I left my home in Monterrey just another low prospects man I’d rather work in the foundry than put fishes in a can I’m thirty-five and I haven’t traveled far and I’ve spent all my money on this misbegotten car
I’m up against it all like a leaf against the wind and my Studebaker keeps on breaking down again My Studebaker keeps on breaking down again I thought I’d go to Fresno just to see my friend but my damn Studebaker keeps on breaking down again
I was speeding south on ninety-nine when the manifold started smokin’ I ran her off the shoulder and now the axle’s broken It made a sound that cracked my heart in half and with only half a half pint of vodka left
I’m up against it all like a leaf against the wind and this Studebaker keeps on breaking down again My Studebaker keeps on breaking down again I thought I’d go to Fresno just to see my friend but my damn Studebaker keeps on breaking down again
My Studebaker keeps on breaking down again My Studebaker keeps on breaking down again I thought I’d go to Fresno just to see my friend but my damn Studebaker keeps on breaking down again
Came across an interesting excerpt from a book I was reading and pondered its relation to providing customer service and how one should treat their customers, regardless of the service or product being provided.
“The famous designer Oscar de la Renta taught me one of the most important lessons of my professional life. When asked, ‘What is luxury?’ His response was this: ‘Luxury is a feeling.’ He went on to explain that paying a high price to be served a cup of coffee in a fancy hotel by an employee who pays no attention to you is not luxury because it doesn’t make you feel special; rather you leave disappointed. In contrast, buying a cheaper coffee prepared by a street vendor who gives you his undivided attention makes you feel important and welcome. That is good service. That is luxury.
Luxury can be had by anyone, because it’s about giving someone the gift of feeling welcomed, cherished, and looked after.”
There is very little secret to how Denote Communications got its start. I had a couple months salary from my game designer job saved up, an opportunity for a contract, a suit that sort of fit, and I’ve written prior on how Denote got it’s name and logo and love talking about it. Basically, it was with one smartphone alternating between a thesaurus site and a whois look-up for available Read More ...
In my return to blogging, I’m going to attempt to do a little series on ‘Living the Dream’, or working for yourself. Hopefully, I’ll get the opportunity to give some advice, talk about the challenges I’ve encountered, my own dream evolving, and any other little things I thing is interesting. Lately, I’ve noticed a lot of people I either know, or have recently come to know, talking about starting their Read More ...
I originally thought this song was about going for love, but then started seeing the applications to taking the unconventional path in business as well and going out there and becoming an entrepreneur. Basically going into the hellish fire of risk and reward that can be associated with running your own business vs. “standing outside the fire” where you work your 9-5 job climbing the corporate ladder.
According to the music video, it turns out I was completely wrong and it’s about overcoming some completely different sort of adversity…?
We call them cool
Those hearts that have no scars to show
The ones that never do let go
And risk it the tables being turned
We call them fools
Who have to dance within the flame
Who chance the sorrow and the shame
That always come with getting burned
But you got to be tough when consumed by desire
‘Cause it’s not enough just to stand outside the fire
We call them strong
Those who can face this world alone
Who seem to get by on their own
Those who will never take the fall
We call them weak
Who are unable to resist
The slightest chance love might exist
And for that forsake it all
They’re so hell bent on giving, walking a wire
Convinced it’s not living if you stand outside the fire
Standing outside the fire
Standing outside the fire
Life is not tried it is merely survived
If you’re standing outside the fire
There’s this love that is burning
Deep in my soul
Constantly yearning to get out of control
Wanting to fly higher and higher
I can’t abide standing outside the fire