Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Eric Standlee December 31, 2014 at 10:15PM

Happy New Year! I have been blessed to have you in my life. Let's make 2015 AMAZING!

Eric Standlee December 31, 2014 at 07:00AM

I am amazed at the beautiful and ambitious and talented people that surround me!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Eric Standlee December 30, 2014 at 02:30PM

What if you discover that the simple difference between being wealthy and middle-class had to do with a simple secret?

Eric Standlee December 30, 2014 at 01:15PM

What if everything you've ever been told about money and work turned out to be a complete lie?

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Monday, December 22, 2014

Eric Standlee December 22, 2014 at 07:00AM

"Focus on Saving, Not Getting Rich Quick" Warren Buffet Ask me how simple it is to get free cell or energy.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Eric Standlee December 17, 2014 at 12:00PM

“Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.” - Earl Nightingale

Eric Standlee December 17, 2014 at 07:00AM

Are you putting your faith in the right system?

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Eric Standlee December 14, 2014 at 05:00PM

"The coach who continually tells his players they are rotten is sure to make them so." Lambert? Or Wooden?

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Eric Standlee December 10, 2014 at 07:30AM

I had lots of birthday requests for what I want for my birthday. I ask you all to support my favorite charity. It's no extra cost, so reach out to me and let me know if you want more information.

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Eric Standlee December 09, 2014 at 07:31PM

I am taking advantage of my birthday and all of the requests for what I want for my birthday to ask you all to support my favorite charity. It's no extra cost, so reach out to me and let me know if you want more information.

Eric Standlee December 09, 2014 at 09:11AM

Jury duty

Monday, December 08, 2014

Eric Standlee December 08, 2014 at 10:34PM

I'd like to thank everyone for all of the wonderful birthday wishes. Coming home on the plane tonight I was in 1C. So many who came on the plane said "Happy Birthday" the flight crew was blown away! At the end they said happy birthday and everyone sang for me and a lady named Mary. What a happy birthday!!! Blessings poured in from literally all around the world! I am still not done thanking all... THANKS

Friday, November 28, 2014

Eric Standlee November 28, 2014 at 10:45AM

I have heard of many layoffs coming up for lots of people. I am looking to work with hungry people striving for their dreams. If you or someone you know is willing to work hard, we will reach them.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Eric Standlee November 23, 2014 at 02:30PM

My hero is Sir Richard Branson, however I really enjoy taking customers off of Virgin Mobile and showing them how to get their cell phone service for free!

Eric Standlee November 23, 2014 at 09:30AM

Lead me by your truth and teach me, for you are the God who saves me. All day long I put my hope in you. Psalm 25:5

Friday, November 21, 2014

Eric Standlee November 21, 2014 at 10:45AM

Optimism spurs positivity. People thrive in positive environments. Happy people are confident people. And confident people make things happen. If you lead with optimism, confidence and success are sure to follow.

Eric Standlee November 21, 2014 at 07:00AM

You know how baby boomers are wanting to retire, but cannot find buyers that qualify to buy their companies? I have a potential buyer who has access to $0.5BB. Know anyone who might be for sale for a reasonable price?

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Monday, November 10, 2014

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Eric Standlee November 06, 2014 at 01:15PM

¿Cómo puedo invertir si no tengo dinero? ¿Cómo puedo invertir cuando no puedo siquiera pagar mis cuentas? Mi respuesta es: Lo primero que recomiendo es que deje de decir: No puedo hacerlo. Robert Kiyosaki

Friday, October 31, 2014

Eric Standlee October 31, 2014 at 12:31AM

4,000,000 CONSERVATIVES, REPUBLICANS, INDEPENDENTS DID NOT VOTE IN 2012........ LET'S GET THE VOTE OUT ON NOVEMBER 4TH...!!!!!!! 2012 ELECTION RESULTS SENATE 33 out of 100 seats are up for election. 51 are needed for a majority. HOUSE All 435 seats are up for election. 218 are needed for a majority.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Eric Standlee October 26, 2014 at 07:00AM

Every day, move your business 10% forward and in a little while you'll be moving ahead full speed. Start-and-Stop is the death of any business. Commit to consistent persistent action. When you're ready, commit to and have someone hold you accountable to all-out MASSIVE action and success will be yours.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Eric Standlee October 25, 2014 at 08:15AM

RT SUCCESS magazine: "Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else." -- Judy Garland

Monday, October 20, 2014

Eric Standlee October 20, 2014 at 12:00PM

Most people have a desire to look for the exception instead of the desire to become exceptional. John maxwell

