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New Year Resolutions 2014

It’s 2014, bitches!

It’s time to put pen to paper and words to actions.

As is tradition, I’m posting my new year’s resolutions. I do this publicly to make me accountable for my actions. I suggest you do the same. If you have a blog, post ’em up. If you don’t, do it on Facebook. Trust me—a little bit of external pressure is a good motivator!

But first, how did I fare concerning last year’s resolutions? To remind you they were:

  1. Visit at least 12 new countries.
  2. Acquire at least basic level in a total of 7 languages.
  3. Capture half a dozen flags.

Alas, this year has been bitter-sweet.

  1. I only visited 10 countries (11 if you include Somaliland). Like last year, I missed my goal by two. But I’m not too pushed. I’ve already visited 93 countries in less than 10 years. I can afford to slow down a little.
  2. As for 7 languages? They were based on the presumption I’d travel the Silk Road. This did not happen. However, my Spanish did improve greatly on my trip to Cuba. Furthermore, my Arabic and French got a refreshing on my trip to the horn of Africa.
  3. As for my flagging ambitions, I doubled my goal, with a score of 12: Russia, Zimbabwe, Oman, Somalia, Serbia, Slovenia, Armenia, Cuba, Jamaica, Bahamas, Singapore and Colombia.

So, what about 2014….

This year, things are changing. Call it an evolution.

800px-View_of_Madison_Square_and_the_Flatiron_building1. Continue to live in New York.

After visiting well over 200 cities, I can confirm the rumors are true. New York is one the greatest cities on earth. I want to base myself here.

Right now, I’m in the US on a three month stay. Later this month, I’m returning home and applying for a year graduate visa so that I can live in NYC. For the first time since 18, my travel ambitions will be put on hold. I love my new life here  and when I return, I’ll probably end up signing a year lease on a apartment. I’m sure I’ll visit other North America cities and still do a jaunt or two in the Caribbean or somewhere Latin America, but sadly, it will be a tame year.

Sorry to all who love my city guides. But don’t worry, I’ll make up for it in 2015!

2.  Build my Passive Income.

By the end my year’s stay in New York, I want to build enough passive income so that I may be location independent for at least six months of the year.

imagesYou don’t get time freedom from one book. I supplement my income. In Ireland, I was self-employed and  enough money to travel and have fun, deriving income from making videos, design work, and gigging on the weekends.

Working for yourself is not freedom. Location independence and having free time is true freedom, and I’m not there yet. I’m pulling up my socks. I intend on building  up my passive income in two ways in the next 18 months.

  1. Publish two new books. (I’ve already started to structure both).
  2. Save up 10k for a business investment in the developing world. (I already have plans in the pipeline.)

3. Go for quality, not quantity. 

No more sex goals with numbers.

When I captured my 60th flag in Jamaica on my birthday, did it feel any better than my 50th? Not really. I used to write whole posts dedicated to a new flag. Now, the feat barely merits a tweet.

Don’t get me wrong, I’ve enjoyed flagging, and a new flag is always better then a new notch, but where does it end?

I’m 27 and I’ve slept with a third of the nations in the world. From conservative Arabia to the feminized West, I’ve proved to myself and men everywhere that I can get shit done. I’m not trying to brag, but if this was a sport, I’d be in the champion’s league. My ego is sated. I no longer feel the need to give myself yearly quotas. What’s the fucking point? I’m just going to enjoy the ride and what comes, cums.

4527704178_1001_man_surrounded_by_women_at_xlargeWhen I first arrived in NYC, my new roommates expected a lot from “The Naughty Nomad”. I felt the need to live up to that reputation. It turned into a rampage. Hell, just thinking about it—from last Thursday to this Thursday alone, I’ve slept with five women. (Two of you read this blog, so I’m sorry you had to hear that.)  My room mates now hate me. The screaming keeps them up at night. They’re cool guys, but if I wasn’t leaving soon, I’m sure they wouldn’t tolerate my lifestyle much longer.

