Hi Folks! Welcome To Defined Sight!
My name is Mrs. Defined Sight, aka – Mrs. DS, and my husband is Mr. DS. We are a mid-30s couple who couldn’t be more opposite in our activities and interests. However, we share a Defined Sight that has allowed us to become a well-balanced, working duo.
We both have day jobs, a small child and are involved in other activities in the community. Blogging is our passion/side hustle/newborn – whatever you want to call it would likely fit!
Our Professional Backgrounds
Mr. Defined Sight:
Mr. DS has an IT and Accounting degree.
But his current employer doesn’t even know he has an Accounting degree.
So, he’s stuck in the IT field for a few reasons: 1). Too loyal 2). Job Security and 3). Too damn loyal.
Mr. DS loves Motivating Money topics. His attitude is, “The Money Doesn’t Care Who Makes It – So Let’s Make Ours.” He loves budgeting, likes to celebrate any money savings, knows how to stomach a loss and continues to try and find ways to leverage himself into a better financial position to improve his work situation.
In my personal opinion, he’s a stand-up dude, lives a faith-filled life, with a solid reputation. Can you see why I locked him down?!
Mrs. Defined Sight:
For me, I have a
weird diverse background. My first degree is all per-requisites for med school. I was going to be a doctor. But, a career internship with a company my second year of college led me on a super fast track to a Management position. Apparently, if you are good with numbers, and can tolerate people, you get promoted easily. I was making over 6 figures by the time I was 28.
In my early 20s, I did go back to school and pick up an Accounting degree.
Side note – Mr. DS and I went back together for our Accounting degrees. How cute is that? Couples that learn together stay together!
I then finished my MBA when I was 24. Thank goodness for the high paying salary to come my way as both mine, and Mr. DS’s, student loans were paid off in 4 years.
Personal finance tip: Whenever possible, get employers to pay for your education and degrees instead of going into debt with student loans up to your eyeballs. Ask them. You are worth it.
Eventually, I realized my current situation didn’t match my stage in life and finally left and found a job that makes me excited for Monday’s. Its a lesser paying financial management position (almost 6 figures) but to me it’s worth it. Occasionally I have to backup an admin person because we can’t retain newbies.
For the record, I can’t transfer phone calls worth a darn (I give the person’s number to the person calling before I hit the transfer button because 9 out of 10 times, I will drop the caller). My main stresses/freak out moments in my current job are if I have to purchase my own metro card or make my own travel arrangements. I appreciate administrative professionals and if you ever work for me, you will be generously rewarded!
Why We Started Writing: The Early Years
We both enjoy inspiring, teaching and building others up. While taking an Entrepreneurship class during my MBA program, I was given the assignment to create a business proposal. Weekly, the instructor kept turning my ideas back while saying, “try again.”
I was frustrated. He didn’t like my ideas.
It wasn’t until I turned in my idea for being an author the instructor finally said, “this is you.” And so, I spent the rest of this course drafting my business proposal for how I was going to be an author and started implementing this plan.
However, it quickly failed. I was a young, new manager in not the greatest working environment.
I shared in our 100th blog post how the my early writing career failed. As well as how it was resurrected in this blog with the power of two: Mr. DS entering the picture.
As mentioned above, we share a Defined Sight. Basically, it’s the way we see things. We’ve been around the block when it comes to life-changing events. Being malleable has allowed us to bend without breaking. Through our writing, we hope our readers can also develop a Defined Sight to help them through whatever life decides to throw their way.
The Goals With Our Blog
If you are considering making fast cash off your blog instantly, with the mindset, “If I build it, they will come.” Then you will be set up for disappointment.
Mr. DS and I never created this blog with the purpose of becoming millionaires overnight with it.
We are in it for the long haul.
Our long term goal is to eventually earn enough money from this blog, our other money sources working for us and keep treating money as a tool and not a concept, to off-set some of Mr. Defined Sight’s annual salary enough to quit the accumulation, and his IT job.
Our kid (maybe someday future kids) will be school age soon and Mr. DS wants to be available for pick ups, drop offs, every little league game, etc. Because he’s good with kids (I think because he’s a big kid?), and since another one of his passions is sports, he would make a great coach!
The overall purpose of our blog, can be found within the formation of our niche…
The Formation Of Our Blog Niche
Initially, our blog topics were focused around personal and professional development, balancing life, family and finances. Overall lifestyle. For the most part, we have stuck to that until life hands us lemons.
When those lemons occurred, we blogged about them. I included TMI details but – hey, it was a part of a grieving process. I don’t like to directly mention these events anymore, as I’m focused on staying positive and motivated, but those topics can be found here, here, here and here.
Today, when these lemons keep coming our way, I don’t write specific details, but only allude to them and offer a different/off-the-wall perspective. Such as in:
- Life Is A Marathon. If You Can’t Run, Walk. Just Finish It.
- Sometimes You Wanna Go Where Everybody Knows Your Name
- Teachable Moments: When You Get Caught In A Lie
- A Quirk That’s Kind Of Weird Yet Actually Works: Earthing!
The writing style of this blog has changed from “what happened to me” to “how can it help you.”
Our overall goal, is to help better people’s lives by keep offering a positive, inspirational message.
Likely filled with a high level of (adult) humor because, it’s good for the mind, body and soul. If we can help you become a better person, and manage your home, finances and life – well, then our mission is complete and we can sleep at night.
After all, the greatest gift one can give, is the gift to give back.
We Are Horrible Sellers
Again, the goal of this blog is to give back. The bonus would be if we were to make some money off it to help us reach financial Independence and become a one-income earning household with my current day job.
However, we suck at selling shit.
I dodge salesmen in parking lots, why would I want to become one?!
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- Motivating Money Topics
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- Blogging About Blogging
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