Where Opportunities Are Just An Article Away.
Profitable Matters is a community of individuals who understand the financial, personal, and societal benefits of:
- Being able to predict where the world is heading based on what’s happening today.
- Taking advantage of opportunities that only exist in the beginning of a new aspect of science or technology.
- Figuring out how to automate as much as possible.
These skills are useful for improving many aspects of your life. If you have any questions or comments, please shoot me a message using the contact form below!
PROFITABLE MATTERS – PURPOSE
What would you do if you could go back in time? If you had known 20 years ago what you know today, how would your life be different? Aside from having better haircuts and far fewer awkward moments, you’d probably be some kind of gazillionaire right now.
There’s a certain power in being able to look at what’s happening in the world today and predicting what that means for the future.
And even if you can’t predict where something will go, you can take advantage of opportunities only available to early adopters.
Let’s take Bitcoin, for example. The software was first released in 2009 and in the beginning of 2010, a single Bitcoin was worth about $0.003 (in USD). Go to Coin Market Cap and you’ll see that it is much higher now. So much so, that if you had gotten $10 worth of Bitcoin then, you’d have tens of millions of dollars today. Understandably, it’s risky to be an early adopter into anything. However, with Bitcoin, you could have just mined Bitcoin on your laptop for free. No risk, no work – just reward for educating yourself about new tech and for being an early adopter.
Whether you’re an author, entrepreneur, inventor, investor, employee looking for job security, or just someone with an interest in new science and tech – developing the skills of a futurist is extremely important.
Profitable Matters is where you can learn about the newest science and technologies that have the potential to change the world as we know it. Not only that, but you’ll gain a better understanding of how every action taken today has a distinct impact on the future. My hope is that you develop the creativity and vision it takes to see where the world can go.
Aside from the external things, it’s also important to reflect on your own life and figure out what you can do today that will have a lasting impact down the road. It’s like complaining about how annoying the notifications on your phone are instead of just taking the time to turn the notifications off. Automating everything you can is huge in saving you time throughout your life. And it’s the forward-thinking mindset that helps you find ways to do this.
My goal is that Profitable Matters can become a community of visionaries who help each other discover the opportunities hidden in the events of today.
WHO AM I + BLOG MOTIVES
Hi! My name is Matt Kuhn – I work at Amazon (AWS, to be specific), love comic books (mainly DC), enjoy playing tennis with my wife, and at one point spent a couple years in Brazil doing service work. And that about sums me up!
The reason I originally started Profitable Matters was to learn more about personal finance while writing about it. After doing this for several months, I realized that I could only save so much without going to extremes. Things like refusing to drive to save on gas and never going out to eat. For me, the best way to improve my finances would be making more money.
After getting into stock trading, online surveys, and even some Lyft driving, I ran into the world of cryptocurrencies. I felt like a blindfold had been lifted from my eyes. How had I gone so long without learning what it was? I heard of Bitcoin several years before, but brushed it off as some kind of “hacker money” that wasn’t worth my time.
If I had just taken the time to learn what it was, and had the vision to see where else it could be applied,
I could have gotten in on a very big opportunity. Don’t get me wrong, I think there are still many opportunities with blockchain, but as time goes on, the opportunities will become more and more restricted as barriers of entry increase.
The same thing happened with the Internet bubble in the 1990’s to early 2000’s. And with the rise of smartphones, cloud technologies, and now self-driving cars. The early adopters/investors are rewarded. The entrepreneurs who create see the trend and create products surrounding these industries have increased chances of being successful. Authors who predicted the emergence of the technologies are heralded as visionaries with incredible foresight into the future.
Well, I’ve learned my lesson – it’s worth learning about what is being done today and thinking about the future. I believe FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) mistakes happen because of a lack of understanding. I want to fix that for myself, and share what I’ve learned with you, making it as applicable as possible.
I promise to make my information as useful as possible, and all I ask in return is that you actively participate! Share, comment, and help teach. As far as I’m concerned we’re in this together and I’d love to see us all succeed together as well.
If you have any other questions about myself or the blog, please send me a message below.