Morning Motivator - Creativity

"You know...that a blank wall is an apalling thing to look at. The wall of a museum -- a canvas -- a piece of film -- or a guy sitting in front of a typewriter. Then, you start out to do something -- that vague thing called creation. The beginning strikes awe within you."

-Edward Steichen, Wisdom

I like this quote as it tackles 2 areas of concern: Creativity and Taking Action to be Creative.

I am most amused when I hear someone say "I can't do that - I'm not creative.". Why?  Simply put, we exercise many levels of creativity daily.  Taking a new way to work, fixing a broken shoelace with tape or even influencing others to take action in a new way.

All are examples of the great power you possess and the ability you have to be creative.  With that said, take action today and find a simple way to be creative...

Needs ideas?  Call me... I can help.

Zachary Barker
Business Group Manager
NationLink Wireless | The BlackBerryGuys
direct | 615.207.2290

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Morning Motivator - Time

"There is surely nothing other than the single purpose of the present moment. A man's whole life is a succession of moment after moment. If one fully understands the present moment, there will be nothing else to do, and nothing else to pursue."

-Yamamoto Tsunetomo, Hagakure

What a beautiful concept relating to TIME.  We all want to "live in the moment" and today is your chance to begin doing so.  In my iPod right now is a song by Kenny Chesney called Don't Blink.  The chorus goes like this:

"Don't blink
Just like that you're six years old and you take a nap and you
Wake up and you're twenty-five and your high school sweetheart becomes your wife
Don't blink
You just might miss your babies growing like mine did
Turning into moms and dads next thing you know your "better half"
Of fifty years is there in bed
And you're praying God takes you instead
Trust me friend a hundred years goes faster than you think
So don't blink"

I have played this song over and over thinking how quickly I have got to 29 and how quickly I will get to 39.  Point being – everyday you have the opportunity to get the most out of life.  Do the things you say you want to, be the person you are supposed to be and don't be afraid to get "uncomfortable" to get there.

My good friend and mentor, Tandy Rice once said "I don't want to walk into the pearly gates when my life is over.  I want to run and slide in saying 'WOW! That was one hell of a ride'!"  (the day he said this it changed my life)

Make the most of today, do the things you want to do, and get uncomfortable if needed to make sure you maximize these special times. 

Zachary Barker
Business Group Manager
NationLink Wireless - "The BlackBerryGuys"
mobile | 615.207.2290

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Morning Motivator - Leadership

"The wicked leader is he who the people despise. The good leader is he who the people revere. The great leader is he who the people say, 'We did it ourselves.'"

I find it very interesting how we define "leaders" - the President, our company VPs, church elders, etc.  How many of these people are leaders by title vs. leader by ability?  Think about great leadership and what you feel like, what you achieve and how you lead within that capacity.

A leader is someone who helps his community (2 or more people – work team, sports club, church, city) to gain a higher level of positive achievement.  Are you a leader?  What positive changes are you driving in your community? 

If you are around me long enough you will hear me say "I want to be around someone who makes me a better person than when I am by myself."  To me - true leadership is when EMPOWERING others to achieve things they feel are just out of reach.  Today – go and make someone a better person because of your involvement in their life and if you have a great story about it – share it with me.  Ill gladly share your triumph with others.

Let me know how I can help improve your life today… make it a great one!

Zachary Barker
Business Group Manager
NationLink Wireless - "The BlackBerryGuys"
mobile | 615.207.2290

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