ARRRRRGHHHHHH!!!!! There is no such thing as a “life hack” and therefore there aren’t life hacks that will make you millions. Your main problem is that you are Googling “life hacks that will make me millions” instead of doing something now that may make you millions after 5–10 years, which is how things normally progress.
In 2006 I bought an old Monopoly game for $30 at an auction in Pennsylvania while I was in law school. I sold it a week later on eBay for $100. From that first $70 I made, I was not inspired to “hack” anything, but instead to find ways to make money that were easier and more effective than working as a lawyer. In other words I didn’t set out looking for a secret shortcut, but I did make a conscious decision to make optimal life and financial decisions that many years later are still integral to running my sex toy company.
A few key optimizations (not hacks) were the following:
- Never getting a job. I thought working for someone else, even for a short time, would create the risk I could become comfortable and then not push myself to create my own company. I’ve seen it happen to hundreds of people.
- Taking action instantly when I have an idea. For example, last winter, I thought I’d catch attention on porn websites by placing ads showing me dressed up like Santa Clause making obscene gestures with the Autoblow 2. But instead of just laughing about it and moving onto other things, I INSTANTLY went onto Amazon to purchase a Santa costume and filmed some videos that we turned into gifs and put online. Total time from idea to implementation where my ads were getting millions of impressions per day: 3 days.
Hiring people online all over the world instead of hiring people locally. A lot of my friends run companies with 10,20,50, even 100 employees and they have these people sitting in an office where they need to spend a lot of effort managing them. Instead of doing what they are good at, I’ve seen people get so mired in the details of people management that 6/8 hours of their days are wasted on some people related bullshit. I hire motivated people using Upwork, and I don’t care about their personal issues or even personalities. I’ve hired people I like and people I don’t like. It doesn’t matter. I just care if people are trustworthy and care about doing a great job. Luckily about 75% of the people who work for me have worked for me for many years, and I love them. But at the same time loving them without needing to see their faces every day is better for everyone. Hi Tey! Hi Dalibor! Hi Alex! Hi Nica! Hi Dan!
Living abroad and traveling a lot. Perspective has been very important to me and building the ability to have a perspective that facilitates making money is actually a thing. Living in China for 10 years (now Germany) and traveling to more than 35 countries has helped me make all of my business decisions. From the people I’ve met to stories, I’ve been told to places I’ve seen, all of that information gets computed in the background and influences my bottom line. That’s not a hack, its a way of life that I’ve actually lived since 2007 when I left the United States, and it’s one of the main components to my little company selling hundreds of sex toys a day across the world. This is a photo of me on one of my North Korea trips:
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