Sunday, February 22, 2009



Well my six week hiatus has come to an end. I made the most out of every minute, no make that, every second. During my time at home of course I explored every online money making scheme there was.

My summary is this.

First and foremost, nothing beats eBay. I am currently killing it on Ebay and will continue to build a brand there. I have just under 120 unique items and adding more and more everyday. I’m have two sites and I’m a Power Seller with 100% feedback. Not get it twisted, Ebay is a lot of hard work that you have to be on top of all the time.

The big thing these days are survey sites. I have joined a few survey sites to see what they are all about. Most of them stink. The survey’s take forever and you only get 50 cents. Your hourly rate will average out to be around 30 cents per hour and you will get dumber with every click of the mouse. The site that I paid to join I wasn’t qualified to take more then half of the surveys.

Most of these programs are just big pyramid schemes. You get your friends to sign up and money is funneled. I am absolutely terrible in doing this. I refused to try and con my friends into joining anything unless I know it’s to their benefit. The biggest scheme is “The Letter”. I’m not even sure of the legal aspects of it.


Check this out, I was picking up some packages from my rental office and this guy named “Josh” happened to over hear me on the phone discussing trying to get some products to sell on Ebay. When I got off the phone he and I started talking about online money making and he showed me his laptop. He was currently logged into his “Cash Crate” and “Deal Barbie” accounts. He was legitimately making money.

Before this, all I ever saw were doctored up photos of checks, nothing that I could really believe. He will break the $400 mark with Cash Crate probably today and will have a $500 total by the end of February. Now I am a believer.

Here’s what I’m going to do. Very similar to David Kleine’s site, I too will do the same. I will Join these sites and will report how often I do what and where and we will see if I can get to $500 like our boy Josh.

Since I’ve signed up under Josh when I make money he will make money, ya dig? That’s the reward for him passing on the info. Dude was even willing to sit with me and my laptop at Panera bread so we can get money together. We exchanged numbers and everything., that was enough to at least get me going. Both of these sites are different then pyramids, they combine both survey taking and affiliate programming and it’s legit.

I Googled Cash Crate and there were plenty of good discussions about people getting paid. Of course there are a lot of negatives but there were way more positives and none of it cost money. IT’S FREE.

SO DAY 1: I signed up for both sites and made a blog posting. I got my banner links and now I will email David to let him know that I have added his site to mine. I’m as honest as they come and if you read David’s site he is a super honest hardworking guy. Between the both of our sites you can get some honest work at home information.

That’s what’s up

DAVE KLEINE is only in about a week himself: Here is his site. STARTING FROM $0.00. When he updates his site I will post a link here so we can track his progress together.

Friday, February 13, 2009

The Law of Diminishing Intent

People always ask me how come I don't sleep much or at all. Even during this break from my 9 to 5 hustle, I haven’t been getting as much sleep as you would think.

It's because of the The Law! The Law of Diminishing Intent.

“The Law of Diminishing Intent states that the longer you wait to implement an idea, the less enthusiasm you will have for it”
- thus the less likely you will hit it with all the emotion that’s needed.

We live in the age of information and I have so many ideas that I'm pumped up about something new once every 33.839 seconds. I stay up late researching all the my new ideas, and thinking of more. When you have an idea, it's key to jump all over that shzit like Michael Phelps on a Bong. (Sorry I had to give a shout out to dumb people with money doing dumb things, uhh hmm Chris Brown).

Think about how excited and pumped you've been about ideas in the past and then waited so long that you ran out of steam, or talked yourself completely out of it. I try to never let that happened. If I get an idea in the shower, I might start working on it before I dry off.

At least get your idea started to build some momentum. Other things that help are telling people about it. I like to deliver on my word and when I tell people that I'm starting something, or that I'm going to do something, now I have the responsibility to deliver or come up with a legitimate reason why I can’t deliver.

Pro-athletes do that all the time. Terrell Owens, Kobe, Rasheed Wallace and other so called arrogant players don't just talk smack for the sake of talking. They talk smack because it helps them perform and deliver on their smack talk.

What ever it takes.

I was reading about Netlix founder (and CEO) Reed Hastings. He was returning a copy of Apollo 13 and got a $40 late charge. He was like WTF - (well back then we didn't have texting so he was probably like "What the f#$%k" -that's better). That was in 1997 for a VHS tape.

When he heard that DVD's were coming he ran to Tower Records. That's the article it says that he RAN to tower records. He had an idea an hopped all over it. He mailed CD's to himself and waited a long 24 hours until they arrived at his house. I bet he didn't sleep during that long 24 hours. When the CD's arrived in the mail in great shape, the rest is Netflix history. In 2003 he hit a million subscribers. Can we say Cha-Ching.

Get your ideas out, jot them down and get crackin. Motion creates emotion. Get excited scream, yell and get working.

Rich or Nothing. The hustle is real.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Lucky? or do we make our own Luck?

I have always thought that we make our own luck. This theory is contrary to the book I just finished "The Outliers" which was very eye opening but had me agreeing and disagreeing with every alternate chapter.

The gist of this book is that Bill Gates, the beetles, Tiger Woods, etc. are who they are more by luck and happenstance then drive and determination. I disagree with that. I think we make our own luck. I think being open to opportunities and seizing them is luck.

Recently in Newsweek they identify lucky people by the following four criteria:

First, lucky people frequently happen upon chance opportunities. "Being in the right place at the right time is actually all about being in the right state of mind," Wiseman writes. As his newspaper experiment shows, lucky people are more open and receptive to unexpected possibilities. They tend to be more relaxed about life, and they operate with a heightened awareness of the world around them. Quite simply, they spot and seize upon openings that other people simply miss. They also tend to be more social and maintain what Wiseman calls a "network of luck." Most of us know around 300 people on a first-name basis. According to Wiseman, that means you're only two handshakes away from 90,000 people who could bring chance opportunities into your life.

Second, lucky people listen to their hunches and make good decisions without really knowing why. Unlucky people, by contrast, tend to make unsuccessful decisions and trust the wrong people. "My interviews suggested that lucky people's gut feelings and hunches tended to pay off time and time again," Wiseman writes. "In contrast, unlucky people often ignore their intuition and regret their decision." In survival, this kind of instinct can make all the difference.

Third, lucky people persevere in the face of failure and have an uncanny knack for making their wishes come true. They're convinced that life's most unpredictable events will "consistently work out for them." Their world is "bright and rosy," Wiseman writes, while unlucky people expect that things will always go wrong. Their world is "bleak and black." When Wiseman gives lucky and unlucky people a puzzle that is actually impossible to solve, the reactions are very telling. "More than 60 percent of unlucky people said that they thought the puzzle was impossible, compared to just 30 percent of lucky people. As in so many areas of their lives, the unlucky people gave up before they even started."

Fourth, lucky people have a special ability to turn bad luck into good fortune. Of all four defining factors involved in luck, Wiseman believes this one plays the most important role in survival. Wiseman's conclusion echoes the work of Dr. Al Siebert, one of America's foremost authorities on survival psychology. After more than 40 years investigating what he calls "the survivor personality," Siebert believes, "life's best survivors not only cope well, they often turn potential disaster into a lucky development."

The full article can be found here.

If you believe in God then it’s hard for you to believe in luck. God is the ultimate decision maker. That makes the four criteria above a lot more acceptable.

A lot of it is pure perception:
If you crashed your car, you’re lucky you didn’t get injured.

If you fall off a ladder, you’re lucky you broke your arm and not hit your head.

Looking on the positive side helps keep positive thoughts which helps motivation. We all know that motivation is the key to success.


"I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed "

Looking at it that way, then I am successful. What do you think?