Hi Mark Hamilton,
Thanks for finding me. I am really interested in getting out of my stagnant routine rut job I have been doing for the last 35 years with no hope of a promotion. I am a stocker at a grocery store, I’ve been a cashier and a backdoor receiver also being a full time employee seven years ago but now have been bumped back down to part-time. This is a union job so the medical benefits and the wages are the only thing that is keeping me going. I read in your books you sent me that anyone can move up to the top of one’s job by integrated thinking but what I’ve noticed since trying it myself is they don’t like it. I have an ability to pick out of date product off the shelf. It just calls out to me like some kind of freak thing. I can be standing in an aisle and something tells me there is something out of date and I will just pick it up and it will be out of date. The manager of the store decided since the auditors were coming into the store and finding out of date product on the shelves and he was being penalized for it he wanted me to pull it off the shelf but I don’t get anything for it. I’m doing him and the store a big fat favor but it doesn’t help me. He cut my hours from 38 per week to 31 per week and I’m working 5 days driving 60 miles a day. I want to start my own business doing this, pulling vendor out of dates at other stores. Is this possible?
I was having trouble with my Friday-Night Essence but after speaking to Miles on the phone last night I know what my Friday Night Essence Is. When I was just 4 or 5 my grandfather would put a jigsaw puzzle down in front of me and I would put it together. My parents were telling me that he would say how he could not believe how I could figure out where all the pieces would fit in place. Over the years I like doing jigsaw puzzles and even now I have a room full of jigsaw puzzles. I could spend all day working on them and I have when I have been sick. I don’t yet see how jigsaw puzzles will make me wealthy and happy.
A couple of more things about me. I am a piano tuner. A well-known blind piano tuner in Oil City came and tuned my mother’s piano and after watching and listening to him along with speaking to him while he worked he knew I had a gift in hearing the pitch of the strings. He knew the piano factory in Seneca needed a piano tuner so he suggested they give me a chance. I was able to learn to tune in a week and spent 11 years working at Story & Clark Pianos, Classic Player Piano Co. as a self-employed piano tuner. They wanted to pay me $2.00 a piano, $4.00 a player piano and do 2 and hour. I got so good at it that I could do almost 4 an hour. They were making 8 pianos a day and I was tuning about 16 pianos a day. My tunings were excellent. After 11 years they were mad that I was making more money than they wanted me to make so they layed me off. Now I work volunteer time at Debence Music Museum in Franklin. It is the only antique music museum in the U.S.. I tune all the pianos there and have done some of the pipe organs. I am currently learning how to restore a nickelodeon player piano. There is a lot of stuff there that people made using integrated thinking. They have Thomas Edison phonographs, old reed organs, music boxes, barrel pianos, player pianos a lot of things. I hope something will pop into my head at the museum since I really enjoy being down there except I’m not getting any paycheck. I told Scotty who is the curator there it would be nice if we could make a company out of the museum. Is that possible?
I guess that is all for now.