What could passing on a $3 cup of Starbucks coffee do for you?
Could it make you a millionaire?
Me thinks not, but let’s find out.
But first: $3?
Here in Eastern Europe it’s $5 for a large coffee.
If you’re going to piss away money on coffee, at least make sure it’s good stuff; i.e. not Starbucks 😉
I’ll tell you this:
Those frugal and minimalism bloggers advising you to someone live your life on $10 a day are unrealistic. It takes a special kind of anomaly to be able to pull that off, and actually enjoy life on any level.
I’d wager that the number of people in the world who can do it is less than those who are truly capable of building a business. The percentage for that (biz) is low, too. Many folks aren’t cut out for it, and that’s okay. Hell, I have a pretty large family and I’m the ONLY one in it that has their own company…
What’s the bottom line?
$3 at Starbucks a day * 365 days a year = $1,095
That’s not even $100 a month, it’s $91.25 to be exact.
I know I like to poke fun at digital nomads who insist on living in Thailand so they can get a $175/month apartment, but. You can see that the Starbucks Saving won’t even change much for them – it’ll only pay half their rent!
The issue with all of this is the mindset.
Changing your Starbucks addiction puts you in the mindset of being being cheap, which doesn’t inspire you to work hard and build something.
It’s focused on the present, not the future.
And we all know the future is where the millionaires are thinking.
One more thing:
A website is a key part of any business, and I consult for free if you buy via one of my affiliate links.
It’s a great way to share the love, and affiliate marketing is one of the simplest ways to make sure you can afford your Starbucks.
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Keep causing Trouble,
A reader recently wrote a comment on an old article and asked:
”Kyle, if you were to give advice to your 21 year old self- any advice whatsoever that you found to be vitally important to your current self- what would you say? This is coming from a 21 year old guy currently studying in university. Thanks!”
My response was basically, “Well…I’d start by reading this blog cover to cover…”
But after sleeping on it, my thoughts on this changed greatly.
My advice would be:
“Ask questions at the opportune times, and make sure those questions count.”
He could have asked me ANY question about any specific thing, and I would have given him an answer (I always respond to comments on my site). Instead, that question was wasted because he could have probably found the answer himself littered throughout my blog.
Not that his question was “bad”, per se – but he could have gotten great advice if he’d asked the right question. Instead, he didn’t even give me that opportunity because his question was so generic in nature.
Do you understand what I’m saying?
Ask the right questions and there is no limit to how far someone might go to help you. I know this because I’ve utilized it MANY times in my life with my own mentors.
Modern schools like to say there are no such thing as dumb questions, but I fully disagree.
Ask dumb ones at your own peril.
Or, book a call with me and then you have plenty of time to ask whatever you like:
Keep causing Trouble,
Last night was my final softball game of the season. My team was two men short, and I ended up playing third base (usually I play shortstop or center field).
Apparently, in Eastern Europe, 3rd base means that you literally MUST stand three feet in front of 3rd.
That way, you know – if a line drive comes right at your face you don’t have time to react and you get a nice ball to the face.
The rest of the infield kept telling me to play forward, play forward.
And I wasn’t about that.
Hell no. I’m young and still have a pretty face
No way I’m taking a line drive to the face for a casual softball team.
I did muck up the first ground ball that came my way, though I’d argue if I’d been playing where I wanted to play I would’ve made the play no problem.
I did hit the game-sealing grand slam last night, so my poor positioning was more than forgiven.
Now, listen up.
There are some risks in life that are absolutely worth taking. Those risks and the rewards that come from them are what builds your wealth and happiness in the long term.
But there are some risks which are just stupid.
Putting your entire life savings into a business idea your friend had but you didn’t vet? Stupid.
Quitting your job with $2,000 in the bank to travel and try to build a business? Stupid.
Taking a baseball to the face because the guys drinking beer told you to move forward? Stupid.
Don’t let peer pressure make you take a risk that you aren’t comfortable taking.
That doesn’t mean never to take a risk though. Just make sure you take the risks that are worth taking.
One more thing:
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Trying to build an online business with someone who has done it, for a low cost and with a guarantee? Smart.
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When Western-feminist-harpies hate on men for going abroad to meet better and hotter girls, it makes me chuckle.
I have an unpopular opinion.
Some of them, actually – many – are right.
Many times, these girls (plenty fat and ugly themselves), call men pathetic for going abroad. They say it’s ‘cuz men can’t get a “real woman” in the West, so they have to resort to finding gold diggers in foreign countries.
If you are going abroad to meet girls, but you haven’t tried for genuine success in the West…you are trying to take the chicken-shit, easy way out.
If you didn’t have success, that’s fine. But you had to at least try.
Or, you had success, but realized the results weren’t really worth the labor.
But if you didn’t even try, sorry – you don’t deserve a nice foreign girl. Plus, she’ll likely eat you alive once she figures you out.
Because that’s an iffy foundation to build your relationship on. One where you “ran away” from your problems instead of facing them head on.
There is a stark difference between running away because you didn’t have the balls to try…
…versus just leaving because you don’t want to try, whilst never leaving your keyboard.
Unpopular opinion? Yes, I’m sure of it.
If you want to get abroad and meet these better girls, you’ll have to build a business.
The alternative is working for $300/month at some shitty foreign company. No thanks.
It’s going to take work and there are no shortcuts.
It takes balls.
But if you want to learn more about how I’ve done it, go here.
Closing down November 1st.
Kyle of UkraineLiving