Getting Your Garden Dug

An old Italian gent lived alone in New Jersey .

He wanted to plant his annual tomato garden, but it was very difficult work, as the ground was hard.

His only son, Vincent, who used to help him, was in prison. The old man wrote a letter to his son and described his predicament:

* Dear Vincent, I am feeling pretty sad because it looks like I won’t be Able to plant my tomato garden this year. I’m just getting too old to be digging up a garden plot. I know if you were here my troubles would be over. I know you would be happy to dig the plot for me, like in the old days. Love, Papa *

A few days later he received a letter from his son.

* Dear Papa, Don’t dig up that garden. That’s where the bodies Are buried. Love, Vinnie *

At 4 a.m. The next morning, FBI agents and local police arrived and dug up the entire area without finding any bodies. They apologized to the old man and left.

That same day the old man received another letter from his son.

* Dear Papa, Go ahead and plant the tomatoes now. That’s the best I could do under the circumstances. Love you, Vinnie*

Holstee Manifesto Poster, a good example of an idea product .. and a good @Shopify store!


Let’s face it, we are all sellers in a way or should I say in multiple ways.  We sell when we recommend those things that we love, I know that when we buy something we buy it because we are conviced that it is a good thing, therefore it is easy to talk about it with the people around us.  I think that the best way of selling is when you are not even thinking about selling.  I remember having different encouters with sales people and how I could feel some sort of unrest as they were trying to convince me, and that is becasue some sales people earn a living like that, yet I don’t like it when someone recommends me something that I am to buy because that other person will get a benefit.  What I like is when someone is passionate about something and in describing his/her passion, I am encourage to buy, that I like!

I was reading a post by Mark Hayes tittled “Learn From Some of Shopify’s Top Stores” and as I was browsing through the different Shopify stores that he talks about there and the creative things that they do, I found the Holstee Manifesto Poster which I really like and got inspired to share it here.  It made me thing that you actually don’t need a manofactured product in order to sell something, all you need is good ideas and passion.



Hand made Tortillas, definetly my favorite dish … yes, I call it a dish!!

These days that I am visiting home, I’ve been very fortunate to have breakfast every day with: CORN HAND MADE TORTILLAS!

Señora Kata has been working with us for more than 25 years, she has had the time then to learn how to make tortillas from my mom.   In this video, you will see a tortilla puffing up, right after that, it’s the THE best time to eat it!! … and I did eat that one!!

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