Today was day 2 of my 2 day weekend and my wife and I were discussing our future this morning. We live in a 2 bedroom townhouse, and we have 2 kids, a boy and a girl. They are going to need their own rooms in the future, so my wife and I were breaking down what we need to do to get into a bigger house.
Part of my responsibility is to get out of credit card debt. So far I’ve paid it off by $2,000 but I still have another $15,000 to go. When my wife and I were finished discussing the house, I decided I could wait no longer to take some kind of action to move us closer to that new home. I went out to Doordash, and it was busy.
No sooner did I arrive at the Annapolis mall, at the Cheesecake Factory (a Doordash hotspot) did I get my first order. I had four orders in two and a half hours and brought in over $40. I did use $10 in gas, so after expenses I brought in $30.
I could have gone for longer, the orders were still coming in. Next time, I won’t make the mistake of ending the dash early. Today was Sunday, and the weekends are big with Doordash, so next time I’m going to maximize and work longer, harder hours. Not that doing Doordash is hard. It’s not, it’s actually pretty simple.
Today the orders came in to go to Subway, Miss Shirley’s, Firehouse Subs, and KFC. Those were my 4 deliveries. At all of them except for Miss Shirley’s I used the red card Doordash supplied me with to pay for the food. When you go in to use the red card, you place the order yourself, at the direction of the Doordash app, and you pay with their money. The only out of pocket expense you have is gas. When it comes to making some extra money, Doordash is the best way I’ve found without having to pick up work at a brick and mortar business.
Doordash doesn’t pay a lot, but it does pay and I make about as much on a busy day working Doordash as I do at my part time job. Not that I would leave my part time job to do Doordash full time, because I’m getting a steady paycheck that I’ve been pulling in for over 2 years now. That can stay right where it is, it’s going to help me pay off my credit card bill and get into a bigger house. But doing the Doordashing on top of my part time job is going to be a tremendous help in getting me out of debt quickly. I’m going to develop a laser focus on zero debt and work 7 days a week until I get there (hopefully). When I’m not working I’m going to be working. When I’m sleeping I’m going to be working. When I’m eating I’m going to be working. When I’m vaping I’m going to be working. I’m going to be earning income 24/7. This website your on right now is going to help me earn when I’m not directly working, hence I will be working 24/7, thanks to the power of blogging, the internet, and Google.
Right now I’m drinking lemonade instead of wine and I’m vaping instead of smoking cigarettes. Those are the sacrifices I’m making so I can get out of debt faster. One of the books I’m reading right now is “The Total Money Makeover” and the slogan of the book is “Live like no one else, so later you can live like no one else.” I think of that slogan as I sacrifice alcohol and cigarettes.
Another thing I’m doing for extra money is writing on Textbroker.com. I want to get my rating up so I get paid more per article, but that is a work in progress. For now I bring in a few quarters for every piece, but it’s better than nothing and helps me refine my writing craft. I get paid for writing by my blog and by Textbroker. So far my writing income is only trickling in, but seeing some money come in is motivating and moves me forward with the writing in a more positive way. I also like that when it comes to my blog it’s on 24/7. I could earn money from it at any time. I love writing so earning money off it is great for me, even if right now it’s not a lot.
Writing is creative work and I get to use my mind to work. I’ve read in a prosperity book that working with your mind has the potential to pay you a lot more than working with your hands, so I’m going to keep working it to see if that will hold true for me. I certainly hope it does.
Now that I’m done Doordashing for the day and I’ve made my $40 on a rainy day, I’m home and ready to write. Writing is paying me something and that something I hope is going to turn into a lot and help me to get out of debt quickly. Although I’m not going to rely on my painfully slow coming income from writing to get out of debt. I’m going to work more on the things that are paying me more money like my part time job (which on some weeks is more like a full time job) and Doordash. If I put the time into Doordash that I put into this website that would be a big chunk (if not the whole thing) off my credit card. In other words, don’t expect my sole focus to be on writing at this point.
Although if the personal development works and I stop drinking then I have more energy at home and I might want to work on this blog even after my job and then Doordash. I do afterall have a laser focus on paying off my debt. I do like the sound of daily massive action. I think I’ll probably end up doing the whole thing with a smile on my face. I think I will and I’ll further do it with prosperous thoughts.
I like to keep my affirmations simple when I’m saying them to myself. One affirmation I was just using was simply “I am prosperous”. After you’ve just made $40 out of the blue you do feel prosperous. I had no plans to make any money today when I woke up. By 12:30 I was out the door to go to work!
