Friends of Bold and Determined, you may have noticed a dearth of posts in the last 6 months. I took a detour into bodybuilding, with all that entails, and as I have said many times multi-tasking is for girls.
You do one thing until you have it complete and then you move on. My build is now how I wish it to be, more or less, and during that time my business grew and supported me with no hiccups. All is well. Now…….
This month I have had to make the decision many times to either renew some domains I purchased one year ago or to drop them. I ended up dropping a ton of domains, because they were quite stupid, but it reminded me of how motivated I was one year ago.
One year ago I was beyond determined to make my money 100% online and to make Bold and Determined my lifeblood money maker. And I succeeded. I have been able to do minimal work for 6 months and not only make a livable income but my business actually grew during that time. I can quite literally do nothing for a month and have money coming in.
Not working is fine and dandy if you have other endeavors you are working on, say taking your bodybuilding to the next level, but one has to realize that having a great build is not the most important thing in life. The most important thing in life is having an ever-increasing stream of money, security and freedom and having a reason to require money, security and freedom.
The future is coming for all of us and each of us should be prepared. And as far as I am concerned men should be constantly building, and for the future an empire should be built. To me, building an empire is the only worthwhile life goal.
Follow the lead of the great Arnold Schwarzenegger. He built the world's best body, but he was not satisfied with merely being a body, he went on to create an empire and no matter how much of a liar he is, no matter how much of a sociopath he is, no matter how out of his mind on steroids he is, no matter how many maids he fucked he is still an admirable man worthy of study and emulation.
It has recently come to the forefront of my mind that my mood is directly influenced by money. How much I have right now, how much I have coming to me, how much I plan to make, how much I need to spend, how I will acquire it etc. After having this revelation it has occurred to me that the only thing I care about is this: Seeing dollar signs in my email when I wake up in the morning.
More important than how great my abs look, more important than how full my upper arms are, more important than how good my girlfriend sucked my dick, more important than good news from friends and family, more important than anything, for my mood, is how much money is coming to me and the process and building up that money.
If I don't make as much money as I want then I am in a dark mood and the remedy for that dark mood is $$$$$, just as the remedy for hunger is a plate full of chicken and rice.
Many will say silly things like “Well, you should just be a man and get your emotions in order and never show anger“. My emotions are in order, when I don't have the money I require I get angry and volatile, I don't fix that by shrugging my shoulders and saying “Que sera, sera“, I fix it by making some money. If you do not have what you require you should be mad as hell until you fix it.
If I don't wake up in the morning to an email full of orders I am not going to be in the best mood possible and just as when my belly is hungry I can be volatile. When I am well fed then I am calm, cool, pleasant and happy. The obvious solution to always be in a great mood is to constantly be improving the money situation.
Money buys freedom. Freedom from calling another man boss, freedom of location, freedom of time, freedom to say “no”, and freedom of anxiety from not having any money.
“You have just received a payment” is music to my ears. And if that email says something else, well, I just don't care.
There is a lot of this “Stay hungry. Always be hungry” type of mindset which I do not necessarily agree with. It is impossible to be well fed and hungry. If you're hungry, you eat until you are full. Being hungry sucks. I say Always Be Building.
You don't have to be hungry to be a builder, you just need a goal, a commitment, time and a reason. Take as many detours as you like, but keep that end goal firmly in your mind. Right now I make 3.5 grand per month doing nothing because of what I built 2 years ago, 1 year ago, 6 months ago, and even the work I did these past 6 months. Now I expect to make 8+ grand per month doing a lot more work.
For the fellas interested in how I do it I basically spelled out my entire game plan in the So You Want to Be a Professional Blogger series. What I did was not hard, I don't like hard work. I like simple and I kept it simple and maybe more importantly I enjoyed what I was doing so much that I would even forget to eat.
The simplest thing in the world is to do your duty day in and day out, time after time, day after day until it is where you want it to be. That's all I did, I kept at it for 2 years until I had it where I wanted it, and right at the end of those two years I kicked it into overdrive.
Routine, overdrive, routine, overdrive, relax, overdrive, routine. This is how you build something special.
Make one dollar this week doing something new. Make two dollars next week. If you can make one, you can make two, if you can make two you can make four. If you can make four, well, you can make anything.
I'd say good luck but it would be a lie, luck is made by you and you only. All that luck shit is in your head, consider yourself lucky and you will be.