Ubermensch Day #47: Boiling Point Meditate like a monk:
meditated for 7 minutes. (total accumulated time: 79 minutes) Now I realize why there’s proper form for sitting, proper form for breathing, even proper form for placing your hand (resting on your lap, at the navel, left hand underneath the right hand). When proper form is achieved, order is in place. This helps make zazen much more enjoyable instead of agonizing. Exercise like a War God:
6 KM march today (Total accumulated KMs: 9), went to the grocery store and bank. There’s snow on the ground here, in Canada land. The weather is dark and gloomy but I’m radiating light like Jesus on a Pogo stick. Listen to self improvement audio while doing yoga stretches:
Still plowing through the Unstoppable Affiliate video course. (Progress: 2.5 hours / 5 hours, 24/42 videos)
Review of what I learned yesterday and today:
- Affiliate offer analysis – does it convert?
- Discovering new products with low competition for “fast” products using Offervault.com and Odigger.com
- Keywords that are high converting (product names, product review, buy product, best ZXY)
- Competition analysis – analysis other affiliate’s websites, web site ranking, and what they’re selling in that particular niche, backlink analysis
- Authority websites vs mini-websites (best to have a mix of both)
- Site strategy – how to direct a visitor into the merchant’s link for commission, and copywriting techniques
- How to optimize an affiliate website layout for maximum conversion
- Employing Google analytics
- Presell theory / crafting the prefect presell article
Once I’m done through this video course, I will not refer back to it. A sweet ratio is 1:9 for learning/action. I probably should spend around 45 hours of solid work before consulting anymore marketing material.
Read a fascinating book:
Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else by Geoffrey Colvin (Progress: 35/208 pages – physical book page count: 240). The book discuss why talent is – ahem – over-rated. The important fact: “deliberate practice” and lots of it. Deliberate practice is learn, do, review, adjust, and restart again. Then do this for a least a decade to become world class. Learn a foreign language:
More particles stuff. (Total accumulated time starting at Dec 01 2011: 412 minutes)
This = 이것 (e got)
It = 그것 (ku got)
That = 저것 (troll got)
이것은 → 이건 (e gone)
그것은 → 그건 (ku gone)
저것은 → 저건 (troll gone)
Here = 여기 (yo-gi)
There (it) = 거기 (ko-gi)
Over there = 저기 (jo-gi)
여기는 is also usually contracted to 여긴 for the pronunciation’s sake.
여기는 → 여긴 (yo gin)
거기는 → 거긴 (ko gin)
저기는 → 저긴 (jo gin)
Finally after 7 weeks of learning Korean, I can speak (and read) this fluently with minimal accent:
안녕하세요. 만나서 반가워요. 내 이름은 Ubermensch입니다. 당신의 이름은 무엇입니까? 나 배고파.
(Hello. Nice to meet you. My name is Ubermensch. What is your name? I’m hungry)
Word of the day: meritocracy, noun, mer-i-tok-ruh-see. Ex: “Poker is strictly a meritocratic society” Building an online business (Yeah!):
It’s going to consume another another 2.5 hours to finish the Unstoppable Affiliate e-course, (Progress: 25 / 42 videos watched), when I’m done, I’m going to rather up the tools needed and get to work.
The Blue Print:
- Create a metric ton of affiliate mini sites in conjunction with affiliate authority sites
- Promote a super wide range of products through out the 3 CPA networks (Neverblue Ads, Shareasale, Clickbank)
- Re-invest back in the business: Link Submitter ($20 per month), Link Emperor ($127 per month), different web hosting in Canada, USA, UK, and Australia (estimated cost: $40 per month)
- Hire college kids from elance.com and Indians from odesk.com to build web empire
- Register for a LLC or S-corp
Mile stones (must be profit, not revenue):
Watch something inspiration:
- Hit the $5,000 USD per month goal, expected date: March 31, 2012) Celebrate with the girlfriend by getting her drunk.
- Hit the $10,000 USD per month goal, expected date: TBA : Dance with joy and give a random homeless man $100 in cash
- Hit the $12,000 USD per month goal, expected date: TBA: Use $1000 per month to hire college kids from elance.com and Indians from odesk.com to create my empire of websites
- Hit the $15,000 USD per month goal, expected date TBA: Re-evaluate business idea and (possibly) diversitfy into other business ventures (Amazon Publishing, Ebay drop shipping, Digital products creation)
Watched 1 episode of IdolMaster (19/25). I have to stop watching Anime that is still airing, waiting for episodes to come out once a week sucks. Daily Conclusion – what Ubermensch thinks:
Everyone has burst of motivations, like the New Year resolution crowd that hit the gym, only to disappear into thin air a week later (or 2 weeks at best)
How do you sustain and keep your self motivated for days, weeks, years, decades, until the day you die? It’s from understanding – through direct experience – which will trigger life changing epiphanies.
Allow me to explain …
When a person sits down and watch a piece of ♥♥♥♥ TV show (Hello, American Idol) they fail to see that it’s squandered use of time – time that could’ve spent going to the gym, or reading a book, or making money.
“But 1 TV show can’t hurt …”
“It’s just 1 donut … I’ll walk it off. I’m not fat”
“I’ll leave it until tomorrow … meh”
It’s only after years when they’re still working the same boring job, or become a bloated sea cow do they see the error in their judgement. This is when they panic and looking for miracle breakthroughs – get rich overnight books, or magic diet pills. The real secret have been staring at them in the face everyday – yet they fail to see it.
(Strangely enough, going to the gym and watching TV takes the same amount of mental effort, once it becomes a habit. Strange but true)
How sustained progress is made:
Sustained progress is daily habits. The habits can be simple or complex, but as long as it’s a habit, there will be progress (assuming continuous, proper course of adjustment is made)
[Note to self: try not to sound so serious, you can offend people and come off as pretentious. BUT I'M WRITING THIS FOR ME, NOT FOR OTHER PEOPLE. Shut up voice]