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I believe I’m going to be a millionaire before I graduate from CUNY.

The following is an email I sent to one of my professors about how much I love the class. The information I’m learning is inspiring the hell out of me in regards to business.

Disclaimers: As always, use this information at your own risk. Results are not guaranteed. All information is subject to change. Verify everything yourself.

Greetings Professor,

Before when I used to conduct business I was winging it because I had no education. I still earned hundreds of thousands of dollars throughout the decades and closed tens of millions of dollars in deals. To illustrate, I sold 3 homes that were more than $10 million in value. I sold a condo in Trump World Tower, a house in Remsenberg, and a few townhouses that were valued over ten million dollars all together.

Because of this class, I now understand who the “players” are in the city. Meaning the private companies, the government, community-based organizations, etc. I also understand how they operate and ultimately connect and meet in the middle.

I’m a New York State licensed real estate broker, I provide web marketing services, and I’m working on technology startups. This class has inspired me in a major way. I’m going to do my best, but regardless of what grade I earn, I needed this information. I suspect almost every major business person in the city knows the information contained in this class.

In my spare time, I’m contacting companies and organizations. I said to myself a few times with the information I’m learning at school I’m going to be a millionaire before I graduate. This class is making me more confident than ever that it’s going to happen.

I’ve provided web marketing for doctors who make $1 million per year. I closed a deal with Donald Trump at Trump World Tower while working at Douglas Elliman.

I’m currently homeless, although on a positive note: I don’t drink, don’t smoke, don’t party, no criminal record, and I treat everyone with the utmost respect at all times. It’s a long story and I’ll save it because its not appropriate.

In my spare time, I’m starting to contact thousands of companies and organizations. A huge part of it was inspired by this class. It’s only a matter of time before a door opens, I get a break, and I have a roof back over my head.

The next time I get moving in business I’m not going to stop because now I understand the blueprint of the city thanks to this class and CUNY.

Thank you and have a great day.

Ever upward,

Mark Pine

I love CUNY.

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Life Opinion

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.

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Life Opinion

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.