Budgeting Basics for the Controlled Environment

Budgeting Basics for the Controlled Environment

Miss Be Helpful graces us with the budgeting basics, with the main theme of committing to saving money. Budgeting is very necessary and if you aren’t doing it, you may not be in control of your money.

Budgeting basics for the controlled environment, your environment should be controlled and budgeting is a great way to be in control.

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How to Make Business and Marketing Collaborations

How to Make Business and Marketing Collaborations

In the video below, Gary Vaynerchuk and rapper Fat Joe talk about how to make business and marketing collaborations in music and how you can do it in all other types of business. This is certainly a good video with plenty of good nuggets to use.

Gary Vaynerchuk builds businesses. Fresh out of college he took his family wine business and grew it from a $3M to a $60M business in just five years. Now he runs VaynerMedia, one of the world’s hottest digital agencies.

Fat Joe is a Hip Hop Artist and businessman, who had a great run in the early 2000s, he’s made millions with artists such as Ja’Rule and Ashanti.

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Who You’re Around Is Who You Are

When you’re born, you don’t have the choice of who your family is, where you live, what you eat, what you watch, listen to, or activities you do. All of this is handed to you by the set of guardians God gives you, better known as your parents.


Since this is the case, good or bad, when we grow older it is very valuable and important to exercise the freedom to choose the people you want to be around. It is good to base your choice on what you want out of life and your strategic and personal plan to get and do those things.

Who You’re Around Is Who You Are

Unfortunately for many people, they settle for what was given to them in the beginning. Sure, we make some very good friends in our childhood. What happens often when we grow up is that circumstances can change and our best friend or close associates just don’t see the world the way we see the world.


Perhaps we’re blessed with a special skillset, or we get an opportunity to travel and experience other things and people that our familiars (family and friends) don’t and haven’t.


Maybe they don’t go through the transformation we have went through or are going through. This changes a lot of things, a lot of the relationship dynamics.


Maybe you had a chance to travel abroad or get into different school programs that allowed you to travel and experience different things. Their mindset may not be as broad as yours. They stick to the normal routine of your local city, local neighborhood and community and the ways that people think in those areas.


If you are trying to make it to a new success level in your life, you have to be mindful of who you commune with on a daily basis and who you are interacting with it. The reason is because who you’re around is who you are, or become!

Who You're Around Is Who You Are
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If you are overweight or unhealthy do yourself a quick favor right now, take a paper and write out the top five people you are around or influenced by, either friendship or association, and see if they are unhealthy or overweight.


If you are pretty broke, meaning you have little to no money in your pockets and you are always borrowing, rushing here and rushing there to make payments, jot down the top five people who you are friends with or associate with on a daily basis; go write their names down now.

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What you may notice is that they also are in a similar financial situation as you are.


Revelations like these can make you run far away from those people, especially if you really have a good sense of what you want and know that these people absolutely don’t want those same things (or at least not portraying that desire).


The key is just to remember that these are friends and associates, so don’t cut them off, but illuminate your new brighter side. Still know that in order to elevate you have to make new associations and friendships with people who are moving in the direction or are already where you want to be.


Unfortunately, the Cleveland Cavaliers never won a championship (up til 2016), so in order for LeBron James to win he had the idea of learning from an organization that had won a championship before.


He left to go play with players who had championship mentality on their mine only! He was ridiculed for leaving, much like Kevin Durant was for leaving OKC for Golden State, and much like you may be when you set out to accomplish your new goals, but that decision was part of Lebron’s vision and what he wanted out of life.

If you are trying to win a championship in life, you need to associate with winners and the people who are going to help light a fire for your vision (in a positive way). Being around negative people or people who don’t know what they want in life, who do not make goals, and don’t have ambitions, will only leave you with all the things you do not want.

Be careful of the crew or cast members in your circle. It could be costing you your future!

Awesome Benefits of Collagen Powder and Protein

Awesome Benefits of Collagen Powder and Protein

This video by Dr. Axe is excellent knowledge piece of wisdom and counsel to use to better the body, especially your body!

In this video you should have learned how collagen power and protein can support healthy joints, health gut, healthy skin, hair, and nails, a healthy metabolism, and even healthy detoxification. Be sure to visit Dr. Axe for more health tips.

Thirty-Three Ways to End the Day

We’re creatures of memory. If we couldn’t remember our own identity each morning we wouldn’t really exist. We wouldn’t know who we are, why we’re here, who are our friends or our enemies. The subtle miracle of waking up each morning starts in fact each evening, when we go to sleep. And since we already have a lot of ways to start the day I thought it would be nice to find some ways to properly end it.

1. Project The Next Day

Plan it ahead, if you use a planner. Or just imagine how you want it to be. Picture it in your head. This doesn’t guarantee that it will go exactly like this, of course. But it will give you quite an accurate idea about what you want and will help you sleep better. You already know what is waiting for you, right?

2. Recap The Highlights

Rewind the current day until morning and start looking at the most important parts. I usually pick only three main points and start thinking at them, but your mileage may vary. You may go for only one highlight or for ten. The idea is to anchor your day exactly the way you want it.

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Knowledge and Vision for Life Success

If you’re going to have success in life, you definitely need to know what you want out of life and what you want your life to be. A key to life is to attain knowledge and vision for life success.


