31 Aug Mission Statement
As I sit here wondering what to write about .To at least keep my blog interesting or at least good enough to read. It comes to my thinking that I should at least write a Mission Statement, a Purpose , and last but least a Cause.
First of all my Mission Statement
To provide quality service and products to all my customers. To develop relationships with my suppliers, customers, and my tech support people that are always available when needed.
I believe that establishing good relationships and building great repor with my staff along with investors, coaches and mentors.
How did all this begin to happen?
Well like many of you as of March 29th
for myself I was laid off from my work due to the Covid 19 virus pandemic. Actually in my case I was furloughed at my job. Currently Blackjack and Poker dealer at a Casino in my area.
During the layoff a lot things go through your mind . The good,bad,and ugly thoughts of course go through your mind.
The Good :
During my time off I got a lot done.
I was still getting a paycheck (unemployment/stimulus) , Social security check because I am retired.
Bills are all paid, life is good.
My wife and little boy who just turn 7 this July are doing great as well. Yes you read right my little boy is 7, and I’m 66 do the math yes he is my one and only. My Alpha and Omega he is my motivation to succeed and to provide for him like my parents did for me. Especially in today’s society.
The Bad :
I was driving truck Over the road for 18 years. During that time I played Blackjack and Poker. Drive 10 to 11 hours, play at a casino between 4 to 5 hours then sleep for 3 to 4. I would get up and do it all over again. What a life right . I have been to a lot of casinos especially when they have truck parking . Why you might ask?
First of they have great food, clean restrooms, and lots of action. Most of all the Action. I went through a learning process as you might say or becoming well educated. I call it The University of Experience. The School of Hard Knocks and Bad Beats. I got my BS, MS, and PHD. all at the The University of Experience.
BS you know what that means.
MS is just more of the same,
PHD is piling higher and deeper.
I’m an Entrepreneur but don’t step in it.
I have a Doctor’s degree (All-In) Blackjack and Poker.
I have experienced The Thrill of Victory and The Agany of Defeat. Walked into the casinos with lots of high hopes, then the long ,long walk of shameback to the truck.
I would visualize that the actor Robin Leach would be interviewing celebrity’s from The Rich and Famous and then all of sudden just as I would be existing the casino he would spot me out of the crowd.
“Wait a minute folks, whom do we have here? Well it is Wild Bill Warren from The
Broke and Unknown. Why such a sad face? Why such a bedazzled look. Tell me Wild Bill and to our viewers out there in TV land . How was your experience at this casino.
At that point in my mind I would simply reply “Shity, just really damn Shity!”
Robin would say “Well folks there you have it the true response from Wild Bill himself. Another Shity day . Tune in again with Robin Leach from the Broke and Unknown.
As I look back I have paid the price and my dues to obtain the experience that I now have.
I just love Clint Eastwood. All the from Rowdy Yates in Raw Hide ,spaghetti westerns, to Dirty Harry movies.
However the Ugly that I’m talking about is that I am living large and living in charge. I got the world by the ass. Money money hands over fists. Rental properties , my game is improving after much investment and self help books about poker and blackjack.
Met my girl and we had a son. My two bundles of joys. I am doing great, and saving up to buy the apartments we are living at. Thanksgiving 2014 get a voucher for free nights stay and two buffets. We ate and I told my better half I was going to play poker for a couple hours. I played for about an hour in half , made $560.($100) buy in . I go back to the room just getting settled down. Then it hit me. The worst night ever. I began vommiting and vommiting all night long.
I had an early morning delivery to make. After that I made it back to the yard. I called my wife , she took me to the hospital. The hook me up with intervenous feeding tubes to replenish all my fluids that I had lost. I was in the hospital for 4 days due to food poisoning. Admitted Friday, released Monday afternoon. The very next day I had no feeling in my right foot, and the worst leg cramp in my life.
I go back to the hospital, they kept me under observation until after midnight.
They transported me to another hospital.
At 8:30 am they are operating on me for a massive blood clot in my right leg.
The previous hospital neglected to put leg wraps with a circulation pump around my legs. The reason I found that out , that’s the first thing the hospital did on my left leg. The nurse explained that if you are going to have a hospital stay in bed longer than 24 to 48 hours you need a leg wrap with a circulation pump. This is to prevent any other blood clots or complications.
I entered that hospital December 3rd 2014 and got released February 5th 2015.
I was off work all of 2015 never to go back to truck driving .
In closing for this blog, sessions as we call it in Blackjack and Poker until next time. Rather to be lucky than good.
I am lucky to be alive or really truly blessed.