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Blogging Daily: 4 Tips To Help You Blog Everyday

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Because this blog is now about blogging, I wanted to share with you 4 ideas you can put into action in your life to help you blog daily.

If you’re going to get paid for blogging, you are going to have to be a really really good blogger.  That means time invested in the art of blogging.  If you want to get really really good, then you inevitably will with daily practice.  Even if you only do 2 hours a day, the consistency of doing it daily will bring you to new heights of development.  As within, as without, as the spiritual teaching says.

We can try to feel what it feels like to have 7 different streams of income, and then take action and write our blogs.  If you felt like you had 7 different streams of income (like the average multimillionaire does) and you took action by blogging with that feeling everyday, what do you think would happen?  I can tell you from my own personal experience that your actions begin to unfold the opening of channels to receive wealth.

I can’t give you advice on how to make/earn money off your blog, yet, because I’m still working on making it as a blogger myself.  What I can tell you is that I blog consistently (although it could be more) and I strive to do it on a daily basis.  I can also tell you that I know my blogging has improved since I started in 2016 and now I believe it is more helpful, more useful, of more service, to the people that are reading it. So I am going to continue to write this blogging blog because unlike in visualizing that I win the lottery, I’m striving to be of service to other people.  And there’s art involved.  For me, it just doesn’t get any better than blogging.

I hope my enthusiasm rubs off on you.  Here are the tips:

4 Tips To Help You Blog Everyday

1. Know Your Reasons Why

When you know your reasons why, you’ll push through the months you don’t make any money, and keep blogging.  A lot of what I have read, especially thinking of Tony Robbins and his book “Awaken The Giant Within”, went over discovering your why.  Why do you blog?  Come up with a Good answer.

To be of service is the answer to my own personal question on why I blog.  All the masters say it should be done to be of service, and service to others is what’s going to lead to ultimate fulfillment and happiness.  That’s just my take on what I’ve learned from reading all my books.  You can come up with your own answers on why you blog.  It could be for love, for connections, for art, for money.  It’s whatever works best for you and will get you through the tough times when the going gets difficult.  Find your why!

Here’s a question you can write down and answer in your journal: What why is going to be more than strong enough to get me through the tough times and is ultimately going to lead me to health, wealth, wisdom, and happiness?

Maybe it’s your children?  Maybe it’s your spouse?  Maybe it’s because you really want to make something of yourself so you can feel accomplished.  To be able to say You did something great.  I’m only making suggestions, you should come up with your own answers that fit you as a unique person.  Part of the reason I do it, and it’s an easy one to embrace, is for the love of it.

2. Stay Consistent

I would never tell you to do anything I haven’t already done myself.  That said you don’t have to publish a new post every single day of your life.  I’m not the only one that thinks posting daily is too much.  Some people only post once a week, granted it’s a long form work, 4,000 or 5,000 words.

What I’m recommending you do is write 2,000 words at least every two days.  Maybe you can write more than that and that’s great if you can, but try to stick to 2,000 words every two days as a minimum.  Really, that should be an easy goal to reach.

If you spend 2 hours a day writing your blog, you could probably write 4,000 words every two days easily.  The word count isn’t as important as you doing it everyday.  Doing it everyday, or as close to everyday as you can make it, is what builds mastery.  That’s the only way your going to get to the 10,000 hours that it supposedly takes to master something.  If you put two hours a day into it, 6 days a week, you’d have your 10,000 hours in 16 years.

When you’re putting in the hours, you’re on the road to mastery.  Mastery, in the opinion of this blog is a worthwhile pursuit even if you never make any money off of it.  You’d even be happy to pay for the privilege of blogging that is a miracle of this day in age.  I know I am.

3. Do It For Mastery Over Money

If your doing it for mastery, you’ll hang in there on those tough weeks where it’s hard to blog 6 days a week.  On top of that, commenting on other blogs everyday.  When your mastering blogging, your also building connections with other people on the blog-o-sphere and out there in the world.  The process of mastery in blogging is beautiful.

What would it feel like if you were the main speaker at a blogging conference?  You made so much money off blogging that people wanted to feature you.  How would it feel to have that adulation?  Your going to have that adulation when you earn a million dollars a year from blogging, so you had better get used to that feeling, as the Google dictionary uses “Unspoiled by all the adulation he’s received”.  As I read in Wishes Fulfilled one must be humble with the wealth he’s received (Or health, wisdom, or happiness, or blogging mastery).  When we are doing it for mastery and for the love of blogging, I believe we open ourselves up to these good things.  Besides, if your going to be speaking to a room full of people, all those hours you spent on your blog are going to serve you when your serving them when your speaking to them.  Being a master can only aid you in your quest to help people.

One of the beauties about mastery over money is that you’ll do it even if your not getting paid yet.  Further, I cannot foresee anyone blogging for 10,000 hours and not pulling in at least a 6 figure income, if not a 7 figure income.  I see a 6 figure income a lot sooner than 10,000 hours at that.  Just think how good you’ll be at writing sales copy at that point.  Mastering writing sales copy, as well as mastering the writing of your blog (which the two could really intertwine) makes people a lot of money when you’re really really good at it.  There’s proof of that all over the world of people already doing that.  How would you feel if you were a master blogger?

I know you’d have a lot of connections in the blogging world.  Other bloggers who know and love you.  I know you’d have a blogging income.  I know that your business would love you and you’d love them.  It’s easy to love someone when they also love you back.  That said it’s also worth it to love them even if they hate you.  I read that Saint Francis of Assisi asked of God that he would “where there is hate, sow love”.  I really like that sentiment.  I also believe that’s part of mastery.

4. Also, Do It For The Money

Now that we’re set on being masters over earning/making money, also do it for the money.

How would you feel to make your first sale?  You would probably be very excited.  Feel that excitement now.  Write with that excitement in mind.  Money can be an excellent motivator, so take massive action with that motivation.  Blogging, and the things relating to it, can earn you money!  It’s so exciting to write knowing that one day you’ll be paid for it.  You don’t have to currently get paid for it to know that you inevitably will be paid for it.  Know that your going to get a blogging income like you know what your doing makes it a sure thing.  Guaranteed.

Even when your not earning 7 figures from your blog, you still blog feeling like you are a multimillionaire and that feeling translates into better writing, writing that will serve others better.  Continue on this path everyday and see what the future holds.

Don’t mind what other people think about you, especially when your speaking your world into existence by telling them you want to help people live a contented life blogging by helping them to love their blogs.  I’m sure what people think of it will be some good, some bad, some indifferent.  Something I learned from my days in sales.  Learn how to deal with the indifferent and the bad, and be your own ultimate guardian of what you allow your mind to dwell on.

Dwell on thoughts and feelings of health, wealth, wisdom, and happiness.  When your doing good work, it’s only right that you get paid for it, and I think it’s good to love that fact.  Feel what it feels like to get paid for your blog, especially when your not getting paid yet!  Write daily from that place of love.

Conclusion

I hope that these 4 tips for blogging everyday has inspired you to take massive action everyday for good reasons.  I encourage you to start a blog, and write it everyday.  Think of your why’s, think of staying consistent, think of the path of mastery, think of the money that will be involved if you stay the course.  Above all, blog everyday because you love blogging, because you love writing.  There are many good reasons to love writing, my favorite being the personal development you get from it.  The thing that I love about blogging specifically, the most, is that you are publishing your writing for the entire world to see.  For me, and you, only good things are going to come from that.

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5 Tips For Productivity Blogging

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Have you ever felt like you were just floating along, without ever getting anything done?  Have you been living in your dream world even when your awake?

I’m not saying you should totally lose your subconscious mind, I’m asking you to think of ways you could become a more productive blogger.  To produce more.

They say that you need 10,000 hours to become a master.  I think with anything (something like blogging) it’s a worthwhile endeavor even if you never get paid.

That said, we all want to get paid even before we reach the time required to become a master!  A lot sooner in fact.  Some of us want results in 3 months!

That said, we’re going to have to work hard on our blogs, putting in the time even when we could be just living in our dream world on the couch.

What’s better than taking action!  When your producing, your taking action.  That’s why I wanted to break down production into 5 tasks of blogging.  I hope this process serves you in writing your best content.  I know that it helps me, write more and write better, so I encourage you to give it try and see what works for you.

Without further a due here are the 5 steps:

5 Tasks For Productivity With Your Blog

1. Keep Another Income Open

Don’t close the door to your day job.  Keep it open and bringing home the bacon.  Even if you don’t make a lot, at least your earning, and you can keep working on your blogging.  If at all possible try to get as close to a stress free job as possible, one where you work only part time so you have plenty of free time to blog.  What’s important here is your taking the stress off blogging being your only income, and if your just starting bloggging, you’ll want an income in place to keep your blog up and running until your in the black with your blog.  Working a part time day job is a good idea.

