February 26, 2011

Kissing Frogs Leads to Great Success

Congratulations to Arnie Prentice, Chairman of Kibble & Prentice of Seattle, Washington! He is, I say this possessively, one of my 48 amazing self-starters. Arnie was recently recognized for the company's donation to the Moyer Foundation, which helps children in distress. You can see his picture in the Puget Sound Business Journal in  the February 25th edition.  
Arnie is known for his generosity in the community. His life story is heart-warming and inspirational. His "traititude" is self-motivation. You can read it in my book, Secrets of Self-Starters. Buy it as an e-book or a paper or hard back.

February 25, 2011

Macklemore: A Hip-Hop Self-Starter to Become a Household Name

Ben Haggerty, aka Macklemore, was raised as a self-starter, according to Andrew Matson's article in The Seattle Times.

That phrase really caught my eye, as you know I'm "into" self-starters! His traititude is creativity--a trait highly valued in his home. This young man has been on a crusade to make his music not only accessible to the public but also beautiful in its composition. He has experimented with different sounds and with different musicians. His creative drive propels him forward. I'm not a hip-hop fan but I must tell you, you need to check him out.

February 23, 2011

Self-Starters: Do You Know Any?

A friend? A community leader? A celebrity? Your neighbor? YOU?

Self-starters take the first steps toward their dreams; they go for it no matter what the cost; they risk and jump off cliffs, growing wings as they soar.

Where do you believe you fall on the continuum? Which of the self-starter "traititudes" (traits + attitudes) do you have? See the list at the top of this blog. Which traititudes do you need to develop? Fine-tune? Reconsider? Which will move you towards your goals?

Think about it. What are your thoughts about self-starter traititudes?

My purpose is to create a community of self-starters willing to share their stories. Won't you join me?