Not your coins, not your possession

Audio recording of the post, ‘Not your coins, not your possession’

Since my post about VISA not being money, I have taken it upon myself to take possession of what’s in my accounts and turn it into physical coinage.

Let me just point out, it is a work in progress. The banks are very particular about how much coinage I can withdraw as a person. From my business account, on the other hand, they let me put in an order for boxes of coins with very little trouble. Just have to wait a week, not so bad.

In the meantime, I have been watching how people react when I pay in coins. And I simply love watching their faces light up when I pay in exact change. Sure, at first it took some getting used to – just as any skill does. Now that I have the knack for paying in exact coinage, I am obsessed with it.

I can hardly wait to see what comes of taking possession of an abundance of coins. I will say, as a self-proclaimed entrepreneur, that it is exciting to know that I am bringing much needed supply to such a great demand.

If you are using VISA, you aren’t using money

Audio recording of, ‘If you are using VISA, you aren’t using money’

It surprised me that people used cash as much as they do in Mexico. In fact, it is preferred by nearly everyone. Contrast that to the United States, nearly everyone uses VISA.

Isn’t it strange that the preferred means of being paid in the U.S. is not in money directly? In the U.S., how people buy their favorite coffee, groceries, ice-cream, jewelry, and gas is in credit channels.

Truthfully, I have to ask if people take cash. Doesn’t that seem odd that there is a trend to move towards payment channels like visa, and not a preference for money?

But here’s the scary part.

How far-fetched would it be if your VISA bank card no longer worked because of something you did or didn’t do, like where you do or don’t live; and now, you can’t buy groceries? That would be scary, wouldn’t it?

Basically: Why, Who, and The Bottom Line


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For my own purposes, I began to question this blog and my involvement as its sole writer.

The following questions, simple as they are, lead me into such a reverie that I felt it necessary to share and then answer them:

  • Why do I write blog posts for
  • Who is my audience
  • And where will this blog be monetized?

Why I write for

  • Practice
  • Self-edification
  • Reflection

Who is my audience?

Those who seek to empower their life with knowledge, habits, and then technology.

Below is an apt comparison, I write for people on the right.

Virgin Losers vs Chad Improvers

Where will it be monetized?

  • Book Sales

UPDATE: I am halfway through implementing my pen edits for my first novel and I anticipate having it available for purchase by March 15th, 2022

Update: the book has seen an editor and is being read by a private audience. While I wanted a March 15th debut, this process is not to far from being complete. The cover illustration is nearing its final draft and we are excited release more information soon.

Update: After the book went through a private audience, it was decided to continue moving towards publishing the novel – but with clear lessons learned. As the work on the book was set down for some time while others were providing their talents to it, I became immensely busy working on other projects. Unfortunately, this meant that the book was going to be stalled for publication again. At the present moment, it is quite clear that this is more of a blog post

So with that, I hope you and I both have a clearer picture of why I keep writing, who I am writing to/for, and where this blog is headed.