Sunday, July 16, 2017

INDUSTRY VERSUS HOMELESSNESS


Well, here we are just me and you.  I've spent the past two weeks working.  I've only taken off on Saturdays, because I have two jobs now.  Somehow, I've been able to manage and continue to survive without any crazy shit raining down on me to hard.  Yes, I've gotten yelled at by THE MAN and other such things.  Whatever you do in life, you're probably going to get yelled at anyways so just keep on trying.  What separates those who are fortunate to have a roof over their head from those bumming around on the streets?  Neither is better than the other and are just two different complete perspectives of life.   For me, I just want options.  I want the ability to choose.  Having money isn't the real solution as we all know you're just kidding yourself, trading your time for money is not fun.  The greats will tell you to never trade your time for money.  Unfortunately, the vast majority of us are doing exactly that.  We want to do smart things like start our own business.  We want to earn and streamline multiple forms of passive income, so we don't have to work in some rat race hellhole of a job.  We all want to be big real estate agents and just win it big just by buying and fixing up houses.  We just don't do these things, because it's just hard and overwhelmingly complicated to handle all on your own.  One key human ingredient is confidence and the other is creativity.  Good luck finding your genius.

It's obvious that the rest of us are simply LEFT BEHIND, but how do we simply SURVIVE and stay afloat so we don't go any deeper?  We have our rat race jobs.  We keep our mouths shut and continue to work for that money or get hammered by THE MAN.  We trade our precious time for pieces of paper.  We get that part, so what's the next quantum leap of our average Joe existence?  Most people just point to saving up for early retirement by maxing out every possible retirement plan, pension, IRA, Roth IRA, 401k, company match, annuity, social security, medicare, etc.  By the time you're old as hell, you'll be able to leave the unforgiving, dreaded rat race of the job you hate that you had to work everyday.  Congratulations!  You've reached retirement!

Is being homeless a solution?  Is being on welfare and medicaid the way to go if I don't want to work?  If your answer is YES, you have to find a job you like or at least work towards a job you think you'll like.  The truth is everyone hates to work and is unforgiving at times, but it's certain things like completing goals and overcoming challenges that keep people going.  Instead of thinking about how shitty my job is, I think about investing my money into companies I like that will have a huge impact in the world like Google, Amazon, or even Facebook.  I know my odds are like the biblical story of David and Goliath, but I believe in compound interest.  If you keep investing in quality companies, you'll eventually see big results down the road.  People don't operate like the way you want them to like programming a robot.  The mind needs to be tricked into believing whatever they're doing is fun! So I want to reach my goal of having a minimum investment portfolio of $100,000 within the shortest amount possible.  That means I have to create and reinvent new ways of doing things and develop certain strategies that'll help me progress towards achieving my goal.  Like I said rat race jobs suck, but if you have something you really want to achieve in life you'll work towards meeting your goal.
It's like playing with Lego, you just keep building and stacking up the blocks.  Things will eventually fall and break but that doesn't mean it's the end of the world.  Just keep trying, and you'll create the life you want.

Thank you for reading my article.  Until next time!
    

      




Sunday, June 18, 2017

Map Awareness - Finviz

Expose yourself to not only what you know now, but to the entire world!


With the single click of a button, you are now connected to the entire globe!  You now have full, complete map awareness of what is going on.  This is simply what all the other ETFs look like.  Yes, I've emphasized the importance and ease of use with Vanguard but there are others competing on the market as well.  Long story short, you can see what's doing good and what to stay away from.  Is Vanguard the best out there with the greatest gains ever!  Of course not, but it comes close with low fees and good returns.  The good news is you can actually see who's doing the best out there!  No, you're not going to be overwhelmed with boring information and hard math problems.  Finviz makes it very easy to follow with it's color coordinated charts.  No more complicated pieces of garbage.

Long story short, you only have one tool under your belt that actually works: Buy low, sell high.  What the hell does that mean!  What you need is foresight.  You need to have the guts to invest what the market will be 5 years down the road.  This is not a get rich quick scheme.  By reading and carefully analyzing what will be the next Apple, you have to select the right company and put your pennies into it.  For most of us, we have absolutely no idea and obviously need help from gurus.  You might miss a lot of the winners, but don't miss all of them.  This is why ETFs and mutual funds are so important, because they track a laundry list of different assets.  This leads us to international stocks!  Not only international stocks have been doing quite well lately; but they're pretty much half the price of American stocks.  Yes, people are seeing value in investing in other countries because it's much cheaper than USA.  Are we not off shoring our jobs to other countries?  People like cheap!  Yes, they kill each other and are at each other throats all the time in the name of being cheap and stingy!  To capitalize on this global activity all you have to do is invest in international ETFs and mutual funds.  VEA, VWO, and VGK are all great places to start.  You'll have a wide range of exposure of Asia, Europe, and even Canada at unbeatable low prices.  According to the data, things have definitely been growing and building up momentum!  Yes, buying on momentum and when things are going up is an actual strategy some of the pros use.

This is not a get rich quick scheme, but at least now you have a greater awareness of what is going on in the world and a bigger pool of diversification for investments.  I feel excited!  I love exploring new things!  You never want to be bogged down by the same, boring old stuff.  The only thing that ever remains constant in the universe is change.  Well, tomorrow is the start of another one of my work weeks!  I know I will have to push and keep pushing until the weekend.  I know business is not easy.  I know what it is like to sweat.  I know what it is like to work in the rain.  I know what it is like to work in the snow.  I know what it is like to work in the heat.  I also know what it is like to be fat and lazy.  Good luck everyone!

