Thursday, June 15, 2017

Starting a book club.

These past few days me and my good friends Pro have been working with each other for the past few years. We've been inspiring each other and have become each others support system and great friends. 

He's been working on this project called " Bigger Vision " for the past few years and hasn't quite taken it to the next level yet. He's been planning things, working on things and really wants to create a foundation for inspiration and community. 

Recently, I've been drilling in his head he's gotta do more. He's gotta put more things on the board and fail as fast as possible. He has been thinking and talking more, then actually doing. To be honest, I kinda reached a point when I was like bruh, either get serious about this shit or quit and do something else. We've gone back and forth and I think, I've finally pushed through to his head and get him doing more moving.

For some reason we had a discussion yesterday about reading books and we start shooting different ideas to work on. It started off with him saying he was selling some website to people and he was working on some other things. I'm really not sure how the conversation got into books but I ended up saying we need to start a book club. He was like "oh shit, let's do it".

Me being who I am was like not we need to set a date and time as well if we're going to really do this. So we came up with Sunday nights at 9pm-9:30pm to talk about a chapter. The book we decided to start with is Grant Cardones " The 10X Rule". We figured this book would be best because we both had it and wouldn't have to worry about any excuses for not getting this started. 

The goal we came up with is to read and discuss a chapter a week. Every Sunday night we will talk about what we learned form the chapter and our takeaways. Pro has already began brining people aboard. I'm really excited about this. 

We are both, book readers to a certain degree. Meaning we both read a occasion but not consistently.  Hopefully we can use this club as a way to work on our consistency and use the information to help us grow as individuals. 

We're going to call the book club " The Bigger Vision Book Club". 

If you're looking to join please email me at travis@biggervision.com and we'll slide you in the group.

I'll keep you posted in what I'm learning and the progress of the new book club.






Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The Black Panther Trailer

I hope this movie turns out better and it looks. This quick one minute, fifty two second trailer has me sold so far. The graphics look sick and I've heard this should be a great film. We'll see.

Check out the trailer and let me know what you think?

Sunday, June 11, 2017

The High School Reunion

Today my family and I gathered our things and made our way from our beautiful sunny San Diego to the desert hot Palm Springs. Today my fian├že had her 10 year high school reunion.

It was like a 2 hour drive and we stayed at the Holiday Innnnn. Quick note, nice hotel and I loved the continental breakfast. I think, they do to make sure people get they lazy asses up to get the fuck out the hotel room on time.lol

But it was pretty funny at her 10 year reunion. The conversations were really short with some people and the focus is basically all about the old days. There were a lot of people she said changed a lot. Some lost a lot of weight and people don't recognize, who they were. A few people became gay, a few people unfortunately have passed away and everyone else is still just living in the town stuck, in that hot ass desert.

I thought it was the guts. The conversations started off like, hayyyyuyhh. How you been, what have you been up too. Oh my goodness, I haven't seen you in forever, how's life. Do you gave any kids are you married, where do you live. Ohh my gosh, realllyyy and so on. Shits was hilarious. Some dude got really fucked up. hahahaha

I unfortunately didn't attend my 10 year reunion. My reunion was held on the same day as my little cousins wedding. And that made it really easy for me to decide what I was going to do. Cousins wedding of course.

But after going to my girls reunion, I kinda wish I did go to mine. Low-key.

It is kinda cool seeing all your old friends from high school. Talk some shit to people and just laugh at the old days. Even if you really didn't mess with to many people. It's more of the fact of just going, it's kinda cool.


If your reunion is coming up. Don't be a little punk, just go. Worse thing that will happen, is you'll never see them again.

Does anybody have any funny high school or random reunion stories?

Thursday, June 8, 2017

I got a new job.

If you read my previous post, you know how frustration I was with my current employer. Them not trying to grow with this new world we live in. Just sad. They were on my nerves and they acted like they had all the answers, because of their previous success. But they can't realize that the world they use to live in is gone and never coming back.

This is how I wanted to talk to them and them. Kayne said it best for me:




THEY DON'T HAVE THE ANSWERS...

