Happiness is a Decision

It's your choice

Dan Sullivan is an amazing, deep thinking writer and entrepreneur who writes in a way that is simple, profound and easy to understand.  I have been reading Dan’s articles for years and recently decided to connect with his team at Strategic Coach. In his blog, Dan wrote that happiness is not the result of things that people do or what happens in our life but how each of us decide to look at each thing. Happiness is a choice. It’s a decision we make each day.  (more…)

Challenges of Setting up Your Own Blogsite

Hmm…I thought I was fairly tech savy. After all, I am a CPA in a large public accounting firm with 35 years of experience behind me. I use more than 20 different applications every day. I am on multiple social media apps. I have edited my own photos and converted them to note cards and posters. I shop online. I research online. I am on a computer or device 16 hours a day, more days than I want to admit. So how hard could it be to set up a little blog? Right? Well, its much harder than I ever dreamed it would be.

The blog setup language is different from anything I use to prepare taxes, or accounting or financial statements or presentations. The choices you need to make before launching your site rival the decisions in building a house. Colors, fonts, backgrounds, buttons, hover color, logos, etc.

I read instructions very well and follow them even better. You have to,if you want to accurately complete a Form 1095C for the IRS reporting of health coverage. (A four page form with 17 pages of instructions!) The instructions for customizing my blog assume I know marketing, branding, programming, graphics, typesetting and publishing. My intuition is trained to know when the financial analysis is off or the client’s office manager is holding something back. I was not prepared for what it takes to get this site up.

I know this can be done. I am not giving up. This is going to take more reading and more research…that I know how to do that.