New Challenge

I’ve been challenging myself a bit lately.
First, I am working on my business more.  I want to make more money so more effort is required.  I found out that I have competitors that charge a lot more than I do for the same service.  I am hatching a plan for getting some of this money!  Why not?  So I am studying how to run a business, how to negotiate and I’m also listening to motivational type things on youtube.  I like anything by Brian Tracy.  I am also remembering what Steve Pavlina says.  If I want to make a lot of money, I have to create and deliver value.  So I’m trying to find more (low cost) ways to do this. 

I feel a little embarrassed telling you all that I’m thinking about money so much.  I grew up in a family where money wasn’t discussed.  It would be considered crass I guess.  There’s nothing wrong with money though and nothing wrong with wanting a little financial stability.  If I’m out there working why not maximise my energy investment right?

And it’s a challenge.  I feel like I have risen to the challenge of van living pretty well so it’s on to the next thing for me. 

Second, I am trying out polyphasic sleep.  Basically it means you get your sleep in spread out over 24 hours rather than in one 8 hour stint.  And if what they say is true about it, you don’t need as much sleep when you sleep this way.  You can get by on as little as 2 hours sleep.  It is said that Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla slept this way.  You sleep for 20 minutes to a half hour 6 times a day. 

I’m into day two but I didn’t do day one perfectly.  I ended up sleeping around 5 hours altogether.  I got cold and those blankets were SO warm!  Let’s see how I do tonight. 

The reason I wanted to do this is that I need more hours in my day BUT if I end up being tired all the time it won’t matter if I have more hours or not because they won’t be constructive. 

Even if I could just get two more hours in, I would be glad.  There just doesn’t seem to be enough time in the day!

So I’ll let you guys and gals know how it goes.  If you have any questions please leave a comment with them and I’ll try to answer them.

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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One Response to New Challenge

  1. Ryu says:

    Making alot of money isn’t all that hard. Just spend all of your time doing it. Just like anything else really.

    I find it’s best to be efficient – just make enough to pay the bills with a margin of safety. Then spend the rest of my time on activities I like much more.

    Polyphasic sleep doesn’t add more hours to the day. It just distributes your time differently. There’s no free lunch, don’t let those self improvement gurus sell you on their crap.

    How will you know if you’ve “made it”? What’s the target? 10K/month?

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