My 10 Year-old Is Starting an Internet Business, Why Aren’t You?

I was riding in the car with my son today, headed to Shoshone, CA to buy a lottery ticket (yes, I know the odds – don’t mock me).  It’s a little something we do on occasbion, it only costs a few dollars and it’s generally a good time. Plus, I like the time together to have a conversation with him without the distraction of video games, television, friends, his siblings, and everything else that seems to monopolize his time these days.  Today’s conversation centered on YouTube.  Admittedly, it was an odd subject for a talk with a ten-year-old. Continue reading “My 10 Year-old Is Starting an Internet Business, Why Aren’t You?”

Why Do I Want to Write?

“Why do I want to write.” I suspect the question has plagued most writers to a greater or lesser degree throughout their careers. It’s probably the reason so many people fail to ever make a serious attempt at writing. Combined with the fear of publishing my words, it is likely the most significant impediment to writing I have had to overcome. The lack of an answer to the question has killed my ambition more times than I care to remember. Continue reading “Why Do I Want to Write?”

The Content Commitment

Having made the decision to go forward with writing, speaking, and other business ventures, I believe a public commitment to produce content is in order to ensure my success.  Too often people start ventures like this with the best of intentions but fall flat after a couple weeks when their initial enthusiasm fades. Continue reading “The Content Commitment”

Why Start Now?

A friend asked me why I decided to start my site on the 20th of December.  He thought it odd.  He said, “wouldn’t it make more sense to wait until the 1st of the year?”  No.  Not at all.  I’m done waiting.  The question, however, piqued my interest.

While I agree the impulse for most people is to wait for some sort of universally recognized “start date,” waiting makes little sense to me.  I refuse to believe that beginning anything on some arbitrary date will make any difference in my (or anyone’s)  overall success or failure ten years from now.  Without a doubt, however, the belief that it matters persists among most people.   If it didn’t, no one would make New Year’s Resolutions.

The above aside, I’m curious as to why people, myself included,  put off chasing their goals at all.  After all, I waited half a lifetime to seriously pursue my own endeavors, and I certainly continue to procrastinate on some things in my life, so there must be some good reasons for it.  The least I can do is try to figure out why.  Google-fu to the rescue… Continue reading “Why Start Now?”