Who looks weirder?

Who looks weirder?

Robin Yount, Bud Selig, Tiffany Ogle (a fan favorite), or the majority owner of the chinooks. Ok, Tiff looks great, the rest are really odd balls. Woah! Yount, wtf, dude, find a barber! Selig, holy crap, now I know why the replay in baseball is so bizarre. And I got 20 bucks the owner of the chinooks cant get too close to schools.

Bear vs. Car

Bear vs. Car?  Would you guess it was a tie?  Me either.

Great video during Bears vs. Packers week.  Less than 100 days til the start of the NFL!

Also, in other news would you rather be the bear (ouchie) or the Brewers who have lost 17 out of 22.  That’s not a typ-o.


How to Be “THE ONE”

How does a business stand out in the crowd?

Hell, how do YOU stand out in the crowd?

Are you doing it the normal way…?   Did the normal guy on the Bachelorette get a rose last night?  No, they did not.  Did the idiot with his shirt off (I believe now called ab guy) get a rose?  Yes he did.

So, do you have the following problems?

Boring e-mail signature?

Standard away message?

Voicemail that is factory installed?

Yeah, and you are wondering why you are “just a number”, “quoting and hoping”, and “stuck in medicorcy”.

Captain obvious here: To be DIFFERENT you have to be DIFFERENT.


Take risks, but be yourself.  It’s actually pretty simple, but yet rarely applied.  We are too scared, busy or simply not passionate enough to be ourselves.  We are scared and over (or under) think every opportunity to SHINE.

A great example happened to my wife over the weekend.  She bought shoes at zappos.com.  That is certainly not news, in fact it seems like a daily phenomenon. But…Shoes… online?  Barely even makes sense.  Yet they are a dominant player in a huge market.

Zappos… 75% of it’s customers are repeat customers, their marketing is largely word of mouth.  They started in 1999, and sold in 10 years for 1.2 billion dollars to Amazon.  That’s a “B” people.  They do over 1 billion in annual revenue.  That’s a ton of shoes.


So… yeah that’s not normal.  BUT IT IS AWESOME!

* and I apologize for the Taylor Swift quote.  I know I can do better, but it just worked.

– Joel Fleischman.  Joel is the president and solution provider for Drexel Building Supply.  (drexelteam.com).   You can follow him on twitter:  @JoelmFleischman.  He has provided solutions for builders and their clients since 1996 and a whole bunch of other stuff that you probably don’t care about.

Spring – The Circle of Life

Spring reminds all of us of the circle of life.

It’s easiest to see in nature.   The birds building their nests.  The tulips soaring out of the ground.  The new fawn walking for the first time.

From the Wolf River Eagle web cam

to the Sturgeon run cams set  up in Wisconsin.

All the new growth, the new life in our fields and forests, it’s a great reminder of God’s plan for all of life.  The circle of new beginnings.

But Spring also shows us the not so obvious.

Youth baseball is being played all around the country as we speak.  The children, our future, our simbas, all have grown a year older, stronger, quicker, and smarter.
Last night I saw a little of the circle of life.  My 10 year old godson who I am blessed to coach hit a grand slam his 2nd time up.  I believe it was his first home run ever.   The joy in his eyes… it’s a moment I will never forget.  My own 9 year old son, who last year had two hits the entire year, he an actual rocket launched liner to the outfield last night.  When he got back to the dugout he was so intensely proud of what he accomplished.  Another circle of life moment.

Spring is the time we witness the circle of life in many businesses too… if we are looking for it, including where I work Drexel Building Supply.  We have some great young talent that is the future of our company.  Just out of high school or college, these individuals arrive to us not much different then a new born baby; they are a blank slate that we have a chance to write on.  They will be the ones that will lead and inspire and use our core values to take our company to next heights.  These people will be the ones that deal with our customers long after I am gone.  They are our Simbas.  They will make mistakes, but that is all part of it.  We will lead and guide them like Rafiki and Mustafa in the Lion King.  Both with class and as a mentor and friend.  We will show them that is all part of what we do.  And then it will be up to them.  But it is up to us to make sure we have given them the kingdom and all the knowledge we have to share.

The circle of life.  A powerful force.

Ecclesiastes 9:4-12

But for him who is joined to all the living there is hope, for a living dog is better than a dead lion.

