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What To Do First to Make a Profit

The PF Women Team at our Annual Team Retreat  ~ 2018 Today on Seth Godin's blog, he said: It's tempting to decide to make a profit first, then invest in training, people, facilities, promotion, customer service and most of all, doing important work. In general, though, it goes the other way. Yes, it does. If you are waiting to make a profit before you do these things, in my experience you're  not going to make a profit. So many organizations, ministries and churches are struggling with financial issues. I know your pain. As anyone who follows our story knows, our ministry was in a ton of debt four years ago when I came on as director.  Since that time, we've gotten out of debt and turned a profit every year.  God has done amazing things through out team, for which we give Him the glory! I find that what Seth is saying here is absolutely true, with one disclaimer. For Christian leaders, spiritual disciplines must always be first. Before we started inve

I'm baaackkkk! And Onstar ROCKS!!!



Back from the land of the frozen chosen...the smoky mountains!

We got home much later than anticipated due to a flat tire. Now looking back on it, it was quite comical. Larry is still not laughing about it but I was laughing even while it was in progress though not in front of him. I'm not that heartless. I just like to look at the funny things in every situation.

About two hours from home all of a sudden we got a flat. Then upon getting out of the car Larry finds that he needs a special little thingy to get the hubcaps off. This is some safety thing we have so no one can steal them. Well, it was so effective, even we can't take our own off. You know your car is safe when you CANNOT EVEN STEAL YOUR OWN HUBCAPS!!! We couldn't find the thingy so I said, "please just call Onstar." I truly believe that Onstar is one of the answers to the world's problems. There's the Father, Son, Holy Ghost, and...Onstar. Seriously, you heard my documentary above about the Bluegreen Corp and why you should ot give them the time of day. But I'll tell you one organization that rocks, and that is, ONSTAR. It is worth every cent. Okay, so Larry took my advice for once and he just pushed the Onstar help button, like I have done several times myself. I love those people. "Hello Mrs. Shrodes," they say, "what can we do for you today?" Music to my ears. 

Before pressing the call button, Larry says, "where am I?" I said, "don't worry about it, remember Onstar tells YOU where you are." It's amazing how they do that. They know where you are even better than you do! They did tell us where we were and sent a mechanic out to help us. He arrived very shortly and was real nice. Although he was nice as could be, he didn't have the thingy either. :-) So instead of changing the tire he had to tow us to a service station where they had...you guessed it...a thingy. And...we did not have to pay for this because...you guessed it...WE HAVE ONSTAR!!!

While he towed the car, all seven of us had to hop in the cab of his truck. I thought it was so funny all of us stuffed in that truck so as soon as we took off I started singing Kumbya. Nobody thought it was funny but me.

When we got to the service station, they had a thingy so they got the tire off. Larry was just going to use our little donut tire but I said, "please don't. Just buy a brand new tire right now so you don't have to change it tomorrow at home which you would have to do anyway..." (I knew he wouldn't feel like it. He would lay on the sofa and bellyache about having to go buy a tire and change it. I'm prophetic...I see these things before he does. No actually it has nothing to do with prophecy...I'm just...MARRIED for 20 years.) For once -- well maybe more than once - that may be exaggerating a tad -- he took my advice and did just that. While the tire was being changed I noticed an all night Perkins next store and took everybody over there for drinks and sweet rolls while we waited. We might as well HAVE FUN while we were waiting for the thingy to do the trick on our car.

It made us get home several hours later but really it was just a small blip on the screen and a very eventful blip I might say. It could have been worse. We were all safe, healthy and happy - so no biggie.

Larry and I were never so happy to get back home to our own bed. I am glad, oh so glad to be home. Home sweet home. I am almost unpacked and we are taking the Christmas decorations down tonight. I didn't do it before I left...just no time. I think we're the only ones in the neighborhood with our trees still up.

I got a lot done on my laptop on the way home. Now that I'm back in Tampa things have taken off like a rocket. Time is of the essence.

Now that we're home, I got another prophetic (marriage) word from God: "Larry, the Lord would say unto thee...go buy a thingy right away and put it in the glove compartment!"

Hopefully he will heed the Word of the Lord, otherwise we'll be calling Onstar again, but that's not so bad. I like Onstar.

Comments

yeah go moma oh srry by the way this is savanna and your right bluegreen is a idiotic rip off and onstar saved my familty and 2 friends,matt and lindsays lives so if your reading this and you have onstar hope you enjoy it luv ... me !!!

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