Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Ten Tips for Being More Truthful

Ten Tips for Being More Truthful
Barbara A. Lewis


Wife, mother, religious worker, national award-winning author and educator  


The Ten Tips

  1. Make a commitment to tell the truth.
  2. Tell someone about your commitment.
  3. Think before you give a dishonest answer, explanation, sarcasm, or reason.
  4. Be careful of when and how you use exaggeration, sarcasm, or irony.
  5. Be careful not to twist the truth or leave out part of it.
  6. Don't indulge in little white lies.
  7. Watch out for silent lies.
  8. When you catch yourself lying, throw your mouth into reverse.
  9. Talk to yourself.
  10. Treat yourself when you tell the truth.




Tuesday, April 11, 2017

NC Tar Heels


North Carolina Tar Heels
2017 National Champions

Friday, February 10, 2017

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Dean Smith: "I was trying to do what was right."



"I wasn't trying to leave a legacy. I was trying to do what was right."

Dean Smith
Basketball Coach, University of North Carolina Tar Heels

Among the accomplishments of Smith:
  • 879 wins in 36 years of coaching. With 879 wins, Smith was the winningest college basketball coach in history. Now he ranks 4th most in men's college Division I basketball history behind Bob KnightMike Krzyzewski, and Jim Boeheim.[32] Adolph Rupp's 876 wins came after 41 years of coaching.[3] Smith compiled a 77.6% winning percentage while coaching 1,133 games at an average of 31.5 games a season. Rupp coached 1069 games in 41 years at an average of 26 games a season with an 82.2% winning percentage.
  • 77.6% winning percentage, which puts him 9th on highest winning percentage.[1]
  • Fourth total number of college games coached with 1,133.[1]
  • Most Division I 20-win seasons, with 27 consecutive 20-win seasons from 1970–1997[3] and 30 20-win seasons total.[1]
  • 22 seasons with at least 25 wins
  • 35 consecutive seasons with a 50% or better record.[3]
  • Two national championships (1982, 1993)
  • 11 Final Fours (tied with Krzyzewski for second all-time to John Wooden's 12).[3]
  • 17 regular-season ACC titles, plus 33 straight years finishing in the conference's top three and 20 years in the top two
  • 13 ACC tournament titles
  • 27 NCAA tournament appearances, including 23 consecutive.[3]
  • 96.6% graduation rate among players.[3][4]
  • Recruited 26 All-Americans to play at North Carolina under him.[3]
  • His players were often successful in the NBA. Five of Smith's players have been NBA Rookie of the Year in either the NBA or ABA. Among Smith's most successful players in the NBA are Michael JordanLarry BrownJames WorthySam PerkinsPhil FordBob McAdooBilly CunninghamKenny SmithWalter DavisJerry StackhouseAntawn JamisonRick FoxVince CarterScott Williams and Rasheed Wallace. Smith coached 25 NBA first round draft picks.[3] When Jordan was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame, he said, "There's no way you guys would have got a chance to see Michael Jordan play without Dean Smith."
  • In 1976, Smith coached the United States team to a gold medal at the Summer Olympics in Montreal.'
(Information from Wikipedia)

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Sunday, January 8, 2017

True Success: Choose the Right



"Success is simple. Do what's right, the right way, at the right time"


-Arnold H. Glasgow




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Thursday, December 15, 2016

100-Goals: Life Planning

10 Guidelines
  1. Get a notebook and label it "Life Planning" along with your name on front cover
  2. Think of short-range and long-range goals you would like to achieve. Write 100 goals inside this notebook and number them
  3. Visit 100 Life Goals and read
  4. Visit Antwon Davis 100-Life Goals and read
  5. Account for your Life Planning notebook-Always know where it is
  6. Read your goals DAILY for at least 2 minutes 
  7. Add to your Life Planning Goals list as you think of new goals
  8. Bring your "Life Planning" notebook to class each time class meets
  9. Write VICTORY to the left of a goal when you achieve it
  10. For the rest of your life: (1) Read your "Life Planning" goals 2 minutes daily, (2) Add to your goals constantly, (3) Write VICTORY to the left of a goal when you achieve it.

