A Longer More Happy Life: Free

What if You Could Have That:

A Longer More Happy Life.

And It Not Cost You a Thing?

Well, what have I been thinking?

And Why This Post??

We all go around Beating and Pushing
Worrying and Working…

Doing all that we think we have to do to make a living and Hating all of it.

There’s got to be a better way.

Well, there is…

And Here It Is:

Just Go Do What You Like.


Make That Your job…

Just what brought this up?


Fishermen think that.

They believe the time they are Fishing

is Not Costing them any time out of their life.

Or, to say it another way…

Time Not Being Counted.


What if it was true?

Time Not Being Counted, at least not at the present pace

we seem to¬†feel when doing something we don’t like

At Least True Enough to Follow this Next Point…

That you could spend your time

doing what you love and

the enjoyment you get,


Make you Live Longer.

And Comparing That to a

Stress Filled Life of Dread

Doing what you can’t stand…

And facing That Everyday.

I would bet The Difference between Dreading Something You Do Everyday


Truly enjoying something you Could Be Doing,

Would At least Help

In making a person live longer.

This Week is Thanksgiving and a time to reflect on what your earnest efforts have produced.


If there was a “just get by result that hasn’t produced a bit of excited happiness from doing it”

Then, Why not sit real quiet in the big Chair and Ponder.

What would IT Be that You Could Do
To Make a Change.

A Real Change in your life…

Be Not Afraid of this world.

You are Equipped for the job you would really Want To Do.

Just Believe in yourself and I promise the world can come knocking at your door.




I’m In So Much Control, I Don’t (Even) Know It

Wow, what a statement…

Read it again…

I’m In So Much Control, I Don’t (Even ) Know It…

So here, I lay out my case.

In a nut shell:

I believe it’s WE Who are in Control of:
Everything We Are, Want, or Need.

I believe We Personally,

Are running/directing and steering our lives.

I believe the snapshot we take right now of our lives, is exactly what we want it to be “right now,”

“But, I’m unemployed,” You might say,
“I’m not doing what I want in my life.”

The life you’re living right now and what you have settled in to be, right now at this time does not mean you’ve stopped, or stuck…

Life and time is dynamic and ever moving and so are you.

What you are today may not be what you are or do tomorrow.

It’s your Mind that makes true what you are today,

And it’s your Mind that makes what you are today, Change to be what you want to Be tomorrow…

So, here it is…

You are what you want to be, according to the thinking of your mind.


If not right now,

In a short distant future, you will be what you want.

If you wear it, “are it” already in the I Am Part of you that exists in your mind.

So relax

Set on motion your natural you and be what you want.

Just Believe It in that fine Mind you have parked in your head.

That’s it.
That’s All I Got.
Designer and Fabricator
Mike Brown


You’re 80 Percent There Already!!

I said in an earlier Post.

80 percent of being a Professional…


Acting like it.

This is Your First Step to becoming
The Man.

The one “known in your field worldwide” or in your backyard, pick one or both…

Acting as if you are that what you said you are.

Yeah, I can fix that.

Well, you just said it…

So you’ve decided you’re it.

The Man

All while standing in a crowd…

And somebody said something.
My cams making noise.

So, right then and there,

You took a job.

Even if you have never done this trick before,
I’m thinking you Must have been 80 percent Sure You could do the job…

Could have been…Sheetrock



Name your flavor,

Pick your pick.

Jump out of the boat,

Can’t test your Faith “stayin in”


Oh, I forgot the Best Part

The Best Part of Being The Man
He Gets Paid “What He Wants.”

Get it??

Did you Catch That??

“freakin Paid…”What He Wants!!”


Give it a try.


Where You At…or…Here’s What To Do

What are your plans?


You better get some…

What do you mean? I say.

Well, the possibility of preparing right now for what ever holds for next year can be,

To your advantage.

People won’t be spending money as much…


They will be repairing and replacing.

Here is where You come in.

And, I Mean You

that hasn’t No Real Know how…

Just a pure ole combination of “want to/haft too,” pick your reason.


With Attitude And Professionality
You Could Be, Dare I say it??


Nothing wrong with THAT either
(another subject later time)

Now sit back a day or two, “prepare your mind to be busy”


Pick your specialty.

Read that again…

What do you want to “be known for.”

The man…

Could be automatic transmissions.
A Profitable business I hear.

A real good starter generator repair shop

Or generator / hydraulics repair store

Security fences and Gate Design

By sheer numbers of things sold:
Start a used tire store

Make it, man.

Sell that junk you have laying around and turn it over…

Even a little cash is a start..

