Free Proxy Websites Vs IP Changer Software


Aren’t you sometimes surprised that those advertisements that you see when you surf seem to know your exact location? Blame your IP address. Your IP address is your identification to the cyberspace. IP addresses, or internet protocol addresses, tell everybody your real location. Each computer which is connected to the Internet has an IP address – and basically a way for everybody to know where everyone is.

Your IP address could be a way to pinpoint your identity, especially for those techie people who know how things work around the cyberspace. To prevent such to happen, people resort to a IP  changer  or proxy sites. These services mask your real IP address, giving off a fake address to other people.

However, free proxy websites may do more harm than good when you use them. Simply put, you can easily change your IP address by letting you surf the Internet using their IP addresses, protecting your own address and even your identity. But what other people do not know is that these proxy sites may be places for hackers and other people to use their skills and break into users’ real IP addresses.

Most proxy websites do not have any security features which protect their users when surfing. And because they are free, most of them do not have the budget to invest on security features. Moreover, users should also be cautious when using these free proxy sites when they change IP addresses because sometimes, even the hackers may pose as owners of these proxies, therefore still putting your personal information at risk.

When you use free proxies, you expose your own information to the owners. It is like coursing your online activities to another computer for it to record it, and your information is still exposed; therefore, your very reason for using a proxy is destroyed.

The moment you access your financial accounts over a proxy website with the hope that you remain anonymous, you are even exposing yourself to a more serious threat – the possibilities of being an identity theft victim because somebody else had seen your financial information. In this case, it is the free proxy websites.

On the other hand, IP  changer  software truthfully helps users. And because most of the time, this software needs paid subscriptions, users are more confident that these corporations invest their money on high security to protect their clients’ IP addresses.

Of course, people might say that it is free services vs. paid services, but then why are you changing your IP address through a free proxy site if you know that it might do you more harm? If you really want to invest on something for the protection of your identity and information, then a free service won’t be enough – you really need to invest on something more secured and more reliable to do the job for you.

A simple investment on something like an IP  changer  Software or Service which will let you change IP addresses will surely go a long way, especially in today’s Internet age. Keeping your anonymity in the cyberspace will keep you secured and more confident that you won’t be a victim of identity theft.


What Is ISO 20000 Certification?

The ISO 20000 certification is also known as the ISO/IEC 20000 certification and has been designed to fully replace and improve upon the BS 15000 certification (British Standard). This new international certification details the set standards for which any business much accomplish in their Information Technology service management in order to qualify for the certification. IT services are an integral part of any business with a growing heavy reliance on computerised technology in order to complete every day business tasks.

ISO 20000 certification is designed to ensure your business meets the needs of its staff and customers as well as the needs of the business. In order to achieve this, the ISO 20000 certification has produced what is known as an ITSMS (IT Service Management System). Using this system will enable you to utilise the internationally recognised best practices for IT services management within your business and demonstrate as such to your customers and clients.

The certification is published in two separate sections to cover IT Service Management. The first part specifies the standards required for IT Service Management and is used as the basis for audits and your minimum requirements for certification. The second part of the certification outlines the code of practice that is internationally recognised as the standard for best practices in the IT services area. This details specific practices for the management process to fall in line with the best standards of the ISO 20000 certification.

Any business whether it is large or small is able to participate in the ISO/IEC 20000 certification process. Primarily the course is best suited for business with a large focus on IT services including those with call centres, IT departments, Internal IT providers and even IT outsourcing. This will ensure the ISO/IEC 20000 certification makes a positive impact on your business as it has with many other leading companies in the IT sector from telecommunications to finance.

Not only is the ISO/IEC 20000 certification designed to mirror the best practices of the ITIL framework (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) but it is also designed to support additional frameworks such as the Microsoft’s Operations framework. This enables you to fully integrate the ISO/IEC 20000 standards into the everyday procedures of your working business.

There are many websites available online that can tell you more about the ISO/IEC 20000 certification as well as a variety of training courses and additional resources to help you or your business successfully integrate the ISO/IEC 20000 certification standards. You can also obtain ISO/IEC 20000 certification for yourself as an individual if necessary or you can purchase certification for a business as a whole. Online resources and informational portals can direct you to the right software, programs, training courses and conferences to help you get started on the standardisation of your business IT Service Management practices. You could also choose to obtain ISO/IEC 20000 compliance instead of certification. Whether you choose to complete the compliance route or the certification route both of these can dramatically improve your IT services management and your business as a whole.

