Archive For September, 2006

Infomercials and Live Seminars

Lately I’ve had the notion to start attending the local live seminars that are held here in the Dallas area.  These are the free seminars that are promoted on TV Infomericals.  Here are a few that have been on TV over the last month that I have seen: Robert Allen Real Estate WizeTrade Red Light – Green Light Stock Trading Teach Me To Trade Some other real estate gurus Part…

Our Church’s Super Sunday

This coming Sunday in our church is going to be an exciting time.  I just got back from a meeting with about 80-90 people who are going to be baptized on Sunday.  Two people from my small group have asked me to baptize them.  It’s quite an honor. One of the things I was thinking through tonight as I was driving home was how much I can tend to get…

One of My Main Career Goals

All the major gurus are always asking, “What are your goals?”  Well, a guy whose newsletter I read reminded me of my goal this week. Colin wrote in his newsletter that he traveled all summer in his new RV (driving an RV is not my goal).  He basically took the summer off and logged a total of about 30 hours of work… for the entire summer!! My career goal is…

All I Can Do

Art Williams wrote a book, “All You Can Do Is All You Can Do, But All You Can Do Is Enough.” In the fall of my sophomore year in college I was to give a 20-25 minute speech.  I was terrified.  I was procrastinating.  I felt I was incapable.  On that day of class I skipped.  The guilt, the defeat, the dissatisfaction with myself all but did me in that…

The Slight Edge

Have you read Jeff Olson’s book, The Slight Edge?  If you haven’t, you are missing something HUGE!! I truly believe, before you buy any other book, any other motivational tape, any other seminar, CD, or DVD, you need to buy this book and read it… whether you just read 10 pages per day or you dedicate the next 3 days to devouring this book (my recommendation). Give yourself and those around…

Becoming a Boring Person

Great stuff from Seth Barnes’ Blog today: “As people get older and more specialized, their creative, open-ended right brain that ran the show when they were children playing in the sand box, begins to wither and die. The orthopedic surgeon who has developed a certain kind of knee replacement is paid to do it a thousand times over. The carpenter builds variations on the same model house. The stewardess hands…

Less Is More

I received a newsletter today from one of the Internet’s top business consultants, Rich Schefren.  Here is a little what he had to say: “Sometimes, you can have too many good developments in your life and business that, even one more piece of good news is not welcome because you simply have too much on your plate already. “Bottom line – too much is simply too much no matter what….

Ideas for a book

One of my long time ambitions is to write.  I write all of the time.  For my M.A. degree I wrote a 165-page thesis.  I have started several books.  On the archives of my computer are several unfinished (and probably never will be finished) books. However, this time is different.  I have been sketching out a book that I would like to publish.  I was speaking with a friend of…

When do you know it’s time for a change?

One of the toughest things to discern is when it is actually time for a change.  For me, the factors are: Should I persevere through a tough time? Is this opportunity for change merely a distraction? Is this the right time? Is this change exactly what I need at this time in my life? Has God brought this before me now? They aren’t easy questions to answer, and most people…

A company that can stand on its own

One of the things I have been disenchanted by the whole network marketing industry, multi-level marketing, or whatever you want to call it is that 99% of the companies couldn’t exist if they didn’t have some kind of “business opportunity” attached to it. In other words, would most of the travel, nutritional, and technology companies exist if they didn’t have an associate base?  Would the company’s product, CEO, leadership, etc….