How to Deal with Envy and Jealousy (The Green Eyed Monster)

July 15, 2012 by  
Filed under Learn about Making Money, My Personal Life

I want to take a moment and talk about the element of jealousy in game and finances because it is an important part of human nature and if left untamed, can garnish many of your most finest moments. It is a natural human feeling. We have all felt it at one point or another, as kids or even as adults. Have you had a sibling come into the family, and you felt jealous that your mother’s time was not divided between 2 or more kids? Jealousy can have its uses in human psychology, however, like anything else, when taken too far. The Greek mythology describes envy and jealous as the green on eyed serpent that can strike you at any time.

Jealousy vs. Envy

Jealousy is a natural biological response to the fear of losing something, usually an emotional connection to someone else. Love is naturally jealous, if you love someone, you will be jealous if they give their love to another. Jealousy can be useful in providing the correct emotional response to a lover who may have strayed, or is thinking of straying. Jealousy can be unconscious. For example, many stories, including my own, have exemplified a feeling of a fear of loss or caring of someone at a particular moment. Perhaps a girlfriend calling her boyfriend when suddenly she just becomes very worried for no apparent logical reason. Often times the girlfriend or boyfriend is seeing someone else. Jealousy therefore has its place in relationships.

Insecure individuals bask in jealousy, as their fear of loss if often accompanied by unjustified jealousy over a loved one, or over protection. These feelings usually originate from childhood days, although life experiences can drastically alter feelings of jealousy. People that are jealous usually are afraid of losing out on an opportunity, or fearing the loss of something they may already have.

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June 2012 Income Report

July 6, 2012 by  
Filed under Learn about Making Money

Net Income: About $1000
AlphaCasual Productions: $2000

Honeyplex: $-1000

Lessons Learned

  • Ok guys, I has come to my attention that these income reports can be a good thing and bad. Getting this level of information out was my original intention. You see, I wanted to chart out a course for myself AND for others to follow in my foot steps. In chronicling each month you will see the ups and downs I experience as a entrepreneur.
  • At the same time, I do put myself in an interesting position in that other competitors can learn from our sales numbers and figure out how to better compete with us. Haters may report discrepancies in my reports to the IRS and make trouble, etc.
  • These things do not matter to me that much, because first of all, competition is normal and we do not see them catching up to us any time soon. If they did, then they deserved it. Second, my income reports generally are lower in profit because we stack on legitimate business expenses against revenue so that we maximize the legal benefits we receive in tax protection as a business entity.
  • If you want me to continue posting my income reports in detail, please leave a comment. Otherwise, I will generalize my monthly income progressions in ball park figures like this post.
  • Thanks! -Vince

May 2012 Income Report

June 17, 2012 by  
Filed under Learn about Making Money

Net Income Before Tax = $1078.07
AlphaCasual Productions
$3805.89 Rev
  • 5/30/12 – $250 – Direct Ad
  • 5/22/12 – $138.50 – Affiliate sales
  • 5/20/12 – $460.26 – Affiliate sales
  • 5/9/12 – $1000 – Affiliate sales
  • 5/9/12 – $630.54 – clickbank
  • 5/5/12 – $1273.15 – Affiliate sales
  • 5/4/12 – $53.44 – Affiliate sales
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April 2012 Income Report

May 16, 2012 by  
Filed under Learn about Making Money

April Total Profit= $1328

AlphaCasual Productions
50% Ownership Revenue= $ 3476.57 / 2 = $1738
Expenses = $175
Net profit = $1563

Honeyplex Revenue = $238.06
Expenses= $472.66
Net profit = -$234.60

Lessons:
1. Costs are now controlled for Honeyplex business expansions
2. For a while I was mad at others around me, and then I realized I was really mad at myself – for becoming one of the employees and not guarding my mind against influences that may be negative to accomplishing my goal
3. The idiocy and craziness of the people around me should not be affecting me that much, unless I myself was involved with their problems in some way. As long as I am making the moves I need to make in my time, the rest of really up to me. Emile was able to help me see this.

The Truth About Financial Freedom

May 13, 2012 by  
Filed under Learn about Making Money

One of my favorite places for inspiration is the Internet Business Mastery podcast by Sterling and Jay. Their last podcast talks about the truth behind financial freedom.I found this podcast spot-on.A lot of times we get lost in the actual numerical value of money, instead of what they money represents to us. In thinking about this further, I realized that right now, the extra 2k a month is already giving me value that I did not have before.Last month (April), my partner and I made over 4k. That’s 2k of extra cash for me, minus expenses in accounting for business items. This extra money means to me, currently:

  1. I get to save time by eating out and having the money to do so
  2. I can buy bubble tea every night while writing/studying
  3. I save save at least 1k a month and invest it into the stock market
  4. After all my expenses, I save a lot of money still
  5. I don’t need my actual paycheck from work to survive
  6. I can treat my friends to lunch/dinner
  7. I always have some extra money around when needed
  8. I can buy stuff from amazon and read a lot of books
  9. I can reinvest this money into new projects and not be afraid if they fail
  10. I can buy cool domain names
  11. I can get massages at the local massage place for $40 an hour, knowing this money can be supplemented by my monthly income