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Do you have it? Part 2

By |September 19th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

In my last email, I shared with you a famous Zig Ziglar story. A woman asked to meet with him for some advice before a presentation in Birmingham, Alabama - and Zig obliged. The woman was miserable in her job, and she wanted Zig to fix it. He asked if she’d be open to trying something new. She agreed. He then told her that when she got home, just [...]

No Coke… just Pepsi

By |September 18th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

An old Saturday Night Live skit from 1978 featured John Belushi, Dan Ackroyd, and Bill Murray as workers at the Olympia Restaurant. No matter what the patrons ordered, there were only three items they could get. Cheeseburger, chips, and Pepsi. The skit’s humor came from the workers constantly yelling, “Cheeseburger, cheeseburger, cheeseburger!” Which is a good thing to think about since September 18 is National Cheeseburger Day. There’s a [...]

Do you have it?

By |September 17th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

No, not the ‘Rona. An “attitude of gratitude.” Years ago, the motivational speaking legend, Zig Ziglar, coined the term. He was one of the most grateful people you’d ever meet. He has a well-known story that I’ll share, in condensed form. Zig was scheduled to speak in Birmingham, Alabama, and a woman was desperate to meet him. As she shared with Zig’s assistant, she believed she had an impossible [...]

President Ford

By |September 15th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

No, I’m not referring to President Gerald R. Ford, Jr. I’m talking about car tycoon Henry Ford. Did you know he came close to becoming the president of the United States in 1924? Indeed, he did—but the unexpected and suspicious death of his opponent stopped him. The incumbent president, Warren Harding, who has been ranked by American historians as among the worst presidents, led a notoriously corrupt administration pockmarked [...]

A world without Superman?

By |September 14th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Believe it or not, Superman almost didn’t happen. The cartoonists who created Superman (that’s Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster for the uninitiated) got rejected by New York publishers for four years. Siegel was only 20 when he came up with the Superman legend. After a sleepless night in 1934, he drafted the story. He then asked his friend, Shuster, to draw the character. When they pitched the publishers, rejection [...]

The problem with stubbornness…

By |September 12th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Sometimes, a person’s stubbornness can cause all kinds of trouble. Take, for instance, a stubborn homeowner in the Guangdong province in China. Because she refused the government’s offer to buy her home for a development project, they had no choice but move ahead in another way. They built their bridge over and around her home. The property is now squeezed between the lanes of the new Haizhuyong Bridge. It’s [...]

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