I have a lot of time with my thoughts. This can leave me open to negativity and questioning my existence. This is okay, because why wouldn’t my mind do that? When you stare at a wall and the road all day, your mind can go to some really strange places.
Plus, I’m learning that holy crap fitness equipment gets dusty. I probably sweep every other day (which still isn’t enough.)
Most of my days are spent generating traffic here. It’s all marketing. It’s all sitting. But in this month I’ve accomplished so much; general website traffic is increasing, blog viewership is growing, I’m building confidence discussing my trade with those that stop by. My gears are constantly running about business ideas, community events, content ideas, and any other plethora of little things. And you want to know what I’ve gotten really, really good at?
I had two people claiming they’re “handicapped and want to surprise their three daughters, aged 23, 25, and 28, who are on vacation for 5 weeks” and need me to pay their “private driver” $2,000 dollars in cash. I’ll claim naivety and admit I did seriously go along with the first one, until they claimed I could just bill their account for 3x as much money as I quoted them. Look dude, I know a taxi-driver isn’t making that much on one trip. You’re full of it and you can kick rocks, son.
I’ve had “Google” call me three times to put me on the front page. I told one lady, “I know you guys are a scam and I have no money.” She said, “No, you’re wrong. We’re not a scam.” And I said, “Hey lady, that’s what someone running a scam would say.” So she said she’ll sell it to my competitor, and I told her if she could convince them to do this, then maybe I’m glad they’re my competitor.
So remember kids, if “Google” ever calls you, thank them for calling you on your birthday. Or on your wedding day. Or maybe you’re in a strip-club and don’t have much time to talk. Regardless, thanks “Brian from Google” for calling me when I was getting a lap-dance on my birthday, which happened to be my bachelor party, while a stripper did what strippers do.