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May ,15 2024

BG’s Positively Speaking

“Movin’ On Up”?

As in the TV sitcom, “The Jefferson’s” the aim of many of us is to ‘move on up’, to take our lives, or if you are a coach, your game, to the next level and get ‘a piece of that pie’. However, some people don’t fully comprehend what it takes to move up. It’s more than just saying or wanting it to happen. In my book ‘Positively Speaking,’ I cover many factors that make ‘moving up’ a reality. Here, I will deal with just two factors.

DELAYED GRATIFICATION: If you want to ‘move up’ you have to ‘give up’ something, time that you are spending on golf, extra vacations. your favourite TV show or that night out with “Buddies”. Everything has a price, and so does your future success and your move up! We must practice delayed gratification in a world that teaches us ‘instant gratification .’Where our every action brings an immediate reward. To ‘move up,’, we need to start practicing ‘delayed gratification,’ just as a farmer plants seeds and then has to be patient and wait for the rewards of his labour.

TEAMWORK. In ‘Positively Speaking,’ I use The Snowbirds Aerobatics team as an example of teamwork and what we can learn about working together from the Canada Goose. It is your job to pull together everyone in your “team .”You are the one they look to for leadership. It would help if you recognized their talents and abilities and showed them how they fit into the overall picture and how their actions affect other team members. Have a clear vision of the goals and objectives for your future and make everyone aware of their importance in that vision. There is no such thing as a self-made man. No one has been successful without other people being involved.

Teamwork Makes The Dream Work


— I hate it when you’re at a theatre, and they announce, “Please silence your cell phones…
” Why do they have to announce that? I mean, how many people are carrying around a landline phone?

— I didn’t realize how bad of a driver I was until my navigation system said:

— My partner asked me if she could have a little peace and quiet while she cooked dinner.
So, I took the battery out of the smoke detector.

Guess Who?

Can you name this now international superstar?
(Hover or Click for Answer)


Did You Know?

One pound of tea can make about 300 cups of England’s favourite beverage. Since its introduction in the 1600s, tea has continued to grow in popularity. Today, the annual per-capita consumption is about 10 lbs, or 3000 cups annually (8 cups per day).

Editors Quote Book

“A pessimist is a person who has had to listen to too many optimists.”

— Don Marquis

Trivia Quiz

(Click Question For Answer)

1. In which country are the cities of Perth, Adelaide & Brisbane located?
2. What is the name of the biggest technology company in South Korea?
3. Which country is the unicorn the national animal of?
4. What do the initials CIA stand for?
Central Intelligence Agency.
5. In what US state is Mount St. Helen’s?
6. What is the pivot point of a lever called?
The Fulcrum.
7. For what sport is The Davis Cup awarded?
8. What is measured by a Geiger counter


Your Horoscope

For Amusement Only

ARIES (March 21- April 19): An interesting proposal comes your way. Don’t say no to it automatically. Give it serious consideration before deciding.

TAURUS (April 20- May 20): You may be in a dilemma about choosing the best solution to your problem. Gather input from those around you.

GEMINI (May 21- June 20): When you find a good friend, show them you appreciate them. Be there for them when they need you.

CANCER (June 21-July 22):  Use your creative imagination when you are entertaining friends and family. Release your inner child. Lose your inhibitions.

LEO (July 23- August 22): A gathering with associates turns into a disagreement. End the gathering to give people a chance to cool down.

VIRGO (August 23- September 22): When asked, make your point, but don’t press it. Allow others to think about it before moving forward.

LIBRA (September 23- October 22): You tend to leap before you look. Give yourself time to consider a new proposal.

SCORPIO (October 23- November 21): Express your thoughts and opinions openly. Offer creative solutions to the challenges ahead.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22- December 21): Overindulging children is not a good parenting strategy. They need to learn self-discipline, not self-indulgence.

CAPRICORN (December 22- January 19): Things don’t go well at work. You must put on a brave face and a smile and be positive.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Get out and enjoy the social scene. Mix and mingle; you never know who you might meet up with.

PISCES (February 19- March 20): You have made a good impression where it counts. Now, others will start knocking on your door.


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Lobster Tails?

A man enters a seafood restaurant and sees a sign that reads: “Big Red Lobster Tails – $1.” Amazed at the value of the offer, he calls a server over. “Excuse me,” he said. “Is that sign correct?” “Yes, sir,” she replied. “It’s today’s special offer.” “Fantastic,” said the man. “But are you sure they’re not small?” “Oh no, sir, I can assure you that they are very big.” “Are they out of date then?” “No, no sir, they are fresh in this morning.” “Well in that case, here’s my $1. Fill me up.” The waitress took the $1 coin, sat beside him and said, “Once upon a time, there was a big red lobster…”

I’m Working!

My boss texted, “Send me one of your funny jokes, Pete.” I replied, “I’m working at the moment, Sir, I will send you one later.” He replied, “That was fantastic, send me another one.”

Man Of The House

Tony had just finished reading a new book entitled, ‘You Can Be The Man of Your House.’

He charged into his wife in the kitchen and announced, ‘From now on, you need to know that I am the man of this house, and my word is Law. You will prepare me a gourmet meal tonight, and when I’m finished eating my meal, you will serve me a sumptuous dessert.

After dinner, you will give me a bath so I can relax. You will wash my back, towel me dry, and bring me my robe. Then, you will massage my feet and hands. Then tomorrow, guess who will dress me and comb my hair?

His Sicilian wife Gina replied, “The funeral director would be my first guess.”

Terribly Overweight

A man is terribly overweight, so his doctor puts him on a diet. “I want you to eat regularly for 2 days, then skip a day, and repeat this procedure for 2 weeks. The next time I see you, you’ll have lost at least 5 pounds.” When the man returned, he shocked the doctor by losing nearly 20 pounds. “Why, that’s amazing!” the doctor said, “Did you follow my instructions?”

The man nodded, “I’ll tell you though, I thought I was going to drop dead that 3rd day.”

“From hunger, you mean?” asked the doctor. “No, from all that skipping.”

The Last Word

The only reason you should ever look back,
is to see how far you’ve come.

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