Family

A New Generation – “Work From Home”

Found a great article that I had to pass along.  I included a snippet from the article and then a link to go and read the rest.  Very good stuff for you to reference. “For decades in American households the most dreaded morning sound was that of an alarm clock. Sometime between 6 and 7am a beep or radio music signaled that it was time to get up and head…

Restaurants I’ll Never Eat At Again

Have you ever been to a restaurant and had something gross you out so much that you can never go back, or something that irked you so bad, you’ll never go back?  Well, I had another hit my list tonight, and I won’t be back.  It never does any good to complain to the management (the last thing I want is a coupon for free food back at their restaurant),…

It’s All Mental

I was listening to an interview yesterday between Frank Kern and Gauher Chaudhry.  These are two guys who have made fortunes, 7-figure fortunes, on the Internet.  One of the comments that was mentioned in passing was “It’s hard to imagine not being able to make money on the Internet.”  They have been doing it so long, that so many of the things they do are second-nature.  If it was all…

Dallas Stars Take 2nd @ The Pinewood Derby

Just had our first ever Pinewood Derby.  We had a blast.  For almost a month, Josh and I have been working his Pinewood Derby car.  We sanded the wood with 400 grit sandpaper, polished the axles with 2000 grit paper, sanded the paint job down with 600 grit paper, and carefully placed weights within the car.  We also made a mess everywhere with adding graphite to the wheels and axles. …

My Business – From Part-Time to Full-Time

Driving home from the grocery store I saw that the new Italian pizza place was going to be closing.  I don’t think they’ve even been open two years. It’s not easy to make it past your 2nd year in business, let alone 5 or 10 years.  We are now in our 5th year in business at National-Leads.com, and so I thought I would reflect a bit on how we got…

What Do I Want To Be When I Grow Up?

The other day I was talking with my daughter.  In her jr. high English class they were having a debate with the question, “Is it the girl’s choice only, or is the guy’s and girl’s choice to get an abortion?”  She came and asked my advice.  I told her – You’ll never get the right answer if you ask the wrong question.  I then told her that sometimes, asking the…

Kind of Creepy

I worked with college age international students from Asia for about 6 years.  Many of them were from Japan and Taiwan.  They would come over to our home and play with our kids quite often… so much so that they began bringing them lots of Hello Kitty gifts… the real stuff from overseas.  Well, Hello Kitty just got a little creepy.  Check out this photo:

Kindergarten Graduation

Well, my youngest child just walked across the stage to get his diploma.  My oldest child just graduated from 8th grade, my middle child just finished 6th grade, and my son just graduated from kindergarten. You slowly begin to see the rest of your life.  I’ve always alluded life to a book.  Each book has many chapters, and as my son walked across the stage, I could hear the page begin…

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…

I Can Retire Now

Just started my son in golf lessons.  He has his 2nd lesson today.  5 years old.  He is a natural I tell you.  In fact, I think I can go ahead and retire because he is now my 401k. Check out that form!! FYI – at the age of 5 he is hitting the ball almost 100 yards from the tee on some of his good swings…. not too bad!! …

A Nice Weekend

It was about 104 degrees in Dallas on Saturday.  A dry heat, though, so it makes life a bit more tollerable… except for Friday.  My transmission blew on my red car in Corinth, TX.  That is about 50 miles away from where I live.  Rather than getting my car towed, I decided to try and drive it home…. in 1st gear (the only gear that would work).  It was fun.  It…

Let’s Get Started

Alright, we are under way.  The blog is officially open.  There aren’t going to be any real guidelines about what we talk about here… just a whole lot of this and that.  However, if you want to break down the posts, I suggest you click on the different categories over on the right. As we get rolling here, I will be posting some of the things that are going on…