YOU - Version 2.
Hi! I want to start by saying THANK YOU for subscribing to UpgradeReality and for your awesome support. For those of you who do not know me so well, my name is Diggy and I started the journey of blogging about self improvement two years ago. The last few years have been a tremendous learning experience for me. I really love life and all the wonders it brings. I have realized that every single person can do so much more than what they think they can. We are so far from reaching our full potential. I still have a lot to learn and I am not some guru that can turn your life around for you in an instant. I do believe that I have quite a bit of wisdom and experience that I can share with people, and together (you and I) can grow, inspire and motivate each other to live our lives to the fullest and achieve whatever we set our minds to.
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It may not be easy to get to where you want to be and it will take dedication, hard work and persistance. However, nobody said you need to reach your goals by tomorrow or by next week. Let's take it one day at a time and one step at a time. This free ebook- 'YOU – Version 2.0' is a compilation of useful tips (gathered from my thoughts, ideas and experiences) to improve areas of your life starting today. I will personally buy you a drink if you cannot use one of the tips listed in this book to improve your life in one way or another :) You are free to share this ebook with anybody you want. In fact, I encourage you to share it with your friends, family and colleagues. If you really think it is super awesome then you can even put it up on your website or blog. My only conditions are that the content and links herein remain unaltered and in their original state and that you do not sell this ebook (It is a free resource).That being said, let me not distract you any longer with my thoughts and rants. Enjoy my tips and have a wonderful day! Diggy Author of Upgradereality.com
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• • • • • • • • Three Ways To Take Control Of Your Life Right Now Fifteen Ways To Boost Your Creativity Six Simple Steps To A More Efficient Day Eight Tips For Living Healthy With Ease Fifteen Ways To Cheer You Up When You Feel Down Twenty Three Creative Ways To Make Extra Money Fourteen Sweet Tips For Making A Good First Impression Thirty Three Beautiful Reasons Why Life Is Awesome
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3 Ways To Take Control Of Your Life Right Now I’m taking a guess here but I think the chances are big that you have goals and dreams that you really want to achieve but are not actively working on. I can give you a personal example. One of my goals is to have 10 000 subscribed readers to my blog Upgradereality.com. Sometimes I find myself thinking “I’d love to have 10 000 readers for my blog”, and then I ask myself if I am doing everything I can to achieve that goal. The answer is usually ‘No’. It is very possible to stop waiting for life to throw the things you are looking for in your lap and to take control. Make your own luck – so to speak. Here are 3 ways that you can use to take control of your life to shape it to the way that you want it to be.(To become your best self and really live your life to the fullest.)
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. I have had the same situation. For example: • Are you happy with your job? • Are you happy with your finances? • Are you happy with your health? • Are you happy with you friends? • Are you happy with your partner? Then decide what kind of results you want in those areas and determine what steps of action you need to take to get your results. I suggest that you take some time to sit down with a notepad and write down all the areas of your life that you are not happy with.
YOU . yet half the time I didn’t really know what I was unhappy with. I knew that there were things that bothered me but I never took the time to pinpoint the exact trouble spots and come up with a plan of action to improve those areas of my life.1-) Determine What You Are Not Happy With I’m sure that there are lots of little things and possibly a few big things in your life that you are not happy with right now.Version 2. This will give you a nice list of things that you can actively go out and start working on to improve.
Version 2. The only way that you are going to get closer to your goals and eventually reach them is by taking action. You have to make things happen!
YOU . “If only I would sit down and write this article” “If only I went to the gym 30 minutes a day” “If only I spent an hour a day learning French” By completing the ‘If only’ question.2-) What Is Standing Between You And Your Goal? Now that you have identified areas in your life that you are not happy with and determined goals or levels that you want to achieve. Ask yourself the question “If only…” and fill in the missing details. Once you have that answer.0
. you need to figure out what is standing in the way between where you are right now and where you want to be. just do it. you get the answer to what is standing between you and your goal.
It may take a few months or even years but just imagine how close you can get to your dreams or goals by dedicating this one hour every day.
YOU . It may mean you have to give up watching TV or sitting on Facebook. You could gain enough knowledge to finally have a shot at the kind of job you have always dreamed about. families or other responsibilities that they use as an excuse to put off learning something new (whether it be a career. ‘The Art Of One Hour A Day’.0
. language. (If you have more than one hour that would be even better). You could learn another language that would allow you to go and live in another country and not be lost.Version 2. You could build up a passive income online and within a few years be making enough to quit your job and live the kind of life you always dreamed of. However. sport or anything else).3-) The Art Of One Hour A Day A few months ago I wrote an article titled. instrument. but often it can be done. I think it would be rather rare if you could not find one hour every day (before you go to bed or when you wake up) to dedicate to learning whatever it is you want to do. Its purpose was to get you to realize to power of dedicating one hour every day to something you want to learn or become good at. Most people have jobs.
Version 2. After that one hour comes the next hour and after that the next and so on and so forth. start today!
