The Japanese carmakers were fighting for their survival after World War 2.
Everything was stacked against them.
1. The demand for cars declined.
2. The costs of production soared.
3. The war devastated the Japanese economy. The carmakers couldn’t get access to capital to finance large batch orders.
“You can’t buy it – it’s not on sale.”
I put the shirt back on the rack in disappointment.
I wanted some back to school clothes from Polo Ralph Lauren. 13-year-old me wanted to look cool with one of those tiny horse logos on my shirt.
My mom wasn’t on board.
“Is it on sale?”
It was the Summer of 2003 – three months before I was going to enter university.
I had one goal that summer – to put on as much muscle as possible.
Why did it matter so much?
I didn’t like being “the skinny guy” in high school, and I didn’t want to be known as that for the next four years.
I’ve been exposed to luck my entire life.
Walk into any Asian person’s house and you’ll see all these different items designed to attract luck and shield against bad luck.
I remember waking up on Chinese New Year’s one day, ready to eat some breakfast.
Mom: What are you wearing?
Me: Huh? This is my favorite shirt. It’s Bart Simpson.
If you ask for affiliate marketing advice, one common saying will pop up over and over again:
It’s 100% true, but it’s much easier said than done.
I got an email last week from a reader who’s frustrated with affiliate marketing. He said he’s been in this space for over three years and hasn’t made a dime.
According to him, he’s done everything!!!
It’s that time of the year again!
“New Year, New Me!”
“This is going to be the best year ever!”
Here comes the social media updates about how exercising, dieting, and saving money.
But you know what happens.
We all know that it takes hard work to become a super affiliate.
What happens when you finally get the campaigns working?
I see all this potential, and I see squandering. An entire generation wasted. Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don’t need. We’ve all been raised on television to believe that one day we’d all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won’t.
– Tyler Durden
Obessession is what lazy people call dedication
You hear conflicting advice as an entrepreneur about how hard you should be working.
On one hand, you have the camp that tells you that you need to find “balance” in your life.
Your life is the result of your decisions.
Most of us should learn how to make better decisions.
If that’s the case then wouldn’t it make sense to improve your ability to make better choices in life? It’s surprising that most people don’t even think about how they make decisions.
And things can become worse because people will avoid making a choice because they’re scared of making a mistake.