Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Will I Always Be Poor? The Forever Poor is You!

So am I just going to be eternally engulfed in poverty?  Will I ever become rich?  With all crazy nonsense aside, the answer to that may heavily lie on investing.  Let's take this study on the left here:  You invest $1000 in 15 Fortune 500 companies in the year 2007, 10 years ago.  At the time, you don't know which companies will succeed in the distant future.  Because they are solid, established companies, you don't expect much risk or exponential growth for that matter because they have already reached a level maturity.  In any event, you have $15,000 to spare at the time and go ahead and start investing.  For me, I did not have $15,000; but I had about the same amount in student debt.  My thinking was probably offset and mislead by the false promises of an education at the time as well.  Have I just worked a minimum wage job at a local pharmacy, like I did at Walgreen after graduation anyways, I would of had a lot more saved up by now.  Long story short, that $15,000 investment would be $99, 291!  Has my $15,000 in student loans and college blessed me with such a minimum of such a whopping number!?  No, my Rutgers University college degree has done jack shit for me!  Who the hell cares about paying for college anymore when you have the stock market?  College is great for doctors, lawyers, engineers, and anyone else who really cares enough to the point they'll drown themselves in student loans/debt, but that is not me.  I'm more of a shrewd businessman who wants to do the least amount of work possible but still reap the rewards and benefits of investing.  I repeat I don't want $15,000 in student loans and a college degree, I want that $99,291!  What don't you people understand!  That money I invested in could have been used now to go back to college and go after a degree worth something like engineering, finance, or whatever the hell I wanted!  Now, I'm screwed.  Because I have the bachelor's degree, I don't even qualify for financial aid (FASA) anymore!  Don't you people get it?  It's all about industry, serving the industry, and making money!  Are there any other alternatives?  Are there better ways of doing things?  Yes, but as far as I know this is the best option I have at my disposal in terms of surviving.  "Go to college" my ass; "Make money" yes.  I cannot go back in time and change things, but I can do is to invest in these companies as of today.  With the internet and all these exchanges online, it's real easy.  If you've read my previous posts, this is what I've been doing with my biweekly paychecks.  I would like to live in a world where "Go to college" is the answer, but that is obviously not the case as jobs are always scarce and the competition is always plentiful.  Again, I do not want to reiterate how I don't want to sacrifice an arm and a leg to achieve greatness.  I'm perfectly fine being an investor.  If all I'm good at doing is investing than that's what I'm happy to be stuck with!


Just above is what I've been doing.  It's my own Vanguard ETF portfolio.  I'm invested in a wide range of diversified ETFs that expands through multiple levels of industry and sectors.  I started out with nothing and here I am not at $33,627.21.  This is not a get rich quick schemes.  I've been working a regular job, but the only thing I do differently is invest.  Beyond diversification is being an early on investor which takes a lot of guts and risk.  I use to be one of those people who just sit in the sidelines, don't want to take the risk ,or are just plain lazy.  Whatever you do, don't just sit in the sidelines and watch.  Watching the world pass you by is not fun.  Going to school and being told what to do is an archaic way of thinking and will not serve you well.  Seriously, it's all about industry.  Whether you do or you don't, I want to be rich.  I want to have money.  I don't want to be poor.  It's that simple!  At the same time, I don't like socializing and networking with other people as people tend to be very confusing with wording, emotions, rudeness, conflicting interests, being manipulative, rules, standards, having weird indoctrination rituals, etc.  Sometimes, you really need to bring a lawyer with you to understand how crazy and detailed some of these people potentially are.  It's not fun being around people who are way too God damn serious all the time where 1 decimal point mistake can turn them into an exploding asshole.  Well, I have 4 more days left off, and I need to go out and make the best of it!       

Thank you for reading!  I hope to post some sweet Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals for review!             

