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Sunday, December 27, 2009


Crestom is a good example of a company that talks about having values. When it comes down to the bottom line they are nothing more than money grabbing hucksters. They only see your money in their pockets. They found a way called "franchising" to peddle their shoddy product on a trusting public.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Greed will do us in.

Not to take away from Gordon Gecko's speech in the movie; "Wall Street." Greed is not good. Striving, pursuing, achieving and working for greater goals are admirable. But, without the knowledge of God men are left with greed. This will be our downfall unless we return to God's ways. Crestcom is a good example of greed at other people's expense.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Job,career or survival?

In the book of Genesis it describes how man 's fall effected his work. It is by the "sweat of our brow" we earn our livelihood. Work is now toil and struggle. But, we had somehow been told that work is to be our identity. Should we return to the notion that work is what we do and Christ is our identity. But we are also told to do our work as unto the Lord as our calling. So, we pour ourselves into our work without losing our identity. Just pray we have work to occupy till He comes.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Positive thinking?

A new book, "Bright-sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking has Undermined America," by Barbara Ehrenreich caused me to reflect on my own worldview. Has American Christianity been corrupted? I have been weighing this since I became a Christian in 1979. I was caught trying to harmonize Dale Carnegie and Norman Vincent Peale with Jesus. Maybe Joel Osteen, Robert Shuler and others have co-oped the gospel. I think Zig Ziglar is somewhere in between. I don't know the answer. I think that the answer lies somewhere in the book of James.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Due Diligence

Yes, I did my due diligence on the Crestom franchise. However, as I now know anyone who has lost their franchise over a year drops off the list. So that leaves people who are still involved with the business or are trying to sell their franchise. So, they tend to not be to negative as this impacts their investment.
Again, in my due diligence I was told over and over all you need to do was follow the system. The only ones who fail don't not follow the system or can't memorize the 30 minute word for word presentation -verbatim. Well I did this. It took a huge effort to memorize a 30 minute presentation word for word. I was told not a single word to be changed. These words are almost magic. Word-smithed by the collective genius of Crestom gurus. Well, they scapped the whole thing and re-worked it in my first few months in business. How much confidence was I supposed to have? So much for due diligence.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Crestcom Rebuttal

If Veronica from Canada reads this blog you will see an extremely detailed account of the devastating effect of Crestcom on people they dupe. You may think I didn't try. Well, if you lose your 401 K on this crappy franchise, you think I didn't work hard at it. My wife and were counting on this for our retirement. But read this before you post any more of your "cult like" devotion to Crestcom. It worked for you great, some people in Vegas come out ahead. I didn't know buying a franchise had worse odds. I should have spent my 60 K in Vegas where Meg went belly up with her franchise.

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Getting weary

I've been going back to the beginning of this blog and realized I've been chasing the job/career part of my life for the last 3 years. I wonder what God's purpose is in all this? Why would He lead me into the Crestcom scam? What do I learn from this? But, I am growing weary of the same old chase.