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Blog Posts - Page 2 of 7

Thanks for the heads-up, Steve

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Steve Ramsey announced on Instagram a couple of days ago that he’s opening up his “Powered Up” online course for enrollment again. And of course I don’t have the review video ready. It would have been nice if Steve had given me a heads up. 😛 (Just kidding - Steve has no idea who I am, I’m sure.)

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You don’t know what you don’t know.

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One of my favorite statements is “You don’t know what you don’t know.” It’s so true, and yet we forget it every day. Here’s an example, based on a real life event that happened to me yesterday.

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New Video Gear

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So I just spent a lot of money on video gear and assorted accessories. It’s not all here yet, but it will be soon.

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Door & Lever - Router Table: Day 25

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I’ve been kind of busy the last couple of days with other things, so I haven’t gotten a lot done. On the other hand, it feels like I got a lot done, for some reason.

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How you can help my YouTube channel

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Sometimes it’s hard to be a YouTube content creator. You have to come up with a new idea, figure out how to present it, then film it and edit it so that people won’t lose interest and stop watching. Not to mention coming up with a thumbnail and title that hopefully will interest people, without misrepresenting what the video is actually about (clickbait). But that’s not what this post is about.

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The Masters (with pictures!)

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In yesterday’s post I talked about hitting a wall, and how I needed a little break. It’s actually perfect timing, because The Masters (golf tournament) started today, and my wife and I love to watch the TV coverage.

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