Hello Readers. This is a longer post today and so as always, I invite you to skim and go – if time is limited. 🙂
Many folks know that one of our favorite shows is The Profit, which is hosted by Marcus Lemonis on CNBC.
When summer 2016 started – there were two things we were really looking forward to – the new Jason Bourne movie (released the end of July) and the fourth season of the Profit (started in August). The Jason Bourne movie was a complete disappointment and I still plan on writing a biased review, (I briefly noted it here), but the good news is that season four of The Profit has been really good. Now I know with Reality TV there is always a production side to what is edited and what is left in, but we enjoy this show and still laugh at some of the takeaways – like the “hokey-dokey kaboom” line (here).
Anyhow, the reason for this post is two-fold.
FIRST – I want to share some quotes.
SECOND – I want to share a tip that we have found to help our family. This tip is to find wisdom wherever you can!
You see – I know so many people who really do not have anywhere to go for wise help. I know many folks who do not have very many wise people in their lives – they have awesome people -but not always the kind of folks that can fork over expert advice – do you know what I mean? And then I have seen people wait and finally make it to expensive therapy to come out more displaced. Part of that could be from the quality of care, but other times it is a result of not knowing how to actively gather wisdom for oneself. It is a learned skill – and it takes practice – but wisdom can come from many sources. Make that – many unexpected sources and it takes keeping an eye open to discover those places.
So let me ask you – WHERE do you go when you need wisdom?
Where do you go when you need advice?
Your answer to that is likely that it depends on the “kind” of advice needed, right?
Years ago, I remember writing about how Bill Hybels shared that as he problem solved life’s challenges, he began taking note of “who was wise in certain areas” – and then he would know where to go when he needed specific advice.
Isn’t this a good idea?
I think it is.
Bill said he knew who to ask for marital advice, finance info, spiritual stuff, car help, parenting tips, etc.
I have borrowed this idea from Bill, but instead of always finding the wise people to fill the expert role (clears throat and cynically laughs), we have had more success finding sources like books, podcasts, online material, and sometimes TV shows.
We have learned how to look around and hunt for wisdom from wherever it can be found.
I do this wisdom hunting for my own wellness, but also as a parent and educator – I need to find helpful resources to do what I do…..
And with all that said, I now invite you to join me with some of my favorite quotes from The Profit show.
Most are from Lemonis, but a couple are from the employees (Steve and Ana) from last week’s Pacific Hospitality episode here and the final one is from a special celeb guest.
Thanks for reading or skimming.
A new episode- “Tea2Go” – of The Profit airs tonight (Tuesday at 10/11/2016 at 10pm ET).
And I am curious – do you have a favorite quote from the ones shared here? I think #5 is my favorite….
I also pose that question again – where do you get your wisdom from?
I get mine from different resources as I hunt and scan in order to feed my perspective with wisdom…. 🙂