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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INSPIRAIN

INSPIRAIN

Took a walk to the store this morning, despite the rain, and in so doing realized just how pleasant it is. The rain was light and the mood was right. Walking of itself is something I enjoy; it’s my go to for exercise (me no run).
As I started walking, I began looking for earthworms on the ground. It wasn’t long before I saw one about 3-4 inches long drinking up the water flowing down to hill. That may not be so interesting to you but for some reason it is to me.
But one of the things I do often is walk with a song. The more I was out there the more inspired I felt – the song became a message; from message to concert; from concert to…

Okay, pause, looking for some snacks. Be right back…

Alright, I’m good, back up the hill in the rain and in the moment.

I couldn’t help but feel how beautiful the weather is and feels. Without fail the thought was to share my moment with you all.

You know, we can look at things around us and find negatives. It’s actually the most accessible place to those that have not conditioned themselves differently. This applies to family, self, our finances, our world and more.

Let’s take 20 minutes, every hour of every day, to condition ourselves to see the beauty in something we would otherwise find to be contemptuous. Not only so, but rather than looking at the problem see the solution that is usually there. It’s conditioning and it’s life changing. We can see the rain and consider the mud, or we can see the flowers the bloom as a result of. I love it. I’m inspired just thinking about. Well I guess I should be, since I’m the one writing about it. Maybe you’ll understand it better if you had my experience, eventhough there’s so much more I could say.

But go ‘head–Take a walk in the Inspirain.

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A True Saint

In 300 years, if you were to be named the patron saint of X, what would you like X to be? Places, activities, objects — all are fair game.


Can one be in 300 years what they are not now?  Can someone be now and still be in 300 years?

The view of the future is tainted and deceptive; framed with ‘I Wish’ – ‘It’ll/That’ll be nice’ – and ‘Oneday’.  All nailed to the wall by Shoulda-Coulda-Woulda.  I’m squinting towards the future living in yesterday.  My present quickly fading; was it ever really here?

Where’s this man of the future? To me, is he near?

Is the man I am, the man I shall be?  Is the man I shall be, the man I am now?

If I’m ever to be, there must be a now; Cause how can one attain without reaching somehow?

But is seeking to be…Vanity?

I must be the man, that man; him who stands erect.  The man that knows it’s not about me; it’s really all about them.  Mistakes and all, this one thing is true.  I’m molded and fashioned and shapely too.  I am him just look up and see.  Elevate your thinking and be. Yes me! Be!

I’m talking to you, Man of Great Stature.  Even if, with storms and seasons did bend.  You did not break though.  You’re yet still here.  Lift up your countenance and…Where’s your grin?  The man to be is the man within, that is.  The man God created, now saint once sinner.

Who there is true and worthy among you?  We’ve lived contrived lives and look for our statue.  But ‘lived’ and ‘contrived’ are words of the past.  My right now decisions make me free, at last.


Proverbs 22:1 A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.

Ecclesiastes 7:1 A good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one’s birth.

What does all of this have to do with a New Millionaire’s Mindset?

Everything.

The richness of the Kingdom – Kingdom of God/Heaven – is Love.

What greater LEGACY to leave than that of showing those with and coming up behind you, even if they never knew you or ever will, that love is Saintly.  We don’t do to acquire a name because then one’s vain.  But in so doing, one can acquire a name that’s associated with one’s deeds; cause after all, one’s known for what they do and That actually names you.

Loving God. Loving Yourself. Loving Others as you love you. All of you. Every facet and stage of you.stature

So loving yourself is key and crucial. We’ve all made mistakes (regarding family, friends, finances and more).  Moving beyond your past is capable when you love you and loving you enables and increases an upright stature.