Eric Standlee October 20, 2014 at 08:15AM

RT SUCCESS magazine: “Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.” -- Anne Sweeney

Eric Standlee October 20, 2014 at 07:00AM

@googleapps you CAN'T take the voice app away from me. GoogleHangouts crashes just about every action. See crash reports. HELP!!!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Surveys I trust

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Eric Standlee October 15, 2014 at 07:00AM

I was encouraged today when a beautiful young lady business partner told me that what I share on social media encourages her everyday.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Eric Standlee October 13, 2014 at 12:00PM

Life is full of waiters. Waiting for something good to happen for them just because. Lets not be someone who waits for a time that may never arrive but be people who take action.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Eric Standlee October 12, 2014 at 12:00PM

This place you are isn't your final destination, it is just a layover.

Eric Standlee October 12, 2014 at 10:45AM

RT SUCCESS magazine: "A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work." -- Colin Powell

Eric Standlee October 12, 2014 at 09:30AM

Centra la atención en lo que tienes que hacer no en lo que puedes fallar. No te rindas.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Eric Standlee October 10, 2014 at 09:30AM

RT SUCCESS magazine: "Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will." -- Mahatma Gandhi

Friday, October 03, 2014

Eric Standlee October 03, 2014 at 09:30AM

Tonight goes in my journal. My youngest daughter said I was a blessing in her life too, high five. Papa cried.

Eric Standlee October 03, 2014 at 07:00AM

I declare that I will use my words to bless people. I will speak favor and victory over my family friends and loved ones. I will help call out their seeds of greatness by telling them "I'm proud of you. I love you. You are amazing. You are talented. You are beautiful. You will do great things in life." This is my declaration.

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Eric Standlee October 02, 2014 at 12:00PM

It's not about you. Daily pray for supernatural miracles in every area of your life you want them.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Friday, September 26, 2014

Eric Standlee September 26, 2014 at 06:15PM

I help business owners avoid debt but free up money to use in their businesses.

Eric Standlee September 26, 2014 at 05:00PM

I help business owners learn how to fund new projects.

Eric Standlee September 26, 2014 at 03:45PM

I help business owners free up cash from existing assets.

Eric Standlee September 26, 2014 at 02:30PM

Do you know how scary it can be to borrow money from a bank?

Eric Standlee September 26, 2014 at 01:15PM

Do you know how your company might want to fund a new business project but don't have the cash?

Eric Standlee September 26, 2014 at 12:01PM

Do you know how many small businesses are strapped for cash?

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Eric Standlee September 25, 2014 at 10:45AM

I'll believe it when I see it. The only thing wrong with that statement is that when you "see it" it'll already be done! And that's OK because now you know it's doable. However, Who invented the second airplane or who was the second man to break the four minute mile? If you have a vision that you want to see come true for you, Then you need to "believe" in your vision. So what you should be saying is... 'I'll see it when I believe it." Whatever you vision for yourself, you must “believe” in it and then You'll “see” it come true. VISION BIG! Be-Aholic Peter Remington

Monday, September 22, 2014

Jeans

Once upon a time there was a man who lived on the streets.  He had one old sweater and a torn pair of old jeans.  There were holes everywhere.

Over the years teams of street ministers would try to get him to come in to the shelter to get some new clothes but to no avail.

Everyone could see he needed to change his clothes; everyone but the man himself.  They cajoled him. They pleaded with him.  They prayed for him.

One team even bought new jeans for the man and tried to get him to put them on for his own good.

But instead of being grateful for such caring and loving acts of human kindness, the man just got angrier and angrier.

Soon, even the kindest street teams stopped reaching out to him.  Then one very cold winter night an ambulance driver picked the near frozen old man up and drove him to the emergency room.

Once there, the driver asked the old man why he would never accept the new clothes, why he would never change.  And the old man replied, "These were my fathers jeans I just didn't know anything else would fit."

On some level, in business or in our relationships, sometimes we are wearing our father's "genes".  It takes a very brave leader to look at his torn "genes" and choose to throw them off.

Perhaps you got the "anger" genes or the "I am always right" genes.  Maybe you got the "I am a failure genes" or the "you will never succeed" genes.

You may have gotten the "it's my way or the highway" genes.  At first we do not realize we are wearing someone else's "genes".  We just pick it up from our parents or our other relatives or our teachers or our coaches.

But eventually, we are doing things just the way they did with the same results.  Relationships get shattered and success eludes us despite our valiant efforts.

I know this is true because I saw my own father wear his father's "genes".  Despite being a charming brilliant man, he was an angry man.  It was in the last year of his life when he finally asked me for help.  He said, "I don't know what to do, I don't know what to do."