YOU .There are so many possibilities and you have the opportunity to really make your dreams come true. Don’t delay. “The journey of 1000 miles starts with a single step” The journey towards reaching your dreams and goals starts with dedicating that first hour towards them.0
and I think that there are quite a few people who agree with me. I think that every person on this planet is really good at something. We get taught to follow rules. Before you judge that statement and disagree with it. we often get punished. If we follow that system we get rewarded.15 Ways To Boost Your Creativity Being creative is something that you can learn. is that society conditions us not to be creative. people oppress any urges to be creative and stand out. take some time to read what I have to say. This is my personal view on the subject. If we go against the system or try to stand out from it. Thus.Version 2. I never used to think that I was creative but over the last two years I have trained myself to be more and more creative.0
. and as a result come to believe that they are not creative at all and never will be. to follow a system. It starts from the day we get put in school (maybe even before that). over time. The system is designed for people to fit in and not for them to stand out.
YOU . Every person is creative in one way or another. The only reason why so many people think that they are not creative and that creativity is somehow reserved for a select few.
When you create with love and passion and no expectation of the outcome. but specifically no stress from the outcome. creative ideas usually come rather naturally.
YOU . take a nap. go and play some sport or do whatever it is that relaxes you so that your brain can be more creative when you get back to work. and as soon as you get them you write them down. 3-) No Expectations Similar to no stress. Take a walk on the beach.Version 2. the chances are much greater that you will create something remarkable! Your passion will shine through in your work and this is what makes it remarkable. 2-) Relax Good ideas and creativity usually do not appear under stress. When you are relaxed and rejuvenated.0
. When they are written down you don’t have to worry about remembering them and this allows more room for new ideas to form in your mind. This way you train your brain to keep coming up with ideas.Here are some great ways how you can go about training yourself to be creative and come up with great ideas: 1-) Write Your Ideas Down Get into the habit of writing your ideas down as soon as you get them.
You are enough and you are creative. Accept yourself the way you are and do things to the best of your ability. My advice is to start small. but he found Mozart compositions to help his thinking.0
. 6-)Listen to Mozart Albert Einstein said he owes his creativity to listening to Mozart pieces.Version 2. Albert Einstein did not know why this was the case. Don’t let self-limiting beliefs block out your creativity! 5-) Read Reading stimulates the mind.4-)Be Easy On Yourself Stop criticizing yourself and stop being so harsh on yourself. the more you open your mind up to new ways of thinking and thus the more creative you will become. I know that reading can be a bore. Choose a book on a topic that you like (it can even be about your favourite sport or artist) and spend 30 minutes before you go to bed reading that book. Certain songs and compositions allow the brain to be more creative and function better. The more you read. and it will definitely contribute to you being more creative. especially if you have to force yourself to do it.
YOU . This way you can read 1-2 new books every month without it being a lot of effort.
Certain frequencies have a positive effect on increasing your brain’s performance and creativity. 8-)Exercise After exercising. Your body may be physically tired. endorphins (the feel-good hormone) are released into your bloodstream. Regular exercise definitely contributes to creativity. When I did this I immediately noticed an effect on my state of mind and felt more creative. Today they are known as Binaural Beats and Isochronic Tones.
YOU . scientists have engineered sound tracks with researched frequencies that have proven to increase brain performance. You can easily purchase some of these tracks and listen to them with stereo headphones. (Find out more about Binaural Beats HERE. meditation can lead to a much more relaxed state of being. Basically.In the present age the concept of music enhancing your thinking has been scientifically researched and proven.0
.) 7-) Meditate In combination with binaural beats.Version 2. but you feel good and relaxed. This relaxed state allows creativity to naturally flow through your mind and you will find it easier to come up with good ideas.
Version 2. enjoy the taste and the health benefits. 13-) Stop Doing Drugs I’m talking about sugars. (I shouldn’t have to tell you not to do hard drugs!) These substances have a limiting effect on your creativity and your ways of thinking. The input from a friend or stranger could be enough to jump-start a whole series of ideas and new creativity.0
. and even if you don’t get extra creativity. The experience of it may be enough to boost your creativity tenfold and give you many new ideas. caffeine and cigarettes. Eat a handful a day. alcohol.
YOU . 10-) Expand Your Horizons Do something you have never ever done before in your life. 12-) Eat Blueberries Blueberries are said to be the richest in antioxidants and good for your brain an thinking abilities.9-) Ask For Help Don’t be scared to ask someone for help or for their opinion. processed foods.
14-) Do Puzzles Puzzels stimulate your brain to look at a problem from different angles. the more likely it will be that you become more creative. It is relaxing and it allows me to experiment with new tones.
. I find it immensely satisfying and relaxing to be able to make my own music or play a few of my favorite songs.Version 2. melodies and ideas. 15-) Play An Instrument I personally like playing piano. The easier you are able to open up your mind to new ideas and new approaches. Often while I am playing I will get an idea for something that I want to do or write about.
Life hardly ever goes exactly according to plan.Version 2.6 Simple Steps To A More Efficient Day The theme for this post is: “If you fail to plan.
