Are you part of the working poor? 3 weapons are working against you.

Are you part of the working poor? 3 weapons are working against you.


It does not matter how much money you make a year. If you are a street sweeper or a corporate executive, you may be part of the working poor. Sometimes people get confused by looking at the media and what wealth and poverty appears to be. One of the most significant confusions come from the trappings of being wealthy. This article encourages you to be different, open your eyes and take an honest look at your life. Great things are happening around you, but it’s up to you to allow them to take place.


Desperate woman with too many bills to pay


If you are reading this article, you are in the crossroad of a change in your life, and you may not be fully aware of it, because nothing happens by chance. This article presupposes that you have an income, and you are doing a fact check of where you are versus where you want to be.


Here are a few questions:

  1. Do you find yourself not opening your mail or not answering your phone, because you don’t know the phone number and use the excuse that it may be a telemarketer?
  2. Do you believe that nothing will change and the people around you agree?
  3. Do you sometimes find, that you do not have enough money to cover your monthly responsibilities?


Fear Mindset

“Names must your fear be before banish it you can!”

Yoda (Star Wars the empire strikes back)


You must define your fears before you can do anything about them. Most people don’t believe they dwell in fear because it is the way they’ve always done it. That repetitiveness is what caused them to live in that false comfort zone, and it’s that comfort zone that keeps them away from doing anything that will broaden their horizons. The things we most fear are the things we most need to do.


You must uncover fear disguised as optimism. There is very little difference between “Oh it is hopeless, so do not bother doing anything,” vs. “Do not bother just wait; it will turn out fine anyway.” In both cases, nothing will happen, opportunity lost. Growth requires present action in all things. Action may not bring happiness. However, there is no happiness without action.

You know that often people will dress up their fears to resemble optimistic denial. Often people will choose unhappiness over uncertainty. If people don’t know what to do, they will decide to do nothing instead.

What would happen if you did the opposite of the people around you? What would you give up if you continue this track for 5, 10, or even 15 years? It leads us into the next weapon.


Your Center of Influence

Everyone has heard the statement, “Birds of a feather flock together.” Know the difference between, need vs. want and prosperity vs. wealthy.

Let us use the example of Clark Kent versus Bruce Wayne; both want a new car to impress someone. Both have a team of people around them that are like-minded, but one will probably need to get a loan to get said a new car (hopefully without a cosigner), and the other can buy the dealership.


Both Clark Kent and Bruce Wayne have a team of people around them to maintain their way of life. Even in an alter ego state as superheroes, they have a group of like-minded people around them to defeat the foes of the day.

Both Clark Kent and Bruce Wayne had strong mentors around them to guide and lead them through their informative times. When you are learning new information for growth, it is essential that you look at the top 5 people in your life and see if they meet the level of achievement that you’re striving to reach.

Now let’s look at your center of influence, are they going in the direction that you would like to go? Are they like-minded with the same dreams and goals you have? Will they need to get a cosigner for a loan, or can they buy the dealership




The stress of being different

We have explored your fears and visited the people that make up your center of influence. Now let’s deal with stress and how it’s crippling effect can hinder you from achieving your desires.


The wealthy have the same number of hours in a day as everyone else, and they must eat and drink to maintain a healthy lifestyle. But what most people do not realize that they suffer from stress just like everyone else. The only difference is that they deal with a different type of pressure. They tend to make different decisions based on various information, knowledge and drive, also what they do on their downtime. It is what keeps them wealthy.


There are two types of stress destructive and constructive. Destruct stress cripples you where constructive stress encourages you to improve yourself and be better.


Stress and fear can go hand in hand, which often time is supported by your center of influence. So, dare to take a vacation in places where you have never been. Do things that excite you. See places that you have seen inside of magazines and television. Expose yourself to new environments and meet people from different lands, beyond your neighborhood.


Do the things that excite you more often, and this will enrich your life to the fullest. Create for yourself more options and start now. Stop waiting; there will rarely be a perfect time to do what it takes to get you on the path of excitement.


We hope this information was beneficial. You can have anything you want if you are enthusiastic about putting in the time, effort and plans to get to your goals. Discover the secrets why the rich stay rich and the poor stay poor. Click Here to view a video with more life tips!


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Understanding Bad Credit And How To Improve It

Understanding Bad Credit And How To Improve It


It’s obvious that we now live in a credit world. There are lots of banking institutions offering different forms of credit from credit card to personal loans. The amount of people with credit cards is rising very fast. Apart from that, lots of people can hardly do without credit.


Financial problems concept. Depressed woman holding a credit card.


Because of lack of enough financial education and discipline on the part of most of these consumers they often find themselves in bad credit situations like court judgment, bankruptcy, and loan default which often make it difficult for them to get any credit at all in the future. You may now want to ask – what exactly is credit?


Credit means that you are getting a service or cash grant to use for your own purpose. You are often bound with a contract or agreement to repay in the future as agreed with a lender or service provider. Credit exists in different forms like a loan, mortgage, or credit card.


Before you can get credit from any financial institution or lending agency, they will first check your credit history. If you have defaulted on a loan before or have a bad credit history, you will find it almost difficult to get credit any time you apply for it.


Fix Your Credit Here


However, it’s possible for you to improve your credit history or build a new good credit history by repairing your credit, thus re-establishing your credit-worthiness. This process is called credit repair. It’s the process in which consumers with unfavorable credit histories attempt to re-establish their credit-worthiness.


Though there are lots of credit repair companies nowadays that promises to repair your credit for you if you can follow the simple guide, it’s very possible for you to do it yourself – after all, it’s your credit.


If you repair your credit it will make it easy for you to get low-interest credit, car or home loans. However, with poor credit rating, you may not be able to get loans or be subjected to high-interest rates and several other unnecessary conditions. So, it’s very important that you repair your credit if you have bad credit. You will get lots of tips on how to do this easily on this website “Check Here”.


You can have anything you want if you are willing to put in the time, effort and plans to get to your goals.  Discover the secrets why the rich stay rich and the poor stay poor. Click Here to view a video with more life tips!  In closing, We invite you to share your comments on this subject and the other posts. If you find the information useful, Like & Share us on Facebook, Google Plus and other social media platforms.  Remember to keep an open mind and Shift 4 Freedom.

Recovery Is My Relapse

Recovery Is My Relapse – The Poem


Alcohol, weed and then cocaine; working on recovery is all the same. Verbal abuse and rape; I don’t know my name; taking men and women’s innocents; recovery the same.


First step, forth step, six and then ten, if I shoot myself in the head, would that a sin? Meeting after meeting uncovering the addictive map; I pray to God in heaven, recovery is my relapse.


Running in the woods, getting away from the freaks, I got a man in a cage; answers the recovery I seek! He said recovery is my relapse; I’m very grateful for that. Look all around you consider recovery and the map.


Written by:

Elder Rick Lee Smith