Monday, November 20, 2017

Hoarding

When all is said and done, what are people best at?  That's right hoarding!  There seems to be no end to the grabbing, the looting, the buying/selling, Black Friday, coupons, and just all out savageness when it comes the opportunity of getting your hands on something.  I've acquired most of my stuff legally using several methods of online discounts, coupons, sales, buying in bulk discounts, ebay, Amazon, etc.  I mean it's just stuff.  What's the point of it all if it just sits on a shelf?  I do, do a lot of reselling to turn out a profit and that always has a place in my heart but what about books?  Books are a tough choice to hoard.  They take up a lot of space, and they're hard to get rid of unless it matches some college class requirement, which they just keep making new editions anyways.  I'm seriously running low on space.  I would like a functional library shelf and not just a place to hoard stuff.  I value the knowledge I can obtain through actually picking up a book and reading it.  I've never been the best at speed reading and/or comprehension, but reading is definitely one of the few keys in life actually worth every second of your time.  Unless it's for school, I don't do as much reading as I would like.  I know the benefits of reading overwhelmingly outweigh the feelings of not wanting to care or choosing to accept that "Ignorance is Bliss".  When I asked my teacher in college the very same question she responded with "Because knowledge is freedom".  I would like to spend some more time reading and make it a daily ritual.  So how do I get off my ass and start doing just that.  I mean just look at my bookshelves covered in stuff.  I obviously need a lot of improvement on bookshelf aesthetics and functionality.  Cutting out the nonessential will definitely help my game reading more often and frequently.

What am I do with the books I don't need?  You know the books I just grabbed because the library was getting rid of their old stock.  Some books are just outdated and unreliable in today's times.  I mean who the hell needs to learn about DOS from the 90's?  This is just excessive information that I don't need.  A lot of these books just don't provide any value to me anymore.  Some of these oldies can't even be sold, because it's that bad nor do I want to take the time and hold them for the next buyer (whenever that'll be).  If limited space wasn't an issue, I'd keep them all; but like so many people space is very limited!  If I can't sell them, I'll just leave a load of them at the local public library.  There's no need for me to keep an excessive amount of reading material at home just for the sole purpose of hoarding!  Because I care and that is why I'm going to rearrange and make my bookshelf as functional and spiffy as possible.  I hope to post an update picture of my bookshelf.

Thank you for stopping by and reading!  Come back soon!     

   

My 5 Day Week Off

Hello everyone!  Welcome to my show.  I just happen to have the whole week off!  It's a great and fabulous time.  Of all seriousness, what did I do today?  It's already 1:30PM in the afternoon  and all I've done is roll out of the bed, turned on the computer, browsed through the internet, read some of my emails, watched a youtube video about being frugal and being financially savvy, and now I'm here blogging.  Is this not enough?  Did I not get tons of sleep like I wanted to?  Did I not arrive on the information highway out of my bed in a matter of seconds!?  Why does it seem like it's never enough?  At the moment, I do not wish to care about what anyone else thinks about me, my schedule, or how I do things.  This is a time to get to really know myself.  Once again, I'm met by a man in the mirror who just doesn't seem to want to care about anything unless it's about making money and/or doing something that'll promote health.  I guess that's really my thing.  If I just so happened to have a crazy, high-tech invention in my hands and at my disposal, what would I do with it?  Would I use it for myself?  Would I help father my own family and start an entire new culture   The simplest answer would be to charge people money for it and reap the profit off of it.  In short, I would be blind sided by the true value of my crazy, high-tech invention and just try to make money off of it by selling it to the highest bidder.  I'm not much different than the government selling technology off to lesser countries in exchange for an equal amount of goods, services, and/or treaties.  We all have an internalization of a system of trade and meeting some kind of quota and/or equilibrium.  Whether it's time, cash, digital currency, stocks, bonds, food, animals, people, blood, body parts, plants, medicine, technology, service, robots, computers, or God else knows what's out there, we can all relate to TRADE. 

