The 13th Month

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Follow me for a second.. there are 672 hours in a 30 day month. If you take just

  • 2 hours a day for

  • 7 days a week (14 hours)

  • 4 weeks a month (56 hours)

  • 12 months a year

= 672 hours…..

Yep… just taking 2 hours out of your day every day can create enough time that equates to a entire month!

What would you do if you could have an extra month a year to accomplish your goals? Would you be able to rest better knowing you had an extra 30 days to complete your todo list? Would you work harder? Make extra money? 13 months in a year sounds like a dream right? As if its too good to be true it actually is possible and just takes a little bit of focus and diligence on your end. 

“Huh? Eb what in the world are you talking about?” 

Well let me break it down to you; If you take your 2 hour “Real Housewives of Whatever” show and utilize that time spent on your work, you will actually be able to extend your 12 month year into a 13 month year without adding an extra month of bills! 

Here’s the breakdown:

2 hour a day * spent working on your craft or extra income

7 days a week * is a total of 14 extra hours a week. Train yourself everyday for 4 weeks and that equates to 56 hours a month. Once it becomes a habit to work on your craft at least 2 hours per day, everyday, after a full 12 months, you would have spent 672 hours on it, which equates to a 30 day month(14). 

4 weeks a month * (56)

12 months a year

= 672 hours

By eliminating gossip television shows that do not pour into your future, you will create an extra 30 days dedicated to your craft and dream!

Sometimes it’s not that we need extra time in our day, but simply a better way to budget our current time! Hope this helps! 


Comment below what dream your working on that needs an extra 30 days to develop!

5 Tips For The New Vlogger

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When I first started vlogging, I have to admit, I was ill prepared, no film skills, no editing skills, nada! I totally cringe at my first youtube videos, I think I edited them in windows movie maker aka an updated version of powerpoint! LOL However I knew that I had to keep going, and with each video I’ve gotten a little bit better! I’m no Scorsese or anything like that but here are FIVE tips that helped my vlogging skills evolve!

  1. Breathe - seems like common knowledge, but unless you’re a person born for television, the moment the camera turns on, you’ll turn into mush mouth!! So breathe! Vlogging is partially about the experience and partially your point of view and mistakes as well! SO breathe, have fun, and don’t take yourself so seriously!!

  2. The best equipment to vlog with, is whatever you already have! My first attempt at vlogging, I used a basic point and shoot camera, video quality SUCKED, sound was pretty much non existent but those were some of my most watched youtube videos before I deleted them! My 2nd attempt at vlogging, I decided since I couldn’t afford a nice DSLR, my best bet was the nicest iPhone I could afford which was the Iphone 7. I started vlogging, but honestly never got comfortable holding my phone in the air all the time, but I kept at it. Quality definitely matters, however consistency plays a huge role in getting better too! *Currently I shoot with my Iphone 7 and my Canon Rebel sL2

  3. Learn how to edit! Teach yourself the basic skills of editing from the multitude of youtube videos, trial and error, or purchase a design course from a reputable source. Even if you outsource your editing needs, learning the basic functions and know-hows so you can communicate your needs to a video editor better. *Currently I use Adobe Premier programs

  4. Two of the most forgotten or unknown vlogging elements are lighting and sound!! I’m still learning how to better operate my studio lights, however I never travel without lighting! I can’t tell you how many times I filmed something, just to begin editing and I couldn’t hear a thing due to background noise or too dark lighting!! 

    * I purchased a phone case that acts as a backup light for vlogging when I’m shooting with the Iphone 7.

    * For sound, I use a my Apple headphones that come standard with the device and for the canon, I purchased an attachable Rode mic.

5. Aside from breathing, the best tip I can give you, is have confidence! Regardless of what story you're telling the world, people continue to view your stories based on how well you tell them! You're vlogging for a reason right?? You believe in that reason, NOW MAKE ME BELIEVE IT TOO!!

I want to follow your journey on vlogging! Comment your YOUTUBE handle and I'll go subscribe!

TFT $5K MONEY Challenge!!

Who here has ever tried to save money but to no avail? Adding that $50 per week to savings just seems a little to tempting when times get hard. Or better yet, you just haven’t developed the discipline to save your coins… it’s just a penny, dime or quarter, pshhhht. OH well, right? NOPE, Wrong!!! If saved correctly that penny or quarter can help you save thousands per year! Skipping on that starbucks venti frappe mocha blah blah blah can actually save you thousands per year!

This year let’s agree to not waste our money! We are almost ADULT adults (you know the BIG 3-0!!!) We need to start investing, saving for retirement plans, 401k’s if you haven’t already started yet!! We are entrepreneurs for crying out loud, no one is saving a 401k for us!!

So join me and the rest of The FITT Team family as we nickle and dime our way to $5k by December 2019!! Tag @TheFittTeam and use the hashtag #TFTMoneyChallenge to get featured!!!

*I wanted this to be as pain free as possible so as to not cost more than a night of eating out a restaurant, Week 21 and Week 41 the challenge starts over! If you decide not to start it over and are able to keep accruing your savings PLEASE LET ME KNOW!! I WOULD LOVE TO FOLLOW YOUR JOURNEY TOO!!!

Happy Saving!

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