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Welcome,

So you’ve declared you are “fed up of being poor” but the question is what are you going to do about it?

I guess it’s a good question but not necessarily an easy question.

For me, this led to so many other questions and work to do before I could even begin to figure out what to do such as where to begin?

What help was there?

Who could I trust?

Would I be alone in this?

Could I do this?

What was the cost or consequences?

The list was endless.

I guess to even begin to start on these questions it depends on how you say you are fed up of being poor, do you say it with conviction and real anger with determination you want to do something about it or more with deep sighs of utter misery and depression with no hope?

This is where mindset and outlook come in. You will discover I will talk about mindset alot in my posts.. Why?

Your mindset will determine your next steps and your successes and failures, I will refer to these as learning curves instead.

Let me share that recently I am on a mission to get rid of a my debts.

As part of my mission to raise monies I had managed to get a chunk of money simply by calling in my debts from those who owed me. I had also worked hard at other ways of getting money such as decluttering as an example.

For once I saw a positive figure in my bank account however, realistically in another account I was in negative figures, huge figures. I was sitting on enough to cover this debt by pooling all the money I had made that month but then it would not cover my living expenses for this month, and rent was owing and I’d got birthday’s to plan for, mothers day, anniversary, a family holiday, savings I’m trying to start, car to m.o.t, I really began to feel like I was chasing my own tail.

Suddenly I became down hearted. It would have been easy to be defeated and begin to get over whelmed, but instead I noticed how because of the hard work I had put in all month I could cover a debt, (I had already paid off my Christmas credit card) and I had savings that although I dipped into it, I had a savings pot which is a huge thing for me as I’ve never had a savings pot until this month but it covered rent.

I am now determined to work even harder. I have tasted and it was good! I have seen that if you are serious about “fedupofbeingpoor” that actually the teaching and studying I have done has paid off and I know can work for others although your route may be different to mine.

Am I intelligent? Do I have secret inside information? No, not at all and I have a long way to go of being financially free but I did work hard at setting goals, simple ones and larger ones and then looking at how to achieve this. IT CAN BE DONE!

My dream is to help others in the same situation as me and as I help myself, I also help others.

Do I promote get rich schemes – no.

Have I made it from rags to riches – no, but by taking tiny steps, taking a risk, investing in myself, and having a hunger to succeed, provide for myself and my family and to help others I am actually doing it little by little.

A friend said today that they didn’t want bits of money they wanted huge amounts.. And don’t we all right, but was that person prepared to do what it takes.. The answer is no they wanted that money to just fall into their lap.

I have to be honest for some people that does happen but that is only because somebody else at some point had to do the hard work in the first place.

I come from humble beginnings but I have high aspirations. Somebody once said it’s like you are pigeon looking at the eagles ūü¶Ö one day I want to be that eagle, why should I have to accept that a pigeon is all I will ever be.

I have a long way to go but I am on a journey and I invite others too, because I cannot do it by myself.

I’d you are an entrepreneur or know how to help with affiliates or monetise my sites please get in touch because I believe in the pay it forward model.

Thanks for reading.

Please feel free to comment, follow or get in touch.

Steven Alexander

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Pennies from Heaven.

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Welcome!

Yep that is my piggy bank:) cute huh.

My grandma used to say “look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves” as a kid of 11, I was like OK grandma… But how wise she was!

A random question for you. If you saw say a currency note on the floor, value of 5,10,20 how many of you would pick that up? Would you pocket it?

As a child, my dad made me take a £20.00 note to the police station I found in a puddle.

Occasionally though money is found on the floor.. As to what you do with it next is your decision.

I’m wondering however, what if it is just a penny or 5p or similar, would you still pick it up? (I appreciate it would be different currency in another country)

see a penny, pick it up

If someone said to you to go and Pick some receipts off the floor they could be worth 30p each, plus it’s cleaning up your neighborhood would you do it? I’m thinking probably not but some might.

I’m presented by this kind of dilemma regularly.

On the one hand I’m praying God I want some money, Do prayers for money work? I need some, and then opportunities come along where I can get pence on maybe surveys or picking up receipts or finding the odd coin.

How many of these opportunities do you think I pass up? I will be honest a lot, and why? Because I think it’s not worth it.

