Posts Tagged WRITING

SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED

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Times Have Changed
I have found writing a very enlightening process. Hopefully, my readers will get as much out of reading the book as I have had in writing it. Besides combining the book’s content with my years of experience, I have spent much time researching current trends to make this information relevant for today. In this technology driven age, it seems presentation is paramount.  There are a variety of new forms of communication besides traditional publishing. The attention span of the reader is being trained by USA Today, Facebook and Twitter.  The rate and direction of change is hard for even the professionals in the business world to absorb.

Help Wanted
My working research indicated a clear need. The business world is confused. Young people straight out of college have no direction. Companies are failing in record numbers. I have heard the stories from people I have met and interviewed. It is clear to me that business people can become much more successful. All they need is some help. Frankly, I couldn’t wait to get started because I know what it takes to be successful.

The Solution
I gathered a team of professionals to help me with this important piece of work. Initially, we assembled a wealth of information and sorted it into what we felt was a logical outline. Then we wrote our first draft which had sufficient value to attract a respected agent. Along the way we developed our graphics and worked through our first re-write. Our objective has always been clear. It was not to tell the story of T.G.I. Friday’s or to simply be a tell-all memoir. Instead, we have focused on producing a working manual for entrepreneurs, up-start young managers, or anyone who simply wants to have a more successful life. This life-long collection of tools, philosophies, theories and metaphors are all well suited to the task.

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Life’s Manual
Recently, I had a little unanticipated “think” time while being hospitalized with a tough flu-like infection. I don’t know if it was the morphine or the high fever, but in my delirium, I had an epiphany. What people need is something simple and easy to use that can still give them dramatic changes. Certainly you are familiar with the manuals you receive with major purchases, automobiles and the like. While there is thick, well document version, almost none of us get beyond the Quick Start Guide” and truthfully some of us only use it when all else has failed! So, our vision is to produce a business success “Quick Start Guide.”

The Right Road
Whether you need a start-up, a tune-up or simply a road map, this guide will help you with goal setting, problem solving, and development.  We are hard at work producing the operating manual that will guide you down the road to your greater development. All we ask is that you think while we teach you the ins and outs of a principle-based foundation that will take you and your business the distance.  When you learn “how to think” not “what you think” you will be on the road to success!

Dan Scoggin
Friday’s Founder

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WRITING – A HEAVY PROJECT

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HEAVY – LIKE SNACKING AND NOT EXERCISING WHILE WRITING!

I now have a current view of the worlds obesity problem. First, there is no secret that it is very pleasurable to eat. Second, no one forces you to eat, so it is a choice. Third, eating choices both volume and type effect body fat. Fourth, no one is keeping any of this a secret. Fifth, exercise is very important in maintaining health in general and weight specifically.

I have lost 15#’s so far and plan to lose another 15#’s in the near future. That was my original goal but after checking my closet I have some neat stuff that require another 5 to 10#’s. So, how am I doing this you ask? By following my fathers advice: “If you are fat it is because you eat too much and if you are not hungry you are not losing weight!” As a chef most of his life he had first hand experience.

Conclusion: if you want to use Weight Watchers, Atkins or any of the organized helps, that cool, but it still comes down to my fathers advice with a little self control thrown in. So please don’t blame McDonalds or Lays, I sure don’t blame all those snacks that attacked me while I skipped my exercise and blimped up! I’ll blog when I reach my goal, no pictures please, I still haven’t figured out the other aging tell tales!

The government will soon becoming out with a new department to oversee that we eat healthy and exercise, so if you ignore my fathers, advice they will be around and help?

UPDATE: 3/17/13 – – WEIGHT LOSS TWENTY POUNDS!!

 

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Cowboy capital of the World

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GENERATION………???????

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I have daughters that cross the spectrum from the Boomer, X and Y generations. In fact, I have grandchildren who are smack dab in the middle of the Y generation. I have managed large numbers of people from each of these generations. I have read everything I can get my hands on and listened carefully to business leaders and past associates views.  Most importantly I have talked to representatives of each generation. Finally, I have finished writing my thoughts and advice on this topic. Don’t you just love book teases!!!!

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