My answer to him was simply, "Just say you are sorry.  Just say you are sorry."  After a short pause my father said, "I'm sorry...I am sorry."

That day, he shed his father's "genes".  Within a month he died.  The morning of his death he called me at the office, which he never did.  We had a very pleasant chat.  He died soon after the call.

My father only got to wear his new "genes" for a very few days.  Please don't wait that long to receive the gift that comes with your new "genes".  Live the life God has planned for you and don't live the broken life of your relatives and teachers.

God has a plan and a purpose for your life and I am convinced that overcoming your family "genes" may be a part of His plan for you.

Just say you are sorry, ask for forgiveness.  Accept the loving care of God's ministers of peace, His angles.  God loves you.

God's purpose never fails.

Be on Purpose,

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Friday, September 05, 2014

Eric Standlee September 05, 2014 at 09:30AM

"Don't ask for time for yourself. If you ask, people can say no. If you just do it, then you've got it. Your being happy is the only change they'll notice." Dr. Mira Kirshenbaum

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Eric Standlee September 03, 2014 at 08:15AM

You will never be successful until you turn your pain in to greatness. Unknown

Eric Standlee September 03, 2014 at 07:00AM

Most people take their greatness to the grave with them. - Brown Don't die regretting the great things you could have done.

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Eric Standlee August 27, 2014 at 06:30PM

Eric Standlee is too excited about his future and the goals he is working toward to worry about football season! #getalife

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Eric Standlee August 24, 2014 at 07:00AM

"Today, don’t focus on what’s happened in your past, focus on what God will do in your future. He wants to restore your soul and revive your dreams. Keep believing, keep expecting, keep hoping because God has a new route for your future!" Osteen

Friday, August 22, 2014

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Eric Standlee August 17, 2014 at 07:00AM

You would not be alive if God was not planning another victory in your future. Joel Osteen

Friday, August 15, 2014

Eric Standlee August 15, 2014 at 09:44AM

Right now, take 30 seconds and write down your BIG three goals for the year again. Then take another 30 seconds and write down one step you will take TODAY for each of them. In one minute you will have started a major step forward. D. Hardy

Eric Standlee August 15, 2014 at 09:30AM

If you're thinking you'll just take a break this election, that there isn't that much at stake. If so, think again. Once people realize it's a matter of public record whether they've voted or not, they feel a lot more obligated to do their civic duty. Help get out the vote.

Friday, August 08, 2014

Eric Standlee August 08, 2014 at 09:30AM

I remind myself daily to plan my day the day before and start my day positive and believing and asking for supernatural miracles. When I ask for them amazing things happen. I don't want to leave an ounce of favor unused. I see piles of favor, I believe they are for me and I go out and achieve it.

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Friday, August 01, 2014

Eric Standlee August 01, 2014 at 07:00AM

The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible. --Richard M. DeVos

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Eric Standlee July 31, 2014 at 07:00AM

You are called to be GREAT! You have to decide what you want to do with the time that was given you.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Eric Standlee July 29, 2014 at 03:45PM

There is no beauty but the beauty of action. --Proverb

Eric Standlee July 29, 2014 at 01:15PM

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. --Thomas Jefferson

Eric Standlee July 29, 2014 at 12:00PM

Good intentions are not good enough, ultimately we are measured by our actions. --Unknown

Eric Standlee July 29, 2014 at 10:45AM

It's not what you don't know that hurts you. It's what you do know that ain't so. --Mark Twain

Eric Standlee July 29, 2014 at 09:30AM

Oh, my friend, it's not what they take away from you that counts. It's what you do with what you have left. --Hubert Humphrey

Eric Standlee July 29, 2014 at 08:15AM

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. --Confucius

Eric Standlee July 29, 2014 at 07:00AM

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. --Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, July 28, 2014

Eric Standlee July 28, 2014 at 07:00AM

It is perfectly healthy for you to avoid surrounding yourself with negative, critical, hypocritical people.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Eric Standlee July 24, 2014 at 04:55PM

Driving to pick up my kids from summer mission trip! I have missed them so much.

