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Your brother pulls in 120K a year ( before taxes I assume but still)

And your parents are paying for his housing?

Clearly I'm missing somthing.
That's because he's probably spending $100k in ad spend.
 

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Like What MJ Demarco said your circardian rhythm is F*cked.. in other words humans evolved to rise with the sun and sleep with the moon. Dysfunctional Circadian rhythm leads to a host of diseases eventually and guessing by your lifestyle you're probably overweight, low eneergy, depressed, etc. My tip is to wake up with the sunlight and go to bed.. you're blessed to live in san diego where it's sunny most of the year, be grateful for that.
 
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Like What MJ Demarco said your circardian rhythm is F*cked.. in other words humans evolved to rise with the sun and sleep with the moon. Dysfunctional Circadian rhythm leads to a host of diseases eventually and guessing by your lifestyle you're probably overweight, low eneergy, depressed, etc. My tip is to wake up with the sunlight and go to bed.. you're blessed to live in san diego where it's sunny most of the year, be grateful for that.
This is not normal in human physiology to only stay awake for 8 hours. You're either flat out lazy or you have some health issues (which u probably should test for) - in that case, it would explain some of the unproductivity.
You misread it.
"-woke up at 11PM (6/14)
-going to bed now at 7:56PM"

Stayed up 20 hours that day.
I'm going to bed with the sun and waking up with the sun now.

Does your brother work the same schedule as you? Why won't he mentor you?
We sorta collaborate, he occasionally advises me on various shit. I don't want to really get into SEO though as I think I have a good road with ecom here. He's also very spammy and value-taking about his SEO so I wouldn't even want to do what he's doing rn.

Your brother pulls in 120K a year ( before taxes I assume but still)

And your parents are paying for his housing?

Clearly I'm missing somthing.
He pays $1300 a month, my parents pick up the rest at $500/mo for me. It's cheaper than him getting a studio @$1600/mo.

That's because he's probably spending $100k in ad spend.
10k/mo profit. Once again, he's very spammy/value-taking in his methods so I wouldn't even want to do what he's doing.
 
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Day 31 6/17/17
Current Goal:

PRIMARY: work 5 hours a day for 5 days (6/13—6/17)—SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED
AUXILARY: Finish Adobe Premiere Pro Lynda.com course—SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED

Current Ventures:

-a general shopify dropshipping store
-a social media marketing company *(essentially a job, no intentions of growing it)

Hours Worked on Business Today (breaks not included): 6.2 hours

Earnings: $8
$8= monthly profits ($240 monthly/30 days= $8/day) from my marketing company

Summary of Business Action Taken Today (Approximate)
-woke up at 6:15AM
-finished Adobe Premiere course
-watched an FB ad video that basically said “FB ads are an investment not instant results”. Added a 30% off coupon to abandoned cart emails (got two recently), configured an plugin that was messing with my site design, a few other minor site edits
-relaunched a product ad that was getting decent results but only ran for a day so I want to test for another 2 days
-going to bed now at 7:47PM

Big Business Items for Tomorrow:
- launch atleast 2 product campaigns, ideally 3. I need to get a day with 2 first though, haven’t yet before I don’t believe.

Grade for the Day: A (95%) Just an all-around good day. Did what I needed to do, did it well, did it quickly, and worked hard.


Day 32 6/18/17
Current Goal:

PRIMARY: work on business 5+ hours a day for 5 days (6/18—6/22)
AUXILARY: get a day with 2 or more product launches

Current Ventures:
-a general Shopify ecommerce store
-a social media marketing company *(essentially a job, no intentions of growing it)

Hours Worked on Business Today (breaks not included): 6.75 hours

Earnings: $8
$8= monthly profits ($240 monthly/30 days= $8/day) from my marketing company

Summary of Business Action Taken Today (Approximate)
-woke up at 4:20AM
-ran my first full campaign of a product (3 adsets with different audiences at 3 ads per adset)
-planned the next week of social media posts and briefly reconciled my week’s accounting
-Going to bed now at 8:23PM

Big Business Items for Tomorrow:
-set up 2+ new product campaigns

Grade for the Day: B+ (88%) It was a good day for the amount of the effort put in. Nothing spectacular though. Dropped the ball a little bit and got distracted at the end of the day. Maybe could’ve done half a product launch more otherwise. I will get faster at these product launches as I do more of them though. I believe tomorrow I will be able to get 2+.
 