Another good thing about working outside of what you do for your blog is that it gives you something to do other than work on your blogging career.  Another thing that pays you.  For me, I work in a ham store and drive a lot of the deliveries.  I love being out of the store.  Nothing to do but drive.  It’s a great feeling and I love getting paid for it.  I hope as it is with me, so it is with you as well, and you can love your day job.  It will make blogging so much easier.

Keep that income open, you’ll have something to  do other than blog that gets you out of the house and into the world, and you’ll gain another opportunity to be of service.  You’ll be doing all this while becoming a professional blogger.

2. Visualize Before Blogging

I’m fresh off of 20 minutes + of visualization impressing love into my imaginary ideal life.  When you visualize before blogging your blogging can take on more life, and it can be of more service to you, and hopefully serve others better.  When you visualize living your dream life, doing your dream work (maybe it could be blogging), it makes you want to take action and get to creating the thing you desire.  This is why visualization is so helpful.

When you set into your mind “I earn more than enough money to buy a house by blogging”  you are placing the work ethic needed to get that house.  If it comes down to blogging everyday, writing comments everyday, becoming a better photographer, networking more, you’re going to take massive action when your desire is so great you have to do something about it.  Visualization can make you even hungrier for your desired end result, so that hunger can translate into the action needed to get it done.

Don’t forget to call God to help you.  I’ve read that it’s not arrogant to command God to come help you with something.  I like that sentiment.  But be sure as your calling God, your visualizing your end result as a completed fact and your injecting into that fact love.

3. Journal Before Writing

I have always found that journals help me with a lot of things.  One of them is writing blog posts.  If you sketch out a blog post in your journal before you write it, the journaling will help clear your mind and focus your thoughts.  That thought should be to serve (if you aim to earn money from blogging).  What kinds of blog posts could you write that would serve your audience?  Who is your audience to begin with?  What can you do for them that will lead to relationships and sales?

Answer these questions in your journal.  I love personal development, and I believe the journal is a key tool in personal development.  When your journal daily you can do many things.  One of them you can do is “bitch” to your journal.  Get all those annoying thoughts out of your head.  It’s a relief to put them on paper and I recommended it to a friend of mine when he broke up with his girlfriend.  He said that writing all his feelings down helped him get over her.  This is the power of the journal.

More specifically than keeping a daily journal, journal about your blog posts before you write them.  It will add clarity to your ideas so your not just pounding the keys until the words come out- although that can be valuable at times.  Come up with a plan for your blog posts and put it all on paper.  As you write your blog post you can refer to your notes as you write!

4. Focus

I had a network marketing leader once teach me that your results come from your focus, and although I didn’t get 2 sales a day that he was teaching me to focus on, I did come to realize that I love blogging.

The pitch was selling blogs to other people, and then try to upsell them to the more expensive products.  I really like the idea of selling blogs to people who want to blog, because you inspired them to do so, and become bloggers of their own.  With their own affiliate links and ebooks and products of their own.  Maybe they even sell their own bumper sticker.  One could wrap their bumper sticker in red ribbon with a bow in the front.  Like it’s a present.  It might cost more money to do all that, but you might have a true fan for life.  Just some ideas.  That one fan could quickly turn into 1,000 and then you’d have enough fans buying all your stuff that you could make a living off it.

So you could say my focus has gone from selling 2 deals a day, to just trying to help people blog.  It’s my mission:  to help people blog.  It’s what I write about.  Don’t get me wrong, there’s a lot of mistakes in blogging of the past but I don’t ever want to go back there again.  The past is the past, and it’s time to focus.  Do you think that if you could burn the past memories that don’t serve you forever, you’d be better able to focus on blogging?

Focus on the action you have to take now.  You’ve been reading a lot of books, and your ready to blog.  Visualize, journal (or prewrite), focus your mind, and then:

5. Take Massive Action

You’ve done it all by this point.  Your focus is on your audience and how you are going to make their day better.  You’re taking massive action by blogging everyday!  Even if you don’t write enough in one day to consider it a publishable post, you can finish it the next day, because your still writing everyday, and a post every two days is good in my book.  God is good and so is the action of posting a new post every two days.

The beauty of it is, that blogging isn’t really all that hard.  In fact, it’s easy!  It even has multiple beauties and another one is it all comes from you.  It’s Your Word.  It’s also a potent personal development tool.  Blogging has dramatically helped me think thoughts that serve me better.  It’s all because I wrote it down on my blog that I function better in the world.  Expression is powerful.  It’s like I’m manifesting my life the way I want it to be, and I’m keeping a public account of it at all here at this website.  I am taking massive action, and the universe is aligned so that we can reach our highest calling.  Only take massive action with blogging seriously, another beauty being that you can get serious with only 2 hours a day.  You CAN do it much more than 2 hours a day if you want to, the point is you do it for a minimum of two hours a day, and you do that everyday.  All money aside, the personal development benefits you get from blogging are stupendous.  They are miraculous.  Another beauty being you get to share it with the whole world, and form meaningful relationships with other people, all over the world!

You get all this and more, more than I could put down on one blog post (maybe a book) with taking massive action blogging.  And the beauty of the beauty of taking action with your blog is that you can do it in just 2 hours a day!  So you really have a lot of free time to devote to reading and journaling to make your blog even better, working your day job, or spending time with your family.

5 Tips For Productivity Blogging Wrap Up

I hope this has inspired you to look at blogging from a vantage point of love.  It’s not about the money.  It’s about art, and it’s about serving others.  It’s about positioning yourself so that you are of value to other people.  It’s about building relationships with other bloggers.  It’s about seeing your traffic get a spike upwards.   It’s about getting that next email subscriber, whether face to face or over the internet.  It’s about building your brand, building your business.

Productivity blogging is about doing it for the love of it first, and then doing your best to see that you earn money from it.

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Tips To Be More Peaceful For Bloggers

In reading “Wishes Fulfilled” by Dr. Wayne Dyer I find a great book.

In it he calls for one to embrace oneness with God.  To be God.  He suggests you use powerful, positive descriptors when saying “I am” about yourself.

In some instances, I like to say “I am Peace”.

In light of these thoughts I wanted to blog about what you can do to become more peaceful yourself.  These are my insights.

State That You Are Peace

By saying to yourself “I am peace” you are tapping into feelings that will manifest peace in your life.  The books say that your feeling is your destiny.  When you feel peaceful by repeating the mantra “I am peace”, the chance of you having a good day will be better.

Peaceful moments that turn into your life are rays of sunshine.  Without that ball of energy we call the sun, we wouldn’t exist.  I encourage you to bring more of those rays of sunshine into your life by practicing feeling at peace.

Maybe you have difficult moments or don’t want to think you’re compartmentalizing so that prevents you from stating that you are peace.  Well I’m a man of solutions so I want to get you over that hump by suggesting to you that you…

State That You Are Love

Just say this to yourself.  I don’t recommend telling your coworkers what you think you are because that may trigger their ego and they could try to stop you from thinking that you ARE indeed love.  Especially at first, just say it to yourself.

What would love do to the pain your in?

Would love get you through the pain?

I know love has gotten me through at lot of things, and is getting me through it still.

I like feeling God’s love.  When I state that I am God, or I am Love, I feel love.  When I feel love, I do better.  Really, I’m grateful to be a blogger, because that’s such an easy thing to love.  When I blog thinking I am a problogger, I work harder.  I play harder.

Maybe if you can be love, and feel love, you’ll be more open to becoming more peaceful.  To feel the healing of love work within you.  Is that maybe the solution to your pain?

I encourage you to take action and try it.  Try stating (to yourself) that you ARE love.  Then state that you ARE peace.  Feel the feelings of love and peace.  Dwell in them.  Soak in Love.  I guarantee your going to feel good.

 Act As If You Are Already Peaceful

When someone asks how your doing, if your not busy, respond to them by telling them you are good.  When you say your good, your opening yourself to that which is good.  And as they say God is good.

A lot of what I might be saying I hope puts you in touch with your divine nature.  I believe when we are acting as if we were God, or love, we are capable of so much more.

When someone refutes what you say you must be able to go within and replace that doubt (someone eles’s doubt), with your affirmation that you are indeed peaceful.

Gratitude might be helpful when trying to release anger and depression.  Be thankful for what you have, even if all you have right now is very little.

Start A Blog And Write Your Successes Of Living A Peaceful Life

When you align yourself with peace, you’ll no doubt have experiences that reflect a new found sense of peace.

You may find an employer where the people you work with are kind and understanding.  You may have more intimacy with your spouse.  You may form better bonds with your children.  You may be able to start a business and become self employed.  These things lead to fulfillment and happiness and wouldn’t that make you more peaceful?

