Category: Self Development

Posts on being a better person.

Tax Yourself

It’s hard to save money. Rising housing cost and expenses take away more than half of your check. Especially if you live alone. But wait…there’s more…

Look at those shoes πŸ‘ πŸ‘ πŸ‘ŸπŸ‘Ÿ And that new Apple watch ⌚

It’s happy hour 🍹

I’m too tired to cook πŸ™

We can charge that trip and pay later (ignoring all the interest charges when you know you can’t pay it off)

Hey, I’m all about living a full life. You can do whatever you want BUT you should do it after you tax yourself. I shoot for a 20% tax on myself that goes towards savings and investments. I know some of you might be saying you can’t do it. That you have kids and bills to pay. But what if the government put a 20% tax on you? It would suck but you would have to pay it. Try to think of it that way (thank you Tony Robbins). You’ll have a cushion for emergencies and your future self willΒ thank you for it. Automate and work with what you have. Or at least, make sure you’re putting something away.

(allocating more into your 401K, HSA and IRA will lower your taxable income. Means – giving less to the IRS. Keep more of your money. Most of us aren’t in the 1% bracket where we get great tax breaks)

I recently realized two things with Amazon. Continue reading “Tax Yourself”

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Realistic Tips On Maintaining Your Ideal Weight

Health and fitness have always been a part of my life. I’m not diehard though. I get into moments where I’m working out daily for a couple of hours…juicing and eating great. Then I fall off and stop. πŸ€¦πŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸΎβ€β™€οΈ Never for long periods of time though. As soon as I start noticing my face filling out, I put a stop to it 🀭 I’m not extremely disciplined but I am aware. I never let it get too far out of hand. Losing 10 pounds is way easier than losing 30.

Here are some of my tips…things that have worked for me through the years.

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How To Solve Writers Block

I get this a little more often than I like. I read somewhere that said there is no such thing as writer’s block, that you’re just uninspired.

hmmm…I think there is some truth to that. The more you do, the more active your life is, the more you’ll have to share. BUT, not every writer’s life is super exciting and not everyone is in a dysfunctional relationship. So…I’ll use me as an example. Some of my poetry comes from dark places. Continue reading “How To Solve Writers Block”