I am Steve Alexander, Life Coach, Money Making Coach, and all round decent guy trying to help others out of their money situations, out of poverty and to thrive and dream.
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If you follow me, you will notice that I am a guy on a mission trying to earn money just like others by doing one of the actual things I like.. writing…
One day that particular ship will come in, but until then, I have to strive to earn money in what ever ways I can, and the best way I do this is by doing another thing I love, searching the web and research.
I have had so many people ask me, how to earn extra money on the side and so I share and it is free and so simple yet these same folk who are struggling find this too much effort or just does not connect with them.
Connect with me, follow me, email me if you need help – especially while my services are free in this area of my work as I want to reduce poverty.
What is your style? how do you communicate?
My way may not be someone elses way but what I can offer, are secrets tomake money without trying too hard – why? because that is my style as I like easy and not too much effort, but we at the end of the day we all have to find our own style.
My cheeky tips here to help you are often put in bold but incase you do not pick these out todays tips are these:
Making Money does not have to be too hard
Effort is needed, – how much is up to you.
Find your own style.
Find things you like doing and then research ways to make money from them
Help others and help will be returned back to you, maybe not from teh same people but doors will open.
With a little help from my friends.
Todays blog is no different as I offer to help those struggling to pay their way through life and I know it is not easy.
Today I present to you links to my friends site which offers you the reader and my followers:
I can help you create your own vision board and explain how powerful these can be and Intention setting.
Does Intention Setting and vision boards work?
In september 2018 I set the intention to have an apartment with a sea view, 2 bedrooms, with a garden and a parking space and for the rent to be the same where I am.
At the end of March/April I get the keys to move into this place and it has the sea view and the bedrooms and overlooks a garden and has a parking space – this is all true.
What are your Hopes and Dreams?
Do you have dreams or visions and want to know how-to-get help-to- make-your-dreams-come-true?
Maybe to be-debt- free, maybe to have more- money than you know what to do with, maybe to help-others, maybe to save-money.
Maybe you want to know how-to-make-easy-money..buy-the-house or car-of-your-dreams.. have-no-money worries, give-up-work, work-from-home, make-easy-money-from-your -passions, be-your-own-boss, get -cash-back, get-free-things that you need….the list is endless.
This was all I was feeling, and there is a lot of get-rich-quick schemes but this is not one of them. This is hard work, in parts, and some bits may appear to be good to be true, it might be frustrating, it might take a while.
This is my road map, this is my journey.
There are lots of people out there and you can choose who to follow but seek out those who offer authenticity value and transparency.
“You can do this!”
A few months ago I had a similar vision of raising £2000 which I did using a variety-of-sources. This was starting in negative figures and took me two months and I raised more than this.
Here I am again back with my new mission.
My personal 10 Top Money Making Tips : I have studied, I have watched videos, I have joined groups, I have made connections with others, I have been reading, I have prayed, I have checked out the law of attraction, made vision boards. I have been active in my quest and I am going to share this journey with whoever wishes to follow.
Anything I share I will fully explain and for >>>>>FREE<<<<<<
Why would I do this?
Because if I can do this, then anyone can.
I have no business back round, no investment- skills, no- fancy-media skills.
I am a dreamer, a health care worker on a minimum-wage looking at how -to provide-a-better life for myself, my family, my friends, my community, the world around me, but also encouraging others to live the life they would like.
As much as I want to receive I want to give – I think it is important to share resources.
Everywhere I go, I look, there are people saying how fed-up-of-being-poor they are are looking for a better life.
You only have to go online to see all those videos on how you can make 6 figures, 8 figures, when to be honest you would be happy to just pay your rent or put food in your mouth.
BUT like food, you need bite size pieces, and if necessary provide 250,000 ways to get money if that is what it takes. Along the way I will leave golden crumbs or nuggets of wisdom so look out for these. I will recap these at the end, so look out for the tool box.
This goal to raise £250,000 is possible whether it takes two months, two years or longer but my intention is within 6 months.
The main thing is to have a goal and to focus, it can be done.
I am looking for partners and sponsors in my mission as one of my legacy dreams is to build a well in a remote village and/or a place of education.
