Very frequently I'm asked to give my definition of success. Here is one of my responses: I believe success is getting a reasonable number of the things money will buy and all of the things that money won't buy.
A gentleman I know quite well had an interesting experience recently. His wife was recuperating at home from surgery and maintaining a light schedule. She could move about but getting up and down and bending were particularly painful.
Walter Hailey, a retired insurance executive, says that legal immigrants in America are four times as likely to become millionaires as those who are born here. This is true regardless of whether these immigrants are from the Orient, South America, Africa or Europe. The reason is simple. These immigrants give up, in most cases, a great deal to come to America.
I'm seated in the Tampa airport on Pearl Harbor Day, December 7, 2005. A gentleman recognized me and approached me saying, "Greater love hath no man for his wife than to always open her car door."
Many people do not realize that Nat "King" Cole started his musical career as a piano player. It was while he was on a trip to California, performing in a night club, that his singing career got a jump start.
Many years ago at a family reunion in Yazoo City I had a precious moment.
August 26, 2006, was a special date for our family. That evening we had a dinner to honor the birthdays of our youngest daughter, Julie, and Chachis, our daughter-in-law. It was truly a remarkable and loving evening. We had lots of fun, lots to eat, and there were some serious moments that helped to make the time one of our "precious moments."
People who are doing better than good will be sensitive to the needs of others and do the little things that make a big difference
Parents, the best way to steer your child in the right direction is to go in the right direction yourself.
In today's job market, employers consider a multitude of factors when choosing qualified employees. They may be looking for people with a certain skill set or a certain educational background.
Studies tell us that only 3% of people in the USA set goals, and they are among the wealthiest people in the nation! Worldwide the percentage is probably lower. Why so low? There are several reasons, but the one that concerns me the most is lack of know-how. When we ask people why they don't set goals they often say, "I don't know how."
Give to live and get refired. I often tell people who haven't seen me recently and wonder if I have retired, "I'm not retired, I'm refired.
Retired? Become a Philanthropist. Someone once commented that it must be awful to be rich and idle and have nothing to look forward to but getting up in the morning.
Are you prepared for retirement? As a nation our citizenry is getting older and older. At the turn of the century the average person lived less than three years after he retired.
Learn one new word each day. In less than five minutes per day you can get amazing results.
In his inspiring book Be A People Person, John Maxwell tells a true story about an important game of rugby that took place between two English schools.
Mary Kay was a great lady. In my autobiography I talk about my "Wall of Gratitude," which features the pictures of 26 men and women who have had a huge impact on my life.
My dream to be a speaker was born in 1952. However, it wasn't until 1968 that I was able to go full-time in the business, and it wasn't until 1972 that my career really took off.
Some things cannot be measured, and the heart is one of them. I think of three NFL football stars.
The "blame game" goes back to the beginning. God told Adam and Eve when He placed them in the Garden that they could have it all, except they were not to eat the fruit of the tree in the middle of the Garden.
The Boy Scout Oath in its entirety says, "On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight."
One of my favorite phrases is, "You've got to be before you can do and do before you can have." In short, you have to be a person of character and do the right things, and then you can have the things you really want.
Truly successful people in life are givers and forgivers. Here is a great example.
Joe Craven had an idea to start a pottery manufacturing business. He built an advanced kiln but could notZig Ziglar On Hitting The Bull's Eye.
We frequently hear little jokes about gossip, like the two people who were talking and one said, "I can't tell you any more. I've already told you more than I heard."