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Internet Lifestyle: Don’t Let Your Present Financial State Stop You

Internet Lifestyle: Don’t Let Your Present Financial State Stop You

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    A lot of people have big dreams, positive aspirations and cute destinies, but only 2 in 20 see their hopes materialize.

    The Internet lifestyle could be likened to financial freedom, when you’re in charge of affairs, you can travel the world of your dreams, sail the Pacific if you want, live in nice environment where the sounds of morning birds ooze out from the riverbanks.

    You looked at your life (and the current business you run), and you’re not even close to financial security — let alone freedom. The world seems abstract from your end, and you keep asking yourself:

    “Isn’t there a way to change my life?”

    Don’t be perturbed — there is a way out of every ugly situation. But it’s never a smooth journey. Earning six figures annually is not an illusion – it’s actually doable. In this post I want to give a wake-up call to your inner spirit. Have an open mind as we explore the world of Internet opportunities and how to grab the ripe slices.

    Are you ready?

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    Stop Limiting Your Life

    The greatest enemy of man is himself. If you could break loose from your inner thoughts that tell you success is far off, then there is no mountain anywhere you cannot climb. In fact, most of the things you’ve been taught about generating income may not be worth it.

    What do I mean?

    The cliché that you should go to school, study and get a good job afterwards (along with a bag of benefits) is a limiting factor. We’re living in the information age, where a single idea can settle a man or woman financially for the rest of their lives. Academic qualification has its place in this world, but not necessarily in the areas of making money and touching lives around the world.

    I think the real education is outside of the tertiary institutions. The real education you need is right where you are – in your environment: the people, events, news, technology, communication, business startups, etc. You can learn so much from the above mentioned channels than in the four walls of a university.

    With that in mind, I’m sure you’re now closer to living the Internet lifestyle. If that’s the case, here are four point checklists to further speed up your journey.

    1. Decide on a Course from Day One: It’s the most lucrative step you can take towards making a dream come true. This course is your channel of earning in life. When properly approached, it’s going to set you free financially.
    2. Aim for Six Figures Annually: Those who do not set their mark to earn six figures may not get there, irrespective of hard work. Making a living on the Internet is a deliberate effort. Challenge yourself to earn six figures annually, but attack this goal creatively.
    3. Don’t Reinvent the Wheel: it’s a big mistake and may land you in a jungle where there is no hope of survival. Stay with proven systems and realize your dreams faster.
    4. Build a System, Not a Business: Yes, a system is what guarantees financial freedom. Those who live the Internet lifestyle today have systems, not mere business enterprises. A system stays even when the business is gone. It’s your ultimate goal.

    Decide on a Course from Day One

    What exactly do you want from life?

    A ‘course’ in this instance refers to a chosen business model. And believe me, for you to live the Internet lifestyle you need to start building something that can generate income.

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    Successful people choose a definite path in life and stay there. They kept pace with the times. They complained at some point but didn’t give up. Think of the likes of Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg. It wasn’t an easy journey when they started out, but today they’ve built systems that can last for generations.

    I’ve chosen a unique path towards achieving my goals. As a freelance writer, I’m dedicated to changing the world with words, and to help small business entrepreneurs experience a cooler side of the world and grow their business. It’s my course – what’s yours?

    Have you discovered what you’ve been called to do on earth? You should render a unique service to the world. It doesn’t matter how vague the vision seems, success is around the corner. Stick to the course, you’ll laugh louder!

    Aim for Six Figures Annually

    Can you earn six figures in 12 months?

    Of course you can, if that’s your goal and you work it out. An earnings of $100,000 for a particular year means you can live the Internet lifestyle if every stead remains equal. But this income seems so huge in my eye, and I’m sure you’re wondering how you can make so much.

    A great way to simplify this is to breakdown the amount by 12 months. And afterwards, divide the result by 30 days.

    100,000 divided by 12 = $8333.33/month

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    $8333.33 divided by 30 = $277.78/daily

    Wow, we’re getting somewhere. It seems six figures is not that big!

    So, is it possible to earn $277.78 every single day?

    Absolutely…it’s 100% possible!

    A lot of bloggers and affiliate marketers generate over $500 daily. Freelance writers can also boast of making that much. So, can you if you put your mind to it.

    This is the only amount that’s worth it. As you pursue a course towards financial freedom, don’t accept mediocre advice or give up. Whatever business model you chose should bring you closer to earning six figures annually; and $277.78 on a daily basis. Can you do that?

