Small Business Owner

wordpress helpI’m officially a small business owner!

Visible HQ is the name of my company, and I help small businesses and artists build wordpress sites, and manage their online presence.

Here’s a happy blurry picture of me with my BUSINESS LICENSE.

Business License


So if you’re reading this and you need some web stuff done, well, let me know!  The business has been growing in small, but steady ways the last few months, and I’m looking to keep it going.  Feel free to pass my info along if you know me, and know someone else looking for some help.

If you’re an author, I can set you up with a pretty sweet little home base… and help you make the most of it with my knowledge of smart marketing.  If you’re a musician, I can craft your band a page with a blog, music, mailing list–all kinds of awesome things.

So here’s to hard work and hustlin, because it took a lot of both to get here!

Happy Half Year 2012

So today the year is halfway gone. It’s a good time for reflecting on the first half of the year, and refocusing on the goals you want to rock in the second half of the year.

It’s crazy when I look back at my goals for the year.  My focus and intent ha shifted so much this year, it kind of blows my mind.


Mind = Blown

At the beginning of this year, I haven’t even conceived of the business I just got all the pieces together for–and just launched!

At the beginning of this year, I made goals that are hard to keep.  I think having too specific a goal can be a defeat before the goal is begun.  An online friend (the ruggedly handsome Damian Thompson), is participating in a 90 days productivity challenge that someone, at a place we both frequent online, proposed.  90 days of time well spent, of habits changing and meaningful work done.  Damian suggests that he’s not setting goals, but rather changing behaviors.

I love this idea.

Looking back at something I wrote in a notebook, in January, I see that I am falling short of some of the goals on the page entitled “I’ll Know 2012 Was A Success If…”

I won’t go into the specifics of the goals, but they had to do with getting healthy, finding business success, and minimizing a lot of things in my life.

My 90 Day Challenge

I’m going to post daily updates on how I’m doing with my challenge at another blog, mostly because I don’t want to clog up this blog with a bunch of tiny updates.  I will link to where the other posts are so you can check it out, if you really want to.  Maybe it will inspire you to look at your goals, see where you are, and adjust.

Then rock it.

Standing Up

When I hurt my ankle while hiking in May (god, I miss hiking) I switched from a standing desk to a sitting desk.  I love standing while I work.  Sitting has been scientifically proven to be So Bad For You, and when I stand while working I feel free to move around as needed, because I have trouble sitting still, and movement helps me think and focus.

Finally, after weeks of physical therapy, I have set my office up for a standing desk.  It’s taking some getting used to, especially around my ankle, which is still pretty weak.  But I’m being careful and resting it often.

I really like this set up.  It uses a “bar table” from Ikea, and a monitor stand from best buy.

Here’s a picture of my standing desk:


Sean's Desk

And a picture of what my desktop looks like:

Standing Desk


I’m not sure why, but I’ve always been really interested in seeing people’s work spaces.  It’s fascinating.  So I hope you’ve enjoyed looking at mine!

Stay tuned for a follow up post about my progress on the 90 Day Challenge.

Hiking Today

Recently, I discovered the joys of hiking.

Today, after embarking on an adventure (starting my novel), I went for an hour long hike along Bonneville Shoreline Trail.  The sun was setting; it was completely lovely.

In other news: I have an astigmatism and have to wear glasses now.  Thumbs down! 🙁

Here are some pics.

Salt Lake Valley pic

Salt Lake Sunset

Sean at 5120
me at 5,120 ft.

Simple Desks

For some reason, looking at other people’s workspaces fascinates me.  Though I fail to keep my own desktop simple and clutter free, I strive to.  Sometimes it’s the desks location that is interesting, sometimes it’s the view it overlooks, sometimes it’s the arrangement of items on the desk.

It is surprisingly interesting.

Apparently I’m not the only one, as there is a website called Simple Desks that has a lot of readers, and receives a lot of submissions.  As you can imagine, this site is relevant to my interests.

While I am rearranging my office at home, and working to simplify my life by becoming uncluttered and streamlining the amount of things in my office (and my ability to keep things organized and under control), I will not submit my own desks at home.

But I was out today working at my favorite coffee shop, Nobrow (in Salt Lake City), and thought I would take a picture of my work space.  it’s simple and it just feels nice to sit here facing the old brick wall with my coffee, my mac air, and the weird alien-like plant on the table.  I have noticed on the Simple Desks site that there is a lack of mobile workspaces, so I thought I’d submit mine.

simple desks


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