The Opposite

The Golden Rule is “Do to others what you want them to do to you”

The opposite of this is also true. Do NOT do to others what you don’t want them to do to you”.

This might seem obvious but I believe if more people lived by this, the world would be a better place.

Have a great day!


Fear and Interest

Napoleon Bonaparte once said “There are only two forces that unite men – fear and interest.”

When I read that it really made me think. In looking at many of the organizations and clubs I’m familiar with, they have been formed for one of those two reasons.

Some groups start out because of fear and then morph into a group that is together because of interest and others do the exact opposite.

I believe it’s important to figure out which is the motivator of any group because it will frequently show you the right path when dealing with the organization.

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Negatives to Positives

You lose your job. Some people respond to that by feeling sorry for themselves, complaining about how unfair things are and spiraling downwards.

The other way to look at it is to look for the opportunity. Does this force you to get out in the market and find a better job? Does this force you to create a new job or business?

Turning negatives into positives usually happens because of a positive attitude and hard work.

In the short term it might seem easier to place fault elsewhere but nothing gets accomplished and it can destroy your long term outlook

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The US Marine Corps has the motto “Semper Fi” which means “Always Faithful”

In business we should have a similar sounding motto of “Simplify”.

We tend to make our lives more complicated every day when we should be figuring out how to make it simpler.

One reason people don’t simplify their lives is it takes some time, some thought and some compromises. Since people don’t want to take the time, give the thought or make the compromises to simplify they choose to continue to live a cluttered, complicated life.

It’s my belief that if we make some sacrifices early to figure out how to simplify things, the long run benefits far exceed the early sacrifices.

Just a thought.

Have a great day!