Daily Attitude Email 07 02 20

"For you have been called to live in freedom. Use your freedom to serve one another in love." – Galatians 5:13

The freedom that we celebrate on the 4th of July is really just an opportunity.

An opportunity to do something with our freedoms.

An opportunity to make the world better.

An opportunity to serve one another in love.

Make it a great day.

Jake

Daily Attitude Email 07 01 20

Love unlocks doors and opens windows that weren’t even there before. – Mignon McLaughlin

Love represents the ultimate change in perspective.

This quote says it well.

Options that once seemed impossible or closed off now seem easily available and in plain sight.

Giving becomes easy, even mandatory.

Sacrifice becomes joy.

Hardship turns into opportunity.

Love is also a verb.

Activity filled with love greases the skids, making everything else seem easy.

Make it a great day.

Jake

Daily Attitude Email 06 30 20

Last day of the first half of 2020.

It will go down as one to remember to be sure.

At Mavidea and Maxlider, we got a little extra crazy thrown in there this year.

I’m working not to complain about it though. I’ve got a lot to be thankful for.

The clients that have chosen to stay.

The new staff we’ve been able to add.

The old staff that have been steady as she goes.

The family and friends that have come closer and offered to help.

It’s been tough, but the future is still bright.

We’ve got this.

Make it a great day.

Jake

Daily Attitude Email 06 29 20

On Friday, we had a party to celebrate Mavidea’s 13th birthday.

It was a great time to remember all that we have to be thankful for and to celebrate.

All of the families and lives that have been positively impacted by our little company continues to amaze me and make me proud of our team and the work we do for and with each other and our clients every day.

I saw a lot of smiles, some illegal hugging and heard some laughing.

I saw people lending a hand to help set up and clean up.

I saw new relationships forming and beginning.

I saw lots of little kids doing what little kids do.

We aren’t perfect, but we are special. We do have something unique and meaningful going on. We are making the world a better place, in our own way.

I’m thankful for all of you who were there and participated. We missed those that couldn’t make it.

I’m looking forward to our future together.

Make it a great day.

Jake

Friday Morning Toe Tapper

https://youtu.be/04854XqcfCY

The kids were listening to this one last night and I thought it would be appropriate to send out on the day of Mavidea’s anniversary party.

We’ve been through a lot over 13 years and maybe we haven’t always been “champions”, but we’ve always strived to conduct ourselves like champions.

We’ve got a lot to be thankful for and a lot to look forward to.

Make it a great day.

Jake

Daily Attitude Email 06 25 20

"A river cuts through rock, not because of its power, but because of its persistence." – Jim Watkins

Lasting accomplishments take time.

We have a tendency to underestimate what we are capable of over long periods of time.

The persistent application of effort based on faith towards a worthy goal often meets with success.

Think about where you are and where you would like to go.

Find a way to apply consistent effort towards your desired destination.

You may not make it overnight, but persistence will pay off in the end.

Make it a great day.

Jake

Daily Attitude Email 06 24 20

Invite people into your life who don’t look or act like you. You might find they challenge your assumptions and make you grow. – Mellody Hobson

This reminds me of the advice given by Zig Ziglar – spend time with someone under 5 and over 70.

Whether it is someone’s age or background or simply their likes and dislikes; we can all grow and learn by being around someone different than us.

Who are you currently spending time with that is different than you?

Do you need to seek and find a relationship to challenge yourself in this area?

Some quick ideas on how we might do this:

Travel

Volunteer

Attend an event you wouldn’t normally attend

Visit a nursing home

Volunteer in the nursery at church

Make it a great day.

Jake

Daily Attitude Email 06 23 20

There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

Going forward is the key.

It’s funny, we sure are good at convincing ourselves of the need to stand still.

We hem and haw and put things off.

We worry and calculate.

We let small obstacles become mountains.

If only we could apply all that creativity to moving forward.

What have you been stuck on?

What has been excused and explained away only to standstill?

Move forward today.

Make it a great day.

Jake

Daily Attitude Email 06 22 20

The greatest legacy one can pass on to one’s children and grandchildren is not money or other material things accumulated in one’s life, but rather a legacy of character and faith. —Billy Graham

Father’s Day is a day that reminds me to think of the idea of legacy.

Mostly of the legacy that my father and his father have left behind for me.

We all have benefited from the legacy left behind from someone else.

We have the opportunity to leverage this and build upon it.

What kind of legacy are you building?

I’m so very thankful for those that have come before me and left such a great legacy for me to build on and I hope that I can do the same for those in my life.

Make it a great day.

Jake

Friday Morning Toe Tapper

https://youtu.be/7CUKQxPTjpY

One of my favorite simple ideas for a better life is to smile – a lot. Like all the time.

This song/video is a funny, catchy reminder that even when life is hard we can choose to smile.

Life hasn’t been easy so far this year for many of us.

It hasn’t gone the way we would have wanted.

It’s been hard and upsetting and scary.

We can still smile.

“I know God is working so I smile”…..that’s my favorite line from the song and something I try to remind myself of constantly this year.

Hopefully you can find a smile today.

Make it a great day.

Jake