Firstly I must apologise to my blog and those who read it. I have certainly been “slack” and over the past few weeks have made updating my blog a secondary thing to do. Now this is really bad because I did promise myself at the start of the year I was going to do frequent updates.
I will try and get back on track again though but the good news is that I haven’t slacked off in my overall goals over the past couple of weeks.
The house is about 3-4 days away from being 100% renovated and pretty much ready to go. The only things left to do are cosmetic and involve polishing the floors, moving out old furniture and putting up new blinds around the house.
The house looks fantastic and I will put up all the before and after photos in my next blog update. So yeah, that means hopefully the house will be on the market within a fortnight, pretty much meeting my original project plan.
I do have to thank my loving grandfather though who without him, this could not have become a reality without spending too much money on other people’s labour. I promise I will buy him something really nice once the house sells. It’s the least I can do. I love my grandad so much.
In other news, things are starting to progress well for our Freight system with another client becoming more interested everyday. We are now at a point we need to provide the yearly licensing costs as well as the additional costs for developments they need. Finger crossed we can “land them” this next fortnight as it will give my company and the product the boost it needs.
The web scene has also been great with a few more clients signing up to get web work done.
It has been a bit tough from a bank balance perspective with many payments due such as Super, GST, PAYG and other taxes.. so that is something we need to work over the next month to get that all back on track.
Today I am in Wagga Wagga just having a rest day with a friend (as it is Labour Day public holiday weekend this weekend), but back into it on Tuesday. Also went to a Liquorice making factory in Junee and it had some of the tastiest hand made treats I have had.
The Wagga Wagga town is nice and quiet but you can tell the economy has impacted this place a lot. Many “for lease and for sale” signs around and many people drinking at the pub. In the most part though, everyone seems spirited, hard working and friendly.
It’s a shame Australia is taking so long to get on it’s feet and forcing so many taxes on small businesses really is dampening growth unlike other countries around the world such as the US and the UK. I hope they do something soon or else Australia runs the risk of losing all their homegrown talent to overseas economies – with me being one of those.
Oh well.. time to finish off the renovations, sell the place and get ready to have the freedom to be able to make the decisions I want to. I can’t wait!
In the meantime, I am going to grab a beer and enjoy our “Labour Day” – the day that celebrates the 9 to 5 working day.
Instead of that, I am going to put my own spin on the holiday and use it to celebrate the day that someone decides to change their lives for the good, reach for the stars and work hard to get there. A beer to those who all want to live their very own Zero to a Million dream!
Labour Zero to a Million Day!