My 5 Entrepreneur Goals for 2017.

My 5 Entrepreneur Goals for 2017.

by Philip Leimbach
  1. Make more money.

  2. Spend less money.

  3. Better manage money.

  4. Create new revenue streams.

  5. Damn up streams of outgoing revenue.

So, of my 5 Entrepreneur Goals which one seems the easiest? Now I have not had a steady income in 2016 and truthfully, I am at rock bottom so, goal number one, right? Which goal should be the most important? I am betting most of you say number three. Most probably think that numbers one and four and two and five are the same goal. But, not so fast my friends!

My 5 Entrepreneur Goals for 2017, start with number one “Make more money.”

Simple, yes? Sure, if I had a consistent income from a known source, I could go ask for a pay raise or adjust my withholdings in some way. But I do not have a consistent income, so, I need to develop that revenue stream. Not easy when you own your own business, but I need to rely on my experiences and look for the streams I know best.

Number two on My 5 Entrepreneur Goals of 2017, is “Spend less money.”

Sure, easy, just cut out the extras. I have. Gone is satellite television, though I did add on Netflix, Hulu and Sling, but still saving over $100 a month. Soup is a lot cheaper and better caloric wise than Taco Bell or Jack in The Box. It is not that I have cooking, I hate cleaning up, but it is much cheaper and healthier to just do it yourself. So, no fancy gym memberships, no fancy restaurants and so forth. I also am trying to measure my trips out so I make my trips in circles with mostly right hand turns.

Goal three of My 5 Entrepreneur Goals of 2017 may be my hardest to adhere to.

While I am good at creating, and managing project budgets. But, when it comes to my personal budgets I leave a lot to be desired in self-discipline. So now how do I best manage my funds. Now using tools like Quicken, Capital One and Fidelity, I am hoping to stay on top of my Albatross. The second thing I hope to accomplish is better management of my filing system. Hopefully keeping a clean and streamlines filing system will help me better monitor my accounts payable and receivable.

Goal four of My 5 Entrepreneur Goals of 2017 might seem weird.

“Create new revenue streams,” as a part-time photographer, a former instructor and a blogger I hope to monetize these elements to increase the breadth of my revenue streams and no longer rely on just one source of income. Can I, do it? Sure, but being an introvert who is typically unsure of himself when asking for opportunities, it is tougher than most things I attempt.

Goal five of My 5 Entrepreneur Goals of 2017 also sounds kind of weird,

but again this is something I have to look at to slow spending down. One thing I am looking at now is moving my website host to someone who is much more WordPress friendly and more financially feasible. I have even thought of getting mass transit passes to reach the metro area in a more financially responsible fashion.

Boyd Gaming Chute Out Finals

I would like to thank The Rodeo Roundup and Mr. Jason Hetland for the opportunity to cover the Boyd Gaming Chute Out at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 2016 event was sponsored by Cinch Jeans, Dodge Trucks and Big Tex Trailers. Please check out The Rodeo Roundup for some great articles and interviews.

 

Kyle Irwin the 2016 Steer Wrestling winner of the Boyd Gaming Chute Out at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada
Kyle Irwin the 2016 Steer Wrestling winner of the Boyd Gaming Chute Out at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada
Egusquiza Adock the 2016 Team Roper winner of the Boyd Gaming Chute Out at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada
Egusquiza Adock the 2016 Team Roper winner of the Boyd Gaming Chute Out at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada
CortScheer the 2016 Saddle Bronc winner of the Boyd Gaming Chute Out at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada
CortScheer the 2016 Saddle Bronc winner of the Boyd Gaming Chute Out at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada
Bobby Mote the 2016 Bareback winner of the Boyd Gaming Chute Out at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada
Bobby Mote the 2016 Bareback winner of the Boyd Gaming Chute Out at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada

Pictures from the 2016 Boyd Gaming Chuteout

Pictures from the 2016 Boyd Gaming Chuteout. Taken for The Rodeo Roundup of the 2016 Boyd Gaming Chuteout at the Orleans arena at the Orleans Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Wade Sundell at the Boyd Gaming Chuteout
Wade Sundell at the Boyd Gaming Chuteout
Shali Lord
Shali Lord wins round 1 of the 2016 Boyd Gaming Chute out at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada
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Josh Frost wins round one of the 2016 Boyd Gaming Chuteout at the Orleans Arena
Chad Ferley
Chad Ferley wins the first round of the Saddle Bronc at the 2016 Boyd Gaming Chuteout at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada

For the Rodeo Roundup

Hard Questions

Today, well today and tonight, I had two of the hardest questions ever posed to me. No She did not ask me to Marry her.

The first Hard Questions question was, are you a “Big Picture” guy or a “Details” guy and the only thing I could think of was “Yes.” Ok, sure, not a good answer but it is the truth. Being a field technician for many years for a major shipping company I had to learn about the business impact of what I was doing. If I negatively affected the business, then I not only hurt the delivery drivers but shot the heck out of customer service. At the Universities the last few years as I took on more responsibilities I definitely was a “Yes” guy. As my projects became larger and much more complex (read: expensive), I was the guy not only planning the projects but worrying about the implementation and then sticking my hands all the way up to the shoulder blades in the cabling. So my answer was yes! Now don’t worry I didn’t just say yes, but explained it. So I am “The Big Picture Guy Who Sees the Pixels out of whack.” Sorry blame it on my video background.

