My One Thing


I got the Four Hour Work Week audio book and have been going back through it. As a result I’m really focused in a number of ways. One means I’m not reading much in the way of blogs, but that had been going on for awhile now. So if I haven’t read your blog I’m sorry.

I don’t remember which came first, this post on Tim Ferris’ blog about The Power of Less, or the audio book. But I know I wasn’t very far into the audio book when I decided I could actually accomplish a mini-retirement.

A mini-retirement is where you go and live somewhere on an extended basis, like a month to a year, and it is taught in 4HWW. Since I’ve read the book I’ve always known what I wanted my first mini-retirement to be. I want to go to Nevada for a month and go to FrontSight every weekend to train.

I just realized I could actually make that happen. All it takes is getting permission from my wife and my boss. My wife has said yes, already. She is the bestest wife ever, in case I haven’t said that lots of times.

Haven’t talked to the boss yet, but I do think it is doable. Probably can’t get him to pay me for it, but maybe for some of it. I also have to figure out exactly how I’m going to approach it my persuasively.

But what about the one thing Ron?

After reading that post by Ferris, I knew I had to think of the one thing I needed to work on for the next month or so. But I honestly could find one. I knew I need to lose weight. My waist has expanded enough it is too uncomfortable to wear my gun in my IWB holster. So being fat is lowering my ability to defend myself.

But I don’t have the drive to diet and exercise.

Then my decision to do the mini-retirement required me to look at my finances and I realized what my one thing should be. I’m going to stay on a budget. Actually it is less about a budget that it is cutting back my spending. I decided that and can now tell I’ve got a reluctance to spend I’ve never had before.

It has also helped me get my butt in gear about a couple of business projects. I’ve set up 2 test sites as an affiliate marketer. I did them based on the Infomillionaire system, but it is funny to see how much that is like Ferris’ system in 4HWW. They are about the market, and not about my interests. One is about World of Warcraft Gold, and the other is about stopping a break up or getting your love back. If they don’t test out in the next week, I’ll look for something else.

I’m also putting the finishing touches on my own product teaching Pinup Photography. That should be in something like a final form by next week and I’m going to invite some beta testers this weekend. Hopefully it will be on the market by the end of the month.

And I’m going to be releasing a new version of Suck It Down, my MacOS program. I have done nothing on it for over 3 years and it doesn’t even work on the Intel chip. All I’m doing is making it work and updating my registration code. The crazy thing is it still sells about one copy a month. So I figure I do an update and that should cause a spike in sales and then double the monthly sales for a few months.

I am in serious motion and it will lead to big things. Now I’m off to edit.