The 7 Aspects of Cleanness

Many things are given to us but we don’t use them in the right way and we often forget to keep them in a good condition.
Our body with all its organs, our senses, belongings and mind are our partners in life. That is why we must treat them well and give them the attention they deserve.

Here is a list of some of the things we use every day but are careless of. Let this post be the inspiration you need to change that and substitute everything negative in your life for its positive equivalent.

 Clean body – personal hygiene is one of the most important things for someone who is willing to become successful. It is a must, because regardless of your achievements and actions, if you look grubby and dirty no one is going to take you seriously. This will affect your work performance, relationships and public appearances.
Your body is your temple, so keep it as clean as you can. Take a shower once/twice a day, brush your teeth, wash your hair, hands and face and look splendid.

 Clean clothes – you should keep your clothes neat, stainless and ironed. It is okay if they aren’t first class, expensive or made by famous designers. Even if they are from a second-hand shop, you can still keep them in a good condition.
Wear them with the right accessories and attitude, and if you add to that the smell of a nice perfume, be sure that everyone will cast a second glance at you on the street after you pass them.

 Clear mind – this is a state, in which there are no doubts and prejudices in your head. You will be able to think without any distractions. There will be no confusions and worries but above all, no negative thoughts.
A clear mind generates only positive mantras, peaceful ideas and harmony. That is why every now and then you need to empty it and just concentrate on your breathing, for instance. Close your eyes and let the stillness surround you.

 Clean diet – you are what you eat and as you know, junk food and processed foods only harm and destroy your organism, especially the stomach.

Drink much water, eat fresh fruits and vegetables, provide yourself with the needed amount and combination of proteins, carbs and fats. Do that every few hours and never overeat. This way you will have energy for the whole day, will be in a good mood and won’t feel heavy. Taking all ingredients and vitamins your body wants will also make you feel and look fresh, make your skin look better and combined with sports, will help you achieve the body of your dreams.

 Clean heart – release all the hatred, pain, malice, envy and sorrow you’ve harbored for years. Free yourself and open your heart for the love, happiness and peace that are all around you. Eliminate the feelings you have for the people you don’t like and pay attention to the ones who’ve always been there for you.

 Clear speechcontrol what you say. Don’t gossip and talk about other people’s lives because discussing them speaks more about the kind of person you are. Never swear, because bad and negative words destroy your kindness and make others avoid your company. Remove every word that is not positive from your vocabulary.

Don’t lie. It is a sin whether you are religious or not. Don’t give empty promises and don’t reveal people’s secrets. Use normal intonation and try to make your voice pleasant.
Try to speak honestly, slowly, so that everyone can understand what you say, and energetically so that the people around you can share your enthusiasm.

Words can be very powerful if they are used in the right way. If your job includes public speaking, take that as a chance to be the inspiration for your listeners. Your words can change someone’s life. If you make presentations or meet with business clients, choose wisely what exactly to say and respect the etiquette of the company.

 Clean hearing – you hear hundreds of things every day (news, opinions, stories, gossips, arguments, screams, music, noises, etc.) but only you decide which one to let into your head and how to react.

People will never stop judging, criticizing and talking about you. The best you can do is to accept that as a compliment because of the attention they pay to your life, and move on. As long as you don’t judge them everything will be okay. But once you let their comments affect your life, things can get pretty ugly.

You decide what music to hear. One type of it can relax your mind and body, another can have a bad influence on them.
Try to listen to beautiful things – inspirational stories of people you admire, the laughter of your children, the sounds of nature, good advice. Go to an opera, hear what the person you love has to tell you, go to motivational seminars and so on.

Cleanness and purity are possible. Find your way to improve your speaking, appearance, body, mind and everything else. It may take time but once you’ve decided you want to change and embrace positivity, you will have already won a great battle with yourself.

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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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