Ok, I know a ton of people on Medium have stories about making $7,500 a month with affiliate sites. And while this is definitely impressive, the core messages are always the same: work hard, never give up, and “I’m extremely cool and lived in Thailand for a year.”
I don’t have anything against those people, but too often they come off as braggadocious and don’t actually provide actionable steps for people that want to follow in their footsteps.
That’s why I’m writing this post.
Every affiliate site that makes $10,000/month started out making $0/month. I’ve worked on a lot of…
Do you ever find yourself visiting the same websites over and over looking for something different?
Or browsing through Netflix for hours to find something new?
Or scrolling through books on Audible looking for some inspiration?
I was doing all of those things just five minutes ago, but then I remembered how much I like to produce content and how much time I spend doing the exact opposite.
The world can’t just be filled with consumers. If that was the case, we’d run out of things to consume.
Just like the Earth’s natural resources, we need to be conscious of…
I quit reading, and now I am suffering the consequences.
Last June, I set out on a quest to read 52 books in one year. I failed. I only read 45. But to me, that is still pretty damn successful.
It ended up being a very important year in my life. I started freelancing, I got my finances in order. I was happier and healthier. I became a vegetarian. I even up landing an amazing new job.
These things were not the direct result of reading 45 books. But they definitely felt like indirect results. …
I meant to write this article as soon as I hit $1,000. It took me a while to get there, but once I did, I hit $2,000 not long after. Now I am receiving so many invitations I had to turn off my availability. I expect to hit $3,000 any day now. My initial goal was to make $10,000 in one year. I don’t think I will have any problem crushing that. How did I do it? Like this.
In the months leading up to the 2016 election and the year that followed I was, much like everyone else, addicted to the news. My trusted newspapers were not quick enough to pick up stories I needed to know about, so I followed every reporter I could on Twitter. I even started following pundits that I despised because I was desperate to get the “whole story.”
If there was a particularly juicy tweet with a ton of engagement I would read through the comments, the fights, the stupid memes. If someone got me particularly enraged I would check out their…
“This shit is only for rich people” is something I see often when reading through comments on message boards and articles and blog posts about minimalism. I don’t know if that’s true. Actually, I’m not sure. I am not an extreme minimalist and I am definitely not rich.
The more it stews in my brain, the more I think it’s true.
But, as I’ve said before, it all depends on your definition of minimalism.
To me, minimalism means having the minimum amount of things needed to live a healthy, happy life. It means making realistic and fulfilling sacrifices. …
The internet is full of advice. Too much advice. Some of it good, most of it bad. If you took every bit of advice you read on the internet in the past thirty minutes your typical day would probably look like this:
This story was originally published on Thrive Global.
The first book in Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations is dedicated to listing the influences in his life and what he learned from them. The majority of his praise and thanks go to his adopted father, Antoninus Pius.
While reading this section last night, I thought about all the things I’ve learned from my father. Today is his 60th birthday and he is as happy and healthy as ever. Despite his faults (and we all have many), he is a huge influence and role model in my life.
Here are just a few of…
I wouldn’t say I’m a huge fan of New Year’s resolution — I believe anytime is a good time to set goals or strive for a better self. But it is convenient for time tracking purposes. And if it helps people, that’s great. “New Year, New Me” does have a nice ring to it…
As we’re searching for ways to better ourselves in the new year, why not commit to minimalism?
You don’t have to throw out everything you own and move into a backpack to start with minimalism. …
Doing more with less.