Saturday, November 2, 2013

Free Kindle E-Book: Sales Is Mashed Potatoes


Download your copy of this pocket guide filled with witty sales anecdotes as it relates to mashed potatoes:  
 


From Nov 4th through Nov 8th author Tim Northburg is offering a free promotion of his book, Sales Is Mashed Potatoes. Get a free copy by getting the Kindle reader app on your Apple or Android smart phone or tablet, or on your PC and download your free copy of this sales book.
 
I would love to hear what you thought of the book.
 
Thanks.

 


-- by Tim Northburg AKA The Darth Writer

Sunday, October 20, 2013

What Was The Defining Day You Became A Writer?







The Birth of a Writer

Even as a young boy, I read many books and had a wild imagination. My parents took me to the library, bought various books for me to consume and read to me before bed. Then in 1979, my father took me to a drive in theatre. The move I watched sparked a greater imagination that was unknown to me. That movie was Star Wars. Later it came out on HBO and watched it repeatedly.

From that time on, my imagination kept growing. I became fascinated with Superman, Indiana Jones and James Bond. I was a normal kid who played with Legos, Star Wars action figures and Matchbox cars. Later I became fascinated with Dungeons and Dragons and went on many imaginary quests with my friends.

In High School, I became engrossed in sports and Swimming consumed much of my free time. It was in the second semester of my senior year that my life changed. One of my good friends committed suicide. I was in my first class of the day, creative writing, when we heard the news over the intercom. It happened that morning before school when he took his life selfishly. I looked over at the empty desk to my right and realized that I would never see my friend again.

That was the defining day I became a writer. From that day forward, my creative spark inside flared up. I wrote about my friend and many of the great times, we had together. I even did a story from him explaining what was going on in his mind the seconds before his life ended. I also created many short story pieces that just sprang from within and poured out onto the paper.

Three years later (1993) I decided to write a novel and incorporate many of the pieces I wrote in that creative writing class. I wrote my first 300-page manuscript titled, The Toads of War in freehand (which I later typed into the computer.)

Then after selling Insurance and working as a Investment Advisor I became an Automotive Sales Professional. I spent several years selling at a Saturn retail facility. I learned about Customer Service and Needs-Based Selling.

Over the thirteen years as an Automotive Sales Professional and Automotive Sales Manager, I compiled the knowledge, techniques and principles I learned into three automotive training guidebooks titled Automotive Basics, Automotive Sales 101 and Knights of the Blacktop. I also authored a daily workbook for automotive professionals called, Knights of the Blacktop Business Planner. I currently used these to train my sales professionals.

In 2002, I completed a 390 page Success and Motivational manuscript titled, Fuel the Furnace and created workbook to go with it.

In 2004, just before the birth of my third daughter, my latest creation sprung to life. I was reading my oldest daughter Enid Blyton’s The Faraway Tree and The Wishing Chair books as bedtime stories. Inside something nagged at me. The writing voice inside told me that I should create some kind of children’s story with a grand adventure—much like the ones I was reading to my daughter.

That is when the thoughts of kids, a teleportation watch, multiple planets and the search of magical items came to mind. I do not know how it all came together—it just did. Now, I have my first manuscript complete, my second manuscript in the works and rough outlines for the six remaining books in the series.

Thinking back, the moment I became a writer was that day I lost my friend. My friend inspired me to write. I will always remember our friendship and the gift he gave to me.

Thanks Cory!

To learn more about my fantasy/adventure series visit:


 





-- by Tim Northburg AKA The Darth Writer

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Review: Realize It!: A Pocket Guide To Help You Get What You Want In Life


Realize It!: A Pocket Guide To Help You Get What You Want In Life
Realize It!: A Pocket Guide To Help You Get What You Want In Life by Tim Northburg

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



I wrote this book because one person, many years ago, influenced my life with a simple phrase; "How bad do you want it?" That became the basis of this book. To realize your dreams, goals, and visions you have to want it really bad. My swim coach pounded this in my head, and to this day When I want to realize my dreams, goals, and visions I think about this saying to conquer my fears, break through barriers, and overcome obstacles to "Realize It!"



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Friday, September 13, 2013

Internet Safety For Children




The seriousness of online predators is very prevalent in our society. Every day children are targeted online by predators. As a parent of three children I am quickly grasping the dangers of the internet and my children surfing on it.

