About TheOldGuy
Joined September 2017
I am 60 years old, and have done affiliate marketing in the past with mixed results. I have taken the last 3 years off after a stroke and associated issues. My Alzheimers doctor suggested I would be helped by having daily things that I do and look forward to, so I thought getting back into marketing would be a good idea. My wife's health is very fragile, and I hope to be able to give adequate attention to marketing and her care.
I am using this handle as a tribute to my late father-in-law. He was known in his town as the old guy long before he was old enough to collect Social Security. This was a small town, and he was well known. You could send mail to "the old guy" with the town name and zip code and it would be delivered to him.
Anyway, I could not have asked for a better man to be my father-in-law and his advice and friendship are greatly missed.
Hope to see you around.
TheOldGuy's Goals 3
Money Goals
Money I would be happy earning
$500 per month
Money I would be ecstatic earning
5000 per month
Time I'm willing to invest to achieve my goals
6-10 hours a day
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Sep 24, 2017
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TheOldGuy Premium
How much money would you be happy earning?
$500 per month

How much would you be ecstatic earning?
5000 per month

And how much time are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
6-10 hours a day
Rdtaylor Premium
Nice goal! I wish you all the best in your achievement
DoubleTap Premium
Wow Michael, very similar to what I'm thinking!!!

Good goin', partner. Very doable indeed!
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I am also 60. I tell people that I was born in the year of Sputnik. They often wonder which Chinese year character that is. They are young. Thanx for the follow. Keep watching as I am working to get this toy up and running as quickly as my headaches allow.
TheOldGuy Premium
Good luck and I hope your headaches subside. I will have to borrow your sputnik line.
Be my gust on that, I am not Paris Hilton trademarking everything I say.
HelenpDoyle Premium
Hi Michael, nice to hear from you. I look forward to getting to know you my new WA friend. Sorry about the delay in responding but I am a bit slow at the moment. Trying to do too many things at once.

I had a look at your site. it looks like you have a conglomerate of foodies working on it. Good, I love food! Unfortunately it hates me and sticks around to annoy me! I left a comment on your hubpage site re French Onion Soup.

If you have time I would love it if you visited my website and left a comment on a post, any one will do. The site address is http://fantasy-sci-fi-vision.com

Keep working hard, having fun and don’t forget to ask questions.

A very nice boss once told me, ‘Helen, when you ask a silly question everyone else breathes a collective sigh of relief because they don’t have to!’ And that is so true. No question is silly so ask away.

If I can’t help I might be able to point you in the right direction.

Now let us keep in touch.

GBridgart Premium
Well we are not dead until we are dead and no one escapes it so
We may as well live life to the full as long as we can and having a active engaged brain is a big part of it and i am sure my brain does not know how old it is and i am not telling it
Keep striving forward brother
Wishing well Geoff
1signbanner Premium
Thanks O.G. I am honored you following me.
Please take care! My prayers will be with you
to strengthen you situation.

I know your father-in-law made an impact on you!

That is great! He would be proud of you now!

May God Bless you and Yours!


I will follow you too!

Here's a picture of you O.G.

I hope you like it!
TheOldGuy Premium
Thank you for the drawing as well as the follow and kind words
1signbanner Premium
You are very welcome my brother!

Take care of yourself and wife too!

I will pray for both of you!

Your brother from a different mother!

Frank Uratani
despatis Premium
Dear Michael, welcome to our WA community, you're on the right place to start an online business! Thanks for sharing and for adding me to your WA network, much appreciated. Seems you're doing very well, so keep on track and let's stay in touch.

anja1111 Premium
Hi Michael, awesome you connected with me, thank you. I added you to my network too. It is wonderful to have you here at WA and a beautiful way to have daily activities as well. You're only 60 so that's not old at all! I hope you're enjoying your time here. Have a lovely day! ☼
tgifwwjd Premium
I also thought the world of my father-in-law so I know where you are coming from. There is a lot of advise on the net these days on how to ward off Alzheimers . I'm not sure I agree with all of it however I do believe that maintaining an alkaline Ph in your body is essential. A good book about this is titled "The Grain Brain" available on Amazon and other sources.
I'd be glad to help if you get stuck building your first website.
Be sure to add it to your profile when you have it up and running.

