This issue is a little different since everyone is excited about getting the 4th of July holiday started at least I know I am. In most of our newsletters I like to give you things to do and action steps to take to help you grow your business. Since the holiday is coming up, this issue you can just read. We’ll be talking about future things you can look forward to, as well as a sobering message about friends and friendships. Perhaps you can learn from my mistakes.
Reminder – there won’t be an issue next week.
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We’ve surveyed folks and asked for opinions on what they would like us to cover. Based on the feedback we’ve gotten here are some things we’ll be covering the next weeks / months. We’ll have some tidbits thrown in of course.
July / August – Starting your tutoring business (getting your first student)
Sept / Oct – Tutoring your Students
November / December – Growing your business
Jan / Feb – Online tutoring.
—>>Â Your Friends and about Us-
Clever Apple is made up of teachers (like Kim) and people who like kids / learning / business like me (Tim). My job is to help get the word out about our product so more people can earn money (without having to spend a fortune). Today I’m going to talk a little about me. It is a little sobering and sad so if you want to save it to read another day, I can definitely understand about that.
My Mom died of breast cancer when I was six years old. The last time I saw her she told me a couple of things 1) You can do anything you set your mind to, 2) Help other people, 3) take care of your Dad.
I’ve always been an entrepreneur, during high school I sold Grit newspapers and a friend and I had a landscaping business (you can charge more when you scape the lawn instead of just cutting it). During highschool was when I met my friend Arvie. Arvie stood about 6’4″ or 5 and weighed in at a little over 300 pounds of solid muscle. Arvie didn’t really have a job, but was an entrepreneur and we became fast friends, although he was about 10 years older than me. During my junior / senior years of high school he gave me construction jobs during the summer and rescued me from several predicaments (including a bad trip to Oklahoma).
During college I roomed with George, Arvie’s brother and again worked with him during the Summer. I entered the Army because I had two part time jobs and a full time job and going to school full time. I was burning the candle at both ends and my school work started to suffer. I joined with Uncle Sam for their college program.
When I got back from Germany after 4 years of service Arvie gave me a job. As I was going to college he continued to let me work and gave my wife Lisa work to do as well. The definition of a true friend.
I graduated college (as an RN) started work and my business. Contact with Arvie became scarce. I was too busy. Last month I found out he has brain cancer. It doesn’t look good but I’ve been spending much more time with him. The lesson I learned was I should have been spending more time with him all along. True friends are hard to find. As you’re preparing for this weekend’s fun, take some time and call or contact some of your true friends. Thank people that you need to thank. Like is always throwing us curve balls. Tell people that you care about, you care about them.
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