I remember the days I was in sales.  I would blog about it.  Driving around and going to businesses and talking with the people there.  I had some success with it.  I blogged about my successes.  Getting business.

I found that sales wasn’t for me, at least not selling for somebody else.  For my day job, I prefer physical labor.  It just melts the stress away.  Being in sales isn’t easy for anyone, but for a schizophrenic, it’s even harder.  That’s why I’ve found I’m best at providing cheap labor, and just working my best on my blog in my free time (which I have plenty of).

What you can learn from my story is that you’ve got to do what’s going to help you sleep at night.  Something that gives you peace.  I’ve found it at my day job and with this blog, and of course with my family and friends.  I log it all on this blog, and I have a personal brand that has the mission of helping people to blog.  That’s only a taste of how I feel about blogging.

Conclusion

I hope you have gained some insight into how you can become more peaceful.  I know that I’m working on these methods and they are working great for me.  That coming from a schizophrenic should say something to you.  It works for everybody!

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Here’s to You,

Jesse Creel

Blogging Is Far Superior To Winning The Lottery

With blogging you can make a million dollars a year.

That’s as much as the lottery would pay you if you matched 6 numbers on a single ticket for one of the baseline jackpots of 40 million dollars.

And just think, if you want that extra hour of blogging because you want to take massive action in the direction of your dream, you are working by putting hours and hours into the action of typing.  Of creating art.  Of creating business.  Of staying consistent.  I’ve been reading some interesting books and they talk a lot about feelings.

Neville Goddard was the main inspiration, in my opinion, for Wayne Dyer’s book “Wishes Fulfilled”.  Neville’s teachings are based around imagination and feeling, and God, which is documented in the book I’m loving reading right now “Wishes Fulfilled.

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In it he says a lot about how you should think that you’re God, because that’s what Jesus taught us to do.  “The kingdom of God is within” He said.  Dyer says that when you believe you are God, you can live the life you want to live.  That’s my short and skinny of it.  That’s just to put it into my own words.

To be honest I’ve been putting what I’ve been reading in “Wishes Fulfilled” into action in my thoughts.  I’ve been thinking thoughts about how “I am Love” and sometimes “I am God”  and sometimes “I am a problogger”.  And sometimes “I am healthy wealthy and wise”.  Dyer says that by using the “I Am” which is what God said to Moses in the burning bush “I am that I Am.  Dyer says to use your I am’s with responsibility to the loving light that you are.  I far prefer writing about this than writing about what I would do with the money when I win the lottery.  Or just visualizing it, which is what I would do often instead of writing.

There’s been a few things that have set me off on this path of evolution to love blogging.    One being Schizophrenia, one being personal development, and one being just blogging itself.  This is what I have come to discover about  my blog and my business.  What I’ve really been doing though is imagining and feeling like I’m healthy, wealthy, happy, and wise.

Here’s a sample of the affirmations:

I am healthy.

I am wealthy.

I am wise.

I am a problogger.

I am a lottery winner (just in case)

I am happy.

I am fulfilled.

I am Love.

All things can be done with God.

I am healed.

 

These are just a few of the affirmations I use everyday.  When it comes to visualization time these days, I visualize and feel what it feels like to be healthy, wealthy, and wise, and Happy!

When your a schizophrenic and the voices tell you “YOUR NOT!” when you affirm your healthy you have to learn to embrace your superpower.  That superpower is to be the ultimate guardian of your imagination and your feelings.  There is a large “NO INTRUDERS!” sign on the door of your consciousness.  No one else is allowed into your mind.  Not even the voices that come from it.

When they shout “YOUR NOT!” at me I have several tools that I would like to share with you on how a schizophrenic, or anyone else for that matter who has their own self doubts, could harness the power of their own thinking, and use it to benefit their lives.

Nonsense

When you have a voice, or a thought if your normal, that tells you your not healthy I recommend you say one word.  That word is”nonsense”.

There are other words you could use, and I will mention some here, but think about nonsense for a moment.  Imagine what would happen if when you had a self doubt about whether you could do something or not you just repeated the word nonsense when the thought, image or feeling came up, what would happen next?

Maybe you would ask yourself the question, “How do I benefit from this?” or maybe, if your proclaiming to your mind and body that you are indeed “Love” by saying “I AM LOVE” maybe you would hear a new voice, or have a new thought, that was empowering.

To be honest I’m now drawing a blank on what other words you could use to combat self doubt, but in my mind I no doubt use them.  “Nonsense” is just my favorite and is also used by others to combat their own inner negativity.

This is a little about all three things, the schizophrenia, personal development, and blogging.  That’s my story, and it’s one of beauty and magnificence.

This is what I’m really really good at, and if your thinking about starting a blog, rest easy, because your going to be nothing when you start.  You’ll be an unheard of nobody, like everybody else who started with nothing and got everything.  This is why I like blogging so much better than playing the lottery.  You can put hours and hours of typing (actually producing something, instead of just visualizing your hours away) about things you really care about in your life.  Like helping people, or serving others.  You could be writing about how you value everyone like they are a family member, and just do your best to be of service to people.  If you put the hours in, in a God ordained profession, success will come without fail.  God cannot fail.  You just have to find your calling.  When you think blogging is your calling, I’m your man.

If your thinking that I said I was going to win a massive jackpot and then changed my mind to being a problogger, then you might be thinking I’ll have about as much success getting a million dollars a year blogging as I would at matching 6 numbers on a 40 million dollar jackpot.  To that I would say nonsense.

Switching my affirmations from lottery winner to professional blogger is a wise decision because I’m don’t spend my all my free time visualizing a lottery win.  Instead I’m writing and I find that to be a more productive activity than visualization alone.  That settles that objection, what’s next?

I don’t think there is anything next.  There’s no downside to switching your thinking from being a lottery winner to being a professional blogger.  A problogger.  The I am that I am that God said he was.  The manifesting of problogging.

” I am a problogger.”

What’s the harm in saying that to yourself as you visualize?  And try to feel what it feels like to be a problogger.  Feel the feelings of being a problogger.  They say that your destiny is in your feelings.  I would say the benefit of spending all that time visualizing and feeling like a lottery winner did me good (even though I didn’t win a big jackpot) because it taught me how to visualize, and how to feel good.  I can easily use my powers to visualize and feel what it’s like to be a problogger to manifest money using my blog.  Really, to Earn money off my blog.  When your putting hours and hours into it, your earning it.  But I would say that mastery of blogging is a worthwhile pursuit even if you don’t get paid for it.

I believe that if you would do it even if you didn’t get paid, you’ll get better results.  Sure, we can work to get paid, but we do it for much more than the money.  That’s why blogging is superior to winning the lottery.  With the lottery you don’t get the connections with other people in a work related way.  You do with blogging.  And once you start to build your email list, you’ll be growing and it’s never going to stop.  You’ll always be bigger today than you we’re yesterday.

The downside is there’s no immediate payoff.

That said, with blogging, a lot of experts will tell you that you can start to earn money from it by the six month mark.  I was in a network marketing company that trained their people to do it in 90 days.  It can be fast!

That would definitely entail a lot of hours, work ethic, wisdom, and health.  You don’t need a lot of money to start a blog so I don’t include money in that list.  Although you can pay big like I did and join a network marketing company for $5,000 and get their “masters course”.  Now instead of network marketing, blogging has chosen me and I’ve chosen it, so there’s no need to buy all the expensive products.

Now if you had an email list of 2,000 buyers then it might make sense to join the $5,000 opportunity.  You could stand to earn a lot of money with your resources.  But just starting, with no blog, no traffic, no comments, and no list I would recommend you just buy the domain, the hosting, and the email list and get to writing.  That’s how the big people did it, they had the blog first, and then they bought the expensive product they could re sell.  They already had a list of buyers!

Just think how exciting that first sale is going to be.  It is going to feel like you won the jackpot.  Just think how much more your capable of and take action.  Maybe that action is to read on and then join my email list.  Maybe that action is to ask yourself the question “what does it feel like to be a problogger?”.  Is that action to get your own blog and start on your own 90 journey to results?  Is that action to write your first blog post or leave your first long comment on someone else’s blog?  Is that action to start your email list?  Whatever it is, take action.

Put hours and hours into the writing.  You’ll be spending more time taking action than you could ever visualize with presence of mind for.  At a certain point with visualization you’re just sitting there daydreaming or in misery that you can’t do anything else to get what you want.  That is again why the action of blogging is better than the action of playing to win the lottery.

And as I started with in the beginning, I believe it is possible to earn a million dollars a year off of one’s blog.  Sure that’s a big goal, but you can’t get big without big goals.  Besides even if you fall short you’ll still have made SOME money off your blog, and some is better than none.  I shot for a jackpot win and didn’t get it, but I did win $50 off of a dollar scratch off ticket.  I imagine your chances of making a lot more than $50 off blogging are better than making it off playing the lottery.  And if you do have the big goal you have the potential to earn as much as you could win.

