I am a HUGE believer that every one of us should secure our economic well-being by creating multiple revenue streams. A job or a small business alone is not enough to ensure that our families are economically secure today and that we can continue to live the lifestyle we deserve in retirement.
We should diversify and create multiple revenue streams. The simplest form of this is to take part of our current income and invest it. This may be through a 401(k) at work, a personal IRA, or a personal brokerage account. Years ago people put their money in savings accounts or CDs, but the rates on those today simply do not keep up with inflation. You need to find a place to put your money where it can work for you.
Another way to create more economic security today and for your future is to create multiple revenue streams. For April and me, retirement is no longer this far off time. Purely by age, we’ll be at retirement age in the next decade. By desire, we’d like to get there a little sooner.
One of the revenue streams we’ve begun working on is creating apparel designs and selling them over on TeeSpring. Our “line” is called Honest Expressions by The Affirmation Spot. Our vision is to create apparel that speaks your heart and speaks your mind.
The designs center very much around the kinds of themes you’ve seen me write about on this blog for years – personal development, affirmations, mindset, and a positive vision for the future.
Two of our latest designs speak both to the challenge and frustration 2020 has posed for all of us and to our ability to thrive and smile, despite those challenges.
I’d humbly ask you to take a look at the designs in our store. We’re adding more all the time. If something speaks to you and for you, order it.
I’d also love to hear your ideas for more designs!
Here are links to the two designs. Thank you spending a moment of your time to take a look!
THANK YOU. I know your life is busy and your time valuable. I’m honored you spent a few minutes of it today reading this blog.
Belief may seem ephemeral to some people, but what you believe really does matter. What you believe consciously and, perhaps even more importantly, what you believe unconsciously.
The good news is you can impact both. You can impact your conscious beliefs by staying open to new ideas, new possibilities, and constantly challenging your old paradigms. You can your unconscious beliefs by proactively infusing your consciousness with more empowering beliefs. It’s even necessary to know precisely what your unconscious limiting or negative beliefs are. Simply feed yourself on positive beliefs through repetition – like affirmations – and soon you weed the garden of your unconscious.
Here are five core beliefs that empower me. You can use these or you can choose some of your own. The key is not allow stale, unproductive, or disempowering beliefs to run your conscious or unconscious life.
I believe with every ounce of my being that every moment has within it the power to change every moment that came before it.
I believe with every ounce of my being that my WHY matters more than my doubts.
I believe with every ounce of my being that my life is built on choices not chances.
I believe with every ounce of my being that my mission matters and I am making a difference in the world as I affect it.
I believe with every ounce of my being that love defeats fear, light defeats darkness, and wisdom defeats ignorance.
What do YOU believe? What ideas fill your day and block your way? Replace them my writing down your core beliefs and raining them into your consciousness through repetition. When you do, these five core beliefs can transform everything.
Just in case no one else has reminded you today, you are awesome!