Since, it's not my business and they specifically told, not to don't worry about their business and worry about myself, that exactly what I did. I took things into my own hands and got another job.

I still work with them, on a straight commission bases to help keep the clients I was working with happy. And at the end of the day, we're both still making money from those clients. That's all that really matter to me now, working with them moving forward.

So I start the new job this Monday. I got a job at ADT. Yea, the security company. It's cool, I guess.

The only reason why I have to have a job is because I have a family to take care of. I have my fiance, who makes a few hundred bucks watching our god son/nephew and my 2 year old son.

My real plan is to start a digital marketing company and start building my own clientele. I'm getting better with my marketing skills. I'm currently doing free work to build my skills and I'm taking some online courses. I plan to start really marketing myself toward mid July of this year.

I'm still building my confidence in getting in front of someone and telling them what I can do for them. I've done some facebook ads and seeing the small results I received, I can only imagine what it's going to be like when I really get it. I've also started to reach out to different online digital marketers and their reaching back helping me out and getting me going.

Well see, hopefully I can keep this going and document my progress.

To be honest, I feel like I'm battling with myself to stay focused. I'm reaching a point in my life where I'm really getting tired of the same results. There was a time in my life where I was winning at everything. I had a really nice car with t.v's, rims, loud ass 15" speakers. I lived on my own, my rent was like $1600 a month, I was paying it with ease by myself. I went clubbing damn near everyday, I had a lot of female cuddle buddies and I was shopping all the damn time. I was always the guy that had no problem paying for everybody when we went out. I always had money. Good times.

When I look back at the same time, I realize how much I didn't know and how much more I could've accomplished, if I had the right people in my life. I was just blowing money. But I'm so happy I went through that and did it.

I've learned so much and I have so much experience from all those experiences. I'm really proud of myself. Even though life is not exactly where I saw it would be when I was younger. It's going in the direction I want it to and I'm in full control.

I'll end this here. But man, this new world we live in and the opportunities available to us right now is endless.

Let's all shoot for the galaxies and leave our legacies. I'll be checking back in shortly.

I'll end this post on a great GaryVee note:

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

My managers SUCK.

My job is great but my managers suck. Like they really, really fucking suck. They don't encourage me or my co-workers to work harder. They only focus on money. I'm not saying that's a bad thing, but when your so focused on just money and your not doing anything to increase awareness to bring in more money there is a HUGE problem.

One thing I've learned from the many books and articles I've read, is the importance of growing your business. If you're not putting in the work to grow and get in front of new clients. Not doing anything to stay in front of your previous or current clients and not focusing on your client retention, your business has an BIG issue.

That is the issue I am going through right now with my current employer. It's really sad. They pull us in the office just to say how bad it is. The numbers are down, we need to get more sales, what's going on with all the orders we use to get and so on. The problem here is their not coming up with ways to get the numbers up. Their only complaining and complaining gets nothing done. Complaining only create a bad environment and lowers the vibrations in the office, which intern only decreases business.

I respect their drive for money and they have a running business, but I don't respect their lack of doing what it takes to get the money they feel their not getting anymore. I'm not sure If someone in their inner circle is causing them to stand still and has a hold on their neck. But they definitely need to get their shit together now.

As an ex business owner and seeing how my business failed, there are 3 things I personally recognize that will help the business dramatically.

First, they need to come up with a plan of action.

Second, they need to listen to the employees and ask what we think can be done to increase revenue for the business.

Third, do something about it. Create goals with deadlines and get shit done.

If anyone reading this has some great insights on how to approach people difficult people in this situation or have any recommendations to work with my management, I'm all ears?

Has any of you dealt with this type of situation before? If so, what did you do?










Monday, June 5, 2017

Joe Rogan interviews Gary Vee

I consistently listen  to these guys and they currently have the most influence on my life right now.  Joe Rogan gave GaryVee a great interview. This is a must watch.

My takeaway. Think it, do it. Get shit done.




What's your thoughts?