Sweet Shit Saturday #007 (Singing In The Rain Edition)

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Minus the singing, plus lots of rain.

It has been rainy (and floody) and cold most of my time in Poland thus far. It’s warming up a bit now.

Hey, I have an idea –> instead of me babbling about the weather like some lame dude trying to pick up some hot chick (or a hot dude, whatever, it’s cool), let’s get right into the …

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Are You Living The Dream or Chasing It? by some dude with a girl’s name that he tells everybody is Karl

“Hey Karol, WTF are you doing linking to your own post here when I already read it on Monday?!”

Wait, wait, let me explain! :) There was a lot of resistance to the tests in this article. It kind of made me sad just how much resistance there was to the no TV watching thing. Originally I made the tests 30 day tests, but I removed the sentence mentioning that before posting. I think maybe that’s where all the resistance comes from. It’s difficult to think about quitting a TV addiction forever. 30 days? No problem. Forever? Youz a crazy mofo dude with the girl’s name!

The point of the article was to get back to basics. To be mindful of how we’re spending time and how we’re wasting time. To be mindful of what is going into our bodies and enjoy the process instead of scarfing something down as quickly as possible. To actively seek knowledge.

I do eat at restaurants, sometimes. I do watch TV. That’s mostly a lie because it’s a rare occurrence, but I can’t state that I absolutely never watch. And I don’t read books every single day. Also rare, but there are days when I don’t actually pick up a book.

You can officially consider the tests 30 day tests. But you will never, ever, not in this lifetime (what other lifetime is there?) convince me that TV is productive or useful. I had an interesting thought about that …

The people who create TV shows spend more time creating TV shows than watching TV shows. Why? Because they’re living their dreams, not chasing them. Thoughts?

How to use Personality to Build a Loyal Audience and Create Raving Fans — with Naomi Dunford by Corbett Barr

I paid for a consultation with Naomi last week. Naomi is not cheap. And I don’t mean that in the sleazy red light district way. Wait … I mean … hmmm … how do I dig myself out of this one? Got it –> You can get some of Naomi’s sweet sweet … info! … frrrreeeeeeee in this interview on ThinkTraffic.

ThatTravelSpark.com by Shannon Albert

Cool new travel tip blog (with video!) that Shannon just launched. She has already added lots of content and is adding more regularly. If you have a family I think this site will be especially useful because Shannon has a husband and 2 kids and has a lot of experience traveling with the whole crew. Shannon and I disagree about cheap ponchos. Does that mean anything to you? It shouldn’t. Probably just check out the site and have a look-see before I go off on more tangents.

Lack of Content is a Lazy Excuse by Pat Flynn

“You should never have nothing to write about.” If you have nothing to write about you’re probably forcing yourself into the “wrong” niche because you’re chasing money or fame or something of that sort. I have about 30,000 words of content in backlog for this blog and it just doesn’t stop pouring out of me. I refuse to post more than 3 times/week though. :)

Passionate Living Guide by Henri Junttila

I interviewed Henri about how he earns money while living anywhere for How To Live Anywhere (coming June 8!). Henri’s an awesome dude who has been known to watch a lot of Los Simpsons lately to practice his Spanish. Damn, I guess TV can be educational. I take back everything I said earlier. (No, I don’t. TV drools, avocado rules!) He just released this sweet guide for $9.95. If you enter coupon code ‘freedom’ you get 25% off for the next week. Booya! (Just doing my thing and hooking you up!) Who the guide is not for: if you’re already living a passionate life, then rock! You’re all good. Who the guide is for: if you’re stuckified this guide can help. You know, you’re just not quite on the path in life you wish you were on. That type of thing. It does not have all the answers. Nothing does, nothing ever will. It’s 92 pages and full of lots of content.

Tim Ferriss Scam! Practical Tactics For Dealing With Haters by Tim Ferriss

Man, I really wish Tim’s site worked in Chrome (also known as Better Than Your Browser Unless Your Browser Is Chrome). But then again, there are a lot of sites that don’t. Step up your games people! This commentary has nothing at all to do with this post by Tim, but I had to get it off my chest. As much flack (flak? flaq? flac? Aflac?) as Tim gets, he has inspired many people, including myself. And the dude deserves all the success and acclaim he has received.

Proof You Can Create High Quality Content With No Money by The Swellers

The link above is to a video called Fire Away by my friends and tour mates The Swellers. You’ll notice that the video looks like something that might be on MTV if MTV still played videos. I won’t tell you how much they spent on the video, but let’s just say you wouldn’t believe me if I told you. :)

The key for them was relationships. Over the years they built up a lot of relationships with people and were able to call in favors. Take away: relationships are how you build a business as well.

Language Hacking Guide by Benny Lewis

Benny rocks it. I linked to this on Monday, and I’m linking to it again. I’ve linked to Benny a bunch of times before and I’m sure I’ll link to him in the future. Dude rules. Yes, I get paid if you buy the Language Hacking Guide. If you don’t want me to get paid just go to www.languagehacking.com and buy it and give Benny all those sweet sweet duckets (cash, skrilla, bills, bread, dough, cabbage, you get the point). It don’t matter (how’s my grammar?). If you’ve tried and failed at learning languages before, follow Benny’s advice already. Or don’t. :)

Special shout out to @norcross (andrewnorcross.com) for fixing my Thesis theme (aff) when I upgraded it and it didn’t look quite right about 20 minutes ago. :)

Questions/comments/wanna bake jelly filled donut cupcakes and tell me your deepest darkest secrets? You know what to do …

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henk

Hey Karol!(karl)xD

dont let the weather get you down man ^_~. im sure loads of chicks digg you aswell;)

that being said,i think you did a nice job on commenting and explaining on your previous articles deu to comments placed on them. keep up the good work!

