1. The Internet
My friend James up in Arkansas just started IM last week, and his Internet access was being cut-off for non-payment. I offered to pay it for him, but he got indignant and started talking something about "honor" and not being in another man's debt?
So he took a list of PLR, printed it out for free at his school library, and went door-to-door taking $2 orders for the "books" that he had on various subjects.
He did this for two days so that he could make $56 and get his Internet service turned back on.
In the process, he accidentally made $108.
Today he went back to the school library and printed out the books that were ordered, and delivered them.
Then about 30 minutes ago he went and paid his cable bill.
He has enough money to get some candy tonight, and then tomorrow when his Internet gets turned back on, he is back to work.
I have to admit I'm a little inspired by his ability to take action... I've become so lazy, always taking the easy route.... I wonder if I would have been so innovative if I was in a desperate situation like that? And worse, with all of the resources I have at my disposal now, I wonder if I am being innovative enough? How much more could I be accomplishing?