Wow… 4 Months Of Silence

It’s amazing how weeks and months can slip by without so much as a post or replying to a comment.  I thought I was busier than I actually was I guess. I just returned from an 8-day trip to Washington, DC. It had been 34 years since I was there last.  I was a chaperone on a Junior Class trip at my daughter’s school. Without … Read more

What Business Is Best To Work From Home?

Here we are, mid way through 2009.  Wow!  I get quite a few emails from people about what some of their best options are for starting a business from home.  There are actually quite a few.  Let me list some of them: 1) Landscaping – For about $1,000 start-up (if you already have a truck), begin making about $100-$200 per day net.  It’s hard work, … Read more

My New Toy – Flip Video Mino HD

I just ordered a new toy for myself – The Flip MinoHD.  It is so cool.  I ordered it from Amazon.  I linked that photo on the right to Amazon if you want to click on the phone it will take you to the Amazon page where I purchased mine.  You can watch a demo there and read more about it. The main reason I … Read more

What’s Up For 2009??

I have been spending quite a bit of time thinking and planning for the new year… 2009.  There’s lots to consider, and much to be hopeful about.  One thing is for sure.  I never felt better about my decision to be doing what I am doing on the Internet than I do right now. After spending time with different family and friends over Christmas, hearing … Read more

McCain or Obama – Does It Really Matter?

I have mentioned before that in the grand scheme of things, Americans are putting WAY TOO MUCH emphasis on the outcome of this election.  Why? Because in the larger picture, no one president (even with a majority in the house or senate) can control your life… for the good or bad.  I am 100% behind McCain and Palin.  100%.  But, that doesn’t mean I am … Read more

Getting Passionate

I remember sitting on the lawn outside the girl’s dorm my sophomore year in college.  We were having a fall revival and one of the professors was speaking, John Castelein.  Over the course of my life, I can probably recall about 6 sermons I’ve heard.  Nothing against sermons, but many of them begin to blend together, while a few of them create an incredible impact … Read more

Biting Back At Gas Prices – Part 2

This is part 2 of my original post on how to beat the gas prices.  If you missed that post, just go to Fight Gas Prices. Now, I mentioned that most Americans are seeing an immediate hit on their budget of about $400 extra bucks a month.  So, if you bring home $3200 per month, you just lost 12.5% of your income due to the … Read more

Robert Kiyosaki’s Financial IQ

To continue with the theme from the previous post, you HAVE to get yourself involved in personal development and training.  I picked up a copy of Robert Kiyosaki’s “Increase Your Financial IQ”  I’ve always like the whole Rich Dad series of books.  I’ve been waiting for the next release, and so far, about half way through the book, I’ve got to say, this is a … Read more

Where’s The Training?

If you think about it, every job, from flipping burgers at McDonalds to performing open heart surgery requires training.  Some more than others… but you must learn and train.  Take for example you have a job at Lowes.  You first work as an associate in a particular department.  You learn customer service skills, stocking shelves in the right place and with the right safety issues.  … Read more

Getting Out Of Debt

About 12 years ago when I came home from Africa, I was up to my eyes in credit card debt.  It wasn’t that I was living high on the hog, it was just simply debt we had accumulated while living, and then some rather large expenses associated with the circumstances of our coming home.  Eight years later, we were completely debt free… that is of … Read more

If You Lost It All

We had some pretty nasty storms come through Dallas last night.  Some places got wiped out, leaving many to start all over. While there are many philosophical and spiritual directions to take this question, I just want to focus on career.  If you lost it all, what would you do in starting over.  However it got taken away from you.  If you had to start … Read more

You Are An Occasion… So Rise To It!

I watched Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium this last weekend.  It was a pretty decent movie (made better by watching it in Blu-Ray and surround sound).   It may not have the best story line, action sequences, or romance, but it is certainly worth a few bucks to rent the movie.  There was one line in the middle of the movie that was great. Mr.  Magorium said … Read more