Business Matters.

The perfect mixture of family + business.

I remember my very first business venture.  I partnered with my older brother.  We had a red flyer wagon, and once a week we walked up and down our block collecting recycling bottles and cans from our neighbors.  Then we’d load up the van and cash in at the recycling center for a little spending cash.

When I was a little older I ran a paper route once a day, which gave me at least a solid hour of daydreaming (I may have missed a house once in a while).  I had a dream of opening up a Lego toy store.  I knew I would outgrow the toys someday, and that was the only solution I could come up with to keep playing with Legos as I got older.

I didn’t plan to be a business owner but when I graduated from college, I started freelancing here and there on evenings and weekends. Eventually my dreams became Center Street Productions, which was a solid side gig until my wife and I jumped into full-time self-employment in 2009.

Like starting a family, I had a lot of romantic ideas.  I ran into harsh realities pretty fast, but God’s been faithful despite my mistakes and shortcomings.

Surviving as a self-employed freelance videographer is a challenge. It takes a lot of focus and a lot of faith. I hope I can continue to do it well!

Can I change the world?

I had a dream when I was a kid.  I wanted to change the world.  I wanted to be BIG, I wanted to be FAMOUS, and I thought I could do it.  I was DIFFERENT, I was BETTER than everybody else, and no-one could stop me.

Somewhere in the middle of going to college, getting married, buying a house, having kids, working, going to church, starting a business… I learned I’m not as cool as I thought I was and the world is a lot bigger than I thought.  I don’t know how to reach everyone in my town, let alone my country or my world.  I also know that even if I could reach everyone, I don’t have a big enough ANSWER that anything I have to share can possibly help everyone.

So I’m not here to change the whole world.  I’m just not that awesome.  However I can make small changes that impact the people around me, so I’m going to focus on that instead and see what happens!