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Be Like a Tortoise

After begging my parents every Christmas, I somehow ended up with three adorable pets. I have two snow-white Maltese puppies and a forty-pound tortoise.  Like any good pet owner, I love all of my pets equally, but the one I admire the most is my tortoise.  I look up to my tortoise because he/she is free-spirited, curious, courageous, rare, and so strong.  I aspire to be like my tortoise, and I urge everyone to aspire to be like my tortoise!

Here is a little background information on my tortoise since I will be talking about him in this entire blog post.  My tortoise’s name is Ollie Neumeyer.  Ollie enjoys eating strawberries, crawling around in the grass, and sleeping in his/her little house.  My family and I do not know if Ollie is a boy or girl yet because he/she is only 7 years old.  So, whenever I use a pronoun, I will use “he/she” pronouns.  Though, no matter what gender the little guy is, I will always love him/her either way.  I consider Ollie to be one of my best friends in the entire world!  Ollie is a pretty average guy, but he/she makes the most out of what he/she has been given in life.

Ollie is free-spirited!

Since Ollie arrived at my house a year ago, he/she has not stopped eating grass.  Because of that, Ollie has grown exponentially into a strong tortoise.  He/she is not afraid to chew up as much grass as necessary to get the needed nutrients.  Ollie always eats grass around the yard and happily comes crawling toward you when you call his/her name.  After calling Ollie’s name, sometimes, I’ll give him/her little treats, such as strawberries, cactus, or romaine lettuce.  Ollie is never afraid to grab some treats and eat them.  Ollie enjoys sunbathing on hot summer days, but he/she does not like it when I accidentally block his/her sunlight when I go and sit by him/her.  Ollie is content being alone, but is always ready to learn about a new friend!

If Ollie can be independent, so can we!  We can create our opportunities by learning everything we can about Compumatrix and the cryptocurrency world.  We need to be willing to eat up knowledge like Ollie eats up grass.  Every blog post on the Compumatrix bloggers’ website should be absorbed and studied thoroughly.  We need to take advantage of the people who are willing to help us learn about Compumatrix and the cryptocurrency world.  There are little gems in every blog post!

Ollie is curious!

One of Ollie’s favorite pastimes is exploring every inch of my backyard.  He/she loves knocking over plants and crawling under logs and chairs.  He/she is not afraid to climb over rocks and accidentally roll over sometimes. Ollie likes to crawl up to other pets passing by our house and meet them.

We must be curious like Ollie about Compumatrix!  We must also be curious about the people we work with within Compumatrix.  Each Compumatrix member is unique with something special to contribute to the company.  We must be so intrigued by something and dive in.  There are so many things to explore within the Compumatrix website; the possibilities are endless!

Ollie is courageous!

Ollie loves pushing his/her way into our house to say “hello”!  My family and I do not always let him/her stay in the house, but sometimes we do!   And then he/she gets to crawl around our house for an hour or so.  Ollie is not afraid to take chances and does not hesitate! When he/she wants something, he/she goes for it and pushes through the obstacle standing in his/her way!

There is a saying, “Don’t ask for permission, ask for forgiveness”!  We should be willing to take chances!  We should not shy away when things look complicated; we should push through!  We need to put all our effort toward launching Compumatrix.  We need to be individuals who are not afraid to go against the doubters.  We have the power to make great things happen within the Compumatrix space, and we must not shy away!

Ollie is rare!

I barely ever see anyone with a pet tortoise!  None of my friends have a pet tortoise, and most people who walk by my house say, “Wow, I’ve never seen a pet tortoise before!”  Ollie is different from the stereotypical pet, but he/she is not bothered by it!

Compumatrix is rare!  The opportunities Compumatrix gives its members are rare!  Though many people doubt Compumatrix’s capabilities, Compumatrix members must never shy away from being an active member of the company.   Compumatrix members should take advantage of rare opportunities while they are available in the company!

Ollie is strong!

Ollie pushes through narrow pathways in my backyard all the time!  Ollie squeezes his/her shell between chairs frequently!  Ollie also nudges rocks with his/her head fearlessly!  Ollie is a strong tortoise who will push past anything that is in his/her way!  He/she is not afraid of other animals stopping him/her from doing something – he/she will find a route around them!

