Memorial Day Projects

Memorial Day,  a chance to honor those that have served us.  For many this is a chance to reflect on our loved ones and the experiences that they have had for our country.  It also marks the beginning of nicer weather and the summer season (unofficially).  As I walked out on the front porch with my morning coffee I heard one familiar sound, engines.  Lawn mowers to be exact.  This day usually is the tree/hedge trimming, landscaping and any other outdoor project day in my neighborhood.

I took this day to clean out the garage (my wife has been nagging me) and with the new found space I will be installing this beautiful Stack on safe after reading reviews from this website:

I found this while doing research over the winter and was instantly in love.  I have been wanting to refinish the garage into a man cave for quite some time and thought this would make a great addition.  It is basically fire proof and totally secure, plus I can show off the toys to the boys.

The install won’t be hard at all, it’s just making room for the safe.  It is a bit heavy, definitely a two beer lift with a friend if you know what I mean.  So far I am really pleased with the safe though and have been considering locking things up for a while.  I often worry about leaving firearms in the house when I am not home and have felt uneasy about them being exposed and for the taking.  Should someone ever break in I would be crushed to find my guns missing.  For a few in my collection, they are the only things that I have left from my grandfather.  I would never use them, but I definitely enjoy cleaning them and thinking about him and the time we spent together.  I don’t even want to think about having one of these precious items leave my possession.  Plus you need to take into the account that THESE ARE DANGEROUS.  In all honesty, I should have locked them up a long time ago.

Regardless, the safe will look great in the corner once the garage is cleaned out.  I have been looking at different man cave ideas on pinterest and have a few options for how to take the garage into my own hangout space.  Heat is the first thing that I want to get squared away and I have been considering an air filtration system that will allow us to smoke cigars regularly while playing card games.  I have seen a few systems but definitely do not want to invest that kind of money, I just need something to get the smokey air out in an efficient manner.  That will be a totally different post and project altogether.  For now, I’ll clean and enjoy the day off while thinking of my grand father who proudly served our country.  I miss him and the stories that he was able to share and the time that we had together.  Happy memorial day!

I’m Getting In Shape

Hey everyone, in my last post about coq10 I mentioned some of the troubles that I have been having lately and decided that I needed to step it up a bit and make a change.  I am not doing my best to be healthy and take care of myself.  I have high cholesterol and heart issues and I think it is time that I accept responsibility for my actions (or lack thereof) and get myself into shape.

I have been thinking a lot about my life and I realize that with a birthday coming up, I have limited time here.  I feel a bit like a failure for letting my own health go by the wayside as I followed more of a YOLO philosophy.  I know that I need to lose a bit of weight and get into shape.  I would like to drop about 20lbs and see how I feel from there and then make some adjustments or set a goal.  I know that a lot of people have luck when they sign up for something and work towards it (road race etc) but that just isn’t me.  I had a coworker that went through a divorce and signed up for a triathalon.  He dropped so much weight so quickly that I thought he was actually terminally ill.  I saw his results and made mental note “lots of exercise works fast”.  Nobody could argue with his results.

The problem is that I have absolutely no desire to run or compete in an endurance race.  I find them dumb and something that I would not feel satisfied completing one… It’s just not in my nature.  However, what if I got into a strength competition? That sounds cool and who doesn’t want to be able to move heavier stuff?  After that my train of thought went to a body builder.  Who doesn’t want to look awesome naked? Seriously, ripped abs and the like? Sign me up.

I went to a few websites and decided on trying what it seems like everyone is doing at the moment in their own home Focus T25.  I’ll give it a shot and my challenge will be to follow the program exactly as stated and see where it leads me.  Heck, the worst thing that happens is that I just can’t complete the workouts and nobody sees me fail.  I figured I would start adding some supplements as well.  I did my research and am going to be taking whey protein, glutamine, fish oil,  BCAAS, and green tea leaf extract diet pills.  These are all taken for one reason or another.  The protein, glutamine and BCAAS are supposed to help me build muscle and recover.  FIsh oil is supposed to help my inflammation and improve my blood levels.  The green tea pills are supposed to raise my metabolism and burn more fat naturally.  Sounds like we have a plan and I am ready to go!

