Message # 124 This is a Test…

This message is especially dedicated to the amazing Barbara Hillary (Left), who at age 75 was the only African-American woman to cross the North Pole. Oh, and it was right after she beat lung cancer.

I met Barbara yesterday, and even if I didn’t know about her amazing feat, I could tell by her energy and passion that she had a winner’s mindset. Every one of YOU has a winning mindset inside of you…don’t wait until you have energy and passion to so something, you can start today! It’s not about comparing yourself to Barbara Hillary, it’s about comparing yourself to your old self. Strive for constant improvement.

Barbara Hillary needed extraordinary concentration skiing across the North Pole. YOU need to have extraordinary concentration in whatever you do, whether it’s playing tennis, in the classroom, at your job, cooking, speaking to someone, etc. The following questions will test your focus…

1. One child playing on a beach has 4 1/2 sand piles. Another child has 2 1/4 sand piles. They decide to put all the sand piles together. How many sand piles do they have?

2. A farmer has 17 sheep. All but 9 died. How many were left?

3. A clerk in a butcher shop is 5′ 10″ tall. What does he weigh?

4. I have in my hand two U.S. coins that total 30 cents. One of them is not a nickel. What are the two coins?

5. How many three-cent stamps in a dozen?

6. A doctor is about to operate on a little boy. “This boy is my son,” exclaims the doctor. The doctor is correct, yet the doctor is not the boy’s father. What’s going on?

7. Do they have July 4th in England?

8. How many mistakes can you find with the following sentence?

Their are five mistaiks in this sentence.

9. Two men play five games of checkers, and each wins the same number of games. There are no draws. How can this be?

10. Divide 30 by half and add 10. What is the answer?


1. 1

2. 9

3. Meat

4. One quarter and one nickel. One of them isn’t a nickel, but the OTHER is.

5. Twelve

6. The doctor is the boy’s mother.

7. Yes, they just don’t celebrate it.

8. Three

9. They were playing different people.

10. 70 (divide it by half, not 2)

“To do two things at once is to do neither.”Publilius Syrus

“One thought driven home is better than three left on base.” – James Liter

Thank you, Barbara Hillary, for being an inspiration to all.

Thanks for reading.

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