Finger Lickin Good

Finger Lickin Good

Finger Lickin Good

At the age of 65, Sanders was left with nothing but a Social Security check and a secret recipe for fried chicken.

In 1955, confident of the quality of his fried chicken, the Colonel devoted himself to developing his chicken franchising business. Less than 10 years later, Sanders had more than 600 KFC franchises in the U.S. and Canada, and in 1964 he sold his interest in the U.S. company for $2 million to a group of investors including John Y. Brown Jr. (who later became governor of Kentucky).


 

I love the story; the grilled version of the glory ain’t so bad either.

Before us we have one of the reasons so many people have no excuse. We also have another great reason why people still risk their lives to come to the USA.

OPPORTUNITY.  It’s never too late to achieve success.  Age is still, just a number.

I think what hinders us is the enemy of control. Changing from certain degrees of this kind of thinking will help us from wanting to give up when things don’t happen according to our desired time and/or desired way.  If we’re not careful we’ll make control a type of god.  Control acts as a god that cruelly judges one’s life and keeps one imprisoned by shoulda-coulda-woulda.  In this head-space, one does not proceed through life with delightful expectation or passion.  I’m gonna have to re-visit that another time.

Anyway, as oppose to trying to control the unknown, maximize every here and now.  In other words, RE-INVENT you.  From the look of things, Colonel Sanders wanted success early–not intending on finally “making it big” at the age 65; nonetheless, he did.  What do I mean?

He was a sixth-grade dropout, a farmhand, an army mule-tender, a locomotive fireman, a railroad worker, an aspiring lawyer, an insurance salesman, a ferryboat entrepreneur, a tire salesman, an amateur obstetrician, an (unsuccessful) political candidate, a gas station operator, a motel operator and finally, a restaurateur.

This man re-invented himself, continuing to move forward.  Why? You never stop.  You never quit.  Things don’t always workout but that’s the spice of life.  You may never have started your successful business had you not been laid off or fired.  You may have never rediscovered who you are, if you did not get divorced.  We can’t control every aspect of our lives, for instance – we can’t necessarily stop a bird from flying over our head but we can certainly stop it from landing or making a nest.

If I had the chance to dig into is his apparent never give up mindset, which led to the re-invention of himself, life would be enhanced.  Where did he get the determination from, the perseverance?  Though I would love to sit and pick his brain in person, I guess I’m just going to take what I know to gather the possibility of what I would find out if face-to-face with him.  Looking at his resume, he had some tough jobs.  One job title is repetitive – Salesman.

I heard a gentleman say this:

Selling and gold mining are very much alike.  The people who remove the most dirt, who work thru the greatest number of No’s that uncover the greatest number of Yes’.

Salesman need to be tough-skinned.  They have to face rejection, whether it’s a kind or rude version, and keep a smile on their face.  There’s the thought that the odds are stacked against them, but the craziness to defy those odds.  Many successful business today were built on the sticktuitiveness of salesmen who realized that when life gives you lemons, make a meal with some lemonade and chicken and make it finger lickin’ good.


 

Response to Daily Prompt

You can choose any person from history to teach you any topic you want. Who’s your teacher, and what do they teach you?

 


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It’s April Wise Day

Wisdom Is The Principle Thing

"...the price of wisdom is above rubies." Job 28:18

“…the price of wisdom is above rubies.” Job 28:18

 

How amazing it is to know that we are never limited…Ever.

We’re not limited in what we can achieve. We’re not limited in what we can build. We’re not limited in what we can imagine.  We’re not limited in what we can acquire.  We’re – Just – Not – Limited.

I’m sure many have heard the saying, “The sky’s the limit.” Well, some are living in the augmentation of that phrase to the enhancing of not only their lives but of those connected to them and those around them as well [more details in upcoming blogs].  For you see, one can only be limited to the place of their reach, which is a reflection of the extension of their faith or lack thereof.  If your mantra is, “Seeing is believing,” then you will be blinded to the invisible gems that evade the roving eye.  Some things are not seen but felt and others are heard in the passing winds.


 

Proverbs 8

Wisdom will light your darkest hour.

Wisdom will light your darkest hour.

Doth not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice?

She standeth in the top of high places, by the way in the places of the paths.

She crieth at the gates, at the entry of the city, at the coming in at the doors.

Unto you, O men, I call; and my voice is to the sons of man.

O ye simple, understand wisdom: and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart.

Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips shall be right things.

For my mouth shall speak truth; and wickedness is an abomination to my lips.

All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing froward or perverse in them.


 

Now, tell me how awesome that is.  I love it…, really; here’s a few reasons why.

  • It shows the desire of wisdom to connect with man, mankind that is – creation.  One of the things that no man or woman likes is rejection and for this reason they try not to do anything that leaves them vulnerable.
    Never Give Up

    Never Give Up

    Well here wisdom shows that you must extend yourself. Wisdom does not live in fear or dwell on the past.  This is a valuable lesson for parents to help their children.  As for the entrepreneur, so you attempted a business and it didn’t work out the first time.  Go at it again but with more knowledge and with more confidence.  Certainly become wiser and apply what you’ve learned so the same mistakes are not in play anymore.  Remember, in all your getting, get understanding.

  • Wisdom is not perverse or deceitful.  It’s aim or mission is to make us better. Not only so, but who wants to be around someone they can’t trust.  It’s good to have a friend that will be loving and honest enough to tell you when you’re wrong.

“He that winketh with the eye causes sorrow…

  • Wisdom makes itself heard; so it positions itself in the most optimum of places [high places -seen not hid; places of the path -where various people come through (merchants, traders, etc); entrance of the city -before you get entangled with what’s ahead].  What does this mean for me?  Our success is connected to our position.  No, this does not mean what projects you live in, or not having two parents in the home, etc.  Do you only stay in your circle or do you launch out into the deep?  Pastors how are you exposing your ministry to the surrounding communities and the world at large? Consider that the next time you’re frustrated with lack of growth and draining the few people’s pockets who are there faithfully – go get more folks.  It’s still a business and you must recognize Supply and Demand.  As for that new boutique that has the spot on the second floor in the back corner somewhere of the building/mall that has no big named franchises next to it, so that people might see you when they see it, you just need to learn how to market the business better.  I love the story of John the Baptist.  If for no other reason than the fact that he shows us, if you’ve got the goods, people will come no matter where you are or what you look like.  Ooooh this is GOOD!aCan

I could be here all day but wisdom says – Moderation, save some for tomorrow/another day.  Yeah, wisdom speaks.

Can you hear it and are you listening?

Can you hear it and are you listening?

 

So before I go, I just want to wrap it up with this –

The New Millionaires Mindset is one of Wisdom.  Be wise with every decision because it affects your tomorrow and those of others also.  Be wise with your time because it’s on assignment, thus so should we be.  Be wise about relationships, because being yoked to one who is unequal is costly.  Be wise with your words, because everything doesn’t get stricken from the records. Be wise…

…it’s the principle thing.