Wise Words

One of my all-time favorite quotes came from a discussion in an Internet forum. I have lost track of the person who said it, but it bears repeating:

“Education does not have the desired effect on everyone.”

Make sure you’re always learning, and that you hold the words of your teachers and mentors in high esteem.


Sometimes, It’s Necessary

I don’t lie. But there’s nothing wrong with a little judicious exaggeration.
(From “Inherently Obvious,” a non-existent non-fiction book by Jerry “J.R.” Renkenberger.)

Added Value Monday

First, a quick reminder to attend Rainmakers Kokomo AM tomorrow morning at Half Moon Restaurant, 7:30 a.m., on Kokomo’s south side. Part of every Rainmakers event is the Rock Star award, where we (hopefully) surprise a fellow businessperson with a rock. Everybody signs it, and it’s meant to remind them that we recognize some exception quality in their professional or personal character or habits. This month’s Rock Star is…well, come and find out!

Jack Klemeyer

Jack Klemeyer

Slated to deliver the closing comments (our monthly business pep-talk) is my friend and coach, Jack Klemeyer. Jack sent me an e-mail this morning that led me to his Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/GYBCoaching. That led me to the Jack and Neil Show, where Jack shoots the coaching and marketing breeze with Neil Richmund (www.jackandneilshow.com).

Two great links – that’s Added Value #1 for you!

For Added Value #2, here is a great thought to jump-start your week. It’s from Dave Van de Walle at Area224.com:

“While you’re waiting for the absolute right time to launch that business of yours, someone else is coming up with the exact same idea. Except they are implementing on it.”

That deserves the red-letter treatment, doesn’t it? Attack this week with urgency, my friends!  –JR

Time management??

Peter Drucker said, “Time is the scarcest resource and unless it is managed nothing else can be managed.”

Time cannot be managed. It advances relentlessly for everyone. Our goals, our strategies, focus and discipline must be developed and maintained.

First Quote

“Sad is the day for any man when he becomes absolutely satisfied with the life he is living, the thoughts he is thinking, and the things he is doing; when there ceases to be forever beating at the doors of his soul a desire to do something larger which he seeks and knows he was meant and intended to do.” –Phillips Brooks.