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May 4, 2009

Don't Forget To Fly

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When You Lighten Your Load That's When You Take Off
I've had an amazingly productive weekend. When given a chance to sit down and actually work - and I mean meaningful work that I'm really passionate about and most important of all something that I can claim ownership to, not the type that is cog-like and mechanical, - I can accomplish a lot. I'm hard at work at launching the business which should be sometime this week. Product development is also underway. It was a perfect wrap up for the week, Wednesday was my SOs birthday and we both took the time off to go have a day of dining out and chillaxing.

I'm stoked and feeling all sorts of positive buzz about the launch but it hasn't been an easy road...

The ongoing battle with entrepreneurial ADD
For a while there I was experiencing a bit of entrepreneurial ADD - at one point I was working on 7 blogs with 2 more in development plus launching 1 main business. I toss and turn at night since ideas don't turn off just because it's 2am and I have to be at work in a few hours. Something's gotta give and it wasn't me. So I've narrowed it down to 1 main business, 1 main hobby blog turned money blog and then I have this blog which is more of a social platform I suppose (it brings me no income for now but documents my "life restructuring process"). So really it's down to 2.

It's really challenging to choose from a whole slew of projects that I've already researched and started (they're all my babies) but it was necessary to trim it down.

How I determined which ones I was going to focus for now had to meet the ff. criteria:
  • It had to be something I had a deep interest and curiosity in
  • It had to have a lot of fun factor (this is a big one, as I still have a pretty stressful day job to maintain and it was important that there was an element of fun in my main ventures)
  • It had to have the best chances of income potential (to be fair, all my projects had a good income potential otherwise I would not have chosen them but these 2 based on market testing and research are definitely up in the top 3)
  • It had to be something that my significant other can be involved with development-wise (sharing is caring!)

I know I've made the right decision because I'm starting to tell friends and family about it and the more I do so the more I get revved up about them. I find myself babbling and gushing about it.

I haven't abandoned the rest of my projects, they're just currently benched. They will be there when I'm ready for them.

Low-info diet
I've been applying this (from the 4 hour work week) to my e-mail and RSS subscriptions. I'm not quite there yet but I'm making progress. It's helping keep my focus on my present ventures by keeping and gathering only what's directly related to my current pursuits


As an aside I've been discovering a lot of kick-ass blogs all over the web and I've been meaning to take a few minutes and leave a comment/chat a bit so I hope to make a shout out post to some of my favorites here soon.

Hey you, yeah you there, the one reading this: If you liked/loved this post (or even just mildly tolerate it) could you kindly subscribe to it, stumble it, digg it, tweet it, link to it, puree and make a power smoothie out of it and share it with the rest of the internets please. Thanks a bunch. You rock.

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