In a momentous move for me, I’ve finally actually paid someone to do something I really could’ve done myself. This is a huge change for me, and I can’t believe it took me until almost 40 years old before I could get comfortable with it.
I paid a strong young guy $250 to rip . . . → Read More: Getting help = more time to make money
Months into my new life as a small-businessman, I still stumble on the old question "What do you do?"
But I am getting better. This weekend, at the Beltane party, I started to answer "I’m a programmer…", but then caught myself and said, "Actually these days I am a small business owner. I went into business for myself earlier this year with a couple partners."
I really love identifying myself this way. It has something to do with the fact that my father was a small business owner, which I always admired and knew I wanted to emulate some day. It also has something to do with the fact that people don’t seem to glaze over quite so quickly when you talk about starting a business.
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One of the benefits of getting organized is taking the occasional day completely off. . . . → Read More: Maypoles in Portland
I’ve been using David Allen’s “Getting Things Done” method for just about 18 months now. Without wanting to sound too gushing, it really has been a life changing process for me. . . . → Read More: Lessons Learned from 18 Months of GTD
With three days on my own now under my belt, I think I am in the perfect position to talk about some of the differences. While employment is still fresh in my mind, everything is still new to me. I’m having so much fun learning and growing into my new phase of working life.
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It has been about a year now since I decided to break out of the month-to-month trap. In that time, I’ve started a business, and begun a partnership in another business venture. It has taken all of my attention, effort, and passion to make these things happen. . . . → Read More: Warcraft or Success, Choose One
I never, ever, thought I would “do” sales. . . . → Read More: Me? In sales? Crazy.
The other day, I was reading Loral Langemeier’s new book “The Millionaire Maker’s Guide to Wealth Cycle Investing” as I was getting off the elevator at work. . . . → Read More: Proud to be interested
As true now as when it was written.From “Think And Grow Rich! . . . → Read More: Opportunity
In the last couple years, I’ve slowly come to an interesting realization about work, and certain types of people at work. . . . → Read More: On workplace "heroes"