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How to Start a Home Garden

Oct 24, 2012   //   by admin   //   Blog  //  No Comments

Want to Learn How to Start a Home Garden?

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here are many reasons someone would want to start a home garden – grow organic vegetables in the privacy of their home and backyard, the price of produce going up in your neck of the woods, or the simple idea of having a fun hobby that produces yummy results! This is actually a relatively new hobby for me – from within the last year – and I can say that it is a lot of fun inviting friends over for a vast tasting of all my veggies! My families dinner’s have so much depth, flavor, and uniqueness! If you’ve ever tasted organic self grown produce (by your own workmanship) then you know exactly what I’m talking about!

But that’s not why you are here, you want to learn how to grow a beautiful, plentiful, and abundant home garden for yourself and your family.

How to Start a Home Garden

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earning how to start a home garden is extremely easy, however in order to have the greatest success it takes more than just running to your local Home Goods store (Home Depot comes to mind!) and buying a bunch of soil, pots and seeds. That can definitely provide a great start – but if your desire is to never have to run to your local Farmers Market or grocery store to purchase produce, then you need someone who has helped 100′s upon 100′s of people just like you to come to their goal of having a beautiful home garden – and best of all it doesn’t take long at all!

Our Friends over at Food4Wealth have developed a great system for starting – and sustaining – a home garden. Jonathan White is the creator of this amazing system. He even teaches you how to build a home garden with produce you can sell! Of course – I didn’t want to sell the produce I created using this system, I just wanted yummy vegetables for my omelets, to accompany my family’s dinners, and above most it serves as a great snack! I can walk to my backyard and pick off any vegetable I want!

Do You Juice?

My fiance and I also juice a LOT! How great would it be to be able to walk into your vegetable garden and pick out the freshest vegetables and fruits for your juices? Not only is it convenient, our juices have so much more depth and are very yummy! And from a cost standpoint – it can’t be beat! We used to spend $500-$600 at our local Whole Foods picking up organic fruits and vege’s every month. We haven’t been in since we started! That’s what’s so great about Food4Wealth‘s system: They teach you how to create a sustainable garden that actually saves you a lot of money! It pays itself off tenfold within 1 month!

 How To Start a Home GardenWant to Make Some Extra Dough?

       Sell Your Produce!

With Jonathan’s system, they take a deep dive into actually selling the produce you grow! Talk about flipping the tables around – instead of spending hundred’s of dollars on produce, you can now make hundreds on it! (Probably a lot more than that!) I bet your friends will absolutely love coming over to see your brand new home garden and taste the yummy goodness it produces!

I have to confess though – I have not sold any of my produce. Why? It’s all mine!! With my nutritional living, I never have any waste! However I could easily “build out” my current home garden and start to sell. I know my friends always come over asking for produce to bring home – I bet I could sell to them! :)

I started my very own Home Garden in July of 2011 and have absolutely loved this last years meals! Thanks Jonathan!!

If you want more information on this amazing system that Jonathan has put together go here and take a look around. He has a very informative video that explains the entire system. It’s also very inexpensive and cost effective – the price of a few pounds of organic vegetables. All of this information in a great package and systematized for an easy transition by you! The hardest part of starting anything is taking the first step. Let me make it easy for you – Your first step here is to check out Jonathan’s Page here and purchase his book! You will absolutely love the delicious pay off!

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will say that I will never have to go to the Farmer’s Market or Grocery Store again for produce!!! (Though I have to admit – I’ll still go to the Farmer’s Market – they are downright FUN! But I won’t be purchasing any produce).

To Life and Living (freely, tastefully, and deliciously!)
Matthew

 

Did She Say Yes?

Nov 18, 2011   //   by admin   //   Blog, Video Production  //  No Comments

Hey! I know I know, I’ve been quite busy the last few months and have gone on the hayside and left you guys hanging for a while. Don’t worry, I’ve been working on something bigger than that. I figured, with having a Video Production company and a wonderful girlfriend who absolutely adores anything having to deal with movies – that I had to make my proposal BIG. And not just BIG in the sense that it was 4 months in the making, took loads of organization and talent, and above most a huge amount of discipline to not spoil it! But I’m talking big in the fact that this whole day – 4 months in the making – was bigger than I could have ever imagined – not to mention bigger than Asha (my wonderful Fiance) could have ever imagined.

So without further filler text, here’s my proposal – the countless hours I have spent in the last 4 months all for one girl and this one day (which we all know is actually a lifetime worth of memories).

Oh and before I forget, if you do have interest on how I put all of this together, the organization, what it took to accomplish what I did…sign up for my email list. If you are already apart of my list, then you will receive a few how-to’s on the whole entire process in the coming weeks. When I’m done with you, you’ll be able to make one of these yourselves!

Enjoy!

[VIDEOsnippets] Looking For Talent??

Oct 15, 2011   //   by admin   //   Internet Marketing, Video Production, Video Snippets  //  No Comments

Look For Talent?

In this VIDEOsnippetI discuss the different ways you can get acting and voice talent for your video shoots. When would you need this? Ever want to do a product demonstration with a professional actor or actress showcasing your product? Ever wanted professional sounding Voice Overs? Or maybe you just need more talent within with you production, after all – you can’t be in 5 places at once!