This is why blogging is better than playing the lottery.

I hope this has inspired you to blog harder than you play the lottery.  I know the change has been good for me and I hope that this serves you as well.

Feel free to check back for new posts.

 

Blogging Is For Me

I started a second job yesterday.  It was at a pizza and sub place.  I fried fries and other fried things.  It wasn’t that busy, but busy enough.  I did a good enough job that they invited me back to come to work today, but I didn’t go.

I realized that blogging was for me.  I only work part time at my day job and it was getting me down that I didn’t get enough work during the year to pay my debt, so I took a second job.  I worked the first day and realized that it was time to get serious about blogging, so here I am, blogging.  I didn’t go to work.

You could say that this was a mistake.  I have a debt to repay.  You could also say that I don’t earn any money from my blog, so why do I focus on something that’s not paying me?  The answer is that I believe it will pay me, and I love to do it, and I had a teacher at some point in my life that said “do what you love and the money will follow”.  I have a day job and I’m not losing that, so with my free time I can either work another job or work the life into this blog.  I choose to work the life into my writing.

I will earn a living writing, blah blah blah.  It takes the walk to walk it.  I intend to walk the walk.  I’m not just talking the talk.  I’m taking action by writing, and that’s walking the walk.  I’m in love with this blogging thing.

The question is, how do I make a million dollars?

I’ve been thinking about writing a romance novel.  Different from my blogging, but still I think I could do it, and I think it could be a hit.  I’m not going to give anything away here, but just know that it’s in the works and I’m going to make writing a part time gig, so there’s going to be plenty of it flowing from the basement of my little townhouse.

Soon to big a bigger house.

I’m not going to stop until my family is taken care of.  I don’t care what it takes, I’m going to be of service.  I know that I’m valuable.  I know that I can be of service.  I’m going to make it happen for me and for them, and it’s going to be a win win for everybody.

I have to pound the keys until the words come out.  I will do this over and over again until I have a blog post, and a novel, and a personal development book, and everything I want to have.  Words are powerful, they have a creative nature.  I have a creative nature.

Are your words prophetic or pathetic?  Are they positive or negative?  The choices you make will effect your life.  Are you ready for a better life, or are you just waiting on the sidelines?  I encourage you to get in there and get the job done.

I’m going to be writing a lot in the future, from this point forward, because I’ve decided that blogging is for me, writing is for me.  I want to master it, for the love of it, for more than money.  So I’m going to keep working on this thing.  I’m going to write for a living.

This blogging thing is for me.  I know I can do it.  I know I can earn $100,000 a year off my blog.  I’ve already been at it for a while, so I figure the payoff is near.  I’m not going to stop until I’ve reached my goals, and then I’m going to press on for the love of it.

How can I be of value to you?

I can tell you that I am Love.  I am God as sure as if God was the ocean, I am a bucket of water.  I’m not saying I’m above anyone.  I’m only saying that we all are God, and I’m a piece of that.  I am divine.  How does that serve you?  To let you in on a little secret, that you are divine as well.

We are all God.  We are Love.  Love is what keeps the world going.  Without it there would be no order, harmony, or peace.  Sure there is some strife in the world, but rest easy, Love is God, and you are Love.

Jesus said with God all things are possible.  In other words, if you embrace the Love that you are, you are capable of anything.  Even if that thing is winning the lottery.  There are many many people who will try to win and fail for their entire lives, but because You are God, You will find a way (even if it’s the lottery) to ensure that your family lives a good life.  That is the Word, that is Holy.

This writing thing is going to be a part time job for me.  I work my day job from 10-2 and I have plenty of free time to write.  I’m going to make it happen for all that is good in the world.  I’m going to make it happen for you and me.  I’m going to make it happen for my family.  More than that, I’m going to make it happen for the world.

For the Love of blogging I write these words.  How can this serve you?  It can serve to empower you to know that you can write too, even if it’s not paying you.  Home based business can be a rough ride, so I’m here to help you stay the course.  Keep on blogging, keep on writing, keep on taking action.  I’m doing it so there’s no reason you can’t.

If you are an aspiring writer I would say to you, write like the fury.  The fury you have within you to be a success.  Write that way.  Let nothing stop you.  You won’t be stopped.  It’s better than working too many jobs.  Go on with your bad self and let the world know you care.

This blogging thing is for me.  I don’t care what happens.  I could work my part time job for the rest of my life and take 10 years to pay off my measly $16,000 in credit card debt and then live a painfully comfortable lifestyle in our little townhouse for the rest of our lives.  Put my son in the basement when he gets too old to sleep in the same room as his older sister.

He wouldn’t have his own room, but he would be sleeping in a different room, and we could do that in our little townhouse.  So I would never have to have the stress of hitting the lottery and moving us into a bigger house.  We could live comfortably, and poorly, in our little townhouse in Pasadena, MD.

I have other plans though.

The question is how can I serve you?

I frequently ask the question to myself: how can I be of service?

I have a hard time answering that question.

But that’s just the story I’ve been telling myself.

Instead I could ask the question, or state the answer as I have a million ideas on what I could write.  Even if I have no ideas on what I could write.

This leads me to answers.  Inside of myself.  These questions.

Ideas on what to write.

I’m going to keep this writing thing going and see where it takes me.  I’d like to make a profession out of it, and I think I will.  What’s the value here?  Note this: I’ve been working on this blog since May of 2016.  I’m still working on it.  It’s not because I’m getting paid to do it (although I treat it as if I am), I do it for the love of it, because it feels right to do.  The value for you?  If you really love something, you can at least keep doing it for a year and and 7 months, even without pay.  If you really want to cook with fire do it everyday for at least 4 hours a day and you’ll have it mastered in 11 years.  I’d say long before you have it mastered you’ll have a million dollar income.

Write books, that’s what I say.  This really is for writers.  For those that want to write because that’s what they love to do.  The way I figure it is, you can work in sweat pants and a hoodie and you can still do your best work!  It doesn’t matter what you’re wearing.  I think I’m going to get back into affiliate marketing.  All this writing makes me hungry for more money.  I’ve heard good things about Wealthy Affiliate.

I have to get a refresher on Wealthy Affiliate before I say anything more about it.  But just know that this blogging thing, this writing thing, is for me.  What are you about?  I encourage you to leave a comment on this post about what you are about.  If it’s writing we are kindred spirits.  If it’s not we are still both people and we are alive because of Love.  So we have at least that in common.  That’s just the way I see things, so if you disagree, leave a comment about that as well.  Love it or hate it, leave a comment.  Do you like to write too?

I like to write about personal development, Schizophrenia, working my day job, drinking alcohol and vaping, drinking coffee and writing and vaping, and I’ve recently discovered ideas on what a fictional novel could be like to write.  The point is I love writing, and I am determined to be of service to you.

If your on my list and you don’t like writing, then maybe you should unsubscribe.  But if your curious about writing, or am already in love with it, maybe you should hang in there and get to my best stuff that I’m writing with each passing day.  If your reading this I’m guessing that you may be like me, and if your like me, as you continue to do something, you get better at it.  Granted, somethings you might be able to do and other things you may not be able to do.  But I know that everybody has something they CAN do, and do well, so we may as write if we think we write well.

That’s the thing about thinking.  I think it was Henry Ford that said “If you think you can, or you think you can’t, either way you’re right”.  If you think you’re a great writer then your chances of becoming a great writer I think are way better.

You may suck, you may suck at first, and you may still suck the day you die, but there’s one thing for sure:  You’ll suck less by the time you die if you keep working on it everyday.

On the other hand, you may be great.  And again, for sure, you’ll be greater by the time you die if you keep working on it everyday.

The choice is yours.  Do you want to think you suck?

Or

Do you want to think you are Great.

Personally, I think that choice is an easy one.

Or maybe we all suck and are Great at the same time.

Personally, as I think it should be with all writers, is to aim to be Great.  Be determined to be Great.  Take on a massive challenge: the challenge to earn big money with Your Writing, and Make Something Great.

Are you up to that challenge?

Leave your answer in the comments below, and subscribe to my email list.  It’s all about blogging and the quest to earn well more than a full time living off of it, and your writing.

You can always respond to one of the emails you get from me, and I’ll get it sent right to my inbox, and we could talk about how I could better serve you, or whatever it is you’d like to talk about.  I’ll do my best to serve you.

Thanks for reading, I’ll write again soon.

What I Learned From Failing To Win A $445 Million Dollar Jackpot

So last night someone won $445,000,000 and it wasn’t me.

I take it as a failure.

From all failures one can learn, so I look at it as an opportunity to learn.

What did I learn?  I’ll outline that for you in this post.

