30 Day Manifestation Trial: Brainstorming

by Crystal on January 25, 2008

This entry is part 2 of 38 in the series 30DMT

It’s always easier to define what you don’t want than what you do, so I’ll start there.

Bearing in mind that it’s best to be careful what you ask for – I’ve had some very funny experiences in the past to prove it – I’m not going to just say that I want out of my current job, or I could very well end up collecting unemployment. Hmm. Thinking… It’s handy to be able to edit this, so having done so I’ll jump straight to the conclusion:

What I do want is to be able to support myself in my current style or better, through a means other than my current job.

Now for the fun stuff. This is where I’ll benchmark how well this trial works, by putting down a scale of options in preferential order so you can see exactly how far up the scale I managed to get.

  1. My top solution would be to be hired on, or retained as a consultant for at least 6 months, by one of the top name Internet Marketers: someone like Rich Schefren, Mark Joyner, Joshua Shafran or the like. It would be a dream come true to work with a solid Internet Business on creating a best practise model for Internet Business Intelligence, designing the tools and products to streamline and automate the process, writing the manuals, etc etc. Even just MS Excel can be made to jump through some serious hoops if you work on the backend of it with VBA, and I do love working in Intel. For an opportunity like that, I’d definitely consider relocation.
  2. Number 2 solution would be to earn enough money online that I could match my current lifestyle working from home. Ideally this would all be passive and recurring.
  3. If not, then earning consultancy fees or some other income online that matched or exceeded my current earnings would allow me the freedom to take my time building up the passive side in any case. I could do research work, intelligence systems development, writing, or training. I also love business process re-engineering and change management stuff.
  4. If I can’t be self-employed yet, then my next favoured option would be to work for someone local and stay near my family, so I have the support at hand to keep working towards online self-employment. I’ve got quite a lot of skills from my time paying my way through University – just about everything from Sales (kept getting top figures, got promoted into complaint handling where I reduced their attrition rate to a record low) through project management (that was fun) and customer service. Being the way I am, if I sign on to someone’s books, they’ll get 110% of my loyalty and efforts on their behalf, while-ever I’m there, so they can rest assured I’ll make sure it’s a win/win deal for both of us. It’s not unknown for me to call up previous employers when I find something that matches their interest and speciality to let them know.
  5. I could get a job and work remotely. I’m good at technology, and self-motivated to deliver, so I don’t take much management. With the internet as it is, there’s a lot of work I could do as a remote employee working from my home office. If it was close enough, this could be a dual arrangement with some days working remote and some days travelling to a central office, but while I love working with people and in a team, I’m just as comfortable working independently and collaborating through technology. I had a life coach nearly ten years ago now who lived in Boston, and I helped set her up for online communication. My family are spread worldwide and I use the net to keep in touch. I am a long time resident of the cyber world, and perfectly at home in it.
  6. Probably my least favoured option would be to have to start travelling to Sydney again, although for a short term stint or a really good job I’d consider it (especially if I could combine it with telecommuting for part of the week). I’ve done it before, spent years travelling up to University even, but now I’m at the stage in my life where my time is so full I value every moment of it. Commuting even an hour and a half each way takes such a huge chunk out of your life, and unfortunately most places in Sydney are even further than that. I’ve tried using the time but studying at 5.30am when everyone around you is snoring and you’re feeling sleep deprived ain’t the easiest thing…

So, they’re my top options, in order of preference. Tomorrow and over the weekend I’ll get together my list of tools and resources and formulate the plan. It’s looking like I’ll be able to start this on Monday. Yaay! Getting excited!!!

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andserve January 25, 2008 at 8:38 am

Hi Crystal,
Wishing you the best of luck on your project. It looks like you have given it a lot of thought. I look forward to your reports on the journey.

Quest On…

Ed Anderson


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