Okay, so you are starting to earn some money online o r are continuing to earn money from your job offline. What should you do with that money? I mean most people just stick it all into their savings and transfer it to their checking account when they need it. But shouldn’t you be figuring out where that money should be going? Shouldn’t you have a financial plan?
The answer to that is YES! You should be planning where your money is going. To many people spend too much and know too little about their money.
This post is more of a narrative than an informational post. Just something to get my thoughts down. Hopefully inspire me to get out of the current slump that I’m in.
This is the question I have been asking myself for as long as I have been in this entrepreneurial mindset. I mean considering in my first post Start Learning Business I mentioned that I wrote a business contract when I was around 8 or 9 years old. So it’s been a while that I have been trapped or blessed (depending on the day) by this mindset.
So I think about it more and more as I sit in my dorm room at Bentley. And I mean there are obviously the little things that I can do and am doing that make a difference. Something as easy as recycling makes a difference. And opening the door for someone makes a difference to that person on a given day. Maybe they needed that lift or made there day just 1/1000 easier. Those little things add up and create the world around us.
But is that enough for me? Is that enough for you?
I believe that I need to be creating things in order to feel satisfied that I have made a difference in the world. I want to create apps, software, businesses, and so much more. But with a college budget this becomes very difficult.
I personally find great inspiration from the movie “The Social Network”. It really speaks to me as Mark’s (played by my favorite actor Jesse Eisenberg) life is completely taken over by his new idea: Facebook. And nothing up to this point has just taken over my life like that. I haven’t had that spark of brilliance.
I’m constantly searching for it. But it just hasn’t come yet. And so that’s my goal for the semester. Is to just think about creation and let my thoughts wander. Hopefully they will lead to that golden idea that will break me out of my creative and personal slump I’ve been in lately.
As you may have guessed by the title, I have officially moved into college! I’ve been at my college Bentley University for about two weeks now and I’m loving it. I miss people from back home, but I still like the freedoms (and parties) at college. Despite the obvious college atmosphere during the weekends, the weeks are all about studying.
“I need more traffic.” “I want more views on my website.” “I want a larger audience.” These are phrases I see a lot online. They are understandable wishes from bloggers and website owners, but why is everyone in such a hurry? Well the quick answer is the fame or fortune. And in that case, I see your point. You want to strike that internet gold and be set for life. I really don’t blame you.