2013 – Looking Back at My 3 Words For The Year

Last year I set 3 words that I were going to define 2013.  These were:  Self, Passion and Journey. With 2014 coming up in a couple of weeks, it is  time to evaluate how I did. Self The core thought behind this word was weight loss, but it also encompassed mental weight loss, and personal growth as well. In 2013 I had several victories that could fall into this category: Went from 255 to 220 lbs. (Although I am back up to 235 now due to a multitude of issues in October-present.) Got taken … [Read more...]

How I Lost Weight And Became More Productive – All Before 5am

Starting in May, I was able to increase my personal and professional productivity and lose weight by modifying my habits and values. Since this time I have lost over 30 lbs, and consistently get more done in the morning than I used to all day, before most people even wake up. My Daily Routine This is possible due to a change in my daily routine. Over the years, I have learned I am a morning person. I can do more things in the morning, rather than saving them until night. When I go on trips I … [Read more...]

Attending New Media Expo on a Budget

New Media Expo on a Budget

Having attended three previous New Media Expos (formerly Blogworld) and planning another trip to Las Vegas for 2014, I am always trying to find ways to get the most out of the conference, but on a smaller budget each time. I have discovered some simple ways to save money at the conference while maximizing the opportunities. Before The Conference At The Conference Before The Conference Register Early Pricing for New Media Expo (NMX) is tiered with several different price points … [Read more...]

My July Monthly Income Report

I've been reading Pat Flynn's remarkable blog at smartpassiveincome.com a lot lately, and on his site he details his monthly income.  He doesn't hide a thing - you can see exactly where his income is coming in. He recently posted his July Income and his results are incredible. I had success in the past with passive income, but a few years at a job I hated made me bitter and angry I wasn't seeing the results I wanted. As I look forward  and regain that confidence, I thought I too would … [Read more...]

Phoenix Comicon 2013 Day One Recap

This is just my personal recap, so please do not expect a complete rundown of the day and every little thing that happened... After going to bed at around 12:30 on Thursday, I was up at 3:30 to begin tidying things up in preparation of my flight to Phoenix for Phoenix Comicon 2013. As I was getting ready to go, I zipped up my brand new luggage only to find BOTH main compartment zippers were off the tracks, and there was no hope of getting them back on  I shuffled everything into my laptop bag … [Read more...]