What is success?
A reader writes in to share some thoughts…
I believe success to be like a fine musk. It follows you around; the deeper & more aromatic it is – the more sensual the partners it helps attract.
You can normally tell the level someone’s playing at by the context through which they do things. The more BS they peddle, the more they have to front; rented cars, AirBnB in Bali and everything else. Your Ukrainian escapades are a good example of how to retain authenticity.
The real winners are working in corporate (or at least silence). They’re too busy making bank to worry about what “@highschooldropout98” thinks of their “shitty website”. Their shitty website brings in serious paper and they are continually doing new + interesting things as a result of the excellent work they are able to deliver.
Unfortunately, most will never get to this point because they want to be SEEN to be successful, rather than actually being successful. Fucking models and all that other crap is only good if they’re on the same level as you. Most models have the personality of a rock and get by off their looks.
You know, the wealthiest guy I think I ever met in my life…
Wore pretty normal clothing, and drove a nice, but not an Instagram-worthy, car.
I found it fascinating.
He just didn’t care.
He was far too busy doing his own thing and raking in the dough to worry about what the alpha gurus on the internet thought of his style or his choice of wheels. That was one of my real awakenings that “not everything you read on the internet” is true.
And this goes true for me, too.
I’d be the first one to tell you I’m not a millionaire yet, and not where I want to be in life. I still have a lot of work to do. I don’t live in a mansion, but instead in a two bedroom apartment with an aquarium. I don’t have a Ferrari, but I take Uber when I need to and use the metro/walk a lot.
But, for some reason, this has seemed to resonate with people across the world for the last nearly six years…
Let’s talk about the “winners are working in corporate” point.
There are guys absolutely MURDERING life on Wall Street, and yes, they are “corporate drones” as most people would call them. But they’re making millions. They do not care. And yes, I’m positive they have a lot of stress and BS that follows them around 16 hours a day.
To call them corporate drones though is just not right. Doesn’t sit well with me.
At the same time:
That life is not for me, and I wager also for quite a few people reading this blog…
Reason why is this:
Most of us are about rebelling or earning freedom in one way or another.
It’s breaking out of the usual “mold” of life. Causing “trouble”.
And for good reason…
It makes sense.
Break out of the system.
Anyways, this month’s newsletter is going to go into detail a little trick I’ve been using with Cryptocurrency investments to make a bit of extra cash here and there. It’s not ground-breaking, it won’t make you rich, but it’s so incredibly simple that a lot of people have looked right over it…
And it’s on the first five pages of Volume I.
The “Singles vs. Home Runs” Concept
There’s something I learned pretty quickly when I moved abroad and HAD to make something happen with my income (or else I was going to be moving back in with my mama).
Which is that there’s two different schools of thought.
- Number 1, immediate and quick income.
- Number 2, the long game.
The first one is where a lot of dreams are sold. Plain and simple. And it’s fun, if you can make it happen. But, simple fact of the matter is that this way of doing it is not beginner friendly.
One of those avenues requires some money for ad spend, or else you lose it. The other is free to start up. Same with starting a basic content-based niche site. There’s very little to lose by starting it, if you have no experience.
And ultimately, most people want to go with Route Number 1, because it’s faster, promised overnight results, yada yada yada.
They promise it’s a short sprint, and not a marathon. But you know what? Life doesn’t really work that way. Don’t get me wrong. The big home runs, massive overnight sales events, those are really fun. I’ve been fortunate enough to swing a few of those in my online business career.
Those events move the needle.
But they require experience.
This is true for life, in general…
The large, incoming-generating events can sometimes produce life-changing amounts of money.
The catch is that it’s extremely foolish to chase those if you don’t have experience on some level or another…
Anyways, that’s what I got for you today.