Wednesday, January 23, 2013



I use some apps several times a day, but they are not the most important.

I use one or two apps for hours it seems like, but they are not the most important.

Does use make an app important? Or does the mobile accessibility?

My iPhone settings tell me I have over two hundred apps and now I am deleting apps that are redundant or not as helpful as others.

But my most important app sat quietly in a folder with the name "Utilities" for the better part of the time I have had this phone. I had used it once when I got the phone just to make sure it worked, it did, and I forgot about it till late last year.

I received a gift from someone very special to me. They were concerned that I was letting business dominate my schedule. It was. It is easy. Not the best plan. But it was the only plan I had.

I was given a gift that directs your mind towards the important things in your life. I have seen schedulers that attempt to prioritize tasks and even some that values can be the sorting criteria. I have several accounting apps that tell me the same thing, I can rob Peter to pay Paul. They help, but they, the calendars, and all the task lists are not the most important.

The only use for my most important app was printed in block letters on the gift card attached to the gift, "Use this when you feel lost and need to find your way home", a COMPASS. My most important app sits now on my home page within thumbs reach from all the other apps I use in a busy day. I do not intend to get lost again.

What is your most important app????

Wednesday, January 16, 2013



Outsourcing according to Wikipedia is the contracting out of a business process, which an organization may have previously performed internally or has a new need for, to an independent organization from which the process is purchased back as a service.

My experience with outsourcing as of today has not met my expectations. I find that   the service standards I try to give my clients is not being extended to me. For example "contact" is a week late as if I did not have anything else to do but wait.

May be I am being unrealistic. Let me know what "rocks your boat" about outsourcing.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Taking a quote from "Good Morning Vietnam"......GOOD MORNING

Inspired by the shout "Good Morning Vietnam"......


To paraphrase a famous Kung Fu Panda movie and quote Jean de La Fontaine

"Our destiny is frequently met in the very paths we take to avoid it."

 I believe as we discuss the turning points in our lives we will place greater emphasis on "informed" decisions.

With your help and comments, I hope we can inform ourselves and our public readers of the options available for our decisions. We will stretch the dimensions of the ''box" we so often find ourselves in and constrained by. On the inspirational awakening that we are "out of the box"  we will examine each "original thought" for its validity, ethically, and functionality in our changing world.

Ultimately,  I am asking each of you to share in every "original thought" we can put  form to in words.

Destiny is ours to change,

 "Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for; it is a thing to be achieved." Williams Jennings Bryan

Together we shall identify and claim destiny changing paths for our lives, business, and our future.

A journey starts with the first step.

Come with me.