Goal Update April 14, 2017 (YouTube, Amazon, Branding)

https://youtu.be/CHTcS8wWnrM

In today’s video I am checking in on how I’m going on my new goals for Quarter 2.

Here are my goals for April – June of 2017:

1) Launch a second YouTube Channel for my Private Label brand and schedule 2 months of videos (8 total)
2) Get my Private Label Brand brand registered at Amazon
3) Work on The Bootstrap Boutique Blog
4) Watch and comment on 20 Amazon Seller Videos per week

And finally, this isn’t a stated goal, but I plan to use my “theme days” to get it all done.

Theme days are:
Monday – Product Work
Tuesday – Private Label Brand
Wednesday: YouTube
Thursday: The Bootstrap Boutique Brand
Friday: Plan & Review

Transcript:

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spring is underrated am i right this

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leather beautiful hey everybody welcome

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back to another episode of the bootstrap

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boutique where beginners build

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businesses it is friday the 13th of

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april fool i just realized that and it

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is time to check in on how i’m doing on

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22 goals so we are two weeks into the

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quarter already and you know have just

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really been plugging along i will tell

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you up front that i have not been as

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focused on the side stuff on the

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bootstrap boutique on the amazon

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business as i was maybe in the first

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quarter because this is really getting

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to be busy season for my day job I have

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a lot of travel going on I was out of

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the office last week I will be out of

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the office next week when I say they

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also send me my house and it’s just

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really you know I love doing the

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bootstrap boutique I love doing the

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amazon stuff but i love getting a

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paycheck for my day job also and i just

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i like the job too and so when it’s busy

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that is where I have to put my thumb

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kiss because I have a job to do there

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and so you know sometimes this other

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stuff just kind of gets put to the

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wayside and that’s just how it has to be

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if you’re also building a side business

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while working a day job I’m sure you

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understand so let’s just jump in talk

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about the goals see where we are see

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where we’re headed all right let’s get

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to it my first goal that I wanted to do

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this quarter was to launch a second

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YouTube channel for my private label

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brand and complete two months of videos

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so so far I have not done anything with

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this what i have done is spent some time

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doing research on youtube and also

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keyword research to see what kind of

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videos i should be creating i know i

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want to do some tutorials to show how to

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use this product and then just some

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other kind of lifestyle things that tie

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in with it i’ve got i think 10 ideas

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already on paper that i can do I just

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haven’t shot any of them yet I haven’t

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like started the youtube channel or

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worked on any of that stuff yet so

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considering you know like what I said

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you swore that I have been out I’ve been

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busy doing other stuff I’m happy that

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has it gotten this far like so I already

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know what that

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going to create for my first two months

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worth of content it’s just I just have

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to do them that’s the hard part so we’re

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on track things are going well we are

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definitely making movement they are

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making progress just gotta you know keep

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up the momentum goal number two is to

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get my private label brand brand

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register to Amazon now I also started

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making progress on this this week

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however when i went to the amazon

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website to look up you know the

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requirements and everything i was

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greeted with a page that said amazon

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bring registries clothes and they’re not

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going to take any more until early May

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and I was like crap because I’m just a

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little worried that when they reopen it

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back up in May there’s going to be a

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charge a price tag affixed to it and

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that sucks my timing is awful on stuff

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like this but we’ll see who knows

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nothing has been said about it it’s just

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like speculation that they’re going to

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start charging for it similar to how

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they’ve in the past started stuff out

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free to anybody as long as you meet

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whatever requirements and then they

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start charging for it so i am just

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expecting that to happen and if it

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doesn’t then i will be very happily

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surprised but I do have assuming nothing

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changes I know exactly what I need for a

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brand registry I don’t think any of that

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send me a problem for me to put it

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together it’s just that there’s nothing

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I can do now because there’s no

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application to go in and register for it

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my third goal is to work on the bit

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short bed sheet blog haven’t done it

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have not even started on that I did

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yesterday yesterday was Thursday was my

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day work on the bootstrap petit Brin and

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I did start looking at some beams but

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that is really as far as I’ve got it’s

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just very basic trying to figure out

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what kinds of themes I want to use or

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what kind of theme on what to use for

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the bootstrap boutique blogs my final

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goal what’s to watch and comment on 20

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amazon seller videos per week and i am

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laughing because that means that each

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one of these updates I should have

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watched 40 videos and by my tally i have

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watched 19 in two weeks so did not meet

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that goal for this first time and part

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of that is I totally underestimated or

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wasn’t thinking about how long boosting

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the Sun seller videos are I mean they’re

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really right up there between 10 and 15

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the pop I was just thinking oh 20 a week

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that’s for a day you know I can watch

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for videos today and leave a meaningful

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comment on four video today no problem

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well first of all when you’re when

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you’re sitting in a car on an airplane

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all day and I don’t pay for the Wi-Fi on

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airplanes so that’s not really an option

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that takes a lot of time out from when

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you could be watching those videos and

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then you know sitting in meetings all

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day can’t can’t do it then that’s not

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really professional and you know so then

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I came back home I was already in the

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hole and just I couldn’t make it up this

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week I’ve been way too busy with a job

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stop and so it’s 20 videos a week turns

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out is a lot of videos but i have

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watched a really good ones the ones i

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have watched i have enjoyed there’s just

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so much good content being played out in

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the space and it’s really fun to be a

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part of that so did not meet that goal i

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mean i almost watched 20 in two weeks

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but i will be working very hard on

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staying on top of that i already know

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next week’s going to be tough because

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i’m going to be out the entire week so i

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don’t know it may not happen we’ll see

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the last thing I wanted to talk about a

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little bit is this experiment using beam

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days so let me just be a broken record

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here and say that last week it didn’t

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happen because I didn’t mention this but

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I was on Monday Tuesday Wednesday came

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home to a sick kid so thursday i was

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home all day with him and you know it

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was one of those days where he like had

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a fever so you can go to school but he

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didn’t feel bad he was wide open two

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year old and so we had a lot of fun but

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there was no there’s no like downtown i

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mean thinking nap that day so that was

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just crazy and that’s life and it

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happened so i really only had friday but

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i haven’t really been working all week

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except for tuesday when i was in

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meetings all day so friday was catch up

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day for the day job and last week was

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just it was just a wash this week has

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been a little bit better i have had not

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a lot of time to focus on amazon and the

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bootstrap boutique but what I have found

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is that instead of saying oh my gosh I

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have all the stuff to do guys you catch

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up all the store from last week ironing

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and done I was really able to say no

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this is what I’m going to do today and

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tomorrow and then

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that I’ll do other stuff there’s time

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for that but i have set aside this day

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to work on for instance working on my

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product so on monday when i had downtown

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like during lunch i worked on my pay per

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click campaigns and amazon that is like

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what i did for the day on Monday and

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that was really helpful because I didn’t

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feel like I mean I need to make some

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videos and I need to work on the blog of

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waldo blighters call myself no Megan

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there’s time for that later just focus

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today do this work for today and you

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will get it all eventually done now of

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course we know that it never all gets

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done but at least I have a game plan and

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a framework of what things I need to be

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prioritizing and that has really helped

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me a lot so only two weeks in but I have

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enjoyed this experiment so far and you

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know I’m excited to see how that helps

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me get actually get stuff done as we

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continue through the corner so I think

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that’s going to do it for today I just

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am trucking along over here i hope you

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guys are doing the same and i will talk

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to you very soon take care guys bye

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