Give – even when you’re really strapped yourself.

Giving when we have the least to give is probably the most effective time of all.

This is true of both our funds and our time. But why is that true?
Think about it – if we donate our last $50 to some charity or put it in the plate on Sunday morning, doesn’t that reinforce our commitment to helping others? Even if the recipient isn’t aware of the extreme sacrifice being made?
If we donate a few hours of our precious time to helping someone solve a major problem in their life, or maybe help frame a “Habitat for Humanity” house, nobody but we may know of the trade-offs we made to help out. But think of the difference we made to benefit those people.
Giving when we have the least to give is a test of our commitment to things beyond ourselves. And it has the secondary benefit of refocusing our attention from our situation to the condition of others around us.
That – in turn – will change a negative mood to a positive tone as we correct our situation for the better.
So, really – giving when we have the least to give is a “win/win” for everyone involved.

The 3 Elements of An Financially Independent Lifestyle

Once – many years ago – my 1st cousin’s husband & I were talking about vacations & travel plans.

He said something like: “You know, Bob – all it takes is 3 things to travel: money, time & the inclination.” At the time, he was an independent insurance agent in Pittsburgh. I’ve never forgotten that discussion.
He was able to travel much more often than I was. I was working for an accounting firm & had 2 or maybe 3 weeks of paid vacation per year.
He had the ability to travel more because his earnings were somewhat residual, in that his commissions weren’t directly tied to hours he would spend generating them.
He had done the work up front to get people to buy property insurance policies & as long as they were happy with the service the earnings rolled in.
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Subject: How to Use Fear in a Positive Way [Step 2]

The 2nd Step to Using Fear in a Positive Way is to recognize excuses for what they are.

Some of the excuses I’ve made:
  • “I don’t have enough time.”
  • “I don’t have the money.”
  • “I’m just too busy.”
Can you see yourself also making similar excuses or putting off some necessary actions because something else was a little more fun or a little less demanding.

Why do we start to hide behind those excuses? Because they’re comforting. They’re safe.

But those excuses will bring us back to the situation we had in the first place. So the next time an excuse floats into your mind,remember that.
By recognizing our brain’s tendency for using excuses so we won’t be held accountable, the better you will become at dismissing them.
This will allow us to attack this situation with focus & consistency.
Come back tomorrow to see the possibilities that growth can bring to the situation.

How to Use Fear in a Positive Way [Step 1]

Continuing our theme from yesterday, what steps do we have to take to turn our fears into positive actions?

Step #1: First off,  we have to realize that beating ourselves up over our situation is not very productive – even though it’s very easy to fall into that habit.

It’s never too late to leave the negatives behind & start the road to recovery.

When we realize that we are truly afraid of the consequences of the situation we’re in, we have only 2 choices:

  • accept the situation & its consequences, or
  • avoid the consequences by changing the situation.

In other words, once we’ve convinced ourselves that the consequences of our situation are intolerable, we have no logical choice but to commit to doing something about it by all legal means.

We can also use a ” what-if approach” for this analysis. We can reflect on our lives up to this point. If we have any regrets over one thing or another that has caused us to fall short of our preferred situation, what must we have done to change our course back to the present?

This simple analysis is essential to accomplish the specific things necessary to change our situation. Because, otherwise, we simply wouldn’t commit the energy required.

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Stay tuned for Step #2 tomorrow. We’ll be on our way!

How to Use Fear in a Positive Way

Fear of failure, fear of rejection, fear that we just don’t measure up — fear is a common current that runs through all of our lives. And if we let it, fear can keep us locked up in a prison of the comfortable and predictable.

But fear can serve a valuable purpose, helping us break through the frustration to achieve the life we truly desire. That’s right — if you allow it to, fear can become your ultimate motivator.

In your mind, “if your back is against the wall” — if achieving your goal is an absolute must — then nothing else matters. Sacrifices won’t even be a question. Excuses go out the window. You’ll do whatever it takes to make it happen. Period.

This is how some of the most successful people leverage fear in their lives. Rather than allowing fear to creep in and suck the life right out of their dreams, they know that the real fear is the price they will pay if they don’t give their goals and visions every ounce of energy and focus they have. They know the real fear is living a life where they have settled or compromised on what they really wanted.

How do you adopt that mindset and perspective? How do you live a life where fear becomes your ally, not your enemy?

Stay tuned for tips on how to use fear to your advantage.

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