For Example: One Man's Top 100 Goals & Dreams

One of the things I’ve learned about success from all the reading I’ve been doing is the importance of thinking big, setting goals, and programming your subconscious mind. One of the ways I’m doing that is by creating a list of some of the accomplishments I plan on achieving, including some BIG ones.
Napoleon Hill, in ‘Think and Grow Rich’ said “What the mind can conceive and believe it can achieve”. In the ‘The Magic of Thinking Big’ David Schwartz goes into the importance of having big goals, of constantly telling yourself that you can achieve them and that you will achieve them. He goes into the concept of having two different voices in your mind, the negative – which tells you why you can’t do something, and the positive, which will tell you how you can. It’s up to us to decide which one we are going to listen to. Whichever we start concentrating on will be the one we hear. It’s time to start talking to ourselves about something positive instead of listening to our negative.
Orrin Woodward, in ‘Resolved’, gives really good examples of the programming of the subconscious mind when talking about how TV commercials affect us. When we see commercials over and over again, it is essentially brainwashing us to think of those products when we are out shopping. we can remember theme songs from shows that haven’t played on TV for years, and probably some tag lines from really old commercials. By having some big goals, we can essentially brainwash ourselves to achieving them.
What all the really successful people say, is that you have to envision your goals in your mind over and over again if we are to achieve them. Creating this list is not going to be enough, but it is a start. The next step will be to play a commercial in my mind over and over again of what it will be like achieving them. For example, one of the things on my list is to be earning enough money to leave by job and not work again, so I’ve written out what my last day at work will be like, and I think about it when I wake up, and when I go to bed.
By picturing the achievement over and over again in your mind, you will start making decisions that will eventually lead you to your goal
This list is about long term thinking. I will not add those things I want to do, but haven’t done yet, if I could easily go do it tomorrow if I chose to. Everything on my list had to require some kind of work or effort on my part. They will all take time and/or money (hence one of the items being to earn enough money in a business to no longer need to work)
It was important to make some of these goals BIG. If we only set small goals, we will probably only achieve small goals.
So here it is, finally in some semblance of order :)
  1. Find that special girl (yes, still single – see why here!)
  2. Leave my job (without needing another!)
  3. Have kids
  4. Pay it forward with something big 3 times, like in the movie – but with things or services worth at least $10000
  5. Start a school that teaches kids how to live a successful life, teaches people skills, and teaches them to think for themselves; instead of to not take chances, and only how to be an employee of someone else’s successful life
  6. Help someone else earn enough money to no longer need a job
  7. Get to the point of earning $1 million a year (in 2012 dollars!!)
  8. Mentor someone into helping someone else get their time back (leave their job)
  9. Help someone through a difficult situation in their life
  10. Get a cottage out in the woods by a lake. Have a zip line or Tarzan rope over the water
  11. Write a book (will probably be a mix of both freedom and leadership principles, with some economics of course)
  12. Influence politics enough to reverse the state of decline in my country – start giving freedoms back instead of taking them away, start raising our standard of living instead of forcing its decline.
  13. Own my dream house (haven’t decided all the attributes yet…)
house
  1. Donate $1 million to finding a cure for diabetes (this is self serving, so it doesn’t count as charity)
  2. Donate $1 million to different charities (over time)
  3. Be a recognized economist
  4. Go to space (it will be happening by the time I can afford it!)
Virgin Galactic
Virgin Galactic
  1. Buy an Island, or own piece of one with friends
  2. Speak on a stage in front of thousands of people – and be comfortable with it!
  3. Be in a movie
  4. Go on the Oasis of the Seas Cruise
Oasis
  1. Get in shape!
  2. Own a yacht
  3. Bring my parents on (a) cruise(s) [() because they are divorced]
  4. Vacation in Maui
  5. Spend a week with my girlfriend on a yacht, out at sea (get to really know each other… and be on a yacht!)
  6. Host/Sponsor a family reunion in Hawaii for a week
  7. Vacation in the Maldives Resort
  8. Vacation in Bora Bora
bora bora
bora bora
