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How To Find Your Why And Use It As Motivation

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What is your "why"?

If you've encountered any self-help book, guru, or Instagram page in the last decade, you've likely come across this question. We're obsessed with the concept of "why" we do things particularly as they relate to our so-called "passion."

The "why" is the reason -- the essence -- behind our motivation for doing the right things on a daily basis. Yet, have we ever really thought about what our "why" says about us.

Think about -- why do you really get up in the morning? Is it because you can't wait to jump out of bed, have your feet hit the floor, and start another fantastic day?

Or is it more because it's your routine, you have to fight traffic, you have a family to support, and you need to make money? Oh yeah, and the only way to make said money is to pump out another 50,000 TPS reports today?

Your "why" needs to be so much more than a cliche if you ever hope to get out that day-to-day drudgery.  The last thing you want to do is become numb to it and descend into the pit of "whatever." That's a life sentence chained to a desk from 9-to-5 you will never escape from!

What are we to do? Well, take a look at how I've reworked my life to more closely align with my "why." It will take effort on your part, but it's definitely something you can work towards every day.Read more

These Are The Best Deals for Amazon Prime Day

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It's that time of year again!  It's Amazon Prime Day!  And I want to share my affiliate links with you for the best deals for 2018 Amazon Prime Day.

Now, I know the official start time for Prime Day is Monday, July 16 at 3 pm Eastern, but you're missing out on some great deals right now.  And you have been since late June, early July.  But, hey, I'm here to help you catch up.

Oh, and Prime Day ends on Tuesday, July 17th.  So, it's like 36 hours of deals and 6 hours longer than 2017 Prime Day!

As a Prime member myself, my wife and I easily justify the $99 per year to remain members.  The FREE 2-day shipping alone sold us mainly because we used to send holiday and birthday gifts to family from out of town.

However, just this past weekend with Prime Day coming up, we decided to give Amazon Fresh a try.  We actually got a week's worth of groceries for our little family for under $70.

They're doing a 30-day trial for Amazon Fresh, so we figured let's give it a shot.  That said, for an extra $15 per month, it more than covers the gas to get to the grocery store each week.

Anyway, you came here for the deals, so let's get to it.  Oh, and if you're not a Prime member, sign up for Amazon Prime now!Read more

3 Awesome Resources That Will Help Boost Your On-Page SEO

3 Awesome Resources That Will Help Boost Your On-Page SEO

If you’re a newbie blogger, you’re likely overwhelmed by all of the things you need to do. Then again, you could also be in a situation where you don’t know what you don’t know like with how to boost your on-page SEO.

Are you spending countless hours going down the Google rabbit hole trying to figure out one little problem with your blog? Or maybe you’re confused how anyone has success with blogging.

Look, put research aside for a moment because I’m going to make your life easier. When it comes to SEO, you don’t need to get overwhelmed.


Well, SEO can be a daunting task with everything the experts say to do. What you need to understand, though, is that SEO (like social media) is evolving. You just have to keep going and make changes where you can. It’s never going to be perfect.

Keep up with changes as they come and learn everything you can. But, you’re just one person. You need to focus on the areas where you will have the most impact with less time or monetary investment.

How can you accomplish this with SEO? Simple. Make “on-page” SEO your primary focus.Read more

25 Coaching Blogs That Will Make You Want To Start Your Own

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Have you always wanted to start a blog for your coaching business, but you’re just not sure where to begin?

I get it. If you’ve never started a blog before, it can be intimidating.

However, it doesn’t have to be. Much of what I learned over the years in blogging is self-taught. It requires a time and monetary investment on your part.

I can certainly help you get started and get your blog up and running. That said, you’re also here to see what’s possible.

Check out these 25 blogs below and see what your own could potentially look like. While aesthetics are great, you also want to keep an eye out for how these blogs engage the reader and what kinds of calls-to-action (CTAs) they have.

Let us know your thoughts in the comments. Also, be sure to check out our FREE 5-Day Beginning Blogger’s Email Course. You’ll be ready to go with your own blog in no time.Read more

This Is Why All Life Coaches Must Have A Blog

This Is Why All Life Coaches Must Have A Blog

Are you a life coach? Do you blog?

