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Losing weight the lazy way

I have been described by my family and others as lazy and easily distracted. I do not dispute these claims. (The evidence is overwhelming anyway.)

In the past, I have rebelled against my lazy self and have tried my best to become a fastidious workaholic. The rebellions are generally quelled within 3 days, and the recovery process involves more laziness and more distractions.

Recently, I have found ways to channel my natural inclinations toward increased productivity. As an amusing and unintentional side effect, for the first 10 weeks of this year, I lost about a half-pound to a pound each week.

The effect has been noticeable enough that I’ve now got people asking me how I did it. Hence this blog post, my best guess at the changes that made the biggest difference.

As with most things of this nature, these methods won’t work for everyone, and I can’t even be 100% sure that what I describe here is what’s responsible for the weight loss (hey, maybe I just have a tapeworm). Please read on anyway.
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Sending out a big announcement re: Bigger Bird…

About to send out a BIG announcement to our Bigger Bird clients and partners, as well as friends and family who, for whatever reason, aren’t connected via Facebook. We have been researching and planning for two months (and on-and-off for the past few years) to make sure the plan is sound, and we are finally ready to announce it to everyone (drumroll):

We are moving to Korea!

We plan to live in Seoul for a year, starting in June. We bought our plane tickets last week, so we are committed.

How will all this work? Why are we going? Read the full announcement here:
http://www.biggerbird.com/emails/20100223

The announcement will go out to our email list tomorrow. Then, I anxiously wait to see what our clients think of our plan…

P.S. If you are interested in receiving emails like this re: Bigger Bird, by all means please join our email list. (Very low volume… I’d like to send out 1 email per month, but the reality is closer to 1/quarter or 1/year.)

Hollywood producers say “never spend your own money.” I agree.

Ah, my first post. To this particular blog, anyway. I could do what I usually do and agonize over how to introduce myself and this blog, but I think I’ll just jump right in. Consider yourself welcomed.

I’ve started a lot of businesses in this lifetime. Depending on how you count, it could easily be over a dozen. I try to launch at least one new product or service every year.

I’d like to do more, but there are only so many hours in the day. So, I enjoy talking with other entrepreneurs and following their ventures. Some are serial entrepreneurs like myself, and they start a lot of businesses. Most of those businesses fail or don’t perform as intended, but that doesn’t bother them much, they learn from it and keep starting new businesses.

Others would be more accurately labeled “wannabe entrepreneurs.” The wannabes usually want to hire my web design company to build them a big expensive web site, which they plan to finance with a bank loan.

Hearing plans like these puts me in a forehead-slapping mood. The simple fact of the matter is that most businesses fail. No one plans to fail, obviously, so we are talking about failures that you don’t and can’t expect. And not necessarily because of a bad idea, bad plan, or bad execution. Everything can go right, then one day, your parents fall ill and you decide to shutter your business to spend more time with them.

You need to start with the understanding that the odds of your business being around in 5 years are slim to none. You need to be 100% okay with that. It’s really not a big deal.

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