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Skills pay the bills.

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I love getting my hands on new courses and content. I’ve spent more than I’d care to admit on online classes. Some have been helpful, and others are utter trash.

Sometimes, there is some free content out there that is valuable and actionable. So good, in fact, you can almost…


And maybe you are too. Here are some ways we can overcome this, fellow introverts.

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Whenever I think about someone scared about making a public fool of themselves, I remember Hasan Minaj’s, Homecoming King special on Netflix. In it, he tells the story of his engagement to his then-girlfriend, a Hindu girl. For Minaj, a Muslim man, this is a big cultural no-no. …


It’s a little more about getting the job done.

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I’m excited about the future of freelancing. As a freelancer for over three years and transitioning to becoming a business owner, the potential to craft your own career ladder is bigger than ever.

Since the pandemic, more and more people worldwide want to work at their own pace and on…


Doing the things that are good for you for as long as possible will get you where you want to be.

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If you want something out of life — a better body, more income, better relationships, and so on — it’s going to take sustained effort over a long period. That effort does not have to be superhuman every day, but it needs to be there.

Nothing’s new under the sun.


In 5–10 years, with the knowledge I have today and nothing else.

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Hindsight is really 20–20. Or, in this case, 20–21. Over the last 6 months, I’ve immersed myself in learning about financial independence, building your skills, and living a life without financial worry. I’ve started to make moves toward not only becoming financially literate but taking financial action.

At the same…


Along with links to a resource where you can learn it for free.

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The pandemic has forever affected our lives. Some of us have been sick, know someone with the virus, or would have lost loved ones. Most of us had our lives uprooted and our income negatively affected in some way.

But there have been some positives (if you’ve been self-quarantining).

The…


Your goals won’t manifest on hope alone.

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I recently had a coaching call with a content creator stuck in his business. As is customary, I start with a blunt question that can help me gauge where someone is at in their business or endeavor:

What do you want?

“Well, I want to be known in my space,”…


“Hard choices, easy life. Easy choices, hard life.” — Jerzey Gregorek

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“Stress acts as an accelerator: it will push you either forward or backward, but you choose which direction.”
―Chelsea Erieau

We have a love-hate relationship with stress. Our muscles need physical stress to grow and get stronger, so we apply it during our workouts. Materials like glass, clay, and coal…


Taking action on these 3 questions can make life so much sweeter.

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As the song goes, Cash Rules Everything Around Me.

Yes, I know. We need to get the money. Once you build wealth, you can funnel it into other parts of your life.

Everyone’s focused on the money to the point where it’s getting stressful, overwhelming, and downright annoying.

For example…


Start thinking about creating a long-term asset.

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When I started freelancing, I had no idea how difficult it would be. You’re always thinking about where your next client will come from or if you’ll get scammed. There are times where you’ll bite off more than you could chew and other times, you’ll experience some scope creep.

On…

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