Take Care of Business Right Away

Hey everybody. It’s been a little bit since I’ve been on live, and I’m up at the cabin. I had something that needed to be taken care of, and it got me thinking. So, I’ve got a tree I’ve got to cut up, and, as you guys know, those types of things … Some of those things get me thinking a little bit.

Here’s the deal, let me put this so you can see why. If you look at that tree there, this was something that I knew needed to be taken care of. There’s the rest of that tree. There it is, going towards our neighbor’s house. I knew that the woodpeckers … That this tree was dead, because the woodpeckers had made a mess of it, and it needed to be taken care of. But I thought, “You know what? I can do it later.” Well, here’s the thing. I was trying to figure out where I needed to fell it, and I look, “Okay. Here’s the neighbor’s boat lifts.” There’s my boat lift right next to it, and there’s our cabin, and the neighbor’s house.

I thought, “Hmm. You know what? Maybe I better get somebody out here who is insured and have them do it,” but I thought, “No, I’ll take care of it. I’ll just put it off for now.” It got me thinking about as men, you know, that man and [whole man up 00:01:29] piece, what is it? I got lucky. I got lucky with where this tree fell. It fell the one way … The only thing that really happened is that little [blues 00:01:40] cruise behind me broke the top off. It fell the one way that, really, no big deal. It’ll take a little work. I’ll bring the boys up here and we’ll cut it up, and we’ll be good.

It could have been worse. It could have smashed our boat lift, it could have smashed the neighbor’s boat lift. It could have hit their house, or it could have gone back toward our cabin. I think that’s kind of like life. In life, there’s things that we all know that we need to take care of in our lives. It would need to be addressed, if you will. Whether that’s in our walk as husbands, as fathers, as businessmen; whatever it is, there’s things that need to be addressed. Sometimes, by not addressing them, we get lucky. Things may take care of themselves, things may resolve on their own, and we just plain and simply, get lucky.

Well, there we go. I’m back. Then there’s other times that we don’t get so lucky where things happen. This could have turned a lot worse. It could have hit one of the boat lifts. It could have hit the neighbor’s house. It could have gone back towards our cabin. But I got lucky. It could have been worse. Something could have happened because of me not taking care of something that needed to be taken care of. I guess that’s the message today, and that’s thing that got me thinking about it. The things that we need to address in our lives, address them sooner than later. Take care of it. Man up, take responsibility, take action and do something about it. Because you may get lucky and it may just resolve, or you may not get lucky and something may end up getting broke.

That’s all I’ve got today. Hey Everett, do you want to say hi?


That’s my youngest. That’s all I’ve got for today. We’re going to spend a little time with me and the boys, and we’re going to cut a tree up. I hope you guys have a great weekend, it’s beautiful up here. It’s supposed to be in the 60’s. Hopefully, that’ll be off the lake, the ice will be off the lake soon, and we can start enjoying time up here again. All right guys, you all take care. Have a good one.