Maggie Goins, a local Fort Collins author and friend, has dedicated her life to spreading the word of the dangers of the internet and the predators that target children.

IN REAL LIFE is a fictitious story about the dangers of the internet. Maggie Goins does a real good job of blending fiction with what could really happen to children who befriend someone online. It is easy to see through Libby's story how easy it is for children to fall prey to online strangers, and the outcome that could potentially happen. For Libby, it ends well. There are many children out there, in real life, that it ends not so well.  


Maggie said it best, "Many families know the Internet is not only a wonderful source of fun and information, but also a dangerous world for a child to explore unsupervised. Unfortunately, other families are not so aware. "




By Maggie Goins

Every Parent and tween should buy and read Maggie's book IN REAL LIFE





SYNOPSIS:

Libby is dealing with extreme pressures that life sometime places on us. She is still reeling from the death of her mother and is facing the challenges of dealing with her father's marriage to a new wife, and the addition of a step brother and sister in her life. Before going away on a business trip, Libby's father gives her an old computer and sets it up in her room. While her father is away on a business Libby sets up her own e-mail and explores chat rooms unsupervised. She turns to a new chatroom friend, Jeff, who seems to "Understand what she is going through." Looking for someone to understand her feelings, comfort her, and give her the connection she is missing in her life, Libby falls prey to an online predator. After several e-mails she agrees to meet Jeff at a local mall. At the mall she is slipped some drugs in her drink and plans on kidnapping her. Luckily her school friends uncover her hidden secret and rush to the mall and alert security guards, who step in and arrest the man, saving Libby.


I read this book and am sharing it with my children. If you are a parent, you need to read this, have your children read this and then discuss it together.
 


-- by Tim Northburg AKA The Darth Writer

Friday, September 6, 2013

Book Review: Decide On It!


Decide On It!
Decide On It! by Tim Northburg

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



I wrote this book to help people identify the areas of their life they want to set goals and achieve their dreams. Once you figure out what you want, decide on it and go for it!



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Friday, August 9, 2013

Review: Realize It! Goals Workbook


Realize It! Goals Workbook
Realize It! Goals Workbook by Tim Northburg

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



Every year, since 1996, I sit down and wrote out my goals for the year. I put together this goals workbook so I could keep my goals in one place. I would look at them often, keeping them in mind and monitor my progress as I aimed to realize them. You can set goals and realize them too! It is easy.



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Monday, July 29, 2013

Realize It! Goals Workbook

 
Realize It! Goals Workbook
 
 
What is "it?" Anything you want in life is "it" and becomes the focus of your daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly goals. You may have goals to reach, but you may not write them down, monitor them on a daily basis, and work towards achieving them. This workbook will help you, understand your purpose, identify what success means to you, and set short and long-term goals to help you monitor and realize "it" in all areas of your life. Now, realize it!


-- by Tim Northburg AKA The Darth Writer

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Cheshire Jacket Potatoes




A Unique Concoction!

This is a good hearty meal that I developed while living in Chester, England. It was a concoction that I just threw together one night and it turned out to be a great mix of flavors that tantalized the taste buds. It seems to be an odd mixture of ingredients but they just blend together perfectly and make a good meal. The portion amounts are good for 2 potatoes. You can easily double it for more people.

INGREDIENTS

2 large potatoes

3-4 large mushrooms

½ small yellow or white onion (or whole onion if you like onion)

2 tablespoons oil (olive or vegetable)

1 tablespoon butter

1 can Heinz baked beans (English style or other like brand baked beans)

2 large eggs

½ cup grated Cheshire cheese (sharp or medium cheddar works too)

3 slices of ham, turkey, or chicken lunch meat

DIRECTIONS

  1. Pre heat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Bake potatoes for approximately 30 minutes or until potatoes are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. You can also microwave them for 10 minutes turning them over half way through. Then microwave them two minutes more and repeat until they are soft inside.
  2. Dice onion, 3 slices of lunch meat and slice mushrooms.
  3. In medium frying pan, heat 1 tablespoon of oil on medium-high. Add onion and mushrooms and cook until sauteed. Add meat and stir in until meat is heated up.
  4. Place your potatoes on a plate. Slice in half. Slice each half three times length ways and then put across the other way dicing up the potatoes in small cubes.
  5. Spread 1 tablespoon butter over warm potatoes so it melts over cubes.
  6. Take your pan of onion, meat and mushrooms and spread over top of potatoes.
  7. Open baked beans can and dump into a microwave safe bowl, cover and microwave for several minutes heating up beans.
  8. In medium frying pan, heat the other 1 tablespoon of oil and cook eggs over easy so that the yolk is runny.
  9. Place eggs on top of potatoes, onion, meat and mushrooms.
  10. Dump a fair amount of beans over top of egg.
  11. Sprinkle cheese on top.
  12. Heat up in microwave 1 minute so all is warm and cheese melts.
  13. Dig in and enjoy the different flavors!

