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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.

 

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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.

Having Less with More

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When I first saw this picture I questioned myself about my life. I know I don’t really care to have a lot of stuff. Though even with that I suppose the things I do want is almost never ending; especially when it comes to some of the things I really enjoy. So why do we do so much if we are getting less? In particular it makes me wonder about how I am using my time in life.

Many of us work most of our lives. There is nothing wrong with working, but your time is limited. So let me ask you this. Why do you do what you do? If you can honestly say because it is something you truly enjoy, then that’s great, but if you can’t, then why are you doing it? This topic comes to me often when I go to work. My work isn’t bad, and it pays my current bills, but I often question myself why. The only answer I can come up with is instant gratification in the form or a paycheck. However, is this a good reason to do so when you already know that a fair portion of it is going to taxes and bills?

So the next time you do something, particularly something you don’t really enjoy, ask yourself why you are doing it. If it’s something you don’t really like doing, then ask yourself what you can do to fix that. We only have so much time in this life of ours. So why not spend it doing things we love? Until next time take care everyone.

Give and Receive

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Hello everyone. Are you all doing well? I hope so. Last Saturday I had an amazing experience. And it has to do with giving.

Originally I was only going to go play a simple prerelease for a game called Magic: The Gathering. I had came a bit early so I figured I would go kill some time at the nearby Wal-Mart. As I was walking toward the store I saw a rather filthy man ask someone for money. This man came up to me asking me for $8 dollars. He had a rather pungent smell of him similar to that of a druggy. For whatever reason I ended up giving this filthy man the $8. Upon reaching the doorway I saw a few people trying to raise awareness for breast cancer. Now, you may not know this, but there was an interview done by some news group about these kinds of organizations and though their intent is good the money is typically not used very much for the intended purpose. However, yet again I felt compelled to give them a few dollars. And it was after that moment that things started happening.

The first thing that happened was I came upon a really cool Magic: The Gathering shirt. At that moment I knew I wanted it. So I got it. I then proceeded to the card shop to play the event. My card pool was at or maybe a little more than break even for the amount I had paid for it. Then to top things off I was given a bye for the first round giving me an instant win. From that point during that break I came upon some cards from another game I had been interested in for some time, but never had the opportunity to really try out. I had asked the clerk how much a single deck was, but another individual, he may have been a manager or owner of the shop, told me he’d sell me the everything they had of that product for a mere $20. Now the typical price of these things being sold at a shop for like that would be about $10 to $17 per deck. The other thing that was added to this was the booster packs. These packs average about $3.50 to $4.5 a pack.  I had gotten 5 decks and 26 boosters. That is on average a $141 worth of product for just $20. Then during the raffle in the middle of the tournament I received a $7 limited Magic: The Gathering deck box. And lastly I made it into the top 8 with a 3 booster prize pool for my 8th place finish.

The thing I wanted to show through this personal experience was that through my unconditional giving I had received more than I gave. This is something I know I need to work on more, but I do believe the universe was working to give back to me for what I gave without thought of return. So if you really want something in life remember give unconditionally and you shall receive more than you give in due time.

Live Life: Abundance

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Hello everyone. How are you all doing? I do hope you are all doing well. Today I wanted to share with you all something that I read. And the topic I had read was about abundance.

Have you ever felt that there was something lacking in your life? I know I’ve felt scarcity in my life. I’m sure that most of you have felt scarcity in your life as well, but why do we feel this scarcity?

I don’t know if any of you have ever heard or read this magazine, but the magazine is called “Law of Attraction”. They also have a website with the url of: lawofattractionmag.com. It’s a pretty good magazine and something I would suggest to anyone to check out.

While reading the latest issue I could find I came upon this article about abundance. The article was a short story about a man who was feeling very stressed about life and the things he lacked as a provider. This man had prayed for help and eventually came upon an answer. That answer was to give away money. At first the man was confused, but he took it to heart and started giving away money. Slowly, but surely, his life started to turn around and he was receiving much more than he was giving away.

This sounds good and all, but most of would probably say or think that we can’t give away money like that. We make excuses thinking we can’t afford to do things, but what is really happening is that we are setting ourselves up with the mental attitude of scarcity. And with this scarce mindset we attract to us scarcity into our lives.  This is not to say there won’t be tough times, but by focusing our energies on the negative we can only see the negative and miss out on the potential opportunities that lie right in front of us. This man that had changed his life is a good example of this. His mind was focused on negativity and scarcity, but by changing his thoughts not only was he able to find more opportunities, but also be able to give back to society.

