Point to Ponder
"The happiest people
are those who think the most interesting thoughts. Interesting
thoughts can only live in cultivated minds. Those who decide to
use leisure as a means of mental development, who love good music,
good books, good pictures, good plays at the theater, good company,
good conversation - what are they? They are the happiest people
in the world; and they are not only happy themselves, they are
the cause of happiness in others." William Lyon Phelps
Are you happy? Are you a carrier?
This past month I encountered and engaged
a wide range of people across Canada. Some were happy, some
were sad, some were worried, and some were glad when their problems
For example: On our way home from speaking
and exploring in Nova Scotia we encountered severe weather when
we were attempting to land in Hamilton. We were just about there
and had to divert to Ottawa to wait until the airline could
assess a plan of action. It was very interesting listening to
the reactions of our fellow travellors. Irene and I travel a
bit so we simply took it as it came and hoped we would eventually
get back into Hamilton and perhaps find our connecting flight
to Edmonton there or hopefully coming in.
This is just what happened.... end
result, we were 3 hours late getting into Edmonton and a bit
more tired the next day. Pictured here: Irene and Bob
in Digby, NS.
On Saturday we met Yvonne (the human
vitamin) at our Speaking for Success Boot Camp. Yvonne is a
fitness trainer who wants to be a better speaker. She blew us
away with her very first speech. She was happiness in motion
and brought her vibrant energy to the room. At the end of her
presentation we all felt better.
Are you happy? Are you a carrier?
The choice is yours!
See you next month.
Bob 'Idea Man' Hooey
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I am glad we finally have
some nice weather. Glad too that we are going to be around to enjoy
it. Other than a trip to Calgary I get to stay home. Lots of
projects to do at our 'only' place now that we have
downsized. Downsizing was both mentally and physically draining for
both of us. But we are here, with too much 'stuff', but we
love it. Over the summer we will continue to sort and selectively
get rid of more un-needed 'stuff'. The Year of the
delightfully productive month of May.
I had the privilege of being the final instructor for
CAPS Atlantic's 1st Fast Track program.
We spent the afternoon
talking about this industry and how sales is an essential part of
building and sustaining a speaking and training career. Here I am
with Peter Chapman and our FT team.
- Visited my friends at
CAPS Calgary on the 11th
- Finished our move from
Mundare on the 20th (whew) Weather cooperated so we could get it
all packed, cleaned, and moved before we flew east.
- Irene and I flew to
Halifax on the 22nd. Nice that she could take the time off to come
along and spend time exploring.
- Spoke twice on the 23rd.
I did an afternoon workshop on sales and then spoke for CAPS
Atlantic that evening.
- Did my product and
publishing workshop on the 24th
- Played tourist all
weekend. Irene got her fill of seafood.
- Spoke for Halifax
MoMonday's on the 27th and flew home on the 28th.
Irene has been working from home for
the last year due to the building where she worked making her sick -
literally. We kept the place in Mundare with the expectation that
she would be able to return to work in the building once the
remodeling was complete - or at least try to come back.
When she was
told at the end of March that she would be working from home
indefinitely, we decided to downsize to one home. Which is now
done, other than finding places and sorting what we brought
over. That is our challenge for the summer so we can regain
the garage before winter.
Here is Irene
and her new friend... yummmmm!
- June started
with a jump with our Speaking for Success Boot Camp
completed on the 1st. This one was done in support of Kiva, a micro-financing project. What an amazing
group of fellow learners. I simply love what I do. This one found
Irene speaking about creating more powerful powerpoint; Greg Gazin
shared some new gadgets for us to look at; Shirley Borrelli taught
us more about how to dress for our presentations; and Dianna Bowes
shared her passion and her involvement with Kiva.
- Bob will be part of a
panel on publishing hosted by CAPS Edmonton on Sat. June 8th.
- He'll be a guest on an
internet Radio show on Sun. the 9th
- Attending the MPI awards
evening on the 12th
- CAPS Calgary on Sat.
- Attending the 1st CAPS
Edmonton Masters series on the 17th
- Fabulous @ 50 5th
birthday party on Sun. the 23rd
This as well as catching up and
working to find places for all the 'stuff' we brought from Mundare
when we closed down that house. And of course, complete my
6th in our Pocket Wisdom series: Expect Greatness, Pocket
Wisdom for Success.
Looking forward to the arrival of Amanda
and Michael at the end of the month. They are flying up from
Australia for 3 weeks. It will be great to see them and spend time
with them next month.
Bob pictured here at one of the museums in
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Bob is a professional speaker, author,
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He is a long time leader in
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world to earn their covetted, professional level Accredited Speaker designation.
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groups of people dedicated to polishing their craft
and to better serving their clients and audiences.
Bob is the co-founder
and a past president of CAPS Vancouver, an honorary
founding member of CAPS Sask., an honorary member
of CAPS Atlantic, as well as being a Past President
of CAPS Edmonton. He served as CAPS National Director
(2000-2002). He currently serves as a trustee of
the CAPS Foundation.
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