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  1. You say you have the life purpose course... interesting choice of wording, "have" vs "completed". Have you actually watched all the videos in order and completed all of the exercises in full? If so, what kind of direction did it provide? You should have at least got something out of it to start indicating your strengths, ideal medium, and which direction to go. If not, well that's where to start. Like it says at least 5x in the course, do the fucking exercises. Not just in your head, set an hour aside for each one and actually write it out.
  2. If this is a common theme that keeps popping up in all areas of your life, then it's a problem with you, some weakness that everyone around you is sensing. Go listen to interviews with people like Jocko Willink and David Goggins and emulate them. You can be a tough guy without becoming a dick about it.
  3. Depends what you consider "dating". Around 10 years old there were some kids at my school in "puppy love", basically they think they're boyfriend/girlfriend, hold hands at recess, kids start to have crushes. But usually they are together one recess and "broken up" the next. Around 12 -13 kids can start to have some concept of "going steady", being exclusive and can maybe start to have some semblance of long-term relationships, go on dates to the movies together. Around 16 - 18 kids are starting to get the maturity to really explore the meaning of relationships, their sexuality, and other stuff. Kids at this age might be willing to make sacrifices for their partner, and discuss big decisions like whether they'll stay together when they go away for college or not. It's really like an ever-increasing spectrum. At 13 I thought I was super mature, I did at 16, 18, 20, 25 as well... in retrospect I was a dumb kid, but it's all part of learning and growing.
  4. That's called having your cake and eating it too. The same as saying you want to be able to go to the gym and just stand around, but get results without actually putting the work in. A big part of being in a relationship is being vulnerable and putting yourself at risk of getting hurt. What you are asking for -- to break up from a long-term relationship and feel nothing -- is basically only possible for a sociopath.
  5. Take the job that pays 4x more, save wisely, and retire 4x earlier. If you would normally work from age 18 to 65, this means you get to retire at 30 instead. At age 30 you still have your entire life ahead of you to do whatever you want. But your energy will already be really starting to wane compared to in your 20s. I'd rather do something I hate 100% of the time for a little while and be done with it, instead of doing something I hate in little increments for my entire life. The important thing is that while working the 4x better paying job and for the rest of your life, you need to live a lifestyle as if you were working the lower-paying job.
  6. I can understand how something like sustainability management would seem quite big-picture and abstract, hard to make practical. Can you think of any ways that you could encourage sustainability or care for the environment at a local level? Maybe you could organize a group of local people who care about the environment to go out and pick up trash in various places around your city every weekend. Write to your city counsellors about the importance of green space and try to get more added to the city. Host a presentation at your local library about how people can save money and help the environment by installing more water efficient fixtures. Maybe a not-for-profit related to sustainability already exists in your city, or maybe you can be the one to set one up. If you try to do something big, it can take years to see any difference and it can quickly become discouraging. But if you start with something small like picking up garbage, it's easy to immediately see the benefits of what you're doing.
  7. You can build your skills and get paid for it at the same time. Don't be afraid or feel like you aren't good enough. Everyone has to start somewhere and fake it a bit. Everybody has a first client where they've never worked with someone before, everyone has invoice #1. If you have to start by working for less than minimum wage just to get some experience and confidence then do that. 1. I don't. Websites like Upwork or Fiverr are a great place to get started and get some freelancing experience. But eventually you have to break out of them or it's not much better than being a wage slave. Upwork takes 20% for the first $500 you bill to a client... that's f***ng absurd and you'll never get rich that way. To be a successful freelancer you have to be a business owner and learn to do your own client acquisition and marketing. To start off you can look at job boards related to your freelancing topic if they exist. The pay rates aren't that high, but it's better than paying 20% to the platform like Upwork. Eventually you want to start cold pitching companies and asking if they want to work with you. The way to get work is to just go out and ask people to pay you to do stuff. Counter-intuitively, the really low-paying clients on sites like Upwork and Fiverr are also the biggest dicks and the most petty and picky when it comes to your work. Good paying clients tend to be a lot more chill and easy to work with. 2. Writer but it doesn't matter, do what you love. I love writing. If I decided I want to be a freelance photographer or video editor or voice actor or logo designer, I could get all the knowledge and start earning $1,000/month in any of those areas in 2 months. I've actually been debating getting into voice acting just to see what it's like. 3. No formal education or training related to my freelancing. I went to school for something totally unrelated. I have 3-4 years experience now, but when I started I had 0 days in writing aside from maybe being a little above-average at English in school. Here is all you need to get started as a freelancer... Watch like 5 hours of Youtube videos related to your freelancing skill to get a feel for what it's like and if it's a good fit for you, then find the best online course related to it that you can for $200 or less (probably it will be offered by one of the Youtubers you already watched), then make a website with a couple example pieces of your work and start applying for jobs. You don't know how to make a basic website? I didn't either. There's Youtube tutorials for that. A big part of having your own business is being able to Google stuff and figure it out for yourself. Don't let not knowing how to do something stop you from getting started or making progress. Don't let yourself say "I don't have experience" or "I don't know how" any more. You don't need a university professor for validation to tell you that you're right, you can just go learn it yourself and do it without getting permission from anyone.
  8. It's been a day and you're still here. You've made 7 comments in the past hour. Stop getting distracted watching videos, and then making posts about those videos. Just go take massive action. Stop looking for the dopamine hit of upcummies and go do some actual work. It's been less than 24 hours and you're already way off track. Install a browser extension that blocks this site and all social media for the next 30 days on your computer and phone and get to work. You don't need to tell people what you're doing, just go do it. Then you've earned the right to report back after it's done.
