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“Coming Together Is A Beginning; Keep Together Is Progress; Working Together Is Success.” – Henry Ford

“Coming together is a beginning; keep together is progress; working together is success.”

– Henry Ford

When I read that, my heart sighs in relief. That’s just a description of healthy management or a positive marriage. And what a joy it is when we have it! A team that works together with ease, with joy.  This certainly isn’t just about manufacturing or cars!

We all know that synergy…. it’s that feeling that people are communicating seamlessly. You might know what each other is going to say. Perhaps you instinctively know best how to split activities and responsibilities, respecting the unique talents of each.

Most importantly, you share. You share thoughts, ideas, insights, work and wisdom.

May we come together in peace. Keep together by excellence in communication, building a sure foundation. And work together towards success, where both parties feels supported, triumphant, and….loved. Marriage, Management, Meeting, No Matter What — that’s the feeling we strive for.

Successful Communication and Execution Through Love.

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Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947) was an American industrialist, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, and sponsor of the development of the assembly line technique of mass production.  Ford married Clara Ala Bryant (1866–1950) in 1888 and supported himself by farming and running a sawmill. Ford did not invent the automobile, but he developed and manufactured the Model T, the first automobile that many middle class Americans could afford to buy and revolutionized transportation and American industry. As owner of the Ford Motor Company, he became one of the richest and best-known people in the world. He is credited with “Fordism”: mass production of inexpensive goods coupled with high wages for workers. Ford had a global vision and his intense commitment to systematically lowering costs resulted in many technical and business innovations. (Bio source: Wikipedia: Henry Ford)

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I Feel Stuck

 
Today I was speaking with a friend and she said
I feel stuck 
And doesn’t that temptation come to us sometimes.
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Something in our life can’t move.  
 
In her case, she was working very, very hard for a global Fortune 500 company for 15+ years.  She demonstrated loyalty, excellence in execution, extreme detail and care. Then she made a request to move into another area of the company after years of diligence. The new Business Unit was thrilled. She was thrilled.  A perfect fit!   She could become unstuck! 

 

But the CEO said “No.”  We need you here. You’re staying here. 
 
The good news is she is highly esteemed. The bad news is they just want her doing the same thing. But she wanted to grow in other ways. 
 
When things seem tough. We’re told:
 
Our job won’t progress. We’re stuck. 
 
Or you can’t find the right roommate. I’m stuck. 
 
You haven’t been able to get a visa for three years. Our family is stuck! 
 
There are no jobs in your country. Our country has been stuck for generations. 
 
Or maybe you have been seeking family. And it’s just not happening. Lonely -Stuck.  Solo- Stuck. 
 
Those are the times, ironically, when it’s important to give. Yes, that’s right. It’s the time to reach out to someone else, lend a helping hand, offer to help an elderly tribal leader enter the tent, or carry the groceries in for a neighbor out of their car.   

 

It’s one of the most powerful lessons in life: In order to become unstuck yourself, you have to help someone else get unstuck. From generosity flows flow.  A flow of goodness so powerful it will bring positive progress to the, to you and the world.

You can get stuck and absorbed on yourself. Or you can help someone else and unstick them, yourself and the world.

Get Unstuck Today. Give!

“Coming Together Is A Beginning; Keep Together Is Progress; Working Together Is Success.” – Henry Ford

automobiles-502135_640“Coming together is a beginning; keep together is progress; working together is success.”

– Henry Ford

When I read that, my heart sighs in relief. That’s just a description of healthy management or a positive marriage. And what a joy it is when we have it!    A team that works together with ease, with joy.  This certainly isn’t just about manufacturing or cars!

We all know that synergy…. it’s that feeling that people are communicating seamlessly. You might know what each other is going to say. Perhaps you instinctively know best how to split activities and responsibilities, respecting the unique talents of each.

Most importantly, you share. You share thoughts, ideas, insights, work and wisdom.

May we come together in peace. Keep together by excellence in communication, building a sure foundation. And work together towards success, where both parties feels supported, triumphant, and….loved. Marriage, Management, Meeting, No Matter What — that’s the feeling we strive for.

Successful Communication and Execution Through Love.

