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Treating OTHERS as YOU would like to be treated.

Just thinking about the strife and tribulation that goes on among people that I know and it makes me sad. Hence, this blog…. The title above is really the ONLY way to live your life and if you live it that way, gee, a lot of unhappiness goes away. And happiness will come your way, in many ways. If only the people that really need to HEED this, would, life would be so much more simpler and enjoyable!!

We all know people that love to “stir the pot”, create trouble and turmoil, and others are actually happier being mad about something. Some of those individuals I have eliminated from my life to bring more peace to myself and my family. Some I can’t eliminate. To those, I wish peace and harmony within themselves. I rise above their unhappiness and hope that one day, they “see the light”.


June 13, 2011 Posted by | chris calaba, happiness, life lessons | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Commitment and Leadership

There is only two options regarding commitment. You’re either in or you’re out.

There is no such thing as life in between. Pat Riley basketball coach

Are You Giving Your Goals Your Best Effort?

Your dreams deserve better than a half-hearted effort. Meet your goals with a weak handshake and they’ll soon be waving you goodbye. Since you probably don’t want to look back on a life full of “almost made it” memories, it’s time for total commitment. Leave it all on the field, don’t hold anything back. Is there anything more satisfying than pouring out your entire being, straddling the cliff, reaching your total limit, then looking up and realizing that oh-my-gosh-I-can’t-believe-I-really-did-it? And is there anything more tragic than failing and realizing you could have done more? If you feel “tuned out” of your current life, that’s okay. Make your first goal to build a life that you can get “in”-to. Then don’t look back. Make every day count and live purposefully, live energetically, live completely.

Are you leading for the right reasons?


Everyone wants praise and attention for a job well done. But for every shooting star there are a million average stars doing great things but receiving no credit. If you’re upset by the lack of attention you’re getting for your leadership, perhaps its time to reevaluate why you are a leader in the first place. True leaders lead to help their team, community, or office–not for fame and attention. Sure, receiving recognition feels good, but remember that you are there to lead the group in front of you, not the ones watching behind you. Spectators will soon forget about you, but those you lead will remember what you’ve done even after you are gone.

Man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd. James crook

October 14, 2010 Posted by | business, career goals, happiness, integrity, weight loss | , , , , | Leave a comment



Want to feel a whole lot happier? Right now? Then grab a pen and a thank-you card, and share some gratitude with someone.

When a group of students wrote a series of one-page thank-you letters every 2 weeks for 6 weeks, measurements showed that their baseline happiness levels increased by 20 percent.

What Is Happiness?
Science says that happiness is 50 percent genetic, 10 percent circumstances, and 40 percent intentional activity (i.e., what you do). With so much happiness attributed to your own actions, it makes sense to do things that make you feel good. For the study, that meant the students expressed gratitude in writing, and their happiness increased with each letter. Every month, try writing a couple of thank-you notes to people who did something nice for you.

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The World is Changing!

The internet has torn down the gates of secrecy and opened up the doors of information to the entire world. No longer must people linger in the dim hopes that some generous company or nation will reveal its mysteries of success and prosperity.

Today every free nation on the planet can tap into the knowledge base freely available via the World Wide Web. As a consequence, people around the globe are becoming smarter.

Information and knowledge are flowing freely as never before in the history of mankind. Shrewd business people have recognized these events and billions of dollars in sales of goods and services are trading hands from country to country each day.

Prior to this it took 10-15 years for a company to expand into the global market. Now companies are moving into global markets in 10-15 months!

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July 1, 2010 Posted by | avslimbiz, feel better, happiness, weight loss | , , , | 1 Comment