My apologies

Ubiquinol Side EffectsI have to make an apology to everyone….I have been feeling a bit under the weather as of late and haven’t really had a chance to get much work done.  My doctor prescribed me a statin drug for my cholesterol and I have started to take the medication.  What I didn’t realize is the amount of pain that I would be in from the medication.  It’s funny (or not) that sometimes the side effects of these medications are worse than the original problem.  Regardless, I found some information online about statin drugs and some natural supplements that can help with pain.  All information was taken from


Coq10 and Ubiquinol are both one in the same, they are just at different levels of being broken down and absorbed by the body.  It is thought that ubiquinol is the more ready available form of coq10 that can be utilized by the body more efficiently.  Adding statin drugs to your body system can interfere with coq10 absorption and plasma levels in the blood so it is recommended that you add the supplement to deal with the deficiency that your body ends up with taking the statin.

I did my research and consulted a doctor and began my supplementation with ubiquinol. Side effects are very mild compared to the side effects of the cholesterol meds so I will gladly accept feeling dizzy and a bit nauseous compared to muscle pain.   Anyway, everything seems to be working well so I will be back up and running in a few days time.  Thanks for your patience!

What’s needed for a google hangout?

I recently published my ideas on using google hangouts for sales pitches with prospects in this post.

After playing around I have a quick tip… My laptop doesn’t have a web camera so I cannot do a face to face meeting (DUNCE CAP ON). I can’t believe that I totally forgot about this, it gets better though.  I don’t have a microphone either.  I thought about how to actually get around each of these problems without making some purchases and came up with one solution.

The microphone can be solved by using the apple iphone ear buds

These have a microphone built in and actually work quite well!  Just a quick tip as I figure this stuff out.

Google Hangouts

I happened to be playing on the internet today and searching through youtube when I came across google hangouts.  I have been thinking about going to best buy and making a few purchases, a web cam and a screen share software.  I thought that this would allow me to communicate with friends and coworkers and let me get a bit of work done while at home ( I would love to transition to a work from home position).  I am in sales and advisement and this would be a great way for me to see clients and have meetings without the travel required to normally do so.

Google Hangout SEO


Google Hangouts solves all of these problems for me without the investment of those services.  I particularly noticed some other benefits of google hangouts after watching an SEO video that I will show later in the post.

I didn’t realize that a google hangout can also be broadcast on the air live so that many people can log in and view at the same time! This is huge for sales pitches as well as educating and creating leads.  The best part is that after there is an interactive hangout that can benefit your business (or mine) it can be uploaded as a youtube video and you can essentially use it and refer to it forever.

I have been recently signing up clients for identity theft protection products and really feel like a google hangout that EDUCATES prospects could do a fantastic job of warming up potential customers for a sale.  Could hangouts be a new form of a white paper?  Video converts according to everything that I have researched…. I feel like it could be time to take advantage of the technology available at hand and step into the future.  What’s the worst that could happen? There is literally NO INVESTMENT.

A quick powerpoint slide and a screen capture along with a face to face conference could be extremely effective for sales.  I’ll keep updating as I test and tweak.  I am sure that I’ll get some crazy looks at first but anytime you think out of the box this is to be expected.

As I previously mentioned, the video that I watched actually showed how easy it is to get a video in front of customers that could be searching for your product.  If you target people that are already looking for what you are selling by putting your video on the first page of google then half the battle is already over.  News flash, hangouts can get on page 1 quick.  This is like a no brainer for me.

Check out this video ranking for the phrase Utica Seo Services, the video actually ranked in minutes!.

After doing some research on Simple But Well (I followed the link on the youtube video) it appears that this ranking process can happen very quickly.  I would like to do a few tests before pitching this to my customers and create a high quality video to show potential prospects.

I’ll update once this is completed and who knows, if you are interested in Identity Protection the video could help you as well…