There are over 18.6M Millionaires in the USA; making up 40% of the worlds population. There are roughly 2,208 Billionaires in the world with 558-658 in the USA. So is it plausible to become a millionaire are even a billionaire? I say yes and no. For the majority of people obviously hell no. You're more likely to win the lottery or be struck by lightning than becoming apart of the <1%. But despite the odds, thousands become millionaires every day. And a new billionaire is spawned every few days. So then my question for you is why not? Why doubt me or even yourself.
I have to mention I don’t care about money contrary to belief. I’m a pretty simple and minimal person. I don’t have much and don’t want much. Not a big car guy, I’m not showy, and I tend to look as simple as possible. My life revolves around 3 main addictions Coding, Investing, and working out. Thus my first 2 addictions are what the focus is on. Investing has become an addiction for me. I’m at a point where I invest 90%+ of any money I receive. More on this later.
Alright so without diving too deep let's look at how a person creates their billions. Below I have listed “all” the ways someone can invest to become a self-made Billionaire. I'll dive deeper into theses in another article. Notice there’s no mention of a job, no 9 to 5, no pyramid BS, or any 6 figure a year careers, etc. Although if you're investing the 6 figures you’ll get their odds are in your favor.
If you were to name any self-made billionaire I guarantee that person will fit in 1 or more of the categories listed above. Let me know below if you come across any billionaire who doesn’t fit in any of the categories. Again I’ll explore these in more detail in the next article. At this point, you can see I at least have an idea of what I’m talking about. There’s, even more, to be listed if your aiming to become a millionaire. Some may say there are infinite ways to make money; I agree.
So here is what I’m currently investing in and how I aim to become apart of the <1%. Feel free to borrow some of my planning for your wants and needs. Here is my 3 part investment strategy.
These are my investments which I intend to detail thoroughly in multiple parts. To pick back up on my addictions I invest and code a lot. I have very little in cash because it is automatically invested moments after I receive money. It has become a sport for me researching and investing large sums of money into the market. 90% invested 5% saved then 5% for any bills, food, and essentials. Since I live so far below my means I can get away with investing so much. Several thousand is invested each month and I live off of pennies. You can even say I barely get by.
The bulk of my investments are spread out though Stocks, Bonds, ETF’s, and index funds. From different brokers and banks, I keep three main accounts one for a Robo-advisor one based on my research and one for trading. There are also miscellaneous accounts for Roth IRA’s Etc. And I never keep a savings account I consider them useless for me; including CDs. I use checking accounts, bills, and essentials. Some people may swear by a savings account. But a 0.01 to 3% interest is nonsense to me compared to the amount received from dividends, investing, and active trading.
The returns are always reinvested back into the market, real estate, or other business ventures. I can go deeper into the stock market in other parts maybe even a series. For real estate, I haven’t yet gotten too deep. However, I will be starting a property management company, etc. this year. This has just been mainly REIT’s and soon rental property investing. Given all this, the main goal is to take S-Corporations public. That’s right I intend to go public very soon but not too soon. I’m also intending to sell smaller companies and software owned by the company I’m taking public for several million. As well as selling other projects I’m working on. And receiving royalties on everything sold.
The first company I intend to IPO is called Aviyon. Check it out in detail at https://www.aviyon.net/ this has been quite the endeavor for several years and is shaping up to be quite the juggernaut. I pay myself $1 a year and will continue to do so to ensure its success and my net worth. You're probably thinking how on earth can he possibly become wealthy making $1 a year. It’s simply the amount I could be paying myself is reinvested into the company. I maintain 100% ownership, 100% rights of everything. It is the value of the tens of millions of shares that I own that matters. Through various stock splits and the addition of millions of shares pumped back into the market that creates true wealth.
The millions of shares I own now will increase in value. (example) Eventually, I’ll have over 100,000,000 shares valued way over $10 a share. The more that’s in the company portfolio the more it will increase the company’s stock value and earnings. Each quarter we plan to release new software, apps, or updates creating a better experience. New methods to bring in more money is constantly generated. The companies portfolio will consist of social networks, online stores, apps, software, etc. Constantly building and reinforcing its portfolio. This is a high-profit little debt strategy that works. Each entity is self-managed. The users create the content all Aviyon does is maintain and build the software better. I was able to create so much on my own with little to no capital. Hence my first addiction; coding. I love to code and create software, doesn't cost me a dime and the turnaround is monumental.
The company has a small team and hedges on remote contractors and freelancers which reduces the cost substantially. 95% of the work is created in-house among a few and the rest is outsourced. Regardless this is how I intend to be apart of <1%. By sheer hard work and perseverance. I’ve spent years studying, investing, and creating mountains of code and software. This company, as well as my ownership of many others, will get me where I want to be. My value will be determined by my net worth. And my portfolio and catalog are looking quite monetary. The investments, the business, and real estate will propel me to insane heights.
Keep an eye out for the other parts as I dive deeper into detail on how I’m going to do it with businesses. I believe you can as well; it takes time, it takes years, sleepless nights, and sacrifices are made every day to edge the dream closer. No BS was mentioned no pyramids no get rich quick schemes. Just a plethora of planning and risk-taking. Check out https://www.aviyon.net/ and research the business. Take a look at my other articles. Become motivated to learn how you can have your financial freedom.
For most what I listed above has somewhat gone over your head. Your immediately doubting me, the methods, and hoping to GOD I fail. Don’t take my word for it research several billionaires, their habits, read books, my references, etc. You're more than likely unhappy living paycheck to paycheck struggling to make ends meet. Hanging on to your job by a thread; that is if you haven’t lost it already do to COVID-19. Most of us reading have never had a whiff of any amount near the ballpark of a hundred thousand. That’s okay, don’t let hard time, statistics, and someone else's opinion discourage you. Let this article motivate you to research down the rabbit hole of the infinite possibilities of becoming financially free.
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Let me start by saying; this will be from a man's point of view. However, the ladies can learn from this as well. Whatever your into trust me it works. Here are 5 simple reasons why being single can be quite beneficial. READ TO THE END!
1. Time: Time is the greatest gift from mankind more so than Money, Sex, & Fame. And you shouldn't be wasting any of it. Our time here on earth is very short; tomorrow’s not promised to us, YOLO. So now we have more time to make shit happen. Get fit, read, focus on yourself, spend time with your friends, casually date, explore the planet, go camping, write a book, fuck a friend lol, go clubbing, learn new skills, get an online degree, build a computer… You name it but just don’t waste it. Let’s be honest no one needs anyone they’re billions of girls on this rock no one is special when it's all simplified. Manage your time a lot more wisely now that your single, I’m confident you’ll find another.