There will always be doubters of Compumatrix, but we must not let them stop us!  We must persevere past the doubters and the haters so we can focus on what needs to be accomplished within our company.  Compumatrix members must be willing to take on any challenges that may arise while being a part of this company!  We must rise above any hardships that we face and band together to come up with a solution!

Whenever in doubt, just think about being like a tortoise.  Try to be free-spirited, curious, courageous, rare, and strong!  Compumatrix is the perfect platform to be free-spirited, curious, and courageous!  Just remember to be a tortoise if you ever feel overwhelmed or incapable of doing something.  Look ahead and keep pushing.  You are capable of achieving anything you put your mind to!

About the author

Mary Rose Neumeyer is a high school senior with 15 college credits already earned. She is aspiring to earn a BBA with an emphasis in Finance and a law degree with an interested in the financial side of law.

Comments

  1. Very good, Mary Rose. I read your blog out of real curiosity, because I was trying to figure out what a Tortoise is? I remember visiting a friend and her son walked into the house with this pet with a fancy collar and he looked like a baby alligator. I cannot remember what he was called but that is what I describe him. Everyone was so excited about their pet while I sat isolated just watching, and listening to everyones excitement. Yes he was ver independent, friendly and had a straight direction of whatever he was headed for. He defininitely did not act like he was a stranger to his environment. He was straight forward with a strong determination.

    I appreciate your analogy if what I think a tortoise is and the immediate personality of this animal. No they are not afraid, and they have a straight forward curiosity of life. Yes I agree that is what Compumatrix is about. We have to be courageous and move forward and conquer the challenge of success. Learn and there is so much to learn about Compumatrix. and I am ready for that challenge..

  2. Slow and steady wins the race! Once again, Mary Rose has excelled in her blog and so correctly told us all to go right ahead and take our chances, without any fear of making any mistakes in the process. Take the plunge and learn and not be afraid to ASK!
    Let us all be curious and courageous like OLLIE.., and take full advantage of the golden, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity we have in our hands – known as COMPUMATRIX.

  3. Mary Rose you once again have put the wheels on the Cart — i am very impressed with your writing ability but more so with overall wisdom at your young age — being able to see the likenesses of a Tortoise and show how the persistence of Ollie and the overall go at it never stopping to go forward outlook and putting that into the Compu world — just makes me Smile Inside — great stuff here and You keep writing !! rj

  4. Mary Rose what a fantastic blog. I really like your writing skills.
    I will not go into the details of your analogy with Compumatrix. Others already have done that.
    Just give you a little heads up about his/her gender and show you that its very easy to see if it is a boy or a girl.
    All you have to do is look at the tail.
    A girl has a very short but wide at the base tail, while a boy tortoise has a longer but narrow at the base tail.
    I am sure you can find examples about that on the internet.
    All the best with Ollie.

  5. Thank you Christina, that is very good information. I didn’t know how to know their gender either! Mary is a sweetheart and her love for animals shines through. I couldn’t agree more about comparing Ollie with Compumatrix. They both are not quitters and prove that slow and steady wins the race!

  6. Go Ollie Go, Thank you Mary Rose. I agree we have to keep pushing like Ollie! We will arrive when ready. We are all excited for that day so until then we keep pushing with the group. Some pop in and out and haven’t kept up. But we all have the information we need at our fingertips. We all receive notice. So like Ollie I took off. I hope we have a lot more Ollie’s…

  7. Mary that was a very cute comparison between your precious tortoise and Compumatrix. I too love animals and can totally relate to your friendship! I actually ran across a tortoise the other day on my road. I stopped and picked it up and put it out into the grass, fearing that if I did not, someone would run over it. I would have loved to bring it home with me….but I thought what if it had babies nearby or another tortoise friend….anyway I did not take it away. lol. Meanwhile, Compumatrix is crawling, slowly towards the goal of launching this business, and I am excited about that!

  8. “Every blog post on the Compumatrix bloggers’ website should be absorbed and studied thoroughly. We need to take advantage of the people who are willing to help us learn about Compumatrix and the cryptocurrency world.”

    You are right about the blogs. There is a wealth of information on each blog. You can say your blog today is a first of a series of, Ask Ollie! Ollie probably understands Compumatrix better than a lot of people. People tend to complicate things. Ollie just keeps eating and digesting the information that is right in front of him/her.

