What has a womble, a toilet, attraction, and hope all have in common?
I am facing the challenge Of taking my blogs and my life to the next level and I am scared.
Welcome to “Fed up of being poor” – Great to see you here.
Today I am like an excited kid in a children’s store…my mind is on fire, my heart is racing, and I am in “love” – let me share more!
First of all ……………..(he looks round to see who is listening)
I have not gone public with this, you my lovely followers are the first to know and I hope to be a huge part in…. well you are invited anyway!
WAIT FOR IT – YOU MAY NEED TO SIT DOWN.
I am opening up a passage people…. my very own secret passage…. There I said it people!
Hang in there, hang in there.. allow me to explain…
This will in fact will be a link to anther site I am creating which will be full of resources or more things, going into depth. So it could be free stuff, or tools, or information, or how to’s I have collated together on a particular topic.
I am not sure how it will develop or what it will look like, but will just be a place for folk to take what they find useful or “treasure” as I call it… or if not flush it or ignore it like “trash.”
I would love for folks to get on board as I make more connections.
One persons treasure is another persons trash – Check out my treasure n trash post but let me tell you folks here in the uk there is a huge trend gathering momentum, an army as it were, a swarm, individuals, couples, teams, and who are they and what are they doing?
These folk ARE wombles “Wombles” named after the awesome and cool cartoon ( I believe it was just uk..not sure) about some animal type creatures who would turn trash and turn it into something great and useful or valuable.
People are making good money from literally trash. They may pick up receipts from the floor and turn them into cash on their cell apps or points as one example, but they are not proud, if there is money to be made they will do it.. I want this mentality I want in. GOOGLE “WOMBLING” for more. (or whatever search engine you use.
“Love is patient, love is kind, love never gives up hope”
I have had to re edit the title of this page a few times as it covers a few areas, but I think this title really says a lot in itself.
In all of my years of charity work, fundraising work it is so humbling when you see those who cannot afford to give “give”. This is not to meant to be offensive in any way, I mean, who am I to say who cannot afford to give – I am, because I am one of the many who give without thinking, without counting the cost, whether we can afford to or not. We would give to another before our own need even if our need is greater! Together we are rich in different ways.
Welcome to my blog!
As the webpage address suggests “I am fed up of being poor” – this is not to point the finger at poor people and somehow suggest they are less of a human being than me, but the opposite – It is my obligation, my duty, my calling, to help those in poverty or are praying that phrase with bated fed up, hopeless breath..sighing “I am fed up of being poor.”
If you follow my site, thank you so so much, I love you more than I will ever be able to repay your kindness….if you are not a follower yet – I hope you soon will be.
Bit Of HIS STORY
Back in January, maybe just before, I was “invited” to a writing group, as someone who had told a friend that I was interested in writing. Now these were mostly already published authors of great books, online material, and here I was a small fry in a pan of big cheeses, no material, no idea, nadda, nothing, just some pumped up punk with a dream of writing something.
“Just write..” “Just do it”
So I began exploring with ideas…..and finally I came up with…..
yep – rags to riches story.. and this would be amazingly transformational, world changing, would get 1000 followers… I would be the king on my throne people…
and then… of course..one person points out….”
“but you are still in rags!”
so here is my back story…… I am not going to try to sell anyone anything or convince anyone my way is going to make anyone rich, because I am still in overdraft…. but people let me tell you this man is on a mission!!!!
I am researching, I am studying, I am building this blog as my journal ..real, live, on line off line journal of little old me just trying to better myself and in the process support others with what I am learning…. I am learning quick.
To recap –
I am no expert at being rich but I am an expert in being poor and having no money.- but getting there.
I am still in some debt,(just) (ish) (a small bit)(manageable) It is possible to get out as I have done!
I have paid off huge amounts of debt in less than 3 months.
I have discovered great resources, communities, businesses, bloggers…
I have found a new love(s)… an online love of blogging and search for passiveincome 9-5 job just is not where I want to be.
I have helped lots of people.
I have been helped by lots of people – this is hard and humbling especially if you are someone who is a “giver” (keep it clean people) receiving and accepting help can be very hard.
I have discovered that you discover who are genuine and sincerely want to help! – we all appreciate free things and generosity – we believe what goes around comes around. I am thankful for the huge support I have. It is good to get connected.
So……. this month has been a struggle because although it is my fault because I have overspent – I now have to put into place the strategies and tips I have been bleating on about in my posts..
I have to walk my own walk and talk less of my own talk less bleating!
Do not be afraid to ask for help or too proud to receive help.
Find ways to de-clutter and sell items – let us get some money coming in.
If you have the opportunity to work, or do more hours – take it up... suck it up for a short while, even if it is not ideal – (Someone did suggest to me escorting – but that is not me.)
