Hello again today folks, I’ve been on a good blog roll this happy Wednesday. I thought I was done.
Nope, I have an interesting story for ya. I took my son Casey to the dentist today and in the middle of our visit, the doctor came in and calmly said “we need to leave the building, it’s on fire”.
Not quite a “backdraft”. It kinda smelled like we were out camping.
Our assistant Andrew, helped us out of the office and we all walked outside together. Immediately I noticed the smell of smoke in the hallway and most certainly once we got outside it was obvious.
Apparently someone was smoking and had inadvertently threw a cigarette butt against the building so the mulch and foundation were on fire! The trucks arrived immediately and with little damage had the fire out. Nevertheless the adrenaline was pumping.
So we finished our consultation with Andrew in the parking lot, got a good bill of health, and were released. The only problem was the the fire truck kept us blocked in our parking spot for some time. I spent a nice hour and a half with my son behind the office building until we were able to sneak out of there!
It was an interesting afternoon, indeed. The best part is that my dentist waived our consultation today. Awesome!
Take care, Ryan
I’m excited today as I’m doing a little preemptive book promotion. Let me explain:
I’ve been writing my blog for a little over 4 years and we’ve garnered over 500,000 unique readers in that time. The blog is a lot about my business Mission Repair, but it also gives the readers a little bit of insight about me, my family and other personal topics from time-to-time.
Of course, whenever I get any negative feedback on my blog I take it personally. I mean, I know that I’m not always right and that not everyone may not agree with me and that’s cool, I get it. But there are also times that the blog rewards me with a small tidbit.
In fact, the blog landed interest by the Globe Pequot Press (A division of Morris Book Publishing, LLC) recently and today I just signed an agreement to publish my first book with them!
I need to shake this writers block – right now!
That’s right, authoring a book. It’s kind of exciting. We’ve gotten through the paperwork and we are off and running. I have several deadlines over the next couple of months, but I’m committed and I have a good game plan in place. It’s a different feeling having this pressure on me at this point but I think it’ll prove to be worth the effort.
The title of the book is set: How to Start a Home-based Computer Repair Business. It’s part of their entire “How to Start” series and I have already been invited to provide the follow up and further titles.
I’ll be talking about my experiences in this matter and delving into tablet and cell phone repair; what it takes to cut the mustard and how to make the most of your time. So be on the lookout – and expect a few more blogs talking about this – as the book will be on the shelves and available on Amazon just after the first of the year.
Wish me luck.
Does anyone else have any experience as a published author? I’d love to hear from you. I need advice.
Hello again, a quick blog as some of you are interested. . .
We have a monthly event for our employees (you may remember last months was a canoeing slalom course) and last weekend our event was a 3 mile hike though the gorgeous Overland Park Arboretum.
The kicker was that there was also a trivia game during the hike that awarded an extra “win” to the most knowledgeable employee. Or at least the luckiest one 😉
So here’s the deal: each employee got 1 “win” just for participating. Additionally, the person that answered the most trivia questions right received an additional “win”.
Lennie “Guns” Martin. Not only good looking but the winner of the trivia segment in this months event!
At the end of the year the employee with the most “wins” gets an all-expenses-paid trip to New York. Now that we’re half-way through the year, it’s starting to get exciting and Lennie is on a good roll! It’s still anyone’s competition and I’m looking forward to the dodge-ball tournament later in July! Those pics ought to be fun.
Take care, Ryan
It’s been a few days since we last talked. It’s already Wednesday and I feel a little behind. Let’s catch up together!
Yesterday was an amazing sight here at the Mission Repair base as we received and shipped a record number of devices into our service lab. If you’ve been following our blog for any length of time, you might remember that we instituted a new division at Mission Repair recently and fired up a new production line that is working well. The best part is that when the line is fully staffed we can run 510 repairs/day with extreme efficiency. It’s very nice!
I am under strict orders to not reveal any more of the stage and setup of the show than this logo. I promise it’s going to be very cool.
Additionally, I spent the morning with NBC Action News here in Kansas City going over our agenda and plans for the 7 part series featuring Mission Repair and our capabilities. In fact the first show premiers next Wednesday at 10am and I’ll be interviewed by the host LIVE on stage while one of our top technicians performs an iPhone repair on camera. It’s going to be a fun show.
I’ll post the show here on the blog once we’re done and I think that it’ll be a fun time to see me in action. We’ll see what I’m made of 😉
The fact is that I really like public speaking and typically I can hold my “stuff” together. In front of a camera? Hmm, we’ll see.
OK I’m back at it. I still have a slew of emails to reply to and if you’re in my inbox, I promise that I’ll be right there.