Saturday, November 05, 2011

Be Thankful, Be Courageous

May this newsletter find you with a smile on your face and
thanksgiving in your heart. As I chatted with my friend, Gary,
last Thursday morning, he reminded me that now might be a good
time of the year for me to slow down a little, breathe,
re-evaluate, and to show my gratitude for everything I have.

I thought about it. It seems I have been racing faster and faster
to catch up, drive new business, cramming little projects between
big projects, and then race the kids between their activities,
leaving precious little time for me or my wife. It's been like
this for years. Whether it's the economy or my Type-A
personality, or a little of both, I'm not entirely sure, but the
truth is ... I'm tired. No tired ... weary.

I've always led a fast-paced life from the time I started my
first two companies back in the 1980's until now. I've always
felt a bit like a shark -- have to keep moving or I'll drown.
Then as I got older, got married, had kids, changed jobs,
returned to self-employment ... it seems as if things just keep
speeding up. There seems to be an urgency in the air, real or
imagined, from the time I rise to the time I fall asleep watching

And so, following in the footsteps of some of my friends on
Facebook, I've committed to posting something I am grateful for
every day until Thanksgiving. If you want to follow along with
me, you can friend me on Facebook here:

I want to recommend a movie to all Dads out there: Courageous.
Whether you are Christian or not, this is a very well-written,
well acted, and well directed movie, produced by the same church
in Georgia that brought such hits as Facing the Giants and
Fireproof to the silver screen. I took myself to see it last
Sunday, and it hit a number of familiar spots in my heart. I wept
like a baby throughout most of the film, and can't recommend it
enough. Go see it.

On the marketing side, I just received Premium Retro Badges. This
is a neat collection of graphical badges with a distinct retro
feel. What can you do with them? Make logos, header graphics,
ebook covers, and warranty seals, and that's just the beginning.
The collection comes in both PSD layered format (for PhotoShop or
GIMP) as well as transparent PNG files for those with simple
graphical editors. You can check it out here:

I also want to test the waters with my subscribers about new
coaching services I'd like to offer starting in 2012. More and
more I find myself spending time on the phone with my clients
discussing the general nature of their businesses and their lives
outside of work. So many folks are mired down by their work that
they forget -- like me -- to take time to live.

Don't let this happen to you. I've lived a very packed life. I've
experienced a lot and done a lot, and while I don't have an
answer for everything, I'd like to leverage my wisdom and
experience to help you in your business and your life. This past
week I spoke with a half dozen clients for 1-2 hours by phone,
and when we were finished, they all thanked me for spending time
with them -- for being a sounding board for their concerns and
challenges -- and for helping them come to decisions over
challenges they have been facing for a long time.

How to price this? I'm going to start very low. Just $49.95 for
an hour. I am very limited to the number of people I can speak to
weekly, so I ask you to send payment in advance via PayPal to and then send me your three best days and times
along with your phone number. I'll contact you via email to
confirm your appointment within 24 hours.

In the mean time, I suggest you find some time for yourself and
think about what you are grateful for, and let the people in your
life know about it.

All my best,


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