Do a “talent and passions audit.” write down the things you are interested in doing and find ways to make money from it… i,e gaming, or walking the dog, or poetry, or writing, or selling…. seriously people there are ways of making money from doing almost anything.
Do not talk about it….do it!
Do not rely on others, trust in yourself.
work work work! work for your dreams – it will pay off.
Please do stop and read my other posts! or visit my other sites :
Note Aside: I adore my followers and my mentors they are my life blood. Please do follow me/or support me why? …….By following me you are helping others, and who doesn’t like helping people right? It does feel good admit it!
I am aiming at being debt free, but this is not enough, as I want to be financially free. It really feels like it is easy come easy go – more easy go:( just never enough to breathe!
I see the postman coming down the road and I think he has money for me- He has not!
I hand over my lottery ticket to the cashier hoping for a win – I do not!
I am entering free competitions in the hope I can win – I have not..
I upgrade my blog sites so I can somehow by magic monetize them – Not happening anytime soon.
Positive thinking has its limits, but keep going!
I am researching for a neon sign that says this is how you will make easy money. Hello google…. I have not found one yet that does not have a catch – could this be a Niche market?
So I know with bills to come out unless I can find some “hustles” as the Americans term it, I will begin to panic.
3 months ago I was over £2000.00 in debt, since then I have had to replace two cars, get out of being homeless, I have paid for two holidays and splashed out for birthday, a course on blogging and vlogging #Invest in yourself – basics – , a marketing course which was superb but again I could only afford the taster session.
The upgrades were out of my reach but I have to say , if you can get hold of any free taster sessions and you are interested in setting up businesses or marketing or just need fresh inspiration- I just want to say I learned more in one week than in a month. Sadly I am not on commission, or an affiliate, I wish I was, but I want people to succeed as much as I want to and free is still free.
This is “the” dog “Angel” She is going to have her own fan page soon.(you are invited to join when it goes live)
I am sure she will appear on more posts. She leads a right royal dogs life, not a care in the world, wakes when she wants,sleeps when she wants,eats like she is at an all you can eat buffet, basks in the sun – not a care, no bills, morgage, boss.
It certainly is a dogs life, or is it? I would live that life sure!
o2 a large phone company here in the UK, advertised their campaign to get us the consumer “to be more dog!” but some articles suggest that actually no one has a clue what it means
I would disagree – I got it!
Some would say that the advert was a great marketing campaign and even though this was on television a few years ago people are still talking about it, so the marketing team did something amazingly right, and what can we learn?
Why is it that marketing works so amazingly well when it comes to getting us to buy products but when it comes to us, ourselves, we do not seem to be that great at marketing ourselves, our own talents, and it is these that will earn us the money that we need.
Maybe some of us are, but so many of those who I know really end up hiding their talent because of low self esteem or feeling they cannot make the grade, but what if they could turn this mentality around?
A great product will generally sell it self! It is like it does not even have to try!
QUESTION – So what has all this got to do with “fed up of being poor and being more dog?”
“We could learn a lot from dogs, to them life is amazing. Balls are amazing. Sticks are amazing. Chasing your tail is amazing…”
“BE more dog is about taking a walk on the dog side of life.Be No more cattiness. No more indecision. No more “meh”. Be more dog”
GO FOR IT!
WHAT ARE WE WAITING FOR? WHAT IS STOPPING US FROM BEING WHERE WANT TO BE?
We were born to be leaders, to be innovators to be more! ARE WE THERE YET?
Let us showcase, let us use our voice, let us stop being fed up, push past that stumbling block that is stopping us achieve, I want us to achieve so can encourage each other, and why? to quote another great brand “Because you are worth it” (L’oreil Paris.)
A friend said recently, I have aspirations of an eagle but I am still a pigeon.
I am a dreamer and often dream,so these are mine.
Be wealthy – this is actually a new dream for me. I never aspired or wanted to be wealthy, I was happy enough with the little I had and even though I moaned on occasion, actually money was never a big thing.
This is now different. I want wealth so I can give more, help more, influence more, contribute more and improve the lives financially of friends and family and strangers just as they have helped me#pay it forward.
Financially free so not mega rich but enough to not ever have to worry where my next meal came from, whether I would have enough for bills, whether to decide what to go without in order for me to have something else.
Help as many people as I can in life – There is nothing more in this world that makes me happier than when I am helping someone. I am a voice for the voiceless, I seek justice where there is injustice, I am a friend to the friendless.
To Travel – I adore travelling seeing new places, experiencing new cultures. Food and drink remains high up there, but seeing the world, waterfalls, and caverns and beaches and wild rivers, and sea turtles and nature in the wild and free.
