How to Create Side-Hustle Income Teaching What You Already Know...The Postage Stamp Method

Consider the postage stamp. The postage stamp is not stingy. It freely shares. When it is placed on a mail piece, it can’t wait to share the contents inside with the recipient. It is always looking for an opportunity to give. It teaches by example. What can you teach that is already intrinsically inside of you?

What if you were given the opportunity to get paid for sharing with other people information you already? 

Now, perhaps unlike at any other time in history, if you possess knowledge that other people would be willing to pay for, you can start making money, with little or no startup costs. 

Teaching online grants you the freedom to still work a day job yet generate side-hustle income. In fact, today, it’s a real possibility to even make just as much money while you're asleep as when you're awake, thanks to the power of the Internet. 

You have the opportunity to teach and share what you're most passionate about to large...

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How to Raise Your Standards in Every Area of Your Life...The Postage Stamp Method

Consider the postage stamp. When it comes to standards, the postage stamp can go no higher. Whatever the letter of package costs, the postage stamp is willing to pay the price. It does not ask for a discount or to be sent free. It pays what is asked of it. Its standards are among the highest in the world. What about you?

 What is the difference between something you should do and something you absolutely must do?

Motivational speaker Jim Rohn said, “The things easy to do are also easy not to do.” In other words, the things you should do are things that are easy not to do and so you don’t do them. Some of these things are:

I should eat healthier.

I should exercise more.

I should treat my spouse with respect.

But when you absolutely must do something, as if your life depended on it, there is a shift and change in you. If eating healthier meant you would live or die, then you most likely would do it. The same with exercise and treating your spouse with respect,...

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How to Be the Most Memorable Person in the Room...The Postage Stamp Method

Consider the postage stamp. The postage is always confident and poised. It knows its self-worth. It leaves an immediate impression on anything that it is stuck to. Without it, the letter or package will never arrive at its destination. It has the ultimate influence.

 Udemy.com instructor  Vanessa Van Edwards, is a behavioral investigator.

Her mission in life is to help individuals become the most memorable person in the room.

Van Edwards refers to herself as a recovering boring person who was hopelessly bland. So she turned to science to overcome her dilemma. By using current research from academic institutions and research organizations around the world, she says, she can share the latest in people science in an actionable, applicable and unboring way.

She has a number of classes on Udemy.com specifically geared to helping entrepreneurs maximize their potential. If you take her free Udemy course of the same name, which I highly recommend,...

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How to Handle Money...The Postage Stamp Method

Consider the postage stamp. It never exceeds its capacity. It never tries to do more than it can do. It does not borrow or ask for help from other stamps. It lives within its means, works hard and gets the job done. It never sticks to what it cannot chew. What about you?

New York Times Best-Selling Author Dave Ramsey once said, “I am positive that personal finance is 80 percent behavior and only 20 percent head knowledge.” Ramsey believes it our behaviors around money that makes us continually fall into debt and live a life of struggle.

But, just like with anything, if you want to change your behavior with money, you have to do just that, change. But change is painful, right? Very few people view change in a positive light. Unfortunately, most people won’t change until the pain of where they are exceeds the pain of change. That’s why, according to CNN Money, a whopping 76 percent of Americans live from paycheck to paycheck.

The best way to handle money is to...

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How to Have More Confidence...The Postage Stamp Method

Consider the postage stamp. In order to get from where you are to where you want to be, you have to know two things – where you are and where you want to go. If you don’t like where you are now and you want to get to a different place in your life, you need to have one very crucial thing –confidence. The postage stamp has great confidence because it takes massive action to get to you.

 

Scientists used to believe that humans responded to information flowing into the brain from the outside world. But today, they’re learning more and more that we respond to what the brain expects to happen next.

Neuropsychologists call it the expectancy theory. Basically, through a lifetime’s worth of events, our brains actually learn what to expect next – even if it does not happen. And because our brain expects something will happen a certain way, we often achieve exactly what we anticipate.

