- Sep 3, 2014
June 2018 GoalsThis month is us wrapping up the 2nd quarter of the year, whether we like it or not. Last month came and went fast, as will this one.
No matter how much we've achieved up until this point, there is always a way to push the limit. Been grinding out content? You can publish double by introducing some outsourcing. Need more traffic? You can do some guerrilla traffic leaking. Everything can scale.
If you've pitter pattered around in the previous five months, that's on you, but all is not lost. There's more than enough time to pull it together.
Whenever I make these threads, I try to put a piece of motivation in it. Here's one I re-encountered recently that has a lot of wisdom packed into 1 minute of time.
"F--- You Money"
Having "F. U. Money" isn't about making a boatload of cash and being able to spend it whenever and however you want. It's about your "Fortress of Solitude." It's about your assets that can't be taken away from you. At the end of the day, all you really need is a house that's fully paid off, a paid off car, and enough money to cover the taxes on both. Nobody can own you then. Nobody can disrespect you or take advantage of you, because you can walk away at any time.
That house and car can be of whatever quality you want. It can be a small two bedroom square and a "jap economy shitbox" car. I've been driving the same Japanese car for over 15 years and it's saved me at least $30,000 if not more.
Now, if you ask me, getting your Fortress of Solitude together is only step one. It's the step that removes all of the anxiety and worries. That's when you unlock the right to go for the next level, where you have so much expendable money nothing relatively reasonable is out of reach for you or your people.
A lot of people screw up and put the cart before the horse and forget to establish their fortress.
I think that we can take this concept, meant for life in general, and make it work for our projects too, but I'll leave that to you to think about. Can your website, SaaS, eCommerce store... can they have fortresses of solitude?
If so, how are you moving towards establishing that this month?