Month : February 2012

Do What You Want

Un-Clutter Your Life To Become More Productive

Welcome to the first day on the road to doing what you want. 

I just want to give you forewarning that these posts may get long because I’m going to give you a massive amount of information. Don’t be scared, just take notes so you can soak up this knowledge at a better pace. 

I’m going to tell right now that today’s post may not be for everyone. The main reason I put this in is because I recently did this and I felt a tremendous affect on my mind

The rest of the posts won’t be like this but I had to put it in because of the power I feel that it will have on you. 

Now I’m just going to dive straight into the lesson.

 Un-clutter! 

Clutter in our lives can be a big drainer of our energy. Think about all of the papers you have or clothes, or even pens. How many pens do you really need?

 Try opening a drawer and see if you see a paper clip or some other type of small object just chilling there. If you do then it’s time to un-clutter.

 Donate, sell, throw away whatever you haven’t used in the past 3 months and you’re not going to use in the next 3 months.

 I did this and I just have so much more energy and I can actually find things now. I recommend doing this once a year. If you haven’t done it before then it is going to be tough the first time, but I promise you that it is going to be well worth it.

 If you want to get some tips on organizing and un-cluttering I recommend the site http://unclutterer.com/.

 And if you want help selling you crap then check out Man Vs Debt’s book appropriately called Sell Your Crap. Do you need it? Not really. Like I said in the first post buying stuff just saves you time. You can find all of that information online but you will just have to look for it and if you don’t know what to Google then you’ll probably miss out on that knowledge.

But what also comes with un-cluttering is doing good and write offs. You’ll get to donate some of your items and you’ll also get to write it off, so it’s win win win. They win because they got your stuff you win win because you get to write it off and you’re even more un-cluttered. What could be better than that?

Other than your stuff, your mind also needs to un-clutter. It’s something that can happen everyday.

For instance, I tend to think a lot when I’m trying to go to sleep. I used to just try and fight through it but it would always keep me up for hours more.

To stop all of the thinking I took a simple step of getting up and writing down what I was thinking about. This helps me not worry about forgetting it and I actually expand on what I write so that I don’t go back to bed and continue to think some more. Just let it all out the first time.

This doesn’t just have to apply to bedtime. Anytime you’re thinking about something just whip out pen and paper and let it out. This will help you remember it and you won’t miss any great ideas.

So that’s the end of the first day. So go get un-cluttered and get excited for the next day because I’m going to get you to delve deep into your mind and get your passion out.

The next post will be in a couple of days so you can work on de-cluttering.

Don’t just say you will, go do it now! Or don’t, but I promise you’ll thank me when you do it.

If you do decide to do it (Do it!) then comment below and let me know how it turned out.

Remember to Live Your Passion

Guest Post

7 ways to use the internet to save money

1. Using the Internet to save money is easier. 

Imagine not having to keep up with the subscription to a newspaper that you never read anyway. Imagine not having your mailbox cluttered with trashy Pennysaver spam. The age of the coupon in the written periodical is over. You want to use the Internet for price comparison options such as property insurance because it is simply more convenient to do. 

2. There are simply better deals online. 

Smart money in commerce is moving online, no matter what the industry. Businesses know that it is much easier and cheaper to sell something online than it is to have to maintain a storefront to sell the same item. Because of this, every business from the top Fortune 100 companies all the way down to your local grocer is putting their best deals online, not in the local Pennysaver. 

3. You save paper. 

Unsubscribing to all of the newspapers and the Penny savers will save paper as well. Did you ever think that using an online site for house insurance would actually be environmentally sound as well? Well, it is, and you should be darn proud of yourself. 

4. There are more options of things to save online. 

You might be able to save a couple of bucks on groceries or on certain types of clothing items online, but you definitely will not be able to save money on life insurance, house insurance, disability insurance or unemployment insurance, liability insurance, your gas bill and water bill, tax services, and any host of other things. Because the Internet has price comparison sites for virtually everything under the sun, there is virtually no line item in your monthly budget that you will not be able to find a way to save money on, including the things that you thought were completely not negotiable. 

5. You can save instantly. 

Because the coupon business is moving into an electronic medium, you can carry it literally wherever you go. For instance, many businesses have location-based services in which they will alert you of deals when you are in the physical proximity of the store. Before, if you forgot your Pennysaver or your newspaper at home, you were just out of luck for that day. However, in the savings world today, you can actually be put on alert to the best deals and not even have to remember them yourself. This means that you can save instantly on deals that you did not even know existed by just signing up for the right lists and making sure that you have your cell phone with you at all times. 

6. You can save more. 

The coupons on the Internet are usually able to help you save more than any coupons that are not on the Internet. This is because selling a product on the Internet, as mentioned before, is much less expensive for companies to do. They will therefore pass those savings along to you in the form of the online coupon. Do not let this opportunity pass you by – take the biggest amount of savings they possibly can at any point in time. 

7. You have better selection. 

Every business that is worth its salt is trying to get online. As a matter of fact, the new businesses with the most cutting-edge technologies to not even bother with a storefront or an off-line way of commerce. So to get the best deals from the hottest businesses with the latest technologies, you want to use the Internet.

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