Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Another 5p need to move forward

Step 9 £1.28 to £2.56

Method: Got to the station today and found a 5p. Strange as I had just been thinking how there had been a lack of finds to be found.

Planning: Need to make a decision on buying something with the money I have so far, to sell on. Cant keep on looking for coins need to move on to the next stage.
Its strange but Ive become protective over the money Ive found so far. I suppose its because it can take so long to find just 1p, each 1p is then very precious, lol especially when you've probably got a pocket full of change. Still can't cheat. Needless to say I dont drop pennies on the floor any more.

Things are very busy at present trying to move house, organise a major birthday party. Feel like Im chasing around a roundabout trying to get on.

Starting Bal: £1.47
Finish Bal: £1.65
To complete step: £0.91

Friday, 5 March 2010

11p up

Step 9 £1.28 to £2.56

Method: Today found a 5p while out running. Then found another 5p on the floor in a meeting room. Maybe I should have handed this 5p in to security ? Hmmm figured they would think I was a nutcase so its added to the fund. Then on train on way home found a 1p so stash has increased by 11p


Starting Bal: £1.47
Finish Bal: £1.60
To complete step: £0.96

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Hmmm Ive been thinking, always dangerous :-)

To truly double your way from nothing to a million would mean that you cant use your computer until you can afford to buy one from your doubling efforts.

Oooh! that's a contentious statement, ...I mean if you said to a homeless person double your way to a million my friend, there are coins to be found on the floor to get you started. That person wouldn't be able to fund a computer until about step 17.

I notice some people are using click back programs like ClixnCash, where you get paid for clicking on adverts. Now I'm playing devils advocate here and personally who cares how you get to a million. I just wonder if some of the lessons are being missed by following these routes and are these people setting themselves up to fail.

In his article Stuart Goldsmith makes a big point of saying that the 'master strategy' is to "use the stake money to create a value which you can sell for more"

I'm trying to find the value that is being created in a click back ad and maybe Im missing it. Maybe someone can point me in the right direction.

Likewise with buying and selling shares, I could see the value if a share advisory service was setup. I'm failing to see any added value with literally buying and selling which is bordering on gambling (contentious again). Which is another route that Stuart Goldsmith makes the point that you are highly likely to fail on.

Please bear in mind still that I am playing devils advocate here and not wishing to attack peoples chosen methods, each to their own.

I'm more questioning whether there are bigger lessons to be learnt by taking other directions. Maybe ones that will lay the foundations for bigger gains.

I'll get off my soapbox now and wish you all the luck you deserve.

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

A key

Today I added a key to my stash. I passed it on the floor 2 days ago near the station and something made me want to pick it up. What do I need a key for I thought and left it. The next day it was still there, kinda grinning at me. So I thought if its there tomorrow Ill pick it up. It was, so I now have a key? a small suitcase type key. Quite what I'm going to do with it I don't know as yet, so we'll see.

Maybe its a magic key ;-)

Two pennies closer

Step 9 £1.28 to £2.56

Method: Still ground scanning and found another penny today. been a bit busy recently and head is in overload. Ah well will keep creeping forwards with this. Also realised that I had one penny more than I thought I had in my fund. Cant remember where it came from maybe I found it and forgot anyway its added to the fund. So plus 2p.


Starting Bal: £1.47
Finish Bal: £1.49
To complete step: £1.07