No matter if you're a seasoned life coach or you're just starting out, you need to have an established online presence to showcase your expertise. If you're not communicating with potential clients in some way online, you are truly missing out on thousands of dollars of income per week, per month, and per year!

Before I continue on, I already know what some of you are thinking. But, Dave, I'm in Facebook groups, I tweet, I engage on LinkedIn, and I comment on websites. Isn't that enough?

I wish I could say yes. I'm sure you and others do well by only focusing on social media and other sites. But, it's not enough just to post a message here and there and call it lead generation. You need to be much more proactive

Quite frankly -- you need to be a content creator. And the easiest way to get started is with your own blog.

Let's explore the reasons why you as a life coach need a blog. Then, I'll share with you a way you can get started today.Read more

How I Paid Off $20,000 in Student Loan Debt

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Remember when you just graduated college?  The very last thing you ever thought about was student loan debt.

After all, you were so excited to take on the world.  You thought you had a plan for your life and, if you were lucky, you had a job lined up before graduation.

No, you didn't worry about budgets.  You probably didn't even know what debt was.  Wasn't a bill something your parents paid?

Then, you get your first paycheck and it's not as big as you would hoped.  Taxes and all other fun stuff rob you of that juicy gross income.  Further, you get smacked with a student loan bill that you may have not even realized existed.

When Anna and I were just starting out, we neglected to keep a budget.  We paid for the big television package that had all the interesting business channels that we enjoyed watching.  Yes, we are news and financial nerds.

One Saturday night, in particular, we sat down to watch some TV before bed and on came Dave Ramsey on the Fox Business Network.  His opening line was (which is all too familiar to us now) was about living like no one else, so that someday you can live like no one else.

That line really stuck with us.  And it lead to a big mindset shift for us.Read more

Good Debt vs Bad Debt: The Differences Between the Two

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Let's get something straight: not all debt is created equal.  There is good debt, which gives you an opportunity to make money and there is bad debt, which you continue to dump money into with no expectation for return.  While the differences can be subtle, anybody trying to become more financially literate must know the fundamentals behind good debt vs bad debt.Read more

This Is Why You Want To Be A Non-Conformist

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Do you consider yourself a non-conformist? If not, do you have the desire to be a non-conformist?

Either way, according to Kevin Hong, author of The Outlier Approach: How to Triumph in Your Career As a Nonconformist, that's not necessarily a bad thing. Kevin shares his personal experiences and those of others he interviewed to help us moved beyond the status quo.

I had a chance to talk to Kevin and I think you will be interested in what he has to say. His wealth of knowledge and experience can go a long way into helping you build a better life and legacy for your family.

And, now here's Kevin.

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Budget Tips: 6 Ideas That Actually Work

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6 budget tips that actually work

BUDGET.  ​It's that dirty word that nobody dare even whisper.  It's so dirty it might even be considered a four-letter word (even though it has six letters).  The word strikes fear into all those immune to accountability and responsibility.  I can hear the audible gasps and sighs coming through the screen.  But, have no fear.  We're going to walk you through this and give you some excellent budget tips so you can finally begin your journey to financial fitness.

Now, it's time to learn about these 6 budget tips that actually work.  You can begin fixing your financial situation right away.  Ready?  Here we go!

Budget Tip #1: Figure out what your weekly expenses are and begin tracking every expense.

We all must learn to walk before were can run.  The same goes for this.  You need a budget before you can hope to squash debt or achieve financial freedom.  You need to be able to run 3.1 miles before you can run 6, 13.1 or 26.2 miles.

Your "walking" from a financial sense is budgeting.  And "walking" for budgeting purposes is getting all your expenses accounted for.  Begin by using every single one of these budget tips.Read more

3 Side Hustles That Will Help You Make An Extra $1,000

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Are you the type of person that always needs to have a project? Yeah, I am too.

I've dabbled in different side hustles for about a decade, but have always favored the blogging and content creation space. Perhaps, you've had a similar experience.

What I can tell you is the sense of freedom and control that a side hustle gives you. This particular blog you're reading brings in about $2,000 per month for my family. It paid for Christmas presents last year, helped us pay off debt, and allowed us to pad our savings.

Frankly, it's been nothing short of a Godsend.Read more

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