I hope you enjoy this unique meal.




-- by Tim Northburg AKA The Darth Writer

Thursday, June 27, 2013

A Potato Digger's Creed



"Give me this day my daily potatoes to mash.  Let me be the best potato digger possible.  Let me help other diggers find potatoes and in return I will be a more successful potato digger and have all the mashed potatoes I need for a good life!"

To read more, buy my book Sales Is Mashed Potatoes on Amazon.
(Also available on Kindle as an e-book)


-- by Tim Northburg AKA The Darth Writer

Monday, May 27, 2013

Review: Sales Is Mashed Potatoes


Sales Is Mashed Potatoes
Sales Is Mashed Potatoes by Tim Northburg

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



I wrote this book as a funny, anecdotal, quick, guide book to keep motivated in sales. A manager of mine told me once that sales is like mashed potatoes. I expanded on that quote and created this fun inspirational guide book.



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Friday, May 24, 2013

Guest Blog Post (Part Two) on Patricia Stoltey's Blog


Check out my guest blog post on Patricia Stoltey's blog.  (Part Two was posted today)

My Writing Itch (Part One) by Tim Northburg




My Writing Itch (Part Two) by Tim Northburg




-- by Tim Northburg AKA The Darth Writer

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Guest Blog Post on Patricia Stoltey's Blog






Check out my guest blog post on Patricia Stoltey's blog.


 My Writing Itch (Part One) by Tim Northburg




-- by Tim Northburg AKA The Darth Writer

Monday, May 6, 2013

Slow Cooker Beef Stew


Simple and Easy to Make!

Here is a great Slow Cooker meal that you can assemble in under fifteen minutes and set it on autopilot the rest of the day. Your slow cooker crock pot will do all the work and this hardy stew will be ready for you when you get home.

I you have a smaller slow cooker you will want to half this recipe. A slight variation to the recipe can be made when you sear the meat. After you seared the edges cook the meat in a pint of ale (recommended for best flavor) for two minutes then add your meat to the stew like normal. This adds another dimension to the flavor of your finished stew.

**This recipe is for a 5-6 quart crockery pot.**

INGREDIENTS:

(NOTE: Less expensive cuts of meat are better suited for slow cooking)
  • 2-2 1/2 - pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch pieces.
  • 1 - medium onion, chopped.
  • 6 - carrots, cut into 1/2 - inch pieces.
  • 6 - ribs celery, cut into 1/2 - inch pieces.
  • 5 - medium potatoes, cut into 1/2 - inch pieces.
  • 1 - 28-ounce can chopped tomatoes, un-drained.
  • 20 - ounces of beef broth.
  • 2 - tablespoons Worcestershire sauce.
  • 2 - tablespoons dried parsley flakes.
  • 2 - bay leaves
  • 1 1/2 - teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 - teaspoon pepper
  • 4 - tablespoons cooking tapioca


DIRECTIONS:

1. Sear/brown your beef meat in a separate pan to seal the edges. (Some prefer to cook meat all the way through. This is all right because meat will get tender as it slow cooks.) As stated above you may want to simmer your meat in ale to give your stew added flavor.

2. Prep all vegetables. Make sure they are cut uniformly as cooking times vary for various sizes of onion, carrot, celery, and potato and you will want to have all pieces tender, not some mushy and some hard.

3. Add your meat and vegetables to your crockery.

4. Pour your tomatoes and beef broth over everything.

5. Add Worcestershire sauce and stir.

6. Add parsley, bay leaves, salt, pepper and tapioca and stir thoroughly. (The tapioca is used as a thickening agent.)

7. Cook on LOW for 8-10 hours or HIGH for 5-6 hours.

ADDITIONAL NOTE: If you are home you can stir occasionally as slow cookers tend to simmer along the sides. Also, find and remove the bay leaves before eating.


