Are You Tired of Covid-19 Yet???

Graphic of someone sick   Tired of Covid 19 yet?  Pixie Dust Zoom Meeting graphic ;

Are you tired of COVID-19 yet?  …Last week, Governor Kate Brown put in another 2 wake shutdown…thru December 2!!!!   

When it first all started in March, we Americans GV were told it would be two weeks.  I thought: how could they shut down everything for two weeks?…. But I guessed they would reopen …when the two week window …passed. 

PAUSE    Soon after, it turned into a month.   

I looked at my engagement schedule for the year and it really had no impact. PAUSE I was planning on a good 2020 as result of Covid-19.

A month past by ….and it  looked like it would be another month of closed business.  OK, I thought, at least it will be over in 2 months over Covid-19.

Because it was increased to TWO months, it looked like I would have to reschedule my talk for the CKAHU (Central Kentucky Association of Health Underwritters) …to June 2nd.  That didn’t phase me.  The NSA (National Speakers Association) was still scheduling events for future months.

DANow it is more than 8 months! DA 

My NSA friends are now having Zoom meetings.  They have had sessions on Zoom about how we can still be impactful. They have entire meetings on running your business on Zoom!

With Covid-19’s help, I decided to wrap up my speaking career this year…and refocus my efforts on working on my video blogs.  In the past, I was prospecting each and every day… spending time on my video blogs… was out of the question. 

Now, with my prospecting gone (because my speech had to be heard in person),  the decision became easy for me.

In the past, I could predict my income.  But now my income is unknown because THIS is a new business as a result of Covid-19

That is exciting for me ….as I am learning the video blog business…and there are so many things to learn! 

They were starting to open things up after 8 months….and now this 2 week “freeze” in Oregon???  How could restaurants make overhead by serving 1/2 the tables??? Now, they will be forced to do takeout only for a two weeks as a result of Covid-19.

What about all those waiter and waitresses jobs not filled? 

DAWhat about all the businesses whose employees are working from home

DAWhat about the scores of business who used to rely on the foot traffic but are now there is none? …  PAUSE I feel it is criminal! PAUSE

While I  am excited about the path I have chosen, …I am deeply concerned about all those people who are still  unemployed….can do right …right now.

One thing I am doing to help out the restaurant business out of Covid-19 ; we decided NOT to change our eating plans.  We still do a Coupon Friday (we go to where they offer me a coupon for something), we go to Einsteins on Saturday mornings ( we can’t eat in Einsteins… but we go outside to eat) ….and we go to a fantastic dinner on Sunday nightsbut will have to do take out during next two weeks!…  Disgust

My Son Picked An Incredible Bride!

My Son Got Married  Pixie Dust  Picture of Holding hands

Tom picture of couple got married a few days ago because Who Gordon Viggiano would ever believe this?  PAUSE   Not me!

When I had my stroke 12 years ago;, PAUSE  my son Tom became….. VERY ….distant to me.

Fortunately, PAUSE my wife Jill had a GREAT relationship with my son Tom.  PAUSE How good is it…   you may ask?  

Tom drives home from the army base he is stationed  at, PAUSE  and he calls his mother …   everyday PAUSE That make me look bad.

My Son Loved My Mom

My mother was fantastic and she was awesome alive. I use to call her once a week ( on Saturday)  and I thought that was great!  

Another angle Nope!

For example, we met Bethany a few months ago…before they were engaged PAUSE  and we really… liked her. So that concluded at least we weren’t surprised when we met her a few days before the wedding! We had the privilege  of meeting her parents; John and Laura were great people and they did an excellent job raising her.

My Son Did A Great Job With Bethany

John did talk to me and I really enjoyed learning about his business.  PAUSE  What did I like most about John? PAUSE  He didn’t argue with the bride when she went into a panic… trying to  preparing for the biggest day in her life PAUSE  No… he would  hug her and told her everything was going workout fine. PAUSE I admired that.

A person that Bethany used to baby sit for in her younger days…. New angle last year. angle When Bethany told her about her wedding, she insisted that we have the wedding at HER house. You wouldn’t believe how blessed we were to be at such a spectacular home.  While they were away, PAUSE  their daughter was at the house and put out Prosseco and appetizers; PAUSE it was a fantastic venue! 

Kind People

The person who officiated the wedding PAUSE got his certificate by answering 3 questions PAUSE  and paying $50 dollars… PAUSE so it was official! PAUSE  The mother, Laura, then read a verse in the bible, PAUSE which was very moving. 

Tom Is Turning Around?

