? – I have no idea what I was going to write here but it was on my list so I’m going to stick to it. I can’t believe it’s been almost a month since i’ve posted. I did get a big meth lab clean up job in Mississippi so that took up a week.
I’m trying to think of the “surprises” in small business ownership that I may have been referring to a few months ago. Maybe one is that I’m not racked by a constant fear not being able to survive. I think my mother is – but I’m not. Part of that is that I know that I have a lot of other things on the side that can supplement my income if my main business isn’t pulling it’s weight at any given time. I actually have an affiliate marketing campaign that is bringing money in on auto-pilot right now and that’s pretty nice.
Another surprise is how much I really enjoy the crime scene and meth lab work. Not in a morbid sense I hope, but it does make me feel alive to be out there doing something and helping people to correct a very bad situation. I absolutely positively HATE working in this heat and that is no surprise whatsoever. My foolishly optimistic business plan had my enterprise suceeding so bullishly that I would have a crew of people working for me by the time summer rolled around so that I wouldn’t have to work in the heat. I would just be sitting in my air conditioned office directing traffic and raking in the dough. HA! Again – HA! Well, it’s sure a good way to lose a lot of weight quickly… like in a matter of a few hours.
Here’s an “I NEVER” for the list – I’ll never work in 95 degree heat in a full hazmat suit and respirator cleaning up 5 years worth of dog shit.
Anyway, it has been a little slow since returning from Mississippi so I have completely re-done my main website (it’s not up yet though) and am working on some other marketing things. Staying motivated has never been much of a problem for me but I find that, after over a year of working 14+ hours a day, I’m a little drained and now I look at a 9 or 10 hour day as “slacking”. I do still work on the weekends also.
I’m boring myself with this post – if you’ve made it this far, congrats. A few more “I never’s” that I thought of:
“I’ll never post on YouTube. Those people are losers with too much time on their hands.” Here are my YouTube videos: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cpmh9XacOUE
“Ill never be without a car payment – I want a nice car.” Ha! Just got rid of my Jeep Wrangler w/ a huge car payment and bought a 10-year old Ford Expedition for CASH!!!! I got a sweet deal and just hope that it’s not some mafia drug car or is being held together w/ gorilla tape.