With my time off of work, what do I do?  Well, here I am blogging.  I think about stuff, and I write it down.  Does the stuff I think about or dream ever have any value or may interest others?  I maybe operating on a paradigm of a service-to-self model.  What I do, think, or dream about maybe all due to selfish reasons, but at the same time maybe information/knowledge that can be shared with others.  It's not easy to find balance between the two.  At one end, you need to survive and at the other end there always seems to be "other people" involved.  "There is no I in team" as they say.  The collective consciousness of all sentient may actually be a thing, but at the same time human beings are far from accessing its true potential.  We all don't see eye-to-eye with each other.  We all seem to want our own independence, living space, and stuff.  As long as we remain heavily independent from each other, we'll never seem to achieve a sense of unity under the idea of collective consciousness.  But at the same time, this is where it gets into a more metaphysical and spiritual matter as we are more connected than we seem to be aware of.  Dolphins are a perfect example how they are able to travel and communicate with each other in packs.  Without the use of speech, electronics, and/or technology; they are able to send and receive signals from each other and travel in unison.  Somehow, they are always connected to each other for better/worse.  But I'm not a dolphin; nor do I feel much sense of a connection to this intangible being of collective consciousness.

Without being hooked up with the collective consciousness, we, as humans, are basically screwed.  Where would we conceptualize new ideas from?  Where would our inspiration come from?  Where would our creativity come from?  How'd we dream?  All of this lies deep in the pituitary gland and/or intuition.  It's all mental.  Where would I be without the access to the internet?  Likewise, the pituitary gland or the master gland maybe the culprit behind all this mysticism.  Long story short, I spend a lot of time sleeping.  Why would anyone be sleeping for 12 hours if they could be awake and making money?  Yes, sleep is for taking care of biological needs and needed for the building blocks of cells, but there's also more to it.  Because that's when I actually dream!  When I dream, my thoughts and my body become lucid.  I am able to have outer body experiences without have to be tied down to this Earth.  With the ability to fly and astral travel to different places in space, I've seen and experienced some pretty wild rides!  Who cares about money if I'm having an out of this world experience! 

So what weird stuff have I've seen in my dreams?  Do you really want to know?  It's not for the faint of heart nor do I expect anyone to believe me.  To my best abilities, I will describe what I've been dreaming about and experiencing.  Aside for the normal romance and sexual desires, sometimes I just happen to appear on off world planets.  I don't know where I am, nor do I seem to be bothered by it, but I just show up and go along with the story.  Obviously, I have had many, many different dreams and experiences, but I'll narrow it down to the most interesting and noteworthy ones.  For one, I encountered an experience with a grey alien.  Towards the end of my sleep, all of the sudden I "awoke" in my sleepy somber and began to rip off something shielding my head, the face of some strange looking alien (grey-purple) trying to manipulate and intentionally mind control me.  At the time, it felt so real in my dream that I actually woke up!  The other dream I had, I just happened to encounter a green reptilian humanoid about the size of a midget (3 feet) in a purple robe or something run in/out of some kind of library room I was in filled with several cyborgs (fat, bald human with body attached to a floating, golden hover chair).  It was surprising to see a reptilian hominid for the first time as well as the cyborgs!  I have no idea how my mind would even dream of something like that unless there was some actual truth behind it. 

Years ago in another dream I had, I was lying peacefully on a hill in a beautiful planet surrounded by dark, glowing purple.  The whole theme of the planet was purple, purple sky, purple, grass, the leaves on the trees were purple, everything was just a hue of purple.  It was beautiful!

Before all these strange dreams and experiences began happening, I had a hallucination/dream/vision/whatever you want to call.  The important thing is "I saw" three slide shows.  I could never forget what I experienced, but it was weird.  I'm not sure if it was something internal going on with an imbalance of my brain chemistry or I just so happened had telepathic communication going on with some unknown entity from outer space.  This kind of thing just doesn't happen to everyone nor do I recommend such a thing to anyone.  In any event, the 3 visions I saw went as followed:  #1 A young girl committed suicide cutting herself with a knife; #2 An atomic bomb going off (I could see the mushroom cloud from afar just exploding like it was live); #3 The printing and the endless continuation of the printing of money (black and white).  I never tell anyone this story, because IT HAS GOTTEN ME INTO TROUBLE.  I do not want to reveal anymore details but people do get SERIOUS about this kind of stuff and is considered "WORK".  I'll end it at.