Budget Tips for Your Holidays Abroad


No matter if you are a football fan travelling to see EURO 2012 matches or planning your holidays abroad, you can save hundreds of pounds by observing the following golden rules.

These rules will help you to avoid paying unnecessary fees which can often multiply your expenses while on holidays abroad.

5 Golden Rules You Should Follow

When planning your holidays it is not only a good advice to shop around to get the most favourable deals, it is also highly advisable to keep the following essential golden rules in mind. Enjoy the extra money you can save on fees!

1st rule – use a specialist travel credit card for paying abroad

A specialist travel credit card will help you avoid paying extra 3% added to the exchange rates charged by the majority of banks. In this way you can get the most competitive rate on the market which would not offer even the best bureau de exchange. However, make you sure you pay the card in full in order to avoid the interests.

2nd rule – do not change money at the airport

Avoid changing money at the airport as they usually offer the worst rates. If you really must get it from the airport, call there in advance and pre-order the pick-up. The pre-order is usually possible up to 4 hours beforehand and gets you a better rate.

3rd rule – do not use your debit card

In the majority of cases debit cards may charge up to £1.50 every time you spend on them abroad. That can lead to multiplying your expenses which you really do not need.

Owners of the following debit cards should not spend on them abroad – Lloyds TSB, Halifax, RBS, Intelligent Finance, Santander and NatWest.

4th rule – pounds or euros?

If you are paying on a credit or debit card you might be offered the possibility to pay in pounds. Reject this offer as quickly as possible as this is called a dynamic currency exchange. What that means is the retailer himself will do the conversion, usually at a worse rate than your debit card would charge you.

5th rule – withdrawal fee

The last golden rule to follow says that you should be careful how you pay for foreign cash at bureau de exchange. All credit cards and some debit cards (including Barclays, Lloyds TSB, NatWest, Santander and RBS) charge a cash withdrawal fee. You can easily avoid paying the fee by using a different card or paying in cash instead.


How to Have a Successful Garage Sale & Make Money


So you have a lot of stuff around your house, apartment, or whatever you are living in and you do not have the time nor want to go through the hassle of listing each item on eBay. How about having a garage sale? Or maybe you call it a yard sale, and some call it a rummage sale (slightly more refined). Well, where to start? Follow the tips below to ensure you make money from your sale and more importantly get rid of some of the items that are taking up space, collecting dust, and that are just plain “in the way”.

Well, let’s look at a few simple must haves that lead to a successful garage sale. It is kind of like in Real Estate, the old rule applies “location, location, location”. However, don’t be discouraged if you are living in the sticks or in a large apartment building, because there are promotional tools that we can employ in this age that can help promote your sale- and thus bring throngs of people.

Rule #1

Have signs. Signs are probably the number one thing that you will need to display to attract drive-by traffic to your sale. If you are fortunate to live near a major road or intersection then you have a leg up to others that are buried in neighborhoods requiring drivers to follow your signs like breadcrumbs through a maze of streets. In either case, signs will bring the bulk of your potential customers.

Make your signs simple and large enough to follow (an arrow helps). You do not need to load your sign up with text describing your items or even an address (unless you want to put the days you are having the sale and your street address in small and legible print Example” SAT & SUN 1234 Main St”). What you need to do is convey a message, for example YARD SALE -> (the arrow tells the driver where to turn). Now this might sound a little too basic to you, but that’s what we really want to do, we want to make it obvious and easy for people to find us.

Garage sale hunters are really not interested on what you put on you sign- they will come to your sale no matter what (or at the very least drive-by slowly to check it out), so you do not have to write “bikes, old fridge, slightly used septic tank, etc.” on your sign. Let’s also make the signs easy to read with big letters and a big arrow.

No need to buy signs either, we are looking to make some bucks not spend them- just go behind your local supermarket or big box store (Costco, appliance store, etc.) and make some out of cardboard boxes (if you make nice signs the first time- hold on to them and use them at your next sale). You can fashion a stencil with card board and use spray paint or any way you want to- get creative- just make it clear for drivers on where to turn. Hopefully they will have no problem finding your sale because there will be so many people and cars around your house that nobody could miss it if they wanted to.