Eric Standlee July 24, 2014 at 09:30AM

"La motivación es lo que le ayudará a comenzar. El hábito es lo que le mantiene en marcha " “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” -Jim Rohn-

Eric Standlee July 24, 2014 at 08:15AM

Even though life is not always fair, God is fair. And He promises in Romans 8:28 that all things will work together for our good. J Osteen

Eric Standlee July 24, 2014 at 07:00AM

It’s how you approach life. You can get bitter, or you can say, “This is not going to defeat me; it’s going to promote me. It’s not going to hinder me; it’s going to help me.” God wouldn’t have allowed it unless He had a purpose. Joel Osteen

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Eric Standlee July 17, 2014 at 03:45PM

“The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.” Luke 10:2 There is so much to be had. There are so many opportunities to be successful, prosperous, abundant...whatever you want to be. Yet, we fail ourselves because we do the routine that we are accustomed to. “Go! I am sending you like lambs among the wolves.” Luke 10:3 The “wolves” are your distractions. Your nay-sayers, your negative talk, your time wasters. Do the work daily, that others won’t do and you will find yourself in a place that others can’t reach. Be-Aholic Peter Remington Prepare4More.info

Eric Standlee July 17, 2014 at 11:44AM

Fear is keeping things in your own hands; faith is turning them over into the hands of God - and leaving them there. - Unknown

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Eric Standlee July 15, 2014 at 06:15PM

Even if we don’t feel a certain way, we can act a certain way and all of a sudden our feelings will follow along behind our actions. Andrews

Eric Standlee July 15, 2014 at 12:00PM

Our mind is conditioned by behaviour. Take positive actions over and over again. Behave positive to think positive.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Eric Standlee July 14, 2014 at 09:30AM

Make a habit of giving and your life will become more satisfying. You will more rapidly find your purpose. - Aristotle

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Eric Standlee July 12, 2014 at 06:15PM

Have you ever talked to someone and realized in the first 10 seconds that they were clueless about what they were talking about? Have you ever talked with someone and realized in the first 10 seconds that they Owned the Space they occupied? They knew their stuff and had remarkable belief. Doubt and belief cannot occupy the same space! Own the space you occupy with a belief that cannot be shaken!!!

Eric Standlee July 12, 2014 at 10:40AM

In 2012 Harris County cast more votes than 20 states.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Eric Standlee July 11, 2014 at 05:00PM

“I pursued my enemies and destroyed them, And I did not turn back until they were consumed. "And I have devoured them and shattered them, so that they did not rise; And they fell under my feet.…” 2 Samuel 20:38-39 Who are your enemies? Are they your limiting beliefs, Your negative self talk, Your handling of money, Your fear of relationships? Whatever is holding you back you must seek it out, confront it and destroy it. Not just for a week or a month but for a life time, so they never come back to hold you back. Be-Aholic Peter Remington Prepare4More.info

Eric Standlee July 11, 2014 at 09:30AM

Here's a way to craft your pitch where it's not a pitch.When asked "What do you do for a living?"I would say "I decided to spend more time being a dad, so I am building a business from home that some other dads told me about, and it's the best decision of my life!"When they ask "What type of business?"Then I would say... "You know how people need funding for their startup but they cannot get money from private equity nor banks? Well most people don't know where to go from there. We fund them what they need when they need it for as much as they need it without taking equity nor being debt on their books. We help them buy up all of these boomer generation companies for sale to grow at an amazing pace too. Isn't that amazing?"Do you see what I'm doing here? I am not coming off like a salesperson, but rather describing the benefits of what we offer, wrapped into my answer. Often people will ask further questions and express interest. If they don't, I can always ask if they would like me to send them info when I get home and ask for their email address. Cool and subtle.

Eric Standlee July 11, 2014 at 08:15AM

DECISION: take the invisible and make it visible.

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Eric Standlee July 09, 2014 at 08:15AM

When leaders focus on and invest in their [team members'] strengths, the odds of each person being engaged goes up eightfold. -- Rath

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Eric Standlee July 08, 2014 at 03:45PM

Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time. ~Jim Rohn

Eric Standlee July 08, 2014 at 02:30PM

Thought of the Day... Learn to work harder on yourself than you do on your job. If you work on your job you'll make a living. If you work on yourself you'll make a fortune.#Rohn #thesecrettosuccess

Eric Standlee July 08, 2014 at 01:15PM

Some things you have to do every day. Eating seven apples on Saturday night instead of one a day just isn't going to get the job done. Rohn

Eric Standlee July 08, 2014 at 10:45AM

Proverbs 18:21 says that life and death are found in the words you speak. No one else chooses the words that come out of your mouth. That choice is yours alone. Stop saying “I’m not…” and start declaring, “I AM,” Joel Osteen

Monday, July 07, 2014

Eric Standlee July 07, 2014 at 11:08PM

"Decido ser responsable de mis decisiones. Víctima o protagonista; o gobiernas tu vida o te la gobiernan otros" Cesar Lozano

Eric Standlee July 07, 2014 at 06:15PM

To succeed in life, we must stay within our strength zone but continually move outside our comfort zone. John C. Maxwell

