Working on Websites, Graphic Design, and Illustrations

Lyrics.  I’m productive when there’s music.  So productive.  My Pandora has gone back to being more Taylor Swift.  I believe that happens with every channel.  I’m excited to work with one of the graphic designers again.  She did a pretty good job on the runrex logo.  It’s cute.  Exactly the type of logo I would want for my company.  As for the other project.  That’s going as well.  It looks like it will take a week.



Startup Life in Houston Texas – 3 years later

I’ve lived the startup life for 3 years.  Slightly longer depending on how you calculate it.  The highest have been high… and the lowest have been incredibly low.  Working at a startup was an opportunity I’m happy I took.  Owning a startup turns out to be less frustrating but as rewarding.  I’m glad I left my cozy office for a work at home space.  I work more now the I’ve ever worked… which is crazy considering I worked 60+ hours in corporate.



Finding the Perfect Rival in Houston Texas

I found my newest rival.  She’s great.  A little bewildering but overall the perfect “study buddy.”  She’s an entrepreneur.  And lives in Houston.  Our personalities are similar.  One difference is she’s better at socializing.  Haha.  Anyways… the importance of having rivals in my life….  It gives me a renewed sense of motivation.  Desire is the key.  If you don’t have the desire to do something, you just won’t do it.  The best motivation is envy.  Envy will drive you insane.  You can’t pick a rival weaker than you…. it makes absolutely no sense.  The strong the rival the more motivated I become.  And I found someone pretty strong.



I Pay for Night Marketing Classes

A good way to spend a night and my money.  I take between 2-4 1 hour classes a week.  Normally some combination of treehouse and udemy.  All paid courses relating to marketing.  Recently I’ve been interested in development so I’ve taken an assortment of development classes.  Total cost is probably around $200 a month which is way cheaper than college.  I don’t think you can even compare the two.  In theory I would have been better offer taking these courses for 4 years.  But what to do with my face degrees.



20 out of 328834 students for total badges earned!

I’m been on a coding binge.  And now it’s over.  I got to 20 which was my yearly goal.  I learned a lot about Swift on the way.  Hopefully I canceled the subscription correctly this time.  Coding binges are a lot of fun… however I now want to work on github.  My github is incredibly weak… mainly due to not spending any time on it.  There’s other things I should do this weekend… but at least coding is done.  Coding is an addiction.  The time goes by so fast.  You turn on the laptop and next thing you know it’s 2am at night.  Anyways… this weekend could be productive.  I can see it go either way.  Lots of errands I need to run…



My Marketing Goals This Month

Something something numbers.  The only social media I care about is my linkedin and my instagram.  Instagram has slowed somewhat… but I know what I need to do to ramp that up.  It’s actually pretty simple.  Linkedin is now at 7, 000.  I can reset my goal for 2016 to something ridiculous like 20,000.  And then then 2017 to 50,000.  Crazy but it’s working.


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I’m in the Mood to Binge Code

Since I’ve been sick until today…. I haven’t had a change to binge code.  Binge coding is exhausting.  I code until I pass out.  at my desk….  I guess it’s a tradition since College.  I was aways cramming even when I didn’t need to.  New York city was awesome when you are younger.  But you never have time to properly study.  There was always something better to do.  Hence the cramming.  Oh… I miss my study group.  Like a lot.  A bunch of slackers with straight A’s that didn’t begin studying until a few nights before.


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An Especially Productive Week… For being Sick

This week was one of my most productive weeks in a while.  And I was sick almost the entire time.  I’m still sort of sick… but I’m getting better.  I got a lot done…  I worked at home 3 days out of 5 which allowed me to work until late in the night.  The office is a drive and then there’s parking.  Parking is not great… and rather stressful.  All said… I save 2+ hours each day I work from home.  But in reality it feels like a lot more because I’m not stressed out.


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Being Sick Changes Weekend Plans Drastically

I’m fighting sickness.  It’s not a fun time.  I’ve been sick since Saturday morning…. It’s prevented me from recording videos on the Guttulus just when I started to gain traction.  On the flip side, I figured out how to do Instagram marketing.  I’ve been ticking up slowly but steadily.  It his continues, I can get 5, 000 before the year end which would be incredible.  Again…. not sure why I like instagram that much compared to my more successful, social medias… but I do.


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What this Weekend Has in Store for Me?

First off… lots of PPC.  Onboarding clients takes a lot of time… since the accounts are from scratch.  And then updating my social media.  Watching the Super Bowl of course.  And buying things online.  I’m fairly happy with this week.  I completed a lot of tasks.  Although… I ignored many more.  Since I started working more from home…. I can’t differentiate time as well.  It all seems to blur.  I like it.  I’ve had several crunch downs this week.  6 hour crunches which are incredible productive.  And I’m napping relatively frequently.  All of this means I’ve optimized my work life.


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Instagram Advertising is Not Working at All

I’m not going to lie to you… of all the social medias I own… I love instagram the most.  I can’t explain it to you why. I believe it’s due to one of our graphic designers saying that I’m terrible at instagram and she’s better…. haha…  I love competition.  I hit over 1, 000 followers before New Years.  Which was a surprise and a nice way to start.  A sign of all the good things to come this year.  I’m sure.  Now I’m pushing with my lion channel.  I spent a few dollars.. on instagram ads.  I got a lot of likes on the ads which aren’t connected to your instagram account.  The ads exist only on your Facebook ad platform.


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I have 4,940 Facebook Friends… How?

Somehow I’ve accumulated almost 5, 000 Facebook friends.  The reason this is problematic is because 5, 000 is the maximal.  My actual friends will no longer be able to add me.  It’s a good thing I care less about my Facebook than even my guttulus twitter.  My guttulus twitter… which I follow no one and only use it for SEO purposes…. is still at 10K followers.  How… I’m not entirely sure who is following and why.  My Facebook is even more of a mystery to me.  I have 700+ friend requests… and I’ve probably asked less than 100 people to be my friend.  My large Facebook numbers is due to people asking me.  READ MORE


I Hit 8,000,000 Views On YouTube… Why?

I’m somewhat shocked… I have 8 million views on my lion channel.  The channel is around 2 years old…. and it wasn’t even the best channel.  I deleted the best channel because I didn’t feel like having it anymore.  Imagine… what that channel would have been like had I kept it.  I miss my newlawstudent channel immensely.  As I approach 20K in subscribers on my lion channel…. I miss the old channel even more.  Man that was fun.  It’s more fun when you have no idea what you are doing.  Right now I make the same videos day in… day out… it’s rather boring.



Rivals Are the Best Things Ever

I love having a competent rival.  Someone who is about the same skill level as me.  If you select the correct rival, you will rise together.  I had one at NYU and one in law school.  Rivals push you to new levels.  And their passion spills over to yours.  I review it as mutually beneficial.  Weak rivals however… have limited use.  Unless they have a certain skill you want to acquire.  It’s possible to have arrival weak in most things, with one strong trait.



Building Your Own Social Personality

The harshest lesson I learned at my previous agency was never to put your own social connections on your company email.  I wasn’t doing anything bad.  The mistake cost me more than 2 years of progress on my social media.  I had to retake all the Google tests which wasn’t difficult.  But annoying nonetheless.  And I lost Google Local.  I haven’t completely recovered everything I lost.  I don’t have Google local and my guttulus youtube channel had to begin a new.