So if I had any kind of super power or anything notable, I'd have a ton of money by now (which I don't).  Therefore, it's all just a bunch of mumbo jumbo.  Have I had any psychic powers or anything even remotely significant, I would have been an early invester in Google, Apple, Bitcoin, Tesla, Alibaba, etc.  Hell, I would have even picked a different college major!  Now it's too late!  So who cares!?  I have the whole week off.  I'm here to enjoy whatever little time I have before I have to actually go back to work! 

Thank you for dropping by!  I hope to see more of you and to keep blogging!





 

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

My Ideal Business Plan

Let's face it, I'm lazy.  I don't wake up at 4 am, I'm not a morning person, and I don't really seriously care enough to have to drive anywhere to make big business deals like you see in the movies.  This is not a God damn movie; this is real life!  I'm not going to be super consistent nor have a sustainable business model with a brick and mortar store front with actual, real customers walking in and out.  I don't care enough to pay thousands of dollars for rent each month nor would I want to open retail space down in the ghetto just to save a few dollars on a lease.  I also don't really want to hire anyone like some kind of real, serious job.  I guess I'm a one man band.  If I die, my dreams and business go down with me.

So what is left out there in the world of business for the lazies in the world?  You don't have the time, you have a family to take of, you just don't care enough, you get too many emails/phone calls, etc.  Trust me, there's an excuse for just about not achieving what you want in life; but I'm here to tell you today what my plan is to go the extra mile and actually do something that'll have an impact on my life.  My business must be something that I can actually perform on a daily basis and is practical.  Guess what it is?  I'm an investment consulting firm.  Initially I'm not charging anyone a dime nor do I need to.  All I do is invest my own money into different ETFs, mutual funds, stock, cryptocurrency, toys, video games, and whatever that looks like a good buy, and then show the results to my audience.  I'm not looking for pan handouts.  I'm showing my audience that I can not only support myself but potentially generate income starting my own business.  I'm just starting this out as a hobby.  What I can do is open my own LLC using LEGALZOOM.  It's about $149 minimum to start.  If all goes well, and I show that I can make a lot of money for myself then great.  Further down the road somewhere, someone maybe interested in my financial model and practices and maybe considering investing in me.  It doesn't have to be so serious; they can just subscribe, watch my youtube videos, or just visit my website and I'll get an affiliate link in the background somewhere to start monetize somewhere.  It doesn't have to be so complicated and serious.  Anyone can start a sustainable, functional business model that can provide potential value if they really tried.

With the current technology I am in possession of and willing to learn and use, I believe I can pull it off but it just takes time.  No, I'm not endorsing a get rich quick pyramid scheme.  This is just one of my many creations and experiments.   I'm hoping that it can take off one day.

So what happens?  Well, for starters time will just pass by.  You get lazy and just don't do anything unless it involves a phone call and a whole giant slew of calling people to get shit done.  That is why you need a manager to be a bosshole that hovers over your shoulder 24/7 every waking second of the day.  Well that sure as Hell is not me.  I research, invest, I post, I'm done for the day and do whatever.

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope to see you next time!

           

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

THE BIGGEST PROBLEM YOU'LL EVER FACE

So what is the biggest problem you'll ever face in this life?  Well aside from health related issues and family/friends dying left and right, you will be working for someone else you probably hate.  Good luck trying to find someone you actually like working for.  You'll always be STUCK in the same grind/loop, unless YOU START YOUR OWN BUSINESS.  Somehow, you have to break out the vicious cycle of WORKING FOR SOMEONE ELSE.  Yes, it's a huge problem a lot of people have.  At first, it's perfectly okay to be working for someone else to gain the experience, knowledge, and customer service skills; but then at some point in time you outgrow it.  Like a baby, you no longer feel the need to suck on your mother's tit for sustenance.  One day, you'll just have a burning desire to become more independent and do things on your own.   Join me on my adventure to start my first official, real legal company.       

