Tag Archives: video production

Happy Memorial Day from NextLevel Thinking!

Happy Memorial Day from NextLevel Thinking!
When having a Happy Memorial Day, please consider this quote:
Freedom does not come without a price. We may sometimes take for granted the many liberties we enjoy in America, but they have all been earned through the ultimate sacrifice paid by so many of the members of our armed forces.”
-Charles Dent
NLT Memorial Day Final copy

While the first commemorative Memorial Day events weren’t held in the United States until the late 19th century, the practice of honoring those who have fallen in battle dates back thousands of years. The ancient Greeks and Romans held annual days of remembrance for loved ones (including soldiers) each year, festooning their graves with flowers and holding public festivals and feasts in their honor. In Athens, public funerals for fallen soldiers were held after each battle, with the remains of the dead on display for public mourning before a funeral procession took them to their internment in the Kerameikos, one of the city’s most prestigious cemeteries. One of the first known public tributes to war dead was in 431 B.C., when the Athenian general and statesman Pericles delivered a funeral oration praising the sacrifice and valor of those killed in the Peloponnesian War—a speech that some have compared in tone to Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.

The Road to Character

“When most people think about the future, they dream up ways so they might live happier lives.

But notice this phenomenon. When people remember the crucial events that formed them, they don’t usually talk about happiness.

It is usually the ordeals that seem most significant.  Most people shoot for happiness but feel formed through suffering.”

{David Brooks, Author of “The Road to Character”}

Great Business Tip!

On a recent vacation road trip from Texas to South Carolina, we ran into some car trouble along the way and were forced to find the nearest car repair shop.

The place we happened upon looked like the last place you would think to look for some business insight.  But there on the wall was a sign that said the following:

“If you don’t do something to promote your business, something terrible happens.  Nothing!!!”

Give Up Your Excuses

A while back I ran across an article outlining the 13 things you should give up if you want to be successful.

The following quote caught my eye regarding excuses:

“It’s not about the cards you’re dealt, but how you play the hand.”

 {Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture}

 Click Here to read all 13 things you should give up if you want to be successful.

Your Finest Moment is Around the Corner…

“Our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.”

{M. Scott Peck, Author of “The Road Less Traveled”}

Not As Bad As It Seems…

Thoughts That Count From NextLevel Thinking:

“On particularly rough days when I’m sure I can’t possibly endure anymore, I like to remind myself that my track record for getting through bad days so far is 100%…and that’s pretty good!”

–{Author Unknown}

Don’t Give Up On Your Idea!

Don’t Give Up On Your Idea!

“Good ideas are always crazy…until they’re not.”

{Larry Page, Google}

Understand How the ‘Other’ Person Thinks

It is important to understand how the ‘other’ person thinks.

“Players think, play me and I’ll show you.  Coaches think, show me and I’ll play you.”

— {Shaka Smart, Texas Head Basketball Coach}

This also applies in a business setting.  Whether you are in a leadership position or hoping to be there one day, and it is important for you to understand how the other thinks.

Let Your Light Shine!

Let your light shine!

“The light inside you needs to be brighter than the light shining on you!”

–Dabo Swinney, Clemson Head Football Coach

Happy New Year

“Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man!” — Benjamin Franklin

Happy New Year from the Next Level Thinking Team!

Wishing You a Magical Christmas

Just think back to when you were a child and the excitement of Christmas Day approaching…magical! Merry Christmas from the NextLevel Thinking Team!

48147566 - winter time! happy little girl blowing on snow
48147566 – winter time! happy little girl blowing on snow

A Christmas Mess!

” One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas Day. Don’t clean it up too quickly.”

{Andy Rooney}

Get Even!

“The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you.”

{John E. Southard}

Be Optimistic!

Why should we be optimistic?

“Optimism is the one quality more associated with success and happiness than any other.”

{Brian Tracy, Best-Selling Author}