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I’m still around…

Wow, it's been a long time since I've blogged. I just wanted to get a post up here to let everyone know that even though I'm not throwing up blog posts or firing off many tweets or facebook posts that I'm still around. Have been extremely busy so far this year w/ Farmers Business Network. This has turned out to be one of the funnest rides I've ever … [Read more...]

Kindergarten, here we come!

I’m sitting here eating lunch and thinking about how quickly this day has snuck up on us, we meet his kindergarten teacher tonight and he begins his educational journey. I hope he takes it seriously and acquires an appetite for learning. He has a blank slate right now, it won’t be much longer —and that’s exciting as a parent to watch. … [Read more...]

Manageable Email Volume w/ Unroll.me

There's an old saying that you can't teach an old dog new tricks, well that's probably true in some regards --but I haven't quite hit that point in my life yet where I can't still improve upon or become more efficient in things that I do daily. Well, chalk this up to being more efficient. I've had friends tell me about unroll.me over the years but … [Read more...]

Video: The Strangest Secret – Earl Nightingale

My team and I have been doing some professional development training recently and we've had some really cool curriculum. I wouldn't say that I've learned anything that I haven't heard before, but I think I'm able to absorb a lot of the information better now for some reason. This video is an archive of an old recording by Earl Nightingale from the … [Read more...]

Eisenhower’s Quadrant for Time Management…

I've actually seen this a handful of times in the past while attending seminars, training, etc., but I'm not sure that it's ever resonated w/ me as well as it did this past month when our company started doing some time management training through a 3rd party. The "Eisenhower Method" stems from a quote attributed to Dwight D. Eisenhower: "I have … [Read more...]

Grain Truck Driver -vs- Overpass #hitpeoplewithsticks

This happened at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 4, according to the Montreal Gazette. The truck was traveling along Highway 40 with its trailer completely raised when it smashed into a pedestrian bridge. The contents of the trailer were scattered all over the road, and pieces of the trailer became embedded in the bridge. The highway was closed as a … [Read more...]

Lots to be thankful for…

Have you ever had 100 things going on at once and then finally you get everything finished and then you take a deep breath? Well, that's where I am today. Two weeks ago this past Saturday we received the phone call we'd been waiting on for 3 years, we had a kidney! Donna and I just sat in our living room and stared at each other for a few minutes … [Read more...]

Successful -vs- Unsuccessful People

I recently ran across this graphic and thought it presented some valid points, some of you may have already seen it since I shared it on my Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter accounts. As I've mentioned before, the reason I blog these days isn't so much for me to exchange ideas w/ others as it is for me to leave thoughts for my son to ponder when he's … [Read more...]

Remembering Lance Russell

Note: If you were a fan of Memphis Wrestling I highly recommend my friend, Mark James, Books! I woke up early this morning to a barrage of messages on my phone from my "wrestling buddies" offering condolences and tributes to Lance Russell, the legendary announcer that was the voice of "Memphis Rasslin'" back in the day. Lance had a very … [Read more...]

Update on Donna’s Kidney Transplant

I've had several people reach out to get an update on Donna so I thought I figured it was time to update the blog with the latest news on our journey toward a kidney transplant. Currently, she's still on peritoneal dialysis, she hooks up every night around 10pm and unhooks each morning about 4am. As a lot of you that have been keeping up are … [Read more...]