What do self-made millionaires do for a living?

Stressful. I became a self made millionaire at 20 and am 28 today. My total net worth is around 10m right at this very moment, only a few million is liquid (cash, stocks, bonds, hard money loans, real estate, etc. basically excluding my company valuation).

Being a self made millionaire is great but stress, emotional highs, and emotional lows are just a normal part of every day. Its worth it for me because I love what I do but certainly is not for everyone. It feels good to crush goals but the amount of work it took behind them is often times unimaginable. Some days you lose 100k in the blink of an eye, some days you get sued, some years you see your net worth get crushed, some years you’re pulling in multi million dollar incomes, etc. Highs and lows in everyone’s career is normal but the numbers being thrown around are much larger and there is more at stake.

Let me give you an idea. On August 4th, 2016, I was sitting in a meeting with my board about significantly cutting expenses as our old business model was falling apart and we were losing 40k a month of our own capital at that point. We were bootstrapped with no investors or debt and built an 8 figure yearly business and 2016 was our first 7 figure year since 2011. As CEO and primary shareholder, I slashed my salary to $0, fired 1 underperforming employee, gave 3 key employees raises, and went to work trying to get us out of our predicament. Life was hard last August… I was struggling in so many ways I can not explain how defeated I felt. My soul felt crushed under the weight of my failure. Today, August 4th, 2017, we have doubled our employee count and still hiring, we are generating massive growth and gross profits in our new found business model, and we’re expecting to hit 15–20m in revenue in 2018 at high gross margins. 80% of our competitors are out of business as they didn’t innovate. We innovated and we’re #1 in our created industry. I am feeling more optimistic than ever but wiser with a lot of scars.

How does it feel? Scary but amazing. But, I like living life on the edge I guess. I don’t know how to sit still. I have this insatiable desire to keep going and I love that. I’ve recognized material possessions are pretty useless at a pretty young age (been there, done that), and I’ve also recognized I’m in a position where I can build a large net worth at a young age and spend a lot of my time in philanthropy. I would love to dedicate my life to helping underprivileged communities flourish by helping locals build businesses, building clinics and orphanages, and directing a large part of our interest from our net worth towards accomplishing this dream. I hope in 10 years or maybe 8 years ideally, I will be doing just that.

When I think about that, I realize that I’m living my dream. I wouldn’t take it back even though I know I’ll feel just as bad as I did on August 4th, 2016 again someday. August 4th wasn’t the first time, it was just the first time in 5 years that I felt that way. I’ll be ready next time around, even if thats only 5% more ready.

The rest is background noise. Yes, I travel a lot and have a lot of freedom thanks to the money but 90% of my mind space is consumed by my next goal.

 

Own Your Own Slice Of Scotland For Just Six Hundred Grand

Own Your Own Slice Of Scotland For Just Six Hundred Grand

Fancy owning a part of a remote island in the most northerly of Scottish isles? Well, for six hundred grand it’s all yours.

The 98-hectare Fethaland croft, in North Roe, is on sale for £595,000 ($807,445), having been uninhabited for almost 80 years.

Part of the Shetland Islands, it’s on the market alongside three smaller, tenanted crofts, one of which has a four-bedroom family home.

Credit: Cascade News

Credit: Cascade News

David Murray’s family have owned the land for 150 years, but due to health reasons he’s been forced to sell up. He described doing so as ‘heartbreaking’.

Fethaland is popular with walkers and tourists, with human settlement dating back to prehistoric times. Even today it still features an Iron Age house and a Viking quarry.

Among its many features, it boasts opportunities to see killer whales, puffins and ospreys, and was once the biggest fishing station in the Shetland isles (before being abandoned in 1906).

Credit: Cascade News

Credit: Cascade News

Murray said: “Fethaland itself is unimaginable – there is no place like it. The wildlife is just phenomenal… I can’t do it justice.”

It even features as part of a virtual world, with a video game simulation at the Shetland museum allowing members to ‘walk’ around the area and learn about its history.

Credit: Cascade News

The area has 23 buildings, including a school, with moorings for boats, and is part of a Site of Special Scientific Interest, protected and administered by Scottish Natural Heritage.

Neil Risk Solicitors, who are selling the site, said: “Fethaland is known for its incredible scenery, and maritime and Viking history.

