Welcome to my obligatory hello 2016 post. The year is new, the attitude and energy is at an all time high, and I am ready for 2016 to be a banner year.
There are so many things going on in my life, and they are all good. I am adjusting to living on both coasts. Every other week, living on a different coast does not work for a lot of people, but I am making it work. With my work/life blend in jeopardy, it has been a boost professionally and personally. I have enjoyed all the time it has allowed me to spend with Julie.
Marketing Press is going strong on both coasts, and occupies most of my time. (At the time of writing this) we are in the middle of launching some great projects for some amazing clients. It is such a blessing when someone turns to us and asks us to help launch a product, enhance their (brand) exposure, or grow their business. I love everyday of my work.
(As a result of my bi-coastal existence, we moved our New Jersey office from Red Bank to Berkeley Heights. This move was solely to enhance our work/life blend.)
Our company’s product, Bullpen, the complete Bullhorn to WordPress plugin system, is going full steam ahead. In 2016, our development team is committed to making this the best product possible. Personally, I have take the high road and started mending some fences with my strained relationship with Bullhorn.
Late 2015, I helped launch and funded and new venture with Kevin Eberle — Trinity Web Media. I have always wanted to own, or be a part of a web media company. My participation with Trinity now allows me to be involved with something I am very passionate about, but still keep my main focus on Marketing Press. Trinity Web Media, focuses on lead generation, and brand visibility through web media and content.
At the latter part of 2015 my health got away from me. I went from starting the year in great shape and at a healthy weight etc. back to carrying and extra 25lbs. I am committed to eating better, and enjoying all the great outdoor activities San Diego has to offer me. Also, I have committed to a better routine when not in San Diego — a NJ gym membership, and dedicated office space are all moves in the right direction.
What would a New Year’s post be without setting some goals? Five goals for 2016
- Growing Marketing Press 30% in revenue
- Losing the excess 25lbs I am carrying
- Run a Spartan Race
- Learn to surf (and skateboard more)
- Speak at 5 conferences in 2016
Ok, there you have it. Now we can carry on with 2016, and make great shit happen.
PS: I appreciate all the people in my life who have either inspired, encouraged, picked me up when needed, loved, or met with me in 2015. You all mean the world to me — thank you.