2. Productivity: This has turned out to be my favorite from the 5 other than #5. It’s as simple as it reads. You have way more time now; so be productive. If you had plans to build an app, well here's your chance. Build an empire, well nothing’s stopping you. Research, plan, develop, make money, file, etc. Just do it. Not distracted with your girl anymore no excuse. You can allocate your time wisely to get a wide variety of things done. Wanna learn trading, editing, or even how to do a backflip. Just plan it right and do it.
3. Growth: Whether it was mutual, a rough breakup, divorce, a break or maybe you're an Incel. You can take this time to reflect and grow. Make your self better inside and out. Read a few improvement books, watch healthy You-Tube (redpil), study human nature, and learn. Get even hotter women by building up your charterer, importance & body. Get on your grind no women should ever come before your dreams and goals. They'll always be #1. You wanna be the tech mogul, that bodybuilder, that whatever. It is #1. You can’t grow while your chasing someone, you can’t evolve by settling for what you have and what you can get. Always think bigger and better. Then go for it truly become the greatest evolution of yourself. The right one will come to you don’t go looking for her.
4. Freedom: Congratulations your single and free. No nagging girl complaining about nothing, no dates to remember, no trying to prove to her or anyone... Anything can be done just as you intended it to be without the input of anyone incredibly stuck to you. Your FREE so enjoy it.
5. More sex: At this point, you have the time. You’ve developed a mission to be more productive. Those goals you held off because of her now you're getting it done. You can grow, learn new things, talents, hit the gym get an 8 pack, your free to do whatever. And you're not attached. Studies show that single status is the ultimate gateway to more sex. Just ask any frequent club or party hopper. Makes sense, less or no feelings, you can date on rotation, hookup, on to the next… All sounds good; sex lasts roughly last a few hours, and you can quickly get back to your goals.
But..., be smart this can do way more harm than good if done carelessly. Hoping from person to person, club to club, work, friends, new meets, acquaintances... This all takes a lot of time; remember "time", your goals, get in that millionaire mindset. Don't waste your time getting laid; be more productive to improve and grow on every level. For me, I like to focus 95% of my time on strictly me, my goals, and my dreams. I like to constantly improve myself. If you're going to have way more sex than I recommend, cough, hear me out… Find someone in tune, and in “love” with you; or at least likes & respects you. Someone you can casually date. Maybe throw in a few relationship benefits. But don’t let it turn into a relationship at least not yet. Make sure she’s focused on her own goals, getting her own money, building herself up as well. Having the same 80% - 95% mentality as you do. You guys just do the ? 5% ? together, SEX, hookups, light dating hanging out, etc. Then back to the millionaire habit grind. That’s right cough… My solution to being the best singe version of yourself is to do it in a “casual dating relationship” lol. I hope this makes sense to everyone.
I'm going to sum this up into 5 reasons why should always with no exception; date a broke b!^$h. Your trigger warning has been set. This will offend everyone I’m sorry.
1. They’re depended
They love what you can do for them. Everyone has encountered someone in life who isn’t being the best they can be. They tend to be that leech stuck to you. You’ll have to set them on fire to get rid of them. They look to you for anything serious in life, and you’ll notice a look of fear when you hit a bumpy road.
2. They lack true drive and motivations
If someone that close isn’t taking the steps they need to reach their goal. They become that person listed before. They're so dependent on you in life; that they’ll abandon any hope of returning to there own goals. The true drive comes from a person's self-love and respect. A strong woman would have their own goals. There own morals of spending there own money and motivating there own dreams of financial freedom.
wouldn’t it be poetic if you had a girl right by your side who not only motivates you to grow? But they can take your advice and words as fuel to do just as well in life as you. You both can plot and scheme together of becoming ultra-successful. This isn’t that you both are in business together. This can be beneficial and dangerous at the same time; more on that later. But I’m talking about, you have your own business she’s not apart of. And she has her own business that you are not apart of. You both can have a nonargumentative conversation on MONEY, stocks you’ve purchased, investments, bonds, dividends… Planning out how you can both expand and conquer new territories.
Ditch that girl if she isn’t what I just mentioned. If shes plotting her success has it all planned out. And shes acting on it then id probably keep around a bit more to see if she pulls through. Just make sure she doesn't turn out to be #5 on the list; If she does, deuces. No drive and motivations will rub off on you and she’ll drag you by your balls down to her level. Then leave when you're at her level. You can’t slingshot from each other if she isn’t out there financial grinding like you are.
3. They’re a Gold digger
Your girl has no money, a piece of shit car works at McDonald's, living paycheck to paycheck… The list goes on and on. These are sometimes the ones you see at the gym; you know the ones everyone sees at the gym. And the ones every guy around town knows. Wearing a piece of material showing off every detail they possibly can. Doing those workouts just to be seen, wearing makeup and revealing clothes just for the attention. Look deeper that’s a trap. They may have goals, they have their motivation. There dream of becoming an Instagram or makeup model. The same goals every girl these days have. Every post on social media is thirst traps. Meanwhile, they can barely afford rent, star employees at McDonald's. The only thing that's moving them forward is likes, your attention, and your money. They only work that hard on there body so they can pull the best they can get. Those are their true motivations.
It’s so obvious to stay away from the gold digger but yet it’s so hard. Even Kanye fell, but at least he got the prenup and she has her own money. In that case ahhhhh... go for it. But realistically these girls are dating everyone, they love to be seen, to party, trying out different pipes to see which fits the best. A pipe here a pipe there everywhere a pipe pipe. Hell, our media promotes and liberates the piping lifestyle, yolo. This is dangerous, get tested! They’re always on the market looking out for the pipe with the deepest pockets, swinging from one pipe to the next. At the wall and 30, she’s ready to settle down. Ok, let me stop. I'm right, sometimes a gold digger is f-ing Autobot in disguise. Making you believe she’s this hard-working virtuous woman who has her own goals and motivations.
Test her morals challenge her dreams and goals. Run some background checks. You know; the kind that only the neighborhood and her best friend would know. If 80% of her friends are guys and she's best pals with her exes. Ha! Say no more, deuces! Honestly be careful everyone is an Autobot and Decepticon. The best we can do these days is take a similar Kane approach. These are:
- She at least has her own money
- She’s 4.5 out of the 5 listed here
- She has her own goals and motivations
- She's killing it in life or intends to
- A prenup, hide your assets
- Never put your trust in anyone
- Do you (real) research, ask around
- Have an exit plan
- Pipe her well, hope for the best
- Always keep your dreams & goals #1
4. They’re resentful
You become their rival and enemy unknowingly. She’ll hide it so well. Smiling to your face edging you forward making you honestly believe she’s in it for your best interest. Nope, she’s waiting on the chance of it failing. So you can stay in the place she became so comfortable with. Your out here getting things accomplished meanwhile she's looking at her life, her friends, her car if she has one, her discounts at McDonald's, her boss and thinking. “Damn”. So she ain’t haven’t it with you. We either both gonna be broke, or both gonna be successful. Those are her only two options. And she ain’t getting successful on her own. Hint she’s #5 on the list. And she’s on to the next pipe after she has done draining and benefiting from yours. And if she has a nice car etc. with nothing adding up on how she got it. Well, she just got finish draining baller Dave, and every other guy she did maintenance on.
