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Expressing Myself Vs. Serving the Audience

  Listening to Gary vee talk about 'document don't create' four years ago was a game-changer.   I realized all that happens in my life is content.   This idea has helped grow my podcast, videos, and blog. But I've often wondered why don't I have a more significant following present day?   Why can't I yet support myself financially with my material?  I've heard other influencers say it can take ten years plus to grow to that level.   Even with that commitment, this isn't guaranteed. As a longtime listener to Gary Vaynerchuk's podcast, I feel he's delivered some of his best advice to content creators during this pandemic.   His advice on burnout, taking breaks, and doing what truly satisfies you, even if you have attained a small following, have also been impactful.    Mr. Vanyerchuk made an eye-opening point on a recent episode, published May 4, 2021, titled 'The Real Reason your Content isn't Working.'  Paraphrasing(as I understood it

eBay 2020 results, Weird Stories, Mixtape Strictly Gyal Tunes

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST HERE Welcome back!   On this episode I discuss my eBay 2020 results.   Was reselling last year a bust or a boom?   5 weird and true stories are covered.   Finally a mixtape with tunes from guys romancing girls and much more. 2018 Ebay report https://paulperezblog.blogspot.com/2019/03/ebay-update-2019.html   2019 Ebay report https://paulperezblog.blogspot.com/2020/01/how-i-lost-money-doing-ebay-in-2019.html   Check out my eBay store here https://www.ebay.com/str/paulsellsthings   Weird Stories covered Secret World of backstreet castration https://www.thedailybeast.com/inside-the-dangerous-global-network-of-backstreet-castrators-cutters-and-eunuch-makers   Alexa knows what you want before you do   https://www.zdnet.com/article/alexa-can-now-guess-what-you-want-before-you-even-ask-for-it/   Humans in America 30,000 years ago https://news.yahoo.com/humans-america-30-000-years-ago-far-earlier-160114498.html   Bigfoot hunting season   https://www.cbr.co

Tag Team Car C-R-A-S-H! Action Figure Photography.

Here WWE's Braun Stroman and Rowan are cruising right along, listening to some tunes in the WWE Slam Mobile. Until the Slambulance, on their way to an emergency, crash into the two wrestlers causing mayhem. Biff Tannen gets into a shouting match while Greedo and Rowan look like they both need some medical attention. All pics taken by me, extra graphics done on Canva. Enjoy and drop a comment below.  

Full Moon over Union City, New Jersey.

There were a few days in April 2021 when the full moon shone over Union City, NJ.   Here are some pics I snapped.   There are filters from the Prisma app applied.   I also have two of the original photos taken included in this set.  

Colossus carries the Dewback on his back! Action Figure Photography.

I shot these on my bed.   I used the Retouch app to erase the Helping Hands holding up the figures and the Clip2Comic app for the filters on the pics.   The originals are included.

Advice I'd Give to My 15 Year Old Self

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST HERE I'm 45 years old currently and I sometimes think, what advice would I give my 15 year old self?   Mo from the Reseller Niche podcast returns on this episode and we get into it. Find Mo and his show  here. Thoughts? Comments? Do so below ...Or you can contact me by calling, texting or through WhatsApp 1-201-472-0429. If you leave a voicemail please be aware, you only have 3 minutes. This is a US number. Contact me by email here   improveandhavefun@gmail.com   Rate, like, leave a review! I will shout you out for sure! If you've enjoyed this episode, please support this podcast by doing any, all your shopping through my affiliate link: AMAZON:  http://amzn.to/2dRu3IM or DONATE here  https://bit.ly/2LD1mwy SUBSCRIBE HERE https://bit.ly/3tkjIbV   ALL MY SOCIAL MEDIA https://bit.ly/39rPYSR   YouTube Video

Finally Watching Star Wars Clone Wars and Rebels in 2021 and Enjoying It.

Being a lifelong Star Wars fan, never really invested any time in watching these series.   Thanks to this pandemic and staying inside, I finally got a chance to do so.   Here are my thoughts.    Post your thoughts and comments below. YouTube video

My Conversation with Video Game Journalist Tony Polanco

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST HERE Tony Polanco is a video game journalist born and raised in the Dominican Republic. He and his family moved to the US in 1987. My parents are from the same country. Listening to content creators such as Tony, being where he's from, coming of age in NYC, is inspiring to me—having grown up similarly. I discovered him early last year(2020) while listening to Gamertag Radio with Danny Pena(find my conversation with Danny here ). His NY swag and deep insight into the video game industry hooked me. On this podcast, we discuss games, comics, going to events, and more. Reach out to Tony on Twitter here. Check out the Throwdown podcast here. Check out a small segment of discussion on YouTube. Thoughts? Comments? Do so below ...Or you can contact me by calling, texting or through WhatsApp 1-201-472-0429. If you leave a voicemail please be aware, you only have 3 minutes. This is a US number. Contact me by email here   improveandhavefun@gmail.com   Rate, like

