11 Positive Things to Start Your Day and Have a Good Morning

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“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” Abraham Lincoln

It’s a new day.

Take that gift with a smile and use it wisely. You are the only one that can live your day to the fullest, that can make it count. Always stay positive and expect only wonderful things to happen to you.

The morning is the most magical part of the day.

The whole world rises, the sun comes up, every flower and tree blossoms, the park is full of people jogging, taking a walk on the beach or walking their dogs. Students go to school, other people go to work or simply start working on their daily tasks.

But the time between waking up and going out is only yours and if you spend it right, your day can be amazing.

Here are a few things that can help you start your day with the most positive attitude:

1. Wake up with the biggest smile.

You decide how your day goes and if you start it joyfully, be sure that nothing will bring you down.

Make the smile an inseparable part of your outfit and be sure to wear it when you do everything and communicate with everyone.

This is both your weapon and power and even if something bothers you, just pretending to be happy will eventually make you so.

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2. Be grateful.

Look at all the positive things in your life – family, personal qualities, good look, achievements, dreams, material possessions, etc. List them in your mind and be grateful for every one of them. Realize how lucky you are and thank for that.

3. Sing/dance/write/read.

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Do your favorite thing once in a while – after waking up, when you have 5 free minutes at home, when alone in your office. Fill yourself with love, joy and passion. Dance, sing, exercise, draw, write, read and do everything that will start your day actively. Be lively, full of energy and life and take that mood with you wherever you go.

4. Tell your family how much you love them.

By the time they wake up, you should have done your morning routine and had some time alone, so now concentrate on them for a while.

Make breakfast for your kids/husband/parents and talk with them while eating.

If they are stressed and don’t look forward to going to work/school, kiss them, soothe them and tell them that it’s all going to be okay.

Sometimes that is all someone needs to hear.

5. Look great.

Take a shower, wear your favorite clothes, do the mirror technique for more confidence and go out to conquer the world.

If you keep smiling and being confident and positive for the whole day, don’t doubt that only good things will happen to you and people will be friendly, because you will fix their mood too.

6. Expect only marvelous things to happen.

Maybe this is the day when you will get a promotion at work, someone will tell you great news, you will meet an old friend, someone will surprise you, your kid will be doing great at school, the story you wrote will win a contest, you will realize you’ve lost some weight…

Everything can happen today if you expect it. The universe never lets down its positive residents. So leave indecisiveness and hopelessness behind and expect the best to happen.

7. Take opportunities.

I am sure that there will be wonderful changes in your life today, but sometimes you need to go and get them yourself.

Just waiting for happiness will get you nowhere. So get out there, speak up, grab your chance, move on.

Do something brave, act without thinking too much.

Maybe to get that promotion you will need to talk to your boss in private.
You need to sit down, edit your book and send it to an editor first, so that it can get published.
Make a compliment to people, especially to those who least expect it – this will make their day and eventually they will make yours.

Give and you will get. Speak and you will be heard. If there is a new project at work that sounds pretty interesting but challenging, don’t hesitate to take it. The result will surprise both you and your colleagues and manager.

8. Do something new.

Go to a new place in your free time. Talk to a stranger that seems interesting to you. Try a new exotic meal or drink.

Novelty is good for the brain.

9. Give.

Help people, answer their questions, donate, give chances, forgive. Only then will you find one of the greatest levels of contentment in life.

10. Find time.

Most people just don’t accept the idea that one day is enough for a lot of different activities and tasks.

Well, it is.

First of all, most of us sleep too much, You don’t need more than 6 hours to be rested and ready for action.

Another problem is procrastinating. If you keep it to a minimum, you will have time for your daily tasks, work, family, some time alone, housework, workout, etc. It sounds hard to believe, but this is actually achievable. The only obstacle on your way to a perfect day is time management.

11. Seek inspiration.

Do things that get you inspired. Look around and find the needed motives to keep going. Inspiration is all around.

Here is your day. Here are your daily tasks together with the positive things you can do. It’s your turn now.

So how are you going to make your day more positive and have a good morning?

Start your day with a smile and have a good morning with these 11 wonderful and positive things to begin each day: #happiness #positivity #goodmorning

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How This Family Guy Makes $10,000/Month Online Teaching Others How to Make, Save and Invest Money

How This Family Guy Makes $10,000/Month Online Teaching Others How to Make, Save and Invest Money - Interview with R.J. Weiss from TheWaystoWealth.com

This is an interview-style post with R.J. Weiss from The Ways to Wealth.

Hey R.J. What’s your background and what do you do?

I blog about all things personal finance at The Ways to Wealth.

Before I went full-time into blogging, I spent ten years in the financial services industry. Specifically, helping families buy the right type of life insurance.

During my time with a full-time job, I’ve always had different side hustles going on. From freelance writing, Amazon FBA, conversion rate optimization, to website design — there were many projects I pursued outside of work.

How did you start your career in finance?