Although I could just donate, I want to be personally involved and invested.
Stay tuned the journey is just starting.
N.B If you feel called to help, get involved or can offer resources I would love to hear from you – “Changing lives, Changing World” Steven Alexander 2019
I must start with an apology, as it has been a while since I was on here, I have not forgotten about you so thank you for continuing to be a part of my journey… I really would not be here without you and have come so far because of you – thank you.
So.. where have I been? Have I become a millionare and not told you? has all my little make money save money hacks worked so well I have now given up work and I am living the high life – not quite, but I promise if I do I am taking you all with me. Who is in?
Firstly I am on a promise – oh yes… and let me share it’s been a while..but before you throw quotes or accuastions hold off a little –
Story Time Testimony with Steve “Story Steve”
I want you to imagine you have no money – yep you are feeling poor, it’s been a hard month or you have spent too much, and you check your cupboards and ..old mother hubbard syndrome – cupboard is bare other than a mouldy bar somewhere that cecil the spider and his ten children have munched on and spun their home around… you know what I am talking about or maybe you do not….
You realised at some stage that you have websites directories and contacts that you have built up to help you out in this situation… and so I tap out a message to a reliable contact…..
Dear…..... Do you have any quick easy passive income anything…
You sit waiting for that message to come back.. have you ever had that where it seems an age yet the reality is it’s seconds?
Free Dinner Out – cash in my pocket, and potential to earn some serious money back just by sending a text message or email……..
Let me tell you less than 20 mins later I had cash in my account and now I was off to pay for dinner out and I came back full and with change in my pocket and this one tip, had I shared it with others could have earned me lots of money too.. depending upon how many I sent it too… and of course by sending me the tip herself this person got a kick back (paid by a company) so both a winner. …
However I did not share this… but I enjoyed that meal.
Get Paid for having a phone conversation.
I am not even making this up. The potential to earn a side income, passive income, add additional income streams is crazy and totally real.
My friends, I am fed up of the scams.. by chasing the money opportunities I have been duped, so there is no way I would do the same to you.. all my stories are genuine and can be backed up with evidence.
ITS NOT WHAT YOU KNOW IT’S WHO YOU KNOW – or it’s what you know about who you know!
The reality is, it’s both I think!
Now, I do not mind sharing, that in my jouney of setting up blogs, baring in mind I am not an expert, I just like writing, but there are certain things we have to do, to work on, to make it a better experince for others.. For others go figure..now this concept threw me at first.
Earning cash is my thing!
My blogs were just an online joutnal for me, from me, to me, to look back on, and sure if they helped others great, but then suddenly I have to look at things like paragraph structure, something called meta links or something and the tech stuff goes on and on…..but that is not my thing – earning side cash is.. so a phone call.
My friend sends me a link…. Just to be clear, these are are referal links or affiliated marketting links known in the trade. Personally if these links get me hard cash call them Mickey and Donald for all I care, I just want to know……
Is it legit.. or a scam
How easy is it
Does it pay cash or vouchers, if so how and how quickly([personally i love Pay Pal)
What is the cost to me.. so bare in mind there may be out of pocket travel expenses, or things you have to buy first
I contact the link, and again I get paid and I can share with my friends some of the money, because all I do is talk about certain topics for about 10 mins and I get paid. For legal reasons on this occasion I cannot share any more about this particular job as it has disclosure agreements….
Share or not share that is the question.
I guess I bring up this topic for a few reasons. In my journey of blogging, I have found it tricky to get genuine support. People seem to be really guarded about sharing help and maybe with good reason, but this can make it really hard when starting out!
If you notice however, just looking at Facebook for example, so many people are just giving away so many free things in the hope that they build connection, add value, and can get your support, whether it’s sooner or later..It is quite smart pyschological thinking and marketting, and does it work – you bet it does, over and over again!
Take the bet – Gamble on you!
I am not a betting man, but I have been to the dog racing and horse racing, and I see the bookies and those people who hang near them and hand over piles of money for tips and inside info.
