Charity begins at home

Welcome,

I have had to re edit the title of this page a few times as it covers a few areas, but I think this title really says a lot in itself.

In all of my years of charity work, fundraising work it is so humbling when you see those who cannot afford to give  “give”. This is not to meant to be offensive in any way, I mean, who am I to say who cannot afford to give – I am, because I am one of the many who give without thinking, without counting the cost, whether we can afford to or not. We would give to another before our own need even if our need is greater! Together we are rich in different ways.

 

Welcome to my blog!

As the webpage address suggests “I am fed up of being poor” – this is not to point the finger at poor people and somehow  suggest they are less of a human being than me, but the opposite – It is my obligation, my duty, my calling, to help those in poverty or are praying that phrase with bated fed up, hopeless breath..sighing “I am fed up of being poor.”

If you follow my site, thank you so so much, I love you more than I will ever be able to repay your kindness….if you are not a follower yet – I hope you soon will be.

Bit Of  HIS STORY

Back in January, maybe just before, I was “invited” to a writing group, as someone who had told a friend that I was interested in writing. Now these were mostly already published authors of great books, online material, and here I was a small fry in a pan of big cheeses, no material, no idea, nadda, nothing, just some pumped up punk with a dream of writing something.

“Just write..” “Just do it”

So I began exploring with ideas…..and finally I came up with…..

yep –  rags to riches story.. and this would be amazingly transformational, world changing, would get 1000 followers… I would be the king on my throne people…

and then… of course..one person points out….”

“but you are still in rags!”

so here is my back story…… I am not going to try to sell anyone anything or convince anyone my way is going to make anyone rich, because I am still in overdraft…. but people let me tell you this man is on a mission!!!!

I am researching, I am studying, I am building this blog as my journal ..real, live, on line off line journal of little old me just trying to better myself and in the process support others  with what I am learning…. I am learning quick.

To recap

I am no expert at being rich but I am an expert in being poor and having no money.- but getting there.

I am still in some debt,(just) (ish) (a small bit)(manageable) It is possible to get out as I have done!

I have paid off huge amounts of debt in less than 3 months.

I have discovered great resources, communities, businesses, bloggers…

I have found a new love(s)… an online love of blogging and search for passive income 9-5 job just is not where I want to be.

I have helped lots of people.

I have been helped by lots of people – this is hard and humbling especially if you are someone who is a “giver” (keep it clean people) receiving and accepting help can be very hard.

I have discovered that you discover who are genuine and sincerely want to help! –  we all appreciate free things and generosity – we believe what goes around comes around. I am thankful for the huge support I have. It is good to get connected.

So……. this month has been a struggle because although it is my fault because I have overspent –  I now have to put into place the strategies and tips I have been bleating on about in my posts..

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who wants to be a bleating sheep or a sheep at all?

I have to walk my own walk and talk less of my own talk less bleating!

So here are my  Get out of debt  8 easy tips….

  1. Get help (could be internet, e.g google, you tube, websites) – Do some research…The throne room has some good resources.
  2. Do not be afraid to ask for help or too proud to receive help.
  3. Find ways to de-clutter and sell items – let us get some money coming in.
  4. If you have the opportunity to work, or do more hours take it up... suck it up for a short while, even if it is not ideal –  (Someone did suggest to me escorting – but that is not me.)
  5. Do a “talent and passions audit.” write down the things you are interested in doing and find ways to make money from it… i,e gaming, or walking the dog, or poetry, or writing, or selling…. seriously people there are ways of making money from doing almost anything.
  6. Do not talk about it….do it!
  7. Do not rely on others, trust in yourself.
  8. work work work! work for your dreams – it will pay off.

Please do stop and read my other posts! or visit my other sites :

Refiners Way – Refining our way of life through bringing back balance and serenity

The Throne Room – A wealth of life resources

Thanks for Reading!

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As my ma used to say, don’t forget to say your please and thank you’s

Note Aside:  I adore my followers and my mentors they are my life blood. Please do follow me/or support me why? …….By following me you are helping others, and who doesn’t like helping people right? It does feel good admit it!

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Support me/ Partner with me: Get in touch!

I) Do you have  money making, money saving tips you can pass on?

II) Do you have website skills or SEO tips?

III) Do you know how to design?

IV) Are you an expert in passive income, e -commerce, marketing and branding?

V) Do you know of any free resources or offer any yourself.

VI) Do you want free advertising free links or mentions? Quid pro quo

 

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If you can support me in any way, or need support yourself  please get in touch! All addresses and conversations will remain confidential

 

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“Debt free v Financially free”

Welcome,

I am aiming at being debt free, but this is not enough, as I want to be financially free. It really feels like it is easy come easy go – more easy go:( just never enough to breathe!

