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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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    Intermittent Fasting Weight Loss (The Ultimate Weight Loss Hack)

    Intermittent Fasting Weight Loss (The Ultimate Weight Loss Hack)

    Intermittent fasting weight loss is a type of diet that’s rapidly growing in popularity and becoming the way to lose weight. Scientists and nutrition experts like it, too. New books and articles on the topic are being published daily. Intermittent fasting is also popular with followers of the Paleo diet since our ancestors appear to have eaten this way for thousands of years.

    I’ve been following this type of diet myself for 2 years. Doing so helped me lose and keep off 70 pounds without ever having to count calories, limit carbohydrates, or eat 6 to 7 meals a day.

    This article teaches you all about intermittent fasting weight loss and details why it is one of the best weight loss diet hacks around. Once you finish, you will be able to implement into your diet and experience the benefits it offers almost immediately.

    What Is Intermittent Fasting?

    As you may have figured from its name, intermittent fasting weight loss is a diet plan where you set fasting periods during the day. This is usually between 16-20 consecutive hours, but it can be as little as 12 hours or as much as 24 hours (or even 36 hours).

    While fasting you can eat and drink low calorie or calorie-free foods. Think coffee, tea, water, and vegetables.

    The more time you spend fasting every day, the better your results. You can do these fasts as often as you like. Again, the more often you do so, the better[1].

    Getting Started With Intermittent Fasting

    Following this diet plan is super simple. All you have to do is choose a period of time during the day that you will fast. This should be between 16-20 hours.

    The longer you fast each day, the better. Don’t worry about calorie restriction or measuring carbohydrates. Just focus on going about your day until it’s time to eat.

    It’s best to choose a set period of time to conduct your fast. I like to fast from 8 PM to 4 PM the following afternoon. I’ll then have my first meal of the day and a snack or two a few hours later. Once 8 o’clock rolls around, it’s back to fasting.

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    My experience with intermittent fasting is that it’s best to start with a 16 hour fast (i.e. 8PM one evening to 12PM the next day) for the first 1-2 weeks. Once you are comfortable with this schedule, you can increase the amount of time you spend fasting. Do this by adding 30 minutes to each fast until you get to where you are fasting for 20 hours at a time.

    You don’t have to fast every day in the beginning either. You may be more comfortable breaking in slowly with 2 or 3 days per week, or trying alternate day fasting. Add additional days of intermittent fasting as you become more comfortable with this style of eating.

    Tips To Make Intermittent Fasting Easier

    1. Drink Plenty of Water

    Squeeze a little lemon or lime juice into your water to help get rid of any cravings you experience. You can also drink coffee, tea, or other calorie-free beverages. After a few weeks, you will find that intermittent fasting keeps you from craving sugar entirely.

    2. Take in Caffeine in the Morning and Early Afternoon

    The caffeine in coffee and tea may actually make intermittent fasting weight loss a little easier since it’s good for curbing your appetite. Be careful not to overindulge as this may lead to you feeling a little too wired. I also recommend these natural energy boosting tips to keep you going during the day.

    3. Avoid Artificially Flavored Drinks

    One type of calorie-free drink that should be avoided are diet sodas and other beverages that use artificial sweeteners like Splenda and Sweet & Low. Studies show that the can actually stimulate your appetite[2] like a drink that contains sugar and cause you to overeat.

    4. Don’t Gorge at Your First Meal

    The first meal after your fast should be the amount of food you typically eat. Binging will only make you feel awful and diminish the benefits you get from the fast.

    To avoid this, try creating meal plans, at least for the first few weeks. This will help you get into the rhythm of eating regularly portioned meals during your eating window.

    5. Minimize Processed Carbohydrates and Sugars

    While intermittent fasting does make it possible to eat a little looser than normal, you should still eat as little bread, pasta, rice, etc. as possible.

    Focus instead on eating protein from beef, fish, or pork, carbohydrates from vegetables, fruit, and sweet potatoes, and healthy fats from foods like almonds, avocados, fish, and olive oil.

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    You can find some carb sources that will aid your weight loss journey here.

    How Intermittent Fasting Helps You Lose Weight

    Eating this way has many benefits with regard to weight loss. The first is that when you’re fasting, your body will be forced to use its stored body fat for energy. Burning calories this way, instead of from the food you’re eating throughout the day, will help you experience significant weight loss, but specifically lose weight from any excess body fat you’re carrying.