Madek Premium
Hey, OG!

I feel great having you as a follower! Wish you high achievements and success on your marketing venture at WA. Keep moving forward! Come to me on my G+ through https://plus.google.com/u/0/116531398108257503951
I also invite you to cast a glance at my website www.lifeandhealths.com
Hope you enjoy! Cheers!

PNielsen Premium
I am also dealing with Alzheimer's. My husband has it at the earlier stages. I have been doing a lot of research on the condition and have found some great information and natural products that seem to be helping him. I believe there is a cure for the disease and the pharmaceutical companies don't want it released so they can make money off the backs of the victims. Nice talking with you. God bless you.
Sold4ufast Premium
My hats off to you my friend, I also have started and stopped this dream several times due to life's twists and turns, but old stubborn guys like us will get there albeit a little later!! I wish you and yours a great run of it this New Year and hope to catch up to you soon. God Bless, Daniel
Compsol99 Premium
Thank you very much for following me and welcome to the WA community! Be sure to follow all the training that is available on this site and don't be afraid to ask questions. The people in the WA community, myself included, are happy to help you. Best of luck to you in your endeavors.
Shawn - Yearly Premium Member

P.S. Please check out my websites on my profile page to get an idea of what the Wealthy Affiliate training can do for you. Any feedback or comments would be greatly appreciated.
KenCatledge Premium
Glad you shared why the moniker "The Old Guy". I expected someone older than I am (77) and I feel young. Sorry to hear about your wife, I understand what that means. I lost my wife of 47 years 2 years ago to cancer and it is tough. Something easy you can try for the Alzheimer's is to put about a half of teaspoon of coconut oil in your morning coffee. You can't really taste it and it feeds your brain with essential oils that it needs. It works for me.

Good luck

TheOldGuy Premium
Thanks for the suggestion, Ken
sb4269 Premium
Just read your profile Mike and believe me, you are making the right decision for sure. As my late Dad would tell us Kids,"If you ever wake up in the morning with a strong reason to jump our of the bed, reach behind you and pull the rear end closer and kiss it good bye". I just hit the magical 70 November 12, and wake up every morning by 6. WA is an awesome way to stay involved and meet and make new friends for sure. Mike, it is an honor and pleasure to know you and connect for the future.
God Bless
kbyer Premium
Thank you for the follow. I too am about your age and recently this year was diagnosed with an illness. I consider myself luckier than most. I still work a full time job as a field support specialist. I enjoy the contact and helping of others.

I rejoined today and have a new focus and am determined to make changes in my life and for the good of others.

Look forward to seeing your work and hearing more from you.
Urlaina Premium
Hi The Old Guy! :) Thanks so much for following me. I enjoyed reading your profile, and I really like the reason for your WA handle. Sounds like your father-in-law was a really great guy.

I wish you much success here at WA, and hope things work out for you they way you hope they will.

Best wishes,

How are you and how is work, health, and how's everything generally with you? i hope your fine and all is well with you?
I saw your profile that caught my attention so I decide to connect with you and have you in my network of global minded friends. Remain bless and have a nice day. I will like to get to know you better.
moneymaker50 Premium
I wish you good health and happy marketing. Thank you for the follow. Hopefully we will have enough time to keep in touch. If there any questions or issues that come up please feel to contact you for help or referral to help. Have a great time with WA,

Your Friend,

Jason L.
vpartsch Premium
Hey old guy, I appreciate the nod. I’m 68 and have been trying to set up some additional Income to augment our retirement income. I currently own my own handiman business, which I have been successful at for 35 years. We want to travel and enjoy life instead of working all the time, which I also enjoy.
I believe my problem is not understanding what I’m being shown to do to start a website and drive traffic to it. The other problem is finding time to actually do it.
Well, now I am ready to take the time to do it.
I will follow the steps this time from start to finish. Wish me luck.
RobertRivera Premium
Thank you for being honest about your life. Here is a bit about my life: ... my mother is 86 years old an in a nursing home because she was diagnosed with dementia so I visit her everyday, though it is tough, showing her she is loved makes the journey easy for us.

