Last month I turned 74. My old friend Fred Foster called to wish me a Happy Birthday. Fred has known me for a very long time. He happen to mentioned that considering all the things I have done in my life to not turn 74 that it should be considered a milestone. Fred’s comment made me think of one of my favorite Facebook Posts
Life’s journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to slide in sideways, totally worn out, shouting “Holy Shit, what a ride!”
With that in mind – These are the Miscellaneous Ramblings of An Old Man
Many of my friends have been nice enough to point out how old I am – in fact I’m so old that
My investment in health insurance was finally beginning to pay off – and then came Obama Care.
I can remember when no one argued – debated – or even discussed if they should recite the Pledge of Alliance – it was what you did
I remember when Executive Protection meant protecting executives – WOW
According to some I have gone from sarcastic to cantankerous – is that an improvement?
My supply of brain cells is finally down to a manageable size.
That some FEPE’s (Facebook EP Experts) say I’m done – they comment that all I do is talk about history – maybe true – but when you are old you tend to do that – BUT its mind over matter – I don’t mind because they don’t matter
I had to go for a stress test -it was terrible – they made read one of the Facebook bodyguard pages.
Instead of making a better planet for our children – How about we make better children for our planet
If you think that as you get older there is nothing left to learn the hard way -you are wrong.
I’m old and Social Media still baffles me BUT what this old man does know is that you can’t create something from nothing – business or personal – no matter how many times you blog – post -if you use the “Hey you buy my stuff” method of marketing it won’t work
There is a lot of talk about changing the industry – moving forward – etc. IMHO I am all for change if the change is for the better and there is a vision of what those changes will be and a plan for executing that vision. Thomas Edison said it best “Vision without execution is hallucination”
Instead of buying the next issue of Gun’s Bullets Bombs and Broads – If you have not already done so – Read Gavin de Becker’s book “The Gift of Fear” – and “The Tipping Point” By Malcolm Gladwell
“People don’t buy what you do – They buy why you do it” – a quote from Simon Sinek – his web site http://www.startwithwhy.com/
Some great Facebook Posts
Teach a man to fish and he will eat for life – give him someone else’s fish and he will vote for you
Stop Making Stupid People Famous
Talent is God Given – Be Humble
Fame is Man Given – Be Grateful
Conceit is Self-Given – Be Careful
The older you get the less you have to explain – I think it’s a law
The world needs to be saved from people who don’t do whatever they do on purpose
It would be great if those who make the laws concerning health care actually had to abide to them.
For your review Miscellaneous Ramblings Parts One Thru Four