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Building Your Attitude

on 4/24/20 10:59 AM By | Jim Paluch, President, JP Horizons, Inc. | 0 Comments | Choices Attitude
A Zillion Choices I am always a little hesitant to write about attitude because so much has been written and spoken about it in the past. We all know its effect on our success or failure, contentment or discontentment, happiness or despair. We all know what attitude does, and yet there always seems to be some old idea that whips us back into shape with a quick attitude adjustment or something new that helps it all make sense, one more time. I am no different than anyone else in that I continually need the reinforcement of hearing again about the things I know but sometimes neglect to do. No matter how many different things we've heard about having a great attitude, it seems safe to broach the subject again with the hopes to positively influence the thoughts we hold today.
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HOLD ON ! ! !

Thoughts to Hold On To HOLD ON ! ! ! As I write those two words, I think how they could be the beginning of numerous newsletters that would emphasize a variety of emotions, struggles, victories, frustrations, breakthroughs, and memories, all coming as a result of the challenging time we are traveling through. It could be a newsletter with the opening line something such as, "HOLD ON to happiness anywhere you can find it, and use it to build other positive emotions to keep you motivated."
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Hunker Down

on 4/3/20 7:00 AM By | Jim Paluch, President, JP Horizons, Inc. | 0 Comments |
As you and your family and companies all navigate the uncharted waters we are in, remember that we can all be better for it. Our businesses can be stronger, families closer and society more aware and careful going forward. An old client friend shared this quote after the financial crisis of 2008, and I was reminded of it recently, "These are the times when great companies are made." He was referring to how the challenges really cause a company to make decisions and choices that improve their services and their effectiveness, and in doing so become stronger, greater companies because of it. Great parents can be even greater as they have managed to work from home, help children keep up with schoolwork, and dig deep to be patient and kind at every turn. We all feel the importance of staying connected with friends and family members to encourage and support each other and find a few laughs along the way.
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Hardworking People Are Easy to Like

"Hardworking people are easy to like."  For almost 30 years, my friend Nick DiBenedetto, President of ND LANDSCAPING in Boston, has been providing me with some great original quotes that still echo around in my head to this day, when the situation calls for it. There are many I could mention here and few I would have to leave out. Classics like "How can you be a motivational speaker if you have never run a marathon?" That's how he got me to run the Boston Marathon with him (as a bandit for those marathon enthusiasts, sorry!) I think of those words often when I am challenging myself to try something new or just to live up to whatever role I am in at the time. "Come on brotha, you have run six miles before." That one came at mile 20 of the marathon when I was tired and not sure I wanted to continue . . . I did . . . and it inspires me in many situations today when I have the urge to quit.
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No Easy Way Out

on 3/20/20 7:00 AM By | Jim Paluch, President, JP Horizons, Inc. | 0 Comments | coronavirus COVID-19 Choices
"Jim, don't talk to me about plans right now. Things are crazy!"  I would like all of us to stop for a moment and read that statement again . . . go ahead, we've got time. Before I go any further with this newsletter, I want to make a few disclaimers. The person who made this statement over the phone was not a client, never has been, and probably never will be. They do not read this newsletter, never have, and probably never will. If they did read this little intro, they would not recognize it as their own and, if they did, would probably want recognition for the great advice they gave me. 
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