Making it Through the Day

I recently learned a story that had a big affect on me. He’s an ordinary guy named Richie. Ordinary in many ways, he just has to work a little harder to get things done that are simple for a lot of us. But, there is not an ounce of victim mentality in his attitude. “Getting through the day” can be a struggle, if we look at it that way. But Richie embraces struggle.

How do you make it through your day? Watch the below video for inspiration. We can all learn from Richie Parker’s “creative engineering.”

No Whining!

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy”

– Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Dr. Danziger pins my son with a “No Whining” button
The task of leadership is to demonstrate, consistently, where he or she can and will stand in times of challenge and controversy. The basic skill of staying positive and refusing to give in to victim mentality becomes part of the heart of the leader.Congratulations to Dr. Sanford Danziger who continues to make breakthroughs in teaching these core concepts to kids and is helping shape tomorrow’s leaders. See what he’s doing with the Take Charge Program for youth.Make it a great day.Daniel and the TRP Team

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Working Backwards with Jeff Bezos

There are two kinds of ways to extend a business. Take inventory of what you’re good at and extend out from your skills. Or determine what your customers need and work backward, even if it requires learning new skills.

 – Jeff Bezos
CEO of Amazon.com

It’s arguably much easier to discover our strengths and extend out from our skills. To consider the needs of others – whether it be our customer or family, or our community, can be a stretch. But how rewarding! So, let’s enjoy the process of discovering what others need, and how we can fill those needs. What do you think? How have you applied this in your own life?

For additional reading on this subject, see page 20 in the TRP Participant’s workbook on Reversing the Flow.