Friday, November 26, 2010


Have quite a few books in the cue on the Kindle app along with some old school books. One of those paper books I was given at the ConnectWise conference and was a great read. Bounce (The art of turning tough times into triumph) by Keith McFarland. He spoke at the CW conference, he was a good presenter and had some great content. Interesting thing is his presentation was not the book. This was a pleasant surprise. Both the book and the presentation were great usually presenters with books simply put their book into their presentation. This was not the case, the presentation was new and extra content.

The one common theme was contrary to some popular beliefs about "getting the right people on the bus" and like Keith, I am tired of hearing this statement. Rather what his studies have lead him to was not getting the right people rather getting the people right! I could go into lots of discussions around this, rather I am suggesting you read this book. It has a great story and speaks directly to some companies that are struggling today.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

It was the best of time and the worst of times.

Every year now some 12 years ago that I eagerly awaited this time of year and equally dreaded this time of year. I remember back to my Radio Shack days and recall the hurry to get home for Thanksgiving and then hurry back to work for the early am opening. Had to work late Wednesday to get ready for the early Friday. The excitement of the weekend. Every year on this upcoming weekend we would do more in one day then perhapse the average month. However it ment coming home exhausted, 65 plus hours a week and some not so happy customers.

So I remember when I am at some stores and see the tired faces of the people trying to serve. Give them a break this year and be understanding.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Sure love Netflix this time of year.

When it is too cold and gets dark early, you can stream a movie or show and of course you get a movie or so a week. Having to rent and return the traditional way would sure be a pain now that I know the easy way.

PS Makes a great gift.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thanksgiving and more.

One thing I have learned. There will always be more work. There will not always be time to spend with friends and family. You may want to take an audit of your time.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Cleaning up

Spent a little time with Rotary today cleaning up a stretch of road. It is amazing what you can find on the side of the road. From a socket wrench to enough straws to fill a trash bag. The whole experience will make me think twice about littering. (Not that I did it before anyway!)

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Celebrate good times Come On!

Spent this weekend celebrating the future and the past. It started with a baby shower for Josh and Lauren. Almost 30 women in the house. Really it was almost too quiet!

Then Saturday evening off to Rooftops to celebrate 50 years of marriage for Jenifers Grandparents. A good time and good meal for all.

We look forward to the future for both and celebrate the past.