Heroes vs. Superstars

Heroes vs. Superstars

In today's environment we're constantly exposed to "superstars," particularly in the world of athletics, but also very frequently in the political arena. We see an athlete do his job, which might be to make a tackle, throw a block, catch a pass or make an exciting run.

Are you God?

Are you God?

This story is told from many years past by Dr. John Maxwell, but the message is so poignant and says so much it will always be a timeless story.

Shortly after the end of World War II, Europe was in ruins. Perhaps the saddest sight was the little orphaned children, starving in the war-torn streets.

Those Famous Sayings

Those Famous Sayings

In our country we have a number of proverbs or wise sayings that have been handed down from generation to generation. For example, "A stitch in time saves nine," "A watched pot never boils," and "Saved by the bell," to name just a few.

Many of these sayings have fascinating origins and when we explore those origins we not only learn a bit of history, but some practical philosophy and lessons also come from them.

It’s About Time

It’s About Time

The wealthy individual and homeless person have at least one thing in common: Each is given 1,440 minutes of time every day. Needless to say, they use that time in vastly different ways. As a result, they get vastly different results.

Proper time management is a must for every person who aspires to be successful.

The Responsibility is Yours

The Responsibility is Yours

Abraham Lincoln said, "You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today."

The "blame game" goes back to the beginning. God told Adam and Eve when He placed them in the Garden that they could have it all, except they were not to eat the fruit of the tree in the middle of the Garden.

Keep Your Finger in the Pie

Keep Your Finger in the Pie

Former Secretary of Education William J. Bennett, one of the guiding lights in the struggle to
restore moral and ethical values in our society, tells this fascinating personal story. His wife, Elayne, who is a former teacher, urged him to visit schools and teach classes.

It’s O.K. to be Negative

It’s O.K. to be Negative

To those of you who know me, that probably sounds like a stunning statement, but I really do believe it's o.k. to be negative, pessimistic and discouraged, and I understand how a person could acquire those feelings and attitudes. Your past could well have dealt you a series of crushing blows.

Stand or Sit

Stand or Sit

Most people have more than just a tendency to see things from their own perspective, which, for many of us, is largely determined by our corporate position. It's also true that where we stand from an integrity point of view will determine where we sit in the corporate hierarchy.

Passion is the Key

Passion is the Key

The dictionary says that passion is "a strong emotion, an ardent love; zeal; eager desire, hope and joy." It has been my observation that in every field of endeavor the men and women who reach the mountain tops of life have a passion to give their all and be the best they can be.

It’s Not “Out There”

It’s Not “Out There”

Gerhard Gschwandtner, the editor and publisher of Selling Power, gives us some interesting information and sound advice. He visited an automobile dealership owned by a friend who complained about the slowdown in car sales. Gerhard says that as he looked at his sales records he glanced up to scan the activity on the showroom floor and on the car lot.

Act Your Age

Act Your Age

As a youngster I frequently heard adults say to their children, "Act your age." On occasion, my own mother used that terminology on me. Most times the adult is challenging the adolescent to change the conduct they followed when they were younger.

Forget It

Forget It

The best thing we can do with regrets of the past is bury them. I mention this because Bruce DeHaven, who coached for the Buffalo Bills 1987-1999, as well as Scott Norwood (played 1985-1991), who missed the field goal in Super Bowl XXV, have a picture indelibly burned into their minds.