Russell Conwell was a Baptist Minister, a philanthropist, an attorney, an educator and the founder of Temple University in Philadelphia. He was well known for giving a speech many times called “Acres of Diamonds”. The essence of that speech was that people often mistakenly believe that to be successful, or find prosperity or their fortunes, […]
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The saying, “You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression,” makes many people feel condemned to failure if they didn’t do so well when first meeting somebody, like in a job interview or a social situation, and it is true that just the way we’re hardwired, we make very fast impressions and […]
In baseball, when a runner arrives at the bag at the same time as the ball, people in the stands will often yell,” The tie goes to the runner!” Meaning the runner should be safe… however, there is no such formal rule in baseball, and it’s the umpire’s job to decide if the runner is […]
The mother of a friend of mine passed away recently and while making some arrangements, my friend was lamenting that she and her three siblings had drifted apart over the years. There wasn’t anything specific that happened, but due to the geography, and growing families, and work obligations, they rarely talked. My friend’s mother was […]