Monthly Archives: January 2016

When your doorbell rings…

Hey guys!

Had to share this. It struck me as funny and true, and brought up all kinds of nostalgia.

Hope you enjoy…

Keep the faith,

Stan R. Mitchell

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Some motivation: You have to jump

Hey guys,

I haven’t posted anything motivational in a while, so I thought I’d share this video below from Steve Harvey.

I found this really inspiring, and I like how he kept it down to earth. For instance, in the video he says it’s not just about trying to be a big singer or something like that.

Instead, whether it’s baking pies, cutting grass, or something similarly simple, we have to find our passion. And we have to jump at some point.

I will say as an addendum to what he’s said — and as someone who has jumped and “scraped my knees,” as Steve Harvey terms it — that you could (and should) take many measures to avoid this pain prior to jumping.

For instance, you could (and should) stay at your job until you’ve saved enough money that you have a massive safety cushion. (I’d say a minimum of six months living expenses.)

You should also start your dream part-time while keeping your job, if at all possible. Grow slow, as those who are experienced say. (Most failures happen because we’re impatient and try to speed things up, so we borrow more or take foolish risks.)

Finally, you should also avoid re-inventing the wheel. Study other businesses and examples that have succeeded and failed. What did they do right? What did they do wrong? And obviously, you should do this prior to making your own attempt. (Remember, be patient.)

Keep the faith,

Stan R. Mitchell

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Second book of the Detective Danny Acuff series releases!

Hey, guys!

I just finished Book 2 of the Detective Danny Acuff series!

I’m really pumped about how well sales have kicked off on this series and thank each and every one of you who bought Book 1! (BTW, for those who have already read the first installment, could I twist your arm into writing a one or two-sentence review of Book 1? Having reviews on that first one will encourage more folks to jump into the series.)

For those who missed the earlier announcement last week about Book 1, here’s the book description for it:

Detective Danny Acuff’s marriage is on life support.

And, he’s been forced to take a boring job as a small-town detective in a dumpy, sleepy, little town — it’s his final, desperate attempt to save his marriage.Detective Danny Acuff 72

Danny figures his life can’t get much worse. Danny couldn’t be more wrong.

Turns out this small town in Akin, Tennessee, isn’t so sleepy after all.

(Series Note: Fans of the hit TV series “Justified” should love every moment of this series, as should readers who enjoy James Patterson and Robert B. Parker’s “Spenser series.” This is the first part of an ongoing series. New books will be posted in this serial every few weeks, and each book is more like an episode on TV than a stand-alone book. Each book/episode will take an hour or so to read, and end with a cliffhanger that — hopefully — causes you to want to buy the next one!)

Thanks so much for each of your all’s continued support!

Keep the faith,

Stan R. Mitchell

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