Thursday, May 6, 2010
Spring Edition #116

Russell Russell R. Shippee
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It's time to pay tribute.

It is time to pay tribute to our mothers, all mothers, and all who mother others. There is no greater gift than to be mothered, and no greater gift of giving than that of love, attention, and caring as shown by mothers.

Real abundance, real wealth is having a mother and others loving and caring for you. It is also you doing it for others. We can all mother another even if we are not the biological mother. It's about the connection, the feeling, the time, and the attention.

Usually, a eulogy is a tribute to someone who has died. Perhaps a living eulogy, or a 'roasting' is in order, perhaps at a Mother's Day meal, or any special occasion. What can be better than paying tribute to someone? Nothing!

I have been asked to recommend a Stress tele-seminar to you. While hesitant, I have read and listened to a few of the presenters, and they are good. You can listen for free. They want you to sign up and get the tapes. So, look at them. If you think any has some value, sign up. Don't buy till you listen, and then if you feel you want the recordings, then buy. I know there is some good information provided. stress

Have you noticed the new "Ship's Log"masthead has replaced "Be the BEST You can Be". What do you think?. Vote your favorite and let me know why. vote

The Golden Goose is ready to be put back in the water now that the bottom is painted. It's the end of some of the work and the beginning of sailing. But, it's never the end of the work and the work is part of the fun. The beginning is the end and the end is the beginning.


PS: Do you need a personal sales manager - mentor?
I'll give you a hint. We all do. Even Cameron and Russell.


"Survival is the new Success"


I dialed a number and got the following recording: "I am not available right now, but thank you for caring enough to call. I am making some changes in my life. Please leave a message after the beep. If I do not return your call, you are one of the changes."


"Aspire to inspire before you expire.


"The great thing in the world is not so much where we 
stand, as in what direction we are moving."

--Oliver Wendell Holmes jr

"Real abundance, real wealth is having a mother and others loving and caring for you.
Happy Mother's Day"

-- Russell R. Shippee and
Cameron Shippee


Cameron's Corner


"Grandpa" is NOT the name I like for my grandfather.
I like Pop-Pop.
So, Pop-Pop it is.
Pop for short.

Cameron's quote

Camerons SmileWell, he still needs it! So I'll work on how to nudge him to be of even more value than he already is.
OK, he may need a big push.


Yes, Pop still wants me to recommend the books. I might have to listen to the stress seminar above if he keeps nudging me. (Pearson Education)


I stopped by the Golden Goose as Pop was painting the bottom.

paint roller He let me help!
I held the roller
and we rolled the GREEN PAINT
on the bottom.

Pop has fun working on her.
I'll help more as I get older.

I like helping others.
Don't you?

Spotlight Article


What did you add to your eulogy today? This week? This month? This year?

Yes, you are writing your eulogy every day. Writing it based on what you do and what you don’t do. It’s what is not done that upsets us the most. It’s the what we could have done, could have been, could have, had, had we made the effort, had we started, had we had the courage.

Fear is the problem. Fear of failure. Fear of ridicule. Fear of making a mistake.

In addition to writing your obituary, you should also write your eulogy.

Who will speak? Family? Friends? Business associates? Someone you mentored? Someone you helped? Someone who worked for you?

What will they have to say? Accomplishments? How you taught them? How you made the world a better place? How you motivated them? How you lead by example? How you turned adversity into a plus? How you grew?

Will they have to make something up? Will they have to avoid your faults, or will they honor them? Will they be able to tell the truth?

Who will come and listen to the eulogy? Will they be there for you, out of respect for your life, how you lived, and how you interacted with them? Or, just for your family?

Your eulogy is the verbal report card of your life. It makes you think of how you want to be remembered. Will it be an enjoyable and informative review? Will you be proud and will your family be proud?

Make a list of those who might speak and what they will say. Include an enemy or two and what they will say.

Today, is there someone who might get up and share all the things you wanted to do, all the things you were going to do that you never accomplished? If you die at an early age, that is more understandable. If you are fifty or older, there is no excuse for not having worked on those items.

Most are dissatisfied with their eulogy. Good. That’s a great start. May that dissatisfaction spur you to action. Action today.

Today, look at those things you have wanted to do and have yet to do. Start today. Commit to the list. Put it in writing and the date you will do it. Then take some action, today, on the item that you will start with.

Starting might be as simple as starting research or finding a course. It might be working on the business plan or finding the plans for the boat you always wanted to build.

It might be joining certain groups. It might be starting your own business. Start the work while still employed and then, when ready, go full time. You can start a business today before you leave your current job.

Ideally, we’ll realize each day is a gift to be lived to the fullest. Each day is an opportunity and a clean slate on which we will write something.

Use your eulogy to spur you to action and accomplishment. The only fear should be a boring empty eulogy. Create the eulogy you’ll be proud of having lived.

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