Tuesday 10 – Michael Genford, The I Am Blog

Michael Genford is the author of “The I Am Blog.”  An interesting self-growth study and journey relayed by the author.
I enjoy the positive slant of this blog and appreciate the growth Michael is seeing in his own life.
We are approximately the same age and I find myself on some of the same journeys….  I highly recommend The I Am Blog by Michael Genford.
Thanks for the great read and thanks for participating in the Tuesday 10!
1)Excluding family members, who inspires you?
Generally anyone — friends or strangers — who has an abundance of peace within themselves. This includes kindness, love, joy, happiness, calmness, among many other positive qualities.

2)What is your guilty pleasure?
Chocolate. Chocolate. Oh, and more chocolate.

3)If you were to write a book, who is one person you would want to list in the acknowledgements and what would you say?
It would have to be two people.
My mother and father (both deceased): “To my mother and father who gave me the most loving life a child could hope for. Forever you are with me.”4)What is your favorite sandwich?
Ham, American, Swiss and provolone cheeses, lettuce, tomato, oil and mayonnaise, on gourmet bread.

5)What is the best professional advice you ever received?
“It doesn’t matter what you do in life, if you are doing your best then life will give you the best.”

6)As a child, what was your favorite bedtime story?
I’ve got nothing here. I just can’t remember.

7)Who is the first Presidential candidate you ever voted for?
Ronald Reagan.

8)What is the one career achievement you are most proud of?
Being promoted three times in 16 months.

9)If you could spend the day with any fictional character, who would you choose and why?
Peter Pan. To play from sunup to after sundown? Absolutely!

10)What is the best meal you ever ate?
Lasagna. My mother’s.

Tuesday 10 ~ Linda Lane Soper

TuesdayThis weeks my Tuesday 10 respondent is Linda Lane Soper.

Linda and I met 8 years ago when we were working for the same company.  We worked well together, even if the work environment we were under didn’t work well for either of us.

Since leaving her position, Linda has gone on to do amazing work with her own firm, Linda Lane PR and Marketing.

I am grateful to Linda for her participation and hope you will enjoy getting to know her in this week’s Tuesday 10!

1)Excluding family members, who inspires you?

My children

2)What is your guilty pleasure?

Starbucks

3)If you were to write a book, who is one person you would want to list in the acknowledgements and what would you say?

To my parents who have always been there
4)What is your favorite sandwich?

Grilled cheese with sliced tomato
5)What is the best professional advice you ever received?

You can’t have it all but it shouldn’t give up trying
6)As a child, what was your favorite bedtime story?384554_10150674055655278_429706178_n

The Velveteen Rabbit and the Chronicles of Narnia (The Lion, The Witch, & The Wardrobe series)
7)Who is the first Presidential candidate you ever voted for?

Michael Dukakis
8)What is the one career achievement you are most proud of?

Starting my own company and sticking with it through a very difficult economy
9)If you could spend the day with any fictional character, who would you choose and why?

Jake Gatsby…I would love to spend a day with a man who lived on the edge and in opulence during the Roaring 20’s
10)What is the best meal you ever ate?

Any meal when I am surrounded by my family

Tuesday 10 – John Lineweaver

TuesdayI met this week’s Tuesday 10 respondent when we were both running for Town Commission.

We were in a three-way race against an incumbent who had been in office for three terms.

I was lucky to win the race.  I was luckier to become friends with my opponent, John Lineweaver,

Simply put, John Lineweaver is one of the good guys.  Someone who is a role model for his kids, the guy who coaches his children’s ball teams, mentors the children on his street and puts honor above all else.

I am glad I got to know John Lineweaver, I value his friendship and his example of the way a man should lead his life.

This week, the Tuesday 10 features my friend John Lineweaver:

1)    Excluding family members, who inspires you?  JB Hinsley my mentor and friend

2)    What is your guilty pleasure? Chocolate, all forms, the darker the better

3)    If you were to write a book, who is one person you would want to list in the acknowledgements and what would you say? JB Hinsley – Life coach, mentor, friend

4)    What is your favorite sandwich? Prosciutto on a fresh French BaguetteJohn Lineweaver

5)    What is the best professional advice you ever received? Be the very best in what you do, never accept favors in business, always do the right thing.

