At the beginning of this year I wrote a blog post titled “Free Car From Blogging“, where I described my plans to use my Blog to help me generate enough income to cover the monthly cost of a car payment so that I could essentially get a new car for “free”.
Of course it’s not really “free”, but I just mean that if I could get my blog income to cover my car payment (or more), it would be like getting a free car from blogging.
One of the reasons I wanted to do that is because I really don’t like having a monthly car payment each month.
I don’t know why, but I have never really liked having a monthly car payment.
I have no problem having a monthly mortgage, or a monthly cell phone payment or any number of other monthly payments, but for some reason I’ve always avoided having a monthly car payment.
It’s probably some sort of limiting belief or engram I picked up growing up or something.
In fact over the last 10 years, my wife and I have driven two Mazda 3’s, both of which I paid for in cash so that I wouldn’t have a car payment. 🙂
Both of those cars actually serves us very well, and for the most part we had nothing but a great experience with them over the last 10 years or so.
A few months back, my wife’s Mazda 3 started to have some mechanical issues and we decided that instead of dumping money into trying to fix a car that was starting to break down, we ended up getting a new car for her.
I wrote a short blog post and shot a quick video showing the new car she got a few months ago. You can check it out by clicking here if you’d like.
After she got her new car I started thinking about what kind of car I would want to upgrade to once I got my blogging income to the point where it would pay for a car payment.
I actually got my blogging income past that point months ago, but I wasn’t 100% sure yet whether I wanted to commit to getting something new or of I should just keep driving my old car for now.
Then, a few months ago I decided to invest in getting a personal trainer to help me get in better shape.
My personal trainer actually comes to my house once a week and trains with me for an hour making sure I’m doing all my workouts properly, with proper form etc.
Of course, this type of 1-on-1 training at home costs money, so THAT has been where I’ve been investing a portion of my blogging income in.
In essence, instead of investing into upgrading my car, I started investing in upgrading my body / fitness / strength level.
At the same time I have been keeping an eye on the car market, looking around to see if there were any cars coming out that I liked and that would fit into my lifestyle.
A few days ago, however, something happened which is now going to accelerate me getting a new car.
I was driving my Mazda 3 and all of a sudden I started hearing a really loud clunking noise when turning and driving around a corner in a parking lot.
I drove the car a little bit more, to see what was going on and the clunking persisted.
When I would drive straight, it was fine, just when I was turning it would make a noise, so I started thinking that perhaps one of my CV joints broke or something.
I managed to drive it home, and then over to my brother’s house for us to take a look at it.
My older brother is basically a self-taught mechanic, so I brought it over to his place for us to take a look.
We parked it over-night, and then yesterday we took the CV joint out but then discovered that it actually wasn’t the CV joint, but rather my transmission / differential.
What that basically means is that the car is pretty much useless now,as the cost to fix a transmission / differential on that car would cost more than the entire car is worth, so there’s really no point in me fixing it.
So what does this mean?
Well, what it means is that I manifested a situation which has lit a fire under my butt forcing me to stop procrastinating and to start looking for a new car.
It’s kind of interesting that I just wrote a blog article not too long ago where I talked about one of my friends wanting a new car and manifesting a similar situations as well.
I’m a little bit sad to see the car I’ve had for over 10 years finally packing it in, but I’m also excited about the new car I’ll be getting soon.
I’m still looking at different options as to which car I want to get, but I’ll keep you guys posted with new developments on this front.
What is exciting though is that with my blog helping me to generate some extra income each month, my car payment will be more than covered, so I’m excited about that.
If you’d like to learn how to start a blog and what it takes to make money blogging, check out this video here.