We are rapidly approaching another milestone. The count down to 30 is about to hit another “100” milestone when it becomes 1,600 days left in just over a week’s time.
It’s been nearly 7 years since I’ve started writing down my goals each morning. I’ve learned a lot in that process, but one thing is perhaps the most striking: writing your goals daily truly gives you an understanding of how quickly time flies by.
It feels like it was yesterday where I woke up and wrote down 2,000 days left until I turn 30. I remember talking about it with my fiancee and making a big deal about it.
I could have sworn that was yesterday. It feels like it was.
Instead, here I sit, nearly 400 days later, as I watch time fly by. So let’s recap these 400 days that have flown by:
The positives of the last 400 days
- After years of trying different shit (looking at you dropshipping and KDP) I’ve figured out how to repeatably make money online
- I’ve made more than $200K consulting online in less than a year, and can count some of the biggest names in financial and the Fortune 500 as personal clients
- I entered and exited these 400 days with the love of my life. I love her more and more each day, she’s my everything
The negatives of the last 400 days
- I’m tired from balancing a day job and consulting
- My head hurts, a lot, as I try to think through what I need to do next
- I feel a declining sense of motivation to work on things and get things done
The operative question is if the positives outweigh the negatives. In a lot of ways, they quite obviously do.
In others, the fact I’m so tired helps play a big role as to my problem.
In short, I’m trading time for money and it’s about time for me to stop doing so.
I bought a domain name today. It’s time to start my company.
Yesterday there were 1,6110 days until I turn 30 and need to make $10K a day passively. Here’s how I spent it in pursuit of that goal
The current phase of the plan
I’m in Phase #3: The Business Phase. You can read more about the phases and my plan to get to $10K/a day at 30 here.
I still consult, and I still have a job. I’m looking forward to removing both of those ASAP.
Wake up & sleep:
I woke up at 6:26 am after going to bed at 11:09, for a total amount of sleep of 6 hours and 53 minutes. Recovery was 70%.
I actually don’t know why recovery was so high because I feel like absolute dogshit. I really don’t know who I feel like crap but I really, really do.
I need to take better care of myself.
No exercise. I can’t run outside because of the protests, but I should do something inside.
I was at a 2/5, with 1 being the highest. Not sure what the driver was here, but there was definitely something going on mentally that made it stressful. I think because it was a long day.
Diet was coffee, and Wingstop wings and fries for dinner.
4/5 with 1 being the best. Also probably making me feel like shit.
My Day Job
It was a Monday. I had some work, but less than an hour’s worth.
Investment real estate
There is a great new property that fits our investment criteria and is in the territory that we like to invest in. My agent and I were exchanging texts about it and we would be really excited to potentially put an offer in. It requires more cash, but it could be super nifty.
I don’t know if we can get the 8 unit and the 24 I’ve been talking about, and we obviously prefer the 24. It’s going to be a trade-off to figure out after we figure out what our financial situation looks like after taxes are due.
My Actual Business
Today was an exciting day!
Things are starting to move and happen, which is exactly what I want it to be doing.
I’m halfway through warming up my Gmail account so I can start scraping emails and send cold emails through Woodpecker to hop on the phone with people to interview them.
More excitingly, I bought my domain name. It’s a two-word domain that conveys a great experience and also is quite direct on what the business will do.
I own the domain that ends with .com, but I will actually set it up with the domain that ends in .io
The reason why is .io is used frequently by tech startups. It just seems a bit more “techy” and that’s the goal anyways. I want the business to be a tech-enabled version of a shitty product that already exists out there in the marketplace.
Still busy with lots of projects.
Exchanged a few emails with the client.
Made some tweaks after getting it back from my model guy
I had a call with a team to discuss the framework.
Quick phone call with this team. I’m going to need to fire them as clients. They take up an outsized percentage of my headache, but are paying me the least. It’s unfortunate but firing customers sometimes needs to happen.
Market Research & Customer Interviews
I had a few calls with internal stakeholders here to get to understand more about their business model and where things are going. These calls were helpful and I think a clear picture is beginning to form regarding the direction things are going.
More importantly, I think my main client stakeholder is happy with the direction things are going thus far.
Sourcing new work
The daily post.
I love my fiancee with all of my heart
Rescue Time Daily Screenshot
What I made today
Current Income Streams
- Job: $170
- Rental Income (13 rental units): $43
- Business Plan: $145
- Framework: $250
- Customer Interviews: $430
Planned income streams
- My Actual Busines
- Local Serviced Based Business
- WordPress Maintenance Site
- Dividend Income
Today’s pro-rated amount of monthly & yearly expenses
Life Expenses: $109.73
- Rent, utilities, Internet: $63.33
- Phone Bill: $1.57
- Heath Insurance: $8.90
- Ladder Life Insurance: $0.83
- TrueBill for Budget tracking: $0.10
- Car: $15
- Wingstop for dinner: $20
My business expenses: $0.16
- Bluehost Domain name: $0.16
Health Expenses: $12.00
- Peloton: $3.20
- Gainful Protein Powder: $1.80
- Care/of Vitamin pack: $3.00
- Whoop fitness tracker: $1.00
Productivity Expenses: $2.25
- SuperHuman to save time on email: $1.00
- Rescue Time to keep me honest on my productivity: $0.20
- Fantastical as my main calendar: $0.20
- Evernote to track everything: $0.27
- Grammarly to keep my emails looking okay: $0.38
- BackBlaze to keep my files backed up: $0.20
Consulting Business Expenses: $33.30
- Gusto to pay myself: $1.50
- Quickbooks to track expenses: $0.40
- Google Business Email Account: $0.40
- Fiverr for virtual support: $0
- UpWork for slides: $0
- UpWork for my financial modeler
$10K a day: $12.42
- Kinsta for hosting: $1.00
- Bluehost for domain names: $0.03
- WP Rocket for speed: $0.14
- Link Whisper for SEO: $0.14
- Elementor for site design: $0.14
- Astra for theme: $0.14
- Rhino Rank for SEO: $10.83
Real Estate Investing: $0.52
- Legal Zoom Registered Agent (all LLC’s): $0.52
Today’s Income (pre-tax)
Topline of $1,038, spent $236, which means….
Made $802 (pre-tax)
My plan for tomorrow
Tomorrow I need to:
- Continue to work through the work I have left on my plate
- Have a couple calls with my existing clients
- Sign up an outbound agency that I use to help me solicit interviews for project
Let’s get after it!
1,609 days until I turn $30. I’m making $10K a day passively by then