    This means that you won’t just be thinner, but you will also look better and be much healthier than if you lose weight the old-fashioned way[3].

    Intermittent fasting can help optimize the release of the key fat-burning hormones in your body. This is especially true for the two most important hormones: human growth hormone (HGH) and insulin.

    Human growth hormone plays a key role in turning on your body’s fat-burning furnace so that it gets the calories you need to work and play from stored body fat. Studies show that fasting can significantly increase the production of HGH[4].

    The influence intermittent fasting weight loss has on insulin is just as impressive and possibly more important. Keeping your insulin levels low and steady is key to losing excess fat and keeping it off.

    Diets that are rich in processed carbohydrates (bread, pasta, rice) and simple sugars (candy, cookies, and soda) have the opposite effect. They cause your insulin levels to rapidly spike and then crash every time you eat one of these foods. The net result of this phenomenon is that your body will store more of what you eat as excess body fat instead of burning it off as energy.

    Chronically elevating your insulin levels like this can also lead to the development of type II diabetes, obesity, and other chronic health problems. Intermittent fasting easily solves this problem.

    One study found that men who participated in intermittent fasting had “dramatically lower insulin levels and significantly improved insulin sensitivity”[5].

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    This happens because you’re not giving your body food, so it will not produce insulin, allowing insulin levels to balance out until you eat again. This helps your body stay in a calorie and fa-burning state. You’ll also find that it gives you more energy throughout the day.

    Another great weight loss benefit of intermittent fasting is that hunger pangs and cravings that may normally plague you throughout the day will be reduced, if not altogether eliminated. This is probably due to its ability to balance your insulin and blood sugar levels and, in turn, help correct other hormonal imbalances.

    Intermittent Fasting Weight Loss FAQs

    Now that you know what intermittent fasting is and how to get started, it’s time to answer your other questions.

    Below are answers to the questions frequently asked about intermittent fasting. These answers should help you and make getting started a lot easier.

    How Much Weight Will I Lose?

    The amount of weight you lose with fasting is determined by how often and long your fasts are, what you eat afterward, and other factors. Fasting for 16-20 hours a day can help you safely lose 2-3 pounds of fat every week.

    While losing this much weight every week is great, it’s how it makes it happen that’s really cool. Losing weight with intermittent fasting means that you will never have to count calories or plan and prepare several meals a day.

    Can I Work out While Fasting?

    Yes, you can. In fact, doing the right type of workout while fasting will help you lose weight faster and even build muscle.

    The best workouts to do while fasting for weight loss are 3-4 intense strength training workouts weekly. This means anything from standard strength training to kettlebell or body weight workouts.

    Focus on doing 3-4 total body exercises per workout with as little rest as possible between sets. Doing this will help you burn more calories during and after your workout. You’ll also build muscle, which will help you look and feel better as the weight comes off.

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    Won’t I Lose Muscle When I Fast?

    First of all, you aren’t fasting long enough for your body to start breaking down muscle for energy. You have, perhaps, hundreds of thousands of calories from your stored body fat to use before that will begin to happen. Studies actually show that even after fasting for 3 days, no muscle is lost.

    Is Fasting Safe?

    As long as you are healthy, not pregnant, and aren’t taking medications, fasting is safe. Like all diets, you should discuss it with your doctor before beginning an intermittent fasting style of dieting.

    I also feel that it may not be smart to follow this type of diet when you’re especially stressed. Since this diet can be a little stress-inducing at first, doing so when your ability to be relatively stress-free and rested probably isn’t a good idea.

    Are There Any Supplements I Can Take to Make Fasting Easier?

    As with any other weight loss plan, it’s a good idea to take a few nutritional supplements to ensure that your daily requirements are met. This includes a once or twice daily multi-vitamin, fish oil, and vitamin D.

    I’ve also found taking 10 grams of branch chain amino acids before and after my workouts really helps, too. They’re great for giving you more energy during your workout and decreasing post-workout muscle soreness.

    For supplements to specifically help with digestion, check out this article.

    Conclusion

    Now you know what intermittent fasting is and how it can help you lose weight quickly, safely, and pretty much effortlessly.

    If you want to give it a try, find a fasting schedule that fits with you lifestyle and give it a go.

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