The Five

And the two.

Twice in the last week I’ve been interrupted by a text message or phone call related to friends’ business operations. Twice in the last week my phone’s gone off late at night and I just answered it—because it was important, whatever it was—because of who was calling.

In both situations, I was in the middle of something else, but that something else very easily waited.

I am honored friends would trust me enough to share their secrets and problems with me.

They say we’re the average of the five people we spend the most time with.

I’m spending more time with gearhead entrepreneurs.

High five.

Ol’ Fezzik is gonna have a drink

Money has changed hands.

Plans have been hatched and finalized.

Fezzik is getting a freshly rebuilt engine—valve covers to oil pan—and a complete drivetrain service.

He’s about 2,000 miles shy of 200k. This is perfect timing.

And I think ol’ Fezzik is gonna have a drink with us.

(If it’s good enough for WRC…)

Millionaire Thinking: Gorgeous, $30,000 bathtubs

WAITAMINUTE!

Check this out.

Don’t let your brain latch onto that, “$30k for a bathtub is ridiculous,” or “Eat the rich” dismissal.

Instead, consider for a moment, someone willing to painstakingly put that much effort into making a product that remarkable can ask that kind of money for it. And people will pay that price.

It’s worth mentioning, if you want to make $1,000,000, you can:

A) Sell one person one thing for $1,000,000,
B) Sell 1,000,000 people something for $1,
C) Or anything in between

So let me ask you this, rather than see that article as further proof of some pessimistic worldview (I struggle with it too, friend), take it as evidence there is a market for low volume, highly customized, and bespoke products and services—you know, the kind of stuff YOU’D want to make.

What if you put 100-plus hours into building something from scratch?

Think you could sell it for $30,000? (Or would you decide to keep it?)

Now think about THIS: There’s 52 weeks in a year.

What if you spent just two hours a week building something that mattered to you?

Assuming you took a couple weeks off, you could put 100 hours into it.

100 hours. Spent making one thing to the best of your ability.

Probably turn out pretty incredible, right?

And you could sell it for $30,000.

Two hours a week.

One product.

That you really care about.

That could earn you an extra five figures.

But you miss the boat if you let your brain take the lazy way out.