Thank you for reading.  I hope you come back soon!                            

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Diversify, Diversify, and Diversify





Well, just as I was saying to invest in the technology sector of the economy, it goes bust as in the whole mess dropped down 2.77% or about -$4.10 for everyone one of your shares in information technology.  The other sectors did fine and managed to survive, but the technology sector had a really bad day.  For opportunists, it's a great time to buy now as there's an obvious reduction of prices.  Is it life changing?  Nope, not at all; it's just another day in the office.  I'm very use to prices drop in the stock market due to my frequent exposure for such a long time.  I'm 32 years old now, so I've seen quite a lot of craziness happen already.  Ups and down don't move me as much as I've evolved to be less emotional and more reasonable about my wins and loses.  Being able to handle and deal with your loses is much more important of a skill than knowing what to do when you do make bank.  Once in a while, you'll win, but a lot of times the world is full of losers.  It's like playing the lottery.  Success and wins comes through practice and patience.  It's much harder to win than to lose all the time.  In any event, we always want more wins than loses.  There's no way anyone can time the market or predict what's going to happen with stocks.  We are reduced and watered down to diversifying!  Diversity is the key to survival in the stock market.

 Sometimes you just have to let go and aim higher.  You have to reach for the stars.  You have to takes risks.  Making baby moves and trying to minimize risk all the day will only result in small wins.  People are more impressed with something more life changing and revolutionary, like a new home.  Even I'm stuck making baby moves and taking in small wins here and there.  Let me tell you something, no one is impressed.  When you put your big boy pants on, then someone will turn their head and pay attention.  You have to be good at what you do.  You have to accomplish something big.  No one is impressed with a small, one bedroom apartment in the middle of nowhere.  It takes initiation and guts to get to the next level.  You have to have balls.  You can't just be like the everyone else.

As you can see, I have a lot of growing up to do.  I am here to learn from the greats.  I am here to experience and try new things.  I'm not paralyzed by fear or failure.  Respecting other peoples' time and networking is also vital to any business or lasting relationship that you can't just hide from.  Getting people together has never been my thing in life, but I know it's fundamental to the well being of any functional organization or just basic human survival.    

Saturday, June 3, 2017

What to Do with $10,000!?


We are here on this day to discuss how I have $10,000 just floating around, so what should I do with it?  If you had $10,000 how would you make the best of it?  Would you just obsess over it?  What are the best options?  From personal experience and how people live, I would definitely to play keep away immediately!  Human beings are fundamentally flawed and money just magnifies it when left unmanaged.  Sorry folks but paying for overpriced college degrees hasn't helped much in alleviating the pain of economic troubles, and young adults are still moving back in their parent's home.  Starting your own business and/or real estate is awesome, but what if you just can't?  Well, the next best thing to do is invest!  Long story short, it's Vanguard who remains one of the very view who has the potential to ultimately save your ass from financial meltdown.  No, it's not that brand new car; it's not that shiny piece of paper hanging up on your wall; it's Vanguard!  My confidence and conviction in Vanguard is off the charts!  These guys definitely know what the hell they are doing and should be paid a pretty penny for it.  

So what to invest in is the next big question.  Step one, you need to specialize in one particular area.  Being a jack of all trades or a well rounded individual will only land you a job as a barista at a local Starbucks.  A perfect example is Michael Jordan.  He is only well known for his basketball career, period.  Although he tried many other things like baseball, he failed miserably on a professional level. Long story short, you have to stick to one major.  What you specialize in naturally becomes your main source of income down the road.  Look, I really don't want to be poor.  I know the feeling of working a job you hate.  I know the feeling of having to get out of bed for something you give zero shits about but you do it anyways because that is what your paycheck entails what you have to do.  I know what it feels like to have to drive somewhere you hate.  I know much about the disgust people hide who work retail jobs.  There's a whole lot of hate harbored inside, and I just want to reduce the level of toxicity in the world by enlightening not only myself but others to spend their time and money more wisely on things that they can actually do that'll impact their life in a more positive manner.  

Of the 11 different sectors and specialties offered by Vanguard, ideally I would major in information technology.  As you can see from the chart about, it has the highest growth potential out of all the other options.  The numbers do not lie but people do.  Information technology encompasses all the hardcore nerdy aspects of business, including Google, Apple, IBM, Facebook, Microsoft, Cisco, etc.  Investing in things like artificial intelligence is just perfect for someone like me.  Earning money is a cold, calculating system.  I want the brains of the operation.  Be ruthless!  Although I do not discredit any of the other sectors, I just want the quickest and shortest path to victory.  I've wasted enough time exploring and just want to go straight to the goal.  With the greatest amount of risk, there is also the greatest amount of return.

Thank you for reading!  I hope you learned something from my mistakes.  Until next time!    

               


Friday, June 2, 2017

Having an Impact on the World


Well, it's clear to me that I need to be worth a damn if anyone out there is ever going to take me serious or be interested in my content to the point that I would have a large, actively involved audience who'd be more than interested in seeing me because I have some value to offer.  Feeling useless or not knowing what you want to do or be is not something you want in life.  You always want know what you want to do or not to do.  I need to set goals and standards as a way to feel more like a productive, evolving human being.  No, it's not fun being stuck in the process of growing and change.  Taking risk and learning from your mistakes is all apart of learning and growing.  Without pain, there's no gain.  Your comfort zone is going to be one of your biggest enemies ever.  Just don't be lazy.

