Dillon Carter

Entrepreneur, Hacker and Future Mad Scientist 🚀☕

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Friday Quick Post

What a busy week! With personal development and simply investing in yourself being such an important role in your success, I decided I needed to do something new. I needed to treat myself, but for the betterment of myself. Ramit Sethi at IWT changed my perspective of personal finance with his book years ago.

I finally seemed to understand what you were really supposed to be doing with your money and how to use passive investments and systems to do all of the leg work while I enjoy my life. Since the book came out, Ramit has completely 100x his life. He has created what most consider, the most valuable courses on entrepreneurship, personal development and even helping thousands of people get their dream job.

After watching the opportunity of his courses fly by me and watching case study after case study, I knew it was finally time to pull the trigger. Honestly, if this had been anyone else besides Ramit, I would call bullshit on his claims. I’ve seen him grow over the last five years and missed the first five years of his business. He has proven, over the course of ten total years that what he teaches works.

Ramit has been interviewed and is good friends with Tim Ferriss, Noah Kagan and is brothers of Maneesh Sethi at Hack The System. All every reputable people.

In order to hold myself accountable and retain more of what I will be learning, I plan on either dedicating full posts to each topic or simply including key takeaways in each Friday’s Quick Post.


What I‘m Reading




  • Friday quick links – Pine as a mobile app that enables you to take the proverbial step back for a few seconds each day to reflect and answer the question: how are you doing today? GitGo is a brilliant new GIT version control hosting service. Clean and simple UI to the Max.


  • The Content Marketing Travel Kit – Everything You Need to Create & Market Great Content on the Go! – I just got back from an epic almost-5-week speaking tour which took me to two countries, eight cities and had me hopping on and off a total of sixteen planes from beginning to end. Phew! It was tiring, sure.


Tool of The Week

Wisestamp – Create simple, but amazing email signatures in seconds

Video of The Week

How one startup is changing the sailing world to better safeguard our resources and change a whole industry.

Friday Quick Post

I finally pulled the trigger on a deal I’ve been working on all week. Just one step closer towards achieving full freedom and living the life I want to be living.

You have to be willing to take on some risk in life. This week, I did just that. In future posts I will explain everything in detail, but for now everything is hush hush.

I also ran a little experiment with profitable websites using a method I found online in a forum completely free. The experiment was a little dry at first, but has recently taken a positive turn. The site is actually earning money. Not a lot of money, but enough money for me to take it serious and focus a bit on traffic generation.

The site cost me $5 to put together (just domain and hosting) and the rest was simple integration. Everything about the site is automated except for traffic.

Very soon I will be writing a very passionate post exposing my thoughts and desires for entrepreneurship and the path I see myself going down at this time.

Things change, especially when you’re 22. You learn a lot and develop a completely different mindset. The more you learn about what is possible in this world the better your reality becomes. Passions change and so does desires. What I thought I wanted just two years ago is completely different than what I want now. We will always evolve.

What I‘m Reading

  • How to Buy a Ferrari for $20k – I mentioned in my first post that one of the things I wanted to do here was to help you think outside the box.  There is a reason successful entrepreneurs capitalize on opportunities other people miss.



  • Six Keys to Being Excellent at Anything – I’ve been playing tennis for nearly five decades. I love the game and I hit the ball well, but I’m far from the player I wish I were.


  • 5 Books I Wish Everyone on Earth Would Read. – It’s summertime, and I’m reading up a storm. These five books have each inspired me with their goodness, practicality and readability. Of course, I could probably come up with a list like this every few months, made up of completely different books.


  • My Monthly Income Report – July and August 2014 – Welcome to a special edition of my monthly income reports, one that includes two months worth of numbers and lessons! Let’s waste no time. July and August 2014, here we go…


  • 7 Tips for Creating Content that Drives Growth – Morgan Brown is the Head of Growth at Qualaroo, GrowthHackers.com team member, and Co-Author of Startup Growth Engines and Unlocking Growth. Say hi @morganb. He’s also the featured guest of our #MentionChat on 9/18. Learn more. The web is awash in content.



Tool of The Week

Sumo Me – Free Tools To Grow Your Website Traffic

Video of The Week

The Random Show with Tim Ferriss and Kevin Rose. I complete must watch web show!

My Monthly Report September 2014

Welcome to my Monthly Business & Lifestyle Review.

Each month I’m going to write a detailed review of the previous month.

I do this not only to help me keep track of my own progress, but I want to be open, honest and transparent about what’s going on in my business and life. I want to lead by example by showing you what’s working for me, and what’s not – both in life and business.

Each month I’m going to review how I did when it came to achieving the previous months goals both in business and personal life.


Did I Hit My September Goals?

This month seemed much better than the last. Much more calm. I think I’ve finally found a way to calm my mind a get more focused, but only time will tell.

I hit all of my goals for this month but one…. Launching this damned fitness apparel company. For some reason, we have hit every kind of road block you could ever hit while launching a new venture. On a brighter note, I was able to increase my personal training client numbers from two to seven. It’s nothing I can live on, but building quickly enough. The more I learn the better I get a building my client numbers.