take care
Postum99 Premium
Howdy Old Guy,
It's none of my business at all, but there are many natural drinks that claim to stop Alzheimer's and clean the plaque from the brain area. Don't ask a doctor about them because they are not trained in natural foods. All they know are drugs. Drugs don't heal. They cover up.
I'm now down from my podium. I want to wish you the best of luck with your site. You have it right. The busier you keep yourself the longer it will take for your disability to take over.
Write me anytime. Love to hear how you're doing.
brichnow21 Premium
Hello, Oldman...but if you're Oldman, then what am I Ancient lady?
You have your challenges, but your doctor got it right. When we stop trying to grow within ourselves, and learn to help others on this journey called life, then what bother living, at all?
Welcome to this fantastic community!
Omer-A Premium
Hi there Michael! and thank you for making the connection with me.
I am now following you back here in WA.
Please also follow me on Google+ (if you haven't done so already). I will follow you as well. Me profile: https://plus.google.com/+OmerAdir
Wishing you great success in your future endeavors, and please feel free to reach out if you need my help!

Keep being awesome!
Raynor123 Premium
Hi Old Guy . Thank you for following. I am also following you. Your still pretty young for an Old Guy. I'm racing towards my 71 birthday. Can't believe I'm this age. When I was a teenager I often thought "if I can just reach the age of 30". I considered 30 very old. And look at me now. I am very glad to meet you. I live in South Africa, a beautiful and sunny country. I teach people to buy and sell shares on the stock market, I analyse companies and I manage share portfolio's. I have had quite a checkered career. I sold life insurance, I owned two clothing manufacturing factories with 120 people in each, I was an estate agent, I was involved in Horse Racing, I sold Industrial Fire Pumps, I was a Diamond Dealer and travelled all over Africa buying stones. Now I have recently joined WA. It is my intention to make a success of this internet marketing and travel the world. I welcome any help and suggestions that you have to pass on to me. I'm sure your Pearls of wisdom will be of tremendous help. Any help I can give you I will certainly pass on, but with your background I don't think I have much to give you. You have much more to give.
buffetearns Premium
Hey oldguy - a brilliant handle and a great tribute!

You’re doing well it seems just by looking at your profile that you have prepared. You have certainly seen some challenges and obstacles I think it would be fair to say?

You are obviously a determined battler and I think keeping your mind activated is good advice from the doctor. I am sure it is difficult with your wife’s fragile condition. My mother is in a fragile condition at the moment and so it can be a little difficult for us. We just want her to be well and safe.

I wish you success and happiness, I’m sure you have got empires to build there and lots of things to do, I will leave you to get on! Have a wonderfully creative day.
TheOldGuy Premium
Thank you and I wish the best for you and your mother.
buffetearns Premium
Thank you, enjoy the coming day!
GeorgeNandan Premium
Hello TheOldGuy,
Well thanks for the Follow. I am following you back. This is from a Not-So-Old-Guy...lol. Anyway, I love your sense of humor. Can't wait to read up on your accomplishments here in WA. There are amazing members of WA who have lots of WA wisdom to share.
All the best Sir!
Jth169456 Premium
Hi, it's great to have you with us. I am sure this will help in keeping your mind focussed, and I will keep you and your wife in my prayers. I have come to find that I have Lupus, and still yet waiting to be treated but I am excited about this new adventure so my mind is more occupied about succeeding and not letting this disease bring me down.
EOPolini Premium
Hello my fellow marketer,
I came to rread your profile and thank you after you recently followed me, and I'm glad you have this opportunity to workout your mind and potentially improve your finances. I'm a Christian so I'm praying for God to bless you and your wife with health, prosperity and well being.
By the way I'm following you back! (LOL)
jndzelle Premium
Thank you for the 'follow'.... glad to be among WA folks here; prayers will be lifted for you and your family. (My 88 yr. old mother is facing the same thing). May God heal you guys; Say this over yourself daily: "Heal me, 'O LORD, and I will be healed" Jer 17:14. My mother had Sarcoma (cancer of the bone) in 2005, and we declared that Scripture I just gave you over her, and she got cured. That was 12 years ago, and she is STILL cancer-free (just facing age-related issues now; I mean, she's almost 90).... So prayer will be reeling for you/family, sir :) Be blessed; and "thank you" again!
CraigO1 Premium
From one old guy to a younger "old guy", thanks for the follow. It is great to meet you and I wish you the best here at WA and taking care of your wife and yourself at the same time. You have a lot on your plate right now but I'm betting you will be successful in everything. I look forward to getting to know you more and follow your progress in your business and your life.

