Message for Daily Living / Business

If He Can, You Can

Eleven-year-old Kacey McCallister lives in Keizer, a suburb of Salem, Ore. He plays basketball and is also catcher, first base and the outfield in baseball. His play has been so spectacular that a little league team in North Carolina dedicated ...

Manners Matter

My mother taught her children that while we might not be the smartest people around, we could be courteous, polite and considerate of others. We were taught to say "please," "thank you," "yes, sir" and "yes, ma'am," not to talk with food in our ...

Good News -- You Can Change!

In the worlds of education, athletics, business, government, etc., it's recognized that a person's attitude is often the determining factor in how well they do. In the business world, the dominant factor of successful employees identified by ...

Chance Has No Memory

In January of 1998, Lleyton Hewitt, an Australian high-school tennis player, became the lowest-ranked player (550) ever to win an ATP Tour event.

Question: What are the odds that No. 550 would beat players who were ranked, virtually all of them...

The Most Desirable Employees

Dr. Tony Zeiss, president of Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, N.C., has identified through research the characteristics of the most desirable employees or job candidates. First, a positive attitude is the most important ...

It Don't Matter

Years ago, I heard a speaker, whose name I have unfortunately forgotten, who worked the refrain "it don't matter" throughout his entire talk. He did it humorously and effectively. It was a version of "don't sweat the small stuff," and it made ...