Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Another new day

Okay at this point I have come to realize that I am the only one reading this but who gives a flying eff!  I am going to write things in here as they come to me and maybe one day this will become relevant to someone somewhere.

In 2009 I decided that my life was not complicated enough...or at least that must have been what I was thinking.  Why in the hell else would I take 6+ years of self employment with a company that was finally well on its way to being a success and 15 years of marriage that was already a success...and totally throw everything into the air with no way of knowing where the pieces would land and move to Florida.  Florida was something that I wanted to do more than anything in the world.  Truth be told, my life was perfect in Michigan...all except for the part about living in Michigan.

I had already gotten out once, in 1981.  My parents moved me to Texas and I loved it.  In 1986 I was dragged kicking and screaming back to Detroit.  I hated it then and I hated it in 2009.  I needed a vehicle to initiate the move.  I hatched a plan.

Enter Cycle Stop USA.

Opened in October of 2009, Cycle Stop USA was going to revolutionize the service industry.  The only problem is that the market wasn't ready for ride in ride out motorcycle service yet.  Sales were marginal (to be expected with a new company) but the response was good.  People DO want to get work done on their motorcycle while they wait.  We just need to look in new places, not just the same ones we always have.

So here I sit inside my Lakeland, Florida pool home, regrouping and formulating a newer plan.  Will it work?

Absolutely!  You see...I never fail, but sometimes my ideas do!


  1. You got any recent pics of the wife? I bet she stays pretty tan down there in Fla. You are gonna do great with this, you understand the effort it will take. Every time I've dealt with you it's been up front and a great deal. You know your shit, and that's a rare deal in the business. You also know how to talk to people like a human being, and that makes you a rarity. Keep your shoulders back and your head down working.

    ....and don't forget those pics....

  2. Patience...we are each other's voices of reason.