Sunday, December 8, 2013

My Five Year Plan

I've got some issues that nobody can see
And all of these emotions are pouring out of me
I bring them to the light for you
It's only right
This is the soundtrack to my life, the soundtrack to my life

- Kid Cudi

This is the chorus to my 14 year old son’s favorite song right now. Instead of going to Mass today, Brandon and I hung around the kitchen, and he played songs that resonate with his generation. Hell - our music irritated our parents too, no big difference there. Except, I can’t recall a single song from my youth that had the word “nigga” in it.

But I have to say Kid Cudi is one of the few “musicians” my son listens to. I would be shocked if he doesn’t come from a jazz background. If he doesn’t, I guarantee his producer does. Good stuff musically if you don’t mind a few N-bombs, F-bombs, and this generation’s discovery of a new drug called marijuana. And his lyrics reveal a maturity not found among his peers. Give him a listen.

Sidetracked long enough. Today is my 59th birthday. No way around it. I’m probably healthier than I’ve been in twenty years (thanks Nu Skin), but the fact remains I’m 59 years old. As usual; I’m having a difficult time philosophically with this. But I’ll spare everyone the self-centered laments, and go directly to why I’m posting to my blog today.

I have a five year plan in place, which begins today. I will retire on December 8, 2019. Everything I do in the next five years will be focused on that date. I will retire if I have half a million dollars, or half a jar of cat food. It doesn’t matter; I will not work after my 64th birthday. However; I reserve the right to change the definition of “retire”, if all I have left is a jar of cat food.

So here is my five year goal; on December 8, 2019 I will be earning in excess of fifty thousand dollars each and every month.

For most of you that sounds completely crazy, and I understand that. Especially if you don’t have a clue on how direct selling, or network marketing, actually works. I’m not going to lecture or try to recruit here; but I will say some executives with Nu Skin (2.64%) are in fact making fifty thousand each and every month. I see no reason why I can’t duplicate their success. I have been trained by the best. I learned sales from the best time-share people in the world. I can take the sales techniques I’ve learned, and simplify them so they are completely duplicatable to everyone. I can follow the advice of my network marketing mentors wholeheartedly. I can devote over 50 hours a week to reach my goal. Everything else I do is irrelevant, and will be eventually discarded. I know that if I reach my goal my son will be taken care of, as my income from Nu Skin is not only recurring, but willable. I will hit my goal on December 8, 2019.

So, what will I do after retirement? Here are the options:

Okay; so the last one might be a little difficult with just fifty thousand dollars a month.

The point is; my primary goal is set, and my secondary goals are described. I am ready to begin my five year journey. I will be recording my progress on my blog, to give everyone a chance to ridicule. But it won’t matter toward my resolve to get this done. My cat simply won’t want to share her cat food.

I am going to repeat my goal once again; on December 8, 2019 I will be earning in excess of fifty thousand dollars each and every month.

Enjoy your day. And may John Lennon rest in peace, who was killed on this day in 1980.


Q: Where can men over the age of 50 find younger women who are interested in them? A: Try a bookstore under fiction.