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    Third World Layabout crtreedude's Avatar
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    It's good to be king...

    It is a hard life being King, but someone has to do it...

    After about 30 years of working like a dog I have reached a point of not having to work. At first I was in denial. How could things go on without me always pushing? What example am I setting if I take a break from working 12 hours a day?

    Well, about a month ago I ditched the software consulting to focus on our business and then discovered that the business runs just fine if I don't micromanage it. We have great people who know exactly what to do almost all of the time.

    So, I spend an hour or two in the mornings reviewing the days plans and then after that I read books translated into Spanish to improve my ability in the language. I am also studying grammar too.

    But I am finding that I can actually manage not to feel like I have to be product all the time. This is freeing my mind to think of new ways of doing business. This of course is my excuse for goofing off.

    What is really helping is my family telling me that I have done enough and I deserve to be a slug. Though Jsharr is trying to figure out how to make my horses poop in my hammock - life is good.

    Jsharr - you do know that from where I am sitting you are a Yankee?

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    Beauty Everywhere snowy's Avatar
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    Congrats for realizing that your company will be just fine. Now its time for you to enjoy just you!!!!
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    Third World Layabout crtreedude's Avatar
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    Yep, I am enjoying being white haired founder of company mentoring the young whippersnappers. It helps that I am only 48 with prematurely white hair!

    Our son and his wife just moved down a week or so ago to be groomed for the office.

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    Dang, sounds like you are living a kingly lifestyle.

    ... can I be some sort of prince, or baron? My tithe is negotiable.
    "The term, then, is obviously a relative one: my pedantry is your scholarship, his reasonable accuracy, her irreducible minimum of education and someone else’s ignorance." H. W. Fowler, Modern English Usage

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    them is fightin words. the fightin will commence right after the drinkin ends.
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    them is fightin words. the fightin will commence right after the drinkin ends.
    No problem, we will even drink with Yankees...

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    Third World Layabout crtreedude's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by BLIMP View Post
    Dang, sounds like you are living a kingly lifestyle.

    ... can I be some sort of prince, or baron? My tithe is negotiable.
    Hmmm, I don't have any wars that I need the nobility to sacrafice themselves for...

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    Heck, I'd be satisfied with a Duchy, myself!

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    I wasn't thinking so much about the sacrificing bit. More the living in Costa Rica and governing a small portion of your wealth so that your phenomenal success doesn't cause you to go mad. Really, I have your best interest in mind here.

    I'd even settle for "Administrator of Surfing"


    Can you preside over cool?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    them is fightin words. the fightin will commence right after the drinkin ends.
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=H6ZH6i9Ev7M

    A Buck-o-Nine fan?

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    Third World Layabout crtreedude's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by BLIMP View Post
    I wasn't thinking so much about the sacrificing bit. More the living in Costa Rica and governing a small portion of your wealth so that your phenomenal success doesn't cause you to go mad. Really, I have your best interest in mind here.

    I'd even settle for "Administrator of Surfing"


    Can you preside over cool?
    Not going to happen - you can't cause me not to go mad. Too late for that I would say.

    No surfing where we live but there are hot springs which are pretty cool in a hot way of course. Ah, lying back soaking in a hot spring while a slightly cool tropical rain falls and a wetbar is nearby. Our son was on a research trip and experienced this.

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    You Know!? For Kids! jsharr's Avatar
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    never heard of Buck O Nine untilt this trhead.
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    Good job treedude.... so ah you guys hiring?

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    Do you want some redwood tree cones? They grow up to be big also.

    Good job Mr. Dude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crtreedude View Post
    Not going to happen - you can't cause me not to go mad. Too late for that I would say.

    No surfing where we live but there are hot springs which are pretty cool in a hot way of course. Ah, lying back soaking in a hot spring while a slightly cool tropical rain falls and a wetbar is nearby. Our son was on a research trip and experienced this.
    Some of the best surf I have every ridden was off Costa Rica, specifically, Playa Hermosa. Grab the board and ride down the mountain my friend and hang ten.
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    you should learn to embrace change, and mock it's failings every step of the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crtreedude View Post
    It is a hard life being King, but someone has to do it...

    After about 30 years of working like a dog I have reached a point of not having to work. At first I was in denial. How could things go on without me always pushing? What example am I setting if I take a break from working 12 hours a day?

    Well, about a month ago I ditched the software consulting to focus on our business and then discovered that the business runs just fine if I don't micromanage it. We have great people who know exactly what to do almost all of the time.

    So, I spend an hour or two in the mornings reviewing the days plans and then after that I read books translated into Spanish to improve my ability in the language. I am also studying grammar too.

    But I am finding that I can actually manage not to feel like I have to be product all the time. This is freeing my mind to think of new ways of doing business. This of course is my excuse for goofing off.

    What is really helping is my family telling me that I have done enough and I deserve to be a slug. Though Jsharr is trying to figure out how to make my horses poop in my hammock - life is good.

    Jsharr - you do know that from where I am sitting you are a Yankee?
    30 years, 12 hours a day job well done man. You deserve some relaxation and a less stressfull and less demanding position.
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    I will assist jsharr in training the horses to not only poop in your hammocks, but to also translate your books from spanish to sanskrit AND tell you how they end.
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