January is usually a month I love. I do a lot of preparation in December to be ready to get off to a great start in January and love the excitement of working toward my new goals for the new year.
But this first week has been lousy. Sickness has gotten the best of me.
It’s funny. My wife says I get sick a lot. But I don’t think I do. So, this next year or two, I’m going to blog about when I’m sick so I can look back and know the truth.
I’ll spare you the details. But suffice it to say I was sick all last week. Then, I flew to Massachusetts to visit the family for a long weekend. I felt pretty good, but on Monday, the flight home was miserable. By the time I got home, I spent the rest of the day sick in bed. Same thing for Tuesday and Wednesday. Thursday and Friday I went in to the office, but only for a little while each time before going back home to bed.
It’s the weekend and I’m still not 100%.
The worst part was that I had to cancel two speaking opportunities. Sorry.
I hate being sick, especially this sick.
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I’m glad the NBA season was saved this year. I love having a good basketball game on in the background while I’m doing things. Here’s some of my thoughts and predictions for this season.
After watching a few games over the last few days, it’s pretty obvious that Dallas is unlikely to repeat with all the changes they’ve made.
Interestingly, Miami is actually quite a bit better since they played Dallas in the finals. It’s hard to imagine Miami not taking it all this year – by a landslide. The big three are working well together and the new guy Cole is amazing.
As for my team, the Celtics, it’s obvious they will make the playoffs. But it’s hard to believe that they can win it all, especially against teams like Chicago and Miami.
On another note, it’s going to be a blast watching the Clippers play better than the Lakers. That may happen unless the Lakers can get Dwight Howard somehow. It’s not hard to imagine the Clippers possibly even making it to the finals. They are going to be awesome with the new addition of Chis Paul.
Those are my initial thoughts. I’ve still got to pick which Bobcats games I’ll go to.
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Ok, so it’s been about two years since I’ve been posting to this blog. But that’s all about to change. I’m almost done redesigning my two primary sites: HIPPO Internet Marketing Training (my company site) and The Jungle Map (my blog). This site will probably be next.
The last two years I have spent on some special projects. They have gone well and it’s time now to get back to blogging and writing my newsletter. I’m thrilled. Blogging consistently is one of the more challenging things I’ve ever done. Writing is a skill learned best by constant effort and refinement. It’s also one of the most rewarding.
This site will be for my random and personal writings, not necessarily related to my business of Internet marketing training. Let’s get started.
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Last month was a very unusual one for me.
A good friend of mine (Ryan Courteau) recently had a change in employment and was able to spend a day per week working with me. He has a sales background, so he’s been acting as a consultant on contract with an eye toward helping us increase sales on our e-commerce business.
Things have been a little slow over here due to the economy, so we decided to spend most of December making a new e-commerce site. It sells maid carts here.
Ryan and I worked our hearts out on this one. It really is a lot of work to populate all the data into an e-commerce site. Jason (my other co-worker) did a lot of the previous ones, so I had not done one in a while. It’s very time intensive.
All in all, 2009 was a financially tough year for a lot of people. Thankfully, by decreasing expenses, we were able to break even the last six months of 2009. Making the new site opens up another potential revenue stream for 2010, even if it was a ton of work.
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