Gosh, it is windy, rainy and grey-yellow outside this morning. I hope everyone makes it to and from work and school safely.
This has been one of my better months business-wise. My LLC is showing a profit and I have been able to help a number of clients meet their goals. A friend of mine related that I look a lot younger since I started working for myself. I feel good about going to work each day and believe that what I am doing is good.
I have been working on developing my web presence by posting some youtube videos. Check this one out. Any comments, here or there would be appreciated. Thanks, Chris
Watch My New Youtube Video
Alright already. I finally got it together and posted this stuff correctly. I did have to cut it into two roughly equal parts as the original mp3 was over 50. I apologize profusely for any confusion and consternation I may have caused earlier.
First 1/2 of interview
2nd 1/2 of interview
And, if you are interested, or simply a glutton for punishment, you can hear me again on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 from 2-3:00 PM by clicking on the link below.
Listen to KABF, 88.3, LIVE
Over the past several months, I have been making weekly marketing trips to drug and alcohol treatment centers, drug testing facilities, truck stops and trucking companies in the Central Arkansas area. So far, I have not been “shown the door” by anyone. There have been a few places where the positive mood and attitude was infectious and almost intoxicating; maybe they were piping in extra oxygen.
What I have found has been that people in Arkansas are really quite friendly, even when I am temporarily disrupting their day to day activities.
I really appreciate each of the folks that have taken the time to teach me more about their business, especially some of the logistics companies. I was in shock and awe at some of the technology being used and impressed with the professionalism and friendliness of most everyone that I have met.
I just got another credential today, an MAC, or Master Addiction Counselor, from the National Certification Commission for Addiction Professionals.
Look (listen) for me on Wednesday, March 30 from 2-3:00 on KABF 88.3.
Click to go to the KABF website where you can listen live.
This photo is actually from our spring break trip to Florida. Sanibel at Sunset.
This is my first ever You Tube video. I would appreciate any comments or suggestions. No need to be terribly nice about it as I know this is the internet and all.
So far, I know that I have to use a better microphone and show a little more soul in my voice.
I am centrally located in North Little Rock’s Argenta District, at the corner of 4th and Maple Streets, on the back side of the First Presbyterian Church. Although I rent office space from the church, my business is not a faith-based enterprise.
GPS does pretty good directions to 201 West 4th Street, North Little Rock, AR 72114.
From I-30, take the Broadway exit and head West, past Verizon Arena. Cross both Main and Maple Streets (both have traffic lights) and turn Right on Orange Street. Take Orange North, crossing 4th and turn right onto the alley. You will see a large vacant lot and a community garden on your right. Park in the lot and walk down the alley towards Maple. Enter through the second door, below the sign for Infrared Studios. This is the door.
If you are using the bus, take either the 4 or 10 routes. Inbound the bus runs directly in front of the church, on Maple Street. Outbound, it is on Main, one block East. The Blue Line (trolley) also runs on Maple with stops at both Broadway and 6th Street.
Unfortunately, there is not a bicycle rack; however, if you are on a bike, I am sure that we can find some way to secure it, provided that you have a lock, and a bike of course. I am not so sure about personal helicopters, jet packs or teleportation devices; but, if that is what you are driving and you want to come see me, bring it on.
See you there, Chris
I just spoke with John Sarna, with 88.3 KABF’s show “It Could Be You” and set a date for another on-air interview, March 30, 2016 from 2-3:00 PM. The format is part presentation, part discussion and part call-in. If you type in: http://www.kabf.org and click on the “Listen Live” link, you can hear it anywhere in the world.
I came up with a short list of topics that I would like to touch on, including the role of substance use in crime, symptoms of sobriety, and meeting challenges. There are a few others; but, I think we will find plenty to talk about.
So far, my practice has been going well. I have visited with a number of referral sources and treatment centers and been well received. I have yet to be kicked out of anyone’s office and nobody has tried to eat me.
I will post a link to that show when I get it posted. I have asked for a recording of the one I did earlier this month and will post it as soon as I am able.
I called in a pledge to my local public radio station, and while talking with the station manager, I let on that I would be amenable to being interviewed about my business. So, on Tuesday, 2/23/16 @ 11:30 I will be on 88.3 KABF. I have been told that I have a face for radio, hopefully, my voice will match.