what it takes to learn

We as Americans and parents get wrapped about competing with the Joneses, read this and say you don’t that’s ok, we lie to ourselves allot as parents too.

my kid is going to be an Astronaut, a rapper or a CEO….you get the point, place your unrealistic expectation for your child here__________________________.

The truth is this, college isn’t for everyone, we all aren’t smart enough to go from sweeping the floors to Harvard wiz kid.

My family immigrated from Germany more than 150 years ago to build houses, to this day construction and carpentry are still the family business.

Show your children you love them, help them find that one thing they love and are good at. That which they do for love, not necessity or show a natural aptitude for.

Don’t force them to school because that decision was made for you, and now your dream life is only visible in the 5 hours  you sleep a night. Lead them to THEIR path.

coach them, lead them, love them and  most importantly believe in them.

It all has a cost, who is willing to pay it is the question


We all have our burden some self-induced, some brought on by seemingly innocent remarks by ignorant people, not stupid, but ignorant. I’ve been called knuckledragger, rock, stupid, baby killer, and doc. all by people who knew the truth or didn’t care. That’s ok me and my “dumb” brothers know the truth, i finish my MBA in 8 months, another of my knuckledragging friends graduates from Harvard this year, and another “rock” owns half a dozen business’ in the Houston area. Call us what you want as you set in your cubicle telling your ” I would have joined but i can’t stand someone yelling at me” or my favorite ” I was gonna be a (insert special forces ninja operator name here) but i hurt my knee playing football” stories.

Hows about you say thank you, look up and memorize the meaning of the word respect, be grateful that others willingly stand in harm’s way for you, everyday. We only ask that for our friends like Glen, or Rob, or Joe, or the thousands of others you go out and give your best everyday because they gave their best for a lifetime.

pay close attention to around 3:30