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4 Ways to Save $1000 Fast (And Keep it Saved)

Saving your first $1000 emergency fund can be difficult.

You may be in debt, and barely making ends meet, and then you start a plan like Dave Ramsey’s “Baby Steps,” and the first step is to save $1000.

You’re thinking “I can’t even pay my water bill, how am I supposed to save $1000?”

Well, I’m not going to say these ways are easy, but they are effective, and if you’re willing to put in the work, you can get $1000 saved very quickly, Anyone can.

5 Thoughts That are Secretly Destroying Your Goal Progress

Our life isn’t as logical as we like to think.

You may plan your goals perfectly, but when the time comes for action, it doesn’t work out.

That happens to all of us, because our emotions affect our decisions. We don’t think about that when we set goals.

A 2014 study shows how our emotions affect our logical decisions. So how do you deal with that? You have to make these decisions and set your goals when you’re in a logical state, and then push through when you’re thinking emotionally. Easier said than done.

Don’t worry, I’ve summed up five of the most common emotional thoughts that will destroy your goal progress. Once you acknowledge that these thoughts exist, you can fight them off.

4 Ways I Don’t Make Money Blogging (And 3 Things I Promise to Never Do)

There are probably thousands of ways to make money blogging. And I don’t use most of them.

As a followup to my recent guide on how to make money blogging, I feel that it’s appropriate to tell you how I don’t make money blogging.

I know everyone says this, but I blog because I genuinely want to help people. I love to learn, write and teach, so this is a fitting place for me to be. However, because of that, I don’t make anywhere close to as much money as I could with this blog. And I’m fine with that.

In fact, I’m going to show you several ways I’ve cut my income for the sake of my readers.

Let me explain the ways I choose not to make money blogging, and why. I’ll also tell you 3 things I promise to never do as long as I own this blog.

How to Be Happy, Seriously

Is happiness the key to life?

For many, it is. But it’s so easy to get caught up worrying about our own happiness.

We can actually turn happiness into an idol that we worship, without even realizing it.

I’m not going to go into the religious implications of that, but I’m sure you would agree that idols aren’t the healthiest things to form. And you’re right. Regardless of your religious or spiritual beliefs, happiness makes a terrible idol.

There is a way to achieve happiness without idolizing it, and it’s actually easier than you may think.

Why I Budget (And Why You Don’t Have To)

The word “budget” sparks many different emotions.

Some people swear by their budget. Some people swear at their budget. And others swear they had a budget, though they can’t seem to remember exactly what’s in it or where it’s at.

You used to be hard-pressed to find a finance book that didn’t recommend budgeting, but things have changed.

Several finance teachers, like Ramit Sethi and David Chilton, have started to move away from the “everyone needs a budget” mindset, and for good reason. They focus more on big savings and less on fewer lattes.

Today, I’m going to show you both sides.

Here’s why I swear by my budget, and why you don’t need one to be financially successful.

The Legitimate Guide to Make Money Blogging If You’re Willing to Work (From Getting Started to Getting Paid)

This guide is for the average person who wants to start a blog and understands that, though it’s easy to start a blog, turning a blog into a money-making machine or even just a full-time income isn’t always easy, but it is doable and highly rewarding.

If you’re willing to put in the time and effort to make your blog successful, this guide is for you.

If you’re looking to make a quick buck, and you aren’t interested in helping anyone, this guide is not for you.

If this is for you, then check out this complete guide that shows you how to start a blog, get traffic, and make money.

6 Ways to Overcome Social Anxiety and Feel Confident in Social Situations

We’ve all been there.

A dinner party at work. A meet and greet at church. An “open house” at school.

Events that should be easy, but we end up making them awkward and uncomfortable.

The good news is that you’re not alone. We’re all awkward! Some more than others, of course.

Let me explain 6 things I’ve done to build confidence and reduce some of the awkward social stress.

Is Tai Lopez a Fraud? Probably, But That’s OK

Have you seen Tai Lopez in the YouTube videos?

His ad pops up on every YouTube video, or so it seems. He’s usually standing by a mansion.

His latest video starts with him saying “Hey, I’m here in my backyard. People are always asking me for a tour of my house…”

I’m sure you’ve seen it. Everyone has seen it. Unless you have ad block. So is this guy for real?

I’m going to give my take on that, show you some evidence, show you exactly what Tai does and what you’ll get when you buy his product, and how to get most of what he sells for free.

Goals Vs. Habits

Do you have goals? Like real, written, actionable goals? Most people don’t.

But I’m sure you do. Because you want to get the most out of your life.

But what if I told you that goals aren’t as important as every self-help book says they are?

What if I told you that habits are the foundation to success?

Goals and habits actually work together, but goals are nothing without habits.

3 Apps That Are Taking My Productivity to the Next Level

I don’t like to have a hundred different apps on my phone.

The more I have, the less benefit I get from the ones I do have.

For me, the 80/20 rule definitely applies to the apps I use on a daily basis.

I’m using [actually less than] 20% of my apps for 80% of my productivity. And here they are.

How Benjamin Franklin’s 13 Virtues Can Make You More Productive

Benjamin Franklin was widely known for his practices and habits…specifically: his virtues.

He was a lifehacker before it was cool.

He believed in living a fulfilling and productive life, which is what brought him to these 13 virtues.

I’ll go over each one and show you how to apply them to your life to increase your productivity.

How to Change Every Part of Your Life With Tiny Habits

I’ve always promoted the idea of starting small when creating new habits.

We all know that we can’t start a new workout routine by running 10 miles a day. That’s obvious. But even if you aren’t starting that big, you may be starting too big.

It’s usually not starting way too big that messes us up, it starting just a little bigger than we should have. Just big enough to stop the habit after a few days, weeks or months.

This is where tiny habits come in.

Bj Fogg, PhD, has started a habit revolution with tiny habits. And people are accomplishing amazing things by implementing them.

I’m going to show you how they work and how you can start implementing tiny habits today. Right now, actually…

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