I think I might have to pass on the San Francisco trip I mentioned previously. I was looking at the financial state of the world, or the business at least, and decided that perhaps it's not a good idea if I'm going to make any real meaningful business debt progress this year.
IAAPA in November is gonna be a somewhat expensive trip (though I've got an upgrade coming to the club level at Royal Pacific... free beer here I come!). It's just the number of days that will be a bit much. Combine this with the iPhone and buying the Adobe products (coming tomorrow, yay!), and that's a lot of negative progress, I think. All this in a year where I thought I wouldn't have any major capital expenditures. Ha! Not the way I like to have toys!
In prior years I would tend to borrow against what I figured I'd make on the year, which probably wasn't the greatest idea, but it has always opened doors for me. That's why I'm second guessing the conference in San Francisco. I mean, I still have half the business debt that I had last year. I just never do a real budget because ad revenue is so freakin' unpredictable. But how can I do the "right" thing when year after year the "wrong" thing has produced great results?
I need to get into a more logical business!