Not To Worry About When It’s Going To Happen

When I see the jackpot at such a high number I get all excited and think that this is it.  I tell myself every time I play that this is the time, tonight is the night.  I think that’s worrying about when it’s going to happen.  I’ve always read, in book after book, that you shouldn’t worry about when it’s going to happen.  Instead you should focus on the end result at all times, for me that being living a life of wealth and abundance.  In the future, I’m not going to worry about when it’s going to happen and instead just keep visualizing and knowing it’s going to happen and let the Universe take care of the details.

Not To Worry About How It’s Going To Happen

This fits nicely in with not worrying about when it’s going to happen.  The lottery could give me a life of wealth and abundance, but it’s not the only way it could happen.  Instead of worrying about winning the lottery to achieve my dreams, I’m going to open up the avenues of expression to include my wealth and abundance coming from anything I’m doing.  Granted, one must be doing something (or taking massive action) to get somewhere (wealth and abundance), but that almost goes without saying.  The way I figure it is my wealth and abundance could just as easily come from working on this blog as it could from winning the lottery.  Only time will tell which avenue of expression the Universe uses to deliver to me my dreams and goals, but I rest in knowing that it’s going to happen, and I take massive action in all areas of my life to ensure that I’m doing all I can in order to help the Universe deliver to me what I want.

Not Winning Makes Me Hungrier For Success

I’ve read that in order to win you’ve got to be hungry.  Not winning that massive jackpot makes me very, very hungry.  I’m that much hungrier.  That hunger I can use to fuel massive action to take my life to the next level.  I was visualizing today after my failure and I set the bar lower.  Now instead of wealth and abundance on the scale of multi millions I’m visualizing to just save $1,000.   I need $700 more to reach that goal.  That’s something I can do just by working my jobs.  It’s going to take a little time, but it’s going to be an easy goal to reach.  I’ve read that in order to train gunman, the trainer would set the target a yard out and they would shoot the bullseye.  Each time they would move the target out another yard and the shooter would keep shooting bullseyes.  In this way one can build confidence that they can reach their goals, by setting the target close and slowly moving it further out until the desired goal is met.

I’m as hungry as I have ever been, and it’s only going to fuel massive action in the direction of my dreams.  I’m setting the target close, and by hitting the bullseye I’m going to build confidence that I can reach bigger goals.  And yard by yard I’m going to set the target out a little farther until I’m hitting the bullseye for millions and millions of dollars.

The Pain Of Failing On A Massive Scale Gives Me Something Good To Write About

Pain can lead to great writing.  Just take the story of Jesus Christ.  He was crucified and died, all for God’s love of humanity, and people made an epic book about it.  You may have heard of the New Testament?

To me, the pain of knowing I’m going to win a massive jackpot, finding out it’s been won and that it wasn’t me, is a little annoying.  I always think I’m going to win big and then I don’t and it annoys me or at worst causes depression.  I however am not going to let this failure (or any failure) get me down.  I’m on the up and up in most all ways and I’m not going to be stopped by one massive failure (or by many).  I’m going to keep taking massive action and I’m going to live the life beyond my wildest dreams.

It’s a lesson learned when one feels so good about something, so excited, and then it doesn’t work out.  At that point I say it’s either time to move onto something else, or to keep trying until you’re a success.  Or do two things at once (as I am with writing and playing to win big).  When I don’t win I just think to myself that I’m going to get to studying more and writing more, and I’m going to buy this next ticket and eventually, one day, I’m going to get my massive winner.

Failure can be learned from.  One can also write about what’s been learned as a service to others.  I know there are many many people out there that want to win big playing the lottery, so maybe this post can shed some light on losing.  I certainly am trying.

Never Give Up

I’ve read that when playing the lottery you should stick to a budget, so I do.  I only buy one ticket at a time.  When the Universe chooses someone to win the jackpot (after they’ve set their intention) it only takes one ticket to win.  There’s no reason to ever quit.  I’m not really losing anything.  I can afford to throw away eight dollars a week when it means that one day I’ll be a multi millionaire.  The gains I’m going to receive will immeasurably outweigh the losses, so the way I figure it is when you want to win big, you’ve got to put your money down.

I’m not really losing any money, I have the potential to win big, and I’ve been at it for this long, so there’s no sense in stopping now.  A lot of winners don’t hit it big until they’re advanced in years and I figure that’s just how long it takes for some people to get their minds’ right.  Personally, I’m visualizing everyday for about an hour, with presence of mind and clarity, so I figure that there’s the possibility I won’t have to wait that long.  I say that everything comes at the perfect time, under Grace, so I can relax and just work, knowing that what I want is going to come to me at the perfect time for me, my family, my friends, and the charities I support.  Besides, when one wins that big jackpot (or gets wealth and abundance in any way) I would think that for them, they would have waited 10 times longer, and that it was well worth the wait.

Don’t go broke, but don’t give up either.  If you’re only spending 2 dollars a time on your dream, then what’s the downside?  Even if you only make a little more than minimum wage, you can get that two dollars in 15 minutes.  The rest of the hours you work that week can go to your responsibilities.  You have nothing to lose by staying in the game, so don’t quit, keep visualizing, and keep taking massive action in others ways that could result in your multi millions, the lottery aside.  Anything positive is possible!

I Learn To Ask Myself Empowering Questions

“Why do I never win?” is not an empowering question.  When finding out I lost I like to ask myself questions like “How do I win the next time?”  or “How do I benefit from this failure?”  Questions like these will lead one to examine themselves in an empowering way.  If you can learn to become empowered when you fail, as when you succeed, you will become unstoppable.

When you become unstoppable in one area of your life, all other areas of your life will follow suit.  When you can play with passion and enthusiasm, even after failure after failure, you are getting closer to that “Yes!” that you so desire in your heart.  I went from place to place looking for a second job and there were many “no’s” I heard along the way.  I kept plugging away.  A week later I got a second job.  It’s not a miracle (although miracles are all around us), it’s a matter of work, effort, and action.  The more you put into it, the more you will get out of it.  Getting a second job (which I have done), or attracting massive wealth and abundance (as I will do) is only a matter of action.  Put in the action, ask empowering questions, and let the Universe work out the details for you.

Conclusion

There is a lot to be learned from failure, whether it’s with your job, your family, or the lottery.  I’m sure there’s more to it than what I’ve covered here, but this is a start.  If your not sure whether to continue or not, I urge you to press on and keep working to live your dream life.  It might only be one action away…

As for me, I’m already a massive winner in my mind and heart, so I know that it’s only a matter of time before I’m living a life of wealth and abundance.  If you would like to come along with me on this journey, join my email list and leave a comment on this post.

Thanks for reading, have a Great day.

Slamming Your Fists Onto The Keyboard Until The Words Come Out

When I’m having a hard time thinking of what to write, slamming my fists onto the keyboard is a common visualization I have.

They say it takes 10,000 hours to master something.  If you put in an hour a day it’s going to take you over 27 years to master it.  We’ve, you and me, got to put more time in than an hour a day because I know that 27 years is too long a time to wait for mastery.

But all you can do is all you can do.  I only have an hour to write this before I have to go to bed for my job in the morning.  At least I am making the time to get creative today.  I MUST write.  I must create.  I am a visionary, and my vision leads me to serving people.  I don’t know how I’m going to do it, but I’m going to do it, and step 1 is to just write.

Today I put in some applications for a second job.  On one particular application I had to explain why I was terminated from a job.  A painful explanation, but an honest one.  I simply state because of the schizophrenia (which I now consider a superpower) I was in the wrong state of mind and made a bad decision.  I will probably never be hired by that particular employer.  Still, I’m going to pick up a second job for more reasons than I can state, and it’s going to happen quickly.

Soon I’ll have very little free time.  I’m still going to blog though.  I’m still going to metaphorically slam my fists upon the keyboard until the words come out.  I’m going to cry and sweat and bleed until I have great writing.  I’m never going to stop blogging, because it is a passion, and although sometimes I don’t like blogging because of my issues with myself, I still love it.

I’m going to be one of the Greats.  I’m going to have best selling books.  My blog is a training ground for writing my best writing.  I’m going to come up with some really great ideas and make many many books out of them.  I’m speaking my world into existence.

Blogging is not just a hobby for me, it’s a lifestyle.  The pain and the agony of coming up with a good title, something that I hope will serve people, takes me a while to get to.  Sure enough, I always come up with something.  I’m doing the right thing by expressing myself, which is why I believe that blogging is so powerful.  Granted, it’s not the only way to express yourself (I’m well aware there are many ways) but it’s my way, and I love my ways.  I’ve made a lot of mistakes in the past but the person those mistakes has caused me to become satisfies me and makes me feel like I am right in the head after all.  I’m a schizophrenic so you may disagree with my prior statement, but I know that the schizophrenia isn’t a disease, it’s actually a superpower.  I know my own mind better because of it, and I can call out the nonsense as it arises and find super empowering ways to think.  These thoughts lead me to taking empowering actions, and these actions (although small but daily) help to improve my overall life.