I got started in finance straight out of college working for my the family insurance business. As I love the financial planning side of things, I choose to specialize in life insurance planning. This led me down the path to obtaining the CFP® Certification.

What made you start blogging?

The Ways to Wealth, which I started in 2016, has been my 5th blog.

The others mostly fizzled out most due to a lack of interest. But, in 2009 I started a personal finance blog called GenYWealth.com (no longer around) that had some success.

The idea GenYwealth.com was to write about what I was learning about studying to take the CFP®. The blog was, by all means, a success. I was able to gain valuable knowledge, pass the CFP® exam, earn some extra money and build up a good community.

I then took this knowledge and started a business blog, which allowed the insurance agency I was working for to generate leads.

I started The Ways to Wealth because my passion is personal finance–from investing to travel hacking, I love the challenge of optimizing my finances.

How was The Ways to Wealth born?

I didn’t have much of a plan for starting The Ways to Wealth when I purchased the domain name.

I was actually thinking it would be a niche site, which was inspired by Pat Flynn’s niche site duel. Then, I came across the income reports of Michelle Schroeder-Gardner and wisely changed direction to a more traditional blog.

This change came about 6-months after starting to blog.  I did a timeline of the site in one of my income reports.

What worked best when trying to grow the site?

I had a decent knowledge of SEO. So at first, I started growing the site with email outreach. One of the first posts I had about best investing books of all time, had about 15 links to it.

This was nice to start with but was quite slow to build up, as it can take a while to earn Google’s trust.

The big turning point came when I started to understand Pinterest. I spent a few frustrating weeks on the platform, then it finally started paying dividends.

I went from about 100 sessions a day to 1,000, which was huge for me at the time.

How did you get to 3 million monthly viewers on Pinterest?

the ways to wealth pinterest 3 million monthly views

I lay out my Pinterest strategy here. But at the core the idea is to:

1) Write high-quality content that Pinners want to click through, read, and share.

2) Pin to my own and high-quality group boards, with a keyword-rich description.

3) Continue to Pin my best pins across my own boards/group boards, ruthlessly eliminating Pins that don’t perform well.

One thing to keep in mind is impressions don’t mean much on Pinterest. What counts are clicks to your website. So, you want to design not for impressions but clicks.

What aspects of the online business are you outsourcing or automating and how?

The first thing I outsourced was Pinterest design. I’ll design about 30-40 pins a month, so this was big time saver for me.

Of course, it took some work to get going. At first, I hired 5 or so people on Fiverr. I found one decent designer but the work quality deteriorated over time.

I then went to Upwork and posted a job for a  graphic designer. I found a great team down in Argentina, who I’m very happy with.

I’m currently experimenting with working with a ghostwriter. A few of my latest posts have been transcribed from my recording, with the ghostwriter making sense of it all.

I can compile about 3 posts in 90 minutes, then take another 90 or so minutes to prepare them. Saving me around 3-4 hours per post this way.

What’s your main income stream and why do you think it works for you?

My main source of income for the blog is affiliate revenue. It works because the partners I do have are high-quality businesses, who deliver value and solve real problems. This makes it easy to naturally link to such a partner.

When did you start making more than $10K/month and what was the turning point?

My first month over $10K was in January of 2018. In December of 2017, income was around $3,000 and in July of 2017 around $500. So, it was definitely a jump.

What happened then in January?

First, personal finance is at its peak interest in January.

Second, I had multiple Pins go viral.

Third, in November I started driving traffic via Facebook to the site. So, in January I could take campaigns I’d been fine-tuning for a few weeks and scale them.

How do you balance work and family life?

I have a routine I stick to Monday through Friday.

When inside of my designated working hours, I work. When outside of these hours, I’m not.

This is a lot easier said than done. But the thing important for me is not to take work everywhere I go. This means I don’t have any apps on my phone that are work-related (email, analytics, etc..)

What are you 3 best finance tips for newbies?

  • Focus on your savings rate. How much you save is the most important decision you’ll make.
  • Small incremental improvements add up over time. My favorite example is increasing your savings rate 1% every quarter, means you’ll be saving 20% of your income in just 5 years.
  • Study happiness. Become a student on how to increase your level of happiness. The natural result is you’ll want less overtime, making the game of personal finance a lot easier to win.

What books, blogs or podcasts help you stay motivated along the way of growing an online business?

I read a fair amount to keep fresh ideas in my head.

My favorite podcast is The Tim Ferriss Show.

Two blogs I enjoy reading are:

Farnam Street
Barking up the Wrong Tree

And as far as books. I try to read one a week. A few books I would recommend to online entrepreneurs would be:

Deep Work by Cal Newport
The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy
The Four Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss

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Check out my interview with R.J. from TheWaystoWealth to see how he entered the finance niche, started making money blogging, began bringing traffic from Pinterest and monetizing it with affiliate marketing, and is now making $10,000/month from his online business. #blogger #interview #blogtraffic #incomeideas #income