Let the slow cooker do its job and when you get home - ENJOY!



-- by Tim Northburg AKA The Darth Writer

Goal Setting Quick Tip


"I AM . . ."


Every year I sit down and write out my goals in the different areas of my life. One tip I received form a motivational speaker last year was to write out your goals using I AM:

Most people just write down their wants.
Others start off with, I WILL . . .
This year use, I AM . . .

This year, in my "writing" goals, I started off with these three goals:
  • I am a writer and speaker that inspires children and adults of all ages, to achieve their dreams and goals in life.
  • I am an author with a successful, highly respected, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic literary agent.
  • I am contracted, with a medium to large publishing house, for my novel.


MAY YOU ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS!



-- by Tim Northburg AKA The Darth Writer

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Interestingly Funny Bumper Sticker


I saw this bumper sticker but didn't have the chance to snap a photo of it. It made me laugh out loud. So, here it is;


"I don't have anger issues, you are just pissing me off!"


I know that there are days I really feel this!

DON'T GO THERE!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

How To Drive Into And On A Roundabout



Round and round we go . . . where we stop nobody knows!

Definition of a Roundabout: A circular arrangement constructed at the intersection of two or more roads in order to facilitate the passage of vehicles from one road to another.

ROUNDABOUT FACTS:

Roundabouts are designed to keep the flow of traffic moving more steadily. I is also a proven fact that roundabouts reduce side impact collisions, and the severity of those accidents at intersections. Traffic generally slows down to under 20 mph entering a roundabout verses the normal speed one would travel through a regular four way intersection. (Generally 30, 40 or 50 mph at a normal stoplight controlled intersection.)

ROUNDABOUT HISTORY:

The roundabout design generated in Europe and has been used on the East Coast for many years. In the last ten years we have been seeing an increasing number of roundabout in western states and sprinkled around Northern Colorado. They have been placed in small neighborhoods and at large volume intersections. They have worked well at increasing the flow of traffic through intersections.

Although, the traffic seems to flow well at times, sometimes I feel like I am risking my life on a roundabout. I lived in England for a year and I tell you, everyone knows the roundabout protocol and you actually feel safe negotiating through a roundabout. Roundabouts work well as long as everyone knows what to do and does it.

ME FIRST!

Unfortunately there are some people, out there, that have a "Me First" attitude, and this shows when it comes to roundabouts. It is these same people who don't yield the right of way and decide not to stop or slow down and blaze right into the roundabout with reckless abandonment.

ROUNDABOUT PROTOCOL:

Yield Going Into the Roundabout: FYI-Drivers in the circle are not supposed to let people in. It is the vehicle entering the roundabout that is supposed to yield and wait their turn to enter the roundabout. By blazing in, it makes the person on the roundabout stop. There may be another vehicle behind them expecting the flow to be uninterrupted and can cause an accident. Let me repeat: CARS IN THE ROUNDABOUT HAVE THE RIGHT OF WAY!

Use Your Indicators: Signal your intended route as you approach the roundabout. The proper use of turn indicators is critical in a roundabout. The indicator tells other drivers what you intend to do, which means they know whether they have to yield to you or whether you'll be exiting the roundabout before you cross their path (in which case they can proceed forward).

If you are turning right (taking the first exit from the roundabout)

  • Approach in the right lane (if there are multiple lanes) 
  • Signal right as you approach the roundabout 
  • Continue to signal right as you pass through and leave the roundabout. 

If you are going straight (second exit)

  • Approach in either lane (assuming there are two lanes) 
  • Signal left, (indicate you are going around the roundabout past the first turn. 
  • Signal right after you have passed the first exit and before you reach the second exit 
  • Continue your right signal as you leave the roundabout. 

If you are turning left (third exit of a 4 way intersection, going 270 degrees around the roundabout):

  • Approach in the left lane (assuming there are two lanes) 
  • Signal left, (indicating you are going around the roundabout past the first and second turn. 
  • Continue signaling left as you go around. 
  • Activate your right signal after you pass the exit before the one you want. 
  • Continue to signal right as you exit. 

NOTE: These directions are different if you are in a country with a right hand drive vehicle and drive on the left side of the road.

