Category / Passion


I Don’t Want My Kid To Have It Better Than Me


As families go through generations, each one wants the next one to have it better than they did.

Families came over from different countries to America so their children could live the American Dream.

But where has that actually gotten us?

It has been instilled in us that you go to college and then graduate and get a job in a big corporation so we are taken care of. But that’s not how life is anymore.

They don’t take care of you, they use you until they realize that you cost too much money and then they get rid of you. You never get the responsibility you need to be fulfilling. Just when you think it is fulfilling, there will always be a wall you hit.

As each generation grows up, there is going to be a different way to live life. It’s up to that generation to figure out their life.

I don’t want my kids to have it better than me, I want them to make their own life. If it means having less than me, so be it. Maybe that’s the best thing for them.

The most important thing for me is that they are doing what makes them happy.

I’m not going to stuff it down their throat that I worked hard so that they could have a better life than me when I grew up. That’s not their decision, they aren’t making me do what I do to make life better for them.

I want them to know that life is what you make of it. It can be better or worse, depending on how you look at it.

I will help my kids with knowledge and I will always be there for them to cheer them on.

But I will not tell them how I had it worse than them or that I worked hard so that they could have it better than I did.

I feel like making their life easier/better could cause them to be lazy, like a lot of people are these days. Especially compared to our ancestors. So just imagine how we’ll be in 10 more generations. Wall-E will end up being prophetic.

We need to break that cycle and help our children to become self sufficient and teach them to use every resource available to them. If they want an answer they’ll need to find it, I won’t tell them but I will tell them how to use their resources.

I want my child end up with a life that’s happy, not with the life that I think is better than mine. I want them to make their life.

What do you think?


How To Get Excited

How to get Excited

In the world these days it’s hard to find something to get excited about.

The economy sucks

You’re broke

You’re probably going to lose your job

There’s just not much to look forward to. But don’t fret, all is not lost. You’re still alive, right?

So what can you look forward to? What can you get excited about?

No, not life. That sucks, remember?

No, not remembering how fortunate you are. You’re not, remember?

So if not those, then what?

The future!

Not the future you’re going to have, that’s bleak, remember?

I’m talking about the future you want, your dreams!

“So come with me, where dreams are born, and time is never planned. Just think of happy things, and your heart will fly on wings, forever, in Never Never Land!”
~Peter Pan

Right now you don’t believe in those dreams, and that’s what’s causing this lack of excitement.

I’m not saying be crazy and start drawing smiley faces everywhere.

Just imagine where you want to be in your future. What is going to make you happy in life? Write that down, and look at it every day.

But just having dreams is going to make your current life even more miserable. What you need to do is write down how you’re going to make your dreams come true.

Step by step

Take a piece of paper and at the top of it write your dream (Just one of them) in big letters. Below that, write down the five steps it’s going to take you to reach that dream. Only five.
Once you get those five, get out another sheet of paper and write out the next five months or weeks, depending on the size of the dream, and separate them by several spaces. So it will look like this:






Adjust the dates accordingly.

You only need five, any more than that and you won’t get excited.

Now plan out those months or weeks and how you’re going to accomplish each of your five steps. Try and get each step done in one month. If you can’t then measure it out to make them all add up to 5 months

Now you have purpose, now you have hope, now you have excitement.

Your dreams can come true and you’re going to be excited.

So now you can leave Never Never Land and return to your own exciting life.

I can hear you saying “but my dream can’t come true in 5 months.” How do you know? Have you ever tried?

If after planning it out you still feel like you can’t achieve it, scrap it and move on to the next dream.

This is about getting excited, so if you’re worried that dream won’t come true then you don’t need that dream yet.

But I want you to at least try it before you scrap it. You never know the impossible until you attempt it.

Get other people excited by tweeting and Facebook sharing this post.

What excites you? Are you reaching for your dreams?


Let Me Help You Live Your Passion


I was just let go from my full time job. It’s scary but at the same time I know that another window is opening up.

I was holding off on revealing this new part of Financially Poor because I wanted to make sure all of the little details are ironed out like price and such. But now that I was just thrown off of a mountain, I’m going to jump into this head first.

What is it you ask? Hold on a sec. Let me lead up to it so I can give it some suspense.

For the past 2 years I’ve been doing a job that has given me knowledge and skills to do what I love, which is help people.

I’ve also, on the side, been building up a web empire, once again doing what I love. I truly believe that the web is the place to be when it comes to making your passion = your lively hood.

There is no easier, cheaper way with as much reach as the internet. Dreams can be made, and passions can be followed for next to nothing.

What I want to do now is teach you all of the knowledge I’ve soaked up through the years of what it takes to Live Your Passion. Is it easy? Meh, It’s not the most difficult thing in the world and with the knowledge and motivation that I can provide you, it will be even easier.

I want to teach you that you can do what you want and make an income doing it. If I can do it, I know anyone can.

I’m just like you, but I probably had a less likely chance of succeeding. I only have some college experience (because what they were teaching, I didn’t want to learn), I slacked off in high school because I was bored and just wanted to have fun.

I’m not a a regular 9-5 worker like the world wants to be and I don’t think most people should be. It takes away from your short life.

Now with that info you may ask yourself why you should listen to me. Well, because despite not having a college degree, or the best high school GPA, I’m making a living doing what I love. Can you say that?

I want to teach you that you can do it. It’s not impossible like you think. All it takes is a little switch to be turned on in your mind and I can flip that switch for you.

