He works tirelessly at his small business. It brings him great satisfaction to do productive work. Anything that contributes to his business he considers doing it. Even his hobbies seem to be somehow related to being a better business owner. Flying RC airplanes may seem to have nothing in common with electrical contracting but his friend Bill Birmingham got him started in the hobby and he is an electrical contractor. Plus flying a small plane requires fast reflexes and sound judgment, a couple of skill sets we could all use. He wakes up on a typical morning at around 5:30AM to decaf coffee and homemade granola cereal. He likes to check his email first thing also "Because you never know when a customer is trying to get in touch with you" he says. While showering he enjoys listening to Aristotilean philosophical lectures from such greats as John Allison, William Thomas and Ayn Rand. These philosophers remind him to stay in touch with reality, use reason, be an independent thinker, be productive, be honest (quite hard), have integrity (harder), be just and fair, have pride, self-esteem and teamwork.