She fell flat on her dreams, she couldn’t follow through shit happened whatever it maybe it didn't happen. And for some reason, she gave up. Don’t waste your time trying to save an [email protected] It takes an extremely strong person to rise above failure to be well in life. A person in that situation is just going to resent and drive a knife through your spine. The more success you achieve the more these spiteful emotions increase the deeper that knife goes. In some cases the girl will look at her life, see where she’s at; reflect and make the changes necessary to reach her goals. If that happens amazing. Just remember the majority of women today are brought up being taught that the man is a source of income. Look good, lie, manipulate to get the best-looking pipe after they’ve had the greatest run; Running the most successful pipe cleaning and maintenance business in the neighborhood. Child support, alimony, lawyer fees, etc its all designed for the women.
5. You are their chance for success
Alright, the moment we’ve been waiting for #5. Gentlemen, she is your chance for success. You are the one she's been waiting for more. A successful man she can use to propel herself into ultra-new heights and stardom. Maybe she has her goals, you know, look good find the best lighting, the best angles. Dropping serious cash on the best makeup, lip fillers, bags, shots, and touch-ups. And mastered the art of filters and photoshop. She's doing ok for herself. Tons of potential pipes on standby, she gets attention, likes, she has followers and a growing fan base. But you have a Hummer. You have a successful social media and a booming YouTube. Her prayers have been answered. Next thing she’s on your platforms, your showing her off not knowing what's going on. Hell, she even has you shouting out her channel, and social media if she has them.
If she doesn’t have social media she might want to get started. S-o she has something to fall back on, while she's looking for the next pipe. Or maybe she just likes being with you because of your success and she can be the #1 listed above. She may have a nice job and she also loves having a successful man who gives her what she wants if she wants it. Your her trophy man and her motivation to see what else is out there. She got a taste of premium piping and now she wants to open up a business for the more affluent; In an even better neighborhood. Because hell if she pulled you she can pull an even better one after your drained.
I know I know not all women are like this I get it. I'm only accounting for 99.999999...% of ladies out there. I’ve met women who are of that -1%. Hell, I know a few ladies near San Francisco and in the OC like this. And they're my type, ironically they’re the types that typically like me. These are the types I make time for. I f-ing love a woman who has her own money, her own brain, her own goals, her own car, her own place. I’m not talking about a supervisor or manager but actual success. Or they can even do that. Being a clerk, or assistant just not a McDonald's employee; running a few side businesses. They have their own plan and schemes for tackling the stock market and any other risky/bold endeavors. They love success and they love challenging, learning and improving themselves.
There a lady, I find sexy and attractive, very positive, helpful and tells it to me straight. Not easily distracted. Knows how to turn down all the rusty pipes and free services. Not a neighborhood celebrity and a known th-t in the clubs, at work and college. They're at the gym working on making themselves a 10 in their own way, but they rarely show it all off. There conservative in every way. They love entrepreneurship and live it themselves. My success challenges them, there’s challenges mine. They aim to do better and want me to be even better. Settling is not an option for both of us. She can buy anything she needs; if she wants or needs it. She doesn’t have to be rich but she needs to want to be there, aims and stops at nothing to get there (without me). A Millionaire mindset for sure.
You heard right Hummer is making a triumphant return to markets in 2022, since its departure in 2009. It’s been over a decade since GM’s last Hummer installment; the H3. The new Hummer EV seems to be under the GMC label. A brand is known for its superior builds, high performance, and precision vehicles.
Although we don’t know much about the super truck, we’ll take a look at what we do know. Comparing it against the most hyped vehicles coming.
What we do know:
Comparing popular EV’s
6.5/ 4.5/ 2.9 seconds
What we don’t know:
250+/ 300+/ 500+
Single/ Dual/ Tri
7,500/ 10,000 / 14,000
5,0001 – 7,500
$39,900 - $69,900
The big stand out that will capture most headlines is that insane 11,500 lb-ft of torque. I believe this should be taken with a grain of salt. This would be wheel torque multiplied by a drive ratio multiplied through all the drive and gear ratios. An honest answer can be pulled from the electric motor which I believe should be a combined 1,000 – 1,200 lb-ft of torque. This is a more accurate estimate given the 1,000HP which equates to 4 motors (250HP) in each wheel.
Hummer enthusiasts and life long fans have always remained supportive as Hummer’s brand popularity slowly crawled back into the spotlight. A brand formally is known for its excessive gas usage, size, and symbol of wealth. It still has a cult following that has only been growing. I planned to get both my Hummers converted over to a Hybrid eventually. Conversion kits and other companies are converting more and more large vehicles over proving this market is in high demand.
It was recently reported that GM will pump life back into its Detroit Hamtramck assembly plant; With a $2.2 billion investment this year in 2020. It appears that this will be a completely dedicated plant geared towards the manufacturing of electric vehicles. Also May 20th of this year it plans to do a further unveiling of this now highly anticipated vehicle. Lebron James has featured in a 30 second TV spot with the super truck this super bowl. This is exciting to hear that GM is betting the majority of its chips on the Hummer brand.
Although we’ve only seen the grill of the truck thus far it is telling us quite a bit. The Hummer brand name seems to be fully visible with a futuristic look. A look that captures the essence of the Hummer. It appears to have lighting effects indicating the truck could feature a resounding amount of tech with its luxury line up.
Now the question for me is; which do I choose? Hummer EV or Tesla Cyber Truck
All-day she's posting on Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook and just about any other hoe enabled platform. And no shes not posting anything of value. Just empty promiscuous bullshit with her wearing “sexy” clothes and a dumb-ass pose. So I’ll break this down to 5 simple reasons why you should never touch or entertain these types. This only goes for 90% of the social media population so if the shoe fits I apologize in advance. Trigger warning:
There are some women out there who are talented, with multiple things going on for themselves; Intelligent, independent, hard-working, and successful. This isn’t for the go-getter, the strong morals and goal-oriented women. As for the rest of you know who you are and you fit the description.
1. They aren’t special
Seriously they aren’t special. There are over3.6 Billion women on the planet some of which have talent, unique and provide value to themselves and society. Respect for the real women that still exist today. Real women aren’t on Instagram all day posting photos of themselves. Most of the girls today believe there special from Millions of others on FB, IG, SC, etc. that all do the same thing. They’re all fake, dumb, and trying to be the same Insta-hoe. If every girl is posing with the same empty bullshit written below how can they be special.
Every girl is going for the same look and some do it better. Not every girl is a Kardashian, and the fakes can be seen a mile away. Every girl these days is trying to be the next Kardashian. These are the role models of today. Representing the fake culture, the heavily altered fake representation of how girls should look, act, and display themselves today. Competing for the look, social proof, most likes, biggest ass, most dramatic, smallest waist, body counts, etc.
