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Thoughts For The Week

Posted on June 30, 2014 under Thoughts for the Week.

 

Lou Holtz

“Never tell your problems to anyone…20% don’t care and the other 80% are glad you have them.”
Lou Holtz
Randy Pausch
“If you took one-tenth the energy you put into complaining and applied it to solving the problem, you’d be surprised by how well things can work out… Complaining does not work as a strategy. We all have finite time and energy. Any time we spend whining is unlikely to help us achieve our goals. And it won’t make us happier.”
Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture
Maya Angelou

“Sister, there are people who went to sleep all over the world last night, poor and rich and white and black, but they will never wake again. Sister, those who expected to rise did not, their beds became their cooling boards, and their blankets became their winding sheets. And those dead folks would give anything, anything at all for just five minutes of this weather or ten minutes of that plowing that person was grumbling about. So you watch yourself about complaining, Sister. What you’re supposed to do when you don’t like a thing is change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. Don’t complain.”
Maya Angelou, Wouldn’t Take Nothing for My Journey Now
Beth Ramsay

“A bad attitude from a chronic complaining employee is like a cancer; it will only spread and infect others. This can take your business down in a nanosecond. You must cut out the cancer and invite them to seek employment elsewhere. Quickly.”
Beth Ramsay, #Networking is people looking for people looking for people

  
Craig J. McConnell
President
PrintGrowPro/SalesGrowPro, Inc.
314-753-2802

craigmcconnell49@gmail.com
“Making Sales People Memorable”
 

 

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Thoughts For The Week

Posted on June 23, 2014 under Thoughts for the Week.

Now that information is ubiquitous, the obligation changes. It’s no longer okay to not know. If it sounds too good to be true, Google it before you forward it.If you don’t know what a word means, look it up.  If you are meeting with someone, check them out in advance.  If you don’t know what questions to ask your doctor, find them before your appointment.  If it’s important, do your homework.  I confess that I’m amazed when I meet hard-working, smart people who are completely clueless about how their industry works, how their tools work…  It never made sense to be proud of being ignorant, but we’re in a new era now. Look it up.****

 

Craig J. McConnell
President
PrintGrowPro/SalesGrowPro, Inc.
314-753-2802

craigmcconnell49@gmail.com“Making Sales People Memorable”
 
Visit my blog @ www.printgrowpro.com
 
 
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Thoughts For The Week

Posted on June 16, 2014 under Thoughts for the Week.

Have a great week, make a difference, pay it forward,  be memorable and remember:  “When you meet someone better than yourself, turn your thoughts to becoming his equal. When you meet someone not as good as you are, look within and examine your own self.”  – Confucius

Craig J. McConnell
President
PrintGrowPro/SalesGrowPro, Inc.
314-753-2802

craigmcconnell49@gmail.com
“Making Sales People Memorable”
 
Visit my blog @ www.printgrowpro.com
 
 
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Father’s Day 2014

Posted on June 14, 2014 under Happy Father's Day!.

Tomorrow, for only the 3rd time in my 65 years, I am experiencing Father’s Day  without my Dad.

For the third time in my life,  there will be no Father’s Day cards sent, no  calls  made, or meals shared.  After a lengthy struggle with Alzheimer’s, my Dad passed away back in January, 2012. 

But as I did last year, on this Father’s Day weekend, I do want to share someone else’s thoughts and observations on life (and death) with you.

My Dad’s Hospice/Palliative Care Nurse was a remarkable woman and she was kind enough to share a paper she had written about her experiences in dealing with death. and dying. Her patients were those who had gone home to die.  She leaned never to underestimate someone’s capacity for growth.  Some felt that many of the changes she experienced were phenomenal and every patient she dealt with found their peace before they departed  –  every one of them. 

Her thoughts are below; enjoy.

When she questioned her patients about any regrets they had or anything they would do differently, common themes surfaced again and again.  Here are the most common five she discovered:

1)  “I wish I had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me”  –   ”this was the most common regret of all.  When people realize that their life is almost over, it is far easier to look back and see how many dreams have gone unfulfilled; from the moment you lose your health, it is too late.  Health brings a freedom that very few realize until they no longer have it.

2)  “I wish I didn’t work so hard”  –  “this came from every male patient I nursed.  They missed their children’s youth and their partner’s companionship.  All the men I nursed deeply regretted spending so much of their lives on the treadmill of a work existence.”  “By simplifying your lifestyle and making conscious choices along the way, it is possible to create more space in your life, you become happier and more open to new opportunities.”

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3)  “I wish I had the courage to express my feelings”  – many people suppressed their feelings in order to keep peace with others.  As a result, they settled for a mediocre existence.  We cannot control the reactions of others.”

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4)  “I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.”  –  many had become so caught up in their own lives that they had let golden friendships slip by over the years; there were many deep regrets about not giving friendships the time and effort they deserved; everyone misses their friends when they are dying.

5)  “I wish that I had  let myself be happier  –  “many did not realize until the end that happiness is a choice.  They had stayed stuck in old patterns and habits.  They longed to laugh properly and have silliness in their lives again.”

 

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“Life is a choice.   It is your choice.  Choose consciously, choose wisely, choose honestly.  Choose happiness.”

As Always, thanks for being here and  I leave you with this from former NC State basketball coach Jim Valvano:   My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.

PS:   ESM – thanks for making me a Dad!  

Corey and Ross -   always very proud to be your Dad.  

 

 

Craig J. McConnell
President
PrintGrowPro/SalesGrowPro, Inc.
314-753-2802
craigmcconnell49@gmail.com“Making Sales People Memorable”
 
Visit my blog @ www.printgrowpro.com
 
 
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TFTW: So You Think You’re Having a Bad Day? Think Again.

Posted on June 9, 2014 under Attitude Adjusters.

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Craig J. McConnell
President
PrintGrowPro/SalesGrowPro, Inc.
314-753-2802

craigmcconnell49@gmail.com“Making Sales People Memorable”
 

 

Visit my blog @ www.printgrowpro.com
 
 
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The Hand That Rocks The Cradle Rocks The World

Posted on June 7, 2014 under Making A Difference.
No matter your politics, this issue, like MADD and what our mothers did with The March of Dimes is all about common sense.
Please consider looking into it.  As they say “the hand that rocks the cradle, rocks the world”

Visit www.momsdemandaction.org.    

Please.  For our grandkids – all.

Craig J. McConnell
President
PrintGrowPro/SalesGrowPro, Inc.
314-753-2802

“Making Sales People Memorable”

 
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Thoughts For The Week

Posted on June 2, 2014 under Thoughts for the Week.

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Negativity poisons the soul  – Don’t let needless drama and negativity stop you from being the best you can be.  Avoid the drama, and focus on what truly matters.  Life is insanely short and your time is precious, so don’t waste your time on trivial maters.

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Make a difference today, pay it forward,  and remember:  stupidity is not a handicap; park elsewhere.

  
Craig J. McConnell
President
PrintGrowPro/SalesGrowPro, Inc.
314-753-2802

craigmcconnell49@gmail.com“Making Sales People Memorable”

 

 

Visit my blog @ www.printgrowpro.com
 
 
Follow me onTwitter:  http://twitter.com/printgrowpro
 
Grow sales via better prospect management:  www.veritastraining.com

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