You can put the signs up on a Friday evening if your sale starts Saturday morning. Of course, if you are worried they will be ripped down or something, then just get up early and put them up. Besides signs there are many other ways to promote your garage sale. Post an ad on sites like Craigslist, community bulletin boards, and other areas where people post advertisements. You can also post ads in print, like in newspapers or the Penny saver or whatever small periodicals your community has, but let’s keep it free- if they charge to put an ad in then I would forget it.

Rule #2

Be prepared. Nobody likes to show up at a garage sale when it was supposed to start (8am-8:30am) and the sellers looked like they just rolled out to bed and are frantically shoving boxes from their garage onto their driveway expecting people to pull stuff out for them. Not only is that a really bad way to start off a garage sale, but it almost assures you a lot of missed opportunities at making money and getting rid of your stuff. If you are reading this page, then you are already preparing- so you are off to a good start.

Tips to help you prepare for your garage sale

1. Decide what you want to sell. A week or so before the sale choose what items you want to sell.

2. Get change. Have some small change on hand to change money (dollar bills, fives, and tens). During the first hour of your sale you might have to break a bunch of 20 dollars bills.

3. Mark your items. With little stickers or masking tape- put some prices on your stuff. A lot of people do not want to nor feel comfortable bargaining, so give them a break and let them know how much you want for it. There will probably be some times during your sale that you are swamped and you will be thankful to say “It’s marked!” after 20 people ask you, “How much is this?” Believe me, you will thank me. You can always start marking things down (in price) when it slows down or is not selling.

4. Get Help. Employ your family and friends to help you. They can help out a lot and keep an eye out when it becomes busy. Some items have a tendency to “walk-off” especially when it is busy.

5. Get a secure place to keep your money. Have a cash box and guard it with your life.

6. Have enough stuff to warrant a sale. Have enough stuff to sell that is going to make you money and make people stop from driving by. This guide is not for the person who has three or four items for sale, if you do list it on an auction site or on a site like craigslist. That does not constitute a garage, yard, or any other kind of sale. Put out clothing, cookery, and anything that might bring a buck your way. If you have never had a garage sale- you will be shocked on what people buy and what they don’t.

7. Don’t waste time on frills and extras. I do not bother with selling drinks or cookies at garage sales (I have my own drinks- I don’t need to buy yours). That being said, if you have kids maybe that would be fun for them, otherwise I would skip that one. A lot of rookies seem to think that baking and putting can drinks on ice will drive sales, I do not think it does at all. Feel free to tell me if I am wrong.

Rule #3

Have a goal. Whether your goal is to make $500.00 or clear out enough stuff to put in that game room you always wanted, having an idea of what you want to accomplish with your sale will keep you moving in the right direction.

Rule #4

Be flexible. Put items out that you really want to sell. A lot of people who have garage sales get offended if someone offers them half of what they are asking or are reluctant to sell their stuff for less than they think it is worth. For Example, a customer holds up a picture frame and says, “Hi, this picture frame says its $6.00, would you take $3.00?” The owner of the garage sale replies, “Oh, no, sorry…I really like that frame, so I would rather keep it than selling it for $3.00.” In this situation, the seller is making it clear that they really do not want to participate in the sale and as a direct result will be hauling all of their stuff back into the garage and into their house at the end of the day.

Be flexible with your pricing, a little negotiation goes a long way. Also, if the buyer is really interested they will play ball. A better reply to the above scenario would be for the seller to reply, “How about $4.00?” If they buyer doesn’t bite when you have come down on your price and still insists on $3.00 and you don’t like the offer then just politely decline, “No…sorry, I will let you have it for $4.00.” and turn your attention away from them. If they really want the frame, then they will pay your $4.00.


Some Ways to Make Quick Money


In this article we’re going to explore some ideas pertaining how to make money fast. Is it possible? Oh yes it is. Is it easy? The difficulty varies. The basic principle is always that you either have to work like a dog (in which case you will still probably not reach your goal all that quickly) or you will need to find a way to leverage your brain. The brain is the only valid way I know of to really make some fast cash.

