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Are You Tired Of Being Broke Yet? Stop Making The Same Mistakes With Your Money

How much money do you really need to be happy? Right out of the gate, let me answer that with an actual study… According to an article in The Huffington Post, in which (editor) Kevin Short did his homework and determined the magic number for each state, the average target…

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A Teachable Desire to Improve

The edited version of this article is featured on What would you say is the most valuable skill in our industry? Robert Scovill said, when he is considering an employee, he wants to see an innate understanding of signal flow and a good attitude. I agree. Absolutely. But, if…

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Reevaluating Your Relationship With Religion

It’s no secret that I am a Christian. However, my views and opinions don’t tend to sit well with the mainstream. I have been called everything from a heretic to… Well. You might be shocked at what I have been called. Regardless, religion in general has historically been the single…

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Who Is Erik?

That’s a really good question….

I am a husband and father, blogger and writer, Christian, retired recording and live sound engineer, and recovering knucklehead with a knack for learning things the hard way.

After years of building up my pro audio career, my production company, and even my own recording studio, I found myself staring at divorce papers. My wife of 20 years had tolerated all she could take of me.

The divorce papers forced me to choose between saving my family and saving the rest of my world. That decision cost me two houses, my studio and production company, a motorcycle shop, and the very career I had worked so hard for.

The restoration process was the hardest four years of my life. Seven years after avoiding the divorce and we are still working through things, but doing good.

And, here we are…

As crazy as it sounds, considering my track record, I seem to have found success at every turn. Whether through the books I have written, or the home-based LegalShield business we opened, or even my return to professional audio as a writer and editor… I have gone from absolute anguish, to one seriously blessed guy.

Within this site, you will find a very diverse collection of categories from all the lessons I have learned.

Becoming a Better Man covers a lot of those hard lessons about marriage and family.

The Art of the Soundcheck is full of the lessons I wish someone had taught me when I first got into pro audio.

The New Adventure is where you will find our travels and plans for the future.

All Things Homestead covers home, garden, prepping and similar things.

The Dad Life is mostly about what we have learned as parents and grandparents.

And, our newest category is for Guest Bloggers and Writers who have contributed to this site. You can join the party, or request my material for your site, through the contact page.

I hope that you can take some time to read a few articles and offer a few comments. Maybe even join our mailing list and keep up with new articles as we publish them.

Thanks for stopping by.