Sharing My Experiences

So for several years I’ve been fascinated by the entire culture of making money online. I’ve bought several courses. I taken several workshops. I’ve talked to people who are making a full time living doing “non traditional” work either online or around something online.

It occurs to me that I’ve got enough experience now with most of this that it is time that I start sharing my hard won knowledge with others so that can avoid the mistakes I’ve made and hopefully learn from them.  I don’t have any amazing numbers in my PayPal account to show you. I don’t have any magic bullets or anything like that to share. However, I’ve looked at a lot of what is out there with a critical eye. I think that I’ve gotten good at spotting the bullshit and what is actually good advice.

I’m going to be starting a series where I will go over many of the courses and things that I’ve tried and give some feedback on it. However, unlike a review site, this is going to be written from the point of view of someone who has taken these things out for a test drive and done more than just kick the tires.

Keeping Busy

I’m the first to admit that I’m no angel. However, I’m also the first to admit that forgiveness of others is one of the most important things that we can do. I have wrestled with some pretty weighty demons in my life. I’ve hit rock bottom on more than one occasion because even though I’m a learner by nature, sometimes I don’t like the lesson being taught.

However when people who you respect for their wisdom and kindness give you advice and the advice is always the same, it behooves you to take it in and meditate on it. I’ve been blessed over the last 2 months with some sage and wise counsel and really feel it is starting to sink in. One of the best things in the world is to have children. Another of the best things is to have children that are as amazing as mine are. They are smart, witty and kind. They have souls that are still in touch with God on a number of levels. They love deeply and without reservation. Truly, I’e been blessed. I’ve often lost sight of that. My goal is to keep that foremost in my mind and heart as I continue to rebuild and reinvent myself.

This last year has given me a number of chances to restart anew and I don’t intend to squander another one. Forward we go. I intend to keep myself busy with positive and life affirming activities. A little bit of good every day soon adds up to a lot of positive change.

 

New Beginnings

While I’ve had this space for many years, I’ve been negligent in keeping up with it due to various projects and other outside issues. However, going through a divorce has freed up some time for me after work.

I intend to update much more frequently and as I move into new areas, share what I’m learning and doing. Right now I’m working with some lean startup veterans on creating some great resources to give back to the community. In addition my day job I’m taking on the role of systems administrator for a high end label company (more on that later).

Best,
Derek