My son Tom must have distanced himself LESS from me;  He Is the Tom I used to know. 

The wedding bride and groom was beautiful; Different angle I cried! Different angle

When the wedding was over, …they were married.  PAUSE  Most of the attendees, about 11 of them, had cake at their little apartment, along with the 3 dogs… and a cat. PAUSE   Congrats Tom & Bethany!!

No Shave November

You may notice something different about me. PAUSE  I am celebrating No Shave November.

Back a few years ago, No Shave November the morning TV new anchors all celebrated No Shave November.

PAUSE No more.    I guess they have other concerns Man with beard not cancer. PAUSE  

But I still celebrate. It’s time to put down your razors, No Shave November scissors or clippers … PAUSE  and grow out your hair for cancer prevention. No-Shave November is a month-long campaign to raise awareness and funding for cancer prevention, research and education.  I made my donation; I hope you will too!

10 MORE days…

This is me on Day 20… it its starting to be itchy!  Honestly, I don’t know why guys have beards.

Can you believe it has been a year already? Can you tell this is me?  OK, it has only been a day! When I first started this, I thought it would be great not to shave for a month. Then as I went two weeks, I couldn’t wait for the time to end. I hated growing a beard…and that is why I do it!

Is there anything you hate…or dislike greatly? Cancer? Diabetes? Depression? Pain Managment? This is the time for you to do something about it!

WHAT IS NO SHAVE NOVEMBER?

This is when guys all across the country drop their razors for an entire month until December 1st rolls around. Some men view it as a competition to see who grows the best beard and others do it truly to support the cause.

MEANING OF NO SHAVE NOVEMBER

At some point in the last couple of years you have probably heard of “no shave November”. The whole purpose of no shave November is not to let your beards grow crazy, but to raise awareness for different kinds of cancer including prostate cancer. The goal is to donate the money you normally would use to get a haircut or groom your facial hair to St. Jude or other cancer research charities.

This is a great tradition but the real no shave November meaning and significance often gets lost among all of the jokes, hashtags and hype created by the media. Many men don’t even realize why they do it. Some use it as an excuse to not shave for a whole month. Although the no shave November cause of cancer is a great cause to support, there are other alternative ways to show your support.

NO SHAVE NOVEMBER ORIGIN

So, how did no shave November start? No Shave November started after a father in Chicago passed away from colon cancer. His 8 sons and daughters started this campaign in 2009 in honor of their father. Over 6 years this became a popular thing to do among many throughout the country.

There are a lot of things that people don’t tell you before you decide to participate in this official month of no shaving. From trends to setbacks and to just straight opinions. Even if you like facial hair on a guy, or as a guy it only goes to a certain point. No one likes beards or mustaches that look unkept. Many girls like a man with a well groomed beard, but if you happen to be one who doesn’t, chances are “No Shave November” is not your month.

10 More Days
OK, I can think of ONE thing: I don’t have to do ANYTHING with my face.  I get up, brush your teeth, and get dressed.  On weekends, my wife and I awake at the same time. I take 5 minutes; she takes a 45 minutes.

True, she looks way better than me, but it still took her 45 minutes.

So I will spend another 10 days with my beard….but it comes off December 1.

My Donation:

Hello Gordon Viggiano,

Thank you for your donation to No-Shave November! Your generous gift helps support programs at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Prevent Cancer Foundation, and Fight Colorectal Cancer. All four of these foundations are making great strides to fight, research, and find a cure for cancer, each in their own unique way.

For tax purposes, please keep this email as your receipt.

Donor: Gordon Viggiano
Organization: No Shave November (Tax ID #473673254)
Date: 11-20-2019
Amount: $100

Does Anybody Care?

No Shave November.  Remember the first time I wrote about this in 2013?  I showed this link of Al Rocker and Matt Lauer going in for their prostate exams.  That was a good thing!

About one in six American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime. Not counting skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men and the second most-common cause of cancer-related deaths, according to the US. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

If anybody over 50 is NOT getting this done, forward him the article.  If he still refuses, make an appointment FOR him and MAKE him go.  1 out of 6 are diagnosed with prostate cancer.  If you catch it NOW, he WILL be saved.

Now, 6 years later, I don’t see anybody doing it!  Did we forget about it?  Is prostate cancer not a problem anymore? Are we safe from prostate cancer?

It is sad.  I care…and my brother cares; Prostate screening every year has saved his life!

 

It is that time again….

It’s that time again: No Shave November…Day 3 (a few days ago).  I will tell you more about it on future blogs.  Let me ask  you this question: Do I look different now,  then I did 6 years ago???

