I am here to say that working with family is one of the toughest things you can do. I was given the opportunity by my Dad to run a business when I wasn’t ready to run it. And after all the suffering he went through as I grew, I now get to suffer as he refuses to hand over the reins. I’ve quit several times and despite being coOwners, we don’t even speak. As we got to know each other we decided we really don’t like each other. I know you’re going to say it’s a shame but the honest truth is he is a product of 80s business. The 80s were a time when businessmen put their work before their families. All in the ruse of saying they were just supporting the family. But the businessmen of the 80s were decadent. Cars and dress were important and working 80 hr weeks were common. I saw it with all my friends’ families. Some Dads were better than others but I witnessed internally some struggling families. A lot of divorces. Put that all in a mixing bowl and as you become an adult you either got Fathers that apologized for missing the time or relegated the conversations to big events and holidays.
To me that’s how life works. You get to pick your friends. You get to choose who your spouse and friends are. Family is handed to you and that can go a lot of ways. You’ve heard me talk about my Mom so you know who raised me and my feelings about her. Again, common for kids my age. Mom stays at home and is the rock. Dad comes home and goes to the soccer game or buys you something for missing it.
When you grow older you either emulate your parents or try and create a better scenario than you were handed. Fortunately I got the best of both my parents. Or at least I think I did. Hard working but always there for my family. Family comes first but my work still gets done. What I gave up was all the rest of the stuff. I made work fun so that filled the gap. I make sure to put a big smile on my wife and kids as often as I can. I set examples without having to give talks. Adjusting when I needed to adjust and giving in to keep everyone happy. Kids are easy. All they want is your attention and for you to love their Mother. Friends are easy. They want you to listen, bounce things off, laugh, and make them feel young. All the rest is the tough shit. It’s where the hard work lies.
Quote of the Day: “We judge ourselves by our intentions and others by their behavior.”
Domain of the Day: DNAHoldings.com I feel like this is the next great collectible. Actual DNA of celebs
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Park.io Names at Auction or Available for Pickup
Nose.io Love the word. A weird brand but definitely memorable
Sunburst.co I know a few companies with the the name Sunburst in it
KIQ.io LLL and has IQ in it
Marigold.io I am going to buy this one
BVC.io The rare combo of VC in the name and the tld
Namejet, Sedo, and Catched.com Names at Auction
Gasolinera.mx “Gas Station” in Spanish
Elysium.io Taken in 200 extensions. I only know the movie
Zeng.io A very popular Chinese last name. That should be enough
SuperStream.io Seems like the kind of name that would be on a dot io
Botto.com Most bids on the board but a pending delete. Keep an eye out for who gets it
MegaBone.com Rock band, IPA, or memorable tech company
Godaddy Domains With Bids
Leblebi.com Evidently a ton of people love North African chickpea soup
RentFun.com I have no idea why it has the most bids on the Godaddy board
EbaumNation.com I complete forgot about Ebaum. What an iconic site that was
TrueHosting.com We still doing hosting names?
HostingCentre.com How about non US hosting names?
Calmz.com You ain’t getting Calm.com
TeenPower.com A lot of power there
OverdraftProtection.com Seems like a service and not one worth building a site around
WestcoastPizza.com I love pizza names
Katori.com Beautiful Japanese word. Would make a great brand
SmarterCredit.com Wells Fargo liked the term so much they trademarked it
TradeRiver.com Love it as a brand. Especially a fashion line
SmallCredit.com Highest price of all the straight domains
FightRacism.org Important important name
PBGL.com My favorite LLLL.com on the board today
Godaddy Domains with One or No Bids
The Rest of the Godaddy Domains with Bids
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