When I retired from the Army it was rough transitioning to civilian life. Retired December 2016 and started college January 2017. Started looking for work in 2018 while still in school.

Found out how hard it is getting hired straight out the military. One employer actually threw my resume on…

Some folks just need an extra push

Back in early 2000 my phone rang. A mom was on the other line. She said, “SGT Crumbley, can you talk to M? She’s not going to school and she won’t listen to me.”

Didn’t want to get involved but off to the…

Would you like to connect with more people?

There’s a formula for connecting with people. It takes some elbow grease, but worth the effort.

Whenever you want to influence someone, start using examples from the following list:



Appeal to a need



Startling statement




Sam walks into his boss’s office and says:

“Sir, I’ll be straight with you, I know the economy isn’t great, but I have three companies after me, and I would like to respectfully ask for a raise.”

After a few minutes of haggling the boss finally agrees to a 5 percent raise, and Sam happily gets up to leave.

“By the way,” asks the boss as Sam is getting up, “which three companies are after you?”

“The electric company, water company, and phone company,” Sam replied.

“We are an unusual couple, you know?”
“Oh, I don’t think that was ever in question.”
-Wanda Maximoff and Vision

According to The Wrap, Vision is an android with no way to father children, Wanda magically created twin sons — whose souls were unknowingly made from the demon Mephisto. …

Making Bombs For Hitler

My daughter read this book. Looked like an interesting topic for a kid. My wife read it too. They both kept talking about how good the book is. Couldn’t resist. Had to read it myself.

Yelp. It will pull at your heart. Humans can be some cruel creatures. But you’ll love reading Making Bombs for Htiler.

You can live your dream, it just might take a while to get there

Dear Friend,

This December will mark 4 years of being retired from the U.S. Army. It’s been an interesting journey.

2017 — Started college while doing speaking gigs on the side (didn’t get paid but it…

I left a debit card in an ATM in Downtown Houston.

Took a 2 hour exam at school. Returned to the ATM Downtown and the card was gone (of course).

Asked the security guard, “Did anyone turn in a debit card?”

The security guard responds, “Cedric?”

He gives me the card.

“I knew you would come back.”

We both laugh.

There are some good people in the world.

God is good.

Cedric Crumbley

Business Development Representative | I help companies streamline their vendor management process

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