6 Years AgoNOW

 Maybe I look an even younger now?  You could dream!

 

It is that time again….

It’s that time again: No Shave November…Day 3 (a few days ago).  I will tell you more about it on future blogs.  Let me ask  you this question: Do I look different now,  then I did 6 years ago???

6 Years AgoNOW

 Maybe I look an even younger now?  You could dream!

 

No Shave November…only 2 more days left!!!

For more info, Click HERE

When you think of November, election season and Thanksgiving typically come to mind. This November there are bigger things to be concerned with other than who to vote for or what dishes to make for the big feast. To shave, or not to shave. It’s an important decision.

If you find yourself asking “What is no shave November for?” or “What does no shave November support?” you might want to do some research before shaving your face. The decision to shave or to not shave is a crucial one. So before you let your beard get a little native and type November No Shave in your calendar, you should take a look at the facts first.

DISCLAIMER:

We strongly encourage supporting cancer awareness and research. If participating in No Shave November is how you choose to do so, we do not discourage that! This post is simply to inform those who are considering whether or not participating is the right move for them.

WHAT IS NO SHAVE NOVEMBER?

This is when guys all across the country drop their razors for an entire month until December 1st rolls around. Some men view it as a competition to see who grows the best beard and others do it truly to support the cause.

MEANING OF NO SHAVE NOVEMBER

At some point in the last couple of years you have probably heard of “no shave November”. The whole purpose of no shave November is not to let your beards grow crazy, but to raise awareness for different kinds of cancer including prostate cancer. The goal is to donate the money you normally would use to get a haircut or groom your facial hair to St. Jude or other cancer research charities.

This is a great tradition but the real no shave November meaning and significance often gets lost among all of the jokes, hashtags and hype created by the media. Many men don’t even realize why they do it. Some use it as an excuse to not shave for a whole month. Although the no shave November cause of cancer is a great cause to support, there are other alternative ways to show your support.

NO SHAVE NOVEMBER ORIGIN

So, how did no shave November start? No Shave November started after a father in Chicago passed away from colon cancer. His 8 sons and daughters started this campaign in 2009 in honor of their father. Over 6 years this became a popular thing to do among many throughout the country.

There are a lot of things that people don’t tell you before you decide to participate in this official month of no shaving. From trends to setbacks and to just straight opinions. Even if you like facial hair on a guy, or as a guy it only goes to a certain point. No one likes beards or mustaches that look unkept. Many girls like a man with a well groomed beard, but if you happen to be one who doesn’t, chances are “No Shave November” is not your month.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS TO NO SHAVE NOVEMBER?

1. YOU’RE SUPPORTING CANCER AWARENESS.

While you’re growing out your beard for the month, you’re likely to tell people about why you’re doing it. It’s a great conversation starter, and can really generate a huge conversation about cancer. It can get more people to make sure they’re getting regular checks for prostate cancer, breast cancer, melanoma, etc.

2. IF YOU’RE DOING IT RIGHT, YOU’RE DONATING MONEY TO CANCER RESEARCH.

To properly participate in No Shave November, you should be donating the money that you aren’t spending on razors and shaving accessories to a cancer research organization, such as the Prevent Cancer Foundation, Fight Colorectal Cancer, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Don’t just participate in No Shave November to grow an awesome beard — make it worthwhile and donate the money you’re saving to cancer research!

3. YOU’RE GAINING HEALTH BENEFITS.

There’s more to growing out your beard than just getting a new look. There’s actually health benefits, too! A beard is a natural toxin filter — it keeps things like pollen and dust from getting into your lungs, because they’re clinging to your beard instead.

It can also help prevent blemishes. Shaving gives you a risk of getting bacteria into your skin, especially if you’re not using proper methods. Growing out a beard can combat this.

November is when the weather really starts getting cold, and a beard can act like a scarf for your face and neck. It’s really the perfect time to stop shaving!

Lastly, a beard can help with sun protection. Obviously you will still need to apply sunscreen, because hair isn’t going to block out 100% of the sun’s UV rays, but it’s been proven that a beard can block up to 95% of them! What better way to support cancer awareness than actually practicing it?

SO WHAT DON’T THEY TELL YOU ABOUT NO SHAVE NOVEMBER? WHAT COULD BE THE NEGATIVES?

1. NOT EVERYONE CAN PULL OFF OR GROW FACIAL HAIR

What about those people who can’t really grow facial hair? If you fall into this category you might already be disappointed that you can’t produce a macho beard. The disappointments will only continue when No Shave November comes around. We hate to break it to you, but no one wants to see a man that can only grow patches of uneven gross facial hair.

