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Some of It

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Revengeofthenerds, May 31, 2019.

  1. Revengeofthenerds

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    Inspired by a badass recent Eric Church song. My son is turning 5 tomorrow and he's at that super observant stage where everything you say or do is gonna make a major impression on him. The lyrics to "Some of It" offer some great advice.

    Focus: I think we can add some more.

    Alt. Focus: Best advice you've received.

    I'll throw out the following:

    - wear good running shoes
    - learn tie a few different knots
    - your time is the most valuable thing your have
    - corollary to the above: time isn't wasted if you learn something
    - buy good tools
    - everyone knows how to fight until they get punched
    - change a stranger's tire
     
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  2. Juice

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    "Fuck Bitches, Get Money." -Pope John Paul II
     
  3. walt

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    "Sometimes the customer is wrong."

    "If you don't have time to do it right the first time, how can you expect to do it a second?"
     
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    unless it's a one-off and a cheap, shitty one will do. I buy cheap (but usable) tools until I see the need in spending tons of cash on top of the line tools. Don't buy crap, but don't just buy top of the line right away either.

    Sometimes the best customer is your competitor's customer. (As in don't take on shitty customers, as it's hardly ever worth the time invested).
     
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    This. Crap tools will sometimes not work right and make you hate what you are trying to do, or make you think you cant do it but it is the tools fault. I usually buy middle of the road, good enough that it is my fault if something isn't working and good enough to last if i end up using it lots, but cheap enough that it doesn't break the bank.
     
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    You can get blood from a stone. You just have to throw it hard enough at somebody.
     
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    People treat you the way you let them.

    Find something you would die for, then live for it.
     
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    Everyone is managed differently.

    Don’t be afraid to start over.
     
  9. Revengeofthenerds

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    Learn 1st Aid/CPR. Stay up to date on the best practices.

    Some relationships are bad. It's ok to cut and run.

    Nature is always stronger than you think.

    Learn to drive.
     
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    Alt. Focus: Your kid didn’t ask to be born
     
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    "Luck is when hard work meets opportunity"

    "Embrace the challenge"

    The way the world works now, you have to be willing to go beyond what you know/are trained in if you want to move ahead. That being said, I'm a big proponent of learning to leave work at work aka "being present" so that you don't drive yourself into early burnout