• Clean Healthy Living and Shower Liners

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    Strange title, I know.

    But since 2014, my business partner and I have been building a brand named “Clean Healthy Living”.  We’ve mostly mostly been selling on Amazon.  But in the few months, I’ve taken the time to build and online store outside of Amazon that will sell these products.  Our first sale was in January 2017, but already in February we’ve gotten a nice steady sales stream that will nicely compliment our Amazon business.

    You can see the site here, especially if you are interested in buying a PEVA Shower Liner. That has been our best seller for quite some time. We have content on the blog coming out every two weeks and we’ll soon be building up the social media following. Check it out.

  • My New Productivity Coach – Commit Action!

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    Today I signed up to have a weekly call with a productivity coach.  This has been about a month in the making.  It all started when I watched a recorded seminar video by Peter Shallard.  Peter is known for being the “Shrink for Entrepreneurs”.  He’s built a bit of a specialty for himself.

    He has some amazingly interesting content on how entrepreneurs typically have the information they need and the tools they need, yet they typically do not succeed.  The main culprit is procrastination.

    This is something I’ve known and worked at for the ten years I’ve been in business.  I’m proud of my business, my abilities, and (in general) my time management abilities.  I’ve even taught classes on the subject that have been very well received.

    Yet, I agree with Peter Shallard that eliminating procrastination as much as humanly possible is by far the single most important thing I could be doing for my business.  Quite honestly, it is probably the most important thing I could do for my personal life too.

    After implementing the concepts and tools that Peter has recommended in his free content over the last month, I’ve felt my productivity increase.  More importantly, I’ve felt my business move forward.  So today I took the next step and became a client of his.  The company is called Commit Action and they have a monthly membership in which a productivity coach calls you once per week and keeps you on track.

    Let’s do this!  I can’t wait to see how much this helps.  I have a good feeling about it.

  • David Kyle seems to be Missing

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    This is starting to make a few of us a little nervous, so here are some tweets to show what we know.

    (No joke, we’re a little concerned. If anyone lives or works near him, please let him know we’re looking for him. I’ll try to keep the page updated and/or people can leave comments)

    His most recent tweet was about 8:00 AM Thursday, Sep 3.

    Cara noticed that he was missing at the SEMCLT meeting that night.

    LesPorter mentioned around 8 AM that is he never checked in.

    …and that he is not returning voice mails.

    His voicemail is now full and no response still.

    Belias21 is going to drive by his work and look for his car.

    Leave a comment below if you know anything else…

  • Back from Vegas – My thoughts

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    Hey everyone!  I’m starting to use video in my blogs after attending the New Media Expo conference in Vegas last week.

    Here’s my first one.  Tell me what you think…


  • Working on my blog – From Florida

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    Tonight I did a little work on this blog.  You’ll notice that the look and feel of it is different.  The theme is more colorful and easier to read.

    I’m also excited about the widgets on the right side.  In particular, I’m happy to be showing my twitter feed.  This shows what I’m doing (and thinking) on a more regular basis.

    Sandy and I flew to Florida on Sunday and today we were babysitting our little nephew.  I have a ton of pictures of him so I’ll be posting them soon.

  • Day 2 at Blog World Expo

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    Today is Friday and once again I woke up at 4:15 AM PST (7:15 back home). The difference is that this time I was able to fall back asleep for one hour. I’m trying to stay going to bed early and waking up early so that I don’t have too bad of jet lag when I get back.

    Yesterday was very enjoyable and interesting. It’s been worth the trip so far.

    If you want to see my notes on the conference, see The Jungle Map, my business blog.

  • I made it to Vegas.

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    Have you ever noticed that whenever you fly somewhere people always ask you “how was your flight”? I guess it’s because flying on a plane can be so different each and every time. Yesterday was no different.
    My first leg of the trip was from Charlotte to Dallas. (Why oh why have I still not learned to never book a two-leg flight? It is SO worth the money to fly direct, yet I always cave in.) I worked the morning and got to the CLT airport at about 2 PM. My plane takes off at 3:20 PM EST.
    Anyway, I ended up at the back of the plane sitting next to a nice lady who ended up being very interested in my house! Go figure! I told her our entire situation (it was a three hour flight) and she took my contact info, my real estate agent’s name, and the napkins I drew the floor plan, survey, and front elevation of the house on. (All looked a little off, but I think she got the general idea.) Come to find out, she is thinking of moving out to NC and loves Black Mountain. She is a real estate agent herself in Arizona. She’s going to have her daughter check out the house. How funny would that be!?!
    I landed in Dallas and went straight from one gate to the other. (Grabbing a McD Big n Tasty along the way and eating it in line for the next plane. My blood sugar would have freaked out otherwise.)
    The three-hour flight from Dallas to Vegas was not as pleasant. I had a window seat again, but it was at the back of the plane behind the engine. I hate sitting near the engine. It’s so loud. Plus the guy next to me was a big guy (not fat, just big – normal shape, just Texas sized) with back and knee problems. He was also a talker. Thankfully, he just so happened to have worked with the guy on the other side of him and so he mostly talked to him, not me. He took some muscle relaxers and two alcoholic drinks and seemed to be a little more relaxed by the end of the flight.
    I landed in Vegas early – about 6:30 (9:30 PM EST) and took a shuttle to my hotel (Circus Circus). Both the shuttle and checking in took forever so I ended up in my room about 8:30 PM. My wife booked me this hotel room. It’s on the 27th floor. Circus Circus is a huge place. Part of it is a Casino. (Everything is here. Even the airport has slot machines in it!) But it also has circus shows for free near the lobby every hour. It has a huge shopping area and six restaurants. It’s walking distance from the conference.
    I got to bed about 9 PM (Midnight back home). I was so tired. We just changed our clocks last weekend and I have barely adjusted to that. So it felt like 1 AM.
    I woke up at 4:15 AM and could not go back to sleep. So now I’m blogging from my hotel room.
    My hotel room is pretty nice. The room has circus pictures in it and the curtain looks like a “big top” curtain. It’s fun looking, but not childish. Of course, I think my mom decorated my room in clowns at one time, so I sort of feel right at home here. Mom, I know you are reading this, so feel free to make a comment below if that is true.
    Of course, being on the 27th floor right on the Vegas strip gives you quite a view. I’ll try to take a picture and post it here later.
    So anyway, my flight was long and boring, but I made it. I’m going to take a shower and look for a killer buffet before my conference starts – I have plenty of time.

  • Welcome to my personal blog!

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    This week I’m heading to Vegas for a Blog Convention.  I can’t wait!

    To get ready, I wanted to start a personal blog and that’s what you are reading now.

    I feel it is important to make a distinction between my personal comments and my business blog.  In general, those that want to read one may not want to read the other.

    So here goes!

    Thanks for checking it out.