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My Hobbies Make Me Money

The old Acura RDX 08 has been great…  However… it’s 7 years later.  If I was really spend thrifty I would wait until 2017…. But then the car would be 8 years old.  The only bad thing about saving for a new car is I should theoretically eat out less.  In 2015 I ate out around 400 times including lunch, breakfast, and dinner.  The average bill was around $15.  This is according to Mint.  If I eat out 75% less which Mint tells me is about right… I should be able to save $4,500 a year.  I find these numbers difficult to believe…


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Holiday Shopping List – Expanded

Let’s be serious… I need to get my iPad back.  It has the one game I play.  I promised my mother an iPad Pro.  But Best Buy ran out of the 128GB she wanted.  This was an oversight on my part since I didn’t realize that they could run out of iPads… For whatever reason my Best Buy has lots of stock all the time.  I called a few times inquiry when they will have them back in stock… to this… they told me to Kingwood.  Which I’m not going to go to…


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Mondays Are Always Eventful

Mondays… consist of an odd combination of work at home and work from a remote office… which sort of defeats the purposes of work at home. hahaha.  Mondays are also the day I get the most inquiries about jobs.  I felt this Monday would be slower since it’s the holiday… but it wasn’t and probably won’t ever be.



I’ve Always Wanted to be an Artist

Art was something I enjoy immensely.  Ever since I took art classes in elementary school I’ve love sketching and drawing.  I took manga drawing classes in middle school and high school.  Those were a lot of fun.  My senior project was a Manga series which I published online.  There’s something about creating your own characters that’s very appealing to me.  In many ways it similar to having your own startup.  You live the adventure.


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Website & Social Media & Books

This website is only about 6 months old.  I created some previous content a while ago… but the website it self is new.  It was a struggle to get it up and running…. the server kept crashing.  My original concept for it was much grander than it’s current form.  I was going to have an entire video series much like Teamtreehouse for PPC.  However… that didn’t happen.  I wasn’t able to spend as much time on it as I thought.  After resigning from my previous agency… for all types of reasons…. I planned on spending the next 2 months working exclusively on my website.  I’d save enough money to do so and was looking forward to redoing the entire thing.


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How to be Successful as a Marketer?

I spent Friday reading… what else is new.  I finished the E-Myth which was a great read.  I got it from my COO.  I enjoyed the book immensely.  A large part of it was creating documentation on your work processes.  Sort of like what I did as a comptroller.  I had a lot of interesting jobs….  in many interesting fields.  But marketing is my favorite.  I like it because it rewards those who learn everyday while punishing those who are lazy.  It’s a competition… and if you aren’t training and getting better each day… you are getting worst.  Under my ideal schedule I have 4 extra hours to learn every weekday and 8-12 hours every Sunday.  I take it seriously… it’s another full time job.


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Resetting & Recovering from Burn Out

These last two days… really three days if you count Wednesday.. I went to work last Wednesday but didn’t do anything productive….  have been relaxing.  I caught up with my anime.  DuraDura which is one of the weirdest anime shows I’ve watched.  It also rematched the devil is a part timer.  Still my favorite.  And I finished how to create murderer.  I’m all reset and excited to work on a few different things this weekend.  Another pitch deck and some updated study guides.  I’m hoping to update them all those year.  It’s a large task, but something I’m looking forward to doing.


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My Worst Failures in 2015 Revisited

It’s 12:19am on a Friday…  I’m in a rather pensive mood.  An uncommon mood for me to wallow in.  My last blog was things I did well in 2016.  This blog will be things I didn’t do as well.  Sales.  I get it…. but I don’t get it.  I’m figuring out how to close. I can generate open leads but I have difficulty closing them.  My working hours have been weird.  Code sprints are fun for the first two hours… but at some point become pretty boring.  You repeat actions over and over again.  Eventually it’s just a grind to finish the project.



I’m Grateful For all the Adventures of 2015

This year in closing was a good year.  Capped off by various adventures.  The first half of the year was fine.  It wasn’t as inspiring as the second half.  I did learn many important financial lessons.  And some marketing.  However, it’s not the adventure I’m currently progressing through.  The current adventure while more demanding is a lot more fun.  I’m learning at an accelerated and I can actually see the proverbial night at the end of the tunnel.


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Going on Adventures

Startup life is a never ending adventure.  Everyday you are forced to do something new.  You have to option to either look forward to learning this new task or failing at it.  I’ve worked in marketing for 3 years.  That’s even longer than I went to law school for… it’s about the same length I was practicing at a IP law firm.  It’s a large chunk of my life.  3 years…  wow.  Each day I get better.  I wake up excited to learn something new and do something better.  Nothing makes me happier than knowing tomorrow will be a new adventure.  And if I fall flat on my face on today’s journey… tomorrow’s journey will be so different that it’s completely new.


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Blogging on Sunday Nights is Fun

There’s something about Sunday night… For whatever reason my awareness is heightened.  If I had to guess, it’s forecasted panic.  I’ve always worked Sunday night.  In high school through law school, between 6pm until 4am I can get so much done.  It’s a little frightening since I wonder why I can’t copy this on every other day.  Saturday nights have been pretty good as of late.  But it’s not Sunday night…


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2015 was a Good Year for Social Media

Work at home half days are the best on Monday.  It allows me to crunch on Sundays and get a lot done.  I still have a bunch of videos I need to make…  or I should make.  I’m reviewing my 2015 and I got the numbers I wanted on social media.  I’m pretty proud of that.  Instagram is the only one I didn’t get… 970 of the 1, 000 goals.  Otherwise.  10K twitter, 3K Facebook fan page, 4,500 Facebook friends and 2,500 linked.  I’ll organize these numbers by social media profiles.


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Why You and I Don’t Work

I’m not adverse to drama.  I don’t like it…. and it’s annoying.  but if someone brings it to me… I’ll handle it.  Law is drama and I went to Law School which is like high school for type A drama majors.  I’m serious…  While you have to hire a lawyer… I’ll just retain myself.  Time is valuable… but the upside is I get extremely motivated during this period.  It’s like a jolt.  I love the feeling. Like I said… I’m sort of crazy when it comes to what drives me.


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I’m in a Good Mood

I’ve been in a good mood as of late.  I’ve learned a lot.  Learning makes me happy.  I learned how to create an e-commerce website.  How to do advance Facebook Ads.  And I’m learning K2.  I love K2…. very cool stuff.  One of the better weeks I had in a while.  I got a bunch of proposals out and I’m generally in the holiday mood.  I have a lot that I’m looking forward to next year.  This year was pretty good. I accomplished everything I wanted.  Got a lot better at PPC.  Delved into making PPC software.  And own my own company.  Not everything was easy.  But that’s because it’s not meant to be.  I also learned how to leave a development team and survived 8 late night code sprints in a row. I’m feeling pretty accomplished.