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Finally! Get Organized and Get It Done.

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DisorganizedI’m gonna let you in on a secret of mine. Don’t tell anyone else okay? I suck at the whole “getting stuff done” thing. Not just a little. I mean like 13 shades of suck. I was born without the “time management” gene.  I truly admire people who can juggle work, kids, hobbies, and 5 to-do lists and still have time to pee and sleep. Amazing. I’m not one of those people.

If you can relate, then read on. I may have (finally!) found a solution to help me get on track, stay on track, and get things done before the proverbial “hell freezes over” scenario. If you’re struggling with getting things done, maybe it’ll help you out too. No affiliate links here, just a really awesome program I found that I wanted to pass along to you in case you’re struggling with time management.

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Blog Crash and Recovery

ErrorHey, gang. I know a lot of you were wondering what happened to A Couple of Quitters blog. As many of you know, the site was down for almost 2 weeks. Tammy and I were more than a bit on edge as we worked to get things back in order. Well, I say worked but we haven’t actually been doing the work. Someone from our web host was working behind the scenes to help us solve the issue. Technically, we had lost ALL of our blog posts, but we have a couple database backup programs running, which may have saved the day because it looks like we were able to get all the blog posts back. Whew!! Although, we lost a few comments, which stinks! Anyway, we’ll be back soon to fill in more details. For now, please be patient while we work to get the last few pieces back in place.

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Self-Employment Progress Report for August 2009

As recently reported, Tammy and I joined the Internet Business Mastery Academy (IBMA) in July. It’s been over a month now and we’ve seemed to hit a wall. Not due to lack of ambition or priority, but due to scheduling difficulties and putting out mini fires. This is what you call, “life” happens. I’m not going to get into some of the “life” that’s going on around here because it’s probably typical stuff that would bore you. But I do want to point out that I consider our situation to be the rule rather than the exception.

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WASTED! Playing Online Games Instead of Working

Warning: Do Not Read This Post!

Web Candy If you are struggling to make progress on your goals; if you’re trying to start an online business or quit your job to be self-employed, you might be better off skipping today’s Web Candy. If you ever hope to be a successful entrepreneur or a work-from-home guru, I urge you to go get something done instead of reading this post!

Still with me? Okay, you’ve been warned.

I would like to report that no brain cells were harmed during the research for this web candy. However, that would be a lie. I’m not going to sugar coat this and tell you I never get sucked in by a clever game or any online time-wasting sites. That would be a lie. But I do want to warn you of a virus you can get while playing online games. This virus doesn’t affect your computer, if affects your mind. Continue reading

Employment: A Blessing and a Curse



You know what I love about life? You never can predict what’s going to happen next. Okay, sometimes that’s good and sometimes it’s not. What happened to me over the past couple of days started out good, then ended up (arguably) not. Two days ago, I had decided that I would use the remainder of my time on unemployment to break through the remaining barriers that kept me tied to a 9 to 5 job. I was going to face the fear and uncertainty and make a commitment to a single-minded focus on generating additional income outside of a day job. Then, yesterday happened. Continue reading

Unemployment: A Blessing or A Curse?



A funny thing happened to me last week. Here I was, just minding my own business, when I got a friendly call from the HR woman where I work. We exchanged pleasantries, had a brief chat, and said our goodbyes. I mean, we said our goodbyes! That’s right, I got laid off. I am now jobless. I made it through several waves of layoffs over the last several months. Our company was already down to just bones. And now, they’re hitting marrow. It’s so bad that the HR woman even told me that she was getting laid off too. Imagine that! So she had to call herself and inform her that she was laying herself off. Yes, I know that’s a bit twisted, but things are tough all over, right?

So here I am in week 2 of being newly unemployed. What’s my next move? This situation is sort of a blessing and a curse. It’s a blessing because I now have more time to spend working on my projects and exploring other ways to make money. It’s a curse because this is a really tough time to be looking for another job. Plus, I’m not ready to abandon my 40-hour work week, just yet. This may come as a surprise to you because the whole point of this website is to quit my day job. So maybe my former place of employment did me a favor, right? Some people would say I should buckle down and put all my energy into developing other sources of work-from-home income so I don’t have to go back to working at a day job. But, honestly, I’m just not ready for that yet. Continue reading

Murphy’s Law Strikes Back

Murphy’s Law: Anything That Can Go Wrong, Will Go Wrong.

Speed Bump_Small_578725_89691541 As we’ve explained before, we try to keep it real here at Quitters. Among other things, that means we want to be open and honest about the obstacles that come up that make it challenging for us to pursue our goals of becoming successfully self-employed. With that in mind, I wanted to post a quick update to explain my recent unexpected absence. Friday, a large glowing metallic disc descended from the night sky and hovered several inches above the ground in our back yard. Ok, I wasn’t really abducted by aliens. But that would’ve made for one helluva’ blog post, wouldn’t it?! Ok, on a (somewhat rare) serious note…

On Saturday, April 4th, my mother underwent emergency surgery to repair a perforated colon. If any of you are considering it, I would definitely recommend against having a perforated colon. It’s not a good thing. Even though it was broke, the surgeon apparently liked Mamma’s colon, because he decided to keep about 8 inches of it.

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