There's no question

Friday, February 23, 2007

I've probably gained 20 lbs over the past 5 years, and when I complain about gaining a few pounds it's if my complaining about it will shed a few pounds off. But there is no question as to how my little gut is growing... I had breakfast (bowl of cereal) and lunch (salad and some chicken stuff with a cookie for desert) AT MY DESK! Mind you, my kitchen isn't far from my office (about 20 steps), so the fact that I even eat in my office is a bit ridiculous.

Is this what it means to "work hard"? What I should be focusing on is working SMART rather than "hard." When it comes down to it, we are all looking to find balance. I want to make a lot of money, be in good shape, have a great relationship with my wife and have plenty of time to play with my boys. Sounds cliche, but it's true.

I went running a couple of weeks ago. It wasn't far (at all!) but it felt good and I felt like I was going to die a few times all at the same time. The amazing thing is that my back has felt better just from that one run a few weeks ago. Imagine if I ran every morning!

What is Zoom Agent?

Thursday, February 15, 2007

For whatever reason, I haven't really explained too well what it is that I'm doing as a new entrepreneur. So for those of you that have asked, here's a brief written version (you can see my quickie demo reel here):

- I've started a company called Zoom Agent (Zoom: denoting both speed and attention to details; Agent: because I represent the design needs for the client).

- After doing years of freelance design (print and web), I decided it was time to jump off the high dive and start a real business based on the design and business practices that I have been developing.

- I left my employment position to go after my business venture full time in October 2006.

- Zoom Agent offers two main type of contracts to clients: retainer-based and project-based

- Specializing in brand management, I offer clients the ability to have professional, clean design throughout all aspects of their business (everything from logo design and letterhead to websites)

- You can see some of my recent work here.

- My next step is to start growing the company beyond my own capabilities, building a team of professional designers and developers.

To all of you that actually read my blog and subscribe to the Business Brink video podcast, thank you for your support. The reason I dedicate any time at all to putting my story out there is to hopefully help fence-sitters out there to get up and fight for their dreams.

Full speed ahead!