Girls can be working at McDonald's making a few bucks an hour and with the power of the bathroom mirror and their cell phone, they can now be sexy. It’s all a joke. They go to so much trouble and time trying to be someone else. Trying to be the same basic bit#* that every guy around town knows. The time that can be spent on improving themselves and their goals. They choose not to, they live for the attention like everyone else. They are to never be trusted.
2. Maybelline, Filters, and Photoshop
Bruh! it ain’t real, these girls have to spend hours a day painting on their faces just to be accepted. The most average and basic girl today doesn’t need to be attractive. They just need the magical abilities of Maybelline and filters. These girls are afraid to show their actual face in public that’s why they paint one on. There are girls I’ve dated and to this day I’ve never seen how they look like. Gallons of makeup an average body and the help of some clothes suddenly every girl today thinks they're the most beautiful creature that’s ever existed. Add in some filters and a few touch-ups and suddenly they think they're a supermodel.
They get a lot of likes, compliments, and comments and now they believe they're valued. They honestly believe that they’re hot shit. Forgetting the fact that they had to paint their face, filter and photoshop themselves for the attention. It’s hysterical to know that girls out today are an illusion. Most are average at best, and some aren’t even remotely in shape. Good lighting, makeup, a decent pose, and a filter and now they can fool the world that there attractive. The guys only like the photo because they like the fake attractive girl that was created not you.
3. Insecure & miserable
They need attention, they need to feel like they're beautiful when deep down inside they know they aren’t. Most if not all the women are very attractive but they still need to hear it 24/7 from guys the wouldn’t give a chance to. If they stop getting the attention; they go through withdrawal and slowly die. They love the feeling of free attention from guys. Even knowing that the guys are just as much of a loser as they are. These girls are riddled with issues and false superiority complexes.
Online they may look like they have it together, in person as you speak to them to sound as if they're doing ok. But deep down inside they are a disaster barely held together. Their Insecurities run rampant day to day always coming up with new poses and things to say with there attention-seeking pics. Some girls take it to the extreme getting surgery, implants and many other body modification methods for more attention. Not all can afford to do this but I bet if they had the money they’d jump at the opportunity to get it done. Twitch & YouTube are overrun with many nontalented girls gaming horribly. Their tits are out for attention speaking about nothing. Soaking up all the attention and comments they can get.
Today has never been so easy for anyone to get immediate gratification from anyone anywhere anytime. No matter how your feeling you can whip out your phone post something provocative receiving all the attention you need. The problem is it’s never enough attention or DM’s for anyone. Girls get high off of it, they live to be felt great from others. But it doesn’t last very long, then they're back to feeling unwanted and depressed.
4. She’s a hoe
If she’s always posting photos of herself there’s something off. Not including if she ever posts a club photo, house party, alcohol, etc. This is a major red flag. I’ll immediately cut someone off if I get the impression that this person may be a hoe. If she needs to post dozens of photos of herself a week. If she needs the likes and comments from others to boost her self-esteem; that’s my cue to cut her off. If I’m already following and are “friends” with this person I stop communicating with the person. For me, I take the time to remove any trace I ever communicated with them. Any likes, comments, messages all gone all deleted. I’d never delete or block the person, I’ll just wait for that person or manipulate them to delete me.
I’d suggest you’d do the same these girls will all end the same, and never be thereafter she gets bored of being a hoe. NEVER let this person into your life. Remember there are Billions of other women to be with. If you feel It in your gut it's true. Attention whores are even worse, don’t be like the rest of the morons validating these worthless girls. Following them around, agreeing with every full retard statement she says. They don’t like you they like the attention. Dozens of men hit on these types because they are the easiest to [email protected]
In most cases this is true. Girls like this always put themselves on display sometimes for attention. But most often looking for the right guy to hook up with. The photos are to show the guy she wants that she’s sexy. Those guys you rarely see liking their photos. And if she has a boyfriend or husband and still putting herself on display. RUN. Stay far away, shes a hoe. She’s posting these single ladies' photos for a reason. I know this because I went through a few like this. Girls with boyfriends looking for guys to have fun with. Even if it's only a few pics I’d still cut them off, I date the ones with very little to no social media presence.
5. Talent-less & worthless
They have nothing going on for themselves but for their job. Take away their appearance, Instagram and other accounts what do they have to offer? Now for the attractive women; remove their accounts. what do they have going on for themselves? Nothing, absolutely nothing. It’s the sad truth that guys often forget. Why would anyone who has things going on for themselves be on social media all day? The girls working hourly jobs with no real plans for success are 9 out 10 times worthless. But on social media there mini-celebrities wannabe Instagram models. In there head they have so much going on for themselves. I applaud the ones who make a career from social media pics. At least they learned to apply it.
For the rest, they often forget the fact they flip Krabby patties for a living. They forget they can barely afford rent, car payments, insurance, in debt, bill steady pilling. But they’re on social media daily, seeking any attention they can get. Their life revolves around swiping there card, painting there face for attention and a few moments of fame. These are the ones that are usually confused as to why they're still where they are in life 5, 10 years later. Never taking the time to explore their talents and perfect there skills if they have any.
They're worthless, they’ll be there months, and years from now still posting photos; seeking any attention they can get. What's funny is that even though they have nothing going on. There’s never a shortage of low-value guys slipping in there DM’s, commenting, and liking their photos. These guys are even worse and I cut them off as well. I cut all that shit off there extremely unproductive in life.
This will come as a shock to most, but believe it or not, the friends in your life are the main reason why your nowhere in life.
Ill some this up in 5 simple reasons
1. Your friends are broke and miserable.
It’s very difficult to be successful in life when the friends in your circle are all in the same situation. I get it you’ve known them for a very long time. You do everything together. But still, let’s take a look at their life. They're working a job they love or hate. Useless or no degrees, they stopped learning at High School. Mediocre savings, One source of income. No active investments, no dreams, and goals but of moving up a ladder. Their dreams are all job and relationship-based. They gossip about everyone. Hell, they may even secretly like you; and will convince you of why you shouldn’t go with anyone or do anything. They’ll tell you whatever just to keep you dependent on them and their advice.
They got nothing going on, absolutely nothing.
2. You listen to your friend's advice
If you have a dream of becoming successful in life. Perhaps you may want to open an online business. So you start planning to do the research. Allocating money needed to get it done. The ball is moving your friends are noticing seeing you less and less. You bring up your dream to them asking for advice. With no surprise they arent to accepting. They may laugh. Tell you someone already has that idea. It’ll fail. It’s going to be hard. You’ll hear it all from the ones you believe are your friends.
