Years ago, when I was a frustrated civil engineer working in the World Trade Center in New York City, one of the motivations that prompted me to quit my job and become a passionpreneur was simply to have the freedom to go see movies in the middle of the day. That freedom can also be expressed as the freedom to be a nomadpreneur with the mobility to wander the planet–for months at a time–while still generating income!
When I travel, I take on a new identity and become “The Jamaican in China…and Beyond!” (the blog)
If you’d like to see what that freedom could like for YOU, check out my Jamaican in China Youtube channel where I upload my adventures in China, Singapore, Laos, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Philippines and beyond! Experience a month in the life of a passionpreneur-cum-nomadpreneur, subscribe, learn about my “Many Me” travel philosophy, and use my experience as your own motivation to escape the rat race to follow your passion!
And, to learn HOW I crafted that escape and how you can too, check out Turn Your Passion Into Profit, the book!
THE FIRST EMAIL I RECEIVED
On Wed, Nov 16, 2022 at 6:08 AM Kindle Content Review
FROM: KDP Account Review
TO: Walt Goodridge
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Every day living my passionpreneur lifestyle is a little different, but each one typically starts out about the same. Here’s a peek into the mornings, along with some explanatory links (all links open in new browser windows, so you won’t lose this page) as well as the rest of the day:
DAILY ROUTINE 4:00am wake up; weigh myself; record weight and other items in my fast/health journal
• add content to any book projects I may currently be working on (The Parasite Report, at present)
5:00am If I’m working on and documenting any Ageless Adept protocols (fasting, cleansing, detoxes)–and I usually am–this is when I might do a castor oil flush, MMS bath, other protocol.
6:00am If I am recording a Youtube video for any of my channels, this is when I typically have to stop as this is when the restaurant next door turns on its exhaust fans and things in the neighborhod start to get noisy
6:30am If I’m not fasting, and if this is a Mon, Wed or Fri, I may head out at this time to run barefoot on the beach for two miles. Takes about half hour.
7:00am This is when I would typically schedule any coaching calls from mainland US coaching clients.
9:30am Out and About: I’ll typically head out to run errands or just to take a break and see the island!
(purchases, laundry, post office, visit friend, sunbathe…)
12Noononward I’ll typically be working intermittently on any number of projects having to do with the 24+ books, 5 Youtube channels, 88 domains, 12 facebook pages I manage– all while watching Youtube videos on any number of mindless entertainment or educational topics (legal, politics, comedy, social commentary, cooking, mystery, travel, red pill, business insights, survival and more!)
1:30pm If a one-hour sunbath is in my plans–and if weather permits–this is when I’ll typically head out and up to the north end of the island to a secret spot and sit on the rocks at the high point of the sun
3:00pm From this time on, I’ll be resuming any number of tasks started at 4:20am, cooking (if not fasting)…
OTHER VARIATIONS OF MY TYPICAL DAY: the routine is a little different on (a) tour days, (b) workshop days, (c) fasting days/weeks, (d) Saturdays, (e) special project lockdowns (.i.e., when a special project–like a revamp of ALL my websites or updates of ALL my books, or the coding for some software I’m creating–consumes all my waking hours and I work on nothing else but! )
AND, OF COURSE: A lifetime ago, when I worked as a civil engineer on the 73rd floor of World Trade Center One, I remember looking out the window down at the end of the aisle of cubicles and desperately yearning to be free so I could “go see a movie in the middle of the day!” Not so often these days, but every once in a while I’ll head out to the single movie theatre here on Saipan for the earliest show (typically 1pm or 4pm) and take in a flick!
Working from lists is one of my “secrets” for being productive and managing my four identities, 5 Youtube channels, two dozen websites, 48 books and just everyday life! Here is my actual “done” list from yesterday (some of it gets a little geeky, so feel free to ask for clarification in the comments section):
WEDNESDAY, SEPT 21, 2022
DONE- Complete preparation of all blogs
DONE- submit article and headshot to local newspapers
DONE- reply to R. (coaching client)
DONE- use AWS SES* for parasiteblog.com MailPoet plugin
DONE- set up AWS SES for discoversaipan.com/blog
DONE- use AWS SES for agelessadept.com/blog
DONE- use AWS SES for passionpreneur.com/blog
DONE- use AWS SES for jamaicaninchina.com blog
DONE- post “What channel should I focus on?” to passionpreneur.com/blog
DONE- re-install wordpress from scratch
DONE- create link https://www.waltgoodridge.com/books#passionprofit
DONE- check that Analytics code for blog is working
DONE- place Vitaminlife order
*Amazon Web Service’s Simple Email Service; this allows emails from the MailPoet plug-in of my blogs to be reliably delivered to subscribers.
As I said, I have multiple identities, websites, channels and blogs, whenever I work on a new project (e.g., setting up blogs), I create a template of the steps involved because: (a) I’ll more than likely have to repeat them (b) I can offer the templates in my Websites That Sell Checklist and/or my Zero Cost Business Operations Manual. (Free at https://www.thepandemicpreneur.com)
So, with that said, here is the template I use along with the confirmation email I use for the MailPoet WordPress plug-in
BLOG INSTALLATION PROCESS
• set up MYSQL database in hosting account (e.g., ionos→hosting→databases)
• download and extract latest version of WordPress
• modify, rename wp-config-sample.php to wp-config.php
• upload WP files & directories to domain/directory (passionpreneur.com/blog)
• run installation process
• install & activate Classic Editor plug-in
• install & activate Classic Editor Addon plug-in
• install & activate Classic Widgets plug-in
• install & activate MailPoet plug-in
• install & activate GA Google Analytics plugin
• change all relevant settings & identity
• change media settings 500×500 1000×1000
• change default post category & default mail category
• set up permalink
• create Google Analytics property for blog;
• input Google Analytics code into wordpress settings
• choose theme (I like the simplicity of TwentyTwenty)
• create welcome post; delete static page
• change appearance->widgets->footer1 & footer2
• change social media menu
• set up MAILPOET (welcome,post notice,form, lists, settings)
• use AMAZON AWS SES SMTP for sending emails
• no need to create SPF record in DNS settings(ionos→domains→DNS→add record)
• no need to create DMARC record in DNS settings
• Use this as confirmation email template
[This email is safe! See “Important” details below.] Hello, Welcome to the PassionPreneur™ Blog mailing list! Please confirm your subscription by clicking the link below:I CONFIRM MY SUBSCRIPTION!IMPORTANT: If you see a spam/safety warning in this or the welcome email (or if it ends up in your spam/promotions folder), don’t worry, these emails are safe and are coming from me. To PREVENT this happening for future emails from me, try the following:(a) add firstname.lastname@example.org AND email@example.com to your contacts(b) mark the email as “not spam”
(c) remove “promotions” label and click “apply”
(d) create a FILTER and allow emails from me and/or check “do not send to spam”
The instructions for taking any of the above steps will vary for Gmail, Yahoo, and other email providers/services.
[END OF SAMPLE CONFIRMATION EMAIL]
This is a new series/category I’m testing out. If you’ve found it helpful or wish to request additional information, please leave a comment below.–Walt