A moment's reflection will remind us that virtually none of us get overly excited when confronted with a "problem." That's human nature. However, those who solve problems are the ones who survive and thrive.
Think about it. The primary role of the physician is to help people solve their health problems. Attorneys solve people's problems, ...Read more
Many of you remember the movie "Stand And Deliver," the story of Jaime Escalante, an immigrant from Bolivia who taught at Garfield High School in inner-city Los Angeles. He accomplished remarkable results with students known to be especially difficult to teach.
One story not depicted in the movie was the one about "the other Johnny." ...Read more
A busy executive was being pressured by his 7-year-old son to pay attention to him, and the father kept putting him off. In one last effort for attention, the youngster said, "Dad, who do you like best -- Batman or Superman?"
The father impatiently replied: "Oh, I don't know. I suppose Superman," and immediately went back to work.
His son ...Read more
My mentor, retired businessman Fred Smith, says: "You are the way you are because that's the way you want to be. If you really wanted to be any different, you would be in the process of changing right now."
It probably will not surprise you when I say that I am in complete agreement with Fred. He's the wisest man I've ever known, and he ...Read more
On June 1 one year, my wife and I checked into a beautiful resort hotel at about 6:30 p.m. and were greeted with enthusiasm, courtesy and efficiency, and given tickets for a complimentary continental breakfast.
We went to our suite, freshened up and enjoyed a marvelous dinner, then had a wonderful night's sleep. The next morning, we enjoyed ...Read more
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All of us have awakened on a given morning not really "feeling" like going to work. Maybe a mild headache threatens, or we are fatigued from lack of sufficient sleep. Perhaps we are facing a difficult assignment. Being a responsible individual, however, we roll out of bed, head for the kitchen for a cup of coffee, and, in the process, realize ...Read more
The following two tidbits come from Glen Van Ekeren's "Speakers Source Book." Star Daily is a man who became prominent in England as a notorious, vicious killer, a hardened armed robber whose difficulty can be traced to his childhood.
His teacher routinely called on him to stand and read a passage in front of the class. Unfortunately, Star ...Read more
All of us have undoubtedly made the statement "I don't feel like it" a number of times. This expression in this particular instance has nothing to do with whether or not we are having a coronary or a migraine; it has to do with something that we need to do and should do but don't want to do. So we simply say, "I just don't feel like it."
Secret of the Warlock's CryptTom Hayes
Cryptic drawings, maps, strange symbols. This is what Mike Hilliard discovers as he investigates the long-dead millionaire Titus Morley. The strange symbols & drawings hover in Mike’s dreams as he rambles through the summer with Billy, a photography intern at the historical society ...
"I intended to call you last week but got busy, and time slipped through my fingers."
"I would love to take a couple of days to visit my folks, but the time just doesn't exist."
It's true. We're getting busier, and time is getting scarce.
Regardless of how busy we are, there are 10 things we need to take time for. We need to take time to work...Read more
For some strange reason, there are millions of us who believe that if a little of something is good for us, a lot would be even better. Sometimes, that is true, but frequently, it is not. For example, if a non-swimmer has fallen into water over his head, if you throw him one end of a rope, that's good. If you throw him both ends of the rope, ...Read more
According to Reader's Digest, public speaking is the No. 1 fear in America, so here are some tips that will relieve you of some of your anxiety.
First, as far as I know, Barbara Helleen, who suffered a fatal heart attack while speaking to the Women's Club of Rosendale, N.Y., Alben W. Barkley, former vice president of the United States, and ...Read more
Several years ago, Paul Newman starred in a movie titled "The Hustler." It dealt with the game of pool, and a hustler was a guy who set someone up and then hustled or beat him out of his money. The connotation of a hustler was definitely negative.
Today, however, when we think of a hustler, we think of someone who is a go-getter and gives the...Read more
When I was a youngster in Yazoo City, Miss., twice each week -- on Tuesday and Friday nights -- I delivered the hometown newspaper. One night a week, I collected for the paper. The financial rewards were small but important. More important was the fact that I developed commitment and learned responsibility and how to deal with people. ...Read more