How Much Does it Take to Live the Lifestyle of Your Dreams?

Today we have a guest post courtesy of Gregory Elfrink of “Greg in Motion” (Facebook).  Here he talks about a subject that’s near and dear to my heart – Living the lifestyle YOU deserve.  This article definitely gives a kick in the butt to get going on the dreams you want to achieve.  So take it away Greg…

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Starting an Internet Marketing Career from Scratch- 500 Yards to Freedom

As I’ve mentioned a few times, I’m trying to help my brother Gene start an online business.  To be honest, I don’t have too much time to do this while traveling.  But this is going to be a major priority when I get back in November.  Right now, Gene is working really hard to get his Internet marketing career off the ground.  That’s why I asked him to write a guest post describing some of the challenges he’s currently facing.  The article he came up with is a really good one…plus it references one of my favorite movies!

Trying to earn a living through Internet Marketing with no prior experience or skill is not an easy thing.  There is a lot of potential but it takes time and a lot of energy to push through all of the difficulties.

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How I Learned about Marketing from a Dragon

This is an interesting article from Lesley Rice of Easy Content Blueprints.  Not only is a good article, I also liked it on a personal level because…cough, cough…I might have played D&D at “some” point in my life.  So take it away Leslie…

I have been a sorcerer for some time, working my way up from the lower levels and learning to use the magic in my blood, but that’s only on Saturdays when we play Dungeons and Dragons. 

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Four Life Lessons from American Football

Sean just sent me a timely guest post that discusses what you can learn from American football.  It’s a great read and makes me miss watching my beloved Giants.  I think Sean’s got a number of interesting points here…even though he roots for my most hated team 🙂

“Football is not a contact sport, it’s a collision sport – dancing is a contact sport.”
–Vince Lombardi

Well it is finally football season!  Here in Texas, football is more religion than sport.  Communities rally around the high school football teams like they were armies going into battle!  So I thought I would pay a bit of homage to the sport by relating some life lessons learned from playing and coaching the game.

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Why You Should Treat Your Time Like Currency

Noel from Fitness Philippines is fast becoming a regular poster on this site.  In the past, he’s written a couple of great posts on health and nutrition.  Today he’s going to discuss something that’s near and dear to my heart…the idea that your time is money.  If you’ve ever heard me rant about outsourcing then you know how crazy I get about time management.  So that’s why I urge you to pay close attention to what Noel is about to discuss…

We normally spend things like bills and coins as currency but have you ever thought of time as currency as well? After all, when we talk of using it, we often phrase it as “spending” our time, like we would our cash. What do you usually spend your time on? Exercising? Studying? Working? Playing? Think about that while reading the rest of this article.

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The Drawback of Not Criticizing Others

I just received this guest post from Jered at Mass Influence the other day and I found it fit nicely with an article I recently posted.  In this post, Jered does an incredible job of giving you reasons why it’s important to not criticize others.  It’s an insightful read…

So, as you probably know there’s a lot of talk going around about how to deal with critical people. In fact, Steve recently wrote a post on it:  6 Tips for Dealing with Critical People.

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Advice from Marley’s Ghost

This is another article from the mysterious guest poster.  Like last time, this person gives an excellent life lesson that can be applied in many different situations.  There’s some great information here, so enjoy!  (Finally; check out this post if you want to get more out of life this Christmas.)

“Well, today a friend told me this sorry tale
as he stood there trembling and turning pale
he said each day’s harder to get on the scale
sort of like Jacob Marley’s chain.”  –Aimee Mann

I am sure you have all seen it.  Perhaps many times; maybe even the execrable Jim Carey version.  I am talking about the Dickens classic, “A Christmas Carol”.  You may be wondering why I am discussing a Christmas theme in August ?  Well the answer to that is all about the character of Jacob Marley’s ghost.

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Tony Montana’s Guide to Leadership and Life

This is another guest post courtesy of my brother Gene.  Here he gives a pretty humorous look at some things you can learn from the notorious Tony “Scarface” Montana.  It’s a funny read…so enjoy!

James Lipton: This is Inside the Actors Studio, and I am your host, James Lipton, Good afternoon class!   Today we have an inspiring guest speaker today.  Mr.  Antonio Montana.

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Three Feet from Gold – A Lesson in Quitting

For last few months, I’ve been closely watching Ben’s 6aliens blog.  On this site, Ben has a lot of top-notch personal development posts that are filled with useful content.  So I was really excited when he contacted me last week for a guest post.

Success in life, no matter what field or niche you are in, leaves clues that others can follow. The vast majority of successful people, those high-achievers who we all look up to in awe, have made their fortunes by innovating other people’s beliefs and strategies.

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Caution: Flesh Eating Zombies Ahead!

As I’ve mentioned in a few posts, I’m currently working with my brother, helping him build his first online business.  Like a lot of people starting out, Gene has gone through his fair shares of ups and downs.  I know many people who read this can related.  That’s why I’m really glad he’s decided to write a guest post detailing a few things he’s learned during this time…

I am Gene, Steve’s brother, and I am hijacking his blog today through the sheer power of nepotism.  I had always assumed I would do some posts to help out little Stevie.  My original plan was to do a story of the rousing early success of my burgeoning career in Internet Marketing; a true internet success story in the making!

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Don’t Ever Settle

Today we have a great post provided by ShortHairDiva. As you’ve heard me in my articles about outsourcing, she does some of the writing for this site.  So I’m glad that we’re able to finally show off some of her writing.  Hopefully you’ll find this article to be really inspirational…

For the past two years, I’ve participated in the National Walk for Epilepsy in Washington, D.C. with my family to raise money for the Epilepsy Foundation. This year, I decided to get my hair dyed purple before the fundraiser to help raise awareness of epilepsy because I am one of three million Americans that live with the condition— just as pink is the color for breast cancer awareness, purple is the color for epilepsy awareness.  I’ve been a brunette, a blonde, and a redhead, but I liked the way my purple hair turned out so much that I’ve kept it up since March.

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