Learning Through Networking

learningI complain a little about the church I go to for food/coffee in the morning but I get a lot out of it.  I like many of the people and I often learn new things.

Today I learned that another church in the area will allow people to fix their cars in their parking lot.  That’s an important resource because it is not legal in this area to fix your car in the street.

I also learned how I might be able to get a pass to park my car for an entire year at the beach (daytime only) for $5.  (I still have to get more details)

And finally, there’s this guy I’ve known for a while that says he wants us to put our heads together and make some money.  And the idea is to make money right away.  It’s a group thing and there are rules.

1.  Whatever you ask someone in the group to do, you have to be willing to do yourself.  In fact, to prove that you are willing, you get to do the task first.

2.  Whatever it is, it must be done right away.

3.  You must not ask anyone to do anything unreasonable that would injure or harm anyone.

4.  You must be available anytime of the day or night.

I think right now, it is just me and the other guy but it might grow to more people.  Sounds fun huh?  It builds loyalty when people do things together.

I suppose it is considered risky to talk to homeless people.  Still, sometimes you “strike it rich” and meet helpful people.  And when I really get to thinking about it, some of the most harmful people I’ve met (particularly to my finances) have been wearing fancy suits and driving schnazzy cars…and most certainly weren’t homeless.


About Maureen, Living in a Van

I'm a free-sleeper living in a van in the prettiest part of the world. I do this partly due to financial circumstances and partly because I love a good adventure.
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5 Responses to Learning Through Networking

  1. Ryu says:

    The best money-making scheme I know of is fear. Make people afraid, and they’ll buy anything. Be sure to throw a few handful of fear into the brew you guys cook up.

    “3. You must not ask anyone to do anything unreasonable that would injure or harm anyone.”
    – Like being a cop? Soldier? Modern doctor?

    There’s ALOT of competition today. 330 million people’s worth in the US alone. You can’t make an honest buck easily. The game is rigged.

    I think that dude is lying to himself. The biggest moneymakers today are drug dealing, arm dealing, and human trafficking – all things his government is highly involved in. Sounds like he’ll work his butt off and get pennies.

    I love these “rules” people cook up. Rule 1: Don’t BS yourself about what you want. If you want to be rich, do it. But you can’t be rich and moral in the US today. Just make the choice and live with it.

  2. B says:

    No, to be honest, it doesn’t sound like fun. It sounds like a set up for some sort of scam. Something like chain letters. I’d tread extremely carefully …

  3. geezer says:

    Ask your self what is your part in this , and what would you be doing.
    If quick money is the lure , there are always temp job agencies.
    I myself have been screwed by people I trusted , strangers ( which he still is ) are another matter

  4. Lynn says:

    Yeah, I have to agree with Geezer. If someone wants to make some money, why do you need other people. Sounds like he wants to make money from your endeavors.

    Like the old saying goes, it takes money to make money. I think that is true. Maybe you could find some reliable people to form an investment club, each put in $10.00 per month and use your stock strategies but be prepared to lose that money. That way, only those that are serious need apply.

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