Let’s face it; not everyone looks good with a beard. They might not have the face shape or personality for a beard. Sure there is Movember where those who prefer to have a mustache instead of a beard can participate, but not everyone looks good with facial hair, PERIOD. For most women facial hair is only considered attractive when it is well kept and groomed and with No Shave November, that is not the case.

2. HIPSTER BEARDS AREN’T “IN”

For the longest time every man’s goal was to rock the hipster beard. You couldn’t go to a trendy coffee shop or hip restaurant without becoming lost in a crowd of wannabe lumberjacks. We don’t want to be the bearer of bad news, but it’s just not cool anymore. The time for hipster beards is long gone.

3. NO SHAVE NOVEMBER IS SEXIST

When it comes to no shave November women aren’t often participants. It’s all fine and dandy when a guy decides to put the razor into hibernation, but when a women decides to, suddenly “it’s gross”. We are all human so we shouldn’t have different expectations based on typical cultural roles and gender norms.

4. NOT EVERYONE CAN PARTICIPATE

Some jobs frown upon facial hair. For those guys with jobs that do not allow them to grow a beard, how do they show their support for this cause? Or maybe even the women out there who want to join the movement but are too scared of being judged? There are many people in the world who wish they could, but can’t.am

5. YOUR BEARD HAS POOP IN IT

Okay, maybe your beard doesn’t have actual poop in it, but multiple studies (KOAT & NY Post) have shown that your beard might be just as dirty as a toilet. Just because you wash your face or take daily showers does not mean that your beard is squeaky clean.

6. IT TAKES LONGER THAN 1 MONTH TO GROW A GOOD BEARD

Usually it takes months and months for any man to grow the most glorious, luscious beard that many women go crazy about. According to Beardoholic, a beard on average only grows half an inch per month. If you expect to grow a hip beard in just one month, you can take your so-called beard to the World Beard and Mustache Championships and see what they have to say.

7. IF YOU ALREADY HAVE A BEARD, YOU HAVE TO SHAVE IT

You have spent months and maybe years perfecting your beard. If you want to be a part of No Shave November, your hard earned beard will be history. One of the No Shave November rules is that you start out with a clean face. If you don’t feel like saying goodbye to the beard you worked so hard to get you are not able to do No Shave November.

In order to support the charity of cancer research there are other events, products and things you can do to make a difference. The whole reason for No Shave November is to raise money and awareness for cancer. Why can’t we just dedicate a whole month or host another event to do the exact same thing? An event where there are no rules, photos, memes, or other aspects that draw away from the original goal. Before you decide to start letting your hair grow for No Shave November, think about all of these reasons why you should not take part in No Shave November.

If you choose not to participate in No Shave November to raise awareness and money for cancer research in other ways, that’s great! But, you’ll probably need some quality razors to continue shaving with… right?

Well, what if we told you that you could purchase quality razors at an affordable price, while raising money for animal rescue? Yep, you’ll be able to keep your beard, raise awareness for cancer in other ways, AND donate money to an animal rescue organization! What could be better than that?! At 99 Cent Razor, we donate $0.99 of every order to START Rescue, an organization in California that re-homes animals that are in danger. Click here to check out what we have to offer!

IF YOU’RE PARTICIPATING IN NO SHAVE NOVEMBER AND WANT TO START STOCKING UP FOR DECEMBER:

Use the code NOSHAVENOV on our site to save 15% off your order! We want you to support cancer research, but also be prepared when the time to shave comes back around.

NO SHAVE NOVEMBER QUOTES

  • “Kissing a man with a beard is a lot like going to a picnic. You don’t mind going through a little bush to get there!” Minnie Pearl
  • “You can’t grow a beard if you shave” Bob Blue
  • “I grew my beard out a little bit just to show that, indeed, I am a man.” Johnny Weir
  • “I will never shave off my beard and moustache. I did once, for charity, but my wife said, ‘Good grief, how awful, you look like an American car with all the chrome removed.” Rolf Harris

NO SHAVE NOVEMBER MEMES AND IMAGES

Find a no shave November meme and prepare yourself for beards on beards on beards. There’s tons of funny no shave November pictures, memes and other things on the Internet that you can come across.

For more info, Click HERE

I only have TWO MORE DAYS!!!!!  I like like the beard…but I am happy it is coming off.

More About No-Shave November

             2017 Photo                                                                        2018 Photo

Thank god I look the same!!!

