Each day you become more real in my life. I’m waking up more next to you. With that said, “I’m excited to watch you grow.”
They may sound weird but when you have a kid, you will understand. With each day they get older, you connect more with the human behind the baby mask.
You are my new purpose, my breath, my air.
We are so lucky to have you in our life.
We are excited to watch you grow and…
I will always be there for you.
Today, you asked me about the artwork on your blanket. You asked me, what is this daddy?
You’re very inquisitive, you seek to peel things apart, then put them together once you figure it out, and I think you will find a lot of power in that skill as you get older. I’m excited to watch you grow.
So, I told you, “star.”
You didn’t ask “what is that daddy?”
You enjoy saying a phrase. It’s half of the word for a “ball” in Spanish.
Pelota. But you say the LOTA part, you say “GOAT-TAH” or “GO-TUH” or “GO-TOH” and a few variations of the phrase.
To be funny, I decided to tell you every star on the blanket. Rapidly.
“Star, star, star, star, star,…”
While I pointed down to the star on the blanket, I looked at you, you looked at me with excitement.
I point at another, quicker, “Star.”
The next five stars, even quicker!
and pointed at each star around you, over and over…
Stars are all around you, in the sky, in our universe, in our local galaxy, and beyond.
Oh, also on your blanket.
“Star, star, star!”
Watch you grow.
Then for the first time in your life, you made fun of me.
You pretended to do what I did, in the silliest and cutest way possible.
You stole the show with my own joke. I had to get moms attention, it was that good.
I really enjoyed the fact that you were being silly with me Andoni. I have a son.
We did this over and over, together.
You would act like you were pointing at a lot of stars and say a bunch of jibberish while laughing and doing cute little high pitch noises. You would put your face on your mom’s pillow and put your butt in the air and laugh and laugh.
It was the best part of my week.
In the end, you were just waving your arm around pretending to point and laughing your little butt off.
You’re an amazing child.
Side note from your growing, you’re also growing.
Also, a side note from growing, your brain is growing too.
You have been struggling to put shapes together in your toy, it consumes triangles, squares, circles, and stars.
I know deep down, I need to let you figure it out, but I keep seeing you have trouble with it.
and instead of watching you;
throw the shape
I have been putting the correct one in front of you.
Yes, I think I’m helping you grow in this circumstance.
I’m thinking in my head, “higher win VS loss ratio will keep his morale up. Then he will learn it faster because he spends more time doing it correctly.”
I think that, as I rotate the toy so that you see the correct shape in front of you. It’s a tricky toy…
Son, you weren’t the best at this puzzle. Until today.
No sweat. It’s okay to be ‘not the best’ at a puzzle the first few times you try and the last time you try.
I’m terrible at everything the first time too, but as long as it’s fun, I’ll get better and so will you.
Trying is the important part and the quicker you fail 1000 times, the quicker you know how not to succeed 1000 times.
Today, I told your mommy, “I guess he’s not old enough where he can figure out how to put the shapes in the holes.”
Before your mom even explained that you’re old enough, you did it with a little flare. A slam dunk, shape to shape.
In a fast-paced digital age, it’s hard for two people to experience the same thing at the same time, this just so happened to be you doing a thing.
Thanks for building the experience for everyone here.
Do you ever get lonely and text your best friend a picture of your food? Maybe give them a review of it? When I travel I text food pics to my wife and give her reviews along the way.A Wawa coffee next to my wawa-water. A chicken quesadilla with chipotle sauce.
Here’s the breakfast options at a hotel I stayed in, outside of LA.
Did you get a breakfast before an Uber ride? When you’re in a hurry and need to eat; grab a banana, eggs, potatoes, and coffee.
Throw your canon 6d on your shoulder, get on your phone, open uber, and try to find an uber close by.
Getting a breakfast while your uber comes is the key objective because ubers drive time analytics are a little bit off.