Eric Standlee July 07, 2014 at 03:45PM

Daily Mojo: Goals are a magnet. The bigger, more compelling and purposeful they are, the stronger the pull. *What is your BIG goal? D. Hardy

Eric Standlee July 07, 2014 at 02:30PM

Whatever little you entrust into Jesus’ hands, He will multiply many times over (see Jn 6:11–13). Joseph Prince

Sunday, July 06, 2014

Eric Standlee July 06, 2014 at 05:00PM

The first place we lose the battle is in our own thinking. If you think it’s permanent then it’s permanent. If you think you’ve reached your limits then you have. If you think you’ll never get well then you won’t. You have to change your thinking. You need to see everything that’s holding you back, every obstacle, every limitation as only temporary.

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Eric Standlee July 03, 2014 at 08:15AM

You may feel like you've had more than your share of disappointments, but be encouraged. That means you’re getting ready to go where you've never been. -- Joel Osteen

Monday, June 30, 2014

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Eric Standlee June 29, 2014 at 08:15AM

Since last week 3500+ new companies have potentially come on the market. I am not looking for broker listed deals. Who's for sale?

Eric Standlee June 29, 2014 at 07:00AM

RT SUCCESS magazine: "I always wondered why somebody didn't do something about that; then I realized I was somebody." -- Lily Tomlin

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Eric Standlee June 28, 2014 at 03:45PM

Welcome to Texas, now learn what Texas means. "Friendship". Houston isn't NYC, you don't have to drive like a jerk.

Eric Standlee June 28, 2014 at 02:30PM

Try one kind act of giving to a stranger: pull the paper out in the bathroom so the next person has an easy time. Worry not if they don't.

Eric Standlee June 28, 2014 at 01:15PM

Teach Give First networking and pay-it-forward to the next generation. Stop the generational curse of Taking.

Eric Standlee June 28, 2014 at 12:00PM

Spend time with influencers, adding value and introducing them to people they may need to meet.

Eric Standlee June 28, 2014 at 10:45AM

Give Firsters live lives of faith and no fear. Takers desperately grasp for everything they can get for fear that it may be the last.

Eric Standlee June 28, 2014 at 09:30AM

Give without any expectation of anything in return.

Eric Standlee June 28, 2014 at 08:15AM

Ask first what you can do for your network, not what they can do for you.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Eric Standlee June 27, 2014 at 06:15PM

Don't have anything to give to your network? Start with your two ears. Listen to them. Ask questions like "who do you need to meet?"

Eric Standlee June 27, 2014 at 05:00PM

Give First networking builds trust, take what ever you can get selling burns bridges.

Eric Standlee June 27, 2014 at 03:45PM

Takers sell, networkers help

Eric Standlee June 27, 2014 at 02:30PM

Network not for what you can get, but network for how much you can give.

Eric Standlee June 27, 2014 at 12:01PM

RT SUCCESS magazine: "Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you." -- Thomas Jefferson

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Eric Standlee June 26, 2014 at 03:45PM

RT John C Maxwell: It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. –Confucius

Eric Standlee June 26, 2014 at 03:24PM

"you can buy a 1 million dollar business with no cash out of your pocket and turn around in 12 to 18 months, sell that business for 3 to 7 million dollars or more." Mike Warren We fund these deals.

Eric Standlee June 26, 2014 at 02:30PM

RT Joel Osteen: If you want to have a great life, it doesn’t just come from success. You have to develop an attitude of serving others.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Eric Standlee June 25, 2014 at 01:15PM

Whats more expensive, voice minute overages, text, overages, data overages, or NOT getting unlimited cellphone service for free?

Eric Standlee June 25, 2014 at 08:15AM

An Aggie does not lie, cheat or steal or tolerate those who do.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Eric Standlee June 24, 2014 at 10:18PM

What hurts more, voice minute overages, text, overages, data overages, or not getting unlimited cellphone service for free?