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Man, if I was OP right now, I would be so F*cking fired up from these comments that without doubt I'd make it and tell everyone on this thread, "I F*ckING TOLD YOU SO."

OP, these posts should fire you the F*ck up. As Andy Frisella would say, "it should grow your chip."
 
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Stop counting the amount of hours you are sitting in front of the computer screen. Instead just list the 5 biggest goals of the day and how many of them you managed to accomplish.
If only life was a simple and non-ambiguous as a video game (brb gotta get my Runescape woodcutting level up to 60 with 75k xp/hour).

Are you able to do this? I can't. I just go into tasks, have a rough idea of how long they should take, and get them done. I have a rough idea of the day ahead and the biggest tasks I plan (not all of them) for tomorrow are posted on here under "Big Business Items for Tomorrow". I count the hours because I know the quality of the hours I count is good and I'm getting work done during them (the vast majority of the time). When my hours are unproductive and action-faking, I do mention it in my "Grade for the Day" which is how I take quality into account and not just play to rack up dozens of useless hours. There's thousands of hours of work to do on my business before I'm a millionaire and I'm just chipping away at it a few hours at a time, so I'll continue to count my hours and discuss how I think they went.
 
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Day 33 6/19/17
Current Goal:

Current Ventures:

-a general shopify dropshipping store
-a social media marketing company *(essentially a job, no intentions of growing it)

Hours Worked on Business Today (breaks not included): 0 hours

Earnings: $8
$8= monthly profits ($240 monthly/30 days= $8/day) from my marketing company

Summary of Business Action Taken Today (Approximate)
-woke up at 7:50AM
-took the day off after 6 days of work (made a thread and poll about rest days here)
-going to bed now at 8:29PM

Big Business Items for Tomorrow:
-set up 2+ new product campaigns

Grade for the Day: F (20%) I’m always sickened by these days off but not enough to avoid falling into them. It always seems like my endurance lasts 5 days and then collapses. F*ck that shit, I’m sick of it. I want to win, I need to win. This intellectual beast that corrupts me doesn’t want me to win so it must F*cking die. Either I kill it or it kills me. I gave myself 20% instead of 0% because I managed to preserve my circadian rhythm and not let it get eaten by the beast too.

Day 34 6/20/17
Current Goal:

PRIMARY: get a day with 2 or more product launches

Current Ventures:

-a general Shopify ecommerce store
-a social media marketing company *(essentially a job, no intentions of growing it)

Hours Worked on Business Today (breaks not included): 4.6 hours

Earnings: $8
$8= monthly profits ($240 monthly/30 days= $8/day) from my marketing company

Summary of Business Action Taken Today (Approximate)
-woke up at 9:00AM
-set up my store’s IG account and automation software. Important for building a following and credibility for IG ads.
-briefly explored the possibilities of Steemit. Going to consider it as a side-hustle.
-Got an item I was a third the way through launching before losing focus
-Going to bed now at 10:39PM

Big Business Items for Tomorrow:
-set up 2+ new product campaigns

Grade for the Day: D- (60%) It was a bullshit day. Could’ve hit two campaigns but my finger slipped off the trigger and got mired in watching TV like a heroin junkie. Slowness of action and action-faking throughout the day. The lack of productivity is sickening but I’m grateful for the little work I did get done and the opportunity I have to take action tomorrow.
 
