I’m getting ready for the New Year without wasting my time with unachievable resolutions.

If there was a year that I was able to apply the many ingredients that life has given me it had to be this one. A few years ago at the First Misfit Conference, I met Pamela Slim who wrote the book “Body of Work: Finding the Thread That Ties Your Story Together

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Pamela helped me understand how we acquire many talents and knowledge with our different life experiences. Pamela simplifies all these life lessons as ingredients.

The first 9 months of the year

The first 3/4ths of the year were filled with lots of experimentation and a failed attempt at building a different type of business from what I do know for a living.

I also tested out some new services such as offering an ideal WordPress environment for folks who want to build their own websites and managing Instagram accounts to drive business.

The first 9 months of the year were very challenging but we did a great job taking care of our existing clients. Many of them have been with us since we started our business.

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Hurricane Maria Changed our Direction and our Lives

Then as we started gaining some traction and landed a few new smaller projects, Hurricane Irma hit us and hindered our business operations for about a week. Less than two weeks later Hurricane Maria made landfall and changed the way I see life.

Although we prepared as much as we could, we ended up having to leave the island for 38 days to make sure we had communications with our clients, food, water, and other essential things.

Hurricane Maria tested me in many aspects of basic survival and business continuity. My years in the military coupled with an IT security background ( I helped businesses prepare for disasters) and the worst case scenarios, helped me out.

The life experiences of 2017 will bring us into 2018 a lot stronger and smarter.

My life experiences and the help of beautiful friends got us over the many hurdles that Hurricane Maria put in front of us fairly quickly. I am grateful for everyone including Chris Brogan, Nando Caban, Rahul Naroola, Joseph Harrell, Joe Sorge, Michael Bertrand, Lisa Horner, Lois Ardito, Noel Sepulveda, Nicko Karagiorgos, and the many who helped us in significant ways to overcome the setbacks we had after the Hurricane.

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