You meet the most interesting people when you travel to mastermind with people that you don’t know who are successful in businesses different that yours.
When Don Hobbs asked me to attend as well as participate in the facilitation of a 2-day MAPS Mastermind in Austin it became a must attend event. Didn’t know who else would be there and that made it all the more interesting.
Dam glad I went. There were owners of software companies, contractors, personal fitness people, the financial industry, ice cream stores, and a dozen other diverse activities you might not think someone could build into a multi-million dollar business. Such is the beauty of Masterminds!
Several of the business people had written books, most having something to do with their area of business expertise. I was among that group.
The most interesting of the authors was Bill Hyche and his wife of 50 years, Catnip. How Bill’s wife came to be called “Catnip” is a story for another time.
Bill Hyche is a thoughtful man. When Bill’s daughters Laura and Lana when away to college he missed them tremendously. He knew they loved him and he was curious if they had clarity on his personal values. That was important to him as the father of a pair of beautiful college girls!
Bill created a poster that represented his values and gifted a framed copy to each daughter. The poster so moved friends and family members Bill was inspired to compile a book of the most compelling quotations from the finest minds in history that supported his value list.
The Right Moment became one of America’s best-selling collections of quotations!
Each chapter of the book represents one of Bill’s values from the original posters followed by quotes from the most famous and not so famous minds of the world that lend credence to each value.
From the Chapter “Tell the Truth”:
– “When in doubt, tell the truth”- Mark Twain
– “Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom”- Thomas Jefferson
From the Chapter “Make Money”:
– “Money will buy a pretty good dog but it won’t buy a wag of his tail”- Henry Wheeler Shaw
– “Having more money does not insure happiness. People with ten million dollars are no happier than people with nine million dollars”- Hobart Brown
From the Chapter “Be Yourself”:
– “Nearly all men can withstand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power”- Abraham Lincoln
– “What is a man’s first duty? The answer’s brief: To be himself”- Henrik Icahn
Bill’s book makes an awesome addition to your personal library as well as a great gift of gratitude. You can learn more about Bill at www.CommonGoodPress.com.
“A quotation at the right moment is like bread to the famished”- The Talmud