Now here’s the thing, whether a believer in God the cosmos the universe, whatever or no faith, you may have muttered under your breath your need or want for money, just as I do quite frequently.

Now opportunities come my way where I can earn little or sometimes I do not even have to earn it, yet I pass them by. If I then pass the little things because I cannot be bothered or too much like hard work, then what chance do I have of getting the big bucks in.

Perhaps I might have a flutter on the lottery or have a bet thinking I might win big, but who really wins? You go in the store for a lottery ticket and you come out with groceries and then you don’t even win.. Do the math, does it add up to you?

I am not saying do not do those things but be aware of addictions or how much money you are spending if you are indeed fed up of being poor because let’s face it, this is a potential area of weakness for some right!

Regularly I tell myself “this week I’m going to win the lottery.” but of course I do not, but who knows.

Let me share with you though, that since starting this blog that: I have gone from zero saving to now I have 3 kinds of saving boxes. One for charity, one for my kids because they always want or need something and one for myself as I save for Christmas.

Every Christmas I seem to have no money to buy presents etc but I seem to find the money and then of course I’m in debt after. Each year I promise myself things will be different so this year I’m not only making a change I’m saving my change.

I always like the idea of giving to charity and again I give out of debt and money I can’t afford and being honest these charities have more money than me but I still give.

I do believe what goes around comes around and so where I am able I like to give and would like to give more.

I found a recent website that encouraged me to save pennies each day and it seems to be working. I have to warn you though there is a danger of dipping in to it if I need change for something. WARNING DO NOT DO THIS! Get out of the habit.

I am working hard at changing my mindset as well about pennies and valuing any kind of money whatever the opportunity (within reason)

Today if you are feeling fed up of being poor, let me encourage you to

“Get the change save the change.” Steven Alexander 2018

For 100 ways to earn money click here

Be prosperous!

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Steven Alexander

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Disclaimer: I do not condone or encourage any form of Gambling. PLEASE check out support if you feel your gambling is taking over your life. For a FREE chat about gambling addiction please get in touch or get help. In some countries and states gambling is strictly forbidden – Be Gambling Aware.

 

 

 

“Trash” The new money making Treasure.

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life is a beach

¬†For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also”

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I like to challenge the idea of what is treasure and what is trash, and the excitement of discovering treasure. Many have made money from other peoples rubbish.

Imagine the treasure had your name on it and you had a map to it and you had a guide. If you had these would you be interested?

You may be thinking what is the treasure and is it worth it?

Your treasure may be different to my treasure, and there may be many different ways of getting it that will suit you best Рbut what is important is that you are looking out for things of value, whether it is something as simple empty toilet rolls or selling old coffee jars.

Try the research challenge of..Making money from (choose anything, or something you can see around you) you then using search engines or other methods find ways of making money through those avenues.

If you are “fedupofbeingpoor” this journey we will go on will make you view life differently, more hopeful, more positive, I have plans to prosper you, to give you a hope and a future, how do I know?

I have been there, I have been homeless, I have been on benefits, i have had to get food out of bins and skips.

I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.

Treasure hunting is about value, It is about discovering or re-discovering those things or perhaps people which are of value to us, including ourselves.

What if you are yourself are treasure?

Not many of us value ourselves and this can be hugely disabling to our mental health and also what we can achieve.

Maybe daily life or circumstances have ground us down, or maybe our self worth and self esteem is at its lowest and we are trying to cope.

Maybe on the outside we put on our “we are coping” face but inside we are secretly crying or screaming. You may have self esteem issues which makes life hard.

For me, I am constantly comparing myself to others. Let me share a story.

What do you think? Can you relate?

So if you could change this, would you? If you had someone to help you, would you?

You could be thinking any of the following:

Crock of poo! and do nothing – then you have lost nothing, but gained nothing.

Crock of poo! But be curious. – You lost nothing by checking this journey out, but have the chance to change your life – I am not talking get rich schemes, or scams or other BS things…just help, mentoring, strategies and connecting you with others that understand and can help.

Who cares? No one understands! РI CARE.. i HAVE BEEN THERE РI am still there, but my life has improved massively. Others care.

Be excited! – Great, because you can use this..This is your time!