YOU . instead of starting the day with no real plan to get things done. but if you do not have a plan at all then you are relying for things to come to you instead of you making things happen. That is why I am a big fan of having a plan and having goals to work towards.0
. So. you plan to fail” Many hours in a day are wasted simply because we have no plan of action for that day. If they change along the way. these few simple steps should boost your efficiency in a big way. then you make the necessary adjustments.
Scientific studies have shown that this method gives the body more energy for the entire day. On the weekend I already plan some of the tasks and things I want to get done during the week and write them down. then I suggest you plan your actions for that day on the night before. Don’t skip it because breakfast is the most important meal of the day and provides your body with fuel. As soon as you wake up in the morning. Eat a good and healthy breakfast (I enjoy a variety of fruits).0
. It is recommended to get at least 8 hours of sleep every night. drink a full glass of water (or two). I actually have a whiteboard that I divided into columns for my tasks from Monday to Friday.Version 2.1-) Get Energized The first step in getting your day off to a super start is to make sure your body is well-rested and has the proper fuel for long-lasting energy.
YOU . it will only take you a few minutes every night and usually results in getting way more done the next day. 2-) Plan Your Day The Night Before If you want to get the most out of your day. Once you get used to this habit.
I feel it makes a big difference to my efficiency.
YOU . because by planning your day and week ahead of the time. 3-) Optimize Your Actions By planning your day in advance.0
. I do not agree. For example if you need to run errands. failing to do the important things is not an efficient use of your day. you can plan it all out and make one trip in a logical order instead of going back and forth like a headless chicken. you can very likely combine certain actions to create a more efficient day.Every night I will plan my following day as much as possible. and even though I don’t always get everything done.Version 2. Whether this is due to procrastinating or whether it is due to lack of planning. This can save time and money. There are people who say that daily to-do lists are pointless because you never end up doing all the things you write down. 4-) Prioritize I think it is rather senseless to do 10 unimportant things on a day and not do the one thing that really needs to be done. you can prioritize your most important tasks that will bring you great return in the future.
Some examples would include Facebook. After that you can dedicate any spare time to completing less urgent tasks. Checking Email and aimlessly surfing the net for amusement.0
YOU . It might seem like a difficult idea to stop doing all these things.
All that extra time you save by not procrastinating and doing senseless activities is time that you can devote to completing tasks.Version 2. Twitter.When you plan your day in advance you can determine the one or two things that are essential and need to be done no matter what. you realize that it is rather senseless to keep doing them every day. 5-) Stop Procrastinating Whatever the reason is for us to waste time and postpone getting our tasks done. However. working on your business or use to do the things you really enjoy. one of the best ways to make your day more efficient is to cut out all those time-wasting activities. once you cut yourself off from these activities for a few days and see how much time they are taking.
6-) Automate Where Possible Automation is the key to efficiency. Invest in automatic garage openers and save hours a year. Often by just asking yourself how you make it more efficient. it simply means to reduce your involvement in a process as much as possible (sometimes machines are necessary for this).Version 2. You might spend hours a day answering emails for support on a product you sell. you can come up with a steps to apply to get the desired efficiency. Maybe you spend 5 minutes every day manually opening and closing your garage door.0
. Why not set up an auto responder or an FAQ on your site or even hire a Virtual Assistant to take care of it for you in order to minimize answering repetitive questions? Most processes and routines that we use in our have some possibility of being made simpler or efficient. Automation does not necessarily mean that you need to start using machines or computers to do your work for you. lives most can few
“What if I don’t want to be efficient?”.To Sum Up Energize Plan Optimize Stop Procrastinating Prioritize Automate These 6 simple steps should make a big difference to your daily efficiency. the sooner you get the things done that need to be done.0
.Version 2. the more time you have to do the things you really enjoy (or work on your own projects that you are more passionate about).
YOU . Well. You may ask yourself.
medication and surgery that come with many years of eating a lot of fast and processed food). a can of tuna or a chicken breast cost. cauliflower. However. Simply eating healthy and keeping your body fit and in shape will make your quality of life much better. when we get seriously ill and our bodies protest. Next time you are in a supermarket take a look what broccoli. carrots. You may think that it is cheaper to eat fast food or processed food but I think you will be surprised. everything else in this world becomes rather insignificant and all we care about is our health. “Prevention is better than cure” You can spare yourself many illnesses. I don’t want to scare you or preach to you. lettuce.Version 2. conditions and suffering by taking care of your body. I just want to help you be healthy and get in shape.0
.8 Ways To Be Healthy & Get In Shape Being healthy and getting in shape is not always the first thing on our minds. Here are a few simple ways to help you achieve that:
YOU . It’s pretty affordable and cheaper than fast food (factor in the medical costs of doctors.
.1-) Cut Down On Processed Food Start slowly and wean yourself off processed and fast foods like burgers. I enjoy vegetables with lunch and dinner. The goal is to eliminate these drugs completely or as much as possible. cakes. 3-) Eat Fruits And Vegetables Fruits and vegetables contain many essential vitamins and minerals that our body uses to function correctly. Needless to say that these things are very bad for you body. It is said that a raw food diet (learn more) is the ultimate way to live as healthy as possible. Personally I enjoy eating fruit for breakfast because it is easily digestible and gives me good energy for the day.Version 2. sugar and artificial ingredients. but reducing it from your diet is a step in the right direction. It contains very little nutrients and a lot of fat. This is the kind of food that tastes nice but is killing you slowly.
