Jan 1st Is Gone - Where are you at?

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All this arguing is pointless because you all have different goals. CCarter wants to be at the top of the food chain, Kevin wants to run a lifestyle business, and others want to spend their time on the internet ranting about how the illuminati keeps them down.
 

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All this arguing is pointless because you all have different goals. CCarter wants to be at the top of the food chain, Kevin wants to run a lifestyle business, and others want to spend their time on the internet ranting about how the illuminati keeps them down.
Yup. Although I think Carter was trying to inspire those who have dreams of being billionaires. Don't want to dissuade those who have that potential and vision.

Personally, I would never want what Musk has. He's a billionaire working 18/hr days in his 40s. He's committed to a vision for sure, so I doubt the money means that much to him. That's great - we need people like Elon to push innovation forward in stagnant markets.

But I'm not built like that, nor do I want to be. I'd rather work hard now, built assets, and cash out later so I can enjoy the elements of life that have nothing to do with wealth accumulation. Money is a means to freedom for me, not an end. My identity and self-worth aren't contingent upon numbers in accounts. But they are contingent on the amount of freedom and options I have.

I think many people could become billionaires if they really wanted that. But is it worth the sacrifice? It's not for me.

When I'm in my 40s, I'd be happy with a few Ms in the bank, and relatively few business obligations that keep me from my other interests.
 
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My method is much the same. Dec 15-Jan 15 is spent reading, day dreaming, and reviewing my personal rituals and methods. I check for areas where I am bullshitting myself and correct. Also gives my brain a break. I continue with current plans but avoid taking on brand new ground level projects. There are two times a year that I historically make poor decisions and this time frame is one.

When looking for a partner I look for a grinder. I can correct for misguided focus and inefficiencies. I have never been able to correct for employee minded work ethic.
 
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