For the living know that they will die;
But the dead know nothing,
And they have no more reward,
For the memory of them is forgotten.
Also their love, their hatred, and their envy have now perished;
Nevermore will they have a share
In anything done under the sun.

Go, eat your bread with joy,
And drink your wine with a merry heart;
For God has already accepted your works.
Let your garments always be white,
And let your head lack no oil.

Live joyfully with the wife whom you love all the days of your vain life which He has given you under the sun, all your days of vanity; for that is your portion in life, and in the labor which you perform under the sun.

10 Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work or device or knowledge or wisdom in the grave where you are going.

11 I returned and saw under the sun that—

The race is not to the swift,
Nor the battle to the strong,
Nor bread to the wise,
Nor riches to men of understanding,
Nor favor to men of skill;
But time and chance happen to them all.
12 For man also does not know his time:
Like fish taken in a cruel net,
Like birds caught in a snare,
So the sons of men are snared in an evil time,
When it falls suddenly upon them.

– Joel Fleischman.  Joel is the president and solution provider for Drexel Building Supply.  (drexelteam.com).   You can follow him on twitter:  @JoelmFleischman.  He has provided solutions for builders and their clients since 1996 and a whole bunch of other stuff that you probably don’t care about.

Coaching Kids- Have Fun, Try Hard.

When coaching kids there are 4 words that I live by.  I encourage you to do the same.  Too often we SAY them, but don’t really MEAN them.Have Fun, Try Hard.  What else is there?   NOTHING.

Having watched a ton of children’s sports the last few years, I can tell you, not many parents take the HAVE FUN, TRY HARD thing to heart. They get wrapped up in the winning, losing, and all that crap.  And I do mean Crap!


The facts:  Each high school has 1 starting QB on varsity.  1.  They have 5 starters in basketball. 5.  For the entire district.  Many of the kids, well this could be their last year in organized sports, why don’t you give them a cool lasting memory instead of giving the good kid an extra rep? Really, who’s gives a crap.

The facts that  YOUR kid is not going pro (insert you can’t handle the truth now):

Oh, wow.  Well that’s not the 1/4 of it.  The above facts are high school, let’s look at pre-middle school sports.   On the the very conservative side say 25% play in high school, and only a few will ever start in high school.  So inflate these odds, not double, but QUADRUPLE on the pee wee level!   So is your child in football better than 15,686 lined up to make the pros in the NFL?  Think about that before you commit all that time and stress to be sure he “makes” it.
Lastly, 99.9% of all pro athletes are GENETICALLY FREAKY.  If your kid is GENETICALLY FREAKY you will already know it.  Doing flips at age 3.   2′ taller than any kid that age.  Playing with kids 3 times their age with no problem.  And on, and on, and on.  They are “gifted.”  Your kid might be talented, but are they gifted.  Do they STAND OUT in a sea of say 1,000 kids?  Right, I didn’t think so.  Are random parents taking youtube videos?  I have read hundreds of player biographies.  I have never read one that the child was not a freak of nature early in their life.
Insert Freaky athletic stuff now:
About 1 gazillion videos like this, but this one will work this kid is 11.
I love sports.  Let’s just not focus on sports THIS MUCH with kids.  The kid you are benching/yelling at is never going to be a pro, but you do have a chance to make his youth a bit more fun and teach her something.
Ok…here’s my favorite letter I read (post) every Spring.  It should be read at every level, every year, in any sport.  Called the Matheny manifesto, a major league coach Mike Matheny, that played a bit for the Milwaukee Brewers wrote it.

I always said that the only team that I would coach would be a team of orphans, and now here we are. The reason for me saying this is that I have found the biggest problem with youth sports has been the parents. I think that it is best to nip this in the bud right off the bat. I think the concept that I am asking all of you to grab is that this experience is ALL about the boys. If there is anything about it that includes you, we need to make a change of plans. My main goals are as follows:

(1) to teach these young men how to play the game of baseball the right way,

(2) to be a positive impact on them as young men, and

(3) do all of this with class.

