Thursday, July 28th, 2011 — —— — —— — —— — —— — —— — —— — — Summer Edition #178
Russell R. Shippee
Author, Speaker, Navigator


Are you HOT? It sure has been hot in Rhode Island. It was a good time to stay in, catch up, read, and reflect.

Our pal is still on vacation. Now he's off on a boat cruising. I saw him off at the dock and he was all smiles and waves. Who wouldn't be?

I just read the book about Steve Jobs and his presentation style. He practices each presentation for days and weeks. It is interesting but the best presenters, the best in most anything are the ones who practice the most. Gladwell, the author, says it takes 10,000 hours of practice before one becomes great at something. Sure, it's a lot of hours; but if you start today, you'll be on your way.

Steve also talks about doing what you love. That love of work carried him when he was fired at Apple, as well as other setbacks. Always do what you love. Yes, it's the book I am recommending this week.

When you read the last quotation, below on the left, take a breath and think about it. How does it apply to you? Think about the author of that quotation - Helen Keller. Enough said.

Good news! The TeleSeminars are back and you can sign up NOW. The first one is, no surprise, DOES YOUR BUCKET LIST LEAK? There are still phone lines available for August 2nd and 3rd. Signing up or making inquiries is easy.

Back by popular demand — is our GOALS TeleSeminar with your choice of either August 23rd or 24th. This is one we keep repeating and people keep coming. It's needed, it helps people get back on track. If you are not current with your goals, you don't want to miss this opportunity.



If you aren't fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm.

Vince Lombardi

There is fun to be done.

Dr Seuss

A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.

Ingrid Bergman

Life is a daring adventure or nothing at all."

Helen Keller


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Ahh . . .

The Dog Days of Summer

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What's juicy about your life?

Is there any things juicy about your life? Why isn’t there? When are you going to start? What are you waiting for?

Life is to be lived, enjoyed, and an exciting adventure. If it’s not, what haven’t you done? It’s your life, it’s your opportunity. It’s all about you. It’s your choice.

Juicy is fun, exciting, and energizing. It’s empowering. It’s enough to get you out of bed and ready to go each morning.

What’s juicy to you? Are you doing it? If not, why not? How can you start?

Juicy for me is sailing. I sail when I can; and I schedule it around work, family, and commitments. We all have a lot to do and more than one interest. But, we have to make time for what’s juicy to us.

Just two days ago it was a perfect sailing day, and I was due at a meeting at 5 PM. I reviewed the agenda with an eye towards seeing if there was anything I was needed for, anything that I could add value to, and if my attendance was necessary. It wasn’t. So, I skipped the meeting and went sailing.

Meetings can be important. Sometimes, there are meetings that have little value for us. Me, I say skip them if something more important comes up. If it were your last week on earth would you be going to the meeting?

What does your calendar tell you? Anything juicy or fun on the schedule? Just the same old meaningless stuff? Well, whose fault is it? Who is going to put something fun on the list if it isn’t you? Are you waiting for someone else to do it?

Juicy is not just about time off and playing. It’s also about learning new things, helping others, and accomplishing a difficult task. Serving others and making them happy and safe is juicy. Think about those who have helped you and how appreciative you are. Well, others feel that way about you, and it should make you feel juicy.

Juicy is about giving. Think of the times you gave your time and attention to a child. The pay back may well have been just a smile or a look. That’s enough.

If you look, you’ll find many juicy things in your life. You just have to stop, look, and feel. You’ll be surprised.

Do you want to know and appreciate how great your life is? Make a list every morning or evening of all the good things from that day. If you think about it, you’ll find a lot of juicy stuff that happened. Reflecting on it will make your day.

It’s never too late to start living happily ever after.