• Rich and Traci at the Gaylord
    at the Gaylord 2012

Full Time – Work From Home – How Did I Get Here?

Like 95% of most people who were trying to start some type of home business, my goal was to some day work from home full time.  I knew it was how I worked best, and even though I had a full time teaching position at a great university, if it is not where your heart is… Anyway, for my birthday back in 2003, my wife gave me a little book…

18 pounds and counting

It’s not been as bad as I’d thought it would be.  I took about 16 days to go through the induction phase of the Atkins diet.  Atkins has received a lot of crap over the years because they misunderstand things.  The diet itself is actually not that harsh.  But, people believe the induction is the whole diet, when it’s not.  The 2 week induction is designed to get you moving…

Living Large, Living Out Loud!

Seth Barnes’ Blog (see the link on the right) today struck another chord with me.  Here is a portion of it: =========== Henry David Thoreau wrote, “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.” Though Thoreau was probably not a Christian, he recognized that life was valuable, and should be treated as such. Thoreau lived by this creed: I wanted to live deliberately. I wanted to live deep and…

Here I Go Again – Diet Time

Well, here I go again.  I’m tired of looking at myself in the mirror and seeing too much of me.  But, I’ve been down this road before.  It’s time for a change though.  Last night I was watching Extreme Makeover – Home Edition, and was watching a family where the father had died.  To watch the family without a father was enough for me to realize it’s time for a…

Another Reason To Work From Home

I run my office out of my home.  I have thought many times about renting out an office space in a strip mall where I could probably be more productive as a business man, but I’ll give up a little business in order to maintain my home office. Yesterday was another reason why I do it.  My oldest daughter got pretty sick and we had to take her to the…

Infomercials and Live Seminars

Lately I’ve had the notion to start attending the local live seminars that are held here in the Dallas area.  These are the free seminars that are promoted on TV Infomericals.  Here are a few that have been on TV over the last month that I have seen: Robert Allen Real Estate WizeTrade Red Light – Green Light Stock Trading Teach Me To Trade Some other real estate gurus Part…

Our Church’s Super Sunday

This coming Sunday in our church is going to be an exciting time.  I just got back from a meeting with about 80-90 people who are going to be baptized on Sunday.  Two people from my small group have asked me to baptize them.  It’s quite an honor. One of the things I was thinking through tonight as I was driving home was how much I can tend to get…

One of My Main Career Goals

All the major gurus are always asking, “What are your goals?”  Well, a guy whose newsletter I read reminded me of my goal this week. Colin wrote in his newsletter that he traveled all summer in his new RV (driving an RV is not my goal).  He basically took the summer off and logged a total of about 30 hours of work… for the entire summer!! My career goal is…