(Grandson Ben I found climbing inside our cabinets.)
If you live long enough you will be tempted to ‘get rich quick’ or ‘lose ten pounds by drinking this (or eating this) ……. before bed time.’
I have lived many years and my observation is that ‘the other guy may get rich quick’ but I ain’t. That skinny muscular guy or gal on TV may lose 10 lbs a week by using that new scientifically proven simple exercise machine thirty minutes a day, but not me.
I love yard sales and I see so many of those exercise bikes and exercise machines ‘as advertised on TV’ in yard sales for $1-$5 that someone has paid out $59.95 when ordering. They are usually sold by an overweight person. Hey, we all want results with no effort on our part. So if you're tempted to order one, visit some yard sales and ask the seller how successful they were.
I am proud of my family and their work ethic. Both of my sons have tried a quick way to get rich, but it did not always work. One tried ‘Amway’. He gave up a family business I had bought and passed down to my sons. The theory was great, but I am no friend of AMWAY he went broke trying to become wealthy. The son that tried it put his whole self into it and gave it all.
But to me that company lives off dreams of others they run thru people like water. I personally know three people, Great salesmen, who could not make it work. One electrician who told me he could not make AMWAY work, but used the motivational tapes to stir him to form his own business and has done well. I would love to know the % of men and women who start and quit, broke, in AMWAY yearly.
Both sons have been successful but only by hard work.
(three generations after me, son Jack, Ben and his daughter Elsie Mae)
Now I believe in motivational tapes (CDs). While in business I listened to Zig Ziggler and Earl Nightingale. They promised me nothing but self-respect and gave good advice in business or your job.
Soon I may tell you about my first grandson, Benjamin Aaron Darnell. He and his daughter Elsie Mae are out from Utah to visit. He drives nails. Actually he is a lead carpenter and he builds houses his grandpa admired but never dreamed of building.
Thanks for stopping by. I really do appreciate it.