I see the postman coming down the road and I think he has money for me- He has not!

I hand over my lottery ticket to the cashier hoping for a win – I do not!

I am entering free competitions in the hope I can win – I have not..

I  upgrade my blog sites so I can somehow by magic monetize them – Not happening anytime soon.

Positive thinking has its limits, but keep going!

I am researching for a neon sign that says this is how you will make easy money. Hello google…. I have not found one yet that does not have a catch – could this be a Niche market?

So I know with bills to come out unless I can find some “hustles” as the Americans term it,  I will begin to panic.

3 months ago I was over £2000.00 in debt, since then I have had to replace two cars, get out of being homeless, I have paid for two holidays and splashed out for birthday, a course on blogging and vlogging #Invest in yourself – basics – , a marketing course which was superb but again I could only afford the taster session.

The upgrades were out of my reach but I have to say , if you can get hold of any free taster sessions and you are interested in setting up businesses or marketing or just need fresh inspiration- I just want to say I learned more in one week than in a month. Sadly I am not on commission, or an affiliate, I wish I was, but I want people to succeed as much as I want to and free is still free.

Grab the freebies soak it up. Visit- SFM sneek in.

or  …. Check out this video to see if the impossible is possible? – Meet Stuart Ross

 

 

I found this really encouraging! online work is possible!

I feel like I am always at step one again looking for:
Things to sell:
search for  income:
cut costs:

REPEAT the Process:

Then google sends me a message wanting to give me a coupon for adwords,- I am yet to explore this, but could be a way of monetizing !

 Great Passive Income Ideas – Drew Allen Is one persons site I have also visited tonight for a wealth of ideas. If you are as poor as I am feeling right now Drew gives us tips.

I have to say I have also visited many peoples sites who make claims to have made a load of money online – that is great, perhaps it can be done.

The more I learn, the more I can pass on to others because I believe sharing is caring.

I am not after to make a name for myself or to  get rich, just enough to get by each month would be great.

Thanks for visiting and a special thanks to my followers for sharing my journey.

Support me financially to help others

Sorry about all the links folks but If they can help just one person, maybe that person can come and help me:)

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INVEST in YOU!

Money Tips

Money Streams.

Have a great day.

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“It’s a Dogs life?”..

 

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It is a hard life

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Welcome,

This is “the” dog “Angel” She is going to have her own fan page soon.(you are invited to join when it goes live)

I am sure she will appear on more posts. She leads a right royal dogs life, not a care in the world, wakes when she wants, sleeps when she wants, eats like she is at an all you can eat buffet, basks in the sun – not a care, no bills, morgage, boss.

It certainly is a dogs life, or is it? I would live that life sure!

o2 a large phone company  here in the UK, advertised their campaign to get us the consumer “to be more dog!” but some articles suggest that actually  no one has a clue what it means

I would disagree –  I got it!

Some would say that the advert was a great marketing campaign and even though this was on television a few years ago people are still talking about it, so the marketing team did something amazingly right, and what can we learn?

Why is it that marketing works so amazingly well when it comes to getting us to buy products but when it comes to us, ourselves, we do not seem to be that great at marketing ourselves, our own talents, and it is these that will earn us the money that we need.

Maybe some of us are, but so many of those who I know really end up hiding their talent because of low self esteem or feeling they cannot make the grade, but what if they could turn this mentality around?

A great product will generally sell it self! It is like it does not even have to try!

QUESTION – So what has all this got to do with “fed up of being poor and being more dog?”

WELL?

“We could learn a lot from dogs, to them life is amazing. Balls are amazing. Sticks are amazing. Chasing your tail is amazing…”

BE more dog is about taking a walk on the dog side of life.Be  No more cattiness. No more indecision. No more “meh”. Be more dog”

GO FOR IT!

WHAT ARE WE WAITING FOR? WHAT IS STOPPING US FROM BEING WHERE WANT TO BE?

We were born to be leaders, to be innovators to be more! ARE WE THERE YET?

Let us showcase, let us use our voice, let us stop being fed up, push past that stumbling block that is stopping us achieve, I want us to achieve so can encourage each other, and why? to quote another great brand “Because you are worth it”   (L’oreil Paris.)

“There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.” — Ray Goforth

 

Thanks for reading!

Feel free to comment, get in touch follow or support me. 

Let us strive to thrive!

 

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Worth More?

INVEST in YOU!