  1. Get an archery range in my back yard (when I have a house or cottage)
  2. Learn a martial art
  3. Learn to sword fight
  4. Ride the top 10 craziest Roller-coasters in the world
Roller Coaster
Intimidator, Kings Dominion, Doswell, Virginia
  1. Own a Lamborghini …the real dream car
  2. Get an Air Hockey table (big one!)
  3. Own a Nissan GTR (this will be a baby step towards my real dream car a few years later)
  4. Learn to play guitar
  5. Go see Nightwish in Finland (hopefully with the orchestra being live!)
  6. Attend all the final games in the world cup of hockey (and all other Canadian games)
  7. Watch Olympic hockey live – all the medal rounds!
  8. Visit my family in Calgary
  9. Get one my favourite groups to play at a celebration of mine (birthday, retirement, etc) - preferably Nightwish
  10. Get elected into parliament with a party I can support (will need to start a new one if it doesn’t first appear…)
  11. Rent a castle with a bunch of friends and hang out for the weekend
  12. Vacation in Las Vegas for one month (spent two days there – twice… 1 month might not even be enough!)
  13. Travel across Europe – without a car
  14. Vacation in Carcassonne, France
carcassonne
  1. Vacation in Finland (spend a month)
  2. Go to the Ludwig von Mises Institute and take a course in person
  3. Vacation in London, England
  4. Bowl a perfect 300 game (in a regular game!)
300 in strike 9 tournament
got it in a strike 9 tournament (the NTs you see in the picture were really 9s)
  1. Get my bowling average above 200 for a season
  2. Go scuba diving (especially the Great Barrier Reef!)
  3. Go surfing (and learn how!)
  4. Take a ride on a fighter jet
  5. Go skydiving
  6. Go jet skiing
  7. Play in the WSOP championship (final round)
  8. Drive a race car (on a race track)
  9. Drive on the Autobahn ( I like to speed…)
  10. Visit 10 medieval castles
  11. Vacation in Paris, France
  12. Travel across Australia
  13. Vacation in Japan (spend a month)
  14. Go see a sandcastle competition
sandcastle
  1. Vacation in Venice, Italy
  2. Vacation in Rome, Italy
  3. Get a motorcycle (ride one first!)
  4. Learn to Kayak
  5. Swim with dolphins (this will happen on my Oasis of the seas cruise!)
  6. Go to a BIG medieval fair
  7. Sponsor the Great Canadian Board Game Blitz finals, providing some REALLY nice prizes
  8. Read 500 books on leadership and personal development
  9. Learn how to ski … I’ve skied before, but I want to do it while knowing what I’m doing
  10. Spend the whole Olympic Games at the winter Olympics.
  11. Explore the ocean on a submarine
  12. Go camping for a month with friends… will require #2 first I think
  13. Vacation in Norway
  14. Complete an authentic medieval knight Halloween costume (got the chain mail shirt and coif, sword and bracers already, though I would like better quality)
funny bowling in armor
If you haven’t done it before… don’t – you’ll get a lot of gutter balls :)
  1. Get to the finals in a huge board game competition (I’ve done it in the Great Canadian Board Game Blitz)
  2. Own 100 board games (that I like to play!)
  3. Build a Calvin & Hobbes style snowman scene
Calvin and Hobbes
and of course.. I’ll probably do the bowling one
  1. Take bowling lessons from a professional
  2. Learn how to play golf
  3. See a volcano
  4. Go on a cruise across the Atlantic
  5. Go on a helicopter ride
  6. Go bungee jumping
  7. Go hand gliding
  8. Go to a celebration in a limousine (will be part of #4)
  9. Ride in a hot air balloon
  10. Drive from the 19th hole at the Legends Gold and Safari resort in South Africa
Legends Resort
19th hole, 400 meters below the tee
  1. Go bobsledding
  2. Go on a Safari
  3. Go down one of the worlds longest zip lines
  4. Go horseback riding again, as an adult (learn how first!)
  5. Go to Lego land
  6. Fly on a Global Express
  7. Walk across the Great Wall of China
  8. Get 1000 followers on my blog (feel free to help!)
So there you have it. I can promise you one thing about this list. As time goes on, I’m sure some of these will change as somethings become more important to me than others.. for example, when I have kids, I’m sure I’ll add bringing them to Disneyland on this list. And when I accomplish #1, It will be more important for me to do things with her, that she wants to accomplish. When you make your list, don’t be afraid to make some changes. And never let everything on your list be accomplished. What I mean by that is, as you start accomplishing things, cross it off and add something else on your list to strive for; always have something to look forward to over the next horizon!
I hope this encourages you to start a list of your own if you haven’t already done so, and maybe even give you some ideas. Do you have anything crazy I didn’t include here? let me know, maybe I’ll change the list sooner than I thought!

