Pre-Flight Briefing 5: Please God, Let Freedom Rein!

Since I last checked in, the left-wing’s presumptive U.S. President, Hillary Clinton, lost out to Donald Trump. A stunning shock to the so-called main stream press and the whining “safe place” left!  We’re half way through President Trump’s first week in office and I swear he must have read and followed my earlier message.  Read the July 23rd Pre-Flight Briefing and you’ll see what I mean.  I’m not sure what kind of a president he’ll be, but from what I’ve seen so far, he’s the antidote to President Obama’s America. Please God, please let Americans be free again! Please let the millennial generation…continue

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Pre-Flight Briefing 4: Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton?

It’s been about six months since I’ve checked in. During this time I’ve ran for political office and attempted to go a different earnings direction. I didn’t get elected to my state’s House of Representatives and my “different direction” didn’t pan out. I won’t go into much details about either but can say I’m less focused on entrepreneurialism than I’ve been for the last two years. I deleted the business podcasts that I used to listen to religiously. I couldn’t stand their hype anymore. I’ve even looked for employment, but no one will hire me. My different direction involved returning to…continue

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Pre-Flight Briefing 3: Sick of working on the same thing. Waiting for new microphone.

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I’ve been working on my information product and waiting on a few items from Amazon. The information product production is becoming a chore. Have  you ever worked on something so long that you’re sick of looking at it? That’s how I’d describe the course I’m working on, now. But, like what Dennis Waitley taught me three decades ago, those that can do what needs to be done instead of what want they want to do (poor paraphrase) are successful. At any rate, once I get started it gets a lot eaier. I’m waiting on my new hands-free Audix HT2P wired headset vocal…continue

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Pre-Flight Briefing 2: Where I’ve Been to Where I’m Going: A New Year’s Perspective

Since my pivot to “Small Business Test Pilot” on or about 24 November 2014, Free-Market Startup has been around for more than a year – and likely more like one and a half years.  I’m not exactly sure when I started Free-Market Startup, but it was probably mid to late 2014. Check out the photo to the left. It’s the Wayback Machine’s (archive.org) snapshot of FMSU. Click on it to see a larger picture. I’ve been slow and meticulous in the businesses which I’ve started. In fact too slow. The online businesses are some of the most demanding and unforgiving…continue

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Pre-Flight Briefing 1: Feeling Down After My Disappointing Validation and FB Suspension.

The entrepreneurial life can be a little disheartening. I am a bit lost to what to do next. In fact, I’m feeling quite down. My hopes were so high and now I really don’t know what to do next. The aftermath has me sleeping in and eating icecream… as I try to decide what to do next. I haven’t felt this down in a long time. I’ll get out of my funk soon, but for now, blah! Get this, I was also suspended from advertising on Facebook (FB). They notified me a week or 10 days after my last ad…continue

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What’s the Secret to Startup Business Success?

Listen to Audio –   What’s the secret to start-up business success?  This question has been poised by many throughout the millenniums. It’s the manta, the food we’ve all so wanted but could not taste. Well, just like Ponce de León’s search for the Fountain of Youth, I’ve searched for the equation to start-up success. Like me, thousands have wondered if such an equation exist.  It’s like trying to find a Cookoo Bird in the Rocky Mountains, it’s possible – anything is possible – but unlikely.   Well, today I’m happy to disclose that I’ve found it.  It’s no longer hidden or…continue

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Why Investors and “Flippers” are Good For Housing and the Economy

Now that the housing market is returning to “normal” I am hearing people talk more about regulating investors and flippers.  I believe these calls for more regulation are well meaning, but are from a position of basic economic ignorance.  During the recent Great Recession (2007-09), all governments were happy to have anyone, including investors (which are also flippers), enter the housing market.  Now that they think it’s normal, I hear the same old anti-freedom advocates calling for more controls. (Ref 1) Let me explain a little about the housing market.  Real estate is already regulated.  In fact it’s overly regulated.  Every…continue

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Memorial Day 2015: Do Not Waste This Gift

Today is Memorial Day.  It’s the day we remember our war dead and those from this generation to generations ago that fought to make and keep this American Republic.   On this day, remember those maimed and dead from the Revolutionary War, to our first Islamist conflict in the North African Barbary States War (you know it as the “Shores of Tripoli” from the U.S. Marine Corps Hymn), to the War of 1812, the Civil War, the Mexican-American War, the Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, the Korean and Vietnam Wars, and then to our recent “modern” wars of…continue

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Business Start-Up: What Went Wrong?

After researching and analyzing the marketplace and my competition, I thought I found a good business start-up idea, so I went about writing my business plan.  The “experts” suggest testing or validating one’s product or business concept; and like anything, testing is always good advice – especially if you’re spend your time and money building it. I’m not sure why I skipped the viability test.  From my TOWS/SWOT Analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats), I thought I found an inviting market – one wide open for improvement and an opportunity to exploit my competitors’ weaknesses.  Who knows, it may have been…continue

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Trust and My Cash-Flow Epiphany

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I had an epiphany this week, while listing to a podcast at Starbucks.  In between a pastry and a cup of Pike, I had a revelation.  It was what I was searching for.  It was that one “ingredient” which I could almost taste, but could not place! In fact, it was so “tasty” I that had to incorporate it into my Start-Up Business Guide – which I’m writing right now (you can watch it develop on the free subscription side). I’ll tell you about this epiphany it in a minute, but I want to tell you about this podcast guest first. Trust There are…continue

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