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I write about fatherhood, creativity, and entrepreneurship. My purpose in life is to motivate and inspire others. Founder/Co-owner of BeachAuthority.com

History is being made, in more ways than one

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Well, we‘re already 10 days into June, and things have only been getting more interesting as we truck along our year in human history.

History is currently being made across the world and in multiple industries and sectors.

Six days in the year — the U.S. Capitol was stormed. Die hard Trump loyalists from around the country gathered in mob-like fashion to violently protest the removal of the former president from office.

This was remarkably terrifying to hear about, and I’m happy that I was nowhere near Washington D.C. when that took place.

I’m also disappointed in some of my…


And the machine and tools that helped me do it.

Gustavo Wandalen — Pixabay | Photo Edit by Author

We could be 3–6 months out from running a profitable E-commerce business.

I’ll be documenting the journey in getting there for entertainment's sake, future education material. Of course, anyone is free and welcome to take any tidbits of what I have done and apply them to their own business.

It’s a Friday.

8:25 am.

Yesterday we got our first organic sale from someone in NY around 9 am.

This was after I had uploaded and optimized about 70 products from Modalyst.com.

  • Modalyst is a paid product & manufacturer sourcing app — $30/month for a starter plan.


You’ve been waiting a bit too long now.

Lukas Bieri — Pixabay

I wanted to thank anyone that currently follows me on Medium. Today is a great day — and you’re a rockstar.

Not a literal one on stage.

Just in your mind for today.

Because if you’ve taken the time to read my writing, I personally consider you a rockstar.

On stage, jammin’ out.

Look at you go. Being all awesome in shit.

If you’re reading this, you either follow me on here or because this is being featured in a publication that you follow.

I am not sure how the algorithm is working these days on Medium.

Perhaps this showed…


Delta Airlines May Have Some Work To Do

Marcin Jozwiak — Pixabay

I noticed something interesting this weekend when I flew to Minneapolis for Mother’s Day.

My first flight left today around noon and we flew for about two hours until I got to Detroit for the first leg of the trip.

The flight was lovely. I had an aisle seat in the back of the plane (not exactly ideal); but the lady I sat next to was nice and the snack selection from Delta was on point.

I’m not sure what they were trying to make-up for but I got a small bag of gold fish, some almonds, and a miniature…


Warning: Barbie Voice & Play Doll Fully Involved

Photo by Alexandra— Pixabay

Today was my birthday.

My daughter Niamh is sitting next to me, watching a little Over The Moon before bed on the other monitor.

We are both bathed and in our pj’s.

And just finished smashing the last of the marble birthday cake that my mom got me.

Niamh has a little play doll from the dollhouse that our friends from church donated to us a few months back.

The dollhouse came with a little family set of dolls.

Of course, the dad is my favorite doll to reenact.

We call him little dada.

He’s sitting in his little rocker…


Midnight Motivation From a Sleep-Deprived Entrepreneur

Duc Quang Tran — Pixabay

After several long months of trying to wrap my head around Facebook ads, I think I have it figured out.

After having my ads account initially disabled (annoying) and my commerce account being rejected the first several times.

So after jumping through those circus hoops with Facebook support and learning the confusing differences between an ad account, a business manager account, and a commerce account — I just finished creating my first Facebook ad.

Okay, well, not my first, but my first few attempts at running ads were horrible.

And that’s mostly because Facebook's advertising platform is a lot more…


Your Next Breakthrough is on The Horizon

Ελληνική — Unsplash

Today’s post is about a true story about a good friend of mine. For the sake of maintaining this friend's privacy, his name has been changed to Ryan for today.

We’re going to learn a little about Ryan’s story — and why it’s relevant to you being a badass at whatever you want to do in life.

Although that may be a bit of a stretch.

It’s probably not relevant or relatable at all unless you allow it to be.

Because it’s not in the exact details of other people's lives to which we can necessarily relate — but in…


No “Eating the frog” BS here.

Photo by Alexandr Ivanov — Pixabay

The morning is my favorite time of the day.

It’s the absolute best.

There’s no better feeling than waking up excited before the sun rises to do whatever it is the universe has planned for you that day.

And by that, I don’t mean that you shouldn’t have anything on your calendar or that you should meander throughout the day without direction.

Quite the opposite.

You wake up excited because you have a purpose and things to get done and achieve.

You’re clear on what you need to do, who you need to serve — and which tasks need to…


Streamline your work

Photo by Austin Distel Unsplash

As someone who has an online business, writes and has recently started making youtube videos — managing my time and using it most efficiently has been quite the learning curve.

It takes discipline and time management to be a successful creative entrepreneur.

No one is going to tell you what to do or what to work on.

No one is going to tell you what time to wake up in the morning.

No one is going to look over your shoulder every 20 minutes to make sure you’re working.

And if you’re anything like me and you have multiple tasks…


If I can do it, you can too

Thought Catalog — Unsplash

Welcome back to our March special of writing daily on Medium for March.

I’m writing to do nothing more than build my skills and develop an audience of amazing people if possible.

I’ve been writing on Medium for less than 8 months now, and I’ve published 35 times.

Which isn’t terrible.

But also not that much.

Some people publish multiple times per week, which is admirable and more challenging, to say the least.

If you can have kids and a job or even your own business and still find the time to pump out some blog posts, kudos to you.

Matthew Jordan Davis

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