How to dust yourself off after disaster strikes and why you need to

When disaster strikes - don't let grief sabotage your life

Disaster can strike in many ways; financial, health, relationships or a death in the family. Sometimes you know they’re on the horizon, like the recent death of my daughter’s dad from Melanoma (the nastiest form of skin cancer) but sometimes it sneaks up on you and catches you unaware. With or without notice, a disaster …

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4 Tips for Seekers of Freedom and Fulfillment

four tips for seekers of freedom and fulfillment

Freedom and fulfillment. Two words that define success for Hal Elrod, me and quite possibly many of you, too. Freedom is the external hallmark of success for me. Freedom to choose how I spend my time, my money and my energy. Fulfillment is my internal hallmark of success. I look for and need fulfillment in the …

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How to Change Your Life by Changing 6 Simple Habits

How can you change your life by changing just 6 simple habits? Building these simple habits into your day helps create a growth mindset which in turn, brings new opportunities to you and can change your life. Habits sneak into our lives because they make our lives easier, not necessarily better. It’s time to choose …

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Inspiring Quotes for When You’re Having One of THOSE Days

inspirational quotes for when times are tough

We’ve all had them, haven’t we? One of those days… The days when it seems nothing’s going quite right. Money is tight. You don’t know if you’re heading in the right direction. You’re not sure if what you’re doing is working. Or, all that, plus you burned the bottom of the pan when you were …

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When Money Is Tight – Tips for Living on Next to Nothing

When money is tight, you need to be honest with yourself and then you need to get really creative. Obviously, finding ways to increase your income are important, too but sometimes it’s just not possible to commit any extra time or energy to earning more money. If that’s you, then, these simple tips might help …

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Buy Nothing New Month

october is buy nothing new month

Did you know that Buy Nothing New Month is October? Will you join the challenge? According to the Buy Nothing New Month website, “Buy Nothing New Month is the global movement for collective, conscientious consumption. It’s a little idea, that started in Melbourne and is spreading to the Netherlands and USA.” Buy Nothing New Month …

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What is a Simple Life?

simplicity - what is a simple life

What is a simple life? Is a cabin in the woods (like Thoreau in Walden) necessary for you to live simply? Do you need to turn your back on all modern conveniences, worse yet, technology? Luckily, there are no hard and fast rules dictating what defines a simple life. Each of us comes to a …

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The Secret to Balancing Your Priorities

the secret to balancing your priorities

Balancing your priorities can be a challenge. It’s one of modern life’s little jokes. You either have money or you have time, rarely, it seems do you simultaneously have an abundance of both. Invariably when I’ve had the cash flow to undertake new projects, I haven’t had the time to implement them. And, conversely, when …

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5 Books That Will Change Your Mindset On Money

5 books that will change your mindset on money

The written word has the power to change your mindset… and the world. If you’re lucky, certain books will appear in your life to inspire you and in some cases, affect you so deeply they force you to change your mindset. Here are five of the books that inspired me to view my life, and …

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Finding the Silver Lining

finding the silver lining

Bad news is the ultimate unwelcome house guest. Trouble is, we have no control over when it arrives or how long it stays and finding the silver lining in bad news can be a challenge. I mentioned in my post on Monday that my daughter’s dad just got some bad news about his health. Really bad news. …

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