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Pete Matheson
Pete Matheson
Welcome to December! 🎄
With TechTober now out of the way (phew!) - and a Tech filled November, I’m looking forward to December slowing down a little so I can start to plan for what next year is going to bring!
And plans are already in full swing! haha.
The studio, slash office, slash boys room is getting redecorated. After spending a full year shooting in this room, it’s time to spend a little TLC and just refresh the space - I don’t know about you, but I always find that having a chance to rearrange things, or to work in a new space can really inspire you whilst working. Rather than things becoming stale after a while.
I’ve been looking at getting some dedicated office space, but each time I look I keep reminding myself that we used to spend over £4,000 per month on rent in my last business. Then you have heating and utilities, and recycling, and then the overheads just start adding up - so I’m not going there just yet.
Also a few weeks ago I started a Podcast with a few friends of mine from the IT Business space. It’s more for IT Business owners, but yesterday it was all about productivity, and it turned a little into personal and mental health - and I learnt a lot! In fact, the most interesting part happened after the live stream.
Recently I’ve started using a Journal to try and work on improving one thing each week. Anything from getting up (and actually being awake!) earlier, spending more time with the kids, making an effort to get in touch with friends. It’s actually been a really good prompt for me - even with all of the tech I use, I’m finding having a physical wad of paper that I flick through and jot notes into really satisfying. And it only takes 5-10 minutes each day to flick through and plan tomorrow or check things off from today.
In other news, I’ve also started waking up with a headache every day for the last week (No, it’s not the ‘rona!) and now I’m thinking about whether I should try and sort my health out a bit. I’ve stopped going to the Gym due to some work commitments (which finish at the end of next week!) and I’m not eating well. So yeah, there’s my challenge to beat for December (The month where… ALL the turkey and chocolate happen… !!) So that’s going to be a fun one.
Also - Hello to each one of the now 45 Subscribers! I had no idea anybody was interested enough to actually sign up, so thank you 🙏🏼. I’m not going to spam you, and hopefully you stick around for a while longer.
Have a great Christmas and I’ll see you all in … 2022 (WHAAAT!?)
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My Favourite Things Last Month
MrBeast recreated Squid Games - Seriously. Watch this. 141 MILLION views in 8 days is insane! And the work that was involved. Nuts. It’s really interesting to see the narrative continue to change on YouTubers, when you can pump out content that gets more views than the original and takes less time to make. Plenty of opinions on that from both sides of the fence out there!
Microsoft Loop - Microsoft basically ripped off Notion. But for those in the Microsoft Ecosystem this looks very cool!
Value of $1,000 invested 5 years ago - This always blows my mind. I know you can always cherry pick the best performing companies, but I’m glad I invested into lots of these last year after selling my business.
Call of Duty Vanguard - Picked this up for my Xbox Series X. Loving the game play. Not loving the Zombies as much though… Hopefully that will change as the months roll by with their DLC.
YouTube Videos last month
Pixel 6 Pro Camera vs iPhone 13 Pro vs. S21 Ultra!
Pixel 6 Pro Camera vs iPhone 13 Pro vs. S21 Ultra!
Pixel 6 vs iPhone 13: Best Voice Assistant
Pixel 6 vs iPhone 13: Best Voice Assistant
Lifelong iPhone User Switches to Google Pixel 6 Pro
Lifelong iPhone User Switches to Google Pixel 6 Pro
Twinkly Lights - The Best Christmas Lights?
Twinkly Lights - The Best Christmas Lights?
Upgrading to the Samsung Odyssey Neo G9
Upgrading to the Samsung Odyssey Neo G9
IT & MSP Specific Content
More content has been added! More plans are in action for v2.0 of this course that would essentially be just a lower monthly fee (Circa £299 per month), for 2 Pre-recorded sessions which will be sent out every 2 weeks. Then a 1hr live Zoom call per month for Q&A and to discuss anything you’d like.
Would love to know your thoughts around this and what you’d think of that type of format?
I’d also love for some inspiration for my YouTube channel. If you have any challenges or questions about running an MSP. Hit reply and fire them back to me and I’ll see what I can do :)
Behind the Geeks | Podcast on Spotify
5 Ways to bugger up MSP Lead Generation
5 Ways to bugger up MSP Lead Generation
Better than Tech Tribe!?
Better than Tech Tribe!?
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Pete Matheson
Pete Matheson @petematheson

Hey, I'm Pete - Content Creator, Ex-IT Business Owner and now multiple business owner living in the UK. Every monthly I write about behind the scenes of running my YouTube and content creation business, exploring the latest tech, productivity tips and all the little things that bring me pleasure.

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