In case you don’t know who I am or what I’ve been doing lately, I was living at my parent’s house and I finally moved to my own place just a few days ago.
To make this update a bit more interesting, I recorded my first video from the new place.
I didn’t use background music, titles or anything fancy to make it prettier, it is basically a raw 6:41 minute uncut video of me showing the new place around and talking about my plans.
So without any further ado, let’s get on with it.
The New Apartment Video
The Actual Situation
I still haven’t solved the internet access (which is killing me) but at the same time it is helping me stay very productive with my offline tasks so it’s not that bad.
I was basically surviving on beers and potato chips with ranch dip but now I have water, some food (yes, food!) and even a fridge with some beers in it.
There is some furniture like two couches courtesy of my brother in law and sister, a backyard table and chairs and I have two working desktops now instead of one.
The office is starting to look pretty rad, I really can’t wait to finish hooking everything up (there’s a picture below).
The Upgrades: USB Microphone
I ordered a new microphone from Amazon (Yeti Silver) since I’m planning to do live one-on-one interviews very soon for the learning guitar niche and even though the Snowball does an amazing job I still wanted the extra punch.
Both the Yeti and the Snowball are from the same company Blue Microphones.
The Upgrades: Hand Held Video Camera
I also bought a second hand Kodaz Zi8 camera to make it easier for me to record videos outdoors using a lapel mic without having to use an external audio recorder and syncing the audio later.
The Upgrades: Indoor Studio Lights
I will be using these softbox lights for the videos that’ll need a green screen.
I still haven’t bought them yet but only because I don’t currently have a planned trip to the USA and they don’t ship this kind of equipment to Mexico, bummer if you ask me.
The Upgrades: Audio Mixer
Even though I’m a musician (guitar player & music composer) I don’t have a lot of musical equipment and I still lack a decent Audio Mixer.
I’m going to buy something that gets the job done like the Mackie ProFX12 (if you have better options than this I would love to hear them out).
The main idea is to have everything connected like guitars, FX, amps, speakers, microphones, video cameras, etc so if any idea comes out (a new business, a new song, a new post, anything) I can quickly enter the office and lay it down with style on a hard disk right on the spot.
The Power Of Writing Things Down
In case you never heard about this before, something magical happens whenever you write your goals down. I kept myself accountable with moving out on at least a couple of posts and a few videos but you can check this update here Las Vegas And What The Heck Have I Been Doing Lately
And this is a short excerpt from that update:
I’ll be back in Mexico in August so I’ll use that full month to get rid of general stuff, junk, etc; search for an apartment and finally sell my truck.
I’ll use the money from the car to pay for the apartment and services and if I play my cards right, that should be enough for at least a couple of months, maybe even three months.
And now it has happened, I’m already on the new apartment.
For this to work you have to write your goals down on paper.
Writing them on a computer keyboard (even if you print this out on paper) won’t work the same believe me, I’ve tried.
Of course that moving out to a new place hasn’t been easy for me, it has taken time, planning, headaches, fears, money, efforts and more problems that I can think of.
For example, I still haven’t figured out how am I going to pay the rent for January but instead of worrying about the “what if’s” I am laser focused now and working solely on my strengths.
Will I make it? I don’t know but I feel pretty confident.
My Plan B is to sell the truck, which will allow me to focus even more on my online work instead of being outside and it would give me at least about $4,000 which are pretty good to keep my head sane until I start making money strictly from selling information products.
Some Extra Pictures
I just took these pictures a few minutes ago to show you a little bit more of the apartment since I’ve made some changes the last two days.
The above picture is a backyard table with its chairs where I’ve been working on and that little christmas tree was a gift from my sister and my brother in law.
I’m planning to shoot a lot of standing up videos from that place.
What you really should be looking at on the kitchen picture, is that small fridge magnet. I bought that from a souvenir store in Las Vegas months ago and told my girlfriend it was going to be used on my new apartment (see what happens when you really picture things in advance?).
The trash bag between the sink and the stove holds nothing but empty beer cans, those were required for celebrating the upcoming changes.
And if you have ever seen videos or pictures from where I used to work, my new office is twice the size, it will have a huge whiteboard, a monthly planner, a green screen, softboxes and a lot more useful gadgets.
Next Week Tasks
I still need to sort out the Internet service and finish building up the office room (which I’ll give it a nice manly name later).
Already decided a place for a huge whiteboard, a monthly planner and the green screen and I’m really excited about it, I’ll show this to you as soon as it’s done.
I’m also trying to finish a WordPress training which even though I stopped recording how-to videos for now, I still can record all the takes that require me talking to the camera and all the slides that I’ll need so the product is still going.
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Question For You
Q. Do you write down your goals on paper or do you keep them on your mind until you make them happen?
Let me know in the comments area.
Take care, thank you for reading and remember to never give up!
Here’s a sip of beer to your success, speak soon my dear friend,