It was September 2016 when I realized that I wanted to run in a marathon. It was something that I had thought about over the past year or so. On or about this day I decided that I would commit to doing it. The race I decide to run was the annual Marine Corp Marathon.
So I started looking into what I needed to do in order to make it happen. One of the first things that I learned was that September is too late in the year to enter the Marathon for the most part. In fact, I learned that it’s something that you need to sign up for in March. And even then, there were no guarantees because it is a lottery system. Continue reading “marathoner”
I’ve mentioned before that I was going to return to consistent writing on this site and I meant it. That was three months ago. Life has been busy but good and full of education over the last few months.
I want to share what I’ve been doing, what I am working on today and plan to do going forward.
Continued building up a productized services business for tech companies wpSaaS.net while doing some consulting. Pivoted out of consulting and into full-time operations of wpSaaS.net.
Working On Now
Full Time managing and leading my productized services business wpSaaS.net. Working on rebranding and launch a non-WordPress specific version of this model called reSolve.
Pivoting out of operations into Marketing and Strategy to grow and scale reSolve.
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I wrote a post almost one year ago about how I stopped writing consistently. Here I am almost one year later with a similar post for the same reason. I stopped writing consistently. I think consistent writing is very important, therapeutic and increases productivity.
Again as before, I didn’t stop because I was not dedicated. In that year I have had success building a productized services company while consulting – albeit at a reduced capacity. I also trained for and completed the 2017 United States Marine Corp Marathon. This did cut into some of the time I previously had set aside for writing but that is no excuse.
There have been some new challenges. For example, because the productized business has scaled, I am now hiring and delegating management task which is something new for me and a bit different than delegating non-management repetitive tasks. Once again, this did cut into some of the time I previously had set aside for writing but that is no excuse.
I think a part of the challenge that I find now is pivoting and reorganizing my day so that I have time to write. I decided to post this to break out of the writing slump by writing something. This time I expect to do more consistent writing.
I had consistently written on a regular basis for more than twelve months. Pretty good right? This lead to discovering opportunities to learn more about helping people, building products and services. Those being objectives of mine makes that also good right?
The challenge that I find now is continuing to write consistently because I am focused on those things. I know that consistency is important so rather than pondering writing something that is a long detailed piece that will take me down a road of research which often leads to more research and a draft post – of which I have many – I decided to post this to break out of the writing slump by writing something.
I was looking through some old post and found a draft from a few years back. I started writing this post in February 2013 about the experiences that led me on a journey which has led to bootstrapping several products and a service today. Everything that follows was written on February 21, 2013 with some minor tweaks.
I had graduated from a Tech Accelerator where I had learned a lot about building a start up. Can’t forget that I got a chance to meet some great great like minded individuals. However, most of what I was taught was about building and structuring a company that followed a certain pattern that appeals to investors. And then pitching Angel and VC investors on that start-up /idea. Continue reading “How the micropreneur academy showed me another way”