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151 Quick Ideas to Inspire Your Staff by Jerry R. Wilson

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Too Soon Old and Too Late Schmart
My grandfather was an immigrant from Europe, and his favorite saying from the old country was “you will be too soon old and too late schmart.” The extra “ch” reflected his broken English, but his message was clear and concise.
When it comes to inspiring people he firmly believed that the challenge was so great and the many situations one faces are so daunting that everyone needs to look to others for input and direction. He was constantly reminding anyone who would listen that two heads are better than one, and that when we talk we only learn what we already know. When we ask and listen, we learn and grow.
Assignment
On a 3 × 5 card write down my grandfathers favorite saying: “You will be too soon old and ...

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