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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Second Hand Money

I've been galavanting through Tim Ferriss' new book "Tools of Titans" which weighs a ton....it's almost a motivational lifehacking coffee table encyclopedia.

Two things I've noticed....first that there ain't enough female mentors in the world,....and Two....that
two gals that Tim Ferriss writes about in his book "Tools of Titans" are both involved in selling
second hand goods. Who? Sophia Amoruso who sells both new and vintage stuff....and
Tracy DiNunzio who founded Tradesy sells all things second hand.

Why is this a big deal? Because it wasn't soooo long ago, that "second hand goods" made folks turn their noses up in disdain. Somehow over the past 20 years.....second hand "anythings" have been transformed into a legit cash cow via sites like Ebay and Craigslist and Kijiji. There are now so many thousands of companies whose SOLE revenue comes from selling second hand goods exclusively.

Second Hand Money can turn into BIG MONEY. Don't make the mistake to snub it anymore.
The Thrift store up the street may not be the hangout of the of the rich and famous, but it just might be one of the reasons why some folks, get rich....by counting on second hand money.


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Changing State a la Tim Ferriss and Tony Robbins

So, are you familiar with Tony Robbins teaching about "Changing State"?

Well, in a nut shell, Tony studied many different methods we mere humans can utilize to
quickly and easily "change our state". His reasoning is that when we are stuck in a mental funk, the easiest thing to do is to change our physical state and that state change will result in an improvement in our mental and emotional state.

So, one of the habits that Tony Robbins and Tim Ferriss have in common is the method  of
"cold plunges" into freezing cold water. It is said that this will reset us internally and result in a more energetic and positive mind set. ( Disclaimer: This is not intended as medical advice, and should not be perceived as any kind of suggestion. Please consult your licensed medical practitioner.)

Well, I've never tried a cold plunge, other than jumping into a cold Ontario lake in early summer.....or perhaps an unheated pool. But recently I did go for a walk in probably minus 10 degrees weather. The wind was so cold, I could feel my cheeks turning bright pink and the wind whipped the cold air into an even stronger burst of icy air current.

But once I got over the shock of it all, I did find that I actually felt terrific after my subzero walk.
Hmmm, maybe I'll do this again.

You see, Ontario winters can be long and dreary and  it can be easy to slip into a mid-winter funk, simply because if you aren't into any winter sports, it's easy to spend virtually all of your time indoors and without fresh air and sunshine.

So, my brief 20 minutes walking out into the subzero cold Ontario winter, DID do something cool for me mentally and emotionally. It took a while to kick in, but it almost felt like a burst of adrenaline...similar to a "runner's high.".

Well, that's it. Have you tried anything lately to boost your mood and/or energy in the wintertime?

Looking forward to reading your comments below.

Peace,
Carla.



Thursday, January 5, 2017

What does President Elect Donald Trump and Bernard Kelly have in Common?

There are some practices and/or daily habits that successful people have in common .....because
as Tony Robbins says "Success leaves clues".

So are you curious? Bernard Kelly, by the way, just in case you don't recognize the name is the gent who has spent all of his working life working for McDonalds and amassed a fortune and wrote the book
entitled " Flipping Burgers to Flipping Millions".

On page 64 of the above named book, Kelly describes a daily success habit
"Every day I read the financial pages of at least one major newspaper".

I have read and/or skimmed through a couple of books that Donald Trump has written and I apologize for not knowing which precise book/paragraph to quote, but I recall specifically enjoying reading about how
President Elect Donald Trump actually has made a determined point of reading major newspapers on a daily basis, and if my memory serves, i believe he was referring to consuming up to 10 major newspapers on a daily basis.

Why do i like writing about this? Because Tony was right. Success does leave clues. What works for
President Elect Donald Trump and Bernard Kelly will work for you.

And yes, you may have to stand alone. I am the only woman I know who goes out of her way to find and read a current copy of the GlobeN Mail. Which section do i gravitate to? The business section.
Why? Because, again it must be said that "Success leaves clues" and to quote an another oldy but goody
"Knowledge is power". If you make it a habit to seek out accurate and current knowledge you will see that you become more empowered to succeed.

What we read is CRUCIAL in determining what we become and what we will possess. 

Peacefully productive,
Carla.




Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Those Extreme Cheapskates like Victoria Hunt have Missed an Opportunity

It's been several years now since TLC first featured that now infamous
series called "Extreme Cheapskates".

I must admit, my dutch inclinations were quite intrigued by some of the shows.

However, I just wanted to make one clear comment. TLC has made tons of money ( in my opinion) from airing and re-running the most infamous episodes of these series. But where are the guests that made the show now? Have any of them figured out how to capitalize on their new found fame?

I've done several on line searches to see if any of them have published anything after they were featured on TLC and only two of them are easily searchable and have creatively profited from the time they spent on TLC's Extreme Cheapskates....and those two names would be Jeff Yeager 
who has written books and continues to offer his advice at a profit with his own youtube channel
https://www.youtube.com/user/CheapLifeChannel


(http://blog.aarp.org/author/jeffyeagerultimatecheapskate/)

And The other one is a feisty clever red headed gal by the name of Aimee Elizabeth
(http://www.aimeeelizabeth.net/ )


Aimee has capitalized on her fame and if you see her website above, you can see that her book
 "Poverty Sucks" is still for sale.

Aimee and Jeff both exemplify entrepreneurial "chutzpah" and have not relied on their "cheapskate" ways to simply lower their living costs. They have profitably marketed and sold their thrifty expertise to earn even more income ! My hat's off to both of you.

If most of the other guests who appeared on TLC's Extreme cheapskates realized how easy it would have been to make money off their new found fame, they would have been delighted with the extra sources of income.  For example, there was one millionaire cheapskate by the name of Victoria Hunt whose extreme thriftiness both intrigued and disgusted viewers. However, I would like to say that Victoria Hunt is missing out by not writing a simple e-book featuring her money saving methods. It doesn't cost anything to publish an e-book with Kindle other than your time. Book royalties are a prime method to create new passive income streams from new fame.
What is your opinion? Would you buy a book or go out of your way to find a book written by one of TLC's Extreme Cheapskates?
You probably know my answer, because I've already read both Jeff Yeager's book as well as Aimee Elizabeth's book.
Fame can be brief. One needs to know when an opportunity presents itself and ca-ching....
cash in on the opportunity!

Peacefully productive.
C.