At the Financial Blogger conference one of the keynote speakers was Pat Flynn of Smart Passive Income. Pat has one of the most practical sites I’ve ever seen, and truly gives some great information on how to create passive income for yourself online. He has done it himself, and is pulling in over $30k A MONTH!

At the end of Pat’s speech, he asked everyone to participate in a little game. If you weren’t at the conference, then I want you to play it with me. I don’t care if you’re at your office at work, you’ll only look stupid for a few seconds. Ready?

raise your hand

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Raise your hand as high as you can.

Actually do it. I promise this won’t take long.

Is your hand up as high as it can go? Okay good.

Now raise it one inch higher.

If you’re like me and everyone else at the Financial Blogger Conference, you stretched your hand a little bit further and went at least one more inch up in the air.

We Can Do Much More than We Realize

When Pat asked that question, I thought to myself “I know this is a game, so I’m going to put my hand up really high.” I literally knew I was going to be asked to put it up even higher, and yet I still didn’t stretch as far as possible.

Why not?

Was I scared to look stupid by stretching as far as possible around a bunch of semi-strangers? Maybe it was just easier to put my hand up “pretty high” instead of “as high as I can”. It’s possible that I’ve been conditioned to only go 90% at first, so I can go the extra 10% when I really need to impress someone.

I might have been all of those things, or maybe something completely different. To be honest, I don’t know or care.

The important thing is recognizing that I have the ability to be better than I am today. Even if I think I’m doing my best, I can push myself a little harder and be a little better.

More Music Videos from Thousandaire

I know you’ve heard this before, but I mean it this time. I really am going to start spending more time on doing music videos, and making them awesome. All weekend at the Financial Blogger Conference, I had a bunch of people come up to me and say, “I love your videos! I can’t wait to see your next one!”

Guess how many people came up to me and said, “I love how you post five blogs a week!”

The same number of people who said “here’s a free iPad 2.” Nobody.

My goal is going to be one new music video every month. It’s gonna be hard, and some of them might be mini-videos like my submission to the GRS video contest. But I’m gonna do it.

My extra inch is more personal finance music videos. The more important question is: what’s your extra inch, and how is it going to make your life better?