Simple Rules to Live By

Why Read.  The Book Report

Why Read. The Book Report

I can remember as if it were yesterday when I started to read books voraciously.  I was in the 3rd grade and there were a series of books on famous people.  Each book had a light blue cover and the titles were printed in yellow.   The books were about famous people....

Giving When It Counts

Giving When It Counts

A friend of the family e-mailed me this life lesson: Many years ago, when I worked as a volunteer at a hospital, I got to know a little girl named Liz who was suffering from a rare and serious disease.  Her only chance of recovery appeared to be a blood transfusion...

FORMULAS FOR SUCCESS – PART 1

FORMULAS FOR SUCCESS – PART 1

Teach others – in the process, you will learn more about yourself.  PopPop’s Additional Comment:  I have given pretty complicated subject matter presentations at our industry’s annual convention.  I do my research and prepare my outline for the presentation---And you...

TRUTHFULNESS – PART TWO

TRUTHFULNESS – PART TWO

Stop blaming others.  Take responsibility for every area of your life. Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring, and integrity, they think of you.  Steve’s Additional Comment:  Recently my son was playing basketball and tore his Achilles Tendon....

TRUTHFULNESS – PART ONE

TRUTHFULNESS – PART ONE

Untruthfulness is a premeditated mistake. A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down the wrong path. What you see is not always what you get.  PopPop’s Additional Comment:  I’ll bet if you start thinking about this quote, you will agree...

REPUTATION – PART TWO

REPUTATION – PART TWO

A handshake should always be good enough – reams of legal documents can be easily signed by bad people without good intentions. PopPop’s Additional Comment:  Even as an attorney, I still wish that a handshake would be enough.  When I started practicing law, there were...

REPUTATION – PART ONE

REPUTATION – PART ONE

Your most valuable intangible asset (personal or business) is your reputation.  Guard it carefully. This is kind of a sad story. When I was in Law School, I was given a senior law student to act as a mentor.  They were called: “Big Brothers or Big Sisters”. They were...

COMMON SENSE

COMMON SENSE

Pay your bills on time.   PopPop’s Additional Comment:  If you can pay your bills on time, you will get a lot of very good night’s sleep.  If you can’t pay them on time, set up a plan to pay them off as quickly as possible—that too will let you have a good night’s...