So I have been this serial entrepreneur for a really long time and over the years I have learned a lot. More recently though I have been thinking and come to realize that what I want to do is not on the internet at all. I mean, I use the internet to promote what I have going on, but what do I have going on really? My Instagram is about me being a Bearded Villain. My facebook is a mixture of a bunch of bullshit. My LinkedIn exits, as does my twitter but I don’t really maintain either…hell my Tumblr is the same way. Here is the thing, I post to these things to let you know I am working on something. I feel like I am trying to stay relevant in your eyes, relevance does not make me money nor does it make me happy. For the life of me, I am wondering why in the fuck I am on social media at all. It is not my job but I sure as hell have made it one. I only have Facebook to keep up with my kids (all grown now) who do not talk to me for one reason or another. I look at pretty girls from time to time and I am a car and music buff. I have come to a point in my journey that I feel like none of that shit is important to me and keeping me from reaching my goals. Don’t get me wrong, I think social media is great. But for me, it has replaced the television. The first thing I do in the morning is to grab my phone and head for the bathroom to shit, shower, shave, and check my email, stocks, crypto, and social got damn media. In that order.
What do I do to get that time back? Not a got damn thing it’s gone and I cannot – now going forward I am going to have to manage the time I spend on the internet a lot closer and so that got me to thinking about the businesses I have online. I find myself working on them and then sliding over to social media. If I paid as much attention to businesses as I do my social media they would probably be doing way better than they are now. Speaking of other businesses I have made the decision to shut down my t-shirt business and magazine and popup barbershop. A lot of things I do now do not allow me to continue to put the kind of time I need to put into these other businesses I have and I have not built them out where I could add a team of people to work it for me. That could still happen, I am just not promoting and marketing them at the moment. Maybe down the line, I will.
Right now there needs to be a mathematical plan where A and B help C and D make E in a massive way.
Stay tuned I am just airing out my thoughts. Watch what comes next. Today it’s about rebalancing my focus.