Risk and Danger

Yesterday I posted on our two recreational activities I enjoy with my children (skiing and hunting). There is a common element that draws us to these activities: Risk. And I believe that a healthy understanding of risk is a good thing.

Sighting in Rifles

This weirds some people out. Seriously, I’ve had people question my parenting wisdom because I teach my 10-year-olds how to shoot high-powered rifles. I’ve had dads tell me they won’t own a trampoline because they’re dangerous.

My Two Recreational Traditions

I have something to confess. I don’t mind working like a horse. Doing that which you love makes it even harder. I’m fine with working day-in and day-out. But you know what? I have to make time for recreation.

Skiing in 2009

Today I’m heading to the mountains with my kids. We make a yearly venture of it, this picture taken from 2009. There will be 11 of us tackling the Monarch Mountain today. Look out!

I have two activities that I do with my kids every year. 

The greatest factor in most couples’ reluctance to love another child is fear. It is fear that holds most of us back. Not enough money… Not enough time… Can’t give attention to so many children… What will my parents think?… How many children can my body stand? When you read Love Another Child you will learn courage and have peace.

Ron and Ruth Stauffer
Love Another Child (Monument: Monument Publishing, 2011)

My iProcess for Great Blog Photos

Many bloggers use stock photos for their posts, and even more steal stock photos for their posts. I’ve got a robust method for keeping original and copyrighted photos on every single post at ChrisJeub.com, and it isn’t nearly as complicated as you might think.

DIA Airport

I take my own pictures. I carry my Canon T2i on big trips where I want stellar photos, but for a practical purposes, my iPhone 4s works great for both photos and movies. I always have it on me, and when the opportunity arises, I pull it out and snap some cool photos or movies. These pictures and movies become the eye candy for my blog posts. Let me list for you the reasons why I think this is great…

I spent the last two days in Oklahoma with the Institute for the Excellence in Writing people. Their approach to writing is very similar to my approach to speech and debate. They’re some of the most focused and caring people I’ve known. I am excited for our growing business relationship.

Three Conferences to a Successful Platform

You know the bad rap entrepreneurs get, don’t you? They’re dreamy, too spontaneous, unemployable and easily distracted. I’m an entrepreneur, and I have to admit that there’s a lot of truth in this bad rap! But in the last few years I disciplined myself and invested in three incredible conferences that have helped solidify my business platform, empower me with excellent communication skills, and create resources from which people will pay good money.

Platform Conference

These conferences are the three established by Ken Davis and Michael Hyatt: Platform, SCORRE, Launch. Here are brief explanations of my three year history with these:

  1. Platform. I attended earlier this month 2013. This was a wonderful networking of fellow platform builders, a wonderful event for you and your message.
  2. SCORRE. I attended early 2012. I didn’t need to learn communication skills because I ran a communication organization. (There’s that naive entrepreneur in me.) So I took my wife, Wendy.
  3. Launch. I attended in October 2010 when it was the Professional Communicators Summit. Michael was one of the speakers, but is now business partners with Ken and they run it together.

Today, I am suited up and ready to take on the demands of entrepreneurship. If you’ve followed me for a while, you can probably see noticeable improvements in my web properties, businesses, and platform. The improvements of my successes today I will humbly attribute to these three conferences. In fact, let me say in twitter-speak:

These 3 conference were the best investment in my personal & professional life. [tweet this]

Let me explain the three in greater detail, and I’ll start with what was supposed to be last. And read through to the end…I’ll show you how to get $100 off any conference!