I’m Joel Gaslin from Eden Prairie, Minnesota via Rochester, Minnesota and a few points in between. If you want to know about me from a career standpoint, I believe LinkedIn does a good job with that type of information on their site. Check it out.

I like to read, write and experiment with ideas and strategies for marketing, selling, business strategy and entrepreneurial pursuits. It’s fun to try to new things and the endeavor that’s got me fired up right now is my podcast Make Marketing Easy.


  1. Dave Hawkins on August 17, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    Joel , just starting on your blog. Thanks

  2. Carter Norman on June 1, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    How is your dad, Bill? I was a teacher in Eden Prairie and Mike was in my kindergarten class.
    Carter Norman

    • Joel on June 11, 2016 at 9:04 am


      It’s nice to hear from you! I do remember you and so does Mike. In fact, at family get together’s your name comes up sometimes when we recall a funny story from when Mike was in your class.

      You may recall the day when kids were invited to bring their pets in for show-and-tell and Mike brought our Golden Retriever, Dexter. My dad had come to visit your classroom and as Mike was giving his explanation of why he chose to bring Dexter in, you asked him, “What does Dexter do that you like best, Mike?”

      Mike’s delayed and thoughtful reply: “He humps me.” My dad howled, so did I, you were left speechless and the kids had no idea what he was talking about. Priceless.

      Thanks for asking about my dad, he is doing great and so is my mom. They live up on Blanche Lake full time and are at peace now with the transition from city living.

      I hope you’re doing well, too, Carter. Thanks for commenting and I’m curious how in the heck you found my blog……?

  3. Lee Tarver on February 26, 2020 at 10:28 am

    just getting acquainted Linkedin, and read your story. Well written, and I learned a little more that you haven’t already shared. I too have been married 29 years, and through all my travels and time away from home I’m lucky she has stuck with me :)…. Great read, and hope all is well with you. Lee

    • Joel on March 11, 2020 at 7:57 pm

      Thanks for the comment, Lee. And congrats on 29 years with your bride. We’re now up to 30 so I need to update the page! Keep in touch.

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