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Day 35 6/21/17
Current Goal:

PRIMARY: get a day with 2 or more product campaign launches

Current Ventures:
-a general shopify dropshipping store
-a social media marketing company *(essentially a job, no intentions of growing it)

Hours Worked on Business Today (breaks not included): 7.25 hours

Earnings: $8
$8= monthly profits ($240 monthly/30 days= $8/day) from my marketing company

Summary of Business Action Taken Today (Approximate)
-woke up at 9:40AM
-launched a full product campaign (AKA found a product to dropship and launched 3 unique FB audiences with 3 unique ads). Took a while because I was getting used to the Adobe Premiere video editing as I’m a noob still. Nonetheless, made a good video with it and I will only get better and faster with time. Photoshop was hard for me at one point and now it’s a piece of cake.
-going to bed now at 11:22PM

Big Business Items for Tomorrow:
-set up 2+ new product campaigns

Grade for the Day: B- (80%) Shit took way too long. I think I made killer ads but I need to cut down on the product niche research as much as the perfectionist in me hates to. Probably not good that I haven’t worked out in a few days either. Not working out F*cks my mental game like no other.

Day 36 6/22/17
Current Goal:

PRIMARY: get a day with 2 or more product launches

Current Ventures:
-a general Shopify ecommerce store
-a social media marketing company *(essentially a job, no intentions of growing it)

Hours Worked on Business Today (breaks not included): 9.8 hours

Earnings: $8
$8= monthly profits ($240 monthly/30 days= $8/day) from my marketing company

Summary of Business Action Taken Today (Approximate)
-woke up at 10:13AM
-studied some really good ad techniques from case studies of winning ads to make the actual ad image/video and copy killer
-made what I believe is my best and most comprehensive product launch and campaign yet. I keep getting better and better at this
-Going to bed now at 5:47AM

Big Business Items for Tomorrow:
-set up 2+ new product campaigns

Grade for the Day: B (85%) Decent day. Things are moving slower than I had wished and have been for the past few days, eluding that magical “2 product launches in a day number” for an albeit consistent “1 a day launch.” My competitors are launching 3 product market tests a day so if I’m to keep up with them I need to hurry the F*ck up my working speed. Therefore, to the joy and urging of many of you, I’m nixing my “Hours Worked on Business Today” and will no longer be counting the hours I work. Nonetheless, I believe it did serve a positive purpose at one point in time when I was insecure that I wasn’t putting enough hours into my businesses. Now I’ve grown, I know for a fact I can put 6-12 hours a day into my business. Counting the hours has become a burden and vestigial structure that no longer serves me. It has exacerbated action-faking and my recent slowness in work. My primary focus will be on the goals I achieve in a day now. If I ever see reason for reinstating counting the hours (I doubt I will), then I will do so.
 

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So in the two weeks since I last asked - have you sold any products?
 

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Day 37 6/23/17
Current Goal:

PRIMARY: get a day with 2 or more product campaign launches

Current Ventures:

-a general shopify dropshipping store
-a social media marketing company *(essentially a job, no intentions of growing it)

Earnings: $8
$8= monthly profits ($240 monthly/30 days= $8/day) from my marketing company

Summary of Business Action Taken Today (Approximate)
-woke up at 9:40AM
- saw a trending sports related event on Facebook, decided to test out teespring for the very first time and try to design and sell a t-shirt around it using FB ads. Not so different from what I’m doing with finding aliexpress dropshipping items
-going to bed now at 11:16PM

Big Business Items for Tomorrow:
-set up 2+ new product campaigns

Grade for the Day: A- (90%) Overall good day. Nice not having my hours counted. I believe I action-faked less and got more solid work done.

6/24/17-6/26/17
Family came into town to visit my brother and I in beautiful San Di-F*cking-Ego. I'm not gonna be a dick and not spend time with them.

Day 38 6/27/17
Current Goal:

PRIMARY: get a day with 2 or more product launches

Current Ventures:
-a general Shopify ecommerce store
-a social media marketing company *(essentially a job, no intentions of growing it)

Earnings: $8
$8= monthly profits ($240 monthly/30 days= $8/day) from my marketing company

Summary of Business Action Taken Today (Approximate)
-woke up at 10:05AM
-did all the accounting for the week
-did all the social media posts for the next few days
-Going to bed now at 2:36AM

Big Business Items for Tomorrow:
-set up 2+ new product campaigns
-fix the design/feel of my website so customers will buy

Grade for the Day: D- (60%) Let’s get some shit done nigga. Played video games and lol they F*cking stressed me out more than business (shouldn’t have done that shit). Read some in Cal Newports “Deep Work”. Made me rethink how I’m working. Otherwise, a bullshit day and hey hey my paycheck shows it. Wow I can buy half a cheap oil change with $8 a day. Oh boy! The joy the joy the joy LordPhenny feels. I love how I wake up every morning and am like happy because I'm dreaming about good shit from the night before then I'm like "Oh shiiitttt, I'm F*cking poor as F*ck!" Fun how reality hits you like that.
 