YOU . caffeine and cigarettes. potato crisps. 2-) Cut Down On Drugs For good health it is best to wean yourself off drugs like alcohol. The end goal is to eliminate processed and fast food completely. sweets. You should strive to include some fruits or vegetables with every meal that you eat. chocolate. soda’s etc. pizza.
it usually puts you in a better mood which in turn makes you more productive and energetic.
YOU . but hardly 3 days without water.0
. The quality of water is important too. Exercise releases endorphins which are those ‘feel good’ hormones. We can go for over 2 weeks without food. The fact is that most people do not drink enough water every day. So. Bottled water is not always good and neither is tap water (because of TDS or the amount of additives or chemicals). body and mind. juice and soda. some form of exercise on a daily basis is beneficial to your health. 1.4-) Drink Lots Of Water Water is so important to good health. Some people never drink water and only drink coffee. not only is exercise healthy for your body.Version 2. You can probably find a filter system like this for a few hundred dollars and it will make your water drinkable and healthy for many years to come.5 to 3 litres a day. However. It keeps the body hydrated and helps filter out waste. I pretty much only drink water. From my research I have found the best kind of water to be water filtered by a reverse osmosis system. 5-) Do Some Form Of Exercise Daily You do not need to go to the gym every day or spend hours working out.
it is much easier to stay motivated and keep attending that club. Find a club of an activity that you enjoy and sign up for it. keep you company and keep you healthy. dance class. However. If you are a good owner then you will take your dog for a walk or run every day. go for a run. Everyone sometimes feels lazy or not in the mood to go out and exercise.
YOU . which is beneficial both for your dog and for you! 7-) Join a Club Whether it be a gym. go swimming. rowing club or rock-climbing group. I find the best way to get some form of daily exercise is make a nice combination of activities like the ones I mentioned above.0
. 6-) Get a Dog If you have the time and attention to take care of a dog then why not? A dog will warn against intruders. when you are part of a team or you are paying a monthly fee to be able to exercise.You can dance.Version 2. go to the gym. do some basic exercises at home. joining a club is a great way to stay motivated to exercise. do martial arts and so many more things. do yoga.
there are many other ways to get rid of stress. If that is the case then I would suggest that you find a method of removing that stress from your life on a daily basis. take a hot bubble bath or do yoga. you can take a walk in a park. Have you heard of Binaural Beats? (learn more) I’ve mentioned them before. The more stress we have. These tips are purely my opinion and my experience and may not be beneficial for you. Although stress is psychological.Version 2. Please check with a qualified health expert if you want to make any severe changes to your health or exercise regime. Maybe you are in a stressful environment or job that you cannot remove yourself from. However. You can listen to music. the more easily we get sick. but they are sound tracks of scientifically engineered frequencies that are designed to enhance brain performance and create a state of total relaxation.8-) Meditate Stress has a negative effect on our health and our bodies.0
. You can even learn more about meditation.*
YOU . I find exercise to be a good stress-reliever. it can manifest physical illnesses and disruptions in our bodies. *Disclaimer: I am not a heath expert or qualified nutritionist.
15 ways to cheer you up when you feel sad. I think that every now and then a bit of sadness is good to balance out the other emotions. it is not good to stay sad for very long because that is emotionally damaging. Whatever the reason for you being sad. it is always nice to have some ways to cheer you up and that is exactly what I am about to give you.Version 2. However.
YOU . It may be because things keep going against you or because you lost something or someone you care about or even because you regret something that you did or did not do.15 Ways To Cheer You Up When You Feel Down I think that every human being goes through times when they feel sad or even a little depressed. Going through some moments of sadness is nothing to be ashamed of or even to fear. Life is pretty awesome and it is better to spend your time on this earth being happy than being sad.0
1-) Breathe Take 5 minutes and consciously breathe. No essays or articles. It is an online switchboard with recorded clips from Arnold and his awesome accent.0
. 3-) Arnold Schwarzenegger Just Google ‘Arnold Schwarzenegger switchboard’ and you’ll understand what I mean. Very cool. just unique and original pictures with a message. I have probably watched every episode ten times and it always gets a smile on my face. Guaranteed to make you feel better! 4-) Saying Images Since I found this site I’ve been in love with it. When you focus on breathing.Version 2. Feeling down? Just watch an episode or two and your mood will lift. you will notice that you become more relaxed and your worries and troubles melt away. inhale and exhale.
YOU . 2-) Friends I’m talking about the sitcom. Count your breaths.
5-) Ice-Cream Stuffing yourself with your favourite flavour icecream always does wonders.0
. food and each other’s company. It might not be healthy and it might not be a solution. Relax and soak your troubles in the water and leave them behind when you get out of the bath.
