July 2015 Goals

Here’s my goals for July 2015:

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It’s damn-near identical to my June 2015 goals because that combo of activities worked well.

But June is done now, so it’s time for July:
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The only addition is I started tracking my daily calorie intake (a tactic I did in a six pack experiment years ago I learned from Adam at MBT).

Sometime in June I started tracking my caloric intake and workout status on mirror in my living room.  There’s something stupidly EASY AND HELPFUL about just writing down a health summary of my day.

Quite useful:

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Anywho, time to start chipping away at July!

Visiting an offshore oil rig (on land)

I visited an offshore oil rig my dad helped design, it was pretty cool getting to actually go on one (normally it’s NOT a thing visitors get to do)!

These are huge billion+ dollar projects with thousands of parts from hundreds of different suppliers.  Cool too see projects of this scale come together:

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Something I found interesting:
To get this platform built and setup costs about 1 billion dollars.  It can pump roughly $5,000,000/day in oil.

Assuming there’s only 300 full-production days per year, that’s still $1.5billion/year for 10+ years.  This rig will probably scrounge up $10 – 20 BILLION in oil over the years.

Wow….oil ain’t a bad business!!

Brazil 2015

For 9 days in May I went to Brazil.

Since my memory is pretty lame, I shall post random pictures of myself here in order to remember:

Places went:

  • Rio De Janeiro.
  • Bello Horizonte.
  • Ouro Preto (quaint little town, day trip at max).
  • Inhotem (to see largest outdoor art decor museum).
  • Stayed at Sheraton Rio Niemeyer (If I were to go back for a workcation, I’d probably stay here again).
  • Stayed at Miramar Hotel (If you wanna be in the hot spot of things this was awesome)!

El handstando:
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My new rock collection:
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Discovering Brazil…..or just posing like I did:
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Beach outside room:
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Levitating sand:
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Cheesy pose:
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Aprazivel restaurant in the treetops:
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Going up Sugarloaf Mt:
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Top of Sugarloaf:
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Fancy Fancy:
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Imhotep:
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I am a tree:
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Streets of Ouro Preto:
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Red art room at Imhotep:
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This picture looks like a space base on Mars:
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Balls:
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Met this dude named Jebus:
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Escadaria Selarón in Rio:
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Brazillian Coast Guard doing practice helicopter rescues right outside hotel balcony!IMG_0734

Rio is really pretty:
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Hardcore security at soccer game:
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Soccer game:
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View from Miramar Hotel on Copacabana Beach:
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Yoga dog!
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Big J overlooking the city:
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There was a comically large number of fire extinguishers everywhere we went in Brazil.  Especially in hotels:
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First class makes life better ;)
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You know it’s fancy when you have 3 forks and 3 knives:IMG_1059

Successful.  Passed out in United Lounge:IMG_1080

 

Random thoughts about Brazil:

  • Way cooler place than I expected.
  • Portuguese is a very pretty language.
  • People were all extremely friendly and nice.
  • Getting ripped off wasn’t a problem, everyone very honest.
  • I personally didn’t experience any of the high theft rates commonly heard of there.
  • Would totally go back!

 

June 2015 Goals

My goals for June 2015:

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Very simple goals.

Business Goals: Grow KopywritingKourse list.

Personal Goal: Do an “Amish Hour” before bed each night where I use no screens.  Either read, practice guitar/piano, or write (on pen & paper).

Last month (May 2015) was successful.

Put out several in-depth posts that will all get slowly added to over time:

I also went to Brazil from May 22nd till May 31st.  Work was pre-planned so I could enjoy the trip even if I got zero work done.

