All The Ladies are Envious

December 13th, 2012

The Ladies are EnviousOne of my biggest worries lately is that I may not be working as much as I should be. I’ve been spending a lot of time, running around town, attending my children’s events, coaching basketball, and doing everything else, other than working. On average, I probably get a solid two to four hours of focused work accomplished in a day. I mean, I can piece in thirty minutes here or there, but I’m not very productive during those times.

Today, I attended my daughters Christmas program. After dropping our kids off at school, just as we do every morning, we decided to drive over the the auditorium in order to get a good seat. We had about 35 minutes to kill before the show started, and so the funnest thing to do, of course, is to check out all the interesting people pouring in. As they do, I start noticing how many ladies there were in the room.

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Our Season Opener Double Overtime Win

November 27th, 2012

Coaching BasketballSince I work from home, I am able to be flexible with my work schedule. On an average day, I work around 4 to 5 hours which gives me the time to be involved in the lives of my children.

This year I have decided to volunteer to coach my daughters girls basketball team. My experience in coaching 10, 11 and 12 year old girls is extremely limited, but so far I’ve had a blast. Having recently moved into the Thatcher school district, I wasn’t sure I would be chosen out of the many who had volunteered to be coaches this year. Most of them have graduated from Thatcher High and have been residents of this area since then. But when I received the call to coach, I was told that I came highly recommended. Can you say, “confidence boost?”

With that said, I’m a coach.

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It takes hard work to support a family

November 15th, 2012

Hard WorkAs my family grows older, things seem to get busier and busier. The more they learn, the more excited they become, and as a result, the more they want to experience. And that’s a good thing, as long as that excitement is directed towards something virtuous. At times, it takes hard work to support a family, and that hard work takes time.

It takes Hard Work to support a family

During a leadership meeting I recently attended, helping our youth was one of the topics we received instruction on. During that lesson, we discussed what our youth think about work, and were they learning the value of it. The conversation went down a road that involved teaching our youth how to work hard. With today’s technology and all the modern conveniences we have, kids really aren’t required to work hard, physically. This is especially true for kids that live within city limits. With homes stacked on top of each other like Legos, there’s not much physical labor needed around the homestead.

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Happy 13th Anniversary

November 5th, 2012

Happy 13th AnniversaryOn November 5th, 1999, I convinced the most gorgeous, talented, head strong girl in the world to be my bride. Today, we have officially been married for thirteen years, and man has that time gone by fast. We now have four awesome kids, which I couldn’t imagine life without. The first three are girls and the trailing one is our boy ranging from age eleven down to 8 months.

Happy 13th Anniversary

I tell you what, life is good when there’s love at home. I can’t tell you how grateful I am to my wife. She’s an amazing spouse, mother, sister, daughter and my best friend. She inspires and expects me to be a better person, and I hope I do the same for her. She puts up with my entrepreneurial spirit and supports me in my crazy endeavors, no matter what they are.

I feel so much sorrow for those couples who grow apart over the years. I can’t say that I know the exact cause for each situation, but I do know that in almost every case, selfishness is involved. It can destroy a marriage and thus, split up a family. And over the last thirteen years, selflessness has been a trait that I am still working to perfect. And because of that, things aren’t always easy, we don’t always agree, but we work through our differences together.

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Happy Halloween – Trunk or Treat

October 31st, 2012

Happy HalloweenI had the privilege today to attend my eight year old daughters classroom Halloween party. Both my wife and I volunteer quite a bit, teaching P.E. classes and throwing parties. It’s awesome to be able to be so present in the lives of my children.

Happy Halloween

As I walked the hallways of the Thatcher Elementary school, I felt like I was in a Harry Potter movie. The hallways were filled with Halloween decor and kids were coming and going, occasionally stopping to take a poke at my baby boy. Everyone was extremely happy. I don’t think I saw a single child with a frown on their face today. Every class I walked by was having a Halloween party. What kid wouldn’t be happy on a day like that, right?

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Good Family Man vs Good Businessman

July 25th, 2011

Family ManIf one can create a successful family environment, there’s no doubt in my mind that one can also become a successful businessman, and vice versa. Let’s take a look at some of the similarities between raising a successful family and running a successful business.

In my experience, TIME is the most important ingredient.

Depending on the type of business you’re involved in, it’s going to require a lot of your time, especially if it’s a new business. Many people make the mistake, specifically in the Network Marketing industry, of thinking they can get something for nothing. Which is why more people fail in business than those who succeed. Getting started is just the first step. You’ll never reach the city of success unless you keep walking.

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