You already know how to stretch that it,


Now it’s your turn.

Lay back a couple of days and

Figure it out.

Turn off the tv
Sit in the dark
Drive 400 miles in no particular direction
Leave the radio off
Do something in the next 2-3 days

That make a definate change in the way it’s going now..


Now Is Your Time

You’ll see a big difference with the even a little effort.

Even as little as how:

A 2 minute conversation could change your life…


There you Go.

Now, You Go.

Best of Luck to You and Yours. (in the best Gomer fashion)


Walk it forward

Part 2 of Where you….

Walk it Forward

This Coming Monday.

Go out. Walk the talk.

Visit flea markets,

Yard sales,

Talk to locals

You walk with not a job in sight.

Bet you’ll find one, tho.

Make enough money to buy that trailer.

Now what???


Repair that gate, mower, plow point, buy you a Rose Bud (big one) for the torches… Lot easier to perform metal miracles if it’s glowing hot before you start hammering.

Just figure what Your New Trade would

The Skilled Trades

I have made rough list..

The List of Trades after a little thinking
(I’ve left out many)

Generalized terms Listed here

Tooling and fixturing
Mechanic, 1000 specialities
Audio and video
Air condition and Refrigeration
Duct work
Chassis/Suspension design
Body sculpting
Machining and Turning
Chemical engineering

All of these further broken down to
Magnetic steel or Soft Aluminum each with it’s vastly different workload handling characteristic.

The breakdown list of what I just said above, makes it Waay Bigger than the list above…Wow

Think about your breakdown list

Find yourself

An Area of Expertise, Your specialty,
You probably already have it or want it.

So go be


I think 80 percent of it is just acting

Like IT

Prepared, studied up

Who’s going to say Different.

Give That A try I say.

See what you can make of it.

So there…

My best is out.

So over-n-out


Yeah, I Built It

Well, I Did…

But I’m not writing in rebuttal of the most outlandish and un-supportive comment I’ve ever heard to come from a fellow countryman and The Actual Head CEO of Our Country…America, saying

You Didn’t Build That.

What I need to know from “him” is:

Where were you when:
I had no eyeglasses for a year and a half
When I had no toothpaste for 3 months
When I was living on $15.00 a week as my food budget,
When I was buying 2×4’s for $1.00 each instead of that McDonalds hamburger, and sit in the parking lot and fret all about it, figuring the 2×4 would last a lot longer …(I really needed that wall I was building, but man…that hamburger would sure be a nice break from all that rice and beans I’ve been having last few months…)

Well I started that company a painful sacrificial dollar at a time.

It went on to provide jobs to 12 people,
And about 4 or 5 outsource people, plus the many many companies we bought their products and services from to keep it going, and I’m sure they had Payroll expenses and taxes too.

What “they” don’t get is this:

Just how much Aggrivation can they “add” to us and our businesses before we say it’s not worth it.


This blog is about….

See the next post…

Yeah, I Built It (Really)

I Built It…

To get there from here the typical thing we all do is, think, plan, hope, figure, Ect

So it goes like this…

Dreaming about that project???

That bike or car or truck??

That Machine?

You know, that “thing” that keeps popping up in your mind…

It may be “any” of those things listed above…or not listed at all here.

Heck you may be wanting to re-build that pontoon boat you have laying around…

Or add on to that shop or garage you already have.

Building, fabricating, painting and polishing some raw “thing” into something you can be proud of or throwing 2×4’s around until they have been used up.

Could be anything…

I meet a lot of people and they do what they do for a lot of reasons.

Sometimes I think
they think
they are going to save money…
(they will, tho they ought not “count the time” especially in the early “learning stages”)

Other times they want to believe and know “they are able to build and design something that is unique, their own.” so to speak…


They can’t find anyone to build IT, whatever IT is.

Whatever the reason, people like to learn…

Like to be proud.

Like to show what they’ve built…


There is no better thing to hear…

This question???

And it’s always better if they say:

Man, that’s really nice. Did you built it?

Yes, you say to yourself…

Then you say out loud…

Yes, I Built It…

Then start showing them all the handi-work you put into it.

You see, you can take IT As Far

As you are willing to LEARN.

Really, thats it…

All there is to IT.

Taking your Learning and Building
Just as far as You Want.

There is no pressure, unless You put it on yourself.

So, dream on I say…

Plan Big…

So, get that brain of yours in motion,

Use some good clear thinking to get yourself ready,

And Set in Motion with Confidence and Faith, your next move…

Guarantee something bigger and better will come to you and add to your life…

All you have to do is:

Get Started.