Eric Standlee June 24, 2014 at 05:00PM

RT John C Maxwell: I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear. –Rosa Parks

Eric Standlee June 24, 2014 at 02:30PM

RT SUCCESS magazine: "Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant." -- Robert Louis Stevenson

Eric Standlee June 24, 2014 at 01:15PM

RT SUCCESS magazine: "Change your thoughts and you change your world." -- Norman Vincent Peale

Eric Standlee June 24, 2014 at 08:15AM

RT John C Maxwell: I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do. -da Vinci

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Eric Standlee June 18, 2014 at 12:00PM

Don't tell yourself how big your problems are -- tell your problems how big you are. Bill Bartmann

Friday, June 13, 2014

Eric Standlee June 13, 2014 at 03:45PM

Tesla Motors making patents public - http://buff.ly/1l9b6iY via http://buff.ly/1l9b7Dy

Eric Standlee June 13, 2014 at 02:30PM

Oil demand to rise as Iraq unrest spikes prices - http://buff.ly/1iuoU1D via http://buff.ly/1iuoRmu

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Eric Standlee June 10, 2014 at 09:30AM

Tony Schwartz, New York Times Best Selling author of the book The Power of Full Engagement, says: "By checking your e-mail first, you effectively turn over your agenda to others. It is far better to decide what your agenda ought to be the night before and make that the first thing you focus on at work, without interruption, for up to 90 minutes." "If you must check e-mail when you get up because there are urgent messages, scan quickly for anything that truly cannot wait an hour. Answer those, ignore the rest, and then do what’s truly most important."

Sunday, June 08, 2014

Eric Standlee June 08, 2014 at 01:15PM

What key ideas guide you as a father? What three family activities do you most enjoy?

Eric Standlee June 08, 2014 at 09:30AM

Do you know what the secret to success is? http://buff.ly/SmTUcZ

Eric Standlee June 08, 2014 at 08:15AM

I am hosting this event, asking for help inviting "June InHouston Uptown Park Open Business Mixer 2014": http://buff.ly/1pR8ibR

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Eric Standlee June 04, 2014 at 10:45AM

And you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day. Deuteronomy 8:18

Eric Standlee June 04, 2014 at 09:30AM

For You, O Lord, will bless the righteous; with favour You will surround him as with a shield. Psalm 5:12

Eric Standlee June 04, 2014 at 08:15AM

And not being weak in faith, he did not consider his own body, already dead (since he was about a hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah’s womb. He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform. Romans 4:19–21

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Eric Standlee June 03, 2014 at 10:45AM

The key to out producing everyone around you Peyton time? Have a map. Set goals and get in the habit of becoming a goal achiever. Paraphrase of Darren Hardy , publisher of Success Magazine.

Monday, June 02, 2014

Eric Standlee June 02, 2014 at 08:15AM

Believe for God's blessings and favor. You must expect God to turn things around. You need to dig up your stakes, pack up, and move out of the land of discouragement. Set camp in the land of believers, people of faith. Surround yourself with those who inspire and encourage you.

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Office 365 subscription? LibreOffice? Open Office? Google Docs?

I am a recovering geek. I don't own nor operate any IT services companies right now. However I am buying them.

Having said that, I cannot figure out the business case to use Office 365 over LibreOffice or Open Office or Google Drive.

Personally, I use Google Drive almost exclusively. I pay for more storage, but I like the cross-platform support and collaboration.

Why pay for inferior service?

Thoughts?

Eric Standlee June 01, 2014 at 08:15AM

On a paper journal spend 15 minutes at the end of the workday writing about what went well that day, and do at least for 10 days.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Eric Standlee May 30, 2014 at 08:15AM

Will be known as an encourager: J Osteen A simple affirmation, an encouraging comment, or a bit of praise can make a huge difference. When you bless people with your words, you speak faith into them.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Eric Standlee May 27, 2014 at 12:00PM

You're why or dream is THE most important success ingredient. Do you have clarity around your dream? Have you created a dream board yet?

Eric Standlee May 27, 2014 at 10:45AM

You are designed for accomplishment, engineered for success, and endowed with the seeds of greatness. Ziglar

Eric Standlee May 27, 2014 at 09:30AM

Do you clearly see your dream? Tell me privately so I can help keep you accountable.

Eric Standlee May 27, 2014 at 08:15AM

Un Líderes primera responsabilidad es definir la realidad. Maxwell

Monday, May 26, 2014

Eric Standlee May 26, 2014 at 06:15PM

Los mejores líderes son oyentes. Maxwell

Eric Standlee May 26, 2014 at 05:00PM

Si se siente solo en la parte superior , usted no está haciendo algo bien. Maxwell

Eric Standlee May 26, 2014 at 03:45PM

Your Biggest Mistake Is Not Asking What Mistake You're Making. Maxwell

Eric Standlee May 26, 2014 at 02:30PM

Keep Your Mind on the Main Thing. Maxwell

Eric Standlee May 26, 2014 at 01:15PM

Don’t Send Your Ducks to Eagle School. Maxwell

Eric Standlee May 26, 2014 at 12:00PM

To See How the Leader Is Doing, Look at the People. Maxwell

Eric Standlee May 26, 2014 at 10:45AM

A Leaders First Responsibility Is to Define Reality. Maxwell

Eric Standlee May 26, 2014 at 09:30AM

Get in the Zone and Stay There. Maxwell

Eric Standlee May 26, 2014 at 08:15AM

The Best Leaders Are Listeners. Maxwell Leadership Gold

Eric Standlee May 26, 2014 at 07:00AM

Never Work a Day in Your life. Maxwell Leadership Gold

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Eric Standlee May 22, 2014 at 01:15PM

God is in complete control. So be a prisoner of hope. Get up each day expecting His favor. Osteen.