Am I ready?  I have the knowledge, the experience, and the customer service skills to venture out all on my own from here.  I know it's about networking.  I know it's about solving problems and helping serve the customer better.  When all is said and done, people just want to go home and collect their paycheck.  Before I or anyone else just goes ahead and starts their own business, you have to understand what you are in for.  I know myself to be quite introverted.  I know I will only be a small business.  I know this business is for me, YES FOR ME, to be more independent, for me to have something of interest to do for a while, but at the same time I'm also helping my customers with their needs and wants and making a few bucks in between.  My business is not just all about making money and more money until someone dies of a heart attack/stroke/lack of sleep.  I want balance, but at the same time I know the underlying issue of any business to survive is strictly based on "MAKE MONEY".  So my business setup is kind of like a hobby but also makes money at the same time, all the while helping people and offering quality customer service.

Yes, it's my hobby; not my full time job or main source of income.  I don't have intentions of my business ever becoming super big or even be able to be sold to someone else for thousands of dollars.  I just need a place to start.  I need ideas.  I need to know how I naturally operate.  I've been going to school and working for the man all my life, I have no idea how to operate on my own by myself other than just selling on eBay or Amazon.  I need experience.  I need to create my vision.  I need to build a brand name.  One day, I would like to be more than a homeless.

Maybe that's just me?  Maybe, the most I can do for the customer is resell stuff?  I just don't see myself with having a great impact in the world.  What can I actually do that'll change the world for the better?  I already feel like I'm at maximum capacity over here.  I don't have it in me to reach another level of plateau.  It's just like I'm stuck!  I just need to be able to reach just a little further to the next step, but I can't.  Maybe, I should just write my own books for a living and get Amazon to help me self publish.  The actions and course I can take are seriously limited by my budget, my limited skill sets, my lack of networking, and just not believing in myself enough.  Is it possible that I'm just all talk and full of shit?  I don't want to be delusional.  At the heart of it, I need to create a basic business plan and follow it step by step, hit goals, and move forward with deadlines.         

"Some day" or "One day I will" is all a bunch of bullshit!  Believe me, I am no stranger to procrastination or having wild, crazy fantasy about fortune and fame.  How the hell does anyone get anything actually done around here!?  First of all, it takes dedication and discipline even if it means having to rent out or fix up some old, dirty garage and renovating the place.  You cannot just make believe all the time.  For example, people always tell themselves they're going to workout at the gym and lose weight after Thanksgiving.  Well, they don't feel like paying for a gym membership and try to workout it at home; or if they do pay they end up not going!  This is an everyday laziness mentality, habit average people always have!  They say they're going to do things but never execute!  You need some initiative and execute!    You need to clear out your room and hang posters, pictures, and plans relevant to your goals!  No, having random ass shiny things, electronics, and toys around isn't going to cut it.  Your designated room of work needs to be dedicated and clutter free!  It's the easiest thing you can do to focus on your business!  You can't obtain what is not clearly identified in the first place!  Know what you want!  If you don't know what you want and you still have random ass shiny things in your room that just means you're not ready and just keep doing what you are doing until you do know what you want.  The absolute most basic things you should know about before starting your own business are things like what's your product, what does your product look like, who are your targeting audience, who are your customers, who are not your customers, and it make me money.  If you don't have a general idea who your target audience is or even what your product you're trying to sell them, then you are just not ready and keep trying and brainstorming with new ideas.

If none of this shit works, guess what!?  You're automatically cast back into WORKING FOR THE MAN.  Welcome back to your 9-5 until you are lucky enough to reach retirement age, win the lottery, or die!         

I'll have further details about the next steps I'll be taking as I do believe you should always practice what you preach! 

Thank you for stopping by and reading my content.  Because there are so few of you who come and stop by, I really appreciate it!  See you next time!


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Old Habits Don't Die

After being conditioned to work everyday like a slave,  what do you do with your time off!?  It's incredible that you are finally "free"!  So, what do you do with your time?  What do you really want to do?  Having time off from work is just the beginning.  For me, I still wanted "to work".  Wait, what!?  Yes, you become the habits that you form during your lifetime doing whatever it is you've been doing.  We are whatever habits we form.

