1st Day at Riverside Quarry

morning at Trader Joes the day had an ignomious start. I walked out after making my purchases to find my front car door wide open… apparently in my absent-mindedness I had forgotten to shut it! Scary because later in the day I was going to be trusting my life to my focus and abilities to do things correctly!

The day turned out well though. I climbed with my usual climbing partner Kristin Don and her boyfriend Ali and his friends Bo, Payam, Scott lunsford, and Simon.

I did three climbs on tope rope – a 5.10a red point, 5.10c with a couple of breaks, and a 5.11b where I took tons of rests.

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First Day at Riverside Quarry

When I picked up some snacks this morning at Trader Joes the day had an ignomious start. I walked out after making my purchases to find my front car door wide open… apparently in my absent-mindedness I had forgotten to shut it! Scary because later in the day I was going to be trusting my life to my focus and abilities to do things correctly!

The day turned out well though. I climbed with my usual climbing partner Kristin Don and her boyfriend Ali and his friends Bo, Payam, Scott lunsford, and Simon.

I did three climbs on tope rope – a 5.10a red point, 5.10c with a couple of breaks, and a 5.11b where I took tons of rests.

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Response Website Designers in Los Angeles

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The term “responsive design” is becoming increasingly commonplace, not just among developers, but even in the mainstream. As the founder of Coalition Technologies, the most successful team of responsive website designers in Los Angeles, I have been following the trend for as long as mobile devices have supported web integration. As smart phones become more intuitive, business are faced with the challenge of how to appeal to the growing number of mobile web surfers in a practical and reliable way. Responsive design seems to have solved this conundrum once and for all.

Responsive Design –Why You Need Responsive Website Designers in Los Angeles

The big question, of course, is “What is responsive design?” So let’s start from the beginning. Responsive design is the technology that allows a single website to be fully functional and user friendly on any medium, whether it be a desktop, laptop, smart phone, tablet, iPod or e-book. Responsive design seamlessly conforms itself to any configuration thanks to its fluid grid-based alignment, which accounts for the resolution, dimensions and limitations of any given device.

Not Using Responsive Design? Here’s the Problem…

Let’s say that your website uses old-fashioned, straightforward HTML. No media queries, no server-side components, just traditional tags and generic coding. If someone visits your site from their iMac or HP desktop, everything will look exactly as you intended, and usability will never be an issue. But if a user visits your site from an iPhone, they’re going to have to contend with the frustrating experience of using a miniature mobile device to navigate a site optimized for PCs. This makes for poor conversion optimization, which means that a large number of those visitors will simply hit the “Back” button in frustration and move on to the next website. That’s inevitably going to hurt your bottom line in a big way.

And if you still think that mobile integration isn’t a big deal, consider some startling recent figures. In the first quarter of 2012, mobile web surfing accounted for about 11 percent of the market share, but in the first quarter of 2013, that number stood at more than 20 percent, according to the Monetate Q1 2013 Ecommerce Quarterly. By 2016, mobile surfing is expected to exceed desktop surfing. If your website isn’t taking advantage of responsive design, your business may actually be crippled by this trend over the next couple of years. Now is the time to take action.

Coalition Technologies – Responsive Website Designers in Los Angeles

Responsive design is changing the game, and I would encourage you to give us a call at Coalition Technologies. Our responsive website designers in Los Angeles are on the cutting edge of modern design and development, and we know to build fully functional websites that look great and appeal to consumers across all platforms. Give us a call at 1-888-800-9101 for a free quote, and let us show you how we can bring your website into the 21st century.

QR Codes on Website – Developers in Los Angeles

QR-CodeYou have undoubtedly seen more than a few QR codes over the past couple of years. You have seen them on websites, posters, and even product packaging. They are the funny-looking square bar codes that resemble static on an old black-and-white television set. But they’re more than just bar codes. As the founder and CEO of Coalition Technologies, I have dedicated a tremendous amount of time and effort to researching how QR codes can be used to improve the success of online businesses, and the results are staggering.

What are QR Codes? – Website Developers in Los Angeles

Quick response codes, or QR codes, have a bit of an interesting history. They were initially developed for tracking and managing vehicle parts in the Japanese automotive industry, but in recent years, they have become extremely popular for use in advertising. Any smart phone can be used as a QR code reader; all you need to do is install a QR app, use your built-in camera to hover over any QR code that you encounter, and you’ll be immediately forwarded to an appropriate web resource.

