June 12, 2024


BG’s Positively Speaking

As Through A Rear View Mirror

When we look in a mirror, we look at ourselves and pay little or no attention to what is behind us. Let us reverse that and look at what is behind us, as in a rearview mirror. Look at the past year in your personal and work/business life. What worked for you? What didn’t? Did you reach your objectives for the year? Where are you relative to where you want to be? Did you really give it all you had.? Make notes on both the questions and your answers to them.

Next, examine your notes. Ask if you were responsible for anything that didn’t go how you wanted. Take a close look at yourself, your relationships, your actions, and your words, and continue taking notes.

With the notes in front of us, we can now analyze what happened during the previous year and what we did or didn’t do that led to our current outcomes. Now, we can eliminate those things that didn’t result in the ending we sought. Our new plans will include those things that did work and that we can build on to strengthen the future.

The final step is to take action on what you have discovered. Action is the key to putting your newfound knowledge to work for you.

If this all seems over the top, successful lives are built on a large percentage of analysis and a smaller percentage of the skills needed to perform the work to be done. Author, speaker, and leadership teacher John C. Maxwell takes time during the end of each year to do just that. As further evidence that this works, read “How I raised Myself from Failure to Success in Selling” by Frank Bettger.

The Past Can Unlock Your Future


Asked And Answered

A man climbs to the top of Mt. Sinai and gets close enough to talk to God. Looking up, he asks the Lord, “God, what does a million years mean to you?” The Lord replies, “A minute.”

The man asks, “And what does a million dollars mean to you?” The Lord replies, “A penny.” Then he asks, “Can I have a penny?” The Lord replies, “In a minute.”


The Eiffel Tower

With the Olympic games taking place this summer, TV Stations around the world will be featuring stories about the host City of Paris. Most will feature a tower that stands tall over the city. It is considered to be the most recognized architectural structure on earth. The tower was named after its architect and builder, Gustav Eiffel, who started the project in 1887 and took almost two years to complete. For many years, Eiffel kept an apartment on the tower’s top floor. It takes sixty skilled painters, using 6000 gallons of paint, four months every year, to keep the tower in good condition. Take a ride to the top of the tower. Click on the video below



She Knows Her Numbers

The math teacher saw that Daphne wasn’t paying attention in class.

She called on her and said, “Daphne! What are 2 and 4, and 28 and 44?”

Daphne quickly replied, “ABC, CBS, HBO and the Cartoon Network!”


Editors Quote Book

“Many a man, in love with a dimple, has made the mistake of marrying the whole girl.”

Stephen Leacock


Trivia Quiz

(Click Question For Answer)

1. What was the first self-contained electric guitar called, invented in the 1940s?
The Les Ford Guitar.
2. Who invented the polio vaccine?
Jonas Salk.
3. What is the main ingredient in guacamole?
Avacado.
4. In which US state is Area 51 located?
Nevada.
5. What colour are the public transport buses in London, UK?
Red.
6. What group of animals is known as a 'flamboyance'?
Flamingos.
7. Where do the Mamma Mia movies take place?
Greece.
8. Which poet wrote the iconic poem 'The Raven'?
Edgar Allen Poe.

 


Your Horoscope

For Amusement Only

ARIES (March 21- April 19): Someone may have their nose out of joint because you haven’t kept in touch recently. It’s time to catch up.

TAURUS (April 20- May 20): Your ideals are challenged. Don’t compromise your principles. You may be the only one on the right side.

GEMINI (May 21- June 20): A change of scenery will help relieve some tensions. Visit new places with an old friend and make it unique.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Not everything goes as you want. A strategy of flexibility will help you maneuver around the curves.

LEO (July 23- August 22): An abrupt change may disrupt your family. Help them get back on their feet with dignity and confidence.

VIRGO (August 23- September 22): Be more optimistic. A confident approach to a difficult task will greatly improve the outcome.

LIBRA (September 23- October 22): An exciting dilemma creates an unusual opportunity for you. Staying positive will help you to succeed.

SCORPIO (October 23- November 21): A different viewpoint should be considered. There are pros and cons to solving all of your problems.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22- December 21): Financial gains in one area will help to defer your costs in another. Be thankful for small mercies.

CAPRICORN (December 22- January 19): Ten years or twenty, age doesn’t matter in love. When the right one comes along, you will know it.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Self-centered people disrupt your group. Pull together those who want to stay together and let the rest go.

PISCES (February 19- March 20): It’s time to evaluate your goals. A longer-term plan for your life will net you great dividends.



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Things I Learned At The Movies

  • If you overpower a sentry or guard, his uniform will fit you perfectly.
  • Brushing your teeth without toothpaste foam appearing on your lips is possible.
  • If you’re a team of misfits and losers, you’ll win the championship.
  • In a large city, the streets are always wet at night.
  • You’ll find a parking space in front of your building in New York.
  • A person wearing a good latex mask can deceive close friends of the person the mask depicts.
  • It usually rains during outdoor funerals.
  • Police officers may beat the daylights out of a suspect in the course of an arrest but are careful to guide him gently into the squad car so he doesn’t bump his head.


Smiles And Giggles

My wife asked why I spoke so softly in the house. I said I was afraid Mark Zuckerberg was listening! She laughed. I laughed. Alexa laughed. Then Siri laughed.

If you need to know what to talk about on a first date, try mentioning Global Warming. It’s a huge Icebreaker.

The female janitor keeps asking me if I want to smoke a joint with her. I always say no because I can’t handle a High, maintenance woman.

5 out of 6 experts agree that it’s perfectly safe to play Russian Roulette.

I told my son, “Have you heard that they’re shutting down all food resources in schools so that children can’t eat?” “Canteens?” he asked. “No, it doesn’t matter what age,” I replied.

I sold my vacuum a few days ago; all it was really doing was collecting dust.


Did You Know?

It took the inventor of sliced bread 15 years to raise the investment money he needed. The most common reason he received was, “Americans are not that lazy.”


The Last Word

If you want to know who can change this country.
Take a look in the mirror.


7 comments on “North Muskoka

  1. Paul H on said:

    Always look forward to the Perkolator. Fun facts and giggles, What’s not to love.

  2. christine on said:

    I’ve been reading your online newsletter for years and enjoyed this issue so much that I wanted to congratulate you on a very entertaining Perkolator!

  3. Love the humour. “Perks” me right up.
    Thx for doing a great job.

  4. HAROLYN HUSSAIN on said:

    You did it again BG.

  5. HAROLYN HUSSAIN on said:

    BG’S Positively Speaking was well said !!!

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