Agape?

You betcha – there’s more than one kind of Love.

Agape; Unselfish love, brotherly love, mouth wide open, as in wonder, surprise or eagerness.

Sure does smack of the love found within the Culture at Zappos.

Agape can help with anything you’re involved with,  and  it sure helps to “Make the World a Better Place”.

Yours in “Agape” – Coach

New pair of shoes…

If you are impatient because your life isn’t going the way you want – think again.
I gave a talk to the St Jude’s Ranch for children in Boulder City, and after, since we sell shoes, they asked if it would be possible to donate some shoes for the kids.

They said it would make a big impact on the children and their lives, going to school sporting a brand new pair…you see, the 92 kids come from abusive homes and or are abandoned and most spend their entire lives at the Ranch.

The Ranch is a wonderful loving place which is not the point, the reason the kids are there is the sad part.

So Zappos and the Marketing team came through and helped deliver 92 – $100 gift certificates to the kids – I have a “thank you ” picture in my office from 6 of the most adorable and well mannered kids you have ever met.

So, you having a little bit of trouble in your life – think again.

– Dr. Vik, The Culture King

I was Surprised, back in the day.

My 15 year old daughter is a super bright individual, who gets great grades, plays sports and does cheer, but has a pretty good dose of “being 15 syndrome” – that being… the parents, and most others, have no idea about things and sporting a bad attitude is part of the deal.

But last Thursday night, she came down to talk to my wife and I about her “new revelation”!

She started by saying…”You know, like, when I get up in the morning – I hate it, and like, I tell myself I hate getting up and hate going to school and doing my homework – you know”?

Here’s the surprise: She then said that she finally realized that she does have to get up and go to school and do her homework, so she now says to herself upon awakening, “Wow, what is going to be great about this day…and who will I meet and what will I be able to learn and have fun doing”.

She was so excited that she found out that when she changed her mind, her world changed and her day turns out positive instead of it all being a drag.

I said “Fantastic Sweetie, you have finally understood what I’ve been doing and telling people about for years”! She replied “Huh?…I thought you just coached”?

Yours in the beauty of being 15 – Coach

I Thank my Competitors…

My competitors do more for me than my friends.

My friends are too polite to point out my weaknesses, but my competitors go to great lengths to tell me all of them.

My competitors are efficient and diligent. They make me search for ways to improve my service and efficiencies.

My competitors would take my business away from me if they could.

This keeps me alert and to hold what I have.

If I had no competitors, I would be lazy, incompetent and complacent. I need the discipline they enforce on me.

I thank my competitors. They have been good to me.

Yours in ” – ‘Thank You Competitors” – Coach

Let’s drive it…

Like we stole it!
Our lives don’t need to be putting around the parking lot.
With so many opportunities for relationships, connections and success available in our future, we need to take our lives out onto the open road and floor it.
Or we can drive it like an old lady.
Yours in “Choice” – Coach

Are you living your Dream?

Maybe – great, keep it up.

Maybe not…
Understand that if you are not where you want to be, you need to make a plan, then set out some goals and make the goals easy, one step at a time, so it’s very difficult to quit or fail.

You can’t swing for the fences with your plan, this isn’t the lottery, you can’t have one in a million odds to succeed. You need the odds in your favor in order to succeed, even if life gets in the way.

Remember…”Base hits win ball games”
So step by step, you raise up your life and get closer to your plan of what you want or want to become…living your dream!

– Dr. Vik, The Culture King

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