Saturday, December 10, 2016

When You Tell One Lie

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When You Tell One Lie
Paul Hatch
When you tell one lie, it leads to another
So you tell two lies to cover each other
Then you tell three lies and, Oh Brother,
You're in trouble up to your ears!


So you tell four lies to try to protect you
Then you tell five lies so folks won't suspect you
Then you tell six lies and you'll collect
A life filled with worries and fears

'Cause you can't remember how many lies you've told
And half the things you say aren't true
And sometime you'll slip up, you'll trip up and then
Whatever will become of you?

So you lie and lie without even trying
And each lie you tell will keep multiplying
'Till the whole wide world will know you're lying
Then you'll be
Suspected
Detected
Rejected
Neglected
Disliked
And you should!
When you lie, you're closing the door
On everything good

Friday, December 9, 2016

The Sting of the Scorpion

Always CTR or get stung by the CTW scorpion

Thursday, December 1, 2016

One Day

"One Day"

Sometimes I lay
Under the moon
And thank God I'm breathing
Then I pray
Don't take me soon
'Cause I am here for a reason

Sometimes in my tears I drown
But I never let it get me down
So when negativity surrounds
I know some day it'll all turn around because...

All my life I've been waiting for
I've been praying for
For the people to say
That we don't wanna fight no more
There will be no more wars
And our children will play
One day [6x]

It's not about
Win or lose
'Cause we all lose
When they feed on the souls of the innocent
Blood-drenched pavement
Keep on moving though the waters stay raging

In this maze you can lose your way (your way)
It might drive you crazy but don't let it faze you, no way (no way)

Sometimes in my tears I drown (I drown)
But I never let it get me down (get me down)
So when negativity surrounds (surrounds)
I know some day it'll all turn around because...

All my life I've been waiting for
I've been praying for
For the people to say
That we don't wanna fight no more
There will be no more wars
And our children will play
One day [6x]

One day this all will change
Treat people the same
Stop with the violence
Down with the hate

One day we'll all be free
And proud to be
Under the same sun
Singing songs of freedom like
One day [4x]

All my life I've been waiting for
I've been praying for
For the people to say
That we don't wanna fight no more
There will be no more wars
And our children will play
One day [6x]

Monday, October 24, 2016

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Choose the Right

Friday, June 10, 2016

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Spanish Letters and Accents

How to type Spanish Letters and Accents

á = Alt + 0225
é = Alt + 0233
í = Alt + 0237
ó = Alt + 0243
ú = Alt + 0250
ñ = Alt + 0241
ü = Alt + 0252
¡ = Alt + 0161

¿ = Alt + 0191

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Life Planning Goals Journal Testimonial

May 24, 2016
From Alfonso Lua, UCLA student, former HPIAM student:

My Life planning book has been vital in guiding me to achieve my goals. It’s a great way to acknowledge your deficiencies and work to improve on them. Having a goal in mind sets you apart from most individuals who do not have a path or a goal. It makes you competitive but also allows you to accomplish your dreams.

One goal I wrote down on my life planning book was to make the UCLA Speech & Debate team roster. I worked hard and tirelessly to improve my public speaking skills and develop my debating skills as well. Successfully, before the turn of the new year I was placed on the debate roster. This is a true testament to the power of writing down a goal.

Reading and updating your life planning book is a great way to help clarify some of your important priorities. It will help ensure that you don’t live with regrets. It will also maintain a balance within your life. I encourage you to continue to update your life planning books so that you can accomplish what matters most.

One last piece of advice I would like to offer is to be ready to sacrifice what you are to what you want to become.

Best wishes to the class of 2016 … and to Mr. Haymore for helping guide this generation and equipping them with important knowledge that will be vital in their future endeavors

Cheers, 


Alfonso Lua