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My Give Up List to Hit My Life Plan

Ok so when we plan out our plan for our life there’s probably going to be some things that you have to give up in order to accomplish your life plan, right? Well in Larry Winget’s book People Are Idiots and I Can Prove It!: The 10 Ways You Are Sabotaging Yourself and How You Can Overcome Them he talks about making up your list of things that you’re willing to give up in order to reach your life plans.

Here’s mine that I’m going to share with you. Remember, I encourage you to write your own give up list at home. You can share some of the things you’re going to give up here or keep them to yourself, but the important thing is that you do it and actually write it down. I’m actually going to type both of my lists up neat and print it out and frame it and hang it in my bathroom (we’re going to get a printer tonight when Kathy get’s home from Joe’s soccer game.)


  • -I’m going to give up watching t.v. at night when I could be putting out bandit signs, making offers or making phone calls.
  • -I will give up sleeping in when I should be working by putting out bandit signs, making offers, visiting properties for sale or that sold, and making phone calls.
  • Physical-

  • -I will give up fast food.
  • -I will give up soda.
  • -I will give up white flour.
  • I will give up white sugars.
  • Mental-

  • -I will give up negativity.
  • Social-

  • -I will give up talking as much as I do to people who aren’t as productive as they could be and should be and who always bitch and complain.
  • Career-

  • -I will give up watching t.v. when I should be on appointments or getting on appointments or making offers, putting out bandit signs, etc.
  • -I will give up sleeping in when I should be on appointment or getting on appointments or making offers, putting out bandit signs, etc. etc.
  • -I will give up thinking that I can be successful without actually working hard for it.
  • Spiritual-

  • -I will give up calling myself lazy, so that I will believe in myself and my ability to work always.
  • Family-

  • -I will give up going to bed so late that I’m too tired to play with the kitty’s.
  • -I will give up my time on Sundays to spend time with my mom and Mike (stepdad) and my father and Lisa (stepmom.)
  • Secret Stuff-

  • -I will give up going to bed late and watching tv late (you can have the give up portion, but nothing else from the My Life Plan portion lol
  • Ok so that’s it. That wasn’t so hard, eh? Again, I can’t wait to get a printer and type this up all nice and neat and then I’m going to hang it in my bathroom (Kathy will be thrilled I’m sure 🙂 In case you forgot, here’s my life plan list that I’m giving all of the above up for.

    Share yours or not but please, please DO IT. Go ahead I dare you to think about what are YOU willing to give up to hit your life plan goals?

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    My Plan for My Life

    Here’s the first list that I told you I wanted to share with you and I would like to encourage each and everyone of you to do this for yourselves. When I was in Vegas last month I saw a speaker. His name was Larry Winget. Some of you may have heard of him, some may not have. He’s very abrasive, very in your face, very ummm let’s just say he doesn’t sugar coat things but boy does he tell it like it is. Some people may not like it because the truth is, they’ll have to realize that THEY are to blame for their life fuck ups. 🙂 We don’t like to take blame for that crap, do we?

    Anyway, I was very intrigued with him and his speech. When I got home I ordered 2 books by him and the first book I want to talk about is called People Are Idiots and I Can Prove It!: The 10 Ways You Are Sabotaging Yourself and How You Can Overcome Them.

    Well the title says a lot eh? lol And you know in your heart it’s true..the part about people being idiots and the part about how we sabotage ourselves. So this list that I’m doing is a list he asks you to do in this book. You want to write out what your plan is for your life in different aspects. Here goes:


  • -I want to make at least $5,000 per month in passive income from ATM’s.
  • -I want to make at least $10,000 per month in passive income from rental properties.
  • -I’d like a net worth of at least $1 million dollars within 5 years (October 2014.)
  • -I’d like to earn an income of a least $200,000 per year.
  • Physical-

  • -I’d like to weigh between 130 to 140 lbs.
  • -I’d like to exercise 20 to 40 minutes at least every other day.
  • -I’d like to eat healthier. Organic fruits and veggies when necessary (ya know when you eat the skin,) read food labels more (which I’m actually pretty good at now…having heartburn/gerd/acid reflux will do that to ya,) pay attention to portion control, eat bigger breakfast, medium sized lunch and small dinner.
  • Mental-

  • -Try to be positive over negative as much as humanly possible.
  • -Try not to gossip or get caught up in petty bullshit.
  • -Maybe take up yoga, photography or both or something of that nature.
  • Social-

