In the wild west wagons would circle to provide protection from attackers. If there is one thing that’s been very obvious is that big companies are circling the wagons amidst a recession to maintain their position.
Apple’s deletion of the game “Fortnite” from their app store is another example of this as they may be a suitor for TikTok. Epic Games is filing suit but today, the small guy doesn’t come out ahead. In a silver lining to this story, weekly unemployment claims did come out with the first print less than 1 million since all of the insanity began. It’s coming at a crossroads as the S&P tries for the second day in a row to reach a new all-time high.
Now here’s the rest of the news:
August 14, 2019
Kenny Santos lives in Toronto, Ontario.
Both Kenny and I are storytellers, Kenny admittedly, much better! This story is about Kenny’s son, and told by Kenny.
There is an old saying. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. The saying teaches us so much about fun, talent and success. Allow me to explain.
My son is a goofball. He takes pride in being the weird one. He isn’t too shy about showing a new dance move or singing a song that he has been working on. He doesn’t seem to feel the need to impress others or worry what other people think. As a result, he seems to have a lot of friends.
Lately, he has been singing a parody of a hit 80s song. The song is called Take On Me by Aha and the parody is called Mine Diamonds. If you recognize the song you’ll know that it’s not easy to sing. There are a lot of high parts and most people can’t pull it off. My son is among those and he happily lets his voice crack when sings the parody. He expressed to me that he would like to make a video of him singing the song. I was a little bit reluctant at first but I eventually let him do it.
He sang the song outside so the neighbours could hear. Truthfully, I was a little bit embarrassed and I hoped that the neighbours couldn’t hear and that it would be over soon. When my son sang, he didn’t hold back. He belted out the lyrics as loud as he could so any hopes that my son’s singing would go unnoticed were crushed.
When he was done, my next door neighbour complimented my son and my son smiled proudly. My son was so proud of the video and was so happy to show it to others. He showed it to his uncles and his grandparents. He even asked me to upload the video on to Facebook and YouTube so he could share the video with others. It was fascinating to see how happy a simple video made my son feel.
This taught me a lot. In making this video my son reminded me that your true happiness is defined by you. If you think something is fun, then do it! Don’t worry what others may think. The same goes for talent and success. My son didn’t worry what others thought. He was just happy to do what he loves and he didn’t worry if others thought he was foolish.
If you let someone else define what happiness is for you then you will never be truly happy. If you try to get through life by fitting into someone else’s definition of success then you will never be truly successful.
Happiness and success starts with how you define them. Not anyone else.
Did this help you? …it brought happiness to me… 🙂
August 14, 2017
The Purpose of Your Business [A Reminder]
Always keep the purpose of your business in mind. Never forget why you’re doing this. Surprisingly, many business owners forget this [or never accept it in the first place]. But here’s the secret:
At the end of the day, you’re in business to create financial freedom.
I hear business gurus espousing their flowery “feel good” advice about the purpose of starting a business, and I just roll my eyes. Some will even say how they are only in business to “help people.”
So, do you focus on making money, or helping people? It doesn’t have to be one or the other; it can be both. You can make money through helping people. As Zig Ziglar says; “You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want.”