You know, if that's your thing. Despite entering the plan of the 2010 20K with the best of intentions, I would soon discover that there's a little something one needs to keep in mind about money – you can make heaps and heaps of it, if making money is the force that drives you. That means you have to be willing to give up your spare time in the pursuits of making money. You have to be willing to prioritize your money-making activities over anything else. In my opinion, you essentially need to let money have sway over your life if you want to make more money than you're making in your 9-to-5 job.
This isn't me. I should've realized it from the beginning, but it took getting in the midst of the project and trying random ventures to really figure it out.
I'm fortunate enough to be employed by a sturdy organization, able to save towards things coming up in my future (for example, my wedding). I do okay. If I was really aiming to make extra cash, what is my true intention for gathering it? To buy things because I'm not patient enough to save for them? To build a nest egg "just in case" things happen? Really, I think a lack of planning coupled with a lack of vision made this harder to accomplish than I'd originally thought.
So then, what is my thing?
Making things easy. Or easier than they are already.
Our lives are filled with clutter and stuff. I'm a good example of this. If you look at any of my work areas, you'll find numerous unread documents, books and drawings that I hope to complete. The intent is there, but I haven't gotten around to it. My browser bookmarks are numerous. My hard drives have a ton of files that are to-do lists, things I intend to read or learn…
I've got to get this all sorted out.
I'm convinced that I could use them all together to make one awesome end-product that is the sum of all the things I learned and practiced, but I think I need to work on the smaller parts first.
So how about this. I'll wrap up 2010 on a good note and tell you guys about everything that happened this year.
But next year?
It's time to sort all of this out 🙂
See you there!