  • -I will try to include more people in my network of friends that are like minded and are making at least $200k or more and have some money ideas and attitudes that I have.
  • Career-

  • -I want my career to consist of making money off of several passive income streams.
  • -Plus, I’d like to own perhaps an ice cream truck business and other possible businesses in the future, that of course, others will run for me.
  • Spiritual-

  • -Taking up yoga or photography. And being mentally aware.
  • -I will ALWAYS believe in myself.
  • Family-

  • -Help Brandon and Joe learn about the in’s and out’s of money and investing more.
  • -Visit my mom and Mike (stepdad) and my father and Lisa (stepmom) at least once per month.
  • -Play with my kitty cats more, especially to tire their behinds out at night time! lol
  • Other Secret Stuff-

  • -I have something in this section and I like you all that visit my blog a lot but not enough to share this last section with ya 😉
  • Ok so that’s the “My Plan for My Life” list. I’m sure you have heard this before or even done this before and labeled it as goals…and that’s really what they are. But ya know, something about the title of this list just resonates more with me then goals.

    Feel free to share any or all of your plans for your life here, but definitely please take the time to do it at home for yourself. Check out this post to find out what I’m willing to give up in order to get the things on my life plan list.

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    Random Ramblings

    Laid Off! Stress! Bam!

    I get a text from Kathy this morning telling me that she just got laid off. Now you need to understand that I haven’t technically had a “REAL” job for quite some time now and the last job that I had I got fired at the day before xmas in 2006. From that point on I went into real estate FULL TIME. Oh and I only worked at that particular job for a year and prior to that I was a full time licensed agent…so I was use to not having a consistent paycheck, so going right into real estate full time was cool for me.

    Kathy on the other hand, has errr had a 6 figure income and has always had a job, job….always had a consistent pay check. So we just talked on the phone and she doesn’t sound as upset as I thought she would but I was telling her that now it’s a great opportunity for you. Just like when I got fired I saw it as a great opportunity for me and I was actually thankful. It may be a little harder for her to see things that way because all she knows really is her job. She is a senior clinical research person for pharmaceutical companies. She, of course, has a nursing degree and could always go back to being an RN if she wanted to.

    But I do really hope that she realizes that she can make it without a job. I mean a f/t 40 hr. structured job. She does the same p/t thing that I’ve been doing the year I left investing……and I know she can make her same income with that if she really put her mind to it. I really hope she goes for her because I want her to see that if SHE works hard and is good with her money and pays the bills with it, etc. and invests portions of it every month on passive income, etc. that she may never need that f/t structured 40 hr. a week job again. I know that she’s not really of that personality type, but she is definitely getting the passive income thang…so she’s making progress.

    I just told her that we had to come up with a budget, a plan and some goals to implement. And she just sighed. She hates when I talk about that stuff….it’s just not in her personality. I said but realize that you probably were holding yourself back in life because you refused to do those things in the past. She said “I guess.”

    Oh and please don’t think I’m being hard on her…..I am very supportive of anything she chooses to do and I’ve been treading lightly today. I just want us both to be people that don’t rely on JOBS. I can tell you right now that I’ll be working my ass off even harder with real estate now.

    You see when I got fired before my mortgage was about $500 a month and I had zero debt 🙂 So it wasn’t that big of a deal. It was just me and my 3 cats living at home. Very minimal bills so I didn’t have to do that much real estate to get by (and I know, I know, I shouldn’t have just been trying to “get by” but I’ve learned that lesson as well.) But nowww is a whole different story.

    Our mortgage is wayyyy more than $500 a month, it’s not just me and my 3 cats anymore….it’s me, my 3 cats, Kathy, her 2 kids and her kitten. It’s a whole house and family! Soooooo definitely will be working more. I know that I can do it and make it happen, I just hope Kathy can figure out that she can do things too and make it happen.

    I’m sure I’ll be getting a whole lot more stressed right now and that sucks because stress triggers heart burn and I’ve been doing so well without heart burn meds and not having heart burn. *sigh* I still don’t want to take meds but I really don’t want to feel stress because I don’t know how many of you have heart burn, acid reflux or gerd, but they gave me all of those diagnoses and let me tell you it doesn’t feel good…any of it. So I’m gonna have to try to keep the stress away.

    Ok I gotta get a shower and get on the friggin ball.

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