Posts tagged ‘business’

2010/12/18

Gratitude Journal 20101217

I am thankful for or that

  1. GAB taking MJB to a basketball game.
  2. GAB and MJB got home safely.
  3. CIB’s opportunity to go to the NC mountains with friends for the weekend.
  4. The Furman Faculty Christmas party.
  5. Money to fill the van with gas.
  6. Our Christmas lunch, organized wonderfully by MG.
  7. A warmer, winter day.
  8. NBA basketball on TV.
  9. Electricity.
  10. Our van can use E-85 which is $0.20 per gallon cheaper than regular unleaded gas.

I acknowledge myself for

  1. Doing laundry.
  2. Garbage duty.
  3. Standing my ground in a minor dispute at work.
  4. Going to the Furman Faculty Christmas party with LEB.
  5. Being sociable.
  6. Taking my prescriptions.
  7. Keeping this journal.
  8. Being encouraging to others using the FLYLady system.
  9. Showering and shaving.
  10. Not consuming alcohol at the party.
2009/07/02

Gratitude Journal 20090701

I am thankful for or that

  1. LEB cooking dinner.
  2. Having food to take to work for breakfast and lunch.
  3. My GNC discount card.
  4. GAB and MJB having a good day together.
  5. CIB having a good time over at a friend’s house.
  6. Getting our two new M5000s into a clustered environment.
  7. Technical documents and discussions freely available on the Internet.
  8. UPS.
  9. Free software for the Solaris operating system.
  10. Rain.

I acknowledge myself for

  1. Going to sleep before 9PM.
  2. Eating dinner with the family.
  3. Doing laundry.
  4. Taking my breakfast and lunch to work.
  5. Working diligently with the Veritas cluster software.
  6. Continuing the process of rebuilding a down server in Nashville.
  7. Taking walking breaks during the day.
  8. Reading 10+ pages of a personal development book, How to Sell Network Marketing Without Fear, Anxiety or Losing Your Friends!
  9. Keeping this journal.
  10. Making our bed.
2009/06/28

Gratitude Journal 20090627

I am thankful for or that

  1. Having the money to go grocery shopping.
  2. Having the money to go to the movies and see Transformers Revenge of the Fallen with CIB.
  3. Having the money to see Star Trek and Terminator Salvation.
  4. Gas to drive around town.
  5. Having money for GAB to buy a new swim suit.
  6. GAB cooking dinner.
  7. Our working laundry washing and drying machines.
  8. Turbulence Training workout routines.
  9. Our refrigerators.
  10. Clean, fresh water and ice for drinking.

I acknowledge myself for

  1. Going grocery shopping.
  2. Taking the boys with me grocery shopping.
  3. Being patient with the boys.
  4. Doing laundry.
  5. Taking time for myself to go see two movies late at night.
  6. Taking CIB to the movies.
  7. Working out.
  8. Completing a 24 hour fast.
  9. Reading 10+ pages of a personal development book, How to Sell Network Marketing Without Fear, Anxiety or Losing Your Friends!
  10. Listening to 30+ minutes of How To Build The Network Marketing Business YOU Really Want!
2009/06/20

Gratitude Journal 20090619

I am thankful for or that

  1. Being alive.
  2. A hot summer day.
  3. Money to buy gas to drive to Charlotte, NC.
  4. NuVox paying for my hotel room.
  5. LEB allowing me to use her laptop.
  6. Citrix.
  7. VNC.
  8. The public library.
  9. A fine meal at Blue.
  10. Turbulence Training.

I acknowledge myself for

  1. Working out.
  2. Driving to Charlotte.
  3. Bringing our dog, Shadow, in out of the heat.
  4. Doing laundry.
  5. Running the dishwasher.
  6. Finishing Financial Peace.
  7. Listening to 30+ minutes of personal development material from http://www.nexera.com.
  8. Taking the bus to work.
  9. Waiting patiently for LEB to finish up at work.
  10. Being willing to work late at night.
2009/06/07

The Pursuit of Happyness

The Pursuit of Happyness is a great book. It is an amazing story of how Chris Gardner went journeyed from being a homeless, single father to a multimillionaire while maintaining his relationship with his son and later daughter. It makes me know that I can do it too. I’m not homeless, but just to think how hard he struggled, how far he had to go. My leap should be no where near as hard.

