Sweet, a post about kissing, this could get interesting.
Well, maybe not; it is really just the acronym for keep it simple stupid, you will have to decide how interesting it gets.
But hey now, who you callin’ stupid? Don’t look at me, I’m sure he’s talking about someone else.
When I’m talking ‘insurance‘ to prospects and customers it is certainly a good thing to remember; right? Say what, cut to the chase, am I covered or not?
I have never professed to be the sharpest knife in the drawer, but I don’t need to be because at my restaurant you can practically cut your steaks with a fork. What I mean is, I am smart enough; if I don’t know it, I know people who do. Therefore, I am smart enough to be able to use the resources at my disposal.
You still seem pretty dull
Ok, ok; I got kicked off school patrol where you get to wear that cool triangular strap looking thingy and a badge because I couldn’t maintain a B average. It wasn’t because I couldn’t do it; it was more because I would rather play than study.
Let’s just say I was an average student at best.
But having said that I do have a few educational achievements. I was the accounting student of the year my second year at the local community college and even went off to big boy school thinking I was going to be a CPA. Ha, when my first upper level accounting class was taking as much time as my 3 other classes, time to find a new major.
I also tested well enough when entering the Army to have an offer for a full ride to West Point, the US Military Academy. It did have strings attached however, and I was not prepared to make a 10-yr commitment and the engineering requirements probably would have been a real struggle for me anyway. Plus, I think there are some real bullets in the mix too.
The story of my life
If I have to do something, I’ll get it done. I have my degree, I have my insurance license, and I have several professional designations which encompassed a master’s level curriculum. The ability is in there somewhere; I just need to match up the want to with it.
But I have a confession to make which won’t be a shocker to many. Hopefully my community will stick with me once I out myself.
I am not a nerd, a dork maybe, but you would be hard pressed to find one nerdly thing about me.
I know it is almost a pre-requisite for online social, but this probably explains why I am a minimalist with my resources and gadgets and essentially survive on my social skills alone.
I read a great article by Allison Boyer at the BlogWorld & New Media Expo Blog and her very thorough but accurate description of why nerds thrive in this environment. It was spot-on and gave me pause for thought.
Crap, none of that applies to me; I might be in danger of losing my blog card.
Well then, that explains it
I have never been a gamer or a Trekkie and have not read Lord of the Rings. I was always interested in being outside and playing. If it involved a bike, a fort or a playground where some kind of ball could be played, you had my attention.
Fortunately, my mother did instill the love of reading in me however, and that has probably been my saving grace and ability to know things I suppose.
It appears I was destined for a career in sales from an early age and somehow I found it. Interesting, how many of you are doing something now that your childhood interests would have made your profession predictable?
So, what are you saying then?
It takes all types. One other thing I never was, was a hater. I never made fun of someone for being physically, ethnically or academically different. Billy has always been the nice guy.
Make sure you read Allison’s post. Just about every one of her points in her post never applied to me as a youth, but I’m still standing. I was the just show up guy back then, and the just show up guy today.
I wouldn’t say I have had Forrest Gump type success, but I haven’t done too bad either for someone who still uses fun as his premise for success.
Maybe this explains a little bit that I’m not the most coachable or always follow tech advice when provided. Not that I don’t appreciate it, but until I absolutely have to have it, I might be a slow adopter.
Fortunately, most of this stuff requires just signing up and doesn’t take a rocket scientist to operate once you are in.
Did any of this make sense? Did any one care that I’m simple? Do you think any less of me, or do all the pieces fit now?
Hey, it was hard to top the restaurant post.
Just for the heck of it, I ‘filmed’ the pre-hurricane in the F L A. Here it is if you want to see it: