This Week In Business: Solidification Situation

If last week was the ebbing of work, this week was the flow back. I think enough back and forth and I will finally realize (and hopefully internalize!) that these changes are normal and worrying about them won’t help. Here was my week:

I finally generated the FAQ for this site.

In an effort to save time, I have created some answers to some frequently asked questions I get mostly over email. I seperated out the questions related to the blog, and those related to the business:

www.breakingeveninc.com/faq

I still feel there’s too much text (or maybe just not enough graphical elements?) but if you can think of any questions I forgot or have other ideas to make the FAQ more user friendly, let me know.

Shameless Promotion: On The Road Again Edition

Happy Monday!

As the long weekend approaches, I’m getting ready to head northward to my hometown of Fort Kent for a wedding and some family time.

I’ve been doing some fun reading as usual, sadly more than I ever have time to highlight on this blog. That’s why I’m excited to be on Digg now. So I will try to give props to cool articles I don’t get to write about on the blog on my Digg account (breakingeven), or you can navigate to it in my menu on the left.

In the meantime, some money saving links, money making links, and fun links for your pleasure.

Money Saving Links

Kacie at Sense To Save reminded me of free weekends this summer at national parks. This month: July 18 and 19.

If You Aren't Falling, You Aren't Learning Anything

I think reading that Sacred Cows Make The Best Burgers book got me thinking about my ski career a little more than usual. Here’s one of my more memorable (and useful) stories from it.

One little known fact about me is that I used to be on my high school ski team. On our team, everyone had to race both downhill and cross-country events. (Guess which one I was better at? Yup, the one where I didn’t feel I was constantly careening toward certain death.)

I remember my first practice going through gates. To set the scene: freezing coldness, icy turns, plastic poles to hit into, and cool people to be humiliated in front of. I held my breath for every turn, praying not to fall or die the whole time. I didn’t fall that day, but I was stiff and cautious so I kind of sucked. My other teammates had taken risks and had bruises to prove it. I knew I probably should have bruises too.

A few practices later, it was time for my first race. I made it through almost all of the gates upright. The adrenaline had kicked in and I was taking some risks, and actually was making good time.

If You Aren’t Falling, You Aren’t Learning Anything

I think reading that Sacred Cows Make The Best Burgers book got me thinking about my ski career a little more than usual. Here’s one of my more memorable (and useful) stories from it.

One little known fact about me is that I used to be on my high school ski team. On our team, everyone had to race both downhill and cross-country events. (Guess which one I was better at? Yup, the one where I didn’t feel I was constantly careening toward certain death.)

I remember my first practice going through gates. To set the scene: freezing coldness, icy turns, plastic poles to hit into, and cool people to be humiliated in front of. I held my breath for every turn, praying not to fall or die the whole time. I didn’t fall that day, but I was stiff and cautious so I kind of sucked. My other teammates had taken risks and had bruises to prove it. I knew I probably should have bruises too.

A few practices later, it was time for my first race. I made it through almost all of the gates upright. The adrenaline had kicked in and I was taking some risks, and actually was making good time.

Book Review: Hindsight

I like getting sent a book to review once in awhile. It makes me feel important and usually gets me back on a reading kick again.

Alexis (a favorite book publicist of mine) is working with author Mary Anne Comaroto and thought I might enjoy her latest book “Hindsight: What You Need To Know Before You Drop Your Drawers!”

Are you sure this has to do with money? I asked tentatively. Alexis assured me there was at least some connection so I told her to send it along.

Ok you ready to see the cover? (Warning: It’s a little shocking and this is coming from someone who has been described as ‘a little crazy’.)