One thing I’ve got to improve upon in my life is exercise.  Today I went for a mile walk in the cold.  It’s January 2nd, 2018 so it’s cold outside in Maryland.  Not as cold as Boston, but cold.  I went for the walk anyways.  It felt good to move.  I could really use some weight training or running, but I like walking and can easily handle it.  My plan is to start doing pushups, squats, and crunches first thing in the morning when I get up at 6 am.  I’ve never been an early riser, but I have gone through periods where I’ve gotten up at 6am.  I want to get up at 6am everyday and exercise first thing.  When I do this I know I will be starting my day in a positive way that will set the tone for the entire day.  It may make me more tired but I don’t care.  There is the chance that it will further energize me, and make my overall life easier.  So I’m going to try and if I have to try and try again to make exercise a priority and do it first thing in the early morning, I’m going to do it.

One thing about my blogging that crosses my mind is that no one will ever read what I write.  When I think those thoughts I have to tell myself that I’m doing this for more than one reason.  Besides, when I become a great writer and have multiple best selling books then people will be able to come back to my blog and read what I’ve written here.  They will be able to read all the works I’ve written that lead me up to becoming a best selling author.  My blog will be a case study on how writers can be a zero and then earn something really great for themselves.  On top of that, I plan to keep the money I earn from writing, and live a life of wealth and abundance, for myself, for my family, for my friends, and for the entire world.

I have passion.  I have enthusiasm.  I have love.  I have energy.  I’m going to be a multi millionaire.  I’m going to keep going even after I’ve achieved my goals because it’s not about the money or fame.  It’s about doing what you love.  It’ about helping people.

I applied to a job today that was about selling life insurance.  I got as far as an email back inviting me in for an interview.  I replied by saying that I was excited to meet but I was very busy and couldn’t stay long.  That must have been a turn off because I never got another response to detail where I was to meet them.  As I continued to think about the prospect I thought that selling life insurance might not be for me.  The reason being that I read on Forbes that although life insurance was a topic worthy of consideration for almost any household, if you already had enough money where your family never had worry, then insurance would be pointless.  Although I’m not there yet, I will be, so selling insurance for me would be like selling ice to Eskimos.  There’s no need for it.  So when I got the message from the local pizza place about me dropping my name and phone number off for a part time job, I called them back.  I have an interview with them tomorrow.

I say if you can’t think of anything to write, just pound your fists on the keyboard until you come up with something to write.  Bleed, sweat, and cry over the keyboard.  Let the keyboard be your outlet.  Don’t actually destroy your keyboard, but keep the sentiment of banging on it until the words come out.  In this way you’ll be on your way to your 10,000 hours of mastery, and you’ll be a more fulfilled person because you followed your bliss.  At any rate you’ll probably become wildly successful beyond your wildest dreams and live the life you’ve always dreamed of.  It can happen.

The beauty of working everyday on your bliss is that you are like a fine wine.  That wine gets better with age, so with each piece of writing, you get better.  Today’s post is going to be better than yesterdays, and tomorrow’s post is going to be better than today’s.  That’s part of the beauty of personal development.  You can actually see yourself growing and becoming better, when your paying close attention.

So I’m going to work, and then work more, and then finally I’m going to blog.  I know my millions are on the way.  It could come from expected and unexpected channels.  I’m not limiting myself.  I’m limitless.  I’m powerful.  I’m a winner on a massive scale.  I don’t settle.  I feel wealthy.  These feelings translate into little actions I take everyday that WILL add up to a massive life change.  I’m ready and I know if your reading this, you’re ready too.  What little actions can you take TODAY that can add up to a massive life change?

I know I’ve said this already, but it bears repeating.  Once I’ve reached my goals, I will continue.  I’m never going to stop.  I’m never going to stop because there are people out there to be served.  Mike Dooley (who I love) said if you want to be happy for a year, inherit a fortune.  If you want to be happy for life, serve somebody.  This rings true in my soul.  So I’m going to continue, without end, writing.  I know that slamming my fists on the keyboard until the words come out will benefit people, if not just me.  So I’ve got to say that this is a somewhat self serving journey, but one that I want to take you on as a reader, to a better life.  It can’t be said enough that a better life equals a better you and to make a better you you’ve got to change your habits.

Maybe that habit is to write everyday.  EVERYDAY.  Maybe that habit is to visualize everyday.  EVERYDAY.  Maybe that habit is to show up to work without ever calling out.  EVERYDAY.  Maybe that habit is to quit smoking and take up vaping.  EVERYDAY.  Whatever it is, I know that you know what it is and it’s up to you to make those changes so your life becomes better.  So you too can be happy and fulfilled.

Get creative.  Make a work of art.  Do your job.  Just do SOMETHING and do it with MASSIVE ACTION.  You don’t have to be smart to be successful.  You just have to take ACTION.

I’ve said enough.  It’s time for me to go to sleep.  I’ve done my job at creating a work of art today by slamming my fists onto the keyboard until the words came out.  I hope that my blood, sweat, and tears have served you.  If you liked this post I encourage you to sign up for my email list.  You’ll get a free ebook and updates to new posts on this site.

Thanks for reading.

I love you.

How We Can Bring More Love Into Our World

If we were to love just a little more each day, wouldn’t that make our lives better?  Wouldn’t it make the lives of those around us better?

If your like me, bringing more love into the world is a hard thing to do.  There’s judgement, anger, and attitudes that fight us on our path to bringing more love into the world.  But again, if your like me, you will find it a worthwhile pursuit.

In this post I’m going to share some thoughts on how we can bring more love into our world in order to make earth a better place to live.  My hope is that you find at least one gem in this post that you can apply to your life everyday that brings you more fulfillment and more happiness.

Here it goes.

Ask Strangers How They Are Doing

If you want to show the world that you love and care about it, then you may want to consider asking a caring question to the people you see as you walk down the streets of your neighborhood.  That question is of course, “How are you doing”.

This could improve your day.  It could be that that person is having a bad day and they either say nothing to you and snub you, or they could give you a good answer like “good” or “great”.  If the person you talk to gives you a negative answer you can just keep on walking.  If the person you talk to gives you a positive answer that could lead to a conversation that could make both of your days better.  Talking with positive people about positive things can be an uplifting experience.  It might even make your day having that conversation.  If all that happens is you exchange a “I’m good”, or “I’m great”  then you are still on the up and up.  You’re letting your neighborhood know you care, and your making it a positive place to be.

This is just one way I think we can start to create more love in our world.

Read Books About Uplifting Stories

What happens in your mind is going to effect what happens when you leave the house.  I find it good practice to read inspiring and uplifting books as it helps me stay optimistic (some could say overly optimistic, which I believe is a good thing) about life.  This will lead you to having uplifting conversations with your friends and family, and the strangers you meet on the streets of your neighborhood.  Good, uplifting stories can really be a catalyst in setting the mood for a positive day.

The books you read are up to you, but it could be a religious or spiritual book, or a collection of stories of success in the area in which you want to achieve your success.  I really like “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill.  That’s a good starting point if your looking for success in business and it’s full of success stories.  If you would like to buy the book, click the link below and you can purchase it from Amazon.com (I will receive a commission from your purchase through this link).

I read many many books on the subject of personal development, Napoleon Hill’s classic is one that I found many years ago when I was trying to start a network marketing business.  I found it to be extremely inspiring and it helped me persevere until I reached the point where the cost of running the business wasn’t adding up anymore.  I have to admit, I was a failure in network marketing, but that failure (and my many others) have not detracted me from continuing the pursuits of an entrepreneur.  Books really have been great friends of mine on the path of becoming a success.  Studying people who have done what I want and need to do has been extremely helpful.  Learning those things about how to be successful have helped me have positive conversations with family, friends, and coworkers, and those positive conversations I believe have brought more love into the world.  So I say, go on and read those positive books, and have the conversations and take the ACTIONS that will accompany the reading of them.  You’ll be sharing wisdom with the people you care about and helping be a light in their lives and you’ll also be taking action in the direction of your dreams.  In this way you’ll be adding more love into the world.

Serve Your Spouse And Your Children

I realize that not everyone is married with children, but that doesn’t mean they won’t be at some point.  So really this point could serve both those who are married with children, and those that will be in the future.

Today for instance, my wife Megan went out to brunch with her friends.  It was my job to watch the kids.  By watching the kids I was serving my wife.  She was out for a while and so I had to feed the kids lunch.  It was a simple task but one that I did and loved to do.  The smiles on their faces as they ate their chicken nuggets satisfied me.  Really, as I was serving them I was also serving myself as I got to spend quality time with them just dad and the kids.

