From New York City to the North Shore of Long Island.

YouTube video, walking around in Great Neck, New York.

This week is finals week at the CUNY school I attend. Something inspired me to visit Long Island because I had a few take home exams. I said to myself I might as well go to Long Island because it’s so mellow compared to the city and I can relax and focus on my schoolwork. I haven’t come out here in a long time so I’m not exactly sure about all the different ways there are to take public transportation into Long Island. Of course, you have the Long Island Rail Road. That’s what I took to get here. It was under $10 each way on the train and that was the off peak price. I’m not 100% sure so please verify this information yourself but if I’m correct you can take the 7 train from New York City to Flushing and then take buses from Flushing into Long Island. I’m not sure exactly how it works but once finals are over and I’m not in such a rush, I’m going to check it out. If I can visit Long Island for $3 or $6 each way that would be amazing. $3 would be the most amazing. I’m not sure if I can transfer using my MetroCard. Regardless, the first final I took out here was for English 102. The teacher just emailed me that I got an A for the course. I’m in my second semester at CUNY and that is my 7th A in a row. I have three more classes this second semester so hopefully I’ll get As on all of them and maintain my 4.0 GPA. 

In addition to college I’m a blogger and vlogger. I’m also working on several startups. I am on a very limited budget and startups are super competitive but long shot odds has never stopped me before. I’m originally from Woodmere, NY and I graduated Hewlett High School in 1994. I don’t drink. I don’t smoke. I don’t party. I’m like a machine. The reason I’m adding that is hopefully I’ll inspire a few people to stop wasting their time and money. I’m not a doctor so if you have questions about your health, talk with a physician.

I love to blog and vlog. One day when I have the money I am going to hire people to take videos and pictures of me all day long and post them to the internet and social media. The plan is to promote positive messages, try to inspire people, and show people the behind the scenes of how I run my startups. Of course results are not guaranteed. Startups are extremely risky and all information is subject to change. In addition to people seeing how I’m running my startups, I would also like to uncover and share various opportunities with viewers. Right now I don’t have the money but once I have the capital I’m going to hire attorneys to figure out the best strategy to move forward. I want to try and limit legal liabilities as much as possible. I’m very careful how I operate when it comes to sharing messages with the public on the web. One I have the opportunity to work with lawyers, I can get more specific with the information I share on my various blogs and social media channels. 

My English 102 teacher gave us an awesome assignment that changed me forever. She made us write for 10 minutes per day. Sometimes we were allowed to write about topics that we choose. Other days we were given topics to write about. When I was ordered to write for 10 minutes per day it made me realize that there is always time to blog. No matter how busy I think I am, I can take out 30 minutes to an hour to share my thoughts with the world. Hopefully the more I write, the better I’ll become at it. Also, I’m recording videos for YouTube almost every day. In total I have three blogs plus my social media pages. I have a WordPress.com blog which is this one markpine.com. I have a Blogger.com blog which is iluvlife.com which is an abbreviation for I Love Life. Then I have a Tumblr blog which is located at mark-pine.com. I started out thinking this blog post was going to go on iluvlife.com but I changed my mind while writing it and I’m going to post it on my WordPress.com blog markpine.com. 

I believe what goes around comes around. I believe in going out of my way for people and not being concerned if I’m going to be paid back right away. I believe in creating win win situations when I interact with others. I believe in treating everyone with respect. Times up, back to my schoolwork. Thank you for reading and watching, have a great day.

Calling psychics.

YouTube video, I had a interesting call with a psychic.

I had a two-hour call with a psychic. I have booked a few sessions with life coaches over the years. While searching for life coaches, I started to notice psychics showing up in some of my internet searches. A few years ago I spoke with a psychic and had a good 45 minute or hour consultation. I’m not including the names of either psychic because I’m not endorsing anyone I don’t know really well. I’m located in New York and both psychics were out of state. 

We talked about how I am trying to elevate my situation. I arrived at the realization that there are a few ways I can break into the big leagues. I’m trying to make myself a famous motivational speaker (blogger and vlogger). In addition to sharing positive messages on the web, I’m working on several startups. I’m not putting all my eggs in one basket, my goal is to launch several startups. 