So you’re looking for specific answers? Okay. The place is staring you right in the face: the Internet. Nowhere else are more fortunes being made than on the information super highway. And the best thing is you don’t really need to know any code. A little HTML and maybe some CSS might be a good knowledge base to have, but it is far from necessary. Anyway, these things can be learned in the space of an hour or two as the need arises… later.

In the meantime, you need to start thinking about how the Internet works. This is how you’re going to learn how to make money fast and no other way, in all likelihood. Think about what people like to buy while they’re online, and then figure out a way to be there when they want to buy it. I know that sounds both simple and complicated, but in truth all it requires is a bit of sustained work over the course of a month or two. If you really do things right, then you can start cashing in surprisingly quickly.

Another method that some have successfully used is to dominate in online poker games. Now, I am not suggesting you do that; I’m only mentioning it for the sake of completeness, as it has been many otherwise lazy people’s bread and butter.

One thing remains for sure though: an incredible amount of money changes hands through these medium day in and day out. I don’t think anyone has even realized how much yet, actually. There is no real good way to monitor the “e” economy that I am aware of.


Don’t Outlive Your Retirement Money – Create a Home Based Business


Will I have enough money to retire? How much money do I need to retire?

The recent economic downturn has left many people wondering how safe they are in their job and wondering will they still be able to retire. What has happened to your retirement income? Will you be able to retire as planned and live the lifestyle you expected? Or will you retire into poverty, will you outlive your money or do you have to postpone your retirement altogether?

I know many people I am close to lost a lot of money out of their retirement savings plans when the stock market fell. For those in their 20’s and 30’s it’s not fun but they have time to recover. But for those people reaching their 50’s and 60’s and those already retired this was a huge shock. All the best laid plans – GONE!

Even worse were all the people that completely lost their jobs and any type of retirement plan their company had promised them. I know for my wife’s business she lost quite a few clients because of lost jobs and lost income. I had to go back to work because the economy wouldn’t support the two of us working her business. Overall, we have been lucky compared to many people, but the situation caused me to look hard at my ‘Plan B’. I had been dabbling in Network Marketing, but I took a long hard look at it to see if it really had the potential to be a viable business plan and a way for me to provide security for me, my family and for a solid retirement supplement.

By reading this article you will learn that retirement doesn’t have to be a poverty sentence that forces you to change you current lifestyle. You can still have the income required to enjoy life even if your current retirement plan and savings account don’t live up to what you bring home with your paycheck each month. Learn how a part time stay at home business can supplement your income, reduce your taxes and keep you involved with the world. If you are afraid you won’t ever be able to retire or if you do you will outlive your money, this article will help you understand there is another way… A better way!

Does retirement automatically mean a lifestyle change? Well if so, I hope that doesn’t mean I am forced to change because of the lack of money.

Take a look at what the government says about retirement income. In 2002 the average income for retired people was just under $20,000 a year. The average income for American households that year was somewhere in between $40,000 and $50,000. Does that mean our monthly income will be cut in half of more when we are ‘lucky’ enough to retire? For too many people the answer is a BIG, FAT YES.

In fact, a recent Gallup telephone survey of non-retirees age 18 and older also found that 52 percent doubt they will have enough money to live comfortably in retirement, while only 41 percent say they will. This is the first time this decade that the majority of Americans have doubted their ability to retire.

This is why we are told we need to set up those savings accounts and create the nest egg. But if you are like me and most Americans, you have more debt than you have savings.

So are you ready for the drop in income? Ready for poverty and the possibility you will outlive your money? How can you supplement your retirement income?

Take a look at your situation now and decide how much do you need to retire and do it without a big change in lifestyle. It’s a question and answer that is different for everyone. But for the average American you need to make at least an extra $1000 – $1500 a month to keep things close.

So what’s your plan to get that extra money?

One solution, a home based business that you can work part time without taking out a loan or dipping into your current savings account. What if I told you there was a way to start a business from home that requires a small financial investment, can create residual income, can be worked part time and has the possibility to produce a monthly income equal to that of the average retired persons yearly income.

Network Marketing is a business plan that has reached a new pinnacle. During much of its first 50 years of existence this plan has been thought of as one of failure. Poor training has sent many people tumbling down the slopes of anticipated riches to dismal failure. But it was not the plan that failed or even the people, it was the poor training or lack of any training at all. Network Marketing is a very powerful business plan when done the right way.

