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TommyLog – Can I Pick Your Brain??!?!

13 Apr
April 13, 2016

Hey Kids, it’s dad. And for today’s TommyLog  I want to talk to you about people who use the expression “can I pick your brain.” Few things get me as worked up. Someone who wants to “pick my brain” is just a taker. Stay away from people who are “takers.” You want to be around people who are givers — people who freely give their time to help others, and don’t expect anything in return. People like my friend Kelly or my friend Marc. They are givers. They have the entrepreneurial spirit and want to help see other succeed.

People want to pick your brain for looking out for number one. They’re looking out for themselves and don’t care anything about you. They just want to suck you dry and then stomp on you as they walk away. People who use the term “pick your brain” should burn. At some point have to put your foot down and say no. No you cannot “pick my brain!” My time is more valuable than that – kindly move along!!

It’s all about your attitude. If you have an attitude of learning and sharing that’s one thing but if you just want to be a taker that’s a whole separate thing

TommyLog TECH – Help to the Rescue with Samsung+ #VZWBuzz #ad

05 Apr
April 5, 2016

Hey Kids it’s Tommy and for today’s Tommy log Tech, I want to talk to you about a great app I stumbled upon when poking around on my brand-new Samsung Galaxy S7 edge smart phone – – provided to me by my great friends of Verizon, my opinions on my own. If you recall, it’s been a few weeks since I got my new S7 edge and did the unboxing video for you  –and I’ve had loads of playtime with it. In my poking exploring, I stumbled upon the best self-help tool. This app is called Samsung+. Many smart phones come with apps that teach you how to use its amazing new features. And the Samsung+ app does just that. There’s a getting started area, there’s self help videos on how to use things like Samsung Pay or Galaxy Gear. There’s an area that shows you additional features like transferring your data from your old phone, or how to use the fast charging.

But the one thing that sets it apart from all other self-help apps that I’ve seen before, is the area called Active Help. Active Help has some amazing tools to help you when you need it most. Active Help allows you to search for known problems in its database. It has a built in scanning tool that scans your phone for issues like battery health, charging issues, free space on your storage – even looks for security issues with your Wi-Fi or if your phone has been rooted. This app is pretty amazing.

The Active Help portion of this app also allows you to initiate a tech-support phone call right from within the app. Not only can you make a phone call, you can open a 2-way video chat with a tech-support person at Samsung. I was so excited about this new feature; I wanted to test it for myself. Initiating a two-way video chat couldn’t be easier. Press the video chat button and away we went. It took maybe 10 or 15 seconds to connect and there was my new friend Andrea from Samsung ready to assist me with my troubles. How great is that? She helped solve my problem with ease. It was so cool seeing a face to my tech support helper!

Samsung’s Samsung+ App is totally 100% Tommy Approved and is a great reference tool for even the most advanced of users. I highly recommend taking a closer look.

THANK YOU to my good friends at Verizon. If you want your very own Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, you can look right here.

[DISCLAIMER — I’m one of the cool kids who has been asked to play with and test technology for Verizon. They asked me to test and share my thoughts. All my words are original and my own.]
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TommyLog – Preventative Maintenance in Your Life with Robyn Wright

10 Oct
October 10, 2015

Hey Kids it’s dad, and for today’s TommyLog I’m coming to you live and in person from the W Hotel in Midtown Atlanta. I’m joined by my awesome Verizon friend Robyn Wright.

We want to talk about preventive maintenance. At work there are many large complicated machines. Every two or three months we have preventive maintenance done on the machines to keep them running smoothly. We do this during downtime to take care of little issues that could potentially become big issues if they’re not taking care of properly. Just like your vehicle, getting the oil changed is something that’s important on a regular basis. In life we need to also do preventive maintenance. No matter if it’s some downtime, a vacation, or just a family dinner. We also need to make sure to take care of our bodies. A check up our yearly check up is important. We need to watch over ourselves!

Preventive maintenance is important. Never forget that.

Thank you Robyn for doing this video with me. It’s always a pleasure to be around you. You bring the best out of everybody. You can find more about Robyn at www.Robynsonlineworld.com, or @Robynsworld on Twitter. YOU ROCK!

Cleaning the Church as a Family

10 Aug
August 10, 2015

Hey kids, it’ s Dad and for today’s TommyLog I want to talk about the Clifford family helping clean the meeting house. About once every 4-6 months, members of the LDS church get the opportunity to help clean the church. Since there is no paid cleaning staff, cleaning duties fall on the members. So for about an hour we swept and mopped floors, cleaned the bathrooms and emptied trash. Even Emma an Drew got in the action.

I really love this as it helps build respect for the building as we are one of the people who are responsible for its upkeep. Just think what wold happen if kids had to help clean their schools or rec centers? They would have a more respectful attitude if they knew that spills and messes- they would be in charge of cleaning.

Be the Answer to Someone’s Prayer

03 Aug
August 3, 2015

Last Friday was a total rotten day at work. Do not pass go do not collect $200 rotten. I was home and it was about 7:30 in the evening and I wanted to go get Culver’s for dinner. As I’m driving to Culver’s sun roof open and XM radio turned up high—trying to forget my awful day, I saw a family stranded on the side of the road. They car had broken down. I immediately felt a prompting to do a u-turn and go and see who I could help.


The dad, named John, was from Eastern Europe, Croatia I think and he had a thick accent. He said he was the head chef at a restaurant in Neenah. His car ran out of gas and he and his wife and 2 kids were on their way to the grocery store. I was able to help him get gas and on their way very quickly.

After that, the worries of my Friday was washed away.

What a blessing it was not to ask for answers to a prayer, but to possibly BE AN ANSWER!

What will you do to be that answer?