Monday, October 20, 2014

Becoming Resilient

Learning from Failures



Never waste a failure; learn from them.

What can failures teach us?

1.      Failures are never final. There is only one way to become a failure; give up.
2.      Failures make us more resilient. Go for even bigger failures.
3.      Failures make us more humble. Humiliation is necessary to become humble.
4.      Failures make us mad. Learn to get over the madness quickly.
5.      Failures do not define who we are. We are way bigger than any of our failures.
6.      Failures lead us to a great victory. One great victory erases all failures.
7.      Failures lead us to become better thinkers. Great thinking leads us to lasting success.

All my struggles and failures led me to Christ.

Will you join my cause to fight mediocrity in the world?
Pass these nuggets on to others.    
We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give. Be a giver in a world of takers.

Be blessed and be a blessing to others.
Carlos Fontana, President of Phalanx
Co-author of the book Follow to Lead (The 7 Principles to Being a Great Follower)
Author of the book PRICELESS (Sixty-Six Simple Stories of Reflection, Love, and Legacy

www.tatepublishing.com

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Greatest Gift

Life is a gift



A great life is lived one moment at a time!

1.      Discover your purpose in life. Develop a clear vision on how to live your purpose.
2.      Life becomes boring when we stop learning. Never waste a mistake you make.
3.      Remember that someone is always watching you. What you say and do matters a great deal.
4.      Respond instead of reacting on everything that happens to you. It takes mental strength and discipline to respond appropriately.
5.      Communicate, cooperate and connect with others. Demonstrate empathy and grace.
6.      Respect everyone, trust is earned. It takes time to build a reputation; seconds to lose it.
7.      Look at the window after a victory; look at the mirror after a defeat. Give credit to other for the victories and take responsibility for the defeats.

Will you join my cause to fight mediocrity in the world?
Pass these nuggets on to others.    
We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give. Be a giver in a world of takers.

Be blessed and be a blessing to others.
Carlos Fontana, President of Phalanx
Co-author of the book Follow to Lead (The 7 Principles to Being a Great Follower)
Author of the book PRICELESS (Sixty-Six Simple Stories of Reflection, Love, and Legacy

www.tatepublishing.com

Saturday, October 18, 2014

The Greatest Battle

The Greatest Battle



The greatest battle we will fight is the battle in our own mind.

Here are a few thoughts to win this important battle:

1.      We are the product of our own thinking. Thought are real and powerful.
2.      Learn to think great thoughts. Think about thinking.
3.      We get only what we picture. Mental creation precedes physical creation.
4.      Sight is required when we want to see before believing. Vision is required to go from believing to seeing.
5.      No one will do the thinking for us. We must take full responsibility for our own thoughts.
6.      Thinking is hard; if it was easy more people would do it. Think great thoughts at least twice a day; at the start and at the end of each day.
7.      We deserve the blessings we ask for. We must do the work necessary to bring those blessings our way.
 
Will you join my cause to fight mediocrity in the world?
Pass these nuggets on to others.    
We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give. Be a giver in a world of takers.

Be blessed and be a blessing to others.
Carlos Fontana, President of Phalanx
Co-author of the book Follow to Lead (The 7 Principles to Being a Great Follower)
Author of the book PRICELESS (Sixty-Six Simple Stories of Reflection, Love, and Legacy

www.tatepublishing.com

Friday, October 17, 2014

How Bountiful Is Your Harvest?

We Reap What We Sow



1.      We are where we are in life because of the decisions we have made.
2.      Sow iniquity and trouble and reap the same.
3.      Judge others and be certain to be judged.
4.      We reap the fruits of our deeds.
5.      Sow blessings and blessings will be coming to you.
6.      Sow mercy and grace and be forgiven and graceful.
7.      Sow knowledge and wisdom and be forever wise.

Will you join my cause to fight mediocrity in the world?
Pass these nuggets on to others.
                      
We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give. Be a giver in a world of takers.

Be blessed and be a blessing to others.
Carlos Fontana, President of Phalanx
Co-author of the book Follow to Lead (The 7 Principles to Being a Great Follower)
Author of the book PRICELESS (Sixty-Six Simple Stories of Reflection, Love, and Legacy

www.tatepublishing.com

Thursday, October 16, 2014

How prepared are you?

How prepared are you?



Are you prepared for the next economic downturn?

Preparation is the key to survival and prosperity.

1.      Invest in yourself. Sharpen current skills and acquire new ones.
2.      Pay down debt. Eliminate all debt if possible.
3.      Have an emergency fund stacked away.
4.      Have survival supplies. Store food and other consumer goods essentials.
5.      Have a savings fund in cash to last at least a few months.
6.      Have cash reserves to take advantage of buying opportunities when the times come.
7.      Own gold and silver and invest in dividend paying solid companies proven to survive recessions.

Will you join my cause to fight mediocrity in the world?
Pass these nuggets on to others.
                      
We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give. Be a giver in a world of takers.

Be blessed and be a blessing to others.
Carlos Fontana, President of Phalanx
Co-author of the book Follow to Lead (The 7 Principles to Being a Great Follower)
Author of the book PRICELESS (Sixty-Six Simple Stories of Reflection, Love, and Legacy

www.tatepublishing.com

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

How Influential Are You?

How influential are you?



Rate yourself from 1 to 10 in the following categories.

1.      I have an attitude of gratitude for all the blessings in my life.
2.      When I enter a room the energy level goes up.
3.      I can communicate effectively verbally, nonverbally, and written.
4.      I am a professional with great work ethic by being dependable, competent and loyal.
5.      I concentrate my efforts to build strong, positive relationships.
6.      I use initiative, imagination, and ingenuity to solve problems.
7.      I have built a reputation for being action oriented and results focused.
8.      I know my purpose in life and I organize and plan my activities based on my vision.
9.      I am in love with learning through reading, listening, associating and I apply what I learn.
10.  I continuously work on improving my character, skills and I demonstrate my character in the actions I take.
Total Score:
10-25: Congratulations for having the humility to underrate yourself.
26-50: Thanks for your honesty!
51-75: You are on your way to being influential.
76-90: Congratulations for being the CEO of a very successful company.
91-100: Take the test again; you are not as good as you think you are.

Will you join my cause to fight mediocrity in the world?
Pass these nuggets on to others.
                      
We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give. Be a giver in a world of takers.

Be blessed and be a blessing to others.
Carlos Fontana, President of Phalanx
Co-author of the book Follow to Lead (The 7 Principles to Being a Great Follower)
Author of the book PRICELESS (Sixty-Six Simple Stories of Reflection, Love, and Legacy

www.tatepublishing.com

Sunday, October 12, 2014

What makes you, you?

Do you really know who you are?


What makes you, you?

Are you truly living or just going through the motions?

Answer the following 7 questions.

1.      What gives you the energy, the zest to live?

2.      What makes you get up in the morning and tackle each day?

3.      What are you passionate about?

4.      What are you best at?

5.      What do you love to do that you would do it for free?

6.      What are you willing to die for?

7.      What gives you peace?

Will you join my cause to fight mediocrity in the world?
Pass these nuggets on to others.
                      
We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give. Be a giver in a world of takers.

Be blessed and be a blessing to others.
Carlos Fontana, President of Phalanx
Co-author of the book Follow to Lead (The 7 Principles to Being a Great Follower)
Author of the book PRICELESS (Sixty-Six Simple Stories of Reflection, Love, and Legacy

www.tatepublishing.com