Get in touch

Be more “Fanny Blankers”

Huge welcome, and apologies for the strange title, but got you curious?

FANNY BLANKERS, have you heard of her? She was an Olympian many years ago and who is  celebrated by google. I was inspired by her life.

Have you ever heard the phrase “be careful what you ask for” you may just get it?

I want to grab this and claim it for me, for YOU for those others who  are”fed up of being poor” but also those of us who want to BE MORE SUCCESSFUL.

I WANT TO SEE YOU BE SUCCESSFUL. 

I may not even know you, but the fact that you are reading this means you are reading it for a reason.

In short: I want to see us grab and claim!

I want to see us get the traffic we need, get the adverts, get the help, get that thing that we are after.. Reach strive.. Get back up again! Come back stronger.

Do you have people in your life who did not encourage you but instead mocked your dreams and ideas?

Today we look at them and are reminded that we are better, we were created for greatness.

We are the dreamers, the idealists, the pragmatists, the revolutionists, the pioneers, the trail blazers, the do- ers, and the why nots!

This last week the theme of re-visiting my “vision board” kept coming back to me.

If you have never done a “vision board” I cannot recommend them enough.

I fully believe in the power of these.

In essence, though they can be as creative or as simple as you want them, they are just goals and dreams you want to see happen put on paper, or on your tech device.

It can be the clients you want, the business, the house, the car, debts paid off.

For me currently its a donation from an unknown source for £2000 to start my business to support others. (FULL TIME)

Visualization….

Rubbish you may think! Or if you have a board let me know your experiences. I will soon be uploading mine and then filling you in when it comes true.

If you want help doing one. get in touch for your free vision board.

I will happily help anyone free of charge-no catch.

I want to see more people:

visualizing

Dreams of success:

Bank accounts being filled rather than have holes:

Debts being repaid:

People investing in themselves and others:

Giving people a hand up instead of a hand out unless it is reaching out!

When the little fishes seek help-for Gods sake just help them because you were them once and one day you may need that help.

Pay it forward:

Don’t forget your roots and routes:) where you were from and how you got there.

Today it does not matter who you are, where you are from, I believe in you.

be a trail blazer

Check out more information on Vision boards here -Free Resources in “The Throne Room”

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Thanks for reading!

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The search for freebies.

Followers, readers,

 

I had a life blip, which I needed to bounce back from.

In total penance please follow next couple of blogs, these are going to be WORTH IT!

I NEED YOU….

I need you, its true.. I need your help… Please read on…

Are we A GIVER or RECEIVER? – Disclaimer: I’m not talking realms of 5o shades or anything rude before I get reported…I AM TALKING ABOUT GIFTS/PRESENTS!!

I love giving gifts, presents, shopping for others..but when it comes to receiving myself it is a real struggle.

I have been thinking about this act of giving, as I would really like to offer some free gifts to my readers, but especially to my followers, I have no free e-book or course, as some give out.

Instead- BETTER.

I am going to put out a challenge to us. I love getting things free…

I am asking, if you will indulge me in this challenge.. I may not succeed, but I would like to try.

If I could get, / give you something for free what would it be?

I would love to know what free things you can get to discover out in the www. Land. It has to be free! I would love to know if there was an The ultimate list of free stuff

All I ask, is you give me a month time scale. This is a limited time offer obviously as I have obligations and work…… CuRiOUs?

If it is your birthday coming up, perhaps try this…

ultimate list of  freebies for your birthday

Please take on board I am not a millionaire, nor a God, or deity, or santa…instead I am a support worker on minimum wage, with bills to pay as many do… But I will do my best!

Thank you for your time and following me.

I will be taking part in a few crazy challenges this month. All will be revealed real soon…

After working so hard these last few months it is time for some fun…

Let’s get started…

.. Who will start me off?

Comment or email  your wish list item.

On your marks,

Get set,

GO!

See you soon seekers!

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Follow-listen-dream-live

Hi and welcome to my blog.

When asleep I often have “flying dreams” where I am rising above my enemies and seamlessly just fly off. Do you know the meanings of your dreams? Have you ever wanted your dreams interpreted?

A friend said recently, I have aspirations of an eagle but I am still a pigeon.

I am a dreamer and often dream,so these are mine.

Be wealthy – this is actually a new dream for me. I never aspired or wanted to be wealthy, I was happy enough with the little I had and even though I moaned on occasion, actually money was never a big thing.

This is now different. I want wealth so I can give more, help more, influence more, contribute more and improve the lives financially of friends and family and strangers just as they have helped me#pay it forward.

