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My 2012 Reading List

This is a list of books that I read in 2012. Books with asterisks next to them are books that I enjoyed and would recommend: 1 – 1/4/2012 – Archeology and the New Testament by John McRay 2 – 1/7/2012 – A Revolution in Generosity by Wesley Willmer* 3 – 1/14/2012 – Multiple Streams of Income by …

My First Two Weeks of Freedom and My Plans for World Domination

Today marks the two-week anniversary of my transition to full-time self-employment. I would like to say that the last two weeks has been the South Dakota equivalent of sitting on a beach drinking Mai Tai’s (whatever that would be), but that hasn’t been the case. Today also marks the one-week anniversary of bringing my son, …

“So…What exactly do you do?”

I announced earlier this month that I plan on quitting my day job as of November 7th, so that I can focus on my business, my seminary degree and my newborn son, Micah. Since then, I’ve gotten a lot of “What exactly do you do?” questions. This post was written to answer that question. My …

How I Quit My Day Job (and My Plans for the Future)

I did it. I finally did it. After four years and ten months of working at Factor360 full time and six years of building my business on the side, I’ve finally made the entrepreneurial leap. As of November 7th, 2012, I will have quit my day job to pursue my business on a full time basis. …

Lessons from the 2012 Global Leadership Summit

2012 was the third year that I had the opportunity to attend the Global Leadership Summit put on by the team at Willow Creek. When I first attended the Summit in 2009, I had the opportunity to hear from a number of great speakers, like Wess Stafford of Compassion International and Former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair. In …

Resources from the 2012 Global Leadership Summit

I had the opportunity to attend the Global Leadership Summit during the past two days. The Summit takes place in Chicago, but is simulcast to regional broadcast locations around the world. My home church, Central Baptist Church, has the opportunity to serve as a satellite location each year. Last year, we had more than 420 …

Introducing RatingsDB

My company, American Consumer News, LLC, will be launching a new stock research product tomorrow morning. The product, RatingsDB, allows retail investors to get access to Analyst Ratings Network’s entire database of more than 100,000 stock ratings. RatingsDB rests upon a custom-built search engine that tracks more than 200 stock ratings each day. Watch the …

Memories from Hawaii

Karine and I had the opportunity to take a once-in-a-lifetime 10-day trip to Oahu and Maui. Our little one is now 20-weeks along and it’s hard to know when we’ll have the opportunity to take another trip like this again. We had a fantastic time. Here are a few memories from our trip:

Financial Peace University 2012: What You Need to Know

I wear many hats. One of those hats is serving as a coordinator for Financial Peace University (FPU) classes at my local church. Yesterday, Dave Ramsey’s team hosted a webinar announcing the 2012 edition of Financial Peace University. The 2012 edition will not be unfamiliar to anyone that has previously taken the class, as Dave’s …

How to Select a High Quality Web Host

I was running a cross promotional campaign for my company’s daily email newsletter, ARN Daily, this morning. Almost immediately after the campaign email was sent out, DreamHost’s data center had an outage, rendering the campaign almost useless. This is the latest of many issues that I’ve had with DreamHost, unfortunately. I have a couple of …