Posts Tagged ‘Thought for the Day


Today’s news

It may not look like much, but it’s a glimpse into the activities of my kids. Our son created this “newspaper” and demanded I make copies of it for each member of the family. He distributed them this morning.

He’s finding that the newspaper industry can be a tough one. ūüôā

Who knew Polly Pocket was so demanding?

What’s your big news of the day?



Monday motivation: Do it to it. Or is it Duit Tuit?

I remember as a young child someone gave me a small round, plastic object. On one side, it had the letters TUIT printed on it. On the reverse side was a message much like the one in the picture. I was the fortunate recipient of a round tuit! (cheesy, I know) Since someone was so thoughtful as to bestow this round tuit to me, I could now complete the tasks that I always said I would do “when I got a round tuit (to it)”. How lucky am I?

Obviously, this was a play on words. The circular object was no more magical than anything else, but it was more of a made up license to start the things you always said you would, but for some reason, didn’t. You now had no excuses because you had received the round tuit.

Here’s my Monday challenge to you: what is that thing you’ve been putting off? You know what it is. Just in case you’re having a case of the Mondays, let me throw a few reminders out there:

  • you’ll start to work out
  • you’ll make that phone call
  • write that letter
  • reach out to that person
  • start to save money
  • plan for retirement
  • spend more time with your kids
  • become more positive
  • work on that presentation
  • reconnect with a family member you haven’t seen in years
  • call your high school buddy
The list goes on and on, but only you know what you’ve been waiting to do until you get a round tuit.

So, on this Monday morning, I’m passing along this round tuit to you virtually. Now you have no more excuses. You don’t have to figure it all out today, but you need to set the wheels of action into place to make that thing happen. In other words: do it to it!

Enjoy your week!


Monday Motivation: What do you want to do before you die?

A few weeks ago, Tim Ferriss¬†had a guest post on his blog from one of the Buried Life guys. The post focused on the 6 steps to cross anything off your bucket list. If you haven’t read it yet, please do so immediately.

Here’s what I like about these guys story: they compiled a list of 100 things they wanted to do before they died and their pursuing those things.

Here’s what I LOVE about these guys story: they promised that for everything they crossed off their list, they would help someone else cross something off their bucket list.

So this week’s challenge is a two fold:

1. What’s the thing you’ve really wanted to do, but haven’t yet? Where have you wanted to visit, but haven’t? I know I’ve got my list.

2. What can you do to help someone else cross something off their list? What can you do, or give, to help someone else along your journey?

Here’s some more information on the Buried Life guys. They’ve also recently written a book that you can find here. It’s now a New York Times bestseller. Guess they can cross that off their list, too.

What can you do for someone else? Make it a great Monday!


Monday (poetic) motivation

I’m not a great reader of poetry, but the first time I read this poem, I was hooked. The poem is “If” by Rudyard Kipling. He penned the masterpiece in 1910. it has been called an “exhortation to self-control and stoicism”. Enjoy!


If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too:
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise;

If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim,
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same:.
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build’em up with worn-out tools;

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings,
And never breathe a word about your loss:
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on!”

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much:
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!


Girl Scout Cookies and Jim Rohn

We’ve spent this week watching and listening to one of America’s most foremost business philosophers, Mr. Jim Rohn. What’s his story? How did he get started? With a box of Girl Scout Cookies. Here’s the story.

There are quite a few golden nuggets of information that Mr. Rohn shares in this video, but here’s my favorite:

“Success is something you attract by the person you become.”

That’s powerful. Enjoy your Friday!


Do you want to see all of my posts about Jim Rohn? Click here.


Friday: Jim Rohn roundup

For today, here are a few key questions for you to ponder from Mr. Rohn. Enjoy.


Jim Rohn: The Day that Changes Your Life

For this first day of March, Mr. Rohn will share with us the 4 parts of the day that turns your life around.

What are the 4 parts? One of them is resolve. The definition that he shares from a young child in California is priceless.  Enjoy!

Want to see and hear more of Mr. Rohn’s wit and wisdom? Check out these links:

Challenges to Pursue

I want more money

Results, results, results

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