Slavery Is Not Real
- I hate being poor. I am building $1,000,000 business this year.
- I hate feeling fat. I am cutting my body fat to 8.5% this year.
- I worry that my son won’t have entrepreneurial skills. He and I are building businesses to together.
- I don’t like feeling mentally flat. I am reading at least 100 books this year.
- I want to be more learned. I am learning Spanish and Italian this year.
- I want to be happy. I am eliminating the stresses that I allow to make me unhappy.
Everything that bothers me is a construct. Constructs can be changed. Destroyed. Rebuilt.
How To Save a Life
I hate it when my friends suffer. In some ways my hate for their suffering is why I don’t share my own problems. Today, a friend texted in tears. She and her boyfriend had broken up. She knew it was what she needed, she had been thinking about it for a year but ice cold water in your face doesn’t feel better just because you know it is coming.
I felt helpless. My situation is different but not much better so what could I do? I sent her this text at almost 1AM.
“This guy almost killed himself three different times. He is happy successful and wealthy now. You can be happy too. http://www.jamesaltucher.com/2011/02/how-to-be-the-luckiest-guy-on-the-planet-in-4-easy-steps/”
I don’t know if it will help but I know that it can. I hope she reads it and turns her life around. Everything changes and suffering comes from the want and refusal to live in the moment. Bad times pass and we are relieved. Good times pass and we wish they could stay forever. Doesn’t work that way. But I know I can be happy and she can too if we accept change and move consistently toward our goals.
I hope she is feeling better, I hope she realizes what a good thing this change is. I hope she realizes this before she stinks any further into the abyss.
Everyone blogs after they have “made” it, this blog is about the journey. The journey from also ran under achieving nobody to living the life I have envisioned for myself. It will not be easy or maybe it will. It is about no longer searching for the one big thing but appreciating and cultivating the millions of little things.
It is about building better relationships with people even when that means letting them go. It will definitely be about me reaching my goal of 8.5% body fat. I have lost 100 pounds of fat gained a bunch back and now I am finally on the way to permanent lost. No it was not the fault of the “diet” it was stress. Pure and simple.
This blog is about going from welfare to wealthy. My definition of wealthy. About earning $1,500,000 in 12 months and $10,000,000 per year in 3 years. About putting kids through college and traveling the world to meet people where they are.
This is the first post of many, hope you enjoy the ride.
Reading IGNORE EVERYBODY
I am reading this book by Hugh MacLeod while I sit at Starbucks trying not to stare at the hottie across the way with the cute butt. I do that a lot, Angie is very aware. She finds is amusing. Books inspire in and this one is no different.
I completely disagree with Chapter 8, Keep Your Day job but I get the premise. Everyone does something they really like and something to pay the bills. He calls the really like stuff Sexy and the pay the bills stuff “the Bills”.
I get it, I just reject his reality. The true path to happiness is unification not straddling both sides of the fence.
I’m a bad man who doesn’t waste time wondering what could’ve been when I am what could’ve been and what could not have been. I live on both sides of the fence. My grass is always green.
The Rabbi, Lucky Number Slevin
If you do what you love then do what you love. Just because you are doing it differently than perhaps you intended that does not diminish your love. Now if you work at PETA in your off time and a slaughterhouse to earn your living it may be time to re-evaluate your life choices.
The path to happiness, success and freedom is finding your way to merge make your “Cash” and “Sexy”
As for me, I cannot stick with anyone thing forever. Been married 16 years, that notwithstanding, I like variety and when I am denied variety I become unhappy, grumpy, not the person I like to be.
So what I have done to combine Sexy and Cash. My unending passion to run a successful company with very happy customers has caused some difficulties. Difficulties in my married, more on that later, difficulties figuring out the ONE BIG IDEA. More on outsourcing the BIG IDEA later.
For now, I realize that I cannot create a single thing that will make me happy. I have to create many things. I thrive in the learning and the teaching. I created my company with the idea that I would create 100 products because I knew that one just would not do.
I also sat down and thought through what happens when I am ready to sell my business. Because eventually that is what I plan to do. Nothing lasts forever.
I guess what I am saying is you have to know yourself and if you want to change, then change but do not fight against yourself because no matter the outcome you lose. Find a way to make your bills sexy and happiest has no choice but to find you.
- Decided to outsourcing content creation once we have the formula the way we like.
- Customer service outsourcing will occur once we have the manual written. We will be journaling the way we do business and want to do business so we can use that to train.
- We will build products about microtesting, fucking none at the library!
- I will be building headlines for the current ideas, Angie will be finding places to micro test. We both will find continue to create ideas for testing.
- We are building our business scalable from the beginning.