Garage Sale Anyone? | CISCO2911/K9’s | Disinfecting Sprays | Made for Eternity
Welcome to the CablesAndKits CEO daily email. Read more about this email by scrolling to the very bottom.
Well hello there … I haven’t seen you since, well, last week! I hope you enjoyed your long weekend. Me and my family sure did.
As I said on Friday, I had just gotten home with a new-to-us motorhome and the kids were beside themselves. They immediately wanted to stay the night in it so I agreed for us to do that on Friday night. The wife said “y’all go ahead, I am going to enjoy the quiet house to myself”. I get it. Both girls stayed in their bunks all night which was a little shocking. Saturday night they wanted to stay again, so we did. Sunday night they wanted to stay again, so we did. Mama came down and hung out with us for a movie and then left us to it. We had a campfire, roasted marshmallows, snuggled in the recliner and watched TV together. It was great. We are already making memories and haven’t even left the yard yet!
We also went to Mike’s house (the friend with cancer) this weekend to help get ready for a garage sale. They moved a while back and still have a mountain of things that need to go. I’m pretty good at moving fast, sorting, organizing, and making sense of things, and worked as fast as Mike could think and make decisions, which isn’t slow … so I was pretty wore out! I really love that sort of productive exercise where you’re not just exercising for the sake of exercising (which I never do).
The garage sale is in Hoschton (GA) this weekend (Fri, Sat, and a little on Sun). If you are in the area and want to stop by, email me and I will give you the address!
I don’t know if it’s true, but I heard …
Until 2016, the “Happy Birthday” song was not for public use. Meaning, prior to 2016, the song was copyrighted and you had to pay a license to use it.
Today’s Product Spotlight from Rerun (AKA Rebecca):
Cisco 2911 Integrated Services Router, CISCO2911/K9
Happy Tuesday! I hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend and got to enjoy good food and time with friends and family! To ease us back into the workweek, I figured we’d start the week of product spotlights with a sale!
Today we are featuring the Cisco 2911 Integrated Services Router, CISCO2911/K9. This Integrated Services Router features embedded hardware encryption acceleration, voice and video-capable digital signal processor (DSP) slots, optional firewall, intrusion prevention, call processing, voicemail, and application services.
Here’s a rundown of the interfaces on the ISR:
- 3 Integrated 10/100/1000
- 1 Service Module Slot
- 4 Enhanced High-Speed WAN Interface Card (EHWIC) Slots
- 2 Onboard Digital Signal Processor Slots (PVDM)
- 2 USB Type-A
- 1 USB Type-B
All of our refurbished routers come with an accessory kit including the rack mount kit, power cord, and console cable!
As you already know, our products come with our Advance Replacement Lifetime Warranty and ship out same day for all orders received before 8PM!
From Joe, our friendly Safety Supplies Product Marketer:
We’re back! I hope all of you enjoyed the 3-day weekend! Not only did I spend the weekend in the mountains, but my brother proposed to his girlfriend! Safe to say I had a very busy but fun weekend!
Now back to life in the PPE world, I have a few products I’d like to bring your guys attention before they’re gone for good. First, we’re coming to the end of our stock of Lysol Canister Wipes. These are 80 count and will be gone before you know it so act fast! These will likely be the last we see of these with how hard they’re getting to find.
Another popular product with stock running low is Clorox’s Scentiva Disinfecting Spray. These have become a very popular product and you’ll see why if you decide to grab one! This spray 100% the best smelling disinfecting spray I’ve ever smelt. I still remember the day we got these in and I opened the door to the warehouse and got a big wiff of coconut and couldn’t help but go immediately grab a bottle off the pallet.
We’re Hiring for our Product Department! We have an opening, as detailed by Rerun (AKA Rebecca), below. Is this you or someone you know?
Product Marketing Specialist – Fiber Cables
Have you been reading these CEO emails thinking “Wow, CK sure sounds like a fun place to work! Wish I could be a part of the team and contribute to the CEO daily email like Joe the friendly Safety Supplies Product Marketer does!”? Do you love product marketing? Do you revel in the recurring nature of processes and relish accountability? If so, listen up! We are looking to expand our Product Team by bringing on a Product Marketer for Fiber Cables. This is a very process driven role in which the goal is to grow Gross Profit $ and increase inventory effectiveness by effectively marketing the products. We are looking for someone who is exactly like Joe… err… I mean, we are looking for someone who is hard-working, dedicated, diligent, organized, analytical, a great written communicator, and has a GREAT attitude and “can do” spirit! If you are still intrigued, please review the job post (and pay extra attention to the part about the CK Way – We take culture seriously here and are looking for team members who truly “fit”). If you think you do fit and are interested in the position, please send us your resume at email@example.com along with a written note telling us the character attributes, values, and interests that describe you and influence how you approach life and work. Who knows, you could be our next friendly Product Marketer!