A home business not only can increase your income and bolster your savings; it can also save you money on your yearly income taxes. It can keep you involved with the world and current events and even give you the Monday morning water cooler chat opportunities many of us lose out on when we retire.

Increase income, decrease taxes, stay involved, remain social… just a few great reasons a home based business makes total sense.

So don’t let your retirement income or lack of it scare you. There is hope.

You can improve your situation and create your Plan B. It’s never too late to start.

The right motivation and attitude teamed up with the right plan and the right training can get you the retirement you always dreamed about.

Don’t settle to live out your days in financial poverty. Step into the life you deserve. Create your Plan B, increase your retirement income and don’t let the question of ‘How much money do I need to retire’ scare you. Retirement does not have to mean lifestyle change.

Think About It!


ISO 27001 Certification Process

Certification is carried out by independent, accredited certification body. Businesses that are seeking independent certification of their ISMS (Information Security Management System) should always go to an accredited certification body, such as the International Organization for Standardization.

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has developed a new series of security standards, the rest of which is ISO 27001. ISO 27001 is the replacement for British Standard 7799. Additional International Organization for Standardization in the 27000 family includes IS) 27003, covering security guidance; ISO 2700, for measurements: and ISO 27005, covering risk. However, claims of obtaining ISO 27001 certification are often misinterpreted, or used as a guarantee where they should not be. The expectation of certification is that its implementation will be in the hands of qualified people. Many certification bodies offer ISO 27001 lead auditor training classes.

ISO 27001 describes how to build what ISO calls ISMS. If an ISMS is developed on a standard of acceptance or rejection of the assessed risk, and using 3rd party certification to provide outside verification of the level of assurance, is an excellent tool and will create a management system for information security.

Why Certify against ISO 27001?
No government codes or regulations require ISO certification, so why bother? ISO certification can support business and marketing goals of the company. It is becoming increasingly common for ISO 27001 certification to be a pre-requisite in service specification procurement documents and, as buyers become more sophisticated in their understanding of the ISO 27001 accredited certification scheme, so they will increasing set out their requirements are specifically, not only in respect to the scope of the certification and the level of assurance they require.

This rapid maturing in the understanding of buyers, as they seek greater assurance from the accredited certification to ISO 27001, is driving organizations to improve the quality of their ISMS and, by definition, to improve the granularity and accuracy of their risk assessments.

Certification is applying a discipline to information security to be better at planning, implementing, and maintaining information security and achieving a highly effective information security program that enables a business to achieve ISO 27001 certification. An external certification auditor should be assessing the ISMS against the published standard, not against the advice of a scheme manager, a consultant or any third party. It is critical that those responsible for the ISMS should be able to refer explicitly to its clauses and intent and be able to defend any implementation steps they have taken against the Standard itself. Outside certification is absolutely needed for any ISO certification. It gives management an initial and ongoing target to aim for and ensures that the organization has effectively implemented the standard.

To ensure integrity is to guard against unauthorized modifications or destruction of information. Integrity ensures a safeguard against unwanted outside access. Availability ensures information is ready to use. A loss of availability is the disruption of access to or the use of information or an information technology. The three cornerstones of information protection are confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

To ensure a proper security plan, business should focus on three cornerstones of security; they are confidentiality, integrity, and availability. How can an organization manage information security and maintain the three cornerstones of security? One answer is to implement an ISMS and use the ISO standards as a guide to develop an effective ISMS. Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) provides an effective ISMS and the ISO 27001 process provides the guidance on the implementation of a ISMS by adhering to the PDCA process.

Learn How to Earn Money From Home


If you have never worked from home there will be an adjustment. First you have to decide to learn how you are going to earn money from home. There are all types of strategies but they each take a unique approach. It is your destiny. Do you want to learn how to earn money from home?

