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You Never Know 'Til A Dead Horse Kicks You

Published on 8/26/2018
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"You Never Know 'Til A Dead Horse Kicks You”   is the 11th in my 2018 series of 'Summer Shorts' original copyright press releases sent from my happy home in the sunny south of Portugal


You know, you know you never know 'til a dead horse kicks you … is just one from the extensive repertoire of oft repeated mottos with which my Uncle Charlie would regale me while on epic walks together around the city of our birth. To him you see had fallen the task of providing respite to my beleaguered parents by relieving them of the young and exhausting me for a few hours on Sunday afternoons. So each week I happily trekked along with him through every close and alley, along every street and avenue and through every area - rich, poor, residential, industrial - of the town, totally absorbed in his constant stories and revelations of the place and those who inhabited it.

My uncle was neither an educated man nor a sophisticated one. He had left school at age twelve and thereafter worked all his days – or rather nights and early mornings – in my grandfather's bakery; but he had a kind heart, native wit and local knowledge fit to confound even the most learned of local scholars and historians. So much so in fact that I, in later life, would regularly amaze friends and colleagues, and myself too, with impromptu nuggets of information about the city, little known sites and local facts and tales of long forgotten characters who had walked the streets and played out the mosaic of their lives there. I had unwittingly received a complete alternative education from my 'uneducated' Uncle!

Another of his favourite sayings which I most enjoyed and which left its indelible mark on me is … Paddy on the railway breaking up stones, When along came an engine and broke Paddy's bones, “Oh,” said Paddy, “That's not fair!” “Oh,” said the engine driver, “You shouldn't have been there!” … What marvelous wisdom to be taught at that young age, more so when viewed against today's irresponsible and blame averse culture.

So, as a result, I grew up always aware that I, and I alone, was responsible for my life and for all that happened in it. I've survived many scrapes and self-inflicted woes over the years and received my fair share of kicks from dead horses too. Enough to know that the greatest life lesson of all is to know that you never know until you've been kicked by one!

I am Tom Riach. I live and write in the sunny south of Portugal.


For many years I have run my WAKE UP LEISURE AND LEARNING BREAKS (click on) where I talk of successful living and of creating both material and inner wealth. Or send for any of my best-selling Amazon books - MASTERING THE ART OF MAKING MONEYSELF-IMPROVEMENT SHOULD BE FUN! - THE SIMPLEST SALES STRATEGY - they are packed with my secrets of successful living and with wit and wisdom sure to get you thinking about how you manage your life. Available in Paperback and Kindle. Click the image below.

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YOU NEVER KNOW 'TIL A DEAD HORSE KICKS YOU is an original copyright Tom Riach press release, short and to the point. I hope you enjoyed reading it and found it informative and/or entertaining. To learn more or to get in touch with me please visit me on my website at TOMRIACH.COM

See you there! Regards, Tom.


© Copyright Joseph T.Riach 1998-2018. All rights reserved.

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It took me some years to establish myself in business but I believe that in life only the most resolute of tryers will prevail and after several years of a bank account in a permanent state of cardiac arrest my perseverance began to pay!

I became a successful Business Consultant, Investment Adviser and award-winning Salesperson and Marketing Professional and I coined the term 'Creative Solutions' to describe my work in devising and implementing innovative approaches to situations in business, commerce and industry (some call it trouble-shooting). From my successes I grew my own group of small companies.

Today I host my 'Wake Up Leisure and Learning Breaks', personal mentoring and business guidance, in the tranquility and calm of the sunny south of Portugal and I am the author of several best-selling books on the subject of successful living.

CONTACT ME - I'll be thrilled to hear from you!

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© Copyright Joseph T.Riach 1998-2018. All rights reserved.


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