The point is, I can’t keep up and I’m wasting too much time and energy on women. It’s fun all right, but all this drinking and fucking is distracting me from the bigger picture. When I return to NYC, I’ll be focusing my time on other things and I will only be spending time with very high quality women.

No more sex goals with numbers.

4. Get Punched in the Face. 

blog_facepunchAfter joining the gym this year and getting stronger, I intend on putting my muscles to use. I was offered an opportunity to do free Muay Thai training in Thailand this summer, but if I get my US visa, this can’t happen. This saddens me, as I was all pumped up for it. I want to train for a fight. I want to get in more in touch with my masculine energy. If I return to NYC, I intend on joining a fighting gym, most likely MMA. Argh!

What’s your New Year Resolutions?

Take a look at some these other resources for inspiration.

3 ways to make Better New Year’s Resolutions by Return of Kings

How to Keep Your New Years Resolutions By Using Your Reptilian Brain by Danger & Play

2 Things To Focus On For The New Year by Roosh V


18 Responses to New Year Resolutions 2014

  1. Jim January 5, 2014 at 2:51 am #

    That’s why I toned down my game. Much more fulfilling to put in a hard day’s work building my business.

  2. Heartbeat January 5, 2014 at 4:00 am #

    Fuck me! You’re growing up! Meant as a sincere compliment and a sign of moving on with your life.

    Looking forward to following the Rake’s Progress.

  3. Comrade January 5, 2014 at 4:34 am #

    Which camp in Thailand were you offered training? and how did you get a free offer? just curious

    • Naughty Nomad January 5, 2014 at 4:39 am #

      PM me for details.

      • Comrade January 5, 2014 at 4:47 am #

        Damn how do I do that? Captain’s Quarters?

        • Comrade January 5, 2014 at 4:48 am #

          nvm figured it out sent you the message

  4. JJ January 5, 2014 at 5:01 am #

    Yeah number focused ‘notch’ goals are a 20 something thing. Not being negative I was all about that when I was in my twenties.

    When you get a little older the game changes not because variety becomes less appealing just because you realise that things like notch count are wrapped up in ego and come from a mentality of scarcity.

    • Anom January 5, 2014 at 9:44 am #

      well said

  5. Ali S January 5, 2014 at 12:17 pm #

    Just wondering, do you get any repeats with the chicks you bang – any of them you find that good? How many of your flags/notches would you consider memorable (the chicks were high quality as in physically a 8 or up, not just one for the flag). For example, how’d you rate the five you banged last week?

    I mean if sex gets to the point where you can’t enjoy it on a visceral level and it’s just to feed your ego, that’s counter-purposeful innit?

  6. Ian January 5, 2014 at 11:11 pm #

    I LOVE YOUR GOALS… Mostly because they make sense. Live in NY (it is what it fuckin is ya know what I mean)… Quality over Quantity (uh… Duh.) Ma-fukka!

  7. Lee January 7, 2014 at 11:10 am #

    In NYC check out Renzo Gracie’s academy.

  8. Aintchoosenoneyet January 7, 2014 at 4:29 pm #

    I’m interested in the whole passive income stuff. What could be your idea for investment in dev. country ? I’m not saying spoiling your biz idea cause that sucide lol but maybe give us an int?

    • wolfgang January 9, 2014 at 9:17 am #

      I’d also be incredibly interested in this. You don’t have to give away the specific business or even the country but I’d love to hear what inspired you and any basic ideas you could give us

  9. Brian Mark January 9, 2014 at 2:58 am #

    Are you looking for a real job in NYC to build your wealth?

  10. AlaskaZac January 23, 2014 at 12:22 pm #

    Just stumbled upon your site….good stuff. Keep it up. Question. ..When are you gonna hit up Central and South America?

    • Naughty Nomad January 24, 2014 at 4:54 am #

      Not sure.

  11. Lecasio March 11, 2014 at 9:36 pm #

    Would be interested to hear more about your plans for investing in a developing country as a means for a passive income. My gfs family owns a fishing business in the Philippines and that has some pretty (surprisingly) impressive returns for very little input. I’m thinking about getting involved.

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