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How I survived  potential collapse in December 2011

Recently, things have taken an unexpected and positive turn for the better. During my last progress update in November, I was on my way to Portland, OR and contemplating how I was going to make ends meet upon return. I had enough money for November’s bills, but December was looking very bleak. Based on verbal

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24 hours in a day and too many projects

Lately, I’ve been feeling overwhelmed with too many projects on my plate. Given my recent well paying and mentally stimulating job, I’ve been a bit unfocused with managing all my projects and the need generate immediate income has lessened. If a consulting client told me they were trying to run three side projects in addition to a

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Career breaks are necessary, if you want a life that is..

The long anticipated and seldom actualized career break. How many of us in the work obsessed United States actually take one? I’m not talking about that measly one week look over your shoulder excuse for a break many of us are accustomed to. I’m not even talking about a two-week hiatus where you start to

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The clock is ticking, the pressure is on..

As mentioned in a previous post, I parted ways with a web development company I was with for 2 years last month. After 125+ hours of development time, I just launched my newest project WebTree Consulting. A company specializing in eCommerce consulting, ethical SEO, paid search management, conversion rate optimization and more. As it stands today, I

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Why I'm becoming a digital Nomad

Sharp knives, roaring fires and edible extravagance, the long coveted dream of my childhood…..to be come a professional chef/restaurateur.  At the tender age of 17, I started working in a professional kitchen of a small English-American bistro. My first thoughts were “wow , I get paid to do this!” Everything was fresh and new. Excitement, learning,

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Another door closes, which one to open?

Will that new door lead to prosperity or more of the stuck in the hallway syndrome? This is the question on my mind out of both necessity and well, necessity. For the last 1. 5 years I’ve been employed full time with an SEO/Web Development firm. The company is based a few hours away and