Now what if I offered you my inside info, because let’s be clear I am not making the money I could be, why..because I cannot be bothered to chase the money and when I did, it made me miserable…but if I could offer you my contact list, my mentors… how much would that be worth to you? I could give you access to people who are making it, who have helped me, I am talking about:
Get out of debt fast
Earn extra money
Confidentiality verses shared support
I am not going to share with you this list, and I am not going to sell you anything.. not today not now……but like I said I am on a promise and I like to honour my promises, and todays blog is really to say thank you to some one who not only has helped m,e but has helped countless others, and I promised I would share her hard work which she shares.
Whether you are after saving money or making money or boosting money, trust me this awesome lady Clare from “My Money Cottage.com” is worth checking out and her resources. I cannot thank her enough, and I am sure I will continue to knock on her door but you might make better opportunities than me and make money..
As for me… I just like making friends, because for me, that is where my riches lie.
Welcome welcome to this blog here at fedupofbeingpoor.com, and just to jump on the band wagon Happy New year.
I am Steven Alexander, blogger, writer,coach and much more, good to see you here.
If you are new here, my blog is all about helping people out of the poverty trap, giving them hints, tips, easy ways to make money legally that anyone can do with no experience, talent or skills, any age, any gender, non judgemental.
the site is a sign post to a whole range of resources and help out there available to those that need it should people want it and saying they are, fed up of being poor, fed up of being skint, no money.
It aims to be a helping hand and to be the thing that I needed when I was in the situation I was in. This is mainly a journal and a journey, so one day when people ask, how did you do it I can tell them. Is this an easy journey, is it a get quick rich scheme is it a selling site – it is none of those. This site may contain adverts and banners as i need to pay for this site and may point to other services but primarily it is to help those that need it.
So, honestly speaking… how was 2018 financially for you?
In today’s post I will cover:
i) 2018 financial goals and how I achieved them through determination and hard work.
ii) fedupofbeingpoor.com gets on you tube. special edition.
iii) Blogging saved my mental health and helped others and earned me money.
I have to be honest it was quite the ride for me.. and these were my goals.
GET OUT OF DEBT
GET MENTORS – SEEK HELP – EDUCATE MYSELF
SAVE and MAKE MONEY…….
So what did I learn and did it work?
One of my goals last year was to get on you tube– why because I felt that was where the cool folk go to and are.. and I could help people and…..
.And .. well I was not cool and had no idea what I was doing.
However I gave it a go because I wanted to teach my 7 year old to be better with her money than me and give her the teaching I did not have when I was her age… and guess where the cool kids hang out … on you tube… so I had to prove her old man was cool and she could go into school proud to tell her friends her dad was indeed “a you tuber”
Do you want to see it??? It is not polished it is not professional, it is only basic and aimed at 7 year olds as my target audience.
Enjoy. Please like out of kindness.
It was my first and maybe last video. PLEASE REMEMBER ITS TARGET AUDUIENCE! – 7 year olds.
Nov 2017 – March 2018 Mission raise £3000 to get me out of debt. Bare in mind I had also been made homeless end of November, my car had been written off and I was also penniless.
I managed to get a roof over my head, got lots of paid work and I did this in 3 months and bought my first car that I paid for by myself in December.
2018 Late Jan after forking out lots of money on the old car and getting fed up, I had to scrap this an.d invest in a better car.. I ended up with a car I had wanted for a while.. large boot, tow bar, automatic and the make I wanted at a price I could afford.
Feb 18 – August saw me just get as much work as I could as I was on my own (as previously I was in a relationship with joint finances) but now I had rent to find and food and the cost of living to find…This was hard workand I pulled some crazy hours at work to make sure I did not slip into debt. and I did what I needed to do.. There was no way I wanted to go back.
Studied hard – I watched so many you tube videos and connected with lots of moneysaving sites and money making sites, looking at passive income and income streams (Do a web search and lots come up) and I started to make and save money…
I started this blog to help others and myself, with the hope of the blog earning money… let me share with you.. this is a skill and honestly do you want to know how much I earn from this site…0.06$ this last year from ads… so I have a long way to go… but I have helped others and myself which is more important. Maybe this time next year I will be a millionaire #millionaire mindset. This blog acted like a journal and really did help my mental health as I became depressed and every day was a real battle to live.
