Ten Twenty Five

Ten Twenty Five

I have developed a different One Thing (paid link) – become an expert in ChatGPT prompt engineering and use AI to build an affiliate marketing business above all else.

I have to assume I have at least 10 years of life left, and I need to create a steady income stream online.

Book creation would be incredible, but I need the affiliate marketing base first.

With a good income base, I can do house-sitting around the country and not worry about down days.

I have to use ChatGPT mastery to build the online business. It can be the key to fast affiliate marketing and Kindle ebooks.

As for food, I need adjustments and not just giving in to sugar.

When buying meat, I must eat each item the day I open the package. It means buying smaller portions and not having leftovers.

As for diabetes medications, I want to use metformin and Farxiga and get my blood glucose numbers down without meds. I do want to add Glimepiride again if the PCP will go for it.

Other changes are coming. Being on the road should help.

I never understood alcoholics until I struggled with carb addiction.

I have to track my steps beginning tomorrow and create an ebook on becoming a badass prompt engineer at age 70 who walks 5 miles a day, eats a proper human diet, goes out for coffee and wifi, and is friendly and talks to new people.

I am getting worse and worse at spotting scammers. Someone tried to hack my new card but they were blocked. I found out by having my card turned down at the DMV.

I did get my new driver’s license with my new address after the Post Office lost the other one.

2024: Forced frugality as jobs are slashed, profits fall, inflation stays sticky, credit dries up, businesses close, Federal Reserve stimulus wanes and soaring government borrowing costs crimps government spending.


So, what’s the best way to reduce the risks of forced frugality manifesting as recession/depression that affects us?

As those of you who’ve read my book on Self-Reliance know, my approach to Self-Reliance is to differentiate it from self-sufficiency by focusing on:

1) lowering our exposure to the risks created by deglobalization, definancialization, instability, and forced frugality

2) taking control of our resources/assets rather than exposing them to the excesses/errors of asset managers, the Federal Reserve, politicians, etc.

The basics of lowering risk are common sense:

1. Lower expenses, needs, expectations, and obligations: getting enough of whatever you need is easier if you need very little.

2. Eliminate debt: Uncertainties abound in our net income, but debt payments are certainties. Fewer bad things can happen to us if we’re debt-free.

3. Plan to respond to much more severe challenges/crises than the mainstream reckons are possible.

4. Avoid relying on speculative gains to provide income and security: easy come, easy go.

As I got older, I realized

  1. You don’t have to do everything that’s asked of you.
  2. Sometimes, the best thing you can do is let go of the past and move on.
  3. Don’t sweat the small stuff. It’s not worth it.
  4. Life is too short to play it safe.
  5. Don’t be afraid to take risks. Life is too short to play it safe.
  6. Don’t take things for granted.
  7. It’s never too late to learn something new.
  8. Life is a journey, not a destination.
  9. Don’t dwell on the past or worry about the future.
  10. Don’t waste time on things that don’t matter to you.
  11. There’s no shame in admitting that you need a little help sometimes.
  12. Take care of your physical and mental health now so you can enjoy your later years.
  13. Everyone makes mistakes. The important thing is to learn from them.
  14. Spend time with the people you love. They’re the ones who will matter most in the end.
  15. Holding on to anger and resentment will only hurt you in the long run.


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