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Don’t wait… tomorrow may be too late!

I have a framed certificate in my home office that says, “In grateful memory of Wayland Eugene Causey who died in the service of his country at Port Chicago, California. 17 July 1944. He stands in the broken lines of patriots who have dared to die that freedom might live, and grow, and increase its blessings. Freedom lives, and through it, he lives – in a way that humbles the undertakings of most men. Signed Franklin Roosevelt, President if the United States. 

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I never knew my grandfather but I am thankful to have this print to remind us of his sacrifice and impact he had on our country. So many times we have intentions to meet someone for lunch, attend an event, or share our thoughts of gratitude with a friend or colleague that has helped on our journey, but we put it off thinking we have all of the time in the world… and one day look up and find it’s too late!

Last Saturday, my wife and I invited my brother and his wife to dinner with my mom and dad for a Mother’s Day weekend dinner to spend some quality time celebrating this great lady. It was impromptu, but my older brother and his wife dropped what they were doing and made time to join us. We just never know how long we get to spend time with our family and friends.

The following Thursday my brother’s wife Stephanie suddenly passed away. Our hearts broke for Mark and his family. As I read all of the wonderful things friends and family members had to say about her and the impact she made on their lives via text, emails and Facebook, I wondered, “did she know how all of these people felt about her? Did they tell her how she touched them while she was with us? I’m sure many did express the impact she made on their life, but many may not have and just assumed she knew.

Why do we wait to share the small ways people impact us – our gratitude? 

Today, I am grateful. I am standing on the shoulders of so many giants including my grandfather Wayland Eugene Causey and all of the brave men and women who sacrificed their lives for our country and paved the way for each of us to have freedom…

I am also grateful for my brother Mark for paving the way for me to move to Dallas and have many of the opportunities I have today to be a business leader helping families with relocation services. I’m thankful for his mentoring over the last 30 plus years modeling the way  of a leader, a husband, a father, brother, and most importantly of a friend.

In chapter 9 of the book Find Your Lane titled “The Lane of Fulfillment”, I share a story called “if I make it to the pro football hall of fame” in which I expressed my gratitude for some of the people that have made positive impact on my life. It was great time of reflection for me, as well as sharing my gratitude with others.

Now it’s your time… Who do you need to share your gratitude with? Don’t wait… Let them know today! Have a great Memorial Day and God Bless the USA!

Call to Action: Make a list of 3 people that helped you get to where you are today and send them a note. Mail, email, or just text to say thank you. It will make impact!

 Quote of the Week… “One Life can and always does, change the world” (John O’Leary)

 This has been A Relocation Minute on “Don’t wait share gratitude today” with Bruce Book Cover Find Your Lane FRONTWaller, For more information, call 972-389-5673, or email bwaller@goarmstrong.com or check out our my social media Facebook and Twitter page.

Also, check out www.BruceWaller.com for review my latest leadership book “Find Your Lane” on sale at Amazon!




What is success to you?

In his new book, Million Dollar Habits, Brian Tracy defines success as follows:

“Success is the ability to live your life the way you want to love it, doing what you most enjoy, surrounded by people you admire and respect.”

I absolutely love this. It doesn’t say anything about money or fame… it’s about living life the way you want it. Yes, money gives you options and fame often gives you a platform to share your message, but at the end of the day… it’s about how you want to live your life. 

This is the essence of my book, Find Your Lane… the ability to navigate your career that gives you a chance to experience success as described above. It starts with you. I call it maintaining your vehicle, which is the importance of investing in yourself. If you want to experience success, then you must find a way to define what it means to you…

Here are 3 things that may help you on your journey…

  1. Perspective… Be intentional each day by creating time in the morning or evening to read and think about whats important to you. This will lead to fresh ideas and strategies to apply for acceleration in your career.
  2. Plan. Be purposeful and invest time to plan and set goals each week that will be most  meaningful. Invest 15 minutes to review expected outcomes at end of each day. It is like planning your road map on a trip. It will make the difference in your results.
  3. People. In my book, I call this “Investing in your people zone“. Be purposeful and open minded as you connect with people. Find common threads and look for ways to be open minded and transparent to help each other. Remember that “Your network will be your net worth”. Relationships really do matter!

Quote of the week: “When you learn, teach. When you get, give.” -Maya Angelou

Call to Action: What is your definition of success? Write it down and share with others… I would really enjoy hearing your perspective! Send me an email bwaller@goarmstrong.com

This has been A Relocation Minute on “what is success ” with Bruce Waller, For more information, call 972-389-5673, or email bwaller@goarmstrong.com or check out my social media Facebook and Twitter page.

Also, check out http://www.BruceWaller.com for review my latest leadership book “Find Your Lane” on sale at Amazon, or Barnes and Noble. Available on Kindle edition too!

Did you know? The Diane McClendon Scholarship can make Impact in HR!

In my new book “Find Your Lane”, Chapter 8 is titled “Making The Most Of Your Journey”. The chapter of the book is about serving others in the workplace and in your community. One of the subtitles is “10 ideas that can make impact. Some of these ideas include: Connecting people, Sharing resources, and Nominating someone deserving for an award. As I think about this, I think about DallasHR’s Inaugural Diane McClendon HR Scholarship.

Today, I want to share this information with you. Please review and share this post with others that might be interested in this HR award of excellence too. It will make impact! 

DallasHR, a local SHRM chapter in Dallas is dedicated to developing human resource professionals to better align their functions within their organizations with their company’s overall strategic goals. To that end, DallasHR created the Diane McClendon Scholarship, which recognizes human resource professionals who have demonstrated a commitment to the field of HR through the pursuit of professional achievement and community outreach. This award is designed to assist the recipient’s professional growth through educational and networking opportunities afforded through DallasHR membership and attendance at The HRSouthwest Conference.

The selected applicant will receive:

  1. Full registration to The HRSouthwest Conference (http://hrsouthwest.com/)
  2. Three (3) nights of complimentary lodging at an official Conference hotel during the year the award is granted.
  3. One-year renewal of DallasHR membership

The namesake of the scholarship, Diane McClendon, served as the executive director of DallasHR and The HRSouthwest Conference for 14 years, retiring in early 2016. The positive impact she has had on the organization left its mark…and all who worked alongside her are better people because of her leadership.

  • Applicants must meet the following criteria:
    Minimum three (3) years of experience working as (and currently) a human resource practitioner
  • Current member of DallasHR (at the time of submission and selection
  • Holds a current HRCI (PHR, SPHR or GPHR) or SHRM (SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP) certification
  • Please note: current DallasHR and HRSWC board members are not eligible for this scholarship

Application deadline is Friday, August 11, 2017

You can access the application by clicking this link below… http://www.dallashr.org/DallasHR/Career_Resources/Awards/DMC_Scholarship.aspx

Call to action: Click the link, and invest a few minuted to complete the online application for a deserving HR leader in the industry that meets the qualifications listed. It will make major impact for you both!

For more information on my book, “Find Your Lane”, visit www.BruceWaller.com 

This has been “A Relocation Minute” on “Diane McClendon Scholarship” with Bruce Waller, for more information on relocation resources call 972-389-5673, or email bwaller@goarmstrong.com You can also follow me on Twitter too https://twitter.com/BruceWaller