Godzilla Vs. Kong Spoiler Review

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST HERE Jason G and I give a spoiler review of Godzilla Vs. Kong We also talk about our longtime Godzilla fandom. In the podcast I say that the film is distributed by Universal Pictures.   My mistake it's actually Warner Brothers.   Jason also mentions 'if this movie was released in theaters.'   It actually is, but we both agree that if we weren't in the middle of a pandemic this could have been the top movie, in the U.S., Easter weekend.   We'll find out April 5, 2021 it's box office gross. Reach out to Jason G here. Watch our review here on Facebook. Thoughts? Comments? Do so on the below ...Or you can contact me by calling, texting or through WhatsApp 1-201-472-0429. If you leave a voicemail please be aware, you only have 3 minutes. This is a US number. Contact me by email here   improveandhavefun@gmail.com   Rate, like, leave a review! I will shout you out for sure! If you've enjoyed this episode, please support this podcast by d

Your Being Unattractive is Working For You.

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST HERE In consuming MGTOW content from YouTubers Coach Greg Adams, Red Pill Men's Health, and Sandman, I've realized that my beta-self, who is not traditionally attractive, is a plus. Ideally, I'd like to attract someone like myself.   Thin/fit, little to no debt, no kids, similar interests.   But I realized that this group of women consider themselves high-value and want more enticing options than myself.   That being a man with the three 6s.   6 foot tall, six-pack abs, earns six figures.    The exception to the rule is an unattractive man who makes 6-7 figures monthly/annually. The women I tend to attract are overweight single mothers who are swimming in debt.   I have dated these women in the past, but now I know better with this newfound knowledge. Currently, I do not have any children, have never been married, and have no debt.   I have peace, quiet, and freedom.   No child support, alimony, mortgage/car payments.   My time and money are for me.  C

Coming 2 America Spoiler Review

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST HERE. Mo Fremont and I have a spoiler review of Coming 2 America.   Was it ok, great, or terrible?   Tune in to find out. I record weekly podcasts with Mo' and they will start slowly appearing on this feed within the coming months. Want to learn more about Mo' and his podcast?   Find it here. On Tuesdays at 1pm EST we record podcasts live on YouTube.   Join us by following that same link above. Thoughts? Comments? Do so below ...Or you can contact me by calling, texting or through WhatsApp 1-201-472-0429. If you leave a voicemail please be aware, you only have 3 minutes. This is a US number. Contact me by email here   improveandhavefun@gmail.com   Rate, like, leave a review! I will shout you out for sure! If you've enjoyed this, please support this podcast by doing any, all your shopping through my affiliate links: or my AMAZON link:  http://amzn.to/2dRu3IM or DONATE here  https://bit.ly/2LD1mwy SUBSCRIBE HERE https://bit.ly/3tkjIbV   Full U

TitanFall 2 and Outer Worlds...great time with 2 great games.

I was introduced to Titanfall 2 by my brother, who played the game during its initial release and loved it. Excellent action game from Respawn Entertainment. Makers of such games as Jedi Fallen Order(which I will be streaming soon), Apex Legends, and more. The Outer Worlds has loads of personality and has hooked me. As of this writing, I've finished the game. It's great to see that the decisions made during the game were reflected in the ending.   Check out the streams, post your comments below. Titanfall 2 stream The Outer Worlds stream

Hidden Gem-Boss Level on Hulu.

Looking for something to watch? Check out 'B oss Level '  on H ulu .. If you like the Crank movies (with Jason Statham) mixed with a Groundhog Day premise..you won’t be disappointed with Boss Level.  YouTube Boss Level Review

Furloughed from Work for A Year

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST HERE. My friend Jason and I have worked in the hospitality industry collectively over 35 years. In our careers, this is the first time we’ve been furloughed 12 months plus due to world events. I’m sure we are not exclusively in this position. In this podcast, we discuss our thoughts on Wandavision, upcoming superhero, sci-fi tv shows, and movies. We also discuss which comics we’ve recently enjoyed. Pleasant escapes from our worries on whether life will ever get back to normal. Finally, we discuss our unemployed existence during the last year. This time off from work has allowed me to deeply examine my compulsions, accept my bachelor life as a positive, and shown me what kind of person I would be if I retired from work today. I’m grateful for my creativity. It helps keep my mind occupied. Seeing this podcast grow has been tremendous. Leftover paychecks from work, stimulus money, and NYC Unemployment have been a godsend and kept me afloat in these times. I’ve often

