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About this blog: I developed a special interest in helping seniors with their challenges and transitions when my dad had a stroke and I helped him through all the various stages of downsizing, packing, moving and finding an assisted living communi... (More)
About this blog: I developed a special interest in helping seniors with their challenges and transitions when my dad had a stroke and I helped him through all the various stages of downsizing, packing, moving and finding an assisted living community. I live in Palo Alto with my wife and we have three grown children, one still in college. I have been in the Bay Area since 1977 (except for seven years in Newton MA — just missed all that snow too much.) I've worked in sales and marketing in retirement communities for seven years, and have hired and managed home care workers for family members, and have a pretty good idea of how aging in place, or shopping for and selecting the right retirement community works. I now run my own business, Palo Alto Senior Living, providing real estate and senior transition services. This blog is designed to share my experiences, insight and knowledge with seniors and their baby boomer kids and provide useful information to help develop a roadmap for smooth transitions or aging in place. I welcome readers to share their experiences, both good and not-so-good, in the hope that we all can benefit from each other. (Hide)
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These all come from Napoleon Hill, one of the fathers of positive thinking born October 26, 1883 in Virginia. Over 20 million copies of his book “Think and Grow Rich” have sold worldwide. (You get to decide how you define “rich.”)
Would love for readers to comment and add their own favorite maxims. This coming year we may need all we can get our minds around.
1. The starting point of all achievement is desire.
2. The ladder of success is never crowded at the top.
3. If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.
4. Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
5. The best way to sell yourself to others is first to sell the others to yourself.
6. Don’t wait. The time will never be “just right.”
7. Within every setback or failure lies the seed of an equal or greater success (I’m banking on this one.)
8. Your real wealth can be measured not by what you have but by who you are.
9. Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.
10. Pain does not just show up in our lives. It’s a sign that something in our lives needs to change.
And this from Lou Tice: Worrying is negative goal-setting.