3 Things To Think About Going Into This Weekend

As you probably know by now I’m a pretty reflective person. Blogging is a way of getting all the thoughts that are running through my head out into the open. I’ve had a lot of people ask me why I am so comfortable sharing intimate details of my life, how much money I make, deals I do, etc. I’m not sure why I’m so comfortable with it and I know many other bloggers aren’t. Since I was a kid I was always talking, always sharing, and I guess those things just don’t change.

This week I received some very sad news that an old childhood friend of mine had passed away. Even though I haven’t spoken to him since we were about four years-old the news was still incredibly sad and I took some time to look at what he had been up to over the years. It also made me think about life and how lucky all of us are.

So going into this weekend I have a lot on my mind and thought I’d share three things I think we should all think about, and since a vast majority of my readers are Domain Investors, I’ve done this with domains in mind.

  1. Do what you love – life can be long, or short, you just don’t know. While there is money in Payday Loan sites I highly doubt anyone is passionate about Payday loans. Do something you love, if painting is your thing, start a site about painting and sell painting supplies, eBooks about painting, etc. If development isn’t fun to you, buy some painting domains and find amazing innovative people who you can sell them to that will help them take their business to the next level. If domains aren’t your thing that’s fine, just do what you love.
  2. Work with people you like working with – the same logic applies, life can be long, or short, you just don’t know. Spend time with people you enjoy spending time with and work at places that you like working. I have far too many friends working in cubicles in offices full of people they don’t like doing things that they don’t like. If you don’t like what you’re doing or don’t like who you’re working with, make a change, the only person stopping you is you.
  3. Use money to buy time – I have some friends that use all their money to buy things. I like things just like the rest of us but I also love using money to buy time. This applies directly to Domain Investing because you don’t need to be making all your phone calls or doing all your emails, get someone else to do it and buy back your time.

Feel free to share your own reflections going into this weekend or comment on any of mine. Happy Friday!

 

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  • Adi Weitzman March 29, 2013, 10:54 pm

    Its close to 2 in the morning where in NY and these reflective pieces provide copious notes and inspiration for those aspiring to greatness. Keep em coming!

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  • michael March 30, 2013, 5:01 am

    Yesterday was my last day at a job I didn’t love.
    I don’t know what will be my next adventure but your encouraging words come at an opportune time. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    • Morgan March 30, 2013, 10:10 am

      Thanks for the kind words @Joe and @Adi.

      @Michael – congratulations! You have done something many people are too afraid to do and now life is back in your control!

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  • Joe March 30, 2013, 8:11 am

    Morgan

    Now is a time of few words and unconditional support for you, to have it in your memory long time rarely happens, and this is saying a lot about yourself.
    For your childhood friend RIP, forever.

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  • Louise March 30, 2013, 10:31 am

    you don’t need to be making all your phone calls or doing all your emails, get someone else to do it and buy back your time.

    Very sage advice! From the rich and famous to small business owners and employees, it’s a sad end for people who can’t relinquish control and find their lives have gone by, and they missed out on some of the more important things, paying attention to minutiae! You go! You set a fine example for people who enjoy your blog!

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    • Morgan March 30, 2013, 11:23 am

      Thanks @Louise and so true, it’s all about learning to trust other people otherwise you end-up having to do everything yourself!

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  • Steve March 30, 2013, 10:46 am

    Definitely the top 3 things I do myself… Right on Morgan.

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    • Morgan March 30, 2013, 11:22 am

      Thanks @Steve!

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  • Jason Thompson Blog March 30, 2013, 11:59 am

    This is my favorite post that you have written Morgan. When it really comes down to it, you can’t buy back time, but you can buy time. This is something that applies to every aspect of one’s life. The masterminds of business tend to swear by this.

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  • Leonard Britt March 30, 2013, 3:27 pm

    Thanks for sharing your domaining and entrepeneurial experiences!

    Note that the content on your blog is of a caliber that you could monetize it via a subscription model – either in text or video form – say $2-$5/month per subscriber and more for access to premium content. Tablet usage is booming and I believe providing content for all those tablets will be a technological wave of the next several years.

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  • Ozie Jackson March 30, 2013, 5:08 pm

    Great ideas Linton. I would like to add to your list. Give something away. We can get carried away with how much we can consume or accumulate Donate your time, money or whatever you may have to someone who needs it. It is not only helpful to your community and the person in need but it is also great for the soul.

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