Kai beat me to our meeting place and had already purchased a lavender honey coffee before I could buy him a Free Coffee with Aubrey. After his first few sips he decided the scene would be more complete if he had a fireplace and a bear rug.
After telling me that he curses a lot and that he doesn’t understand why people start a sentence with “no offense” (his response to that is, “well you’re an asshole”), we really delved into the meat of our conversation. We talked a lot about my website and brand. He told me that he’d never seen anything else like it, so he set up a fake e-mail account in case I was an axe murderer and contacted me.
There were a few things that stood out to him, one was that I wasn’t going to make my goal of 300 connections in 6 months. The second was that my website didn’t tell him anything.
Kai gave me a lot of advice on how to make some positive changes. He said my first mistake was buying my domain from weebly, that I should I have bought it from another company. But not GoDaddy...their CEO hunts elephants. “How douche-y do you have to be to hunt elephants? It’s like...Hi, I eat children on a daily basis. It’s ridic.”
From here we moved on to the future, and it’s digital. Kai thinks that five years from now paper won’t exist...or people won’t use it anymore. Already people don’t use landlines, and every kid born today knows about google. He does SEO and internet marketing and he says if you’re not doing internet marketing, you’re making a mistake. “Business might be good today, but today is not tomorrow.”
He says that if you have to run your business and it can’t survive without you, then you are your business. Today, a business can be sustainable so you can work from Tahiti. But...his first priority is Africa. Where he could meet some bedouins and eat a camel (he was kidding). Traveling takes a lot of money, however. So before he starts traveling, it’s on his to-do list to meet a rich doctor. According to him, he’s pretty useless around the house and he’s high-maintenance, so that’s really the only good option (we gave each other a high-five for being useless around the house).
He’s only partially serious about meeting a rich doctor, because if he met someone that was poor and had a really great connection, “fuck it, you know? So be it. But would you rather eat steak or would you rather...” I finished the thought, “live on applesauce?”
Nine times out of ten, my conversations turn to recommended books and Kai and I were no different. I recommended ‘Built to Last’ which he has read and enjoyed. So he told me to read ‘E-Myth’. The last thing that Kai shared with me before we ended our hilarious and informative conversation, was the idea of an underground restaurant. He said you sign up, they send you a place and time, they blindfold you so you don’t know what you’re eating and you can experience the food more. What a really great idea! Would anyone sign up for Blindfolded Coffee with Aubrey? I’m guessing no.
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