If you read my last couple of articles, I got pretty deep into philosophy and psychology. It isn’t really a good place to stay at. I got pretty depressed because I made the decision to finish my accounting degree, instead of pressing on for a psychology degree. I guess I’m only human, with my own fears, and emotional drives.
Life is like bicycle; you need to be constantly moving forward to keep balance.
Nietzsche went mad because he didn’t put his both feet on the ground, and got lost in abstract thought. I’m naturally an extremely philosophical person, but it’s not healthy to be lost in abstract thought or concepts.
Reflections On Mastery
One of my biggest advantage, and biggest disadvantage in my life is my ability to be liked, disability to be disliked.
Unlike a lot of people that sucked totally, I was already somewhat okay with people. Through the years, despite playing out certain roles such as the ‘rebel’ or the ‘tough guy’, I still had friends, and generally knew how to get along with people.
I hung out with guys coming from prestigious backgrounds, and they are already considered ‘successful’ in their own right, and you can tell there aren’t able to go ground up as much as the guys who came up from nothing. It’s an interesting observation that the guys that are doing better in this area of their life are low key, introverted guys that learned the arts of social persuasion ground up.
Ground up means:
- Going out alone just to practicing talking to girls
- Going out to clubs just for the sole cause of talking to girls
I wasn’t good at academics, but l had many friends and was able to connect with just about anyone. It was the girls department that suffered.
So I never really bothered to really invest time or effort in building this area of my life ground up, since I had many social connections and pretty much can get something out of something in any social environment I put myself into.
There are advantages and disadvantages. The guy that had to work things ground up are generally harder workers, but the guy that had earlier successes can be more efficient. However, in my experience, harder worker will always almost outrun the hare, in the long run.
So, I decided to publish under my own name.
Secondly, if I’m only reliant on local SEO for my clients in Singapore, I’m going to go broke. So it’s either learn global SEO, or I find another way to monetize. Writers need to eat at the end of the day.
So I figured I could publish a little about personal finance and investing, since it’s a topic that I’m naturally passionate about. However, the problem is, it could dilute the brand. Should I really just focus on one genre: social skills and dating?
From a local SEO standpoint, definitely no. Until I better my skillsets in global SEO, I can publish and monetize a little on personal finance. I have a couple of friends asking me how to go about investing, and it’s naturally a topic I can go on hours about.
Hence, the new site will be launched in a couple of days: dating advice and personal finance that works.
I feel quite fearful publishing under my own name, but I guess that makes me extra responsible for the content I put out.