Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Catching up!

OK guys! I've been out of it for a little while but I wanted to catch you all up on what's going on here. I'll do a video shortly but I've spent a bunch of time working off and online to keep things moving. I set some goals to visit some potential locations which forced me to make some phone calls and get out. Then I came back to a location that I had looked at a year ago. Why the layout isn't perfect and there are things I'd like to do with it, it is a month-to-month gross lease at less than I was thinking I'd have to pay. So I've put in an application and I am currently waiting to hear back. I setup my LLC (Polished Stone, LLC) and I'm going to use that with some DBAs for all of my businesses.  I setup a bank account and applied for some loans.  The credit union wants collateral so I may put my car up with a title loan but I've been looking at some other options.  One is kickstarter.com and the other is prosper.com.  I'd rather take an unsecured loan with a higher interest rate since I don't need a ton of money.  I'll post on those later once I have some better information and give you an update on my experience.

Things are moving along and I'm hoping to get underway in August.  I'll keep you posted.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Creating Habits with Rootein.com

So I just found out that my last couple of videos were too large to send and were sitting in my phone out-box so they haven't made it to YouTube or here yet. I'll have to remedy that tomorrow, but today I wanted to take a brief minute and share a new app I've been trying to use to help me get into proper habits. It's called Rootein (at http://www.rootein.com) and you basically go in and setup the tasks you want to track. You can set them to send you automatic reminders daily, and even bug you if you haven't done the task in 3 days. So far I've been real impressed with the service. The mobile version is perfect too. The didn't try to do too much but you can do everything you need to. The other cool feature is that the emails they send you as daily reminders also have special links in them that you can click to mark the item as finished so you don't even need to log in to the website. Just thought I'd pass that along until next time.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Ask a question or share a business experience!

I want to hear from you guys! Ask questions either here in the comments or comment on the "ask a question page" or send me an email at dreamer50k@gmail.com. I'll post a response to your questions, or share your stories to help inspire others!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Getting back into things...

Sometimes it takes a bit to get back into life after a break. This might be a break because we slacked and didn't keep up with our goals, or it might be because of something like a vacation. Either way we need to stay focused and get back into it. I heard someone say once that if you are working on something that you are trying to do every day, it is OK to miss a day once in a while, but don't EVER let yourself miss two in a row.

What do you think? How do you get back into life when you have lost focus?

Friday, May 21, 2010

The pros and cons of vacation and owning your own business

While on vacation I had good and bad realizations... While a part of me said "I could really get used to this!" another part was saying "Well it is nice to know that my paycheck won't suffer from me not working..."

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

What you can do to overcome a project block

Sometimes when you are starting a business or working on a project you might hit a wall and not want to keep working on it. There are a few things that you can do to overcome this block - lets see what they are.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Ask yourself 'Am I being PRODUCTIVE?'

So often we waste a TON of time working on things that have no real value or it isn't worth our time right now. When you are working on starting a business you need to stop every once in a while and ask yourself "Am I doing waht is most important?" This question alone will help you accomplish more to meet your goals.