196. Through the Crap

Writing this Saturday is interesting, because Monday could be crap. As usual. With Big Photographer Client and all his Mess.

However, after feeling like crap Saturday I’ve made a few good decisions. Here they are:

Replacing the 1500 USD per month I earn from Big Photographer Client is of paramount importance.Read more

171. I Momentarily Felt Anxious About My Prospects of Success

… when it comes to earning money in a way that’s better than now.

Not news, really, although this time it came to me while walking Jay in his carriage Very Early this morning, dead-tired and wondering if I was ever going to get time enough to get some of the (other) successes I craved in life.… Read more

122. Principles

I worked for 7 hours trying to fix somebody’s webshop and failed at a lot of the technical stuff, which I thought I knew, but didn’t. So I only billed them 3.

I feel bad about that, but okay about having delivered fair service. And having the courage to explain to them that my abilities fell short, instead of trying to excuse myself or even bill them for all of it.… Read more

121. Messages in a Bottle

Today is my 43rd birthday, and who would’ve thought I’d make it this far? Sure, I live in one of the safest, richest places in the world but the enemies haven’t come from without as much as within.

In 1999-2006 I was depressed on and off, culminating in rampant anxiety, obsessive thoughts and hospitalization in 2005.… Read more

108. Eight Considerations that Will Help You Set the Right Price for Your Services

This is the first list-post of mine, although I had sworn I’d rather die than ever make one. But I thought it would be a service to future readers who are looking for more direct advice from my experiences – how to use them to help themselves. So here goes!

This one is about how to set the prices when you are just starting out delivering services as en entrepreneur with your own company or freelance-act.… Read more

101. You Buy Me Things

So I went to a client today to teach him how to do a webshop in Woocommerce/Wordpress, and for a moment I got distracted by the fact that his apartment is so much bigger, nicer and better than ours. Dumb, but true.

It’s there, by the harbor, in one of the new apartment projects that shot up in the City these last decades or so.… Read more

93. Where Does Passive Income Lead?

As you know, if you’ve been reading the past week’s entries or so, I’ve been thinking a lot about socalled passive income:

– How I want to create it
– How much I want of it
– and what it is.

And it suddenly occurred to me yesterday or the day before that, some time in the evening when I had turned off the Internet Noise and just lay on my bed:

– What if I don’t need passive income?… Read more

91. My Movie

Today I went to the photographer client’s office an hour away only to discover that he had neglected to inform me that his plane was delayed from Norway, so I was alone there.

Not sure if I should be feeling pissed or not. I had some files thereĀ  – no other computer – that I couldn’t have gotten to anyway, if I had not been in the office.… Read more

37. Not a Description.

Today the feeling of stuck-ness almost got too much.

I’m waiting for my child, but still unemployed at 42.

I’m living in a 2-room apartment in a country where that is not so much and in any case I long for more space. It’s been two rooms for almost 20 years now.… Read more