Caged Up Entreprenuer

The Wild vs. The Zoo I’ve seen lions chase down and kill wildebeest in the wild. I have seen them fight off hyenas and jackals to defend their kill. I have seen lions at the zoo. I’ve seen elephant herds thunder across the savannah in the wild. I have seen bull elephants crash into each other as they fight for dominance on the plains of … Read more

2017… I’m Finally Ready For Ya!

It took me a solid month to get my goal setting, planning, vision, and dreams set for the year. Now I’m ready.  This blog post is more for my own sake than it is for anyone else. I believe in writing out my goals, sharing them, making them public, and always before me. So, let’s get started… and not in any particular order because they … Read more

Sick and Tired of Being Fat, Out-of-Shape, and Poor

To say that 2015 has been a struggle is an understatement. Much of it is my own doing. Some of it was from circumstances out of my control. And 100% of it was my poor response to the situation. 2015 has seen some tough times financially. I’ve gained 30 pounds. I’ve gone from running half marathons to barely being able to run 60 seconds… maybe. … Read more

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 … Read more

The End of the Road… for me

When I write a blog post, I usually type out my thoughts, edit, delete, add, proof, and then publish. After I publish I go out and try and find an appropriate photo or graphic to match what I just wrote. This time was different. I went out and found the photo and then the words began coming to me.  Here’s the photo: The road you … Read more

My Ideal Job

I’m sitting at the Gateway Cafe in Southlake, TX, wondering what it would take to walk away from everything… …I don’t know. Maybe it’s the Earl Grey Latte I’m drinking and the gloomy weather outside, but my mind is restless and it has wandered. Now, when I say “everything,” let me qualify that to mean my career, my business, my job. Not “every”thing… just everything … Read more

When Is It Time To Quit?

Today on Facebook, Dani Johnson asked the question, that if you hate your job, is it time to quit or stick it out? Why? I’ve been thinking about this all day. Simple enough question, and I can give you a quick answer… but if you pause to consider your response, you’ll find it is a deeper question and requires a deeper response. You can find … Read more

Changing Directions

I’m a HUGE Disney fan… always have been, and always will be. I remember watching the Wonderful World of Disney on Sunday nights back in the 70’s. I’ve seen just about all the major movies. I’m a Disney Vacation Club member. And, in fact, I am going to Disney World for my 25th wedding anniversary (no kids)! One of my favorite movies is Mary Poppins. … Read more

Technical Difficulties

I’m sitting in an overcrowded Starbucks, feeling a bit anxious because a deadline is approaching in the next 28 minutes that I’m going to miss. While I’m enjoying my latte, for sure, it’s not how I thought Thursday morning, Nov 14th, would be going. Last night on the way to take my son to church youth group, I pointed at some flashing lights, the electric … Read more

Taking New Risks

Last night I did something I don’t normally do… well at least not anymore. At 18 I wouldn’t have given it a second thought. At 28 I probably would have done it. At 38 I couldn’t afford to do it. At 48, I have settled in a bit too much and become a bit too comfortable with myself and my surroundings.  I hate that. It … Read more

Rich’s 2013 New Year’s Resolutions

I’ve made quite a few New Year’s Resolutions over the years. I like to make them. I’m not horrible at keeping them, although I’ve blown quite a few of them along the way. So let me get started here on January 1, 2013. Spiritual Resolutions 1. I’ve always wanted to read a book of the Bible per day, plus 3 Psalms per day, for 65 … Read more

Home Based Business – Starting Over

Back in 1998 I began exploring options about working from home. I was already self-employed, but I began to see potential in other directions and wanted to follow my heart in owning my own business. It took me about 5 years to really get a grasp on things. I had tried network marketing with companies like Mannatech, ProStep, ForMor, and maybe a couple of others. … Read more