Hi folks, welcome!
The best self-help book I ever read was written by Rich Hall. It makes you laugh when you want to cry. What better solution to pushing you along the rocky road of emotional growth?
Rich Hall recommends that you always ask, “Can I have it for free?” when faced with a purchase, because you never know your luck. I tried it today at my local garage, Chapel Hill Tire, as they were installing a new wiper blade on the rear of my old truck, in preparation for my drive to The Cleveland Clinic tomorrow.
I do a lot of business at this particular repair shop, and suddenly Rich Hall’s advice popped into my head. So, seeking out the manager, I said, “Hi Chris, that wiper blade, can I have it for free, maybe as a Christmas present?” He replied, sure, and shook my hand, saying, “Merry Christmas and have a great trip. I hope everything goes well in Cleveland.”
Well, that was nice! A little kindness goes a long way, especially before aortic surgery.
The basis of Rich Hall’s book is the four tire philosophy, which is designed to bring your life (well, car) into balance. Excellent metaphor.
Furthermore, it’s one of the funniest books I ever read, better than the balanced sequel to ’Fire in the Belly‘ and ‘Iron John‘. So, if you feel the urge to buy a drum and sit in a sweat lodge with 20 other lonely guys, just read ‘Fire in the John‘. I’m a great believer in emotional growth, as long as you don’t start taking yourself too seriously.
Happy trails, and remember, “Can I have it for free?”
Important Note: These posts do not provide medical advice. You should always consult your physician before undertaking or significantly modifying an exercise program.
Copyright © 2010 Kevin T. Morgan aka FitOldDog, Old Dogs in Training, LLC.
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