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Bringing The House Down

Published on 1/9/2019
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"Bringing The House Down”   is the 2nd in my Tom's Vivid Views series of original copyright press releases sent from my happy home in the sunny south of Portugal


My first experience of bringing the house down, in the theatrical sense, was when, as a four year old, I sang 'I am a little teapot' at a holiday camp talent show. I won first prize. It was both the beginning and the end of my stage career as a public entertainer. A case of coming in with a bang and going out at the top!

The next time I brought the house down, this time almost literally, was many years later when I decided to personally remove a partition wall in my Georgian era townhouse. I proudly showed my work in progress to a structural engineer friend who, far from being impressed, was mortified by what he saw. He immediately closed down my work and the entire building. It was on the point of collapse. Two years, a multitude of architects, lawyers and builders, tons of steel girders from the foundations to the top (fourth) floor and a bank account hovering between life and death in intensive care, later, I moved back into the property, now fully reinforced and magnificently restored. My sanity is yet to experience such a rebirth. Forget nightmare. This episode in my life equated to a full blooded horror movie with several sequels and a monster that refused to die.

The result of the experience is that today I will not even hammer a nail into a wall. It's not that the nail might bend or that I'll suffer a bloodied thumb, it's the terror that the whole wall will cave in! So I leave that work to people who both specialise in that kind of thing and enjoy doing it.

In my school days I excelled in English literature, languages, geography, history and maths. I whizzed through my exams in these subjects without even opening a book. They were easy to me. I enjoyed them. There were also mandatory classes each week in art, woodwork and metalwork. I gained useful knowledge about these practical disciplines but was never fired up by them. I didn't have the enthusiasm to see myself as a Picasso, Moore or Rodin. Therefore those subjects were never going to be my forte. But I did try them.

And that's what you as an entrepreneur or self-employed business person must do. Tinker around with a number of business possibilities. Try this and that. Find out what works for you and what doesn't. Experience failure, learn from it. You'll come out the other end of the process with broad general knowledge and ability which will stand you in good stead. You'll thus be prepared to avoid the bent nail and bloodied thumb disasters and specialise in the area which gives you most pleasure and satisfaction.

If you enjoy restoring old buildings (and earning a fortune at my expense) become an architect, engineer or tradesman. If you enjoy bringing the house down (literally) then by all means become a demolition contractor. If you enjoy performing on stage then become a singing teapot. And, if all else fails … just become like me!

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 - WINNING BIG IN LIFE AND BUSINESS - 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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BRINGING THE HOUSE DOWN 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 1998-2019. 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 in the self-help, business and successful living genres.

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

The life of which you dream is HERE within your grasp!

© Copyright Joseph T.Riach 1998-2019. All rights reserved.


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