Eric Standlee May 22, 2014 at 10:45AM

Resolve to move forward. Don't stay there. Put on a new attitude.

Eric Standlee May 22, 2014 at 09:30AM

I'm closer than I think. Right now God is lining up things in my favor: the right people, the right breaks, the right opportunities.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Eric Standlee May 20, 2014 at 05:00PM

The median household income in Houston was $42,877 in 2011, so an EXTRA $3000 a month or $36,000/mo building residual is BIG!

Eric Standlee May 20, 2014 at 03:45PM

"The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails." John Maxwell in DTLWY

Eric Standlee May 20, 2014 at 02:30PM

Eric Standlee's Blog: Self-Improvement Journey http://buff.ly/1i08D45

Eric Standlee May 20, 2014 at 01:15PM

the best networking lesson: Help others first and you’ll always make new friends.

Eric Standlee May 20, 2014 at 12:00PM

Network your noggin. Attend public lectures and events at local colleges. These might feature a guest speaker or expert panel. The events are usually designed to drive conversation among attendees before and after—giving you a ready-made conversation starter for meeting people.

Eric Standlee May 20, 2014 at 10:45AM

Rub the right elbows. A great way to support a nonprofit cause and build your network is to volunteer at a gala or pricey fundraiser.

Eric Standlee May 20, 2014 at 09:30AM

Leverage LinkedIn. Send invitations to everyone in your contact database, those in the stack of business cards on your desk, and everyone you meet or see daily.

Self-Improvement Journey

In 2012, because of a new business project, I began to put much more effort into personal development.  I figured it would be good to share my personal development journey.

But, it is way more important who you are talking with than that I share at all.  So, let me introduce myself.

Today, I might be considered a successful person. 

"A winner knows how much he still has to learn even when he is considered and expert by others. A loser wants to be considered and expert by others before he has learned enough to know how little he knows." Sydney J. Harris

But, I grew up the first son of a single mother who had to work 4 jobs to make ends meet most of my young life. When I was 5 she worked 4 jobs and carried a full load in her education masters program while on the dean's list. When I was in junior high and high school, she worked 4 jobs just to keep food on the table. Then she started a venture when I graduated high school that is now a 25 year old company that has funded 1000s of companies and billions of dollars.

I own 10 different companies in different stages of success. But, I count my success in the time I get to spend with my family and the success stories I have created in my funding clients and in my sales teams.

So, maybe my journey in self-improvement might be of some use to others.  Like I said, my current journey in personal development started with a new business project 2 years ago.  Before that, I am not so sure I was aware of personal development per se. I think I read books that some would say I should read, but no one had told me to read them. I just found them. I read books like The Magic of Thinking Big and Think and Grow Rich. I read others like Never Eat Alone and How to Win Friends and Influence People.

It frustrates me to know that I might have had even more success than I have had if someone had encouraged me to read personal development books much earlier.  Of course, personally I am a Christian and of course I read the quintessential personal development book we call our Bible.  But, I learned the hard way the value of personal development.

I don't like to read much. Prior to two years ago, I mostly read fiction outside of reading the Bible.  So, when this business project brought the awareness of my lack of development to the forefront, I began to read like I have never read before. I began reading on subjects like leadership, encouragement, happiness, business success, case studies, biographies, how-to books, and anything I could get my hands on. For instance, one time I heard Will Smith, a personal development mentor from a distance of mine, that he read the book called The Alchemist, I immediately began a search for it. I found that it was so old that it was out of print and could only find a PDF of it online. I read that one book all the way through as quick as possible.

Now, I am in the middle of close to 20 books at any one time and re-reading several in that list for multiple times.

I had heard that "Leaders are Readers" but it sounded trite. As I started reading more, I began to agree with that saying. How can a man get better without looking in the mirror? And, reading a book is like looking the mirror of someone else's life and journey. 

So, the first part of my journey was to find time to read and not take away from my family and my businesses. I began to wake up "earlier" and stay up later to get more "me time" in and work on me instead of me just working.

