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Sunday Intellectual Brain Dump (May 7th Edition)
There is question for you at the bottom ;)
Yo! So this week I was hurting badly!
I was hurting so bad that I was unable to do anything.
Monday I had some diarrhea and Tuesday I was hurting so bad I could not sleep or get out of bed.
I had the WORST stomach cramps and pains ever known to ANY man.
To the ladies on my email list that have to deal with their monthly cycles hats off to you because I had 1 day of it and I was dying.
Today is Sunday and I am going to keep Sunday as the day of just sharing whatever is on my mind. Think of it like a major intellectual brain dump…
It could be about business, life, marketing, money, family, and whatever is going through my mind at the moment.
Let’s get started.
#1 I will share my own story but NEVER my families stories
My family is super laid back and does not want to be out there. However, I am the complete opposite I will get out there and put myself out there. My thinking for doing so is learning from people like Ryan Stewman that vulnerability is a superpower and helps people to connect with you.
So I do not mind sharing my journey and being open. Also, I am fully aware that I will die someday and 50 years after my death what I shared will not be relevant or shocking anymore. I will be old news as something else catches the world’s attention. Out of respect for my family, I know that I will never share their story or use them to boost my own “online brand”/ fame.
I have enough in my own story to share and lessons that I can pull from. Even though I know my Dad HATES and believes that I share toooooo much online. O’le well, as long as I share my story I don’t even let his words bother me even though at times they piss them off and I do say my peace.
I would hope if you are looking to build your brand or business…
Online or offline use your own life story. Because not everyone wants the world to have access to their life story. Be respectful and open. Yes you can definitely do both.
#2 I HATE almost all finance influencers expect Ramit Seth
Many of the finance influencers I follow talked about saving every dollar and maximizing it for the future.
I love to live in the moment and I LOVE to spend money. '
So there is always a clash of egos and dogma.
I believe many of those finance influencers function in a state of mental poverty all the time. They talk about how other people bought Range Rover and Benz while they drive the same car for the past 10 years.
If you want to drive Range Rover and or a luxury car then make the money so you afford to do it without sacrificing anything else in your life. I am going to buy a luxury car and it will probably cost me $1000 to $1500 monthly. I want a Range Rover or something equal to that.
However, my plan is to build my cleaning business so that it can pay for it and be a write-off at the same time. The finance influencers would tell you not to buy that and save that money in an IRA or index fund for 30 years and you may have $1 million dollars in retirement.
Yea… that is a no for me dog…
Ramit Seth teaches you to build your own rich life. Meaning focusing on spending your money on what you enjoy instead of consistently saving and building for the future and not enjoying the fruit of your labor. Also, I love when he shared that we need to worry about a thousand dollars problems not a $3 latte. He says to just buy the $3 latte.
I agree I want to live a life where I can easily spend money on experiences, business skills, coaching, and deep learning not worried about if this $3 coffee is going to destroy my financial future.
Let’s move on…
#3 Build a Future Budget
I started doing this as a way to look ahead in my Vision Map on what I am working for. Looking at the numbers scares me but gives me the drive to know what I am working towards. I am learning to be a numbers guy and if the number makes sense then doing it is my logic.
I was always tired of being broke and not having a future with my money. That I finally decided if I have a current budget for my present state then I need a future budget that shows me where I am going.
I LOVE creating my future budget because it allows me to stretch and create a BIG future for myself. I believe the bigger I reach in my life the happier I will be and that will help others believe they can do big things too.
I am selfishly saving myself while giving you and others the chance to look into my life. This future budget is another way to help me have fun along this journey to the 1%.
Let’s move on…
#4 My session with Kim
So this week I will meet with Kim Doyal. I am super excited because I have questions for her that I know she can advise me wisely on because she is doing it herself or has done it.
She has a weekly newsletter that I adore because it lets me know that it is Thursday and gives me the ability to look into what she is building and doing in her business and life. (If you click here you can join it:
Kim is serious about doing what she loves and having fun building it. I am in the same boat too. If I am not having fun and it does not inspire me I don’t want to do it.
Within our session, I will ask about relaunching my podcast, creating a men’s journal, growing my newsletter as well, building a website, and mastermind. We will talk about my joining a mastermind that is $8,000 for building a physical product. (This is the mastermind I am thinking of joining: https://www.fbamillionaireacademy.com/optin-in1667676414906 )
Kim has extensive experience with being in programs and masterminds and she helps me think of things that I don’t always think about. Her experience is invaluable.
#5 I thinking about opening back my money section
I used to share screenshots about how much is in my bank account, savings account, debt, and net worth. I started this because everyone in the online space throws they make 6 and 7 figures around like it is so simple to do.
Yet I really respect Justin Goff because he had a screenshot from his account to show how much money he received when he sold his share within a supplement company.
Also, John Lee Dumas does it too but he is already a millionaire.
(Check it out here: https://www.eofire.com/income/)
What if I start now showing you at the exclusive ground level how I built it and even the mistakes I made…
I want you to know when I say make over $100,000+ a year you can see that on a screenshot of my bank account weekly. I want to separate myself from all other men coaches, finance men, and any other content you read daily out there.
Honestly selfly too…
I always wanted to ask someone to show me their bank account with over $1,000,000 in it. They say once you see it then you can believe it and achieve it yourself. Now instead of seeing it, I am going to do it and show everyone else so they can see it is possible too.
And you have 1st class access to it all…
I think this is my last item…
#6 I am going to master copywriting and media buying
I have all these ideas of products I want to create but how do I write about them in a way that makes people open their wallets?
Also, how do I target the people that will open their wallets?
My personal definition of these 2 are…
Copywriting is the ability to write in a systemic way so people feel they need your product and/or service.
Media Buying is the ability to target the right people for your product and or service
These skills I have seen make people millionaires. I selfishly want to learn them so I can teach my kids so they can have million dollars skills on top of their standard education. If they can not find a job or want to do something else they always have those skills to fall back on.
Okay, that is enough…
How was your week?
I am a real guy so hit that reply button and tell me how you are doing.
Look forward to hearing from you
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Hope you enjoy it!