I got the idea for this post from a new blog I found recently. You can read it here. As you will see, I have followed her format and questions.
How old are you? I am 65 years old, but seriously believe I am half that age!
What was your childhood dream?
My childhood dream was to hunt and fish every day.
How often do you laugh?
A few times a day, but more would be better.
What makes you smile?
When Auburn beats Alabama in any sport.
Who is your most dangerous enemy?
That would definitely be Satan, or I like the term “Ol Smutface”
Do you think you are strong?
Of course I do! How else could anyone live this long and still be healthy?
Most important thing you have done so far?
Helped Connie guide 3 children to become productive, intelligent, spiritually well-grounded spouses and parents who live with integrity.
What do you fear the most?
Having a debilitating stroke, dementia or Alziemher’s
What is your favorite word?
Holy. Because that describes God and is the lifelong goal of my life.
What words do you use the most?
“Huh?” Or, “What did you say?”
When was the last time you cried and why?
Last Saturday afternoon. Connie and I were recounting the previous week of “Pearson Cousins Camp”. They were mostly happy tears prompted by the realization of how fortunate we really are as a family.
What’s the best thing that could happen to you right now?
Encounter a person who doesn’t know, but sincerely wants to know, what the Bible teaches about eternal life.
What’s the worst thing that could happen to you right now?
Lose a family member or lose my health.
In 5 years from now…..
I want to have phenomenal relationships with Christ, Connie and my entire family.
Do you regret anything?
Of course! I wish I had spent more time with my children when they were little, which could have been accomplished if I had spent less time fishing.
What’s the first thing you do every morning?
You do mean after a hot shower, don’t you? For many years I have made spending time with God each morning before anything else an incontestable priority. That single commitment has added more value to my life than any other personal commitment I have ever made. If Moses was afraid to take one step toward the Promised Land without God’s presence, how could I face the inevitable challenges, decisions and choices of a single day without guidance from His Word and the Holy Spirit?
One thing you would change in your life right now.
I am loving being retired. I am anything but bored 98% of the time. Financially, we are OK. But, I want to own, develop and grow a business of my own again.
What are you proud of?
I am proud of my family. That includes my predecessors. I am very proud of my wife. I am very proud of my children. I am very proud of my grandchildren.
Sum up your life in one sentence.
My life is full on the spiritual, emotional, physical, educational and relational levels.
What annoys you the most?
People who have not yet understood the value of taking responsibility for their actions and for their own well-being, but instead live with an attitude of entitlement.
What makes you laugh?
Some of the unintentionally funny things kids say. I also love a good joke.
Are you happy?
Without hesitation I can say I am happy, happy, happy!
What is your greatest strength?
I am consistent and persistent.
What is your greatest weakness?
My ever-present need to think something over before speaking in a conversation
How would you describe yourself?
Steve Pearson is always trying to improve. At the same time, there is no need and no way to improve on the result of the transaction of grace from God when He exchanged my debt of eternal separation from Him which I deserved, for life eternal in His presence through the death, burial and resurrection of His Son, Jesus.
How do you handle stress and pressure?
Not always well“in the moment”, but generally very well.
How do you evaluate success?
Success is: enjoying life with the understanding that all good things are gifts from God and recognizing the activity of God around us.
Why did you start your small business?
I started a veterinary practice in April, 1973 because I wanted to be responsible for my own future as a veterinarian.
How did you come up with your business name?
Pearson Animal Hospital says it all.
What and who inspires you?
Connie has been my earthly inspiration since we met 44 years ago. I tend to become complacent, but she never is. Without her “push”, there are innumerable things I would have never experienced in life.
What are you passionate about?
The things I write about (at least I want to) in my blog “docsology”. Those are Faith, Family, Finance, Fishing and Furry Friends.
What are you most grateful for?
Being alive and in good health.
Do you have any advice for someone starting a small business?
Do good research. Learn continuously. Know the “Why” of your business. Dedicate your business to God and seek to operate it by His standards. Build in adequate time off from the beginning. Go ahead and begin!
Are you living your dreams?
What would you do today if there was no tomorrow?
Express love to my family and assure them not to be sad for me because I will be in the Presence of God tomorrow.
The greatest things you’ve learned in life?
The greatest single thing I have learned in life is the value of relationships.
Describe your business in 3 words.
The nearest thing I presently have to a business is serving as a relief veterinarian. I would describe it with the words convenient, fulfilling and gravy.
The song title that describes your work ethic.
What opportunities are you looking for?
I want to own a work-from-home business.
How can you create those opportunities?
Research, networking and brainstorming.
Your biggest goals and dreams?
To be present at each grandchild’s baptism which will come as a testament to their newfound salvation and to dance at each one’s wedding.
What is your inner dialogue like?
Continuous and constant!
How are you making life more meaningful?
Being retired gives me more time to serve in my church, travel, write, learn new skills like photography and cooking, fish and focus on the really important aspects of life.
Why did you choose veterinary medicine as a career path?
Actually I more or less drifted to veterinary medicine as a result of my enjoyment of life sciences, people, and an entrepreneurial spirit.
Do you enjoy working for yourself?
Yes, I enjoy that very much. I like the thought of “Steve Pearson, Inc.”
What are your top 3 songs right now?
“Redeemed” by Big Daddy Weave
“Word of God Speak” by MercyMe
Intro to the “Rick and Bubba Show”
What are your 3 pet peeves?
Bad food at a restaurant.
Professional athletes making millions and acting like babies.
High wind that keeps me from going fishing.
What do you want to learn in the next 12 months?
How to make really good wildlife photographs.
More computer skills.
How to cook Mediterranean meals.