Newsletter Steven Ferry

The Modern Butlers’ Journal, November 2018, Message from the Chairman

Steven FerryMessage from the Chairman

by Steven Ferry

Much has been happening at our end, and in the world in general. Spent more time in airplanes than anywhere else, and continue to be impressed with how long it takes to move from one point of the globe to another, compared with say 300 years ago! Rather than bore you with our deeds and misdeeds, I thought I’d share one of my favorite quotations:

“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way.

Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.”

William Hutchison Murray

The Institute is dedicated to raising service standards by broadly disseminating the mindset and superior service expertise of that time-honored, quintessential service provider, the British Butler, updated with modern people- skills, and adapted to the needs of modern employers and guests in staffed homes, luxury hotels, resorts, spas, retirement communities, jets, yachts & cruise ships around the world.