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I just skimmed the thread. Nobody in their right mind would read that much repeated nonsense lol.

Anyway man, OP. Just by posting too much in this thead obviously took too much of your time and that is time that you could have used.

What exactly is your point? We don't know who you are. Trying to impress people here or prove a point?

We're all on the same page. Your progress thread would be much more palatable if you posted about what you learn for real or reflections about what you're going through.

Props, if this is an accountability thread. But this is just over rhe top. I can't help but laugh.

Like what MJ said, you are obviously a money chaser. We all know what that's like. We've been like that at some point. You basically brought this mockery upon yourself. Lol

Try switching your focus on providing real value man. Wether it be on your drop shipping site or wherever. You're just wasting the time of those who read every single post in this thread. Plus server space.

You REALLY think that everyone would read every single detail of your activities? Nobody gives a shit (nigga). You can do that on a notepad app.

If you were providing value by sharing your insights and failures and whatever, then it would be much more productive for you and the other's here.

Dude, people here know the value of time. We all strive to master that, even if we all struggle at times.

So, wrong forum to be a kid. It's obvious why they changed the title lol.

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Having said that, it's obvious that you waste a lot of time. Work on that first. Then report back. Seriously. And remember that taking breaks to recover after a long sprint is good for you.
 
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No sirrah. Man did not get on the moon in a day. Lordphenny did not become rich in a day.
I didn't think you'd be rich by now. But with all the weeks of ad campaigns, I would have thought you would have sold one product.
What is your total advertising cost so far to not sell a product? How long will that take to recoup at your current rate?
 

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Have you seen @Spicymemer45 's thread here? ^^^^

Concept to first SALE in 6 days by my count.

I'm under the impression he's about the same age as you as well.

And he's working some graveyard shifts too...

THAT'S what hustle looks like.

I hope you find benefit in this thread @LordPhenny , I really do. I hope all you need is some time and life experience for the wisdom the good people in this community have given you to sink in.
 
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First this...

@LordPhenny I don't understand how you're not scared shitless about being broke and homeless?
If this doesn't motivate you to work harder, I don't know what will. Maybe a rock-bottom "F*ck this Event (FTE)."
And then...

I love how I wake up every morning and am like happy because I'm dreaming about good shit from the night before then I'm like "Oh shiiitttt, I'm F*cking poor as F*ck!" Fun how reality hits you like that.
Not to say we told you so, but...

EDIT: Sort of sick seeing this trainwreck thread in the front page every few days with marginal improvement from OP. Should we #Landfill until a MASSIVE change in behavior is witnessed? Because so far it's been the same diatribe. $8 f'n dollars daily for almost 2 months. What next, OP?
 
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I can't understand if you're a combination of nature and nurture to make you this lazy. What the F*ck are you talking about? Launching three products a day? That'd be great if you weren't launching them into a marketing shit hole that won't reach far beyond your doorstep.

I dare say this, shower, go outside, talk to someone.

That needs to be your new goal.​
 

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I can't understand if you're a combination of nature and nurture to make you this lazy. What the F*ck are you talking about? Launching three products a day? That'd be great if you weren't launching them into a marketing shit hole that won't reach far beyond your doorstep.

I dare say this, shower, go outside, talk to someone.

That needs to be your new goal.​
This is the main problem. He has no clue wtf actual customers want. And with his attitude he'll never listen even if he made the attempt.
 
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You REALLY think that everyone would read every single detail of your activities? Nobody gives a shit (nigga).
I'll take a hiatus from posting starting now.

