Motivational Quote: Opportunity

“Opportunity dances with those who are already on the dance floor.” – H. Jackson Brown Jr.

The Ultimate Leadership Opportunity – The Rest of the Story

In my last post, https://relmes.wordpress.com/2009/09/14/the-ultimate-leadership-opportunity/ I started telling you about an awesome leadership opportunity that a friend of mine just received.

And by now you are probably thinking, “Just tell me what it is already.”

Well this excellent position that my friend is embarking in is the position as a father.

And if you think about it fatherhood (and motherhood) is he ultimate leadership opportunity.

It gives you the opportunity to flex your leadership muscles.

It gives you the opportunity to influence your child, who will help shape the future.

And it gives you the opportunity through your child to leave a legacy and make your mark in the world.

What an awesome opportunity.

What an awesome responsibility.

What an awesome job that he will have for the rest of his life.

Good Luck my friend, I am confident that you will be a fantastic Dad!!!

The Ultimate Leadership Opportunity

Looking for the ultimate opportunity to flex your leadership muscles?

Looking for the ultimate opportunity to influence and shape the future?

Looking for the ultimate opportunity to make your mark on the world?

If you answered yes to any one of these questions then read on.

Yesterday a friend of mine received his dream job.

The  job that he will have until the day he dies.

The job that will give him the opportunity as Tony Robbins http://www.tonyrobbins.com might say to make an impact on the world.

So you may be asking, “What is this awesome job he received?”

I will tell you in my next blog post.

Motivational Quote: Seizing Opportunity

“There are those who SEE an opportunity. And then there are those who SEIZE an opportunity.”   -Joanie Warren

Motivational Quote: Unexpected Opportunities

“It’s in our brokenness that our greatest opportunities are reveiled.” – Dan Allender, Author – Bold Love http://thepathlesschosen.com/

Why you should always vote

My head hit the pillow but I still couldn’t sleep. My body was so exausted, but my mind was racing.

I had just logging 16 1/2 hours for Elections Canada, working as a Central Poll Supervisor (running 2 large polls and leading 7 others) for the Canadian Federal Election at the University of Guelph, but yet I was still juiced.

Now I am not one of those people who follow every move in politics, but I do stay abreast of most of the issues. Although I don’t endorse any one particular party, but I do love the idea that I of all people have a say in who will represent me and my riding in Parliment.

The cool thing about being stationed at the University was that many of the voters were exercising their privaledge to vote for the first time.

These students were excited to be able to have a say in how their country will move forward. 

Wouldn’t it be nice if more potential voters thought this way.

I remember a piece of advice that my Grade 7 History teacher (who was teaching us about politics) shared with us when he said,

“When every you have an opportunity to vote… vote.

Even if you don’t know what the issues are or even care about the issues at that time.

Vote anyway. (Even if you just spoil your ballat)

Because even if you don’t care about the issues then, someday you may care about some issue and you still want to have the privaledge to have your say.

Many countries around the world would love to have this privaledge. To have their voice heard. To be able to influence (even in a small way) the world they live in.

And if we don’t exercise that privaledge, we may find that one day that privaledge may be taken away from us. “

I have never forgotten that advice and I am proud to say that I have voted in every election that I have been eligable for.

And although this Canadian Election is over, there will be others (ie. United States Presidential Election and other Federal Provincial and Municipal Elections) and I hope many more young people exercise their privaledge to vote.