20,000 Days and Counting

20000 daysJanuary 29, 2015

This is in my inbox this morning from the CEO of our company – Fairway Independent Mortgage Company – and I had to share. I’m 22,000 days and counting!

Since 2004—–we have had a book of the month.  It fits  with HOW we think——which is to create a culture where continued learning is encouraged.    For the folks that will not  read this current book of the month, wanted to share Robert Smith’s “Desire for YOU—One Final Note”—–once again, if good for one person—-worth sharing with the team:

“Be your best self and do not imitate anyone else.  Find your strengths.  They are your talents.  They will make you smile and cause you to experience real joy on the inside.

Don’t listen to those who ridicule the choices you make or the dreams you share.  Let no one despise your youth.  As Og Mandino explained in –The Greatest Salesman in the World, “Experience is overrated, usually by old men who nod wisely and speak stupidly.”  Create your own experiences.  And know that you are creating memories for a lifetime.

Life is not about finding yourself: it is about creating yourself.  You have to take chances to make your dreams reality.  Face your fear head-on and move rapidly.  Don’t be afraid of making mistakes.  Make lots of them!!  Your odds for success will increase with the number of decisions you make.

Have patience with your dreams and the expectations you have for others.  Be impatient with yourself daily.  Live as if this is your last day.  Say—–I love you—-to all those who matter.  Know that everyone matters.

You must play full-out right now.  Sit up.  Hold your head high.  Breathe deeply.  Lift your chest up.  Stand straight and with confidence.  Dust yourself off.  Stop being a party pooper in your own life.  Smile.  A bigger, noticeable smile.  Start acting happy.  Yes—–you act first.  I promise the feeling of happiness will soon follow.”

Am grateful to have met Robert.  A very special person.  Robert—-for over 35 years—–has been the Business Manager—–for Andy Andrews.  His biography for his life is shared in a sentence:

“I am  the master of Marketing, the magician of management, the emperor of emails, the artist of attachments——and the warrior of WOW!”

Have a great Thursday!


That about says it all!  

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