August 26, 2016

YOU DO HAVE A BUDGET DON'T YOU??

"A budget tells us what we can't afford, but it doesn't keep us from buying it."

William Feather, 20th century American author.

What Mr. Feather says applies equally well to government budgets as it does to business budgets, and, guess what else.

Your budget.

You do have a budget don't you??

August 25, 2016

NO ONE TO ANSWER TO BUT EVERYONE

"All ambitions are lawful except those which climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind."

Joseph Conrad, late 19th/early 20th century Polish-British writer.

If you couldn't care less about this, take heart; no one is policing how you conduct your life.

You can be as nasty and mean as you want.

However, while no one can stop you they can, as many will, shun you.

Life alone.

Think about it.

August 24, 2016

THE PAPER TIGER MANAGER

"Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength."

Saint Francis de Sales, 16th century bishop of Geneva.

Substituting "powerful" for "strong" and "power" for "strength" works too.

But there is a catch.

Having to tell others you are these things is a good indication you're not.

August 23, 2016

YOUR HAPPINESS: IT'S UP TO YOU!

"Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions."

14th Dalai Lama

Great advice for both our personal and professional lives.

Who will have most to say about your own happiness?

If not you, who?

August 22, 2016

YOURSELF TOO!

"Be true to your work, your word, and your friend."

Henry David Thoreau, 19th century American essayist/poet/philosopher.

We all must be true to something and this list, with my suggested addition in the title, works for me.

Your list could be much longer, maybe shorter.

It can contain other things; for example, your school were this a Beach Boys list.

What matters most is that you have a list.