For the ones who dont want to pay for e books right away,
just send a email to something you interested in and they most likely send you some info and some free pages to know what its like. after that you can still decide if you should buy it or not, but then you dont have any pre judgements ^^

oh well, back to finding out more of the tricks of affliate marketing.
take care mate!

Henk.

Karol

Hey Henk,

I’m really not sure what you’re commenting on as far as the ebooks/stuff goes. But thanks! :)

Karol

P.S. The weather isn’t getting me down. Ain’t nothin gonna bring me down! :)

Henri Junttila

Thanks for the mention, Karol!

I second Benny’s Language Hacking Guide, it’s awesome, and yes, you do improve your comprehension by looking at Simpsons in Spanish. It’s awesome! ;)

Karol

Yeah, I know watching TV in a new language can help. I got the same effect by listening to Polish radio when I was in Thailand. :)

Benny the Irish polyglot

Thanks for the continued link love Karol :D
Glad to see that BOTH of you are applying my advice ;) Henri, soon you’ll be talking circles around my Spanish! :D
The tone of your writing is always hilarious Karol :P

Karol

You’re welcome and thank you Benny!

Shannon

Whoa, that’s some good company I am in there. I had read almost every site you linked to and I’m honored to be listed among them. Thanks for always being so supportive!

Karol

You’re welcome Shannon. Rock!

Vanessa

“The people who create TV shows spend more time creating TV shows than watching TV shows. Why? Because they’re living their dreams, not chasing them. Thoughts?”

Fair enough when I know you’re talking about watching hours upon hours of TV shows that are picked simply on the basis of being on at the time!

But I may be able to answer that specific question rather more conclusively soon enough =)

Really enjoyed this post, and great links! (except for one which I shalt not speak of).

Karol

Hmm…I wonder what link you shalt not speak of! :) (Is it mine? haha)

Vanessa

=D Never gonna… um,… tell you …

Katie

Karol – You’re especially hilarious today! Love it! And I love your Sweet Shit Saturday posts. Keep ‘em coming!
-Katie

Karol

Thanks Katie. I will keep them coming! :)

Pat

Karol – thanks for the mention! And I’m glad to see that you’re sticking to your posting schedule, even though you have more content lined up already. That’s hard to do for many, but that just means you’ll have a ton of content already lined up for the future, which is great!

Thanks again! Cheers!

Karol

You’re welcome Pat. You know I love your stuff. :)

As for the backlog: it gives me a lot to work with as far as guest posts and special reports as well.

henk

Hehe, no problem Karol, i tend to write a bit chaotic at times.
1 of the problems i still need to work on;)

Simply i said if you are interested in a e book you can request more info about it before actually buying it. that way you know if what your buying is good value for you.

Henk.

soultravelers3

Sorry to hear about the rain, hard to believe because it’s hot, sunny summer in southern Spain. It always amazed me how long it take the north to warm up.

I sooo agree with you about TV and books. Who has time to waste on TV? We haven’t watched it in years and it is VERY liberating. If you have kids don’t let them ever get addicted, screen time is really bad for growing brains.

We didn’t watch it at home and we don’t watch it as we travel the world. We winter in Spain with a brand new TV ( with BBC channels) that we never turn on & kidlet taped a world map over the front …which makes it much more useful. LOL. We do watch good movies or PBS/BBC type science shows together from time to time on our laptops for entertainment…sometimes in Spanish or Mandarin to support our trilingual/triliterate daughter…but mostly we read.

Karol- As Tim says, “It doesn’t matter how many people don’t get it. What matters is how many people do.”

Some of us DO really get the connection between TV etc and living the dream or chasing it.

We prefer to live it! ;)

Karol

Thanks!

This is abnormal weather for May. Ah well, it’ll get better soon!

That’s awesome you’re raising your daughter without TV! She’s going to turn into a genius…well, more of a genius. ;)

Karen

You are hilarious. I think you are getting sillier, and funnier with every article I read. ( Or maybe you’ve always been that way, and I’m just a more avid reader!!)

I’m loving Shannon’s new sites as well, and living vicariously through all her travel tips. Though, I have to take your side on the very serious, and heated debate about the poncho issue.

I found that Tim Ferriss article wonderful as well… there is so much criticism out there about him, that I was beginning to believe it. Then I watched that video, and realized how awesome, and deserving of success the guy is.

Karol

:) thanks Karen!

paurullan

Jesus Karol, you tried to rick-roll us! Thanks flashblock, you saved my day :D

Thanks for The Swellers video: it’s not my favorite kind of music but rocked my afternoon!

Karol

haha! you’re the first to mention the Rickroll. It was a last second addition to the article. :)

Glad you enjoyed The Swellers vid!

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