About Us...

About Us?  OK, it's actually all about Me and Why I started this.

Hi, my name is Lou Valliere and I started "iTHINKtees" GuideAlLife.com because I wanted to make sure that my 5 grandchildren on both East and West coasts of America (not 5 on each) grow up with more exposure to, and hopefully inspiration from some of the Proven Wisdom that has Guided and Positively Influenced Generations over the Centuries.

Many of you know and remember fondly a phrase or quote you heard or read somewhere growing up that had a positive impact on your personality and outlook towards life.  A "Motto" perhaps or just something that touched your heart in a unique way that seemed natural and right.

Let me tell you my story of how I found my Personal and Business Motto...

I owned a small marketing business called "Better Best Friend Marketing", where we helped small businesses grow relationships with custom HolidazeDeJour Calendar Greeting Cards we mailed out monthly.  To make the Calendars' Keepsakes, I included a couple of quotes, appropriately called "Dos Quotes".  (off-track fact: both these quotes and the quotererer's name had to fit in the original 140 char limits of twitter, which is where I started using HolidazeDeJour / DosQuotes as a promotional tool).

Anyway, to get back on-track... I had been collecting and using these quotes for almost 2 years when I came across a couple quotes from St. Jerome.  One of those quotes you've seen multiple times if you watched the video or browsed thru the shirt samples.  That's the "Good, Better, Best Never Let It Rest till Your Good is Better and Your Better is Best." quote.  The other quote (to be included on a future team of 8) is "Friendship that Can Cease, Is Never Real."   When I found both these quotes from one person matching up with my company ‘Better Best Friend’ brand, it just felt right, so I made ‘Good Better Best’ my personal and business Motto.

If I had the guts for a tattoo and the quote was much shorter...


Lou Valliere
Your Better Best Friend!


BTW: There are a few Contest on our website…

You Can Win 1-Free t shirt of your choice to the 1st person that emails StJerry@GuideALife.com the correct answer as to:

Why I repeat St Jerome’s GBB quote on the 1st 8 teams?




1-Free t shirt of your choice to the 1st person that emails SMartin@GuideALife.com the correct answer to:

Which Steve Martin movie character did I pay tribute to with the joke of calling the quote authors “Quotererer”?




Win 7-Free t shirts if the specific “iTHINKtees” adult sized shirt you buy (example: “Team 2 Quotererer 5”  or “Team 6 Quoterererer 7”)  is the 1st shirt design that sells 100 adult shirts, then you will WIN the other 7 Quotererers on Your Team.  You’ll also get to build your own 8-member team from the current 192 Quoterererers and we’ll name the team as the “Your Name Collective" or Salon or Team, Crew, Gang, Group, Clutch, Peeps, Posse, Team (nevermind, I already said Team) and oh, yeah... "Some Folks (Your Name) Knows"?



*What are Your chances of picking the 1st 100 sales tshirt design?  

There are 192 quotes (24 teams of 8) and my favorite quote (guess which one) is repeated on teams 1-8, which I think helps your odds.  I could do the math... who am I kidding, I can't do the math.  You tell me the correct odds and you'll win a shirt too.  The 1st correct "odds" answer wins a shirt of their choice. 

And since I haven't done the math, your logical solution will need to be confirmed either by repetitive identical answers, or I get smartin enough to understand and agree with your answer.

I hope most of you enjoy reading and thinking about some of these age old ideas that still ring true today. 
And if you're one of the hopefully very few people that read these witty words of wisdom and thinks... "that's all a stupid waste of time", well, I guess Some thoughts are too deep for shallow thinkers.