Better Living through Budgeting *

Budgeting is difficult! It takes commitment, determination, and sacrifice to make and stick to a budget. If, however, you’re able to stick with it, you’ll find that it has many benefits that lead to better living. My girl and I started budgeting a few years ago. We follow the “envelope system”.  Basically you give each dollar of your monthly salary a name or category (e.g. groceries, utilities, mortgage, etc.) then get cash for each (e.g. $500 for groceries). You use…

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21 Excuses That Make Up Your Money Story – Abundance Life Coach for Women

Is the money story that you have been telling actually a cover-up? Could the reason that you have been giving for the lack of a financial breakthrough be really an excuse? Your money story may be a cover that you have created for helping you avoid pain or to playing small. Or it could be that your ego needs to know that it is not diminished in any way. The excuses that you tell is your way out to feeling…

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It Starts with a Dream (and a Visit to the Karen Hill Tribe) – Abundance Life Coach for Women

See the scarves hanging by the side? I bought a few of them from the lady in the picture to give away as gifts for my friends. The photo was taken when I visited the Karen Hill tribe in Chiang Rai a little more than two weeks ago. The visit to tribal villages was part of a tour that we had signed up on the spur while on vacation in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Our tour guide had taken us all…

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A Systematic Way to Stop Worrying

Do you let worry stop you from pursuing your dreams? Worry held me back for a long time. Deep down, I wanted to follow my heart, my interests, but I was held back by the thoughts dancing in my head. It was like an unstoppable virus. But eventually I found the antidote. I found the answer. In this piece, I share what I’ve discovered. Let’s start by making sure we’re on the same page. What is Worry? Worry is a…

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How to Become Wealthy with Self-discipline *

All self-made billionaires have something in common: they have the best habits that help them make a fortune. Basically, applying the same habits to our life is the recipe of how to become wealthy. In order to change our lives, we have to change ourselves. What is self-discipline? Self-discipline means the effort we make to do what we have to do, even when we aren’t in the mood for doing it. There’s no quick way around it and there’s no payoff without…

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10 Ways Blogging Will Change Your Life

Starting a blog can change your life. Seriously. It’s changed my life and I know it’s changed thousands of other’s lives. When I was working at my previous employer I knew I wanted to start something on my own. I knew that I wanted to build a business and a business that was linked to what I was passionate about. I didn’t know exactly what that business would look like (and I’m still evolving it greatly as we speak). But…

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A Forgotten Way to Create a Life of Freedom

Freedom means autonomy. And autonomy means freedom from external control or influence. The fewer obligations you have, the more free you are. To discover where freedom can be expanded, look at what constricts freedom. Look at the obligations in your life, such as work, bills, and desires (which often lead to more bills). Imagine if you didn’t pay rent, buy food, or indulge in stuff. How much would you need to work with no expenses? Or rather, how free would you…

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