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

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! 😀

“You Can’t Sell Or Pawn Your Job So What The Heck Are You Working For!”

I don’t know why I’m wired like this but I love to have my mind blown and in the last few posts I went through the latest things freaking me out.lol…

I discovered a video awhile back and the following concept it contained really made my brain hurt.

kids-464652__480“The reason so many people are poor is because they… don’t learn anything about money.

All they know is to go to school and get a job and work hard.

The problem with that is jobs are not assets.

You can get fired right away…

You can’t sell your job, you can’t pawn your job, so what the heck are you working for?” – Rich Dad‘ Robert Kiyosaki 

When I heard this I was like ‘WTF …?’

I jumped in and did the research and it’s basically like this.

You can get rich by winning the lottery but ‘wealth’ is created in only one way; through the acquisition of assets.

What’s the definition of an asset? It’s the opposite of trading dollars for hours.

It’s all about getting paid without you being there.

Kiyosaki lists the 4 asset classes as:

  1. Businesses: a smoothly running corporation
  2. Real estate: Rental property
  3. Paper: Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds
  4. Commodities: Gold, Silver, Oil

What a concept! Receiving money without working for it?

We are taught that this is unethical.

apple-191004_640But I got to thinking.

We had an apple tree in our backyard growing up. My grandma used to make apple pie from those apples.

She didn’t trade dollars for hours to produce them.

They simply arrived.

Almost as if the tree was paying us rent or delicious dividends we could either sell or consume.

Then there is all this interest nowadays about gut health.

Experts say there must be a balance of flora and fauna like you would find in a garden for a vibrant digestive tract.

Even better when this microenvironment is in ‘full bloom’ it produces a host of vitamins and neurotransmitters all by itself.

Your body gets paid without you taking supplements or drugs.

peasant-482727_640So for all the big talk like on, CNBC Squawk Box or from Goldman Sachs or Warren Buffett, all of them are simply financial horticulturists; you heard me…

…farmers!

And maybe that’s why in every culture, all over the world farmers, are demeaned and ridiculed as a peasant class, who are almost but not really a member of the civilized world.

Because if I am correct, the mindset of the farmer is pure Universal Power and the origin of where all true wealth and health originates and competition for the sharecroppers of Wall Street.

So what are we told to work toward?

Fabulous and everlasting it’s:

The 40 Year Plan

  • Go to school
  • Get a job
  • Work hard
  • Save your money
  • Retire
  • So you can spend your wealth trying to hold on to you health?

summer-still-life-779386_640That, my friend, the noble path to be responsible members of society is in fact an Establishment mind control narrative, a hold over from European feudalim and nothing more than an actual road to enslavement!

The good news is because of the Internet, Direct Selling and Marketing along with Email list building  anyone has the opportunity be there very own financial horticulturist.

In Europe they don’t dream.

In America that’s all we do!

That Extra Hole in Your Gym Shoe: SOLVED

Did you ever wonder what to do with that extra eyelet in your running shoe? It’s actually a very cool feature.

First and foremost, it’s there to help lock your heel in place which is great for preventing blisters and injury to your ankle during long runs or walks.

Second, it holds your laces in place so they won’t untie as easily. The less bending over, the better! lol..

Here’s a quick video on how to lock and load your laces like a champ.

I use this move all the time!