Sunday, February 27, 2011
Man, what a day! I got to watch my Arsenal in the final minute of the Carling Cup give up what could be the worst blunder since Bill Buckner's error in the 1986 world series and lose. Great start. Then, I spent the rest of the day stripping varnish. Even better! My body was so sore from the 11 hours logged in yesterday that I pooped out after 6 hours today. I am not a fan of stripping varnish. Yuk. You either have to sand it or chemically peel it. Sanding it would not be good for the rest of the house so the chemical peel seemed like the least worst option. Good times!
After making the above pictured scones, Angelique and Ali spent the day shopping for groceries and other fabulous home improvements so as to avoid the fumes. So, I caught up with my iPod. I'm listening to 'The Law of Success' by Napoleon Hill for probably the third time now. It is great to listen to on many fronts, but one in particular is how language evolves over time. The book was published in 1925, and boy, our language has definitely evolved since then. Many of the same success principles discussed last weekend at the 3 day intensive I attended come right from this textbook. It is a daunting read; I first purchased the paper book, but it would be a tall order for any student in any upper division class to read it in one semester, so I purchased the audio version as well, and that has worked much better for me. www.audible.com has a great membership service where for $14.95 a month, you get 1 credit toward any book in their library. What's great is that it doesn't matter how many hours the audio is, it's still just one credit. GREAT for the car. I stopped listening to commercial radio and talk radio for good, and now just either listen to the occasional music CD, or audiobook, or, quite often, silence.
This week coming up I will spend 3 days in San Diego building a new internet marketing campaign to help replace the income I've lost over the past two years. I am really behind on my student loan and SEP IRA. I can't wait to start getting current on both of those again. My challenge is that I feel too spread out between too many projects. This is nothing new. I do this to myself all the time. Let me ask you, what do you think I should lead with?
1) a course on how to overcome challenges as a parent and spouse
2) my coaching program
3) my "Start Out Successful" Program for new grads starting their own business in a helping industry
The last one I don't think I've shared much about, as it is outside the scope of this blog. I lead training at all the music therapy conferences on the business aspects of owning your own business as we don't get much training in this arena in our music therapy degree. I have designed different modules that when put together, create a 12-month home study program to help new professionals put in place the fundamentals of a successful business.
Anyhow, I'm curious to hear your thoughts. You all know me pretty well by now!