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The "Rich Jerk" Has Retired!

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by The Scarlet Pimp, Sep 17, 2016.

  1. The Scarlet Pimp

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    ha! kelly has finally thrown in the towel! i'd bet that in a few months
    from now he'll be sooo bored that he'll have to return to marketing :D



    From: "Kelly @ Rich Jerk" <[email protected]>
    Subject: My New House and Some Weird Stuff
    Date: Sep. 17, 2016

    Kelly Felix here.

    It's been a few months since you've heard from me, because as you
    probably know - I don't like to email much.

    Its just not my thing.

    But today is different.

    Because today I am celebrating.

    You see, back in 1999-2001, I used to drive my 1992 Toyota Celica from
    LA to San Diego every other week, hoping to land an acting job.

    They filmed most of the Sci-Fi network and USA network shows in San
    Diego back then, and I figured there would be less competition than
    acting jobs in LA.

    Most people wouldn't make the drive, especially to go up against 100
    people who look just like you, with the hopes of getting to say a measly
    2 or 3 lines of dialogue, and earning $600 bucks at best.

    But I did.

    And I actually got a few of those jobs.

    The hardest part of the drive was the nerves and massive anxiety flowing
    through my veins, as I practiced my role as "Customer #3" and my line of
    "I'd like a cheese pizza with mushrooms", over and over again in various
    tonalities.

    But my favorite part was when I was passing through Orange County and
    entering into San Diego County.

    All of the sudden, right around San Clemente, the freeway curves to the
    right, and its like the whole world opens up and you see nothing but
    ocean and sky.

    Leaving the stress, smog and traffic behind as the air gets crisp,
    and you begin to hear seagulls, and witness flocks of pelicans
    flying overhead.

    I used to joke that the best part about Los Angeles was leaving it in
    the rearview mirror.

    All kidding aside, I definitely had my share of good times there, but
    that town was a little too high energy and intense for me.

    San Diego was always my breath of fresh air.

    On my way down south I would always stop off in a town called
    Carlsbad, and drive a little inland, cutting through an area called
    Rancho Santa Fe.

    Just a few miles from the ocean, this area is home to some of the most
    beautiful estates you could ever imagine.

    Acres and acres of Avocado trees, and long winding driveways with
    impressive, ornately designed gates.

    The houses were so far back you would rarely see any of them. You just
    knew they were there, and you knew they were massive.

    I wondered who lived there and what their lives were like.

    Somehow, I knew that one day I was going to live there too.

    And for the next 13 years I would get oh so close, finding great
    success, and then being young and dumb and letting it slip away or never
    fully materialize time and time again.

    Every month I was reminded of my failure to reach my goal, as the next
    addition of Dream Homes magazine would come out, showcasing exactly
    what I wanted.

    I have stacks of those in my office, and I thumb through them almost
    every day.

    It wasn't until 2016, that I decided to make a major life & business
    change, and to take a leap of faith...

    I turned off ALL of my active money-earning websites that didn't make
    me happy...

    Which was all of them except ONE.

    No more multiple streams of income.

    No more multi-tasking, burnout, dealing with what seemed to be never-
    ending annoyances and problems.

    I just let it all go, and changed my entire business focus to something
    that actually benefited others more than it benefited me...

    As cliche as it may sound, something magical started to happen almost
    immediately.

    My good friend Jay Deiboldt and I were driving to the movies, and I
    remember the first 2 sales came in.

    And we realized those sales had just paid for the movie.

    Those 2 sales were as exciting as any business success I've ever had.

    To me they were a sign that things were going to be OK.

    Now here we are just 9 months later...

    And my friends, I am proud to say that dreams do come true.

    Because my family and I are now officially among the lucky few who are
    behind one of those gates in Rancho Santa Fe.

    Unlike some dreams that don't live up to the hype, I'm happy to report
    that what lies beyond the gates is everything I dreamed it would be.

    It's like living in your own little world, cut off from the outside.

    I'm not much of a socialite, or a meet-up for a drink type of guy. I
    don't like to run errands or go to restaurants or appointments.

    Sometimes I don't leave my house for a week at a time.

    I am a home-body through and through.

    I like deliveries.

    We get a package from Amazon every single day.

    Groceries are delivered too.

    Or if I'm feeling frisky I may go pick up some take-out dinner, and
    hurry back home quickly.

    I've always felt guilty or bad for not being accessible to the many
    requests I get to meetup for lunch, a drink, to talk, or whatever.

    But I've recently realized its okay to say NO, and to just be my
    homebody, loner self.

    To not do things I'm not motivated to do.

    And sticking to my own schedule instead (or lack of schedule).

    I've always pictured my future-self as something like Howard Hughes.
    (the guy who got all weird as he got older lol)

    Living at a sprawling compound, being my own unique, quirky & sometimes
    overly-anxious self, with nobody to judge me.

    Some people strive to DO MORE, and that is fine.

    I strive to do less. :)

    To just play with my dogs & kids, and enjoy a glass of wine by the pool
    with my wife while we just take it all in.

    ...Behind the gates.

    In a way, I guess some could say I've become a bit of a "Rich Jerk".

    And I'm okay with that.

    Maybe that will change someday, but for now - don't look for me...

    You know where I'll be.

    - Kelly (the hermit)

    P.S. I no longer sell anything related to how to make money online, how to do online marketing, SEO, or any of that stuff.

    P.P.S. Here's an arial shot of the new Casa-de-Felix:

    http://richjerk.com/house-pic.jpg
     
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    there is only one rich jerk!
     
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    Who really gives a shit?
     
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    his many followers? :D
     
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    so how was he able to afford that big ass house in 9 months?
     
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    Oh great. Now I can breathe easy. Kelly Felix got everything he wanted in life.
     
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    Let me file this thread under "I don't give a $h1t" folder.
     
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    ha! ha! ha! i find it funny that someone who has been pushing internet marketing as the best thing since sliced bread for over a decade has finally dropped it. :D

    actually he is one of the few experts who has something worthwhile to say, so it's interesting to see him quit. especially after starting a brand new service 11 months ago.

    ironically his email included a link to a webinar about a money-making product, so i doubt he's totally given it up. this may be a marketing ploy. :D
     
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    while most people don't.
     
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    Couldn't he have just hired someone to manage those parts of his company?
     
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    And next week he will be back with his latest insane money maker that he just had to come out of retirement to share...but for a limited time only.
     
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    I have a feeling he "got busted" by someone and he is ending it before they expose him, or it dried up. Unless he is planning something like what @Alchemizt said
     
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    yes. but it's up to you to determine to what degree.
    :D
     
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    bingo! someone finally gets it. he included a sign-up link in his 'retirement' letter for a webinar that discloses the latest and greatest make-money-fast opportunity that just cannot fail to make you rich... without working, without a web site, without thinking!

    and if anyone believes that hype... :(
     
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    sounds good. do you have the link?
     
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    nope. deleted it... have enuff webinars taking up space on the hdd.
     
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    I have a funny feeling that Kelly is CEOSams room mate in some hostel.
     
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