Changes – Past, Present and Future

Dec 23

Changes – Past, Present and Future

So much has happened since I last posted. Our job in Fredericksburg at the Peachtree Inn ended at the beginning of November. It wasn’t working out for us or for the owners, and we realized that within the first two months we were there. So we implemented our plan B and started a new job a week after leaving Fredericksburg. We wish the staff and owners of the...

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How We Haven’t Paid Rent or Utilities in a Year and a Half

Sep 02

How We Haven’t Paid Rent or Utilities in a Year and a Half

In April of 2014 we moved to Texas and took a job as the on-site managers of a storage facility near San Antonio. At the beginning of August, 2015, we took a new job in Fredericksburg, Texas, at a locally owned hotel. Why did we take these jobs? They paid a salary and offered a free place to live, plus utilities. I discovered these types of jobs several years ago...

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Put Blinders On – Shut Out Distractions

Aug 13

Put Blinders On – Shut Out Distractions

I have found art to be a jealous mistress. She wants your full attention or her jealousy will find a way to destroy your life. – Jack White, Official Artist of Texas, 1976 I found an article by Jack White linked on the Right Brain, Left Turn website. I guess I’m on a bit of a productivity kick right now, and productivity can be difficult for creatives,...

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Guarding Your Time and Keeping Your Calendar Empty

Aug 11

Guarding Your Time and Keeping Your Calendar Empty

How busy is too busy? How are we really spending our time? Is that time being spent on business growth or our most important work? There’s a Warren Buffet quote shared in a video from Derek Halpern at Social Triggers: You can’t let people set your agenda in life – Warren Buffet While I know that many of us have 9-5 jobs in addition to our side...

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Should You Keep Your Goals to Yourself?

Aug 06

Should You Keep Your Goals to Yourself?

From the archives – this post was originally shared on February, 26, 2014 I watched this short TED video the other day about goals. Derek Sivers, the speaker, recommends keeping them to yourself. Derek says that talking about our goals tricks our minds into thinking we’ve accomplished them or that we’re close to achieving them. One way to talk...

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