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If you’re like me and you’re reading this article by the name of the title, then you’re likely someone who has seen a YouTube video or two trying to claim you need the latest and greatest _______ (you fill in the blank).

The truth of the matter is that you don’t need the latest and greatest, no matter what your income is or what the item you’re going after is, social influencing marketing is a rabbit hole of ways in which you need to spend your valuable time and money.

I love all things Apple, I love drones and cameras…


Athlete with wide grip on barbell lifting weights.
Athlete with wide grip on barbell lifting weights.
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In high school I loved fitness. I would run 20 miles or more a week running cross country, I would play baseball in the spring and summers and snow ski in the winter. There was always some activity I was doing at any point in the year.

That seemed to change when I went off to college and then began working after. Interests changed over time and so did motivation. Life would get busy and certain things just fell off the radar, like fitness.

I know many have fallen into the same pattern of habits. I still liked being outside…


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I have been a photography hobbyist for about four years now.

Before that, I would find myself picking up a GoPro and shoot some skiing videos in the winter or I would play around with my parents’ film and early digital cameras as a kid. My specialty was capturing my friends wiping out on their BMX bikes, how awesome, right?

Several years later, I picked up a camera again to take along with me on hikes. Landscapes, wildlife and anything along the way that was interesting grasped my attention and made its way onto my SD card.

I was self…

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