In any event, if I can turn a homeless person into a hardworking, productive individual I would be happy.  If I can turn a middle class hard working man who's trapped in the rat race into someone  who can make sufficient passive income without having to work so hard, I'd also be happy.  Hard working or not, the end goal always leads to money.  Basically, we  still live in  times of the ancient Babylonian magic money slave system.  To counteract such a powerful method of mass, incarcerated slavery, we have coinbase.  It's basically where you can buy/see alternative forms of currency beyond what we are use to like the US dollar.  It's a fundamental that people will try to short sell all day long using this platform - buy low/sell high.  But did you do it?  Of course not, it's too late in the game.  Would you buy Litecoin at $28 a pop?  You probably think that's crazy, so you'd never do anything.  Have you been an early investor of Bitcoin, you'd be a millionaire by now.  But does anyone you know ever take that risk!?  At $20 a share, did anyone believe in Google, Apple, Amazon, Tesla, etc.? If you put the effort into investing in those particular companies in their time of need and uncertainty; you'd be rich right now, not having to work that job you hate and have the money to buy a home for yourself!  Did you do it!?  Did you put in the effort to do what was necessary in such a time of risk!  If you did congratulations!  For the rest of us, we have Vanguard mutual funds and ETFs.
       
Invite a friend who buys or sells $100 of digital currency or more, and you'll both earn $10 of free bitcoin!

So you find yourself late in the game, right?  Amazon and Google is approaching $1000 share.  Facebook and Apple are $150 or so.  I mean, how in the hell are you going to catch up to these cooperate giants taking over the world as we speak!?  We have Vanguard to thank for all that.  I have put thousands of dollars inside my Vanguard just so I can stay afloat.  What I'm trying to say is you don't want to trade your time for money.  If you don't own and run your own business, the next best thing to do is invest!  Owning your own business and investing trump trading your time for money. 
I provide nothing of any greater advice that has the capacity that can change the course of your history and have an actual, positive impact to someone else other than to invest in Vanguard funds. With the national student loan debt approaching $2 trillion, the average student is not making the cut. The educational system is just not working anymore.  In fact, it's broken.  Something is very wrong.  Someone is lying.  Some money making marketing machine is dispensing very harmful information to lure kids to buy a product that sucks.  Having student loans grossing $80,000+ is not an easy task to pay back if you're only going to make about $50,000 a year on average!  Even if you lived in your parent's basement, you'd still have a hard time pulling it off.  Invest early and often.  Spend your money on index funds instead of a new car.  You don't want to be working forever.  You don't want to be stuck in a dead end job.  I'm not against the idea of materialism, but I am strongly opposed to slaving your life away at a job you hate.  Only 1% of the population will ever find a job they like!  Just make sure you're apart of that 1%!    

Thank you for stopping by and reading my content, which I have created from my own two hands.
I appreciate your company.  Until next time!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Results!


So I've recently decided to just dump all my earnings into a diversified Vanguard account consisting mostly of ETF.  I'm up about $600 -  $700 without having to bust my back doing something I hate for a job.  There it is my readers, all you have to do is build up your Vanguard portfolio with ETFs and/or mutual funds that have a large potential to grow.  Yes, you still need to wake up in the morning, rush out the door, and start hustling/busting your ass; but at least you now you know a sound way to invest and reinvest where all your hard earned dollars is going.  As far as right now, Vanguard is a working like a well oiled machine on autopilot.  All you have to do really is make sure you feed it every now and then like a plant or pet at home.

Instead of buying a new car, a new watch, home, or something really materialistic; all I did was invest and reinvest my money.  No, I don't have a desire to dress and look the part of a millionaire or have the need to outshine anyone else as I already know I'm not ONE OF THOSE.  Compassion, humility, kindness, knowledge, the ability to learn new skills, work ethic etc. these are the things I want in my life.  Being an arrogant asshole with shiny new objects isn't something I want to become or be as I know it'll rot my soul to the core and be my very own self destruction button.  Yes, we are all guilty of wronging others, polluting, being mean and nasty; and that is why it is so important to learn a balance of kindness and assertiveness.  Just being able to help someone who could never help you back in anyway, shape, or form is such a powerful message that just strikes a chord that'll vibrate the whole universe as though God came down from the heavens to answer Jesus's prayers.

Regardless of my belief system, Vanguard is doing a great job protecting and growing my investments.  Long story short, the IT ETF is doing amazeballs and is where you want to invest for growth.  The technology sector is where you'll find the fastest growing companies.  Healthcare, consumer staples, and consumer discretionary is also up there in the competition as well.  The top industrial players include Apple, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and even Amazon.  You can run but you can't hide from these corporate giants; all you can do is INVEST.


As one can see, if you zoom past all the bullshit, mishap experiments, and disinformation what you really want to do is invest in the top sectors that'll give you the maximum of growth in the least amount of time.  Diversifying is important, but putting your money into Europe and/or emerging markets probably won't generate a quicker growth rate than simply investing in large American S&P 500 companies.  Investing in foreign companies and countries is great and all, but it's mostly for diversification; not achieving maximum return of equity.  No matter what happens or wild stories are told, tomorrow is in fact Monday and the whole rat race stars anew.  Prepare your work clothes, your lunch bag, and shoes to rush out into the traffic in the morning to reach that God awful place you call "my job".  

Good luck!    
 

