Sunday, March 9, 2008

A Refocusing

I've done some deep thinking this weekend about a lot of different things.  One of the things I thought a lot about was this site.

I started this site out with the stated goal that I wanted to take my money and find some way to double it within a year.  As any regular reader has realized, this journey has been sidetracked for any number of reasons, most notable of which is that my situation in life has changed considerably in the five months since I started this journey.  Back then, I had all the time in the world as I was voluntarily unemployed and was rather enjoying it.  But being the workaholic that I am, I admit I was itching to get a new job and start on the next challenge.

That challenge came much sooner than I could have expected, and it flipped my world upside down causing me to move back to LA.  So here I am now, three months later, and barely made a dent in my Double Journey.  So what now?  Do I pretend that I can find some way to do this in the few months that I have left?  Do I just abandon the whole idea and move on?

Well, I can't just quit.  And to be honest, I really do like blogging and  running this site.  I've learned a few things, even learned a few things that have helped me at work, and I plan to continue this site.  However, I probably need to refocus the site.  I need to come to grips with the fact that short of taking the money and betting on black, I'm not going to find a way to do this in the time frame I originally laid out.

So I will keep doing what I've been doing.  I'm going to continue to blog and I'm going to continue to find ways to try and make money.  I'm just not going to put on an artificial time line of a year to go do it.   Is it going to take me two years, five years, ten years?  I'm not sure.  For those who have come along with me so far, please continue to do so.  I will find some way to make this happen, and I could still use all the help and encouragement I could get.  I'm just not going to make it my main focus.  I've actually done well in terms of making money by not trying to make money.

All my life I've focused on working hard and doing a great job with the belief that money would take care of itself.  So far, it has.


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  2. That's too bad that you can't stay on this project. Work happens though. I understand. Hey, you've got to pay those bills.

    Looking forward to the next topic.

  3. thanks for the site info. No, I am not looking for a new job, but it is an interesting site nonetheless. I will try it out just to see what it has to say.