The P.A.

A weekly address from Patrick Adams,
President of St. Louis Community Credit Union

Top 10 Ways to Control Your Destiny at Work

On March 29th, 2010, posted in: Uncategorized by

We’ve got enough unemployment!  Currently, we have nearly 10% of the workforce sitting on the sidelines.  That’s about twice what it should be and devastating to our economy.  Unfortunately, there may be more to come.  Enough is enough!

Here are some tips to insure your boss sees you as too valuable to let go.  Consider this a public service announcement in order to help keep people working.  All kidding aside, practice these 10 things listed below, and you will increase your stock and lead your boss in a different direction (away from you) when “job cuts” become the topic of conversation:

Doing vs. Talking

On March 22nd, 2010, posted in: Uncategorized by

On the back of a tiny blue book jacket found in a corner bookstore in a place a thousand miles away from here, I found five lines and 28 words that reminded me of why I get up and go to the Credit Union every day.  Our work is bigger than our jobs, and every once in awhile, a good reminder serves to re-energize and recalibrate one’s attention to doing what is right.


Big Bank Abandons $40 Cup of Coffee – and Many Customers, too

On March 15th, 2010, posted in: Uncategorized by

There’s a giant bank in this country that announced last week that they are not going to charge their overdraft fee of $35 per debit transaction that goes below zero.  You are not to interpret that move as a gift from this behemoth bank – to the contrary.  This could play out as a worse scenario than exists today if you happen to be one of those good people who need to go below zero on occasion – you know, when the money runs out before the month does.  Stuff happens and sometimes you need to cover your tracks.


The Power of Perspective is the Great Equalizer

On March 8th, 2010, posted in: Uncategorized by

Have you ever had a bad day that took a wrong turn and ended up being a bad week?  I just had one.  How many stop lights are in the area?  Lots – I stopped at them all.  Texting drivers are too many to count.  Everything I said was far from silver-tongued; more like clay.  And speaking of my tongue, I bit a hole right in it.  I’ve been eating for almost 53 years (teeth working around the tongue with little upset), but during this less than endearing week just past, I chose to chomp into it like it was a new arrival to the ingestion process.  What the heck is happening?


Make Room For What Really Matters In Life

On March 1st, 2010, posted in: Uncategorized by

I love learning something new.  You’re never too old.  I’m going to share a great story about a mayonnaise jar, some golf balls and a couple of cups of coffee.  I didn’t make up the story, but I’m thrilled to share it.  I only get credit for spreading the best lesson I’ve learned in a long, long time.  Enjoy!