  9. This blog is interesting and attempts to speak encouragement into the lives of many looking for purpose. Compumatrix is represented by free spirited, curious, courageous, and strong individuals. The tortoise is a good representation of these traits. In order to accomplish anything in this life, these traits will be a tremendous asset for success.

  10. Like RJ, I am impressed with your writing ability at seventeen. I guess I wouldn’t think of comparing a tortoise with motivation and life in general, much less Compumatrix LOL. But Ollie is a persistent little “guy” and with all of your posting and insight, it shows – so are you!

  11. I always enjoy reading your blogs ,Mary Rose. It is refreshing to know that a person of your age is so ready to leap into the future with no hesitation, just like Ollie. Those of us old folks sometimes believe that we have heard, seen, and learned everything that there is to learn or know. We are not always ready to greet the new frontiers with enthusiasm. Thank you for your youthful outlook and please keep reminding us old folks that it is never to late to be courageous, courteous and ambitious!

  12. Much like yourself Mary, I’m a huge animal lover. Father to two lovely rabbits infact, both of which have equally contrasting personalities. Darwin is courageous, brave and daring. Very naughty too. Luna on the other hand is a bit shy, but clever. Very affectionate. Together, they form a strong, powerful bond.

    If I can’t be like Ollie, I’ll take some of the characteristics of both my rabbits and look towards their bond as I see our compumatrix community.

  13. Mary, you always touch my heart with your writings, and this post even more. I appreciate your willingness at your young age to learn and aspire to a more productive life, be it slow and steady. We are each different, and there is something we all have to share no matter how minute they may think it is. Thank you for stepping out and sharing with us.

  14. Mary, I loved your blog. I have always been fascinated by tortoises and turtles. Your relating and comparing of your tortoise’s character traits to Compumatrix was very creative, ingenious and imaginative. Your insight thoughts concerning Compumatrix were both spot on and thought provoking. I wish nothing but the best for Ollie.

  15. So grateful to you Mary Rose and your turtle, Ollie. Wow 40 pounds seems like a lot of turtle…wondering how big Ollie will grow with all his great health habits and forward thinking personality. Ollie would make one special Compumatrix member so let’s learn from him/her to be independent, curious, courageous, rare, have perseverance and strength. We can make Ollie proud of us and in turn become the kind of Compumatrix members the company deserves.

  16. Thank you for your post Mary Rose. It is a good read and it reminded me of another Ollie, one of my cats. One morning he came to our house and severly injured in the lower jaw. because he was hit by a car. We took this for us unknown cat to the vet and an urgent surgery was done the same morning. After that we had to feed him to through a tube because he couldn’t use his jaws for two months. It was a time consuming job that we performed with lots of patience and love. He survived and we gave him the name Ollie. A courageous and strong cat and as all cats very curious, He stays in our house ever since.

  17. Wonderful blog Mary Rose. We know how much Ollie loves those strawberries. In turn you are right, we need to work as though we will be getting treats as strawberries that bring a delight to one’s palate. These treats will be awarded to us as we continue our blogs, education and furthering whatever we need to do to better our business. Did I also mention that you will get an extra strawberry if you have a positive attitude? What do you think about that? I think we all love strawberries.

  18. Wow, Mary Rose, this is one of my favorite posts!

    Madison Ave. (M)ad Men capitalized impressionable minds in the USA with TV commercials. In the 1960s, Jingles ruled. “Mmmm Mmmm Good” sold oceans of Campbell’s soup. In the 1970s, personalities began to take center stage. People knew “Mikey” (He likes it!), so they bought tons of Life cereal. In the 1980s, people wondered, “Where’s the beef?” and found it at Wendy’s, but they learned that “Bo Knows” (Bo Jackson) and ended up with Nike sneakers on millions of their feet. Lol.

    In the 1990s, people wanted to “Be like Mike” (Michael Jordon), and Air Jordan sneakers and Hanes underwear covered tens of millions more feet and tushes! (The 2000s, Reality TV… blah, blah, 2010s Kardashians… ‘Nuff said, FDLOL.) Perhaps in 2020, people in Compumatrix will want to “Be like Ollie”! Reading Your article may very well favorably impress enough Compumatrix members to do so. That can positively change the world!

