Your Walkabout Solopreneur Base
1. During the hysterical lockdown of most of our economy, I am rebuilding my online presence, and tracking my progress by creating a daily post/page/pdf like this one where I share my thoughts and write drafts for future books.
This is a 365 day test beginning May 1st. I hope the crisis is over by then, but I doubt it will be. The economy will take time to recover.
Walkabout Solopreneur is a way of life. While I recommend this lifestyle for IBMs* (Introvert Boomer Males), WS is a model for all who want to live the lifestyle of their choice while earning a full time income online.
By using continuous numbering from day to day, I want to see how many articles, posts, and comments I spew out over the Internet over the course of a year.
2. When it comes to the future of international dating and matchmaking, I have to look at arbitrage as my way of making serious income after the second round (I predict) of Coronavirus nonsense at the end of this year.
Changes are inevitable. The current agencies are blasting all free members with ladies’ profiles and encouraging virtual dating.
Virtual dating – email, letters, photos, videos, phone calls, video chat – is the way marriage agencies around the world make money, and the way Western men get scammed into spending thousands of dollars courting a beautiful woman who may or may not exist.
3. What Needs To Be Included In My Daily Walkabout
Putting together a series of daily habits and rituals that advance me toward my long term annual vision without becoming an unattainable straight jacket.
As with New Year’s Resolutions, the tendency is to bite off too much and choke on it within 2 weeks.
For daily tasks, I must limit myself to two.
1. fight and reverse diabetes
2. write 3,000+ words per day of new content all posted online
When I concentrate on these tasks, I make money. When I don’t, I get lazy and watch TV.
Once I get past my writing quota, the rest of the day is mine.
4. Pre-Review – The Halki Diabetes Remedy
Oh joy. Another surefire remedy for type II diabetes.
Before I begin, I’ll give you the usual disclaimer. I am not a doctor, nurse, nutritionist, herbal healer, or shaman. Consult your own health care professionals.
What I will share with you is my 21 day test of the Halki Diabetes Remedy and how it fits in with what I thought I knew about knocking out diabetes. Do your own test, and stop being a victim.
I consider myself a petri dish. I am the only one who decides what goes in my mouth.
First, I bought the program. It’s hot on Clickbank right now, but I’m skeptical. However, I’m only a few days in, and my blood sugar readings are getting better, but you may have seen similar results with other systems or diets.
I need to mention one thing up front. I eat a whole food, plant based, low oil vegan diet. And yet I still have problems with starchy carbs. For whatever reason, rice and bread and corn drive my sugar up.
It didn’t used to be this way before diabetes. I lived in Asia for 10 years, mostly in Korea. I’ve eaten a mountain of rice and an ocean of kimchi.
Unlike diabetes diets that have strict limits on grains, I can still eat rice by the pot full. The ADA considers a serving of rice as ⅓ cup cooked. Are you kidding me? That’s maybe a spoonful.
Why am I mentioning this? The “diet” that appeals to me most is The Starch Solution by Dr. John McDougall. Trouble is, I haven’t been able to make it work for me.
For vegan diabetics, Dr. McDougall has a free Color Picture Book which details the healthiest plant based foods to eat. Download it here.
Most of the diabetes gurus online – Dr. Bernard, T. Colin Campbell, Dr. Fuhrman, Dr. Esselstyn, and others – call for little or no oil. Especially added vegetable oils.
The first thing I noticed on the sales page for Halki was they mentioned the need for oils. Oils don’t spike your blood sugar, but some doctors claim the fats get into your cells and block insulin from entering.
I have no way of knowing, but I do know this. I get hungry as hell on a no oil diet. I can take it for a few days, and then cook a pound of pasta and eat it all in two sittings.
My blood sugar will shoot up close to 400, and may take a day or two of water fasting to get back down under 100.
The doctors who go high starches and low oil tend to have programs to have their patients do a medically supervised water fast for up to 21 days. No one recommends trying that on your own, and most of us don’t have thousands of dollars to visit a spa to try it.
So far, the dressing recipes meant to be eaten with cruciferous vegetables are not only tasty, but contain oils that give me the calories I need to not be hungry.
Your goal may be like mine. I want to be diabetes free and off medications within X time.
But goals like this set you up for failure unless you have some deeper reason than a low blood sugar number.
Coronavirus willing, I plan to return to the life of a perpetual traveler. Finding vegan meals abroad is not hard. You can always get rice and beans, or pasta, anywhere in the world. Dragging along diabetes meds, or god forbid, insulin, is more of a hassle than I want to deal with.
Your reason may be to get totally healthy and fit to allow you to find a perfect spouse, or to lose weight, or to prevent heart disease.
