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Be a Reliable Freelancer: Honor Deadlines!

The last four days have been a whirlwind for me.

We closed on our new home Friday afternoon and moved in that night! The next day we got started on our first home project, which was to remodel the 10×20 outbuilding on the property so I could use it for my new office.

This project took us all day Saturday, Sunday and most the day today. But it’s done! The new doors are in. The new floor has been installed and the walls painted. I even got a little A/C unit installed to keep me cool during the hot days.

Even though I was super excited about moving into this new house and getting my dream office all setup I had to pause everything for several hours today to finish a client project. Continue reading

Building My Dream Office!

I’m exhausted. But also super happy!

We just moved into our new house two nights ago. And my wife and I hit the ground running with our first home project: converting the 10×20 outbuilding into my new office!

And we’re making good progress. We moved in Friday night. And on Saturday we went to take a closer look at the outbuilding to see what prep work we had to do before installing the new floor.

That’s when we ran into an obstacle… Continue reading

Our New House (Video)

Yesterday we closed on our new house! We’ve been married for 8 years and have just rented until now. So we’re excited to finally have a place of our own.

Here’s a little video of our moving day from yesterday:

Vlog #1 – Catching Up on 6 Months of Date Nights!

So decided to play around with vlogging. Here is vlog #1:

My Wild Dream of Starting a Vlog

When we went on our 2-month motorhome adventure to San Diego last Fall I decided to Snapchat it.

And as dorky as I thought Snapchat was I have to confess that I may have enjoyed it. And according to my fans (all 13 of them) they enjoyed my snaps. I’m not sure if it had more to do with the fact that most of my 13 fans were family members and they got to see photos of my kids, which they missed, or if I was actually a good “snapper.”

I choose to live in my own fantasy world so I’m going to pretend that it had everything to do with my amazing video and storytelling skills!

Speaking of my amazing video skills… I’ve been thinking of experimenting with vlogging. I mentioned this to my wife and she encouraged me and said, “Don’t do that. Vlogs are stupid.”

But that’s ok. I can’t let the critics and naysayers stop me! Even my own wife! One thing I’ve learned in my journey to becoming a mildly successful entrepreneur is that sometimes you have to choose between living in reality and living in your own fantasy world.

And I personally like to live in my fantasy world. So I will continue to believe that I am amazing on video and that, gosh darn it, people like me!

So yes… I will likely be showing some raw footage of my new vlog soon. I just wanted to give you a heads up so you can get excited!

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