So what have I been really doing after I left my 24/7 mobile x-ray job?  I've been sleeping late and waking up late.  Whatever I transformed myself into during my job hours, I'm back to where I started from, a homeless.  Without money, cash, credit, coupons, treasure, pirate booty, or any kind of incentive for putting effort into something; I don't care.  Literally, I don't care nor do I want to care; but I still have this pulsating vibe in my soul to be doing something productive.  Other than to acquire more money, I don't know what that "doing something productive" is quite exactly.  I would like to know what that something is, but it's like I'm not suppose to be aware of what it is.  As a result, whatever the hell it is I'm doing right this instant is that something productive I'm suppose to be doing.  With a little bit of imagination and creativity that something could be anything really.  I'm not limited or bound by any field and/or subject matter.  I'm basically here to discover and learn new things.  It's like being "Jack of all trades, master of none."  Yes, I know these kinds of people don't make as much money as specialists do; but this is who I am basically.      

Without any external devices, societal controls, or emphasis on acquiring acquisitions this is what I do for the vast majority of the day that I would normally do without much effort or having to think twice about it:

  • SLEEP/REST/DREAM/OUTER BODY EXPERIENCES 
  • EAT (HOMES AND/OR OUTSIDE)
  • LAZE ON THE COMPUTER
    • AUDIOBOOKS
    • GAMING 
  • EXERCISE
  • PRACTICE MEDITATION 
As you can see, other than to take care of myself mentally, physically, and spiritually; I naturally don't care much about anything else.  Who am I really?  I'm just someone who wants to take care of myself.  Being on television and showing off my acting skills has never been my thing.  Networking and going out to talk to people about business has never been my thing either.  All of this power tripping and making money stuff has been brought on by societal conditioning over the years.  If all of this bullshit is taken out, I'll be back to my normal, homeless ass self.   

So what's missing in this whole picture?  Where is the growth?  Where is the learning?  Where is the productivity?  Where is the meaning?  Where is the essence?  Well, if you're happy all the time; you can't grow.  You have to challenge yourself everyday.  You have to embrace the failure and negativity in order to succeed.  So yes, always develop the skill sets and have experience to solve difficult problems and managing potentially hostile situations.  No, being a homeless is not the answer.  Being able to grow, learn, solve problems, and experience new things is always going to be a thing and you can only get there through hard trials, failure after failure, and going through tough shit.  

Thank you for visiting.  I hope you learned something.  I'll see you next time! 

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Retired Mobile X-Ray Technician


Hello my readers, I've quit my job August 31, 2017.  I held my mobile x-ray technician job for 2 full years without any real vacation time or sick days.  I was making about $21 - $23 an hour.  I would make about $32 an hour for overtime.  After paying two state taxes New Jersey and New York, I would only take home about $1400 on average (bi-weekly paycheck).  If I was lucky, I would be seeing $1500.  If I covered for someone else's day(s), the most I would see is right under $2000.  Long story short, it's about $50,000 - $55,000 a year.  

