When Grandmommy died, I was afraid that some part of me would die. But instead what happened it’s just the opposite: part of Grandmommy me lives on inside me. Her spirit will be with me all my days. I can call on my memories of her anytime I need to be cheered or comforted or anytime I need to cheer or comfort others.

January 28, 2021
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pg: 81- But what she would do for me it was truly remarkable, and it is the one thing I Val to emulate. Grandmommy he was a very busy woman. She’s sewed for dozens of people; she kept house; she went to Circle club, church, and Wednesday dinners; she attended Actors Theatre, the ballet, coffee…

I always looked at things from a life cycle standpoint, and I know that there are just so many years on this earth for each one of us and we need to make sure that our lives are lived in a constructive way. So my personal value system is built around the concept that I want to do the very best I can with all the talent that God has given me. If I do that, I‘ll be a success.

January 26, 2021
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Given my lack of formal education, the one factor that has contributed the most to my development as a CEO is that I’m not a quitter when faced with a challenge. I simply refuse to back down.

January 26, 2021
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I’ve tried to avoid making decisions that I didn’t believe in my gut were the right thing to do – morally, financially, emotionally, or whatever.

January 26, 2021
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I’ve walked away from business that I felt wasn’t right or might hurt me financially and served relationships that had the potential for more harm than good. To a large extent, I think my ability to trust my gut, to instinctively know what is right and good and true, has helped me get to where…

As a devout Christian, I believe that those who have been blessed have an obligation to give back.

January 24, 2021
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…he admits open disdain for those who believe that people who work for the social good must necessarily live a life of poverty.

January 24, 2021
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Once I started letting go and letting God, I became a new person at work. I still worked as hard as ever but I began to work a lot smarter.

January 22, 2021
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I began to see God in every person, meaning I could finally recognize that everyone had unique talents and abilities. If I let people express those talents, they could take a lot of the load off my shoulders. When I finally let go and let God, I allowed people’s talents to come forth. I learned…