60s, 70s Soul-Disco-Rock-Reggae Mixtape

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST HERE New Mixtape with some 60s, 70s goodness.   Enjoy! Tracklisting: Name Artist Living In The U.S.A. Steve Miller Band Wild Night Van Morrison Power In the Darkness Tom Robinson Band Zombie Fela Kuti, Afrika '70 Do Your Thing Isaac Hayes Love and Happiness Al Green Who Is He? Bill Withers Cloud Nine The Temptations Do Your Thing The Watts 103rd. Street Rhythm Band Uptown Top Ranking - Remastered Althea, Donna The Harder They Come Jimmy Cliff King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown Augustus Pablo, King Tubby Legalize It Peter Tosh Israelites Desmond Dekker Fantasy Earth, Wind & Fire Disco Lady (Single Version) Johnnie Taylor Love Thang First Choice Disco Inferno - LP / 12 Version" The Trammps Cherry Bomb The Runaways (Don't Fear) The Reaper Blue Öyster Cult Mama

Libertarian and MGTOW in the B-X

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST HERE Cash First(a pseudonym)is one of the hosts of the Fix 4 N.Y. podcast.   An episodic show which discusses applying libertarian principles and MGTOW beliefs to daily life in New York City.   What led Cash to these alternative beliefs?   He grew up impoverished in the Bronx.   He remembers being a boy and listening to his parents talk about their lack of money often.  This gentleman also talks about questioning love and marriage at a young age by seeing his brothers struggle financially because of divorce and separation(with children involved).   Police doing mass sweeps in his neighborhood with 'Stop and Frisk' and profiling individuals; Cash found unjust and began asking how can we protect ourselves instead.     I found this young man by listening to Coach Greg Adams podcast, where he's often a contributor in the chat and call-in show—making great points and playing funny sound clips, a la Coach Adams.   He is well-spoken, with an urban delivery, w

Be Single and Have Fun.

Dating is hard. Women and men have many options and a standard of who they will date. Until late last year, I was all about the dating apps and dating sites and not having great results. I discovered Coach Greg Adams on YouTube . He is a big proponent of MGTOW beliefs. I agree with a lot of what he has to say regarding dating, marriage, divorce, child support. How much of it benefits men the least.  My immediate family has generational separation if that's even a thing.   My parents' parents either weren't in the picture or separated.   My parents are divorced.    My brothers and sister are all separated from their child's biological parent.   Marriage is not in the cards for me, and I'm not going to take that risk. According to a US News article from December 2020 , the divorce rates have dropped from 2009-2019 by 2.1%.   But marriage rates within the same period have fallen by 1.3% For these reasons, I feel there will be even more single people in the future, lead

CrossCode and Donut County...I'm streaming games now!

I just wrapped my head around streaming on Twitch.    I'm late to the party, but the Xbox One and Playstation 4 make it easy to do so.   Here are my first two games I've ever streamed. CrossCode reminds me of fantastic action RPGs I would play on the Super Nintendo as a kid.   Such as Secret Of Mana and Chrono Trigger.   Find out more about CrossCode here. This is Donut County.   A relaxing game I started playing off Gamertag Radio's recommendation.   I did an interview some time ago with the main host of that podcast Danny Pena.   You can find that here.   What's Donut County about?    Click here. Follow me on Twitch here .    I edit the videos and put them up on YouTube later.   Here's my YouTube channel.   More to come!

My Current Favorite Tik Tok Videos-February 2021

I can spend 2 hours easily on Tik Tok.   Besides YouTube, it's the only other social media platform that zaps away that kind of time from me.   There so much comedy gold on Tik Tok, I wanted to share a few of those clips here.  Big shout out to Streamyard .   I had trouble figuring out OBS, but broadcasting from home using Streamyard makes it easy.   Follow me on Tik Tok here!

Modern Day Mr. Hyde-TIME LAPSED ARTWORK

The Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde idea came to me as I got closer to the end of completing this drawing.   Mad scientist vibes were there from the start.    As always I used the Procreate app, the first gen Apple Pencil and an iPad Mini.   ArtPose Pro was used for the 3D model.   Some of the extra flares and animation I pulled off using Canva and Final Cut Pro.   I made this with the idea of posting it on Instagram Stories and Tik Tok, that's the reason for the dimensions. Time Lapsed Video

Undo It by Dean Ornish-My Biggest Takeaways + a Mixtape

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST HERE.. In this episode, I discuss my biggest takeaways from Dean Ornish's book 'Undo It.'     Most days, I practice a vegan diet.   Other elements in my diet include fasting and oil, gluten-free foods.    Why?   I find this combination keeps me slim and full of energy.   Eating is a relaxing time for me; it happens at night, six hours before bedtime.   If I did it any earlier, it would slow me down from running errands.   To keep hydrated, I consume only water throughout the day.    I was encouraged to read this book because Dr. Ornish promotes a vegan diet.   But there's more.   He and his wife Anne also advocate a longevity lifestyle by loving more, stressing less, and moving more.  One of my big takeaways(I discuss more in this episode)from the book contends eating mindfully and not watching TV.   How it can rob one of the pleasures of tasting the food and knowing when you are full.   I suffer from this.   I love watching TV and having dinner si