YOU . 7-) (Real) Friends. Food and Movies Ask your best friends to come over for the night.Version 2. but damn. just enjoy the movies. get some good movies and great food and just hang out. Let the paintbrush and colors flow freely and your mood will lift. Ask someone who has a dog if you can borrow it for the day. 9-) Bubble Bath Draw a nice warm bath full of bubbles and bath salts. They are always energetic and up for fun. it tastes good and makes you feel better! 6-) Paint Get a canvas or a wall or something that you can paint on and let your emotions flow. 8-) Play With A Dog Dogs never seem to have big troubles. You don’t even have to say anything to each other.
Pottery. carpentry. but you can do anything you want. Put on your favourite song and sing along. because generally people only sing when they are happy. I can often notice a big lift in my mood when I have flower in front of me for a few hours. baking a cake once in a blue moon can be fun. If your cake comes out perfectly. You will begin to feel better and it might even change your mood completely! 11-) Create Something I mentioned painting earlier. you can devour it to make you feel even better! 13-) Buy Yourself Flowers.0
. A fresh bouquet of beautiful flowers always cheers me up.10-) Sing You may not be in the mood to sing. paper-mache. They smell amazing and look so pretty. Be artistic and just make something with your own two hands. drawings. even if you are a guy. It can be fun to whip up all the ingredients and create something delicious. especially when you are feeling a little down. it will make you feel better! 12-) Bake a Cake Yep. a song and Lego are some ideas.Version 2.
the easier it is to be happy. 15-) Happiness Comes From Within Even though many of these suggestions will cheer you up and put you in a better mood. true happiness comes from within you. The only person who can ultimately make you happy is you.Version 2. I found that the less you rely on other things making you happy.14-) Blow Bubbles So simple and yet so fascinating.0
. Dip the little stick in the soapy water and blow on it to make a bubble that floats through the air.
YOU . most people are not in that fortunate situation so this section is dedicated to anybody who could happily use some extra money. If you are already balling in the cash then this section most likely will not apply to you (and I am happy for you). When you believe that it is possible to make a lot of money. it is definitely a useful commodity to have enough of.23 Creative Ways To Make Extra Money Money makes the world go 'round (or so they day). your mindset and beliefs play a big role when it comes to money. your brain can now start to come up with ideas and ways that can materialize that belief (which was previously not possible because you did not believe that you could make a lot of money). but that mindset definitely opens new possibilities.0
. Just like with so many things in life. If you believe that money is very hard to come by and that you will likely never make a lot of it. While money may not be able to buy you happiness or love. I am not saying that by merely believing that you should make millions that you will. then that might be exactly what life gives you. However.
Remember. For a really inspiring story about working your way from the depths of poverty to the top of the riches.If you feel like you could use a little extra money (even if it’s just to give away to people you care about) then here are some creative ways you can go about doing it. It's one of my favorite movies and truly beautiful and inspirational to see. You may have to start at the bottom.
YOU . Here are 23 creative ways to make some extra money: Offline – The Real World 1-) Mow Lawns Something very simple that everyone can do. Lawns continue to grow and people with lawns usually have someone mow it for them.Version 2. watch the movie 'The Pursuit of Happiness' starring Will Smith. many small amounts add up to big amounts. Try not to consider yourself too good to do any type of work. even if these ways seem small. Go around in your neighbourhood and ask your neighbours if you can mow their lawn on a weekly basis for a small fee.0
. but if you don't give up you will work yourself up to the top.
YOU . pack shelves. Clean windows. Just something simple for a few hours a week and it could make you some extra money. It will give you good exercise too! 5-) Part-Time Job Work can be scarce in today’s economy. Possibly even on a regular or daily basis.Version 2. bag groceries. 3-) Au Pair Are you good with kids? If you are trustworthy and responsible you should be able to find people with kids who need a babysitter every now and then. but if you look around you should be able to find a part-time job somewhere. Charge $5 or $10.0
.2-) Paint Curb numbers Get a can of paint and go around your neighbourhood offering to paint the house-number clearly on the curb so that people will easily be able to find their house. 4-) Dog Walking Start your own little business and go around offering people to walk their dogs for them for a small fee.
It does require late nights but you can try to choose nights when you are free (like weekends). What if you’re good enough to create an album?
YOU . Music is universal and you do not need a degree to be able to make it. There are hundreds of different styles and many instruments that you can choose from. Take a look at the ‘Harry Potter’ series that started as bedtime stories for a mother’s children.Version 2. 8-) Make Music The effect of music is enormous. maybe you have natural talent to write songs or come up with amazing melodies and lyrics. 7-) Write a Book Do you have extensive knowledge on a subject or do you have wild theories about life? Maybe you have a vivid imagination and can come up with entertaining and awesome fictional stories. Bar-tending is rather easy to learn and anybody can do it.6-) Work In a Bar This classifies as a part-time job but I thought I’d give it an extra mention. Who knows.0
or teach guys how to get girls.9-) Make Jewellery Everybody likes jewellery. Discover if you have a hidden Van Gogh or Picasso inside of you. the more you can make with it. or teach students how to become better writers.Version 2. The more people you can advertise to or the smarter your advertising idea. Maybe you can teach someone a language.