    Don’t Reinvent the Wheel…Not One Bit

    Small, midsized and multinational businesses are resorting to the Internet for expansion. Potential customers have all migrated to the Internet for convenience. If you’re not getting the ‘real juice’ online, something is definitely wrong. Maybe you’re trying to reinvent the wheel — and if that’s the case…why?

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    Is it that you want to change the world with a unique idea, something phenomenal and powerful? Yes, that’s a nice course and I urge you to pursue it. But for the sake of earning six figures within the next five years or thereabouts, you need to align yourself with proven business models and explore it.

    The world is a big place; there are no limitations except the ones you make up in your mind. And most of the time we do what we have to do…until we can do what we want to do. Living the Internet lifestyle is possible, but reinventing the wheel will only hinder your speed. Affiliate marketing, product creation, blogging, website-flipping and domain packing, pay-per-click publishing, AdWords arbitrage and freelance business are all lucrative ventures.

    Any of these models can yield six figures annually if you give your heart to it. So don’t try to create a new business model; it’ll definitely take time before you gain notice. Stay with proven money-making channels. Explore as much as you can and impact your world positively.

    Build a System, Not a Business

    In as much as I’m an advocate of starting your business, I strongly believe you should also grow. Think out-of-the-box and transform it into a system. A system is the only guarantee for financial freedom. Investors and business owners know what I’m saying.

    A true Internet entrepreneur who is living in an exquisite mansion, traveling the world over and supporting the less-privileged doesn’t have a business anymore. They have a system.

    A system will continue to generate income, irrespective of economic states or weather changes. Typical systems online are Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Amazon. These are no longer small businesses and since they’re listed in Fortune 500 Magazine as the Top 100 Thriving Companies in the United States, it surely means they’re doing the right things. You should learn from them. But how?

    Reinvest into your small and startup business. Build more niche sites and monetize them. Outsource a handful of tasks to capable hands (freelance writers, developers, designers, researchers, virtual assistants, etc.). Focus on what you enjoy doing and build a strong foundation for a blissful Internet lifestyle.

    Internet Lifestyle Takeaway

    Have clear goals for your life, and be specific on the business model you chose. It’s all about being the best at what you do, and to position your life where the cool rays from nature can shine upon you.

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    How to Control Your Thoughts and Be the Master of Your Mind

    How to Control Your Thoughts and Be the Master of Your Mind

    Your mind is the most powerful tool you have for the creation of good in your life, but if not used correctly, can also be the most destructive force in your life.

    Your mind, more specifically, your thoughts, affect your perception and therefore, your interpretation of reality. (And here’s Why Your Perception Is Your Reality.)

    I have heard that the average person thinks around 70,000 thoughts a day. That’s a lot, especially if they are unproductive, self-abusive and just a general waste of energy.

    You can let your thoughts run amok, but why would you? It is your mind, your thoughts; isn’t it time to take your power back? Isn’t it time to take control?

    Choose to be the person who is actively, consciously thinking your thoughts. Become the master of your mind.

    When you change your thoughts, you will change your feelings as well, and you will also eliminate the triggers that set off those feelings. Both of these outcomes provide you with a greater level of peace in your mind.

    I currently have few thoughts that are not of my own choosing or a response from my reprogramming. I am the master of my mind, so now my mind is quite peaceful. Yours can be too!

    Who Is Thinking My Thoughts?

    Before you can become the master of your mind, you must recognize that you are currently at the mercy of several unwanted “squatters” living in your mind, and they are in charge of your thoughts. If you want to be the boss of them, you must know who they are and what their motivation is, and then you can take charge and evict them.

    Here are four of the “squatters” in your head that create the most unhealthy and unproductive thoughts:

    1. The Inner Critic

    This is your constant abuser who is often a conglomeration of:

    • Other people’s words; many times your parents.
    • Thoughts you have created based on your own or other peoples expectations.
    • Comparing yourself to other people, including those in the media.
    • The things you told yourself as a result of painful experiences such as betrayal and rejection. Your interpretation creates your self-doubt and self-blame, which are most likely undeserved in cases of rejection and betrayal.

    The Inner Critic is motivated by pain, low self-esteem, lack of self-acceptance and lack of self-love.

    Why else would this person abuse you? And since this person is actually you– why else would you abuse yourself? Why would you let anyone treat you this badly?

    2. The Worrier

    This person lives in the future; in the world of “what ifs.”

    The Worrier is motivated by fear which is often irrational and with no basis for it. Occasionally, this person is motivated by fear that what happened in the past will happen again.