Do you see the dilemma?

If you don’t expect much to happen in...

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How to Stay Focused...The Postage Stamp Method

Consider the postage stamp. The postage stamp knows it has only one job to do and it does it well. It does not try to accomplish any other goal except for the one that was assigned to it. It has laser focus. It will not sleep until it finishes its one job. What about you?

It has been said that in life, you get what you focus on. This rule applies to every endeavor in your life whether it’s starting a business, getting a raise, or wanting to get married, where your attention goes, energy flows. What you focus on expands.

Why is this important?

Because ultimately, your focus drives everything you do. It drives your thoughts, which leads to your feelings and emotions which determine how you will live your life.

If you focus on negative things, you are unwittingly inviting negativity into your life. You will find that when you focus on the negative things in your life, more negative things will occur so you can focus on them. That’s how it works. You get in life what you...

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How to Defeat Depression & Anxiety...The Postage Stamp Method

Consider the postage stamp. It always keeps its cool. It knows it will reach its destination, it may get depressed along the way, but it always bounces back. The postage stamp also uses its anxiety as a tool. Yes, it’s anxious because it wants to serve you and bring you happiness as soon as possible, but that never stops it from bringing you its A-game.

 

According to the World Health Organization 350 million people worldwide suffer from depression. It is a leading cause of disability.

So what causes it?

 Many things, but they usually have one thing in common.

·        Loss of a loved one

·        Loss of a job

·        Loss of a home

·        Loss of your health

·        Loss of a relationship

·        Loss of...

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How to Be Truly Happy & Fulfilled...The Postage Stamp Method

Consider the postage stamp. You might think that you are the only happy camper when your package arrives, but you would be wrong. The postage stamp is just as happy as you are. The postage stamp did its job. Because it was looking out for you the whole time, it brought you happiness, by giving and in turn, your happiness made the postage stamp happy too. What can you learn about happiness from the postage stamp’s example?

What brings true happiness?

One psychologist said that happiness has three components.

·        Pleasure

·        Engagement

·        Meaning

So let’s take a look at these three areas.

Many people build their lives around pleasure, but this is the least consequential. Pleasure must not be your main pursuit in life, or you’ll find yourself unhappy. But in moderation, pleasure is something to be enjoyed and savored.

When you...

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How to Slay Doubt...The Postage Stamp Method

Consider the postage stamp. The postage stamp never ever doubts its ability to reach its destination. If it did, you would never receive that package you purchased on Amazon. The postage stamp slays doubt each and every day. How can you act more like the postage stamp in this area?

  

One day you think you are in good health. The next day you feel ill. Suddenly, you have no strength or vitality. Your head aches and your body is racked with pain. What has happened? Dangerous pathogens have breached your body’s defense systems and have attacked vital organs. Left untreated, these invading organisms may destroy your health permanently—even kill you.

The same danger is imposed by insidious doubts.

·        We doubt if we are capable.

·        We doubt if we are worthy.

·        We doubt if we will succeed.

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How to Kill Procrastination...The Postage Stamp Method

Consider the postage stamp. Once it’s placed on a letter. It does not hesitate to do its job. It does not hold back. It never slacks off its job. It doesn’t wait for the best weather in order to reach its destination. Through rain, sleet and snow, the postage stamp continues to deliver.

 Have you ever heard of the Ziegarnik Effect?


Basically it says that thing undone, will plague you forever until you do it. Human nature is to finish what we start and if it is not finished, we experience some type of discomfort. This discomfort manifests itself in different ways.

 

It usually shows up in your life as procrastination, resistance and fear. In the book The War of Art author Steven Pressfield says, “Procrastination is the most common manifestation of resistance because it’s the easiest to rationalize. We don’t tell ourselves, “I’m never going to write that book.” Instead we say, “I’m going to do it tomorrow.”...

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