And remember that taking breaks to recover after a long sprint is good for you.
Lol, what I've been saying for the longest time.

Did you just refer to yourself in third person?
I think that tells you what we're dealing with.
Yes sirrah! Lordphenny will refer to himself in the 3rd person all day long.

"Lordphenny" is sort of an identity I had back when I was making $700/day. No F*cks given, postive, strong, and hustling. I need to bring it back so I'm referring to myself in the third person versus what my mind defaults to as a loser identity. Tony Robbins talks about this and I think I even saw a thread on here about how changing your identity changes everything.

What is your total advertising cost so far to not sell a product?
~$300 adspend. And in that $300 I got a shitton better, learned how to make video ads, improve my copy, etc. The next $300 will be spent faster and be of higher quality than the past $300. Nobody understands exponential growth. Anything worth doing is HARD AS F*ck in the beginning, but I have mentors and people who I see doing this (not just people who are trying to sell me courses, but actual people I've corresponded with, one guy making $30k a month on ecom). Hard as F*ck in the beginning is a good thing, MJ even talks about this in his book as the commandment of Entry. But obviously exponential growth interests nobody here especially when you have a zoomed in viewed of a accountability thread going play by play. I will show you little buggers when I do win and do go exponential.

Have you seen @Spicymemer45 's thread here? ^^^^

Concept to first SALE in 6 days by my count.

I'm under the impression he's about the same age as you as well.

And he's working some graveyard shifts too...

THAT'S what hustle looks like.
Once again, nobody understands exponential growth. I promise you I'll be making more than this @Spicymemer45 carpet cleaning fool (with an edgy and hip 2017 username) next year this time.
 
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I promise you I'll be making more than this @Spicymemer45 carpet cleaning fool (with an edgy and hip 2017 username) next year this time
Get out of here with that shit. Memer is actually adding value to his customers. Filling a need in his local area. He is connecting with people. He is living the fastlane values. He is turning a F*cking profit. And he started less than a month ago.

So far in this thread all you have done is jizzed $300 of someone else's money into google's back pocket.

#triggered.

Bloody troll.
 

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~$300 adspend. And in that $300 I got a shitton better, learned how to make video ads, improve my copy, etc. The next $300 will be spent faster and be of higher quality than the past $300. Nobody understands exponential growth. Anything worth doing is HARD AS F*ck in the beginning, but I have mentors and people who I see doing this (not just people who are trying to sell me courses, but actual people I've corresponded with, one guy making $30k a month on ecom). Hard as F*ck in the beginning is a good thing, MJ even talks about this in his book as the commandment of Entry. But obviously exponential growth interests nobody here especially when you have a zoomed in viewed of a accountability thread going play by play. I will show you little buggers when I do win and do go exponential...
If you've read any of the Gold posts in this forum, you should know you're not going to win this pissing match. $300 ad spend in two months is nothing. I have clients that spend twice that in a day, just in one channel. Same way $30k a month is a drop in the bucket to some of the heavyweights in here.
I'm bowing out. You win. We don't understand exponential growth. That's why we're all here making money while you burn through your dirty cash.
 

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Once again, nobody understands exponential growth. I promise you I'll be making more than this @Spicymemer45 carpet cleaning fool (with an edgy and hip 2017 username) next year this time.
You have no idea how much this pissed me off. I'll F*cking show you, you sweaty basement troll.

Appreciate the motivation, and you can bet your sweet a$$ I'll be out of bed when it's actually daytime and the only exponential growth I foresee in your future is the pile of shitstain that is you.​
 

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I promise you I'll be making more than this @Spicymemer45 carpet cleaning fool (with an edgy and hip 2017 username) next year this time.
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Yeah, nope. That shit doesn't fly here.
You've had every chance in over 2 months to turn this around, and you haven't.
We're done helping. Get lost.

#Permaban #Landfill

EDIT: @LordPhenny also really likes drugs. Explains a lot.
Confirmed this person is in fact real (not a troll).
Would be a shame if your only financial lifeline ended up seeing your posts.
Hmm.
 
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