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The Lonely Road Of A Successful IMer

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by DanDanger, Apr 5, 2015.

  1. DanDanger

    DanDanger Junior Member

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    I can't be the only one in this situation, so I'm curious to see how other IMers deal / or have dealt with it.

    Currently I'm just hitting 6 figures a month with a relatively hands off business model. Sounds great I know... but what do you do with all your free time when your the only one who has it?

    Everyone I know has a full time job... which means no partying week nights and no socializing weekdays.


    I've started to book random mini breaks away. Spearfishing in Thailand, shooting in Budapest, etc etc But as everyone lacks the money and/or time to join, these adventures are usually done solo.

    I'm starting to go a bit stir crazy.

    I love video games, but again this is a isolating hobby and there is a limit to how much Planetside 2 I can play in a day.

    My fiance is suggesting I get more hobbies or attend entrepreneurs networking events to meet other entrepreneurial playboys.


    What do you do to fill your time? Has anyone been in / or is in a similar situation?


    #firstworldproblems
     
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  2. vaduvescuv

    vaduvescuv Registered Member

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    I need 4 figures and you already have six figures / month :O .
    Sucks to be you :(
     
  3. jamie3000

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    Rent out a small bit of office space in a young tech start up environment perhaps?
     
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  4. DanDanger

    DanDanger Junior Member

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    I appreciate the suggestion.

    I have my own office already and with 2 employees that work there. But I only really need to be there for a few hours a week.
     
  5. dorneaflasulat

    dorneaflasulat Registered Member

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    Maybe hire all of your friends to have fun with you promising them money..
     
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    Sombrero Senior Member

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    Why not spending the money with your fiance?
     
  7. chichisama

    chichisama Newbie

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    Going a bit crazy? Please! You don't need to stress it that much, what would you have done if you didn't have the money? Think about it then do that ! Otherwise, just fill your time, don't make having fun an obligation dude, sounds like you're doing homework, go to the gym, pump some iron and let it out, there are so many things you can do. My advice might be mediocre because i'm not that experienced in life but yeah, it is obvious that you can enjoy life better than alot of people, go for it!!
     
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    proxygo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    people do this life to make more $, why do we do it
    so we can spend it.
     
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    jgeeked Regular Member

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    I understand completely OP.

    The amount of times I say to people "lets go do this" or "lets go visit this country" and the same issues always arise.

    Money and Time.

    As they say, "more money, more problems".

    Also props to you for the solo breaks....I always feel weird as fuck doing things like that alone.
     
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    Can't you get travel companions? There's websites where you can find a nice woman to travel with
    https://www.misstravel.com/
     
  11. kevinweb

    kevinweb Newbie

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    travel, hike, run, learn to dance, sing , play guitar, listen bob marley , maybe some time get high with weeds.
     
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    fredfred547 Power Member

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    Start another business. If you're actually making six figures a month, you're smart and know the business world fairly well, so do some research hand start a business to make you even more money.
     
  13. tony_d

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    I love these threads... they always expose the fact that the biggest contrast between 'successful' IMers, and the others, is the mindset and attitude.
     
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  14. DanDanger

    DanDanger Junior Member

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    Thank you for all your suggestions and input.

    Yes travelling solo is no where near as fun as with friends... but it's either go alone.. or not at all!

    Starting a new business is always on the cards (my business brain never switches off! **). I do have 2 new brands I've launched on amazon which are in their infancy. But as some of you may know, the monthly work load for that can quite literally be 1 email to the wholesaler asking for more stock. Hardly time consuming! Even though the businesses I've got now are relatively hands free, I don't want too spread my focus out too thin.


    ** 11007868_1449985088575489_578927100_n.jpg Whilst "relaxing" in Thailand :p
     
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  15. tony_d

    tony_d Elite Member

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    That book, for me, was the biggest load of bullshit that he's ever produce. And I'm actually a supporter of most of his work.
     
  16. DanDanger

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    Agreed. Being a big fan of Tony Robbins, I was disappointed. The book is one giant marketing tool for his US financial services.

    I'll stick to investing in real estate I think :)
     
  17. mickyfu

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    Do you want to know what I do, I spend 90% of the year on holiday.
     
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  18. tony_d

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    It just gets so boring... after two weeks pretty much anywhere, I'm ready to 'get back to work', even though I don't really have anything to do.

    Maybe I should charge as much for street corner blowjobs as you do Micky, then I could holiday like you, too :)
     
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    How about setting up some sort of charity and running it part time? It is something totally different from IM however the amount of joy and kindness you will bring to many other people who are not at fortunate as you are will propel you to greater heights in your IM business.
     
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    I think you are a privileged, so think about to share with non privileged. Do something good, and more good & happiness will come.
    This is my experience. I teach german here in thailand 2 hours per day at a school for free. This help me to get my mind free..
     
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