“In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun, and – SNAP! – the job’s a game!” – Mary Poppins

Brain Tracy, in his book Eat That Frog, talks about creative procrastination;  the ability to look at your to do list and highlight the actions that are of   greatest value to yourself and those around you.  Prioritizing can be key when you have too much to do and only so much focus and brain power … Continue reading “In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun, and – SNAP! – the job’s a game!” – Mary Poppins

Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth. Give the world the best you have anyway. Kent M. Keith

from The Paradoxical Commandments Why are you holding back?  FEAR!!!! What are you afraid of?  Not being ___________________ enough. One of my favorite quotes from the Abraham-Hicks materials is, Enough is all you can do and all you can do is enough. Continue reading Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth. Give the world the best you have anyway. Kent M. Keith

People really need help but may attack you if you do help them. Help people anyway. Kent M. Keith

from The Paradoxical Commandments Why would someone attack you for trying to help them.  My experience with this is in raising children. The most prominent phrase in any child’s vocabulary is, I can do it myself! The intent you have when you try to help someone is the key factor. In his book The Mastery of … Continue reading People really need help but may attack you if you do help them. Help people anyway. Kent M. Keith

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway. Kent M. Keith

from The Paradoxical Commandments I always think of Donald Trump when I read this commandment.  He has built and lost so many times but he keeps coming back.  Nothing stops him from getting back out there. Marriages fail,  relationships dissolve,  financial security can be lost in an afternoon and health is determined by taking that next … Continue reading What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway. Kent M. Keith

People Favor underdogs but follow only top dogs. Fight for a few underdogs anyway. Kent M. Keith

from The Paradoxical Commandments It feels like our whole lives are spent trying to be noticed,  appreciated and loved.  When are we going to get our 15 minutes of fame?  When are we going to be recognized for our accomplishments?  When is it going to be MY TURN? In the cycle of give-receive-give-receive-give-receive,  we know that … Continue reading People Favor underdogs but follow only top dogs. Fight for a few underdogs anyway. Kent M. Keith

The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the men and women with the smallest minds. Kent M. Keith

from The Paradoxical Commandments The power of negativity!  No one experiences this more painfully than parents.  We,  unknowingly,  discourage our children by trying to control their lives.  We  can remember countless times when they were so proud of something and we did not share their success. Instead, we criticized and controlled until the child was afraid of … Continue reading The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the men and women with the smallest minds. Kent M. Keith

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable. Be honest and frank anyway. Kent M. Keith

from The Paradoxical Commandments Frankness is associated with being candid, straightforward,  blunt or outspoken.  One may often resort to  sarcasm when discussing a matter to ease the blow of  reality and to have a laugh. Honesty, however,  is a much more difficult thing.   Deepak Chopra talks about how your gut feelings are real because the cells of … Continue reading Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable. Be honest and frank anyway. Kent M. Keith

The Law of Value: Your true worth is determined by how much more you give in value than you take in payment

from The Go-Giver by Bob Burg and John David Mann  How do you determine what to give?  If giving is so important how do I make what I give count? Assess the situation logically.  What is really needed in tangible goods or services? Assess the situation intuitively.  What are the people involved really asking for,  the … Continue reading The Law of Value: Your true worth is determined by how much more you give in value than you take in payment

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. Kent M. Keith

from The Paradoxical Commandments. The things most often remembered about the past are usually negative.  We feel guilt, anger or resentment regarding actions taken by ourselves or others over the entire course of our lives.  We can even go back in history and have these feelings about our history as a country, ethnic group or religious organization. … Continue reading The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. Kent M. Keith