The Glass Block Story: Patience Pays Off

Written by Anne Alexander

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Yet, we agreed, none were very aesthetically pleasing in our desire to create an uplifting, beautiful environment that would positively affect our daily performance and happiness.

To stimulate our idea process, we went torepparttar local home improvement monster box store and cruisedrepparttar 142980 aisles, trying to come up with a good solution. No luck.

Finally, frustrated and back home again, I noticedrepparttar 142981 glass block I had in my office. It simply sat on my window sill since I had nowhere to install it, but I had loved it for years. Was there some way to userepparttar 142982 block?

We quickly discovered thatrepparttar 142983 spacing was almost perfect – one column of glass block on either side would fillrepparttar 142984 gaps perfectly. The wave pattern made it so, while light came through, we didn’t really see what was outside, just some color.

Now we wondered how we would stack a column of blocks, without mortar. It turns out they make a plastic insert for just that purpose – dry-stacking glass blocks.

We bought some blocks and inserts and you would think thatrepparttar 142985 window had been specifically planned for this purpose. I was amazed! The solution was perfect. Yet, in my initial rush to solverepparttar 142986 problem, I would never have come up with this.

It was a wonderful lesson to me to: 1) take enough time to come up withrepparttar 142987 best solution, and 2) put your head together with one or more others to guarantee better solutions.

In this action-oriented culture, there isn’t much value placed on patience. Let us be wise and not make that mistake.

Anne Alexander is a coach who works with business owners, executives and professionals as their strategic partner to grow their business or career, improve their effectiveness and reach their goals. For Anne's free, popular 8 part e-course "Maximize Your Professional Success," send a blank email to or visit

Do You Know What's The #1 Success Secret Is?

Written by Patric Chan

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Do you see yet whatrepparttar number one success secret is?

You must take action! You must put your ideas into play.

You will not be successful if you don’t take action. You can have as many ideas as you want, read as many books as you want, listen to motivational tapes, and watch inspirational speakers, but if you do not act on what you learn, you will not be successful.

It really is that simple.

If you have a great idea but stand still with it, nothing will happen. You have to walk—or better yet, run!—with your idea to make it happen.

After all, who was successful withrepparttar 142979 dog snack idea?

Was it my friend, who quite possibly hadrepparttar 142980 idea first, or was it her friend’s husband, who actually followed through withrepparttar 142981 idea?

The person who takes action will be successful.

I know that it can be difficult to take action, especially if you are used to not doing so. It can be very hard to break out ofrepparttar 142982 bad habit of inaction.

You’ll need to have continous improvement to achieve it. If you want to know how and where you can gain continous self-improvement resources, email me at patric(AT)

Take action now.

To your success,

Patric Chan CEO,

This article is written by Patric Chan, CEO of and author of 'How To Make More Money Easily'. Discover the 5 wealth lessons on how to make more money and work less in 'How To Make More Money Easily'.

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