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"If people knew how hard I worked to gain my mastery, it wouldn't seem so wonderful."

-- Michelangelo, 1475-1564, Painter, Sculptor and Architect

September 2010

Refuse To Be Afraid

Tim Wrightman, a former All-American UCLA football player, tells a story about how, as a rookie lineman in the National Football League, he was up against the legendary pass rusher Lawrence Taylor. Taylor was not only physically powerful and uncommonly quick but a master at verbal intimidation.

Looking young Tim in the eye, he said, "Sonny, get ready. I'm going to the left and there's nothing you can do about it."

Wrightman coolly responded, "Sir, is that your left or mine?"

The question froze Taylor long enough to allow Wrightman to throw a perfect block on him.

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

Written in 1936, it is based on courses in public speaking that had been taught in adult education courses by Dale Carnegie since 1912 (and to put to rest a popular assumption, he was no relation to the magnate Andrew Carnegie). It is an unusual little book, written in a highly personalized, colloquial style that is reminiscent of a lecture. Get it on Amazon!

Keep On Dancing

If you are feeling like you have gotten a little "off track" with your intentions this year, not to worry. Be gentle with yourself. Take a few minutes to read today's post, and just remember to "Keep On Dancing".

What I have noticed lately, is that things don't always seem to happen for the reasons we think, and that can be perfect for us. I started several projects in the last few weeks, that did not work out the way I thought they would, or the way I wanted them to, thank God.

Why We Want You to Be Rich: Two Men, One Message by Donald J. Trump and Robert T. Kiyosaki

Why We Want You to Be Rich: Two Men, One Message by  Donald J. Trump and Robert

The world is facing many challenges and one of them is financial. The entitlement mentality is epidemic, creating people who expect their countries, employers, or families to take care of them. Donald Trump and Robert Kiyosaki, both successful businessmen, are natural teachers and have joined forces to address these challenges. They believe you cannot solve money problems with money. You can only solve money problems with financial education. Trump and Kiyosaki want to teach you to be rich.

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