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About Sean Work

Sean Work is the President of O.C. Search Consulting, Inc. as well as the blog editor of blog.kissmetrics.com. You can follow him on Twitter @seanvwork, connect with him on Linkedin, or "encircle" him on .

Spain 2017

In 2016 my wife and I decided to put all our stuff in storage, move out of our place and take the whole family to Spain for 90 days. I’ve been meaning to get the photos off my phone from this trip and put em up here. I guess the time is now! I’ll be slowly adding photos to this post.

zaragosa spain cathedral

Big cathedral in Zaragosa.

Barcelona

After a grueling 30 hours of traveling with two kids, we landed in Barcelona. We got to our apartment and basically slept for three days. We kept waking up at 3pm. Super hungry and nothing open around our neighborhood. There was a pretty amazing park right across the street from our apartment, but from what I can tell, that city is full of amazing nooks and crannies. I seriously think you could explore Barcelona for a year straight and always find something amazing every day.

Now, Barcelona wasn’t as friendly as the rest of Spain. My guess is that since we try to talk to everyone in our horrible Mexican-Style Spanish, people get pretty pissed since Spanish isn’t even their language. Basically, I got the vibe that everyone in that town is pretty annoyed at travelers like us.

My photos from Barca are pretty lame, I’ll look through my wife’s phone to see if there was anything worth putting up.

Muel

The next town we stay in was Muel. It’s a small town about 25 minutes west of Zaragosa. It’s slow. It’s old school. You have to plan your day around what stores you need to shop at. You’ll go get your bread first, then your meats, we could never figure out when the fish market was open. Had to make sure we got our milk on Fridays because on the weekends nothing was open. Food and drink were inexpensive. Local wine was something like 2.5 euros a bottle.

narrow street Muel Spain

muel spain streets

Muel Spain Waterfall

What made this town epic was that it was built around “The Virgin Spring”. In the center of the town was a spring that bubbled up into a big pool. A tiny river ran through it and waterfall came off the side of one of the cliffs. It was quite a spectacle.

the-virgin water fountain muel spring

This isn’t the Virgin Spring, it’s just the Virgin Water Fountain.

walking to mozota

One Saturday we decided to walk to the next town over called Mozota. Just as sleepy :). It was starting to warm up considerably too.

More Photos To Come

There are quite a bit of photos to go through. I’ll update this now and then.

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Upturned Highway Due to Earthquake

Since You’re Not Ready For The Next Emergency Just Read This.

It’s been a good 12 years or so….

I had a shocking conversation with someone getting a Ph.D. in emergency preparedness (or something along those lines) from UCLA. He told me that no one is ready for a serious emergency in Los Angeles. And what I took from the conversation was that “no one” included everyone from citizens to the local government. Continue reading

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problem solving methodology

Thinking in extremes. A problem-solving methodology.

My senior design project professor in college, Haris Catrakis, was fresh meat straight outta Caltech. He had just joined the engineering faculty at UC Irvine.

It’s not that teaching students at UCI is perilous. It’s having to deal with the other faculty members that becomes a problem. At least it was this way in the late 1990s. Continue reading

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4 hour work week vs. 10x rule

What Happens When You Combine The 4 Hour Work Week With The 10X Rule?

Want me to boost your marketing team’s performance? I love training marketing teams in person. If you’re interested in my turning your marketing team into rock star marketers in one day, then let’s chat! I’ll teach them how to do social media, SEO, conversion optimization and content marketing that will take your business to the next level. Schedule a quick chat with me below:


 

Mind = Blown.. is what happens.

These two highly-praised books present perhaps the most conflicting advice for any struggling entrepreneur, founder, business owner, etc. ever. Continue reading

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The Two Must See Startup Documentaries Every Entrepreneur Should See

The Man Who Souled The World

If you’re into The Art of War, being an uber-creative marketer, having fun, and turning industries upside down – then there is no better documentary.

Startup.com

This is a must see.

If you missed the first dot-com boom in the 1990s, this documentary shows you the inner working of a late 90s tech startup from idea to doom.

It’s very personal, and it’s full of lessons that are still valid today. It’s insane how much money they were able to raise back then – it feels like they were handing it out like candy. Only if I knew what I know now…back then! Doh!

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Do Small Online Businesses Need Conversion Rate Optimization? ABSOLUTELY – Here’s Why

Want me to boost your marketing team’s performance? I love training marketing teams in person. If you’re interested in having me turn your marketing team into rock star marketers in just one day, then I recommend we chat. I’ll teach them how to do social media, SEO, conversion optimization and content marketing that will take your business to the next level. Schedule a quick chat with me below:


 

Plenty of online startups and SMBs have a great product or service, and a website that’s just horrible. Maybe they figure they don’t get the traffic to merit using sophisticated CRO tools. Continue reading

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