Saturday, January 30, 2010

Step 4 - Update Number 2

Hi everyone,

Finally some additional progress on Step 4.  I was starting to think I would never get further along on this step.

Anyway, I had to take my daughter to her ice skating lesson and when I got out of the car, I found a penny in the parking lot.  This means I have one cent to go to complete Step 4. 

This got me thinking about the fact that finding spare change on the ground is only going to get me so far.  I have been thinking of some other ways to add to the stake and will begin discussing them in my next post. 

Stay Tuned...

To summarize:

Current Step: 4

Total Stake: $.07 Total Surplus: $.01

Amount required to complete step $.01

Another Follower

I have not posted in a few days as I have been out of work since December and have been focusing on the job search.  Logged in today and noticed a new follower.

Welcome Dee!!!!!!!!

Until Next Time...

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Index Update - Hooray!!! I have been indexed

Hi Everyone,

I checked today and this blog has been indexed by google.  As you know this is an important step in getting people to see and read your blog.

Having trouble getting your blog indexed by Google?? If you would like to know the steps I have taken to get this blog indexed leave me a comment and I will get back to you.

Until Next Time...

Monday, January 25, 2010


Hi everyone,

Sorry I have not added any new posts in a few days.  There was a death in the family and I needed to take care of a few things.  This caused me to put doubling on hold during that time.

Everything has been resolved and I am resuming my doubling efforts.  I will be out and about today running errands and hopefully will find the amount needed to complete the current step.

Until Next Time...

Friday, January 22, 2010

Step 4 - Update

Hi everyone,

Just a quick update ... I found 2 cents today at the local quick check.  This means just 2 cents to go to complete step 4.

Until Next Time...

Keep Your Head Down - Step 3 completed

Hi everyone,

If you recall from my previous posts I was trying to complete Step 3.  I needed $.01 to do so.  Yesterday, while at the local quick check, I spotted two pennnies on the floor near the checkout.  I picked them up and thought to myself I have completed step 3 and begun step 4.

However a quick check of the rules showed me that I was wrong.  Rule #4 states:

"If your current step results in more than doubling, you must spend the surplus on yourself.

Initially I thought this is stupid, it will just delay completing the next step.  After I thought about it more I realized that this rule is to ensure that you don't become so consumed with making money that you forget to enjoy it, or that you miss out on other things.

As I can't think of anything to spend one cent on I will save this surplus money separately from my stake money.

So to summarize:

Current Step: 4

Total Stake: $.04          Total Surplus: $.01

Amount required to complete step $.04

Until Next Time...

Hooray!!!!!! - My first follower

Hi everyone,

When you first start a blog you start to wonder if there is anyone out there reading it.  So imagine my surprise when I checked this blog today and noticed I had my first follower.  Thanks Xinfinitum!!!!!!

My first correspondence with Xinfinitum was on Doublers Den.  You can check out doublers den by clicking on the link under "Friends and Resources"  in the right sidebar of this blog.

Xinfinitum has been quite generous in answering my questions.  To check out his doubling blog DTAMP (Double To A Million Plan)  CLICK HERE

Until Next Time...

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Lessons Learned #1

Hi everyone,

I do not know whether or not the author of double your way to a million dollars intended for it to force you to learn certain lessons about money.  I do know that in order to make it to a million there will definately be mistakes made and lessons learned.  Therefore, I decided that as I go through this journey I will post lessons learned to this blog.

The first of these is that your attitude towards certain things will most likely need to change if you are to be successful.  I noticed that it can be embarassing to pick up a penny when people are watching.  So I think the first lesson is that you need to get over the fear of what other people think.  This is your journey and you should do what you see fit to get to the end goal.

So with that in mind...WHO CARES WHAT ANYONE ELSE THINKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OK now that I said it out loud I think I am over it.

Until Next Time...

PS - I will add a link to lessons learned posts in the side bar once I figure out how to do so.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

New Doubling Friend

Hi All,

One of the cool things about having a blog is that you end up meeting people you would not have otherwise met.  The other day I signed up for "doublers den", a forum for doublers.  I posted a message and received a response from someone who has been doubling for a while.  His name is Xinfinitum and you can check out his blog, "double to a million plan" here.  Also check out doublers den here.

Well anyway, although I have been keeping my head down I have not found anymore loose change on the ground so I am still at Step 3.  Maybe I will have better luck tomorrow.

Until next time...

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Have You Been Indexed??

I realized that if I expect anyone to follow my blog they must be able to find it.  Therefore, it will need to be indexed by the search engines.  The most important of these is obviously Google. 

So how can you figure out if you have been indexed by google??  You can go here type in the URL of your blog and check.

Anyway, I really should be getting off to the skating competition.

Until Next Time...

Keep Your Head Down - Step 2 completed


I figured that in order to find the next penny I would have to keep my head down and look for it.  This paid off today.  I was in the local Quick Check picking up the Sunday paper and I found another penny on the floor (this completes Step 2).

On the way out of the store I found another penny on the ground in the parking lot so I am part way through Step 3.

To summarize:

Total $.03
Current Step 3
Amount needed to complete Step $.01

Anyway I am off to my daughter's ice skating competition.  I will keep my head down and try to complete the current step.

Until next time...Keep your head down

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Link To the Report


Was out and about today but did not find any additional money to add to my doubling project.  I did however, as promised in my first post, find the original report by Stuart Goldsmith.  Click Here for a copy. 

The report outlines the rules for doubling your way to a million dollars in 28 steps.  Here are the steps:

Step 1: Find a cent lying on the ground

Step 2: 1 cent-2 cents

Step 3: 2 cents-4 cents

Step 4: 4 cents-8 cents

Step 5: 8 cents-16 cents

Step 6: 16 cents-32 cents

Step 7: 32 cents-64 cents

Step 8: 64 cents-$1.28

Step 9: $1.28-$2.56

Step 10: $2.56-$5.12 (Call it $5 to make it easier)

Step 11: $5-$10

Step 12: $10-$20

Step 13: $20-$40

Step 14: $40-$80

Step 15: $80-$160

Step 16: $160-$320

Step 17: $320-$640

Step 18: $640-$1,280

Step 19: $1280-$2560

Step 20: $2560-$5120 (Call it $5000 to make it easier)

Step 21: $5000-$10,000

Step 22: $10,000-$20,000

Step 23: $20,000-$40,000

Step 24: $40,000-$80,000

Step 25: $80,000-$160,000

Step 26: $160,000-$320,000

Step 27: $320,000-$640,000

Step 28: $640,000-$1280,000

Till next time...

Very First Message - Step 1 Completed


This blog will document my attempt to make a million dollars, starting with nothing, by following the "How to double your way to a million in 28 Steps" program. You can google "double to a million" to find the exact plan. Once I figure out how, I will post a link to the plan.

This is part of a bigger project I am working on, which I am calling "OFF KILTER". I will post more about off kilter later.

Anyway, I attempted to do this once before but did not really follow through on it. About a week ago, I was thinking about doing it again when my son found $20 in a parking lot. Then last night my daughter found $20 in the bathroom while in the supermarket. I took this as a sign and started looking down on my way out of the store. What did I find one penny. Not as lucky as the kids I guess but that is step one completed.

I know this will sound like BS but as I am writing this post I got a phone call from my daughter. She just found another $20.

Anyway, step one (finding one penny) is complete. Step two is to double this amount. Hope you will start your own journey to a million. If you do please reply to one of my posts and let me know how you are doing. If you are already on a doubling mission of your own let me know that too!!!

Anyway Until Next Time...