Honestly, I just let the time fly by. So much has happened in the past year. I got married to lovely lady, Gretchen. My son graduated from High School and has gone onto Murray University. He’s doing well and it’s been an interesting change for the family. But, a good change. My daughter is working full-time and is getting ready to move out on her own.
But why has it been so long? A combination of things distracted me to say the least. The biggest situation has been the diagnosis on my father; Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Sadly, it’s hit him pretty hard and it’s been my job to take care of him. I don’t mind, but it does require me to change some priorities. Such is life. He’s staying positive and does his treatments a couple of times a month and it’s noticeably taking it’s toll on his body.
What I ran into felt like a waking dream. I just didn’t realize how much time was passing from my last post to now. I would check my site and just didn’t notice it had been Sept of 2016 for my last post. However, things are back in motion.
This has been a big change. How big? Recently, my wife has moved to Pennsylvania and I’ve been spending time up there. This has caused me to separate from my full time job to help take care of Dad and be able to spend time up there with her. I’ve been fortunate in this change and I’m excited to see what the future holds.
This is my Toastmasters Professional Speaker Seminar speech.
Today, I ask that you suspend disbelief and image you are avid game players. You love to learn new things and how to associate those skills with life.
Steve Brown has been a gamesman for most of his life and 16 years ago he discovered something; a new love that changed his thinking and his way of life.
Steve has spent many hours; days and nights circled with other players, listened to hours of instructions, read numerous books and shared his knowledge and skills with new and old players alike.
Today he is here to share a small portion of what he’s learned with you.
He wants you to know; America’s Game.
How many problems do we really have? Do we have the problem or it it how we think about our problem? Our Attitude about the problem is the problem. Can you adjust your beliefs? We can and I can help you.
We forget that everyone has a story and we don’t realize that nearly everyone is comparing themselves to other people. Sometimes this motivates us and sometimes it cause self-limiting beliefs. Don’t compare your Behind The Scenes film to someone’s High-Light Reel.
Speaking of getting in shape and losing weight…and getting those big muscles: I Challenge you to join me in the Project 10 Challenge.
We all go thru some crisis of Faith or lose momentum or have self doubt. And needless to say, I’m no different. I let life get in my way and I didn’t perform like I should. I am sorry for that, but I’m starting back up and getting moving and taking people with me.
Warren Buffett is the quintessential investor and when he talks, people listen. Here are 4 words of wisdom from his interviews I used at a recent Investors Meeting.
1. Be Decisive
2. Be Willing To Be Different
3. Be Persistent
4. Bet On America: Be Positive
It rains on the just and the unjust alike. Don’t let the bad times and the showers of life distract you from the vision you have of your future and your life. You have greatness and to let others’ opinions break your dreams is a crime and you commit it against yourself. The showers will come and the struggles will arrive, but remember, “No Test: No Testimony!” You decide your fate. You make it happen. You are the one to help others and lead them through.