In the 1970s, my Dad said, "Ann took a Vow of Poverty" I had no idea what he was talking about. I did not know what "a Vow" meant. https://www.annemanuele.com/ann-took-a-vow-of-poverty/
Maybe they were never hungry, cold, or only had a few cents in their pockets? Never had to do layaway? Never had to do or experience a lot of things https://www.annemanuele.com/a-trundle-foam-mattress-and-a-cubbie/
Do I really need a Priesthood card to make a difference? Should I take the calling even when I disagree https://www.annemanuele.com/called-into-the-priesthood/
Church Is Not Going to Kill You - I never advocate not going to church. My church experience growing up was a good one. It must have been because a lot of my stories are about attending Sunday services and the observations of a child, who was a good preacher, and who needed the Dale Carnegie course. See Blog Post with Podcast
The Highway is Calling. I wonder if my grandmothers felt the call of the road. If they did, it would have been a red dirt road. My Aunt told me a story about a great-great-grandmother and a preacher who came to visit my grandmother to encourage her to go to church. She had many, many children. See Blog Post with Podcast
Indiana Morning - How Great Thou Art - On my way across Indiana, the sun was coming up in the east. A beautiful freezing fog was above the highway, maybe about 5 or 6 feet high and a foot or so off the road. See Blog Post with Podcast
A Less Complicated Life - Less is more, Laughter is the greatest Remedy, and Learning from someone else's life can remind us of our own Happiness. See Blog Post with Podcasts
The Love of a Mother - A story of The Love of a Mother. When I was a child, I would listen intently to Sunday sermons, and I knew who would take all day to get to the point and who would be entertaining. I remember the feeling of wanting to crawl on the floor; some sermons were so boring. See Blog Post with Podcast
Those Dishes Are Gonna Be There When We Get Back - In this story, I share a "sales tool," which works in the workplace or our daily lives. Deciding to make change little by little, not feeling like you have to tackle everything, learn everything, change everything, but instead methodically making change at our own pace.
I learned the One Thing around 30 years ago. It is time to pull it out and dust it off. In sales, the change might be a simple process or step that you are forgetting or you may not be comfortable with, and so you either avoid it or mismanage the process.
In life, it can be our family time, our time with our precious children, or catching up with old friends. See Blog Post with Podcast
In All Labor, There Is Profit - A story of how learning sales enhanced everything about my life. The importance of Shared Values and how learning what not to do can be more important than learning what to do. Listening more than you speak, confirming that what you are hearing is what you are hearing. And, Sharpening your Saw Daily. See Blog Post with Podcast