Saturday, May 6, 2017

A SENSE OF URGENCY

If everyone was a millionaire there would be no sense of urgency to get off the couch and work their ass off.  You would not want to work if you believed yourself to be all that and a bag of chips and that is why it is so important to HIDE YOUR MONEY AWAY.  Arrogance and ego, these are the true enemies that will prevent an individual from learning and growing.  Once you believe yourself to be on the highest point of the mountain, everything comes to a halt and all of the sudden the journey ends.  The flow, the focus, the sense of urgency to achieve something bigger than yourself just isn't there anymore!  After taking a break for a while, you'll eventually look for a new goal.  The hardest part is starting all over again, but what makes you want to get off your butt again?  A lot of us have accomplished big things in life, but fail to find and do our next big thing due to laziness, lack of initiative/energy/funding/networking/etc. to the point of just making life easier by not caring anymore about our dreams.  So how can you speed this process up!?  Yes, we all want to do and accomplish big things; but what's the fastest way to get there!?  There must be a catalyst out there somewhere in the universe right!?  To obtain such a sense of urgency to provide value to not only yourself but others, you need to be devoid of wealth and be in the emotional alignment of humility  Remember your school days where none of the kids had any money? I mean, how did people even function?  Without the constant access to vast wealth, things like learning, teaching, productivity, and results were taking place!  So, it's not always about money!  You can have and live a productive life without lusting and drooling over money all the time.  Yes, we all want the money; but it should not be on the very top list of your priorities.  For example, working a job you hate to achieve money for the sake of accumulating wealth is just detrimental to your health and job satisfaction level.  If all you see is the money, it'll be a long and grueling path up a treacherous mountain.  Yes, I am also guilty of working a job every week just for the money and believe me what I have to say about hating your job.  I would like to practice what I preach, but in this hostile economic climate you wouldn't survive.  With all that said and done, there does exist one perspective that does make earning money fun and that's by looking at the growth rate.  People love to see what they own growing in numbers and by tracking the percentage of growth week, instead of actual numbers, is the trick!  Because numbers are so infinite, a much easier way is by looking at things in percentages that'll make things actually fun like playing a game.     

Believe it or not, being humble is another big topic on the list.  If you score high in humility taking a personality test, the chances are your willingness to learn and grow are much greater than someone who has a low score.  Being able to learn and pick up new tricks of the trade will pay you back in dividends in no time.  So what's wrong with learning?  Some people just don't care and don't want to learn as in "You can't teach an old dog new tricks".  Underneath the actual iceberg, an individual may not want to learn new material because they lack the humility; they think they are too cool for school and that they know everything already.  Not having the capacity to learn and being able to pickup new things on the road is the true meaning of ignorance.  Never stop learning.  The military knows this extremely well as they'll routinely breakdown a person in training to build them back up to what their standards are.  Believe it or not "smart people" have really high score in humility.  For example, Elon Musk who has created Paypal, Tesla, and SpaceX is high in humility.  Although he has tons of brains and money, he doesn't come across as an arrogant asshole.  His high level of humility is what gives him an edge over his competitors; because he's willing to learn, adapt, and change.  Everyone wants to learn and do great things, but the only way there is by being humble.     

In conclusion, if you want to get off that couch and get things done all you got to do is be poor!  You'll do a lot more to earn something than if you felt full all of the time.  What you are trying to do at the most primal level  is create a real sense of urgency.  For the icing on the cake, being humble will help you learn and adapt on your way.  

Thank you reading!  I appreciate as much audience I can reach out to! Have a good weekend!   

              

Saturday, March 25, 2017

THE TITANIC


The goal here is quite simple: I put down $20,000 of my own money and now I want the numbers to go up.  It doesn't take a genius, but a lot of smart people invest their money using VANGUARD.  After extensive research, I've decided to invest in ETF.  Much like a stock, you can easily buy and sell these kinds of securities.  Unlike a retirement fund, I can actively buy and sell whenever and how much I want without any penalty.  The flexibility of liquid assets is very suitable for someone like me who doesn't like too much rules and regulation.  I DO NOT TIME THE STOCK MARKET, instead I approach investing more like a DRIP program.  Every paycheck, I leave a sum of money and dump it into my Vanguard.  Let's face it, I'm not going to be one of those guys on Wall Street you see in the movies in the fiery pits of the stock exchange.  The next best thing to do is to keep consistently settling aside a  significant chunk of your paycheck into your investment company of choice, mine just happens to be Vanguard.  This is not a get rich quick scheme.  This is life; it is not a sprint; it's a marathon and should be treated as such.

Diversity is your only key to stop your fears of losing all your money.  You just have to put your foot down and keep dumping money into your Vanguard portfolio.  It's so typical for people to be afraid.  If you want to succeed, you have to take risks!  You cannot be paralyzed by fear!

 So what if my $20,000 turns into $17,000?  I know my risk tolerance.  I trust that Vanguard knows what they're doing.  If all hell breaks, at least I know that I've tried to make a difference in my life and didn't give up.  Guess what?  It's going to be Monday morning, and EVERYONE has to go back to work regardless.  I took the risk; I took my chances!  It's all in or die in the rat race!  I'd be happy to risk it all, so I can get out of the daily grind.  Yes, I would die happy knowing that I tried everything I could to free myself from the matrix.  If you want to play it anymore safe, go to nursing home!

Every quarter, Vanguard will payout dividends.  For every share you own, you maybe getting about 0.25 cents.  Look it's really not that much of a payout, but there does exist the magic principal of compound interest.  If you keep stacking and reinvesting over time, you'll start earning bank!  Those quarters and dimes they payout in dividends add up over time!  You just keep sticking to your plan, keep your feet on the floor, and don't flinch.  Just keep reinvesting and reinvesting your income and before you know it, you'll be a hell of a lot rich when you started!

