Stay On Your Path – A “Back to Basics” Approach to Fulfilling Your Purpose

Staying on your path

Money, or the addition of monetary incentive to an activity corrupts the previous enjoyment of that activity.  Monetary compensation has to exclusively be a side effect of following your passion and bringing value.  It cannot be the primary focus.  By associating material success with following your dreams and living your life’s purpose you can corrupt your vision and create a sense of inner conflict. The selfish, greed injected desire to take value and to accumulate material possessions can paralyze you from taking action because this corruption of pure intent does not mesh with what must be your primary motivation (pursuing … Read More

Andy RandonStay On Your Path – A “Back to Basics” Approach to Fulfilling Your Purpose

Lessons Learned Paying Off My Student Loans Under 5 Years

Lessons Learned Paying Off My Student Loans in Under 5 Years

This past Friday marked the end of a very challenging phase of my life.  I finally finished paying off my student loans.  I wanted to write about the experience while it’s still fresh and I wanted to keep it honest.  I’ve read posts on paying off debt before and they typically follow a trend that can be summed up as follows:  We cut back on our spending for a few years, made a budget, and now we’re debt free.  It’s great! Personally, the reaction for me is not, it’s great!  Yes, I’m extremely relieved to finally no longer have that … Read More

Andy RandonLessons Learned Paying Off My Student Loans Under 5 Years

Maximizing Your Income Potential and Thriving in the Corporate World

Maximizing Your Income Potential and Thriving in the Corporate World

It’s been about two months since my last post (at the time of starting this draft), which is honestly surprising to me because I thought it’d been much longer.  Life got busy.  Work became demanding, my side business grew, and time became scarce.  Writing here wasn’t the only thing that got pushed by the wayside. I was also getting into Tony Robbins latest book, MONEY Master The Game, right about the same time I stopped posting, and at the same time I stopped reading.  Lastly, I spent years expanding my skill set as a drummer when I was younger and … Read More

Andy RandonMaximizing Your Income Potential and Thriving in the Corporate World

Financial Poverty Vs. Poverty of Time

Financial Poverty Vs. Poverty of Time

There are two types of poverty in the modern world.  One form, the more obvious of the two is scarcity of money.  The second form is slightly less obvious to those who are caught up in the social norms.  Those who belong to the second category may be able to make enough money to service the monthly payments on a big house, new car, expensive clothes, and spending habits.  You may call them the “middle class” but I call them the second variation of poverty.  Money may not be as scarce to them as the first group mentioned, but the … Read More

Andy RandonFinancial Poverty Vs. Poverty of Time

Value Creation, The Gratification of Giving, and True Understanding

Value Creation, The Gratification of Giving, and True Understanding

Everyone wants to have more money just as much as everyone wants to be happy.  The problem most people have is that their focus is on something completely arbitrary, that being the money itself.  You can focus on money all day long and that isn’t going to get you any more of it. So what do you have to focus on to make more money if it isn’t money itself?  Creating value.  More specifically, creating value for other people.  Other people will be the source of the money you want to make and the level of success you have will … Read More

Andy RandonValue Creation, The Gratification of Giving, and True Understanding

If You Belong to This Group, You Will Not Succeed in Internet Business

Internet Business

I’ve noticed a trend over the past few years where those who had success as first-movers into the internet marketing realm are now leveraging their past success to position themselves as experts and use that positioning to continue their success. I see nothing wrong with this however if you’re someone interested in achieving what these people already have, there are some sobering facts you need to accept before your greed glands are tapped and you become blinded by an unrealistic belief that great success can be achieved through minimal effort. Those who are blinded will open their wallets and allow … Read More

Andy RandonIf You Belong to This Group, You Will Not Succeed in Internet Business

Why You Should Start a Side Business if You’re Working For Someone Else

Start your own internet business

Speaking from experience, the reason you should start your own business on the side if you are currently working for someone else can be compared to diversifying an investment portfolio.  If your portfolio is strictly made up of fixed income investments (bonds), you get a predictable, relatively small rate of return, with minimal risk, assuming they’re not junk bonds. The interest rate for holding that bond is known a head of time. It’s predictable. Stocks on the other hand are more volatile.  There’s much more risk, but at the same time, much greater potential to earn a significantly larger return. … Read More

Andy RandonWhy You Should Start a Side Business if You’re Working For Someone Else

Free Your Time and Reclaim Your Life

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There’s a common misconception built into our culture that to make more money we have to be doing something complex.  Something that’s difficult, challenging, stressful, regardless of whether or not it brings you enjoyment.  If I want to make good money I need to go to law school and practice law.  I need to endure medical school and be a doctor.  I need to take on responsibility, or get a more advanced degree. For some people they may actually like doing these things, but for most, I believe it’s simply a means to an end.  The last thing I want … Read More

Andy RandonFree Your Time and Reclaim Your Life

How To Get Approved For A Business Loan

How to get approved for a business loan

If you own a business and you’re looking to finance an equipment purchase, real estate, a vehicle, line of credit, letter of credit, or whatever your lending needs may be, there are many variables that will be assessed by the bank when you go to apply. First and foremost, the bank will require you, and whoever else is going to guarantee the request with you, to sign something that permits them to pull personal credit reports for all guarantors on the request, which typically will be all owners with a significant ownership in the business.  It depends on the institutions … Read More

Andy RandonHow To Get Approved For A Business Loan

How the Federal Reserve and Banking System Operate

Federal Reserve Banking System

Below is another interesting video from YouTube along with a transcription I put together from one particular section of the video.  I hope you enjoy this unique perspective as much as I did.  It validates a lot of similar conclusions I’ve drawn myself along the way. And don’t let the video title deter you. Every human on this planet is enslaved whether they know it, or not. This is not the crude and primitive slavery of ancient times. It does not rely on whips and shackles to keep the oppressed in their place. These tools have been render obsolete by … Read More

Andy RandonHow the Federal Reserve and Banking System Operate