1,500 Miles to Skyrocket Your Productivity With Something You Already Have

Aug 29, 2011   //   by admin   //   Blog, Internet Marketing  //  No Comments

Productivity in Business

After 1,500 miles in 100+ degree weather I have come to the conclusion of a couple things: Firstly, 1,000 miles of perfectly straight roads like the I-10 East suck majorly!! The other is that even the most boringest (wow that is definitely not a word) of times can be productive given the right company. This rings true in business and in friendship.

The obvious is that the power of conversation comes up quite frequently, but it’s not just that. If you use conversation correctly it can be a very major financial and goal encompassing tool that you can always use to your advantage! It’s always easy to talk to someone you trust but try something new: talk to your buddy about business!

Even if your buddy isn’t in the same business as you or if they don’t know much about your particular field, they can still offer a lot of help in building a basic foundation around ideas. Plus we’ve all heard that mastermind groups are a major component that all big business guru’s use all the time. You can create your own mastermind group with you and your group of friends.

Accountability is a Must

Another great tool that I found amazing in my trip is an accountability partner. Don’t know what an accountability partner is? Well, it’s basically someone who keeps you on track for the things you want to accomplish. Think of it this way: You want to lose weight so you go to the gym every morning for an hour and a half. One morning you wake up and you just aren’t feeling up to it – so you cancel on your own plans of success (how many times has this happened to you in your business??) Now imagine if your best friend worked out with you – oh how the terms change! You call your friend and say “I don’t really feel like going this morning”. You better believe they are going to say something along the lines of “GET OFF YOUR A$$ and let’s get a good work out in!” $100 says that you’ll have your gym clothes on in 15 seconds and out the door. (And if they don’t say this, you need new friends – Sorry.)

Now let’s up the ante a bit: Let’s say you leave your gym bag at your workout buddies house and theirs is at yours. If you cancel on them, it means they won’t get a workout and if they cancel it means you don’t get a workout. $500 says you both never miss a workout! (unless both of you come down with the flu at the same exact time – highly unlikely!!!)

 

Mastermind in Business

Okay, How Does This Help In Business?

Let’s put this example to work in business: You mastermind with your buddy regarding a new product you want to release (a new video you want to produce, new software you want to create, new website you need to code, new services you want to offer clients, etc). Through that mastermind you have a basic outline of what you want to accomplish right? Now the accountability comes into play!

Check it out: You can schedule daily “meetings” with your accountability partner to discuss exactly what you’ve accomplished in your day to reach your goals. Or better yet schedule two calls: AM and PM call. AM call will cover what you want to accomplish in your day and the PM call will cover what you did accomplish in your day. To up the ante even more, you can tell your accountability partner that you will give them $20 if you don’t accomplish atleast 75% (3/4) of what you discussed on your AM call.

This can go both ways too, you can be an accountability partner for your buddy and they can be yours! In fact that’s when it works the best!

You Actually Do This?

Uhm, hell yea? In fact I have a few accountability partners. And yes, they seriously skyrocket my productivity on a daily basis. Not even that, but I am the type of person who always wants to go above and beyond for myself and others. So on my PM calls, I try to have more finished than I expected to!

You might be wondering how my long trip made me think of this. Well I needed an accountability partner to keep myself from eating really badly on our trip! Yes if I subjected myself to the typical fast food joints on our trip, I had to pay up in the amount of $20 each time. And guess what! It took me 1 time to realize I didn’t like paying $26 for a burger at Carls Jr.

Feel free to comment below on your successes with this!

Video Snippets: The Simple Rule of Thirds

Aug 4, 2011   //   by admin   //   Blog, Video Production, Video Snippets  //  No Comments

Did you know that there is one simple rule that can make or break the perfect shot? What’s funny is it only deals with the location of your subject in your shot! Watch the video below to see what I mean. I’m talking about the Simple Rule of Thirds! Enjoy!

So remember, always keep your talent in a third of your shot to create compelling and engaging video AND photography!

Learn How to Shoot an Interview

Jul 26, 2011   //   by admin   //   Blog, Internet Marketing, Video Production  //  No Comments

Hey! In this video I show you how I set up to shoot interviews in my home! This footage was taken from a shoot I did for a client last week. I put a camera on a tripod and shot from a distance the whole set up process (well, until it ran out of battery). This is about 50 minutes of work compressed into 3 minutes.

I explain the process of setting everything up, why it’s set up that way, plus it gives you a glimpse into an actual interview shoot so you can manipulate it to work for you!

Enjoy!!

3 Key Tips on Speaking to the Camera

Jul 20, 2011   //   by admin   //   Blog, Internet Marketing, Video Production  //  No Comments

We’ve all been there. You got everything you need to start video marketing: the camera, tripod, an outline, memory cards, location, lighting is perfect. Everything is absolutely perfect, except every time you hit the record button you freeze up or choke on all of your words. This is a predicament every video marketer goes through and in my video below I discuss 3 Key Tips on helping you rock it on camera!

5 Types of Video Content to Send Your Fans

Jul 13, 2011   //   by admin   //   Blog, Internet Marketing  //  No Comments

Hey! I put this video together for you to show you the 5 different types of videos you can share with your clients, followers, subscribers, fans, etc. These videos will keep them all engaged, they are fun to make, and ultimately will lead into a life long subscriber that never goes to the dark side and keeps your Click Thru Rates high!

Go ahead, take a look and tell me what you think.

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