Shout-out: I’m a dad and a business owner in my 30s with a 6-figure income — here’s how I spent my money during a recent week

(Photo via Business Insider)   Hello all!   Our Saturday morning shout-outs highlight a post/article/book/other that I’ve come across lately that deserves exactly that: a ‘shout-out.’ The goal here is to hopefully introduce my readers to other authors or bloggers that have had an impact on me, my writing, and my life.   This week’s shout-out is: I’m a dad and a business owner in my 30s with a 6-figure income — here’s how I spent my money during a recent week   Click here to check out the post!   Last Friday, MikedUp Blog saw probably it’s most significant moment since inception. I’ve been incredibly lucky to have some posts featured on amazing and well-read blogs. I’ve even had a post that got picked up on Marketwatch – and, believe me, we have celebrated each and every one of those wins! But last week, I had the fortunate opportunity to […]

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Shout-out: 10 Signs You Have An Exceptionally Good Boss

Shout-out: 10 Signs You Have An Exceptionally Good Boss #leadership #personaldevelopment #businessowner #improve

Hello all!   Our Saturday morning shout-outs highlight a post/article/book/other that I’ve come across lately that deserves exactly that: a ‘shout-out.’ The goal here is to hopefully introduce my readers to other authors or bloggers that have had an impact on me, my writing, and my life.   This week’s shout-out is: 10 Signs You Have An Exceptionally Good Boss (Jessica Kay via The Financial Diet)   Click here to check out the post!   As we’ve worked to get our family business off the ground, I’ve been seeing bosses from multiple angles. I have one at my day job and I am one at night and on the weekends… It’s kind of been a meta experience to this point and ultimately I think it’s helped me a metric ton on both ends (although I still have a long ways to go…). I’m seeing things my boss does well and applying […]

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Shout-out: You Want Happy Customers? Take Care of your Staff

Shout-out: You Want Happy Customers? Take Care of your Staff

Hello all!   Our Saturday morning shout-outs highlight a post/article/book/other that I’ve come across lately that deserves exactly that: a ‘shout-out.’ The goal here is to hopefully introduce my readers to other authors or bloggers that have had an impact on me, my writing, and my life.   This week’s shout-out is: You Want Happy Customers? Take Care of your Staff   Click here to check out the post!   Last month I wrote about what we did as a business to grow 18.5% in our first year while earning over 150 reviews. I’ve been on a podcast to discuss our process and another that hasn’t aired yet, and in each of these cases, I detail the 7 steps we used to achieve those awesome results.   Well recently, someone wasn’t satisfied with my glazing over of the first couple of steps in that process and wanted some additional details about […]

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Shout-out: Why I stopped listening to music while I shower

Hello all!   Our Saturday morning shout-outs highlight a post/article/book/other that I’ve come across lately that deserves exactly that: a ‘shout-out.’ The goal here is to hopefully introduce my readers to other authors or bloggers that have had an impact on me, my writing, and my life.   This week’s shout-out is: “Why I stopped listening to music while I shower” by Gonzalo at Win/Despair   Click here to check out the post!   It’s not too difficult to see all the noise around us in the world. With cell phones constantly available, notifications buzzing, podcasts playing, and God forbid an actual human trying to talk with you, the inputs can get overwhelming. This article does a great job at identifying those points, but then also giving us some actionable advice on what to do about it.   I’ve actually stopped listening to music when I shower and I’ve noticed […]

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Shout-out: 10 Steps To Success For New Investors

Shout-out: 10 Steps to Success for New Investors

Hello all!   Our Saturday morning shout-outs highlight a post/article/book/other that I’ve come across lately that deserves exactly that: a ‘shout-out.’ The goal here is to hopefully introduce my readers to other authors or bloggers that have had an impact on me, my writing, and my life.   (Photo courtesy of Kevin Newton)   This week’s shout-out is: 10 Steps To Success For New Investors via Personal Finance For Beginners   Click here to check out the post!   I love this post… And that’s partially because of who it comes from. It’s hosted by Personal Finance For Beginners (a great blogger friend of mine), but it was written by Fred of Money With a Purpose. Fred is a financial planner with 30 years of experience, and every one of those years shines through in this post. He’s not just some guy behind a keyboard… He’s been helping families of all […]

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Shout-out: How To Quickly Get 5-Star Reviews For A Small Business