My father died of Alzheimer’s disease – now often referred to as Type 3 Diabetes.
If this program will help me reverse diabetes, I’m all in.
The long term goal is great, but it helps to know what you need to do to drop your A1C, and what you are willing to do.
I know that water fasting will keep my blood sugar between 70 and 100 constantly. I just don’t want to do it. The first time was not so hard, but for me, it gets harder, not easier.
The next thing I noticed about the system was it’s reliance on vegetables, herbs, spices, and oil to attack underlying causes of inflammation. These are salads and vegetables I already eat.
For salads, I have been using Skinny Girl no fat dressings. Expensive. I now can use Halki alternatives which give me variety and add oils.
The best plan in the world only works when followed. That’s why I am following The Halki Diabetes Remedy to the letter except for using veggie based yogurt in a couple of dressing for dairy.
5. “There is little time, as the controlled demolition that is this fraudulent virus pandemic will continue to lead to a manufactured perdition set up by the very state that is voluntarily supported by a weak and mindless populace. House imprisonment, economic bankruptcy, financial ruin, poverty, travel restrictions, monitoring devices, immunity passports, digital money and tracking, forced vaccination of poisons, implanted chips or dyes, biometric surveillance, social scoring, martial law, police brutality, and “papers” will be the norm.”
Believe it or not, the powers that be are talking about these ideas and more. China already has a head start.
For IBMs*, the challenge is to build up our bodies and finances before they come for us.
6. The ER doctors gave me a Voldyne 5000 Volumetric Exerciser device to help with deep breathing after rib injuries (turns out not broken but felt like it). I need to use it more often to get over my shallow breathing. It can’t hurt to work the lungs to prevent pneumonia during the Coronavirus panic.
7. I will begin my reviews of top affiliate products in a few days. I plan to write and promote 1x per week under cloudonlyaai.com and use it as one part of my system of Walkabout Solopreneur.
This review has to be repositioned as post, article, 1 page website, video, and pdf.
8. “Groundbreaking research published by the University of Kentucky, University of California and Newcastle University proves that type 2 diabetes CAN be reversed. But this information has been kept secret.”
Halki was working for me until I started to feel sick. I binged on pie and chocolate. And bread.
Now is the time to go to my own personal intermittent fasting to attack diabetes.
What I do is eat nothing until my blood sugar is below 100. It may take all day, or even 36 hours. It doesn’t matter. It could take a week for all I care.
I break the fast with whole food, plant based meals with or without rice and potatoes. I am anxious to find a formula that allows me to include starches in unlimited quantities.
This plan will likely limit me to one meal a day for a while, much like a Daniel Fast.
For me, I have to write about the challenges for IBMs* regarding health, wealth, and relationships.
All of my Kindle ebooks are related, except the first.
10. Plant Your Garden
“I’ve been telling people to “plant a garden” in my daily videos. There’s a specific sound reason for this.
You may have heard about the lack of workers to plant and harvest veggies, and we’ve read about the shuttering of meat packing plants.
But are you also aware of the ominous rumblings of an increasing number of nations making preparations for the possible loss of food imports? National ‘food hoarding’ is popping up on my radar screen.”
For those of us without land of our own, this may not be the answer. It’s also time to act like a prepper and stockpile some rice and canned goods.
11. The Introvert Perpetual Traveler
Each year, I begin on my birthday (Sept. 14) with a new plan for improving my life. In the past, I have tried to plan for the year, which of course works as well as most New Year’s Resolutions, which means not at all. And as it turns out, I am trying on New Year’s Day again.
This, of course, ties in with the idea of reinventing yourself. It’s a concept that goes back to the Greco-Roman Stoics, and maybe even earlier. In 2015, you can read James Altucher for ways to improve your life 1% each day and basically reinvent yourself every 6 months. I look to other mentors dead or alive including Harry Browne.
The question is, “Are you truly happy where your life is right now?”
Unfortunately, reinvention is kind of a moot point when you don’t feel like you even invented yourself once. You may have been sculpted by others. You may have gone with the flow. But this will be a conscious invention for the things I want at this time of my life.
Even in business, most annual plans get pushed off until the last 2 months of your fiscal year. When I worked for the government (State Department), near the end of the fiscal year we had to waste any remaining funds or risk Congress cutting our budget in the future.
No more annual plans.
Annual plans fail for any number of reasons, but mostly because circumstances one year out cannot be calculated to any degree of certainty in your life. Jobs are lost. Divorces or breakups happen. You develop an illness that changes everything as you focus on staying alive.
So this year, new life – new strategy.
