08/29/21 – Armies

CURRENT EVENTS

An army of deer led by a lion

is more to be feared

than an army of lions led by a deer.

Source: Chabrias
 
Chabrias (left) with Spartan king Agesilaus (center), in the service of Egyptian king Nectanebo I and his regent Teos, Egypt 361 BC.

Chabrias (420–357 BC) was an Athenian general active in the first half of the 4th century BC. During his career he was involved in several battles, both on land and sea.  The orator Demosthenes described him as one of the most successful commanders Athens ever had (Source: Wikipedia)

BOOK OF THE WEEK

No Excuses!

The Power of Self-Discipline

By Brian Tracy

Brian Tracy says in his book, “Everyone wants to be healthy, happy, thin and rich. But most people are not willing to pay the price.”

He also asks a question that many of you have heard in one form or another. “If you could spend an afternoon with anyone, living or dead, what one person would you choose?”

But he adds to the question something neither I nor many of you have consider. “Why would that person want to spend an afternoon with you?”

If you find the above interesting, perhaps you will also find this book interesting.

MOVIES OF THE WEEK

 I recently saw Jungle Cruise at the theater. It stars The Rock and Emily Blunt, so I just had to see it and I wasn’t disappointed.

Jungle Cruise

MUSIC OF THE WEEK

(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction

by The Rolling Stones

ART OF THE WEEK

I came across this while visiting Mammoth Cave

  EXTRAORDINARY PERSON  OF THE WEEK

Charlie Watts

  JOKE OF THE WEEK

PHYSICAL TRAITS

CHARACTER TRAITS 

Cowardice asks the question, “Is it safe?”

Expediency asks the question, “Is it politic?”

Vanity asks the question, “Is it popular?”

But conscience asks the question, “Is it right?”

And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but [they] must take it because [their] conscience tells [them] is is right.

Source:

SOCIAL TRAITS

LEARNING TRAITS

MISCELLANEOUS

Book

This past week, my book got accepted to be included in the

Royal Oak Public Library collection.

 

If you have ever been curious about this book, the Kindle version of this book has now been reduced to $1.00 and the paperback version has been reduced to $10.00

 

However, I must warn you that this book will not change your life, 

only you can do that.

My Final Cover

This book can be ordered from Amazon or Barnes & Nobles.

 

 

18 thoughts on “08/29/21 – Armies

    • As always, thank you very much for commenting. I was wondering how the Brian Tracy book would go over. . Thank you also for the library comment. I understand I’m going to be given a speaking engagement at the library in March.

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  1. Just wanted you to know I just purchased the kindle version of your book, “I’m Tired of Being Ordinary, Are You.” I’ve already read the first chapter. Looking forward to reading the whole book! 🙂

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    • Thank you very much for commenting. Yes, Brian Tracy’s question was an interesting take on a question that had been asked so many times. It made me think about what I would have to offer to someone that I most wanted to talk to. However, I recall someone writing that they once had the opportunity to sit in on I think a lunch or dinner with two great writers and the person said, they were so disappointed because the two famous writers more or less just spoke of the weather.

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