Daily Workout: Saturday December 8, 2018

I really didn’t write down much of my workout yesterday, as I didn’t really plan on it being the first day of my new fitness documentation process.  That said, I did write down some of it on my white board and I will share the photo of that here – along with a screenshot from the Very Fit Pro app that I use with my fitness tracker and a course of me sweating (some of) my man boobs off after 60 minutes of cardio downstairs at the gym at our apartments.

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Documenting My Fitness Process

In an effort to expand the effectiveness of my workouts, nutrition and quest for optimal health – and a desire to increase the speed of which I get back to what I consider to be “fit” in my Fit to Fat to Fit old guy version ( #Fit2Fat2FitOldGuyVersion ), I am going to once again start documenting my workouts.  It is my intention to do this daily.  I will do this daily, because I am worth it.  My health is worth it.  And just as importantly, the people that I help through this process and my blogging, vlogging and other writing, are worth it.

Documenting My Fitness Process Joe Abs

I am interested in how this documenting process will affect my outcomes.  I already know what happens when I don’t document it.  I already know what happens when I don’t really have a plan.  Fortunately, I am (at times) an extremely self-motivated and disciplined individual, but unfortunately, easily get bored and that can lead to being unmotivated and undisciplined.  I believe that documenting what I am doing will help me come up with a better plan, stick to it and achieve better results.

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Reader Editorial: Where’s the Leadership Around Planned January 2019 Closure of SR 99 in Seattle?

January 2019 Closure of SR 99 in Seattle brings nightmares

STATEWIDE MEDIA & BUSINESS ALERT- 
3 WEEK INTERSTATE HIWAY CLOSURE STATE & PUGET SOUND TRANSPORTATION NIGHTMARE. 
WHY THE MADNESS? WHY NO LEADERSHIP? 

Dear Editor:
Hello. You may or may not have seen the friendly reminder emails that state of Washington plans to CLOSE DOWN a major north-south interstate hiway 99 in the middle of Seattle for (a minimum) of 3 weeks in January 2019 (the middle of the winter) while they tear down the viaduct and open the new toll tunnel. What is truly astonishing is that there is absolutely NO help from any government agency to help emergency providers, citizens, business and transporters that drive through this state, the Puget Sound region and the City of Seattle except periodic friendly reminders and a sad list of homey tips- if you happen to subscribe to email from WSDOT-Seattle Area Traffic News.. 
Where the hell is leadership and resources to get this state’s residents through 3+ week closure Hiway 99 viadict? INTERSTATE HIWAY 99 carries 100,000 cars a day. IT’S beyoe APPALLING. NO PLANS NOR no BUDGET FOR ADDITIONAL TRANSPORTATIOM MEASURES HAVE EVEN BEEN DISCUSSED.

This is it folks: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/Viaduct/realign99 . See below for the list of friendly suggestions for geting through this traffic nightmare. And they promise ONLY 3 weeks? Really. Hmmm.
Where are the EXTRA BUSES that should have been brought into the region, staffed and ready to go along with the extra service and additional routes before this closure is put in place? NOTHING has been done. EXTRA TRAINS? NOPE. What’ coordination has been done with major employers to handle commuting traffic? Has the state/region/city reached out to small and medium business? How will this KILL business even further. How about small service providers. How do working mom’s get to daycare before they close? (Editor’s Note: although mom’s definitely have the toughest job in the world, ALL parents’s and citizen’s needs should be met).  What’s the EMERGENCY PLAN? What if we have THE earthquake?

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Plastic Surgeons in Bellevue to Be Contacted with Offering of Social Media Services: Who Will Get BestPlasticSurgeryBellevue.com?

Best Plastic Surgery BellevueStarting in the next few days, we will be sending out the following email to a growing list of cosmetic surgeons in Bellevue, Washington.  Stacia would like to teach them the benefits of video marketing, specifically YouTube video marketing.  She is really good at coaching them along and in this project, we already have a website here at BestPlasticSurgeonsBellevue.com which is growing momentum and our social media channels are all taking form.  We have some other distinct advantages over other marketing companies too – read on to find out what they are!

