Point to Ponder
Smart man, Albert!
Each of these tips can be relevant
for us in various stages and situations in life. Each has a
nucleus of wisdom we can use to power ourselves through whatever
challenge we face.
I like #5:
Make mistakes. Because I often do; bet you
do too. However, I have learned to reflect on those mistakes
and see what lesson I can extract and leverage to help me as
I move along my journey. Often, my mistakes have given me something
of real value to share with my readers, audiences, and colleagues.
I also like #7: Create Value.
Value is what separates us from our competition. Perceived
value is what allows us to profitably build and enhance our
careers, companies, and communities.
How about #4: The imagination
is powerful. Most of the amazing things in our world
started in someone's imagination. Perhaps you imagined something,
invested time to research and study it, and then went out and
made it a reality. Wonderful to see it become real!
I figure you're all smart enough to
draw your own conclusions on these 10 tips, but wanted to
share a few ideas with you.
In case you can't read
the caption, it says, "If a cluttered desk is a sign of a
cluttered mind, then what are we to think of an empty
Have an awesome September
and enjoy the nice days as they come along too.
Bob 'Idea Man'
Talk to you in October.
August was productive as well as allowing us
some time to relax. Got a lot of projects finished this summer at
our place here in Egremont. Fed the recycle bin load after load of
paper, etc... and a couple of loads to the dump with my little
We took an unexpected weekend trip to
the coast for another visit with Irene's Aunt Eva, who is now
in a Surrey Hospice. It was a surprise for her and lifted her
It gave Irene a chance to spend a bit
more time with her and say her goodbyes. I am speaking in BC on the
13th. Fly in on the 12th, and hope to drop in and see her on the
12th and the 13th if we are blessed to still have her with
Life is precious and way too
short. Remember that. Tell those you love, that you do love
Last Minute News
September, as you can see by the notes under
What's New!, will be fairly busy and see me off to
the airport a few times.
I love what I do, even
the travel. I have the privilege of sharing ideas and encouragement
with people across the globe. However, it is very cool to be able to
do so close to home in Edmonton.
Have been busy
de-cluttering here in Egremont so I can finish Irene's workspace.
I'm gaining momentum.
On Sunday she walked
downstairs and said, "Hey, there's actually a room in here!"
The Old office is now storage as well as a place for all
her jams, jellies, salsa, etc that she is creating from our garden.
Her new workspace will be
right outside; across from my Think Tank (ok, that is what I call my
hot tub downstairs). Nice when you start seeing some real progress.
Sept 11th: Just
home between trips... e-zine will go out today... I had a
great CAPS Leadership Summit in Toronto with our National Board and
my fellow Chapter Presidents and their President elects. Off
tomorrow to BC where I hope to visit Aunt Eva enroute to speaking to
the BC CEO Network in Harrision Hot Springs on
Then home late that
evening until the 21st when I head to London, Ontario and then
Toronto again. Will be speaking at MPI Greater Edmonton on the
19th... just to keep me from being lazy. Smile!
Get home from TO on the
25th and speak for EPCOR's electrical services - with all their
senior leaders on the 27th.
14th: For some reason this did not go out on Tues... so
here it is. Just back from BC... good trip... spoke to a great
group of people in Harrison Hot Springs, saw my cousin and another
friend and was able to visit Aunt Eva twice. She is fading fast, but
it was good to hold her hand one more time and tell her how much we
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