Ha Lo, My Name Is….

Well, for those out there who may be looking to immediately say that I don’t know how to spell….the above title comes from a now classic film called the Princess Bride. There were several story lines in this film that by the closing credits had all been woven together wonderfully to let us know that there is no greater cause in life than “love”. Love has many meanings and definitions. The above title depicts a man who was on a vendetta of 20 years to avenge the death of his father (Ha lo, my name is Inago Montoya, you killed my father, prepare to die) to whom he truly and greatly loved. You would need to watch the Princess Bride to get the full story but I digress. My real story today is based on the love of people whose primary goal in life is “service”. I have learned from my mentors that if you help enough people get what they want, you will have and get what you want. I give credit to my mentors starting with Dave Morin (deceased) as well as the Yager Family out of Charlotte, NC. They are servers to the nth degree but I want to leave you with a man who not only serves but shows great love and compassion to everyone he come across. That man is Dr. John C. Maxwell who just says his name is John. His classic intro is “Hello, my name is John, and I am your friend”. Thank you, John for your influence on me and the many around the world. In closing, I just have to say: “Hello, my name is….and I am your Friend”!

Change. The time is now…

This is my first post for 2012 so let me first wish each and every one of you a very Happy New Year. New Year…as always has connotations of resolutions (both kept and dropped) and of course…”Change”. What is “change”? The dictionary states – To alter; to make different; to cause to pass from one state to another; as, to change the position, character, or appearance of a ..

But change can not only be something you do, it can be something you are left with. I have always learned that the highest form of insanity is to keep doing what you are doing and expect different results. That sounds like change. For many of us (I better speak for myself) the more I tried to change, the more I stayed the same. I also learned from a mentor when I said that change would be difficult and take time. His result was, “you got 5 minutes….CHANGE”! He was a real high D personality. Well here we are at the beginning of a new year and you guessed it….IT IS TIME FOR CHANGE. Will I continue to live insanity or will I stick to my guns this year?  In closing, have a look at this video (it is 10 minutes but is worth it). In other words…Change!