In my last post, One of 250 Million, I wrote about my first impressions of Zig Ziglar and the peace of mind his words have brought me over the years and the second most impactful book I have ever read, See You At The Top. This post picks up about 8 and a half years later.
Ten Days in May 2000
A lot happened in the 10 days between May 10th and May 19th in the year 2000. Continue reading 10 Days in May
Let me introduce you to a friend of mine, Zig Ziglar.
You may or may not know that name. You may have heard the name and never really knew anything about the man or the message he shared over the 40+ years he was sharing it. I hope I can help answer both of those questions as I tell you my Zig story. You may have heard he is a sales trainer, a self-help author, a goals trainer, an attitude changer, and positive attitude evangelist. All those descriptions are accurate but not complete when considered individually. Continue reading One of 250 Million
If you are a father or still have a father or had a father and read this book or watch this movie and it does not touch your heart in some way, you need to check to make sure you still have a heartbeat. I challenge you to read The Father Effect or watch the movie by the same name. If you do so and are not affected, please let me know.
I have been a father over 30 years. Our youngest graduates from college next year. Although my child rearing responsibilities are done I will always be a father and can always try to improve in that role. What I expected from the book was to learn some things I had done well, some not so well, what I had done right and what I had done wrong and what I can do going forward to be the best father I can be. The Father Effect exceeded my expectations. As I mentioned in my last post we all want to know we have lived a good life. If you are a father you want to know you have been a good father.
Continue reading The Father Effect Will Affect You
There is no doubt there are racial tensions in these United States.
Ben Carson recently posted this on his Facebook page
Those who are trying to divide our nation on the basis of race, income, religion, age, gender, etc. do not have the best interest of our nation at heart. Continue reading Red and Yellow, Black and White
This ain’t Walt Disney’s company any more. It really hasn’t been for some time. I don’t think that is news to anyone who has been paying attention. The recent examples of Disney CEO Bob Iger choosing to put political correctness and possibly his own political aspirations ahead of the interests of maximizing stockholders’ value and carrying forward the legacy of Walt Disney prompted me to compose this post.
I have tremendous respect and admiration Walt Disney and all he accomplished and created for the company that now bears his name. His influence on entertainment and technology in the 20th century and beyond is second to none. That has not changed. Continue reading Standing for Last Man Standing
“In 2007, after winning the Heisman, I was told I was the best in the world. And then, three years later, I was told I couldn’t throw. ” Tim Tebow in Shaken
I am sure you have heard of Tebowing and seen photos of the ‘John 3;16’ written in eye black in the NCAA National Championship game in January 2009 to draw attention to this verse of scripture. This worked pretty well as over 94 million people Googled this verse during that game. What happened exactly 3 years later in a playoff game between Denver and Pittsburgh is a part of this story you probably have not heard. It is pretty amazing too. Continue reading Shaken, but standing firm
I was fortunate to be part of the Launch Team for Between Heaven & Hollywood by David A.R. White in exchange for my honest review and sharing it with others. My honest review is what follows.
You can still get the Dreamers Package download FREE if you order today and email a copy of your receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can see more details at book.davidarwhite.com. Continue reading Between Heaven & Hollywood – A Review
On November 8th the United States of America will once again choose its next President. Some have made this decision more complex than it really needs to be. I cannot and will not try to tell anyone who to vote for. I wouldn’t expect you to listen or keep reading if I did. I can, however, share some of my thoughts on the election and try to simplify the choice we will be making on Election Day.
Since I published this post I have read and seen a few more articles from others that shared the same theme but expressed it much better or more detailed than I did so I have included links to those at the end of this post. Continue reading Time for choosing…again
#1 – If you do anything, someone will criticize it.
#2 – If you say anything, someone will be offended.
The sooner you realize those are THEIR issues not YOURS and move on the better off you will be. If you try to only do or say things that will not get criticized or offend you might as well never do or say anything. Continue reading 3 Simple Truths From My Peculiar Perspective
As 2016 begins I wanted thank all who have stopped by and read, commented, and shared any of the words I have posted here on this blog in 2015 so here it is…
I do appreciate your time and input and hope to be able to post something that might interest you again in 2016. Looking back it is always good to see what interested most readers last year, what worked and what didn’t. Based on total number of views here are the top five most popular Peculiar Perspective posts of 2015. Continue reading Top 5 Posts from 2015 + All the Rest