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Doing Stuff You Don't Want To Do

It took me far too long to learn this lesson, and it cost me a considerable amount of money, time, and aggravation.

If there's something you don't want to do, there's just about two good strategies for dealing with it:

Strategy #1: Understand the consequences of not doing it, and decide against doing it the first time you see it.

When you live in China as a foreigner, you're supposed to register at the police station within 24 hours of your arrival. While it's not particularly time-consuming (15 minutes max), it meant breaking up a day to walk to the station, paperwork, etc.

I did research on what would happen to me if I didn't register, and it turns out there's lots of local jurisdiction / judgment on it. The area I was living, a moderately foreigner-populated upscale part of the Chaoyang Business District, turned out to almost always issue a warning instead of fining you. Your registration info wasn't checked when you left the country, and it wasn't necessary for 99% of daily activities.

Why I don't teach "how to make money online"

On Linus Rylander

Oh, damn it. What was I gonna write about again?

Don't know if this has ever happened to you... but I've been mulling over topics for the "next" blog post for the past week, and I had some good ones... but now when I sit down to write, it's all as if it never were.

Ain't that the damnedest thing.

Hmm... okay, well. Here's something I've been wanting to express for a while:

Back a few years ago, I taught people how to make money online.

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