It also resonated with me as I have yet to meet my biological father. It was good to read how he did one day meet his, and like him, my father is somewhere in Louisiana.

I also noticed how he was thankful for all the people who helped him along the way, who gave him breaks. It shows that there are really no “self-made” successes, everyone has help along the way. However, he did work extraordinarily hard with commitment and passion. Those things brought him to the notice of the individuals who could help him. So, in a way, you do make your own breaks.

I look forward to reading his latest book, Start Where You Are.

I also finished The Kalahari Typing School for Men (No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, Book 4) today. I’m currently reading Mindset, Financial Peace Revisited and Fault Line.

2009/05/11

Gratitude Journal 20090510

I am thankful for or that

  1. My mother.
  2. LEB suggesting that we go visit her mother in Aiken, SC.
  3. Gas to go to and from Aiken.
  4. New tires on the van.
  5. Free breakfast at church.
  6. The leaders who hold our weekly business team conference call.
  7. GAB and LEB driving to Aiken.
  8. Good Starbucks coffee from the kiosk in Aiken, SC.
  9. My cell phone.
  10. My blue tooth ear piece for my cell phone.

I acknowledge myself for

  1. Being a lector for mass at my church.
  2. Detaching myself from the computer for a day.
  3. Driving home from Aiken.
  4. Buying food for Mother’s Day dinner.
  5. Gassing up the van for the trip.
  6. Reading 10+ pages of a personal development book, The 80/20 Individual.
  7. Making the bed.
  8. Taking a shower before going to bed.
  9. Taking my prescriptions.
  10. Brushing my teeth.
2009/04/07

Gratitude Journal 20090406

I am thankful for or that

  1. Forgiveness and acceptance from my friends and business partners particularly WT, VW, DD, DS and TW.
  2. The core training for my business.
  3. Cell phones.
  4. That VW came to training last night.
  5. That DD went to training in FL last night.
  6. Watching the 2nd half of theĀ  NCAA Men’s Basketball championship with GAB.
  7. Money to buy breakfast.
  8. Fruit & leftover salad for lunch.
  9. Gas to drive about town.
  10. A sunny, if cool and windy, spring day.

I acknowledge myself for

  1. Exposing two people to my business.
  2. Going to the core training.
  3. Beginning and keeping to a 24 hour fast.
  4. LEB giving me a ride to and from work.
  5. Walking over 12K steps.
  6. Doing a load of laundry.
  7. Putting away the dinner leftover w/o eating any!
  8. Making up the bed.
  9. Packing my lunch.
  10. Getting back in touch with the repairman ice machine still not working.
2009/03/28

Gratitude Journal 20090327

I am thankful for or that

  1. Money to buy a big breakfast.
  2. The public library.
  3. Rain.
  4. My umbrella.
  5. Having money to buy dinner.
  6. Watching the basketball game with the family, but sorry Syracuse lost.
  7. Money to take the family out for ice cream.
  8. My friend and business partner Mr. Dari Spurgeon calling to invite me out for a beer with him and Mr. Alister Edwards.
  9. A warm, dry house on a cool, rainy night.
  10. LEB waiting for me after work so I didn’t have to ride the bus home.

I acknowledge myself for

  1. Riding the bus to work.
  2. Working hard and diligently on numerous tasks on the job.
  3. Walking to the library.
  4. Taking the family out for ice cream.
  5. Doing laundry.
  6. Making the bed.
  7. Working late to help with a problem.
  8. Going out with friends.
  9. Drinking lots of water.
  10. Reading 10+ pages and listening to 30+ minutes of personal development material.