  9. 2-4 hours per weekday to make $20k - $30k a year, never work weekends. The only time I'll work 8-10 hours per day is if I have a really busy month where I want to earn like $10k in a month or something. Raise your rates. The people paying for your services don't have to pay all of the payroll expenses of having an employee like employment insurance, tax, vacation pay, pension, etc. So you should be aiming for at least $50 - $100 per hour or you will end up needing to work weekends and burn yourself out. Otherwise it isn't any better than a job.
  10. Moving to a bigger and better area, it's important to keep in mind that your cost of living will likely go up too. So you'll want to crunch some numbers with rent and other expenses (or gas if you're going to commute -- and don't forget to factor in your extra driving time too) to see if it makes sense. There's no point working harder or longer but ending up with the same bottom line. Have you attempted automating any parts of your business? My guess is that your biggest strength in the business (and probably the most fun part) is going out and identifying items that are profitable to resell. I'm guessing the more repetitive and grindy part is creating listings, which you could probably outsource to a virtual assistant fairly inexpensively, and free up a lot of your time to explore other things. I used to watch a bunch of flipping/reselling videos on Youtube and watched a few guys progress from doing it all themselves, to getting a small warehouse and some staff. If you're able to completely remove yourself from the process and create a system that works without you, that's where I think big growth can happen. Most people never get to that step because hiring good staff, training them, and developing all the systems to have your business run without you can be a huge headache. I've debated doing the same thing in my freelance writing business and hiring a bunch of other writers below myself and working more as just an editor. But it's definitely a daunting task. Personally I'm planning to shift to other things within the next few years, so I don't know if it makes sense for me to set all that up. But if you're planning to be reselling for the next 10 years, it might be worth the upfront time and investment to try and automate a bit. Then in the long run you'll hopefully have a lot more free time to explore Youtube or other options.
  11. That's the point of life... that's survival. Most people would be even more unhappy if they kept getting less and less, or stagnated and kept only getting the same. More is what drives us. It makes us reproduce, it builds civilization. If you have like 60 more years here, do you just want to sit around and do nothing? Or experience more? You don't have to feel overwhelmed or defeated by the idea of more. You don't have to do absolutely everything. You can prioritize and do the stuff you want more of. Scarcity mindset, there's enough to go around for everybody. True but once you become aware of this you can break free from it to a degree and be satisfied with what you've got.
  12. I feel like to escape wage slavery, paradoxically, first you have to be able to just put up with working a job. To get fired from a new job after days/weeks/a couple months you have to really screw up or have a pretty bad attitude. If you can't just grin and bear it for even a short period of time, that seems like an ego problem to me. People who get too much in the "I don't want to be a wage slave" mindset and have distain for any kind of employment can come off as a "holier-than-thou" jerk even if they lack any sort of skills or experience. If you can't suck it up and work a regular job for more than a few months, you probably lack the discipline to start a business or anything necessary to escape wage slavery.
  13. Working on a permaculture farm. Carbon neutral or positive activity because of composting and other practices, everything goes back to the Earth. Provides local and hopefully pesticide-free food to the local community at an affordable price. Contributes to less food getting trucked across the country or produced on huge corporate monoculture farms. Get lots of exercise and time in nature. Meditation or yoga class with a pay-what-you-can model. Most eco-friendly products you can make that results in less waste or cost than an alternative product. In general, the simpler and smaller a business is, the less evil it will be. Once you're in an office doing admin work, completely removed from actually producing the goods of the company, you're usually just a cog in an evil machine. Everything is a little evil. We kill bacteria and bugs just by existing or travelling around. It's just about minimizing unnecessary evil. Working for a company that produces car parts is still better than working for a tobacco company or casino. At the end of the day, you may just need a job to survive so your options might be limited and you might need to commit some evil to exist.
  14. You can't erase suffering. You can only remove attachment to the things that cause suffering.
  15. 7 per hour is 56 coffees per day. 56 coffees per day if you work 8 hours a day, 7 days a week is 20,384 coffees per year. That's 61,152 coffees sold in 3 years Even if I grant that you can sell 7 coffees an hour (unreasonable), how are you ending up with $16 per coffee? (Or an average order of $16 per customer, at least.) Even if you work 12 hours per day, every single day, that's 91,728 coffees sold in 3 years. That's still $11 per coffee. If somehow you never need to sleep or use the bathroom and you can work 24/7 without hiring any extra staff, that's 183,456 coffees sold in 3 years. That's still over $5 per coffee. Please show your math. Let's work backwards here.... If you want to earn $1,000,000 in 3 years ($333,333 per year).... If you can reasonably sell an artisan coffee for $3 (somewhere between Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks)... You gotta sell 111,111 coffees per year That's 304 coffees per day, every day of the year. Or 25 coffees per hour for an entire 12-hour day. Then realize that $333,333 is your gross profit, not including all of your expenses like raw ingredients, advertising, staff, permits and licences, taxes, and many other things. Then realize coffee is coffee, it's basically a commodity. Unless you absolutely nail it with the branding, you're just going to be some generic guy selling coffee in plain white cups on the corner. Your coffee is totally interchangeable for anyone else's. Car dealerships and churches will give you the stuff for free when you come in.