Four Steps To Set Yourself Up For Success Earning Money From Home

  • Establish a schedule. You know what your life is like and when the opportune times are that you can learn how to earn money from home. Everyone that is currently earning money from home started somewhere. Maybe you only have a couple minutes a day that you can allot to your education. That’s more than you committed to it yesterday. Do you ride the subway to work? Spend the time learning how to earn money from home. Are you a passenger in a carpool? Become the drive time destiny   changer  riding shotgun. When you come home from work, do you drop yourself in front of the television for a couple of hours? Couch potatoes may have to miss the latest reality show to find the time to learn.
  • Organize your space to earn money from home. Then close the door and get to work. If it’s on the subway, have a portfolio. If it’s actually at home, then have a door. Depending on the strategy that you decide on will determine how your space should be organized and the file system necessary.
  • Develop short and long term goals. What are you trying to accomplish? Earn extra money or make enough money to leave your job so that you can earn money from home full-time. Unique goals direct you towards different strategies. If you have mile markers you are aiming for, then there is something to keep you motivated. If you have decided to devote a limited amount of time to see what you can do with your idea, it is even more important to define what you are trying to achieve in that finite period. You should always be evaluating your strategies with regularity so that you can determine what is working and duplicate it or figure out what is not working and either modify it or ditch it altogether.
  • Institute your own reward system. No matter how large or small your goals are, when you achieve one of the things you are striving for, reward yourself. It can be something small that doesn’t cost any money but something you have wanted to do or it can be a trip to your favorite store at the mall. It will motivate you to achieve your next goal, and the next. You have a reward system with your job, it’s called a paycheck. Some times it takes months to reach a goal you have set to earn money from home. Sometimes it takes less time, other times it takes more. Since the journey will have plenty of obstacles, knowing that you’ve promised yourself a trip to the spa once you hit a sales figure, puts a pleasurable after effect once you’ve worked and attained that goal.

The amount of time that you spend learning how to earn money from home will directly affect how much money you actually earn. If you are not willing to learn the ins and outs of a strategy, then it is never going to work. If, however, you make a commitment to learning and then set some concrete attainable goals to strive for, it is only a matter of time before the rewards remind you why you have been working so hard.


Fast Money – How to Make Money Fast


Do you want to earn some money fast? Worry no more because you are about to discover some useful and legitimate tips on how to make money as fast as possible. Though you won’t get rich with these cash making methods, but they will certainly help in situations where you will be extremely broke and need help. These methods can also help you raise money required to invest in simple and long term cash making businesses.

Well let’s get rolling.

Method 1: Enter for as many freebie offers/Sweepstakes as you possibly can, but also do them as quickly as you possibly can. This will increase your chances of winning a gift/prize. After winning a gift like a PlayStation or an iPod you can simply sell them to make some fast money.

There are so many freebie sites out there some are free to enter but some require some cash to enter. Stick with the free sites for now, (just because you have to pay to register with a site doesn’t mean you will make some fast money, instead you might just be throwing away the little money you have left). Also note that most of these freebie sites are just not sincere enough so I will advice that you only enter for those freebies that are very easy to enter for. Easy freebie offers are those that require just your email and/or zip code.

How To Enter For As Many Offers As Possible.

Simply type your email address, postal address and zip code into a text document.

Visit the freebie site like the one at the end of this article and right click on an offer link you will see a menu appear, go down to where you see open link in a new tab and click on it. Do the same for all the offers you see on that page. Then now start copying and pasting your email address and zip code [especially your email since this is longer than your zip code] into the forms instead of just typing them out one by one.

Method 2: Sign Up/fill out as many paid online surveys as you can.

There are so many big companies that are dying to know your opinion on their products and services and they are also willing to PAY YOU FOR YOUR OPINION so that it can be used to improve their products and services. You won’t get rich doing online surveys but you can make some cash fast.

Again there are so many online survey sites out there but please do not go for anyone that requires cash to register with. Surveys are supposed to be free. If you can’t find survey sites I will help you with lots of survey sites at the end of this article.

Method 3: Sell something you don’t need.

Do you have an old electronic, t-shirt, furniture etc that you no longer use? Then why no grab them and put them for auction at eBay, or Craig list. This is very easy to do and doing this will increase the likely hood of you selling your item.

Method 4: Register with an advert company:

You can become an advertisement for an advertising company by wearing a T- shirt with a company name and logo, driving a car with a company name and logo etc. and the advertising company will pay you some money for your service.

Method 5: Recycle

Do you have empty soda cans, wine bottles, etc. lying around your backyard? Why not call up several recycling companies to compare the prices they charge per can or bottle.

Method 6: Do Some Day Labour

There are certain companies and contractors who will employ you temporary basis and pay you daily. You can choose how long you want to work and which days you want to work. Jobs that fall under this category are mostly construction jobs.

