I found these a while back, I didn’t write them but they are gems of business advice.
A man is getting into the shower just as his wife is finishing up her shower, when the doorbell rings. The wife quickly wraps herself in a towel and runs downstairs. When she opens the door, there stands Bob, the next-door neighbor.
Before she says a word, Bob says, “I’ll give you $800 to drop that towel.” After thinking for a moment, the woman drops her towel and stands naked in front of Bob After a few seconds, Bob hands her $800 and leaves.
The woman wraps back up in the towel and goes back upstairs. When she gets to the bathroom, her husband asks, “Who was that?”
“It was Bob the next door neighbor,” she replies.
“Great!” the husband says, “did he say anything about the $800 he owes me?”
Moral of the story :
If you share critical information pertaining to credit and risk with your shareholders in time, you may be in a position to prevent avoidable exposure.
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I found this video that Robin Sharma had Tweeted the other day. It really is worth your time to watch. It’s called How To Think Like A Superhero.
Robin Sharma wrote one of my favorite books The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari and the best selling The Leader Who Had no Title.
In the video he talk about thinking like a superhero. His thesis is that super successful people, CEOs, celebrities etc. aren’t more special than you or me but that they have a far superior work ethic than the average person. He says at one point that these successful people he’s interviewed and worked with can accomplish in a day what most people do in a month.
The secret to success is that there is no secret to success, there’s no way around it, you have to work hard at it. But if you do work hard, and focus on a goal, you will accomplish it.
You should pick up some Shwarma and sit down and read some Robin Sharma.
(Photo credit: http://fullmetalcynic.wordpress.com/2008/01/17/when-real-life-becomes-a-superhero-action-movie/)
I am your constant companion.
I am your greatest helper or heaviest burden.
I will push you onward or drag you down to failure.
I am completely at your command.
Half the things you do, you might just as well turn over to me and I will be able to do them quickly and correctly.
I am easily managed, you much merely be firm with me. Show me exactly how you want something done and after a few lessons, I will do it automatically.
I am the servant of all great men and women and alas of all failures as well. Those who are great, I have made great. Those who are failures, I have made failures. I am not a machine, thou I work with all the precision of a machine, plus the intelligence of a human being.
You may run me for profit or run me for ruin, it makes no difference to me. Take me, train me, be firm with me and I will place the world at your feet. Be easy with me and I will destroy you.
Who am I?
When I first read this I instantly loved it. In life Continue Reading
All humans have a fatal tendency to underestimate the amount of potential ones’ own self can possess. You must assume then that any successful human can only be attributed to an undeniable, unrealistic, unreasonable set of self-imposed expectations.
You have to dream big, far bigger than you can even imagine.
Remember, your “brand” is what we think it is, not what you tell us. We form our opinion from what you do, not from what you “say” you do.
We’ve all watched Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth and were inspired to begin worrying about what we we’re doing to the planet. Here’s the flip side, the side that the environmentalists don’t want you to see. It’s called The Great Global Warming Swindle. I found it to be enlightening. I’ll let you watch and form your own opinion.
Talks a lot about the documentary here as well