“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?”..

 

my pet labrador dog sits in the sun on the beach
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?

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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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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

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