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A Life I had to Share

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Hello my friends. It has been ages since I have last posted anything on this blog. I have been meaning to do so, but with all that has been on my mind and the various things I’ve been looking into I felt that there was not much to really share. However, today when I had browsed some of the posts on my facebook news feed I saw an article that just really touched my inner being. If you are interested in reading the article go click on the picture above.

 

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Inspiration Series

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Hello everyone. I decided one project I am going to do for this blog is add a section for a series of inspirational quotes. I find that when I read such quotes it motivates me to try to work harder toward my goals even when I feel at times totally lost on how to take that next step. Hope you guys enjoy it.

Growing A Money Garden

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When I posted my last post I talked about a project I was going to be starting. The project was the start toward growing my own money garden. Sad to say that the project will need to be postponed until I’ve gathered sufficient funds for it. The first plant of this project was to start investing in binary options.

Binary options are a very lucrative way to make money. However, with all financial vehicles you must be prudent with how you handle them. For those of you who don’t know what an option is, an option is the right, but not the obligation to buy or sell an asset at a set price. Options are derivatives of these assets that are being bought or sold. Of course, this right only applies to the investor that is buying the option. For those that are selling them they are obligated to buy or sell the underlying asset if the option is exercised. This can be very costly if you do not hedge yourself properly. Of course, there was a bit more to this than I originally had thought.

A short while back the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, also known as CFTC, has been trying to crack down on brokers who are not regulated by regulatory group. One of the main underlying reasons is for the safety of the investor. These unregulated brokers could at any time take all your money and just run away with it. This is not to say that all unregulated brokers are bad or not safe, but this is a word of caution. On top of that it is illegal for a U.S. citizen to invest in binary options that are not being brokered by a regulated broker. So if you’re not a U.S. citizen, then perhaps this may not apply to you. Now back to why I didn’t start planting the first plant for my money garden.

As I had mentioned earlier I was going to wait till I’ve gathered sufficient funds to start planting this plant. This doesn’t mean I can’t start, but the broker I decided to go with was offering those who put in $5,001.00 or more a 100% bonus on the money they were going to deposit. For someone that isn’t make a whole lot gaining an extra $5001.00 is a big deal. Of course, this isn’t the only plant I want to plant to gain financial freedom.

In my last post I had realized that I really hated working a job. This dislike in working a job made me realize I needed to plant a garden of money. So besides the investing plant I have actually already started working on another money plant, and that plant is this blog.

As many of you already know blogging is a viable way to create passive income through affiliate programs and advertising. I know I’m still on the bottom of the totem pole, but I feel that it is important to share my experiences for this garden of money I am starting to work on as well as anything else that I feel strongly about to help improve oneself. So on that note of improving if anyone has anything they want to share or learn about please let me know. I am an avid learner and would love to help everyone become better than they were before. So please feel free to share your thoughts and opinions. I will keep you all up to date about my current project. Until next time take care.

 

Trapped By Money

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Recently I had tried to quit my job with Wal-Mart. By the end of my attempt to quit I ended up not being able to quit. It’s not that I couldn’t the job, but I have lately been feeling that I’ve been overly focused on short term gains by the means of a job. This doesn’t mean having a job is wrong or bad. I think it’s good to do some form of work. However, I don’t think this line of work well for me. It was at this point that I realized I really hated working any job in general. Some jobs were better than others. In the end though there really wasn’t a job I cared to work. The only reason I had for working these jobs were to try and pay bills. I had fallen into the money trap.

I feel that it’s safe to say that the majority of the world has fallen for this trap. Being taught and bombarded by imagery of wealth most of us are tempted to do whatever we can to obtain these materialistic joys. Sadly the only way to obtain these goods is to use what we know which has been taught to us from a young age that is to go get a job and work. At this point it got me pondering about life and what I’ve spent my time learning in life. I’ve read so many things; especially things on business and investing, however I have yet to really apply what I have learned on my own. So I decided to start something stupid and will post more about it this coming weekend.

The money trap is a reality that we all must face. It’s our duty to escape it. So are you going to remained trapped or are you going to break free? The choice is yours. Until next time take care my fellow readers.

Live Life: Do Work You Love

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For a while I have been pondering over the daily activities of my current life as well as the typical activities of an average person. I had found that we spend about 16 hours a day working a job and sleeping. Some people do these two activities a little more or less than 16 hours, but when you think about it that’s a lot of time. Thinking about this time allocation made me even more determined to find something I would love to make a career out of. The major problem wasn’t necessarily trying to figure out what it was I wanted to do, but more like making the time to do so. However, not to long ago I had recalled a comment a friend of mine made to me.

“You could work less on work and work on your goal.”

When I had first heard these words I was thinking how could I work less? I have bills to pay. Life isn’t inexpensive. After a few days I had stepped back to consider my friend’s words. They were right to an extent. I needed to focus on my goals more than work. However, I also realized I could be more industrious with my time as well when I wasn’t working. Sure, we all need rest and what not, but I also know if you love something, then it wouldn’t be work and it may have a lot of personal benefits. And that is when I came across the picture above.

Now I know this doesn’t necessarily mean we are good at things we would like to be good at and in fact we may be great at things we dislike immensely. However, most of us aren’t good at things we love to begin with. So the only route left to us is to work at the things we do love.

Now to close this off I would like for you all as food for thought to consider how you can do work you love, because if you have to spend a third of the day working, then you might as well work on something you love.

Live Life: A Student for Life

 

“Education is a progressive discovery of your own ignorance.”

~Will Durant

 

Life is a never ending journey for obtaining true wisdom. We can set all the goals we want or dream of the most amazing things possible, but without the knowledge to back it up these goals and dreams remain but a fantasy awaiting to be released from the prisons of our minds. As a society it is our moral duty not only to ourselves, but for the sake of bettering the lives of others that we continuously educate ourselves of all things of the universe. We know many things; yet, we know so little. So the next time you feel you are bored or think that there is nothing to do go pick up a book and learn something new or relearn something because life is a never ending journey toward true wisdom.

If there is something you have learned recently please share it with us. We would love to hear about it. Thanks for sharing.

 

“An investment of knowledge pays the best interest.”

~Benjamin Franklin

 

Live Life: Start Small and Go Big

“Take a small seed and with time and good nurturing you will have your reward.”

~Naoki

 

To often we want to start off running before we even know how to walk. Even though we are taught to be patient and delay gratification the examples we see contradict what we hear. This is why the majority of the world population is only middle class or poor. However, you can choose to be different from the majority.

One of my goals in life is to be a great philanthropist. I would love to form multiple foundations that I could donate to and know personally that they will be working on causes I believe are important and would benefit others in need. Sadly at this point of my life I am not in such a position to be doing that, but it doesn’t mean I can’t start small and work up to that big goal. So here is a basic plan I have in order to achieve this goal:

  • Minimize my bad debts.
  • Work on building multiple streams of income.
  • Learn about the causes that are important to me.
  • Gain skills and knowledge that can be used to help society overall. (This one is one that I feel we all need to work on.)

This list is not comprehensive or detailed, but it is nonetheless an important list. The reason for it being important is because this is my reminder of my goals that will eventually lead to one of my really big goals which is to be a great philanthropist. So write down some goals you want to accomplish and then write up a general list of how you are going to reach one of those goals. After you have done that if you don’t mind sharing some of your goals or list please do so in the comment section. I would really love to read about your goals.

 

“The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership.”

~Harvey S. Firestone