. 10-) Paint or Draw Besides the fact that painting and drawing is fun. it can also bring in some extra money. 12-) Teach Something Everyone has something that they are good at. the more people will pay for it. People love art and sometimes the more abstract and unique the art. 11-) Offer To Advertise Brand your car or walk around with a T-shirt promoting someone’s idea for them. Maybe you can come up with a creative or unique design that is cheap and easy to make and hundreds or thousands of people will want to buy. What are your skills? Offer to teach people one-on-one or start group lessons.
Version 2. You will be amazed what you can sometimes come up with.0
. 15-) Cut Expenses The easiest way to make money is by not spending it.
YOU . Run through your expenses to see if there is anything you can cut down on or even eliminate completely.13-) Sell Stuff Chances are that you have stuff lying around your house that you never use or don’t really need. 14-) Sign Up For Medical Tests Not something I would personally do (maybe giving blood) but there are people who get thousands of dollars for being guinea pigs for medical procedures and new drugs. Sell it for some extra cash.
You could start a blog about a topic like I did with Upgradereality about self improvement. but it will usually not happen quickly. You can create a site for a product and drive traffic towards it by writing articles.
YOU . It is pretty cheap to set up your own blog ($60 for a year) and you should easily be able to make a couple hundred dollars a month after 6-12 months of hard work. advertising or getting good rankings in search engines by building backlinks. This will also not happen overnight and will take quite a bit of effort and persistence to master. You could also create many small niche blogs to promote products and drive traffic to them. If you want to set up your own blog I have created a free tutorial how to do it (Click for the tutorial).Online – The Virtual World 16-) Start a blog It is possible to make money by blogging. 17-) Start an affiliate site An affiliate site is a website set up with the sole purpose of promoting a product and getting commissions for a sale.0
. but once you get it right you can literally make thousands of dollars a month with it.Version 2. It may take months before you get a good income.
. It is similar to a website.Version 2. 18-) Squidoo Squidoo is a Web 2.The best guide about affiliate marketing and blogging that I know of is written by Glen Allsopp (who makes 5 figures a month from the internet and with affiliate sites) and it is called Cloud Living (Read more). If you are creative and make things that you can sell.0 means that you can create your own account and set up free squidoo pages (as many as you like).0 community created my marketing genius Seth Godin. These rules often restrict certain products and they place ads all around the page which result in people clicking these ads and not your content or affiliate links. do it on eBay. On those pages you can write about things you love and insert affiliate links. I highly recommend his guide since it contains step-by-step instructions for every part of the process of setting up a successful affiliate site or blog. but because it is free you are governed by the Squidoo rules. 19-) Ebay Ebay is an online market place where you can buy and sell all sorts of things.
YOU . If you have stuff lying around at home you can put it up for auction on eBay. However. it is still possible to make some extra money with Squidoo. Web 2.
21-) Offer Services If you are good at writing articles or you have some designing skills in Photoshop. Maybe you are a skilled cameraperson. It involves you writing articles that promote affiliate products and if you make sales you get commissions. Create funny clips or inspirational ones and you could get thousands of views.20-) Article Marketing Have you heard about article marketing? The concept is simple and it is totally free. you can also market with videos. However. you could offer your services on a site like Digitalpoint Forums.Version 2. There is definitely potential to make money with article marketing and all it will cost you is time (not money). thousands of people do this on a daily basis.0
. so your articles have to be good and targeted to be able to get traffic. 22-) Youtube Just like you can market with articles.
YOU . Link to a product in your video and you may find yourself making sales.
However. Of course. My analysis and trading recommendations for the first 4 months resulted in a 100% return on invested capital.0
. if you have some money that you could afford to lose then forex trading could be a source of incredible wealth and freedom.
YOU . I started a forex blog a couple of months ago and you are welcome to have a look and sign up to my (free) analysis and updates if you are interested in learning more. (Which is totally crazy awesome and if I can sustain that then thousands of people would be queueing to give me their money to invest). If you don’t have money to spare then I don’t advise trading forex. The reason being that forex trading is risky and requires capital that you can afford to lose. Here is another interesting forex trading method to look into. HOWEVER…I strongly advise that you spend days and weeks learning and studying the forex markets and the ins and outs of trading before you even consider risking your hard-earned money.Version 2.23-) Forex Trading I added forex trading but purposely put it last. I remain humble and don't make any wild claims that I can keep up that kind of return.
Here are some great ways to make a good first impression:
YOU . When you see someone the first time.0
.friendship or lover) can depend on it. Often that first impression is created in just a few seconds. This means your entire future relationship with anyone (business.Version 2. This is due to the fact that we build a lot of prejudices into our minds. That is why you will instantly be fond of certain people and also instantly not want to be around other people. Just remember that first impressions are not always the truth and someone that you initially like or dislike may not be someone that you will like or dislike as you get to know more about them. almost everyone judges a person based on that first impression.14 Sweet Ways To Make A Good First Impression Although first impressions can be totally deceiving. our mind subconsciously runs through a check-list of all these prejudices and picks up which ones are present and which ones are not.
if you are dressed neatly or stylishly. If you have an appointment. a meeting or a date. Sloppy personal hygiene can indicate lack of interest. Being on time shows that you have integrity and do as you promise and that you respect the other person’s time. very important!
