Are you in a situation right now and you feel down, humiliated, forgotten and depressed. It seems your whole world is crashing down and yet things are getting tougher instead of getting better. Yes, I have been there and many of us have been there. I have been discouraged, embarrassed, cheated and manipulated. I have asked many questions as to why God could allow certain negative things happen in my life, as a matter of honesty I am still asking in some areas. While some of ‘these’ questions would be answered, others may not until we see Him in eternity.
I read this article and found it really interesting. So, I thought to share it with you and hope that you find it very useful.
Legendary investor Warren Buffett, the founder and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, shared his best business advice with a group of small business owners. Speaking at the 20th Graduation of Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Small Businesses at LaGuardia Community College, Buffett told the graduates: “Tomorrow morning when you look in the mirror after you’ve gotten up, just write — or just put it in lipstick or whatever you want — ‘delight my customer’ not ‘satisfy my customer.’ ‘Delight my customer.’”
It’s a simple three-word mission.
Re-blogged from openpleasures.com | Written by Fola O’Martins
Recently, I was thinking about my business and how best I should deal with the many competitions around me and the things that I need to understand and take along with me on this journey of making my business a success. The points below are what I came up with which I think will help me in months and years to come in having a successful business. So, I thought to share these with anyone who may be dealing with competition in an industry or workplace.
Do you ever wake up in the morning and feel like life is treating you unfairly? Or maybe God isn’t coming through for you as quickly as you’ve projected and thereby seeming too slow for your liking? Is your patience running out of steam? Then, you need to read this post written by Fola and pressed from openpleasures.com
One thing I have learned over time as a Christian is never to look back and regret where I am now based on where I’m coming from. This feeling of regret often set in when we believe we should have achieved more than we have already accomplished.
Sometimes, we fall prey of pursuing things that occupy the very bottom-list of priority. And as a result, neglecting the things that really matter. This post by Fola pressed from openpleasures.com captures the whole essence of pursuing the things that are really of essence. Hope you’ll find it very helpful.
Very lately, I have been so busy with juggling my job with maternal and wifely duties topped with building a business that I believe that my relationship with God has not been at a place where I would want it to be. Prayer time has become rushed, taking the time to study God’s Word has become a rarity and please don’t even mention a nice quiet time with my loving Father. Our everyday lives are so boxed with too many things on our ‘to-do’ list, many errands to run, many meetings to attend, many goals to accomplish, kids to take care of, business that requires your attention to grow, career that needs you to fly, family that needs you to be an active and not a passive part of their lives and the list is inevitably endless. Now, most of these things are not in themselves bad or sinful, in fact, most if not all of the things we do or pursue to achieve are all good things.
I just read and re-blogged this piece written by Fola from openpleasures.com It really spoke to my heart and I quite relate with it, especially in this age of copycat culture. Hope you’ll connect with this just as I did. Thanks Fola for permitting me to re-blog! 🙂
I recently came across the photo below where someone was using a pair of trainers to perform ballet in the midst of other ballerinas using ballet pumps. I literally fell in love with this photo and just wondered who this genius could be. What really got me intrigued is the fact that someone dared to be different. This person did not allow what she didn’t have to stop her from becoming what she wants to be or do what she wants to do. Even more importantly, she didn’t allow people’s criticisms to stop her from being who she is.
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I was tremendously blessed beyond words with this piece written by Fola. So, I thought to share it with you so you can be blessed too. Fola, thanks for being a blessing.
Night – Darkness, Day – light. Summer – sunny days, Winter – cold and freezing days.
No, I’m not about to write on words and opposites but something very important about times and seasons. Seasons exist to teach us something. They are there as a reminder that change is ever constant. Nothing will remain as it is forever. Well, except God. Every season has its own significance and what it represents. Summer will ever be known for lovely sunny weather, ice creams and longer days. However, winter is just the exact opposite except you like eating ice cream whatever the season :).
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