May 2015

Dear Bellevue Cosmetic Surgeon:

I trust that business here in Bellevue is good for you.  Of course it is – you are in Bellevue, after all.  But maybe you realize your company is not as profitable as you would like?  Nothing that cannot be solved with more customers …

I have taken some time to evaluate your business’s social media marketing efforts.  As I’m sure you realize, they are far short of stellar – I’d actually be pretty surprised if you are getting any new business or client engagement with your current efforts.  The good news is that your current results can be improved on tremendously.  My company and I can help you further engage your current clients (and get valuable positive online reviews from them).  Even better, we can help you get new clients, more business and a better bottom line.

We have a fool proof six point system that is sure to get your company’s listing moving up in the Google search results – enjoying more leads, getting more clients and making more money than ever before.

1.  We make sure that your company is properly listed and verified on Google My Business.  We take care of the entire process.  It is more important than ever that your business is listed AND verified by Google My Business.  This can greatly affect your position in search results (SEO) and you cannot afford to ignore it any longer. This is also another good place where clients can leave reviews for your business.

2. We make sure that your company can be found on YouTube.  Video marketing is HUGE these days, but even more important, since YouTube is now owned by Google, properly done videos can show up high in Google search results – resulting in more leads for your business.  We recommend making and posting at least one video a month on your company’s YouTube channel and offer video packages (including filming, editing, posting and sharing) from 1 video a month to 2 or 3 a week.

3.  We dress up your Facebook page, create and post current and consistent content – and increase the number of people who ‘Like’ or follow your page.  When applicable and depending on your budget, we can set up a targeted FaceBook advertising program for your business as well.

4.  We make sure your Twitter account is current and active and send out regular tweets to your followers.  We will also grow your followers list with Twitter users who are actually potential customers of yours.

5.  We provide you with a website at www.BestPlasticSurgeonsBellevue.com and design it to your specs, with your logos, photos and any of the content you would like to keep from your current site.  We provide a separate phone number to reach you on the site, which will allow us both to track the effectiveness of our campaigns.

6.  We make sure your site and social media channels are shared via our social media channels and featured on some of our sites like BellevueBusinessJournal.com, BellevueBusinessDirectory.com. EastsideBusinessJournal.com and more.

 

We can certainly help your business get more business through the use of our social media process above and I would love to have the chance to discuss this with you.  In a show of good faith, I would be happy to get your business verified by Google My Business at no cost at all.  If you are already verified, I would really appreciate the opportunity to share with you just why it is so important to have a strong and consistent presence on G+ and Google My Business.

Right now is the best time to take charge of your social media marketing and take the best advantage of a great opportunity to be a social media leader for the cosmetic surgery industry in Bellevue.  As you know, your industry is extremely competitive and thus we will only take one Bellevue Plastic Surgeon client on – besides, there’s only one Best Plastic Surgery Bellevue and it should be YOUR business.

Please contact me at your earliest convenience and I can answer any questions you might have.

I look forward to hearing from you.

 

Socially Yours,

 

Stacia Loo, President
Stacia Loo International

(425) 344-0978
StaciaLoo@gmail.com

www.StaciaLoo.com

 

 

Dentists and Dental Clinics in Bellevue to Be Contacted with Offering of Social Media Services: Who Will Get DentalClinicBellevue.com?

Starting in the next few days, we will be sending out the following email to a growing list of dentists and dental clin in Bellevue, Washington.  Stacia would like to teach them the benefits of video marketing, specifically YouTube video marketing.  She is really good at coaching them along and in this project, we already have a website here at BestPlasticSurgeonsBellevue.com which is growing momentum and our social media channels are all taking form.  We have some other distinct advantages over other marketing companies too – read on to find out what they are!

May 2015

Dear Bellevue Cosmetic Surgeon:

I trust that business here in Bellevue is good for you.  Of course it is – you are in Bellevue, after all.  But maybe you realize your company is not as profitable as you would like?  Nothing that cannot be solved with more customers …

I have taken some time to evaluate your business’s social media marketing efforts.  As I’m sure you realize, they are far short of stellar – I’d actually be pretty surprised if you are getting any new business or client engagement with your current efforts.  The good news is that your current results can be improved on tremendously.  My company and I can help you further engage your current clients (and get valuable positive online reviews from them).  Even better, we can help you get new clients, more business and a better bottom line.

We have a fool proof six point system that is sure to get your company’s listing moving up in the Google search results – enjoying more leads, getting more clients and making more money than ever before.

1.  We make sure that your company is properly listed and verified on Google My Business.  We take care of the entire process.  It is more important than ever that your business is listed AND verified by Google My Business.  This can greatly affect your position in search results (SEO) and you cannot afford to ignore it any longer. This is also another good place where clients can leave reviews for your business.