We may not win every game, but we will be the classiest coaches, players, and parents in every game we play. The boys are going to play with a respect for their teammates, opposition, and the umpires no matter what.
With that being said, I need to let you know where I stand. I have no hidden agenda. I have no ulterior motive other than what I said about my goals. I also need all of you to know that my priorities in life will most likely be a part of how I coach, and the expectations I have for the boys. My Christian faith is the guide for my life and I have never been one for forcing my faith down someone’s throat, but I also believe it to be cowardly, and hypocritical to shy away from what I believe. You as parents need to know for yourselves and for your boys, that when the opportunity presents itself, I will be honest with what I believe. That may make some people uncomfortable, but I did that as a player, and I hope to continue it in any endeavor that I get into. I am just trying to get as many potential issues out in the open from the beginning. I believe that the biggest role of the parent is to be a silent source of encouragement. I think if you ask most boys what they would want their parents to do during the game; they would say “NOTHING”. Once again, this is ALL about the boys. I believe that a little league parent feels that they must participate with loud cheering and “Come on, let’s go, you can do it”, which just adds more pressure to the kids. I will be putting plenty of pressure on these boys to play the game the right way with class, and respect, and they will put too much pressure on themselves and each other already. You as parents need to be the silent, constant, source of support.

Let the record stand right now that we will not have good umpiring. This is a fact, and the sooner we all understand that, the better off we will be. We will have balls that bounce in the dirt that will be called strikes, and we will have balls over our heads that will be called strikes. Likewise, the opposite will happen with the strike zone while we are pitching. The boys will not be allowed at any time to show any emotion against the umpire. They will not shake their head, or pout, or say anything to the umpire. This is my job, and I will do it well. I once got paid to handle those guys, and I will let them know when they need to hear something. I am really doing all of you parents a favor that you probably don’t realize at this point. I have taken out any work at all for you except to get them there on time, and enjoy. The thing that these boys need to hear is that you enjoyed watching them and you hope that they had fun. I know that it is going to be very hard not to coach from the stands and yell encouraging things to your son, but I am confident that this works in a negative way for their development and their enjoyment. Trust me on this. I am not saying that you cannot clap for your kids when they do well. I am saying that if you hand your child over to me to coach them, then let me do that job.

A large part of how your child improves is your responsibility. The difference for kids at this level is the amount of repetition that they get. This goes with pitching, hitting and fielding. As a parent, you can help out tremendously by playing catch, throwing batting practice, hitting ground balls, or finding an instructor who will do this in your place. The more of this your kids can get, the better. This is the one constant that I have found with players that reached the major leagues….someone spent time with them away from the field.

I am completely fine with your son getting lessons from whomever you see fit. The only problem I will have is if your instructor is telling your son not to follow the plan of the team. I will not teach a great deal of mechanics at the beginning, but I will teach mental approach, and expect the boys to comply. If I see something that your son is doing mechanically that is drastically wrong, I will talk with the instructor and clear things up. The same will hold true with pitching coaches. We will have a pitching philosophy and will teach the pitchers and catchers how to call a game, and why we choose the pitches we choose. There is no guessing. We will have a reason for the pitches that we throw. A pitching coach will be helpful for the boys to get their arms in shape and be ready to throw when spring arrives. Every boy on this team will be worked as a pitcher. We will not over use these young arms and will keep close watch on the number of innings that the boys are throwing.

I will be throwing so much info at these boys that they are going to suffer from overload for a while, but eventually they are going to get it. I am a stickler about the thought process of the game. I will be talking non-stop about situational hitting, situational pitching, and defensive preparation. The question that they are going to hear the most is “What were you thinking?” What were you thinking when you threw that pitch? What were you thinking during that at bat? What were you thinking before the pitch was thrown, were you anticipating anything? I am a firm believer that this game is more mental than physical, and the mental may be more difficult, but can be taught and can be learned by a 10 and 11 year old. If it sounds like I am going to be demanding of these boys, you are exactly right. I am definitely demanding their attention, and the other thing that I am going to require is effort. Their attitude, their concentration, and their effort are the things that they can control. If they give me these things every time they show up, they will have a great experience.

The best situation for all of us is for you to plan on handing these kids over to me and the assistant coaches when you drop them off, and plan on them being mine for the 2 or so hours that we have scheduled for a game, or the time that we have scheduled for the practice. I would like for these boys to have some responsibility for having their own water, not needing you to keep running to the concession stand, or having parents behind the dugout asking their son if they are thirsty, or hungry, or too hot, and I would appreciate if you would share this information with other invited guests…like grandparents. If there is an injury, obviously we will get you to help, but besides that, let’s pretend that they are at work for a short amount of time and that you have been granted the pleasure of watching. I will have them at games early so we can get stretched and loosened up, and I will have a meeting with just the boys after the game. After the meeting, they are all yours again. As I am writing this, I sound like the little league Nazi, but I believe that this will make things easier for everyone involved.

