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I had a chance to sit down and talk with former WHL Victoria Cougar Tom Martin. Tom is best remembered as “that guy that got traded for a used bus” in 1983. He ended up being drafted by the Winnipeg Jets and enjoying 7 seasons of professional hockey between the AHL and NHL. He played in NHL games for the Winnipeg Jets, Hartford Whalers and briefly with the Minnesota North Stars.

Mixcloud: Hockey! with Jeremy >> Bussey (Interview with Tom Martin)

Thank you for listening.

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Just thinking about a few things.

1) Marley & Me used to be a book.
2) The Coyotes are recieving Corporate Welfare from the NHL.  I wonder how much money the Winnipeg Jets got in handouts from the NHL headoffice before being forced to relocate to Phoenix? As they say, the grass is always greener in the… umm desert… SWA?
3) I got a couple books for Christmas and I am very excited to read them.  Malcolm Gladwell’s “Outliers” and Seth Godin’s “Tribes.”

I am dripping from inspiration right now which is very good and frustrating feeling.  It is like being exceptionally horney and knowing you will get some action… but not yet.  Its actually hurting my head.  I have been reading Malcolm Gladwell’s book and the crux of it is this, “work hard, and get rewarded…. later.”  Well, I think its that… I am only part way through the book.

Yikes, so I am excited to start some projects and hammer away at them… but I know there will be no tangible reward for what?  ten years!  holy fuck (great band too!).

I read this bit some time ago about ther 4 stages of learning.  If I remember it went something like…

01) You don’t know what you don’t know
02) You know what you don’t know
03) You know what you know
04) You don’t know that you know

whoa right.

So taking that model and then reading Malcolm who says it will take you 10,000 hours to achieve leval 4 or about 10 years if you dive head first into your passion… or just over 3 years if you do your passion as a 60 a week obsession.

Right… I want to improve my persoanl brand and get paid more money.  I think I am at number 2.  I know that there are things I do not know.  I have to learn what they are and then practise, practise and practise for 10 years… and then maybe I will be a rock star at what I want to achieve.  I will be 38 (almost 39) and Madelyn will be 10.  If all things work (and they will if I make them work) and the gears turn and I grind away, I should be making top dollar by the time Madelyn starts caring about spending all my money.

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