Financially free so not mega rich but enough to not ever have to worry where my next meal came from, whether I would have enough for bills, whether to decide what to go without in order for me to have something else.

Help as many people as I can in life – There is nothing more in this world that makes me happier than when I am helping someone. I am a voice for the voiceless, I seek justice where there is injustice, I am a friend to the friendless.

To Travel – I adore travelling seeing new places, experiencing new cultures. Food and drink remains high up there, but seeing the world, waterfalls, and caverns and beaches and wild rivers, and sea turtles and nature in the wild and free.

Seeing more of friends – A lot of friends I keep in touch with the odd text out of the blue or through social media, but this will never replace that one to one meeting. Love or hate me, I make impressions on people, hopefully more love.

Ignore the mood hoovers, dream stealers and negative vibes – we not what we are saying here right. I have no time in my life for these folk, I am going places with or without you, there is the door.

I wanted to thank Rayven Satterfield for her blog that inspired me to keep following my dreams. I really applaud and respect people like her, so do check out her blog also… a fellow dreamer

$40 and a dream.

Instead of dreaming – lets live it!

“Dream big. Dream bigger ” – Steven Alexander 2018

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Check out my other pages:

“Debt free v Financially free”

Be more “Fanny Blankers”

You are Worth More – keep your chin up!

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Fed up? Poor?

Hey reader,

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I have heard this said a few times

 

Welcome, are any of us fed up? maybe feeling poor?maybe both?

 

Are we actually fed up of being poor? and want or need to do something about it, because if so welcome to “my place”

You are with good company – lets chat!

Whether fed up or poor, I want to help. I am a great listener, I am used to being fed up and definitely poor in so many ways

Back in November (if you have read any of my other posts) I was homeless in huge debts,my life was falling apart due to personal reasons, my car had been written off, I couldn’t afford to replace it or get to work.

OK so I had a car, and work, but cars cost money to run and I only had a part time job on min wage that barely covered bills let alone pay debts. I wasn’t entitled to benefits.

I did not know where to turn, who to turn to, and my mental health was getting worse, depression began kicking in. This is an area I have never spoken about to anyone or with anyone seeing it as a weakness or a failure within myself.

I must shout out to Alex Davies of Pushing back the shadows  

Thank you Alex for walking with me. We have shared a few dark nights together chatting.

I had no access to funds as my wages had been transferred out, leaving me with no option but to to get a credit card extend overdrafts, which I knew would be a downward spiral, but I convinced myself it was for an emergency and this was an emergency.(thanks HSBC)

The only thing that saved me was that many years ago I had been in a similar situation if not worse and I knew I had a choice, to fight or be beaten.

I chose to fight this, and began:

researching:- google

Ways to get out of debt, Earn more, Dream dreams,

Put in strategies such as budgets, watch videos, Get books .

I began a new journey of a new sense of freedom of mind, freedom of finances, freedom in life – my way!

Sometimes in my life I have felt held back from the things I wanted to do, have you had that right?

There have been fears or insecurities or people laughing at my ideas-cruel hurtful unsupportive.

In January I said No MORE – and I would just go for it. I decided not to tolerate others trying to intimidate me, belittle, mock, control me, have you ever experienced any of those?

So this blog is also speaking out against those things, and supporting those folk who want to make something of themselves, deserve better, want to succeed, want to say that NOW IS MY TIME!

I could go deeper, but my simple passion is to help people, and while poverty and making money, saving money will appear as key themes basically I want to respond to the call that when someone says they need help, that I can answer that call when perhaps others do not, cannot, will not and thanks to the internet and phones it is so easy to do this.

I want a better life for myself – what about you? Do you know or want-to-know how-to-get-a-better-life?

It was hard and sometimes you feel like you have no choices, no help, and you feel so alone.

If this is you or someone you know, please get in touch, because not only have I been there but I can help.

In January I decided I was fed up of being poor, and I was determined to do something about it.

In less than 3 months, I turned this life around, I am out of debt, I have savings, I have been on two holidays, a day away in a bed and breakfast, got a new car, paid for a spa session, bought new clothes, took up writing, made new friends near and far, (a huge thanks to these friends, i love and value you so much) and now in the business of helping others and investing in myself.

I have a “vision board” (Its like a dreams and ideas board)

I want to “Get the change, and keep the change!” (a phrase I have coined)

“We should not be defined by what we are, but be defined by what we could be.” Steven Alexander 2018

I do not want to work for “anyone”.. I want to work “with” – that mindset is a game changer.

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Time to choose what life you want? just like Kevin Ngo

 

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