I also ran a small weekend experiment.


Lessons Learned This Month

I learned a lot about myself mostly this month. By really focusing on how little things made me react, the better I understood the kind of person I am. I will always work towards making myself better. We should all work towards making ourselves better.

Most importantly; Write down your goals EVERY single day without exception. By doing so you keep your mind focused and direct. Your decisions are made with your goals in mind, greatly pushing you closer towards achieving them.

Happiness Check

Things could be better. I’m battling with the fact that I can do better, but fear is holding me back. I was working on a great deal that would net me a decent amount of money each month, but backed out because of fear. I don’t regret backing out because other deals will come in time. I need to learn my lesson and become more analytical and less emotional when it comes to business and making decisions. By focusing on Expected Value or “EV” you can make better financial and business decisions when risk is involved (like it always is!).


What I’m Reading

I’m really focused on increasing my efforts and working at a higher rate. The 4 Hour Work Week is wearing thin and it takes incredible amounts of effort to achieve your goals. I’m not aiming low with my life. Because of that, I need to think and act on a completely different level. The following book is amazing at explaining how to operate and achieve much higher goals. Would you rather fall short on $100,000 or $1,00,000?


  • The 10X Rule – The Only Difference Between Success and Failure by Grant Cardone


October Goals

  1. 10 Personal Training Clients In Total (+3)
  2. Increase My Income by $500 Per Month (+$500)
  3. Make $100 Online In A Completely New Way (+$100)

Friday Quick Post

This week seemed to go by very fast. I’ve discovered my fear of cold calling people…. Still trying to get over this fear and make it happen. I know the potential outcome is positive, yet the fear is crippling. On a brighter note, I’ve added a few more clients to my personal trainer business and I love seeing any kind of growth!


While going through a trade magazine for personal trainer and fitness business I discovered a whole other world where people buy and sell gyms, fitness clubs and personal training studios. I know that everything in this world can be bought or sold, but this never crossed my mind. I quickly saw the light come on in my head and the huge potential this could be. I’m a pretty far away experience wise to be buying my own profitable gym, but it is possible. Every few days I seem to check listings just so I can get a feel for the market and determine what a great deal actually is.

Now, let’s get into the good stuff…

What I‘m Reading


  • How To Email A Facebook Group, That You Don’t Even Own – Warning: This Tutorial is pretty complicated. You’ll need some knowledge in both Facebook marketing, Excel and Email programs. Before we get into the post, I’d like to thank James Gregory for helping me develop this strategy.




  • From 3 to 16: How to Hire and Build a Remote Team – Over the course of Zapier’s 34-month existence, we’ve grown from three founders cramped in a small apartment to a team of 16 around the world. While we’re certainly not experts at hiring, we have picked up a few tricks (and things to avoid) to make building a remote team easier.


  • The Best Of Internet Marketing September 2014 – This is the 22nd post in the series which shares all of my favourite internet marketing posts from the past month. There is an awful lot of junk to sort through every month so here are the best bits according to me!


Tool of The Week

Noisli – Background Noise For Better Productivity While Working Solo


Video of The Week

Noah Kagan and Tim Ferriss Talk Validation



Friday Quick Post

So I didn’t write a single thing this week…. Not producing is simply not acceptable. I am still adapting to my new crazy schedule and it has completely thrown me for a loop. Without missing, I had to at least do my weekly quick post!

I finally received the order of shirts that were stolen from my home a few weeks ago and things are getting back on track with this little venture of ours. I’m still not sure how it will turn out, but it has greatly tested my patience. A launch that should have taken less than a month has been pushed to three without a soon end in sight.

I’ve also begun testing another substance (completely legal) to help me stay awake and aware throughout the day as it has been an issue with my new schedule. So far it’s working quite well with very minimal side effects.

Now on to the good stuff!

What I‘m Reading

  • A Closer Look At MOBE MTTB – Live Case Study & Review – A few months ago I met a bunch of people in real life with little to no internet marketing experience that are making a lot of money with something called MTTB.


  • Case Study: Anatomy of a $16k Website Sale – f you’re a sucker for nuts-and-bolts posts that include the gory details and insider stuff that goes on behind building and selling a profitable website for a great ROI you’re going to love this post. I’ve been watching the guys over at NoHatDigital.


  • 33 Ways To Get More Clients – It’s the question every consultant asks. Because clients are the lifeblood of any consulting business.



Tool of The Week

IFTTT – A very simple but robust automation tool i‘ve been using for years!

Video of The Week

If you don’t know who Grant Cardone is, you might want to come out from under your rock. A massive success, Grant has built multiple million dollar companies that he still owns. He started doing a video podcast via YouTube a while ago, but not so long ago teamed up with a young man who grew his own success within one of Grants companies to launch another video series called The Young Hustlers. Grant and Jarrod delve into amazing topics each week tailored to the millennial generation.

This is a weekly must watch series!

Share some of the amazing content, videos and tools you’ve discovered this month in the comments.


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