“Along with the other crofts it would be ideal for someone looking to experience rural living in arguably one of the most beautiful places in the UK.”

Being that far north, don’t expect shorts and t-shirt weather though. The maximum temperature in July, on average is only 14C, and in the winter months it barely stretches over freezing.

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Even the Shetland tourist website gives a little hint of what to expect, weather-wise. It reads: “We do have perfectly calm days, but at most times there’s a breeze. Especially in the winter months, memorable storms produce spectacular skies and dramatic waves.”

Still, if warmer weather is more your thing, there was recently the chance to purchase a former council house in Cornwall for a tasty £1.4m. Another option, isn’t it?

Dieser verrückte Internet-Millionär verkauft seinen Bugatti Veyron für 20 Euro!

Agen real estat Chelsea Ed Bezzant – menjalani kehidupan yang sangat mewah.

Teman dekat bintang Made in Chelsea Sam Thompson tinggal di London, dan berbagi foto mobil, pakaian, dan jam tangannya yang mahal serta benturan perjalanan dan pesta yang boros.

Sekarang, sepertinya Bezzant telah menemukan apa yang bisa menjadi cara jenius untuk menghasilkan uang ekstra.

Menurut sebuah pos Instagram, dia mengundi 2.500 tiket seharga £ 20 masing-masing untuk mendapatkan kesempatan untuk memenangkan Bugatti Veyron-nya.

Meskipun ini mungkin tampak seperti mencuri – dan peluang bagus – untuk mobil yang mahal, jika dia menjual semua tiket, dia akan menghasilkan £ 50.000 – lebih tinggi dari harga eceran Veyron ($ 2,998,00) baru yang direkomendasikan, edisi terbaru Dari mobil

Bezzant mengatakan kepada Business Insider bahwa dia menjual tiket melalui Eventbrite, meskipun pos Instagram asli menyatakan: “Menjual Bugatti saya seharga £ 20 – saya menjual 2500 undian tiket melalui DM undian akan berlangsung begitu semua 2.500 terjual dan saya akan menempatkannya. setiap entri masuk ke undian live instagram – ini 100% asli dan seseorang akan masuk melalui surat kabar ke mobil jika mereka dipetik, Anda dapat membeli sebanyak mungkin entri yang Anda inginkan semuanya akan dikonfirmasi melalui email dan juga bagaimana cara melakukannya. membayar. Ayo mulai permainan.”

Bezzant mengatakan kepada Business Insider bahwa kontes tersebut “sebagian untuk membeli mobil baru tapi alasan utama mengapa saya harus menikah tahun depan dan harus memberinya satu hari untuk diingat.”

A young lady was a little surprised when the waiter approached her and told her she couldn’t order more than a single beer. A few moments later, he came back and handed her a receipt with this note on it.

A fallen soldier got a touching memorial from a Tacoma, Washington, restaurant.

According to Buffalo Wild Wings server Brian Avey, a woman came into the restaurant last week for lunch and placed a drink order for two beers — a Blue Moon and a Corona.

“I told her she could only do one beer at a time,” Avey wrote in a Facebook post. “She said the Corona was for her brother who died in Iraq.”

The woman informed Avey that she wouldn’t be drinking the beer, and that it would simply be purchased to honor her brother.

“It just sat next [to] her at an empty seat her entire Lunch,” Avey wrote. “When I brought her bill I told her Buffalo Wild Wings will be buying that beer.”

The woman was so touched by the gesture that she wrote a message to Avey on her bill.

“Thank you. An act of kindness goes a long way. It means a lot to me. Have a great rest of your day,” she wrote, addressing it from “Grateful soldiers.”

“After she left, I didn’t have the heart to dump the beer out and throw it away, so I put it on top of the cooler next [to] the American Flag,” Avey wrote.

Avey’s boss, Dan, agreed that they couldn’t dispose of the beer.

“I just can’t throw this beer away,” Dan told Kiro-TV. He decided to let the beer stay as a tribute to the fallen soldier.

“Let’s keep it,” Dan reportedly told Avey. “Just make sure that we change out the lime every day.”

Avey’s post quickly went viral, garnering over 60,000 likes and nearly 30,000 shares since it was originally posted.