I’m not going to do a long spiel here, so find out more by clicking below. I really hope you do take the leap to Living Your Passion and not put it off until tomorrow because you’ll never succeed with the cycle of putting it off.coachingsales[1]


We Do Not Think About This Enough

Through life we make choices that define us. We make these choices based on our experiences and where we are in life.

If we’re not selfish, we think about how our choices will effect our loved ones. If we are selfish then we’ll think about how the choices affect us.

For 99.9% of the decisions we make in life don’t ever take in the fact that we are going to die.

Now here me out before you say I’m being a downer.

I’m not talking about being scared of death, far from it.

I’m talking about acknowledging that we aren’t here forever and living a fulfilling life is more important than living a life full of things we think we have to do.

The big example I like to bring up is work.

Is it necessary to work a job all day away from your family? You may say yes but is it really?

What is more important, spending time away from your family so that you can buy them a big house with a big TV and a bunch of video games? Or a modest house with more time spent together as a family?

If you remember that one day you won’t be there to make money for your family to have all of the finer things in life, then maybe we can change our attitude about how we make choices.

Set a date when you are going to die. I’m going to die in 50 years, so that’s how long I have to accomplish everything I’ve ever wanted to do.

Am I going to waste 35 of my most fruitful years in a job I don’t want to wake up for?


I can go through life waking up in the morning, having some coffee and maybe reading the paper, head to work, come back home, eat dinner, watch TV, go to sleep.

It is possible to do that. But do you want to look back over your life and wish that you made a different decision in life and changed up your routine everyday?

Habit and routine have an unbelievable power to waste and destroy.

~Henri de Lubac

Is it possible to do that? Is it possible not to work all day? Hell yea.

Is it easy to get to that point? No! But it is possible and it doesn’t take a lifetime to learn.

All it takes is for you to always remember that you won’t be here one day. So what are you doing today to ensure that you have no regrets when you’re on your death bed?

Make life count, you only have one!

Do you think having death on your mind would affect your decisions in life?



The Ultimate Guide To Sharing Your Passion


A passion is something that you can’t keep hidden. It flows through you like the rivers flowed through the Grand Canyon.

It shapes you into the person that you will be, not who you are today.

There is only one way to let that river flow through someone else, and that is by sharing your passion and knowledge about it.

The most efficient way to do that is through the web. No, not a spider web.

The Interwebs = The internet.

The most amazing thing in the world that connects everyone together.

Can you imagine a more powerful place to share your passion?

I know you think it may not be the easiest thing to start up, but creating a website these days is as easy as taking candy from a baby. We’ll according to MythBusters (#7), taking candy from a baby isn’t really that easy, but I digress.

So let me show you how I started up this fancy website you’re on right now.

Hosting & Domain

The first thing you’re going to need is a place to put your lovely website.

I originally started with Bluehost but found that they were lacking in the uptime department (my site was unable to be accessed by people for periods at a time). Other people have had better results with them so do what you may, but I chose a host that I’m so happy with and adore.


My site rarely ever goes down, maybe once or twice in the very early AM…ever. So I’m ecstatic and highly recommend getting their baby plan so that you can have more than one site on your account (if you choose to expand into new passions).

After you get a host, the next step is a site name/Domain. I highly recommend NameCheap.

It’s best to have your domain separate from your hosting, in case you want to switch hosts like i did (unfortunately I didn’t do that for this site, so don’t you do the same).

They have pretty cheap domain names and they’re running specials every month.

Once you have that setup, just go to your HostGator account and quick install WordPress.

It’s the best content management system on Earth (IMHO). It’s the brains of the operation.


Now, how are you going to make the site look like mine? Well that’s where the theme comes in.

Yes there are a lot of free themes, and even some moderately priced ones, but they aren’t going to give you the flexibility to Do What You Want.

That’s where the Thesis Theme comes into play. It’s amazing, with great support, and you can do anything with it. I love it and highly recommend it.

Yes there is a learning curve but that’s what Google and the Thesis support forum is there for. Most people have done what you want to do and will share the details with you.


The look is what brings it all together.

No you don’t have to know how to Photoshop, although it helps. Lifehacker has a great tutorial to get you acquainted and lots of videos to help you out.

But the place that I went to make this site look like it does is……..Graphic River.

I just search around there and find a texture I like and then add it to this site.

That’s where I got the background for the site and pretty much all of my images with any type of background. It’s a great site that can really help you make a great looking site.

Yes you do have to buy them, but they are very cheap for the power that they can add to your website.

But all of that looks really hard

It’s not as hard as it looks and there are a lot of tutorials out on Google about html, CSS, and Thesis.

But, for some, it may be hard to grasp. And for that, the wonderful world of outsourcing is for you.

I have never outsourced site creation and probably never will, but I have outsourced other aspects of my business and I did it through Odesk.

They are a great company and if you choose to hire hourly, the worker has to use the Odesk application, which takes pictures at short intervals so you can make sure they’re not wasting your money on playing solitaire.

Just be careful, don’t be gullible (I’m pretty sure you can’t find that word in the dictionary) and make sure you interview. And most of all, be clear with what you want, they’re not mind readers.

That’s it, that’s how I made my site look the way it does and how you can get started.

I like sharing my knowledge, so if you want to learn more about creating a website for your passion and making money from it, check out my Do What You Want 10 day eCourse. I have a great free offer in there if you are unsure of your ability of creating your website.

Help others share their passion by Tweeting and Facebook sharing this post