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Parents: Quit being overbearing assholes

If I hear the words “It’s a different world these days” one more time, I’m gonna puke. Specifically, from parents when they explain to me why their kids aren’t allowed to do something. It happens all the time, and I think it’s bullshit. I know parents who won’t let their kids out of their sight. They won’t let their kids go …

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Weekly Update: Solo Parenting

It’s been a strange and exhausting week so far. Wendy left for a month in Europe on Sunday, and while she’s flirting around France drinking wine and humping on swarthy Italian men, I’ve been hauling my kids around Southwest Florida in the boiling sun like a mad lunatic. Take Evan to soccer practice. Leave him there and take Rowan to swim …

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Weekly Update: Soccer Junkies

Happy Monday, you worthless gang of deadbeats. Hope you’re weekend went well. Last week was good, but busy. The kids have been all over the place, from soccer to sleepovers. I’m doing lots of yoga and working my tail off on both client stuff and also my digital business. We’re also watching a boatload of soccer. You would think with the …

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Alan Bechtold – Rest In Peace, My Friend.

Alan Bechtold was marketing on the internet before there was an Internet. He started on dial-up BBS systems and built several highly profitable businesses over the years with nothing but his bare hands and his eye for opportunity. Direct mail. Phone sales. Continuity. Ebooks… The list goes on and on… Alan did all of it before most of us even …

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Week In Review: 06/19/2015

It’s been a crazy week, and I won’t lie… I’m glad it’s over.  Mom’s birthday would have been last Thursday. As most of you know, my mother finally passed away last week after a long, long illness. I’m grateful that she gets to move on to whatever happens next, but I’m also heartbroken. There’s some guilt there too, because who …

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The Free Sunglasses Letter

Thought I would share the free sunglasses letter responsible for a complimentary $500 pair of Maui Jim replacement glasses. Be funny and tell a great story… And the sky is the limit! ——————– To: Maui Jim Customer Support Re: My recently deceased sunglasses Dear Sir/Madam: I bought my Maui Jim’s on an ordinary sunny day here in South Florida during …

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No Smoking.

So, I quit smoking about a month ago. I didn’t do it on purpose. Back in April I finally caved in and scheduled surgery to remove a rotten wisdom tooth that I had been ignoring for about a year. It took 5 minutes. No kidding… 5 minutes to extract a wisdom tooth I’ve been stressing about for nearly a year. …

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Dealing With Crappy Days

Hey guys… You ever just have one of those days? The sort of day where literally EVERYTHING goes wrong? I’m having one of those WEEKS. Emergency replacement of all the tires on my JEEP. Last minute meeting cancellations. Arguments with my wife. The list goes on and on… It almost feels like the the universe is conspiring against me! All …

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YouTube Money Brands

I was peeking around YouTube today. Specifically, I was checking out the most subscribed channels of all time: http://www.youtube.com/channels?g=0&s=ms&t=a You may or may not know this, but when you start to get a ton of subscribers, and tons of “views” on your videos… YouTube will happily make you a paid content provider. They will pay you to simply continue to …

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The Wheels On The Bike Go ‘Round And ‘Round…

I’ve been riding my bike a lot lately. So much so that you could probably call me a bike-fanatic. I am to the point where I am cycling up to 20 miles a day. Why do I tell you this? Well, for a couple reasons. Since I’m interested in biking, I signed up for some websites where I could interact …