Bridge The Gap: How To Build A Business That Replaces Your Income

Ryan Martin and Sean Ogle swimming in Thailand

This is an interesting podcast.

So how do you start a business that can replace your income within the next 90 days without putting your financial well-being at risk?

Rule number one: Don’t quit your job!

Rule number two: Master a skill set that you enjoy and will empower you; then make your move and build your business in your free time.

They call the solution a “Bridge Business” which allows you to bridge the gap between employed and entrepreneur.

On his ‘Self Made Man’ podcast Mike Dillard interviews Sean Ogle who details how he went from a life of misery in the financial services industry to building a business around his two passions: Golf and Travel.

We’re not talking millions here.

Sean reveals he makes about $300,000 grand a year off his laptop, doing what he loves, living a life completely free of stress.

Ogle says something interesting. The ‘importance of play’ is a key factor to success, he believes. If you continually grind away, you become less productive as you wear yourself out. Although you may be working tons more hours, less actually gets done.

He says it’s important to blow everything off and schedule something fun once a week. Then when you come back to work you’re relaxed, fresh and can focus easier.

Sounds like a plan, man!

Sean’s main site is LocationRebel.com

If you are into the golf stuff check out; BreakingEighty.com

No Cure? Whatever…

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fear-617132_640In 1992 I noticed a grinding, like there was sand at the base of my neck.

By 2002 it was a constant, nagging, debilitating pain.

I saw a chiropractor.

‘So, what’s the prognosis doc.’

‘Well, here’s your X-rays. See this area right here. That’s your C4 and C5 vertebrae. They are at a late stage 3, early stage 4 level of deterioration. At stage 5 they begin to fuse.”

“Fuse?… What could possibly cause something like that.”

“It’s all the sitting we do watching computer and TV screens. Do you have a job seated at a computer?”

“Not really, but I do spend alot of time on a laptop.”

“See what I mean. As we sit there and bend the neck it compresses the vertebrae. Over time the bone and cartilage wear away.”

“What I can do to cure this condition.”

“Cure? Your condition can’t be cured. But we can slow or stop further damage by regular adjustments and focusing on a less acidic, more alkaline diet.”

My Chiropractor was a good man, very patient and conscientious. I drove a long way to see him and his adjustments did give me some relief.

Although by 2013, the fingers of my left hand began to go numb.

But hey, by then I was living in France. Aren’t they supposed to be the Healthcare capital of the World?

Animals On The Pharma

carnet-de-santeIf you ever want to see a grown adult swoon like a pre-teen at a Justin Bieber concert, just ask the French about their government sponsored healthcare system.

I thought all the swooning meant I could show up and say,

“OK gentleman, gotta few problems here. I’d like to see a Chiropractor on Monday, a Nutritionist on Tuesday get some Acupuncture on Wednesday, see a General Practitioner on Thursday, then let me see what’s up and I’ll get back to you.”

…Right?

Au contraire Pierre!!!

It was clear the same drug dealing monopoly that terrorized my family and I back in the States was a worldwide phenomenon.

But when you have a baby in your arms, you don’t just wish you had answers, you find them.

I finally stumbled on a group of doctors who were part of this New Wave of Wellness. They had their own styles but all basically said the same thing, “Fire your MD, Tune In , Turn On and Drop Out and let your body do the rest.”

I did what they said and it took a few years.

Fear fell into anger; so much pain for so long, for nothing.

Anger sowed the seeds of action, which grew the tree of knowledge from which the fruit of confidence hanged mighty and low.

“What was that doc? Nothing I can do? Gonna be like this forever? Should I be afraid? Really afraid? You say there’s ‘No Cure?’ No kidding…gonna sell me a drug now? Well, do you know what I say?… ”

“…WHATEVER, DUDE!!!”

Do you have any idea how unbelievably good that feels? 😀

Wankers Think Positive, Winners Retrain the Brain – Marisa Peer

Well mate, those aren’t her words exactly but this jolly English bird’s got some interesting insights and sports a right sexy British accent. At first I was like ‘Yeah, whatever…” but at about 9:02 she spins a yarn that made my mouth water. Anytime there’s a fit blonde Brit and I excrete saliva? Bloody hell, I’m paying attention! lol…

Although I don’t believe you can control the mind as easily as she proposes. We all need Tune In, Turn On and Drop Out so the body stops screaming at the brain.

But assuming all’s good under the hood then I’m definitely on board.

Here’s the 4 aspects of the brain she wants us to be aware of.

1) Your mind does exactly what it thinks it wants you to do. If you don’t have what you want you are not collaborating properly with your mind.

2) You mind is hardwired to move you toward pleasure and moving away from pain. This is a survival mechanism but we can choose what we link pain or pleasure to.

3) The way you feel about everything all the time boils down to the pictures you make in your head and the words you say to yourself. Collaborate with your brain to change the pictures you keep in your mind and the words you say to yourself.

4) Your mind loves what it is familiar. It’s programmed to keep going over and over again to what is familiar. If you are going to succeed at any level you have to make what is familiar unfamiliar, and what is unfamiliar familiar.

“First make your beliefs, then let your beliefs make you”. Thanks Marisa. Loved the ‘Lemon Lesson’. Keep up the great work! 😀

Donny Rotten – Conservatism Is The New Punk Rock?!

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Love when this happens…

I remember pressing the $100 dollar headphones I had just bought close to my ears.

The the echo weaving in and out, the tapestry of sound, the production value, it was like nothing I had ever heard, not on a pop album anyway.

The Joshua Tree
The Joshua Tree (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It was the late 80’s when the Joshua Tree by U2 came out. It was an exciting time.

In that decade both Chicago House and British Punk Rock had re-invented music.

Each were revolutionary and true organic expressions of the people; not something contrived or regurgitated by the boring, profiteering, Record Industry.

It was clear to me; as clear as day, U2’s ‘Joshua Tree’ produced by Brian Eno was an evolution of this populist music movement I loved so much and was immersed in.

This opinion was firmly imprinted as fact in my mind. I never even thought an opposite view was even possible.

I remember clearly talking to a ‘Bad Brains‘, ‘Dead Kennedys‘, ‘Sex Pistols‘ loving Punk Rock friend of mine.

He stopped my gushing about U2 and Brian Eno in mid wag and said ‘You know, there are tons of people who feel like I do that ‘Joshua Tree’ is an absolute, complete and total ‘sell out’ to the Record Companies.’

I looked at him and said , ‘Love it! Even though I never would have thought of it and I couldn’t disagree more, I totally can see that point of view!’

Warner Bros. publicity poster for the Sex Pist...
Warner Bros. publicity poster for the Sex Pistols’ album Never Mind the Bollocks, (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

So ‘Conservatism is the NEW Counter Culture?’

WHOAHAAaaaa!!!!!

The mere idea took the top of my head clean off.

What a concept.

So the Establishment that used to scream ‘Blasphemy!’, ‘Heretic!’, ‘You listen to Devil music!’ and burn Elvis records, now…

…yells ‘Xenophobe!’, ‘Misogynist!’, ‘You are Racist!’ and burns college campuses!!!

WHOAHAAaaaa!!!!!

Never would have never made a connection like that in a million years.

Love when this happens…

Paul Joesph Watson lays it all out in the video below.