Make your own opportunties

I picked up the highly recommended Rich Dad’s Guide to Investing this weekend and started skimming it last night. Without trying to recap the entire concept, the point was being made that real money comes from making your own opportunities without having to spend tons of money to get there.

We are living in absolutely incredible times for this type of concept. I just ordered a copy of JPG magazine, the quarterly photography magazine that’s made by non-professionals (I’m not saying amateurs), and printed on demand by the amazing lulu.com.

Here’s the kicker…the magazine is stunning. Well done, well printed, and all around amazing. The magazine could immediately appear on the shelf at Barnes & Noble.

And this isn’t the only example. Check out BrickJournal, the LEGO fan magazine created by fans for fun. They’re working on methods of allowing for ordering via lulu.com, but every time they post a new issue, they get Slashdotted and garner 60,000 downloads.

I recently picked up a new Mac Mini and started playing around with iPhoto. With a few clicks, I can make my own hardbound book, shipped to the house and ready for the coffee table.

We live in amazing times – take advantage of it and go make your own opportunties.