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How to Turn a $100,000 a Year Business into a $1,000,000 a Year Business
  • November 5, 2018

It was as some will say, the early days of the Internet. Email was then spelled E-mail. Modems and tube monitors were everywhere. Phones could hardly text.

Delaware is an island in the greater metropolitan business community. Looking for work in Delaware amounts to searching the “greater Philadelphia market”.  Finding great employment near home was my goal. I responded to an advertisement from a known up-and-coming Internet provider in the Delaware market. It was a local company. It made my day. But before I arrived at my interview, I had a plan. I saw everything in my mind. I had been researching this market for months.

The company was called The Magnetic Page, or MagPage for short. I wasn’t excited by the name, but the name did separate them from the rest of the landscape where most every name include Earth, Globe, Net, or Fast.

What mattered most was the nascent industry this company was a part of. They were babes in the woods. I arrived in a suit and tie. My interviewer and prospective superior had on tattered jeans. He wore no shoes. He even propped them up on his desk from time-to-time. It was quite a sight.

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How To Prepare for a Tough Mudder
Lars at the Tough Mudder
  • November 2, 2018

How to Prepare For a Trail Race Event like Tough Mudder, Spartan Race or Warrior Dash

Finishing the Tough MudderEndurance obstacle course events have become popular. Most endurance runs add in the element of mud if for no other reason than to create a light-hearted fun atmosphere. Endurance runs on a whole are about running stamina, however, mud runs such as Warrior Dash are only mud runs and contain no obstacles. If you are asking yourself, “What’s the difference between the Tough Mudder (untimed event), Warrior Dash (timed event) or Spartan Race (timed event)?” The answer is very little. They are all obstacle course events with Tough Mudder being the longest on average and largest. With many races and runs out there you should be sure you know what type of trail race you are entering. Is it a mud run or an obstacle course?

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Should You Lose Your Job For Being A Jerk?
Have SJW's Gone Too Far?
  • June 18, 2018

Is Being A Jerk Cause for Job Loss?

Social Justice. It’s a modern term but has been around since time has begun. It’s been social commentary fodder for books marking its place in time. Think The Scarlet Letter, published in 1850.  The term mob rules and vigilante justice are forms of social justice. How often are those terms associated with the moral high ground?

Social Justice in 2018 has reached a point where it has potentially become unbalanced in how the accused are punished.

We are speaking of how men or anyone is punished for their civil behavior and societal transgressions when their behavior has not crossed the line into a criminal act.

The Me Too movement began as a good thing. It rooted out horrible men that used power over women. It’s wrong, no one should deny that. Since Me Too’s inception in 2017 it has spawned a new type of social justice, that is making the act of being a jerk cause for extreme punishment.

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Holistic Thinking as Family Advice
  • May 19, 2018

Systems Thinking as Family Advice?

Years ago I read a book The Fifth Discipline by Peter Senge — actually I listened to it, many times. It was about thinking in totality, seeing things from a distant view, or top-down view where an installed system that is successful can be self-sustaining. While the book does, in fact, expand on feedback loops being influenced by interconnected outside forces, my article focuses on two of the lessons I learned from the book I’ve applied to personal life.

Systems Thinking as Family Advice

I like to give back so today I want to explain systems thinking in regards to my life and my children’s lives so that you may apply it to your own.

The book The Fifth Discipline is not just about simple systems perspective, but that is what we will focus from here out.

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You’re In For It Now
  • May 19, 2018
A Song About Tempting Fate

Lars in recording studio

You’re in for it now
Fate has lingered and I propose a toast
Destiny has been commissioned to find you and…
You’re in for it now!

Fate will have you somehow
Stumble into the arms of change
Toss and turn you around, and…
You’re in for it now!

Destiny’s beside you
Forcing your hands behind you
Destiny’s beside you
Forcing your hand – behind you

You’re in for it now
Fate has lingered, no room left to boast!
Destiny has been commissioned to find you and…
You’re in for it now!

It’s the key to your fate if you can brave it
It’s the pain of your past if you can take it
You’ve crossed the line, incommunicado
Up to your shirt-tie lost without bravado

Destiny’s beside you
Forcing your hands behind you
Destiny’s beside you
Forcing your hand – behind you

You’re in for it now
You’re in for it now
You’re in for it now!

