September 2016

The Entrepreneur’s Hierarchy Of Needs

I’m halfway through Module Two of Jeff Walker‘s Product Launch Formula class online. We’re elbow deep in product testing at the Dessinger homestead, and Jeff is helping to frame the launch we will undertake in the very near future. During one of the first videos of PLF Core, Jeff introduced a chart he called the Entrepreneur’s Hierarchy of Needs. If you’re unfamiliar with the original hierarchy of needs chart by Maslow, it’s structured to show the order of needs which people are driven to satisfy. You don’t attempt to facilitate world peace, for example, when you haven’t had enough food or water to keep you […]

We’ve Been Too Hasty To Dismiss Critique

Have you ever heard someone say, “Don’t bring me problems. Bring me solutions”? It’s always easier to critique old traditions than to establish better and new traditions. That should be our ultimate goal. But let’s not err on the side of dismissing critique simply because the critic has no solution to the problem. The critic and the pioneer may come as two separate messengers. And neither carries the other’s message. We’ve got to stop throwing out the baby with the bath water. We’ve grown comfortable with an illogical standard that says, “If you don’t have the solution, stop complaining about […]

60 Day Update On Intermittent Fasting

I shared with you a couple months back that I was beginning a new diet known as Bulletproof Intermittent Fasting. You can read my post here. 60 days in, and I’ve lost somewhere in the ballpark of half a pound each day. Weight really wasn’t my greatest concern, except for how it demonstrated that I crossed a line somewhere back in 2006. Truly, quitting smoking was the most difficult change I’ve ever made, and I ballooned while eating everything in sight. My wife insists that our scale is garbage. So I stopped using it. But I can still tell as […]

6,288 Pages A Year

What you fill your mind with will control you. I popped a sermon tape into a portable cassette player and took it with me on the road. It was a recording of my grandfather’s radio show, and he was telling a story about how an old lady accurately prophesied his wife’s death six months before she passed. But that’s not the focus of today’s rumination. I’ll expound upon that another day. Today I want to focus on something else Grandpa Lennard said that rocked my world. He confessed to reading the entire Bible SIX TIMES per year ON TOP OF his regular daily […]