On August 28th 2019 I took the plunge!

On that date I did something that I thought I would not even be able to accomplish!

I started my own wordpress.com blog website!

I’m still learning. In the beginning I almost abandon the whole thing. But I decided to just play it by ear! seat of the pants type of way to go.

I don’t concern myself with conformity. I’m more for freedom than I am confinement. I write the way I think and feel.

This is just one of many reasons to blog.

If you have something to say say it!

Blogging especially on wordpress.com is the best way to go!

You can blog about anything and everything you want.promise you’ll get some smart ass people that will critique and criticize your post. Most are in the form of want to be English teachers!

I don’t concern myself with those types.

And I don’t do this for money either I don’t know! I just feel that if I did it basically to make money out of it just takes away the fun of blogging.

So you want to start your own business?

First question to ask yourself is why?

There is nothing easy about running a business.

You have to be able to approach people. And you also have to know the right things to say!

People want to be coaxed into doing something,

This also applies to selling.

How many times have heard people say:”someday I’m going to start my own business! “

The longer you think about starting your own business? You’re much better off not even thinking about it!

You do have to learn how to sell? What to sell? Who are your customers, what you want to sell your product/service to?

Knowing what to say and how to say it?

What are the benefits of what it is that you’re selling to the customer?

When training future employees to sell your product or service?

Is it duplicatable? know what you’re getting into the same philosophy also applies to either going into business for yourself? As well as multi-level marketing/network marketing.

1% of 100 men than having me to do 100% of the work!”

What musical instrument did you want to play growing up?

My earliest recollection!

My mom had three empty coffee cans and I want to take all three of them and a couple of paint brushes. And try to play in time with the music on the radio.

It drove my Dad nuts!

He always try to teach me how I should play the pretend drums. The one thing I couldn’t do with the pretend drawings was drumroll! I couldn’t get that right to save my life!

Then when I was about 15 years old! My mom bought me a guitar from the Western Auto store.

Again couldn’t play that for the life of me!

And forget about me singing!

Only to myself I sounded real good to others some things are better left unsaid!

It was all a matter of finger position on the guitar trying to remember where each cord is at on the neck of the guitar.

So I gave up on that singing!

Don’t let it happen to you!

Tailgating at Cleveland Municipal parking lot

When it comes to tailgating before football game?

Considering city of Cleveland implemented the rules for tailgating before a browns football game in 2015.

The tailgaters are still popping their beer top lids!

I think it’s one of the most insane laws I have ever seen.

What’s next?

Gating the parking lot I’m going through a detection device to make sure you’re not carrying anything metal let alone any kind and type of weapon(s)?

Here we are 2019! And there are still some old Cleveland browns die hard “dawg” fans. Here they are partying, grilling!

Should the city of Cleveland enforce their tailgating laws?

It would be just short of a mutiny!

Even to this day! The Ed Sullivan show still amazes me!

I would have to say that the Ed Sullivan show. Or is one of the best variety show to have come along in a long time!

The various performers over the decades, the singers, the mini acting performances, the comedian’s, many balancing Acts.

Both the black and white and color versions are still fantastic even on to this day.

I know a lot of young people would not “dare” to watch it!

But those of us who practically grew up!

Watching The Ed Sullivan show still I love watching it to this day on decades Network.

There’s talk again about a four-day work week!

Would a four-day work week be better for everyone?
https://news.yahoo.com/would-a-fourday-work-week-be-better-for-everyone-155213569.html

In in the seventies.

There there was talk about a four-day work week. Working 10 hours a day either Monday through Thursday. Or having either Friday Saturday Sunday. Or have Saturday Sunday Monday off?

What was the first round of time of the Arab oil embargo.

It was brought back up again. In order to conserve energy.

Now now there’s talk about reviving it?

It’s more of giving employees more time off. But still work 40 hours a week.

You would think that because of this technology?

We would be working 15 hours a week?

I guess it’s because we’re greedy!

Will we ever see 40 hours a week?

I doubt it!

Investing!

Just about any kind or type of investing it’s easy to do.

