I'd like to start by sharing a passage from Charles Swindoll entitled "Attitude":
The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important that the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company, a church, a home.
The remarkable thing is that we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past. We cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude.
I am convinced that life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent how I react to it. And so it is with you. We are in charge of our attitudes.
Now, let me ask you this, what topic could you read hundreds of books on and never get bored? Or, what could you see yourself doing for a few years without getting paid? If you had financial abundance to do anything, what would you spend your time doing?
In a world of inspirational podcasts, books, and TED Talks, what you're passionate about doesn't have to be work related. Of course, it helps if you can find something about your job that you like and if you can make profit off of it that's even better. Passion is an emotion that motivates. To be motivated, one first needs to care. Find something that you love and do it simply because you want to.
With passion comes happiness - do what you are passionate about and your odds of making a living from that passion are exponentially greater at succeeding in turning your passion into a living.
Your Escondido Chamber can help. We have the resources to guide you along your chosen path. You are not alone.
James Rowten (JR)
CHAMBER EVENTS & SPONSORED EVENTS
Get ready for a Starlit Gala...the 109th Annual Installation & Awards Dinner is almost here!
Come celebrate with Chamber Members, business executives, and community leaders as we honor the Stars of Escondido, and install the new Chamber Board of Directors and Ambassadors. Your evening will include a complimentary cocktail, hors d' oeuvres, live music from Trade Secret, and a special dinner with a thematic flair!
This year is another stellar list of deserving award winners, our Stars of Escondido, and here are the Honorees:
- Business Leader of the Year: John Masson
- Entrepreneur of the Year: Vinklectic
- Community Organization: USA Multicultural
- Family Owned Business: O'Sullivans Irish Pub
- Community Enhancement: Oasis Senior Services
- Friend of Education: California Center for the Arts
- Community Volunteer: Kitty Aeling
- Jack Raymond Civic Engagement: Ashley Iverson
- Ambassador of the Year: Jenny Dicorato
- Board Member of the Year: Christine Antione
- Rookie Board Member of the Year: Jayde Olin
- Legacy Award: Kevin S. Svetich, CLU
We'd also like to recognize our amazing Sponsors for making this event happen:
- Hawthorne Bros. Toolshed Rental & Sales
- Integral Communities
- Aelott Air Conditioning
- Escondido Charitable Foundation
- Banner Bank
- Rancho Computer Networks
A Starlit Gala
Friday, June 14th
5:30pm - 9:00pm
California Center for the Arts, Museum
ESCONDIDO LOCAL NEWS & HAPPENINGS
Little School & Former Employee Both Turn 100 Years Old in June
San Pasqual Union School turns 100 this year and the celebration being planned includes a special surprise for former students. The "Little School in the Valley" in Escondido has had many faculty and staff over the years, but only one staff member can say they served the school for over 70 years. Remarkably, that employee plans to attend the big shindig on June 22nd.
Jane Trussell, former teacher, principal, and superintendent of San Pasqual Union School District, is coincidentally also celebrating her 100th birthday in 2019, making the anniversary party a dual celebration. Trussell served the school from the 1940's until finally taking a break in 2010. The party for both the little school and for Mrs. Trussell will begin on Saturday, June 22nd from 2:00 PM until 7:00 PM.
Keeping Promises, Spending Wisely
The Governor just released his "May Revise," which updates the preliminary budget he released in January to serve as a discussion starter leading up to the legislative deadline for final budget approval on June 15th.
There's a lot to like in the Governor's
$214 billion budget proposal. First of all, raising the child tax credit to help families cope with our skyrocketing cost of living deserves support. And with California's population expected to expand to 50 million by 2030, decades-old infrastructure including dams, reservoirs and water
conveyance systems that were built for half our current population are rapidly becoming obsolete. Dedicating part of California's $21.5 billion surplus toward one-time investments in infrastructure makes a lot of sense.