Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Vegas Cruiser

Vegas Cruiser, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Life Lessons

1. To thine own self be true.
2. All leaders are passionate about their beliefs, even the ones you don’t like.
3. Trust your gut after you have listened, studied and learned from those with a diverse range of opinions.
4. You never know who is watching, so work as hard as you can regardless of the assignment.
5. Don’t stay in your comfort zone too long.
6. As my grandmother would say: put yourself in the path of lightning.
7. Be flexible because opportunities rarely knock at the most opportune moments.
8. Take time to be kind to everyone.
9. Focus on your priorities.
10. In order to lead, someone must follow.
11. Effective leadership depends on your ability to connect and motivate people, not on your title, position or power.
12. Set high standards for yourself and your team (lead by example).
13. Take the time to develop personal relationships all along the way, and really cultivate those upon whom you depend. In order for them to help you, they must know you. And you must know what will motivate them. Nurture them so they can help you lead. They must believe in not just your ideas, but you.
14. Good will matters.
15. Women are particularly good at listening and studying their audience.
16. Have the courage to make tough decisions.
17. When you lead, not everyone will follow, and that’s okay.
18. You will fail. Don’t take your failures or your success too seriously. Learn to laugh at yourself. Trust me. It helps.
19. Affiliate yourself with worthy institutions, lead by good people who share your core values.
20. You can have it all, just not at the same time, and in the proportions you may want.
21. To those who much is given, much is expected.

from Valerie Jarrett's Life Lesson list

Dawn over the Vegas Strip

Dawn over the Vegas Strip, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

New York Steak, Vegas Style

New York Steak, Vegas Style, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Vegas Graveyard Special. 4 bux at the California Hotel, downtown Las Vegas.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Las Vegas Metro Police

Las Vegas Metro Police, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Everyody deserves a second chance

Today's horrorscope sed:

The mistakes you've made in the past are all in the past! So to spend time regretting them today is a monumental waste of your time, especially if you are trying to set goals for your future. Because when you're thinking about what to do next in your life, you have to put what you've already done in your life out of your mind. Be careful starting new projects when you're in a reflective frame of mind, because you won't be able to be objective. You'll shy away from things you shouldn't fear.

Im putting old relationships behind. Old limitations. Old feelings.

I really do feel like a new man here in Las Vegas. Well, refurbished.

As Bugsy Seigel would say "Everybody deserves a second chance".