4 Ways to Reveal the Secret of Life

the secret of life

What’s the secret of life? What’s its purpose? Who are we? Where are we heading?

Those questions have different answers for everyone, different explanation and factors that influence each.

We can all find them and reveal the meaning of everything. I use the word ‘find’ simply because all we need to know is inside us, we just have to refind it and learn how to use the information.

We are magical beings and have all the power inside us. Power to change, understand, achieve, help and live.

It’s not hidden, it has just been there all the time – in our mind, in our consciousness and in every single cell in our body- and waits for us to get to that moment of our development when we will be ready to accept the knowledge, to live with it and to spread it.

This may not be an easy task because it requires a lot of contemplating, believing, accepting, understanding, thinking and doing. But there are a few things we can do to quicken the process of self-improvement and self-understanding, the result of which is learning everything about our life.

Meditation

“Meditation will bring you sensitivity, a great sense of belonging to the world. It is our world – the stars are ours, and we are not foreigners here. We are part of it, we are the heart of it.”
Osho

Meditation itself is just a practice, a technique, a method. But what it does to our mind if done right is tremendous. It helps us discover new worlds, understand new feelings, see new things. It is a way to close our consciousness to some things and open it to others.

All you need is solitude – a quiet place, and a desire to get to know yourself better. Try to eliminate all the negative thoughts and if you can just stop thinking at all for some time. This may sound difficult and ridiculous, but I assure you it’s not.

To stop thinking is hard in nowadays daily round when so many things are happening, so many tasks, ideas and thoughts just pop up in our head all the time. We have lost the ability to just turn off the button and relax. Meditation is a way to achieve that.

So clear your mind and just contemplate. You may be lying in your bed, sitting, or be close to nature. Wherever you are, try to see – even if your eyes are closed. Try to hear the silence, to feel yourself breathing, to relax, accept one thought at a time and try to understand it.

Do this every morning and evening for as long as you can and soon you will feel the change. It can’t be described exactly but by meditating you will find answers and often questions you haven’t asked before.

New experiences

“Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Try new things, go to new places, meet new people. Each of these things can spontaneously give you an answer to your questions, ideas, new feelings and emotions.

Conquer your fears by doing what you are scared of and challenge yourself constantly in order to reach another level of living – where you will be connected to life and will really experience moments, enjoy every day and feel like you belong here.

Have a go at every sport and game, read all kinds of literature, speak with people from different cultures and eventually you will find that one thing that will give meaning to everything else. Just never stop searching, experiencing and discovering.

Love

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“Love is the strongest force the world possesses and yet it is the humblest imaginable.”
Mahatma Gandhi

True love is another way to find what you are looking for. You may feel love towards your family, friends, pet, yourself, nature or anything. It doesn’t matter as long as it’s in its pure form, where you would do everything to help the one you love.

This feeling opens new doors for you, your mind experiences other emotions as well and gets you closer to revealing the secret of life.

Writing

“I have never started a poem yet whose end I knew. Writing a poem is discovering.”
Robert Frost

Some may think it is irrelevant to compare writing to love, but I would say that he hasn’t really experienced this process.

They are different ways of finding similar things.

By writing we speak on behalf of our imagination, we travel the world through words. For some it’s therapy, for others – something that keeps them alive, but however you feel about writing, you still haven’t revealed all it has to give us.

Give it a chance.

Sit down in a quiet place and try to write. Write down everything you think, the things that happened to you lately, your dreams and plans, or just write without purpose.

Eventually you will realize that your words are starting to make sense and you may even feel the effect of meditation – understanding new things about yourself and your life.

These are just 4 ways that can help you connect with your inner self and reveal the secret of life. It’s not an exact science and there aren’t any rules. Try them and if they are not your ways continue exploring other methods. If you look inside yourself, one way or another you will find something. And it will be astonishing…

What are your ways of finding the secret of life and answers to all the existential questions?

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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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