One Minute Life Lessons by Ken Blanchard

"Congruency is powerful for people. Walk the talk. Make the actions match."
Ken Blanchard

Marriage: "I married above myself. We met at Cornell university and celebrated our 46th wedding anniversary this year. I am not the head of the house. WE are teammates. She has skills I don't have, and I have skills she doesn't. We write letters to each other about what we like best in each other."

Time Management: "Nothing good happens by accident. You have to put structure on stuff. And for life balance, look at your calendar and block out time for yourself."

A word of Advice: "If you have your head down and are quacking like a duck complaining and acting like a victim , no one is going to help you."

Recommended book: Team of Rivals about Abraham Lincoln. " He has a philosophy that you will be amazed at what you get done when you don't care who gets the credit."

His Philosophy: "Be a life long learner. I believe God didn't make any junk. If my performance isn't as good as I want, I am always willing to learn. My self-worth is not up for grabs every day. I don't base it on other people. I think a journey starts with learning who you are and getting comfortable in your own skin."

Practicing humility: "sometimes the human ego edges good out and God out. Thinking I am Ok and you are not, is the worst way you can be. Thinking more of yourself than you should or less of yourself than you should both come from self-doubt.

Credit to others: "I've been fortunate to have many mentors, people who were willing to share sound advice with me. My mother used to say to me, "Why don't you write a book all by yourself? and my response was, "I already know what I know! I've written 45 books with over 60 co-authors. I've invited them all to my 70Th birthday party next year; to not only celebrate that occasion, but to share with each other what we've learned since we last wrote together. It should be a fun time."

Ken Blanchard is a great writer and person to look up to. I take stock in all his work and look up to him greatly. This article was taken from Success magazine which I highly recommend.