Quarterly Progress Report – Q1 2022

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Highs and lows as we turn the calendar into April this year.

From the isolation of the whole family getting the ‘rona in January to some really strong traffic and profit months, never a dull moment!

2021 Annual Review and Q3/Q4 Progress Report

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Heyo good people! Whew — it’s 2022!

Three months ago I was still unburying my office and inbox from moving, and as a result skipped my Q3 2021 Progress Report.

So here’s the Q3 / Q4 / Year-End combo edition. In this post I’ll attempt to highlight some of my most important projects and the impact those had on the bottom line.

Quarterly Progress Report – Q2 2021

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Heyo! How’s 2021 treating you far?

Hard to to believe the year’s already half over!

It didn’t feel like I “shipped” a lot in Q2, but we did do some travel and was mostly off with the kids 4-5 days a week, so no complaints there.

Quarterly Progress Report – Q1 2021

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How did the first part of 2021 stack up for you?

Are you better off than you were 3 months ago?

Over here, I’m actually feeling pretty sharp physically and mentally so far this year. I’ve been fired up ever since my “Masterpiece Days” chat with Brian Johnson.

2020 Annual Review and Q4 Progress Report

I don’t think many of us predicted 2020 turning out the way it did, but it wasn’t all bad.

In the spring, I remember wishing for a “fast forward” button, a way to just get beyond the lockdowns, anxiety, and isolation.

But playing ostrich and putting my head in the sand wasn’t really an option — not for my family or my work.

Quarterly Progress Report – Q2 2020

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Oh 2020 … I’m somewhere between “when will this year be over??” and “how is it July already??”

We’re still in a semi-strict social distancing protocol here in California. We haven’t seen family or most of our close friends in months.

Playgrounds are closed, as is the zoo and the library. Lots of conversations with our 4-year-old start or end with “when the germs go away.”

Quarterly Progress Report – Q1 2020

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2020 started off so promising! And then around the beginning of March, the wheels started to come off.

And not just for me, but for the broader global economy — thanks in part to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Here in California, we’re “sheltering in place” until at least May, meaning no unnecessary trips out of the house. Day to day, that’s not all that much different from my last 11+ years of working from home.

It’s just I’ve got more company these days.

Decade in Review: My Most Important Moments and Lessons from the 2010s

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As we turn the calendar on a new decade, I thought I’d reflect back on the last 10 years.

To paint the picture of where the 2010s started for me, I was:

coming off a great year in business, and had high hopes for the future
about to get married
blogging at nickloper.com, on a bunch of random topics
$150k underwater in our house, which was a huge source of stress

Let’s see what happened next!

Usually Hustling, Occasionally Social

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