Still not quite understanding treasure hunting? mail me.

Beginners Strategy:

The first step, let me tell you is mindset. I will write a separate blog about this, because I cannot tell you how important and a difference this makes.

If like me, any thought of hope or life improving is hard (and it is still a challenge) then you will know what I am talking about.

Is it time to de-clutter your life?

If you are thinking, where you live is messy, you never know what might turn up if you have a de-clutter and tidy up. You may even find treasure of your own or find things to sell that’s free money right there!

Perhaps you are seeking to make changes in your life? Curious? Want to know more?

Are You In?

Perhaps you are already successful and want to help others.

Please do get in touch if you read this and want to get involved.

Let me know where you are at, how you get on or if you need moral support.

That’s what I am here for!

Make a FREE online appointment, or maybe you have a success story to share and encourage someone else, or maybe you could support us and bless others.

You are not alone. BE A TREASURE HUNTER!

Happy treasure hunting!

PSST..Want more inspiration

If you want to delve more into treasure hunting try doing a search for it on your search engines, I. E Google etc or your tube (or similar) you never know what you may dig up.

Links:

Easy ways to de clutter and make money

Make money by de cluttering

Good Luck,

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Fed Up Of Being Poor The Journey Begins – Time to change that.

 

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Welcome!

A quote from Walt Disney.

Thanks for joining me!

welcomeYou are welcome here! Welcome to my home, my road my journey.
This is a work in progress, like me, journey of entrepreneurship, making money, saving money, reducing poverty, helping myself and helping others.

I started this blog because I myself was “fed up of being poor” but also I heard this phrase so many times I felt I had to do something myself to change my life and then I could inspire and help others. My dream is to be financially free.

I appreciate that when people think of the word “poor” they may think of third world poverty, the sort of poverty that’s on the news but what about the poverty that’s in front of us, on our doorsteps in our own neighborhoods ,people going without food or heat or hiding from bailiffs, or homeless, roofless, going to food banks. This could be you, or your best friend of family, or your nurses, you may not even know their financial situation and that they are struggling.

As prices rise, low income families find it increasingly hard to pay for the same basic essentials.¬†Sam Royston¬†Chair of End Child Poverty and Director of Policy and Research at the Children‚Äôs Society., ¬†said ‚ÄėNo family in modern Britain should be struggling to put food on the table, heat their homes and clothe their children.¬†

I stand with poverty charities such as¬†“End Child Poverty”¬†that work hard to campaign and make a difference.

Finances are often a private matter, and while you may get some who flaunt their wealth, the harsh reality is that finances often cause arguments and relationship break downs.

In-depth Relate study highlights links between debt and relationships

One in seven (14%) GB adults in debt has hidden debt from a partner, and half of these (7%) are currently doing so, according to a new report published today by leading relationship support charity, Relate. Feeling ashamed about debt is the number one reason why people hide it from their partner, with over half (51%) giving this reason. This was followed by being scared of their partner’s reaction (46%) and feeling they had different approaches to money (34%). 

“Anyone can fall into poverty.”

Anyone can feel poor, anyone can feel fed up.

Just when you think finances in relationships can be a sticking point and danger ground.. let us add more fuel.

With mental illness and mental health issues on the rise.

‘Debt and mental illness are a marriage made in hell” says Martin Lewis…

However the same article offers support and a ¬†“How to cope strategy”

 

It is hard struggling to live on the min wage or benefits.  I have struggled to make ends meet as I tried to keep my head above water. I am not entitled to any benefits but I was on them several times at different occasions in my life.

I ended up in debt and no matter how I tried I struggled to wipe this debt.
With the cost of living going up, debts growing I began to struggle. I got fed up.

Late January 2018 ¬†I said to myself, “I was fed up of being poor“,so I decided to take action. This blog shares with you my journey, but also full of hints and tips to help others.

If you have found yourself here, and can relate to my journey, it would be good to connect with you.
                                                        Welcome to the adventure.    

Please do follow, share or comment.  If you need help or support, please do not hesitate to get in touch.    

 

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Steven Alexander

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Acknowledgements

Through out my blog you will see me credit those who have been influential to me and have inspired me. To those people I am indebted