Paul's Blog

It's All About the Foundation

I got up at 4:45 a.m. this morning to get ready for my workout. Before you think I'm crazy or dedicated or any other similar adjective, I must disclaim my recent workout history sucks. I'm training for the Timberman 70.3 (formerly called a Half Ironman) in New Hampshire in August. I'm supposed to be training 6 days a week or so. I'm surprised (delighted) if I get in 2 or 3. Why? Well, I could list a lot of excuses but they would all likely be surface displays of deeper thinking, beliefs, and habits that I have or have created. And that is the basis for this post. What you see on the surface of anyone's life is a results of how they think, what they believe (their filters), and the habits they've created as a result. Want to change your results? Start by changing your thinking. (That, and get out of bed when your alarm clock sounds.)

Midtown Networking Event

If you're a business owner or professional looking to grow your business and expand your reach, you need to meet other people. Smart people. Successful people. People who know people. (wink!)

The Midtown Networking Group is hosting just the event to help you do that!

It's their annual Spring Fling networking event on Wednesday, April 29 at 6:15 p.m.

Check out the PDF poster below for full details and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you're interested in attending.


House for Rent

For those who know me, I recently remarried and moved into my wife's house, one town over. I am now looking to rent my house.

Please enjoy a brief photo tour (please, no laughing at my amateur shots). For an appointment, call 516.216.4233 during business hours.

Here's the house as you drive up Frank Ave to Orchard St. Notice the one car garage. Also, a fenced in backyard.

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Food for Thought

I realize that pain is pain and it's hard to compare.

I thought I'd offer this tidbit anyway, given how "hard" we have it In America, what with the price of gas and food...

Four billion people around the world survive on incomes of less than $3,000 a year each. These people comprise 72 percent of the world’s population.

$3,000 a year!

How do you compare?

Make a Difference--It's Easy!

Have you been meaning to make a difference but haven't been able to figure out how? I have an idea while you're working on it.

Anne Bonfiglio is founder of Partnership for Student Advancement, a non-profit that helps high school students identify and pursue their true calling in work and life.

Why is her work so important?

Did you know that studies show over 70% of college graduates are not working in their chosen field of study? Did you also know that studies show over 70% of current workers are disengaged at work (meaning, they'd rather be doing something other than their job)?

Anne helps students start off on the right foot before college and before entering the workforce. Students must go through a rigorous application process to enter the program. They come out the other side knowing what they want to do and prepared to do it.

What's the rub?

Programs like this can't survive without the help of others -- that means you and me!

I've had the privilege of donating my time and expertise (and money) to her program. You can support it through a charitable, tax-deductible donation.

Help keep Anne's program alive. Help a student find the work that's right for them. That will make a difference in their life and in the lives of those they touch. And I'd venture to say, knowing you've made a difference in their lives will make a difference in your life, too.

Want to read more? See Anne's letter below...

Read more: Make a Difference--It's Easy!

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Paul K. McGinniss, PCC RPCC SBL MSHR
Leadership Development & Executive Coach