On Being Thankful (part 2)

As a businessperson‬ are you thankful‬ for the people that follow you?
Or as a businessperson are you ONLY thankful for people that shop with you?
Or as a businessperson are you less than thankful for those that don’t buy from you?
Or do you not care about them until they buy from you?

Do you see where I’m going with this?

As a businessperson, I am just as grateful for everyone that even looks at my street sign as I am for everyone that buys from me. I know that not everyone can be my >customer‬ but I do know and I wholeheartedly agree that everyone can be my friend‬.

So ask yourself, are you only grateful for the paying customers?
If that’s all you care about or are truly grateful for then, I PROMISE, you are in business‬ for all the wrong reasons!

to be continued…


On Being Thankful (part 1)

In these days of being Thankful for who and what we have, one has to take the time to reflect on what he (or she) has done and failed to do. Then question why they failed to do that what they knew in their heart was the right thing to do.

Knowing the answer is one thing but many become paralyzed when it comes time to take action. Thus the cycle is repeated. What’s the point?

The point is do what you know in your heart and mind you MUST do. You will never be the leader you want to be by doing things like trying to please all the people all the time or making everyone happy but yourself.

Being Thankful and Grateful has to begin with you! Be Thankful to yourself first! Be Grateful that you had the opportunities you have had and know that by being Thankful and Grateful to YOURSELF you will have many, many more opportunities heading your way and along for the ride right beside you will be those that matter the most.


To Be Continued…

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Leadership in the News: Don’t Do The Crime If You Can’t Do The Time (an Ashley Madison Hack Tragedy)

A Father, Professor, and Pastor took his own life. It seems that this man was a member of the Ashley Madison website (if you don’t know what it is please look it up on your own). Recently, the website was hacked and ALL the info of members of that website were posted on several locations throughout the Internet. Some prominent names appeared on the AM membership rolls as did plain, old everyday people.

However, it seems that the Pastor felt that he could not deal with the potential of being found out as an individual that wanted a little something that the website could give him (or offered). Was it shame or that he felt he let his family down or those that looked up to him? He must have been in a dark place? Thus, the only solution he saw for himself was to take his own life.

Folks, LIFE IS NEVER THAT BAD. Everything can be fixed. Of all the people on that hacked list, he was probably one of the few that truly knew this and more than likely said the exact same thing to others, living in their own dark place, throughout his career as a Pastor.

What you do on your own time is your business. However, when that starts to affect your profession then it might be time to reconsider your actions. Change your ways and get yourself back on track.

The point I am making is if you do the crime you better be prepared to do the time. Thus if you can’t do the time don’t do the crime. Be strong, face it head on and deal with it.

Personally, I believe that if the individual had stepped up and admitted the issue it would have made him a stronger person and a stronger leader. He could have turned this perceived negative into very much a positive. Unfortunately, this was not the case.

When adversity (real or perceived) strikes, it becomes the time for real leaders to step up and shine. Of course, if the adversity is of their own doing then it only serves to show her followers that the leader is human and will make mistakes. It is NOT the time to fall and refuse to get up one more time.

A leader that believes himself to be a true leader will get back up each and every time.
Please don’t be the next one to stay down. You must to stand up.

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