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The Game of Life

Thomas Haynes

Former NPC turned entrepreneur. Join hundreds of readers where each newsletter is a quest towards conquering personal growth, business success, and finding purpose in every moment.

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IX - I Collaborated with Inter Milan & The AI Boom...

IX - I Collaborated with Inter Milan x The AI Boom Good morning Reader First off, my apologies. I mentioned in Edition VIII that I would discuss my thoughts on why “Why gamers become successful (and unsuccessful)”. This will now be pushed back to next week. Why? Because earlier this week I collaborated with Inter Milan. Yes, the great Italian football club Inter Milan who play at the San Siro. In all of my achievements so far in my entrepreneurial journey this has been my greatest one to...

9 months ago • 3 min read

Edition 40 XL - Losing Followers, Making Money Grand rising Reader. There is a big myth on Money Twitter (𝕏) and across social media. That lots of followers equals lots of money. And it's bullshit. I know accounts with thousands of followers making more than accounts with 300,000 followers. Since XXIII - Why I deleted a 74,000+ follower account, my income has not dropped. It has only risen. Why? Because 400 connections with the right people is far more advantageous than 74,000 followers of...

9 days ago • 1 min read

Edition 39 XXXIX - The Dark Side of Wifi Money It may all seem lavish, Reader. We're our own boss, making money from a laptop. And I'll be honest... it is. But there is a side people don't tell you about. Similar to the ones who promote a 4 hour work day, but don't tell you about the several 12 hour shifts required in preparation for that. Because if you only work 4 hours, your competition is out working you. Because if you're working on your own, the people working in teams will outwork you....

16 days ago • 2 min read

XXXVIII - Word of Mouth Good afternoon Reader. Today, is a quick one, and something for you to think on. The importance of word of mouth. Word of mouth is an integral part to what makes a business successful. Think about it. While ads are an effective way to get started, how many times have you bought from an ad? How many times have you bought because you read good copy? Perhaps a couple. But how many times have you bought because someone recommended it to you? A friend, a family member, even...

21 days ago • 1 min read

XXXVII - My Life as a Factory Worker Before I became my own boss: I started with the paper round. I worked in pot wash graduating to the kitchens. I worked in supermarkets. I worked in labouring. I worked in factories. The paper round took me about an hour on the week days and about two hours on the weekends. For £13, I was doing it mainly for the exercise and because my mum told me I needed to do some work, not the 9 hours I was working. Kitchens? I was young, and had a great team, and a...

24 days ago • 6 min read

XXXVI - Client Acquisition Good afternoon Reader. Today I want to talk a little about client acquisition. It's a hot topic when people start out in business and there are many ways to go about it. I'm going to write about my personal journey with this process. When starting out, some people say you should work for free. Yes, for free. The Joker had this one right in my opinion: Look, I HAVE worked for free, and while I won't detail everything that went wrong right now (a future edition,...

about 1 month ago • 2 min read

XXXV - The Greatest Skill You Can Learn Grand rising Reader. In todays world, we are overwhelmed with choice. You go to a restaurant and there is that one family member who can't decide between the steak, pasta, or fish. You want to buy clothes? Here's 112 different pairs of shoes. Here's 367 different types of hoody. Here's 78 different suits. You want to watch something? Your first hurdle is choosing the platform. Amazon Prime? Netflix? Disney? ITV? Youtube? Apple TV? Let alone the rest....

about 1 month ago • 1 min read

XXXIV - Johan Cruyff: Game Changer Grand rising Reader, Hopefully you've had some sun in the past few days. In the UK when it finally comes out, everyone's mood is instantly elevated. The greatest natural medicine. In this edition, we are going to explore the life and career of Johan Cruyff (heavily watered down - I could write a book on this). Cruyff was a footballing legend, and I don't need to tell you how much influence he had if you've followed the game. Skills are named after him now:...

about 1 month ago • 3 min read

XXXIII - Just Missing Out Grand Rising @Reader Today, we travel back to my 11 year old self. 11 years old was a good age, being the top dog of primary school. But it was hanging over you that you were about to be bottom of the pile as you moved into secondary school. Unfortunately for me, I was the only one going to the secondary school my parents had chosen, so I was going in alone. Nevertheless, I have good memories of my final year. I remember competing in football games, playing chess...

about 2 months ago • 8 min read

XXXII - Confidence Crisis Grand rising Reader, Welcome to Edition XXXII (32). I want to talk today about something I have noticed pop up over and over again. I'm approaching three years in this online game, and I keep seeing this recurring theme. Whether someone is trying to start a business, start a new hobby, begin creating content online - or whatever it may be... Resistance. Doubt. A lack of self-belief. "Let me just get a second opinion" "I'll just do it tomorrow, I might feel better...

about 2 months ago • 2 min read
31 - A boxing analysis of Crawford vs Porter in The Game of life.

XXXI - He's Up? Grand rising Reader. "He's up?"Garcia vs Haney got me reminiscing of past fights and some of my favourite moments in boxing.Maidana's beatdown of Broner.Floyd's boxing perfection vs Canelo.GGG's ring introduction.Pacman KO vs Hatton.Ruiz 3rd round against Joshua.Martinez KO of Williams.Crawford's demolition of Spence.Ahh, Crawford vs Porter.While the list could carry on, let's talk about Crawford vs Porter.Crawford is P4P #1, and what you're about to see is the reason why...

about 2 months ago • 1 min read
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