My story. Motivator. Tough to make the Dream Happen

EyesExist

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So. Just a bit of motivation from somebody's who down right now but will never be kept out of the success.

I been poor and I been rich... and you know what.. i choose rich every fucking time but if I have to be poor for a second to do what's needed for fam/friends, i can manage .

I had a seriously GREAT run on the web 2002 through 2017's end..

But let me take you back .. before this, i was passionate about music & basketball. I sold my music in high school to anyone that would listen and got a song on Clemson University radio, which took off... made me a bit of a buzz around the town. I knew then, my dream would be to be successful in music one day. This led to me seeing a few artists from Texas being super succesful with the internet and I began to learn. NOBODY Believed I could make anything happen. Everyone thought my internet shit was a joke.


I founded a groundbreaking website in 2002 , which i sold to one of the founders of instacart in 2008, when he was just a millionaire (but still... well into millions lol).


Fast forward again.........
As a 20-something male I founded another groundbreaking project that combined models, my camera, & a product niche I loved. Taking pictures of women for a living .... Cool shit for any guy under 25 i must admit.
I let this project go though.. too many girls didn't really want to model. They just wanted attention and their 'young self' was effecting their 'new path' into being a fully clothed teacher or Government worker etc LOL

To go with this, I also started a subscription site where i gave people the product from that niche at lowest prices on-line more or less. I was getting like $49 to $99 per membership ... I sold this business off to a friend.

After this, about 2009 , I had a Youtube moment. Went viral and figured out how to scale things with SEO. Before people knew you could point links at videos, i as crushing it. I pointed this out on Wickedfire and wrote an eBook about it.. EVERYONE on WickedFire mocked me and took it as a joke. Now all those same people are doing those same techniques, started probably 3 years after my eBook (i sold a few copies, not many).

It was fun though with YOuTube..Got paid for appearances and all. Covered the hometown newspaper, made it to hollywood as one of YouTube's first groups to enter the Culver City YouTube space

Then .....once in Hollywood and I saw how fake entertainment was....... I was a bit annoyed ... plus I was losing steam / energy to blog and i couldn't provide links to my videos the way I was before... etc etc... And I found affiliate marketing. Oh.... once i found AMing, i had a life chanaging run from ~2012 or 2013 - 2015. Then 2016-2017, i banged it out for a bit and made some more dreams happen. Traveled the world. I have photos from around 2008 where i was sitting on my bed with the city skylines of the world I dreamed of seeing...... and by 2017, I had photos in those cities. Amazing life.

Now, in came 2018. I met a person who i cared about but soon became the 'crutch' of . I took on their wars and gave up my money and time to help them seem 'right' in life. Why? I didn't come from a wealthy background so I could relate. They were striving but their family was holding them back in some very wrong ways..... anyhow, all of 2018, i spent money and had no time.

The result? I went broke. From all the problems I helped fix .. i lost myself .. lots of stress and issues i had dodged all my life successfully. .. they finally found their way to me.... I even Even sold my gold and diamonds because I wasn't healed myself from all the negativity I was around and people kicking me when I was down.

So be end of 2018:
I was fighting my way back. I learend how to work reddit and launched a successful subred with 2k followers that are active.

I got on eBay.... By Jan 2019.. was almost doing $10k in sales the first month and stabilziing my life once more BUT they then cancelled my paypal saying i was high risk.. no other reasons.. no negatives on my account.

So, i transition into getting others to sell what I found I could sell.... And it went okay at first but once volume went high, I had to start cutting back because people couldn't handle the customers of ebay.

Meantime, i launched my own brand store with the product I knew were selling and that's been going well but it's not stable on Google so.... I don't have $$$ yet

In short... i'm still broke but I now know how to do product launches, funnel pages, reddit pushes, found new google news posts sources, have web site developers from Central EUrope (Trustable) & learned new SEO strategies....... BUT, i'm now living out of my car a few days until i get to a new place , just pushing through the madness waiting on my break.


