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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Thought For the Day - Are You Listening?

"I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening. Most people never listen"

-- Ernest Hemingway

I learned listening in a few unique ways. I studied the Meisner technique of acting where we would do the "Repetition Game", an exercise where you would have to listen and repeat what was said over and over until you could then change it . The exercise taught me active listening. I also perfected listening when I was conducting oral history interviews.

John Duffy

Monday, November 29, 2010

Thought For the Day - Something is Waiting to Be Known

“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.”

-~ Dr. Carl Sagan

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Friday, November 26, 2010

Thought For the Day - Be Yourself

"Be yourself; everyone else is already taken."

—Oscar Wilde

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thought For the Day - Be Extraordinary

"One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man."

--Elbert Hubbard

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thought For the Day - What Do You Want Most?

"Discipline is just choosing between what you want now and what you want most."

—Unknown Author

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thought For the Day - Don't Take It for Granted

"When you take things for granted, the things you are granted, get taken."

-- Phil Hennessey

Monday, November 22, 2010

Thought For the Day - Transformational Relationship

"The trick here is to "go deep" with friendships - not wide. That means spending more time building transformational, not transactional relationships."

--Beth Douglas Silcox

Friday, November 19, 2010

Thought For the Day - Give Before Get

"I believe you become more valuable to the world if you can help link and connect people. But where so many people miss out is in their willingness to do favors for people upfront."

--Tony Jeary

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thought For the Day - Experience

‎"Experience is what you get while looking for something else."

--Federico Fellini

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Thought For the Day - Relationships Are the Road Map to Success

"The new road map to success is built on relationships. If you pay it forward and give more than you're, you're destined for great things."

--Eddie Armstrong

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Thought For the Day - I am the Voice

Now, I am the Voice.
I will Lead, Not follow
I will Believe, Not Doubt.
I will Create, Not destroy.
I am a Force for Good.
I am a Leader.

Defy the Odds

Set a New Standard.

Step Up!

Step Up!!

Step Up!!!

-- Tony Robbins

Monday, November 15, 2010

Happy Birthday JD

Today I celebrate my birthday. it's funny how when I was younger I would get depressed on my birthday and eventually I turned it into my one and only Designated Depression Day and finally I decided I didn't need to be depressed for even one day and let that go. Now I see it my birthday more as a Designated Gratitude Day. A day when I can focus on all I am grateful for.

So today I celebrate all I am grateful for and it is a very very long list. Thank you to my family, especially my new Irish family, friends and all those who have touched my life over the years and gave me the gift of your friendship, love, humor, company and contributed to who I am today. It's been a long and interesting journey. You're in my memory and my heart. Thank you.

I planned on celebrating by creating a special magic moment that included a helicopter flight to Catalina Island, doing a zipline above the island, spending the day with my family and returning by boat. Life instead put me in Texas working on a film so I celebrate here with my film family and postpone my Catalina experience until next year when I get back to LA.

It doesn't get better than this......

I believe my best years are still ahead of me and I look forward to achieving more, contributing more and living an even more fulfilling life.....

So a toast..... Slainte

I share this day with all my family and friends and say Thank you

John Duffy

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Friday, November 12, 2010

Thought For the Day - Never Look Down on Anyone

"Never look down on someone unless your helping them up."

-- Unknown

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veteran's Day - Thank You

‎"The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it
is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of
- Douglas MacArthur

Thank you to all our Veterans

Thought For the Day -You Become What You Think

‎"You become what you think about."

--Earl Nightingale

Or what you focus on.....

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Thought For the Day - Make a Way

‎"We will either find the way, or make one"


Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Monday, November 08, 2010

Thought For the Day - Who Are Your Here For?

"You're not here for everyone.You're here for someone!"

-- Unknown

Friday, November 05, 2010

Thought for the Day - JD's Quotes # 6 - It's All About Choices

"It’s all about Choices. You always have choices, make the right ones."

-- John Duffy

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Thought for the Day - JD's Quotes # 4 Never Quit

"Never Quit. - Promise yourself you will never give up."

-- John Duffy

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Thought for the Day - JD's Quotes # 3 - Get in the Game

"Take Action and then takes some more. Get in the game."

-- John Duffy

Monday, November 01, 2010

Thought for the Day - JD's Quotes # 2 -Daily Improvement

"Daily Improvement (DI) - Decide – Resolve – Act.

Everyday do just 1 more thing to improve. "

What if you improved 1 thing every day?

-- John Duffy

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There are those, I know, who will say that the liberation of humanity, the freedom of man and mind, is nothing but a dream. They are right. It is the American dream.
-~Archibald MacLeish