A shortlist you can copy and paste so you can work less, stress less, and relax more doing work you enjoy

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When people ask me how I make a full-time living on the internet which allows me the freedom to live wherever I want and work whenever I want, there are certain responses I hear a lot.

“I wish I could do that but I don’t know how” or “I can’t think of a good business idea” And my favorite, “Isn’t making money on the internet all a scam!?”

From now on, if I hear any of this (and they’re genuinely interested) I’ll just send them to this very post.

When it comes to starting an online business to increase your income, whether that be a few extra hundred dollars per month to help with the bills or thousands per month to quit your job for good, finding a great idea is the least of your worries. …


3. Make your thoughts come to life

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Writing and journaling are among the many things that successful people do daily. It is a great opportunity to connect with your thoughts. It is something that I do every single day and I know it will have an incredible impact on your life as well.

Let’s get into it

1. It’s personal

One of the many pros of writing is that it is so personal to you. Nobody can tell you what you can or cannot write about.

I enjoy writing pieces based on self-development, health, and mindset (obviously). But you can write about anything you want. You can write poetry, novels, short stories, music, etc. …


I set myself a self-discipline challenge that produced some great results.

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I am honestly still amazed that something as simple as cutting out time-wasters in my life, over a very short time-frame, has had such a positive impact on me.

Since finishing the challenge, I’ve really “upped my game” and my productivity is still through the roof. Due to the success, I have experienced in this area, I’ve streamlined my operations and brought together all my positive, productive ideas, for maximum results.

Today, I want to get quite personal and share with you all the positive habits and ideas that I have implemented in my life in order to get more done. They aren’t as drastic as completely eliminating all time-wasters from your life, but they have been highly effective and I am loving the consequences. …


A shortlist you can copy and paste so you can work less, stress less, and find customers for your business easily.

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When people ask me how I make a successful internet marketing campaign, there are specific responses I hear a lot.

“I wish I could do that, but I don’t know how” or “I can’t think of a good marketing strategy” And my favorite, “Isn’t online marketing campaign all scam!?”

From now on, if I hear any of this (and they’re genuinely interested) I’ll just send them to this very post.

If you want to build a successful online marketing campaign to generate leads and sell, you must learn how to build your email list and monetize it.

Email is the real deal. It can beat out Facebook, Twitter, mobile apps, phone calls, and even direct mail (catalogs, letters, postcards, etc.). …


Even if you’re starting out

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I’ve heard a lot from my colleagues who want to know how to get started as a freelance writer and get the ball rolling to earn a decent living doing what you love. And I’m also getting a lot of feedback from skeptics who doubt that $100/hour is a reasonable and viable pursuit. I’m determined to prove the naysayers wrong!

I thought I’d roll up my sleeves and get down and dirty and share some practical, actionable tips that will help you to land your first high paying freelance writing job.

And for those of you who already have a solid copywriting practice, there are some great tips here to help you grow and expand beyond your current scope of service. …


An in-depth look at overcoming your fears before they overcome you.

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Lately, I have applied as an online English instructor. Pre-qualifications require taking a 4-set English proficiency test. It’s been ages since I took a test of any form, and taking one now gave me the jitters. But I had no choice, so I took it.

The first and second times, I failed badly. It got on my nerves, and I started doubting whether I can make it or not. So I tried it the third time and passed with a very high average.

As Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Do the thing you fear, and the death of fear is certain.”

Often in life, we are faced with the choice between the “devil and the deep blue sea,” and we have to make the decision now, not later or tomorrow. So what do we do? We damn the torpedoes and forge on ahead! …


Most of us know one or two of these subtle lies but we simply ignore them.

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Our mind is a real magician. Being the puppet master, it’s presenting an illusion so convincing that we don’t even stop considering if it’s true. The problem is we believe the magic show. We suffer because the habits of self-deception inflict us. They are clouding our true nature.

I know you want to believe your mind, but trust me, it’s not being honest. When we define ourselves by our projections (projections created by our minds — the same tricky reason that likes lying to us), we end up repeating this story over and over like a broken record; we then become so familiar with this story that if we’re not careful, we become the broken record. …


Language is powerful and affects literally everything we do.

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We all hear people say negative phrases when we tend to pick up and spread around. I catch myself saying these things every once in a while and sometimes catch myself saying them. I realize how it directs my attitude to be negative and puts a damper in part of my day. If we focus on changing those phrases to something more positive, it will redirect our attitude and make it more positive.

This leads to a positive outlook on life, being nicer to people, being happy where you are, and spread a good attitude to those around you. …


If you are living in constant stress, you’re killing your physical body.

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Several years ago, my health took a nosedive. It was quite the wake-up call. I’ve always been a healthy person, capable of extreme physical activity over long periods. I remember one summer I helped my dad and his work-crew lug fifty-pound zinc bars into the holding bays of an oil tanker. The sun beat on the metal hull all day, so average temps inside the bays were around 120 degrees. Most men would give out in 15–20 minutes, but as long as I had a little Gatorade, I felt like John Henry going against a machine — I could lug those zinc bars into place for hours. My point is, I always had tons of energy and strength. …


Take control of your life by consistently feeding your mind the information you need.

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Reading is a timeless activity used to gain knowledge. Knowledge is the key to society. The more you know, the more successful you will become. So, reading is a crucial tool on your journey to success and should be done regularly and efficiently. By the end of this, you will retain much more information when you read and be well on your way to success!

Materials needed to read effectively.

Yes, you will need more than a book to read effectively. No power tools or anything, but a few writing utensils are necessary:

  • Book (Obviously): Find a book you are interested in and are ready to invest some time into. Be sure it is a useful topic that you will utilize on your journey to absolute life. …

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Josef Cruz

I write about life experiences on travel, relationship, health, and a few unique ideas that come to mind.

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