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WITandWISDOM(tm) - May 31, 2002
Don't let "Well done" on your tombstone mean you were cremated!
Source: Mr. Mom's Mailing List, http://mrmom.amaonline.com/
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
Ken Lipke was a chiropractor in Buffalo, New York. He loved his city and was deeply saddened when, one-by-one, the giant steel mills were closing their doors. The future of the community looked bleak.
"I didn't know much about industry," Ken told me as I was a guest in his home, "yet I knew plenty about the principles of success, and believed they could be applied anywhere."
Without any substantial finances, but endowed with enthusiasm and a vision, he formed an investment company and built Gibralter Steel - which became one of the most profitable steel companies in the United States.
Says Lipke, "Before starting this venture I studied the lives of successful people and discovered there was a common thread." In reading their biographies he noticed that persistently cropping up were phrases such as, "I couldn't wait to get to the office every morning!" or "It wasn't like work - it was more like a love affair." They not only had a dream, they became emotionally attached to it.
Lipke learned that finding people with technical skills and detailed knowledge of steel processing was easy. Qualified accountants, managers and salespeople were abundant. But the ideas he learned from people like Robert Schuller and Norman Vincent Peale were his spark plugs. He developed the ability to build an atmosphere of optimism and teamwork that resulted in a giant corporation.
These were the elements of Gibralter's rock!
By Neil Eskelin in Neil Eskelin's Daily Jump Start(tm), Copyright (c) 2002, http://www.neileskelin.com
Subjects: Management, Teamwork
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
In a New York factory:
'Any workman desiring to attend the funeral of a near relative must notify the foreman before 10 a.m. on the day of the game.'
Sign seen on a travel agent's desk: 'Here today, gone to Maui!'
A seafood restaurant promotes its 'Boston Sea Party.'
On a billboard for a Mexican restaurant: 'Peso little, eat so much.'
A weight loss program says: 'No weigh, Jose!'
Ad at a health club: 'Come in and dispose of your solid waist.'
Tee-shirt seen at Hampton University in Virginia: 'Liberal Arts Major-Will think for food.'
Source: The Funnies, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/andychaps_the-funnies
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
Bob, an experienced sky diver, was getting ready for a jump one day when he spotted another man outfitted to dive wearing dark glasses, carrying a white can and holding a seeing-eye dog by a leash. Shocked that the blind man was also going to jump, Bob struck up a conversation, expressing his admiration for the man's courage. Then, curious, he asked, "How do you know when the ground is getting close?" "Easy," replied the blind man. "The leash goes slack."
Source: Joke A Day
Subjects: Blind, Airplanes
In a study sponsored by the National Institute on Aging, fitness tests were administered to 46 low-active women divided into two groups. Regardless of how they had actually performed on the fitness test, members of one group were told they had scored in the highest of five levels of fitness, while the others were told that their performance had placed them in the bottom fifth of the group.
All the women were then asked to work out on a Stairmaster. Those who had been told they had scored well on the fitness exam reported less fatigue and a greater sense of well-being from the exercise than the women who believed they had done poorly on the fitness test. Although the study was small, its lesson is an important one: If you believe in your fitness potential, you are more apt to live up to your own expectations!
From: Food & Fitness Advisor
Source: Weekend Encounter, by Dick Innes, Copyright 2002, http://www.actsweb.org/subscribe.htm