Its been so long since I was on a school bus. I remember one bus driver that was so nice. Every Friday when we arrived at school and left the bus she would give us a mint and if it was your birthday you would get a chocolate turtle. Its funny the little things you remember as a kid.
While I was taking photos for a tour bus up at the Falkirk Mine we saw this big bull moose. It was so fun all the kids on the bus freaked out when they saw it. In the past 15 years I have seen 3 moose in North Dakota. The last one I saw was right in front of our house on the sand bar. I am always shocked by how big they actually are.
Take time out. Walk in the park. Browse in a bookstore. Relax in a cafe. Go for a run, or swim. Have a laugh with friends. Break the cycle. Then return with your batteries recharged.
Ben and I were talking about how much adults need a recess at work. Why isn't that a thing? Maybe the “adult recess” is a smoke break. If thats the case, thats pretty lame. Recess should be for everyone ages of 4 - 90. If you are 91 sorry I guess you don't get a break. But seriously stepping away from your desk for a moment to get outside and do something fun is so important. Bosses everywhere I challenge you to do something fun for your employees.
What is something fun your boss has done to lift spirits and make work fun?
Be the Pioneer in thought, not the camp follower. See new tracks. Imagine new paths. Challenge old ideas and ways. Be prepared to backtrack from dead ends. Aspire to original views.
Everyone in our group of adventurers have a signature piece they always have on a trip. Billy wears a captain's hat, Ben always has a pocket knife, and D (known to his mother as Kevin) is never without his cigar. We will be kayaking down the Missouri river in a strong wind and this guys will have a lit cigar in his mouth and a blue tooth speaker blasting the soundtrack to ironman in his dry drybag. He's our gadget guy. We really never have to remember anything because if we forget it, D will have it. #getinlineladies #stunnershades #cigarsnob
I swear every year around this time Bismarck has some huge storms. Last night was crazy! Around midnight I woke up to my office door bursting open and the storm coming in. After locking it shut I looked out the bedroom window and a huge tree branch fell right in front of me! Even our driveway is not passable. We have a lot of clean-up to do in the next few days.
If you have storm damage please post a photo and share it with us.
We worked on a big project this weekend and had this giant puppy helping us almost the entire day. I tell ya what if you have your own office or work for yourself it makes a huge difference having at least one animal staff member. They have excellent customer service and never complain about odd office hours.
Right now looking outside its warm, full of life and beautiful. It's hard to believe that in not too many months its going to look like this again blustery, white, but still so beautiful.
Make sure to enjoy the summer and your time in the sun.
You've got to be in it to win it. Give yourself the best chance you can. Try your hand. Be sensible but have a real go. Pause and think: if you don't try, will you regret it? Go your hardest.
~ Patrick Lindsay
It's impossible to give 100% of yourself to everything you want to do. You only have 100% to give. So, you need to divvy it up wisely and be careful. If you give 80% of yourself to work that means you only have only 20% left for anything else in your life for example, You.
Who is doing all the work? Well, that's you. So that means in the end you are the priority. If you want to dedicate all your time to work or whatever is most important to you that is just fine. But, when you start noticing you are not able to give your ultimate goal your all, stop………….. and repower.
Remember you are still human.
Your strength will surprise you. Most of us have an inner, untapped, high-tensile strength. It's there when you most need it. It will enable you to rise above your challenge. Allow yourself to trust it. Call on it with confidence.
~ Paktrick Lindsay
Braces, bangs, hearing aid, glasses and dyslexia. Needless to say, I was not a cool kid but that doesn't mean I didn't have a lot of fun in school. Sure, I was a huge target but I think I did ok with it. Every not so awesome experience I had in middle school and high school helped make me the person I am today.
I was bragging about how un-nerdy I am now compared to middle school self and I was quickly corrected by all my friends, including Ben haha. Comic books, cats, a preference to have a milk shake over a glass of wine and yes I am still dyslexic. I couldn't quite shake that one. I guess we don't quite grow out of it.
Rebecca & Ben Brick
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