Real Estate ownership is a large fantasy that most people have but seldom understand. I never got bit by the “one day I will be a homeowner” bug, but I do know how to pull dollars out of a situation that typically takes dollars from people. Even if you are financially capable of owning a home, you never really own that home. Even if you pay off the mortgage, you still don’t really own that home. You still have to pay taxes. If you own a home like me, taxes can be as high as rental payments. Can you imagine paying off your house and then having to pay $500-$1000 a month in property taxes?
As y’all know, I don’t use social media for anything other than a business purpose. I did maintain a personal page to manage my different business affairs though.
Because I had that presence, I was still being subjected to drive by distractions, so I decided I would delete it.
I’m now three days Social Media Sober and I am happy to report, it feels great.
I see a grand total of zero bullshit I don’t want to see from people that I do not care about or that do not care about me.
As I have mentioned many times before, you really don’t need to be on social media. The evidence out there for not being on it is overwhelming. The question is why are people still doing it? They’re doing it because they have a void which has now facilitated an addiction. What you need to do is fill the void with a productive activity such as creating your own platform. I wrote about this in my book Social Media Rehab.
Anyways, just wanted to provide a little update.
Thanks for listening.
Before I wrote this, I was cycling through my mind thinking, are you being too negative? Creating art helps us vent what we don’t like about our situation or the world. If I constantly return to these things because my situation has not changed or because others won’t change and it’s starting to effect me, should I just leave it alone because it makes me feel bad?
I deal with a lot of adult children on a daily basis, so bear with me on this post... Basically, an adult child is someone who lives in the adult world but handles adult situations like a child. I can give you five examples of Adult Children that I dealt with today alone: 1.An individual did not clean up after themselves and then made excuses for why they did it and said they would do it later when they had time. They then proceeded to entertain themselves with whatever entertainment value was on their screen.
I don't play games I can't lose. I can't say that I haven't before, but I don't know as a result of not winning then. You catch my drift? Yeah, that's where experience comes from. For some reason this slime ball motherfucker that screwed my friend out of money popped into my head, so I had the urge to google him. Of course that was a mistake because there are all sorts of reasons why I shouldn't have done that.
I am so far ahead of the curve that I don't even have enough time to update my own website to report it. I'm going to have to delegate the process of posting content soon because I create way too much of it. This is the Leapfrog Effect. By the time you see what I'm doing, I'm already on to the next thing and if you try to hold on to a point I already made, I'm already gone.
Oh you wrote a book, who's your publisher? This is a qualifying question people ask when they are trying to validate who you are as if you need their validation to go out and turn a dollar, an idea or anything else for that matter. You don't. Getting a publisher would be nice, but I'm not going to wait for someone else to go out there and make myself successful. The second you wait for other people do to things for you is the second you get passed by someone like me who doesn't wait.
I bought my Airstream camper almost a year ago. Did I need it? Probably not. So now, I have this non-income producing asset sitting in my driveway that's costing me money. Not smart. The camper industry as a whole is not in the business of selling campers. They are in the business of selling fantasy. They sell you on the fantasy that you're going to use it and then you don't.
As I've talked about in the Myth of Viral video, nothing just "goes viral". Everything needs a catalyst. Since I started the brand, I have carefully analyzed how people interact with my content and I'm figuring out how worthless YouTube is by the day. We already know they censor and demonetize content that is not Acceptable Art, so it's no wonder I feel the way that I do. As I've talked about in my podcast you have all these YouTube stars with millions of followers that still work at the coffee shop because their followers think they are "selling out" if they ask them for money.
The general populous mostly has to be entertained or pacified before they are educated. In other words, I have to sit on the hood of an exotic car in my YouTube video like a #fakeguru before you will listen to me about how to make money. Or I have to be sitting in the grotto at the Playboy mansion surrounded by women before you will listen to me about how to pick up women.
I talk about Art vs. Product allot. The fact that when you create a lot of art, some of it inevitably turns into product. Product is art that resonates with the marketplace that you can monetize. For example, I did a podcast on the Things gals need to remove from their dating apps immediately. That became so popular that I decided to make a online course on it called The Dating App Makeover, which I will inevitably turn into a book.
There is a huge difference between a musician and an entertainer. This is similar to the differences between the artist, the master and the master artist. Musicians just play music without paying attention to how the audience is responding to them. Entertainers are fully engaged in how the audience responds to them and adjusts their performance accordingly.
A local camera store put on a video competition that I submitted some work to. At first, the employee responsible for the contest was very responsive. Then I sent him the videos I wanted to enter into the competition and he went dark. Of course, I could see that he was opening my emails because today's tracking technology enables this really easily.
In the things I have learned posting content on my personal Facebook page podcast, I outline the fact that most of the people on my friend's list are digital dope fiends. In the video, I also mention that these addicts are ghost watching my videos, but not commenting or liking them because they don't want to give power to the thoughts I present.
People always say you should be out there "networking". The problem with this is that is has nothing to do with being an artist. It has to do with turning your art into product. I'm not going to be delusional and say it doesn't matter, because it does. Who you know, that can help you get to the next level, absolutely matters. But that's where the challenge comes in.
I hear stories all the time about people that feel trapped in their situations. Marriages, relationships, creative situations, jobs, debt. You name it, people are stuck or feel stuck. I have felt stuck many times in my life. Even though my life seems great to other people who observe it, I also feel stuck many times. It doesn’t matter who you are or what you do, you are always going to find yourself stuck in a situation.
If you’ve listened to my podcast on The Reality of the World Traveler Fantasy, you know I have opinions on all the dopamine chasers that want to travel the world endlessly. Living and working out of my camper, I can definitely see the upside of doing that. You get to have “freedom”. You get to experience new things on a daily basis and you’re not tethered to miserable work-life existence.
If you listen to my podcast you can see that my episodes are very focused. I like this format because it forces me to put all of my thoughts into coherent points, so I'm not just ranting. I do think there is some value in ranting though...The first forty or so episodes of my podcast I never released and they were in the ranting format.
When I woke up this morning, I think I had a nightmare about another Fake Artist making it big. Then words flashed through my head that Donald Trump said in a speech about creating luck. He also mentioned that some people are just "unlucky". I agree with the creating luck part. I think Donald saying some people are just "unlucky" is his way of subjugating the section of the population that gives up on stuff.