Thoughts

Lost and Found

Lost and Found

Have you ever been to the lost and found section of your child’s school near the end of the school year? I remember going to my kids’ school (a small private school) and seeing dozens of sweatshirts, nice jackets, backpacks, belts, pants, shoes, books, TI calculators, and tons of other gadgets and items that students had left behind. All-in-all, this was thousands and thousands of dollars worth of name brand…

Rich’s Bucket List

Rich’s Bucket List

For me, in my life right now, this may be one of the most important blog posts I have written in a long time. It’s my bucket list. I turned 51 last month, and as I move toward the autumn of my life, I want to create a list of things I want to accomplish before I kick the bucket. This bucket list will require some changes in my life…

I Have What I Deserve… Now To Change That

I Have What I Deserve… Now To Change That

I was listening to a man speak who was referencing Warren Buffet. Warren Buffet had been speaking to a group of high school students when one of the students asked how they could make money and be successful. He answered the question by having the student look around the room. He then asked the student who he would choose if he could earn 10% of their income for life. Who…

Giant Parade Inflatables and Growing Old

Giant Parade Inflatables and Growing Old

Growing old… so far I’m not a fan. Life is frail as it is, but when the weeks and months become years and decades, life goes from frail to fragile. I imagine I’m like everybody else… reflecting on my childhood, the people that were a part of my life and things I was able to do. I have great memories of daily wiffle ball games. I was the Cardinals and Jimmy…

I’m Losing My Marbles

I’m Losing My Marbles

I turned 50 about 4 months ago. I still have not wrapped my head around the idea that I reached 50 years old. At times I still feel like I’m half that age (at least mentally). However, I am finally getting up the nerve to do something that I should have done long time ago. About 10 years ago when I was turning 40 I heard of an idea of…

My George Bailey Moment

My George Bailey Moment

I don’t know how many times you have watched “It’s a Wonderful Life,” but I know that it has been many, many times over my young 49 years. It never gets old (at least not for me). We usually try and watch as many different Christmas shows and movies as we can. We all took our places on couches, chairs, or the floor.  I put the disc in and hit…

Drill Deeper or Walk Away

Drill Deeper or Walk Away

I don’t live in the country. I live in the city where you pay a water bill. I would love to live in the country on about 20-40 acres, a nice huge farm pond, and a ranch-style home. One of the aspects of country life is getting your water from a well.  I know how it all works. It’s simple. You drill in a spot where maps and indicators show…

2014 – No New Year’s Resolutions… yet

2014 – No New Year’s Resolutions… yet

If you read my previous post, you’ll know that life has been a bit off my normal routine. Maybe more than a bit. Usually about mid-December I begin focusing on the new year. What are my personal and business goals? What direction do I want to head? What are things I want to accomplish? I also reflect on the previous year and see how I measured up. Here it is…