’t leave it until it’s too late to start. Get your shovel and get busy! I never take for granted that you have read this far. Smile as I am whilst writing this. You have a goal that you NEED to achieve! Get busy; get it done before you need it.
When your opportunity comes, make sure you are ready. As always, I didn’t post this to sit on a server somewhere. Go take it and inspire someone!
To All who have read this blog
You know how I love to help and mentor others? Well this week has been fantastic. The company I work with has decided to endorse the work that I have been doing. They are going to put up two scholarships per year (for the next three years) to SAIT!
Thank you to them for giving back to the mext generation.
In addition they are going to take some additional apprentices from the carpentry program. I will also get to meet the new students!
For me, it’s not about me succeeding. I know I will! But it’s more about helping up someone along side you. Now that is succeYou know how I love to help and mentor others? Well this week has been fantastic. The company I work with has decided to endorse the work that I have been doing. They are going to put up two scholarships per year (for the next three years) to SAIT!
In addition they are goig to take some additional apprentices from the carpentry program. I will also get to meet the new students!
For me, it’s not about me succeeding. I know I will! But it’s more about helping up someone along side you. Now that is success!ss!
As always, I didn’t write this for it to sit on a hard drive somewhere. Go empower someone else!
A leap of Faith
I have decided to write about this topic, as been thinking about it for a while.
Have toy eve asked a young chile to jump? The child will look at you an decide in a heart beat… OK! In that moment it’s settled. But what happened?
Step one “Jump, I’ve you”!
‘Hmm, they love me’.
J U M P!!
CATCH! SMILES ALL ROUND.
The above took less tham a second. If you notice, all the child will state to themself ‘ok, they love me’. Nothing else. No why! do you mean it? How long will it take? Are you strong enough?
As adults, find yourself a mentor. Someone that is looking out for you. Once you have this person, listen to them! Remember, they are looking out for you. So now, when they ask you to jump there is only one statement (, not question). ‘They have my best interests at heart. Then go for it!
‘Jump and grow your wings on the way down’ – Les Brown.
I’m not saying it will always be plain sailing. But ecen when it’s not….. Your mentor will pick you up, dust you off, and help you assess what went wrong. From this point, the two of you will set a plan to make it next time.
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Who is your biggest fan?
I was pondering this question for a while looking around my team. Sometimes your biggest suporter can be right under your nose (literally). Then it hit me. My biggest cfan is my Daughter. Through other posts, you have read that as I’m growing, she’s there with me.
An example of the above, was in the way she introduced me to a friend – “…and this is my Dad. He’s an expert at fixing things”.
So look around. Who is your biggest fan? Make the time to thank them. Then make sure you keep going. Remember they are watching and learning from you.
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