business related posts

Talk about March Madness!

So, I was making guitars and canjos and things.. but due to some issues with lack of workspace and such, I have spent the past month selling stuff on eBay and getting into making handmade soap – hoping to be in production selling soap on Ebay and Etsy within a few weeks, already have two recipes mostly sorted out and just working out the kinks in the process.

1st batch testing coffee scented soap with coffee grounds as exfoliant.
1st batch testing coffee scented soap with coffee grounds as exfoliant.

Still slow…

Not sure what is going on with my sleep habits, but I have not made much progress at all on building product for OWC – I am upset. I am getting almost angry with myself, as time slips by and excuses mount.

In the end, what matters is what was accomplished, what was overcome. The excuses only fade away, leaving what-if’s, could’ve’s, and thoughts how issues could have been mitigated.

Trying to stay cool…

2018 off to slow start so far…

Dear whomever reads this, including future me –

I had planned various work the past week and failed miserably to keep up with good sleep habits let alone do the work planned. I do not have any external deadlines and I have not taken any payments in advance so at least I am only disappointing myself, but it is still disappointing to be in this position.

I know I should be kind to myself, but I also need to remain firm, stick to the work and just make it happen. Its only been a week into this new year, I only started building instruments six months ago, only decided I’d do it as a business about 4 months ago now.

But I have wanted financial independence and personal success for a long time. I came up with the name OneWithCoolness and the original logo back in 7th grade, and despite never making any sales under this banner, I have always felt it was the way… Even when I forgot it, pushed it to the back of my mind and just worked whatever jobs and lived life.

But now is the time, I think. It is about time, and so I end this confession with resolve – I will get things done, I may even get some sold this month. I will put forth the effort and I will reap accordingly.

And I will look back at this slow start and only see a few bumbling steps on the much longer path.



Finally Getting this going? Again?

Hello All,

Today is the 16th of October, 2017. Over the past summer I have been delighted to find such enjoyment in building and playing my own little guitar that I just want to expand on that and build and play all sorts of things.

Being at least somewhat practical, I am also looking to sell some of the guitars and other instruments I will build, perhaps I will be able to move on from my day job in a year or three? It would be a tall order, they pay and treat me very well but I really do just want to design and create and play and build.

Well, Just getting the old website into shape. Good things to come soon.