As I share this journey from time to time, I want to share books that I have found valuable, and I want to share lessons that you can take away from my journey.

APPLICATION: 

  • Begin to read today.
  • Find a personal development mentor or coach either in person or virtually like in a book or on youtube or in audios you can listen to.
  • Find accountability partners who will ask you how your commitment to personal development is coming.
  • But, find time no matter how short a time, and no matter when you can find it even if it is listening from your phone as you drive down the road, but find time for personal development in your life.
Disclaimer:
I don't currently have any personal development books for sale. I am not trying to sell you anything.

Please share and comment and let others know about your journey too.

Eric Standlee May 20, 2014 at 08:15AM

Your business card is worth more in someone else’s pocket. Always offer your business card to a new friend—even those in flip-flops.

Eric Standlee May 20, 2014 at 07:00AM

Never judge another person based on how they look. Jerry lived this to a T. He was an equal-opportunity introducer. This made his network unique even in our metropolitan area of a million-plus people.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Eric Standlee May 19, 2014 at 06:15PM

When you introduce yourself to a stranger, both of you make a friend. Most people would like more friends.

Eric Standlee May 19, 2014 at 10:45AM

The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible, and achieve it, generation after generation. Buck

Eric Standlee May 19, 2014 at 09:30AM

I know that in order to light my fire, I have to get clarity around my dream and own it.

Eric Standlee May 19, 2014 at 08:15AM

Ordinary people can live extraordinary lives when they follow their dreams. (Who said that?)

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Eric Standlee May 17, 2014 at 08:15AM

A man cannot directly choose his circumstances, but he can choose his thoughts, and so indirectly, yet surely, shape his circumstances.Allen

Eric Standlee May 17, 2014 at 07:00AM

Keep pushing, keep believing, keep hoping, before long you will give birth to that promise and that dream.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Eric Standlee May 16, 2014 at 07:00AM

With every step repeat, "I am going to make it. I am closer than I think. My time is coming. I will come out with twice the joy, twice the peace, and twice the victory. My time is coming. The promise is in me and I will not die until I see it come to pass."

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Eric Standlee May 15, 2014 at 11:37AM

You have self confidence. Whatever it is you choose to do, you know you can do it and you choose to do it. You believe in yourself you choose to have incredible belief in who you are now, what you can do, and who you can become in the future.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Eric Standlee May 14, 2014 at 01:15PM

Fear does not exist but hesitation only ever serves to enlarge it. TAKE ACTION.

Eric Standlee May 14, 2014 at 12:00PM

You're not a failure just because you've failed. You're supposed to fail. Get to great going through failure. Not dead yet, can't quit

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Monday, May 12, 2014

Eric Standlee May 12, 2014 at 02:58PM

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Eric Standlee May 12, 2014 at 08:17AM

“Fear is not real. The only place that fear can exist is in our thoughts of the future. It is a product of our imagination, causing us to fear things that do not at present and may not ever exist. That is near insanity. Do not misunderstand me danger is very real but fear is a choice.” ― Will Smith

Eric Standlee May 12, 2014 at 07:01AM

Dream BIG! You give your dreams value by acting on them.

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Eric Standlee May 06, 2014 at 08:36AM

“Until thought is linked with purpose, there is no intelligent accomplishment.” James Allen The idea of having a thought without purpose behind it, is the same as having a sailboat without a rudder. No matter how favorable the winds, you will go where you are directed not where you selected. Consider this... You may think great thoughts for yourself but if you don’t know why the thought should be part of your life...Purpose... then even a great thought could be a distraction. Think Purposeful Thoughts Be-Aholic Peter Remington Prepare4More.info

Eric Standlee May 06, 2014 at 07:00AM

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Monday, May 05, 2014

Eric Standlee May 05, 2014 at 06:59PM

I will be in El Paso Wednesday Evening thru Friday Morning. Coffee, breakfast, lunch, or dinner and network? Who do you know? 281.377.6296

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Eric Standlee April 30, 2014 at 12:00PM

Everytime I detach myself from the things that are bringing me down, my productivity goes through the roof. Simon Abboud

Eric Standlee April 30, 2014 at 07:00AM

If you aren't successful yet, don't blame others. Just ask yourself what could I be doing better? The book here.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Eric Standlee April 29, 2014 at 09:04PM

There's a difference between taking it for granted or taking action. Amer Berhanu

Eric Standlee April 29, 2014 at 01:15PM

The LAW of Multiplication is at work in your life EVERY day. Write down what you do THIS day and multiply by 365 to see where you could be good bad or otherwise in a year.