  19. Mary Rose once again a beautiful blog .loved hearing/reading about Ollie. As you stated that he is free spirited, curious, courageous, and strong individuals. The tortoise is a good representation of these traits. In order to accomplish anything in this life, these traits will be a tremendous asset for success.The founder of compumatrix did possess these very important traits and therefore we have reached where we have at present. Give him a strawberry on. my behalf too.You will also find very good articles about determining the sex of tortoises on the internet.On a lighter note why don’t you asl your parents to get Ollie a companion and name it Stan.[Oliver hardy and Stan Laurel. Comedian Duo of past]

  20. The comparison between a tortoise and Compumatrix is interesting. Our founder Henry J Banayat must have been Curious to find out how such a program would work.He had the courage to apply his knowledge and the strength to see his dream eventuate. It took all those qualities to apply them to what is constantly referred to as a new paradigm. Like a tortoise slowly but surely Compumatrix moved forward and won the race in the cryptocurrency game.

  21. Mary Rose,
    Thanks for your wonderful and inspiring blog regarding your pet Tortoise Ollie, a creature of our Creator. I must admit I have never had a pet tortoise, but now I can see the knowledge I might have gained early on by owning a tortoise. We can learn much from our pets, family and friends if we can only keep an open mind.I have learned much from my four legged friends over the years that includes faithfulness, love, kindness and forgiveness. My furry faithful friend would without question placed himself between me or my family and danger. What more could you ask of our pets? Ollie has demonstrated some
    unique characteristics for sure. Most importantly Mary Rose, you were able to observe these special strengths.Mary Rose. your eyes and mind were open to observe these characteristics for your benefit and our Compumatrix members.Thanks for sharing and observing life in slow motion

  22. Mary Rose I loved all of the comparisons of Ollie to Compumatrix, and for us to be brave a keep pushing through. You in your life has shown you follow these principals, and I applaud you, so keep up the good work. Ollie has another trait I like he carries his whole house and life with him, and never doubts who he/she is, while pushing all of those barriers. Compumatrix is a whole house of individuals after a common goal; just as Oliie . Great job!

  23. so enjoying reading thru the blogs today and actually everyday — so much honesty and memories — have to admit never had a tortoise as a member of my circle but still look back 40 years ago and remember my Justice and still see him prancing across the spillway with a turtle in his mouth — oh he was as good a friend as a kid could have after the move out of st louis back in the day — anyways MR you are spot on again in your comparisons of Compu in the mix and do hope Ollie stays your way as long You keep smiling in your Heart — Great stuff kiddo —

  24. Better slow and sure than the rush that hurts, the comparison wow, you nailed it, the way you have expressed yourself and the love of the animal is admirable. have enjoyed reading.

  25. Great blog Mary Rose! Ollie is a gem of a pet for sure. I don’t even know anyone else with a pet turtle. Associating the turtle to Compumatrix is an accurate assessment. Lets also add the fact that a turtle is slow and steady like Compumatrix has had to be the last 13 years. By going slow and steady many of us have had a chance to study and educate ourselves. Educating ourselves helps the entire Compumatrix community become stronger.

  26. It is a very interesting story you shared with the membership of Compumatrix Mary Rose. I always like tortoises. What I appreciate in them is that it seems that they are never in a hurry and secondly that they become very old. Maybe that is a lesson for us humans. Don’t stress yourself, slow down from time to time. Maybe it will add some years to your life.

  27. I feel like Ollie is already my friend even though we just met. He certainly owns several great traits from which we can all learn. It is amazing to me that you are able to not only see all of these great attributes in Ollie, but that you can also put them on paper to share with all of us in such a clear and meaningful way. I always admired people (and tortoises) that make the most of what they are given, those that stand their ground land do what is necessary to survive in whatever environment they find themselves. Just like Ollie, we must adapt to the environment, deal with change, and work together to make Compumatrix members a team. Strong and steady to me represents patience, which has certainly been one of the most important attributes of long-time members of Compumatrix. I think your patience is about to pay off. Nice too meet you, Ollie!