As a business owner or webmaster, you must see the potential here. If you want to drive people to your website, document or cause, you can prompt new visitors from absolutely anywhere, 24 hours a day. If you pay for a billboard that reads, “Visit our website at www.coalitiontechnologies.com/, only a very small percentage of people will actually remember to do it. But with a QR code, you can generate instant clicks from anywhere. The bar code itself entices people (even if they aren’t immediately interested in the product or service), and it provides you with a hyperlink that can be used offline.

Choosing QR Codes on Website Developers in Los Angeles

If you would like to take advantage of the many practical benefits that QR codes can provide, I would recommend employing the services of knowledgeable QR code developers. Not only can they design a custom code for you, but they can help you to get the most from your efforts by integrating your code onto custom web pages and advertising materials.  But when shopping around for QR developers, make sure to do your homework. Ask questions, review profiles, and browse consumer reviews.

Coalition Technologies – Your QR Codes on Website Developers in Los Angeles

Consider this: mobile web browsing is taking over in a big way. In fact, analysts estimate that mobile surfing will completely overtake desktop surfing as soon as 2016. As more and more consumers turn to their smart phones and tablets to access the web, QR codes provide a powerful marketing opportunity, which can not only boost your business, but take it to the next level.

If you’d like to learn more, call us at Coalition Technologies for a free quote. You can reach us at 1-888-800-9101, and we’ll let you know exactly how we can elevate your business with the help of custom QR codes. Let’s dominate your industry and reach out to new customers or clients who otherwise would never have learned of your business.

My Long Distance Relationship Attempt

I had always told myself I would never attempt a long distance relationship.  Close friends had had long distance relationships and inevitably failed.  Most people who have had one swear that they will never do another.  One friend foolishly pursued two and now is twice as adamantly opposed. Success stories are the rare exception that prove the rule.  Maybe one in twenty work out, at least from my limited observation.

Then I went and got myself involved in a long distance relationship.

My lady and I both recognize how stressful a long distance relationship can be on people and decided to try it anyways.  Love’s a tough taskmaster.  More and more lately I was thinking about how difficult it is to maintain a healthy relationship from a long distance, especially when faced with at least 8-10 months.

Amazon Webstore SEO Company

It wasn’t long ago that many businesses shied away from eCommerce, not because they were averse to the idea of selling online, but because they were intimidated by the prospect of hiring full-time designers and developers to build and maintain an online storefront. The cost alone made it impossible for many businesses to create a presence in Cyberspace. But those days are gone. We now live in a world of intuitive, cost-effective content management systems, and anybody can design an online store for pennies on the dollar. Amazon is just one company that has opened the door for point-and-click eCommerce, and it’s proving to be highly successful. As the founder and CEO of Coalition Technologies, a major Amazon Webstore SEO company, I’m a huge fan of what Amazon has assembled. Unfortunately, though, Amazon can’t do everything. Case in point: search engine optimization (SEO).

Why You Need an Amazon Webstore SEO Company

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Professional SEO is absolutely essential to compete in today’s online marketplace. Right now, you have hundreds, possibly thousands of competitors investing in SEO services. They’re building links, optimizing their websites from the back end, researching the most effective keywords and creating professional marketing copy to reflect their comprehensive SEO strategies. If you are not doing the same, your business is going to suffer. It may even collapse. That’s because SEO is the process by which your website achieves top search engine rankings, and research shows that most web surfers never look past the first page of search results. The closer you are to the top of page 1, the more successful your business will be. This is an undisputed fact.

Why Amazon Can’t Do Everything

The Amazon Webstore service is amazing. Using a simple, user-friendly site builder, you can design your store, list your products, create coupons and discounts, manage your orders, print shipping labels, and even track your sales trends. It truly is an all-in-one shopping cart solution, and it even offers a few cut-rate SEO features, like the ability to create title tags and meta descriptions, and the ability to implement custom XML and HTML sitemaps.

But you can’t completely automate SEO, no matter how hard you try. Much of the work happens offsite, and much of it is research-based. Your Amazon Webstore can’t create valuable inbound links for you, it can’t thoroughly research your marketplace, and it can’t generate keyword-optimized copy. That’s why it’s so important to have a qualified Amazon Webstore SEO company on your side. It really will make all the difference in the world when it comes to traffic and sales.

Coalition Technologies – Your Amazon Webstore SEO Company

Ready to stop settling for second best, and start enjoying the revenue that you have worked so hard to earn? Contact Coalition Technologies at 1-888-800-9101 for a free quote. Our team will lay out a plan for you and let you know exactly how we can turn your humble Amazon Webstore into a thriving enterprise with the help of our industry-leading SEO services. Call us today.