Going The Wrong Way: If you want to turn left (right in some countries) you have to go three quarters of the way around. Roundabouts are a one way street. Do not attempt to take the short cut to your left and cut across the roundabout. You may be faced with oncoming traffic.

Don't Stop: The whole purpose of the roundabout is to keep traffic flowing. Unless someone cuts you off or there is an accident, keep driving. If you miss your turn, the good news is that you can go around and come back to the turn you want. It is all right to go around again.

Look Before You Leap: This old adage is true on roundabouts. As you are approaching, yield and look before you go. Also, if you are on a multiple lane roundabout and you are in the wrong lane or just decide to turn, make sure there are no other vehicles next to you. Remember, it's OK to go around again. Just take a deep breath, look, and then maneuver yourself into the proper lane to exit.

DRIVE SAFE!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The Strangest Secret By Earl Nightingale




Soar to great success with "The Strangest Secret!"

Earl Nightingale in his book, "The Strangest Secret" explains the simple principle of how to live the life you desire. Learn what it takes to become a success in whatever it is that you want in life. In his book he shares the opportunity we have for reaching success, how we define success, setting goals, and the factors we need to put into our lives, if we are to become a success.

Great Opportunity


Our lives are what we make them. Everything we do, we do by choice. Fate has a few things to do with it but it is our choices in the face of our fate that determines our outcome--our successes and failures.

In his book, "The Strangest Secret" Earl Nightingale describes how 100 people at the age of 25 have wild ideas of what their life could be. Those 100 people have a similar enthusiasm for success, and idea of what success will look like in their lives. Each one believes they will be a huge success and simply will not fail at reaching it. He says, "...you'd notice that they were eager toward life, that there was a certain sparkle in their eye, and erectness to their carriage, and life seemed like a pretty interesting adventure to them."

What he described next surprised me about those 100 people. Only five percent will be successful and really achieve their idea of success. "One will be rich, four will be financially independent . . ."

What is the difference between the top 5 and the other 95?

He mentions it is the difference between Intention and accomplishment.

Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary says:

"INTENTION implies little more than what one has in mind to do or bring about and ACCOMPLISHMENT is the act of completion."

Many of us never really accomplish the wild goals we set four ourselves in our lifetime and we end up conforming to our "regular day jobs." We never really learn how to tap into the greatest opportunities that our life has to offer. We never really progress towards our goals. By the time we realize it, it is too late. Our opportunity is lost.


A Definition of Success

Earl Nightingale defines success:

"Success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal."

When we are working towards our goals, dreams, desires, or anything we want in life we are successful. If we are not working towards what it is we want out of life then we are "failures."

Set Goals

Goals give us a direction in life. In order for us to be successful we need to take a direction in life verses just letting things happen to us. Goals are the things we want to do. Without goals we will not know where it is we want to go. It would be like taking a trip with no destination.

Earl Nightingale writes that goals say, "I am going to become this!" Earl also writes, "You are successful when you are doing what you want to do."

Working towards our goals, is deliberate. When you follow your goals you are deliberately doing what it is that you set out to do.

Having specific goals in our lives becomes the road map to success.

We Are What We Think!

The Strangest Secret also explains that the main key to success and failure is, "We become what we think about." Deep in our subconscious our mind is constantly working on things. The things we think about daily become rooted in that subconscious.

If we are afraid of losing our job and it is weighing heavily in our minds, it also manifests itself in our unconsciousness. If we are thinking about not wanting something to happen to us, it brews in under the surface. As we think these things, an underlying force works upon those thoughts. Many times they become reality simply because we thought about these things for so long.

If you want to change your life then you have to change the things you think about. Think about the positive things you want. Think about good things that might happen instead of the bad things that might happen. Don't dwell on the negative, because your subconscious mind will dwell there as well.

"Whatever you believe to be true, will be true!"

I heard this quote when I lived in England and I don't recall who said it, but it has stuck with me for eleven years. I have come to the realization that the quote is true. If you believe you are bad at your job--you will be right. If you believe you are a failure at relationships--you will be right. On the converse, if you believe everything you touch turns to gold--you will be right!

Our mind is an incredible thing. We only use 10% of it and are barely understanding that part. It has been found, in clinical drug trials, that many of the people taking the placebo pill have the same results as those taking the actual medicine. That is because the people taking the sugar pills actually believe they are getting the medicine, and therefore are getting better.