I truly believe that the family is the most important institution in the lives of these guys. With that being said, l think that the family events are much more important than the sports events. I just ask that you are considerate of the rest of the team and let the team manager, and myself know when you will miss, and to let us know as soon as possible. I know that there will be times when I am going to miss either for family reasons, for other commitments. If your son misses a game or a practice, it is not the end of the world, but there may be some sort of repercussion, just out of respect for the kids that put the effort into making it. The kind of repercussions could possibly be running, altered playing time, or position in the batting order.

Speaking of batting order, I would like to address that right from the top as well seeing that next to playing time this is the second most complained about issue, or actually tied for second with position on the defensive field. Once again, I need you to know that I am trying to develop each boy individually, and I will give them a chance to learn and play any position that they are interested in. I also believe that this team will be competitive and when we get into situations where we are focusing on winning; like a tournament for example; we are going to put the boys in the position that will give the team the best opportunity. I will talk with the boys individually and have them tell me what their favorite position is and what other position they would like to learn about. As this season progresses, there is a chance that your son may be playing a position that they don’t necessarily like, but I will need your support about their role on the team. I know that times have changed, but one of the greatest lessons that my father taught me was that my coach was always right…even when he was wrong. The principle is a great life lesson about how things really work. I hope that I will have enough humility to come to your son if I treated him wrong and apologize. Our culture has lost this respect for authority mostly because the kids hear the parents constantly complaining about the teachers and coaches of the child.

I need all of you to know that we are most likely going to lose many games this year. The main reason is that we need to find out how we measure up with the local talent pool. The only way to do this is to play against some of the best teams. I am convinced that if the boys put their work in at home, and give me their best effort, that we will be able to play with just about any team. Time will tell. l also believe that there is enough local talent that we will not have to do a large amount of travel, if any. This may be disappointing for those of you who only play baseball and look forward to the out of town experiences, but I also know that this is a relief for the parents that have traveled throughout the US and Canada for hockey and soccer looking for better competition. In my experiences, we have traveled all over the Midwest and have found just as good competition right in our back yard. If this season goes well, we will entertain the idea of travel in the future.

The boys will be required to show up ready to play every time they come to the field. Shirts tucked in, hats on straight, and pants not drooping down to their knees. There is not an excuse for lack of hustle on a baseball field. From the first step outside the dugout they will hustle. They will have a fast jog to their position, to the plate, and back to the bench when they make an out. We will run out every hit harder than any team we will play, and will learn how to always back up a play to help our teammates. Every single play, every player will be required to move to a spot. Players that do not hustle and run out balls will not play. The boys will catch on to this quickly. The game of baseball becomes very boring when players are not thinking about the next play and what they possibly could do to help the team. Players on the bench will not be messing around. I will constantly be talking with them about situations and what they would be doing if they were in a specific position, or if they were the batter. There is as much to learn on the bench as there is on the field if the boys want to learn. All of this will take some time for the boys to conform to. They are boys and I am not trying to take away from that, but I do believe that they can bear down and concentrate hard for just a little while during the games and practices.

I know this works because this was how I was taught the game and how our parents acted in the stands. We started our little league team when I was 10 years old in a little suburb of Columbus, Ohio. We had a very disciplined coach that expected the same from us. We committed 8 summers to this man and we were rewarded for our efforts. I went to Michigan, one went to Duke, one to Miami of Florida, two went to North Carolina, one went to Central Florida, one went to Kent State, and most of the others played smaller division one or division two baseball. Four of us went on to play professionally. This was coming from a town where no one had ever been recruited by any colleges. I am not saying that this is what is going to happen to our boys, but what I do want you to see is that this system works. I know that right now you are asking yourself if this is what you want to get yourself into and I understand that for some of you it may not be the right fit. I also think that there is a great opportunity for these boys to grow together and learn some lessons that will go beyond their baseball experience. Let me know as soon as possible whether or not this is a commitment that you and your son want to make.


Mike Matheny


— Joel, gulp, coach, Fleischman

Eddie Lacy Review

Well it took me awhile.  A little over two weeks.  While the world has moved on I have not.  How good will the Packers be this year? A lot will depend on the running game.  Of course the o-line is very important (ask Chris Johnson) but also is Eddie Lacy a special back?