YOU . Like I said. A suit and tie are not necessary. However. it is always better to be 5 minutes early and have to wait than to be too late.1-) Be Well-Groomed Not everyone will admit it but most people allow someone’s physical appearance to make a contribution to their first impression of that person. as long as your clothes look good and match the occasion. why would they pay attention to you or their role towards you. 3-) Be On Time Being on time is very important for a first impression. The deduction (but not always the truth) from this is that if someone does not pay attention to their own body. 2-) Dress Neatly Some people are millionaires but dress in shorts and an old t-shirt because they don’t care and it’s comfortable. you will often make a good impression on someone.0
Strive to let all your actions and words be authentic.
YOU . ask them how they are doing. Don’t interrupt people while they are talking.4-) Good Manners Good manners go a long way in contributing to a good first impression. holding the door open for someone. A good introduction. 5-) Be Polite Being polite kind of falls in the same category as having good manners. People who are fake and who say and do things only to impress others are not liked by many. being the last to sit and speaking with two words (yes Sir or yes Mam) are examples of good etiquette. be polite to the people around that person who you are making a first impression on etc.0
. 6-) Be Authentic You can usually tell the difference between someone who is fake and someone who is authentic within minutes of talking to them. Mean what you say and do something because you believe in it and want to do it.Version 2.
Flattery always works. then help them out.Version 2. 8-) Give a Genuine Compliment Try to notice something about someone that really stands out and give them a genuine compliment for it. Seeing someone smile often makes me want to smile and this is a great effect to have on other people.7-) Smile A smile goes a long way and is sometimes enough to brighten someone’s entire day. If you can make someone smile and laugh from the moment you meet them. 9-) Help Someone Showing that you care about others and don’t only think about yourself will definitely help you make a good first impression. you can count on it that you made a good first impression on them.0
. It doesn’t mean that you have to go out of your way to try to make that good impression. especially when it comes from the heart and you mean what you say.
YOU . If someone happens to cross paths with you that could use some help and it won’t cost you much.
they make decisions and they take initiative.10-) Take Initiative People like people who take initiative. Someone will be a lot more impressed if they know these things about you but that you did not try to flaunt it in their face.0
. take interest in the other person. try not to use it as a way to impress people. the more likely it is that they will be impressed. because they do not wait for other people to tell them what to do and when to do it. Leaders are respected. 12-) Be Humble Even if you are very successful. have a lot of money or are really famous. People who take initiative are often known as leaders. Who are they.Version 2. The more personal stories you can get them to tell.
YOU . Rather. what are they all about? Get them to talk about themselves. 11-) Take Interest In The Other Person Don’t try to talk about yourself too much. People want to feel important. most people love this.
This is exactly why it is so important to have correct body language.0
. you are not there to take value from the other person. This conveys that you are not doing anything to make an impression.Version 2. Instead you give value and your spread your positivity and enthusiasm. Have fun with whatever you do and be positive. Here are a few tips: -Sit up straight (don’t slouch) -Walk erect (shoulders back) -Maintain Eye Contact (don’t look away all the time) -Relaxed (not fidgety or nervous) -Confident Actions (do everything with intent and purpose) 14-) Have Fun This is probably one of the more important things to make a good first impression.13-) Body Language 90% of communication is non-verbal.
33 Beautiful Reasons Why Life Is Awesome If all goes well we can expect to have a good 70-80 years of life on earth. I really believe this and that is why I have created this list about some of the amazing things that make life so awesome. From something as small as a butterfly to something as majestic as being part of a huge solar system in an even bigger universe. Do not take things for granted because your entire life could change forever in just a split second. Enjoy!
YOU . life is absolutely amazing and our world has so many beautiful things to offer.Version 2.0
. There is an endless list of reasons why life is totally awesome and why you should look to make the most of it.
2-) A Kiss A soft and tender or wild and passionate kiss is another one of life’s most amazing things. It can cheer you up in seconds and it is such a nice gesture of love. give and get as many hugs as you can! 4-) A Smile Just like a hug. Whether you hug a lover. Especially if you really like the other person.1-) Being in Love The feeling of being in love and being absolutely crazy about someone is one of the best feelings in the world. friendship or compassion. it can invite you over. it can say ‘Hi’. A smile can make you feel safe. friend or total stranger. Smile every day. it can say ‘I love you’ and it can inspire you.0
. 3-) A Hug A hug can take away worries or fears in an instant. it can cheer you up.Version 2. it is free and can affect so many people in a good way!
YOU . You just want everybody to be as happy as you are and your love shows in everything that you do. the touch of their lips against yours is one to experience as much as possible. a smile can say and do so many things.
People who you can trust and who encourage you to be your best self. That miniature person can put a smile on anyone’s face. Here in South Africa they have a saying that people in South Africa only work together if they have to carry a case of beer. people who are there for you in good times and bad times. 6-) Working Together There are few things as amazing as working towards the same goal with other people. those friendships make life totally awesome. people who you have adventures with. Having people to share your experiences with makes life fun.0
. Just take a look back in history and see all the great things that were achieved and built by hundreds and thousands of people working together.
