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!

Top 3 YouTube Hacks of All Time

I’m a Life Hack junky. If you have any wacky hack links or articles send them this way. I’ll be happy give you props and link to yo’ stuff. Full article can be seen here.

This was courtesy of Indie Movie producer/director and Life Hack extraordinaire BWAR. A webcast with BWAR will hopefully be coming soon to a video or podcast near you.

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3) Start a Video Anywhere

Every have something you wanted to share but the part you wanted to show was halfway through the video.

Here’s the hack that attacks that problem.

You can do this in a few ways.

You can type in &t=YmXXs to the end of the URL as in the example below.

If this is the URL:

youtube.com/watch?v=7RWI3-8N_-Y

You can share 90 seconds in using this:

youtube.com/watch?v=7RWI3-8N_-Y&t=1m30s

But the easiets is to pause the video at the time you’d like to share it at, then right-click and choose ‘Copy video URL at current time’.

Cool, no? 😀

2) Make a GIF from a Video

Did you find a GIF-worthy moment? With the move below this hacks a snap.

If below is you URL

youtube.com/watch?v=gy1B3agGNxw

change it to this:

gifyoutube.com/watch?v=gy1B3agGNxw

You’ll be brought to Gifs.com, where you can chop, crop and drop your GIF to social networks with an easy link or download it for safekeeping!

And now my Number One favorite YouTube Life Hack…

1) Download YouTube Videos

To download a copy of a YouTube video there are a couple of URL shortcuts that easily let you do that.

If you URL is this:

youtube.com/watch?v=kFIsoq63lwo

Change it to one of these:

pwnyoutube.com/watch?v=kFIsoq63lwo
kickyoutube.com/watch?v=kFIsoq63lwo

Is that freaking cool or what…

Thanks BWAR! Keep em coming! 😀

This Is Not The Proper Use of the N-Word!

le-parc-du-val-de-chezine-est-enfin-arrive-bons-sportsBefore the sun comes up around 4 or 5 in the morning Paris is still. Even winter’s rainy mist gets lazy and quiets it’s constant drip, drip, drip.

When the desire hits to feel self important I like to move in on a pre-dawn raid for the Jungle Gym at Parc de la Villette.

Lit by the moon and the lamposts, it’s there I like to hang, stretch the back, do a few pull ups and pretend I’m young again.

My fellow commandos every time are a group of Asian business men and women doing their thing, shooting the breeze, laughing, stretching, Tai Chi-ing and getting ready for the day.

And I’m sure, in their native tongue their going, “Hey, look at this guy…”

Mid-day brings the family and kids. Late afternoon brings young French-African males speaking French but also bonding in their native tongue. They shake hands, bro-hugging and more seriously than me, hit the Jungle Gym to work out.

Yes, we Americans are strange. Take Jack Nicholson: ‘I don’t need hair. I got personality!’ Parc de Villette is alot like him.

A smell touches the stomach.

b1d0450bf80707fbf0f044e89e810fd3She walks slow, laughing, talking, with eye-popping colorful attire and a gorgeous head-dress.

She pulls homemade food and drink from her caddy and sells it to her hungry young guys.

There is a great adoration for the African-American in France. Obama was almost like a Jesus figure for the Socialist Left. Black is Beautiful and Ghetto-Fabulous Chic is revered and embraced here in all walks of life.

Eventually a good ol’ American Boom Box fires up on the scene and what came out blew my mind.

Country music and Gangster Rap? I get it.

I respect it.

But both are not something that I know, enjoy or wish to explore.

Out of this boom box came American Gangster Rap I had no idea existed.

The music was extremely powerful. Bassline and bass drum were like one singular thing. It was minimal, halted, big, Gothic and dark. And the rappers were winding the most evil, misogynistic, Marilyn Manson-Nine Inch Nails times 1000, ghetto dirty, violent gang fables ever.

These African kids had no idea what they were listening to.

“When she resists anal sex I do this… I’ll slip this shit into her drink to get what I want… I got my 9 and I’ll shoot anyone that messes with me… I get it on, make her scream and then ditch the bitch the next day…”

And the N-word was triumph sprinkled like salt and pepper everywhere; throughout.

I know American Black culture. I made House Music in the 80’s. Harold Washington, Chicago’s first Black mayor was The Man… I went to his funeral. Some of my best friends in the world are African American.

Yo, My French-African bros who love the American Black thing.

This is not the proper use of the N-word!

This is how I grew up.

Laughter is better 😀