Finally: An Update
Finally: An Update
Wow, what a great little blogger I am! Traversing Sao Paolo, Barcelona, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Estonia, Croatia, Iceland and Greenland – and not a word to show for it. Sure, some of these places are repeats, but it’s still been fun and adventure. It’s essentially been a prolonged exercise in short term gratification, doing whatever the hell seemed like a fun idea at the time, off the back of the Internet Marketing Campaigns that were killing it for me from December to April. At least in South America I had a stable environment and an intellectual pursuit (Spanish) to keep a veneer of good habits and routines in place. But once I made the snap decision to join two friends in Europe whose sole prerogative was: girls; that all went flying out the window.
Towards the end of my umtempth euro tour, I’d degenerated into an absolute retard. I spent my last few days in Helsinki living like Charlie Sheen on holiday, having ridiculous after parties, and went to Greenland for little other reason than it was amusing to me at the time. Fortunately I caught myself in the middle of this spiralling behaviour and saw it wise to address the issue of the one way traffic in my bank account and get some income streams coming back in again.
With environment and influence playing key roles in productivity, I thought to return to Bali where I’d gotten a lot done at the start of the year in the company of two other friends (follow them at www.thestartuptakeoff.com) whose sole prerogative for the year was: make money. However, as my 6 months of carefree living was coming to an end, as was their 6 months of grinding it online. Hence I found myself in Bali, in only a barely a better environment than I’d left behind in Northern Europe. On top of this, I’d developed a severe case of insomnia that messed me up for a good 2 weeks.
Right now I’m writing this from a café in Ubud, Bali. I’m sure it reads terribly but I need to get back into it. Ubud itself is surprisingly nice – a little heavy on hippies and the tired stereotype of people ‘trying to find themselves’ but the food is universally amazing, and it’s a superior vibe than the one found in the trashy Australian Cancun known as Kuta. I’m riding out my last few days here and will be back in Auckland by the end of September. From there I’ll be back into Internet Marketing hard and providing glimpses into what I’ve been up to in Europe. On top of that I’ll also be releasing a product on just how exactly I make my money online. I do periodic coaching sessions with people as it is, but this should just make things easier for everyone concerned.
As a final observation, this is probably the last time I’ll really allow myself to go this far off the rails for this long without having my income streams properly in place. The transition back into something approaching equilibrium is pretty rough. On a positive note, it’s not like I’m returning to a 9-5 job, working for someone else, or something else horrific like that. I also ticked off almost everything I wanted to do this year from a travel standpoint. Furthermore, it’s amazing to see first hand what can be accomplished in six months if you just put your mind to something and GRIND.