When I was out there today it was busy. I did have about 10 minutes in between my 2nd and 3rd order where I read a “The Dynamic Laws of Prosperity” by Catherine Ponder. It was cool when it got me thinking prosperous affirmations and then shortly into reading the book there was another order. I think if I can maintain a prosperous thinking while doing Doordash, I’ll have better results.
Here’s a tip for you if you want to do Doordash in your town.
Because seeing the Doordash customer is a wham bam thank you sir or maim thing, you only have the chance to say a couple sentences. I usually start by saying hi, and after I give them their food I tell them thanks for ordering and (my favorite part) ENJOY your food.
That’s another thing I like about Doordash. We are delivering food. As human beings we need food to live, so by doing Doordash, you are helping people to live and getting paid for it. It’s a nice way to exchange service for money. Really, you could look at it as fulfilling work. I have to admit I like feeding people, as my day job is at a restaurant and it feels good when you make food people enjoy. Really, when I think about it, I wouldn’t trade my life for anyone else’s. I live a rocking life and everyday I love my life more and more. Makes me think about how much time I really have left, and only God knows that. I could be gone tomorrow, I could last for another 6 decades. I hope I last. I hope that we all last.
I know some people don’t last. Not everyone can last. That doesn’t mean we have to think we won’t last. The opposite is true. We have to think we will last. At least that way it gives us a fighting chance out there in the world, and we can get out of God’s way and let His miraculous plan work out in our lives. We don’t have time to entertain negative thoughts. At least I don’t.
I don’t really watch the news because of all the fear it creates. In my opinion, the news creates a distrust among people, and that distrust is bad for business. I realize that bad things do happen but that shouldn’t make us trust our fellow citizens any less. I have had to recuperate my trust in humanity because of some of the people I have been in contact with. Getting ripped off can happen to anyone. Once I even had my car door slammed against my leg by a thug who wanted to steal my engraved lighter. That doesn’t mean I don’t still talk to the people who bum cigarettes off me. God wanted me to have that experience, and if he wants me to have it again then it’s going to happen. If he wants me to use the shield he’s given me, then I’ll use the shield. If he wants me to use the sword he’s given me… that’s for another post.
I will say that it was sweet to not expect to make any income, and then make some. Especially on a rainy day. Doordash was good to me today, and I have ambitions to have my first $100 day this month. Things were going good, and then they got better. Do you think that Doordash could have a positive impact on your own life? Would you like to at least try it and see how you like it?
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Maybe if you decide to try Doordash, bring a book on prosperity with you to read in the down time (if there is any). When you dash, you have to have orders to get paid, and it feels good when your thinking prosperously and then you get an order.
One of the benefits of Doordash is that you don’t have to wait years to get paid like you do with blogging. On top of that, I’ve earned a lot more with Doordash than I have off the ads on this site. That doesn’t mean this won’t change. What it does mean is that when I play it smart, I’ll invest my time into the things that are paying me the most money, and then work business like hobbies when I’m not with the wife and kids. I don’t want to be that far away from my family. I have a debt to repay, yes. But I can pay that debt and still spend time with my children when I’m not working.
On top of that I still find the time to write, which COULD end up paying me more than all my other jobs combined. The thing is I really enjoy writing. Even though my blog has paid me the least for the most work, I enjoy keeping it. It’s a labor of love. I love writing and blogging. I love the written word. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing it. Just the potential of that happening is enough for me to do the work and enjoy it. It’s really a beautiful process even without the money.
And I have to be honest, I’m not even considering the money it would take to take blogging into a full time profession. Not right now. I’m doing it purely for the sake of taking action on creating my dream life. How do you think you would feel if you wanted to be a writer and then you started writing? How do you think you would feel if you started a collection of public writings on a blog? Would you be scared? Would you be excited? Would you be thrilled?
I can tell you there’s nothing like doing it. Maybe something will come from it, maybe something won’t. But at least give it ten years before you decide whether you want to keep doing it or not. By that time you should have a pretty good grip on blogging mastery, no matter what pace your going. 10 years is 10 years. A decade of your life spent working your best on something. That is a respectable amount of time to be writing in public. Money aside, think of the sheer personal (and perhaps even professional) development you’d experience if you made that commitment. I can tell you with two years experience blogging that I’ve definitely grown personally and even professionally over the course of that time. I believe a major reason I’m doing well right now is because I’ve been recording my learning experiences and my successes here on this blog. Your blog can be a tool to help you increase your personal and professional (income) development.
That’s my post for today, and again, I hope you enjoyed it.
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