Then tonight Hard Questions number two, was even a scarier question posed to me! How do my professional dreams and my skills align? Now this is not a what are you doing in five years’ question, but instead a “you have a magic wand and you could have any job you want” question and how do your skills align with having that job. Wow, shocking was a mild understatement because at first I thought “THEY DON’T!” But as I sat down to diagram what I wanted, yes I did go big, I realized while I might not have every skill required, I have most. So now, addressing the jobs I really want, the proverbial gauntlet has been slapped upside the back of my head and I now understand that I need to begin planning my future to acquire the necessary experience and skills to land that job.

So if you need a Chief Information Officer, drop me a line. I am the big picture guy who has installed the cable and replaced the boards while smoothing the ruffled feathers of the customers.

Double P Tack
Double P Tack

Photo’s From A Car Show

Photo’s from a car show I shot a couple of years ago. It’s hard to shoot an event like this when the cars are all just a few feet away from each other. It’s hot and you’re in the middle of a park. There was a good mix between old classics and new classics.

Car Show Shots
‘Stang Convertible
Car Show Shots
Vette Power
Car Show Shots
“Stang Power
Car Show Shots
#Chevelle #SS
Car Show Shots
#Camero #SS
Car Show Shots
#HotRod
Car Show Shots
Surf’s Up
Car Show Shots
Bug Power
Car Show Shots
#HotRod
Car Show Shots
#Chevy #Impala
Car Show Shots
#SS #Power
Car Show Shots
#AMC #Matador
Car Show Shots
#DroolRod
Car Show Shots
#Vroom #Vroom #Vette

Notes From A Rodeo Photographer

Notes From A Rodeo Photographer:

Notes From A Rodeo Photographer:  Being a rodeo photographer isn’t about just showing up with a nice camera or being able to edit photo’s on your iPhone. Knowing the events and understanding the arena helps to capture the moments. Knowing the lighting helps make the shots “pop.” Now from shooting from broad daylight in the Texas Panhandle to shooting at dusk with rain clouds building in the Southern Colorado Mountains, you have to understand how to light. Now I personally use Alien Bee from Paul C. Buff, because, well I can’t afford anything else and I got mine cheap from another photographer Kent Kerschner the FotoCowboy. When I first started I shot with a first generation Canon Digital Rebel the 300D with kit lenses and a 75-300mm. Now I shoot with a Canon 6D with a Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 which gives me better control and more depth of function. When you add quality equipment body, lenses and lights and work hard at your craft you should be able to capture good pictures that show the action of all athletes in the arena.

Matt Pugh, the producer of the Kenny Pugh Memorial Bullriding put his best effort in not only producing an outstanding event but also in trying to ride one of the rankest bulls in the pen.
Matt Pugh, the producer of the Kenny Pugh Memorial Bullriding put his best effort in not only producing an outstanding event but also in trying to ride one of the rankest bulls in the pen.

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Photo’s from the Boyd Chute Out

These are some of the photo’s from the Boyd Chute Out used by the Roughstock Gazette. Hope you enjoy the photo’s from the handicapped seats at the beautiful Orleans Arena.

Bull Riders

Boyd Gaming Chute Out Rodeo at The Orleans Arena
Boyd Gaming Chute Out Rodeo at The Orleans Arena
Boyd Gaming Chute Out Rodeo at The Orleans Arena
Boyd Gaming Chute Out Rodeo at The Orleans Arena

High Flying Wrecks

Boyd Gaming Chute Out Rodeo at The Orleans Arena
Boyd Gaming Chute Out Rodeo at The Orleans Arena
Boyd Gaming Chute Out Rodeo at The Orleans Arena
Boyd Chute Out Rodeo at The Orleans Arena

If you are needing a rodeo photographer call me, I have connections through out the United States with Professional Rodeo Photographers who can meet your needs.

Bucking Horses

Bucking Horses. There has been a lot of interest in bucking bulls and it appears to be a growth industry. But the question is what will it take for bucking horses to catch up?

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C-T Bucking Horse Futurity
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C-T Bucking Horse Futurity
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C-T Bucking Horse Futurity

_MG_1881fb There are many new associations trying to get the bucking horse game off the ground. But it seems the process is moving along slowly. Now part of the slow uptake could be the lack of media interaction, lets face it the PRCA is not exactly a media darling like the PBR. Another part could be the lack of big events for riders, you don’t see many $50,000 added events for Bronc Riders.

So what will it take for the horses to become an investment and not a sideshow?

All photo’s are property of Double P Tack and are not to be copied or reused. All rights reserved 2015.

Changes

Changes

Broke

Yes, I broke it. Changes, That’s what I do best. So please bare with me as I rebuild and retool Double P Tack. I will attempt to showcase the best of what I have to offer including a little Information Technology, a little Photography and a whole lot of whatever else.

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of the page you will see links to my social media pages. If you came here because I’ve applied for a position with your company please check out my LinkedIn profile. If you are intreseted in my video, Youtube is the place to go. Technology folks, feel free to checkout my Twitter account. Photography mavens please checkout my Pintrest and Instagram accounts. While Pintrest has many of my favorite things on there it has a lot of my original images.

Lastly,

I would ask, if you see an image you like. Please do not steal it. My photography is not free! This doesn’t matter if you are a starving student or a scrapping by non-profit. If you steal I will take appropriate actions.

Sorry

Sorry, But I am in the middle of making changes to Double P Tack.  Please check out my other sites:

The Roughstock Gazette

Maverick Rodeo Company