Politics Is An Illegitimate Means To Getting Things Done

As we have been reading more in "The Secret Handshake" this week this quote from the book jumped out at us. 

We can't really say it jumped out as much as it's something we read and it just sat in the back of our minds eating away until we finally couldn't ignore it anymore.

Do You Have To Play Politics To Have Power?

In the new book we’ve just started Tom Peter’s makes this statement:

“If you do not LOVE politics…  then you will accomplish damn little.  Politics, after all, is the “messy process of getting stuff done”.

Memorial Day

We thought on this very special day we would make a post about Memorial Day.

We know this isn't our normal kind of post here on this site but seeing as how our leader is a Veteran we thought it only fitting that we honor him this day with a quick post.

Here are some interesting facts about Memorial Day that you might not know: 

The Secret Handshake

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Okay... So we finished the book by Gene Simmons titled "On Power".

What a great book that was!!

As you can see from all of the posts we have already written this year there was a lot of good information in that book to share with you guys. 

The crazy thing is we didn't even share all of it with you guys. 

You Can't Blame Your Circumstances, You Are Your Possibilities

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We read this quote from Oprah Winfrey this week and it was so powerful we wanted it to be our focus of the post for this week.

The quote was as follows:

"What I learned at a very young age was that I was responsible for my life... You cannot blame apartheid, your parents, your circumstances, because you are not your circumstances. You are your possibilities. If you know that, you can do anything." - Oprah Winfrey

Quit Talking the Talk and Start Walking the Walk

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We read part of a speech this week from Gene Simmon's book and that is what we want to talk about today.

What we read is below:

"It is not the critic who counts; nor the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.  The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, who face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, becuase there is no effort without error to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least failes while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat." - 1910 speech: "Citizenship in a Republic," delivered at the Sorbonne by Teddy Roosevelt