If someone has that idea or already doing it. That’s not a reason why you shouldn’t do it those are all reasons, and proven strategies of why you should do it. There's no one brand of cookies, no one model of car no one brand of socks… There are dozens of business all essentially doing the same thing coke and Pepsi both makes drinks hell there are hundreds of other businesses selling drinks.
Never listen to someone less successful or in the same position as you. Youll notice the same theme. That goes mutual for your girl or man your friends and even family. Sometimes you gotta go for it take a risk. Just do a good amount of research and plan truly.
3. You believe your friends are in your best interest
Honestly, most friends like your misery because there miserable themselves. Misery love company. This may be a tough one, but some friends are out for themselves. They talk to you just so they can talk about you. They’ll motivate you but tear you down more. If you go pretty far as into reaching your goals you’ll notice they’ll drop out of your life. Some may return only to benefit from what you accomplished. Then they're gone without a trace, or a thank you., however, they’re extremely happy to have made money off of you talking about how they did it all themselves.
4. You cant think for yourself
I see this time and time again. People just can’t think for themselves. These are honestly the ones you hear saying that there trying to find themselves. You know the ones hoping from major to major unsure of there own talents. Checkered goals and unfulfilled dreams that were suggested by their broke miserable friends. Settled with a degree that turned out to not be for them. Now there a Supervisor at Starbucks or wherever.
Honestly don’t let time past you by listening to your friends. You got to make shit happen. Don't be a sheep. Don’t be that individual who needs guidance on every f-ing detail of there life. You’ll never accomplish a damn thing in your life. Some friends have their agenda and just wanna keep you on their level. I honestly believe if this is you; you don’t know how your voice sounds like. You don’t know your own identity, talents or anything. Everything about you is a collection of every person you kept close to your life. No wonder why your miserable, your not you. No one in life can make you happy, that goes for anyone. This is something only your passion can accomplish.
Separate yourself from everyone. Once I got rid of my “friends” I truly became happy. I got to know myself and I understood that even though I shared similarities I’m vastly different. I finally heard how my voice sounded, it was very unique. I reflected on almost every moment with my former “friends” and understood I had been a copy. A collection of all their motivations and personalities. This mostly benefited them, and I saw when I mentioned my dreams they’d laugh. So I followed them anyway.
5. They are financially incompetent
You wouldn't take financial advice from a homeless man so why take it from a friend who can’t even afford there own rent. Stop taking financial advice from persons who are in the same or worse situation than you. The smart ones will seek advice from the leader of the pack. If I wanted to learn to code I want to learn it from the best books and learning material out. The same goes for trading & investing. Absorb the information from those who started from a similar situation and are now at the top. The advice of this caliber especially financial advice should be from those who are in a position of extreme excellence.
In some cases, the ones you want to learn from may be out of your reach. For instance when I wanted to learn day trading and true money-making skills. I had a few friends I met online who were doing decent. But I was smart and wanted to learn from the best. I knew the chance of meeting them was near impossible and I also knew if I did they’d be unlikely to take time out of their busy lives to help a fan. So I studied every interview they appeared on. All their books, all their videos, their platforms, content videos, programs, YouTube... I learned from every free and paid material I could find. After all, if you wanted to become the best basketball player you wouldn’t learn from your friend or the best player at school. You’d learn from Micheal Jordan, and Lebron James, to name a few. This goes for any skill or dream you want to be the best at. Learn from the greatest, not your friends.
If I asked you. Why aren’t you successful? What would you tell me? I assume you’d say something along the lines of:
I’m sure I’ll get a hell of a lot more radical responses if I asked you. Why aren’t you rich? Anywhere from Money is evil to The rich steals from the poor. Now, what if I told you the secret to success is all around you. You even have access to one of the mediums everywhere you go. Can you guess that medium? It’s your cell phone, tablet, computer, or just about anything you may have that has access to the internet.
To be honest there’s absolutely no reason why you shouldn’t be successful. The reason your not wealthy or succesfu1 may just be your problem. Information and knowledge have never been so wildly available and accessible. It's literally at your fingertips. If you need to know something you’d normally Google it right. Anything you need to know you just hop online and search for it. How to cook. How to change your tire. How to fix your car. So why is it so hard to Google how to make money etc?
Why is it so hard for someone to Google how to be rich or succesfu1? Maybe you have. Maybe you’ve spent countless hours perhaps years searching through YouTube. Searching on how to make money or be good at something. I have too. I’m on YouTube every day almost all-day researching every and anything on how to make myself better on what I do. And if you’ve been on YouTube enough it always gives you recommendations to similar videos to the ones you watch. If you're looking at money-making strategies you’ll get more of them. The thing is there’s more bullshit then there is good advice. I always solidify my advice from reputable resources and books.
Alright so if it’s so easy to find out how to make money; why isn’t everyone rich? Why isn’t every person living above poverty? So let’s see, there’s roughly 7.6% of the US population that’s Millionaires. 1,700 become apart of this 7.6% every single day. That’s a lot of people becoming rich every day. Would you say those Millionaires know the secret to success? Maybe. You might even say its luck or maybe they know someone or they may even have access to some secret information hidden a vault. Honestly, self-made Millionaires and Billionaires are just like us. Again the self-made 0 to <10% ones. Not the ones born into wealth through inheritance.
You’d be surprised by the people who were born into this world so poor that their parents couldn’t even afford to buy food for them. Yet given the odds, they somehow work, study, plot, and plan there a way too extreme success. Granted there are those in other countries born into horrific conditions. It can be harder next to impossible to overcome those environments. However here in the US there really shouldn’t be an excuse as to why you broke and unsuccessful. If you're not in prison or have any physical, mental, or extreme limitation that may prevent you; there shouldn’t be an excuse.
Every single person on earth has access to the same 24 hours, air, and information you or I have. The same Google, the same internet, the same books, libraries, academies, etc. You might even argue, what about the people at ivy leagues, friends of the rich and so on. Well more times than most they started just like you or me. Being honest they worked hard to get to where they are. They utilized the resources all around them to get into better schools with a better quality of education. And yes there are those individuals more times than often that have access to better information, tools, and resources. However, there are those like myself that are born into absolute nothing. I learned to utilize information, books, libraries, the internet, and teachers to direct myself to where I wanted to be.
If you were born into an environment with a bad education system. What's stopping you from working hard getting better grades to get into better schools? Or simply move to a better environment. Why do we as individuals choose to stay cemented in the unlucky conditions we were born in? Why do we choose to be a statistic to be uneventful. It is your choice to be apart of the 92.4% looking for handout population. There are 116,867 libraries in the US and over 350.000 globally. There are over 312 Million people that use the internet. Only less than 10% of the US population that doesn’t use the internet. You have access to the internet; it’s just about anywhere in the US... Alright, so what was the point in me citing all those statistics? Why talk about the internet, libraries, success rates, and so on.
