By Rudyard Kipling

IF YOU can keep your head when all about you

Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,

If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,

But make allowance for their doubting too;

If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,

Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,

Or being hated don’t give way to hating,

And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream and not make dreams your master;

If you can think – and not make thoughts your aim,

If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster

And treat those two impostors just the same;

If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken

Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,

Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,

And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings

And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,

And lose, and start again at your beginnings

And never breathe a word about your loss;

If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew

To serve your turn long after they are gone,

And so hold on when there is nothing in you

Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on!”

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,

Or walk with Kings – nor lose the common touch,

If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,

If all men count with you, but none too much;

If you can fill the unforgiving minute

With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,

Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,

And – which is more – you’ll be a Man, my son!

Margaret Thatcher Quotes

Shane —  April 10, 2013 — Leave a comment

Margaret Thatcher Quotes

 13 October 1925 – 8 April 2013

In honor of the life of Margaret Thatcher, ‘The Iron Lady’ here are some of her many quotes.

– “Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.”
~Margaret Thatcher

– “If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.”
~Margaret Thatcher

– “What is success? I think it is a mixture of having a flair for the thing that you are doing; knowing that it is not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose.”

– “I do not know anyone who has got to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but should get you pretty near.”
~Margaret Thatcher

– “I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end.”

– “To me, consensus seems to be the process of abandoning all beliefs, principles, values and policies. So it is something in which no one believes and to which no one objects.”
~Margaret Thatcher

– “To wear your heart on your sleeve isn’t a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best.”
~Margaret Thatcher


– “It is not the creation of wealth that is wrong, but the love of money for its own sake.”
~Margaret Thatcher

– “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.”
~Margaret Thatcher

– “I seem to smell the stench of appeasement in the air.”

– “There is no such thing as society: there are individual men and women, and there are families.”

– “Being prime minister is a lonely job… you cannot lead from the crowd.”

– “Pennies do not come from heaven. They have to be earned here on earth.”

– “It pays to know the enemy – not least because at some time you may have the opportunity to turn him into a friend.”

– “Of course it’s the same old story. Truth usually is the same old story.”
~Margaret Thatcher

– “Plan your work for today and every day, then work your plan.”
~Margaret Thatcher

– “Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.”

– “If you want to cut your own throat, don’t come to me for a bandage.”

– “People think that at the top there isn’t much room. They tend to think of it as an Everest. My message is that there is tons of room at the top.”
~Margaret Thatcher

– “Nothing is more obstinate than a fashionable consensus.”
~Margaret Thatcher

– “To those waiting with bated breath for that favorite media catchphrase, the U-turn, I have only one thing to say: ‘You turn if you want to. The lady’s not for turning.'”



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Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality.  It is the words that speak boldly of your intentions.  And the actions which speak louder than the words.  It is making the time when there is none.  Coming through time after time after time, year after year after year.  Commitment is the stuff character is made of; the power to change the face of things. It is the daily triumph of integrity over skepticism.         ~Author Unknown

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About Life Quote

Shane —  March 16, 2013 — Leave a comment


About Life

If you aren’t making mistakes, you’re doing it wrong.

If you don’t correct those mistakes, you’re doing it really wrong.

If you can’t accept that you’re mistaken, you’re not doing it at all.


Signpost of TimeThere are two days in the week about which and upon which I never worry. Two carefree days, kept sacredly free from free and apprehension. One of these days is yesterday . . . And the other is tomorrow!

~John Bunyan

Doing Life With Teamwork

Shane —  March 5, 2013 — Leave a comment

Doing Life With Teamwork

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”― Helen Keller 

In a world of people that sit back on their couches and cheer on players and teams making millions, paying hundreds and thousands of dollars to sit in a stadium and watch, it amazes me that we fail to get the point about teamwork in our own lives.

It is the greatest team/teamwork that wins and earns the millions and the recognition, the rings and the trophies. It amazes me that we are so willing to wear someone else’s jersey…with their name and number and yet so apathetic about creating or wearing our own jersey and team.  We have become islands, isolated and alone and left to our own means to create whatever we can…quite the opposite of teamwork and community.

In the loud, awesome and encouraging words of my coach, trainer and owner of Crossfit WestCo, Kristen Smith, I hear the words, “Fight for it!”. Are you gonna fight for it!? Are you fighting for it today, wearing your own jersey with your own name and number and do you have a team helping you do it, be it!

Whatever team or community it is, or that you create, just make sure that you have or that you go create one! Life is so much easier, joyful, fun, purposeful and rewarding when we have others to do it with. 


Gregory Talyor – Colorado Regional Director at Biz to Biz Network Inc.