Purpose of Life, and How to Create Wealth

My name is Bill, and my wife is Amanda. Our adventure to wealth began with a very simple dream: to find the purpose of life.

During my 20’s, my purpose of life is all I really thought about.  The first time the thought appeared in my mind, I knew it was a journey worth devoting my life to.  I became obsessed with trying to understand what the purpose of life was really about.  I spent all my time building my mind; reading, writing, and experimenting; and improving my character, so that when the adventure to find my purpose finally came to me, I would be ready like a perfectly prepared ninja heading out on their first mission. 

But a strange thing happened as I learned, evolved, and grew: On the journey to discover my purpose of life, I accidentally discovered how to create wealth.

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Disappointed? Here’s the Key to Fix it.

I’ve been disappointed the last few months.  I’ve been trying to get pregnant since the middle of summer, but every month, I’ve had to deal with seeing the same disappointment: a negative test result.

I am not going to lie. I thought my dream of becoming a mother would be easier than this.  My expectations of a perfect life led me to believe that the journey to parenthood would happen smoothly.  I didn’t expect to be so disappointed on the path to find my perfect life.

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Confronting the Dangerous Lies I Tell Myself to Fit In

The first step I took to find my real-self was going on a mission to destroy the lies I tell myself to fit in. The way to wealth is simple:  we must learn from our mistakes, put our revelations into practice, and destroy the poisonous lies we tell ourselves that lead us to become people we’re not.  

I learned a lot about myself this last weekend as I took a trip to Denver, Colorado. My goal was to become more aware of my thoughts than I’ve ever been.  This is the story of how I won against the lies I tell myself, and began to destroy them like the evil snakes that they are.

I traveled to Colorado to attend a family member’s birthday party.  I’ll be honest, seeing my family has always been one of the hardest things for me to do.  I don’t know why, but I always feel desperate to be accepted by them.  They are some of the closest people in my life; who have watched me stumble through the years to find myself; but even in our closeness, I have an internal fear of not being understood by them. Continue reading “Confronting the Dangerous Lies I Tell Myself to Fit In”

Fighting for Your Marriage: Enjoy the Vacation Already!

My wife and I struggled fighting with each other when we first started traveling together.  We’d leave the house for a trip, and the rest of the vacation felt like a war between two strong-willed people determined to see who’s will was stronger whenever a decision had to be made.  

The trip would always feel less like a harmonious adventure, and more like a battleground to see who would win. I will tell you right now, THIS IS NOT THE WAY TO EXPERIENCE A RELAXING VACATION WITH THE PERSON YOU CARE ABOUT MOST. 

As we packed our bags and prepared for our most recent vacation together, my wife said something that actually made me stop and listen. She said: “How we choose to think, can change everything about our life.”

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3 Ways to Avoid Wasted Time and Life

Waiting until tomorrow to start finding yourself, is like setting today on fire and watching it burn into a pile of ashes in your hand.  The person who procrastinates will not find wealth.  Procrastination leads to a life that means little.  To find wealth, see time as your most valuable possession.

Over the weekend, I, Amanda, text a friend to hang out.  The phone conversation went something like this:

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Average Days Stink! How to Turn Your Time into a Fun Adventure

Stepping out with faith into the unknown, and going on an adventure outside of your comfort zone, is one of the most overlooked steps on the stairway to build wealth.

I am 35 years old, and my wife is 27. When we started dating, we had some bad debt: a school and car loan totaling in the low five-figure range.  That was our first goal as a dating couple: working together to get debt-free.  It took us about a year of sacrificing.  We went at each day with the mentality that even a McDonald’s Egg-McMuffin was a big purchase, and eventually our last debt payment was made, and we were free from debt.

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Is Worry Keeping You From Truly Living?

I have been living as a modern day time-traveler for the last few decades, and this mindset is starting to get to me. The mind of a time-traveler gets squirrely sometimes, and it’s making me worry too much.  I am nervous that all this extra worry is starting to destroy my happiness.

A time-traveler’s mind is constantly reflecting on the past, while trying  to visualize the future at the same time. They are rarely just enjoying the moment. Their mind races for the answers they seek, and they are always calculating the odds of how their decisions will work for, or against them in the future.

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