___

Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947) was an American industrialist, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, and sponsor of the development of the assembly line technique of mass production.  Ford married Clara Ala Bryant (1866–1950) in 1888 and supported himself by farming and running a sawmill. Ford did not invent the automobile, but he developed and manufactured the Model T, the first automobile that many middle class Americans could afford to buy and revolutionized transportation and American industry. As owner of the Ford Motor Company, he became one of the richest and best-known people in the world. He is credited with “Fordism”: mass production of inexpensive goods coupled with high wages for workers. Ford had a global vision and his intense commitment to systematically lowering costs resulted in many technical and business innovations. (Bio source: Wikipedia: Henry Ford)

The Classic Pamela Positive: Christopher Reeve’s Progression of Dreams

reeve“At first dreams seem impossible, then improbable, then inevitable.”

– Christopher Reeve

What a lovely quote…and a good reminder for us all… Continue reading

“Coming Together Is A Beginning; Keep Together Is Progress; Working Together Is Success.” – Henry Ford

automobiles-502135_640“Coming together is a beginning; keep together is progress; working together is success.”

– Henry Ford

When I read that, my heart sighs in relief. That’s just a description of healthy management or a positive marriage. And what a joy it is when we have it!    A team that works together with ease, with joy.  This certainly isn’t just about manufacturing or cars!

We all know that synergy…. it’s that feeling that people are communicating seamlessly. You might know what each other is going to say. Perhaps you instinctively know best how to split activities and responsibilities, respecting the unique talents of each. Continue reading

Excellence Talks

Pamela do you know what excellence is?”

Dad, when I was nine years old you sat me on my bed to have one of the first of your most famous “excellence talks.” Do you remember that? I was in fourth grad and you had just received my progress report. I had a “C” in spelling; and yet I was proud because I had finished the whole spelling book in October for the entire year (although most of it was wrong!)

We sat down on the bed. “Pamela, do you know what excellence is?” I don’t remember my response, but your answer was beautifully clear. “Excellence is doing your best. It is expecting and working towards the highest point you can achieve. And if your best was a “C” then I wouldn’t say a thing. But I know this isn’t true. If you try your hardest, then you will know what excellence is. Do you think you can try that?”

I nodded then – and now. I am ever grateful for those excellence talks. They never stopped with that chat on my bed – I’ve carried them with me throughout my life. I often stop myself thinking, “Is this my best? Would Dad say this was excellence?”

Know that your “excellence talks” will remain a tradition in my family in the years to come. I believe in them not just because of your wise words but because you lived it- in your work, in the way you took care for our family, and the way you treat others. So on this birthday, I’d like to give you my own “excellence talk.”

Dad, your excellence talks to me daily. Thank you for always being motivated, showing how rewarding doing your best is. You are always trying to better yourself, striving for higher attainments, whether in keeping healthy, cultivating new friendships, or being open to new ideas. Your stand for achieving the best lies beyond having a positive attitude. It’s a positive expectation. And foremost in my thought when I think of you, I think of your excellence in agelessness. Regardless of years, you reflect simple strength, a deeper kindness, and constant progression. Happy 55th birthday Dad. It’s a glorious one: full of excellence and purpose just as in all other years past!

March 12, 1993

“Coming Together Is A Beginning; Keep Together Is Progress; Working Together Is Success.” – Henry Ford

“Coming together is a beginning; keep together is progress; working together is success.”

– Henry Ford

When I read that, my heart sighs in relief. That’s just a description of healthy management or a positive marriage. And what a joy it is when we have it!    A team that works together with ease, with joy.  This certainly isn’t just about manufacturing or cars!

We all know that synergy…. it’s that feeling that people are communicating seamlessly. You might know what each other is going to say. Perhaps you instinctively know best how to split activities and responsibilities, respecting the unique talents of each.

Most importantly, you share. You share thoughts, ideas, insights, work and wisdom.

May we come together in peace. Keep together by excellence in communication, building a sure foundation. And work together towards success, where both parties feels supported, triumphant, and….loved. Marriage, Management, Meeting, No Matter What — that’s the feeling we strive for.

Successful Communication and Execution Through Love.

___

Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947) was an American industrialist, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, and sponsor of the development of the assembly line technique of mass production.  Ford married Clara Ala Bryant (1866–1950) in 1888 and supported himself by farming and running a sawmill. Ford did not invent the automobile, but he developed and manufactured the Model T, the first automobile that many middle class Americans could afford to buy and revolutionized transportation and American industry. As owner of the Ford Motor Company, he became one of the richest and best-known people in the world. He is credited with “Fordism”: mass production of inexpensive goods coupled with high wages for workers. Ford had a global vision and his intense commitment to systematically lowering costs resulted in many technical and business innovations. (Bio source: Wikipedia: Henry Ford)