Success Seminar was a Success

Success Seminar was a Success

The Abilene Black Chamber was the sponsor of a success seminar held at the Highland Church of Christ on April 21, 2011.The speakers were Terrance Thomas, Floyd Miller and Robert Criner.Thomas will graduate from McMurry in May. He has written a book titled “We Must Fail to Succeed.” Thomas plans to move to Philadelphia after graduation to begin a career as a Motivational Speaker and coach. He told the audience that a pivotal decision for him was not following his mother to Austin after she got out of prison. His brother followed their mother to Austin and became a user and pusher of drugs, which lead to his imprisonment.{{more}}Miller, a Financial Consultant, gave a Power Point Presentation dealing with Christians and their finances. His discussions were based mainly on the proverbs. One of the Proverbs was “Do not be a man who strikes hands in pledge or puts up security for debts; if you lack the means to pay, your very bed will be snatched from under you,” Proverbs 22:26-27. Miller said there’s a reason people need co-signers, so they need to be very careful about going on Christopher Sanchez with Townsquare Media and Terrance Thomas. Photo provided by Terrance Thomas.someone’s note. Miller said that he plans to continue doing Christian and Finance seminars throughout the area.Robert Criner, better known as “Mr. Enthusiasm,” encouraged the crowd to engage in some positive self talk. Criner really focused on the Optimist Creed and encouraged everyone to commit to reading it aloud 3 times a day for 3 days. He said that a person would feel a change in their lives for the better if they did it. We have included The Optimist Creed for your reading. Criner asked the group to share which line or lines challenged them the most in the Creed. Everyone left inspired and was looking forward to the next seminar.The Optimist Creed Promise Yourself…* To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.* To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet.* To make all your friends feel there is something in them.* To look at the sunny side of everything and make your Optimism come true.* To think only of the best, to work only for the best and to expect only the best.* To be just as enthusiastic about the success of other as you are about your own.* To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.* To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.* To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.* To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble. Robert Criner and Terrance Thomas. Photo provided by Terrance Thomas.