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I had a rough time when I lost both my mother and father several years ago. It took months for me to regain my composure. When things began to level out, someone said to me that I was acting more normal again. I did not know I was acting abnormal.
It made me think about what is normal and what is abnormal. I asked the question, who wrote the book on normal? Who sets the standard? Who has the ability to judge who is normal and who is not?
When I lived in Miami, I saw a person sitting on a chair under a tree. For hours, this person sat there and cried. I asked, “What is with this guy under the tree?” The reply I got was, “Oh, that is Ed. That’s normal for him.” It would not be normal for anyone else.
Not too long ago, I was asked what time I go to bed. I said it was normal for me to hit the bunk around mid-night. That is not normal for everybody.
I know of a man who runs 10 miles every morning before he goes to work. It is normal for him to run the last mile facing backwards. Yea, that is not normal for 99% of the rest of us.
In these three examples, I have tried to relate that what is normal for you is most likely not normal for me. When you see someone who looks different then you, acts different then you or does things different then you, step back and say, that’s normal!
JON FRIEDMAN’S MEDIA WEB
Commentary: Strategy becomes clearer before Oct. 15 launch
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the business channel will continue to stress the Fox brand and do many of the things that have worked at Fox News.
Roger Ailes, the CEO of Fox News, and Kevin Magee, its executive vice president, named five anchors: David Asman, host of “Forbes on Fox”; Cheryl Casone, Fox News business reporter; Rebecca Gomez, founding Fox News business correspondent; Dagen McDowell, a Fox journalist; and Stuart Varney, a veteran of CNN and CNBC. Varney often substitutes on “Your World” for Neil Cavuto. See full column on Cavuto’s challenges.
Do you detect a pattern here? Fox intends to build on what has previously succeeded.
I suspect that this announcement will be followed soon by others in which Fox makes hires from outside the company. If anyone thinks Fox can’t woo talent from other organizations, guess again. By all indications, the network was deluged with job seekers. Even I was getting calls from fellow journalists and friends asking me for advice on how to apply for positions.
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nationally syndicated radio talk-show personality and personal finance expert Dave Ramsey has joined FOX Business Network (FBN) as the host of a primetime program, announced Kevin Magee, Executive Vice President, FOX News. The show’s title and time slot will be announced at a later date.
In making the announcement, Magee said, “Dave Ramsey is a welcome addition to FBN’s programming. Our primetime format will offer a new opportunity for Americans to benefit from Ramsey’s practical financial advice.”
Ramsey added, “We’re honored to be part of the FOX Business Network from its launch. Television is a logical step for The Dave Ramsey Show and I’m glad we have the opportunity to take that step with our friends at FOX.”
Ramsey’s radio program The Dave Ramsey Show has been on the air for more than fifteen years and can be heard on over 325 radio stations across the country with an average of more than 3 million weekly listeners. In addition to his new responsibilities with FBN, Ramsey will continue to broadcast his radio show.
Ramsey is also the creator of a 13-week program called Financial Peace University (FPU), which educates participants about how to reduce debt, gain control of their finances, and learn new behaviors around money. He is the author of five best-selling books including Financial Peace, More Than Enough and The Total Money Makeover, among other titles.
Ramsey began his career as a personal finance teacher offering one-on-one debt counseling to individuals in 1991, and based his teachings on his own personal experience in both building and losing a multimillion dollar real estate portfolio by age 30. Today, Ramsey’s radio show, books, speeches and numerous appearances counsel others on his lessons learned about how to build wealth, be financially responsible and give back to the community
I listen to The Dave Ramsey show everyday on XM Radio and I have heard Dave’s testimony. He truly loves the Lord and helping others to succeed both spiritually and financially is his goal. Dave Ramsey will make a great addition to the New Fox Business Network.