What I hope to do in time is have enough words and thoughts on record so the puzzle begins to fill in for those that think I am talking in code or other such stuff. "Why don't you develop?" an accusing voice would ask? I would try to explain that the only thing I might be doing is developing a job that might suck up all my time and take me away from MY vision and MY path and may even cost me money.
So I have had to walk around for years defending myself from those pointed fingers. I just saw something different. I could start at the end and not get bogged down by the stuff in the middle. All I had to do was be patient and survive the middle. I knew where it began and I bet the farm that I knew where it ended.
So ebet.com turned out to be an $80,000/year gig just for doing nothing but believing what I believed and letting nobody deter me from my beliefs. And the byproduct is that I am firmer today in my belief than ever before because it is far from theory. It is demonstrated fact and I am just one of many that share in that fact and demonstration.
Doing nothing can trump doing something when you have the patience to plant a seed and wait for that tree to appear. We can argue the size and beauty of the tree, but you can't argue that there is a tree. First one, then 2 and then 3 and before you know it there is a forest.
What is happening TODAY was fully predictable 20 years ago. That was even 3 years before I began. Fully predictable!!
Go search "Pyramid thinking". I did that for the first time this week. It just validated something I naturally do. I start at the end and work to the start and that way the path is oh so much easier. Answers first. Completely opposite of how we are wired.
I believe eventually there will be an opportunity with ebid.com. I know there is need, want and desire. The sale of ebet.com did not hurt the value of ebid.com. What it does is reinforce the value. Sets a floor for the value and knowing everyday that ticks by is a day that is not only costly because the value keeps going up but costly in missed opportunity and missed business and more growth and more clients. Something anyone by building on .whatever has to deal with. Not because I say so. Because basic business principles say so. The most basic. Elementary in fact. Not my fault that they miss the simplest of things.
So, I will sit on the beach every single day and never ever question the path I have chosen and many of us share.
The first can be a fluke. The second could be just luck. The third has to make you stop and think. And the forth just has me looking for #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, #10. I could list them right here, right now without breaking a sweat. And you know what? None of those will be next. A couple of them are in the 8 figures. Imagine saying that 15 years ago. The world is creeping my way and to my vision one day at a time. No surprise on one hand and simply overwhelming on the other. Like looking at a lottery ticket as they pull one number after another and you are following along with the winning ticket.
My words from 1996-1999 stand a bit taller today and will continue to grow as we all evolve.
And when .whatever has a mighty success, the .com domain owner is going to have a mighty success with them. Much mightier than I ever envisioned. This only accelerates the future and future value. Wait and see the explosion that is here and will only intensify for the year ahead. .Whatever is fueling that explosion because the smart ones are on it this time, this is the result!