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I can’t resist having a little laugh at myself in this post about the extraordinary irony of the recent developments in my world. Day after day I go by working at developing the motivation to create blog posts, get more active in social media, add content to my sites, etc. Occasionally I scream at myself about not doing these things when I know I have enough knowledge and skills to make it work and get out of a job I don’t care for. The job holds no future for me, has crappy pay, and I’ve begun looking for a new […]

Isn’t it ironic – don’t you think?


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I know. I know. Ain’t ain’t a word. 🙂 The title of this article reflects my post counts here for January, February, March, and April. If I was getting ready for a rocket launch, those numbers would be quite adequate. But alas, I’m not. No sweat. New day. New opportunity. In keeping with my statements from my last post, Reflecting on my progress, which was over two weeks ago…..meh, I’ll continue with the format for these “daily”(lol) updates to see if they suit my purpose. Day Job I’m attempting to stop letting the day job in retail be the energy […]

5-4-2-1-this ain’t getting it done



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Since I’ve been a bit lax(**cough**-understatement) in posting of the last couple months, I decided I would take some time to reflect on where I stand in my progress…good or bad. It was early 2012 when I started attempting to come out of my slumber and move forward again on my work from home and internet marketing dreams. Wow–another 4 years gone by in the blink of an eye. I briefly heated up and then died out again going almost 17 months between posts here — nothing after July 2012 until I resurfaced again in January 2014. On August 5, […]

Reflecting on my progress


Never Give Up
Okay. Deep breaths Chris. The world hasn’t ended. It’s just that the struggle to motivate myself and be productive continues. The opportunities are there. A significant amount of the knowledge is there. The “dreams” are there. However, the action is still missing. There is no logical reason for it. But apparently, the illogical reasons still remain strong. 🙂 I’m definitely still appreciating my struggles. It took me years to get into the dark state that I’m working on evolving out of, so I simply can’t and won’t beat myself up about it taking a significant amount of time to work […]

A month of nothing — really!!



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With all the phishing attempts that come through my email accounts on a fairly frequent basis, I had to do a double take when this legitimate warning from Amazon.com came through in the early morning hours of February 19, 2016. The title of the email was “Your Amazon password has been changed”, which sends up the phishing red flag right away. However, the content of the email and the fact that it didn’t ask me to log in via any provided links or reply back with any information made me believe that it might be legit.  After some searching, I […]

Startling email from Amazon


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A famous quote from author Edgar Rice Burroughs begins with “We are, all of us, creatures of habit”. Good or bad, we all have many, many habits. As for me, other than the basic survival habits, I have almost no good habits that will move me forward in life and quite a few bad habits that have caused significant harm. Now, there’s no way in hell I’m even remotely qualified to get into the psychology of habits and personally, I believe a significant amount of experts on the brain do a lot of guessing due to the extreme complexity of […]

Create New Habits – There’s an app for that



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As I continue my journey out of the darkness of depression and inactivity into the light of appreciating life and igniting my inner creativity, I find my struggles extremely interesting albeit a tad irritating and frustrating as well. Slowly but surely I am putting the days of beating myself up over my non-productive days, which still far outnumber the productive ones, behind me. As far as I’m concerned, I’m simply getting reacquainted with who I am and who I will eventually be. The success I am seeking in this journey is something that most never, ever achieve for a wide […]

Appreciate your struggles


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Bad, bad, bad entrepreneur!!!! Well, I was flying high after a relatively product December, but could be feeling low after a less than stellar effort in January. After managing to post here at an every other day pace in December, I stumbled to a paltry pace of barely once per week in January. This would have been acceptable if I had made some strong progress on my other sites, but progress there was minimal as well. I accomplished nothing with Live The RV Dream, Shop The Burgh, and Top Ten Consumer Reviews. Pittsburgh Clicks and Work At Home Network each […]

Disappointing efforts in January