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Tuesday, February 13, 2018
You brought it back and now they are asking for more money?
Sunday, February 11, 2018
Sunday, July 3, 2016
Could it be ego, or a fear of losing what you have holding you back? I guess they are closely related, for me maybe there is even a sprinkling of lack of confidence In the recipe too.
They say success breeds success, but I fear for many, the reverse is also true.
When you come from nothing and reach some goal, the last thing you want to do is lose it. The problem is the very motivation that got you there is what it will take to get to the next step.
A book by Dan Kennedy “Wealth attraction in the new economy” lists 28 wealth “magnets”. If you haven’t read it I highly recommend it. Of those 28 none include timidity, fear of loss, use of your ego, or anything even closely related.
I myself recently determined I have been letting the fear of losing what I have get in the way of further growth. It all tied to having reached a goal I had created many years ago. Once I reached it I kept asking “what next”, or asking others what motivates them to keep pushing on after having reached a goal. More precisely asking them, “what is your why?”.
Now I know it was an excuse, an excuse to just sit back.
Not reach my full potential.
So I ask you, what is holding you back from accomplishing more? Ego? Fear of loss or failure? If these kinds of things are holding you back, think about you past successes. What are you doing different now than when you were accomplishing your goals? When you had nothing to lose it was easy to risk it all. Nothing has changed, if you really want to accomplish more you’ve got to accept the same mindset, be willing to lose it all, and fight like your life depends on it.
We don’t get to skip these steps, and each step builds on the last. If you're only willing to risk a little you’re only going to gain a little. Leverage more of what you’ve accomplished and the pay-off is bigger.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
A medical education facility in Roseburg Oregon could help alleviate the health care worker crisis in rural Oregon.
Sitting on the City of Roseburg Economic Development Commission, being a founding member of the Umpqua Basin Economic Alliance, an executive member of the Douglas County Partnership for Economic Development and its sub committee Med. Ed. ( medical education ) it is fair to say I have a keen interest in promoting economic development for the greater Roseburg area.
The Med. Ed concept is one of the most significant opportunities to come from all of these efforts. A Medical Education facility here in Roseburg could be both a game changer for our economy, and a huge benefit to the medical community here in rural Southern Oregon.
From veterans care facilities to your local options for a general practitioner, we're coming into a crisis as it relates to health care workers.
The medical education facility concept in Roseburg Oregon aims to help ease the burden of too few trained healthcare workers.
Rural Oregon needs and deserves current, timely health care for our veterans and the general population. We need and deserve this care in our own communities. The burden of travel expenses, travel time, and a non local atmosphere aren't in our best interest. The rural Oregon Medical Education facility aims to change that.
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Friday, April 15, 2016
Man, it seems like the whole blogging thing is just a breeze for so many people. I'm not one of them.
I have studied free material, paid hefty money for classes, tried just pushing through. Yet here I am finally working on an update weeks later.
As I write this I'm sitting in the area of "Gate C11 at the PDX airport in Portland Oregon waiting for my last leg home.
The last day and a half was spent working in a committee helping to plan "The Rental Show 2017" which will be held in Orlando Florida. An event put on by the American Rental Association, it is consistantly touted as one of the top 100 shows in the nation for size. I can tell you my first trip there back in 2010 was an eye opener to say the least.
ARA headquarters is in Moline Ill.. Like I'm sure many places across the USA this community sitting alongside the Mississippi River was a great place to visit. It is also home to John Deere and has some pretty cool museums displaying equipment clean back to the birth of the company.
This takes me to another mechanic tip. Advancements in technology can leave a person who is new to the field feeling overwhelmed. Where ever possible take the time to study where it all originated from. Looking at the high tech components in a lot of today's equipment can be mesmerizing. When fuel injection was becoming mainstream I remember thinking, "What is going on inside that magic black box"? Turns out it is just doing some math and deciding how long the injector stays open.
Literally, that's it.
It is going to open the same number of times every time the motor makes two revolutions, so the only thing to control was how long it stays open when it does open. It figures this out by knowing air temperature, engine temp., RPM's, throttle position, manifold pressure, and some various specific to manufacture parameters, but it is just doing math and controlling how long..
That's just when it is in open loop! Once it goes closed loop the "black box" adjusts how long the injector stays open based on feedback from the O2 sensor. As long as no weird feedback is coming back from the other sensors, it bases its decisionn purely based on O2 feedback.
Seperate the fuel injection out from the other functions like ignition timing, transmission shift points and torque converter lockup, or the host of other computer controlled functions. Look at each individually and it gets a lot simpler.
The coolest thing about all of this as it applies to the equipment rental profession?
We're seeing now what the heavy equipment industry and automotive industry got to work the kinks out of over the past several years.
Small engine fuel injection, tier 4 diesel emission equipment and more are proven technologies. We get the benefit of more power, better fuel efficiency and long lasting engines thanks to them pioneering the way for us.
When I started this blog I had every intention on doing it daily, are there any volunteers out there that want to be my accountability partner?