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Fortune-An encounter with inspiration

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Fortune-An encounter with inspiration

Carolyn Coleman-Grady

 

July 9, 2012

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Fortune-An encounter with inspiration

A man is fortunate if he encounters living examples of vice, as well as of virtue, to inspire him.-H.G. Bohn

Shortcomings mold and shape the direction of our lives tangling our mind and throwing us into a world winds.  Peaking in the window of time opened an encounter of defeat mistrust, and hopelessness while dancing to the music of sorrow, and regret. Once the act has completed hopelessness and mistrust bowing before your eyes awaiting an applause the standing ovation, rendered to these unfortunate acts is meaningless and of no value.  The encounter leaves a spellbound affect staining the thoughts of man.  Rest assures the vice that corrupts can be reset to a fortunate encounter that changes the course and direction of life.

How to change encounters of moral failing into moral excellence

  1. Standards
  2. Ethical principles
  3. Rectitude

 

Developing quality conduct that inspires and motivates are the foundation for building standards of living.  Ethical principles are also foundational.  Francois de La Rochefoucauld suggested, “Nothing is as infectious as example” (p. 294).  If the standard of living is motivated by appropriate conduct, you image the fun we all would have.  But as life would have it many are motivated by dishonesty, and practices that involve destroying others on a daily basis.  It takes energy to practice unethical principles one would conclude this type of motivation could cause fatigue.  Motivations give energy regardless if it is positive or negative.  It is helpful when we are motivated by encounters that improve and change our lives.

Talmud suggest, “Don’t use the conduct of a fool as a precedent” (p. 295). Although this is a mainstream Judaism it is a foundational principle all can use.  It is important to inspire and motivate by examples.  Living by standards, ethical principle and avoiding known mistakes will help.  Business requires ethical principle and standards that support honesty. Businesses that function under false pretenses are unethical.  Dishonest tactics to promote business is also unethical.  Quality and high excellence are motivating characteristics that promote business. Is the fortune cookie you open directing the principles of life? Has Fortune 500 provided you with tips on business ethics and principles?

Stand on the encounter that inspires and takes your business to the top.

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Carolyn Coleman-Grady-Raising the bar

 

 

Fortune-Trappings of Fame

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Carolyn Coleman-Grady

Better Web Builder

4-27-12

 

Fortune-Trappings of fame

 

A life lived with integrity – even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shining star in whose light others may follow in the years to come.
Denis Waitley

            Adorn yourself with ornamental covering as the horse is adorned with trappings.  An outward expression of your existence how will you adorn yourself today.  There are those who adorn themselves with silver and gold, tattoos, and piercings.  The flavor of your stylish wear expresses a unique framework that defines the precise meaning of your liberal expression.

Webster’s defines trappings as the thing usually associated with something as an outward sign of its existence or presence: an expense account and the other trappings of success. (Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 2010).

            What is the characteristic of your financial portfolio?  Is it adorned with the symbols of success?  How are you trapping success? What does success look like to you?  Can you visualize the trappings of success? Have you adorned and covered success with an ornamental flavor that suspends itself in a time warp?  How does one recover from lacks of trappings and still shine?

            Tough times ahead, fortunes chasing or living a light in the years to come. Tough times come and go it can be seasonal but the frame you set in your mind will determine how you adorn your circumstances and situations.  Financial destruction is often adorned with helplessness, hopelessness and sadness.  Financial success is adorned with signs of breath taking relief and living as a light for others last for years to come. How do we remain successful in life without chasing fortunes?

One suggestion is limited your focus on money.  Focus on building relationships. Get to know people and understand their needs.  Share experiences that improved your financial portfolio with others. The condition you are in right now can change.  Your mental condition will determine the direction of your fortune.  When the gold medalist completes the race he or she is adorned with ornaments that symbolize “winning.”  To win the runner prepares both mentally and physically.  One daily activity to implement in your planning is financial exercise. It means taking a look at your debt. Develop ways to improve your financial picture.  Preparing a log that reflects both incoming and outgoing money.

 

  There are many ways to develop a system that works.  The internet has templates and budgetary tools to assist you.  The key is getting started.  All of us experience financial changes in our lives at one time or another.  The fortune you design in your mind will last or fly off on the wings of a bird.  Finances are great we all need it.  Share your experiences with others who are struggling.   Shine your light like a star and it will last forever.

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