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Thursday Thoughts – Worry Less

Its easy to get caught up in day to day concerns, worrying about different aspects of life. Oftentimes worrying makes the situation worse as we are not actively trying to solve the situation or improve it somehow. Sometimes we just need to stop overthinking and do, just take action. Get out there and take on the world! Apply for that job, start your own business, get out, put your runners on and go for that jog, whatever it may be for you. Have faith that things will work out. You got this! Happy Thursday Everyone!

Jeff Pennington

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 Jeff Pennington

Thursday Motivation – Find your Passion

In need of some motivation this rainy Thursday to get you through to the weekend? Check out this video below:

You might not recognise the name, but Rosemary Smith is without a doubt one of the most important people in the history of motorsport.

Having originally trained as a dressmaker, Rosemary stumbled into the world of rallying in the mid-1960s and went on to win some of the most iconic top-flight rallies on earth in an era when women were more likely to be seen draped over the hood of a car than behind the wheel. Watch the remarkable film as, at 79 years old, the Dublin-born driver who still rallies to this day has defied the odds once again to become the oldest person to get in the cockpit of a Renault sport Formula One car and living a lifelong dream.

Enjoy your Friday tomorrow everyone!

Jeff Pennington

Monday Thoughts

It is easy to get wrapped up in the mundane aspects of life, especially once Monday rolls around and the work week begins for many of us. The weekend most of us look forward to and work toward is over and all the responsibilities and commitments the upcoming week holds come rushing to the forefront of our thoughts. Why not choose to view Mondays in a different light? One in which Mondays bring with them fresh new opportunities for growth, happiness, success. An opportunity to reinvent yourself for the better. Mondays can either be a blessings or burdens, depending on how we choose to look at them. It is all about controlling our thoughts and not letting them slip into any negativity. Any obstacles you face at the beginning of the week could be seen as stepping stones to your most important goals, wishes and dreams. And it is also important to remember that these obstacles are not permanent, and not only will eventually help get you to reach your goals, but will make you appreciate the less challenging times in your life that much more. Always remember that all anyone can do, even the most successful people, is tackle any and all tasks one at a time. Success is a journey.

Here are some interesting facts I found that I thought tied into staying focused this Monday:

WHY DO WE SAY SOMEONE DIVERTED FROM A GOAL HAS BEEN “SIDETRACKED”?

“Early railroads had only a single track between destinations. Problems arose when a train was met by another going in the opposite direction of was about to be overtaken by a faster one. This dilemma was solved with the creation of sidings, short lengths of track built parallel to the main line where one train could pull over while the other went by. The train had been “sidetracked,” meaning that, for a time at least, it wasn’t going anywhere.” ~ Doug Lennox,  The Little Book of Answers

WHY IS GOING BEYOND THE KNOWN LIMITS CALLED “PUSHING THE ENVELOPE”?

“‘Pushing the envelope’ is an aviation expression that refers to how test pilots received instructions to challenge the known limits of flight. These instructions, if not a death sentence, were very often a flirtation with disaster. The gravity of issuing such an order was understood but not spoken. Instead, the impersonal assignment came within an envelope, silently slid or pushed across a desk from one man to another.” ~ Doug Lennox, The Little Book of Answers

Enjoy the week!

Jeff Pennington

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Food for Thought

With Juno Week 2018 upon us I started thinking about music. Music plays such a huge role in everyone’s lives, even if we don’t necessarily think about it or consciously make an effort to include it in our worlds. Music is everywhere – we go to the grocery store and it is playing over the speakers, we go to meet a friend for coffee and it is ambient in the background of our meeting. Without even noticing, music is there, subtly influencing our mood, outlook, demeanor and multitude of other facets of our being.

How does music play into your life? (Get what I did there?)

On that note (yes, I did it again), for fun I found a few interesting pieces of music trivia. Just some food for thought:

WHAT IS THE MOST POPULAR ROCK-AND-ROLL SONG IN HISTORY?

“Because the lyrics in the Kingsmen’s 1963 recording of the song ‘Louie, Louie’ were unintelligible, people thought they were dirty, and although they weren’t, a U.S. congressional investigation assured the song’s enduring success. Since being sold by its author, Richard Berry, for $750 in 1957, ‘Louie, Louie’ has been recorded by nearly one thousand different performers and sold an estimated quarter-billion copies.”  ~ Doug Lennox – The Little Book of Answers

HOW DID THE POEM “MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB” BECOME SO FAMOUS?

“‘Mary Had a Little Lamb’ was written in 1830 by Sarah Hale, the editor of Godey’s Lady Book. She was inspired after watching young Mary Tyler’s pet lamb follow the girl to school, which, of course, was against the rules. The poem became immortal more than fifty years later when Thomas Edison used it as the first words ever spoken and then recorded on his new invention, the phonograph.” ~ Doug Lennox – The Little Book of Answers

I hope everyone enjoys the Junos this weekend!

 

Jeff Pennington

Photo cred – https://junoawards.ca/