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bilding me a fewchr

puzzle, build, green, orange, We would all like to have a bright future and even more so for our children and grandchildren. In Canfield & Hansen’s Chicken Soup for the Soul I found this gem that was originally written by Frank Trujillo. The title “bilding me a fewchr.”

Toddler’s Letter

Dear Teachr

Today, mommy cryed. Mommy asked me Jody do you realy kno why you are going to school. i said i don’t know why?

She said it is caus we are going to be bilding me a fewchr. i said what is a ... continue reading

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Passion – Being in the Zone

Love, Work, “Often people are very good at things they do not really care for,” says Sir Ken Robinson, a professor in Education, in his Ted Talk Bring on the Learning Revolution. But the things that will set you apart are the things that you are naturally good at combined with passion.

Robinson’s book The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything has been translated into 23 languages and has sold over a million copies worldwide.

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“It’s about passion”, says Robinson, “and what excites our spirit and our energy. ... continue reading

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Who will get my vote?

brand, choice, decisionsOver the years a countless number of books have been written on marketing. Numerous strategies of price, product, promotion and place (distribution), the so-called 4 p’s or marketing mix, are being discussed continually. Some authors even add more p’s to the mix, but the main focus remains;

to convince consumers to buy your product or service.

Good marketing

In our overcrowded markets you need an exceptional message to grab potential customers’ attention and then convince them to buy. If the actual product or service delivers well on the marketing promises ... continue reading

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Attitude is everything

stupidity, disability, parking, wheelchairThe past week I watched a program on TV about a man who is a quadriplegic after a motorcar accident. He only has very limited use of his arms and hands. Yet, in spite of his disability he, amongst many other things, still mows the lawn on their farm with a ride-on lawnmower and participates in archery.

What caught my eye though was the message printed on the back of his T-shirt;

The only disability in life is a bad attitude.

The late motivational speaker, Zig Ziglar, used to talk ... continue reading

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Great minds think alike. Really?

car, mechanic, work, fixThey say the first thing a motor mechanic needs to learn, is how to whistle in astonishment when opening a motor vehicle’s bonnet. It immediately prepares the client to expect a bigger bill than he originally bargained for.

So what a surprise when the man working on our vehicles this morning informed me that the repairs he’d done on my car would only be a fraction of what was estimated. It almost sounds too good to be true.

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But it seems that we will not get off that easy ... continue reading

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2 Sam 12:25 “So he called his name Jedidiah because of the Lord.”

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