Sunday, February 23, 2020

Project The Remote Influencer - PTRI Think Tank.

As I had mentioned in a post dated January 10th 2017: Project The Remote Influencer - PTRI is quite a few things. PTRI is a think tank. PTRI may mutate into other things too as deemed necessary.

What is a Think Tank.

There are quite a few definitions of the term Think Tank. Here's the one I find most appropriate for PTRI: A research institute. A think tank is a group of people. Groups play an important part in PTRI. I would like to point out though that we are not a professionally trained researchers. However, we still provide work of value to society.

The BBC says: There is no regulation of think tanks as bodies per se. Anyone can set one up.

Here's a link to a Think Tank which has started out in a garage back in 1986.


Look for the segment in the Youtube video which starts at around the 44 second mark. It mentions that their think tank began as a garage based think tank back in 1986. It has since evolved into an actual brick and mortar think tank. This proves that there is no such thing as overnight success. We have to start from somewhere. Our work is provided online via the internet. In person work can be provided as well.

Friday, February 7, 2020

Success with one of my Remote Influencing (RI) Self-Experiments: DIY Budgeting.

As mentioned in the constitution for Project The Remote Influencer - PTRI, PTRI is a research organization and it is a series of unique self-experiments which fall under the PTRI banner. One of the self-experiments I have had recent success with is my DIY Budgeting system.

I placed an image of an excel spreadsheet above. I did so as a way to show what these electronic spreadsheets look like. I use Google docs for my budgeting system. I prefer to enter data into these documents in the form of text plus figures, highlighting, bullet points, underscores and bold. My system works for me. It can work well for others who are more adept with entering text based data into electronic documents. I had first learned about budgeting from my auntie Gulab. I built upon what my aunt had taught me. Learning is a lifelong endeavor.

I like the fact that my DIY budgeting document is stored in the cloud. I can access these files through my various devices. I create these documents on a year to year basis. Once the year comes to an end, I save the file to PDF and I then make multiple back ups of the PDF file. I can analyze the PDF files to project my finances with. I have to admit that I do enter some data on physical paper. However, I don't enter all of the data on paper. I recycle the paper when I am done with it. I have paid off my credit card debts plus my personal debts through the application of my DIY budgeting system. This self-experiment can be replicated, seeing as the experiment was a success for me.