The world is changing. Millions of jobs are being lost due to automation.
In fact, according to a McKinsey study, an estimated 73 million jobs are going to be lost due to automation by the year 2030. You don't need to look that far to see how the changes are already effecting the current economic landscape. In 2015, McDonald's restaurant started implementing automated kiosks in their U.S. stores — they plan to have these rolled out in all 14,000 locations by 2020.
According to a 2017 Gallup poll, two-thirds of Americans are disengaged, meaning they feel no real connection to their jobs or worse, causing them to do the bare minimum in their roles and responsibilities.
Heck, I know back in 2014, I was a member of that group.
I was working for a website that did reputation management. The office was just outside downtown Boston.
Of course, when I started, things were great!
I was 24 years old, I was a few years removed from college, I had just moved halfway across the country to a new city. I was making…
So you want to build a passive income online business but don't know where to start?
Well, luckily for you — you’ve landed in the right place.
What you're going to read in this article is my proven method for building a passive income online business. Now, I've been at this for about 4 years and I have gone from absolutely obscure and unknown online writer to over 3 million views, 5-figure a month income, working for myself, and doing the work that helps fulfill me that my office job and restaurant gigs couldn't.
Working for yourself is one of the great privileges in life.
In this life, you can create work that is meaningful to you. If you're in the quasi spotlight like I am (i.e. your work is public and your name is attached to everything you do) then it can be even more rewarding knowing that you can get paid doing what is fulfilling to you.
Of course, the caveat to all of this is: most people believe it isn't easy.
It's one thing to open up your laptop computer and start hammering away on the keys. It's another thing to:
What if animals had the capacity for language?
I'm not talking about dolphin echolocation or a wolf's ability to howl. I'm talking about real linguistic, spoken, human language. How would that make our relationship with animals different?
Think about a dog for example. In the real world, we're able to notice if a dog is a people-person or if a dog is bashful, anxious, and fearful all just by looking at their body language. The congenial dog will practically beg you to throw the ball so the two of you can play fetch. The anxious dog won't even come by…
I'm a lazy writer.
Well, actually I'm lying to you. I'm not a "lazy" writer, I'm just not a mechanized writer. I don't have robotic systems that help me produce a million words a month. I don't have a distraction-proof mind that helps me channel pure creative bliss.
Don't get it twisted, however, I work hard at my craft. I build things that help impact communities. I explore ideas that can help positively change both myself and the audience I serve. …
We've probably all had that one friend from high school or college. The one who talked the big talk. The one who always tried to get a hustle on everyone. The one — who when we were young and impressionable (or perhaps just more impressionable than we are today) inspired us with the way they carried themselves and carried out their business.
I mean, the way they even talked back to the teacher — we knew they were going to be something after school.
And then, years later, we find out via Facebook or some other type of social network…
There's a story I heard recently about a girl in her grade school art class. Not many people paid much attention to this girl. She had her friends but didn't cause too much of a ruckus and wasn't a star academic.
One day, this girl was approached by her art teacher. The art teacher asked her,
"Hey, what are you painting?" The teacher asked with a puzzled look on her face.
"It's God," replied the little girl as she leaned in further to add colorful details to her masterpiece.
In a fit of dismay, the teacher snapped back to the…
I would never assume that everyone reading this has all of their basic financial needs met. It would be a blunder of catastrophic proportions to think otherwise.
However, I do reckon there are two generalizations I can make regarding the vast majority of people reading this: that most people have their financial needs met but aren't aware of it. The reality in our society is that our baseline need is constantly being revised upward. What do we mean by that? The basic need items of the current day would have been considered luxuries just a mere decade ago. Think about…
Mental strength is challenging to develop.
It is the constant daily practice of pushing yourself to become stronger, to nurture realistic optimism, maintain healthy relationships, and motivate yourself to transform into the person you know you’re capable of becoming.
Of course, many individuals confuse the idea of being “mentally strong” with “acting tough” or posturing. This confusion can come in the form of tricking the people around them into thinking they’re something they’re not — or it can affect the person internally. The person lies to themselves about their abilities and where their life is headed.
Unfortunately, whether it be…