Author Archive for michellemstanley

Priorities and Perspective

Writing to you from the farm in Persia, Iowa. While visiting my Mother, I had an opportunity to spend an evening in the local bar with many of the local townsfolk. How refreshing! I spend most of my time in the city with all of it’s hustle and bustle and the rest of the chaos of the business rat race.

Yesterday evening, I got to sit with some of the most down to earth folks. They talked all about the corn and soy forecasts and the woes of cattle farming. I got a crash course on tractors before the libations began to kick in and the stories of the people and the local history began.

I heard the story of a man who had lived for over 90 years without ever traveling more than 60 miles away, the couples married since their teens and I really enjoyed how they talked of all of their family that are all still around them. When the topics of the things not so pleasant, like the family with a son addicted to drugs, the illnesses, the financial problems from a bad season, etc. these were all met with a very calming shift to the positives, thankfulness and appreciation for all that is good.

I really wish I could have taken some pictures from in the bar but I didn’t want to be the out of place city slicker. It has helped me a little bit to once again try to make sure that I focus on what is most important in life, to surround myself with open and real people and to always be thankful and show appreciative for all that I have.

Happy Holidays to you all

Walter Cornett


We ALL Need Helpers

It was great to spend some time just relaxing with friends and family. It also gave me the opportunity to spend some time reflecting.

I am constantly working on myself, my goals and the path on which I am following. I also make sure that I have people in my life that I can talk to in order to help me through all of this. Whether it’s accountability partners, friends in business, family or mentors, it’s important to me to seek advice and input from them. It’s from a business coach I had almost 10 years ago that much of the direction of which I took my last business. Who do you go to for help?

Now, I enjoy helping others find their direction. It is incredibly gratifying to help someone else better understand where they are and to help them find new direction and a better path. After so many years of only seeking advice I am now thankful to be able to share it.

Have fun, seek help and share your experiences with other.

Walter Cornett
My Success Is Your Success

Gratitude and Giving

The holidays are here! I do hope that everyone is able to enjoy some quality time with family and friends this Thanksgiving. I am looking forward to multiple visits, family drives and good times.

With so much focus time, money and success its not always so easy to slow down and take time to reflect on all that we should be thankful for. I’m glad that we have a holiday just for this purpose. I look forward to seeing a lot of social media post filled with thankful and appreciative messages and family pictures.

Let’s all take a moment and see if we can give someone else something to be thankful for. Be aware of those that may not have anywhere to go or anyone to spend thanksgiving with and spend some time with them. If you can’t do it on Thanksgiving day, you have Friday, Saturday and Sunday to make it happen!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Walter Cornett,
My success is your success!