Trust me, I'd rather be risking it all than spending it on more tuition money for more college.  I'm more interested in earning money passively than actively always having to do something monotonous.  After everything has been all said and done, it always comes down to BECAUSE YOU NEED THE MONEY.  My bachelor's degree hasn't been actively doing anything for me since its inception 10 years ago.  The only piece of paper on the wall that will ever significantly change your life is engineering or medical, meaning that the companies will be the ones knocking on your door.   Everything else is pretty much the art of bullshit.  All roads lead to the rat race, so you need to know what you really want before you get there.  YOU HAVE TO KNOW WHAT YOU WANT TO GET WHAT YOU WANT.  Being proactive on a daily basis instead of reactive will help a ton.  If you find yourself complaining and nagging, it's because you're reactive.  Try and be more proactive.  Start doing things you want instead of complaining about what everyone else is trying to sell you.  Change your attitude; change your life!        

Have a good week everyone!  

Saturday, February 11, 2017

INCOME! CASH! MONEY!


No one wants to care about being poor.  Let's face it, being poor sucks.  I'll cut down to the chase, post things that people want.  People will pay you for things they want.  No, they don't want to pay money to read about how you fell in love with some girl next door.


  • PREPARE THE CLOTHES YOU WANT TO SEE YOURSELF IN THE NEXT MORNING
  • GO TO SLEEP AT NIGHT
  • GET OUT OF BED IN THE MORNING AND PUT THOSE CLOTHES ON
  • GO TO WORK
    • FIND A JOB THAT DOESN'T SUCK
    • IF THE JOB DOES SUCK, IT BETTER PAY A LOT!
    • WORK TOWARDS SPECIALIZING IN SOMETHING!
    • GRIND
    • CONTINUE TO GRIND
    • PUT IN OVERTIME 
    • DON'T GIVE UP!  DON'T EVER GIVE UP!
  • EAT, EAT, EAT
    • VEGETABLES 
    • FRUITS
    • NUTS
    • MEATS, CHICKEN, EGGS, FISH, ETC.
    • AVOID SUGARY DRINKS AND SNACKS
  • DRINK, DRINK, DRINK
    • WATER
    • TEA
    • COFFEE 



  • PREPARE THE CLOTHES YOU WANT TO SEE YOURSELF IN THE NEXT MORNING 
  • GO TO SLEEP AT NIGHT
  • RINSE AND REPEAT


  • Now, the above list and criteria above is for everyone that anyone can and should do during the week. Failure to have a plan and be able to deploy it beforehand will result in dire consequences.  Because everyone is so different, what you select as "work" or your job can be completely different than someone else.  Yes, we all struggle to find what is for us and what can be a solid marketable action plan.  What I'm 100% sure is that you need to specialize in a particular field and/or subject.  If you know what you're good at consider yourself blessed.  Others continue to struggle to find what their true calling in life is.  Instead of arguing and finding fault in others, I want results.  Being poor sucks, I want the money now!

    Thank you for reading!  I hope to see you next time!

      

      

    Friday, January 27, 2017

    Because "You need the money"



    Welcome to my final destination.  I couldn't help but notice I have 4 years of setting up my blog.  Within those years, I've enjoyed writing for fun.  Unfortunately, it has lead me to a path of financial nonexistence.  What is the point of writing if you're not making a financial impact on one's own life?  With all the knowledge I've acquired, I have no way of proving that I've accomplished anything.  It's like school and academics all over again.  By now, we all know about having a targeted audience and treating customers with respect; but just look at my results!  Holy hell, 66 cents is my lifetime earnings for my blog!  Something is horribly wrong.  I have to change.  I need to step up my game.  Good lord, if my survival was based on how well I blogged and made money off of it; it'd be the first one to die!

    Yes, it has really been 4 years since my blog has been up and not a cent has been made.  I need a new plan.  Things are just not working out between me and the audience.  Yes, there are one of two of you who read my blog; but that just isn't going to cut it.  I can change!  Maybe, I can change?  Look, it says "$0.66".  I'm not even trying to be funny.  It's obvious to anyone that there needs to be change.  Perhaps this is really my full potential on steroids?  What if this is my limit?  Do I just start lying and make things up like how I went from rags to riches overnight for the sake of acquiring a new audience?  Or, do I stay humble and honest?  When all you got is 66 cents, you damn well know hardcore prostitution is your only way out of the rat race.  Seriously, I'm just not up to par where I want to be in the world of blogging.

    Have I not spent the time and effort to make this blog?  What am I missing?  Should I actually buy a domain name and an actual host?  Can I even justify my content is even worth more than a $1?  Four years is long enough of time to get your bachelor's degree, and here I am churning out $0.66.  Well, at least you know I can only survive by having a real job.  Being ridiculously good looking, blogging, youtube, Spotify, or any other fad isn't going to save me anytime soon.  I've hit a hurdle.  I've hit a bump in the road.  I've crashed into a wall.  I am the chained elephant in the circus.

      
    I've always made money working a 9-5 job, selling things online, or even investing in the stock market; but why have I never seen a cent from blogging/youtube?  Judging my experiences, blogging/youtube must take a lot more effort than you think.  I have posted some original content here and there and even reviewed some toys, but nothing has amounted more than a few cents or dollars.  What's the point in putting all this extra added effort, if I have very little or no impact on my audience?  Should I just give up like the chained elephant in the zoo?  

