Purchased Location Rebel on 01.08.17 ($497 / £389.46) and managed to get a website up and running quickly. Got my first job on 15.08.17 and earned $75 for five 500 word articles. That’s a little bit cheap but the articles were easy and it was good to get that first job under my belt.
I worked through the beginner and content writing blueprints. I will continue to pitch for work but try and explore copywriting and Hobby Hacking in September. The attempts to set up mastermind groups don’t seem to be working out well so might just be something I need to opt out of. My worry is that they just become forums to talk rather than actually work anyway.
I found one of my ghostwritten articles online which is on a female only website attributed to a woman who sells herself as a freelance writer. It makes me wonder if everything online is a lie!
Bob Proctor monthly affirmation:
I’m so happy and grateful now that … I have an abundance of opportunities to create the life I want.
Steven Pressfield – The War of Art
I read this book in just a day. It’s not very big and I had heard Joe Rogan talk about it on his podcast. It’s interesting and short so I ended up plowing through it quickly. There were two quotes that stuck with me:
The Bhagavad-Gita tells us we have a right only to our labor, not to the fruits of our labor. All the warrior can give is his life; all the athlete can do is leave everything on the field.
“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, magic, and power in it. Begin it now.” Goethe
Jordan B Peterson Maps of Meaning.
I watched the first two lectures on YouTube and will continue to watch the rest. Very interesting and thoughtful content.
Work continues to go fine. Starting to get my caseload up now with some significant work but also still plenty of time to myself which is the main thing. I sometimes have thoughts of just buying into and accepting the standard work, 9 to 5 lifestyle but I know deep down I’d never be happy. Developing a remote lifestyle with passive income is how I want to live.
The CELTA course is due to start in the middle of next month. I have some preparation I need to do around grammar as well as pay up front and in general I’m looking forward to it.
A school friend’s (who died last year) younger brother had a stroke and was in intensive care.
A friend I met on the Camino last year also had a stroke. She’s 27 and in hospital undergoing lots of tests. Makes me realise how fragile life is and the importance of doing what you can to maintain your health.
My drumming lessons were fun this month. One bad one where I hadn’t practiced but also one great one where a few things ‘clicked’. I also got some sticks and a practice pad which I’ve been carrying around with me.
Finally, “only in the agony of parting do we look into the depths of love.” George Eliot