Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Test of Courage and Tolerance...Ralph Sockman

The test of courage comes when we are in the minority.  The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority.  --Ralph W. Sockman

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

10 Things Authentic Leaders Do...#9They Commit To Excellence Rather Than Perfection.


They commit to excellence rather than perfection. No human being is perfect. Every single one of us is a work in progress. Authentic leaders commit themselves to excellence in everything that they do. They are constantly pushing the envelope and raising their standards. They do not seek perfection and have the wisdom to know the difference. What would your life look like if you raised your standards well beyond what anyone could ever imagine of you?

--Robin Sharma, author of 'The Saint, The Surfer and The CEO

Monday, November 26, 2012

Define Yourself...Harvey Fierstein

“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life, but define yourself.” 

― Harvey Fierstein

Sunday, November 25, 2012

I Expect God...A Song of David

"Be brave. Be strong. Don’t give up. Expect God to get here soon."

A Song (Psalm) of David 31:24 (The Message Bible)

Saturday, November 24, 2012

A Positive Outlook...Maya Angelou

“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” 

--Maya Angelou

Friday, November 23, 2012

Faith...Dan Millman

“Faith means living with uncertainty – feeling your way through life, letting your heart guide you like a lantern in the dark.” --Dan Millman

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

10 Things Authentic Leaders Do...#8They Care For Themselves


They care for themselves. Taking care of your physical dimension is a sign of self-respect. You can't do great things at work if you don't feel good. Authentic leaders eat well, exercise and care for the temples that are their bodies. They spend time in nature, drink plenty of water and get regular massages so that, physically, they are operating at planet-class levels of performance.


Saturday, November 17, 2012

Freedom...Abraham Lincoln

This is a world of compensations; and he who would be no slave, must consent to have no slave. Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves; and, under a just God, can not long retain it.

--Abraham Lincoln, April 6, 1859 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Belief Brings Forth Manifestation...Lauren Zimmerman

“It does not manifest so that you can believe in it. You believe in it so that it can manifest.” 

― Lauren Zimmerman

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Don't Be Distracted...Zig Ziglar

“Don't be distracted by criticism. Remember ~ the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you.”  ― Zig Ziglar

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

10 Things Authentic Leaders Do...#7They Are Dreamers


They are dreamers. Einstein said that, "Imagination is more important than knowledge." It is from our imaginations that great things are born. Authentic leaders dare to dream impossible dreams. They see what everyone else sees and then dream up new possibilities. They spend a lot of time with their eyes closed creating blueprints and fantasies that lead to better products, better services, better workplaces and deeper value. How often do you close your eyes and dream?

--Robin Sharma, author of 'The Saint, The Surfer and The CEO

Monday, November 12, 2012

Give Thanks...William Shakespeare

“Give thanks for what you are today and go on fighting for what you gone be tomorrow”
― William Shakespeare

Friday, November 9, 2012

Impossible, Improbable, & Inevitable...Christopher Reeve

“So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.”  

--Christopher Reeve

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Doubt and Faith...Criss Jami

“Doubt is a question mark; faith is an exclamation point. The most compelling, believable, realistic stories have included them both.”

--Criss Jami

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

10 Things Authentic Leaders Do...#6They Deepen Themselves


They deepen themselves
. The job of the leader is to go deep. Authentic leaders know themselves intimately. They nurture a strong self-relationship. They know their weaknesses and play to their strengths. And they always spend a lot of time transcending their fears.

--Robin Sharma, author of 'The Saint, The Surfer and The CEO

Monday, November 5, 2012

Wisdom: Think About It...Warren Buffet

“If you’re in the luckiest one per cent of humanity, you owe it to the rest of humanity to think about the other 99 per cent.” 

 --Warren Buffett

Sunday, November 4, 2012


LORD, you know the hopes of the helpless. Surely you will hear their cries and comfort them. 

 --Psalm 10:17

Friday, November 2, 2012

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Inspiration...David Archuleta

“Without inspiration, we’re all like a box of matches that will never be lit.” 
― David Archuleta, Chords of Strength: A Memoir of Soul, Song and the Power of Perseverance