My name is Lloyd.
To keep things short and sweet, I describe myself as “Father, Hunter, Entrepreneur”.
Now we’re going to make things longer and stronger for those who want to know more.
I am a Father. I have two wonderful daughters I cherish. Now, that doesn’t mean I think you ought to rush out and have kids. Having kids is expensive, and if you don’t have the ability to afford them then it’s a bad idea.
If you don’t find a way to lower the costs involved in raising them, you’re signing up for roughly a quarter million dollars (2015 dollars, by the way) of debt you can’t pay. Sometimes I write about how I accomplish this with zero stress.
I am a Hunter. If images of deer carcasses bother you, well, you’re not in the right place. Also, as an avid hunter, I have an affinity for firearms and honestly all weapons in general. If you’re anti-gun or if weaponry of any kind hurts your feelings for some reason, you should probably go somewhere else.
I have no patience for arguing with people who fundamentally disagree with me. Time is the most precious thing we have as humans, and I don’t aim to waste mine. If you like fine firearms, or weaponry in general, or if you’re a hunter yourself, you’ll fit right in here.
Finally, I am an entrepreneur. People don’t really define what that means to them, and it’s a term that has lost a lot of meaning. I prefer to put things in simplest terms; if you can’t say something simply, you don’t understand it either, right?
Being an entrepreneur means I do things people are either too lazy, too stupid, too misinformed, or simply would not rather do. I do these things to make money, and I’m not the only one who does. In addition to this, I’m a complete capitalist – nothing is free but value is valuable.
Additional Aspects of My Personality
If you put stock in MBTI (I do, some don’t, I don’t much care either way why) then my type is ENTP. If you disagree, that’s fine. If you agree, also fine. Again, I’m not concerned with it.
If you know anything about ENTP, though, you’ll expect me to be interested in a wide variety of topics. Potentially more than the 3 I outlined in the first section of this page. You would be correct.
I pay for this website – it is not free for me – so I will write about whatever I damn well please. If you want to get upset that a blog named Business and Bullets features articles on weight loss (link below), that’s too bad. You may wonder, though, how the name “Business and Bullets” came about.
Why “Business and Bullets”?
I could spin some grand, elaborate story, but it would be a load of crap. When I bought my domain, I wanted something that was 3 to 5 syllables (all words) and encapsulated my interests. If you loosen your logic, it makes sense.
Why 3 to 5 syllables, all words? Because it’s quicker and easier to say, to type, to remember. I have a fair amount of direct traffic – people typing my site into their browser and hitting enter. That wouldn’t be true if I had a 9 syllable domain name with numbers and dashes in it.
How does “Business and Bullets” encapsulate my interests? Because my prime objective is to Live Free. You can’t Live Free if you can’t afford to (hence Business). You can’t Live Free if someone can bend you to their will with force (hence Bullets). That brings us to my motto.
Live Free, Make Money, Pack Iron
My motto, my mantra, my mission. Business and Bullets is all about Living Free, Making Money, and Packing Iron.
Living Free is the best way to live, bar none. You only get so much time in this lifetime. You should spend it as happily and stress free as possible, meaning as much as within your control. Life will force troubles onto you sometimes, which is beyond your control, but the time that IS within your control should be spent Living Free.
You can’t Live Free if you don’t Make Money. Now, it doesn’t take as much money as you’d think to Live Free. But you still need to Make Money. Minimalism also figures into this category, because it reduces the overall amount of money you need to Live Free. Needing less money has the same effect on your finances as making more.
Finally, Packing Iron ensures no one compromises your ability to Live Free and Make Money. What good is structuring the life you want and working to finance it if some prick is just going to take it from you? I am not just a believer in the right to OWN firearms, but also a believer in the right to self protection.
Those beliefs lead you to some other assumptions that are probably right, and some that aren’t. No, I’m not a Republican, as I disagree with them on several things, but I’m even more opposed to the Democratic (Socialist) Party. If you’re not from the USA and don’t understand that…or if you’re an American who can’t think in anything but extremes…
I am a capitalist who would rather his government leave him (and his money) alone. Since they won’t do that, and I am forced (by law, or they’ll use men with guns to make me live in a cage) to comply, I obey the law and don’t waste any more time than necessary. I will occasionally make observations, but my emotions are divorced from the drama of politics.
If you agree, that’s just dandy. If you don’t, I’m perfectly fine with that. Just keep your religion of politics in your pants and don’t try to rape my ears and eyes with it on a blog I own and pay for. Good? Good.
How to Use This Blog
To read Business and Bullets front to back, you’ll have to go to the archives and work your way forward. There’s a tab for that at the top of every page. There’s a search bar at the top of every page too, because blogs without them are a pain to read.
Business and Bullets, as presented, lists posts in order of newest to oldest. That’s because time is fleeting, life is short, and we can’t get back the moments that are gone. If you see me contradict something I wrote earlier, that means I grew as a person and my opinions changed.
I’m living life and learning every day, just like you.
Here’s some of what I’ve learned. Check back every day for more.
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Business and Bullets is about me, but it’s for you. Without you, none of this matters.
Thank you for sharing your day with me, friend. I hope you find what you were looking for. And remember…
Live Free, Make Money, Pack Iron
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