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Time: Asset or Liability

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010
Playing the waiting game.

Squirrel waiting for the right time to attack

The trail of evidence

This trail of evidence is easy to follow.

Time can be an asset or a liability.

Time used well is an asset while time not used well is a liability.

If one is not careful it may take several hours of well used time to make up for even a few hours of time not well used. Great care needs to be made in judgment concerning the use of time.

I will use the pictures of the squirrel’s activities to point this out in a positive way. The squirrel used his time well. He/she kept watch for an opening (good use of time) instead of just taking a nap or play chase around the tree (poor use of time). When the coast was clear he/she made a mad dash to the paper towel rack on the patio. It might be now or never and he was not going to take a chance napping. By using the available time he/she was able to make off with half a roll of paper towels for nest building purposes.

When we are watchful concerning time and make good use of it, we can accomplish more. Not using time well means we will be behind and not accomplish what we would like to accomplish. If fact, it might be too late to “build our nest”. Poor judgment in our use of time may cause us to have to spend more time than what might have originally taken to  do the job.

If we use the squirrels as an example, we will want to “build our nest” first instead of either “nap” or “play chase around the tree”.

With a home based business there are always choices to make in the use of ones time. It can be easy to take a nap instead of working on a project. When we get behind on a project it usually takes longer to get it done if it has been put off for play. We should use our time well, look for opportunities, and take advantage of that time.

So don’t let good time be lost. You only get one time to use the hour. Make good use of that hour.

Attitudes Affect Product Quality

Saturday, February 20th, 2010
Picture Perfect

When It is Done Right, It is Done.

I can imagine that God  was trying to do his best as he worked creating everything. His comment as he looked over what he had created was recorded as being: And he saw that it was good. God did not want to produce a product that was less than good. He would not have been satisfied with a mediocre product. As he worked his attitude was to produce a quality product.

I have to look over the products that I produce. I want to be able to say, “It is good”.

When I can say, “It is good”, I know that I had the right attitude while I was grinding or shaping or polishing a stone. When I have had the attitude express by thoughts like: “Oh, it will pass”, or “Well, no one will notice”; the product will not be good.

My attitude while working affects the quality of my products.

With this in mind while I work I have better control of the quality of the products you will see on my web pages.

But with this being said, the quality of my products can still deteriorate if my attitude is allowed to deteriorate. I must be constantly vigil about my thoughts while working on each step or process of a procedure. I can’t just wait until I get to the last step and say to myself, “I want this stone to really be super”. If the previous steps were not well executed the last step can’t make up for what has already been poorly crafted.

Each stone has to be prepared and worked through to the finish with that attitude that says; “This will be a quality stone because I am going to do my best to make it a quality stone”.

So in short what I am saying is: Quality Attitudes Produce Quality Proctucts