This year has been wild. A real grind.
More grindin’ than I imagined I would. Really surprisin’.
Cause you see – I’m really ambitious. I work two jobs, run a lil’ blog (this one), go to school, and also read biz, marketin’, sales and finance books on my off days.
And it doesn’t bother me. At all. I just truck on through. Learnin’ and learnin’ and learnin’…
You know, I dunno where I get this work ethic from. No idea. At all.
Didn’t get it from my parents. Or grandparents.
And that’s not dig at them…. But, man, I haven’t seen anyone around me doin’ the wild, varied stuff that I do.
I write, lift, drink kombucha religiously, shave my head a lot, into biz and marketin’ and finance.
All the while havin’ a physical disability!
Who do you know that has those combined talent and skills?
An odd combo, right?
Now, while I’ve had a pretty work a holic type year –
There is some stuff that is left to be desired.
So, let’s see how I did…
What Did I Get Better At This Year?
My writin’ skills are gettin’ better!
So, I’ve been writin’ for 4 years straight now. But I’ve never had a homebase type blog.
A personal brand, you know?
Why – you ask?
I was kinda nervous. And I didn’t know if my writin’ was good enough. But apparently it is. Cause I got this shout out from Ed Latimore. He’s a cool guy. A boxer.
Crazy stuff –
So, when I started this blog, it was supposed to me talkin’ ‘bout movies and stuff. But like anythin’ in life – it changed and morphed – into a diary? Self help? Or a Personal brandin’ blog, I guess.
I dunno what this is.
And I’m totally fine with that. Really I am.
Cause I’m human. And this blog is written by a human. And humans morph. And change, right?
Biz + Marketin’ + Sales!
Boy – oh – Boy!
I’ve read a lot of biz book this year. A lot of Trump, Gary V, Steve Jobs, Grant Cardone – to name a few. And not to be the next Steve Jobs, you know.
Just to be aware of the big moolah guys in America. I wanted to know how the big money guys think.
How do they make moolah?
Why are some people rich and some are poor?
And how can I increase my income – at least a lil’ bit?
I would go to Barnes and Noble and read and read and read.
I even found this book…
One of the best books I’ve read all year.
Basically, it talks ‘bout the importance of studyin’ sales, marketin’, and leadership.
Trust me it’s a good, good, good book. And has a bunch of value.
Also, I’ve been workin’ two customer service jobs all year, so I’ve been using sale techniques from those books too. And they work really well. And I also use those experiences for job interviews that I’ve had.
At the job interviews, I’m always cool, calm, collected. Like Batman. Stoic.
I like this sales technique/persona cause the responses I get ‘bout my “brand” is that I’m a laid back and chill type of guy.
You might want a different brand. But I like my Batman persona. A lot.
It’s cool, cool, cool!
What Fell To The Wayside?
Relationships fell to wayside a lil’ bit.
So – hold on –
In marketing, most marketers know that most people worry ‘bout their health, wealth and relationships the most. That plagues us for most of our lives.
We sell stuff, hit the gym (or not), flirt we each other, and spend time with family, mostly.
Some people are good at all three. Some are good two. Some are good at one. Some are good at none. Yikes!
Personally, I think it’s helpful to become an expert in one of those. Become good at it. Then move on to the next thing.
Or you can go super crazy and attack all three at once. Cause your wild person!
I’m not. I mean, I’m good at grindin’ super hard. But when it comes to those three things – it’s one at a time for me, you know?
So I chose wealth and a lil’ health this year.
I say lil’ health cause all I did this year was a bunch of liftin’ and refined my diet by addin’ Kombucha and carrot juice.
Most of my time and energy was focused on gettin’ better at copywritin’, sellin’, and marketin’.
I read and read and read.
Sold stuff on Ebay.
Sold mad gum to customers.
And wrote on this blog. And did a lil twitter.
I’m tryin’ to improve my wealth buildin’ skills. That’s all I’m doin’.
But the relationship portion of my life kinda took a dip. A lil’.
I’ve missed some get togethers.
And haven’t seen my friends as much.
It’s been grind, grind, grind.
And – you know what?
I’m not super sad ‘bout it. Doesn’t bother me.
I dunno why either.
I’m not a bad person. I love my relationships – but it feels good learnin’ new skills. And buildin’ somethin’ cool, you know?
Creatin’ somethin’ outta nothin’ is wonderful.
Buildin’ words is wonderful.
I love it.
It’s fun, fun, fun!
Anyway, here’s to a wonderful, fun filled, new year.
And I hope you grind it out too…
Cause the grind will never stop!