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(Final?) Update

Hello everyone!  

Our business is going very well and has generated much more income this first year than my highest paid year in the military.  Even better, the work is interesting and varied and we've (mostly) been able to control our own pace and schedule, so our family life hasn't suffered while we've reached for the golden ring.

Like most businesses, we're aiming for increased growth and reach-- I'm lucky to have several good, reliable, and hard-working friends who are working alongside us to grow our business.  As I mentioned in my last post, the friendships and work relationships I've developed over the last three decades are the source of the bulk of our work.

So, get out there, take risks, work hard, enjoy yourself, fail, work harder, succeed, don't compromise, and see what happens!  Whatever your side hustles are, just keep at them, try new ones, and so on, until something works out.  Also, have the courage to know when something you are trying isn't working out and try something else.  If the marketplace doesn't respond to it in 2-3 years, it is probably time to try something else.

No matter what, if you want to make money, you had better be in the top ten percent of whatever it is you're doing.  Get to the top one percent in your niche and the sky is likely the limit.  For those of you out there blogging, ask yourself if you reach those thresholds; if not, it will be a tough road to hoe until you up your game.  I recognized some time ago that my commitment to blogging was never such that I would reach those thresholds.  Hence, our pivot.

I'm not sure if I'll post here in the future or if anyone even stops by anymore, but I stand by most of what I remember writing here.  The growth I experienced while writing this blog allowed me to do what I'm doing now.  

Thanks for being part of it!  

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