Here’s who I am and what I’m working on in 2021. Follow Nik while you’re at it, too. 😃
I’m a traveler, blogger, vlogger, and online course creator. Here are my social media handles.
When I write I normally focus on millennial personal development, politics, creativity…
“You should watch Jordan Peterson,” my Dad said.
‘Jordan what?’ I thought.
I remember these words from my Father like it was yesterday. It was mid 2019, and I was in a very crucial part of my ideological journey as a 20-something.
I never heard of Jordan Peterson before. …
Reading The 48 Laws of Power is depressing as hell.
Ever heard of this book?
Basically, for 452 pages, you get beat over the head with examples of historical figures who conned, swindled, murdered, thieved, or seduced their way to power. It’s depressing.
It took me 6 weeks to finish this book, so for 45 days I swam in the deep waters of human ruthlessness.
I emerged enlightened.
It’s depressing because for me, I’m naive. I think that most people are good people. …
The past few years, I’ve tracked hundreds of thousands of dollars through one single spreadsheet.
Want to see it?
“Once you’ve wrestled, everything else in life is easy.”
I had my keys in the ignition, but I couldn’t turn them. Sweat beaded down my forehead in the Florida heat, as I contemplated what I was about to do.
I was about to drive 4,000 miles — Orlando to San Francisco — with five stops in between at New Orleans, Austin, El Paso, Phoenix, and Los Angeles.
I was about to quit my life in Orlando in search of adventure out West. What I didn’t know was, I was about to fucking find it.
I also didn’t know…
Facebook groups. LinkedIn groups. Youtube channels. Instagram pages.
The number of places to grow an audience are endless nowadays.
I see my friends getting millions of views on TikTok. They’re insta-famous after a month of posting.
I see my friends building dope ass Facebook groups. They get hundreds of new members every week.
I see my friends building Youtube channels. They’re getting thousands of subscribers every few months.
My friends, I have FOMO. I have FOMO hard.
I can’t help but feel that if I’m not also on these social media platforms, I’m somehow behind the game. …
So, can you make money on Medium in 2021?
The answer is obvious for anyone who’s written there before..
You could publish a locked story today and earn money by tomorrow if you wanted to. The barrier to make money on Medium is pretty much non-existent–almost to the point where it seems too good to be true.
Now that we’ve answered that question, let’s answer a few other questions..
How much can you make on Medium?
Can you make a lot of money on Medium very quickly?
What do some of the top writers make on Medium?
“What blocked the path now is a path.
What once impeded action advances action.
The Obstacle is the Way.”
I put Ryan’s book down and exhaled. I used to know the things I read in his book, The Obstacle is the Way. I used to know that pain, loneliness, and introspection meant I was pushing myself as a traveler and as a man.
I realized in that moment, sitting on my bed with his book in my hands, that I missed reading.
I really, really missed it.
“A mind needs books like a sword needs a whetstone…
Get 1% better every day.
If you get 1% better at something every day, in 100 days you’ll be, what?
You already know.
The past few years I’ve made one big mistake in terms of my work..
I focus on deadlines, not on progress. For instance, I’ll give myself one month to update my online course, and if I don’t update it within a month, it’s a failure. There’s a ton of traps you fall into when you look at work in the same way that I do. Let’s quickly go over them..
Deadlines are really conniving constructs…
Last week I slammed the founder of Medium pretty hard.
As you know, Ev Williams recently came out and said they’re moving in another direction with regards to their Editorial Department.
The last few years Medium’s created handfuls of publications like Forge, Gen, Human Parts, and Level to bring dope content to Medium. They’ve hired journalists, professional writers, and professional Editors, paying them quite a pretty penny to stay here.
Medium did this for about two years, but Ev recently came out and said the money they were earning from said content was not justifying their investment in the content…