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Anyone give up some of their social life for the $$$

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by FutureCRNA, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. FutureCRNA

    FutureCRNA Newbie

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    to be successful?

    I don't know how I can make it any clearer to my friends. I don't care about being cool, popular, fun, chasing girls or looking good. I just need to be rich.

    I depend on myself, the only person I trust with my financial future.
     
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  2. reinie

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    You will learn soon that balance is key my friend
     
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  3. zmoney

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    Yeah, I have zero social life. Not sure if its because I'm chasing money, or that I'm completely addicted to this stuff. Seriously, I think I'm super addicted.

    My friends can have their 7:00-3:30 vacuum cleaner assembly job for $8.75 an hour. I'll be at home watching hockey, chatting online, eating good food oh, and I don't need to do laundry anymore, because I don't even bother to get dressed :naughty:

    If I do meet a girl, seriously the first thing through my heads is, "I wonder how many words per minute she can type?"

    ~Rob.
     
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  4. allathlete5

    allathlete5 Registered Member

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    I understand what you mean, but you can't give up your social life for $$$... In the end you are inevitably going to use the social skills you learned from your social life to become rich. Don't mean to break it to you, but to be prosperous you will need to be able to communicate and be social.
    Ultimately, what I am saying is.. Don't abandon your social life for a couple dollars now, because you will need that social life in the future.
     
  5. Emmett

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    I'm 15. Got into IM about a month and a half ago. Made $250 working on different stuff. Took a lot of work, takes a lot of time and effort. But I still try and keep my social life alive, keep up with all my school stuff and the girlfriend lol
    Dunno, but for me, like reinie, balance is key. I'm still young, I wanna have fun and stuff. IM is like my side project, but I also play sports, I hang out with friends I get straight A's.
    Sometimes it's not good to give everything up for something else. You need balance^^ at least I think so.
     
  6. marusia

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    I've never really had a social life, so I didn't really have anything to give up. I socialize with coworkers and I socialize online. As far as having "friends" outside of work or the internet? Zip zero. :-(
     
  7. FutureCRNA

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    Oh, don't get me wrong my man. Its not that I'm neglecting advancing my communication skills that would be tailored to business. I'm quite well with that aspect. I'm talking specifically about going out to the clubs, chasing girls, etc... the BS stuff that doesn't get me closer to my goal.
     
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    No, I understand exactly what your saying. But those 'BS' things.. those things that you don't see as being helpful.. They are! When your put in different circumstances and different situations, you learn how to deal with many different kinds of things. If that makes sense. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying you need to do all of that stuff, but experiencing different things like that and putting yourself in those kinds of circumstances will help you tremendously.
     
  9. Jason2010

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    When I started it was interesting, but deep down I didn't give shit...year later I'm addicted and I care about nothing else, spending 15h/day online, no sleep, no piece, no success...few years later a came to what reinie said...
     
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    Yup. Time is money.

    But it benefits me because I am naturally introverted.
     
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    I think that it works in a cycle... trade social life "now" for money, then when you have an abundance of money, you are able to trade that for "social life."
     
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    The key is automation / working smarter not harder. I'm a full time IM'er / business owner and manage to have ample time for non work activities. It takes a while to get to this point but, it's possible to obtain.
     
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    Sometimes the Social life going out and having a good time is the urge to make more money, and i get my best ideas when something that i with says something random.
     
  14. Black.Star

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    I don´t give a shit about my social life.
    I don´t care about how other people see me.
    I have my friends, I know them, they know me, they don´t question what I am doing.
    My social life is fine for me... Nothing else matters...
     
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    if they dont understand then who cares, my and my business partner are in the same boat, he lives at home and works morning to night while i work full time and the second i get off i go straight to working on our stuff. the weekends are my favorite time because thats when i can spend upwards of 14hours working on my own stuff instead of the tpical 5-7 during the week. just keep at and dont give a fuck what anyone else thinks!
     
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  16. Autumn

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    I get what you're saying about not letting your social skills slip, but this is one of the few occupations where you can get filthy rich with zero social skills. You can sit at home and talk to absolutely no one and make bucket loads of money, enough that (if you invest it wisely, which also requires basically zero interaction with the world) you will never have to work again.

    That's one of the things I love about this job - I fucking hate working with other people, and I'd much rather just get on with it with no outside interferences.

    Unless you're going to get a little office going with other people (with the pros and cons that that has), it's more or less inevitable that your social life is going to take a hit if you work by yourself all day without real life co-workers. But there are still plenty of things you can do to get out of the house and make some friends.
     
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  17. liquidx

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    hmmm imma go with everyone else don't let your social skills goto waste just for the $$$ or you'll be some old rich awkward fart lol you need to find a balance because you cant just work all the time you'll just lose it.....sure vacations may help but who are you going to vacation with when you are rich? Hire some hookers or something?
     
  18. liquidglass

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    I have had a raging social life in the past (college you know ;) ) and ever since I have begun my conquest to achieve financial stability it has taken a nose dive. Honestly I don't care. I would rather break away from my social life for a few years to guarantee my financial freedom than do what 99% of people do today.

    They work 5 days a week 9-5 or even worse 12 hour days 6 days a week. They do all this to have 2 days of freedom (friday night/saturday/sunday) That's it. They exchange 5 days a week for 2 days of freedom and it's ridiculous. If you gave me 5 bucks only so I could give you 2 dollars back, that's a terrible deal, and so is the normal work week.

    Then they do this routine for 40 years or more so they can have a small retirement and maybe go to the Bahamas or use 2 weeks of vacation a year. THAT SUCKS!

    I work 5-7 days a week 8-12 hours a day on a business system (multiple ones) that will ensure my success. In a few years (or less) when I'm relaxing every week, going where I want, and only working a little a day to maintain my system. Then the people that are still working their normal jobs will wonder how I did it or they'll think I 'got lucky'.

    They aren't willing to work their asses off on something people normally won't do so they'll work normally and live normally. I've even been told that my friends wonder exactly what I do now a days. They see my new car my new house and have no idea how I'm doing it. The secret is that I'm willing to do what normal people won't in order to live like normal people can't.

    To all your success!
     
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  19. liquidglass

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    I will agree with my similar namesake here. You shouldn't let your social skills slip. But rather than 50/50 balance when you're working to make sure you don't have to live like they do 10 years from now or less I think a 80/20 balance works much better. ;)
     
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    great minds think alike, GL in making $$$ BHers!