I love E:60 series and one was done before the draft on Eddie Lacy.  It’s the most comprehensive review of him I can find (and if you know E:60s you are not surprised.)   I Can’t wait to see that spin move on a cold January Sunday!

Boom goes the stiff arm.



Welcome to a round of random thoughts.

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Can’t quite shake the Packers draft.  Can’t remember being this pumped up since T-Buck days or when we drafted A.J. Hawk.  Oh crap.  Ok, that’s not exactly what I mean.   This is why the Packers are always good and other teams go up and down.  Let’s say we sign Steven Jackson so we of course don’t draft an RB.  So S-Jax is even good for a year or two, eventually he’s shot, and we aren’t grooming anyone.  See how that works out?  Not so well…  Anyways, IF IF IF Bishop and Perry and Jones are good and mean and Lacy and Franklin are lightning and thunder, the 49ers and Seahawks will be in trouble.  As for you Vikqueen fans…ha, funny.  Yeah, Christian Ponder.

My Bucks.  My sad little Bucks.   The Onion did a nice article on how the Heat were embarrassed it took them 4 games to beat the Bucks.  Well done Onion.  Brandon Jennings, GONE.  Monta Ellis, GONE.  So… now what?  Crap-o-la.

In Brewer news… well well well… they aren’t as bad as I thought perhaps.  I love Segura.  Well done Melvin.  Pretty nice little ball team.  I try not to watch much til after July 4th… to me that’s when the season starts.

My grandma who was 91 died this week.  She had a heck of a run.  Church was packed and loud.  Everyone having a good time.  Hope my funeral is a lot like that.

The Fleischman farm started as a homestead in 1848 and is still in the Fleischman name.  Adam Fleischman came on the boat from Germany, then John Martin ran the farm, then Frank, then my grandpa Frank… and now it’s in a trust.  Good stuff.

Oh, and below is a post I did in 2006, I will update it with the colored text.  That’s kind of fun.  Like talking to my past.  The current me is in red.

The guy on Northern exposure was Dr. Joel Fleischman.  Yep.

The guy on Northern exposure was Dr. Joel Fleischman. Yep.

Rambling Thoughts by Joel Michael Fleischman- 2006 version…

Yeah, if you came here to learn something… move on down the line.  You ain’t gonna find it here.

The NBA has been bothering me.  If the NBA’s best can’t compete with International play, then why doesn’t an NBA team get an European coach and European players.  That should work, shouldn’t it?  well done 2006 Joel, the NBA has gotten very Euro, lots of ball movement, no centers, tons of threes.  Nice work.

If I ever have a dog again I think Blu is a great dog name.  Or whiskey. Yep, got a dog, wanted to name him Blue.  Kids and wifey picked Kobe in about one minute.  Happy wife, happy life.  We move on.

Hummer Limos are cool.  Period.  Always. Still.

I wish I had a hobby.  I don’t have one.  I used to like to play basketball, but I officially retired in 2006.  Hunting, fishing, golf, and a ton of stuff more interests me, just can’t seem to get passionate about anything.  I like my job.  But that’s wacko if that’s a hobby.  Fantasy football can’t be considered a hobby can it?  I am unretired from basketball and loving it.  Why the hell did I retire?

Time.  I just can’t seem to ever get enough time for friends, working out, anything really.  It’s always a constant battle with me.  I even eat fast just to get done with it.  That I think must be the coolest part of heaven.  There is no time… think about that for awhile.  No time.  None.  whew.  That will blow your mind.  I think I have gotten better at that.  But yeah, no time still blows my mind.

Everybody gets 24 hours.  Don’t tell me you have been busy (with work or life) and have been meaning to call.  Too busy to work out, hunt, fish, golf, sleep, whatever, whatever.  Everybody gets 24 hours.  You just choosed to do something different with your time.   And that’s OK.  But nobody is too busy.  Unless you got somebody in your life that is not healthy.  Then, all bets are off.  Yep.

Betting.  I can’t believe more people don’t like to gamble.  I’ll gamble everytime.  Why not?  I’ll gamble that the Packers will win.  I’ll gamble at the ice cream shop on the newest flavor.  Because you never know you might win.  So what’s the big deal, try it.  Yep.

