There’s no room for self pity in the business world. There’s no place for self doubt in the creative world. There’s no reason to complain if it’s not a step toward a solution. And here I am doing all three.
Business isn’t going so well. Clients have scaled back or I haven’t met expectations (though they never actually tell me that). I’m supposed to be writing a book with my dad and I can barely figure out where to start. My bank account is slowly dwindling with no solid offer or contract on the horizon.FatOff10 because I thought I could get to a healthy weight on my own.
I have to figured out what the hell it is that I do. I need a way to make money that’s more than just an hourly wage.
This thought brought me to Josh Strebel. Josh made a goal to retire at age 35 when he graduated from college a few years ago. While he hasn’t always been successful, everything he’s done since then has been an attempt to be paid for something besides hourly work. He wants to get paid while he sleeps, he drinks and he works. His company Page.ly does just that. Say what you want about the guy, and plenty have, but that kind of work ethic is something I lack.
It’s not that I’m lazy, it’s that I’m misdirected. So what do you do when that happens? Strippers, blow and guns come to mind, but we’re not there yet.