The $0-$10K/Day Case Study: Day 128

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Day 128

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Man, yesterday was a good day.

In the case study post from yesterday, I talked about a big strategy shift that I  had in mind. In short, I  gave up a lot of pressure on myself and helped simplify down what I wanted to achieve.

In short, my fiancee helped me realize it was okay to push back the deadline to buy investment property, double down on paying off  debt and taxes first, and relieve a lot of pressure on myself.

Removing that mental burden was great.

Yesterday was great.

I woke up, I made my fiancee pancakes and eggs and bacon for breakfast.

I did some work for my day job and some for my consulting, but nothing crazy. It was a good “break” day.

I’m going to get bored quickly and want to do more consulting. But, once I am bored, I need to channel that boredom into my business.

What I did yesterday to make $10K a day at 30

The current phase of the plan

I’m in Phase #1:  The Job & Side Hustle Phase.  You can read more about the phases and my plan to get to $10K/a day at 30 here.

Wake up & sleep:

I woke up at 5:27 am after going to bed at 11:58, for a total amount of sleep of 5 hours and 3 minutes.

As you would expect, my recovery was extremely low at 29%.

It was interesting though, I bounded out of bed at 5:30 in the morning and was feeling great. I didn’t really feel tired until later in the day, which was definitely outside the norm for a 5:30 wake up, at least during the quarantine.

I think this new strategy is a much better one.

Exercise

I bought a Peloton, which will arrive in roughly 3 months. Either way, it’s long over-due from a workout perspective.

Other than that, not a lot. I had a strain score of 12.6, which is probably driven by general activity around the apartment.

Stress levels

I was at a 4/5, with 1 being the highest.

Blissful day, to say the lease

Diet

Diet was coffee, a huge smoothie, and nothing for dinner. 3/5 with 1 being the best.

My Day Job

A few calls, but nothing crazy

Investment real estate

We haven’t heard from either property manager, which is a bit of a bummer.

I hope we hear from them by tomorow. Otherwise, that means it’s been 3+ days without a response to our emails.

Again, business is about doing what you said you were going to do. Responding to emails should be table stakes, but for some reason, it’s really not.

My Actual Business

We’re in the process of moving. One thing that has been very clear in this process is how much of a  hassle that is.

I think the hassle we’re feeling, and the realtor is feeling, shows a proof point for my business. I’m excited about it.

Side Consulting

I have a few projects going on now.

Business plan

I did two hours here

Private Equity

I haven’t heard back from these guys, and that’s okay.

Financial modeling

I did a good amount of work here to button this up, with the expectation of finishing things up hopefully soon.

Frameworking

I was added to an invite for next week, but that’s it right now

Sourcing new work

I had a pitch call for a particular gig. I think I executed about a B-, largely because I didn’t go a good job building report with the client.

It may happen, but I think it’s probably 20% chance.

$10K/day website

Published the post

Family

Pancakes and bacon for my fiancee

Miscellaneous

Nothing really here

Rescue Time Daily Screenshot

The interesting takeaway here:

This is, by far, the most hours I’ve worked in any given day in a while. Perhaps all of the quarantine.

However, it was the least stressful day I’ve had in a long time.

Interesting correlation, right?

I think part of it is the strategy shift, and I think part of it is because I was up at 5:30.

Waking up early is a game-changer. It’s a few hours of work to get stuff done without people calling or emailing me.

I love doing it, and I haven’t been during the quarantine. I think I might need to do so again

What I made today

Job: $170

Rental Income (13 units): $33

UpWork: $0

Consulting: $394

My Actual Business: $0

Affiliate: Not doing yet

WordPress Maintenance Site: Not doing yet

Dividend Income: Not doing yet

Micro-SAAS’s: Not doing yet, 

Hotels: Not doing yet

Total: $597

Today’s pro-rated amount of monthly & yearly expenses

Expenses: $250

Once I pay off my debt, I’ll break out expenses into a line by line as well.

Today’s Income (pre-tax)

Made  $347

My plan for tomorrow

Tomorrow I need to:

  • Finish up some business plan work
  • Finish up some modeling work
  • Put some thought into business planning
  • Write a post for a recurring client

 

I’m feeling tired today, but it’s not that bad. It’s going to be a good day.

1,628 days until I turn $30. I’m making $10K a day passively by then

What I did yesterday to make $10K a day at 30

The current phase of the plan

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Wake up & sleep:

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Exercise

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Stress levels

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Diet

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My Day Job

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Investment real estate

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My Actual Business

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Side Consulting

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$10K/day website

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Miscellaneous

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Rescue Time Daily Screenshot

Today’s pro-rated amount of monthly & yearly expenses

Today’s Income (pre-tax)

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My plan for tomorrow

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Dean Woods

Dean Woods

Dean’s goal is to create $10,000/day in passive income through entrepreneurship. Too many people write “success porn” that skates over the struggles many face in entrepreneurship. His goal is to create something real that highlights the lack of sleep, disappointment from family, and setbacks you really face in entrepreneurship. The hope is that $10K a day swill inspire someone else out there to make their entrepreneurship dreams happen. Dean Woods is side hustling and working a full time job to kickstart his entrepreneurial path. Prior to this life, Dean was a management consultant. Dean graduated with honors from The Wharton School.

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