Death Of Brick And Mortar Shops

Who’s Fault is it?

We are all to blame for the ever constant struggle smaller shop owners face everyday. How are you supposed to cover rent and fee’s when they are so high it’s nearly impossible to sustain. Unfortunately this isn’t the once upon a deadpool story you were hoping for.

Let’s buy our own commercial property you say, and why wouldn’t you think about taking this step Hmmmmmmm? Then you actually see what you have to pay to “own” a commercial property and the ongoing fee’s and expenses you must keep up with and suddenly the E-commerce way of life seems to be the common sense path to take. No or little overheads and more profit for ya pocket yezzzz pleazzzze.

Small business is struggling and changing, no one knows how its going to look in the future so best you buckle up sunny, this tracks bumpy as.

We Are Shit Employees

I don’t believe that many people actually appreciate their jobs anymore, yes things were harder back in the day and conditions weren’t as fair but at least in general people were proud of where they worked and their job was precious to them. Nowadays the majority of us are job whores, jumping from one place to the next depending on who’s paying more.

Again it comes back to us, supply and demand guy’s, we want more and for less and so we must work harder with less staff for less pay to keep prices down and to be competitive. Simple math.

You Are Not Immune

Just like the new parent with new ideas about vaccines and if they need them. You are not immune to the cause of effects we place on the economy. If you think you buy only locally sourced goods and services you are still feeding in to the bigger picture. How do we fix this mess?

Bloody good question that, one that someone much smarter than me who is qualified and knowledgeable should be able to answer. Or is it all just a conspiracy?

the world is full of deceit and bull shit mixed with manipulation and persuasion. This makes for a messy drunken ending every time.

So many different ideas and thoughts have been presented previously around this topic and I’m sure it will be no different this time around either. I don’t have the answers I only have my observations and thoughts which are ever changing due to my open mindedness.

Please if you have a positive idea or comment then please leave it below.

Cheers

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Be Like A Grapevine

I was in the shower thinking about how much I love grapes and how much I love the lush green goodness of grapevines in the spring and summer when a thought became entangled within my mind.

I’m like a grapevine, I grow a little & then I’m cut back hard yet still I continue to grow. The longer this happens the stronger my roots become

That my friends is an original from me! Firstly I amazed myself and secondly it is so bloody true. Rams it in ya

I have been growing in this fashion my whole life which explains many things about my personal experiences and life.

Starting out young

buying and selling for a little profit and kick was one of my first growing seasons, just a couple leaves here and there but no fruit.

Then I ventured into my career and skills building, more leaves this year and some vine growth. Still no fruit.

Career changes and some more dabbling in home business etc, more leaves and vine this year with some wee little grapes sour and small. Now I’m really starting to take off.

Again more skills built, position changes at work and road side picking . Leaves everywhere with edible fruit as well as heaps of vine growth.

I think you get the picture now with this grapevine growth style, all the way along you have been training the new growth to grow in a certain direction whilst always staying connected to the original plant and base structure you grew originally.

I’m not sure what you think about this juicy blog but I’m reinvigorated,

Even though right now I might be stuck in the middle of winter with no leaves and remember I’ve just been hacked back to my brown dry stem,

I am still very much alive and healthy. As soon as I start feeling the warmth after some lovely rain I will grow and extend myself once again with fruit for all my family and friends.

I would love to hear your feedback on this idea as a great motivation and confidence booster to help get you through the dark winter shadows.

Happy eating 😊

Death Should Be Embraced

OMG how can you talk about death, and embrace in the same blog MrRandom?

Easy my mortal friends and this is why.

If you are afraid or scared of death it has the power to become a major hindrance of life enjoyment due to the concern of death or injury, you may even avoid things all together and never stop to appreciate the precious little time you have to live.

Stop for a minute and take note of everyone around you in your office or in the street and realise that they are all going to die.

Life is lacking in time and so you have limited time to take chances, make changes and love everything and everyone in the world.

Embrace Death

Aubrey Marcus and some of his podcast guests talk regularly about being able to die happy and satisfied with life. Leaving your loved ones behind in this manner also allows them to heal quicker knowing you died happy.

podcast link to Aubrey Marcus

I have only really discovered this thought path and it’s massive potential to change our lives just recently, previously when considering just how short our lives are has thrown me into a spiral of adventure and willingness to take more risks.

You can also see how the mindset may send you down the path of wanting everything now. So take a loan now because why wait hey????

Nah bro This will not help you die happily and free, instead you’ll leave this world in debt and a turd load of unfinished business for your family to clean up.

How To Embrace Death

There are so many steps you could take to accept and celebrate death and life. It’s something that you can think about deeply to discover how you feel about it all. I have a couple suggestions for you and your tribe.

Five Ways To Be Excited About Death

  1. Discuss Life And Death with your family and friends
  2. Plan a ritual or tradition of celebration for the dead or afterlife Day Of The Dead-Wikipedia
  3. Think about the things you would do in life if you weren’t afraid of death
  4. Think about financial risks you have always wanted to take that wont leave you on the street
  5. Meditate, work on gratitude and learn to belong in the world of humans and spread love

This is a very short and basic list and I haven’t spent hours thinking about it so you can see that if you spent quality time searching internally the possibilities could be amazing.