I cut down on who I gave money to.. If you feel that others need it more than your needs then you have to do what you feel is right for you.
I learned the difference between what I wanted andneeded,so was I wasting what I did have? How can I make my money stretch further? who owes me money or favours – time to cash in…..
Finally I saw another you tube video about some guy wanting me to buy his book or come to a conference and how he turned his life around from his sales job to his own business which is still in sales only for himself…. BUT the point of his book is how to turn your passions into money….. so I made a list of my hobbies and interests and how to make money from these. “Passion into Profit” Andy Harrington –check him out.
Mentors – These were not actual mentors as such one to one but I have to mention those I tuned to and helped me… (Click inside the brackets below to take you to the links)
Steve Bremner, an inspirational guy Author, mentor amongst other things who challenged me to be better but more importantly to start writing. If you have a passion for writing any book or blogs especially I recommend Steve. Start your dream to write click here:
Coaching (“SAS Mindset Coaching”)- I now offer life coaching and have currently qualified in Hypnotherapy and Neuro-linguistic Practice (turning negatives into positives, rewiring of the brain) Money coaching and with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy coming soon and I will be adding to my counselling skills shortly but if you fancy some quick free coaching tips if in need of some piece of mind you can still get these over at the other blog I run click here >>>>>Peace of mind Coachingh
I am also debt free, mortgage free and soon in a job that pays moreand the hours suit me better and I can still do my coaching and whatever else I need or want to do thanks to the art of leverage – #Freedom life – I may post about this another time.
The law of attraction helped me to focus on what I wanted and I saw mind blowing results by focusing on the things I wanted..job positions, new cars, houses for sale I liked “just pop up for sale” money making opportunities.
This were my high lights of the year how was yours and what do you have planned for this year?
THANK YOU for following me, your support has really been amazing and I cannot thank my followers enough- This year is going to be bigger and explosive and I would love to take you all with me if you want to stay in touch.
This site will change as it develops a little but please bare with me.
I am also open to feedback on how it can be better for you. I am sorry this post has been about me….it has been a hard year, very hard – The next few posts shall return to helping to serve you.
God bless you for reading and look out for further Posts.
“Stay hungry” seems an odd title, but this idea of being “hungry” for something is a real motivator as it can push you to strive more for whatever that need is.
When most people think of hungry, they think of being food hunger..but if you think about that feeling, it is about a deep need that needs to be filled, so in that case you need food.
Today I am writing about that hunger to get out of debtmaybe or earn extra income or have a better relationship with money … do you ever feel those those?
Do you want to have £250.000 in your account or whatever the equivalent in your currency?
That would be amazing right?
I have a vision board, and on that board is that figure £250,000..
Every day I look at that and I say to myself I want to earn £250, 000.
You may ask why do I want that? why would you ?
I have seen a house that I want. It is beautiful!!
It has lots of rooms, large garden, room for cars and visitors and a kitchen to cook for family and friends and somewhere where I can do my washing and a swimming pool.
Maybe if I had money left over I would start a business to help others.
The truth is ,I have seen many houses like this, but can I afford them? -No.
I am on minimum wage, I struggle to keep my head above the water…….
BUT I aim to be resourceful and one way or other I will get the money I need, why because I have passion and drive. I am hungry! I do not want to be poor, I do not want to live in poor housing and worry if buying my kids shoes means I have to go without food myself, but I buy those shoes.
Sometimes that figure seems miles away and a mountain… but I read somewhere…
“I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it would move. Nothing would be impossible.” Matthew 17:20
I tell you one way or other I will get what I want because I am hungry. I have a dream, I have vision and I know how good that will feel because I can feel that now as though I have received it -I am hungry! (Law of attraction thinking!)
“What to focus on totally affects your life. Think about it. whatever you focus on you will feel even though it’s not true….Focus equals feelings… feelings equals direction” Tony Robbins
A teacher once told me a story of two men who looked out of a prison cell and one looked up and saw the stars and the other looked down at the mud – same position different perspective.