Start thinking about the things you want in life. Write them down in goals and then concentrate on them. If you think about your goals you will reach them. Earl said it best, "The human mind does not care if you plant . . . success . . . or failure."

Laws of Physics

"All you have to do is plant that seed in your mind, care for it, work steadily toward your goal, and it will become a reality."

--Earl Nightingale

The laws of physics pertain to our thoughts. It is the same principles that allow us to fly a metal plane, the same forces that control the tide, and the same constant laws that govern gravity that allow our thoughts to come to fruition.

What you think about, so you shall become! The only thing we can control is our thoughts. By controlling our thoughts we control our actions, behaviors and responses to those thoughts, which in turn give us what we want; right or wrong, good or bad.

Learn to control our mind and we learn to control our success.




What is the Secret of Success?

If you ask people what success is, you will get many different answers. Some will say money, a big house, power, influence, friends, cars, fabulous vacations, and more. Most of the time, those are all results of success.

Success is figuring out what it is you want to do and actually doing it! You just can't hope for a big fancy boat. You have to do something and get something in return to buy that big fancy boat. Something had to happen in order for you to have the money to buy it, or have someone give it to you.

You had to have a worthwhile goal, take action toward that goal, and then get the financial means to buy that boat.

You see, for a lot of us, we strive for a goal and then give up. It is easier for negativity to take hold of our thoughts and influence ourselves to throw in the towel. We give up completely or settle for something less. We end up with a row boat instead of that shiny speed boat. Those few of us that are successful, we fight through the pain and discomfort as we hold steady to our thoughts and work towards our goals.

I learned this lesson as a swimmer in High School. My swim coach used to tell us that, "If our goals didn't hurt, then they wouldn't be worth achieving." He really believed in the no pain, no gain philosophy. There were several kids that quit the team. They could not work through the pain of the intense workouts and training.

We have to do that with our goals. Sometimes there will be times that we just want to give up. The mental or physical fatigue we endure may become too much and you will want to pack it in--throw in the towel, so to say.

Where does that want to quit come from?

It comes from worry, anxiety, frustration, and anger. It turns to doubt and then changes to fear. Our fear becomes unbearable and it then becomes crippling. We give up.

Focus on What You Want
The easiest way to overcome our crippling fear is to get rid of worry, anxiety, frustration, anger, and doubt.

"Yeah right," you say. "It’s not that is easy!"

Correct. It is very difficult. We can train our minds. We can form good habits with out thoughts and actions.

In the book, "The Strangest Secret" you learn how to form good habits. Earl Nightingale gives you a formula for instilling positive thoughts and the ability to focus clearly on your goal.

Take a note card and, "On one side write your goal, whatever it may be. On the other side write these words, you become what you think about."

Earl tells you to look at this several times a day, for 30 days. When the seeds of doubt appear, look at your card. Change your thinking. When the grip of fear takes hold, look at your card. Focus on what you want. When the pains of worry wash over you, look at your card again. Realize you become what you think about.

He also tells us, "If you should fail during your first 30 days--by that I mean suddenly find yourself overwhelmed by negative thoughts-you've got to start over again from that point and go 30 more days. Gradually, your new habit will form, until you find yourself one of that wonderful minority to who virtually nothing is impossible."

Give and Take

The road to success is full of give and take. Many think it is all take. If you give to others you will receive in return. In 1998 I set place a philosophy into my life. It is so simple that anyone can put this five word phrase into their lives.

"You get as you give!"

To get what you want in life you have to give something. Give time, wisdom, help, encouragement--something and you will get the things you desire.

Earl said it perfectly, "No man can get rich himself unless he enriches others."

There are two problems I see, when it comes to working towards success. One, we are not always willing to give. Two, we want it YESTERDAY!

Many people feel entitled to the things they want out of life. They go through the world with that self entitlement. Really that turns out to be a success repellent. Maybe that person sees success, but is usually just a quick flash and they lose it.

Others expect it, "RIGHT NOW." In a world of instant coffee, fast food, and microwave ready meals we expect things to happen immediately. Success is not immediate. It will show up on its own time. We may not see it overnight, or the next day, but it will come if we keep working at it. However, many are not willing to take the time to see the rewards of their effort.

In Conclusion

The Strangest Secret is knowing, what it is you want, setting goals, taking action to get what you want, giving yourself to others and believing wholeheartedly that you can do it!

You can do it--Don't give up!