Archive for August, 2012

Reminder to Immunize your Children

August 30, 2012

According to the American Medical Association, vaccinations are available for 20 infectious diseases. Vaccines against 10 deadly diseases are recommended for all U.S. children to protect the child and the community where they live.

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August 30, 2012

How a man plays a game shows something of his character, how he loses shows all of it.

– Anonymous

The Extra Degree

August 28, 2012

The 212°: The Extra Degree concept is one definitely that is very powerful when you stop and think about it.

If you’re not familiar, here’s the idea:
At 211 degrees…water is hot.
At 212 degrees…it boils.
And with boiling water, comes steam.
And steam can power a locomotive.
And, it’s that one extra degree that…Makes all the difference.

So many times, in business, friendships, family, basically all areas in life, it’s that one extra degree of effort that separates the good from the great.  The 212° idea is one that you can use it to fit your own life, in so many ways. It may be 212° service that you’d like to reinforce, or 212° attitude, leadership, or quality you would like to expound on. Or maybe, you’ll choose to build your entire culture around the 212° concept…to differentiate you from your competition, your neighbor, your coworker.  Maybe its just a reminder of that little bit of extra effort will be just the motivation you need to do more to serve your Savior who gave more than 212° for you.  To reach out and encourage someone to have faith and believe, disregard the mediocre and replace it with excellence.

The real beauty of 212° is the simplicity of the idea. One Extra degree makes a difference.  It separates the good from the great.  In attitude…in kindness…in belief…in focus…in perseverance.  It reminds us that seemingly small things can make a tremendous difference.  Once explained…everybody gets it. And once you get it…it’s hard to forget.  The only aspect of forgetting would be to not implement it.

What is that one extra degree for you?  Please comment below…


August 23, 2012

Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.

– Martin Luther King, Jr


August 16, 2012

Share compliments. Squash complaints.

– Jon Acuff


August 9, 2012

If you fixate on the worst-case scenario and it actually happens, you’ve lived it twice.

– Michael J Fox


August 2, 2012
Perfection consists not in doing extraordinary things, but in doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.
– Angelique Arnauld, Abbess of Port-Royal