Press on
janbey Premium
Hi Michael,

Sorry to hear that yours and your wife's health is not so good, I hope you working here at WA will help the both of you.

Thanks for the follow, I have followed you back. I wish you well and hope things progress well with your WA site.

All the best

TheOldGuy Premium
Thank you for the kind words. Hope to see you around.
PietSwart Premium

It would sound rude if I call you "old guy" (LOL). Thank you for the follow, I appreciate it and I can see that you are making great progress, this might be just what the docter ordered.

Keep your mind busy and all of the best with your health and your business.

philaccardo Premium
Thanks for the follow-up.
And please allow me to give you my experience as far as health maintenance and recovery is concerned the which I learned from an American doctor: never get vaccine shots of any kind, never take farmaceutical drugs, never take processed food.
There is a lot more but we don't have time nor space here. Anyway, this is enough to keep you healthy.
julesnp Premium
Good day Michael,
I thank you for your follow and I am following you also. I am convinced that you will meet wonderful friends here at WA and wish you the very best to you here with WA and also good health to you and your wife.
Have a wonderful day.
Norle1023 Premium
I 'm sorry about your stroke and for the positive part of your life, let me tell you that it is is a good thing to survive a stroke and keep your good attitud about this business on line. I really believe that this is legit. I am 62 and I still have my hopes in the system.
I wish you all the best .

Thank you
WildflowerG Premium
And I am soon to be 75. We don't let age take control of us. Getting into education is a great way to keep on keeping on. I appreciate the follow and have done likewise. The best of luck to you as you journey through the training here. My prayers are with your wife.
frmcf Premium
Hi Michael, welcome to the Community and W A. Thanks for the following, I am following you back also. Glad to see that you are talking an internet in working online again. I feel that it will be good for you because it can really get challenging and really gets the mind working. And by working from home will allow you to spend more time with your wife. I wish you great success with your venture with WA. You are part of a really great Community that is here for you when ever you need help or just need to chat. Best of everything. :-) Frank
JasonKim Premium
Hello Michael,

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. Great to have you here in our community. I want to thank you for having me be a part of your network and I've followed you back as well. I hope all is working out well with your online business and wish you much success fulfilling all of your personal and financial goals.

cwelliver Premium
Michael, thanks for the follow, and apologize for my tardy response, but I was having some issues with my account, and needed to get that all resolved so I could get back to people. But I will be following you back and looking forward to seeing great success in your future here at WA.

-Dr. Carl
MizBurke314 Premium
Good morning, Michael--

Thank you for following me. I am now following you, too.

I am so glad to know you are doing well after your health problems. Let's hope that things continue to be well for you. Perhaps some day things will be better for your wife, too. :)

Best wishes for your future success here at Wealthy Affiliate!

BradB18 Premium
Hi, the Old Guy,

Well, I reckon' your not so old, in fact very young hehehe!
And I totally agree with your doctor. Your mind will be very active in WA. Lots of things in WA to keep the mind ticking over.

I wish you and your family all the best and I thank you for following me.

Great to meet you Michael, and CHEERS!

kdforsman Premium
Hi Michael

Thanks so much for following me - I'm following you too :)
I've been part of the Wealthy Affiliate community since June 2017 and absolutely love it. The support and training are awesome and my sites are starting to generate revenue which is awesome.

You might be interested in my recent blog update here, which talks about the things I learned at WA in the first month;
Please feel free to follow me on social media;
(and drop me a line with yours and I'll follow you back)

All the very best with your online affiliate journey, it's exciting times ahead.
Best wishes,
Cheers, Karen
Bentatou360 Premium
Some day I will as k you to help me define old guy. I am sixty myself. Welcome back. Things are often better the second time around. I agree with the Doc, it is a muscle and the more the use the better. Please look for " Ram Dass and Eckhart tolle" in you tube. They are experts in the development on a new relationship with thought.
Wishing you health and serenity.
Armlemt Premium
Wow! I'm so sorry to hear about your stroke and your Alzheimer's! I'm also sorry to hear about your wife's fragile healthealth. I deal with a whole lot of health issues myself. I hahave chronic migraines, several auto immune disorders, a non-SIDS auto immune disorder as well as serious back and necneck problems. Ive wanted to do something to earn money for quite a while now. I miss working! I was a paramedic and was a parametic before a shoulder injury took me out of comcommision. It didnt take long for my other issues to spiral out of control. I remember a lot of my patients who wwere still active mentally and physically had more control of ttheir health issue than those who didn't, so your doctor may be right on target.