Disclaimers: use this information at your own risk. Results are not guaranteed. All information is subject to change. This video and blog are for entertainment and general informational purposes. I’m not a lawyer. I’m not a doctor. The odds are all my projects and startups are going to flop. The majority of these type of projects lose money. 

The first realization I arrived at is I need to step up my vlogging and blogging game. If I step it up enough there is a possibility my content will go viral. If that happens I might land marketing gigs, GoFundMe donations, and other offers. In my opinion, the more exposure I earn, the better the odds of opening the right doors. 

Next, I’m thinking about contacting the SEC and asking them how I can legally (if there is any legal way, I’m not sure), try to connect with professional, accredited investors, and see if anyone is crazy enough to burn a few hundred thousand or million on me. I’m going to say upfront that the odds are the money is 99.9% going to end up in the trash. Also, I’m not taking any deals where I don’t have full control to do whatever I want. I can care less if someone with $10 billion dollars offers me $10 million dollars. I will offer transparency and be upfront with people but I’m not getting into a situation where my enemies can send a police officer into someone’s office and scare them into sabotaging one of my companies. I grew up with people that do that like you order a pizza. 

Just because I had a good call with the psychic doesn’t mean you are going to. Just like with anything there is good and bad with every industry. Do not give your money to psychics and life coaches and then complain to me if they rob you and don’t help you at all. Do not invest money in life coaches that you can’t afford to burn or lose. 

One of the startups I’m working on is to help people create small businesses. I want to take products that people buy in stores and have people sell them directly into their communities. I have to work out the particulars with attorneys. Another idea I’m developing is a search engine to compete with Google. The last startup I’ll quickly mention is about food. 

I am happy. I am healthy. I am wealthy.

I am by no means a professional at meditation. I like to meditate when I can, to try and figure out how to take my life to the next level. Sometimes when I meditate, minor petty issues I’m dealing with at the moment distract me from thinking about the big picture. One trick I want to share in this post is the I am happy, I am healthy, I am wealthy strategy. You can substitute those words for any words that work for you. When I’m trying to meditate and I’m distracted from meditating because I have a lot of errands to handle like most of us, I will slowly repeat those words. I am happy. I am healthy. I am wealthy. I am a billionaire. I have financial freedom. For me, it works. It blocks out the errands that are distracting my meditation and allows me to focus on the big picture ideas that will hopefully help direct me towards my goals. 

YouTube video, Mindfulness for Health and Wellbeing | UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center.

Disclaimers: Results are not guaranteed. All information is subject to change. Use this information at your own risk. I’m not a doctor. If you have specific questions, speak with a doctor. 

I’ll say the phrases over and over, either out loud or in my head. I am happy. I am healthy. I am wealthy. It gets me centered. Then I can direct my attention/mind in the right direction for me. A lot of the time when I’m trying to meditate lying down I fall asleep. Not all the time, but the majority of the time. I like to meditate in a bath or a shower. That is my absolute favorite time to meditate. Laying in bed or on a couch practicing meditation is fun too. The only issue is I eventually fall asleep. I like to share any idea that works for me in the hope that I will inspire people in any small way that might help in one way or another. You can also search the phrase meditation music on YouTube. They have a lot of music labeled meditation music. I have found a few relaxing music meditation videos that I enjoy. 

YouTube video, How Meditation Impacts the Brain and Implications for Health from University of California Television (UCTV).

While I’m on a roll, I also like to search the web and pretend I have a billion dollars to spend. I think about what I would do to help people, things I would purchase, and where I would live. I’ll go onto various residential real estate websites and search through the most expensive homes for sale in New York City. In a perfect world, I will own several homes in New York City and Long Island, New York where I’m from. I would like to own a few full-floor condos with open views. I would also like to own a few townhouses so I can have my own building. Once I have all that and I can test them out, I’ll learn what type of living has the best vibe for me. Townhouse, hi-rise or combination of the two.

YouTube video, How the food you eat affects your brain – Mia Nacamulli from TED-Ed.

I think about companies I would start, lawyers I would hire, and various ways I will spend my time if I had millions or billions of dollars. I also focus on how I can maximize my current situation with the limited resources I have. My goals are to reach financial freedom, have a positive impact on society, and earn billions of dollars. I have absolutely no idea what the effects of mediation are, I just know that I like it.