The official wedding count for Chapel Dulcinea in 2013 was 824 weddings. When I talk about the number of weddings performed each year at Chapel Dulcinea I usually say, “more than a thousand,” but it’s not because I’m lying.
I’m just telling the truth prematurely. We’ll soon be at 1,000+ per year. I’m certain of it.
If you make a declaration but you don’t believe it to be true, then you’re lying. But if you say a thing is true and you believe it to be true even though it hasn’t happened yet, “I’m there for you. I have your back, no matter what,” are you lying? Are you exaggerating? Or are you just telling the truth prematurely?
Faith is the substance of things hoped for. Happy endings are made of it.
Faith is the evidence of things not seen. It is proof of the invisible.
Hope is optimistic expectation.
Faith is hope with its sleeves rolled up.
Faith is hope wearing working gloves.
Faith is hope yanking the ripcord of a chainsaw.
Faith is hope with a hammer in its hand.
Faith speaks of that which is not yet as though it already were.
Faith requires commitment.
I have faith in the success of the companies for whom I write ads. I have faith in the abilities of my Wizard of Ads partners. I have faith that you will blossom like a rose when you visit Wizard Academy. I have faith that you will find what you need while you’re with us.
Faith requires commitment and commitment is a choice. It’s not something that arises within you like courage. It’s not something that comes upon you like fear. Commitment is simply a choice.
Are you willing to pay the price of commitment?
The things to which you must say “no” are the price of your commitment.
The things you must walk away from are the price of your commitment.
The things you will deny yourself are the price of your commitment.
Commitment comes at a price.
Do you have hope for the future?
Do you have faith in your plans?
Does your faith have a hammer in its hand?
Are you willing to pay the price of your commitment?
If you can give me four yesses I’ll tell you your future:
You’re going to have a fabulous 2014.
Roy H. Williams
APOLOGY TO DEAN ROTBART:
If you emailed me last week, alas, I did not receive it.
Check this out: NETWORK SOLUTIONS said one of my employee’s email accounts had been compromised so they suspended all our emails beginning on the morning of the 24th – Christmas Eve. This included all my Wizard of Ads Partners as well as all the employees in all five of my businesses. One would think “suspended” meant the emails were stacking up to be delivered later but no… they’re gone forever.
When Sean Taylor asked them why they didn’t contact us they said… wait for it… “We sent you an email.” We never received it, of course, since our ability to receive emails had been erased. Tech weasels seem to me to be a superior kind of stupid. I call it “smug stupid.”
Network Solutions is a paragon example of smug stupid. We will replace them as soon as we’ve figured out how best to facilitate that.
So if you sent a MondayMorningRadio promo, you’ll need to resend it. Or is this the week you’re making your assault on the Kangshung Face of Everest with Sir Richard Branson? When you told me about your upcoming hiatus, I forgot to write down the date.
Good morning, Roy.
Yesterday was Avital’s 17th birthday. And on Sunday, Maxwell graduated from college. Hard to believe.
(See attached photo for proof!)
Also attached is the description for this week’s edition of MondayMorningRadio.
Wishing you a happy and prosperous New Year.
P.S. Dante is constructing a special level just for idiots such as Network Solutions.
Janet Sanders, founder and CEO of Incom Direct, is an entrepreneurial rebel with a cause.
Down to her last $500 – and working out of the back of her home – Janet set out in 2002 to revolutionize the credit card processing industry. Her goal was to bring down the lofty price that merchants, such as she, were expected to fork over for the privilege of accepting MasterCard and Visa.
Today, Janet’s Incom Direct clears more than $2 billion annually in credit card charges and she has rewritten the industry’s playbook. Janet tells the story of her amazing journey – and the important lessons other entrepreneurs can learn from it – at MondayMorningRadio.com