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Archive for January 2014

Week 13 More and More

Last week was a good transition week, and it has led to me wanting to get back involved with Learn it in 10.  One big issue I am having is whether I want to enjoy my freedom, or if I want to continue to work towards the dream life.  Is it time to reap the rewards of past work, or is this an opportunity to just put in a little more work and get even better results.  When I first got back from Australia I wanted to just learn Portuguese, Work out and really heavily try and rapid learn Jiu Jitsu.  However my ideal self is one that does something bigger than just making a website that sells dancewear…I want to be able to tell people that I did something real cool, something that I am proud of.

I decided to wait to get really heavy on learning Jiu Jitsu and Portuguese till I get to Brazil, which makes sense especially for the Portuguese.  The truth is just working out, learning stuff, and practicing a martial art is kind of my dream life.  However my true dream would be to be doing that well making money doing something I love.  My idea is to get a couple basic episodes of learn it in 10 done (or at least ready for editing) before I get to brazil and while I am there to work extensively on a learn it in 10 series for both Jiu Jitsu and for Portuguese.

Some More Things Going On

“I think that much of the advice given to young men about saving money is wrong. I never saved a cent until I was forty years old. I invested in myself – in study, in mastering my tools, in preparation. Many a man who is putting a few dollars a week into the bank would do much better to put it into himself.”

-Henry Ford

I am trying to take this quote t heart and reinvest the money I make into making myself better.  The first thing I want to do is fix my body, make it feel great.  I hired an online personal trainer who I sent videos and pictures to, and he told me what I need to work on to balance my body out, and I am super excited about this decision.  I also started getting ART or active release technique done by a guy 30 minutes away from my house, and he is real good, it has already made my shoulder feel like new again.  I am really excited about how I see my body being fixed.

I went to an isolation float tank this weekend but the interesting thing was I couldn’t really relax because my body just ached too much.  This made me realize I need to start getting a little more serious about getting back into yoga, which is a little hard because I don’t have a ton of time, but I think I want to commit to three times a week minimum.

 

Things To Do

I am looking to record somewhere around 5 episodes before I get to Brazil, all the basics, Physics in 10, Philosophy, World Religion, What happens when die? What’s the Meaning Of Life.  I might do a couple more if I have time, but I still haven’t written the scripts for the last two, so I don’t know if I will have time.

I would also like to write one to two GOOD articles for this website a week.  The first one will be on Jiu Jitsu, and the next on Portuguese.  These will act as precursors to my work with learn it in 10, and will basically outline how I plan on learning these two skills well in Rio.

Wrap – Up

The business is going extremely well, without even trying we are averaging around $450 in revenue per day for the month.  The great part is, it is increasing constantly.  Truth is I could pretty much guarantee that I will be able to make enough money from this to support me for a long time, but the truth is it is not enough.  I want more, not because I want more money, but because I want to be able to do it on my own.  I want to have that back up of having income come from more than just one source.  I also want the “fame” that comes from that, not because I want people to know who I am, but because I want to be able to access high level people and offer them something.  What I mean by this is I want to be able to get in contact with people I want to meet, talk to and learn from, and they see value in meeting me and being on my blog or youtube channel or whatever.  So when I say that I want some fame it’s not so people will recognize me but so that I am a person that people will want to meet.

Another note, something that goes a little against that grain but I have once again noticed that when I do not get enough carbs, I am not as happy.  I will try experimenting with ketogenic diets when I get back from Rio, but as of right now I notice when I have less carbs I am just not as happy.  It could be that I am not getting enough calories, or when I avoid carbs is when I am being more picky and not as relaxed but it’s a correlation I have seen again and again in my life.

Structure and Goals Week 7-12

Its been a long time since I have updated this blog, and a lot has gone on, went from Medellin, back home in so cal, over to Australia, and now I have been back home for about a week.
Things are going good, real good.

The business is just blowing up, last month we averaged $450 a day and this month so far we are averaging at least $400 in sales (though the number may be go up before the end of the month).

I started doing Jiu Jitsu rather seriously and found a tournament that is about a month away which is just enough time to try and learn as much as possible in a short time. I am also going to Rio de Janerio, Brazil Feb.25th and would like my jiu jitsu to be decent by the time I get there. I am extremely grateful to have found this sport and to have a goal and some solid structure to achieve the goal.

I am also learning Portuguese spending about 2 hours a day doing that, so that by the time I get to Rio I can just focus on practicing and kind of stop the learning process. Though I wonder if it would be better to just focus on Jiu Jitsu while I am at home and then focus primarily on Portuguese when I get to Rio. I may put on hold the whole learning Portuguese and Jiu Jitsu at the same time, since I want to win the competition that is in a month.

I have kind of unofficially put the whole learn it in 10 thing on hold, though I might start working on that again soon. I wrote around 30 scripts and could start filming whenever, however I am not sure if I have enough space to really do the filming. I might try and film a couple videos before I leave, and I might try and get something up on kick starter to see if I can raise some money for the project.

I will be writing up a post on learning Jiu Jitsu and Portuguese fairly soon, so look for that.

That is all for now, enjoy your week!