You would not appreciate anything in life if life never ended and why would you? everything would be unlimited and everyone would be around for ever. No longer would you need to rush to show love and make up relations.

Embracing Life

Trying to not fear the end can be easier in theory but feel nearly impossible to truly commite to and believe in. Don’t let this challenge get in the way and always remember that changes you make now are shaping your future. Allow yourself to become you and continue looking for your why as it will give you the most energy and drive to complete your dreams.

Death is the final stage in this life, it may lead to another life or wherever you believe it will lead you but either death is there to remind us that life is really short, we all die eventually and there really isn’t anything you can currently do to stop it so realise your dreams and die happy people.

As the saying goes

Rest In Peace

Not

Die In Turmoil

Imagine your loved ones leaving the world happy, satisfied and comfortable, the relief and joy this can bring is amazing.

Put Your Feet Up And Relax For You Have Completed Life Well

I’ll leave you with one challenge,

Do something extraordinary today .

Seeeeeeyouuuu

Law of Attraction

Lift Your Vibe

I have read, listened and watched alot lately around the law of attraction and have come up with the reasons I think it works.

Before you get all opinionated and wander off thinking its all Bullshit take a minute to read this and see how it could work for you. No magic no craziness just pure awesomeness.

Lift Your Vibe

This is talked about often in this world and it relates to the vibration your body emits, A study has been done recently which has shown you can take sound or even voice off an empty chip packet via it’s vibrations so yes things vibrate. So lifting your vibe is supposed to draw other positive vibes your way and hopefully stop attracting the lower vibes that cause everything in life to be hard and difficult. Really this isn’t to hard to believe but I still wasn’t sold.

Manifestations

Next we are told to use manifestations to create the life we want for example

I am prosperous and I am grateful for all the things in my life

Or

Love is coming my way and bringing the perfect roast chicken with it

Maybe minus the chicken but you get what I mean 😋

No only must you use manifestations in multiple ways but you must also believe to your core that they are going to work. This was also difficult to swallow.

Focusing The Mind

Another study I heard about on a podcast was in regards to focusing and unfocusing your mind to allow the answers or path to show itself to you. This made sense,

have you ever noticed that when you’re doing something totally normal like taking a shower or washing the dishes, great ideas pop into your head, Even if you’re not thinking about them?

This is because the mind has had time to process all the information absorbed and come up with a solution subconsciously. Bloody amazing.

My Adventures Using The Answer To Life

So I put my mind to work dreaming that I had already succeeded in some of my dreams and continued to dream bigger, immediately I noticed a change in my drive and excitement for life, This lead to some of the adventures I’ve blogged about previously. I noticed my bank wasn’t running dry before payday and that I had stopped wasting money on junk almost automatically which I assume Is a result of me believing that the money is coming and I wanted it to grow in the bank.

My families drive and excitement had also lifted as if I had helped raise them up even just a little by being driven, determined and happy.

Just as I was building momentum I fell back down again, feeling as if I just wasn’t going to make it and this is as good as it gets. Once I had realised this and spoke it out with the wife I set out to pick myself up again and find the next adventure to go on.

Sounds alot easier in theory I know.

So I believe that the positive sayings and manifestations are great for building yourself up and really allowing you to feel success, this tends to rip the blinkers from your eyes and allow you to see opportunities and possibilities where you just wouldn’t have before. Because you are feeling successful you are keen to give these opportunities a red hot go and lean towards a positive outlook believing that you can achieve anything.

This is where I believe real success is born, not through attraction but the ability to see and act instead of ignoring and staying the same.

Don’t worry about what your friends think and if it really bothers you just don’t tell them what you are doing or trying. Who cares, and what’s the worst that can happen?

Give it a go yourself and let me know how it goes for you. There are Vids on the net containing meditations you can listen to for manifestations, there are podcasts and even movies. Plenty of info around for you to cast your eyes over.

Im glad you found this blog insightful and that you are now trying the law of attraction for yourself, just like this closing paragraph you are using manifestations to create your own dreams and realities. 😊

Hooroo people

Happy hunting

Investor Dad part 8

My Share Portfolio Grows

Mainly because the shares I have purchased are short hold and because they have not had a significant rise in price, selling out now would be a loss due to commission charges.

What have you learnt Daddy

Well I purchased more shares in the same mining company as before but I also added a new E-gaming company into the mix. My forecast for these shares is a fluctuation up and down but in general trending up.

If I find in three months nothing has happened I will look over my plan and go from there. The mining company is slowly trending so there is hope. The E-gaming company had some promising press releases but have been trending down so I guess it’s just a case of patience and sticking to my plan.

Press Releases And P&L’s

One thing I find really awesome is because these companies are listed publicly, they share heaps of information with you in regards to profit and loss, company structure and changes, company direction and planning. This is priceless insight if used correctly. I am just getting in the habit of doing more homework using these resources. Do yourself a favour and check out what they are spinning up.

