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A lot of Conservatives seem to think that voting by mail is a bad idea because votes will get literaly thrown out.

There have been reports of this happening, so I don’t disagree with that.

It’s a possibility.

A lot of Liberals seem to not mind the idea of voting by mail.

They want to avoid getting COVID, which is also reasonable to me.

What I don’t get is why Conservatives think that if Trump loses, it’s because of an error (conspiracy) in the Mail-In-Voting.

As a copywriter, I know people don’t really think logically at first.

Humans are emotional first. …

We must make motivation happen.

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Notes from Chapter 9 of Overlap by Sean McCabe.

Someone said,

“I write when inspiration strikes. Fortunately, it strikes at nine every morning.”

I don’t know who said it because when I search it online, a lot of different author names appear.

It sucks that whoever said it doesn’t get the proper credit.

I digress.

I don’t feel inspired to write this right now.

The reason I’m doing it is because I know that when I’m done, I’ll be glad I did it.

I heard from two people recently who said that when they started writing every day, their income grew exponentially. …

If the person closest to us is not on board with our goals, we invest in them until they naturally come on board.

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You need to tell everyone your goals.

It’s not enough to just tell them. You need to hire a plane and have it written in the sky sot hey see it. Every day.

I’m just kidding. That would be terrible for the environment and your bank account.

Seriously, though, you need to make sure everyone around you knows your goals.

They can’t just know them, they need to support you.

I don’t mean support you financially. Just emotionally.

They need to be on board with your goals.

If they’re not, they’ll be dragging you down.

That’s unacceptable.

We can cut some people from our lives, but not everyone.

If there’s someone who absolutely will not support your goals, you need to cut them from your life. …

You need a day job that covers 100% of your financial needs.

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Notes from Chapter 7 of Overlap by Sean McCabe

Scarcity mindset is what happens when you quit your day job, put all your eggs into your Overlap, and then struggle to make money.

Scarcity mindset kills your passion fast.

We don’t want to be stuck in a position where we take on jobs we hate just to pay the bills.

That’s why in the last post, we talked about keeping our day job until our Overlap takes over 100% of our financial needs.

That’s the first and strongest way to defeat scarcity mindset.

One thing we discussed last post is cutting your expenses so you can cut your hours to spend more time working on your day job. …

Despite all of the other things I’ve tried to be in my life, I’ve always been a writer.

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This is especially true in a professional capacity.

I’ve done so much writing in my life.

My first love was music.

I wanted to be a rock star.

I especially wanted to be the front man.

The lead vocalist.

I wrote a lot of lyrics back then.

When I was 18 and I had first started college, I had a writing class as my first college class.

Well, technically second college class because there was a math class an hour and a half before it.

But both were my first semester, so I guess both count as my first classes. …

Always think of your day job as a paid learning experience and apply as much of it as you can to your Overlap.

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My Notes from Chapter 6 of Overlap by Sean McCabe

This starts Part II — Protect Your Passion.

The quickest way to lose your passion is to jump in too quickly.

Monetizing your passion too early is going to kill it.

I’ve experienced this myself multiple times.

I didn’t know that was the problem at the time, and it took reading this book more than once to realize it.

Before we turn our passion into a full-time job, we need to make sure we have a full-time job during the growth phase.

The growth phase is the part of our Passion-To-Career path where our passion isn’t able to pay for 100% of our financial needs. …

The difference between us and them is that we write down our goals, our plans, and our tasks.

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Notes from Chapter 5 of Overlap by Sean McCabe.

The people that are closest to you are your spouse, some family members, and probably your best friends.

Let’s say you live with your spouse.

You two spend only about 4 to 5 percent of your waking lives together.

Your best friends and even some of your closest family members get 1% of your waking life if they’re lucky.

Really think about this: if any of them don’t believe in you, how much of your life does that affect?

A minuscule amount.

So why bother being upset about it?

Prove them wrong.

Darren Hardy says there are usually one or more of five motivations when we set a goal: for our self worth, for our family, for contribution to society or community, revenge on someone else, or disgust with the situation. …

We must write down our goals.

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A fancy sports car with text that says “Make your goals uncomfortably big and don’t listen to anybody who craps on them.”

Notes from Chapter 4 of Overlap by Sean McCabe

Sean hits us right off the bat with a request: to make a list of goals.

He says if we don’t, we might as well toss the book away.

The first two times I read this, I didn’t make the list.

The first time I read it was via ebook and I was just reading it at night before I went to bed.

The second time was via audiobook and I only listened to it while showering.

The third time, I finally made that list.

This is my fourth time, and it’s time to break open that list again. …

Every skill we gain now will help us in the future.

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Notes from Chapter 3 of Overlap by Sean McCabe

We’ve heard the cliche in movies where the person breaks up with their partner using the line “you don’t love me, you love the idea of me.”

I hope you’ve never heard that in real life.

It fits right now though.

I’m not breaking up with you; I’m telling you that some of your passions…you don’t love them.

You just love the idea of them.

I struggle with this a lot, myself.

I’ve been trying to figure out who I am for some time now.

I tried so many different things but I always stopped when things got too hard. …

People are going to tell us that we can’t pursue our passion. They are wrong.

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Notes from Chapter 2 of Overlap by Sean McCabe

This is a short chapter. It’s only 6 pages long but it’s packed with great insight.

When you were young, do you remember all the things you dreamed of being when you “grew up?”

I wanted to be a few things, as most kids do.

The first thing I remember is wanting to be in a band.

I still make music today, and I do make some music from it, but it’s not something I’m pursuing full time.

The second thing I remember is wanting to be a writer.

I write all the time.

I’m writing notes out right now for this podcast, which will become the episode. …

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