Especially nowadays with micro investing it’s even more easier to invest.

If you learn the basics of investing? You’re that much further ahead!

We all need to learn investing so that we can put our money to work instead of just we working for our money.

For me! I still much prefer to have a checking account at a local bank. For savings accounts? I’d rather go to an online bank where the apy is higher than the brick-and-mortar bank.

Even though investing in the stock market and it’s terminologies, the jargon, the lingo!

The average person can still invest!

If you don’t want to know all the fancy terminologies, superlatives.

There is always mutual fund investing as well as some micro investing companies also for the average person to invest in mutual funds as well as electronic transfer funds otherwise known as ETFs.

It doesn’t take a alot to micro investing either!

I do it!

When it comes to mutual funds? All you need to know basically is what does the bid and ask price mean?

Keep in mind even if you learn the basic terminology and many other terminology that makes investing not worth getting into.

Don’t let it deter you away from the stock market.

It’s been said that if you invest in the stock market your money can make three times more thing if you just put it in a savings account at a brick-and-mortar bank.

Is retail shopping going by the way of the dinosaur?

It’s kind of hard for me to believe that.

Even though online shopping is cheaper than going into a brick-and-mortar retailer.

I think there will always be a need for the consumer to get out of the house, go to the store, and feel the goods!

Online shopping doesn’t have a lot of overhead as brick-and-mortar retailers do.

Even with brick-and-mortar stores. There’s overhead that needs to be paid. Not only that! There is also another cost built into that price of whatever item you want to buy? And that hidden cost is the price we all pay for. Shoplifters! So even though shoplifters sometimes get away with shoplifting an item or items?

We’re paying for those items that the shop helps him or herself to! I think when it comes to retailers? There will still be a need for brick and mortar stores. But! we just have to go that much further away from where we live just to be at that store to go shopping.

Purdue files bankruptcy protection

https://gizmodo.com/drug-company-that-makes-oxycontin-files-for-bankruptcy-1838139579

Could this snowball into something bigger?

This this could either create and implement more pharmaceutical lawsuits?

What what if the lawsuits get to much for drug companies?

It it could be the elimination of other drugs that are addictive.

Would it accelerate research and development all non addictive drugs?

Do do pharmaceutical companies know what we have come to learn and know?

Are you a leader? Or a follower?

Either you are your own person? Or you’re someone else’s?

These are very important questions to ask oneself?

We tend to follow what everyone else does for a few simple reasons?

The need to belong, the need for acceptance, the need for fitting in.

While we were growing up nobody ever told us the answers to all of these questions.

We had to take it upon ourselves and learn it as we go along. Some of us were successful at finding the right kind/type of people. But somewhere down the road we make more bad choices then good choices.

We find people that the 80s duo Eurythmics and their song Sweet dreams talk about. And they were ever so right to go down the list!

There is an old saying that goes:”you came into this world alone!” “And you’re going to go out the same way!”

It is clearly a given Fact! Nobody wants to be alone for any length of time.

From either being alone! Or doing what everybody else does just for the sake of belonging and fitting in.

When I was growing up I didn’t have very many friends either.

It just seemed to me that either they had somebody they can rule, control, manipulate, dominate.

Only in time they found out they could not!

I guess that’s where the term “fair weather friends” came from?

As soon as they came into my life! Like a “thunderstorm” they eventually went away!

Overtime I did eventually find out. I am a lot better without them!

Being by oneself is really not as bad as a lot of people may think?

Simply because?

You have more time to think about other things, do things on your own, but other people would more than likely to critique and criticize you on, you also have time to learn how to be a better person.

You also have a lot more time for your family & your loved ones.

In general family is more important then friends.

Friends come and go! Family stays!

Which would you rather do?

The things that you are interested in? The things you like? The things you love?

Without having someone else tell you:”I wouldn’t do that!”

Usually when they encounter people like that? I told him great you know what that means? There is a higher power in the universe!

Don’t get me wrong!

It is great to have friends to hang with!

It’s another to have friends who try to in general control you in their own weird-ass way!