Christmas week I spent a couple of days at (not in) the hospital for tests and procedures. You can read about it if you like here.
One of the admitting clerks at the hospital had a wonderful collection of success quotes taped to be back of her monitor. It was obvious she had been collecting the success quotes for years. When I asked if it was okay to take a photo of one of the worn, tattered quotes, her reply of “that’s what they are there for” seemed so obvious.
Be open when a teachable moment presents itself. The admitting clerk is a great teacher.
Your platform is everywhere, even on the back of your monitor, or laptop, or phone. So put your message out there, everywhere.
“It’s never too late for success, and failure is a wonderful teacher; it teaches you what not to do the next time.”
The tattered paper:It's never too late for #success, and failure is a wonderful teacher. #blogboost Click To Tweet
A Thousand Ways
Recently, a couple of things happened in my business that have made me feel like throwing in the towel. Plus, breast cancer treatment has kept me away from networking events and I’ve just felt like I was falling behind. I basically had a pity party.
Then, I found this greeting card that I received almost a year ago from Wealthy Sisters Network co-founder Reeshemah Holmes. She passed away in May of 2014. From the grave, Sheemie is nudging me to keep on trudging.
“I did not fail a thousand times, I found a thousand ways not to make a light bulb.” – Thomas Edison
Never underestimate the power of a heartfelt greeting card. I will NEVER throw away this card. It will inspire me for the rest of my life.
Greeting cards really do change lives.I did not fail a thousand times, I found a thousand ways not to make a light bulb. - Thomas Edison #blogboost Click To Tweet
Relationship Marketing Tip of the Day
Reeshemah is unforgettable. If you want to be a person other people never forget, then be remarkable. Do remarkable things. And by all means, send greeting cards.
If you want to be successful, remember the old proverb:
‘Tis a lesson you should heed:
Try, try, try again.
If at first you don’t succeed,
Try, try, try again
What is your favorite success quote? Leave it in the comments.
Can you think of someone right now who needs to read that quote? Why not send them a greeting card with the quote on the cover, or inside? Head over to my Sendcere website, pick a greeting card and send it for free on me. I’ll even pay for the stamp!
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