Based on some of the comments I get, it’s become clear to me that I need to clear the air a little.
I am poor.
I make one chicken breast feed 2 because I have to.
I am interested in natural health because I can’t afford to go to the doctor.
I struggle with website design and such because I can’t afford to hire it out.
I don’t have a new TV or cable or an iphone. Not having TV has turned out to be a blessing. Life is much richer without it.
Yes, I redid my daughter’s bedroom last year. It cost me about $400. I bought a build it yourself bed. Repainted the dresser. Shopped for deals on bedding. And worked 60 hours a week to do it.
So why am I telling you this? For 2 reasons –
1. You can live better for less. You can eating healthier, have a decent home, wear better clothes – if you’re willing to do things a little differently.
2. You have to make choices.
I know a lady who has talked about wanting to have a better life. She seemed to be interested in advertising and copywriting. I loaned her a copywriting course that cost over a thousand dollars. She returned it to me because she does not have a dvd player.
Really? You’re going to let a $20 dvd player stop you?
Many of the people who constantly whine that they want a better life have 60 inch TVs, $00 a month cable bills, $100 a month cell phone bills, eat lunch out every day…
To an old timer like me – those are luxuries that you get when you can afford them – not something you are entitled to. This entitlement thing is way out of hand. I’m sorry to burst the bubble, but success and riches are not your birthright – and no amount of thinking will make it so.
I can think about a pizza appearing til the cows come home. But until I pick up the phone and order it – it’s just not going to appear.
And if I’m saying yes to pizza, I’m saying no to something else – whether it be paying a bill, or health.
Its all about choice.
It doesn’t cost much to keep your house clean. More effort than money. And if you know how to do it efficiently – it doesn’t even take that much effort.
You can find information on how to fix just about anything on YouTube. When I had my Mazda, I would watch a video on YouTube and then go out and do it.
I’ve used a lot of muffler bandage in my life time.
A head of dark green lettuce is $1.99. A bag of chips is $3.99.
Can’t afford a gym? Resistance bands are like $15. YouTube is free.
I’m so tired of hearing, “But I can’t do that!”
Do you really want to make your life better? The next time you find yourself saying, I can’t”, STOP!
Ask yourself, “How Can I?”
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