|09-12-2010, 03:20 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2009
What’s your kick-ass story?
Yep, that's the last line of the latest SP article. For some reason, the last little bit of that article really inspired me and now I feel the urge to tell you about the story I'm working on.
Last night, it dawned on me that life became pretty easy. I'm no longer struggling with anything and in fact, I'm thriving. I found methods that work for me and I've been repeating them for continuous good results. What I never expected though is that life would become vanilla.
It's kind of like how people think that "this much money will make me happy". When they get to "this much money", they realize that they're not any happier than they were before. They just don't worry about money anymore. That's what I'm at. I've built a strong foundation for my life and for the past while, I've kept adding to it, even though it's unnecessary. Now it's time for the fun part, building the frame!
I really enjoy finances, so I want to expand on that. I've gotten to a point where money management is easy. In fact, it's so easy, I don't think I'll ever have a problem again. My plan is to pass that on to other people in the future (probably in the next year). The area that I really want to expand on is extra income. Preferably big dollars for fewer hours. How do I plan to do that? Experiment, experiment, experiment.
1.Create a niche site with affiliate products and multiple e-books. I'm thinking DIY pest control. It combines my love of saving money with my odd passion for disposing of pests.
2. Keep working on frames. The three-month craft show starts in less than twenty days, at which point my frame business will prove itself or flop. Either way, I'll be on Etsy in January (either to sell all those frames that didn't sell locally or to expand).
3. Write some articles. Thinking about writing on simple things, like meal planning, curbing impulse spending, stuff like that.
4. Create a product on... food. How to be incredibly efficient when it comes to planning your meals, shopping, preparing, time management, what utensils are handy, which are useless, stuff like that. Everyone eats so you might as well do it right.
Here's the kicker. I'm going to do all that on a $1000 initial investment. Absolute worst case scenario, I lose $1000. Best case scenario, I make a lot of money.
Next is health. I would love to get into shape. My town recently built a nice pool that has it's swim lanes open at good hours. I've already determined that the best time for me to exercise is in the morning (around 6:00AM). Going to start with swimming twice a week and elliptical twice a week. See where it leads.
Lastly, there is a course that I really want to take, Earn1K from I Will Teach You To Be Rich: Personal finance and entrepreneurship tips from a Stanford graduate. Cost is $1500. Within this year, I'm going to take that course.
So.... what's your kick-ass unwritten story?
|09-12-2010, 11:01 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2009
Expand my magazine. Make a ton of money, meet cool friends and hawt babes.
Get my music career started. Make a ton of money, meet cool friends and hawt babes.
Get my business career started. You guessed it... Make a ton of money, meet cool friends and hawt babes.
When I have enough cash, mates, and tail, then I will just f-ck off to some private island and work on becoming Batman or something cool like that.
This plan should give me some stuff to do until the Singularity hits us and we are all turned into meatpuppets by the AI overlords.
Sounds good, yes?
|09-13-2010, 08:04 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Brisbane, Australia
I also LOVE saving money, and time, and earning more money. What we need is inventions so we never have to do any chores ever again. I think everything we don't want to do needs to be automated. And inventions for this could be so simple.
I don't think we need hard work or to do work we don't like. We could go back to a child-like existance then where we can spend our days playing, and learning, when we feel inspired to do so, and with hobbies and interests.
|09-13-2010, 08:44 AM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2009
This is a great thread and like Tim I am finding life very easy right now. I have the perfect relationship, and money is no longer a factor. The strange thing though is that when I was younger I really thought that finding Miss Right and having a career/ business etc would be enough- it was a goal. Having reached that stage I now know it's not enough- not even close!
If I'm totally honest I don't feel my life is "complete"- I guess that's what I'm doing here! But I feel getting the money sorted was the first step. When you know you don't have to worry about money it opens the door for other areas of your life to be worked on. I don't mean I have a millionnaire lifestyle, I just mean that I can earn what I did in my career without needing to work anymore (as in be in employment). This probably explains why I have such a low tolerance to this wishy-washy PD we now see, and why I preferred the old SP articles. Getting money sorted was the right thing to do, I don't see how you can easily progress until that's dealt with.
The problem is that now my mind wonders to far away places, and thoughts of meeting different people. But I have travelled the world already- of course there are new places but after a while you understand that travelling isn't the cure either. Neither is "inner peace". I need to be challenged, excited and doing things. I am happy about myself now- I just don't want to stop learning, progressing and creating.
I think about "charity" and giving. To be honest this is something I feel I should do but not something I care too much about in all honesty. Whatever I do needs to involve some sort of creation and making other peoples lives better- more exciting I guess. I want it to be something dramatic, and if I'm totally honest, my ego would like to have left something of importance to this planet when I die (only in my thirties so not planning on going just yet!).
A shift in the way we see the universe might be some sort of answer and when I first heard about LOA/ IM I was very keen to explore and maybe work with this. Sadly I now see this as ineffective tool and I know that regardless of how we view the world, the old techniques of determination, persistence and hard work get you further than some dreamers care to admit.
I am thinking more long term. What will be the point of my life 10 years from now? I want to achieve something bigger than what I already have. I guess the answer is not on this forum either!
That said, all inspiration welcome!
|09-16-2010, 01:17 PM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Luxurious Mansion
1.Boy gets superpowers.
2.Boy saves world.
3.Boy gets all the ladies.
4.Dies of alcoholism at the age of 29.
Yeah, that sounds good enough.
escapeplan: Start a business maybe? Or become a skydiving instructor? Or both?
|09-16-2010, 03:27 PM||#8 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2010
Wow, second thread I've replied to today, second synchronicity!
I'm working on a project now to utilize traveling and volunteer work that allows me to travel to various parts of the world using a barter system created by the network of volunteers and hosts. I'm going to try my first experiment in December. I also want to record the experiment and keep a written log - as a basis for a small scale sociological examination of a barter-based exchange system.
This has the exciting potential of becoming the basis for my graduate research which I will have to present in May of 2012....
|09-27-2010, 07:22 AM||#12 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2008
very cool mounds !
I am still kicking my own ass right now -but I will keep everyone posted of my progress
my ass should be just about sore by now
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