Re: [NTO] Not completely stupid
- Old Mark Twain said it best. He said "The way to make money is to buy
stock low, and sell it when it is high. And don't buy it unless it is going
I did whatever I did in the Nursery Business, and the "Competition" is
not there. My plants looked like, and grew like, no other competitors
To get what I sold you had to come to me.
Luck? Or Good Planning? But before I was in the Greenhouse business, I
owned and operated a Manufacturers Rep business. I stuck to my creed
with that as well.
Playing was always more important than work to me. I played hard, but I
also worked hard. Maybe that helped.
Now, every joint in my body is ravaged with OsteoArthritis, and they are
all just bones rubbing on bones. No cartilage. Maybe I am paying for
all that playing. I have some Heart problems as well. But I am still
on the Oregon coast and playing everything I still can play.
I am not bragging about "what I have done", I just consider myself very
fortunate to have got here in as good shape as I am. I just would never
"sell myself" for too cheap a price.
Maybe what I did does not fit with others, but I bet I could find ways to
use my Creed in any situation.
Off my soap box in Oregon.
----- Original Message -----
From: "DA" <daoki01@...>
Sent: Friday, August 25, 2000 12:37 PM
Subject: Re: [NTO] Not completely stupid
> Hi Phil,
> > Did I answer your question? Or was it rhetorical?
> Yes, you answered it -- Get into a business that requires applying
> brakes to keep it from growing too fast and hope there is not a
> competitor that will first soak up the excess business then soak up your