My addiction to compost began in the oddest of ways...
Since I was about 12 years old, my body has had something known as a benign essential tremor; which for me, basically meant that my hands shook a little more than the average persons when performing various tasks (e.g. bringing a soup spoon to my mouth).
In 2005, motivated by a desire to find a fix, I picked up a book on the "how to" of living a healthier lifestyle. When I had finished that book, I distinctly remember saying to myself, "from this day forward I am going to take responsibility for my health and rid my body of this essential tremor.
I started to devour all health-related books. I spent thousands of dollars buying books, reading them, and buying more. I poured over the Internet trying to figure this "thing" out, and what did I discover? Slowly but surely, I started to realize the underlying causes of most modern day diseases, and guess what it is...?
...our soils are dying!
You may be asking yourself, "what the heck does soil have to do with my health?" Let me explain...
First, you must know that the key to all healthy soil systems can be found in three foundational areas:
But over the last 75-100 years, our soils have been destroyed by chemical fertilizers and pesticides. So much so, that most soils that are used to grow crops are now completely devoid of minerals, microbes, and organic matter.
So here's the catch, if the majority of our soils are devoid of the three characteristics above, how the heck are the plants that are growing in these soils going to thrive? They can't!
Now we have plants that are extremely devoid of minerals, and guess who eats the plants? Humans and animals do.
So if the soils are suffering, and our plants in turn can't mineralize themselves properly, there is no way we're ever going to achieve optimal health. Unless...unless...we change our path. Don't you agree?
Compost, as you've probably learned through out this site, is one of the absolute best sources of two things-microbes and organic matter. However, if you make it according to our recommendations, compost has the ability to meet ALL three of the foundational criteria of our depleted soils-microbes, organic matter, and minerals.
When I discovered this miracle substance, I couldn't help but get excited. It had an instant compost addiction. I started to tell everyone about this great discovery I'd made, but no one really seemed to care. So I started a business called Backyard Organics. I told myself, if people aren't going to take care of their own health by making mineral-rich compost and using it to grow their own food, I'd do it for them.
The whole concept behind Backyard Organics was to harness my compost addiction to create aesthetically pleasing edible gardens in urban areas.
Well...needless to say, the business flopped. I'd spent $25,000 "feeding my addiction", and decided to close up shop. Ironically, these types of businesses are now popping up all over the place. Oh well, I must have jumped the gun.
Although I'd lost a lot of money in my first attempt to educate others about the miracles of compost, my addiction continued to grow...
Thanks to a wonderful friend, I was introduced to a website building tool call Site Build It!(SBI!). Once I researched the power of this software, I jumped in with both hands shakin'!
A year after using Site Build It! here are some facts:
So this begs the question...
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When doing my research on SBI!, I looked into other website-building programs; however, SBI! was the only one that really seemed to offer a no BS approach to making money online.
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So...what are you waiting for? Go out and make something happen! Start creating the life you've always dreamed of. As the great success coach, Dale Carnegie, once said...
If you dare to start your adventure with Site Build It!, I'll bet that you never look back. And I'll promise you this, I will always be here for you whenever you need support.
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As for my continuing SBI! adventure, I'll conclude my compost addiction confession with a little personal insight:
As I look back over the last 7 years, I realize the essential tremor is the farthest thing from a curse, it's been an absolute blessing. Heck, I got to meet you, didn't I?