“Just as a kiss can be a period, a question mark, or an exclamation point…so too can a handshake, an email, and even a voicemail.” — Gary Ryan Blair
Wherever you are, whatever you’re doing and wherever you’re going, you owe it to yourself, to your art and to the world to do it in the spirit of excellence.
That’s your primary responsibility and duty. You must always deliver with excellence and make your mark through your actions.
Here’s a great way of making that happen…
The three end marks of punctuation tell the reader that a sentence has…
“I am the master of my fate and the captain of my destiny.” — Nelson Mandela
Does a preordained power exist that we call destiny or fate control both the nature of the events that occur in our our lives and the resulting planned or spontaneous actions we take?
Contrary to popular belief…there is not!
If that is indeed the case, then what is this thing called fatalism and what role does it play in our lives?
Fatalism is a belief that … stuff happens and we have no choice but to accept the outcome of events.
Fatalism is a…
How Long Are You Going to Believe the Lies, Wear a Mask, Live in Fear and Surrender Your Freedom?
“One man with courage makes a majority.” — Andrew Jackson
When is enough enough?
What is the right answer to this question?
As it relates to Covid…this is a question that each of us has to answer…especially when it comes to believing the lies, accepting the hypocrisy, wearing a mask, living in fear and surrendering your freedom.
I struggled with this question myself, and early on decided that I would not be a victim, I would not close my business, and…
How To Master The Art of Doing Well By Doing Good
“Your goal should be to create value for everyone you interact with.” — Jeff Bezos
Yesterday, today, and all of your tomorrow’s pose the same question…
Will you choose to “consume,” or will you choose to “create?”
Therefore, why not view your life, career and company as a platform for giving…for intentional acts of generosity…for creating value for others?
To build a meaningful life…you must replace the pursuit of consumption and materialism with the pursuit and creation of value, contribution, caring and generosity.
For this to occur, the critical…
How to Win the Battle for Your Mind
“We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, and our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of.” — Edward Bernays
We are all witnesses and unwanted participants in a global conspiracy.
The playbook is a well executed three-part strategy.
A simple strategy that works with devastating effectiveness.
And it goes by the name…Problem. Reaction. Solution.
Here’s how it works…
1. Create The Problem. “COVID-19”
2. Encourage The Reaction. “Something must be done to solve this”
3. Offer The Solution. “Vaccinate”
Good Must Triumph Over Evil
“The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything to stop them.” — Albert Einstein
When looking at the most recent events, it’s best to apply Occam’s Razor.
That is, the simplest and most straightforward explanation is most likely the correct one.
And when it comes to Covid, Masks, Vaccinations, Open Borders, School Closings, Business Shutdowns, Censorship, Cancel Culture and more…
Occam’s razor would lead us to believe that we are in the fight of our lives — a battle between good and evil…
“There is no greater danger than underestimating your opponent.” ― Lao Tzu
Sheikh Rashid…the man largely responsible for the transformation of Dubai from a small cluster of settlements to a modern port city and commercial hub was recently asked about the future of his country, and he said…
“My grandfather was on a camel, my father was on a camel, I’m in a Mercedes, my son is in a Land Rover, and my grandson will also be in a Land Rover…but my great grandson will be back on a camel.”
Why is that?
“Tough times create strong men, strong men…
“Show me a goal with no challenge or risk and I’ll show you a goal with no value or reward.” — Gary Ryan Blair
To tip the scales in your favor in the second quarter, it will be because of your answer to this question…
What specific, measurable, and deadline-driven goals are you committed to achieve from April 1 through June 30th?
As you work to answer that question, always remember that you will NEVER be greater than the vision and goals that guide you.
If you think small, you will get small results, therefore the second quarter is the…
“I would prefer even to fail with honor than win by cheating.” — Sophocles (496 BC — 406)
As you are confronted with the reality that the first quarter of the year is just about history…
I offer the following as an ideal (alternative) way to reflect on your YEAR-TO-DATE performance … and how to plan for massive abundance in the second quarter.
Here we go…
Q2 is both shorthand for the second quarter of the year which is now just a few days away, as well a measurement for the QUALITY and QUANTITY of your first quarter performance.
Your Future Depends Upon It
“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.” — Plato (427 BC — 347)
This message is meant to be aggressive, confrontational and combative.
Because there’s a lot to be pissed off about these days…and your future depends upon your ability to not just fight, but fight to win.
For those of you who are fed up with the lying, cheating, bullying and non-stop bullshit going on in the world right now and ready to do something…