1. YOU’RE SUPPORTING CANCER AWARENESS.

While you’re growing out your beard for the month, you’re likely to tell people about why you’re doing it. It’s a great conversation starter, and can really generate a huge conversation about cancer. It can get more people to make sure they’re getting regular checks for prostate cancer, breast cancer, melanoma, etc.

2. IF YOU’RE DOING IT RIGHT, YOU’RE DONATING MONEY TO CANCER RESEARCH.

To properly participate in No Shave November, you should be donating the money that you aren’t spending on razors and shaving accessories to a cancer research organization, such as the Prevent Cancer Foundation, Fight Colorectal Cancer, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Don’t just participate in No Shave November to grow an awesome beard — make it worthwhile and donate the money you’re saving to cancer research!

3. YOU’RE GAINING HEALTH BENEFITS.

There’s more to growing out your beard than just getting a new look. There’s actually health benefits, too! A beard is a natural toxin filter — it keeps things like pollen and dust from getting into your lungs, because they’re clinging to your beard instead.

It can also help prevent blemishes. Shaving gives you a risk of getting bacteria into your skin, especially if you’re not using proper methods. Growing out a beard can combat this.

November is when the weather really starts getting cold, and a beard can act like a scarf for your face and neck. It’s really the perfect time to stop shaving!

Lastly, a beard can help with sun protection. Obviously you will still need to apply sunscreen, because hair isn’t going to block out 100% of the sun’s UV rays, but it’s been proven that a beard can block up to 95% of them! What better way to support cancer awareness than actually practicing it?

No Shave November…

This is me on Day 7…

Can you believe it has been a year already? Can you tell this is me?  OK, it has only been a day! When I first started this, I thought it would be great not to shave for a month. Then as I went two weeks, I couldn’t wait for the time to end. I hated growing a beard…and that is why I do it!

Is there anything you hate…or dislike greatly? Cancer? Diabetes? Depression? Pain Managment? This is the time for you to do something about it!

WHAT IS NO SHAVE NOVEMBER?

This is when guys all across the country drop their razors for an entire month until December 1st rolls around. Some men view it as a competition to see who grows the best beard and others do it truly to support the cause.

MEANING OF NO SHAVE NOVEMBER

At some point in the last couple of years you have probably heard of “no shave November”. The whole purpose of no shave November is not to let your beards grow crazy, but to raise awareness for different kinds of cancer including prostate cancer. The goal is to donate the money you normally would use to get a haircut or groom your facial hair to St. Jude or other cancer research charities.

This is a great tradition but the real no shave November meaning and significance often gets lost among all of the jokes, hashtags and hype created by the media. Many men don’t even realize why they do it. Some use it as an excuse to not shave for a whole month. Although the no shave November cause of cancer is a great cause to support, there are other alternative ways to show your support.

NO SHAVE NOVEMBER ORIGIN

So, how did no shave November start? No Shave November started after a father in Chicago passed away from colon cancer. His 8 sons and daughters started this campaign in 2009 in honor of their father. Over 6 years this became a popular thing to do among many throughout the country.

There are a lot of things that people don’t tell you before you decide to participate in this official month of no shaving. From trends to setbacks and to just straight opinions. Even if you like facial hair on a guy, or as a guy it only goes to a certain point. No one likes beards or mustaches that look unkept. Many girls like a man with a well groomed beard, but if you happen to be one who doesn’t, chances are “No Shave November” is not your month.

Hello Gordon Viggiano,

Thank you for your donation to No-Shave November! Your generous gift helps support programs at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Prevent Cancer Foundation, and Fight Colorectal Cancer. All four of these foundations are making great strides to fight, research, and find a cure for cancer, each in their own unique way.

For tax purposes, please keep this email as your receipt.

Donor: Gordon Viggiano
Organization: No Shave November (Tax ID #473673254)
Date: 11-06-2018
Amount: $100

Hairy November,
The No-Shave November Team

It is FINALLY over…

Sorry I didn’t write sooner; I was just overwhelmed with my clean shaved face!  I made a donation to the National Stroke Association and I will give to the Salvation Army (when ever I see them collecting) in December.

So far, I am doing as I promised. But I have to get something I don’t normally carry…money…so I can keep my promise of the season.  Promises are important to keep. This may be a BIG month for my donations, but it is important. Believe me, my cash donations are not large. I am doing with a little less this month because I believe it is important.  Why?  Because I didn’t shave for a month and it made me realize the MANY people have it worse off then me.

If you are up to it and NOT a female, try going unshaven next November. I can’t tell you what a difference it has made in my life.