Are your Senses Alive?

Welcome here, good to have you visit – thank you!

This morning I roll out of bed without an alarm clock or three going off at six am. Don’t you just hate it when they go off?

I figure I can reach and put the kettle on. I put the online radio on, I turn my phone on and lap top and I am ready to start a different type of work as an online mentor.

There is an amazing feeling of knowing I don’t have to go “into work” I am not on shift, I don’t have to drive and face traffic, I don’t have those work pressures. it…is liberating!

Instead I am relaxed, reading and writing, listening and tasting. My senses are alive!!!

There are You tube videos of people just “living life to the full” appearing to have a care free life, freedom. It can be done if you know what you are doing, with the right tools and help. Maybe you are doing that already and seeing the benefits, feeling the freedom in life!

I would love to have a day or six like this every day, maybe mix it up with a walk along the beach, boating, gym (maybe not) and improve my health,my figure. but you know those things you always say you would like to do if you have more time, it would be amazing right, but I am discovering it is possible with the right mentors.

I continuously research more ways to make money, for myself and for others, whether that is saving or making money. It is great making money, allowing me to do the things I want to do, that interest me. I get to work-the-lifestyle-I want.

When I started out I had to do what I call a “self audit” of what my gifts and talents were, what I could do, what my interests were, even if it was playing games, watching you tube clips or the tv, there was money to be made in just those.

I have a day job, which I love, caring and supporting a small community of disabled adults who are more family really. I love enabling them to do things for themselves. It is so humbling and amazing. If I could, I would do this for free as a guest or visitor would be better.

It is not crazy thinking or any false claims, but I would love a job on my terms, no one to answer to, come and go as I please..now that’s living for me, does that actually exist? The answer is simply YES.

More and more people are realising they do not have to work harder or longer, but are learning to work smarter and at the same time still earning more. This is phenomenal!

I realised that just having a dream, but not knowing how to achieve it, is and was unfruitful and emotional. I couldn’t figure it out. I needed mentors and I found them and so grateful I did.

I would like to thank the SFM team and community and my other online friends from across the country and in other countries in fact for opening my eyes and getting my creative juices flowing which is awesome in itself as I would never in a million years use me and the word creative together.

Now I am alive with ideas.

In your life whether it was a great relative, or teacher, or friend, whoever it is the right people in your life can make the difference!

I want to make a difference. Now I am thinking big, bigger, and I am seeing the difference happen before my eyes

I am learning new things, I have income streams, I am dreaming up websites and business ideas.

I believe education is important, but the best education is that which touches you and grabs you, same with training.

I have a huge mistrust of people and for good reasons – but there are really good folk out there.

I have learned that these so called “good folk” also need a lot of support and encouragement themselves. If I had a time machine I would go back and say thanks to those people.

I cannot do that to folk in the past, but I can do it to folk of the present because they will help shape my future and actually they may not know it but i will shape them too. Love or hate me I am memorable!

I need to thank you for reading this, please hear me when I say this, and can I ask that you say hi or something if you follow. or read this or get in touch.

As much as I love writing and sharing it can be hard and a struggle to share thoughts.

If you have a blog, or have a business, a dream, in work and want more in life, not in work and maybe seeking support,just drop me a line, I genuinely would love to connect with you and just share life.

My dad once asked me, “son what do you wanna do when you grow up?”

I replied “I just want to help people.”

Dad, I am afraid I still have not grown up. I still play on video games, only some earn me money these days, I am still as daft and careless and care free.

I have to give a big shout out to my dad, not that he follows me or is technical, not always the best father, (like me)but he is a great business man, a man of ethics and honour. I once asked him when I was “grown up”

“Dad, how can I have money and a family life?”

He said “son you cant have both?”

I chose to work part time and be there for my kids at a huge financial cost, brought stress to my relationship, but as a father I felt this was important and and friends say, wow, you do great things with your kids, you try really hard.

If I go on some sites I read how partners wished their partners did more with the kids, contributed more emotionally, did more around the house, was more supportive. I read this time and time again and it is heart breaking. I want to scream at the Dads…come on dad, there are dads that would love that opportunity…it makes me real mad, but then I also want to share with the women, that actually you think the way to out heart is through our stomach..partly,,but just as you like encouragement, strike our ego a little more, give us more praise for what we do do, instead of what we don’t do. We may not contribute in the same way, but maybe we contribute in the way we know, I mean who are our role models right! You want us to be more understanding….it works both ways. (I appreciate it is not always this black and white…trust me., but we are all a work in progress)

If you fancy a chat and need someone to listen, to mediate, let me help, I don’t even charge.

It is a known fact that money is one of the biggest issues in a relationship. You can read more about my life which I share on my personal blog.

Refiners way meet kintsugi

I have nothing to sell, no product or anything like that, I just love people and take a genuine interest in others as it helps to take my mind away from my own problems – you know what I am talking about!

For the record I do believe you can have money and family life. I may not be there yet but I am working towards it and on the path to financial freedom.

Money isn’t everything, but it sure helps.

Thank you for reading.

Steven Alexander

photo of author, and writer Steve Alexander drinking coffee and enjoying time out
Time out is time well spent

 

 

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I'm a dreamer a gatherer of thoughts. I'm a writer, a poet.. I laugh, love give. Life is for sharing and for living. I love helping others.

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