My point is a success is what you make it. If your unsuccessful, then you choose to be. If your successful well then you choose to be? If you can utilize libraries, books, the internet, and just about any other method or person to advance yourself in life. Then you have no choice but to be successful. You can either use the internet for useless bullshit or use it to become better. I’m not going to go into what you should be studying or researching there’s just too much. Nowadays there are infinite ways and possibilities to make wealth a possibility. It just takes a hell of a lot of reserves, sacrifice, perseverance, sleepless nights, hard work, and dedication.
But if your a fan of kodoninja.com we focus mainly on trading, investing, coding, and anything in between to achieve financial freedom. If you love any of those things, check infrequently. We’ll get you to where you want and need to be. Don’t stop there don’t be like the majority of the population that ignores all the free knowledge and money-making possibilities all around them. If that isn’t your thing find your talents; use your skills and passion on what your good at, to make that into a career. Don’t cement yourself into conditions that will never make you happy and financially free. Aim to slowly trade in your 9-5 for something a little more welcoming to your talents.
The left-government, employers, and haters want you to be broke and miserable so you’ll always be dependent on them for survival. You keep the Government rich through higher taxes levied to the poor. You keep jobs-rich by working for them for pennies on the dollar; A fraction on the hundreds they make from you. As long as your willing to be a slave accepting whatever amount they give you just to stay above broke, they’ll continue to do so. You're paid just above minimum wage for a reason They need to make the most from you, while your still stupid and naive enough to believe that a job and the government determines your right to be financially happy.
And if your making 6+ figures a year they know your semi stupid not realizing that there making a fortune. Sometimes Millions off of you paying you a fraction of that amount. Big tech companies are notorious for this. Making Millions a quarter while paying their coders a fraction of $80,000 - $150,000 of the Millions they pull in per individual. Hence why you can be paid so much and they fight so hard to keep you happy for you not to run away and start your own company. Hell, they may even trap and sue you if you up in seek dreams of your own. If they pay you higher the taxes increase; learn how to escape taxes. Learn to be your boss, before you wake up one day age 40+ getting ready for work at your 9-5. You’ll be still complaining that you are not paid enough. When the answer was all around you and in the palm of your hands the entire time. Don’t go full-retard utilize the resources all around you to get your financial freedom.
Conclusion: The secret to wealth and success is anything that will help to provide you the information, tools, and resources necessary to move forward in life. Which can come in the form of books, information mined from individuals that have achieved great accomplishments and failures throughout their life? That’s it. It’ll take a hell of a lot of tenacity to plow through the bullshit, failure, disbelief, self-doubt, and fear. Let your dream edge you forward through any bullshit that’ll arise. Remember excuses and handouts keep you in the 92.4% of poor, uneventful individuals who will never amount to anything in life. Sacrifice, put off the instant gratification of new things to invest then reinvest your money. Live slightly below your means to ensure you have more to invest. Don’t be the person who looses there job for a few months and everything falls apart. (cough* COVID-19)
Being good at your job can be a devastating thing. Why? Because it keeps you there. It keeps you blind to your dreams; blind to your goals and your passions. You ever try to bring up your goals and ambitions to your higher-ups? Right. They get extremely evasive they're quick to change the subject.
They want you stupid to the outside world where all your dreams can happen and enslaved to your job. If you are good at your job. You’ll get a raise, a promotion, maybe even some useless company mech; food, employee of the month, etc. You get comfortable, you get dumb month after month as you consistently make higher-ups more money. Before you know it your manager at McDonald's thinking you made it in life. HAHAHA dumbass!
You are expendable
Everyone believes there special? Everyone believes there unique in some fashion. Well... you are. You are unique and special, filled with magnificent dreams. Unfortunately, your job sees you as a tool, a tool they can use, discard, and replace if needed. There are over 7 billion people on this earth. If your job doesn't even require a degree to get in the door and you think your special to your job. Get real. Even if your job is of the elite. Requiring real-world experience, non useless degrees, and extreme training and talent. Just know threes always someone better and more qualified.
A year later your financial situation hasn’t changed
This can go many ways. You’ve been there for a while with the same amount of assets and money to your name from when you started. Your literately standing in one place in life. Even worse you get a promotion or raise; your making more money and you still broke. Still with the same things to your name.
They gave you a raise
Cool, you make a bit more money now. And I can bet you if you made double that you'll still be broke. Don’t let a raise convince you to stay there. You'll end up miserable complaining a few months down the line that you need a higher income. That you can’t pay your bills etc. What's even worse you'll be like the few working 6 figure jobs and can't afford to pay their bills. MORONS Way more on this and financial literacy later.
You've been working there for years
This is a no brainier you've been there for years. Why? Why on earth are you there for years? Is it a lack of education? Fear of failure. Are you working hard thinking you’ll move up at your job? Whatever it may be, if its not you putting money away for investments, paying for a better education your wasting your life. If you're still at your first job and your 25, or older. Run for the hills! Before you know you’ll be in your 30’s 40’s still there, stick in a relationship with someone you work with. Billions of people out there and you pick someone you see in a bubble. The world is vastly filled with money-making avenues left and right. Millionaires are made every day. But here you are loving your job...
You believe your job cares about you
This is a fun one. The short answer is they do. Yeah! Believe it or not, some jobs love their employees. And they’ll do everything to keep you stupid and happy. Perks benefits 401(k) you name it. Where a great place for you to forget your dreams in life and come make money for our benefit. We’ll give you useless RESTRICTED stock options. Where we tell you when to buy or sell its common stock you don’t know the difference. You see stock and you think yeah!!! I'll stay the year it takes to get the stock then stay even longer to figure out that I'm never going to be in the ballpark of a millionaire.
They tell you what to do, boss you around treat you like your scum on earth. Or best yet treat you nice and treat you like a human. Whatever the case its years of perfected conditioning designed to get you to work harder better, and more efficiently.
And honestly, some places treat you like dirt, they don't care if you stay or leave, there's tons more where you came from and your no different than any other person that applied. Please believe anyone can be trained to do the task that you are doing. Regardless of your good at it or not.
They reward you
Your job sells clothes maybe they'll give you a shirt, if its direct sales you most likely get discounts, almost on any job they have some kind of common perk they give to every person that works there. It’s all designed to keep you happy, keep you there, working very hard, stupid and enslaved to that job. So don’t get caught up, be aware and have an exit planning
They walk all over you and your still there
This is a serious one. Your job or career treats you like absolute shit! They give demands, point, yell, sometimes even scream at you. So why on earth are you still there? You don't have to put up with that believe there are better options out there for you.
You have single itus
Don’t kill yourself over a job. Seriously, it’s just a job. You hear every so often of someone who has lost there job and suddenly there life is over. They either take it themselves or let it destroy their life. And shamefully you hear of those who have lost their home, their car, wife, you name it just over their job or career. Why is that exactly? Well, its because we let it happen. We let this a situation that should have been planned in accordance destroy ourselves. But first, let’s address this.
