Hello, friends and followers I hope your off to a relaxing summer… I just wanted to follow up on whats happening here at STM and how we’ve found some diamonds in the roughest spots!
There always there those little shinny spots of brilliance in the rough patches of life. If you ask the elderly, who have the most experience in life, will tell you life is rough and never straight forward. Rather it is rough, you have to take it by the horns, handle situations, and enjoy the little things, while you can.
One of my favorite moments over the last month was having the opportunity to talk with my Uncle who is 98 years old. We were at a family function and he was sitting there at a table by himself. Honestly I hadn’t taken the time to get to know him very well over my life, rather t was distance or whatever. We had never really talked in depth. Well at this point in his life he has a hard time remembering name and faces. Even a hard time eating..
We sat there and talked for a good hour. He stopped the conversation multiple times to apologize and ask who I was etc.. With a quick no problem, so tell me more about the ranch 75 years ago.. Boy he had stories most related some off the wall 🙂 but what a great conversation.
He told me about three generations and where they came from the many adventures and business ventures he had growing up. Everything from ranching, horse racing and small business. I cant believe I waited so long to talk with Uncle Ted.
The single most important thing he told me that day was mid sentence, as he was reminiscing on the glory days of racing. He stops, looks sternly and squarely in my eyes and says ” Life doesn’t just happen, its what you make of it”. I know this is a saying heard many times by many people. Even I have heard people throughout my life say this or similar phrases, right? Well, this was his one message at age 98 he had to make sure I heard!
Furthermore, not just myself. I believe he felt and would say that this bit of knowledge is the single most important thing in life. Of course its not what you hear or say that makes the impact in life. It the action behind the words… The results of hard work can only happen with action. Essentially there is no shortcuts in life, you get out what you put in..
Rather in your personal relationships or business ventures take action, major action. Life doesn’t just happen!!
I must give a complement to a contractor who helped us with our project in Boise. I spoke to the owner shortly after this conversation and I mean we talked at length, for like 3 hours. He’s a drywall contractor and has been for many years. He spent most of his time working for other companies, basically running the crews and jobs. It wasn’t until he took action and a little risk a couple years ago did he see his desired results. He has since built his business to not only support his family but a number of employees. He works 80 hour weeks this time of year and tells me he does it not only for his family but his employees and their families.
I can testify his crew did a great job and I would highly recommend Boise Drywall Pro’s if you need full installation or just a repair job in Boise, ID.
Thanks again guys!
If your reading this wanting to change your situation, take action! There is no bad action, well okay maybe there is. But decide what your goal is map out your route and take action. Rather its starting a business, or running a 10K there ain’t nothing to it, but to do it.. one step at a time. If you fail, good, you learned. Get back up and finish the course but don’t make the same mistake twice, that’s just foolish. LOL
Thanks again all, we will talk with you, at you, soon!!!