2. We make sure that your company can be found on YouTube.  Video marketing is HUGE these days, but even more important, since YouTube is now owned by Google, properly done videos can show up high in Google search results – resulting in more leads for your business.  We recommend making and posting at least one video a month on your company’s YouTube channel and offer video packages (including filming, editing, posting and sharing) from 1 video a month to 2 or 3 a week.

3.  We dress up your Facebook page, create and post current and consistent content – and increase the number of people who ‘Like’ or follow your page.  When applicable and depending on your budget, we can set up a targeted FaceBook advertising program for your business as well.

4.  We make sure your Twitter account is current and active and send out regular tweets to your followers.  We will also grow your followers list with Twitter users who are actually potential customers of yours.

5.  We provide you with a website at www.BestPlasticSurgeonsBellevue.com and design it to your specs, with your logos, photos and any of the content you would like to keep from your current site.  We provide a separate phone number to reach you on the site, which will allow us both to track the effectiveness of our campaigns.

6.  We make sure your site and social media channels are shared via our social media channels and featured on some of our sites like BellevueBusinessJournal.com, BellevueBusinessDirectory.com. EastsideBusinessJournal.com and more.

We can certainly help your business get more business through the use of our social media process above and I would love to have the chance to discuss this with you.  In a show of good faith, I would be happy to get your business verified by Google My Business at no cost at all.  If you are already verified, I would really appreciate the opportunity to share with you just why it is so important to have a strong and consistent presence on G+ and Google My Business.

Right now is the best time to take charge of your social media marketing and take the best advantage of a great opportunity to be a social media leader for the cosmetic surgery industry in Bellevue.  As you know, your industry is extremely competitive and thus we will only take one Bellevue Plastic Surgeon client on – besides, there’s only one Best Plastic Surgery Bellevue and it should be YOUR business.

Please contact me at your earliest convenience and I can answer any questions you might have.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Socially Yours,

Stacia Loo, President
Stacia Loo International

(425) 344-0978
StaciaLoo@gmail.com

www.StaciaLoo.com

 

Who Bought the Grand Hotel in Minneapolis for $30 Million? Did They Get a Deal?

Grand Hotel in Minneapolis Sold by Pebblebrook Hotel Trust at a Loss

Who Bought the Grand Hotel Minneapolis?

Yesterday I received the following press release entitled “Pebblebrook Hotel Trust Completes Sale of the Grand Hotel Minneapolis”.  But curiously, the release does not mention who purchased the property – or what brokers were involved.  It’ also interesting that the hotel’s website appears to be offline …

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I Am Now a Neophyte Sales Funnel Builder

(and it feels so good)

My wife and I have recently started looking for ways to help support each other in different areas of life.  She’s been very good about encouraging me to get a ski pass and has said that she will give me at least one extended weekend a month to take ski trips.  (The first one is scheduled for going to Mammoth Mountain in a couple of weeks).  She’s also going to be helping me get a Tesla Model S – hopefully later this month …

Joe Kennedy Neophyte Funnel Builder

One thing that Stacia is very passionate about is ……. sales funnels?  Crazy, huh?  But she loves that stuff – and she loves using them, teaching them and helping people get results with them.  I feel like I’ve always beens supportive and encouraging of her work, but have to admit that I really don’t have a great understanding of sales funnels – but do know that many expert marketers and huge corporations use them.  So I’ve decided to dive in head first and let Stacia teach me live (and recorded) right here on the interwebs …

SO ….. I really need to step up to do something to really help her. 

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Why I Chose the IKON Pass Over the Epic Pass This Season

OK – I did it.  I bought the IKON ski pass – and I’m super excited about it!

The other day I wrote a post about trying to decide whether to buy the EPIC Pass or the IKON Pass, and I decided to go with the IKON Pass.  

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I’m Getting a Tesla Website Now at JoeKennedy.biz


Super stoked that I’m getting all of my websites  consolidated here at JoeKennedy.biz.  Yesterday I imported Bellevue Business Journal content and today I imported my passion site – I’m Getting a Tesla.  This Tesla manifestation site I started in June 2014 – the day after Tesla at Bellevue Square in Bellevue Washington let me use a Model S P85+ for a full day so I could write a review – I called it “I Want The Magic Car Too“.

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