Posted by: stevealbers | May 4, 2015

Bringing it back…

I’ve neglected this site for too long. I have regular thoughts that I think, “This could be a good blog post.”

As I tried to log in to WordPress this weekend,  the screen on my laptop went out. Granted it is an old machine, I will not let this deter me.

More to come… not sure how many are around, but will do my best to entertain and making you walk away thinking this was time well spent together.

-steve

Posted by: stevealbers | February 23, 2013

Hustlin’ v2.0

So to follow up on my post a couple of days ago, I’ve been thinking about it a lot more, and has me energized. Hopefully that energy will lead to productivity on some scale, but it is in process.

Knowing everyone’s daily schedule is a mess… we usually commit ourselves to too many projects, combined with family responsibilities, it can leave one with a dearth of unmitigated “time” to spare.  Throw in “The Walking Dead” or a game (MLB Spring Training starts today!) and that “time” can be chiseled down to a few fleeting moments throughout the day.

One area that I saw an opportunity on is my time at the gym. I go to a small gym here in Long Beach, and usually can be found with my headphones in as I work out. Lately, during my cardio workouts, I watch two episodes (about 46 min.) of Cheers via Netflix. While it has been great to see the early seasons of this TV classic, there may be a different/better way to spend my time on the elliptical machine.

“Wouldn’t listening to a podcast be a better use of your time?” was my initial thought… and off to iTunes I went, in search of solid content (yet entertaining enough to help pass the time). My first selection: Online Marketing Made Easy, with Amy Porterfield “How to Find Your Audience, Get Serious About Content and Build Your Email List: An Interview with Marie Forleo”, which I listened to yesterday. For picking a podcast out of the many in iTunes, I think I hit a home-run on the first at-bat. Amy hit on a lot of things that I was questioning myself about, and I’m looking forward to checking out the two previous podcasts, as well as the new ones to come. While the message touches on a lot of familiar points to some, I think overall it is a good listen, no matter what your expertise level is.

I have few other podcasts queued up, and I’ll report back if I find anything that has value to share. Also, if you have a preferred podcast and/or website that has helped you, please comment below.

Although right now, my weekend awaits…!

Posted by: stevealbers | February 21, 2013

How much “hustle” do you have?

Money

Lately, I’ve been in one of those moods… like I need a side project or something to keep my occupied. Granted, working full-time and having a 6 month old at home is more than enough to fill my daily dancecard. Also, my full-time job pays well enough, that the monetary aspect is not necessarily the driving component.

When I say “hustle”, I’m sure many people get a different vision as to what that word means to them. Some may think of being a 3-card monty dealer in some back alley, or other illegal/quasi-illegal activity. Others may think along the lines of someone working deals to try and get a leg up. While I’m definitely in the latter group, I think there are opportunities out there but often we just don’t look for them (or see them in some respects).

My main activities in the past have been sparingly, but included buying/reselling tickets, clothes, music, etc. Being in a place of opportunity to purchase desirable objects, and then finding the means to sell them. Everything I’ve done has been on a very small scale, but I enjoy the hunt… as well as the rewards.

Knowing that this is not necessarily my vision for the future, I’ve expanded my thoughts on what it would take to create a side business of sorts. Nothing has been decided as of yet, but have my eye on a couple of possibilities. As I start to flesh things out, I’ll document/update the blog along the way.

I just wanted to see if there were others out there that have/do feel this way… and if you’ve acted on it. Anyone have side businesses going now (whether for personal satisfaction and/or extra income)? If so, any tips to share with the class?

Posted by: stevealbers | February 4, 2013

Knocking the Dust Off

So it has been a crazy 7+ months since my last post… And I realize that’s pretty unacceptable.

Between this and the other blog Where We Will Shine I’m hoping to make some headway in production.

Our baby Elizabeth:

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