Well, the truth is it was really something.  It was Hell on Earth to have to wake up, get out of bed, drive to some random nursing home (30 min - 3 hours) and take some x-rays for a patient or two.  You think that's all?  Nope, sometimes the same facility would call up to 3 or 4 times in any given day.  Basically, the company has clients to serve that is a laundry list  of over 1000 different doctors and nursing home/private home/apartments locations.  I've spent 14 hours driving around from nursing home to nursing home both New Jersey and New York.  They don't care if you burnout and die over this job.  It's just another day, another dollar to them.  To make matters worse, you're dealing with patients and the social environment is always set on SENSITIVE.  Patients have family, nurses, doctors, etc. surrounding them all the time.  You have to be very careful not to upset anyone or else they can kick you out.  In a nut shell, you have to possess all the time in the world, be able to work with people and patients, take x-rays, drive around everywhere in all kinds of unimaginable weather and conditions, take care of the van and equipment, and come home late at night.  They also wanted us to perform EKG's as well.  Unfortunately, some of these nursing homes don't have EKG's onsite and will hire a mobile service.  For whatever reason, they don't want an EKG onsite probably because they want to rack up more charges on the patient's medicare/medicaid bill to make more money for business expenditures.  Whatever the reason is, it's really f*cked up.  I would drive up to 11 different locations in any given day of the week.  On average, it's about 8 nursing home.  If I was really lucky, I'd only have to do 6 minimum.  Each destination can vary from 30 minutes, 45 minutes, an hour, 2 hours, and even 3+ hours.  Driving around Staten Island, Brooklyn, Long Island, Queens, Astoria, Uptown, and then back here to New Jersey is no easy task.  After a while it makes you really, really want to quit this job.  The money is decent for a recent grad, but it's just not worth it anymore.  I've paid all my student loans and the mortgage for the home I'm currently residing in.  No, I may not have my own place; but I can get out and find an apartment for about $1000/month here for myself if I really wanted to.  Sometimes they would send me to a place and the patient wouldn't even be present.  Basically, I would drive around, sit in traffic, and look for someone who didn't even give a f*ck.  I'm sorry, but I can't do a job where the other person doesn't even care about himself/herself to even show up.  To make matters worse, the roads and the traffic are just bad.  It's New York traffic, the worst on the planet.  I just couldn't deal with all the drama and baggage anymore.  I'm glad I left.
I am thankful that I wrote my letter of resignation.  I am thankful that I submitted my letter of resignation.  I am thankful that I executed a prompt exit strategy without anything or anyone blowing up.  I am grateful for such an opportunity, the bounty I have received with having a job, and continuing with my life having just quit after two years.

So what's life after you quit the grind?  I mean, I've been so accustomed to just wake up, walk out of the door, work all day, and come home late at night.  I've been conditioned to be a robot and respond to text messages on my phone for assignments.  Well, it looks like it's up to me to use my imagination and creativity to figure out how I want my "new life" to be setup and lived accordingly; or would I just prefer spontaneous randomness?  I guess it's a mixture of two as life is always changing.  What I don't want to see myself doing is playing video games all day that is unless I'm streaming, amass a large audience, and make money off of it.  Yes, back to making money.  What the hell am I going to do for money?  Now, I work at a local urgent care center, not to far from my home.  I have been given only 2 days a week, but I'm happy with my hours for now.  No, I'm not making mad money as I use to; but I feel much more comfortable and caring for my situation.  There's a large deal of emotional intelligence that goes into all this that needs to be respected.  Do you want a job that pays a lot of money but will make you miserable; or do you want a job that pays less that you'd actually enjoy or at a minimum "like".  I wouldn't know that myself unless I've actually done it, and I have.  My last mobile x-ray job did give me a jolt of more money for what it's worth, but I hated it.  I hated waking up to any given day when I was on call.  Spending my time to drive to some dingy nursing home was the last thing I ever wanted to do on this Earth.  I don't even like visiting my grandma, how is it possible I'd enjoy seeing other elderly people?  It was a living hell hole.  I'm glad I'm gone.  

So I left my old job that was paying me a livable wage, and now I'm currently working at a local urgent care center for two days a week.  Please, enough with the make more money thing 24/7.  I hated it okay?  If I can provide a service or product to potential customers and buyers that I actually like doing, it'd be well worth my time.  I really want a positive attitude facing the challenges of holding onto a job.  I don't want to step into a nursing home for work and be like "I don't want to f*cking be here".  I want to play things off my positive emotions and attitude and not have to be so disgruntled and negative towards my job environment.  I would have a much better time and life doing something I like than doing something I hate.  What is money worth if you are miserable doing the job you hate?  I'd use that money to find or educate myself to do something I prefer and/or actually like doing.  I'm very grateful for leaving my old mobile x-ray job.  I am thankful for the paychecks that have come in for the past two years.  I will try and make the best of my time here.  I will not consider going back into a field I'd hate just for the money.  I want to have a positive attitude and make money all at the same time.

Thank you for coming and reading my blog.  I can't thank my audience enough.  Until next time!      
                                 

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!