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ImageWhen it comes to patriotism, it doesn’t get any better than John Cena of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).  John Cena is about as All-American as hamburgers, hot dogs, and hot apple pie.  He proves this day in and day out, but the most important way he shows this is through his undying support for the United States Armed Forces.  John Cena supports the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines in a big way and has done so on many occasions through trips to Iraq, Afghanistan, and the annual event WWE Support the Troops. 

This hits home for me because my name is Terry Thompson, and I am a Soldier serving in the United States Army with two deployments to Iraq, and one to Afghanistan.  I am thankful and truly appreciate it when people like John Cena take time out of their life to show support for service members stateside and abroad.  During my three deployments, I can’t tell you that everything was perfect, but it wasn’t extremely bad.  We didn’t always get John Cena, hamburgers, hot dogs, and hot apple pie but we have had our fair share of really good food and some equally patriotic supporters.

For me, it didn’t take much to make me happy during a deployment.  Just a few simple pleasures from home in the form of care packages from friends and family always kept a smile on mine and everyone’s faces.  If you have ever sent someone a care package, whether it was something simple as cookies, candy, shaving cream, razors, extra clothes, a stuffed animal, or a box of books/DVD’s, I can assure you that the receiving service member was smiling from ear to ear and didn’t hesitate to share a little of home with his/her “battle buddies”.

Even though John Cena is only one of the many “stars” that have made the personal/professional sacrifice to show support for service members, I for one am truly thankful that we have people in this world that hasn’t forgotten “freedom, isn’t free”.  It doesn’t take much, but things like John Cena, care packages, good food, and just some simple pleasures from home are all great ways to get and keep a service member motivated to keep doing what we do every day when we are not at home.

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Leadership Solved

Posted: January 1, 2013 in Uncategorized

Leadership Solved

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Happy New Year and with the new year comes new year resolutions that I know we are going to faithfully keep. What are your resolutions? Before you answer that, I know that we will all resolve to lose weight, exercise more, take those college classes we been putting off, be better parents, be more proactive, and so forth. As we are all set to start working on those new year resolutions, the one thing I would like you to focus on is exercise. Now you are thinking, that is so typical, we always say that we need to exercise more and we are correct. I don’t mean just in the physical aspect but the mental and intellectual aspect as well. We need to exercise our minds as well as our bodies. You can do this by doing the following:

• Read a book
• Visit a blog
• Gain valuable knowledge and insight from a website such as Leadertank.com
• Start a conversation with a respected professional ,peer, or even a stranger
• Watch an informative video or television show
• Learn something new with your child by reading and/or engaging in a learning event with them from a book, video, or an application
• Start a debate with someone and watch how it unfolds with both individuals learning something

These are just a few tips to help you exercise your mind. Be creative and join the conversation by posting your thoughts and ideas on how to exercise your mind. I look forward to connecting with everyone as we learn new tips and techniques on how to exercise the mind. 

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I am excited to announce that my first book has been released.  Leadership Solved can be found on Amazon.com on the link below.  Thank you to everyone who has inspired and motivated me to make this finally happen.

Leadership Solved 

Sincerely,

Terry W. Thompson

 

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“Thinking negatively cannot change what has already happened.” 

How often have you made a mistake and spent the entire day wallowing in your own guilty self pity? When you do this you are draining yourself of valuable time and energy that could be spent on something you have positive influence over instead of something that has already come and gone. 

By getting upset, you will not accomplish anything anyway, so don’t get bent out of shape over something that has already come and gone. When you do make a mistake it is good to learn from it so that it does not happen again. When you get upset over something that you have no affect on after the fact you waste time and energy over things that are no longer important. 

So, instead of beating yourself up over something you no longer have influence over, learn from your mistake, be aware that it has the potential of happening again if you are not vigilant, and move on to the things you can have a positive influence over.

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“APPLY and ADAPT so that you can have control over your destiny”

How often have you heard people complain about their job, friends, family, co-workers, employees, money, traffic, and other people or situations. I am here to tell you that you have control over your destiny if you APPLY and ADAPT.

APPLY your knowledge and experience to situations you have control over so that you can influence and add value others. Be open minded and flexible in order to ADAPT to the situations in which you have no control.

Through positive influene you can make a difference not only your life, but in the lives of others. My challenge to you is APPLY and ADAPT where you can to control a destiny.

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