I Guess I Touched Off A Nerve

Well this certainly has been an eventful week. I completed my 4 peat of Diggs, broken all traffic records and really pissed some people off. I guess I can relax now.

The above screen shot was taken at 1AM this morning. It won’t take a rocket scientist to figure which days were the Digg days. The Thursday Digg was disappointing because it came in at 10:40PM, when people were shutting down for the night because they have to go to work the next day. The Friday Digg hit smack in the middle of prime internet time and help to propel the blog to a record 20,000+ page views.

The last Digg, done to this post, also sparked some of the most colorful comments yet. I had a great time reading them and I want to thank everyone who posted a comment (good or bad). I would like to use this post to reply to some of the comments and questions since many of them are the same.

First of all, I want to apologize if I offended anyone. I was not putting down working for a living in my post. I know that is what the majority of people do and many are very happy doing it. I’m also not trying to sell anyone anything. You won’t see any pitches for eBooks, affiliate programs or “You want boats, babes and cars? Take my seminar!”

The purpose of the post was to open your eyes to the possibility that you can have your cake and eat it too. There are four types of financial situations you can find yourself in:

  • You have a lot of time but no money (not a good deal)
  • You have a lot of money but no time (not a good deal)
  • You have no time and no money (really not a good deal)
  • You have time and money (a pretty good deal)

It is possible to have both time and money but the chances of doing that by trading hours for dollar is slim to none and slim left town. Sure, you may love your job but do you love it over your family? Then why do you leave them for 8 hours a day? I don’t know about you but I rather spend my days with my wife and new baby girl. She will grow up knowing both her parents, not just her mom (or worst, a day care worker). So what is the solution? What can you do to have both time and money? The answer is simple.

Open Your Eyes!

You’ve been brainwashed since grade school to follow one track on the road of life. The sooner you open your eyes the sooner you’ll see the other tracks available. Unfortunately most of you will keep your eyes closed and stay within your comfort zone. And that’s fine. You are the engine that drives this economy. Too bad you’re not the driver.