    Well, there's no way out of this but work and try harder.  I have no other options.  Playing video games and going to strip clubs on my free time isn't exactly going to pay my bills.  I want more passive income.  I don't want to be trapped inside the rat race for the rest of my life.  I want to earn just enough to not have to work a real job.  These are some real things I really want and will die for.  I'm not entirely sure what I really, really like; or if something of my taste can even have a marketable niche.  We all like advanced technology and robots; but all that stuff is just too broad and vague, not to mention it's a very expensive field of industry.  Long story short, I would rather invest $10,000 in an already established high tech company than starting one myself.  Based on my pool of resources, I prefer be an investor as opposed to someone who owns and operates their own functioning business.  Yes, I do and can invest money into companies like stock ownership but that is only how far I will go.  Creating my own company means I'd have to take good care of my customers, which is the very same reason why I'm so iffy about it.  Yes, I do sell things online; but I don't have my own real concrete business that I'd be proud of.  I do a lot of bootstrapping and arbitrage, but it's only a hobby. I'm not the actual industry or business who creates products!  I'm just a reseller, because it's a hell a lot easier!  I make some extra cash here and there; but that is all there is to it.  There's no big name or brick and motor store.  There's no office.  There's nothing for me to be really proud of.  I just make money.  There's no ego or brand name; it's just pure sales.  Eventually, I would like to use what I've learned and turn it all into a legit business.  I know it's a huge hurdle.  I know it's a big quantum leap from operating out of your garage and a leasing your first office.  Who knows if "my business"  will ever take off?

    Thank you for stopping by and reading.  I hope to do more reading and find something I'm passionate about and willing to wake up for in the morning.  Hopefully, I can turn things around and mold it all into a presentation that's worth a damn to my audience.  Have a good weekend!      

    Sunday, January 22, 2017

    Fatigue

    I am tired.  I feel sleepy.  I want to write, but I can't.  I want to accomplish something, but I do not.  I want to get out of my bed and find glory, but I cannot walk.  I feel tired.  I don't understand it all.

    I believe it's because of the EMF pollution.  I just came from a long drive from the city for New Years Dinner.  All I wanted to do was crash in the bed.  No, I did not work today.  No, I didn't have work for the past 2-3 days.  I forgot to wear my EMF protection.  I am tired.

    I need to rest.  I feel tired.  I need rest.  I need to go to bed.  Without much hesitation, I'm going to show you what I forgot to wear before entering the city.  Below is what I use to wear to protect myself from all the power lines, cell phone towers, wi-fi signals, network signals, etc.  All the EMF pollution in the city really makes me feel tired.  Perhaps I am more sensitive than others, but I know I feel a hell a lot tired before entering the city.  I'm going to collapse on my bed.  What you see below is what they call "orgonite".  It's primary use is to protect the user from harmful, external EMF pollution that is vastly generated from modern day technology.  Believe it or not, but I feel tired.  I'm going to bed.  Good night people.

    Sunday, January 15, 2017

    Is Money Everything?

    Today, I enjoyed eating out with my family at the pub.  We had lobsters, french fries, potatoes, clams, and a jug of seltzer water.  It was a spin on the traditional Chinese food we go out to eat.  I enjoyed going somewhere different.  There was a time and place just to drive to the pub and have a good time and eat some quality food.  I couldn't have asked for anything more.  I just wanted a fluid, carefree time to enjoy with no crazy shit happening.  After I felt really full and sleepy, I passed out on my bed. Before you knew it, it was night outside.

    Later, I responded to an important business question in my Radiography related career community: "Does anyone else have an issue with their body because of repetitive movements, such as trigger finger, back pain, etc.?" 

    "I've been doing mobile x-ray for more than over a year now.  My shifts are 10-12 hours a day of driving, stopping at nursing homes, deploying the machine, running inside, getting the paper work from the nurses, finding the patient, taking the x-ray(s), pack up the machine, and get my ass back to the van; rinse and repeat.  To make matters worse, I have to do the EKG on requested patients as well.  Sometimes, the company makes me drive to New York City and do house calls!  My normal route is New Jersey.  As for bodily injuries, my wrist started to feel funny.  Later, I thought I had tennis elbow.  I purchased some wrist raps to help haul all the equipment.  Thank God, the pain just slipped away.  As long as I continue to use wrist raps, I'm good to go.

    Yes, some of these patients are morbidly obese, weighing at 500 lbs or more.  At the age of 32, I can barely manage the amount of day-to-day grind.  No, I don't see myself doing all this work for $xx/hour.  No, I'm not super passionate about my job.  Unfortunately, I don't care enough.  I'm thankful that I even have a job, but I'm not Mother Theresa. I will work a job, but I will not continue to go above and beyond for what I've seen out there.  Hospice care and bed ridden patients is not my thing, but that's really where are all the vast majority of jobs are. On average, I have to drive to eight-ten different nursing homes a day.  
     
    I would like for people to take care of themselves better and not need x-rays 24/7, but I guess I'm asking for too much.  Once you reach that ripe old age, you are locked up in a nursing home.  When you step inside and see the patients, you'll know what I'm talking about.  On one hand, there exists a realm of reality that always complains "There are no jobs that pay living wages"; on the other hand you have an actual job to do and all your customers are either bed ridden, wheel chair bound, super old, morbidly obese, terminally ill, or locked away in some institution screaming for help.

    $xx/hour is it it all worth it?  I get taxed both New York and New Jersey tax.  I also have to pay Obamacare by myself.  Long story short, I'm probably going to leave my business and go into CT.  When I worked at my local pharmacy, I don't remember it sucking the life out of me as much as this job.  I also don't remember getting paid as much.  I'm earning about 3x more than what I've been at a local retail job.  I know I'm not the right guy for this kind of work and that is why I'm going to quit after completing 2 years of experience.  