There are hundreds of thousands of jobs and career outlets out their more and more added every year. Why is it so difficult for most to comprehend this. A person loses a job there suddenly throwing tantrums, appealing, arguing, etc. Why stress out? Why create such a scene when you can just simply say “It’s been a pleasure” and leave with the greatest attitude and smile of your life. Hell! You should be jumping for joy. This is your opportunity to level up with a better career. You know there is always another job around the corner. After all, you have the experience.
But what kills you, is that you never planned for the worst-case scenario. You let this shit destroy you. News-Flash! Just as there are hundreds of thousands of jobs out there, just remember there are billions of people hungry for a job. Never forget that. Jobs are the greatest bachelors they always have options, stacks of resumes on their desk, hundreds of applicants a month. You can be replaced at any moment's time, and HR couldn’t care less about you.
But since you planed your like Deuces! You’ve already moved on because your smart, you knew this will happen someday. You kept your skills sharpened, always improving. Sought for higher educations, YouTube, certifications, free courses, etc. You’ve been investing. You have a bit of a cushion for emergencies. You have other income streams so you're not relying on that cushion. You've been working on your own business. There are many things you kept in your arsenal. And you're not living beyond your means. You’ve been saving $2 for every $3 made spending only $1. Your expenses are not 90% - 120% of your check or salary. You're in a great position.
The moment you’ve left your already applying for other jobs. You kept it moving.
Your given false hope
Jobs can string you along, I think we’ve all been there in some shape or form. They may not say it directly but they give you the impression of lateral moves. They may mention higher positions and nod you of next in line. So your dumb enough to keep kissing ass, and doing whatever it takes to go above and beyond. Don't let months pass you by hoping for a promotion. Some of you are so special that you’d keep working hard (for years) with no raise, no promotion, just praise. Why? Why waste your life still being in the same spot you were when you started.
Time is special work on yourself. Improve your education, save, invest, own… Start making those money moves while your employer makes money off of you. Have a vision. Start planning the steps to get you out of that place. I get it you have bills, student loans, etc. But all those are excuses you throw in your mind to convince yourself why a job is a good place to work. Put aside some money start looking into avenues you can put your money in to start making money. There’s so much out there everything from selling t-shirts to drop shipping
If your struggling in at a starter job, no stress I was there as well. Plan save! Save! Save! I’d start making more money first. Get a trade or certification that can help you make more. If your into computer science or liked to learn. Narrow it down pick an avenue watch youtube videos, tutorials. Start creating your portfolio to make some apps, make websites, challenge yourself. Employers love this. Peruse a degree, do a few FREE courses, and boot camps. Also, look into trading, investing, dropshipping, etc. the world is your oyster.
Procrastination is my second most feared thing on earth, next to time its self. If your not careful; there can be instances where it's too late. It’s frightening knowing you have something that you need to do but for some reason subconsciously you keep yourself from doing it. I’ve been there I’ve even put off important things for years, and it affects me to this day.
So I have 10 ways to surely get you back to a life of prosperity and achievements.
1. Just fucking do it!
A bit blunt but this will remedy 90% of your problems. Seriously just fucking do what you need to do. You need to clean your room, do it. You need to do assignments, just do it. Anything you have to do, just walk over and do it! Boom less stress, and now you can cross it off on your list. Make a habit of your needs. Program yourself to prioritize the thing you need to do daily. Often you’ve done a plethora of research but the still prolonging things you want to do. If you’ve been reading about it for months, just do it your ready.
The list goes on. Some things on this list or your list can simply be done just by fucking doing it. Others require many steps and research to accomplish. Wanna get fit to buy a fucking membership and go to the gym. Most gyms have free Wi-Fi use it, YouTube fitness workouts and do it. Do more research as you go on. And don’t be the dumbass that buys a personal trainer lol. More on that in another article. Wanna learn how to invest, do it, then invest. No one got anywhere in life being a bitch afraid of being hurt. Sometimes you gotta be a dumbass and just fucking do it. Don't overthink, Don’t over-analyze, just do it. I’ll be honest with you. You maybe be afraid to fail and afraid to lose money. Well, you will fail, and you absolutely will lose money. That’s the whole point. Learn to make 10x more than you lose. Every successful person has made sacrifices and fear was absent from their thinking.
2. Make time for it, sacrifice
Think of the most successful persons on earth; now think of the most unsuccessful people on earth. One thing they have in common is time. Everyone has the same 24 hours a day no matter what class, race, height, net worth, etc. It all depends on how you allocate and utilize your time. If you’ve ever uttered the phrase I don’t have enough time, then there's something wrong. If you don’t have enough time how the hell did Jay-Z make things happen? How did Mark Zuckerberg or any other Billionaire get to where they are if they didn’t have the time. We all have the same 24 hours. So make the time. Do you need to hang out with your friends, watch TV, movies, social media, drink, clubbing,… Got kids to find a baby sitter. Have distractions, remove yourself from distractions. You are the sole reason why you're not doing it. Fuck excuses. It’s time you make a sacrifice; no one has become anything incredible wasting time.
You know you need to get something done or become good at something to be someone. So stop putting yourself in a position where you have to make rime for your goals in dreams. Your life should revolve around your goals. Your goals and dreams are first, no matter what. You wanna make an app, start spending just a few minutes to a few hours on it. Spend the majority of your time perfecting that app. Build your schedule around that app. Make time for work, postpone your friends, quit TV, make time for working out, eating, etc. Bill Gates spent hours on hours building what we know of as Windows and Microsoft today. He didn’t get it out there by making excuses and trying to fit it into his life. It became his life.
3. Analyze what’s happening & why
There is a root to why your lazy, and why you keep putting it off. Get to the bottom of it and learn to make the needed changes. For me, building platforms takes an incredible amount of focus and time. But there are many projects an I still hadn’t released when I started them over 5 years ago. Projects I’m scrambling to get done to this day. I’ll be honest with you. It takes me about a month to two tops to get the website, mobile, and app complete. So why did it take me so long? I procrastinated, I ran into a few errors I knew I needed to fix, study and research to move forward. This along with a few other things stopped me into the present day.
I could have made a list of every issue, every language I needed to master, the correct software and requirements but I didn’t. There were ways to find a solution but I postponed and postponed, distracted myself with other projects convincing myself that this couldn’t be done without something else. It took me years later after endless BS to finally looking at everything in detail thousands of lines of code, all my errors, etc. to find a solution. I did. And it took me a matter of hours ironically to get it back up and moving forward again. It pains me that so many years have passed but I forced myself to comb through every detail to get myself back on task. It was all mental all in my head that prevented me. So look hard at your task and understand why you put it off, don’t be me don’t spend years.