Seeing more of friends – A lot of friends I keep in touch with the odd text out of the blue or through social media, but this will never replace that one to one meeting. Love or hate me, I make impressions on people, hopefully more love.
Ignore the mood hoovers, dream stealers and negative vibes – we not what we are saying here right. I have no time in my life for these folk, I am going places with or without you, there is the door.
I wanted to thank Rayven Satterfield for her blog that inspired me to keep following my dreams. I really applaud and respect people like her, so do check out her blog also… a fellow dreamer
Welcome, are any of us fed up? maybe feeling poor?maybe both?
Are we actually fed up of being poor? and want or need to do something about it, because if so welcome to “my place”
You are with good company – lets chat!
Whether fed up or poor, I want to help. I am a great listener, I am used to being fed up and definitely poor in so many ways
Back in November (if you have read any of my other posts) I was homeless in huge debts,my life was falling apart due to personal reasons, my car had been written off, I couldn’t afford to replace it or get to work.
OK so I had a car, and work, but cars cost money to run and I only had a part time job on min wage that barely covered bills let alone pay debts. I wasn’t entitled to benefits.
I did not know where to turn, who to turn to, and my mental health was getting worse, depression began kicking in. This is an area I have never spoken about to anyone or with anyone seeing it as a weakness or a failure within myself.
Thank you Alex for walking with me. We have shared a few dark nights together chatting.
I had no access to funds as my wages had been transferred out, leaving me with no option but to to get a credit card extend overdrafts, which I knew would be a downward spiral, but I convinced myself it was for an emergency and this was an emergency.(thanks HSBC)
The only thing that saved me was that many years ago I had been in a similar situation if not worse and I knew I had a choice, to fight or be beaten.
Put in strategies such as budgets, watch videos, Get books .
I began a new journey of a new sense of freedom of mind, freedom of finances, freedom in life – my way!
Sometimes in my life I have felt held back from the things I wanted to do, have you had that right?
There have been fears or insecurities or people laughing at my ideas-cruel hurtful unsupportive.
In January I said No MORE – and I would just go for it. I decided not to tolerate others trying to intimidate me, belittle, mock, control me, have you ever experienced any of those?
So this blog is also speaking out against those things, and supporting those folk who want to make something of themselves, deserve better, want to succeed, want to say that NOW IS MY TIME!
I could go deeper, but my simple passion is to help people, and while poverty and making money, saving money will appear as key themes basically I want to respond to the call that when someone says they need help, that I can answer that call when perhaps others do not, cannot, will not and thanks to the internet and phones it is so easy to do this.
I want a better life for myself – what about you? Do you know or want-to-know how-to-get-a-better-life?
It was hard and sometimes you feel like you have no choices, no help, and you feel so alone.
If this is you or someone you know, please get in touch, because not only have I been there but I can help.
In January I decided I was fed up of being poor, and I was determined to do something about it.
In less than 3 months, I turned this life around, I am out of debt, I have savings, I have been on two holidays, a day away in a bed and breakfast, got a new car, paid for a spa session, bought new clothes, took up writing, made new friends near and far, (a huge thanks to these friends, i love and value you so much) and now in the business of helping others and investing in myself.
This morning I roll out of bed without an alarm clock or three going off at six am. Don’t you just hate it when they go off?
I figure I can reach and put the kettle on. I put the online radio on, I turn my phone on and lap top and I am ready to start a different type of work as an online mentor.
There is an amazing feeling of knowing I don’t have to go “into work” I am not on shift, I don’t have to drive and face traffic, I don’t have those work pressures. it…is liberating!
Instead I am relaxed, reading and writing, listening and tasting. My senses are alive!!!
There are You tube videos of people just “living life to the full” appearing to have a care free life, freedom. It can be done if you know what you are doing, with the right tools and help. Maybe you are doing that already and seeing the benefits, feeling the freedom in life!
I would love to have a day or six like this every day, maybe mix it up with a walk along the beach, boating, gym (maybe not) and improve my health,my figure. but you know those things you always say you would like to do if you have more time, it would be amazing right, but I am discovering it is possible with the right mentors.
I continuously research more ways to make money, for myself and for others, whether that is saving or making money. It is great making money, allowing me to do the things I want to do, that interest me. I get to work-the-lifestyle-I want.
When I started out I had to do what I call a “self audit” of what my gifts and talents were, what I could do, what my interests were, even if it was playing games, watching you tube clips or the tv, there was money to be made in just those.
I have a day job, which I love, caring and supporting a small community of disabled adults who are more family really. I love enabling them to do things for themselves. It is so humbling and amazing. If I could, I would do this for free as a guest or visitor would be better.