Because I’m partial to a cappuccino and because of my job I have started to make every Friday the day to sit with a coffee and flick through the Australian Financial Review. I find enjoyment and build my knowledge every time I read the markets movements and local news which can have an effect on pricing. It may only be 15mins of relax time but I feel good every time I do it.

I’d love to hear about your stories of trading and how you go about finding trades and insight.

Hit me up with your feedback and leave me a comment.

Don’t forget to share any blogs you have enjoyed.

Cheers Team

Writing An E-book

The Easy Way

Or at least I thought it was and so here I am to share it with you, so you too can publish your first e-book and become an “author” like me today.

I decided to investigate how to write a book for two reasons.

  • 1 So I could show my wife how to publish online assisting her to live out a dream
  • 2 Opening up another creative outlet for myself in which I could share some more ideas.

I googled away as I do, spending time investigating any sites that popped up which kept leading me back to Amazon.

Once I had signed up to Kindle on Amazon I proceeded to download KKBC (kindle kids book creator), the next step was illustrations.

I downloaded a couple drawing programs but they were only demos and seemed difficult and time consuming to create anything. This lead to my decision to use the good old Paint which has been on all of our computers for years.

After a couple days of working on my illustrations and text it was finally finished, 6 pages of excellence ready to be taken into the world.

I saved all the pics in a numbered order under the JPEG format, I then loaded up KKBC and followed the steps on the program. It leads you through importing the pages and cover as well as filling in details as you go. Once done hit save for publishing and remember where you saved it.

Things are getting juicy now as you go back into Amazon Kindle, into your bookshelf and hit the button to import your creation. Once again follow the instructions and boom you are done. It allows you to create a blurb and place in tags and subjects. Upon completion of the steps it starts processing the book for you, I was filled with excitement when the message popped up saying congratulations amazon will check out your submission and advise you within 72hrs.

I checked our email the following morning to find my first book had been published. I was pumped and satisfied with my efforts.

I have now written two books and the quality and attention to detail I’m producing is increasing already.

The only downside to this style of publishing is amazon take a massive percentage of any sales you make but if you are honest with yourself does it really matter with your first attempts? I say no. Just getting something published puts you in a fresh position to grow as a writer and keep pursuing a dream.

Writing isn’t for everyone so take some time to get to know yourself and find your why.

Over and out.

Investor Dad Part 7

How I Purchased My First Shares

If you are wondering where and how you can start buying your very first stocks on the ASX then read on my friends coz this is how I did it.

After many hours of Google Searches and listening to podcasts I had decided to take a punt and join some trading sites to see what would happen. I quickly found out that they require larger amounts of cash to purchase the stocks, even if they allow you to open the account for free many have minimum initial purchase prices. You must also take into account any brokerage fees that could make coming out of the trade on top near impossible.

My New Mindset

I have adopted a new way of attacking my many projects, when presented with an issue or possible road block that hasn’t actually happened yet I acknowledge it and let it go allowing myself to move forward.

An example of this is ” what if I get ripped off by a dodgey website and lose my money” or “what if I trade poorly while learning and lose a few hundred bucks ”

Get forked what if’s,

ya no bloody good filling my head with concerns and issues that would normally stop me from moving forward. Who cares as long as it doesn’t affect my family. Life is short and must be explored.

Getting Shit Done

That’s how I roll now fellas, so I joined up with one site I found fairly straight forward to use called IG link is below for you, this is provided by me and I Need to let you know that they are not paying me or affiliates with me in any way shape or form. I just want to take work out of getting started for you. They have low brokerage fees and the minimum buy amount on the first stock I purchased was around $90.00aud

IG Trading

Stock Scanning & Screening

After I had joined and had the power to buy stocks I needed to find a way to create setups that I could stick to for trading using the information I had gathered from Google and the podcasts for example, being able to use a program to search the ASX for stocks of a certain price range that had a certain percentage movement and a certain pattern etc. I straight up joined some facebook groups for day trading small caps/penny stocks and asked about scanners.

The one that seemed to be used was Trading View and the link is below for you again no payments or affiliate marketing between myself and them. Purely cutting out the crap for you.

Tradingview

There are training videos to watch and endless information on the net regarding setups and why you should have one or some and stick to them to minimise your loses and maximize your ROI ( return on investment)

I am still learning the site but did manage to buy 400 shares in the mining sector, I am super pumped to have purchased my own stocks and making that dream come true. These I will keep for around 4-6months depending on how they move, I purchased them for 20c each and will sell if they fluctuate up to $1 or I’ll hold if they are on a constant up trend.

If you want to get started this week and your impatient like me then this is one way to go about it. Obviously I am learning and making mistakes as I go, I am in no way offering you advice that is professional, I am purely just wanting to take you on the journey from living week to week to travelling and having cash money to spend on what ever floats my boat.

So don’t be a Nugget Muncher and get yourself amongst it people.

Cheers