I’m blessed and privileged to receive these very words from the guru of the gurus. Non-other than Joel Bauer. Thank you Joel!
You can’t climb the ladders of success with your hands in the pocket. – Arnold Schwarzenegger
What a disgrace it is for a man to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable. – Socrates
You are not disabled by your disabilities, you are abled by the abilities you have.
Keep working, because you love what you do. Don’t strive to bake a pie so you can sell it; own the bakery so you can bake as many pies as you want, sell some, and keep the rest.
From a Sean Donahoe Newsletter:
F.O.C.U.S – Focus on One Course Until Success
One of my old weaknesses was that I have many projects running at the same time. I have my hands in a lot of different markets but this also became a liability because nothing ever got completed.
Now I focus on one project at a time until it is completed and successful. I also remove all the distractions I can.
So here are several tips to help you FOCUS:
1. Remove all Direct Distractions - Turn off the instant messengers, email, and other distractions.
2. Stop the Magpie Effect - Do you get bombarded daily with emails trying to sell you junk and rubbish that you will never use? Unsubscribe from those lists NOW. Focus on only the ones that provide valued information.
3. Make Lists - One of the best things I ever did and made a habit. Making to-do lists helped me focus on what needed to be done. Prioritize that list and make the largest thing you need to get done the first thing you do!
4. Learn to Say No - If people are demanding your attention, time and draining your resources, learn to say “No” or “Not right now”.
Taken from an Email he sent recently. I think this is really great advice. See BOLD text:
Knowing when to rest is important. But far too many people can’t wait to
rest. They’re always looking for a break.
Winners are looking for opportunities to train, to advance, to make
themselves better. Winners understand that most of the time, rest
If you want to get good at something – you gotta put in the time.
If you want to be great at something – you don’t just put in the physical
time – you practice the mental game, too.
And if you want to be the best at what you do – you need an unwavering
committment to excellence. You also need to realize that becoming great
and excelling require you to focus MORE on your TRAINING than on
winning and losing.
In team sports, winning and losing are not in the direct control of only one
person – but your traiining, your approach, your attitude, your love and
enthusiasm for the game – that is ALWAYS within your control.
A quick note to say Happy Birthday Darling Evelyn. My wife’s birthday’s today and I’m so proud to have her. I so totally cherish you and love you a ton!
I haven’t posted much recently as life has been pretty much kept me busy.
Adios for now. I’m still alive and keeping well. I’ll write more another time when I get the chance!
17 year old boy with rare ageing disease with such a strong outlook in life…with all odds against him, he was able to live life to the fullest. My condolences to his family but thank you for much joy given to the world.