    There's a lot to say, but 2 years of experience is something I need to put down on my resume just to standout. Yes, I know it'll be hard to find another job.  No, working a job is never easy either. 
    On a side note, I've read a lot of you have many years of experience and absolutely love what you do.  
    Unfortunately, there are those little hurdles, pains, and setbacks as with most things out there in real life.  Just be careful and take care of yourself.  As a young person, I've seen and witnessed "everyone else" do the work and long hours involved in the healthcare environment.  I don't know if I'll ever be that hard working or consistent. My best bet is just to take it easy one day at a time and keep on going."

    Well, it's time to go back to the grind.  It's another work week coming.  There's no way out of it this time.  This time it's for real.  It's my biggest fear, working.  It's my biggest dread in life.  Just slaving my away my life.  This is real life.  This is pain.  There's no beautiful woman standing around and waving a magic wand to fulfill my dreams.  It's just me.  It's my book.  It's my body.  It's my time.  It's my experience.  It's my blood shed.  It's my tears.  It's my effort.  It's my paycheck whom I share with the government with what seems to be a whole lot of unnecessary expenses.

    Thank you for coming and reading.  I hope to see you next time.  Having one or two actual readers makes you more the worth while and precious to me.  Thank you.  
     


    Saturday, January 14, 2017

    Happy Birthday to Me

    What can I say?  I'm 32 now and had to work on my birthday.  Good lord, everyone is old now.  Could my life have been any different?  No matter how hard I worked, went to school, went to work, made videos, wrote, drew, worked out, or did whatever the hell, nothing would have changed.  It would just be the same narrative as life would ordinarily throw.  Basically, I have very little or no impact on this planet except for a 9-5 job.  It's the person, I didn't do much nor have I ever seriously planned to do anything outside of the box. Tomorrow is just another day for me.  To be great, you have to have maintained a really messed up sleep schedule, network, and first and foremost be exceptionally talented in something that can gather an audience.  Failure to acquire and deploy any of these basic rules will result in an ordinary life.  We all want to hit our high note.  We all want to reach our maximum potential.  Well, I felt I did.  Whatever the hell it was I did in this life that was it.  Be stuck in a dead end job?  Listen to the school teacher and just be another boring product of society?  I'm sorry but "being good looking" can only take you so far.

    If you stop and think about what's on the surface, all an individual has really is their functional business and customers.  Maybe the business hasn't been conceptualized or fully manifested yet, none the less it's still belongs under the subject manner of business.  If you absolutely don't care about anyone else but yourself, then you have no customers; therefore you have no functional business. For the vast majority of us, life on Earth is about serving or finding a way to serve others in some kind of way, shape, or form.  Blessed are those who find joy and gratitude in serving others.  Being appreciative of being able to help and serve others is what makes humanity great.

    In reality, we all want to live a selfish life of not working, sitting on our ass, and making tons of money for it.  I'm sorry, but in most case scenarios, you have to work for it.  Being a generation of self entitled brats is not going to end well in any universe.  If you want something, no matter how big or small, you have to work for it.  You have to put in your time and effort.  Yes, it's going to be a little big challenging, and you'll probably be the only one to experience the pain and labor involved but that intensity of feeling is a privilege you take for granted.

    Seeing how it is the weekend, I should make the most of my time having fun or at least relax.  No, it's not a money thing.  No, it's not "I don't have a car" thing.  I have both cash and money, but I'm just taking time off to recover from my brutal work week.

    Thank you visiting!  Have a good week!

     

    Sunday, January 8, 2017

    My Workout Video


    Well, what else is there I can contribute to the world?  I can be your workout buddy. Studies have shown that if people can change one thing about themselves that would make them a whole lot happier is having a flat stomach!  Yes, people want to have a flat stomach.  For the most part, obesity and walking around with a big belly is not something most people want.  To achieve such a daily figure for yourself, you have to build muscle to further develop metabolism and eat healthy.  Stay away from sugary drinks and get in you daily exercise.  None of us has the time to work out all day, everyday of the week.  If you have time to watch television or play on the computer, you have time to workout.  No, this is not a joke.  Unfortunately, most people would rather give up and just take the easy route.  That's fine, just leave me out of having to pay your medical bills.

    I don't want to see people on dialysis machines,having to continuously do medical tests, or swallow pills; but it makes money.  In any event, if I was making money off people to do exercise I'd be a millionaire by now.  Unfortunately, you don't make money with being healthy.  In modern day America, you have much more potential making money off of things that get people sick.  If everyone was healthy all the time, I wouldn't have a job!  There's a lot of argument and controversy over people's health all the time, and I don't want to get into it simply because it's a very complicated matter that happens throughout a long time.  I do what I can to stay away from expensive medical bills.  From what I gather, being healthy is a gift and a privilege.  Everyone should be in it to win it!  Again, it's not quite easy.  Everyone isn't young.  There are a lot of old people out there.  Age is another factor that just cannot be controlled.  You just have to understand, not everything is about money and that there exists a population out there that needs constant care and medical attention.  It is truly a blessing to be young and healthy.  I can't help everyone, but I do what I can to help myself.  If you want to try my workout video go ahead.  It's free up on youtube.