About the time I had to stop working, my son, then just a toddler was diagnosed with developmental and intellectual disabilities. I devoted my time and energy to making sure he grew to be the bbest he can be. Now a teenager in high school, he is doing reremarkably well! He is still in special education classes in sschool, but he is able to be in an inclusion program. In fact, a person not very, very familiar with autism, you might not knknow he falls on the spectrum. Today he was in his high school's homecoming parade and tomorrow night he will go to his ffirst homecoming dance. With him being older, he doesn't neeneed my help much at all.

Around three weeks ago I joined Wealthy Affiliate and not only do I enjoy the work, I am feeling better, having less migraines and fefeeling less pain!.

Thank you for adding me to your network. I am adding you to minmine as well. I wish you all the luck here at WA, and I hope tthat you, like me, will find yourself feeling much better!
Cindyda1 Premium
Hello, welcome and thank you for connecting with me. As others have said, 60 is not old! But I like that you make light of it by calling yourself old. I often refer to myself as old too! We know that's just for fun right? It's a great idea to have daily things to look forward to and your motives for helping yourself and your wife are indeed an inspiration! Keep on keeping your mind busy and your body active! I am happy to follow you along the way. Wishing you good health and much success.
AJFlower Premium
Hey "OldGuy", your not alone in this business. WA is a good place to be. I am 72, have had back surgery for spinal stenosis, my wife is disabled, too. It's no fun growing old, though in my mind I am still in my early 20's. There are many more WA Community members who are dealing with adversity just like you and me. The Community is great for meeting new people with whom you have common interests and goals. I am sure that as you just keep keepin' on with what you can do here, it will bring you all that you want, a sense of self-worth, pride, friends that are like family, and a sustaining income. We are people who want to improve our quality of life and we derive satisfaction helping others do the same.

I wish you success, happiness, and a send of fulfillment in the days ahead.

With kind regards, Art

P.S. Feel free to contact me anytime.
terrycarroll Premium
Hi Michael and not so old! Thank you for following. I am of course delighted to follow you in return.
Best wishes here on WA. I am sure you will find everything you need here in the way of help and support.
Please let me know if I can help at any time.
McWord Premium
Welcome to the WA Community and thank you for following me! I’m following you back!

You'll find the community has tons of help for anyone who needs it, so don't hesitate to reach out! We are interested in our mutual success and there are plenty of people willing and able to assist!

All the best,

Rhiney Premium
Hey now Sir,
3 things we must address.
1) one is as old as one feels.
2) hang out with us young people and 3.
3) what is your name? We become what we think about.
Thanks for following me and I will do like wise just like your accomplishments within WA.

Blessed and highly favored
Your WA Rome
phildora Premium
Hi TheOldGuy and a big welcome to the WA Community! Thanks for the follow!

You have landed at the right place, at the right time! I believe Wealthy Affiliate has the best training modules on the planet!
Stay focused, determined, and motivated and you will achieve great success!

Don't hesitate to reach out for help--I sure did! I also use the search bar at the top of each page where you will find articles, blogs, and videos to accomplish any task!

All the best in not only meeting but exceeding your business goals!
bellalove Premium
Hi. My name is Amanda and I'm just getting started here at Wealthy Affiliate and I'm trying to grow my network with other new and also other experienced people in the community here because when great minds think alike anything is possible!!!

If you ever need anything or have any questions please feel free to ask me and I will do my best to help you. Hope to hear from you! And good luck on your road to success

kmer6 Premium
Good evening to you Michael, my name is Ken and I welcome you to WA and thank you for the follow. I am following you back. You are never too young or old to try something new, learn new ways of doing things, or just continuing to do what you love. I have learned many new things since joining WA in 2014 and believe it or not, we both are the same age! I am proof that you can teach an old dog new tricks!
I look forward to working with you and wish you much enjoyment and satisfaction in becoming a successful online marketer.
Stilltrying Premium
Hi there,
your doctor is right, keeping your mind active will most probably help you and at the same time you could make some money.
I wish you the best of luck and if there is anything I can do to help you just send me a message or write a comment at my profile.

