And with this I continue a journey that has survived several other homes and mediums for "Good Morning Folks!" and "Have a GREAT Day!" Today RicksBlog.com officially turns 6.
But why is this particular post so important? Because when those that don't take to me and my style go back and read my words and see the consistency of which I approach things, I hope to earn their respect someday. I hope they can see the value in doing what I do.
The hardest part of ANY journey is the first step. Starting something. The easy part is finishing it when you approach things in a forward leaning and productive manner. 20 year plan? Really? Go away!
Well, I have not gone away. I have been consistent and I have been focused and I still have my eyes on the 20 year prize that I started out on this journey to obtain.
Jonathan's Board in 1996
Ricks Board 2000-20005
Linkedin Joint Venture Group 2013
And so it was on April 9, 2007
I have not even re-read this post but as I pasted it I found a LIE I told you and so let's set the record straight.
"I promise to shorten these posts"
ok, I lied. Was not intentional. Danny Welsh did not help either. ;-)
ok, I better re-read the post below and see what else I screwed up.
And the balloons did arrive courtesy of Owen.
Ok, reread it. You decide if I nailed it! You decide if I did what I said I was going to do. You decide if I have earned my wings. :-)
Happy Grand opening!
NO WAY! You get it direct and unfiltered and if it provokes a passionate debate, then the GOAL should be find the best answer and look at as many possibilities as possible without getting stuck in the gunk. I believe good people with good hearts will find common ground even when they disagree.
Life is all about making good decisions. Lee Iaccoca said something to the effect that if you can gather 75% of the facts, you are in a position to make a good decision. I have used that as a rule of thumb for many years. I think EVERYTHING in life is based on EVERY decision we make. The smallest decision can be the biggest and vice versa.
I promise to shorten these posts once I create the foundation I think it will serve us well for years to come. But one last thing. If you look to your left you will see some of my domain names and websites. I think it will be fun to change the last domain from time to time. Today's domain is "Widgets.com." Today it is a parked page. The power of a domain is that tomorrow it can be anything I want it to be and the flow of fresh new eyeballs that come there every day will just see something else. There is obvious room for VAST improvement on widgets.com. But that is a domain to be developed on another day. Today's domain is RicksBlog.com and I want to thank you for coming!
Have a GREAT day!