About my annual review: For the last 10 or so years, I’ve tried to look back at the year before and see how it stacks up, while also setting goals for the year to come. I find the exercise invaluable as a mechanism to be inspired to do more cool stuff. The categories Life, Fitness, Business & Travel work best for me.Read more
Unverifiable Annual Review Part 2: Looking Ahead
2015 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)…Read more
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…Read more
2013 Annual Review Part 1: Looking Back
I’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,…Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
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 …Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more