My first 3D tournament this weekend.

I am new to 3D archery. I joined a club here in Ottawa recently and I have been out 4 times shooting in the trees. I really enjoy it so far and I don’t suck at it. I still need to practice estimating range but then again I don’t think that ever stops.

Cantley Archers in Cantley, Quebec (900 avenue Gatineau) are putting on a little tournament June 25th so I am going to dive in. Originally I was going with my brother, who is also new to it, but he has prior obligations so I will be solo. I am doing some last-minute maintenance (d loop replacement) but I am trying to stop myself from doing anything too drastic because I don’t want to be the guy with the excuses. You know the guy  that would have done better except (insert excuse here).   So I am just making sure what I have currently is going to stay put.

I am having a slight panic because I just realized all the targets at my range are in metres and I estimate range and set my sight pins, in yards. This will only come into play at 40 to 50 yards (actually 40 and 50 metres) as those are the only pins I have moved since starting at my new range. I need a little practice anyway so I think I will just borrow my brother’s range finder and reset my 40 and 50 pins this week. But I still refuse to make excuses…we’ll see come Sunday.

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My FB rants and good customer service.

I posted a rant on the web page wall on the weekend. It basically said I was upset with the state of customer service in the vast majority of the archery / outdoor industry in Ottawa. Instead of dwelling on the shortcomings, I am going to focus on finding some good this week and I will NOT be afraid to convey that to those providing me the services.

I have received good customer service in the last month from 2 places: Cabela’s (good service from a big box store, can you believe it?) and QAD – Quality Archery Designs .

Example 1 – Cabela’s has a staff member named Mack who is always enthusiastic and helpful. He is passionate about archery and it is reflected in his job execution. He goes out of his way to help you in whatever you’re looking for. It’s made me purchase things I would otherwise have gotten online or elsewhere. One day I hope I can employ him or a few like him.

Example 2 – QAD Archery has a guy named David Noll over there and he was quick to help me out and send me parts, free of charge to get me back online. He sent them quickly and updated me alone the way (I am huge on updates). I will continue to use their products and not just because the products are great but because the team is great.

Get out and find you some good people, products, and services this week, and get it Dialed In.

~B

I’m excited to start a new week. Hope you are too!

I have been scheming again and I’m excited to execute.

I have been doing a lot of thinking in circles and a lot of what I am thinking is “who am I to think I can execute these plans and ideas?”.  The time for that kind of thinking needs to pass.

My plans are to execute on all levels this week. At the gym, at the day (night) job, at the side hustle, at the side-side hustle. LOL

Gonna get some cash flow happening. Hopefully get my newest bow back from the dealer. Get my motorcycle out of the garage.  Get some career success popping (I’m so hip-hop haha)

~B

 

Updates and next moves

I am up on Facebook and I have my own webpage https://dialledinarchery.wordpress.com/ , which is still very much a work in progress. I secured a gmail account to link to the webpage dialledinarchery@gmail.com.

I tried creating a dedicated Instagram page but somehow I violated Instagram rules of use. What rules, they won’t say but it was in the creation process itself  I am pretty sure. I tried to use my new  email and I guess that somehow conflicted with my existing registered account. If anyone knows how to fix this hit me up on email because I haven’t been able to get them to talk to me.

It is all far too slow for my liking at this point but I need to hustle a little harder to make some satisfactory progress. Speaking of progress i want to get a video up on youtube, the webpage and the FB page this week. I’l feel like i have really accomplished something then.

B

 

One small step…

Well, here is my start. It’s gonna be rough at first but it’s going to get better.

A friend of mine always says that I’ll never be happy till I am my own boss.

A popular internet personality and entrepreneur who’s podcast I  listen to says I’ll be happiest if I “live my passion”.

I feel like it’s the right time.