"Notes" of An Elder

You can make major changes in your life with minor changes in your thinking and behavior.

Nothing in life is of any value unless it is shared with others.

"Notes" of An Elder is a depository of pertinent information, knowledge and wisdom. Available weekly will be an elder's "thinking menu" for your use. Enjoy this bounty.

  • When you are so angry and feel like doing something negative, the best cure is to do something positive.

  • Be consistent, listen, learn and genuinely care.

  • A meaningful life lesson learned from life is always to be me. Only by being true to yourself can we be true to others.

  • Networking: Everyone seems to be there to get something rather than to give.

  • Conversations make space for the other person's voice.

  • Be a great person to work with.

  • During times of change, habits hinder rather than help.

  • Quality is far more important than quantity.


Secrets to a Fulfilling Day

  • Love your life.

  • Love yourself.

  • Love all human beings


  • Communication is not how and what we say; it is how we are heard.

  • Reading isn't something to be done once a week to check a box. It is something to do every day.

  • What is it you are willing to give up in order to get smarter?

  • Suspend judgment until you have heard both sides of a question.

  • There is no point in being wiser unless you use it for good ― with great power comes great responsibility.

  • You can make major changes in your life with minor changes in your thinking and behavior.

  • Interrogate whatever claims to be true since the truth can withstand any scrutiny.


Magic Question

What does a good day look like to you?


P.S. Searching for a book recommendation? Our team at The Daily Coach highly recommends Queen of the Negro Leagues: Effa Manley and the Newark Eagles by James Overmyer. The first woman inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, there was no one like Effa Manley in the sports world of the 1930s and 1940s. She was a sophisticated woman who owned a baseball team. She never shrank from going head to head with men, who dominated the ranks of sports executives. That her life story remained unchronicled for so long can only be attributed to one thing: her team, the Newark Eagles, belonged to the Negro Leagues.