Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Wacky Wednesday - Skydiving

Earlier this week we shared a quote related to fear and how it is in the way of everything you want. To keep the theme rolling here is Will Smith sharing a moment of pure terror turning to bliss:



At the point of maximum danger is the point of minimum fear. It's bliss!

The full story from the video is 6 minutes long, which you can find here.


Monday, May 22, 2017

Leadership Quote - George Addair

Photo: https://www.grandcanyonwest.com/skywalk--eagle-point.htm

At the Grand Canyon there is the Skywalk. It is a horseshoe shaped steel and glass structure that juts out over the Grand Canyon (4000 ft.) and makes you feel like you are stepping onto thin air. To get on the bridge, they take all the items out of your pockets, you have to wear little booties, and you aren't allowed to bring your phone or camera. Instead, there are people whose job is to take pictures, you hand in the ticket they give you and you get a great memory.

Erin and I are not the easily scared type of people, in fact, we were told we could jump on the glass and we did, much to the dismay of several people nearby. Someday somebody remind me to share how I was the photo-op for a bus of Chinese tourists. It's a good story.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Leadership Quote - Will Rogers



Lots of things happening in the Morey household these last couple of weeks. Moved to a new home, the family finally arrived with me, and then a trip to Phoenix followed immediately by a trip to Sweden for a client. Hopefully, things can start to settle to a level of normalcy. I apologize that I missed last week, between the short trips, jet lag, and poor internet, I just didn't have the bandwidth (get it?) to get things posted from overseas. It tells me I need to start building a repository of material. Anyway, here is this week's quote:


Thanks to Erin Morey for the meme!

First and foremost, are you on the right track? Are you doing what you want to be doing, or are you doing things that support what you want to be doing? People often find themselves doing things because it is expected of them, or they think "this is a temporary situation, someday..." The problem is that temporary can become permanent when you aren't paying attention and someday quickly becomes never in those situations. So, are you on the right track?

Second, are you making progress on that track? The world moves even faster than in Will Rogers times, which means that if you are standing still opportunity will pass you by, and others on the same track may run you over to get it. I recently read an article that a woman invented a tool to help her daughter concentrate, perhaps you've seen it:
Fidget Spinner - The Original Stress Relief Toy
As Seen on TV and Beyond
Well, for want of $400 she let the patent slip and now companies are making millions while she receives nothing, is struggling with house payments and doesn't have a reliable car. She was on the right track but has been run over. Now, I am not going to make judgments, because I cannot know her situation. All I can say is that in 2005 if she spent $400 would we be seeing this tool everywhere still today? And would she be making money from it, rather than watching it on TV and wondering?

The world is full of these situations. So, what track are you on? And are you standing still or making progress?