Roger Federer surprises kids at the children’s hospital in Basel

Roger Federer surprises kids at the children’s hospital in Basel

For Roger Federer, this April this means much relax with his family as he won’t compete again until Roland Garros, and it’s the chance especially to have a bigger role in the charity. After the Match for Africa 3 that allowed to earn 1.3 million euros from tickets sold that will go to the Roger Fedeer Foundation, the World No. 4, who will play another exhibition match on 29 April in Seattle with John Isner and Bill Gates, decided, in cooperation with his sponsor Lindt, to prepare a surprise for kids at the children’s hospital in his home town of Basel, in order to wish them happy Easter bringing as a gift a nice Gold Bunny. It was Lindt to start this project, organizing special Easter events in 10 Children’s Hospital in Switzerland. In total, the chocolate maker gave 8.000 Gold Bunnies and donated 74,000 dollars for individual projects that they made. Federer definitely donated an important amount of money of course, but at the moment details about have not been revealed. Here is the video of Roger with kids, who were very emotional as you can see here below:

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The Cat Who Was Trapped And Terrified On The Field During a Miami Marlins Baseball Game Has A New Home

The Cat Who Was Trapped And Terrified On The Field During a Miami Marlins Baseball Game Has A New Home

The nation was transfixed earlier this week by Marlins Cat, the feral monster that broke into Marlins Park and attempted to eat the monstrous 20-foot spinning ceramic swordfish in center field. Play was stopped while officials chased the beast down, and order was restored.
But, say, whatever happened to the cat?

Awesome. Best of luck, my feathered friend.
Here is my advice to everyone reading: If you absolutely must adopt a feral cat, please give us continual updates about how it is ruining your clothes/furniture/sanity. It takes an indescribable amount of patience to un-feral a cat — as much as that’s even possible — and it’s certainly not for everyone.
However, this is Marlins Cat, and he or she deserves this home. Good work turning a trespassing violation into free food for the rest of your life, cat. You are an inspiration.
and i’m still pretty sure it should be named j.t. rrrrrowlmuto

(h/t The Comeback)

Nurses grant dying man final wish: a cigarette and glass of wine watching the sunset

Nurses grant dying man final wish: a cigarette and glass of wine watching the sunset

A man has been granted his dying wish of a cigarette and a glass of white wine by staff at a hospital in Denmark.

According to a post on the hospital’s Facebook page, Carsten Flemming Hansen, 75, was found to be terminally ill after he was admitted to hospital with an aortic aneurysm and internal bleeding.

Predicting it would be a matter of hours or days before Hansen died, the hospital decided not to operate and instead granted the patient a “dignified” death.

The nurses at Aarhus University hospital decided to defy regulations that stipulated no smoking on the hospital’s grounds and wheeled Hansen out on to a balcony where he smoked a Green LA cigarette and drank a glass of cold white wine while watching the sunset with his family.

In its Facebook post, the hospital said the nurses in Hansen’s ward and his family agreed that in this situation, his last wishes were more important than treatment, prevention and smoking rules.

“It was a very cosy and relaxed atmosphere,” said nurse Rikke Kvist. “Of course there were relatives also affected by the fact he was going to die, and they were sad,” she said.

The hospital’s Facebook post has received almost 70,000 likes, more than 4,500 shares and thousands of comments.

Tiny, family-run Iowa newspaper wins Pulitzer for taking on agriculture companies

Tiny, family-run Iowa newspaper wins Pulitzer for taking on agriculture companies

A small-town Iowa newspaper with a staff of 10 people – most of whom are related to each other – has won a Pulitzer Prize for taking on powerful agricultural companies over farm pollution.

Art Cullen, who owns the Storm Lake Times with his brother John, acknowledged it wasn’t easy taking on agriculture in a state like Iowa where you see hundreds of miles of farm fields in every direction. The Cullens lost a few friends and a few advertisers, but never doubted they were doing the right thing.

“We’re here to challenge people’s assumptions and I think that’s what every good newspaper should do,” he said.

Among the other staff members at the Storm Lake Times is John Cullen’s wife Mary, Art’s wife Dolores and their son, Tom. The family’s dog, Mabel also hangs out at the newspaper offices most of the time, Poynter reports.