Your Job: It’s Simple

If you provide any service:


Repair and replace

Build or Fabricate



Rig or hang

Wire and run

Plumb or finish

Plus the thousands more descriptions of what is “A Job,”

Then you are presenting yourself as a


A person who knows what he is doing…

Resulting in you doing the service of:

Essentially problem-solving for people,
Institutions, work places or homes…

When you do this:

You are to be paid…

You solve problems?

You get paid.

Simple as that.


Here is another thing.


Like to Pay.

Makes them feel good.

Makes them proud.

They “Like” to spend.


They even like to Brag how much they Spent!

Once had a painter who was upset because his customer was going around showing the paint job on his bike…said it cost him $5200.00

The Painter painter only charged $2250.00…

So, the painter learned a bit about “people.”

People are proud of what they bought…


Price is a big part of why they’re proud…

Most times.

But you sure better give them professional quality thru-out.

So, go out there and solve a problem for somebody.

I guarantee there’s satisfaction in doing it.

Bet they “offer up” some money for you, too.

Something to think about.



Tradesmen: The New Name, The New Goal

Tradesmen: The New Name

I heard it at the introduction of the nite race at Bristol Speedway.

Someone said it…


I like it and I think it ought to be the new term used for either “learned skill” or naturally skilled professionally prepared people who are into what they do.

Whatever they do…


Be it whatever you are…

Whatever you are..


You Can… BE…

You build engines??
Or “want” to?
If not, I bet you’ve already run it thru you mind so many times you know it would be a “breeze”
So it ought to be something you go “learn” to do. Obviously you have a desire and probably a natural talent for it of you dream about it all the time…

After you build it…

You “have to” put it on the Dyno… run it thru it’s paces…

This is just the beginning…

If this is also one of your strong suits

Same thing,

Go sign up at the school they offer.

Tune and tweak??

How about polish??

How about weld??

Getting started anyway you can is
just that.

Getting started, standing just where you’re at… Right now.

Good Honest Challenging,
Ever-changing Jobs that are waiting

Do you “know” Tubing?
Cope, stretch/Reshape??

Heck, you have to learn how to measure tubing…

Sounds crazy, but you measure tubing off centerlines. Not length.

How many times would it take to get that neck straight or that motor mount to have just that. “perfect” angle…
You don’t know until you “get the knowledge”

That sandpaper manufacturer…

He has some very special machinery designed and fabricated just to pour just the right amount of grit and glue…

“Somebody,” some Tradesman built that machine.

Have You ever seen a “factory”???

They’re on tv if you look.

Every machine in there is hand-made, designed to “manufacture” everything we use and need.

Some of these machines belong in some museum for the intricate details and hand-made moving parts…
These machines are as much of a work of art as anything else you might have seen in museum.


They Build “Everything”

Look at the edge of that window sitting next to you…

The technology in that thing is remarkable…

Don’t even get me started on what it takes to “make” 40 million Coke cans per day…

Stretched so thin,
Necked down to “save aluminum” which is a little “micro” amount of metal saved…

Perfect stretched so thin…

Man, what technology we over-look everyday.

I once visited Ball Metal (the mason jar peolle who have a Govermnent Contract making 85% of the nations pennies)

Zinc coils Smashed (rolled) to thickness

run thru a stamping machine that
Was an actual “blurr” to look at…

Multiple shovels full of penny blanks coming out of that thing every second…


How do you keep it cool?????

Technical problems…

All solved everyday with meetings, measurements, prototype,

After that, then pre-production try-outs,

Then Fixturing..

To make the prototype again…
In Large Numbers…


Or fast enough to:

Make money.

So there…

Ive Got right down to it….

Fast enough to Make Money.

With the help and support of properly equipped and trained Tradesmen

All of it is possible.


Got to get to work here…(in my mind anyway…)

I still hafta figure out how to harden that aluminum can with acid and electricity so I can seal that aluminum from that Coke (that stuff will dissolve a piece of meat steak).

Just to get it ready to assemble that pop-top on…

(another blog post I don’t look forward to… did I say I know A Lot of useless information??…haha)

Then get it ready for that multi-color custom paint job on it:

But first:

I’ve got to figure out how much rinse water I’m going to have to use to” rinse” that thing clean enough to:

Fill it up with that liquid Coke I haven’t made yet…

40 million times today…


I still haven’t filled even “one.”

(I did “empty one” during the writing of this story so I’m “strongly” going backwards)

A Mans’ Work is Never Done…


So it seems…

Might as well get Paid For it,


Makes sense to me.