Sunday, August 12, 2012

Paul Ryan Video Take A Look

Encouraging Words
13 AUG 2012
Hallerin Hilton Hill

What's next?

That's a big questions I've faced my entire career.  So having a pithy, aspirational answer used to be important to me.

It was a way of assuring myself and reassuring those who were analyzing me that there was forward momentum/progress.  Hallerin's not a looser.

But you know what, lately I've been thinking of a better question.

Here's a better question:

What's now?

Truth is, every time I've focused on making the most of the moment in front of me I created a better "next".  Make sense??  Now is next.

I was reminded of this on a visit to a local business.  One of the managers took me on a tour of his exceptionally well-run enterprise.

On the wall in his office hung this quote:

"Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it.  Autograph your work with excellence." 

Focus on being great where you are.  What's next is what's now.  As you start the week and a new school year re-commit to being great now. What's now IS what's next.  Better now.  Better next.  

Grow.  Help others grow.  Be encouraged. 
(c) 2012 Hallerin Hilton Hill

Fix The Engine Before You Paint The Car

Paul Ryan?  Yes.

I like that fact that for better or worse he offered up a plan.

America needs 20 years of economic common sense.  Look at it this way.  You have a car.  The paint job is faded and rusting.  The engine also is leaking oil and the tires are bald.

Here are your choices.  Paint the car OR fix the engine.  Which should you do first?

Fix the engine.

America needs to get her fiscal house in order before we work on the cosmetic stuff.  Debt and deficit threaten to blow America's economic engine.  If that happens none of us are going anywhere.

Think about it.

What do you think?  Why do you think it?