Simple things like doing the dishes and the laundry can also take some stress off your spouse and make their life a little easier.  Personally, again, I can find doing the dishes and the laundry to be a kind of stress relief so by serving my wife, I’m also serving myself.  It’s a win win, and that’s the kind of deal I love to love.

Give To The Homeless

When a homeless person asks you if you can spare any change, happily give them a dollar or two.  If your reading this, I know you are likely in a position where giving a couple dollars can only help you.

I know myself that sometimes after giving a homeless man money I question whether I did the right thing or not.  Am I only feeding their dependence on other people to survive, further crippling them, or am I helping them?  These questions no longer arise in my mind as I know that I am more fortunate then they are and I have a responsibility to help other people who aren’t as good off as I am.  I care for more than just myself and my own family.  I care for all the people of the world and homelessness is a problem for these people.  The very least I can do is give them a dollar when they ask me.

I believe that by giving to the homeless, and helping those who are less fortunate than we are, we are adding more love into the world.  By caring enough about a perfect stranger to help finance their lives, we are contributing to the overall health of our society.  Whether you agree or disagree with me on this point, I would love to hear what you think in the comments of this post.  Be sure to leave one.

Always Tip Your Delivery Driver

When your ordering food to your house, be sure to always tip.

You don’t have to tip like your wealthy if your not.  But something is always better than nothing.  Your pizza delivery driver works hard to get you fresh hot pizza as fast as possible so reward him with a tip.  I believe tipping shows you care.  If you show you care I believe you are adding more love into this world.  It’s something simple, maybe you already tip well every time you get pizza delivered or have someone make a sub for you, but the practice of giving includes giving to those that are providing a valuable service to you (even if that service is merely delivering a pizza it’s still valuable).  Go ahead and start tipping whenever it’s applicable, and again it’s going to be also a self serving discipline.  What you get is equal to what you give so if you want more, give more.

When You’re Doing Things You Don’t Like, Instead Of Hating It, Practice Gratitude

Practicing gratitude could help you with anything from your job to doing housework.  You can’t be grateful and angry at the same time.  When your doing something you don’t like to do, instead of hating it and cursing the reasons why you have to do it, instead look for things about it that you can be grateful for.

When I’m at work, doing something that I don’t want to do, I simply tell myself “This is what I MUST do, I’m getting paid, so I might as well be happy about doing it”.  In addition to getting paid to do things I don’t like to do, I also get valuable work experience, working with others to get the job done.

Another instance from my life where I practiced gratitude was in doing the dishes.  Instead of thinking, “Well, my wife has been off all day and instead of doing the dishes she went out and ran around”, I think “I’m grateful for the opportunity to serve my family, I don’t have to do these dishes, I GET TO”.

Each day is a blessing and one we should be grateful for.  Instead of thinking that you have to do something, instead think that you “get to” do something.  Not everyone can do what you do, so be grateful your in the unique position to live your life to it’s fullest potential.

Cut Back Or Eliminate The Things That Aren’t Serving Your Greater Purpose

If you want to bring more love into the world, then you can start by loving yourself a little more.  Try and try again to cut back or eliminate the things that aren’t serving your greater purpose.  For me, identifying those things has been easy, but eliminating them has been a real challenge but one worth doing.

I used to smoke a pack of cigarettes a day.  I smoked American Spirits and they cost me about $8.18 a day.  I realized that feeling the way I was feeling because of the smoking wasn’t serving me.  Neither was spending almost $10 a day on the addiction.  So in late November of 2017 I decided again, that it was time to finally quit and replace it with something new.  That new thing was the vaporizer.

From experience I can say that the vaporizer is a lot better for my health and is much much less expensive then buying cigarettes.  So I’m saving my health and I’m keeping more of my hard earned money, and on top of it all I’m still not really sacrificing anything because I still have my nicotine.  The vape helps me get out of the bed in the morning, helps get me through the day, and it helps me sleep.  It has completely taken the place of cigarettes, and I’m very grateful for it.  It’s been a triumph for me eliminating cigarettes, and I give the vape the credit for that.  It’s been really really great using the vape instead of smoking, because it tastes and smells better, I can do it inside, it helps me feel healthier, and I save A LOT of money.  Smoking cigarettes wasn’t serving my greater purpose so I’m glad that I was able to stop.  What could you stop that isn’t serving your greater purpose?

When you start taking better care of yourself, you’ll be better able to take better care of others, hence bringing more love into the world.  So go for it, and cut back or eliminate those things that are causing you pain and misery, and embrace a more empowering life.

Pick Up An Additional Stream Of Income

I read in “Reinvent Yourself” that the average multi-millionaire has an average of 7 different streams of income.  If you want to love yourself, and therefore be able to love your family and others better, it’s time to add another source of income to your life.

By adding another source of income to your life you’ll be better securing yourself and your family in the lean and fat times.  You’ll have more money for yourself and for your family, and you’ll have more money to give to charity.  My grandfather has told me that charity starts at home, so the better you can take care of your family, the better you’re loving them.  The more you do, the more the universe can do for you so don’t delay and pick up those multiple streams of income as fast as you can.  Once you begin to give your family more money, you can look into giving more to charity.  Again, what you get is equal to what you give, so if you want more, give more.

For me, picking up additional streams of income means not only working my day job, but also picking up a second job that I can work nights and weekends.  Along with picking up a second job, having multiple streams of income also means working on this website, commenting on other blogs, writing articles for other sites that link back to my site, and networking with other online entrepreneurs.  From what I understand, that’s what you need to keep doing if you want to earn incomes from your blog.  So that’s what I’m going to do, what are you going to do to earn other streams of income?

Conclusion

If you want to bring more love into the world, start first by loving yourself better.  The more you can love yourself, the better you will be at being able to love others.  Once you’ve got a foundation of self love in place, then you’ll be able to branch out into helping your family better, and then from there you can really start to make an impact on the world.

I’m sure there are many ways you can bring more love into the world, I’ve just listed a few.  Feel free to brainstorm your own ideas and put them into practice in your life.  By loving more, you can start to help change the world for the better.

Here’s to a better world for you, me, our children, and everyone on the planet.

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Blogging For Fun

When you talk about happiness, passion, and joy, one of the things that really lights me up is blogging.

I love to blog.  It gives me something constructive to do.  It helps me pass the time in a way that could lead me to more money.  More importantly it helps me pass the time in a way that could help other people.

So this post is about blogging for fun.  It’s my take on blogging for fun and how it can help you in all areas of your life.

Holiday Work

So I’ve just finished my second year working the holidays at my day job.  They worked me 60 hours a week, and I worked 2 weeks with only one day off which was Christmas day.  That gives me something to blog about.

I did get 2 bonuses, one for Thanksgiving, and one for Christmas, and I’m deeply grateful for them, even though they weren’t really large bonuses.  They were something though, so I’m grateful.

Working the holiday is part of why I haven’t been blogging regularly.  I would get up at 8 am and have to be at work by 9, and I wouldn’t get off until 7 or 8pm.  This left me only enough time to drink 3 beers, have something to eat, and take a shower before going straight to bed.  So the blogging, because of the holiday has suffered.

At this point it’s not going to suffer anymore.  I’m going to make the time to work on my blog everyday so I can increase my traffic and get Adsense up on my site so I can start collecting my first few dollars from this website.  Really, that’s my starting point in creating an income from this site, so there’s no time like the present to get to writing.

The holiday work was great, although a little challenging.  I’m going to get my best paycheck of the year really soon, and I’ll be happy I put in all those hours.  Right now I’m enjoying the first day of a 4 day weekend, my first real break from the store in two weeks.  I’m grateful that I can ring in the New Year at home with my family and I can relax and be at ease for a time.  It’s going to get really busy for me, as I’m on the verge of picking up a second job, so it’s going to take a lot of discipline to keep blogging but I’m going to do it.

Christmas 2017

Working so many hours during Thanksgiving and Christmas really take all the fun out of the holidays.  I worked 10 days straight and got a day off on Christmas that I spent running around to relatives’ houses.  I did get some gifts which was nice and I’m grateful for that, not to mention the kids got a lot of stuff, but I was exhausted and just wanted to be at home sleeping.  So I was extremely busy leading up to Christmas, and I spent Christmas day running around so I got no rest.  As I mentioned I’m currently on a 4 day weekend, so this is my first break where I can get some real rest.  I’m grateful for this 4 day weekend.

All in all, Christmas was great, work and all.  We had enough money to buy each other some gifts, although I felt like I didn’t give enough to other family members, and I want to make it a point to give everyone a gift next year, no matter what it takes.  It just doesn’t feel good at Christmas unless you have a gift to give to your family.  So I’m going to make that change next year.

