Saturday, December 31, 2016

Goodbye 2016

Well guys, as I sit here drinking my first coffee of the morning, I can’t help but think back on this past year. 2016 has now come and gone. For many it will be a year they would like to forget. Many of our favorite people passed away this year, many more passed that weren’t known to the general population…may they all rest in peace and suffer no more. 🙋

For others like myself dreams turned into reality, goals were met, and businesses were born from random ideas. Small business is often a hard way to earn a living, but, it is also the most satisfying way to earn a living. There is nothing better to me than taking an idea from scratch to reality, watering it, and watching it grow. If you have an idea for a business and you are passionate about it, chances are there are others out there just as passionate about it as you are. Take the next step, make it happen. Don’t live with the regret of not trying for that is a worse feeling than failure. 🙋

I think part of my success this year has been the fact that at some point in time I started believing in myself. Confidence is the most valuable tool in your tool box. If you have put off building on an idea you might have had for years, what are you waiting on? The problem with waiting for everything to be just perfect is that your idea is probably going to die with you. Why not build a legacy to leave behind instead of a notebook of ideas that someone will one day throw in the trash can.   🙋

Now when I talk about success, does this mean I have, “made it to the big time?” Not even close. But, like Frosty the snowman I am putting one foot in front of the other and guess what, I am moving forward. My favorite piece of advice I have ever heard was when Doc Holiday told Wyatt to live, live right up there, live for me. What a great attitude. Join with me now and let’s make 2017 the absolute best year so far. 🙋

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

A Nation Divided

A divided country is an unstable country, which also makes us a vulnerable country. This makes us prone to attacks from both the inside and the outside. We must, in this new era we are embarking on ask ourselves…is this the kind of nation we want to live in? Unless we make a move to stand together, we will fall apart together. Like it or not our election is over, and like spilled milk it will not help by crying over it. It’s time to clean up the mess and move on as one nation.

No matter how you voted, what you believe in, or what side you claim to be on, protesters do have the right to peacefully protest things they don’t believe in. Peacefully is the key word here. Turning over cars, burning things, and violence does not fall into that category. When you as protesters go from peaceful to violent or aggressive you lose your credibility and you at that instantly become a criminal.

If you as a protester want to be heard and not arrested, take the time to write a letter to your local newspaper, your congressman, or even your state representative. Your voice will be heard by many more that way rather than blocking freeways and causing destruction. For those of you stomping the American flag and kneeling during the Star Spangle Banner…really? For one, most of the nation doesn’t even know why you are kneeling in the first place, and the rest don’t care. You are now seen as disrespectable to those that fought to give you the right to live free. If you didn’t understand that part read it again.

For those of you waving flags of other countries, go back to those countries. We already have a flag here and we don’t need another one. If the places you came from are so great, then why are you here? Maybe you miss the Sinaloa raiding your little girl’s birthday party, and killing everyone inside. Or, maybe some of you miss the sounds of bombs blowing up and the children screaming in the night. If that is the case, we will certainly help you get back to the land you love. You are one plane ticket away from happiness and bliss.

The path to a better nation runs through all of us. All groups, clubs, races, religions, etc., must lead the way and be an example. Start now.

Lowell Henderson

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

United We Stand Divided We Fall