TommyLog – First Day of College #teamclara

02 Sep
September 2, 2017

Hey Kids, It’s Dad and today I dropped Clara off at Carroll University for her first day of college. Follow my Journey!

TommyLog – What Would You Do if You Found $300 in Cash?

19 Aug
August 19, 2017

Hey, kids, it’s dad, and for today’s TommyLog I have to tell you an experience I just had. This is totally fresh squeezed. Less than an hour old.

So here’s the deal, I’m at the gas station filling up. Becky’s car, as I’m waiting for the pump to stop, I’m looking around and I look down at my feet and I see three crisp $100 bills just sitting there.

What would you do?

I picked up the bills and looked around. I look to see if there was anyone walking around looking for something. The area around me was pretty empty. There were people two or three pumps away, but no one in the vicinity.

I knew this was A blessing. But that money wasn’t mine. What would you do? What to do? So I got out my phone and I started calling? I called Becky but she didn’t answer – – go figure. Then I called my friend Kelli, my friend Kayte, and my brother Andy.

I asked each of them for their honest opinion’s and wanted their opinions based on my own thoughts. I knew I had to do something, I just needed validation what that was. My friend Kayte suggested that I take my business card to the manager of the gas station. So that’s what I did. I told her that I had found some money. If someone’s looking for the money give them my number. I will gladly give it back.

Not more than 20 minutes later, I received a phone call. It was a super nice gentleman who is working late this evening. Apparently, he was a truck driver and he was filling up his truck and the money fell out of his pocket. He identified the exact amount and I told him I was two minutes away. I did a U-turn in the road and went to go meet him.

That gentleman was about as excited as he could’ve been. He was so appreciative of me and my honesty. He asked me to wait so he could give me a reward, but I declined. I shook his hand and told him I love him and told him I did what any good person would do. He kept saying “praise the Lord and they’re still good people in this world.”

As soon as I came home, I had a family meeting with little kids. We talked about the situation and the decision that dad made. We all talked about making good choices and how that money was not ours and we needed to do everything we can to find the owner.

What would you do if you found $300 in cash?

TommyLog – ONE YEAR & Counting!

16 Aug
August 16, 2017

Hey, kids, it’s Dad and for today’s TommyLog I want to talk to you about the last year. 365 days ago I got laid off from my previous job. What an amazing year! You guys have been along for the journey. My ups and my downs. So this is kind of a mini “state of the union” as to where things are at.

When I started out on this journey, I thought that finding that next big job would be difficult, I didn’t think it would be this difficult. A few interviews and a lot of disappointment later, I had to change my tune. One big job is not where I was supposed to be. I’ve decided that two or three smaller part-time gigs are going to be much more effective than one big gig. So I want to tell you about my part-time hustles. I have one part-time job with a company called brand outcomes in Green Bay. I’m working on their brand strategy team. I love the people and I love helping others solve problems.

My next part time job is with a company called World HeadQuarters here in Appleton. I’m helping create the next generation of evolved workspace. Brenda Leopold is the brain child here and she asked me to come on board to help make this happen with her.

What an amazing journey this has been. I promise you, without the help of amazing friends, and a supportive network, this never would’ve happened. Huge shout out to my supportive family and especially my sweetheart. Their support has been amazing!

I am so excited for what the next year awaits for me.

To the moon!!

TommyLog – Mile of Music & The Gift of Music!

05 Aug
August 5, 2017

Hey, kids it’s Dad, and for today’s TommyLog I want to talk to you about an amazing musical event happening in Appleton right now. It’s called Mile Of Music. This music festival is in its fifth year, with over 225 acts across 70 venues performing almost 1000 sets – – all in four days. I have been blessed to attend a few of these musical venues. It has been amazing.

Music is such a gift. And I’m so appreciative that these artists share their gifts with the people of Appleton Wisconsin.

A good friend made the comment, “without art and music, Appleton would just be concrete and parking meters.”

How true!!

Thank you all for sharing your talents, my life is so much better with your music in it!

Tommylog TECH – Organize Your Digital Interests with MrOwl

03 Aug
August 3, 2017

Hey, Kids, It’s Tommy and for today’s TommyLog Tech I want to introduce you to a new tool I have been using for some time, MrOwl.

What is MrOwl you might ask? MrOwl is your FREE 3 dimensional home for all your interests. Searching and saving your digital finds; links, documents & photos.

One thing though, MrOwl is NOT like other websites you may have used before!

MrOwl calls groups of links files and photos, Branches. You can search from the IOS app or Table and discover new interests that make you happy.

Let’s say you are searching for johnny Depp. You find a Johnny Depp branch. I can grab the branch, heart or like it and then you can share it with your other social networks. You can drill down deeper to see what characters he has played in different movies.

MrOwl allows your valued information to be easily curated, cultivated and shared by fellow MrOwl users.

Here’s another use case example. You are your girlfriends are planning a trip to Vegas, you each can collaborate together on MrOwl with a private branch. You invite your friends to the “Las Vegas” branch then you all start planning your trip together. You can share your google spreadsheet for your agenda, links to the shows you want to see and even have a sub branch for hotel information.

Unlike major social media properties, MrOwl isn’t connected to a linear timeline, so the content stays fresh, regardless of when it was added.

Ever have this happen to you? You are searching for the St. Louis Cardinals “baseball” team. But instead, you get search items for the OLD St. Louis Cardinal Football team, or the St. Louis Arch or even the Arizona Cardinals football team… hate that! Not with MrOwl. All of the information in MrOwl is curated by real humans so you know only the best information is provided. Now that you have drilled down to the St. Louis Cardinals branch, you can search for all-star Cardinal Ozzie Smith. You can search this branch, other branches or the community branch for Ozzy references.

MrOwl is an amazing tool and one you will find indispensable. Searching and discovering with MrOwl can be fun.

MrOwl is 100% Tommy Approved. I really love it and use it to organize and keep track of topics in interested in.

Download the IOS & Android app using the link below and make sure to SIGN UP FREE.

This video was produced as part of a collaboration with MrOwl. My opinions are my own.