Saturday, March 3, 2012

Dog House with scenic overlook

Guess JZ got tired of the Dog House without a view. She has now upgraded. You may wonder how she does this? She takes the stairs up and the slide down.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Update to Rockin

Thanks to Tammy we have pictures now!

Becky at Nex-Tech hooked Carsen up with the KISS Poster for his room. Next he wants to be KISS for Halloween.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Rock Paper Scissors / Positive Aggressive Smart

So Paper covers Rock

Aggressive covers Positive

Rock smashes Scissors

Positive smashes Smart

Scissors cuts Paper

Smart cuts Aggressive

I think it takes all of the above to be successful in business. Sure in moderation, but some of all is needed.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

I want to rock and roll...

On Saturday night after the basketball game there was a tribute band that put on a show sponsored by Nex-Tech. To put it mildly, Carsen was in heaven. He sat on my shoulders and rocked it. I think he could have stayed there all night. Thankfully they only played for 45 minutes.

Now Carsen has many of the Kiss songs on his iPad. So next time you see him tell him "I want to rock and roll..." He will finish it for you.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

How Pinterest killed the grill at my house!

Jenifer is now a huge fan of Pinterest. Dare I say that it has even dented the time she spends with Facebook? Well I am not positive, however I don't think the grill has come out of the garage since early January. Instead the Crockpot has cooked more things in the last 30 days than ever before.

Who knows, maybe Pinterst will make mowing fun next?

Monday, February 27, 2012

One skill I wish I had worked on in school.

To be honest I don't balance the home check book. Not now and not ever. Even back in the single days I would just make sure that I made more than I spent (Most of the time) Lets face it, Jenifer is much more qualified to do the accounting and I think she even enjoys it.

Now I find it ever important to understand many aspects of accounting in my eveyr day job. From helping business understand financial impact to understanding cash flow, EBITDA and many other aspects of accounting. I have had to learn all of this from OJT. On the Job Training.

It sure would have been helpful to have had at least the basics in college. However I avoided those classes in efforts to, well, pass. Now I pay the penalties of not being engaged.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

One skill I am glad I worked on in school.

Speaking in front of people was never a problem for me. I know many people have a fear of doing so. Sure, when I have a full room or even a small room my pulse races and I get some of those butterfly's.

In High School I did the Debate and Forensic thing which got me started into looking at what makes a good presentation. Then in college I took classes in which I could do more presenting and get feedback.

Finally I think the best training was at Radioshack where I spent pretty much every day presenting technology to people and explaining the benefits to them.

Building a process of presenting and tuning this process has been very helpful for me. Parts of this process include entertaining people adding value and leaving them with little nuggets that can be remembered.