Cullen’s writing was lauded by the Pulitzer committee for “editorials fuelled by tenacious reporting, impressive expertise and engaging writing that successfully challenged powerful corporate agricultural interests in Iowa”.

As well as hard-hitting news and editorials, the paper also includes local stories. On Monday, a front-page story told of how a second-grader found a four-leaf clover in the field behind her school.

Cullen told the Washington Post that he knows what readers like. “We strive to have a baby, a dog, a fire and a crash on every front page, so, yes, we do pander,” he said.

But it was the paper’s dogged coverage of farming issues affecting the state that won them the coveted journalism prize.

Buena Vista county, where the 3,000-circulation, twice-weekly newspaper is based in north-west Iowa, was one of three counties sued by Des Moines Water Works for allowing too much nitrogen to be released through farm drainage systems into rivers from which the utility draws its drinking water. The counties fought the federal lawsuit using money provided by undisclosed sources.

The newspaper worked with the Iowa Freedom of Information Council to force the release of documents showing funding came from the Farm Bureau and other agricultural groups.

“Anyone with eyes and a nose knows in his gut that Iowa has the dirtiest surface water in America,” Cullen wrote in a March 2016 editorial.

“It is choking the waterworks and the Gulf of Mexico. It is causing oxygen deprivation in Northwest Iowa glacial lakes. It has caused us to spend millions upon millions trying to clean up Storm Lake, the victim of more than a century of explosive soil erosion.”

Cullen, 59, says he feels vindicated that the information was released.

A judge, however, dismissed the water utility’s lawsuit last month, giving the farm groups and counties a clear victory.

Cullen is proud that the Pulitzer committee recognised his small newspaper’s efforts alongside those of larger papers. The two other finalists in the editorial writing category were from the Houston Chronicle and The Washington Post.

“We’ve always believed that the Storm Lakes Times should be as good at covering Storm Lake as the New York Times is at covering New York,” he said. “There’s no reason why an editorial written in Iowa shouldn’t be as good as an editorial written in Washington.”

Associated Press contributed to this report

Ontario man, giving home away for free, paying the cost of food and vet bills, to ensure his animals are taken care of properly.

Ontario man, giving home away for free, paying the cost of food and vet bills, to ensure his animals are taken care of properly.

A Smith Falls, Ontario man has a very interesting reason as to why he wants to give away all of his farm and land.

Sunday, April 9, 2017, 5:57 PM – This is the kind of offer you can’t refuse.

Stephen Overbury is giving away his waterfront farm, including four barns, a 1830s beautiful stone home, some equipment and a vehicle, “ABSOLUTELY FREE OF CHARGE,” according to a Kijiji ad he posted earlier this week.

The 62-year-old’s farm is located near Smiths Falls in eastern Ontario. Overbury is looking for the perfect person to take over his humble abode as he is planning on moving back to Japan where he lived for about 15 years, according to CBC.

Why has he decided to give away his fortune instead of selling it?

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“[Selling] is conventional thinking, the prudent way of thinking about yourself and what’s best for yourself,” Overbury told the news agency. “By selling the farm, first I’d have to dispose of the animals. And a number of them are older, and a few are special-needs. And that’s what I call reckless abandonment.”

Here’s the catch: you have to be an animal lover and not afraid to get your hands dirty.

Overbury will pay the cost of food and vet bills for the array of animals on the farm including, cows, chickens, ducks and sheep, according to CBC.

“The catch for assuming usage of this stellar property, make no mistake about it, is HARD WORK and total COMMITMENT to making use of the property and showing a genuine interest in animal welfare,” the ad reads. “Here, no animal is killed. I am vegan oriented but you need not to be of course as long as you live and let live. And THINK GREEN.”

While the farmer briefly looked into relocating his animals, he told CBC that it would take “decades” to find the right home for each one.

Overbury has received hundreds of offers so far, the news agency reports.

If he can’t find the perfect candidate, Overbury plans on staying in Ontario. However, he has high hopes that the right person will come along.

“It’s not a matter of giving [the land] up,” he told CBC. “I never had it, as such. We’re but custodians of real estate, [which] is my philosophy, my own personal philosophy,” Overbury added.

“And I know that somebody else coming in, that’s the right fit, will treat the animals with compassion — and I’ll benefit from that comfort.”

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