Saturday, 28 May 2016

Telephone Preference Service for mobile numbers

This is not necessarily related to financial independence, but we can easily find a connection, as we will waste not time talking to people asking us about accidents or double glazing. Starting from this week, you can activate Telephone Preference Service ( A central opt out register whereby individuals can register their wish not to receive unsolicited sales and marketing telephone calls. It is a legal requirement that companies do not make such calls to numbers registered on the TPS.) even for mobile numbers. All you have to do is  to send a text to 78070 with the content "TPS your mail". That all you need to do. A confirmation message will be received shortly after you send it.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Designing a life vs making a living

   It was a classical story about three builders. When they were asked what are they doing, first said that he is working to get money for food and clothes. Second said that he is working for his family. But the third one said that they are building a spectacular church. Each of them were doing the same work, but they were differently motivated. 
   It is the same thing here, if you are making a living, you are in the place of the first or the second worker. But if you are designing your life, everything change. You can have a hard, miserable work, and still be happy. You can do a work you don't like, and still be happy. I did not understand at first, when a friend told me that he will stay in his well paid, hard, uncomfortable, repetitive work, while everybody else was coming and leaving. I asked him once, what is your secret. He told me that even if is a difficult, annoying and boring work, every day it will bring him closer to his goal. He wanted to achieve financial independence in 7 years, and this was the way that worked out for him. And each day he was closest to his dream, and to his perfect life. He told me that everybody is talking about following the dream, doing what you like, finding the passion. But he is close to this than everyone else. Another 2 years and he will be free to follow every passion, every little thing, because he will have all the time needed. That is the superiority of planning and designing your life, versus making a living. 

And he was right.

Are you making a living or you already started to design your life?

You can think about it as i will wish you a very good night.

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Trick the trickster

...and scam the scammer. I have a percentage of my investments money allocated for risky business. But i am somehow risk-averse, so I go often for the safe strategy. Therefore, I do not use my money for this kind of investments. I do not risk enough. This month I decided to try some high-risk high-reward investment. I will see  the results in the next 2-3 months. Meanwhile, i am playing very safe with the rest of the money. Huh!

Are you in for playing safe or for high risk, high rewards strategies?
Tell me what are your percentages in doing this, if you want.

Monday, 2 May 2016

Quote of the day

"Maybe it is a reason why most of the people have pictures from home at their work, but no pictures from work at their home."

And this is the truth for the majority of the people, but we often take our thoughts from work with us, in our home, and not so often as we should, we take our thoughts of calm and relaxation from home to work. Did you ever try to ask yourself to answer to this question?