On Balancing Life, Work, & a Baby (Plus My Vegas 2018)
I don't think I was ready to have a child.
Well, let me clarify.
I don't think ANYONE is ever ready to have a child.
You can read every book in existence, attend every baby class, read every mom blog, and study until your brain can hold no more and you still won't be ready.
Nothing really prepares you for what comes after the baby arrives.
Today, he's a cool little 8-month old dude with an independent personality and a big cheesy smile with 4 little teeth.
For a while though, he was a total time suck.
I'm talking, if at the end of the day, Amanda, Vin and I were still alive, I counted that day as a total success.
Needless to say, my business took a little bit of a hit. One that I am still recovering from today.
The thing is, there is no guide out there on how to raise your child and run a business.
Vin didn't come with an instruction manual.
Every day we learned something new and every day a little less time was spent focusing on my business.
Sprinkle in a little seasonal depression with a dash of sleep deprivation and it became easy to completely set my business aside.
Luckily, I was able to see the downturn and make some changes before shit really hit the fan. Today, I am refocused and back to work. Any more distractions could mean losing my business and everything I've worked so hard to achieve over the past 11 years.
I'm not going to let that happen.
I want to continue to stay at home, be a good dad to Vin, a good husband to Amanda, and a successful entrepreneur.
And that's why it's 6PM on Valentine's Day and I'm in the office writing a Wealthy Affiliate blog post.
Don't worry, Amanda understands.
Wealthy Affiliate & Vegas 2018
My trip was a little different this year.
Usually Amanda accompanies me and we get to spend the week partying with every one.
This year, she was at home with Vin and I spent most of my free time facetiming the two of them.
I was going through my phone to pull up some pictures from the trip for this post, but I only took two the entire time I was out there.
The panorama above.
And this picture below.
All in all it was a good time, like always.
Kyle & Carson have reinforced my beliefs that Wealthy Affiliate IS the best platform to build an affiliate marketing business.
The value, thought, and consideration those two put into WA and its members cannot possibly fit into a blog post (and video ain't my thing).
The super affiliates are given sneak peeks into some of the projects that are being developed and I think you all will be pleasantly surprised with some of the upcoming releases.
The fact that these guys continue to improve their service year, after year, after year, and don't charge any extra for it is why I'm happy to continue to recommend WA.
I look forward to seeing how the rest of this year plays out.
It's going to be a good one.
PS. Yes, this blog post was a thinly veiled attempt to show off my kid.
He's adorable and I love him to pieces.