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Small Town stuff

His number one piece of entrepreneurial advice…

Look closely at the first image before looking at the second…

artist
the Capitol Theater owner is an artist, first and foremost
art
the painted image is approx 2' x 3'

While in college, the Capitol Theater owner, a lifelong entrepreneur (it runs in his Family), lived out of a van and had $40k in credit card debt. He paints. He’s an accomplished artist. And he ran the show for two days exceeding my expectations at every corner.

I asked him for his number one piece of entrepreneurial advice, and without hesitation he said, “Do what you say you’re gonna do!”

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Life's To Do Lists (Referrals)

Do You Promise To Tell The Truth, The Whole Truth And Nothing But The Truth? (Attorney)

What if life goes from this….

To this?

Most people never need an attorney. Our legal decisions never get too complicated. But what if they do?

Attorneys are busy people and everyone wants free advice (attorneys tire of this). There are many different types of attorneys. What’s your approach?

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Make It Simple

The Best Way To Succeed?

He's Chief For A Reason
He's Chief For A Reason

The best way to succeed in life is to act on the advice we give to others.Anonymous

This is what separates the leader from the follower.

We can follow our shadow of fear, or we can walk in front of it and rarely pay attention to it.

Sorry, you already know this.

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Thanksgiving 2009

Ok I Gotta Say This

But not sure how.  It’s kinda deep, and yet it’s not. It’s important, but most don’t see it.

Why? because people are afraid.  Fear is a survival tactic that was bestowed on early humans to help them avoid being eaten. What caveman wouldn’t want that?

Want you to know, upfront, that this has only been a revelation in the last year or so for me. And it is the five-a-day blog writing that has awakened the truth. And the truth is, most of us lack courage.

There are true alpha dogs in the human pack, but not nearly as many as you might think.  I digress.

Ever listen to people offering advice about what’s important? Next time listen more closely.

Do you hear them using their own examples, struggles, triumphs,? Or do they use someone else’s?  Or maybe no examples at all, just theory?

My theory is not much has changed since we lived in caves, except fewer of us get eaten when we walk outside.

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Peak Hurricane Month

Rules For Being Human

I’ve had this article for ten years, given by a friend. The author is unknown. Here it is in it’s entirety:

The question remains, despite all the work and inquiry of the researchers discussed in this column and countless others: How can we build committed, competent people and workforces?

I received the following as a handout at a class I attended;  the author is unknown.  Because these reflections give me solace, I am sharing them.

1.  You will receive a body. You may like it or hate it, but it will be yours for the entire period this time around.

2.  You will learn lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time information school called life.   Each day in this school you will have opportunities to learn lessons.  You may like the lessons, or you may think they are irrelevant or stupid.

3.  There are no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is a process of trial and error, of experimentation.  The “failed” experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiments that ultimately work.

4.  A lesson is repeated until learned. A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it.  When you have learned it, you can go on to the next lesson.

5. Learning lessons does not end. There is no part of life that does not contain lessons.  If you are alive, there are lessons to be learned.

6.  There is not better than here. When your there has become here, you will simply obtain another there that will again look better than here.

7.  Others are merely mirrors of you. You cannot love or hate something unless it reflects to you something you love or hate about yourself.

8.  What you make of your life is up to you. You have all the resources you need.  What you do with them is up to you.  The choice is yours.

9.  Your answers lie inside you. The answers to life’s questions lie inside you.  All you need to do is look, listen, and trust.

10. You will forget all this.

jeff here again.  How was that for the first installment of “Too Long Tuesday”?