Thursday, August 22, 2013
                                      Summer Edition 253
Russell R. Shippee
Author, Speaker, Navigator



"I used to be indecisive.
Now I'm not sure."
- U N K N O W N

"I didn't say it was your
fault; I said
I was blaming you."

- U N K N O W N


"Some cause happiness wherever they go.
Others whenever they go."


- U N K N O W N 

"Why do Americans
choose from
just two people
to run for president
and 50 for
Miss America?"   
- U N K N O W N

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Ahoy Captain 

The summer is coming to a fast close. Have you enjoyed it? If not, it's your own fault! 

Yes, my picture has changed to a recent one of me relaxing on Golden Goose while someone else was at the helm driving the boat. I was still captain, I was in charge. Being in charge does not mean you have to be doing something every minute.  Yes, we also, need to relax.

The article is a quick read, with valuable rules. Are you living the rules? If not, why not?

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13 Rules of Life

1. You get what you give.

    Honor, respect, hostility, love

2. You can do, be, or have, whatever you want.

    Work   work    work

3. Choices

    We all get 24 hours
    We all get opportunity
    We all choose what works for us
4. You are the Captain.

    You choose, you decide, you can give your power away
    You are in control
    You choose the purpose, path, plan

5. It's your reaction that counts.

    No, we can't control others
    We control our response to what others do, do not do, say, act, behave
    We can stay or we can leave
    We can support, or we can withdraw our support
    We can approve or disapprove
6. Waste not, want not.

    Money in itself has no value
    It's what money can buy
    What things do we truly need, want
    Is it worth the time it takes to earn the money to buy it
    Does it add to life
    Is it work and expense or joy and fun
    It is worth the price
    For what purpose, what's the value

 7. Time is precious - don't waste it.

    Time is the greatest asset
    Use it or lose it forever
    Plan your time and work your plan
    5 minutes is a long time

8. There is no rush, no haste.

    Rushing is wrong
    Rushing only hurts
    Take the time to do it the right way the first time
    Take the time to put it away so you can find it
    Measure twice, cut once
    Haste makes waste
    We all have eternity

9.What's your purpose?

    Why are you here
    What's your passion
    What's your major goal in life
    What value do you want to add
    Why will the earth be a better place for you having lived
    What would you do if you did not get paid
    What do you truly want to do
    How do you want to give back

10.  Family

    What is family to you
    Does Family have to be blood
    Who do you want to spend the holidays with
    Who wants to spend the holidays with you
    What do you do for family
    What does family do for you
    Is family worth the time and the effort

11. Friends

    Who are your friends
    What value do they create
    What value do you bring to the table
    What do they cost

12. Mentors - tormentors

    Mentors teach, guide,  motivate, encourage, empower, and lead by example
    Tormentors  teach you the tough lessons
        Show you the dark side of you and your actions
        Help you, guide you, teach you, continue until you learn and grow

13. Failure

    There is no failure
    There are only lessons
    We 'fail' until we learn the lesson