Haven’t written in awhile.

by Justin in Progress

I haven’t written in awhile as you may have noticed. I went through a rough patch there. I started work on another project but want to pick this site back up. I am not sure what direction that I want to take it but I did apply to a blog network. I hope to get picked up so that I can focus only on writing this blog and not figuring out a way to market it. I am working hard enough on custom writing service Custom-essay.net, going to school and working. I really miss custom writing for this site though.

Cross your fingers for me!

PS. Should anyone start looking around for samples of my writing check the archives. Some of it is even decent.

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Where have I been?

by Justin in Ineffible, Business Ventures, Extant Events, Personal Growth, Building Wealth

I have been asked by a number of people where I have been for the month of October and now into November. The answer is that I have been working on several large papers for my classes, my book, and work. That may not seem like enough to keep me from blogging but let me fill you in on the details.

In mid-October while unable to sleep, much like tonight, I was struck with inspiration.

No, it didn’t hurt that much.

I got an idea that I believe will work well for a web based business. This blog is not dedicated to making money on the web, although I have mentioned time and time again how the web is the purest form of business.

This idea, which I will not disclose until everything is done, trade secrets and such, I then took to my best friend Nate. Nate is a web developer and we discussed the idea. I have ideas constantly and keep a notebook, a real one not a laptop, with me at all times to write down these ideas. Anyway, Nate and I took the top three ideas that could be developed into a web asset.

Thats right a web asset not just a web business. I don’t mind working in the least but I want my work to be towards building a life of wealth and balance instead of just working to pay the bills.
We looked at a rough breakdown of the development work that needed to be put into the three ideas and picked one to go with.

Nate and I have been looking to do business together for several years now but he is not the only entrepreneurial friend that I have. Another friend of mine and I have been looking to build a web asset or two to help with our personal finances. We were discussing several other of my ideas, as I said I have these ideas constantly, some good, some bad and some odd, when I offhandedly mentioned that I had a new idea that had been shelved due to the development time. My friend Gene asked what it was and I gave him a rough sketch.

No, I am not going to do the same for you. Sorry, but that is how some things in life work.

Things have progressed quickly since that. Two days later Gene had a potential investor lined up and then I called Nate to see if he would get on board if  we had some capital. With more than one developer the project can see the light of day or the glow of the computer screen if you prefer, much faster than with simply having Nate do all the work.

That was two weeks ago.

After coming up with a rough business plan with Gene I set about fleshing the idea out some more. Several documents later we were ready for our first corporate meeting.

That happened yesterday. It went very well and we should have a dog and pony show for investors in two weeks or so. We incorporate this week as a member managed LLC.

Less than one month from idea to incorporation. Fast eh?

I can tell you the name of our custom writing company: Essay.ws

Good name eh? Why thank you.

With some investment capital we can have the basic framework up and running in less than six months. We are currently doing market research to see just how profitable this idea could be but an extra thousand a month would make quite the difference to everyone involved.

My point being that the idea does not have to be the next iPod or Windows XP to make a difference in my life, just one brick in my path will be fine with me.

As if that were not enough I have a potential job lead that could be quite a lot of fun. Again, no details but it is enough to say that I would be making more than what my current income is.  Then again I would have to take some distance learning courses at my university and there is quite a commute involved. It is not like I have been offered the job or anything yet so I am trying not to count my chickens before they are hatched or anything but it is exciting.

My book is now being penned. Actually penned, I prefer to get my creative stuff out on paper for the most part. I tend to be able to improve on my writing when I transcribe it onto a computer so the process seems to work well for me.

No end in sight but I do have a publishers ear when I finish it. Helps to know the right people to talk to when doing any kind of creative work.

Did I mention that Gene and the forth partner in my business specialize in intellectual property and contracts?  I have been burnt in business before so I am working to minimize the potential damage to friendships and any profit by being proactive. We have already drawn up the breakdown agreements and everybody is satisfied with their share. Or so I am told eh? I am happy with my chunk.

Other than that my health, mental and physical has been fine. My cousin got married recently and I was able to be part of his wedding, which was quite a bit of fun.

Life is good. My only problem right now is wondering if there is something just waiting to go wrong. When I say life is good I mean that literally. My life has not been better than right now in the last seven years or so. My growth as a person is finally moving forward and I feel like I am making progress in all my endeavors instead of simply treading water.

To that other shoe out there, I know you are out there waiting to drop. Life is like that. I can only hope that I am able to put it on and stride away with a smile on my face.

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The fog begins to lift

by Justin in Ineffible, Personal Growth, Zen of the Moment

This month I have been working to clear my head and while I will write more on that later I came across a post on Scott Adams’ Dilbert Blog today that I found a bit inspiring. Scott asked people to share their comments and such and that was even more energizing so I wrote a short comment of my own. It is posted below.

I had just gotten home from South Africa and was looking forward to starting my junior year in high school. I had spent the summer helping out children who had a.i.d.s in the ghettos around Cape Town when I myself started to get quite sick. To make a long and painful story short, I had picked up a blood parasite of some sort in Africa. I spent most of my Junior year in high school in bed and all of my Senior year not only bedridden but in and out of the hospital while specialists scratched their heads (and asses?). I was too weak to hold a book or do more than take a few steps a day. I went through various treatments including chemo and a brief bout with rad therapy. College looked like it was never going to happen and there was talk of putting me in a long term care facility, basically a daycare for sick people. One of the things that I clearly remember, sadly my memories are very blurry thanks to the various drugs and the actual sickness, is staring at the ceiling while barely able to breathe and refusing to end my days at 18. I refused to give up on life. I also refused to see any more doctors, which didn’t do much good given that I couldn’t exactly put up any kind of physical resistance. After that day I slowly started to get better. Very slowly but I had made up my mind that I was not going to give up and I did not. I actually made it into college, despite my total absence of a senior year and by the time my peers had entered college I was able to walk around and was not in extreme pain anymore. This was 5 years ago and my health problems have continued but I remember the very first day that I was able to walk without pain. It was heaven. I cried and for the first time in a year or more it was not from pain. They can find no trace of the parasite in my body and while my immune system is not the greatest around my life is good.

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Hiatus - More Zen, Less Pen

by Justin in Ineffible, Overcoming Bipolar, Personal Growth, Zen of the Moment

I am going to slow down on my writing for another week or so while I get my head in a better place. The launch of my custom writing service essay.ws is going fairly smoothly with traffic rising daily. I have come to a block in my head with my writing that needs to be overcome and while I am going to keep working on this site, the layout is better but not good just yet, my writing will be sporadic.

If you haven’t yet check out the archives of the last two months or so. Read my articles on failure and money, they will help you understand more about my philosophy on money and life. I personally think that my posts on How to Fail and Win at the Same Time and Why Money isn’t Important are some of my best works on this site to date. It may or may not help to know that I am rereading my own works, not just what I have written here but the stacks of journals that I have generated.
On a lighter note I gave being a forum mod over on StevePavlina.com a shot, think good thoughts about me being able to lend a hand.

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