Roses are Red
  • May 19, 2018
Casting a King
Love Isn’t For The Weak Of Heart

It’s fast and it’s furious
Hurts the way it should
Find em hiding in the corners
Pain someone else once took
If you worked at love much harder
They’re putting pepper on the ball
The working waves of passion
The weight of it all…

Now! I looked hard, I looked silently
And I fell hard, she fell hardly
What happened to me, what happened to me
I think out loud… What happened to me?

Roses are red, roses are red
If we had a fight, I’d forget what was said
Roses are red, roses are red
If love is blind I’ll get you out of my head

Now, who’s to know the reason why rascals find love?
Isn’t something more important, to accidentally find the one
So who’s fooling who? No don’t change the rules
We’re heading straight for danger and I mean you

Roses are red, roses are red
If we had a fight, I’d forget what was said
Roses are red, roses are red
If love is blind I’ll get you out of my head

I was a crazy cure which she believed
I was a flash on her she could deceive
Now she’s a reckless hunter looking for me
And now I’m desperately focused to find myself king

You say you want me serious, don’t you wish you could
I see you fear’n in a corner, love once misunderstood
If we ran from love much further, I suppose we’ve said it all
Yes we’ll treat it like a fashion, I think we’ve done it all

Starts the Sigh
  • May 19, 2018
Pass me by
If Only They Got To Know You

So this is how it starts again
Right past the tentative
Just past the refrain
Yet pass me by you won’t see me again

Chances they trifle
Trifle by
Sing to the greeting
Stop with a sigh

Can’t ever be sure
Lexicon of sighs
Resort to a look
Straight through the Eyes

Gone gone
Gone away
Never sincere enough
Never time to say (here starts the sigh)

To learn the word
Learn the word goodbye
To be vocal
Only means to sigh

But if you care to show or try
You’ll leave at last that whispered sigh

Seek No Solace
  • May 19, 2018
Get Up. Live. Earn Your Sanctuary

Seek no solace, it’s your furthest friend.
Seek no solace as a means to an end,
find your edge, take control again.
Seek no solace, no man’s land.

Unrequited logic, phantom fears,
believe in your wisdom it will get you there.
Choke emotion, now or never,
the stranger inside you is dancing clever.

How can the mind decide this way?
push the character to reprove?
I’m the only image of what I see that stands tall,
what the mind sees is where it moves.

While solace is a memory you need to regret,
even though you have the answers you can still fail the test.

Systematic instinct,No Solace
heroes will notice,
take control.
Seek no solace

Reflex arrogant
crush what’s real,
the image they’ll see can’t touch what you feel
Your darkness hides your colors,
you’re the strongest color too
When you’re own darkness blinds you
Solace finds you.

Wide, Wide Eternity
  • May 19, 2018
Angel of Solace
She’s an Island. She’s Lost. She is Eternity.

As the Days and Nights gone by, I sailed the widest seas
And all the winds of change could never beat the best of me
I loved that wide wide sea
Until I docked the shores of Eternity

Her name? I’ll call her Eternity
Her shoreline it’s my destiny
For now that I’ve met her
She’ll never leave me

So go on get tough tell me your mentally strong
But once you find her shoreline and it won’t be long
But you won’t belong,
Because her hearts with me

I’ll never be late for a chance that won’t come again
We’ll cringe at the thought that we’ll never know when
I’m fearing my fate …is a wide wide eternity
While forcing my fate is a key that won’t set me free

Now the days and nights go by …I sail the widest seas…

Now the days and nights gone by, I’ve sailed the widest seas
And all the winds of change seem to beat the best of me
I loved that wide wide sea
Now I find I’m sailing, searching for Eternity

Forced Fate
  • May 18, 2018
Forced Fate
by Lars Hindsley

You epitomize why I should try
The main thing is you want me
Keep electing a wider view
Keep praying this dream comes true
I’ll keep forcing my fate with you

Drawing near
You’re selecting
This heart’s bound for you
I can’t slow up we both might realize
The boundary we both knew
I’ll keep praying this dream comes true
I’ll keep forcing my fate with you

Only the wind knows
There is nothing you can do
Destiny is a friend to it
Soft or sullen or as harsh as it may be
It will leave you in the night awake
It will leave you in the night awake
It will leave you in the night with…
Forced fate.

I’ll keep praying this dream comes true
I’ll keep forcing my fate with you
Staying in step beside you
Only the wind knows
There is nothing you can do
Destiny is a friend to it
Soft or sullen or as harsh as it may be
It will leave you in the night awake
It will leave you in the night awake
It will leave you in the night with…
Forced fate

You know why here I won’t be denied
You will not evade now

My destiny is made not found

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