"Want to!", The (by: Neil Eskelin) I remember the night in Miami when our son, Ian, was just five years old. We were staying with relatives and it was his bedtime. When I looked at the living room floor, I knew we had a problem. Toys were all over the place. "Ian," I said, "you need to pick up all those toys before you go to bed." full storyAnts and the Grasshopper, The (by: Author Unknown) The Ants were spending a fine winter's day drying grain collected in the summertime. A Grasshopper, perishing with famine, passed by and earnestly begged for a little food. full storyAss and the Mule, The (by: Author Unknown) The Mule, groaning beneath his heavy burden, said to himself: "I am treated according to my deserts. If I had only been willing to assist the Ass a little in his need, I should not now be bearing, together with his burden, himself as well." full storyBig Difference (by: Author Unknown) The Boss drives his men, The Leader inspires them.. The Boss depends on authority, The Leader depends on goodwill..
full storyBusy (by: Stephen Covey) Once upon a time a very strong woodcutter ask for a job in a timber merchant, and he got it. The paid was really good and so were the work conditions. For that reason, the woodcutter was determined to do his best. full storyCreating Opportunity (by: Jim Rohn) An enterprising person is one who comes across a pile ofscrap metal and sees the making of a wonderful sculpture. Anenterprising person is one who drives through an olddecrepit part of town and sees a new housing development. Anenterprising person is one who sees opportunity in all areasof life. full storyJessie's Glove (by: Rick Phillips) I do a lot of management training each year for the Circle K Corporation, a national chain of convenience stores. full storyJust Do It (by: Neil Eskelin) Author Elbert Hubbard told the story of an incident during the Spanish-American War. It was imperative that the president get a message to the leader of the insurgents. His name was Garcia and he was known to fighting somewhere in the mountains of Cuba, but no mail or telegraph could reach him. full storyKeep Marketing You (by: Neil Eskelin) Rejection and job searching go hand in hand. As a writer, I can tell you something about disappointment. I had enough "reject" slips from New York publishers to start a bonfire. Then one day, an editor said, "Yes," and my world was drastically transformed. full storyLesson from a Rainy Day (by: Grace) On August 26, 1999, New York City experienced a torrential downpour. The relentless rain caused the streets to flood. New York City's subway system came to a screeching halt as the subway stations were inundated with water. Unfortunately, this happened during the morning rush hour. full story