Entries from 'life'

Unverifiable Annual Review Part 2: Looking Ahead

 was filled with with some solid travel and life accomplishments (see: Part 1). Looking forward to 2016, life is more settled than its typically been given that we’ll be in our current home & location for at least the next 3+ years. Most of the work on the house has been done, the dog (semi)…

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Unverifiable Annual Review 2014 : Looking Back

I’ve been conducting an annual review of myself as a means for tracking progress (or lack thereof) for the past years years. (hat tip to Chris Guillebeau for the inspiration & format .XLS) I find the process to be an excellent mechanism for holding myself accountable, but even more important it forces me to be a…

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2013 Annual Review Part 1: Looking Back

’ve been conducting an annual review of myself as a means for tracking progress (or lack thereof) for the past few years. I find the process to be an excellent mechanism for holding myself accountable, but even more important it forces me to be a bit more introspective about the year itself. Between getting engaged,…

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3 Business Lessons I’d Relay to My Past Self – 4 Years In.

On March 2nd of 2009, I formally filed paperwork with the state of Virginia incorporating my small business. Roughly a month before the interactive agency I worked for, Erickson Barnett, decided to suddenly close its doors after 10+ years. Looking…

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Annual Review Part 2: Goals for 2013

As referenced in part one, I’ve been conducting an annual review of myself as a means for tracking progress (or lack thereof). Overall 2012 came together pretty nicely, but I’ve got a few carryovers that I’ll move directly to 2013 along with a som…

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Annual Review Part 1: Looking Back – New Relationship and A Hatchet to The Leg.

For the last few years I’ve conducted a personal annual review ala Chris G. I’m obessivly goal/action oriented and the annual review provides me with a simple format to work towards moving forward and analyze looking back. Looking back on 2012 is …

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Unverifiable Micro-Resolutions: #1 – Digital Detox

Hello, I’m Neil and I’m addicted to the internet. It has been 15 days since I’ve had a fix. I’m connected nearly all waking hours in some way or another. Realizing that it cannot be healthy mentally or physically to be plugged in all the time I de…

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A Family Business in a Small Town Named Newtown.

My mother and her many (7) siblings were raised by my grandparents on Main Street in Newtown, CT. Just down the street from the town general store and the picturesque flag pole you’ve seen on the news. The home is not unlike other homes on the str…

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Unverifiable Truth #32 – “Fair Share” is Bullshit

I’d consider myself fairly politically agnostic. I’ve voted for both sides in elections past and voted for our president to get another four years last week. And as much as the conservatives did a better job turning me off with their tea-party, le…

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Location Independence Part 3: Freedom

So you’ve stopped making excuses, and set yourself up for success. Now what? Did you do all of this so you could watch more episodes of Live! with LT and Kelly Ripa? Freedom can be dangerous if you don’t use it well. So do something. A few ideas: …

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