Point to Ponder

"Surround yourself with those who believe in you and will help you achieve your goals." Lisa Marie Yost
When you are struggling, and that happens to each of us, remember to apply the wisdom in this quote. As someone once said, "the best time to dig a well is before you are thirsty."
Building a valued support network is a worthy activity if your desire is long term success and growth. These valued friends, coaches, cheerleaders, and champions will help you weather the storms and detours life puts in your way. Invest time along the way building your network and remember it works both ways. You have the responsibility of being there for them as well.
Life can be challenging at times. Careers and businesses go through dips and detours. Make sure to keep focused on your goals and dreams. Having a supportive network will help in this regard. It has for me; more often than I can count. I am so blessed with the amazing people in my life.  My wife, my friends and colleagues, and my clients who invite me into their organizations.
"If people offer their help and wisdom as you go through life, accept it gratefully. You can learn much from those who have gone before you." Edmund O'Neill
Until November.
Bob 'Idea Man' Hooey

Archives of past issues of Ideas @ Work! are available on our www.ideaman.net website.
We will be adding archives of Bob's Mid-month Musings as well.

"Life is too short to waste thinking of what might have been or what didn't work. Learn the lessons and leverage them to greater success!"

Bob 'Idea Man' Hooey



When you meet Kelly Falardeau  for the first time all you see her radiant smile from across the room. Then as you get closer you see her smile get wider and her beautiful green eyes shine a special welcome at you. I've known Kelly Falardeau for some time now and contributed to her first book. Yes, frankly,  I knew she had scars, but they never seemed to matter. The beauty that shines from within makes them pale and fade in the shadows. Kelly has an irrepressible spirit of joy and adventure and she makes you feel good when you are with her. In her case, for sure beauty does not come from a bottle, it comes from her heart. This book should be on every little girl's reading list. For that matter, on her mother's too and then the two of them should talk about how to apply its wisdom in their lives.
Kelly's new book goes on sale October 25th. Why not buy a few for the women in your life? Visit: http://mykellyf.com/Self_Esteem_Book.html  
Bob 'Idea Man' Hooey, www.ideaman.net

Last Minute News

We are continuing to work on converting our books into EPUB (reader format) and offering them via Amazon, Apple, Kobo, Barnes & Noble etc.  We actually sold our 1st copy of Running to Win! last week.  1 down and 10,000 to go!
Our objective is to revamp and upload at least one book a month. We have 3 uploaded now. Now that we have the system in place to ensure they are properly formatted, I have my work cut out.
It will be fun to rewrite and revamp both my thinking and my words.
Visited my CAPS Calgary family on the weekend. Reminded me how important they are in my life. Two of them offered to help me with my new role as 2012 President of CAPS Edmonton. I was touched with their generosity. 

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 October 2011

                 What's New!
Bob's new EPUB books are selling.
2012 CAPS Edmonton leadership team is coming together well.

We have added this new Mid-month Musings for 2011. Often Bob has ideas or motivational thoughts that just can't wait. So we decided to add a shorter message mid month.
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About Bob

Bob is a professional speaker, author, leadership, sales, and business success expert

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.
He is proud to be an active professional member of these amazing 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 Halifax, as well as being an active member of CAPS Edmonton. He served as CAPS National Director (2000-2002).
He would be happy to discuss how he can work with you to equip and motivate your leaders, their teams, sales teams, or volunteers to grow and to succeed.
Call him today at 1-780-736-0009 to explore leveraging his innovative Ideas At Work with your organization.
Or, email him at bob@ideaman.net
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