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Great Quote:

So I am what you’d call a High I/D personality. According to the DISC personality profile that means I am pretty outgoing driven person. I also have very little S (nurturer) and Zero C (detail / analytical). According to this profile I should not over analyze things and for the most part I don’t do this hardly ever except in sports. Specifically golf.

I literally wear myself out over my golf game. I think about it constantly and it just creates a mess for me on the course. This was most recently evidenced last weekend when I went up to play a 3 day tournament in Michigan. I made it 16 holes and then decided to go do something else for the day / weekend. Pitiful I know. I just was playing horrible and not having any fun as a result.

As I was getting ready to come back home my Dad gave me the following quote and had me read it out loud in the car. It certainly puts things in perspective and it is my hope that I will be able to apply this line of thinking to my golf game. I think I’ll enjoy it more. . . Enjoy. . .

Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear or embarrassement or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be rapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

Steve Jobs
CEO of AppleĀ 

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Remind me again why I got a Mac?

Mac’s are the best! Mac’s rock! That’s what I heard over and over again. Here’s the one I really like. . .”Especially for graphics. If you’re working with graphics, you HAVE to have a mac!”

Here’s the truth. Macs are fine. Macs look cool. Macs are no better than PC’s. In fact, it’s been my experience that macs aren’t as good as PC’s.

Now before all you “I’ve joined the Mac cult” people freak out on me, I’m going to tell you 2 real life examples that happened to me just tonight and I would like for you to tell me why I should like my Mac more than my PC.

It’s my birthday soon and my wife and kids gave me some presents tonight. Both were electronic.

1) Skycaddy – This is a GPS system for golf courses. You load a disc onto your computer to get set up. I loaded the disc on my Mac and it wouldn’t pull up. Hmm. . .I wondered, I guess I’m just not using it right. So I called my Mac buddy Paul and he calmly said, “Oh, it’s an .exe file. Mac won’t open them” Oh. . so I guess I’ll have to go to my PC, which I did and it worked perfectly. No problems at all. PC 1 / Mac 0

2) My daughters bought me a little digital camera. It’s a camera with pictures so it HAS to work on a mac right? B/c Macs ESPECIALLY rock when dealing with pictures or graphics. . . take the pictures. . . plug it in to the mac. . . guess what? It’s an .exe file. I walk into the PC and. . .works flawlessly. PC 2 / Mac 0

So, Remind me again why I got a mac. Other than it being “neat” and “in style”.

No bullcrap answers. . Real answers. Two brand new gifts that don’t work on a mac. . . Nice.


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My name is William D. Rhodes Hampton. People who know me call me Bill. My friends call me Hampton. Fun Fact #1 - The "D" doesn't stand for anything. I was born and raised in Michigan and now I call Nashville, TN home. I have a beautiful wife and two of the most gorgeous little girls you've ever laid eyes on. We live in Franklin, TN where we're active at The Journey Church. Blogging is new to me, but I'm very interested and excited to learn more about it. I'm officially entering the conversation.