Friday, May 29, 2009

Get Motivated!

View of the stage in the Greensboro Coliseum from where we were sitting

On Wednesdaytwo co-workers and I went to the Get Motivated Seminars in Greensboro NC. The keynote speakers were Rudy Giuliani, Colin Powell, Zig Ziglar, Robert Schuller, Sully the pilot of the Miracle on the Hudson flight....and many others.

It was a great day with great advice from well experienced leaders in the corporate world.

Colin Powell was my favorite speaker-he spoke on the characteristics of a good leader. He shared great stories and insight from behind the scenes moments as Secretary of State. I'am happy to share some of the things he spoke about.

Here's some of my notes:

  • A good leader invest into their followers
  • Award efforts made- even if they aren't successful.
  • Lead by example.
  • Validate
  • Be hard headed but soft hearted.
  • Build trust, trust, trust- a good leader has the respect and trust of his followers/employees/family etc, etc.
  • Don't be afraid to cut losses.
Secretary Powell spoke about Ronald Reagan being so easy to follow because he was resolved to abolish communism and to unite Europe. President Reagan believed with all his heart that communism was an evil empire that needed to be destroyed. Powell said that because of the conviction of Reagans beliefs that he would have followed him into any battle to destroy communism....the passion of the mission in Reagans heart was tangible.

The point of the story was that you have to lead by example- be transparent in your mission- have conviction (even in sales or marketing) BELIEVE IN THE GOAL and people will follow and pitch in to assist. It works in politics, it works at home- it works at the office!

Thursday, May 21, 2009


Have you used Shutterfly printing services? I heart Shutterfly.
I have uploaded thousands of pictures to their website and have used their services for years to print photos, create collages and personalized gifts.
In the past I have used other photo printing companies and was disappointed with the printing, stock of paper use, shipping time, time to upload the files and the overall quality control.

I've never been disappointed with Shutterfly.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

More About VBS

Today Steph and I went to lunch together and then took the boys to Walmart for haircuts and more VBS supplies.
I found out that I will be doing Germany & Colombia. (sheesh!)
Chuck and I worked on the Missions Passport tonight. The girls rode with Andy to SC to get Steve.
I'm off to find a download of a german speaker.

gute nacht!

Saturday, May 16, 2009


Today I spent the day with Sarah, my 11 year old.

She helped me find things for my VBS booth. She helped me pick out stickers, stamps and costumes.

I'm always amazed at her capabilities. She's tenacious and strong. Sometimes too tenacious.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Remain Active Walk In Tubs

Remain Active Walk In Tubs offers a selection of walk in tubs with hydrotherapy in many sizes. I am always impressed by the updated features to the tubs, and the way that the public's opinion really matters to the company.
I think my favorite tub they offer is The Encore walk in tub with both water and air jets. The tub has six water jets, an inline heater and 22 heated airjets.
The tub is beautiful and doesn't look institutional like other walkin tub companies that I've looked at.
Remain Active also carries the entire American Standard Walkin Bath line which offers a vast variety of options that other companies don't have such as the quick drain, chromotherapy and aromatherapy!