I am holding strong to a vision I had how me giving to others all I have will see it paid forward back to me several times over because I give unconditionally without conditions and this comes at great risk and cost to myself but I have faith.. it may be little faith.. small faith, faith the size of a mustard seed – but I believe!
I would love for my blogs to earn me money. I would like for all the free advice I give out to earn me money..I would like the part time job I have to give me more money but I am looking after my daughter and frankly I want to enjoy life and working full time would kill me – (but it would bring in extra income!)
Some might say but If I am not prepared to work full time then money will not come as I am lazy.
This is wrong! I have been at work for 24 hours and I still have time to help and support others on line in need of help, and I watch videos that will make me a better person and educate myself which keeps me up when should be sleeping but I strive to be betterhuman being and helping others keeps me alive.
Maybe I want life on my terms and work what I want when I want, and even if I earned enough so I did not have to work, I would still work because that is who I am, in a job I am guessing that is helping others less fortunate than myself.
Let me encourage you to keep dreaming. Change your focus if you need to.. change your story if your story isn’t working for you, because the same story gets dull right!
Achieve those dreams?
Continue to be so fed up of being poor.
God bless you and thanks for reading and following.
PLAY THE LOTTERY? spend lots? want to still play BUT FOR FREE and with BETTER ODDS (probably) No need to spend a penny! GAMBLE FOR FREE!win,
With the cost of the national lottery rising, and more paid for lotteries popping up and of course there are the scratch cards ranging from one pound upwards here in the uk is easy to spend a fortune over the months and years.
“I might win” If like me, you love the idea that you might win and what an amazing feeling that would be, then it is fair to say that also, and odds would suggest that actually you may not win, which of course we know but we ignore because the hope of winning takes over and we take out our money and when we don’t win, we get disappointed. I would love to still play but save my money!
Free Lottery is a game which gives entrants the opportunity to win fantastic prizes every day – and the best thing about it is that it doesn’t cost anything to take part!
Sign up for free and select six numbers from 1 to 75, and then sit back to see if you strike it lucky. The prize for matching all six numbers drawn in the Daily Draw is £500, while it gets even more exciting on Mondays when a Weekly Draw is held. Instead of a four-figure prize for matching all six of the winning numbers drawn, you could win a huge £10,000 prize!
You can enter a Weekly Draw straight away after signing up, but going forward you will have to take part in at least three Daily Draws each week in order to qualify. You can find out more about the game and when entries close for each draw in the How to Play section.
Just like its name suggests, Free Lottery costs absolutely nothing to enter, this is because the prize fund is paid for through advertisers rather than ticket sales. It features two exciting draws that could see you win up to £10,000!
Once you’ve signed up, you’re eligible to enter the next draw by picking six numbers from a choice of 75, or have them randomly generated for you
The Daily Draw takes place every evening at 7.30pm, with entries closing two hours before at 5.30pm. The Weekly Draw is held every Monday, at the earlier time of 2pm – ticket sales close at 12pm so make sure you don’t miss out. Find out more about these free draws: Click Here to enter
MoneySavingExpert’s Coupon Kid, Jordon Cox <<<<<seriously he is the coupon Kid, compiled a list of 10 other free sites: Jordon Cox – you are awesome!
Raffler– £1,000 daily jackpot – 1 in 15,000 chance of winning
You’ll need to sign up and watch two 30 second adverts each day to be entered into the draw (make sure you’re connected to Wi-Fi to avoid extra charges). The money it makes from you watching those adverts goes into the prize fund to give away. If a winner does not log onto the app the next day and claim, there will be a rollover. The minimum jackpot is £1,000 each day and draws are at 7pm daily.
The UK’s biggest free lottery site. You’ll need to sign up with your postcode to be entered into several draws every day, including the main draw which has a prize starting at £300. All draws take place at 12pm and you’ll need to check every day – if a prize isn’t claimed it will roll over (the biggest jackpot has reached £1,250).
IMPORTANT: Free Postcode Lottery is 100% free to play, but there’s a totally separate postcode lottery called The People’s Postcode Lottery that costs money to play – we’re only suggesting you play the free one.
DOB lotto– £50 jackpot – 1 in 4,800 chance of winning
A £50 daily jackpot for your date of birth appearing once registered. The winning date of birth will include the day, month and year and you must match each to win the prize. You’ll need to log in and claim in order to get your prize. Draws are at 12pm daily.
