Green Beans & Ice Cream
Bill Sims Jr.
Â· 144 pages
Â· Publisher: GreenBeanLeadership Publications (October 15, 2012)
Hereâ€™s a small book that should be read by every boss and middle manager and supervisor trying to get employees to buy into company goals. Green Beans & Ice Cream should be read by every teacher and parent trying to change a childs attitude and behavior.
Bill Sims Jr. spends some time on attitude and behavior. Does reinforcing an attitude result in positive behavior or is it the other way around; reinforce positive behavior and you change an attitude. He argues for the latter. H
Sims argues that positive reinforcement (R+) works, where fear based motivation only works while you are still in the area and leads to escalating fear based motivation. R+ is usually thought of as money based, but again Sims argues that may not be the right way to motivate the Gen Xers.
I have been involved in sales since I was in grade school delivering newspapers. Iâ€™ve seen all kinds of R+ and have used many kinds on my two girls. My sixth grade teacher used one kind of motivation that really pushed classmate Robert Schuyler and me to excel. Every time we read a book and wrote a book review she would put a big star next to our name on a roster of the class. Robert and I had stars stretching the length of the classroom.
Commission sales motivated me. Another boss gave us R+ by telling us that we were awesome and when we reached our potentialâ€¦ The next year he said of our performance that we were awesome and when we reached our potentialâ€¦ Of course we made a lot of money, too.
I motivated my daughters by giving them small pieces of paper town from a legal pad every time they did something good. I was lavish with the pieces and told them at the end of the week they could trade them in for ice cream or something else we agreed on. To this day, Erica still has some pieces that she didnâ€™t trade in.
According to a pair of recent polls, for the first time since the 9/11 terrorist hijackings, Americans are more fearful their government will abuse constitutional liberties than fail to keep its citizens safe.
Jason Collins played with the Celtics and Wizards this season, his 12th in the NBA.
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Jason Collins is the first player in the NBA to admit he’s gay. Who cares! How well has he played the game of basketball. Pretty darn well. Collins has appeared in “…two state high school championships, the NCAA Final Four and the Elite Eight, and nine playoffs in 12 NBA seasons.
Do I care what he does in his bedroom? Not one bit. In fact I don’t care what anyone does in their private moments.
I guess now we’ll find out that many more athletes and actors and ordinary people will come out. Good for them all. What a burden to have to act one way while feeling another.
I care more about their politics!
21 km ( 13 mi) SE of Three Rivers, OR
The Spirit of the Heart: Stories of Family, Hope, Loss, and Healing
By Ismael NuÃ±o
Â· 202 pages
Â· Publisher: Lighthouse Publishing (October 12, 2012)
Now retired Dr. Ismael NuÃ±o, a world famous leading cardiac surgeon, tells in vignettes the story of what itâ€™s like to operate on the heart, performing, in a way, without a net. One misstep could leave the patient no way back from the â€œlight.â€
Each short chapter seems like it was written as a column to thinking doctors. Doctors that do incredible things with their technology enhanced skills. Yet, sometimes there is no explanation for events that happen in the OR. Dr. NuÃ±o shares plenty of examples of the eerie things that heâ€™s noticed with the life spirit and near death experiences.
I really like Dr. NuÃ±o, an immigrant from Jalisco, Mexico. I think because of his Catholic faith and his cultural background he is acutely aware of the spiritual aspect of life and the respect for tradition. Heâ€™s open to the power of prayer, but has some skepticism based on his failure to get God to intervene when he has prayed.
If you are a fan of Grayâ€™s Anatomy, or House, you should thank Dr. NuÃ±o for the realism of the shows. Dr. NuÃ±o served as a consultant to the script writers.
â€œThe Spirit of the Heart: Stories of Family, Hope, Loss, and Healingâ€ was provided to me by the publisher. However, I am under no obligation to review it favorably.
“California would allow noncitizens to serve on juries under a proposal being considered by state lawmakers, potentially expanding a fundamental obligation of American life to millions more people.”
Really! Do you want an illegal immigrant, a non-citizen to judge your innocence or guilt in a court of law, when they shouldn’t even be here. How can we allow the illegal to judge the presumed innocent?
How can we lock down a whole city and conduct house to house searches without a warrant?
Joel C. Rosenberg writes,
(Washington, D.C., April 26, 2013) — Tzachi Hanegbi, a close, trusted, long-time personal friend and confidante of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, made remarks on Tuesday at a security conference in Tel Aviv that did not make news in the U.S. But they should have.
Hanegbi explained that the time for sanctions, diplomacy and covert options to neutralize the Iranian threat is over, and the time for Israel to use its military option has come.
“It’s now or never,” said Hanegbi, “and the option of never does not exist.”
Day FIFTY SIX of the apocalyptic sequester. Congress will vote enough money, out of thin air, to pay the furloughed air traffic controllers.
Tuesday morning, a peculiar announcement trickled out of the White House press office: President Barack Obama would be holding a moment of silence for the victims of the Boston bombings. At the White House. By himself. No press or other intruders allowed.
Except the White House photographer.
G W Bush would never have done such a thing!
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