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Some Things I Have Learned

Updated on May 4, 2014

First Just a Little Background

I'll start with the happiest day of my life, February 1973 was the day I married my best friend, and here is a picture of that wonderful day. Check out that beautiful head of hair, no! Not her's mine, this was the 1970's.

This year, 2014 we will be celebrating 41 years, don't worry I'm not going to write about all 41 years. Of course we've had our ups and downs as every marriage does. But through this wonderful ride, we have two beautiful children, who are now adults with their own children.

This is another blessing in life, having grandchildren; it's like starting your young life all over again. If you have grandchildren then you know what I mean.

What have I learned from this? I've learned that an amazing long lasting relationship creates beautiful things in a life time.

PhotoBy: Myself

A Little Bit About My Career

I was hired in 1972 right out of high school, and worked on the manufacturing floor as a machine operator, assembler, and as a quality inspector. It was a large automotive supplier with about 1200 employees; there were very few jobs that I had not learned. I was hired because my uncle was a supervisor there, and back then that's how you got a job.

In 1982 I was offered a position as a union time study representative, the company sent me to school to learn specific functions of industrial engineering. In 1985 I moved to ranks of management, as an industrial engineer,

In 1989 we moved to Western New York to work for a ready to assemble furniture manufacturer, soon I became the manager of the department with the responsibility of 8 manufacturing facilities.

I'm now back in the automotive sector working as a Continuous Improvement Engineer, this is what I love to do.

I've had a very successful career, here is what I've learned and live by in my career. When you are asked to improve any process, get away from your computer and go talk to the person doing the job. Listen very carefully to what they have to offer, because they will know best how to improve the job.

Photo here is me of course. Notice that I have a little less hair in this picture.

Some Books That I have Learned From

The books below are a wonderful learnig source. But remember my last statement!! Go and Listen and listen carefully, never under estimate the power of knowledge, and by that I mean the person that lives the job every day.

Kaizen: The Key To Japan's Competitive Success
Kaizen: The Key To Japan's Competitive Success

Kaizen is the bible of continious improvement


The Day I Joined Squidoo

August, 2, 2013

So far I got married to a wonderful woman, have amazing children who have blessed me with beautiful grandchildren. Oh, I forgot along the way I had a great career, which is not over yet!!

In July of 2013, I was researching affiliate marketing, so I googled "How can you do affiliate marketing without a web site” This is how I found Squidoo, so I started to investigate, and after reading some lenses I decided to join. After writing a couple of lenses I wasn't sure if Squidoo was right for me, as the only thing that I've ever written were business reports.

My lensmaster photo

What Inspired Me To Continue

On August 26, 2013 I read this lens by, RenaissanceWoman2010. After reading this I thought to myself Wow! What a beautiful story she told. Every word seems to flow and gave me the sense of being there experiencing this Train Trip.

This lens just turned on the light bulb in my head, tell a wonderful story.

What Squidoo Has Done For Me - My One Lens of the Day and Seven Purple Star Lenses

I joined Rocket Squids and it's been a mile high ride for me ever since. I want to Thank Susan, Robin, Bonnie, the whole Squidoo Team, and this amazing Squidoo Community for all of the help, support and encouragement.

My goal now was to create 25 quality lenses; I wanted to be a Giant Squid. I had so many ideas for lenses. I'd have to say that the quests were the biggest help as they really set in motion a thought process to generate some great ideas, things that I would have never thought of.

Now I am so proud to be a Giant Squid, with my one lens of the day (Thank You All So Much) and all of my purple stars below. I'm honored to be a part of so many talented people and thankful for finding Squidoo.

What have I learned from this? Knowledge is Power, as I learn something new every day at Squidoo.

Please Take a Vote In My Poll

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I Hope You Enjoyed The Things I Have Learned - I Would Love to know that you were here so drop in a comment

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    • esmonaco profile imageAUTHOR

      Eugene Samuel Monaco 

      4 years ago from Lakewood New York

      Thanks for stopping by Cris Sp, and thank you for the warm welcome. I do look forward to working here on HP. I still need to update that on into a Hub. Thanks Again for your support :)

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      4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Thank you for sharing your inspirational story and congratulations on the successful 41 years of your marriage. Now, that the squid is out, welcome to HP and more power!

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      Merry Citarella 

      4 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      Love it! What a fun and interesting lens, even if you did forget (yeah right) to put options on the better looking poll! Cute. It's nice to know more about you, esmonaco! Congrats on your purple stars and your lens of the day! PS My husband and I were married in Feb of 73 too. Must have been a good year.

    • esmonaco profile imageAUTHOR

      Eugene Samuel Monaco 

      4 years ago from Lakewood New York

      @Diana Wenzel: Thank you so much for that kind comment I do appreciate it. I do agree that is the beauty of it all.

    • Diana Wenzel profile image

      Renaissance Woman 

      4 years ago from Colorado

      Thanks for the shout out, Sam. It is a privilege to be your Squidoo friend and colleague. Congrats on all that you are accomplishing here and in life. We live and learn. That's the beauty of it all.


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