A £10 daily jackpot, with the chance to increase your odds by ‘badgering the button’ and get more entries. If your button is gold when you land on the site, then you have won the jackpot.
Lucky Phone– £10/£20/£1,000 jackpots – 1 in 3,700 chance of winning
A daily draw similar to the Free Postcode lottery but for phone numbers. Prizes range from £10 – £1,000 and you must match all numbers from your phone number in order to win. Draws are at midnight daily and you’ll need to check the site every day to see if you’ve won after you’ve registered.
By checking every day and completing other things on site such as referring and reviewing, you can rack up loyalty points which you can exchange for cash – even if you don’t win. MSE Sarah M has won £65 in total from this lottery, and MSE Ant has won £60.
A daily draw of birth dates, similar to the DOB lotto. The starting jackpot is £10 and increases for each day it is not won. You’ll need to register your birthdate and check the site each day to see if you’ve won. Draws are at 11am daily.
A daily draw of number plates. The starting jackpot is £10 and increases for each day it is not won. You will need to register your number plate and to go on the site each day to check if you’ve won. Draws are at 9pm daily.
Uploading a selfie could pay off. One selfie wins the jackpot each day and for each day you log in, you’ll earn a loyalty bonus which will be added to the prize pot if you win. The minimum prize you can win is £10 but it grows for each day it’s not claimed, and you get extra cash in the pot for referrals and logging in every day. Draws are at 12pm daily and are drawn randomly.
The selfie lottery is owned by an email distribution company, but it has confirmed it won’t pass on any data to third parties. Its parent company looks to have had a dodgy past, but it told us a new team is involved in this and assured us everything is above board. I won £45.50 in February and got the money with no problems – but it’s up to you if you want to play it or not.
Weekly winners of mystery cash prizes for your postcode once registered. The prize amount is based on how much the site has made through advertising each week. On this website however, it contacts winners directly if you’ve won… so once you have entered, it does the rest. Draws are Sundays at 10pm.
A brand new Emoji lottery launched recently with the first draw taking place on Sun 14 Aug. Select five emojis and hope they come up in daily draws starting soon. We’ve checked it out and been in touch with the company behind it and it appears to be legit. Extra prizes are being given out for early entrants. Once it starts the draws, you’ll need to check daily to see if you’ve won.
A brand new Emoji lottery launching the first week of August from the company behind the Free Postcode Lottery. You’ll receive an ‘emojiname’ when you sign up (a name in emojis) and if it comes up, you’ll win the prize if you claim in time. Daily draws will be held at 7pm and once it starts, you’ll need to check daily to see if you’ve won. Two people can never win one draw as each ‘emojiname’ is unique.
IF YOU WIN REMEMBER ME – just a cup of coffee would be great!
You can contact Jordan too, I am sure he would love to hear from you:) Twitter@Jordon_Coxor onFacebook.
For other great ways I also recommend you check out my favorite MONEY SAVING EXPERT. I have saved LOADS through this site.
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The challenge was on.. I set myself a mission to earn £50.00.. not quite the millions of dollars in that photo. I appreciate this may not seem like a lot to some people but to me this was….. Could I do it? I wondered…
Is it possible to make money while I slept
From the comfort of my bed I reached out for my phone and began tapping.
If you are as curious as I am, you may want to check these out to check out if this is actually achievable.
I think to myself If I applied myself for a solid few weeks, if I literally just focused on these…perhaps from the comfort of my own bed, then at some point I CAN EARN MONEY WHILE I AM ASLEEP –
It is at this point I wish I had an “Alexa”to put the my kettle on for me and make me coffee. I have to say I experienced one of these the other day. “Alexa” was amazing!!!
Meet big “Alexa” but she has sisters.. oh yes!!!
“Alexa” told me the time, playing me music, acknowledged me as the boss, put the kettle on…..at some point I am having one myself. I have to say I AM IN LOVE WITH “ALEXA”
I SO LOVE AMAZON!
