Why does the introduction continue? A collection of blogs on a computer screen may build your audience if written well, and filling a need, but to build a book requires setting the stage. If I can build a book from a collection of blogs, so can you. We all have a story to tell, but we must start somewhere.
Life happens to us all. It’s how you handle the bumps in the road that makes the difference. I lost a library of information (500+ blogs) when the Empower Network folded, but I learned a skill in the process or discover my gift. Donna Krech who was know as the “Belief Builder”, had a tough childhood and a rough married life. But she overcame a serial entrepreneur. David Cook, a sports psychologist talked about mental toughness. Wither it’s a good day or a bad day, what matters most is how we respond. Donna Krech called it the “Motivation Assassinators” that take us off our game.
Every now and then, we all get stuck. What do need to do, to move forward? Under stand the basic laws for success and develop the discipline to see things through. When you don’t understand, be prepare to learn to learn the hard way. Napoleon Hill and Jim Rohn talked about the things we need to be concerned with internally. It’s not what happens outside, but what happens inside, that determine our success in business and in life.
There is a certain magic about mentors. Fortunate is the person who has a least one very good friend (James Marshall we go back over 50 years). He went to Vietnam and I went to Germany back in the day, and we have been separated for years but we always stayed in touch. I’m in Philadelphia PA, and he’s in Southfield, near Detroit MI where we both grew up. Napoleon Hill always talked about Andrew Carnegie, and Jim Rohn always talked about Earl Shoff. Darren Hardy, Publisher of Success Magazine and Chris Widener of Made for Success, and a host of others, still talk about Jim Rohn. John Stanton, former CEO and Chairman of the Board for T-Mobile talked about Baker Ferguson who was the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Whitman College.
Sometimes there are people who wear special rings that everybody don’t know about. We know about the Super Bowl ring and the World Series ring but, did you know about the National Speakers Association Hall of Fame ring or the Empire Network Millionaire Club ring. Don Hutson wears the Speakers Hall of Fame ring. I blogged about him because he reminded me Empower Network first ring ceremony I attended in Denver CO. I blogged about Tracy Walker, because I saw it coming. The Empire Network team re-blogged an interview with her , so you get an inside peek.
There are special times that we fondly remember. The Empire Network may have folded, but I still remember the leadership council. Long time ago there was the time of King Arthur and the Knights of the round table. I’m old enough to remember the time of John Kennedy and his young family in the White House. In due time, the history will record the time of Barrack Obama and his family as the last Camelot.
There is still more so stay tuned.