Did you know that you can cancel trips within 2mins of accepting a ride? If they are far away, you can cancel the trip, but I noticed it did not improve my chances of getting cars that seemed to be right next to me on the map.
Grabbing breakfast before an uber is a great way to kick the day off.
Time how long it takes you to get finished eating and order your uber during your breakfast.
I never really shared much about my opinion on other topics and after awhile, digital marketing felt like chasing a bull.
My sons first trip to the zoo offers a great way to find new things to talk about, exciting pictures to add to my journey, and of course, pictures relating to the text is key.
It would take me days, hours, never minutes, and never truly feel creative if it’s repetitive blogging.
Does it take days? Hours? Minutes? How creative are you if you’re not blogging about more than one topic?
Taking forever to release content?
Maybe you need to make content that isn’t so complicated?
Have you tried writing about something more exciting or interesting?
The data does not lie – it just takes a long time to make sense of what to do with the data. And boy let me tell you, if you have an idea right now, and started blogging about it, by the end of the year you could very easily be generating multiple sources of revenue.
Also, one looming fact…
My friends and family ain’t gonna read nothing about some technical shit, but share a picture of my baby or an animal, well now you’re blogging. Play to the market baby!
And if you’re the type of person who doesn’t like to read more than a little bit of the post, then let me at least explain one more thing before you bounce. Don’t mess with the bull unless you want the horns.
What I mean by that… If you build the pipeline of traffic, people will keep coming and expecting you to be at the end, and if you’re not willing to support the business, it will crumble.
Blogging about blogging, traveling, or nothing is much easier from an output perspective.
There’s an interesting amount of anxiety and stress that comes with blogging about one topic.
So, don’t start that way. Also, just start, you should blog about trying to start. Fight against the fear of the unknown is another piece of this but because I know it, and I wish I started earlier because it’s bloody easy.
Hopefully, you’re picking up what I’m trying to put down, blogging is easy.
Blogging is easy, so stop waiting for someone to give you a winning lottery ticket.
Seriously, waiting is the worst possible mistake you can make if you have the desire to get ahead.
There was a pressure to building my own business and the pressure was because of all the unknowns and fact content online that never teaches you the true path to monetizing your time.
Almost like releasing a song I produced. Then sending it to someone via email.
Hoping they actually open the email, let alone listen to 100% of the song.
A pressure from a digital perspective with very few logical steps to take, a mindful of information, and a bunch of digital marketing non-sense from “thought leaders,” who don’t really know what’s happening.
Early on building my first few blogs…
My day-to-day grind before Tyler Garrett dot com, it felt like a gradient of decisions, and nothing really stuck out.
Plus, trying to isolate on a single topic is not very exciting because our lives aren’t 100% focused on one topic.
We are not gradient decision makers, we are dynamic decision makers, and tend to lean more towards success.
Basically – Single topic blogging disables the ability to really share much beyond that single topic. Especially if it’s your business.
And from a digital marketing perspective, it’s boring building thousands of links that say “something service.”
But Tyler, I have a Face of a Troll.
We can’t all look like a 10 out of 10 and take pictures of our perfect faces, or butts, for money on Instagram, and maybe Instagram isn’t your cup of tea. So, have you considered blogging? It’s cool, Instagram is full of fake account bots and you only get 1 website link.
I believe enjoying blogging again is key to my sanity.
I used to walk and blog. Voice to text about technology. I believe enjoying blogging is key to giving yourself an outlet to talk to someone.
Without whiteboarding your ideas on paper, how do you progress your ideas, and how do you move from where you are today?
A content aggregator – it picks up images and content offline and posts it on their website automatically. It’s how people generate revenue, it’s not pretty, but it’s efficient. https://me.me/t/let-people-enjoy-things
And where would we be without a Pin on Pinterest? Check out this re-post here.
Last but not least, 9gag has another similar content aggregation portal for meme images. A more robust website, it has more comments than the rest.