Made for Eternity; Trapped in Time – by Gary Epp, Chief Administrative Steward
The Genesis account of Creation clearly portrays the idea that God designed mankind to live forever. According to the same Genesis account, the Fall of Man consigned our immortal souls to live in a temporal body and world subject to disease, death and decay. That juxtaposition of mortality and immortality creates a challenging internal tension that influences how I interact with the world around me and use my finite time and talents.
If I believe that my spirit will live forever and further believe that my actions here on earth will influence my eternal existence, how should that impact my decisions and actions? Even if you do not believe in an afterlife but are concerned about your personal legacy, read on.
While I may feel the pains of prior sickness or accidents, my body is always marching through time confined to the present. My mind may deliberate about the past or dream about the future, but I decide in the present. My limited mind cannot grasp eternity. However, that limitation does not preclude me from making choices for predetermined purposes with reasonable assurance of the outcomes. Am I suggesting we can predict the future? In a manner of speaking, I am saying exactly that.
Natural laws describe observable cause-and-effect in the world. The universal applicability of these natural laws forecast reasonably predictable outcomes. For example, violence usually breeds violence and kindness often begets kindness. When I align my beliefs and behaviors with these timeless truths my influence extends beyond my present space and time into eternity and defines my legacy.
So how do I do that?
First, I must become a diligent student of human nature and the physical world. My diligence in studying natural laws determines the degree to which I ground my own beliefs in timeless truths. Highly effective people take the time to capture their own beliefs in writing or regularly study the writings of others.
Second, I must periodically invest time to think deeply about my beliefs and rigorously assess their alignment with timeless truths.
Third, I must rigorously train my mind to set aside vengeance for the past and instead consistently choose the greater good of the future over the fleeting pleasure of the present. In other words, I must make purpose-driven choices.
Fourth, I must relentlessly discipline my behaviors into alignment with my beliefs.
In short, the key to reconciling my eternal nature with my temporal existence is discovering Truth and living my life in accordance with that Truth.
I hope you are enjoying these emails. If you are, I appreciate it when you let me know! If not, or if you have ideas for how to improve, by all means, please let me know! Sometimes I “can’t see the forest for the trees”.
As always, please let me know how I can be of service to you. If you need assistance with something, advice, or even if you just need someone to pray for you, I am here and listening.
Craig Haynie – CEO
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Tech / Business News for Today:
- Right at 27,517,500 cases worldwide, with 19,610,700 people who have recovered, with 897,500 deaths AND 6,486,400 cases in the US with over 3,758,600 people have recovered, with 193,600 deaths.
- New York, once considered the main U.S. hot spot of the novel coronavirus, marked a promising turning point as Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo (D) announced that the state’s infection rate has remained below 1 percent for 30 straight days.
- Tech stocks extended their worst rout since March, with Nasdaq futures tracking for a nearly 3% decline at Tuesday’s open. A plunge of that magnitude at the close would bring a three-session loss in the Nasdaq to the brink of a correction, down nearly 10% from Wednesday’s record high.
- Talks over another coronavirus stimulus bill between top Democrats and the Trump administration that broke off last month remain stalled as lawmakers return to Washington from summer recess.
- Taco Bell, Shake Shack and Burger King are among the restaurant chains who have introduced new designs inspired by the pandemic and its impact on consumer behavior. Among the new features in these designs are more drive-thru lanes.
- According to a press release posted on CAL FIRE’s Instagram, the fire started in the El Dorado Ranch Park in the morning of September 5. The officials determined that the spark that started it all came from a “smoke-generating pyrotechnic device” used during a gender reveal party.
- Netflix CEO Reed Hastings says he doesn’t expect his company’s employees to return to the office until the “majority” are vaccinated — a shifting deadline that will probably see staff working from home into 2021 given current time frames for vaccine development.