Thoroughly Thursday - the "Yellowstone" Edition
Welcome back to Thoroughly Thursday, the "Yellowstone" edition. A few months ago, my family and I decided to take a road trip with our dog to visit my mother and Uncles in Montana. On the way up, we scheduled a day to visit Yellowstone. I filmed relentlessly with my iPhone during the trip thinking I could make it into a home movie. After spending months reviewing footage, I just published "Fun Facts about Yellowstone" on my YouTube channel. My kids like it, so that's good. The video is about 3mins long, and you can watch it here. Let me know what you think.
What I'm Reading -
Have you heard of the age-old investment advice "pay yourself first"? For years, I never really understood it. TT friend Cindi (check out her excellent business Girl Friday) recommended "Profit First" by Mike Michalowicz. I had read Michalowicz's book the "Toilet Paper Entrepreneur" (good, but eww...) and the "Pumpkin Plan" (pretty good) but "Profit First" really struck home for me. I've run several businesses, not all of them very well. However, Michalowicz presents a compelling argument that every business needs to make a profit regardless of size and to do that you need to get serious about your businesses expenses. I'm thinking this is my new favorite business book, next to this one.
What I'm Watching -
On Sunday, my family and I went and saw Thor: Ragnarok. I feel that director Taika Waititi figured out how to use everything that was understated and hilarious in the "Team Thor" shorts (see them here and here) and then mashed it together with the neon glow of a Guardians of the Galaxy movie. There are surprising revelations, emotional payoffs, entertaining battles and loads of funny, silly moments. This is not a deep movie and sometimes it might have benefited from not always going for the joke, but it was a great night out. You can see my full review of the movie here.
What I'm Reading (article) -
Too much of the news I've absorbing lately has been upsetting. However, then I came across this article about the people of the Faroe Islands (between Norway and Iceland) using sheep to help provide images for Google Street View and I've started to feel better.
What I'm Listening to -
This weekend I attended an event with the founder of FemmeQ (check out their video Today I Rise here). Prior to the event itself, there was a young singer-songwriter named Katherine Terrien performing. She was a fantastic performer, plays a mean ukelele, and I feel so glad that I can finally talk about "live" music that I got to see. You can find Katherine here, here, and here. Also, If you happen to be in Hollywood this Sunday the 12th, you can see her perform at the Hotel Cafe at 7pm.
What I'm Doing (for work) -
I spent the early part of this week putting the final touches on my workshop "You Told Them We Could Do What? Getting Your Sales Team and Installers on the Same Page" that I will be presenting at ISC East next week in NYC. Part of the process required that I have both the presentation and handouts done by yesterday morning. This meant I spent a furious 72hrs trying to transform my crayon-scribbled notes into something that could provide value to executives in the security industry. By next Thursday, I'll let you know if I succeeded.
What I'm asking (for a friend) -
How much pumpkin pie is too much pumpkin pie?
All the best, and remember, tomorrow is Friday. :)
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