    3. The Reactor or Trouble-Maker

    This is the one that triggers anger, frustration and pain. These triggers stem from unhealed wounds of the past. Any experience that is even closely related to a past wound will set him off.

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    This person can be set off by words or feelings, and can even be set off by sounds and smells.

    The Reactor has no real motivation and has poor impulse control and is run by past programming that no longer serves you, if it ever did.

    4. The Sleep Depriver

    This can be a combination of any number of different squatters including the inner planner, the rehasher, and the ruminator, along with the inner critic and the worrier.

    The Sleep Depriver’s motivation can be:

    • As a reaction to silence, which he fights against
    • Taking care of the business you neglected during the day
    • Self-doubt, low self-esteem, insecurity and generalized anxiety
    • As listed above for the inner critic and worrier

    How can you control these squatters?

    How to Master Your Mind

    You are the thinker and the observer of your thoughts. You must pay attention to your thoughts so you can identify “who” is running the show; this will determine which technique you will want to use.

    Begin each day with the intention of paying attention to your thoughts and catching yourself when you are thinking undesirable thoughts.

    There are two ways to control your thoughts:

    • Technique A – Interrupt and replace them
    • Technique B – Eliminate them altogether

    This second option is what is known as peace of mind!

    The technique of interrupting and replacing is a means of reprogramming your subconscious mind. Eventually, the replacement thoughts will become the “go to” thoughts in the applicable situations.

    Use Technique A with the Inner Critic and Worrier; and Technique B with the Reactor and Sleep Depriver.

    For the Inner Critic

    When you catch yourself thinking something negative about yourself (calling yourself names, disrespecting yourself, or berating yourself), interrupt it.

    You can yell (in your mind), “Stop! No!” or, “Enough! I’m in control now.” Then, whatever your negative thought was about yourself, replace it with an opposite or counter thought or an affirmation that begins with “I am.”

    For example, if your thought is, “I’m such a loser,” you can replace it with, “I am a Divine Creation of the Universal Spirit. I am a perfect spiritual being learning to master the human experience. I am a being of energy, light, and matter. I am magnificent, brilliant, and beautiful. I love and approve of myself just as I am.”

    You can also have a dialogue with yourself with the intention of discrediting the ‘voice’ that created the thought, if you know whose voice it is:

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    “Just because so-and-so said I was a loser doesn’t make it true. It was his or her opinion, not a statement of fact. Or maybe they were joking and I took it seriously because I’m insecure.”

    If you recognize that you have recurring self-critical thoughts, you can write out or pre-plan your counter thoughts or affirmation so you can be ready. This is the first squatter you should evict, forcefully, if necessary:

    • They rile up the Worrier.
    • The names you call yourself become triggers when called those names by others, so he also maintains the presence of the Reactor.
    • They are often present when you try to fall asleep so he perpetuates the Sleep Depriver.
    • They are a bully and is verbally and emotionally abusive.
    • They are the destroyer of self-esteem. They convince you that you’re not worthy. They’re a liar! In the interest of your self-worth, get them out!

    Eliminate your worst critic and you will also diminish the presence of the other three squatters.

    Replace them with your new best friends who support, encourage, and enhance your life. This is a presence you want in your mind.

    For the Worrier

    Prolonged anxiety is mentally, emotionally and physically unhealthy. It can have long-term health implications.

    Fear initiates the fight or flight response, creates worry in the mind and creates anxiety in the body.

    You should be able to recognize a “worry thought” immediately by how you feel. The physiological signs that the fight or flight response of fear has kicked in are:

    • Increased heart rate, blood pressure, or surge of adrenaline
    • Shallow breathing or breathlessness
    • Muscles tense

    Use the above stated method to interrupt any thought of worry and then replace it. But this time you will replace your thoughts of worry with thoughts of gratitude for the outcome you wish for.

    If you believe in a higher power, this is the time to engage with it. Here is an example:

    Instead of worrying about my loved ones traveling in bad weather, I say the following (I call it a prayer):

    “Thank you great spirit for watching over _______. Thank you for watching over his/her car and keeping it safe, road-worthy, and free of maintenance issues without warning. Thank you for surrounding him/her with only safe, conscientious, and alert drivers. And thank you for keeping him/her safe, conscientious, and alert.”

    Smile when you think about it or say it aloud, and phrase it in the present tense; both of these will help you feel it and possibly even start to believe it.

