Today is my 50th birthday. Looking back over the past 50 years, I know I have made mistakes. As I sit here, on vacation in Hawaii, waiting for the sun to rise over the ocean, I feel so very thankful for the many blessings I have in my life. I want to start the day … Continue reading OMG, I turn 50 today
The MSP (managed service provider) channel changed a lot during the first 13 or so years of the new century. But, in the last 3 to 4 years, I feel that it has stood still. In 2005 “industry experts” would say that if you didn’t become an MSP by 2008 you wouldn’t be in business … Continue reading This is why I will never work with an MSP again.
Oh, the channel and its shiny objects. Last week everyone was talking about Office Depot acquiring CompuCom and this week it’s all about Autotask and Datto merging. As much as I hate to admit it, this was the shiny object that caught my attention. The announcement of Autotask and Datto merging to become one HUGE … Continue reading The IT Channel and its shiny objects
In just a few minutes, on Facebook Live, I will be announcing the launch of my new company, Your Remote COO. Over the years, I have seen how inefficiently run operations have buried small and medium businesses that should be flourishing. The goal of Your Remote COO is to help all kinds of companies, not … Continue reading 10/4 good buddy, the day is here
On October 4th I am making a big announcement
It was just over a year ago, that my friend Don Schultz called me to talk to me about his business, Infratactix. A couple days after that conversation, Loree and I loaded up the SUV and hauled our motorcycle in our trailer to make the 3-day trek to Wisconsin. Don and I had struck a … Continue reading What a difference a year made in my life.
Recently I had a meeting with a potential supplier to discuss using their service for my business. Let me preface this by saying that he and I are not connected on social media. Our meeting took place after work at a local “watering hole”. The Sales Rep was very cordial the entire time. We discussed … Continue reading Are you a social stalker?
As I get older, it seems that time goes by faster than it did just a few years ago. Today, May 18, 2017, Loree and I are celebrating our 10-year wedding anniversary. For me, that is a huge milestone because I don’t know if I have ever stuck with anything for 10 years. This month … Continue reading Time flies when you’re having fun
I am not sure how to discuss this particular issue as it is very personal to me. However, I am going to share it on my blog anyway. As I continue to run Infratactix, from time to time I attend industry events. For example, a couple weeks ago I attended a ConnectWise roadshow in Scottsdale, … Continue reading Fear of the unknown…does it make you anxious?
Happy SuperBowl Sunday. Today is America's day of over indulging. Trust me, I know from experience. But not anymore, I am on the path of minimalizing my life. Minimalizing my life is not an easy one. There have been some personal struggles like selling my truck last weekend. But once the things are gone the … Continue reading Do you know who your real friends are?