Noses and Excuses

 

 

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May moons ago I had a direct sales company and Monday morning at 9 AM about 15 sales folks were there for the weekly Pep Talk. Everyone was on time except Luther. He was always late and had a different excuse each week. Luther had very creative, complicated and unusual excuses.  “Imagine broke her leg almost. If we would of gone skiing it would of happened for sure”.  “Luther Junior came close to having a fractured skull, but it rained and there was no game.” “You sure need to know why I am late today. The train that makes me late never came through today.”

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There is no logic to his excuses. People attend my Monday Meeting just to hear his latest excuse.

I detest excuses. Excuse are like noses. They both smell.

I am 15 minutes into to my Monday Pep talk. The Swinging door swings inward. Luther shouts “You will never believe what happed this time.” He walks to the front of the room. A hush comes over us. Then Luther in a sad voice said, “MY AUNT BESSIE’S COW DIED.” What do you say? Was this Aunt Bessie’s only cow? Did this death stop a long line of heritage in the cattle Kingdom?

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This is a Miracle. Luther has created the perfect excuse. An excuse is a big fat fib. Save time by using the perfect excuse. When you face the one who expected you to do something, look them in the eye, say in a powerful, confident voice “My Aunt Bessie’s Cow Died “. Watch the person closely for two seconds. Now turn and go do what you are supposed to do.

It works. If you are a newbie, use this once a day-then once a week- then once a month and the once a year. Warning- only use Aunt Bekesy's cow died once per victim of your excuses.

This has been a part of my seminars and workshops for many years. My three daughters are now in their sixties and still use this system. We save a bunch of time by removing excuses.

Here is a five-word replacement.

I better do it now.

Do it.

Now do it better.

HAVE A HAPPY HEALTHY DAY


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CEREAL FOR BREAKFAST

 

 

IMG_0743START WITH A HANDFUL OF SHREDDED WHEAT. 

*READ THE INGREDIENTS. ALL THE OTHER CEREALS HAVE TOO MANY OTHER THINGS THAT ARE NOT GOOD FOR US

IMG_0745 ADD FRESH AND FRESH FROZEN FRUIT TO SUIT YOUR FANCY.  MAKE IT YOUR CHOICE INSTEAD OF LETTING THE FOOD MARKETING PUN-DENTS FEEDING YOU WHAT THEY GET PAID TO STUFF IN YOUR BELLY. HOW ABOUT BANANA SLICES AND GRAPES.  NOW FINISH UP WITH ABOUT A HALF CUP OF ALMOND SILK. 

START READING INGREDIENTS ON ALL THE FOOD PRODUCTS. IF THERE ARE INITIALS AND NAMES YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND, THAT IS A GOOD WARNING NOT TO BUY IT.

 HAVE A HAPPY HEALTHY BREAKFAST 


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HEALTHY SNACK TIME

BEEFITBOB AND THE HEALTHY HAPPY TIP OF THE DAY

 

When you get hungry, chew a couple of almonds,and wash down with a cool tall glass of water. It fools your belly every time.


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The End or the Beginning?

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This is the time of year when school ends. The celebration is Graduation or is it Commencement?

I graduated from college in 1954. I had been drafted but the start time in the US Army was deferred until I graduated. I graduated, got married, drafted, had basic and advanced training, shipped oversea to Japan and got my wife pregnant. Oh, I went AWOL one weekend of Basic Training to do that little job. Was the last Half of 1954 the end or the beginning of my commencement?

Two teachers answered that question for me and changed my life forever. Ethel Reno, my third-grade teacher taught me a bunch, but I will always say three words she demanded that I always use and do. “DO IT NOW”.

I had great college teachers, but Prof Hall changed my life forever. He taught me to be a great public speaker and debater. Every time I did good, he said “NOW DO IT BETTER”. These five words have given me direction from the beginning and ending of every day since. I BETTER DO IT NOW. NOW DO IT BETTER.

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“You’ve got to follow your passion. You’ve got to figure what it is you love-who you really are. And have the courage to do that. I believe the only courage anybody ever needs is the courage to follow your own dreams” - Oprah Winfrey.

If you are not happy with what you are doing right now, here is my advice.  If what you do right

now, after giving it your full effort for at least 18 months, is not making you happy. QUIT and go do something else. Since 1954 I have been in at least 16 different businesses.

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Steve Jobs’ famous commencement speech at Stanford University in 2005 when Jobs encouraged the students to peruse the path they really love. “Your work is going to fill large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you will know when you find it.  And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So, keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.”

If you are just a kid or over 60 find your passion. It will make your heart sing. Your passion is not a hobby or a fad. It is intense. You will want to share it with others. I inform, educate and inspire by writing and talking. My talk is called MY STORY.

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I was 72 when I found my passion of HAPPY HEALTHY LIVING. It is never too late to commence to begin following your dream.

HAVE A HAPPY HEALTHY LIFE

 


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TO BE HEALTHY BE HAPPY

BEEFITBOB AND THE AND THE HAPPY HEALTHY TIP OF THE DAY

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HAPPY PEOPLE SMILE MORE

HAPPY PEOPLE ARE MORE HEALTHY

HAPPY PEOPLE HEAL FASTER 

HAPPY PEOPLE HAVE MORE ENERGY

HAPPY PEOPLE WAKE UP HAPPY

HAPPY PEOPLE GO TO BED HAPPY

HAPPY PEOPLE PEOPLE PEOPLE SLEEP BETTER

HAPPINESS RUBS OFF AND IS CONTAGIOUS

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HAVE A HAPPY HEALTHY DAY

 


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