Your Example

“It’s not your advice. It’s your example.”

Sending Messages

There are 2 parts to messages, sending it and receiving it. When sending a message you need to remember that what was intended and what was said may not be the same, and neither may be what was received on the other end. Plus, just because you are ready to send a message doesn’t mean the received is ready to receive it. Do your best to make the message clear, giving what you intended a chance to be understood.

If the message is important my advice is to keep sending it. It may take a while before it’s properly received and that may be frustrating, but keep sending it anyway. I hear advertising takes 7 impressions before it’s heard, which is probably the same with advice, at least poignant advice.

On the receiver’s end, being ready to receive is key. Often the receiver isn’t at a point in their life in which receiving a message is possible. Sometimes this is due to youth or immaturity, other times it’s due to having a conflicting idea already in their head. Either way it will take some time before the message is heard and that’s okay. At some point the stars will align and the message will be received.

Rework

Rework book coverI started reading again and recently finished Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson. The book talks about how they built their company in a much different way than most other companies and by going against most of the conventional advice young entrepreneurs are given. Most of the advice given by the authors is short and simple in concept, but can be hard to implement due to being against the common grain. The book covers many topics, including productivity, competitors, evolution, promotion, hiring, damage control, and culture. It’s a book worth reading if you lead a company or are in a leadership position over part of a company.

7ish Days

The last 7ish days have been busy. I went to a funeral on Tuesday for the previously mentioned mother of an 8th grader at David’s gym. Wednesday we left for David’s wedding in Florida. Thursday, while in Florida I talked to a couple friend that will be opening their own gyms soon and gave them a little advice. Friday was wedding day and everything turned out great. The weather cooperated, the wedding was successful, and no one made a fool of themselves at the reception. (I’ll post more about the wedding when Shane gets back from Hawaii so I can get his pictures).

The Cats played Ohio State during the reception, which the manager was kind enough to put on a TV nearby. The Cats won a close game to move on to play North Carolina for a trip to the Final Four. Saturday was a beach day. The weather started off rough, but turned out to be great. We then went to a Crawfish boil with the newlywed couple’s family, which was also a good time.

Sunday was go home day. It got off to an interesting start because of a poor decision a couple people made the night before, which I may expand on in a later post. We got back in time to catch most of the North Carolina game and see the Cats advance to the Final Four.

The Cats next stop is Houston, mine is Florida again for a 2 competition weekend.

If Men Wrote Advice Columns

Q – My husband wants a threesome with my best friend and me.

A – Obviously your husband cannot get enough of you! Knowing that there is only one of you he can only settle for the next best thing your best friend. Far from being an issue, this can only bring you closer together. Why not get some of your old college roommates involved too? If you are still apprehensive, maybe you should let him be with your friends without you. If you’re still not sure then just perform oral sex on him and cook him a nice meal while you think about it.

Q – My husband continually asks me to perform oral sex on him.

A – Do it. Semen can help you lose weight and gives a great glow to your skin. Interestingly, men know this. His offer to allow you to perform oral sex on him is totally selfless. This shows he loves you. The best thing to do is to thank him by performing it twice a day: then cook him a nice meal.

Q – My husband has too many nights out with the boys.

A – This is perfectly natural behavior and it should be encouraged. The man is a hunter and he needs to prove his prowess with other men. A night out chasing young single girls is great stress relief and can foster a more peaceful and relaxing home. Remember, nothing can rekindle your relationship better than the man being away for a day or two (it’s great time to clean the house too!) Just look at how emotional and happy he is when he returns to his stable home. The best thing to do when he returns home is for you and your best friend to perform oral sex on him. Then cook him a nice meal.

Q – My husband doesn’t know where my clitoris is.

A – Your clitoris is of no concern to your husband. If you must mess with it do it in your own time or ask your best friend to help. You may wish to videotape yourself while doing this, and present it to your husband as a birthday gift. To ease your selfish guilt, perform oral sex on him and cook him a delicious meal.

Q – My husband is uninterested in foreplay.

A – You are a bad person for bringing it up and should seek sensitivity training. Foreplay to man is very stressful and time consuming. Sex should be available to your husband on demand with no pesky requests for foreplay. What this means is that you do not love your man as much as you should; He should never have to work to get you in the mood. Stop being so selfish! Perhaps you can make it up to him by performing oral sex on him and cooking him a nice meal.

Q – My husband always has an orgasm then rolls over and goes to sleep without giving me one.

A – I’m not sure I understand the problem. Perhaps you’ve forgotten to cook him a nice meal.