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Fuck the Hipster Mac! (Stop Screwing Around and Focus on What’s Important)

It’s funny how things start to slide in a slow and nearly imperceptible way.

A few months ago, if you had asked me if I was focused on building my business or working toward my dreams (like traveling), I would have told you, “Hell yes!”

But now, I don’t think that was true.

Somewhere along the way, things started to slip.

You often start out with great dreams of what you want for yourself.

But then life somehow gets in the way.

It chips away at them.

It starts to slowly nudge you off course.

Until one day, instead of working toward a goal of traveling around the world, you find eating $15 “hipster mac and cheese” made with “artisinal hot dogs” at some overpriced and mediocre restaurant to be the highlight of your week.


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Digging for Old Dreams

I got back from a trip to San Francisco recently. As soon as I got there, I hiked up to Alamo Square Park and started digging in the dirt around trees.


Well, that requires an explanation…

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Today I’m packing for a short trip to Northern California.

I’m heading down to San Jose for a Gold Medal Bodies seminar in Salinas.

I’ll admit that I’m pretty excited to leave Portland, even if it’s just for a short amount of time. I feel a little frustrated thinking about how cooped up I’ve been here lately.

I spent the past few days taking care of a few logistical things, so I can step away from business for a while without everything falling apart.

One thing I like about my business is that it is a pretty low-maintenance thing. Don’t get me wrong, it does require SOME work to keep up and running, but it is by no means oppressive.

If it came down to it, I could probably keep the whole thing in “maintenance mode” on maybe 6 hours a week.

Sure, that’s not “4 hours” but for me that’s good enough for me.

Talk to you later…

The More You Sweat in Training, the Less You Bleed in Battle

I feel a little weird having a blog about travel.

After all, I generally spend months on end in one place, never setting foot in an airport.

Don’t get me wrong, I’d like to travel more. I really would. It’s just that, as an entrepreneur it can be difficult to take your business on the road.

It can be done.

I know people who do it.

In fact, I’m in the process of making that happen for myself.

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A New Direction (And Coming Out of Hibernation)

It’s been a long a rough road.

But sometimes, when things change, they change pretty fast.

That’s where things have been lately for me.

Over the past few months, my little business has started making a lot more money, and that’s allowed me to relax a little bit more in life.

I don’t really know all the details of how it will all unfold yet, but I’m hoping to do some traveling soon.

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