How To Wake Up Early – CEOs Secrets

Waking up early is a very important part of increasing your productivity. Most business activity shuts down by 6pm, so the more hours of work you can get in before 6 the better.

Waking up early also needs to be sustainable. Doing it for two weeks is worthless, this should be a long term commitment. In order to get up before the birds on a daily basis you need to not be exhausted. Make sure you get a minimum of 8 hours sleep each night. If you want to be up and working by 7am than you need to be in bed by 11pm. That means having discipline and turning off your phone, computer, and television!

The snooze button is also the bane of your existence if you want to wake up early. The secret to avoiding abusing your snooze button is to get a loud annoying alarm and put as far away from your bed as you physically can. Put it in your bathroom if possible. Standing up and walking to turn off your alarm will get your body going and prevent that half asleep weakness where you roll over and hit the snooze button.

Further tips to get up early successfully:
– Keep water next to your bed so you aren’t dehydrated
– Avoid alcohol or other drugs
– Eat healthy and avoid processed sugars
– Exercise vigorously

Great Business Litigation / Defamation Attorney in Phoenix AZ

I recently dealt with a difficult libel legal issue in Phoenix, Arizona. I won’t get into it too much, but I hired an excellent business litigator named David Enevoldsen who did a superb job of handling my case.

David Enevoldsen is an attorney with a lot of experience and expertise in business litigation and defamation cases.  When I called him about my case, he patiently explained to me all of the points of law and issues that I was going to deal with. He presented my options to me in a clear, concise, reasonable manner which really helped me to deal with my case in the best way possible.

Over the ensuing weeks, David was very helpful and thoughtful in his analysis, planning, negotiations, and general work he did for me. Even though I never actually met him in person since I am based in Los Angeles, he gained my complete trust because of his great responsiveness, honesty, and knowledge of the law.

No one likes to have to go to court, but if you find yourself in a difficult legal situation in Phoenix Arizona, make sure you call David Enevoldsen first. His contact information is below:

David Enevoldsen
Attorney
Enevoldsen Law Office, PLLC
2121 South Mill Ave., Ste. 102
Tempe, Arizona 85282

Guest Post: Black Rooster on Working Out

Today we are fortunate to have a guest blog post from my old friend the Black Rooster on working out. Enjoy!

Dear Readers,

I would like to dedicate this video to all people who join expensive gyms and spend tons of money on clothes, supplements and other shit that you don’t need. I always hear people say things like “I don’t wanna join that gym because they don’t have this or that machine”. These are people who will NEVER have a good body and get ripped. These are usually fat and lazy people who are just looking for an excuse to not work out. The biggest and baddest dudes that I have ever seen and trained with have always been in ghetto / average gyms. These guys are true beasts and they will train like animals with whatever they have at hand. Whether its free weights and machines or rocks and sandbags. I also hate dudes who try to do “trendy” shit like aerobics for dudes or thai boe or anything like that. My friend Joel recently picked up rock climbing. I truly commend him for that because mountain/rock climbing is a very challenging and difficult sport. It’s a  sport that requires excellent physical and mental strength. As a matter of fact my trainer who is also a pro bodybuilder goes mountain climbing once a week as part of his cardio routine before competition. So well done Mr Joel and keep it up!

I personally hate expensive and fancy gyms because all you see is a bunch of douchebags wearing neon green nikes with tight shorts and orange tank tops. They usually don’t know anything about bodybuilding or weightlifting but they talk like they’re Ronnie Coleman’s trainer.

I actually have a rather amusing story. I used to workout at this one gym a couple of years ago. My trainer (who is a beast btw) would always put on gangster rap or hip hop music when we trained. He believed that the only proper music for hardcore bodybuilding is either gangster rap or hard rock. After we were done training we were sitting in the coffee shop eating our lunches. Sitting at the table next to us were two young dudes, typical douchebags in their neon Nikes and tights. They were just about to get up and start their workout when one of the guys turned around to his friend and said “Oh my god the music they play here is so ghetto. I can’t work out to this. I wanna listen to Justin Bieber or Selena Gomez when I work out”. As soon as we heard this me and my trainer busted out laughing so hard that these guys got up and left!

So in conclusion my dear fat readers you see that all you need to get ripped is a beast mentality.

Train. Eat. Sleep. Period.

Now please enjoy this video that I have posted for you and maybe you’ll learn one thing or two!