BURNT TOAST

BURNT TOAST

When I was about eight or nine, my mom burnt some toast .
One night that stood out in my mind is when she had made dinner for us after a very long and rough day at work, She placed a plate of jam and extremely burned toast in front of my dad. Not slightly burnt but completely blackened toast.I was just waiting to see if anyone noticed the burnt toast and say anything. But Dad just ate his toast and asked me if I did my homework and how my day was. I don’t remember what I told him that night, but I do remember hearing my mom apologizing to dad for burning the toast. And I’ll never forget what he said:

“Sweetie, I love burned toast.”


Later that night, I went to tell my dad good night and ask him if he really liked his toast burned. He put his arm on my shoulder and said,
“Your momma put in a very long day at work today and she was very tired. And besides, A burnt toast never hurts anyone but you know what does? Harsh words!”


The he continued to say “You know, life is full of imperfect things and imperfect people I’m not the best at hardly anything, and I forget birthdays and anniversaries just like every other human. What I’ve learned over the years, is that learning to accept each others faults and choosing to celebrate each others differences, is one of the most important keys for creating a healthy, growing, and lasting relationship. Life is too short to wake up with regrets. Love the people who treat you right and have compassion for the ones who don’t.”


Enjoy Life Now.  IT’S JUST BURNT TOAST.

— Author Unknown

 

p.s. For us here at Drexel… many of our products are really just dead trees.  We just sell dead trees (hardwood floors, cabinets, millwork, doors, lumber..)   Keep that in your mind.  It’s just dead trees, God will make more.  Perspective is powerful.

 

– Joel Fleischman.  Joel is Head Coach of the solution providers for Drexel Building Supply.  (drexelteam).   You can follow him on twitter:  @JoelmFleischman.   Since 1985, our business success has come from building others UP.

 

YOUR WORD

TGIM!

YOUR WORD- IT’S ALL YOU HAVE.

We are not perfect, but there is one character trait that you should hold dearly… honoring your word.

Its very liberating knowing we have complete power in this area of committing to our word.

TRUST

If you want people to respect you, follow you, help you, buy from you, like you… you have to be committed to YOUR WORD.  Do what you say, on time, and in full… or don’t say it at all.

Little things, even being 5 minutes late for a meeting… diminishes the trust people have in you.  When you miss a deadline or forget to get back to that person that asked for your help… that trust is gone.

 

THE MOST IMPORTANT CURRENCY AT DREXEL IS THE AMOUNT OF YOUR TRUST.

If you struggle with this, I encourage you to start the day with one task you will promise to yourself to complete on time and in full that day.

First is committing to yourself and then your word to others.

I challenge you to pay closer attention to the things you say you will do and make every effort to follow through with them with a time to have it completed.

 

How you do anything, is how you do everything.

 

– Joel Fleischman.  Joel is Head Coach of the solution providers for Drexel Building Supply.  (drexelteam).   You can follow him on twitter:  @JoelmFleischman.   Since 1985, our business success has come from building others UP.

MENTAL TOUGHNESS

TGIM!

THANK GOD IT’S MONDAY!

 

MENTAL TOUGHNESS often comes gift wrapped in

FAILURE

STRUGGLE

&

FATIGUE.

You had a bad day, so what?

Welcome to the club.

The sign of a champion is how one responds to a bad day.

When you wake up tomorrow, it’s a new day and a new you.

Trust the process, and remember you are going to lose a ton on your way to success.

The key is… an absolute key to life… is to make sure you pull the lesson out of it.

 

 

 

 

– Joel Fleischman.  Joel is Head Coach of the solution providers for Drexel Building Supply.  (drexelteam).   You can follow him on twitter:  @JoelmFleischman.  He has provided solutions for builders and their clients since 1996 and a whole bunch of other stuff that you probably don’t care about.