And The Need To Belong in The Age Of Social Media

I’ve been watching a lot of Samurai Champloo recently, its an awesome anime series about a couple of samurais, traveling with no place to belong.

I’ve been able to relate to that.

Cause I’ve been in the same shoes.

Going on, and on and on. With no place to belong.

Some might say, oh my gosh what an amazing lifestyle!

This guy gets to travel all around various places, and live a nice lifestyle without working from an office, he can work from any place he wants.

Is it a blessing?

Well, I dunno about that. Why are these people stuck in those places? 

Because of the commitments that they made due to some motivation by their primitive need to belong to some place where they have some meaningful relationships?

But don’t we all need a place to belong to?

I’ve been in the process of filling an EB5 visa and getting a nice office in LA.

Have a bunch of people working there for a couple of my companies cause things are getting a bit complicated in terms of operations, this whole virtual working stuff starts to show its limit when things get bigger and when you start to generate volume.

You now need people to work for you with you.

because the load is too much for just you and your virtual army to handle,

You need faster communication so you need to be in an office, where direct face to face meetings are faster and easier (i.e. if you know how to run meetings properly)

When you are living like a traveling samurai, like those two suckers from Samurai Champloo, you move on and don’t stay in one place for a long time.

Which means, you can’t form meaningful relationships.

Even in this age of social media and this “connected world” ecosystem that we have going for us.

The real friends and relationships still only form when you meet someone face to face.

I know people with 1000+ Facebook friends, actually, I know a LOT of people with 1000+ FB friends.

But with how many of these “friends” do they have any meaningful connection?

Who knows?

Well, actually there was a study on this recently, I don’t remember but if you ask your pal Google then I’m sure you’ll be able to find it.

But it said something like if you have a ton of Facebook friends, there are only 5 to 10 of those people who might have some meaningful relationship with you. 

Maybe we screw around, with our eyes glued to the screen because we of our primitive need or desire to belong?

And stay up to date with what’s going on, so we can belong to this world (tribe perhaps)?

The world that we keep on calling the “reality.”

But does it matter? I think not.

What’s hot today, what’s a pressing matter today, might be old boring news of yesterday.

It’s like what news channels were to people before the social media. Where their entire thinking process or in some cases their primitive sense or need to belong revolved around the media – the news – the pop culture.

I think it might be because of the fact that their lives lack passionate ambitions to disregard it what is normal for the majority?

Passionate ambitions in an individual not only makes people more focused but also more UNFOCUSED. Unfocused from the mainstream around that, the media, the social media – in short their primitive sense to belong is overtaken by their sense to achieve that ambition they have.

Does that what makes someone a moving samurai?

Who knows?

What I do know is that In my case, I lack that primitive sense for belonging.

My friends call me an anti social prick. lol

And I’m fine with that. Cause being around the culture and a still society that seems to be moving forward but on a treadmill, leaves an impact or an influence on my mind. 

After all, I’m a human too.

But it ends now, and I think this is time, to have a permanent head quarter for all my shenanigans.

Maybe its time for me to start socializing a bit.

Who knows how it might change the way I live, or do business to move my ambitions forward.

Wayne

Sometimes, bad things happens to serious men

24 hours later I woke up realizing how awfully stupid mistake I made ignoring any due diligence and just making one of the most retarded decisions of my entire existence.

When I realized that I made a retarded decision, I sat down like a jackass and wasn’t even able to think properly. Like my memory have faded or something. I was in shock. 

A Brave New World Of Scary Technologies

In this video essay, I will talk about robotic revolution, the future and beyond.

I also explore some ideas and share my thoughts and opinion on how the world of tomorrow will be affected by disrupting technologies like self-driving cars, AI, automation, robots, vacuum manufacturing, decentralized software distribution and more…

I also share my thoughts on the future of governance and will share my silver lining at the end of this essay.

One of the critical point of how we plan and prepare ourselves for tomorrow. It could be heaven or hell based on how you plan. Though to summarize it all in the shortest possible form, the future is bright.

 

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I was talking to our copy chief Dan today

And he has a pretty good business in dating and pickup niche.

He gross around 50 grand a month from it

Like most people in this niche, he sells info products and coaching there using publishing model (bringing experts in the game and publishing them)

Which is good. Here is why:

Because now he has that niche validated FOR HIM.

Meaning he knows what his customers wants, their buying behavior and more importantly, he has a substantial following.

But it’s not stable, it’s not safe. I’ll tell you why in a moment…

Some times, he makes a lot less, and sometimes he makes a ton.

His competition is cut throat

I mean if you’re into that niche then you know what I’m talking about.

I mean holy hell!

Not a single tier 1 traffic network like FB or google even allows dating offers on it! So they have to rely on crappy tier 3 traffic sources on sites people visit to “relieve their stresses”

So they’re shifting their focus on, yep, you guess it!

on building a SaaS product that facilitates the same thing that their info product does.

So I gave him some ideas, like creating an app that allows his customers to pull out “scenario based action items”

Create a local “pickup group,” automatic text messages based on replies, and you name it

and many more “features” I can’t talk about here cause some of the biggest guys in this field are on my list and he don’t want me to reveal all this to them :)

The reason for this that information products have smaller shelf lives, and coaching is a profession not a business…

Now what I’m about to share with you is a private chat I had with Dan and it has a lot of profanity in it because that’s how I talk to my partners and close friends lol

however I run a family show everywhere else so hope you understand.

Dan skype chat

So as you can see, almost all the smart marketers are doing SaaS.

Because that’s how you build a REAL business

Another thing is that you have to decide two major things that most people screw up

  1. Which solution delivery platform to choose for your SaaS app
  2. Ultra important things before you even TALK to a developer

Solution delivery platforms are simple:

Whether you want your SaaS to be an iPhone app, or a web-app.

Or just a plugin for some major SaaS like infusionsoft or Stripe.

You’ll need to know which one to select.

Second is some basics on how to TALK to your developers. This mistake cost several thousands of dollars to a client of mine.

It is really simple stuff, but good lord it hurts to see so many people making this mistake and ruining their entire businesses in some cases.

And this is also how developers lock their client and put them in a position where firing them may cost you a fortune

Which is exactly what I’ll talk about in tomorrow’s email.

Do you want my walk through blueprint on how to avoid these mistakes and build a wildly profitable 6 figure a month SaaS business step by step, without losing your hair on mistakes 80% of rookies make?

Then click here to join SaaS blueprint intensive 

Wayne

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