Because this is easier said than done, here are some ways in which you should use to figure out what you want out of life and what you want to do with your life.


Life is about having purpose and giving that purpose a vision and finally executing on the vision. The way to go about this is to picture your life without borders, without parameters, and without limitations.


Also picture your life where you are able to live as selfishly as you want. Often times we are raised to always put the other person first, which is not a bad thing at the core, but we also want to think about ourselves first so we can get a hold on what we actually want to do (as it pertains to this life). We need knowledge and vision for life success.


We often have loved ones in our ear telling us what they think we should do, and they do this based on our character or what they believe we’d excel at. The problem is that God or the Creator gave your purpose to you only! So only you will know and only you can dig it up.


Putting yourself first will allow you to do what comes to your mind and not what’s on other people’s mine. For instance, your dad might want you to be a doctor and the sound of that is horrifying to you. You may want to be a dancer, the problem with this is that the emotional and psychological pull on your mind from others will always make you feel like you’re doing the wrong thing or a purposeless thing.


Once again be selfish listen to your Creator, your Manufacture and that will lead you in the steps to knowing what you actually want and need to do.


When you do this, you will also want to figure out what you need. Take a moment to sit down and think about the things in life that you need the most to feel fulfillment, and purpose.

Sometimes this might be something as simple as a family, love or the freedom to express yourself. You might have a need for financial security, think about what you need and what you want to leave behind.


Other ways to figure out what you want to do with your life is to find out the things in the world that bother you or make you upset. Things that bother you can lead you to focusing on fixing those things and you can determine how much you want to fix those things.


The age old, find out what makes you happy or most fulfilled is a cliché today, but it is still a strong point in helping you determine what you want to be, do, and have with and in your life.


The secondary option is to ask other people. Ask both negative and brutally critical people what they would come to you for help or simply what they see you doing as a career. Likewise, ask positive and optimistic people the same thing.


The feedback, harsh or not, will help you see the commonality in what people believe your strong points are and how that can help you achieve your purpose, fulfillment, and vision for your life. Compare these responses to what you deep down want to do and get confirmation or realize people are off a bit.


The bottom line is that if you do not know what you want to do in life, it makes it very hard to travel through life. Something more shinier will always distract you and you can be off course for very long time.
If you know what you want out of life, it will help you stay focused and determined to achieve those things. Knowing what you want is a great first step… the second step is to make real goals and objectives to lead and guide you to your destination.

The problem in many people’s lives is that they do not make goals. The absence of goals in your life will keep your life in a pretty stagnant, run-of-meal, running in circles form.

It’s like playing in a basketball game with no destination, no baskets just dribbling up-and-down the court haphazardly.

Two basketball players in a scoring contest, one will have a better chance of scoring if he makes a goal of the amount of points he wants the score every game. The other will get whatever the flow of the game will allow.


Two sets of Christians, one will limit the amount of wrongdoing or sin he commits if he makes a goal of how many mishaps he commits in a time period as he attempts to gain control of the conflict or sin he’s having trouble with.


There is an importance in setting goals and this is why most people who do not have much success don’t find it; it is because they do not have something to shoot for. Once you have set some goals to go after, how do you keep yourself going so that you achieve those goals.


One simple thing you can do is to visualize yourself achieving these goals every single day. This is a difficult task, especially when you get down, negative or have a bad day.


Knowledge and Vision for Life Success


Do not neglect visualization, it helps you to feel, smell, touch, see and hear how your finish line will be. Seeing the end will keep you motivated to take the journey to get to what you see in in your mind.


Speaking of journey, visualize the journey as well, see how you get through tough moments ahead of time. Make sure you have a strong reason why you going after this goal and remind yourself of the reason every day.


Get support from people who’ve done what you are attempting to do and stay around people who are trying to do similar things or the same things you’re attempting to do.


The average person doesn’t have a coach or mentor, but all super performers have coaches and mentors…


Hmmm, yet we cannot figure out why they are super performers?


Knowledge and Vision for Life Success

Even when you lose momentum or have a bad day, act like you didn’t and celebrate anyway. Most people lose momentum or have a bad day and they revert back to bad habits, like getting a drink, eating trashy junk food, or even worse hanging around losers and moping about the “bad” day.


Don’t do that! Instead, celebrate like you had a great day anyway! Take a planned day off and plan to do junk activities that will relax your mind or get you to reset.


Things like watching a movie, reading a book, taking a walk, going to the beach, sitting down and eating with friends (but talking about old good times) will be good things you can do as you take your day off and your mind off of your work.


Back to celebrations… make sure that you celebrate the good times.


When you have a good day make sure you reward yourself and your team, if you have one, and reward yourself well. You’re working hard, and your mind needs to know that there is a big reward in midst of these little reward days.


The key is to first make goals, and then go after them diligently, persistently, and consistently!

How to Change a Multitude of Habits

How to Change a Multitude of Habits

Bob Proctor talks about how you can change a multitude of habits. There are three basic techniques you can use to change your life forever.


Our habits are lodged in our subconscious mind, which affect our behavior, which prepares our results. To shift results, we must begin from the top down, our conscious thinking that will feed our subconscious mind. This will alter our behavior. Enjoy the video!

Very wise counsel from Bob Proctor …