So whilst absent, no one noticed too much :)

 

May 2015 Goals

Here’s my goals for May 2015:

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I’ve been doing these Copywriting Teardowns lately and want them to be a weekly feature.  Email me if you want your site torn down and featured to 15,000+ people (NevMed at gmail com)

It was quite a busy month, and got all of April 2015 goals done which feels good.  Including a non-official goal to stay under a certain caloric limit.  My poor living room mirror was the bearer of all the tracking:

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In April I spoke at a Startup Socials conference in Ft. Lauderdale in Florida:
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……then decided to stay for a few more days, so stayed at The W Hotel in South Beach miami which was AWESOME:

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The next big thing was completing my April Coding Challenge where I wanted to finish an online Ruby On Rails course so I allowed people to join me.  I also kept a Slack Chat Group going and a spreadsheet documenting progress like this:

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Ended up creating a Heroku app that went live on the web called Nevtrest (a ghetto version of Pintrest we built in the class):

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I would say I couldn’t possibly build my own web apps fluently after this class, but I DID learn several things like Git Hub and Heroku which is useful for being about to speak with programmers about.

Overall a good and productive April 2015.

Hope to keep up the progress in May 2015!

The Art Of Charm Podcast with Neville

I was on a pretty big podcast posted yesterday from The Art of Charm.

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We talk about copywriting.
We talk about party crashing.
We talk about social engineering.
We talk about getting high-caliber people around you.

I would LOVE if you comment on The Art of Charm about the podcast. It would really help me out.

And to make it a little sweeter, I will be going through and send three commenters a $97 NevBox, shipped to them anywhere in the world….for free!

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Go listen and comment on the podcast now!

Click here to listen & comment:
http://theartofcharm.com/podcast-episodes/nev-medhora-how-to-crash-parties-and-grow-your-network-episode-390/

 

 

April 2015 Goals

My goals for April 2015:

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1.) 29 of us are learning Ruby On Rails through my little Coding Challenge from April 1st till April 30th.

2.) The KopywritingKourse will be getting more comprehensive this month (and this year), and will double in price soon.  I’m making and adding new content this month.  Aiming to finish by April 21st. Existing members will of course get this free.

3.) Going through my sites page-by-page and optimizing email signups.

There’s never a good time

I’m learning to code. Again.

In high school I did some computer science.
I ATTEMPTED to get into the computer science program in college but got weeded out (15,000 students going for 5,000 spots).

And while I was never that great at programming, I was at least good enough at computers in general to be running several small web businesses while still in college.

And the reason was I was at least somewhat up-to-date with the technologies of the day.

Back then I knew:
–How to use a server.
–How to build a basic webpage.
–How to make ecommerce websites.
–How to buy & manage domain names.
–How to install content management systems (like WordPress) on my server.

Just kinda basic stuff to put up a website and make it do stuff.

However nowadays there’s been an emergence of much more powerful programming languages that are specifically made for the web, and you can do some cool stuff with them. And I wanna learn em!

I just wanna be able to talk intelligibly about projects to an engineer or freelancer. So I’m taking the month of April to bone up on my coding skills.

Plus….I just flat out kinda wanna learn for fun cause I think it’s cool :-)

But guess what…….April is pretty busy for me. But then May, June, July…….EVERY MONTH there’s always something!

There’s never a “good time” to do anything. You just have to do it.

It’s funny how after college people think learning ONE new thing on the side is hard. But whilst IN college people are learning like EIGHT new things at a time and often working also.

So what’s the difference?

Why can we learn so much stuff at once in that environment?

The answer is: a combination of PRESSURE and CLEAR GOALS.

Financial pressure
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Social pressure
+
Clear Goals
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damn near guaranteed success.

….and that’s exactly how I’m gonna hold myself accountable for learning to code in April.

Like this!

Sincerely,
Neville Medhora

March 2015 Goals

Here’s my goals for March 2015:

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GOAL 1.) I want to successfully finish off my Autoresponder Klass with a high completion rate.

 

GOAL 2.) I’m about 10 years behind on web design.  Meaning 10 years ago I was a pro at putting up a website, handling servers and all that crap.  NOW I’m super reliant on systems like WordPress or Shopify that do that stuff, but with limited customization.

So I wanna bring myself back up-to-date with the technology.  For this reason I wanna get back on the horse and start coding again….the first time since maybe my freshman year of college (2001)!!

Now I don’t plan on coding up anything fantastic myself, as there are programmers FAAARRR more capable than myself, however I would like to just get caught up with the newer technologies so I can at least half-intelligently discuss it.

 

GOAL 3.) Starting to add some components to the Kopywriting Kourse on the next stage to making it more valuable for people starting to learn Kopywriting.