Point to Ponder

Eleanor Roosevelt once wrote, "I have never given very deep thought to a philosophy of life, though I have a few ideas that I think are useful to me. One is that you do whatever comes your way to do as well as you can, and another is that you think as little as possible about yourself and as much as possible about other people and about things that are interesting. The third is that you get more joy out of giving joy to others and should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give."
Interesting concept isn't it?
  • Do your best
  • Focus on others and interesting things
  • Give happiness to others 
Sounds like a recipe for a full and fulfilling life. Sounds like a recipe for a productive and profitable career or business too.
Too often we get bogged down, burnt out, and/or physically and mentally challenged with the day-to-day challenges of life. That is normal and something we need to be aware. It's ok to take a break to recharge, refocus and reframe our lives and our commitments. Give yourself permission to relax once in awhile.
At times I find I do need to step out of my own head and think about interesting things, or to refocus my energies on helping others (this feeds me). Although sometimes I just have to do my best with what I have.
Wishing you a productive and happy Feb.
Until next month,
Bob 'Idea Man' Hooey
PIC: Irene having lunch at Flip Flops in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

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February will be very productive month. 
  • Hosting my friend Nabil Doss (2013 CAPS National President) on Feb 8th and 9th when he visits our CAPS Edmonton Chapter
  • Speaking in Grande Prairie the evening of Feb 12th.
  • Speaking for Success Boot Camp in Grande Prairie Wed. Feb. 13th
  • Working to revamp my "A Legacy of Leadership" for publication in March
  • Working on GSS - Foundation evening prep for Dec. 9th, 2013 in Vancouver
  • Speaking for Success Boot Camp in Ottawa on Monday Feb. 25th.
  • Closing keynote for a National Food and Beverage conference in Ottawa on Feb. 26th.
  • Revamping and updating some of our websites and promotions.
Pictured on the right: Bob and Nabil

Last Minute News

By the time this reaches you Irene and I will have successfully disembarked from her birthday cruise. We may even be enroute home to Edmonton.
I decided we needed to get warm and booked a 7 night birthday cruise from Miami which took us to Nassau, St. Thomas (her birthday), San Juan, and Grand Turks. We flew into Ft. Lauderdale, spent a few days touring and thawing out, then we moved over to Miami on the S aturday to join our cruise on the Sunday. The following Sunday we arrived back in Miami to spend a few days before flying home.  It was a wonderful time.
More notes and pictures to follow.
Picture: Bob on-board his floaty. Did a lot of that on the ship and the 4 islands we visited as well as when we were in Florida. 
Note from Florida City... we are having an amazing time... be back home on Wed afternoon. We are considering coming back here again next year. 

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Pic: Irene enjoying the top down in Florida.

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Pictured: Bob's beach feet.
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Irene celebrated her Birthday (Jan 30th) on St. Thomas, USVI
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Bob is a long time leader and professional charter member of Canadian Association of Professional Speakers, a member of NSA-Arizona, as well as a charter member of the Global Speakers Federation.
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