This week has been a busy week doing setting up interviews, doing interviews, and studying for a homework of an interview. So this weeks episode is super short.
I talked last week about what I plan for the future this year, and what I want to get done. Well the day after that posted, I was laid off as part of a reduction of 10% of our workforce.
This has derailed my brain more than anything.
So in this episode I talk through things. To be honest I hope it is coherent as I just kind of walk through my thoughts, plans and wishes.
I also give an update on a DIY project.
If you don’t prepare for the future then you probably wont get anything meanginful done. Wandering through life isn’t the best way to accomplish your goals.
With that in mind this week is about what to look forward to on content I plan to produce this year. Projects I plan to do, and some attempts to just be better this year.
I list out several projects I want to do as well as how I came to the conclusion to do some of them, I also review last year and the partial failure it was as well.
Then we cap it off with my dismal failure at eating well for the last week.
Being overweight has been a way of life for the last 25 years. I have never had good control over my weight.
This year I was finally able to take control of my weight and bring it down to be healthy.
In todays episode I talk about that journey and the things that I did along the way, and what I would do again if I were to start over.
I hate spending money on things that break regularly. Keyboards are one of those things.
I get a new keyboard every couple of years because I wear out a key and it basicaly makes the rest of the board useless.
Recently I found out you can actually build your own high quality keyboards that could last for decades.
In this episode follow along as I talk to you about how you can do this, and the plans I have coming up to build my won keyboard.
When you stretch yourself out of your comfort zone you can learn a few things. This last week I helped my dad do more cement, but this time it was more than we had ever done before.
It was an interesting experience trying to cement 3 things in one hour to keep costs down. Give this episode a listen if you are curious what we did, and a few of the takeaways.
Sometimes out of failures we can rise to the occasion and help to get things done. This last weekend there were several problems in the project I was helping with that needed to get done. It took leadership to help get them accross the finish line in a reasonable fashion.
In this weeks episode I walk through what it takes to be a leader, types of leadership, and how to use that to be effective when the people around are not being as effective in the moment. It is also a great introduction to being a leader when you are not the designated leader.
It was the week of Thanksgiving, and while there was a lot to be thankful for. There was also time to get some things done. And some time to make a few mistakes along the way.
Join me this week as I go through the install of a new vanity and sink, and wrap up with my failure of the week. Overall a good week even if it didn’t go completely as expected.
We had to make some hard decisions this week due to finances. With that in mind and talking to a couple of people recently that have not had a good grasp on finances I think we should talk about them.
One of the biggest hiccups I run into with people is a lack of understanding of basic finances. Or how to move that basic understanding into project planning. It isn’t hard, but if you don’t know how then you don’t know.
In this episode we cover some finance basics, then I move into planning for pigs to show the points I took into consideration for costs and how to cover those. Then to forecast future expenses so you know if you will make a profit, or when you might.
These skills are essential to longterm success in any endeavor, and just takes a tweak to your thinking. This is one of my favorite topics so I hope you enjoy it as much as me, or at least learn something from it.
Part of the last week I spent my time at the The Survival Podcast Fall Workshop, and it was great. I was able to meet a lot of people I have never met before as well as catching up with old friends.
I even learned a few things along the way. in this episode I give a bit of a recap of the highlights.