I think being consistent is the hardest problem. We have advised many people to begin blogs and they do just that, they begin but then they stop. As a typical entrepreneur they get excited at the start of something but then Entrepreneur ADD sets in and they stop.
Blogging from a Business Perspective is building and communicating with your database. We've had people listen to podcasts in IRAQ, Japan, New Zealand and the former Soviet Union.
We recently had someone in DC find a family friend called NY about San Diego.
We had one gentleman's son who was serving in IRAQ hear him on the radio show and from the site emailed and contacted his father who he had not spoken to for over a decade. WOW!!!
Blogging becomes an extension of you. Your unique "Voice". It can help you build credibility. It can help grow your database and get you more clients and business.
Speaking of which in the new year I will write more marketing and business related posts...
San Diego, CA- So I woke up on Tuesday after performing/juggling with Brad on Sunday and thought, “ Hey I’m still sore hmmm. I must have not had enough water Monday.” Little did I know that I had caught The Common Cold from my Father who said as I left the house on Sunday, “Hey I think I have a cold be careful”.
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Heather told me that people are most contagious before they even get symptoms, as I was afraid of passing along the rhinovirus. I honestly did not know and since Heather was adamant and I didn’t want to seem like a manly guy who doesn’t ask for directions, I looked it up. ( I am sort of Manly.)
Check out these great sites I found about the common cold.
So essentially I caught that cold before he even knew he had it.
Since Brad and work a lot with kids we are cautious so it’s so odd that I caught one. But hey here are some odd tips that I’ve started using when I know its Cold and Flu Season…
1. Anti-Viral Tissues especially when you know you’ve got it. 2. Hand Sanitizer. Especially when I’m in a shake a lot of hands situation. 3. EAT IN: This is probably the hardest but let's be realistic. During the cold and flu season it's also the holiday season. Its when people need more money forgifts and holiday plans, so do you think that a little cold is going to stop them from preparing your Burger and Fries? I think NOT.
I used to be so SICK when I was a kid during this time of year. Nowadays I can pretty much power through colds. With a combination of being healthy Emergen-C (Emergen-C - 36 Packets), Water, Ibuprofen, Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride and a little caffeine.
Yes I still take Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride, and I am most likely on the “Pseudoephedrine Watch list” as when you buy it now in California you must swipe your Drivers License and sign a ledger, (Which was a makeshift notebook similar the same as you’d sign when you forget your dry cleaning ticket.) Which is so funny since in order to use it for Methamphetamine you need a mad amount of pills. I assume the illegal drug makers would go to various stores and just pretend to have a really big cold.
I wonder if they would buy large amounts of tissue and Vitamin C to complete the ruse. I would, oh wait I did. I mean yeah I have a cold.
WHY WE WANT YOU TO BE RICH is a very important book with a not often touted message about how complacent America has become, the fattening of America has sort of expanded to the entrepreneurial and scientific community.
It is not a How-to book but rather a very important commentary by two notable businessman, reinforcing the culture of America that made America the land of opportunity that is allowing its middle class to shrink.
This computer has enough firepower to do all the basics at a great price with less energy and less carbon. I think this is the first product in a number of design changes regarding electronic products. Were already starting to see soft movements being attached to electronic products.
Something to think about as your working on your own product or service. Can you create or attach a movement or non profit that is near and dear to your heart. Goes back to that whole concept of tithing.
He spoke at the Casbah which is an alternative music venue in San Diego, CA. The setting was oddly appropriate for sure. John Waters notoriety is about to be given another shot in the arm with the remaking of HAIRSPRAY. Originally starring Divine as a movie then turned into a Broadway show and now again a Movie starring John Travolta.
The biggest reason to see this guy live is really to hear him speak about the things I won't write on this blog. But some amazing points that he brought up were the following...
United 93 he believes is the best movie out so far.
NC-17 is the Mark of Death for a movie since no one will screen it and the video store chains will not carry it. It is essentially hidden censorship.
Hairspray has become one of the most subversive alternative lifestyle propaganda films.
Think about it, America has embraced a story with two men singing love songs to each other and an interracial relationship. Wow!!!
The impetus for our attendance was that Joe "Nugget" Augello is a huge fan, It was a great evening for sure.
Heather Augello had him sign his copy of Crackpot which her dog bit and peed on. This is John Waters reacting to the story, COOL!
Jenny Augello brought a number of John Water Collectibles for him to sign as well.
In addition my buddy Scott Nelson aka Meruggan mystic sword swallower was there and was able to take a great photo with John Waters that was really cool.
We just sent out this email campaign with some links and my most recent entrys have been on the fair and bubblewrap. So I need to write a little deeper this week. Lots to talk about and I am about to record the new Podcast. So here we go....