    If I was a successful workout buddy, I'd be making bank.  Unfortunately, I'm not making a dime.  It's just for fun.  It's just for my own well being.  It's like a hobby.  The values in America are just so much about consumerism.  Everyone else can go consume all the sugar and carbs they want, but I want to be lean and fit.  Not everything in life is about money and consumption.  I just like to pursue the goals of being healthy as humanly possible without spending a fortune.  I don't advocate anything or have students.  My goal is to simply live as healthy as possible.

    Tomorrow, I have to go work.  It involves traveling to several different nursing homes and taking x-rays of old people. Like I said, age is something we cannot control.  Once you're bed ridden, it's a long road to recovery.  That is why it's so important to always maintain a daily/weekly workout schedule as though your life depended on it.  It's not fun for the doctors and nurses who have to take care of you in the medical setting.  No one really wants to be there but it's work.  They get paid for it.  In exchange, you and/or your health insurance company has to dig deep into their pockets to provide you with medical care and it's expensive.  Some people just end up in nursing homes.  Some people are just unlucky.  Some people just don't care.  Some people are just remain ignorant and don't bother until it's too late.  Why change?  Ignorance is bliss.  That's fine, because the vast majority have a choice to learn and try new things.  I respect your decision; I'll just be on my way.  It's also a lot harder to actually care about someone you hardly even know.  Seeing how your patient isn't even your friend/family and well, just a patient; you have to work even harder just to acquire them under your radar.  Thank God, my job is just to take some pictures and bounce.  Hey, people will pay you a lot of money if their leg is broken or even if they're coughing.

    Thank you for visiting!  I just wanted to post something and be more productive.  Who knows if I'll be back next week.  My goal is to post something at least once a week.  Hopefully, my views and audience will gradually increase.  From experience and watching other people, I know audience is only obtained through hard work and consistency.  You literally have to be obsessed with what you're doing to succeed.  None the less, I'm feeling good about posting.  I hope to see you next time!  

    Have a well prepared work week, be productive, and get some good food/exercise in along the way!    

    Friday, January 6, 2017

    THE WEEKEND OFF! DON'T REPEAT THE SAME MISTAKES!

    Yes, I have off work today and the rest of the weekend.  I feel alive not to have to jet off to work in the morning and grind all day for very little or no pay.  All day?  Yes, from morning to night I have to run around in the rat race.  You thought eight hours was bad, try twelve hours or even fourteen hours.  Of all seriousness, I get it.  WE HAVE TO WORK, but what about the few of us who don't have to run around and work a job we hate?  How can I obtain a job I don't hate?  How do I love the job I have now?  Is my goal and my dreams of not having a job I hate obtainable?  Do I really need the extra, added income from taking on a job I dislike?  Where do I go to find a job that I'll love?  Does such a reality exist where I can generate a constant flow of income, all the while not hating on what I'm actually doing or how much time I'm putting into it?  I believe working a job and making money is synonymous with hating what you're doing, unless it's your own company and you have tons of money to hire all the underlings to do the grunt work for you.  For the vast majority of us, we have to work jobs we hate just to get by.  This is why I am writing this article.  No, it's not about rich people; it's never about inheriting money from your family and jetting off to vacation land.

    If I can recall, my Monday - Thursday shift was hell.  I start work at 10AM-11PM at night, 13 hours of nonstop driving, parking, unpacking a 180 lbs. portable x-ray machine, dragging it inside of 8-11 different nursing homes a day, having to talk to the nurses, filling out the paper work, meeting the patient, taking the pictures, being exposed to hazardous radiation, and trying to get the hell out of there, rinse and repeat.  Guess what?  Next week I have to go through the whole entire process of hell on wheels again.  No matter what job it is, they want you to work!  Maybe, being a life guard is the only way out of this hole.  I mean all you have to do is watch a pool.  Unfortunately, I too have heard complaints from life guards saying how they hate pools, the people who frequent them, having to clean them, having to yell at parents to take care of their kids, etc.  Being a pool manager isn't so great either as they were making them monitor and being responsible for 9 different pool sites.  You don't see the work they put in as they have to drive to all these different places all day.  Long story short, every job you can humanly obtain of has its hell runs.

    I get it, invest your hard earned money into Vanguard ETFs and mutual funds.  Much like how they take out taxes automatically from every paycheck, all I have to do is take out a chunk and put it into Vanguard funds.  I've narrowed it down to investing my money into entire sectors as opposed to "growth" or "value".  Although the risk remains, I don't want just 8% return every year; I want the potential of 20% annual return!  Basically, you just decide DIVERSIFY through the top sectors, such as financials, energy, IT, and materials.  In a few winks of an eye, you'll be setup with a professional portfolio with minimum risk and huge potential for gains.  No, I'm not joking.  This is actually for real.    

         
    BOOM!  So don't look so depressed about working the grind Monday, there's something out there that's FOR YOU.  Not everyone wants you to feel like some tool, a cog in the machine.  You need mentors.  You need knowledge.  You need experience.  For me, this is it!  This is what I've been looking for.  I've always wanted a passive, money generating machine without having to do all the grunt work and this is as close as it gets.  The secret sauce is COMPOUND INTEREST.  Year after year, we work the grind; so does compound interest!  If you invest and reinvest your money in what works, sooner or later you'll find some good returns.  Don't worry about risk or getting burned, this is VANGUARD we're talking about.  The portfolios are well diversified to the point that risk is very minimal.  In any event, this is something that I can actually do.  I don't feel as limited as being stuck in a job I hate.  This is definitely something that is establish that's well worth looking into.    

    Well, I got to enjoy my weekend off now.  Monday is coming.

    Thank you for reading!  I hope to see you next time!