It is not crazy thinking or any false claims, but I would love a job on my terms, no one to answer to, come and go as I please..now that’s living for me, does that actually exist? The answer is simply YES.
More and more people are realising they do not have to work harder or longer, but are learning to work smarter and at the same time still earning more. This is phenomenal!
I realised that just having a dream, but not knowing how to achieve it, is and was unfruitful and emotional. I couldn’t figure it out. I needed mentors and I found them and so grateful I did.
I would like to thank the SFM teamand community and my other online friends from across the country and in other countries in fact for opening my eyes and getting my creative juices flowing which is awesome in itself as I would never in a million years use me and the word creative together.
Now I am alive with ideas.
In your life whether it was a great relative, or teacher, or friend, whoever it is the right people in your life can make the difference!
I want to make a difference. Now I am thinking big, bigger, and I am seeing the difference happen before my eyes
I am learning new things, I have income streams, I am dreaming up websites and business ideas.
I believe education is important, but the best education is that which touches you and grabs you, same with training.
I have a huge mistrust of people and for good reasons – but there are really good folk out there.
I have learned that these so called “good folk” also need a lot of support and encouragement themselves. If I had a time machine I would go back and say thanks to those people.
I cannot do that to folk in the past, but I can do it to folk of the present because they will help shape my future and actually they may not know it but i will shape them too. Love or hate me I am memorable!
I need to thank you for reading this, please hear me when I say this, and can I ask that you say hi or something if you follow. or read this or get in touch.
As much as I love writing and sharing it can be hard and a struggle to share thoughts.
If you have a blog, or have a business, a dream, in work and want more in life, not in work and maybe seeking support,just drop me a line, I genuinely would love to connect with you and just share life.
My dad once asked me, “son what do you wanna do when you grow up?”
I replied “I just want to help people.”
Dad, I am afraid I still have not grown up. I still play on video games, only some earn me money these days, I am still as daft and careless and care free.
I have to give a big shout out to my dad, not that he follows me or is technical, not always the best father, (like me)but he is a great business man, a man of ethics and honour. I once asked him when I was “grown up”
“Dad, how can I have money and a family life?”
He said “son you cant have both?”
I chose to work part time and be there for my kids at a huge financial cost, brought stress to my relationship, but as a father I felt this was important and and friends say, wow, you do great things with your kids, you try really hard.
If I go on some sites I read how partners wished their partners did more with the kids, contributed more emotionally, did more around the house, was more supportive. I read this time and time again and it is heart breaking. I want to scream at the Dads…come on dad, there are dads that would love that opportunity…it makes me real mad, but then I also want to share with the women, that actually you think the way to out heart is through our stomach..partly,,but just as you like encouragement, strike our ego a little more, give us more praise for what we do do, instead of what we don’t do. We may not contribute in the same way, but maybe we contribute in the way we know, I mean who are our role models right! You want us to be more understanding….it works both ways. (I appreciate it is not always this black and white…trust me., but we are all a work in progress)
If you fancy a chat and need someone to listen, to mediate, let me help, I don’t even charge.
It is a known fact that money is one of the biggest issues in a relationship. You can read more about my life which I share on my personal blog.
I have nothing to sell, no product or anything like that, I just love people and take a genuine interest in others as it helps to take my mind away from my own problems – you know what I am talking about!
For the record I do believe you can have money and family life. I may not be there yet but I am working towards it and on the path to financial freedom.
” To each there comes in their lifetime a special moment when they are figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a very special thing, unique to them and fitted to their talents. What a tragedy if that moment finds them unprepared or unqualified for that which could have been their finest hour”
I am contemplating life, I want much more, I want more time, more money,more freedom. I wonder if this at all possible.
I began researching, and I found inspiration and it actually was possible or so it appears.
Have you ever been told you are amazing but you don’t believe it!
Sometimes does it feel like you have that voice in your head that tells you, “you are not enough, not smart enough, not focused enough, not experienced enough, your body isn’t the way you would like, you are not good enough?”
Despite this, are you still that person that goes above and beyond, there for people, feels like you never stop, seem to be taken advantage of, but would still help others?
For me, it feels the more I do for others or myself, the more inadequate I feel, and I guess I am not alone in this!
I’m having a time in this small resting place just stopping and thinking.
A friend said when we chatted about work. I described what I did in my day job and the min wage I was on. They said… “you could do the same thing elsewhere for more money!” They were right of course. They got me thinking about value and self worth. Not all of us are paid what we are worth for what we do, but wouldn’t it be good if we did. Do all of us get the recognition we deserve or thanks?
I would like to take a step of faith and actually be as bold as to say if you are reading this blog today, you are worth more than you realise!