RodClark Premium
Hi Michael

Thanks for the follow - much appreciated.

I am sure we all have lots to learn from your marketing experience.

You have had rough ride with health issues recently and I hope that now settles down. The community here are very supportive and it's good to 'plug in' on a daily basis.

All the best.
haiderkh87 Premium
Thanks for following me. I'm following you back :)

I've been part of the Wealthy Affiliate community since August 2017 and absolutely loving it.

Please feel free to follow me on social media:

Twitter - https://twitter.com/HaiderKhalid_HK
Google+ - plus.google.com/+HaiderKhalid_1987
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ourtechplanet/
LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/haider-khalid-82689722/

Share yours too and I would love to connect with you on Social media as well. Wish you the very best :)

Haider Khalid
Dmk71152 Premium
Welcome to WA - lots to learn here- stay focused - go through the Certification Courses first - you will get confused or frustrated from time to time - ask lots of questions - people are here to help you. 

HERE ARE 3 WA'ers Training Posts - they helped me - one is vocabulary you use here - one is a detailed use of your dashboard to find anything you will need - one is a plug-in to add to WordPress - that will help you build your sties. Hope they help - they did me This one I wrote - deals with how to "close" for the result you want. Stay with it - you don't need a wish of good luck - you need a plea to study the material and stay at it no matter what - it will change your life and hopefully the people you touch with your message.

Keisi Premium
Hola Michael!

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. Thank you for adding me to your network and I have also added you to mine.

All the best wishes for a speedy accomplishment of your hopes and dreams right here at WAU! You made the right choice to learn from the Best of the Best.

Robert-A Premium
Hello Michael and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.
Since you joined you will kn ow from past experience that internet marketing can be a steep learning curve.
If you do get stuck on anything then can I suggest you browse some of the 370+ blogs I have published within WA.
You have decided to follow me and I will follow you as well.
Enjoy your day.
Robert Allan
warhorses Premium
Welcome Michael this is a great group to be in they are always sharing ideas and ways to help w/marketing. Feel free to reach out to the group for help and I hope you and your wife will overcome your health issues.
Thanks for folllowing me and I will follow you back.
TheOldGuy Premium
Thank you for your kind wishes regarding our health and success. I wish the same for you.
Loes Premium
Hello Michael,♫Welcome! Nice to meet you ツ I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun on WA. Thank you for adding me to your network.

From the start, I have written training for every issue I had problems with myself. I made an addition for After The Walkthrough. Also a list of 1001 niche ideas, a checklist with 25 points to go through before you publish a post, 101 blogging ideas when you get stuck and an A-Z WA dictionary. I just love lists:) It has been very helpful to a lot of people. I just wrote my 100th training for WA. I have categorized them in one blog you can find on my profile. It's the first website link right under “Follow me on” (click on my picture to get there). I hope to help you with those.

If you have any questions, please reply to this message or leave a comment on my profile.
Success building your business in 2017. See you around, Greetings Loes
DoubleTap Premium
Hi there Michael, hope your weekend is going good. Be sure and let me know if you have any problems with the lessons in Cert Training.

If ya' get hung up on anything, let me know immediately. I do have Skype and will fire it up in a heartbeat if ya' need me to!

I'm following ya' now so if you ask any questions I'll see them!

Best wishes partner,

TheOldGuy Premium
My only problem is making sure I cover everything. I want to rush ahead and get to the "good" stuff. But I am minding things and taking them in order.
DoubleTap Premium
Too funny partner, I was the same way. So much to look at and click on. It's kinda hard to stay focused here. Just remember that the Cert Training is number 1... everything else falls in line behind it. If whatever you find distracting you isn't directly connected to training and building your site, it needs to go on the back burner until you have time for it.

You'll notice that as you start following people, you'll be more and more enticed into spending time in your emails. That's all fine as long as you are meeting your goals.

You're gonna do great here. Just give a shout when ya' need a hand!