LIVE TO EARN | EARN TO LIVE

Many people work hard every day to save money to cover their future expenses, yet, some prefer to use their income to live the present moment with no regard to what the future may have in store for them.  I believe both are valid views but always need to be measured and balanced. In fact, I have my own strategy in defining a balanced lifestyle, and it might help you to enjoy the present and plan for the future.

 

High life demands on families and individuals can prevent them from enjoying life and be much preoccupied about the future. Parents are always striving hard to save more money to help their kids get good education and receive medical treatment when needed. Moreover, single adults work hard every day just so they are able to provide for their future families. For just those reasons, and perhaps many others, people find it hard to enjoy life at the present moment, plan for trips abroad to spend a family vacation or simply have a nice dinner gathering.

I struggle with the same; I have been working for the past ten years so that I can provide for my future family. I know some – if not the majority – share with me the same endeavor. However, in recent years, I started to look into ways of balancing my life so that I can live the present moment, and yet be able to plan for my future. In the following, I lay out some ideas I have come across to help you change the way you look at life and generate more income streams aside from your current job so that you can make the best out of the present and plan for a better future:

 

  • Use Web Marketing to Promote Your Services

Never underestimate the power of the internet and the social media platforms. Use web marketing to sell any product or service by targeting potential customers. Make sure your product or service has something that distinguishes it from what is available in the market, then start taking the right steps towards branding it online and addressing the right audience.

 

  • Enter the Stock Market

The stock market is another hub for those seeking to make money, but have both patience and wit to enjoy good returns on their investment on the long run. Be careful, examine the market thoroughly and start investing small amounts of money before taking big moves. Remember! The stock market may require some financial background so you are able to assess intrinsic value of companies before investing, so it is better to take your time before taking any action.

 

  • Start Your Own Website or Blog:

This has been lately one of the easy and free ways to establish online presence. Choose one of the free online platforms that allow internet users to create a website or a blog, or simply consider creating your own page on the social media. Before that, you need to think carefully about what you want to write about and what would make people interested in what you post. You will then be one step away from making money; such online presence can simply be used to have ads run on your website or page.

 

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In conclusion, I am only suggesting ways I find useful and thought you as well can look into. This may help you discover what you can do for yourself to generate some passive income streams. It can be a paradigm shift if taken seriously. Furthermore, with life demands, another source of income (if not many) is necessary in today’s world.

 

How We Can Handle Criticism and Rejection

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In everyday life, we find people who criticize us for who we’re, how we look like, where we come from, or how we behave. In these criticisms, we sometimes face what is called “constructive criticism” and that has a lot to do with helping us find our weaknesses and looking into ways of avoiding it in future. It also helps us grow as an individual.  On the contrary, we sometimes face what is called “destructive criticism” and that is usually directed toward things we can’t change, and it’s there to hurt than to help. We often find people around us who might tell us we’re wrong, or we look bad, or we’re not as smart as they are, or maybe our hair color and the way we talk are funny, or we’re not as cool. We all have probably experienced that in different shapes and forms, and I think and after years of experience I can confidentially say it all depends on how we look at it or react back to these disapprovals of oneself, whether constructive or destructive. It can either break us into pieces or make us stronger individuals able to face the challenges of today’s world.

In the following paragraphs, I’d like to lay down for you the steps suggested by a book entitled “You Can Handle Criticism and Rejection” written for teenagers by ‘Joe Berry’ from the “Winning Skills Book” series. It highlights some methods or steps that we can take with regards to constructive and destructive criticism and rejection. Dealing with constructive criticism requires the following five steps to help us benefit from it and become better individuals.

  1. Listen carefully while we’re being criticized
  2. Thank the person who has criticized us
  3. Carefully consider the criticism we have received
  4. Decide what you need to do about the criticism
  5. Follow through with whatever we have decided to do

Dealing with destructive criticism requires the following four steps to help us get over it and not to let it take advantage of us.shutterstock_276527114

  1. Let the person who is criticizing us know that his or her destructive criticism is unacceptable
  2. Tell the person who is criticizing us how the criticism makes us feel
  3. Stop listening to the criticism
  4. Put the criticism aside

Feeling rejected can make us feel unloved or unwanted. It can quickly drop down our self-confidence. This can directly impact our performance and activity in our everyday life. It can be minimized by following the below four steps ( as described in the book ).

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  1. Remember that we are human beings and, even though we are not perfect, we are still valuable
  2. Remember, it’s the person who rejects us -not us- who has the problems
  3. Avoid being around any people who reject us
  4. Spend time with people who like and appreciate us

It all starts by taking the first step trying to make a difference. It can be tough in the beginning but trust me; it will be very rewarding by the end.

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