What does it mean to truly live?

This is completely up to you!

It’s different for every person, yet there are some fundamentally SAME things for everyone as well. One of the most important human needs is to feel loved. There are many ways to experience what one calls love yet many are artificial, counterfeit substitutions. Because the need to feel loved is so strong, many relationships are based on fear of loss and a constant battle of give and take. Couples are willing to stay in curso de diseño EBAC relationships and endure their perceived shortcomings because they can’t bear the thought of being alone and they don’t trust their own worth enough to know that they’ll find another. Many of these issues can be worked out between couples but it’s not always easy to get both parties to agree that they themselves may be part of the problem.

One must feel safe and secure in order to feel that they are truly living

If you are the type that likes to live on the edge and likes the uncertainty of things more than the certainty then you probably feel secure in yourself knowing that you can control your environment or move on to the next one if you so choose.

It is of my opinion that you must be confident in your choice of religion or spirituality if you are going to live in peace. I don’t believe it matters what your specific beliefs are as long as you treat everyone with love and respect no matter what THEIR beliefs are.

What about money?

Some people are content with struggling to pay their rent or mortgage. They’re quite accustomed to saying “we can’t afford that”. They don’t seem to mind that they can’t ever take a REAL vacation – one where they don’t have to constantly worry about every dollar they’re having to spend on food and entertainment. Some people prefer the simple life and don’t need a large house and fancy car to feel content.

What about time?

I’m completely spoiled with the amount of free time that I have. I don’t know how most other people function with the constant grind between family and career. If you’re someone that lacks in all of these areas then you’re probably shortening your life from all the stress. I don’t claim to be an expert in any of these areas, but I do know that excessive stress can cause health issues.

What’s the answer?

Where is your greatest source of stress? Finances continue to be the number one reason for couples to argue. But if some rules and boundaries are not set, it won’t matter how much money you make, your lifestyle will eventually catch up to your income and you’ll be back in the same situation. The key is to resist the temptation to immediately improve your lifestyle and pay off debt. This is where true freedom exists – zero debt (or near it anyway).

So what can the average person do to make extra income? Coming up with a solution can be a very daunting and intimidating task. That’s why most don’t even attempt it. They continue down the same path and decide to just accept things the way they are. Part of me wants to say that your options are limitless but they are severely limited depending on what you’re willing to do and how much money you expect to make. Most people want EASY money (who wouldn’t?) and aren’t willing to put in the time and effort necessary to really make a difference. Something also to consider – are you looking for a temporary gig or do you want to start a business that will grow and eventually replace your current source of income?

Studies show that 95% of people looking for additional income are only looking to supplement their current income by $500 to $1000 per month. This may not seem like a lot of money to some but consider how quickly you could turn your financial situation around if 100% of the additional income could be applied to your outstanding debt?
Obviously I’m making some assumptions here – somewhat safe ones I’d say though. Recent statistics show that the average household credit card debt is over $15,000. The average student loan debt is over $30,000. Unfortunately we live in a society that is accustomed to debt. Personally, I’m all about instant gratification and I think most others are too. Why wait until you can pay cash for something when you can flash a piece of plastic and get it immediately? I’m guilty. Of course I always say “Eh, no worries. I’ll just pay extra on the card and pay it off quickly” but of course that never happens.

We live in one of the wealthiest countries in the world – land of opportunity.

We each have the ability to better our financial situation with a little determination and perseverance. I believe that this is what sets the truly successful people apart from the masses though – lack of determination and perseverance. For most people it’s just too much discomfort (notice I didn’t say “pain”). Most of us live like kings and queens compared to a LOT of other people in the world and if you’re reading this on a mobile or other electronic device, you’re better off than a lot of people in our own country. We don’t like to be uncomfortable and we love our entertainment – and an endless flow of it.

Tomorrow I’ll be exploring one of the most popular ways to make extra money from home. The startup cost is usually reasonable and anyone can do it if they’re willing to slowly push the boundaries of their comfort zone and flirt with their fears a little.

Face your fears and join my cause!










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