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Notes from Steve

July 4, 2022

July?  It can’t be July.  Crazy.  I woke up late this beautiful morning and thought “if ever I was going to sell my house - I should do it when the lawn and flowers look as great as they do today”.  I’m not going to sell anytime soon, but it’s good to be prepared.  (I’ve told a lot of people the menu, and how to make the specific dishes that I want served at my funeral, and also, I remember asking my friend Mandy* in 1982 to sing at my services … I blame the Boy Scouts and their motto: Be Prepared.)

It’s good though to plan.  I don’t like surprises, and I like to think of most all eventualities prior to them happening.  I figure then I won’t be surprised when the worst happens because in my book of possibilities; it happened.  This is very exhausting by the way.

“Steve, sometimes life happens, and the shock and awe of the announcement is a good thing!”  Mmmm … I don’t know.  At 57 years old - shock and awe means accidents and heart attacks and blowing up people at gender reveals.  Not for me. 

People have asked me through the years about our success at Iowa Specialty Hospitals & Clinics.  They insinuate that maybe it was luck or surprise that all of sudden we were majorly successful.  Neither - we carefully honed our culture and planned for all eventualities.   We put together business plans for all of our ventures and hired the right people who shared the collective vision. 

Preparing and planning - it’s all its cut out to be.

*She was somewhat mortified and asked if I was sick.  I’ve since replaced her with other singers.

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