Buy local.  I can’t believe all the people that shop at these big boxes.  IF THE SERVICE IS THERE AND THE PRICE IS ABOUT THE SAME, buy local.  They back up there stuff, they might be your friend, the money stays in town, they support your local charities.  But I don’t like the “little guys” that think people should just buy from them because they are local and their service and price sucks.  Come on, you got to be competitive.  But is it really fun shopping at Home Dumpo?  Really?  I don’t get that.  Or shopping at Wally World?  If you ever need some meat, or a nice suit go to a local guy.  That’s what I’m talking about.  Loehr’s in Campbellsport, Eden’s meat locker, Kewaskum Frozen Foods all come to mind.  Brauer’s in Fond du Lac.  Now that is how men are supposed to buy nice clothes. Buy a suit there and your life will change forever.  That’s what I’m talking about.  Leroy’s Bar in Oshkosh. Brauer’s is closed.  But yeah, exactly.

The Brewers.  If you think this is Packerland, your right.  But I’m telling you all if there is ever a great Brewers team there are millions of closet Brewer fans here in Wisconsin.  It would be insane.  Yeah, they went to the playoffs and it got gnarly.  World Series would be off the chain cool.

Christmas.  I love Christmas, and I love presents.  But gift cards I hate.  If you can’t take the time or find somebody a cheesy thought out little gift, just pack it in and make a donation in their name to a charity.  Who needs a $20 gift card…. Let’s all trade $20 bills, or a bottle of booze, and say a prayer, ok people?  Yep.

Places I could just hang out at… the library, the zoo, backyards (yours or mine), Vegas for 48 hours, up north, a beach on a hot day, any Grandma’s kitchen when she is baking (doesn’t even have to be my Grandma, a group of guys playing cards (I love the conversation), a Brewer Game- bleachers preferred, a Packer Game- colder the better, breakfast at a busy greasy diner for Saturday breakfast, a week old baby’s room (the smell, the atmosphere, the pride of the parents, the new life!), an old time local bar on a Sunday runner, the first hour fishing when they aren’t biting and nobody in the boat could care any less.  10 minutes before a marathon, or 5k starts (anything like that).  A gym where some “great” pick up basketball is being played.  By “great” I mean all the players care about is winning, show boating is encouraged, but it BETTER get you closer to kicking the other team off the court.  And no fights.  Life is too short.  Suck it up, and move on.  My favorite pick up games?  Roger Turchany’s in Campbellsport, or the daily battles at University Campuses, where the best gym rats can beat the University’s starting 5 at a pick up game 9 times out of 10.  I’ll bet my life on it.  A garden when the plants are just breaking ground, and the first warm wind is on your face.   A walk or hunt in the woods in fall, or first snow.  Opening day pheasant hunting, or the last week of pheasant hunting under a fresh snow.  Sunday morning Church with a great choir and an energetic priest.  4th of July parade, when the veteran’s walk by and you stand in honor of their time and our great country.  That’s pretty good right there old Joel.

At my funeral I want played somewhere over the rainbow by that Hawaiian guy to make everyone cry and I want Don’t worry, be Happy as the final song to make everyone laugh.  Oh, and sign Amazing Grace and On Eagles wings, just cause you should.   Duh.  Yes.

(12.14.06)…revisited. 5.4.13

– Joel Fleischman.  Joel is the president and solution provider for Drexel Building Supply.  (www.drexelteam.com).   You can follow him on twitter:  @JoelmFleischman.  He has provided solutions for builders and their clients since 1996 and a whole bunch of other stuff that you probably don’t care about.



Class never runs scared.  It is sure footed and confident.  It can handle whatever comes along.

Class has a sense of humor. It knows that a good laugh is the best lubricant for oiling the machinery of human relations.

Class never makes excuses.  It takes its lumps and learns from mistakes.

Class knows good manners are nothing more than a series of petty sacrifices.

Class bespeaks an aristocracy that has nothing to do with money.  Some extremely wealthy people have no class at all while others who are struggling to make ends meet are loaded with it.

Class is real. You can’t fake it.

The person with class makes everyone feel comfortable because he is comfortable with himself.

If you have class, you have it made.

If you don’t have class, no matter what else you have, it doesn’t make any difference.


I didn’t write this, but can’t find who did… but definitely worth my time to share.

– Joel Fleischman.  Joel is the president and solution provider for Drexel Building Supply.  (www.drexelteam.com).   You can follow him on twitter:  @JoelmFleischman.  He has provided solutions for builders and their clients since 1996 and a whole bunch of other stuff that you probably don’t care about.