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."
concept isn't it?
- Focus on
others and interesting things
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
Wishing you a productive
and happy Feb.
Bob 'Idea Man'
having lunch at Flip Flops in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
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February will be very productive month.
Pictured on the right: Bob and Nabil
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.
- Working to revamp my "A
Legacy of Leadership" for publication
- 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
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.
and pictures to follow.
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.
Florida City... we are having an amazing time... be back home
on Wed afternoon. We are considering coming back here again
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Pic: Irene enjoying the
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