4. Set short, mid & long term goals
This is something I swear by and has helped me tremendously throughout life. No matter what, buying another car, computer, building software, learning a new skill, you name it. I set goals, but not just any goals, very detailed goals for my bigger goals. For instance, I was building a web app. So I used an app called Google Keep which is my favorite note-taking app. I made a long term goal of creating a web app. Then I made short term goals after defining what the project is, and what’s it going to be used for and about. I wrote out every detail I needed to get this project up and running down to the detail of the buttons. The short term goals were to get a page completed design functionality, then populated, then finally functional. When all those where completed that made a mid-term goal, all leading up to the project full completion. Afterward, there were more minor goals added to get it fully running. Like debugging each page lines of code, sever cost, marketing, etc. Laying out the goals truly helped me see and visualize each step and minor steps with ease.
Things are a lot easier when you have smaller steps to reach a larger goal. Whatever your goals or task may be, breakdown the steps to reach that goal. Like my tiny example above.
5. Make a to-do-list
Similar to goal setting; a to-do-list is another must. Another cause of procrastinating is that you may be overwhelmed. You may be the type that pile so much on your plate you don't know where to start and you also may feel there's no way to get all this done. That’s understandable. Try making a list of every task you have to get completed. Over time the level of importance and what needs to be done first. Don’t worry if the things that need to get done first are the most complex. Similar to what we did above take that one task from the list and write every step that needs to be taken to get that task completed. Then tackle the smaller task one by one into its completed
6. Take a break
Take a break you deserve it. Going in on a task for hours on in can be quite exhausting. By the break, I mean something short and relative to the task at hand. Something minor and brief. For instance, I work for hours at a time sometimes over 9+ hours writing code. The trick is to not make it a chore to get things done, but to enjoy it. I sometimes take a 30 minute to hour break per 4 hours. Studies show on average; a person should do every 40 – 120 minutes with a 10-minute break. For me, I’ll sometimes go out for a walk, do a quick workout. Or even start a movie or episode of a show I haven’t seen or have seen before. After an episode then I get back to my task. But remember me it’s per 4 hours of work. Remember to keep it relative. Whatever you enjoy try doing that during your break.
An advance method is doing the break or something fun during your task your completing. For me, since I have multiple monitors, I would have a movie-going or some YouTube happening on another monitor. This is ultra tricky so I recommend what I listed above before attempting this. It takes an incredible amount of focus to stay committed to the task at hand while a distraction is happening. However, if you master this eventually you can be learning a new trait or skill i.e. Udemy while completing your current one. I'll go more in-depth on this in another article.
7. Be Realistic, stop worrying
Be very realistic, this is extremely important. Don’t try to cram a task you know will take a long time into an extremely short amount of time. This was a big mistake of mine. I would set crazy unrealistic goals for myself. I’d try everything in my power to get it done however almost always I fall short. Not until I started breaking down every task into the smallest possible short term goals; I was able to succeed. In all honesty making, impossible goals can be a good thing as well.
For me when I cram the impossible in a short time frame. I noticed I’d get a lot more accomplished than I normally would. I’d often ask myself if I was able to get this much accomplished in a fraction of the time. Why did it take me so much longer before? I would rarely ever complete the full project but I would accomplish double the amount of work needed. So this became an ongoing theme of mine. I’d set crazy dates with so much on my plate; knowing I wouldn’t finish it all so that I can get more done. I still do this to this day. I never give myself too much wiggle room for release and completion dates which can be seen on aviyon.net now.
Find what works for you. If stress is an ongoing theme with you I recommend not setting impossible dates. This takes an extreme amount of discipline, and work ethic especially when the ongoing theme is to push back dates. You have to know and understand why you set these dates in the first place. Almost tricking yourself and challenging yourself each time. Again there's nothing wrong with being in the realm of realism with your goals. It helps keep you sane. As you get better at completing a task; challenge yourself.
8. Set dates create deadlines
I touched on this above but making deadlines is crucial. Making goals and writing tasks on the to-do-list is great. But nearly useless without a completion date. To help fight against procrastination force yourself into making that deadline. For example, someone may enroll in a competition knowing there not prepared, just to force themselves to prep hardcore for that goal. Take a similar approach. You wanna learn animation, plan a project involving animation.
With this method you now have a much stronger reason to complete the task at hand, to learn animation. You're taking those skills and immediately applying it. Now you're less likely to put it off knowing you have a date to release your project
9. Make it known to everyone
This is my favorite because of its made public. On Facebook, aviyon.net and very recently on this platform I make my deadlines known to everyone. Even if no one likes my post or even sees it I couldn’t care less. I'm not bragging, trying to put others down, get likes. I’m simply making my deadlines public to further drive myself into completing that goal. Knowing that people out there know I set a goal to get an ambitious project completed. Forces me to go above and beyond to make sure my work is near perfect.
10. Reward yourself
You did it you completed a Midterm goal, You even completed a long term goal. Take the opportunity to reward yourself. Just don’t go overboard. For me whenever I make a substantial amount of progress I reward myself with a pizza or veggie burger. Sometimes I may go and grab myself a shirt but in some way, I reward myself and make it a mission to not get any of my wants until I deserve it. I’ve haven’t taken a vacation in some time. I can’t even remember the last time. I plan on taking a vacation after I release 8 extremely profitable projects. Then once I take my company public I have something in mind for that as well.
Find what you like and go for it after you make a stride. I don’t reward myself for short term goals. Only for Mid and long term goals. Use my approach and save the awesome rewards for long term goal completion.
11. Aim for perfection…but,
I always aim for perfection but I’ve learned to compromise and become a bit more realistic. Perfection is very difficult. Software development, in general, isn’t perfect initially. Remember Windows back in the 90’s it was a headache. When the initial release happened for Windows 98 I’m sure the program worked perfectly or at least quite close. However as it was placed in real-world environments it shows what was missed, what manifested, and what needed to be improved. No matter what you do or how many team members you have working on the task perfection is a distant dream.
After many years of updates and revisions, Windows has gotten much better. The developers and Engineers had a date and they aimed as close as possible for perfection to meet that date. It took me years to find out fully just how good of a practice this was. For me, I’d always aim for perfection somehow convincing myself and overlooking the fact that the greatest web apps, software, etc never started perfectly. Early editions Facebook was rushed and riddled with errors just like Windows. But they knew they would improve the project over time with help.
A part of the 5 years that kept me from releasing my work was the aim for perfection and error-free work. If perfection was my goal I would have never been able to release anything. Id always finds something that needs improving. If its functional release it. Then improve it as time goes by. I still hit the release date doing this and I can improve much more efficiently with user feedback and real-world testing. So it's okay not having perfect work, it will get better. Stick to the dates and do your best to get it as close to perfection as possible.
These are all the methods I have in my arsenal that has helped me accomplish the impossible. I know you can apply these steps to what you're working on. Read each step carefully, and remember everyone has 24 hours some just choose to spend it differently than others.