So if you want to get out of a poor life, then think of a rich one. However, in order to receive you first must be willing to give. This is the path of wealth. Until next time take care and try to live life abundantly.

Your Life as a RPG Character

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My posts have been very sporadic for some time now. I do apologize for that to my dear followers, but I do feel that writing has been more meaningful compared to when I have been trying to writing something daily. Of course, this isn’t what I came on here today to talk about. I came on here to share an experiment that I am about to embark on. That mission is to make my life into a game.

How many of you have thought it would be cool if you were a game character or a comic book character? I know I have and am sure many of you have had this fantasy at one point of your life. So the question becomes why not try to live life like your favorite characters?

A lot of games these days are really just an imitation of our lives with a few fantasy aspects added to them. One of the greatest examples of these are the MMO’s. So lets look into the aspects of a typical MMO,

In a MMO you have a character that you build. They fight monsters, learn skills, do quests, go on adventures, make friends, and earn cash. The only part of that list that we don’t necessarily do on a daily basis is fight monsters, but everything else we do.  Learning skills is education, quests are jobs, adventures is travel, friends are friends, and we get cash from selling our junk or completing our jobs. However, there are some very notable difference aside from the fantasy factors of the game and that is we love doing the stuff on the game.

Why do we love it though? The work isn’t really no different from the work we do daily. The only major difference is variety. We are constantly doing different things in the game. So what if we tried doing different stuff? This is something I intend to try for myself and each month I shall share my experience of this journey every month. I know the time gap does seem kind of large, but change does take time. I hope others of you might try this out and share your experiences. Thank you every one.

A Thought About Life

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My posts on here have become less and less. They say in order for one to have a successful blog it is very crucial to be very active in its activity. I will not deny the importance or the knowledge of those that claim that statement because I too believe that high activity, especially in the early stages, is important. However, when I started this blog I had wanted to use it as a way of discovering myself. Of course, I was also a bit trapped by the wants of popularity and the hopes of monetizing the blog to earn additional income, but along the way things had changed.

As of this posting I have already reached the age of 27. I don’t really have much to show for my life and have still yet to truly work on a career for myself. The past nine years I have squandered. In some ways I have learned a lot, but in other ways I have learned so little. In the past I have written about success, mastery, personal freedom, joy, and other topics, but the posts themselves are so superficial. They don’t have the knowledge or true experience behind them that I feel is important. This lack of true meaning has led me to try to search deeper into finding a passion that is suited to my being.

For the longest time I had been searching for an answer toward the purpose of my existence. I feel it safe to say that a good majority of us have been looking for the answer to what we need to do in life to be happy and have the success we so desire. Sadly we are all born into a trap due to the nature of our current society.

With the coming of the information age expectations of things have hastened. Employers want quality people fast and people want as much money as they can get now. This mode of living sadly only creates mediocrity. And the reason for it is because we lack the necessary mastery of the subject to be any good at it.

A while back I had wrote a post about how it takes the average individual about 10,000 hours to go and master a certain skill set. If we say we spent two hours on it everyday it would take us almost 14 whole years. When you think about it it makes sense why back during the apprenticeship era people had started at 12 to 16 years of age and sometimes even earlier than that so that hopefully they could get the kind of work they so desired. However, most of us don’t really even start truly working until we enter college.

Going back to myself this thought is rather troubling. A lot of people would say I am not that old, but working full time at a menial job doesn’t give one a whole lot of time to work in mastering a skill set that would give me the kind of life I would desire. Lets also not forget that if I were to put in a fair amount time into an actual skill set it’s going to take me about 14 years.

The thing I hope you were all able to take from this is to start young and chase after a dream that will support you later in life. Even if you don’t start till you enter college try to do whatever you can to be able to dedicate yourself to this training. I know that life isn’t always easy and that we need to be able to support ourselves, but the payout for gaining the skills now rather than later are going to be so much higher than any income you can hope to achieve right out of high school. So thanks for reading and I shall leave you with a quote from Plato.

 

“Do not train children to learning by force and harshness, but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.”

~Plato