Friday, July 29, 2016

Startup Show

Today's edition, here each Friday, noon MDT.

 SBCC Startup Method: Recover*Imagine*Think*Learn*to Start, Grow, and Flourish. AMDG+: Today! Startup Show, YouTube Live Event (click here.)

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Resist advertising? Good PR can have a much, much higher ROI than paid ads. But PR without ads is futile. 

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Do only those with great parents do well?

No matter who is elected President, we each have to play the hand we are dealt in life. 

Most parents do the best they can, sometimes it's terrible, it's never perfect, and as the author of the Harry Potter said, unhappiness being the parents fault needs to have an expiration date. 

Kids from broken homes are sometimes the most resilient people, strongest at the broken place. 

Recent research has shown (see Angela Duckworth's book "Grit") this strength that comes from overcoming adversity has more to do with having a good life, loving God and the world, even those who are our neighbors and our enemies, grit has more to do with having the life we want than anything else other that a strong faith in God (see Charles Murray's monumental book "Human Achievement.")

After our first 14 years or so we each set our own expiration date for blaming our parents for our own unhappiness.

It's never to late to become willing to do the work and have faith, but at some point, whether it is 14 or 70, we each (with God's direction-- God doesn't paddle) we each have to paddle our own canoe.

At the end of our life and today we are each just as happy as we make up our mind to be. It's our choice to become well and see the world, God's creation, is good and people are nice.

Be well. (I remind myself when I write this for you. Thanks.)

Friday, July 22, 2016

Friday, July 15, 2016

Live now and at Noon each Friday, Startup Show

Startup Show each Friday at noon MDT. To be on the show call John Wren next week (303)861-1447. Today's topics, Bill Armstrong and new Caucus Corp.

Saturday, July 09, 2016

Networking Mistakes

Three Mistakes Therapists Make When Networking and How to Avoid Them | Psych Central Professional

Friday, July 08, 2016

Interest in Trump vs Clinton

Startup Show: Why Trump?

Today's show: Why Trump?

 I believe Trump is untrustworthy, doesn't really want the job. Anyone would be a better candidate in my opinion.

More on Startup Show, noon MDT today (Friday) on YouTube Live Events, Google+ Hangouts On Air, or my link posted here just a minute before noon. 

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

No wonder he didn't call...

What a shock, I just wrote. John Andrews Facebook post just informed me his good friend Bill Armstrong had just died with a link to this CCU website

I'd tried to contact Bill a couple of times in the last couple of days, haven't seen him for at least a couple of years. The CCU site asks for memories about Bill, I'd barely started when cut off by the 1000 character limit...

So, continuing on...

The very first time I ever talked with Bill was in 1975 or so, he called me first thing in the morning after I was elected state chair of College Republicans, which was not a difficult job to get back in the Watergate years of the GOP.

He helped us get the national CR convention in Denver the following summer, that's when Dick Wadhams met CR national chair Karl Rove. I'm pretty sure Bill had a lot to do with me being in a TV special called, believe it or not, "Republicans are People, Too."  I guess they'd call it today "Republican Lives Matter."

Bill as a reference helped me get a job as Assistant-to-the-President with Outdoor Sports, which gave me the opportunity to take George Bush Sr. to the airport when he was RNC chair, to meet Byron White, Howard Baker, etc. etc.

Bill had always gotten back with me quickly until this last time. Years ago, the last time I saw Bill he had invited me to a talk he gave at the Brown Palace. I'd been critical of something or other to do with the way we saw the financial crisis, I wish now I'd tried just a little harder to connect with him.

Thanks for all the good memories Bill. May God bless and comfort you and your family.