As a Man Thinketh …

“As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he” by James Allen, 1902, based on a verse in the book of Proverbs from the King James Bible.

My thinking is affected, if not inspired, by what I hear, see and read.  I think this is true for everyone.  Since what I listen to, watch and read impacts my personal and professional development, it is my responsibility to monitor and choose quality in the way of music, video and reading material if I want quality results to be manifested in my life and career.

Lately, my reading list (which appears in part on my LinkedIn profile) consists of books relating to the law of attraction, how to live, and self correction.  I find myself reflecting and resting in the selected writings of Beop Jeong (a contemporary Buddhist monk)  while wrestling with trying to get out of my own way using the “clearing techniques” author Joe Vitale writes about in several of his books.

What have I learned from these readings?  It is true that I am my own worst enemy, but I am also my own best teacher.  I alone am the master and commander of my life with the power and responsibility to set my compass and direction.

I recognize that I have a lot to learn and I do not know what I do not know.  Reading about something does not impart a full knowledge in and of itself.  Once it is applied or experienced first hand it becomes known.  Learning comes by way of doing, living and experiencing.

What are you learning today that helps you deliver a better hospitality experience for your guests?  Please share your learning experience with me by contacting


About HospitalityEducators

I am Publisher and Co-Founder of My background is in management, banking and finance with a Master's Degree concentration in Human Resources Management. In addition, I am a hospice volunteer in Phoenix, Arizona.
This entry was posted in Professional Development, What You Need to Know and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s