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“Measuring enthusiasm”-Yard stick approach


“Willie Mays

Measuring enthusiasm-Yard Stick approach

Carolyn Coleman-Grady

July 1, 2012

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Measuring enthusiasm-yard stick approach

The measure of enthusiasm must be taken between interesting events.  It is between bites that the lukewarm angler loses heart-Edwin Way Teale.

“Measuring enthusiasm” does not take a yard stick.  It takes a steady mind, with massive ideas and one that doesn’t lose “heart.”  When is the last time an interesting event stimulated your enthusiasm? I reached back in the archives and pulled up baseball legion Willie Mays nicked name “The say hey kid.” I wonder between the bites did Willie Mays become lukewarm and lose heart.  He was known as the greatest baseball players MVP, Hall of Fame recipient. Oh what pressure. Measuring up to the demands of the league, fans and family could contribute to lack of enthusiasm.

In our own lives uncomfortable events could trap us into lukewarm actions and we lose heart.  If Willie Mays succumbed to the events of his day his success would fly out right with the home runs of others.  But, he decided in his “heart” not to measure his enthusiasm with a yard because he knew the yardstick measures would end at some point.  Instead, between events he remained true to his dreams, and provided Massive outcomes in home run percentages and runs.

A yardstick measures one yard—36 inches not very long, at the end of the yardstick there is a drop off and the rest is an estimate.  It takes consistence and transportability in the mind to eliminate lukewarm states.  The energy expenditure should demonstrate balance.  Thomas Arnold said, “The difference between one man and another is not mere ability…it is energy” (p. 281).  It took energy for Willie Mays to perform exceptionally and it will take that same energy for you, and I to become successful in business.

How are you measuring your business? Are you lukewarm with limited energy?  Have you decided to give up and quite, join another business perhaps?  How do you measure success? Does your “heart” direct your steps?  Tips to maintain the energy you need to success.

  1. Decide today what are your goals
  2. Begin to plan activities that will make you successful
  3. Observe what others who are successful are doing
  4. Read articles on success stories
  5. Eliminate negative thoughts
  6. Don’t take everything so serious
  7. Don’t think better think Massive
  8. Don’t measure success by a yardstick
  9. Stimulate yourself with a positive outlook
  10. Forget plan “B” make plan A work

—Iver Ball said, “Knowledge is power, but enthusiasm pulls the switch.

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I’m Carolyn Coleman-Grady—Oh know not a yardstick!


Piano Sheet Music-The melodies of your heart




Piano Sheet Music-The melodies of your heart

Carolyn Coleman-Grady



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Piano Sheet Music-The melodies of your heart

The sheets of music flowing so smoothly in my mind caused me to recall this wonderful song “My heart will go on from the Titanic.”  Celine Dion sings a beautiful melody which warms the hearts of many.  The melody you sing will direct every aspect of your life including your business dealings.

The passion of life is directed as a sheet of music directs the pianist.  The keys of a piano rhythmically illuminate the room with sultry sounds that soothe the soul. Imagine the keys of a piano representing people, connected side by side join together helping the melodies of this wonderful world travel from coast to coast.  The musical sheets of sound resonates a crowded room moving the imagination through every note with a smile.  The melodies of your heart embrace the tingles felt through music.

The navigating bars excite the mind as the streams of sharp notes demands attention.  In the Titanic in the mist of devastation a love story developed bringing hope, strength and endurance.  Tragedies and devastations make life changes and often times our lives can become dull like the keys of a piano.  The sounds of our heart require tuning to restore its sound.  A pianist sits before piano keys with confidence knowing each key has been checked for accurate sounds. When the keys of our lives have changed sounds get retuned.

The written melodies of our heart will spill over to others.  What song would you like them to hear?  The soothing sounds that calms a situation or the angry wrath which will send the people running from your performance.  My heart will go on despite the lost, tragedies and disappointment.  I believe in the movie Titanic the lost love of Rose caused sadness, and despair but she decided to go on with her life embracing the memories and melodies of her heart.  The words of music are significant to the melodies it illuminates.

How does this tie into business? I’m glad you asked.  The instructions you provide must be in tune with the mission statement of your business.  You must provide direction like each note directs the melodies of a song, the voice behind the words are believable and true.  The sounds of each key are authentic and are heard even within the melody of a song.  The explanation you provide must be authentic and true. The sheet music you plan will provide important key components of your business keep yourself informed.  Educate yourself on new products and benefits of the business. Retune your melody and make it sound resonate a crowded room and in the end you will receive a standing ovation.

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For your enjoyment I have provided “My Heart Will Go On” Celine Dion http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNIPqafd4As

Carolyn Coleman-Grady

Independent Business Owner

Masks-What lies behind the many faces?






Masks-What lies behind the many faces?

Carolyn Coleman-Grady

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Masks-What lies behind the Mask of many faces?

Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.
James A. Baldwin

who’s behind the mask? We all were many faces and often time mask are worn because we are afraid to show others who we really are and what we are about.

Mask hides what we think and feel it can be as colorful as you’d like. We decorate our mask with colors that attract the eye of others but behind the mask lie’s dishonesty, deceit and distrustful ideas to con, take advantage and rip the heart of others.

Business mask should be honest, humble, and helpful having the right attitude and behavior. Good business loves people. Business believes people are needed for its success. It does not set up scenes that snare and trap others. It guides and offers sure and proven plans.

Love mask is kind, caring, and willing to share ideas that improve what others are doing. It is not mean, impatient, cruel and belittling. The love mask sees the potential of others and pulls their gifts forward.

Believe it or not people change their mask daily. They take care of their mask, protect it and prepare to wear it the following day. The mask you were today will determine your attitude and behavior.

We’ve talked about patients yesterday, I believe this is a topic that each of us need.  The mask of impatient is short, bites, flips people off, wants everything available right now, and does not listen to others and often times finishes the sentence for them. This mask is always in a hurry, doesn’t have time for others and not willing to help. Usually this mask is worn all the time and is never taken off.

The mask of knowing everything, I know you have met someone like this. You can’t get a word in edgewise; they constantly are talking, have an opinion on every subject and discount everything someone says. This type of mask will drive you nuts. You need a lot of patients with this masked person.

The masked of defeat, nothing is going right, I can’t do it, it won’t work, I’ve tried everything, no one will help me. Very fatiguing nothing you say to this mask will change what is believed by them. A defeated foe must be willing to change their attitude and behavior.

The mask of love takes off the mask and reveals its true self. It is not afraid what others will think, it embraces newness, it allows others to approach them with honesty, truth and caring. The mask is not placed on once removed because the fear that caused the mask to be worn is gone.

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