Let’s put the passive income lead headline aside for a second… and go into an example of how we’re living in unprecedent culturally-crazy times!
“It is difficult to find peace in the woods when armed frogmen might be lurking behind every tree,” lawyers for the Whidbey Environmental Action Network, commented. LMAO!
So, I wonder what kind of “peace” these residents will FEEL when our warriors can’t get the timely, specialized and adequate training they need to protect these whiny ass people’s freedoms.
The SEAL’S have been using this area of Washington State because it “provides a unique environment of cold water, extreme tidal changes, multi-variant currents, low visibility, complex underwater terrain, climate and rigorous land terrain, which provides an advanced training environment,” said Navy spokesman Joe Overton.
(back to me…)
YET, the burgeoning anti-America, anti-military, anti anything hard lined and self-responsible thinking America — led by the social justice bluechecks and woke mob…
Are now trying to CANCEL the SEAL’s use of this Washington State shoreline because local residents are concerned about “both the physiological and environmental impact the SEAL training can have on others using the parks.”
Again, LMAO! File this story under ‘here’s your sign!’ Oh what idiotic times we’re living in.
WHAT SOCIAL THREADS I’M ENJOYING
- Cancel culture is starting to feel the perils of its own creation. – Eric Post
[related] Neil Young and perfect equilibration in the market. – John Castagnini
- Men and their role as a masculine intimate partner. – Angela Langlotz – over 300 comments. Wow!
- Web3 and criticism that isn’t not actually decentralized. – cdixon.eth
- Getting comfortable with being uncomfortable is one of the fastest ways to learn new skills and create a future different than your past. – Dr. Thaddeus Gala
- Movies every man should watch before he dies. – @Afrikanwolf
- To care for his wife, Chuck Norris completely disappeared from public view and Hollywood. – Relationship Rules
- Build Once, Sell Twice is a mindset. A playbook. – Dickie Bush
- Stop trying to do everything “right” and just start doing. – Everte Farnell
- The ebbs & flow of the market and looking forward to a precious metals / crypto breakout. –John Carter
WHAT I’M CREATING
Well… that was (wasn’t) fun!
My riff about my recent health experience, as possible [Koh-vid], and some contrarian thoughts about causality and effect in the body. If you already read the email version, you can join the discussion here…
WHAT ARTICLES I’M READING
10 ways to get the most out of your time on this planet
These 10 nuggets were taken from Oliver Burkeman’s book Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals. In the article, you’ll see how the wisdom is tied to that one commodity, the Time you have on earth, that isn’t renewable. Nor is it known. Once you’re okay with time & death, you can start living with leverage and priorities in mind, as Oliver makes clear.
Passive Income Is A Lie, But Scalable Income Is Real
Ben Le Fort is spot on: “the idea of passive income is a load of crap.” Brad and I, years ago, talked about why in our screencast-chat The Legend of Automated Money. Ben also explains why what most people refer to as “passive” income is actually something else entirely. There are ways to achieve true hands-off cash-flow, automated income. But, there’s certain things that must be in play first.
The $94 Trillion World Economy in One Chart
This chart is a powerful visual reminder of just who the big dawgs are in the “GDP dog park.” A country’s gross domestic product number is a barometer of its economic health. The the GDP of the U.S. alone is greater than the combined GDP of 170 countries, that doesn’t overshadow it’s burgeoning debt, either.
The Secret to Superhuman Strength
An Illustrated Meditation on the Life of the Body, the Death of the Self, and Our Search for Meaning. “Peel it back far enough and beneath every obsession, every compulsion, every peculiarity of being, every creative act and every destructive act, there is the kernel of some universal human struggle or longing — usually for love or for control, the twin faces of the elemental human heartache: we are born to die, and in the meantime life is one great uncertainty throughout which we are fundamentally alone, no matter the people and possessions we surround ourselves with.”
Money has never felt so fake
As Jacob Goldstein wrote in Money: The True Story of a Made-Up Thing, all money is sort of a collective myth. “Money feels cold and mathematical and outside the realm of fuzzy human relationships. It isn’t,” he wrote. “Money is a made-up thing, a shared fiction. Money is fundamentally, unalterably social.”
From my friends across the pond (in the U.K.), Karl Moore & Andrew Roth, here’s a no-brainer offer to activate any state of mind you desire, just by listening to a few .mp3s.
WHAT I’M WATCHING / Listening To
The Alpinist – 1:34:00
A real-life documentary, via NetFlix, about (ultimately) what it means to live while not fearing death.
How To Acquire & Grow A Profitable Business – 31:20
If you’ve ever wanted the down ‘n dirty scoop on acquisition financing and business buys, then watch this presentation.
Randy Pausch’s Last Lecture – 39:56
Edited down for concise impact. Confronted with incurable cancer, and dying at 47, this lecture made Randy a Lou-Gehrig-like symbol of the beauty and briefness of life.
3 Ways To Sell More Without Selling – 31:04
The easiest sales system in the world is the one that gives you frequency and familiarity tied to your prospects. In this presentation, you’ll hear Mike Shreeve give many examples of how to employ this in your business.
Becoming a Man of Action via the Dopamine Detox
Mark Queppet, founder of The Universal Man community, says: “If you’re struggling to reach the levels of progress and productivity you want, there’s a good chance that your problem is not just a lack of effort. It’s more likely that your modern lifestyle is sapping you of the precious neurochemicals you need to truly get hooked into advancing the story of your own life.”
Check out my friend Chris Campbell’s co-authored book, The Big Book of Crypto. With it, you’ll understand why crypto exists… its philosophical underpinnings… what problems it solves… where the puck is headed… and how to capitalize on it for life-changing wealth.
If you haven’t already, click here to learn how to claim your copy.
WHAT RESOURCES I’M FINDING VALUABLE
Refind – Free
This is fast becoming my favorite I-look-forward-to-opening-it content app. With access to more than 6,000 sources, from big publisher to small indie blogs, Refind will serve up 5 key daily links for you; relevant links tied to your favorite topics and people.
The BlueParrott C400-XT Voice-Controlled Bluetooth Headset – $139
This headset was recommended by my friend Jay; a longtime mail-marketing guy out of Vegas who is constantly on the phone. And sure enough, its noise-cancelling capabilities are amazing. I now use this headset throughout the week, too.
The State of Email 2022 Report – Free
Read about the trends and innovations in email marketing in 2021 and get actionable insights from industry experts to help improve your email marketing strategy for 2022.
Untools.co – Free
Why make key decisions or try and solve a challenging problem without the benefit of a “tool?” This site was first brought to my attention by Claudia Dawson. I had it bookmarked for over 2 years and have tapped into it’s listing every now and then. Give it a whirl yourself.
This site is a door-to-door travel information and booking engine, helping you get to and from any location in the world. Find all the transport options for your trip. The site displays up to date schedules, route maps, journey times and estimated fares from relevant transport operators, ensuring you can make an informed decision about which option will suit you best.
WHAT I’M PONDERING
A few quotes from older, wiser, more accomplished men:
Profits are the only measurable way of knowing that you are making the world a richer place. You take resources and labor… you work them up into finished products and services… and then sell them for more than you invested to make them. You make a profit. And your customers get something they want. Is there any other reliable gauge of ‘doing good?’– Bill Bonner
So, they are putting their money on January 6. They are calling it an “insurrection” and a “threat to Democracy.” I’ve watched just about every bit of video put out by CNN, CNBC, and the rest. It was about as scary as a group of high school teens throwing cherry bombs in the school bathroom. That they have made this characterization [an “insurrection”] work is a mind-boggling media accomplishment.– Mark Ford
Questions? Comments about anything above?
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