It’s been a while since I posted anything. Apologies for that.
Here’s a quick update on my life. There is no advice or inspiration here, so don’t read it unless you care about me. I still love you either way xD
I spent all of last week being lazy. I watched a lot of movies, played a few video games, installed and played with ubuntu (I now hate windows with a passion), and hit the town every now and then.
I’ve also reached the $80/hour mark with copywriting. With it came a crisis of meaning. I was making money, but I’m getting sick of catering to clients. So, taking Ramit Sethi’s advice on making hard decisions, I emailed a few people I trust (including a client) with a question:
“Subject: Hey, I need your advice”
I’m bored of copywriting. But I need advice on what to do about that. I’ve got no other source of income, but I’m sick of dealing with clients and writing for causes I don’t care about.
So, here are my options as I see them:
- Just stop (stop writing until you enjoy it again, and only write what you enjoy)
- Spend one month on automating Copywriting. Automate as much of the workload as possible and, at the end of the month, decide if you want to continue.
- Just grind through. Keep working on copywriting until you can afford to leave it. This means that you are making at least $1000/month through another income stream, or you have saved enough to live off of for 4 months (aka. $4000)
Let me know which you think is best, or if you have a better idea.
The unanimous answer was C, grind through. So that’s what I’m doing. But, on the side, I’m also searching for a passion I can build a business around.
I’m also doing a book selling experiment. So far, I’m pretty sure I’m losing money (shipping costs a SHITLOAD), but I’ll let you know and tell you how to do it yourself when I wrap it all up.
As for getting abs via Tim Ferriss’ slow carb diet, I’ve plateaued. I think it’s because I cheated and ate late too often. So this week is all about strict slow carb (excepting a sushi date with mum). Next week I’ll start up with the Ocam A and B diet. Woot! I get to eat bread again!
I’ve also mastered getting womens numbers. I’m getting numbers of around 7/10 cute girls I meet. Problem is, I can’t take it to the next level. I’ve got few fun ideas to hang out, and there isn’t much I can talk about for long without getting bored (I HATE small talk). A part of this might be my lack of a phone, but that’s hardly a good reason. So what am I doing to fix it?
step 1: go out with girls more often
step 2: Be direct. If you feel romantic, go Don Juan Demarco on that girl. Cuddly? Then cuddle. Horny? you know what to do. It’s YOUR job to keep the romance moving forward. If it’s going too fast, she’ll let you know.
step 3: re-read the dating part of “Double Your Dating by David DeAngelo” and check out the dating episode of PickUpPodcast
Step 4: go out with fellow PUAs (starting this Friday)
Also, I’ve decided that January is my next vacation from work. I’m devoting all 30 days to improving my game in all areas women. From saying hi to great sex, January is where it gets better. I’ll take a few bootcamps, find a few cute volunteers, and work very little.
Oh yeah, I just got in contact with a cutie I used to date. I still love her, so this should be fun.