YOU . 8-) New Life Have you ever held a new-born baby? If you did then you were holding life in its purest form. 7-) Friendship Being alone is not very fun.Version 2.5-) Happiness Happiness comes from within. You can have absolutely nothing and still be the happiest person in this world. It unites us and makes us feel like part of something bigger.
Going for sushi is a good reason why life is awesome! 12-) Pasta The Italians got it right.9-) Time If you live healthy the chances are great that you have 70 years on this planet to learn. love. grow.0
. There are so many hundreds of types of creatures on our planet and it is absolutely amazing to see what they look like and how they live and act. Yum! 13-) Blueberries These little power-berries taste delicious. All sorts of pastas. teach and do what you are passionate about. macaronis and lasagnes. 10-) Animals Fuzzy furry creatures or fish in an aquarium.
YOU . are really healthy and rejuvenate your soul! Munch a few handfuls and you’ll see what I’m talking about. 11-)Sushi Sushi is one of my favourite foods! It just tastes so good and it’s rather healthy too.Version 2.
17-) Unpredictable Life is a series of adventures. Mmm. You could be the person who singlehandedly changes the way that the whole world thinks or does something. 16-) No Limits There are no limits to what you can achieve in life.14-) Ice-cream It’s not often that I eat ice-cream but every now and then I indulge. enough said. like a rollercoaster ride.Version 2. There are ups and there are downs. No matter what environment you are in and where you were brought up.0
. That is what makes it so much fun! You never know what is coming next. You can do anything you set your mind to.
YOU . I always go to a place that has the best ice-cream in the world (that I’ve tasted) and eating their icy cold goodness is heavenly. 15-) Croissants Freshly baked butter croissants. It’s up to you to make the most of it. there is always possibility for change. all totally unpredictable.
car. Every year we are making major breakthroughs in many different fields. Guess what. skydive). it happens every single night (except for certain places in the world that experience only day or only night for parts of the year)!
YOU . We can fly through the air (planes. train etc). The bright orange and pink spectrum of light setting the sky on fire as you sit on the beach or lie in the grass.100 years ago people said the automobile would never be able to go 100km/h. 20-) Sunsets One of the world’s most beautiful sights is seeing the sun set in the horizon.18-) Scientific Breakthroughs Constantly discovering things we never knew and never thought possible. Hundreds of years ago they thought that the earth was flat. we can travel across water or be submerged in it (scuba-diving or submarines) and we can cross land (by foot. Walk or Dive We are lucky enough to be able to do what birds. How amazing is that? 19-) Fly.Version 2. hangliders.0
. fish and land-mammals do.
seeing the waves break on the shore. Amazing to see and lots of fun to play with. Feeling its warmth and rays on our faces and allowing it go give us beautiful sunrises and sunsets. feeling the sand between your toes and smelling the fresh sea air is what makes the beach so beautiful. 22-) The Sun That big fiery ball of gas in the sky that is responsible for life as we know it. 24-) Tropical Islands There is something about tropical islands that make life totally sweet. Golden beaches. palm tress. A trip to he beach every now and then is one of the big enjoyments of life.21-) The Beach Hearing the ocean. the sun makes our lives beautiful! 23-) Snow It’s cold but oh so beautiful.Version 2. aqua blue waters…
YOU . Tiny little snowflakes falling from the sky to cover our world in a layer of white fluffy powder.0
. hot weather.
but the Eiffel Tower is one that I have been on personally. These amzing sights are so breathtaking and inspiring that being alive and having the possibility to see them with your own eyes is incredible. The Pyramid of Giza.25-) The Wonders of the World I could list them all separately but I decided to group them together.
YOU . 27-) Handstands They’re awesome.0
. the gardens of Babylon. I love it and it’s really amazing to see Paris from high up. 26-) The Eiffel Tower There are many beautiful sites and structures around the world. It makes you forget about past and future and totally immerse yourself in the present moment. the Stone Henge and so on. 28-) Driving Fast There’s nothing like putting your favourite song on full volume and driving like a demon.Version 2. they’re free and they take a little skill to master.
Music is all around us.Version 2. Life is rhythm. I listed piano because it is one that I play. You could even dance right now while sitting in your chair reading this article! 31-) Music I would dare say that music is life. 32-) Movies It may be a little strange to say that life is awesome because we can watch movies. Personally I am a big movie fan and love kicking back with some good food and a great movie.0
. whether it be the breaking of the waves on the shore or the beat of your heart. Dancing is so much fun and can be done by anyone of any age and any location.29-) Playing Piano Making music with any instrument is wonderful. The ability to create beautiful tones and combine them into a piece of music makes life worth living! 30-) Dancing Move your body to the music and allow the beat to flow through you. but guitar or violin or saxophone are options too. Songs have the power to transform moods in seconds and inspire us beyond imagination.
33-) Life is Awesome If you think that life is awesome.Version 2. then life will be awesome!
Version 2.Parting Words
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