Tips for the growers...

1. Be quick to decide. Execute rather than wait. The Union Civil War General Sherman said: "A good plan executed today is far and away better than a perfect plan tomorrow." 2. Always paint the back of the house first. Do those things you least like doing when you have more energy. Then turn your energy on the things you love to do. 3. Do all you can to manage what you have and leave the rest. Manage your energy and your time and your possibilities. Don’t look for new things to spend energy and time on. 4. Check on competitors, but pay more attention to what you're doing. Everything looks perfect at a distance. You can find out what others are doing, but it’s more important what you are doing. 5. Don’t allow anyone to intimidate you. Stick with the people who are supporting your cause and leave the rest behind. You have every right to be successful. Don’t waste your energy comparing yourself to others or worrying about what other people think. 6. Solve your own problems. The emphasis here is “solve” not worry. The buck really does stop with you. Yes, you can get insight and encouragement from others, but in the final analysis you have to make the important decisions. 7. Don't take yourself too seriously. As my English teach would tell me, “Rausch, get off the stage and stop complaining.” You are valuable, but there are also millions of others just as valuable. Focus on someone or something other than your own problems. 8. There's always a reason to smile. Find it. After all, you're really lucky just to be alive. Life is short. Somewhere I picked up this quote and have found it to be energizing when things are tough; "We're not here for a long time; we're here for a good time." Word up.

5 comments:

FBF said...

PEACE
AND THANX OUR PROBLEM IS THE MUSIC. SO MUCH GOOD MUSIC
AND YES YOU ARE RIGHT TIME IS SHORT
MUSIC CONTROLS WHAT WE DO WHAT WE FEEL
RESPECT
MAKING PEOPLE SMILE
FBF

Shady Groove said...

Thanks Speech. I'm really digging those tips and I will put them to use with the problem i'm having with the Shady Groove Band (DC Go-Go band).

C said...

I needed this today and now.
Keep on,
C

J mama said...

just what I neede d to hear at this exact moment in time, thank you

michael said...

Hi A.D. I just wanted to thank you for your last bulletin, it really helps to have a few notes to remind yourself that life is really short and you should appreciate every second that you are alive. I liked the last note the best "
8. There's always a reason to smile. Find it. After all, you're really lucky just to be alive. Life is short. Somewhere I picked up this quote and have found it to be energizing when things are tough; "We're not here for a long time; we're here for a good time." thank you for making nice music and for sharing your thoughts with people that dont always think positively.michael