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Progress Thread Progress of creating a comprehensive portfolio

Discussion in 'Progress/Execution Threads' started by Arun Siva, Dec 6, 2017.

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    This is a long overdue progress thread; I dont want to procrastinate further; I read fastlane and unscripted and then something about being an audio-visual person got me to Listening to the audio versions of it; i processed things differently (which was weird but thats just me) and delved deeper and deeper into the process concepts;

    2017 has been a tumultuous year; everything that started off so well (being in biophases program, job security and then had many sales lined up for my actual business) and then somewhere around mid april all went to :shit:. after losing 13K due to theft and false promises, and then being laid off in september whilst taking care of a loved one, all seemed like the receiving end of the domino effect (murphys law).... I have been working gigs and really got to working more flexible hours; (heck I am writing this whilst at work hehe). I was fortunate to get a five month gig in quality engineering at a plant literally walking distance from my abode.. The skills that I have picked up on this year have been saving grace IMHO. I am almost done getting my CDL through a local area mentor that has made his fortune in earth-moving business. Also delved into the realms of that industry which tied in to my product that I came up with the help of @biophase. Also getting more certs in logistics and shipping through my sponsor in 2018 helps me in that realm as well; through my shipping/global trade mentor he has introduced me to good companies and a network that will help me in the future...
    I foresee 2018 to be a much better year as I am pushing forward in all my endeavors and luckily got a laid back job to help me do what i need to do. Already started taking several Udemy courses to help me with other parts of my business and started saving hustling up to continue back on my FBA brand.
    I anticipate this to be a journey that will be documented and may help others that are in similar situations (i.e working menial jobs and or dead end jobs in stagnated industries etc)
    I appreciate the support and the virtual mentors I have found through this site and cannot wait to learn more from other people's mistakes and trials and tribulations.





    :beer:heres to the process and heres to the grind. :fistbump::bicep:
     
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    today, spoke to my local area mentor and he mentioned to me about rigging and hoisting and will be practicing that this weekend;

    the plant I am at is shutting down and shifting to mexico (@Eskil yes kongsberg ha) and there was no exit strategy; lesson learned here: even the big businesses struggle even when they know of the outcome (in this case 15 months ahead of time)... NOthing is ever set in stone and nothing is secure; never be complacent is what I gathered. Always be nimble and adaptable.

    After work, i intend to go to the library and continue my udemy coursework and also work on finding more suppliers through @Walter Hay 's advice from his book;
     
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    Nice to see you decided to make that progress thread, buddy. I know you had a rough year from what you told me, but you're also one of those guys who won't let anything get in your way.
    You will do well in 2018 I am sure!!
     
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    Yes sir and forgot to mention that you being one of my future mentors should help as well. thanks
     
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    Yesterday, finished a good udemy course on electronics;

    finished a module of PHP programming;

    after working 6am to 6pm went striaght to library did the aforementioned and then went to the gym

    full day of productivity (6am-1145pm)

    today hopefully will be as productive.... I will have two modules to complete.

    Still waiting for my samples to come from china for FBA project. But the communication is there and the chinese suppliers have been responsive and I asked them for numerous photos and continuous communication.

    - I think one of the most important and yet difficult things is finding like-minded individuals that understand the process with you; i tried getting a family member on board but he still remains "SCRIPTED" and a sucker for the monotonous servitude that he will have to deal with for ages to come.

    :beer:heres to the process as we keep on grindin' :fistbump::bicep:
     
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    Woke up early this morning (430am) couldnt sleep much was thinking all night about my suppliers and products (dont know if this is a good thing or not )

    Communicated with @Shreyas Nampalli about venture

    Waited anxiously as my direct deposit came through (finally) from work so i can set aside more funds for samples etc

    Applied for some weekend shift work (need more funds for business - dead end jobs but FASTLANE mentality)

    Finished another module of PHP programming (via udemy this guy is the best PHP from the ground up : Fundamentals | Udemy


    Spent some more time at the library last night studying up on freight and incoterms;

    and probably the most important thing i did in terms of self control was ; AVOIDING going to the bar and watching the Football game whilst drinking beers)


    Cant wait for the summit: hopefully this weekend can buy a good ticket via www.skyscanner.com
     
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    Snow has hit the southern states and the whole populous has become frantic! Haha

    Seriously though little bit of snow and the masses cave right in... people caged up and not doing anything i see opportunity... business and schools shut down i dont get it....

    @Scot any snow hit ya’ll?
     
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    Tried to be as productive today as possible despite the weather.

    Finished another module of PHP via udemy

    Picked up were i left off on my Russian. Spoke with my global mentor that told me to study and take the CLTD in 2018 to help me in my consultancy.

    Emailed my main supplier for one of my items for FBA; Chinese restrictions have been imposed on environmental standards and they are amping their environmental efforts it seems; (i guess that is a good thing it just takes longer for me to get my sample but oh well) slowly coming back on together...

    Tomorrow will be more studying and skill development as usual; hoping my samples come next week.
     
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    one of my suppliers finally got back to me and said shipment is on its way. this is going to be good if I can get it by the end of this week. Start small and then scale big.

    going to take some photos of the product with some bootleg lighting to make it look good when it gets here.

    Had another lesson with my Russian tutor and it went really well. She is the best.

    Finished a gruelling workout thanks to my army ranger buddy who I’m trying to persuade to get on the FLF.

    And finally folks, you are what you eat. I cant do supplements no more so I just focus on ole’ faithful
     

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    Well so far been a busy week at work. Nonetheless the supplier got back and sent me some good news. Half of my samples for my KIT that im selling on FBA has arrived with the remaining components en route (god willingly). the designs and patterns all custom and swatches as well. Thanks to @biophase for leading me in the right direction after some hardship. Starting small and working my way upwards

    Should be good; will have to just figure out the cost per unit and work out better deals with my suppliers.

     
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