  28. Wow Mary, now that is out of the ordinary having a tortoise as a pet. Don’t know how you convinced your parents to get Ollie for you.
    I like Catherine’s comment on your blog that there is a wealth of information in each blog and you certainly drove that home with your many points. If more people would read the blogs and digest them like Ollie digests the grass in your yard then they will eventually get fired up enough to write about something we have yet to learn about. I love to see them in the ocean but I guess a tub of water for a 40 lb Ollie just ain’t gonna happen. lol.

  29. Very interesting analogy between Compumatrix and the tortoise. You have amazing skills as a writer and I congratulate you in your accomplishments. A tortoise to me is such gentle and calming pet, they don’t make a fuss to get noticed and are not demanding in the least. They just are there doing their things oblivious to what’s going on outside of their surroundings. Your pet seems special and I’m sure he/she knows is loved and appreciated. We have come a long way with Compumatrix and the road has been long and slow, but I hope like the tortoise, with patience and a steady pace we will get there to the finish line.

  30. Mary Rose, I always enjoy reading your blogs, as they are written in a personal sense.
    Pets indeed teach us to look at life in a different pure way.
    I am glad that your pet tortoise Ollie could walk you thru the way at Compumatrix, being steady, patient, and persistent.

  31. Mary Rose é fantástica a analogia que você faz da sua tartaruga, a Ollie, com as características que os membros da Compumatrix devem possuir! Você me parece ser tão nova, mas aparenta ter uma grande sabedoria. Parabéns!

  32. At one time in my life I had a great teacher who told us the fear we saw between us and our goals were of our own making, and if we could get though that fear and achieve our goals we would have great joy. We are excellent in creating roadblocks for ourselves.
    Kristin in her perseverance, and facing each block as it came to her, was able to achieve that final obstacle and claim her victory of at last being able to swim with the Dolphins.
    I agree that we have come a long way in our Compumatrix journey, meeting people who have become family along the way. We have jumped through many hoops and faced many obstacles but we are now in sight of the end. I know many people have given up and gone on their way, but for those who are still here there will be many shared joys.

  33. I feel like Ollie is already my friend even though we just met. He certainly owns several great traits from which we can all learn. It is amazing to me that you are able to not only see all of these great attributes in Ollie, but that you can also put them on paper to share with all of us in such a clear and meaningful way. I always admired people (and tortoises) that make the most of what they are given, those that stand their ground land do what is necessary to survive in whatever environment they find themselves. Just like Ollie, we must adapt to the environment, deal with change, and work together to make Compumatrix members a team. Strong and steady to me represents patience, which has certainly been one of the most important attributes of long-time members of Compumatrix. I think your patience is about to pay off. Nice to meet you, Mister Ollie..aayiester !!!

  34. Great blog as always! Good to know about your great tortoise, we too must grow fearlessly no matter how many difficult paths to achieve our goals we have to go through like Ollie, I would like to be like Ollie. Like the compumatrix it is slow and steady as tortoise that’s why its path leads to the sky. Every blog of compumatrix has a great educational potential.Thank you Mary Rose.

  35. The older I get the more like a toroise I feel. Everything slows down waiting for things to happen becomes more irritating. The actions of others or in some cases the lack of action becomes more annoying. so we all bash on trying to keep positiave and hoping the virus stays away ad that a vaccine is getting closer It will be better when CDAP opens and we can get on with things

  36. yeppers have to be liking the tortoise thought process and it is true in my case as I grow older some things or parts of life are not as simple or fast as they used to be — but i have grown in wisdom and patience and those are so much like the steady appeal of Ollie and few other wise pieces of our universe — great reading thank you MRN — rj

  37. Mary Rose, I always enjoy reading your blogs, as they are written in a personal sense.
    Pets indeed teach us to look at life in a different pure way.
    I am glad that your pet tortoise Ollie could walk you thru the way at Compumatrix, being steady, patient, and persistent.
    note:(no points was given the first time)

  38. Very interesting analogy between Compumatrix and the tortoise. You have amazing skills as a writer and I congratulate you in your accomplishments. A tortoise to me is such gentle and calming pet, they don’t make a fuss to get noticed and are not demanding in the least. They just are there doing their thing oblivious to what’s going on outside of their surroundings. Your pet seems special and I’m sure he/she knows is loved and appreciated. We have come a long way with Compumatrix and the road has been long and slow, but I hope like the tortoise, with patience and a steady pace we will get there to the finish line.

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