    If you can visualize what you are praying for, the visualization will enhance the feeling so you will increase the impact in your vibrational field.

    Now take a calming breath, slowly in through your nose, and slowly out through the mouth. Take as many as you like!

    Replacing fearful thoughts with gratitude will decrease reactionary behavior, taking the steam out of the Reactor.

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    For example:

    If your child gets lost in the mall, the typical parental reaction that follows the fearful thoughts when finding them is to yell at them.

    “I told you never to leave my sight.” This reaction just adds to the child’s fear level from being lost in the first place. Plus, it also teaches them that mom and/or dad will get mad when he or she makes a mistake, which may make them lie to you or not tell you things in the future.

    Change those fearful thoughts when they happen:

    “Thank You (your choice of Higher Power) for watching over my child and keeping him safe. Thank you for helping me find him soon.”

    Then, when you see your child after this thought process, your only reaction will be gratitude, and that seems like a better alternative for all people involved.

    For the Trouble-Maker, Reactor or Over-Reactor

    Permanently eliminating this squatter will take a bit more attention and reflection after the fact to identify and heal the causes of the triggers; but until then, you can prevent the Reactor from getting out of control by initiating conscious breathing as soon as you recognize his presence.

    The Reactor’s thoughts or feelings activate the fight or flight response just like with the Worrier. The physiological signs of his presence will be the same. With a little attention, you should be able to tell the difference between anxiety, anger, frustration, or pain:

    • Increased heart rate and blood pressure; surge of adrenaline
    • Shallow breathing or breathlessness
    • Muscles tension

    I’m sure you’ve heard the suggestion to count to ten when you get angry—well, you can make those ten seconds much more productive if you are breathing consciously during that time.

    Conscious breathing is as simple as it sounds; just be conscious of your breathing. Pay attention to the air going in and coming out.

    Breathe in through your nose:

    • Feel the air entering your nostrils.
    • Feel your lungs filling and expanding.
    • Focus on your belly rising.

    Breathe out through your nose:

    • Feel your lungs emptying.
    • Focus on your belly falling.
    • Feel the air exiting your nostrils.

    Do this for as long as you like. Leave the situation if you want. This gives the adrenaline time to normalize.

    Now you can address the situation with a calmer, more rational perspective and avoid damaging behavior.

    One of the troubles this squatter causes is that it adds to the sleep depriver’s issues. By evicting, or at least controlling the Reactor, you will decrease reactionary behavior, which will decrease the need for the rehashing and ruminating that may keep you from falling asleep.

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    Master your mind and stop the Reactor from bringing stress to you and your relationships!

    For the Sleep Depriver

    (They’re made up of the Inner Planner, the Rehasher and the Ruminator, along with the Inner Critic and the Worrier.)

    I was plagued with a very common problem: not being able to turn off my mind at bedtime. This inability prevented me from falling asleep and thus, getting a restful and restorative night’s sleep.

    Here’s how I mastered my mind and evicted the Sleep Depriver and all his cronies.

    1. I started by focusing on my breathing—paying attention to the rise and fall of my belly—but that didn’t keep the thoughts out for long. (Actually, I now start with checking my at-rest mouth position to keep me from clenching.)
    2. Then I came up with replacement strategy that eliminated uncontrolled thinking—imagining the word in while breathing in and thinking the word out when breathing out. I would (and do) elongate the word to match the length of my breath.

    When I catch myself thinking, I shift back to in, out. With this technique, I am still thinking, sort of, but the wheels are no longer spinning out of control. I am in control of my mind and I choose quiet.

    From the first time I tried this method I started to yawn after only a few cycles and am usually asleep within ten minutes.

    For really difficult nights, I add an increase of attention by holding my eyes in a looking-up position (Closed, of course!). Sometimes I try to look toward my third eye but that really hurts my eyes.

    If you have trouble falling asleep because you can’t shut off your mind, I strongly recommend you try this technique. I still use it every night. You can start sleeping better tonight!

    You can also use this technique any time you want to:

    • Fall back to sleep if you wake up too soon.
    • Shut down your thinking.
    • Calm your feelings.
    • Simply focus on the present moment. 

    The Bottom Line

    Your mind is a tool, and like any other tool, it can be used for constructive purposes or for destructive purposes.

    You can allow your mind to be occupied by unwanted, undesirable and destructive tenants, or you can choose desirable tenants like peace, gratitude, compassion, love, and joy.

    Your mind can become your best friend, your biggest supporter, and someone you can count on to be there and encourage you. The choice is yours!

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