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What you do for a living (work, job)?

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  1. Jul 22, 2017 at 7:46 PM
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    ColoradoTJ

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    That is a fact. Horses are a spendy hobby and some don't have even wind breaks for them.

    I have seen some pretty kick ass barns and some really shit ones lately on our home search. My oldest wants a horse, I told her she can have one after medical school.
     
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  2. Jul 22, 2017 at 8:12 PM
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    Flux capacitor!
    My wife has four horses and they are not cheap. Money pits! Most of the people I build barns for have 20k-50k per horse. Trust me your daughter will save a lot of money owning a nice car over a horse. Lol
     
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  3. Jul 22, 2017 at 8:25 PM
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    ColoradoTJ

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    Oh my daughter is 8 years old. She wants to be a doctor. So after she pays for medical school....she can get one for herself. Lol

    Unless we get 5-6 acres and even then the grain cost gets spendy.
     
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  4. Jul 22, 2017 at 9:16 PM
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    The grain is only the beginning of the expenses. I never realized how much money horses were until we had them.
    That's awesome that your daughter wants to be a doctor.
     
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  5. Jul 22, 2017 at 9:21 PM
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    ColoradoTJ

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    Oh I know. My uncle had about 10k acres in Montana and refused to own horses. If he couldn't get there with his trusty 78' F250 high boy, it just wasn't meant to be.

    Kinda makes me wonder though if we just have no need for them anymore and cause more health problems. I mean what did the coy boys and Indians do in the 1800's? Lol.
     
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  6. Jul 22, 2017 at 9:30 PM
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    Show horses and race horses are big money though! It's crazy how if you have a well trained riding horse you can lease the horse out for someone to ride. So you still own the horse but someone else pays to maintain it, feed it and they just ride it.
     
  7. Jul 23, 2017 at 3:26 AM
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    hillbillytoyo Just a country boy

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    I work in the Coal industry. Prep plant foreman & electrician.
     
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    Graphics/merchandising/draught manager for a Beer Wholesaler
     
  9. Jul 23, 2017 at 5:38 PM
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    So you have one of the most important jobs on this site....besides the beer delivery man. :D
     
  10. Jul 23, 2017 at 8:01 PM
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    23 years strong .... Hops is life
     
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  11. Jul 23, 2017 at 8:54 PM
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    Entrepreneur... founded 5 different startups so far. Two failed. Sold 2. Working on the fifth one before I get bored, sell it and start the 6th one which is already on the horizon.

    IMG_0503.PNG.jpg
     
  12. Jul 23, 2017 at 9:03 PM
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    gosolo

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    What were the businesses? I really admire the spirit behind what you have done. I never had the courage and have lived my life as a grinder. Helped a couple entrepreneurs become millionaires.
     
  13. Jul 23, 2017 at 9:26 PM
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    All different ones, no correlation. Made a bunch of mistakes along the way, accepted and learned from it.

    After college, worked as a computer programmer in corporate America for about 5 years and finally got bored. Took all the equity out from the house when real estate market was hot along with the credit card debt since nobody wanted to invest with a Rookie. Told my wife, either we will hit it or we are gonna get hit.

    Started from Technology then construction, commercial lighting, tech startups, Retail/service now kinda going back to Technology cause that's what the future holds and that's what I actually like doing.

    This 5.7L Tundra internal combustion engine will be a thing of past in near future.

    Glad you helped fellow entrepreneurs. One thing I never forget, who was there when needed.
     
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  14. Aug 11, 2017 at 8:07 AM
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    1 of these big boys down, 2 to go....IMG_0728.jpg
     
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  15. Aug 11, 2017 at 11:10 AM
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    That sounds like a good HGTV show, has anyone approached you about that?
     
  16. Aug 11, 2017 at 12:48 PM
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    Flux capacitor!
    I've had people tell me that I could make a tv show out of it but no one has approached me yet. It's definitely a cool and different business. Every project and client is different.
     
  17. Aug 11, 2017 at 1:42 PM
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    smslavin

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    Little bit of everything going on here. Kinda cool.

    Not a huge fan of the day job so I don't like talking about it too much but it's software related. :smash:

    My degree is in computer science and I worked as a software engineer for 10 years after college. Quit after my first daughter was born to start a photographer studio. Weddings, families, freelance work for Surfer magazine and a little commercial stuff through an agency related to the surf industry. Loved that job. Woke up every morning stoked to go to work and thoroughly enjoyed each and every one of my clients. Right before our third daughter was born the bottom dropped out of the studio and I had to go back to software. We lost pretty much everything and started over. That was about 9 years ago. Humbling experience.

    Been trying to get the studio restarted here in Denver but it's way more difficult now. I have very different visions of the clients I want, the things I want to shoot and what I am worth. Day job has me on the road between 50 and 70%, so time is against me. There are only so many hours in the day. When I get home from a trip, all I want to do is get lost in the mountains and spend time with my kids.

    Met a guy in Telluride a couple of years ago, when I was there for the photo festival, who told me I need to be working at something that I was "genetically competent" at doing. Really interesting conversation and an intriguing idea. Hoping to get it figured out and turned around in the next year or two.
     
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  18. Aug 11, 2017 at 1:48 PM
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    gosolo

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    By genetically competent I suppose he meant a natural aptitude?
    Like Michael Phelps and swimming. I could train at swimming 15 hours a day and never swim like that. Definitely knowing what you're able to do well should give us direction! Good luck with your quest!
     
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  19. Aug 11, 2017 at 6:03 PM
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    Partly but I think it's deeper than that. Sure, you can have natural aptitude for being an athlete but that doesn't necessarily translate at being good with a particular trade skill. I use trade skill pretty broadly. It could be anything from welding to accounting or lawyering to teaching.

    Photography for me isn't something I have to think about. There's no mental struggle. I just do. Of course, the skill set for running a business is totally different. I realize that and learned a lot about myself during the years I was doing it full time. But, when I'm behind a camera, it just... flows.

    I see genetic competency as that. It's a flow state. There's no stress. No mental blocks. Things just happen, naturally. The books Flow and Creativity describe it very well.

    The trick is taking that and turning it into something that generates an income.
     
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  20. Aug 11, 2017 at 8:30 PM
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  21. Aug 11, 2017 at 8:45 PM
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    Zoom in and see the guys at the bottom in the picture, it really helps give em scale
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    In my first year of a four year apprenticeship to be a valve technician at Palo Verde Generating Station... the nations largest power generator. Crazy cool place to work and I have never felt so dumb until I started working here with some really smart people. Hopefully in a year or so I'll be able to afford one of these Tundras I've been seeing around here.

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  23. Aug 11, 2017 at 10:37 PM
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    Working on these tonight
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    Rad. I'm itching to get some new work done. Been far too long since I've been drawn on.
     
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    Currently on Active Duty for the Army since returning from overseas in March. I am currently a Company Supply NCO on AGR for an Infantry Battalion.
     
  29. Aug 12, 2017 at 11:49 AM
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  30. Aug 12, 2017 at 11:57 AM
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    Where are you and what kinda treatment plants?
    I've mostly done arsenic removal. I got to do one Super fund water purification plant.
     

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