You can find these kinds of day labour opportunities by visiting classified websites but be careful because these kind jobs often do not come with any kind formal document which means you might not get compensated for any injury you suffer as a result of your day labour.

By now you should have chosen a method to make money fast, but please do not try to use these methods as a means of generating a steady income. You should certainly consider other more long term means of generating a steady income.


Money Goals and Finance Goals – Movies Are to Blame!


Are you struggling with your money goals and your finance goals? I think a lot of people are these days, especially with the current economic climate right? Why do we all struggle with these goals to achieve in life? Why do we grapple with issues around accomplishing a goal in terms of our finances? In my experience, this is all deep in our subconscious and goes back to our childhood and throughout our teen and adult life.

In the past couple of years, I have been blessed to see some of the most successful business men and women in the world. I have sat for hours as they speak about how they struggled to overcome their own struggles with their money goals and finance goals. I have listened to speakers who slept on the streets, slept in train stations etc… to conquer their money goals and finally learn how to set life goals! I have seen the pain in their eyes and the emotional attachment that this period still has with them.

Why do people go through periods of struggle with their money and finance goals? Well, when you think about it, as kids we are very much subjected to a lot of “myths” about money and how it is viewed by society. Have you ever heard some of these common myths before…

Money is the root of all evil

Getting rich is a matter of luck or fate

Having a lot of money will make me less spiritual or pure

Money will change me

Money won’t make me happy

I’m too young to be rich

I’m already quite comfortable. I don’t need to push myself

I bet these sayings are familiar to the majority of you? We struggle with our money goals and finance goals because we have been so conditioned by phrases like “I’m not made of money” or “Money doesn’t grow on trees”, that it is inherent in our subconscious. It is almost like a disease and we don’t even realize it! I have been very lucky to attend various seminars on this subject that have really brought this to my conscious mind. When something is conscious, we can train the brain so that success in our money goals and finance goals becomes habitual.

After attending seminars and being aware of these myths and negative stories we have all heard about, I began to realize that this severely impacts our goals to achieve in life, in a negative way. I then started to see things differently and made an observation that many people I have spoken to lately, have agreed with. Movies, present or past, have a big impact on our money goals and fiance goals!

I watched the movie “Hook” recently with Robin Williams (great movie, I highly recommend it). Peter Banning, played by Robin Williams, has a beautiful wife and two great kids. He is a big time sales man, working on his own goals for sales. He is very high up in his company and is on the verge of a major deal. His son has a vital baseball game coming up soon. He has promised his son that he will see his baseball game. What does he do? He shows up late and misses the game, focusing on his major deal instead. The family fight and he often screams at the kids, pays no attention to his wife, constantly argues and focuses on the money he will receive from the deal.

In my opinion, this is very symbolic of a lot of movies of this ilk (granted the movie is actually about how he becomes Peter Pan again, but that’s besides the point!). The movie subconsciously gives the audience a choice, either you can achieve your money goals and finance goals or you can be there for your family. You can’t have both, you must make a sacrifice. If you want the money, you must work extremely hard, with rarely any time for holidays or your family. Money, therefore, becomes the “root of all evil”! In the end, Peter, makes the choice of his choosing his family. He throws away the phone call (literally) that can close his sales deal. This depicts the fact that we have to choose one or the other, you can’t have both.

Don’t get me wrong, I love these movies. They played a big part in my childhood, but as you become older, you become wiser. Once you start to model and try to replicate successful people, you see things with new eyes.I often speak so highly of the seminars and the business speakers that I have been privileged to see live. After spending three full days at an event on “money goals” a year or so ago, someone once remarked that I was in a “cult”. It made me think, perhaps I have been in a “cult” with my money goals and finance goals before I began to see the light that the successful gurus have shown me.

So I guess its time to debunk some of the myths above and leave you with some new belief systems to mull over:

1) Making money doesn’t restrict freedom, it PROMOTES freedom

2) To master money, I must MANAGE money

3) Wealthy and successful people aren’t smarter than me, they just have better money management HABITS

Some people think that the concept of changing your mindset is all “hocus pocus”. I beg to differ. I think that if we begin to look at things with new eyes, that we can really start to focus on our money goals and finance goals. In fact, you can focus on new ways to achieve your goals in life!

So what are your new money associations? Fill in the blank: Money is__________