How To Quickly Get 5-Star Reviews For A Small Business #reviews #teamwork #smallbusiness #revenue #profit

Hello all!   Our Saturday morning shout-outs highlight a post/article/book/other that I’ve come across lately that deserves exactly that: a ‘shout-out.’ The goal here is to hopefully introduce my readers to other authors or bloggers that have had an impact on me, my writing, and my life.   This week’s shout-out is: How To Quickly Get 5-Star Reviews For A Local Business (Hustle to Freedom Podcast)   Click here to check out the post! And here is the audio in case you don’t use a podcast app:     If you’re a subscriber to MikedUp Blog’s email list, you know from my Sunday Quick Starts that I’m a pretty big fan of podcasts – and the Hustle to Freedom Podcast is definitely one of those. Ryan Helms (the host) is always bringing on guests from diverse backgrounds and experience levels. One constant: we’re all hustling to improve in one area or […]

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Shout-out: Who Does it Best? Money Management By Generation (Warning: This May Hurt)

Shout-out: Who Does it Best? Money Comparison By Generation (Warning: This May Hurt)

Hello all!    Our Saturday morning shout-outs highlight a post/article/book/other that I’ve come across lately that deserves exactly that: a ‘shout-out.’ The goal here is to hopefully introduce my readers to other authors or bloggers that have had an impact on me, my writing, and my life.   (Photo by Kevin Newton)   This week’s shout-out is: Who Does it Best? Money Management By Generation (Warning: This May Hurt) by Mike (me) via Steve at ThinkSaveRetire.   Click here to check out the full post on ThinkSaveRetire!     This post was the closest thing to a research project that I’ve done since graduate school. The purpose here was to identify how different generations handle money, create a nice infographic, and relay all of that info in a concise and succinct manner…   Well…   I ended up writing over 2,500 words, turned it into an all-out competition (if you […]

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Shout-out: How to Find Motivation to Work Out Consistently (And Save Money too)

Hello all!   Our Saturday morning shout-outs highlight a post/article/book/other that I’ve come across lately that deserves exactly that: a ‘shout-out.’ The goal here is to hopefully introduce my readers to other authors or bloggers that have had an impact on me, my writing, and my life.   This week’s shout-out is: How to Find Motivation to Work Out Consistently (And Save Money too) by Miguel at The Rich Miser   Click here to check out the post!   Miguel over at The Rich Miser has come up with another gem here. You get these comments all the time: “We need to exercise consistently! Eat Healthily! Prioritize fitness! … But the unfortunate thing is that those comments don’t come with a game plan. There’s no “how” – only “what.” And if you don’t know what you’re doing, well then the “what’s” will only take you so far.   I’m working behind […]

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Shout-out: 10 Ways to Make Life Simple and Sane Again (Andy’s 10 New Things)

Hello all!   Our Saturday morning shout-outs highlight a post/article/book/other that I’ve come across lately that deserves exactly that: a ‘shout-out.’ The goal here is to hopefully introduce my readers to other authors or bloggers that have had an impact on me, my writing, and my life.   This week’s shout-out is: 10 Ways to Make Life Simple and Sane Again (Andy’s 10 New Things) by Brent Truitt via Life Zemplified   Click here to check out the post!   First of all, this was just a fun story to read. It is well written and really pulled me in the more I read. So there’s that… But more than that, there’s a great message conveyed in this post that details a life’s transformation. From a more sedentary, indulgent, and less healthy path to a life of purpose and intentionality.   Big hurdles or turning points in life have that effect […]

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Shout-out: The Five Most Important Numbers You Need to Know

Hello all!   Our Saturday morning shout-outs highlight a post/article/book/other that I’ve come across lately that deserves exactly that: a ‘shout-out.’ The goal here is to hopefully introduce my readers to other authors or bloggers that have had an impact on me, my writing, and my life.   This week’s shout-out is: The Five Most Important Numbers You Need to Know by Meghan Rabbitt via Rockstar Finance   Click here to check out the post!   Photo by Al Emmert   At least 33% of the posts I write on MikedUp Blog have some component of personal finance. You could say I’m a personal finance nerd and I wouldn’t hate it. Probably wouldn’t argue at all, actually. I say all of that to say that if personal finance is a passion of yours (e.g. you want to get out of debt, make sound financial decisions, and build wealth…), then you […]

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