And the funny thing, I just remembered my website of 11 years, one which i launched with my YouTube Career..... has a lot of bcklinks & content.... so i'm going to use it to fundraise and sell a limited amount of links.

moral of the story:
- Your ideas are the most valuable thing you will have as an entrepreneur
- What you've done in the past can never be erased or diminished. With the internet, many times, it can be revamped for new profit
- Ownership is important
- Starting over, forces you to learn new things sometimes that will take you up to the "Super Saiyan" version of your Goku self

As i type this, I'm in a public library ... most of my stuff in storage... and what i'm traveling to my next AirBNB rental with is in my car.

NEVER STOP! We all go through it. Just everyone's not ready to admit it.

I just want to admit it so when the stories talk about me, people know it waasn't fake.
 
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We had similar starts. I did the exact same music thing in high school. Sold copies locally, sold physical copies all around the globe to nearly every major country and smaller ones I didn't even know existed at the time. Ended up in the newspaper. Same story!

It's also how I got involved with the internet. Though I had built what are basically web 2.0's about anime (before anyone knew what it was) and aliens (lol) on Geocities, I eventually built my own artist site, ecommerce store, and forum. Learned HTML, CSS, all that. That was like 20 years ago. Time friggin flies.

Great story and real insight into the hustle, the ups and downs, and the need to protect yourself, time, and resources from poisonous people.
 

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We had similar starts. I did the exact same music thing in high school. Sold copies locally, sold physical copies all around the globe to nearly every major country and smaller ones I didn't even know existed at the time. Ended up in the newspaper. Same story!

It's also how I got involved with the internet. Though I had built what are basically web 2.0's about anime (before anyone knew what it was) and aliens (lol) on Geocities, I eventually built my own artist site, ecommerce store, and forum. Learned HTML, CSS, all that. That was like 20 years ago. Time friggin flies.

Great story and real insight into the hustle, the ups and downs, and the need to protect yourself, time, and resources from poisonous people.
I feel like it was worth it honestly. The person i did that for is a friend, even now . I feel their decisions are a bit backwards sometimes but still, made a lot of people stare truth in the face.

The people who tried to kick me while i was down though; Different story

That's hilarious on Geocities. I had one of those too.. i started learning HTML basics with a Kobe Bryant fan page on Geo Cities. Wow. And my first site had a big forum... the one i sold...
 

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So I've been just living out of my car for the last week, excluding 2 days to 'refresh'

I've traveled 2 states, city hopping and learning the homeless life

I'm doing this to just build money to invest really...........and i kind of always said I wanted to let go of all the materal shit and just go.... so it's a 2 for 1 for me... and a pleasure to continue minus the nights of 40 degree weather.. that's a bit of a challenge lol Thank god I bought a nice fleece blanket about a year ago (blanket of fate)

So.. what I've learned........

Places to get free wifi that's solid:
1 - Library
2 - Whole Foods
3 - Barnes and Nobles
4 - Starbucks


Places to Park and Sleep
1 - Walmart 24 hour parking lots.. police don't bother you
2 - Rest Stops
3 - Major truck stop gas stations (Luvs, Hot Spot, etc) / Usually have showers at the larger ones

I had to learn all this myself. Figured I'd share the info in case someone else might face some obstacles one day or just want to hit the road with no end goal of destination.

Any tips:
1- have that sunscreen blinder for the front windshield
2- I'd reccommend having some sort of blinder for the side windows as well. My rears are naturally tinted (jeep life).
3- a cooler is nice touch
4 - Put your stuff in storage and by all means, pay your storage fees. Have restraint to not lose all your ownings.


It's crazy. I have a ton of knowledge to earn right now but i had no money to invest after choosing to help others last year. I wouldn't go as far as I did last year again but...........not mad i did either. If you really 'want it' ... shit like this won't bother you... you handle
 

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Wow.. talking about being invested.

What are the steps form here?

Do you know where you want to settle (state/city), what you are looking for in terms of apartment/house - size, location etc?

If, how long are you planning on continuing the homeless life?

Do you want to explore more cities / states before?

How much are you really saving? AFAIK, costs balloon wihtout a home as well - for example you can't stock food without refrigeration, etc..
 

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Wow.. talking about being invested.

What are the steps form here?

Do you know where you want to settle (state/city), what you are looking for in terms of apartment/house - size, location etc?

If, how long are you planning on continuing the homeless life?

Do you want to explore more cities / states before?

How much are you really saving? AFAIK, costs balloon wihtout a home as well - for example you can't stock food without refrigeration, etc..
Yeah, you have to learn how to live on a budget something serious without the fridge.

