Old dog, new tricks

Well, here I am nearly 60 years old and I’m still learning new things. Actually, there’s an old saying, “When you’re through changing, your through.” I believe that is true.

Over the years I’ve watched people as they become more and more set in their ways and they become less and less willing to change. They no longer want to learn anything new or change their surroundings. The challenge and adventure that was once associated with life no longer engages them. They just want things as they are or were. NO Changes.

Pity. As we grow older, the wonder of change takes on even more of a significance. We look at change with an appreciative eye towards the past and one looking straight into the future. It’s now our time to have fun with change. After all who creates most of the change. Old guys! If you didn’t know it by now, you do now. “Old guys rule!” Often times as were rockin.

“How to Formulate Ideas that Differentiate You from Everyone Else.”

First, “Do you want your business to be different from everyone else?” Let’s say you have a print shop, a MLM business, an automotive repair facility or hair salon. Is it important to be different from your competitor?

Frankly, it may not be. It may be that you want people to think you’re the same as everyone else. The accepted notion is that people and businesses should be unique. Why? If you’re not unique, then how you could possibly answer the question, “Why should I buy from you?”

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My Daughter

Sometimes people do things for us and we just don’t appreciate how much they’ve sacrificed to “make it happen.” In this, my second blog, I want to pay tribute to my daughter Katy. She is our sixth and last child.

I remember being told that I was going to be a Father for the sixth time. I was shocked, frustrated, worried, humbled, excited and thankful. Not all at once. No, it was more like waves of emotion that swept over me each time the thought of being the Father of another child entered my thoughts.

When Katy entered our lives, my employer (my best friend at the time) had terminated my position with the company. Actually, it was his Father that fired me, but that’s another story.

This is about Katy. Every Father can relate to what I’m about to say. Katy and I were close until she was about 7 or 8 years old. Then, as if by magic, we weren’t close. Years past. Due to circumstances, I wasn’t in Katy’s life as much as I should have been. Time marched on.

The turning point and worse point for us was when my wife and I had given Katy a computer for Christmas. Seemingly harmless, it was well received. It came to be cursed by Mother who felt she was spending far too much time on AOL than she should. We, that is none of understood that this single act would have such a profound influence on one person.

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