Rusty and Trent Willmon, Ken Williams, Lizzie May Hager, Billie and me
Do You Like Contests?
Last weekend I joined in a a contest to set a new record for the world’s biggest float trip. We drove up to New Braunfels, TX, and joined Billie’s sons and their partners to participate in an event organized by Roger Creager. Apparently, the record was held by Minnesota with 251 tubes tied together for five minutes: We planned to bring it to Texas. Continue reading →
A few weeks ago I was offered a brief consulting assignment in the Middle East. Well, apart from a short visit to Beirut many years ago, I have never spent time in the Middle East. So, naturally, I was eager to enjoy the experience.
The interesting part, though, is a takeaway I brought back on communication problems. I have always believed myself to be a pretty good communicator: generally people understand what I’m saying, even though they might not agree with me. But then, I’m mostly dealing with people whose first language is English. Continue reading →
Purpose, Passion, and Profit – 6 Questions for You
With many options for vocations, how do we choose where to focus our efforts for creating viable sources of income? “Oh-look-something-shiny” seems to affect many of us, and each carrot dangled just out-of-reach looks juicier than the one we longed-for last week. What should we consider before jumping on still another “wonderful opportunity”?
Having been lured by a succession of chart presentations featuring dollar $igns and circles (with the top circle labeled “YOU”), most of us have been assured that we indeed can become Top Circle, collecting overrides on the other circles’ efforts. As new associates, we strive to understand the compensation plan, talk to strangers, attend multiple seminars, and keep in touch with our “upline” … So, why have we failed to build huge, sustainable organizations of living circles?
I also took massive inaction (LOL!) sitting in a bus for over two hours when most of the streets were blocked with parades! It turned out that San Antonio chose last week to hold a major fiesta to fill the gap between Easter and May 5 (Cinco de Mayo). Everybody and his uncle was out …
Everybody wants to get better at something, whether it’s to lose weight, run faster, make more money, be healthier or play a better game of golf. What do you want to get better at or from? What if you could do this by playing a game?
Soon after Alan and Billie retired, we moved to a Caribbean island where we had built a home to retire to. We put our US home on the market and prepared to settle down to a life of scuba diving and hanging out on the beach with friends. Everybody’s dream, right?
It lasted about six months before we realized that all this was not enough. Maybe some people can live that way, but not us. We also found that most of our friends became seriously involved either in their own businesses or in volunteer work.
Chromecast is a neat dongle designed to convert a regular TV into a smart TV. At $35, I decided it was worth a try, so I bought one last week. Before I review it, let me describe what I wanted it for, because my setup and needs may be different from yours. Continue reading →