Family Life At Home

Things are good with my family at home.  My wife, Meg and our kids, Cali and Charlie are happy.  I’m happy.  I get to have a few beers everyday, I’ve ditched my smoking habit for vaping which is working out, I’m in the process of picking up a second job, I’m reading books and keeping my journal, today I’ve started drawing in a sketch book my grandmother gave me for Christmas, and I’m eating lots of food.  Really, because of Christmas, I’ll have more money than I can spend before I get paid again.  So things are going very nicely in the present, and the future is only going to make my life even better (by leaps and bounds).  Really, as far as family life goes, I don’t really get to see them often.  Either I’m working, or they are out doing things.  That’s just the way the story goes right now.  Really, I’m better off working anyways as I’ve got a sizeable debt to pay (which will get paid in full).

Picking Up A Second Job

As it turns out, there is a pizza place that is hiring and in order to get the job, all I need to do is furnish my driving record.  When I talked to the hiring manager and told him my background at the ham store, he spoke like I would be a good fit for the place.  I’m sure I could get at least another 20 hours a week or more working there.  That would really help me out.  Not to mention it would be a great experience working two jobs for the first time in my life.  I would do it for my family, I would do it so I could get out of debt in a timely manner, and I would do it so I could save more money so we could get serious about moving into a house that would be big enough for all of us.  Not that a second job is the only way to get more money, but it’s one way, and one way that I’m getting serious about.

Winning The Lottery On Christmas Day

My wife bought me 6 scratch off tickets for Christmas and hung them on a tiny Christmas tree and gave them to me.  The beauty is that I won on 4 out of 6.  If you take into account the odds of winning that much, I can confidently say I beat the odds.  In the end I won $22 but I celebrated winning on those tickets like it was a massive jackpot.  I was very pleased to win so much and I know it’s because of what I’ve been doing with my free time that allowed the universe to deliver to me those wins.  Never mind what those things I’ve been doing are, just know that I’m doing something and I’m starting to see positive results.  It’s only a matter of time before I win that massive jackpot and enjoy all the wonderful things that come along with it.  For now though, I’m happy even without a massive jackpot win.  I have food and drink, a job, a family, books, a journal, a blog, guitars, a computer, the internet, and air to breathe.  The list of things I’m grateful for RIGHT NOW goes on and on and on and on.

Blogging For Fun

To be honest, I’ve been struggling with ideas on how I can help people with my blog.  At first I thought it would be about personal development, then I wanted to make it a happiness blog, and then I wanted it to be about how one can get more money.  Now I’ve settled back on a personal development blog, and this post and the ones to come will be me just writing for fun.

I love writing.  The creative power of words fascinates me.  How one can write one’s own story and then try to live it is amazing.  It’s great for self improvement, goal setting, and gives one something constructive to do with free time.  It beats just sitting on the couch drinking.  The busier you are, as Mike Dooley says, the more opportunity you give the universe the chance to deliver to you what you want.  So I do my absolute best to try and stay as busy as possible.  Part of that busyness is blogging for fun.

When I get enough traffic through my daily posts to earn an Adsense account, where Google recognizes my blog as a blog worth putting advertisements on, I will begin to collect the money that I desire.  More than that, by writing everyday, I will improve myself.  More than that, by writing useful content, I will help others to improve their lives as well.  It’s a win win win.

I have a little email list that currently has 8 subscribers that I’m going to mail this little gem out to.  If they want to participate, I would encourage them to leave a comment.  If you would like to join the list so you can get my posts delivered right to your inbox when I have a new one, then please do join.  It’s totally free and you have nothing to lose.  You can only win by being on my email list, so join here now.  You’ll also get a free ebook!  Blogging for fun can also be about building a business from scratch.

I’ve been at this blogging business for a while now and with the results I get, I wouldn’t keep doing it unless I loved it.  I love writing.  I love the power of words.  Writing about my life excites me because I get to write the truth of how things are going, which is phenomenal.  Everyday, every breath is a miracle, and miracles in my life never cease.  Everyday I have the chance to make more of myself than I was yesterday and I seize that opportunity with power and confidence.  Things are great and they are only going to get better, it doesn’t matter who’s the president.

Blogging is a passion of mine, and I do it to help other people.  Sure, there are some things I want to improve upon (like my income), but writing for free to help other people is something that I know is going to move me in the direction of getting more of what I want.  I encourage you to leave in the comments of this post what it is you want, and what you are going to do TODAY that is going to be your baby step in the direction of making that a reality.  One of my goals is to live in a mansion with it’s own pool and the baby step I took today in that direction was to write this post.  I hope it’s served you in helping you to realize that blogging can be fun, and if you follow your heart, you can successfully work on your dreams.

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A Review Of 2018

Hello good people of the world.

This post is about what happened in 2018, written as if it’s already happened.  I will outline all of the things that I will do that will reflect my best year ever.  This post was written before 2018 even started, and when I look back on the year after it’s over, I would like to say that I’ve done these things.  I’m highly optimistic that 2018 will be the best year I’ve ever had, and these are the reasons why.

Lots and Lots of Hugs and Kisses From My Wife and Children

Yes, I’m married with children.  Though sometimes it can be stressful, they are a great blessing in my life.  When looking back on my life though, there are times when my wife and I, not to mention the kids, got out the door without a good bye hug and kiss.  Now that 2018 has past I can say that in this year, I got the most hugs and kisses from my wife and kids that I have ever received.  This was the foundation of making 2018 my best year ever.  As far as hugs and kisses from my family goes, 2018 was my best year to date.  It’s only going to get better from here on out.

I Went The Entire Year Without Calling Out Of Work Once

Suiting up and showing up, I think, is one of the most important things you can do when your working on your dream life.  In 2018, never once did I call out of work.  I suited up and showed up everyday, and my paychecks reflected that.  I was more respected at work, and at home, I was better able to take care of my responsibilities, and I felt better about life.  Part of making 2018 my best year ever was to mature, and suiting up and showing up everyday, reliably, was a big step on my path to growth.  I’m so happy that I did my job without fail, and capitalized on the opportunity to earn more money.  By never calling out of work in 2018, I helped make that year by best year to date.

I Picked Up A Second Job

I was doing well at my job in 2017, but in 2018 it was time for me to use some of my free time to earn more money.  I picked up a second job.  I worked my first job 5 days a week, and when I was done working my first job, I went to my second job.  I was doing about 30 hours a week at my first job, and another 20 hours a week at my second job.  The work experience fortified me and taught me how to earn more.  I had more opportunity to communicate with people, and this led me to capitalizing on more opportunity to pass out my website’s business cards.  This led to more traffic to my website, and more subscribers to my email list.  Getting a second job in 2018 has taught me how to be a responsible adult, and how to pay my debts.  Getting a second job is part of what made 2018 my best year ever.

I Saved Over $2,400 Dollars That I Kept All Year

In 2018 I faithfully put $200 a month into my savings account.  I never touched that money.  It was holy money.  Now that it’s 2019 I have over $2,400 in my savings accounts.  It’s a great feeling to know that I was able to stick to a budget, and never had to dip into my savings accounts to just get bye.  I am so much richer now that I’ve learned those valuable life lessons in saving money.  It’s only a matter of time before I knock it out of the park and can say I live life in wealth and abundance.  I can say that in 2018 I learned the principles that will serve me for the rest of my life, and will lead me to that dreamed of life of wealth and abundance.  Saving over $2,400 in 2018 was part of making it the best year I’ve ever had.

I Reduced My Credit Card Balance By Over $7,000

Working my day job, and working a second job allowed me to pay $800 towards my credit card bill every month.  After I took into account interest, I reduced my bill by $600 a month, every month.  By the end of 2018 my credit card balance was reduced from $16,600 to $9,600.  That’s real progress!  Now that I’ve laid the principles down in 2018 for getting out of debt and building real wealth, I’m more than confident I will be able to get my credit card balance to $0.00 in less than 2 years.  Reducing my credit card balance by $7,000 was a real triumph for me, and it’s part of what made 2018 my best year ever.

I Made My First Dollar Off My Website

I couldn’t be happier that in 2018 I made my first dollar off my website.  I’ve been running my blog for 2.5 years and in 2018 I made my first dollar.  Earning money on the internet has been a long time dream of mine and now I can say that I’ve done it.  I’ve made my first dollar off being an internet entrepreneur!  Now that I’ve added this to my list of accomplishments, I know that there’s nothing stopping me from creating a 6 figure business and living the life of my dreams.  By earning my first dollar online in 2018 I broke thru, and that’s part of what made 2018 my best year to date.

Summing up 2018

To sum it up, 2018 has been my best year to date.  I loved my family, I worked hard and reaped the benefits, I kept the most money I’ve ever managed to keep, I made substantial progress in paying off my debt, and I broke thru as an internet entrepreneur.  It’s been my best year to date, and I have no doubts that in 2019 I’m going to do even better.

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