When you look back over the prior year and see how much time you have wasted – or allowed others to convince you to give up for their interests – you will likely see that 3 to 4 months of focused effort (like the last 2 months of your annual plan) could replace your entire work year.
I’ve come across books like The 12 Week Year which is a good place for goal setters. His plan calls for a 12 week year followed by a 1 week evaluation. Now, 4 weeks paid vacation each year is better than most U.S. wage slaves receive. But I have adjusted to more fit what I think I can do.
My method of tracking I call 77. I work like a banshee for 11 weeks, and then take 2 weeks off. That will give me 8 weeks a year for vacation, travel, and resetting my objectives.
On a stat sheet, I also record ideas for inclusion in this first “year” or in future ones. The three areas I choose to improve are health, wealth, and relationships. Some prefer mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual (Lakota). Others may add vocational or financial or social, but I like to stick the big three.
It’s your life. Choose what you want.
For the first time in my life, I am planning 100% of my future in 77 day nuggets. It’s all on me. I am 100% accountable for my choices and actions.
Caveat: You Control Actions, Not Results
Focusing on results can easily scuttle your life theme.
For example, I will write at least 3,000 words a day on various topics. These words will result in posts, articles, reports, ebooks and maybe even a mainstream book or two. 231,000 words in 77 days should lead to a decent web presence and get several streams of income flowing like lava.
But it might not.
Maybe no one cares about the niches I choose to blog about. Maybe I can’t build a list of customers to market to. Maybe my prose stinks and doesn’t add value to readers’ lives.
But if I stick to my action and write 3,000+ words per day, I have a chance. Without it, life tends to steal your time and energy, and you drift with the tide.
While I have a plan for my first 77, each individual action I take has to contribute to my to the ultimate personal theme of returning to the life of perpetual traveler. It’s been 40 years since I was able to wake up each morning with a clean slate and decide where to travel to next.
The PT lifestyle is my thing. It may not be yours. I have all of my possessions down to a large backpack. Over 77 days, it will have to be down to a 33L daypack that can be carried on to any airline in the world. No more luggage tags.
While that sounds extreme, my hero is Gandhi. He died with around 10 possessions.
Now that’s traveling light.
I start with 3 items each week, and add one new action each week to have 11 in each category of health, wealth, and relationships. Of course, I start with the most important items that should be done all 11 weeks.
Here is my 1st week:
eat real food – non-starchy – raw or cooked
write 3,000+ words per day
forge new relationship with Cleo
Eating real food is critical to controlling diabetes which I developed about 12 years ago. Cut out the crap, and diabetes takes care of itself.
Having an online income is perfect for introverts. And it is critical for perpetual travelers who need to work anywhere in the world.
Cleo is my 26 year old daughter now out of college. A joy. But I want to be able to help her more emotionally and financially than I have been able to in the past.
Each of these actions will prepare me for a new round of perpetual travel. And this is just the base. To travel at will, you need steady income not dependent on a job or physical location. The last thing you want is bad health or illness in a strange land. And you need a few close relationships with friends and family to keep you grounded emotionally.
In developing my life theme, I had to look at what I truly love to do.
Travel is at the top of the list. Many people make some extra money and choose to upgrade their houses or cars, maybe even buy a boat. Bless them. The economy needs them. When I have money, I buy a plane ticket.
For the first time, I am digging into what makes me happy. Strange lands. Strange pussy. Exotic food.
No need to apologize for your wants and needs.
12. I hate to think of myself as having to be a warrior at age 66. But I do. I am fighting my own stupid habits as well as diabetes. My daughter needed help and support this past week, and I was able to provide some, but not as much as I wanted.
We spent the early 70s doing all we could to stay out of Vietnam. Student deferments. Sole surviving son. Canada. Now to have to become a warrior runs counter to my history. At least I get to choose the battles, make the rules, and build the ideal IBM* warrior.
The spirit of the warrior is not tied to any one profession. Soldiers, squids, and jarheads must have it, but the rest of us can aspire to it in our own niches.
As baby boomers, we are stuck with a work ethic or parents and grandparents instilled in us right out of the Great Depression and World War II. You don’t see it today. Why would you? Millennials and Gen X did not have our freedoms or restrictions. Or 24/7 interruptions from digital devices.
In our youth, America was a melting pot. Now it’s a mosaic, but no one can see the full image the small tiles are trying to make. It’s not harmony creating the grand design, but conflict. Our alleged leaders in Washington, D.C., spend more time raising money for the next reelection than doing their jobs. Bureaucrats are now some of the best paid workers in America with almost unlimited job security. The government is all about protecting its own interests, not yours.
During this government imposed lockdown for many Americans, we have time to think and plan.