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"What can we do, starting today, to build lasting success?"...."We all want to be part of something. We all want to feel great about the choices we make."

Friday, February 7, 2014

AYD - Feb 7, 2014 - Planning Your Travel Path

“The jump is so frightening between where I am and where I want to be... because of all I may become I will close my eyes and leap!” 
- Mary Ann Radmacher

While pondering how to get there from here, if we focus mainly on the channel we have to leap across to get 'there' - then how can we even judge our distance, or guage our speed or even pick the best spot to land?

I'd rather look across to that destination, cup my hands to my mouth and confidently yell, "I'LL BE RIGHT THERE!"

Good Morning,
Greater Day.
Greater you, is an influencing environment for others.

Pierre Couturier
Husband, Daddy, And Author to my Day.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

AYD - Feb 6, 2014 - The Champion in You

"People simply feel better about themselves when they’re good at something.”
- Stephen Covey

So please... feel good about yourself, and tell me something you are good at.

No, sorry, wait.... you first.  Tell YOU what you are good at.

Sometimes a good day starts with a simple little acknowledgement...and greatness can grow from even that one small seed.

Good morning, good planting, greater day.
And a greater you is a picture worth a mountain of influence.

Pierre Couturier
Husband, Daddy and Author to my Day.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

AYD - Feb 5, 2014 - Do it just like that...but different.

“Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.”
- Frank Zappa

You see those movies, where someone goes back in time, and they change one little thing...and the forward ripple effect changes everything in life when they fast forward back to the here and now? 

So what if you did that right now?  Is today a carbon copy of yesterday?  Last year?  Last class reunion?

Do you need to find something, anything that will introduce change?  It can be easy.  And it starts small.

Do something different today.  Take a different route to work.  Read a part of the paper you normally might skip over.  Ask questions like, " How does that work?"  and "I wonder how they do that...."

Deviate from your normal and add an ingredient.  Mom's old meatloaf recipe might need some hot sauce... so try it... you might like it.

Good morning,
Greater day.

Greater you, is a better day for those around you.

Pierre Couturier
Husband, Daddy and Author to my clean page kind of day.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

AYD - Feb 4, 2014 - A Break In the Clouds

"The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but significance - and then even the small steps and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning."
- Oprah Winfrey

There it is.  The phrasing I have been looking for.  I have been expressing this very message for some time now, but even I feel like an "Ah ha" moment when something I already know and believe is worded in just that special way, as to break through the haze of a cloudy day.

Every step we take toward a dream, no matter how large or small, is a step forward.  All of your work will compound to get you there.

A dream, a goal, a life long desire ... or just "Please get me through this day!"

Good morning, making it a greater day.
A greater you, is a step on my path to a dream.

Pierre Couturier
Husband, Daddy, and Author of my day.

Monday, February 3, 2014

AYD - Feb 3, 2014 - Go Go Go ... Go with a Smile.

“Here's all you have to know about men and women: women are crazy, men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid.” 
- George Carlin, Comedian

And there are the times, when really all we need to kickstart the day is a little tickle of the funny bone.

May you find some humor throughout the day, and especially in places you normally do not look for it.

Good Morning, becomes a lighter day.
A lighter side of you, means less stress for others.

Pierre Couturier
Husband - sometimes acting stupid, Daddy - trying to act more silly, and Author to my day ... ( with eraser at the ready.)