I keep basics for breakfast in car
  1. i eat raw eggs with orange juice (from gym habits)
  2. I've learned grocery stores cook food rather cheap (whole chicken $5)
  3. keep a cereal bar, oatmeal, & cereal with me
  4. Raw fruits and veggies aren't expensive
How long of a term?
1) Dont know. Honestly doesn't bother me right now. If i can get my bills paid and keep it pushing like this, saving money.. I could do it for a month or two..... I'd try to stay at an airbnb or something like once every 7 to 10 days just to get a full body rest.. If i was in a countryside area... aww man.. I'd be swimming in lakes, fishing, etc .... sleeping on earth.. lol
 

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So the coolest thing i found out.

Truck Stops have showers.... I already knew this but I never used one.. So i decided to use it instead of AirBNB.. it's $12 to shower.

SURPRISINGLY these showers are super nice. super clean. It's basically a master suite bathroom kind of setup with mirrors, lights, full shower, sitting area, toilet......

I got to shave, clean up.. etc nice...

They provide toiletries as well if you want......

To clarify, I went to a Pilot Truck Stop ... not sure if they are Top of the line or what but I can use these no problem. I just prefer super early hours (2-5am) because once Truckers wake up... there will be a line many times.
 
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So the coolest thing i found out.

Truck Stops have showers.... I already knew this but I never used one.. So i decided to use it instead of AirBNB.. it's $12 to shower.

SURPRISINGLY these showers are super nice. super clean. It's basically a master suite bathroom kind of setup with mirrors, lights, full shower, sitting area, toilet......

I got to shave, clean up.. etc nice...

They provide toiletries as well if you want......

To clarify, I went to a Pilot Truck Stop ... not sure if they are Top of the line or what but I can use these no problem. I just prefer super early hours (2-5am) because once Truckers wake up... there will be a line many times.
Maybe check out some coworking spaces.

Don't know what's the price in the U.S., but here a "hot desk" costs 99 EUR per month, which includes a cool room to work from 24/7, kitchen with a fridge, microwave, free coffee, water, sometimes snacks, a restroom with Xbox n shit, and a bathroom with a shower. Also, there usually are a lot of freelancers and startup people around who like to talk. :wink:
 

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Maybe check out some coworking spaces.

Don't know what's the price in the U.S., but here a "hot desk" costs 99 EUR per month, which includes a cool room to work from 24/7, kitchen with a fridge, microwave, free coffee, water, sometimes snacks, a restroom with Xbox n shit, and a bathroom with a shower. Also, there usually are a lot of freelancers and startup people around who like to talk. :wink:
Great idea. I just watched & posted a travel video with a guy talking bout this and didn't even think about doing it.. Great way to point out the obvious.

I do like the solitude at the moment as i'm building though. It's been making me take advantage of time to read and create content a lot better.
 

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Its' weird. I find living like this to be peaceful and i get more done with my time... by far.

reading a ton more.. i get more work done on library.

Really considering continuing this lifestyle a while
 

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So i rented a spot for 2 days to actually focus on a few things and i needed long periods for uploads.

I really noticed already, productivity goes down for some reason for me like this .... i guess because i'm no alienating myself.

Also I'm actually having unhealthier habits too I notice once stagnant in a home....

When im living in my car.

i wake up, hit the park.. Walk some Always active & moving at diff parts of the day.

Once in library, i work straight for like 8 hours. A basic lunch break.
Then I go to Barnes and Nobles , where i continue to work & it's a 15-20 minute commute. I work there another 4 hours.
If it's warm day I may skip B&N and just go hoop with people

Then After B&N, I go to a spot to sleep. There's wifi there so I usually do a little more small work, before i sleep. I sleep until 8 or 9 in the morning (and i get GREAT sleep at these spots b/c it's all truckers around ).. lol

Wake up.. repeat.

I'm reading a new book too. "The Science of Success - Wallace D Wattles" . Amazing. Got it for $7 at B&N on sale. It is fucking motivation to really remind you what life is about and how energy works in the science of success. A GREAT READ & motivator.




just got done with the Richest man in Babylon:



This really gave me great motivation on saving. PAYING YOURSELF is a great way to motivate yourself. Amazing!