Well folks, I would love to chat more, however I am currently listening to an audio version of “RICH DAD, POOR DAD” ROBERT KIYOSAKI on you tube . I was going to get the book but this video just saved me a few pounds, but again,
Hello my friends welcome back to another exciting fun filled blog of procrastination, adventure, and probably nonsense.
So friends let us just dive right in here with somersaults and back flips like a pro diving Olympian. (thank fully no heights are involved)
So the title today, …I have had to re word it slightly, but metaphorically as the waves of life can battle us and how those waves can come, I thought it was a great array of describing words.
“Hold your shhh ip together”
I have spoken about vision boardsand goals in other posts, and it is always good to see a measure of someone by seeing what they actually do : again “walk the walk”
So here are a couple of mine. –
Be mortgage free.
I am in the process of selling my old family home that has tenants in. Whist it has paid a portion of one morgage off, it did not cover the rent of where I was living, which was a tiny place. 4 years ago I moved from a family home to follow my dream of :-
living by the sea. I put things in storage and I lived in a caravan (I think my american family would call it a “van” or a “trailer”) for a while until I could get a house. The beaches are beautiful, I see seals often in the wild, I kayak, I have owned a small boat.
I made this dream happen!
The rent was under the market value to support the struggling family who lived there and they had no rent rise in 7 years. Knowing what it is like to struggle, I wanted to help the family out.
The time has come to sell it and move on.
The sale of the house will make me MORTGAGE FREE
To be retired at the age of 40 – I currently work part time so I am semi retired – (I tell myself)
The reality is without a miracle or a lottery win or kind benefactor, I will not be retiring anytime soon, and even if I retired from my current job I would still be involved in unpaid charity work. – I am still working at being FINANCIALLY FREE
TO BE A WRITER
Always dreamed of writing. I used to write the odd poem, been known to write the odd story, but moving on…but more recently I wanted to start living this more. I joined a group who encouraged me to “Just write!” and so began.
5 months on.. I am now currently writing reviews, write and research for friends who need support. I am thinking about an e book. I write the occasional blog and poem. I have a novel in mind which is in early stages. – I am achieving but developing.
To own my own business – I am so far off this mark I am barely off the blocks but the fact is I am off the blocks so I am progressing very slowly with ideas and options.
SHARE SUCCESSES AND FAILURES
It is great when we succeed or can share our success stories, but it is also ok to fail, as by failure we learn to grow and develop and help others out.
I am not sharing my journey for any accolade or ego trip. I am writing these as a reminder for me but also to encourage you out there, who ever you are, whatever you do to keep hold of your dreams and missions and hold on to these during the rough seas.
It can be hard to “keep our ship” together but that is when we need to dig deep and hold on to our resources and hard work already done. I strongly believe that although sometimes we may think it is all for nothing, at some point things will click.
Let me share a quick story.
As I sat at inside an american eating place yesterday, a guy is over hearing me on the phone talking to my lawyer about my house sale, and starts yelling across the restaurant to talk to me, or rather tell me about his housing issues.
I invite the stranger over to sit with me, and then begins to tell me his life story of battles with is land lady trying to evict him, not doing things legally or by the book. Going on I learn about his medical issues, and family issues, not being able to see his kids, and battle with mental health and suicide.
By the end of our conversation we had talked about long term planning, goals, life survival skills, peer to peer support, tenant advice, and the guy thanked me for making him smile and giving him a sense of hope.
This my friends, is what I live for to help other human beings out, and so occasionally you may see a paypal link to my site so I can be available and support people, whether it is free counselling, mediation, practical support etc… jack of many trades, master of none.
I have many such instances like these. It is nice to know that the things I had worked hard for and even battled could help others.
Increase Income – I have picked up more shift work. While this is not ideal and hard work it brings in just enough to cover debts – money is out there, sometimes it is a matter of how much we want it and are prepared to do for it. (I am still thinking of signing up to be a “rent a friend” though ethically this still does not sit well with me personally. I believe it is possible to DOUBLE YOUR INCOME.
My Throne Room – I promised I would be opening up a “throne room” of resources. Please do go and check it out.
So my 5 TOP TIPS today as you go about your personal missions whatever they may be are to: