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


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


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!