They say to never talk about politics or religion. I’ll be ignoring that advice in this article. What is truth? Is there an absolute truth or is truth relative? I’ve not had cable TV for a couple of decades and back then I wasn’t interested in Fox or CNN. I’ve seen enough CNN at airports to know how one sided they are, and I’ve watched enough clips of Fox News on YouTube to see how they have their own spin on things. I’m trying to actually find actual journalism with
Your life isn't about just one thing. Neither is mine.
Accepted Christ as my Lord and Savior at age 9.
Blessed to go to a Christian College from 92-96.
Married my college sweetheart and have two precious daughters.
Played video games since 1978.
Started first business in 1998, second in 2010.
Purchased first rental property in 2016.
The Bible is God's Inspired Word
1. Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
2. But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
3. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
105. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
30. And thou shalt love the Lord they God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.
31. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. There is non other commandment greater than these.
eCommerce, Digital Marketing
GlobalCove Technologies drives conversions for eCommerce businesses that fulfill their product from their own warehouse and/or physical store front while accommodating drop shipping and print on demand.
As the founder of GlobalCove, I work with my clients to help them evaluate their current systems and processes to remove bottlenecks and increase operational performance so they can fulfill their customers orders faster with greater accuracy.
Utilizing online marketing and my proprietary Sifter Sales System, I help my clients increase traffic to their physical and digital storefronts. Focusing on product images and copy / descriptions, and the overall flow of their ordering process streamlines their customer experience and results in increased sales and profits for my clients.
When appropriate, we introduce the eCommerce solution I created after a decade and a half of experience working with Fortune 500 companies with their eCommerce needs.
Finances, Real Estate, Crypto
After starting my business, I sought out investment opportunities. Prior, I only invested in Wall Street with my 401(k). From time to time, I'll share my experiences in managing my finances, investing in real estate, and even some cryptocurrency.
We are called to be good stewards of the time, talent, and wealth we have been blessed with. Articles on this topic tend to talk about being a steward of wealth.
Please Note: None of my articles should be taken as investment advice.
Web, VR/AR, Game Dev
While I've been writing code since I was in middle school, I started my professional career immediately after college using C++. In the middle of the .com bubble, I started working on the web and have spent most of my time there.
I also have enjoyed creating games, and wrote a couple of books on the matter over a decade ago.
I even wrote a book on the <sarcasm>oh so popular</sarcasm> Windows 8 operating system. While the game development books were best sellers, the Windows 8 book had the same fate as the operating system.
I also dove deep into Augmented Reality with the HoloLens from Microsoft, as well as Virtual Reality with the different Mixed Reality headsets. I taught other developers how create experiences on those devices.
1st Person, 3rd Person, Driving
My girls and I enjoy playing couch co-op games together. When I'm gaming alone, I enjoy most type of games, but my favorite are Driving games like Forza Motorsport and Forza Horizon, as well as 1st Person games like Far Cry and Call of Duty. I also enjoy 3rd Person games as well. I enjoy great stories in the games I play, but the actual gameplay itself must be fun.
My first gaming system was the Atari Video Computer System, later branded as the Atari 2600. I owned a Sega for about a week before trading it in for a Nintendo Entertainment System (NES).
The entire reason I got into technology in the first place is because I loved video games and wanted to get them to work on the IBM Compatible PC I had at the time. It used the Intel 8088 chip, and had 2 floppy drives (5.25) but no hard drive. I later bought a 10 MB hard drive. Yes, that's megabytes. Today, that hard drive would hold about two mp3 songs.
Christian, Entrepreneur, Investor, Technologist, and Gamer
As a Christian, I'll only work with certain eCommerce businesses. The business owners don't have to be Christian, but they must be moral and the items they are selling has to be things that actually benefit people. This can be anything from apparel to classic automotive parts to books. I don't help those selling alcohol, pornography, vapes, tobacco, or drugs.
In additional to eCommerce businesses, I also run a Cardano Stake Pool where investors can delegate their ADA to gain 5 to 6% annually.
I spent more than 70,000 hours working with technology. I love designing software systems and created multiple eCommerce platforms for 26 of the Fortune 500 companies.
However, the whole reason I got into technology was to play games. I spent so much time trying to get those old school games to work on my IBM compatible PC when I was a kid, I gained skills through hard work... but it didn't seem like hard work at the time because I really wanted to play those games.
Finally, I spend some time figuring out the best ways to invest money so it can grow. I love learning, and there is always so much to learn in all of these areas! When I find something really valuable I'll write an article about here on my site.
If You Build It, They Will Come. Worst. Advice. Ever.
The movie, Field of Dreams, had the famous theme of “If you build it, they will come.” Kevin Costner’s character felt he should build a baseball field in the middle of nowhere and if he did, then people would come. That’s just not how business works. My background is software development. I love to write software. A common problem with software developers is that we have some cool idea and so we create a program or app. We spend time and energy creating this awesome app. We then tell the
Earn 5 to 6% Annually!
Have some cash sitting in a bank account not earning any interest? (I don't consider < 1% earning any interest.)
There is a safe way to easily earn money while keeping your investment liquid.
I run a Stake Pool on the Cardano Blockchain called Cove Pool. You can consistently earn funds by delegating your ADA (cryptocurrency) to the pool.