Archive for June 2008

Having the Belief and Courage to Succeed

June 28, 2008

“I’ve never met a person, I don’t care what his condition, in whom I could not see possibilities.  I don’t care how much a man may consider himself a failure, I believe in him, for he can change the thing that is wrong in his life anytime he is prepared and ready to do it.  Whenever he develops the desire, he can take away from his life the thing that is defeating it.  The capacity for reformation and change lies within.” – Preston Bradley

I believe that quote to be 100% true.  I don’t care where you come from, what kind of life you have had; if you want to make a positive change in your life and become successful you can do it.  I believe that if one person has accomplished something then anybody can do it.  All it takes is for you to believe that it can be done and go do it.  There are so many examples of individuals that had terrible childhoods but inside they had a desire to succeed.  That desire leads them to make the necessary changes in their lives to become the person they dreamed of becoming.

Every one of us has the ability to become whatever we want to become in life.  All it takes is encouragement, belief and hard work.   I hope that all of you have the belief in yourselves to grab a hold of your dreams and achieve them.  I have all the faith in the world that every one of you will reach all of your dreams and goals!

Wishing you much success!

Rick Hyde

Catching up with the past

June 28, 2008

Today I spent the day at a golf outing for my former high school football team.  It was a great day because I got to see a lot of my buddies that I have not seen in years.  It was great catching up with them and hearing all about their families and career’s.  It’s a shame that we have not kept in contact with each other and tried to get together more often.  A couple of my closest friends from high school live in different parts of the country so it is hard to see each other more than once or twice a year but what is surprising to find out is a majority of them live within 20 minutes of me and I never knew that.

With the fast pace world we live in it is understandable to lose contact with friends you don’t see every day but then again we do live in the technology age where everything is at our finger tips so really there is no excuse to loss contact with friends from around the country.  It all comes down to time management.  Think about it, how long does it take you to send an email to your best friend to say hello and your thinking about them?  What about a quick five minute phone call just to check in?

It doesn’t take much time at all to call each of your closest friends once a month.  I am sure if you are like me, you waste more time flipping through TV stations than it would take on making those calls.  Life is short and you never know what can happen.  Start tomorrow to incorporate 15 – 20 minutes a day into your schedule to make those calls or to send an email to a long lost friend. 

A great way to locate your friends that seem to have dropped off the face of the earth is  It is a social networking site for professionals.  I am sure that these other two sites you have heard of, and

Well, that’s it for tonight.  It has been a long and exciting day so it is bed time.

Best wishes,
Rick Hyde

Walt Disney, Michael Jordan and Colonel Sanders

June 27, 2008

What do Walt Disney, Michael Jordan and Colonel Sanders all have in common?  They each had huge dreams for their lives and before each one could see their dreams come true they had setbacks that stood in the way of achieving their dreams.

The two most important things to learn from these guys are

1. You need to have dreams, not just dreams of going to Steak-n-Shake on Saturday but big dreams.  As Donald Trump says “As long as you are going to be thinking anyways think big!” 
2.  What you need to learn from those three guys is, never quit.  All three had disappointment on their way to achieving their goals and dreams.  They didn’t quit they kept going step by step until they reached their goal.  Walt Disney said “if you can dream it you can do it”

I know it is hard to keep going when things go wrong but that is what separates the average person from the successful person.  I am not where I want to be at this point in my life.  I let all kinds of distractions side track me from my goals and dreams, but just because I lost focus for a little bit I never gave up on my dreams.  Each day I take another step towards all of my goals and dreams.  I know it will not be easy because there will still be plenty of mishaps that get in the way. 

A great book to read is “A Setback is a Setup for a Comeback” by Willie Jolley.  That book will give you great examples of people overcoming adversity and will also outline steps that you can start today that will change your life forever.

Well I hope for my first real post that I gave you something to think about and you find it worthwhile.  As you can probably tell I love motivational quotes and books so guess what most of my post will be.  I just think that having a positive attitude is crucial in obtaining success.  Every day we deal with negative in our day to day lives which can lower our moral.  The more positive we hear and see the better our attitudes and lives will become.

Wishing you the best!

Rick Hyde

Hello world!

June 25, 2008

Welcome to my blog.  Not only do I hope to inspire you with my thoughts on business and life but I hope that I also give you the courage and desire to achieve all of your dreams and goals.

Best of Luck

Rick Hyde