6)    As a child, what was your favorite bedtime story? Le Petit Prince

7)    Who is the first Presidential candidate you ever voted for? Ronald Regan

8)    What is the one career achievement you are most proud of? Reaching the Executive committee at the Intercontinental Miami hotel.

9)    If you could spend the day with any fictional character, who would you choose and why? Capitan America – I would torment those who abuse children and animals

 

10) What is the best meal you ever ate? The first Christmas dinner with my wife.  I spent with her aging family members and mother.  Most are gone now however I still remember them to this day as being loving and welcoming.

Follow John on Twitter at @johnlwpb

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Tuesday 10 – Tracy McCoy

TuesdayThis week’s Tuesday 10 respondent hails from God‘s Country.  Tracy McCoy tells the story of my homeland every month with her magazine, “Georgia Mountain Laurel.”
Check it out, each issue highlights the beauty of the people and the land in this special place.  Subscriptions are available… I get mine in Florida ever month!  www.gmlaurel.com
1) Excluding family members, who inspires you? Jesus
2) What is your guilty pleasure? Bread Pudding with Praline Sauce (Karan Cathey’s)  EDITOR’S NOTE…. TRACY, HOW ABOUT SENDING ME THAT RECIPE, IT SOUNDS AWESOME!
3) If you were to write a book, who is one person you would want to list in the acknowledgements and what would you say? My dad, Hoyt Speed. I would want to thank him for leading by example and for always challenging me to reach a little deeper and try a little harder. He taught me to live with integrity even when no one is looking. My dad taught me to love books. 
4) What is your favorite sandwich? Bacon and Tomato with mayo on bread that sticks to the roof of your mouth.
5) What is the best professional advice you ever received? “Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.”
6) As a child, what was your favorite bedtime story? I don’t remember a bedtime story what I do remember before bedtime was my family knelt together to pray. 
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7) Who is the first Presidential candidate you ever voted for? Ronald Reagan
8) What is the one career achievement you are most proud of? Life is a Blessing column 
9) If you could spend the day with any fictional character, who would you choose and why? Santa Claus – I would want to make the trip that all of us as children believed was possible. Swishing through the air in a sleigh pulled by reindeer and making the dreams of children worldwide come true… what better way to spend 24 hours.  
10) What is the best meal you ever ate? A toss-up… Lobster tail or my Granny‘s gravy and biscuits.
Thanks Tracy and thank you for sharing God’s Country with the readers of “Georgia Mountain Laurel,” each month!
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Tuesday Ten ~ Susy Diaz

In life you have people step onto your path for a purpose, a time, a moment.  These people make major impacts, sometimes they move in and out of your life ike a revolving door, always there when their time comes to pick you up and help carry you forward.

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This week the Tuesday Ten respondent is one of those people, Susy Diaz.  I have known her for over ten years, I don’t see her often, but when I do I am met with an engulfing hug that makes it seem like only yesterday that we were last together.

These are the types of people who make life better.  Susy Diaz has done that, her character, humor and steadfast conviction to her truth makes me a better man just for knowing her.  This week, I am proud to have Susy Diaz take part in the Tuesday Ten meme….

1)    Excluding family members, who inspires you? – people willing to be of service in their community.

Susy Diaz

2)    What is your guilty pleasure? – Facebook

3)    If you were to write a book, who is one person you would want to list in the acknowledgements and what would you say? – My auntie.  It would say “In gratitude to my tia for inspiring me beyond the words that fill these pages.”

4)    What is your favorite sandwich? – turkey and cheddar

5)    What is the best professional advice you ever received? – Always take the high road and be impeccable with your word.

6)    As a child, what was your favorite bedtime story? –  It was called “La Cucaracha Martina” –it was about a cockroach – I can see where this might seem just a little odd.

7)    Who is the first Presidential candidate you ever voted for? –  Bill Clinton

8)    What is the one career achievement you are most proud of? – I’m proud of every achievement where I know I have given my best.

9)    If you could spend the day with any fictional character, who would you choose and why? – I would rather spend the day with a historical figure.  Fictional characters are great, but their qualities are seen in everyday people around us.  As far as historical, it would be Abe Lincoln. (But I guess if I had to choose fictional it would be Prince Eric from the Little Mermaid – he’s hot)

10) What is the best meal you ever ate? – Chilean Bass at Nobu in Atlantis – to die for!