"The Seven Blunders
of the World" is a list that Gandhi gave to his grandson
Arun Gandhi, written on a piece of paper, on their final day
together, shortly before his assassination.
The seven blunders he shared
- Wealth without
- Pleasure without conscience.
- Knowledge without character.
- Commerce without morality.
- Science without humanity.
- Worship without sacrifice.
- Politics without
where I get ideas for my point to ponder. Well, I got this
from a friend on Facebook and thought I would save it to share with
you this month. So often we are super busy in our lives, careers,
and businesses.Too often we forget what is important to be a true
success. We misplace or forget our core commitments and end up
losing much more than just our reputation.
We lose ourselves and our
dreams. That can be the saddest loss of all.
As we move into our
summer months we, perhaps, have a bit more time to relax, refresh,
or recharge. During this warmer time of the year I would challenge
you to refine and redirect your energies and expertise to avoid
these seven blunders on the road to your success. Invest some of
your down time to thinking and dreaming again and then set some new
goals for the fall and beyond.
We work hard; our
busy-ness takes its toll. When we focus our energies in
creating experiences and enterprises that provide solid value we
move further ahead. Gandhi also said: "An ounce of practice
is worth more than tons of preaching."
Until next month,
Had a great May after our return home from Australia
and Hong Kong.
I had the distinct pleasure of
delivering programs for both our CAPS Montreal
and CAPS Ottawa chapters on product development
earlier in the month. My visit with Montreal (May 10th) was
small and intimate. We went for a solid 3 hours and then continued
in the lounge afterwards. I had a chance the next morning to
reconnect with a fellow past CAPS Vancouver President and friend,
Lorne Kelton before taking Via Rail (a fun experience for me)
over to Ottawa.
Did a full day in Ottawa (May 12th)
with a very large energetic group on product development and
then 18 people came for the afternoon to discuss some special
building blocks for success.
Pictured here: I got the neatest present
from CAPS Montreal - a personalized bottle of Maple Syrup. It
tasted so good on the Sunday following my return. CAPS
Ottawa gave me two delightful silver coasters... both remind
me of my warm acceptance and the amazing people they represent.
June is actually quite hectic with meetings and
development projects for upcoming events I am engaged for in the
fall. I am doing something unique this Saturday when I MC Irene's
mom and dad's 60th wedding anniversary. Her mom
asked me to do it last year. Should be fun to give them this special
Lots of work on our place
in Egremont getting the garden and lawns cleaned up and new plants
in. Also rebuilding an older utility trailer I got from Irene's dad
to help haul stuff around.
Our furry kids are certainly enjoying being able to be
out on the deck with us for breakfast and during the day.
Irene is officiating lots
of Track and Field meets around the country and will be doing the
Canadian Nationals later this month. We'd hoped she would get the
nod to go to London this year as she is qualified for international
We are working on heading
out to the coast to see her Aunt Eva. Hope to leave at the end of
the month and look forward to seeing our friends Wayne and Brenda
enroute either way. We see them once a year and it is always worth
the trip. Good friends are a treasure and we always have fun
when we spend time together. Lots of laughs and good conversations.
During the summer I will
be working on some new writing and marketing projects. Just bought
access to the Canadian Associations lists when I was in Ottawa and
will be selectively contacting some of them to remind them that I am
here as are CAPS Edmonton and www.AlbertaSpeakers.com.
I am also enjoying
connections with Edmonton Tourism. Sitting in on a program on how to
be more effective with Social Media tomorrow (Wed.) that they have
arranged. Be good to learn and to meet some new folks as well.
Perhaps I will be able to promote CAPS Edmonton a bit as well.
Pictured here: Dusty
found the live CAT-nip Irene bought for them.... he likes it.
Jazz is the explorer.
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Pic: Sunday morning at
the house of Hooey with waffles, my wife, and Maple Syrup.
Sometimes you get to enjoy the fruits of your labor... or
in this case the syrups.
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