Momentos: April 16th – April 30th, 2020

These are my Momentos, short personal diary entries I write daily – since 2013 – and publish twice a month. Patrons see the newest batch a few days before everyone else.

16

Man, those unemployment numbers in the US are scary. 10x worse than the previous worst. That country seems so alien to me now, but I once called it home and thought it could be forever. Still have many friends there. Tough times for them.

17

The Internet was supposed to make the world a better place. The entirety of human knowledge at everyone's fingertips... we should all be enlightened geniuses by now. Instead, we're busy bickering with strangers on Twitter while the world burns.

18

Walking in the woods today (lucky us), brainstorming the positives that will come from this pandemic. A break for the environment, more companies hiring remote, time for people to pause and think deep, more appreciation for what's truly important...

19

To enjoy and appreciate life, I reckon you have to enjoy and appreciate paradox. Because life is full of them, and they can drive you mad if you're too stubborn one way or the other. A bit like the tree in the wind. It doesn't do well if it doesn't bend with the breeze.

20

I once heard a comedian say that standup is really fucking hard to get good at. But once you're good, it's easy. The same might be said of affiliate marketing. It's been a hard 18 months building things up. Now I have a stretch like the past week, earning $2200 easy.

21

This guy is the biggest scammer I've seen yet. My review of his course will end up being a list of shady shit I've seen while researching him, examples of him lying, cheating, stealing. Thing is, he's probably still making millions each year with all his bullshit. Sickening.

22

It's before five, woke up and can't get back to sleep. But that's okay. Head down and cook up a pot of porridge and brew some coffee. Read and eat before settling in to write as the sky grows grey. I'll lay down about 5000 words on this rainy day in Tbilisi.

23

I can be an asshole sometimes. Impatient, easily frustrated. I'll have an expectation about how long something should take or how easy it should be and get flustered when reality proves different. It's worse when I'm tired and the boss has me working too much.

24

Then there's the other extreme. I recognize my impatience and overcompensate, become too passive, abandon my boundaries altogether. I appear more pleasant to the outside world but inside there's turmoil. Afterwards I find myself exhausted with my fingernails chewed.

25

My email list ain't that big, still less than 5000, but there are some interesting people on there. Ramit Sethi and Nick Loper jumped on this week. Sam Parr signed up earlier this month. That's got to be a good sign, right? 

26

A good thing to try if things aren't going your way, if you're enduring a rough patch in your business or relationship or whatever... just try waiting a while. Often there's no need to jump in and change things or burn it all down. Just wait a bit, and it may well come good on its own.

27

After reviewing two awful affiliate marketing courses, I was hoping this one would be good. But there's some questionable stuff here, too, damn it. Why do 90% of these internet marketers have to be so shady? Must be a lot of money in misleading people.

28

She says goodbye and leaves the apartment. I run to the window and watch her get in a taxi and drive away. She thinks I'll be here working while she's gone. But I get dressed, grab my backpack, and go do something I haven't been able to do for two weeks.

29

Applying to be an affiliate for this course, even though I'm giving it a bad review. Sometimes, inexplicably, people click my links and sign up for courses I tell them not to. Suits me fine. Better I get a cut of that sale and put the money to good use.

30

I haven't known Tbilisi to be this lively since my first day here, some seven weeks ago. They're starting to ease restrictions, so you see more people with less masks on the streets, in the parks. Hopefully it's not too much too soon.

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