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I was actually going to ask if you wanted to hit the sponge docks today.

I’ve got a few things on my schedule today, but 1pm for a cigar, I can definitely make time for that.
I'll need your input on my new business. Damn food guys.
 

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For those in Tampa, the likelihood around 1PM today that I will be sitting on a park bench at the sponge docks smoking a cigar and watching tourists is 100%. Because...it's Friday.
Missed this post by a hair last week, but @Scot said it was a good time.
Glad you folks had fun. Catch you next time!
 

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I have a big contract I just closed with a company that has an office in Clearwater.

I'd be down to take an Uber to where ever you guys meet up.

Still trying to nail down the dates, but looks like the 23rd, 24th, and 25th of this month I will be there.

If no one can meet, let me know where the best cigars are so I can pick one up ( hand rolled )
 

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I have a big contract I just closed with a company that has an office in Clearwater.

I'd be down to take an Uber to where ever you guys meet up.

Still trying to nail down the dates, but looks like the 23rd, 24th, and 25th of this month I will be there.

If no one can meet, let me know where the best cigars are so I can pick one up ( hand rolled )

Vig and I live closer to Clearwater than Tampa. Could do something this side of the bay.

There are a couple of good local cigar places. If we can’t arrange something I’ll pass those on.
 

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Hey guys, it'd be great to meet up out there and see some familiar Summit faces.

I'm in Mexico City through the end of the month, and fly into Miami on the 30th. Before that, I wont be around, but the weekend right afterwards (~Aug 2-5) I'll plan to make my way to Tampa/Clearwater.

Always down for a good cigar :thumbsup:
 

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Looks like due to when my flight lands ( midnight on the 23rd ) and when I leave ( 7pm the 25th ), I have a tiny tiny window in Tampa.

The meetings I have will be all day the 24th and 25th.

So I prob can't nail down a good time.

If you have any suggestions of at least 1 good cigar place, please post here and I will see if I can get over to it either early morning or late night.

Thanks
 

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Wanted to bump as I leave out tonight.

Hopefully I will be able to hit up 1 spot

You’re going to be staying in Clearwater right? Or Tampa. If Tampa, I’ve got a good place for you to hit for local hand rolled. If Clearwater, there’s a place about a 40 min drive north that’s great, but kind of a haul of you’re short on time.
 

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You’re going to be staying in Clearwater right? Or Tampa. If Tampa, I’ve got a good place for you to hit for local hand rolled. If Clearwater, there’s a place about a 40 min drive north that’s great, but kind of a haul of you’re short on time.
I'm staying at the Shephard's Beach Resort on Clearwater Beach.

So not sure if that helps with location info
 

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Where is a good place to live in Florida?
 

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Where is a good place to live in Florida?
Depends on what you're looking for.

Miami= Big city/latin vibe/traffic/expensive
Ft Lauderdale= Mid sized/traffic/urban-suburban/expensive
Orlando= Tourists, traffic, more suburban/ less expensive
Tampa= Bigger than Ft Lauderdale, Smaller than Miami, big city/small city feel, lowest cost of living of major options, big sports/water city
Jacksonville= up and coming, a southern city
 

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Hmm...well a safe place where a single woman isn't going to hurt in the physical. And where I can look for a job before I leave on a plane in another month, and continue to work on my Entrepreneurship. Away from gangs preferably.
 

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Hmm...well a safe place where a single woman isn't going to hurt in the physical. And where I can look for a job before I leave on a plane in another month, and continue to work on my Entrepreneurship. Away from gangs preferably.
Orlando has the highest employment of anywhere in Florida (which is a GOOD thing... TONS of jobs in Orlando). Should be easy to search for a job in Orlando remotely.
 

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I second the Orlando recommendation from @Vigilante Orlando also has a younger average age. A lot of places in Florida have heavy populations of elderly too. Tampa is a great city, but its hit or miss depending on which part of the city you're in.

As far as gangs, its not really a problem. Gangs are in some cities, but only in places that are very obvious to avoid.
 

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Thank you, I will look at the job list tomorrow in these areas, and take a look around on google maps.
 

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I live in Orlando, and it's pretty nice.

There's a lot of stuff going on so you'll never be bored, but the traffic is miserable.
 

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Hmm...well a safe place where a single woman isn't going to hurt in the physical. And where I can look for a job before I leave on a plane in another month, and continue to work on my Entrepreneurship. Away from gangs preferably.
Don't go to Miami.

Tampa, Orlando, and St. Petersburg (avoid south St. Pete) are all fine.

Fort Myers, Naples, Port Charlotte, and most of the small cities on the west coast and south of Tampa are full of old people from the north and Midwest. Pretty boring.
 

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Don't go to Miami.

Tampa, Orlando, and St. Petersburg (avoid south St. Pete) are all fine.

Fort Myers, Naples, Port Charlotte, and most of the small cities on the west coast and south of Tampa are full of old people from the north and Midwest. Pretty boring.
Thank You. I see there are a lot of jobs I can apply for with good benefits and full time I can apply for with my degree in Florida. I will make a resume and cover letter and start applying. Thanks guys!
 

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Bump! I'm in Tampa and would like to meet up some time, or just get lunch. Birds of a feather flock together.
 

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Its been about 6 months since our last meetup.

Who’s made progress since the last one?

Who thinks they’d have something worth sharing if we did a meetup end of January?

I know myself, @Vigilante and @UnrealCreative have made strides in our businesses since June. Who else?
 

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Who thinks they’d have something worth sharing if we did a meetup end of January?

I know myself, @Vigilante and @UnrealCreative have made strides in our businesses since June. Who else?
Eh, don't know about strides in business. Lots of internal change mostly.
I've been the guy in the bottom section of this photo too many times in 2018...

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Doubling revenue in September and busting a plateau was cool.
But nothing I could talk about there that is earth-shattering.

@Duane left me a little nugget last time that transformed how I view the business. Is it fully implemented? No. But it's a work in progress.

Maybe we can talk about how disaster transforms you for the better.

Less than 3 months apart...
Survived a car crash that could have killed me, and my hometown being devastated during Hurricane Michael. Both sucked but carried important lessons.

@Vigilante has a pretty gut wrenching story about pulling himself out of a million-foot financial hole that is well documented here and on a podcast. He may be sick of retelling it though.
 

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Eh, don't know about strides in business. Lots of internal change mostly.
I've been the guy in the bottom section of this photo too many times in 2018...

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Doubling revenue in September and busting a plateau was cool.
But nothing I could talk about there that is earth-shattering.

@Duane left me a little nugget last time that transformed how I view the business. Is it fully implemented? No. But it's a work in progress.

Maybe we can talk about how disaster transforms you for the better.

Less than 3 months apart...
Survived a car crash that could have killed me, and my hometown being devastated during Hurricane Michael. Both sucked but carried important lessons.

@Vigilante has a pretty gut wrenching story about pulling himself out of a million-foot financial hole that is well documented here and on a podcast. He may be sick of retelling it though.
Funny. I am sitting at the Davidoff store ready to grab a flight to Vegas.
 

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I'm catching a flight out of town now and am not sure if I'll be in town end of January or not, but if I am I'm always down to do a meetup.
 

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Nothing substantial to report.

I am in the testing biz idea phase now that I don't have to worry about being rolled up on anytime soon thanks to last month's decisions.

No meetups for now until I get something valuable out of this biz focus.
 

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Why did the thread dissapear? I'd like to come for the 4/26 meetup.
The posts were extracted to their own thread but it looks like the thread was deleted. (I didn't delete it).

Perhaps it was cancelled ??

@Vigilante ?
 

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