Never underestimate the power of saying thank you. Whether at work, at home, or even church, offering sincere gratitude can improve production, relationships, and cooperation.
A recent Maritz poll revealed that only 10% of employees said they have supervisors who say a daily “thank you” for a job well done. More than half of employees said they were never or seldom thanked!
To put “lipstick on a pig” is a rhetorical expression, used to convey the message that making superficial or cosmetic changes is a futile attempt to disguise the true nature of a product. – Wikipedia
One can use this rhetorical expression to drive home a point on many subjects. For instance, Obamacare comes to mind, no matter how you dress up that health care plan…it is still a pig!
Will you have a good day or a bad day? The answer lies in understanding the parts of a day and which part affects the other parts.
Everyday has a:
Morning – Afternoon – Evening
Another way of looking at a day is: beginning – middle – end.
Any event that spans time has a beginning, a middle, and an end. Think about it. A sporting event, a school class, a marriage, a work day, a song, a movie, a scene in a movie.
Now what if I told you that the middle and the end of our day depended a whole lot on HOW you got your day started, or the beginning of your day influenced the rest of your day?
I would say this philosophy is fail proof but I can’t because I was a Saint’s fan when being a Saint’s fan wasn’t cool.
You may recognize the title to today’s blog as a line from a movie. The movie? A Few Good Men.
In this courtroom thriller, Lt. Daniel Caffee, a Navy lawyer played by Tom Cruise, defends two marines accused of murdering a colleague. At one point in the heated courtroom scene, Lt. Caffee tells Col. Nathan Jessup, played by none other than Jack Nicholson, that he just wants the truth. Col. Jessup responds, as only Jack Nicholson can, “You can’t handle the truth!” That short line becomes probably one of the most famous lines Jack ever delivered in a movie.
I have never heard an artist say, “Man, I wished I would have been an accountant.”
BUT, I have heard an accountant, a salesman, a lawyer, say “Man, I wished I would have been a dancer, or a musician, or a painter.”
“I’m not good at anything.”
Have you ever heard anyone say that? I have! That kind of stinkin’ thinkin’ will get you nowhere fast!
Here are 3 ways to help insure you “get good” at your pursuits in life!
My wife, Shaundra, and I relocated this past week from Choudrant, LA to Grapevine, TX. Thank you to Jeremiah Beck for writing a guest blog for me while we were in the throes of moving!
By the way, the definition of the word throes is: a condition of agonizing struggle. Yep, this hits the nail on the head when describing our relocating experience!
So for all of my friends and readers I will share 3 considerations when relocating, as recently experienced by Shaundra and I.
Are you willing to do what it takes to be a leader?
I’ve found that most people like the idea of leadership more than they like the day-to-day responsibilities that go along with it. — Jeremiah Beck
Today’s guest post is from my good friend Jeremiah Beck. Jeremiah is the General Manager for the Christian radio station, 88.7FM The Cross. Jeremiah is a very talented leader and businessman and is highly sought after across the country for his fund raising skill for non-profit radio.
Do you want to know the secret to making a lot of money? Who doesn’t…right?
If I shared with you how you can become a highly valued employee for your company, would you be interested?
To all of you who are self-employed—what if I could share a secret with you that would get customers knocking on your door, asking to do business with you?
Here we go:
In 1944 Johnny Mercer penned the words to a hit song called “Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive” The song has been remade by many different artists over the years. My favorite Is Paul McCartney’s rendition.Mr. McCartney’s rendition
Have you ever known Mr. Gloom and Doom? Debbie Downer? OR maybe Negative Nancy? I know people who seem to have a knack for accentuating the Negative! They can always find the negative in any situation! These people are the kind nobody is ever glad to see coming, but always glad to see leaving.