7 Benefits of Moving to Another Country to Start Over

Your life may be changing. Maybe even feel out of control. Or you desperately need change. This is all part of the shift of times we are in. And your greatest benefit could be moving to another country to start over and simplify your life. I just did and got rid of 80% of my belongings.

7 Benefits of moving to another country to start over
7 Benefits of moving to another country to start over

Your life may be changing. It may even feel out of control. Or maybe you desperately need change? This is all part of the shift of times we are in. And your greatest benefit could be moving to another country to start over and simplify your life. I just did and got rid of 80% of my belongings.

Help me out here. We’re in a time of huge changes for many people, so please share this post everywhere appropriate for your network. It is time we master our lives on a completely new level.

You’re not alone in the need to read this post. I’m sure.

I just sold my stuff and left my country for the second time

I’m writing this article to bring about some new ideas and motivation for you to make some needed changes in your life.

I sold or trashed about 80% of my belongings home in Norway. I let go of my apartment, and stuffed the rest away at a storage service. Then, my girl and I packed our bags to leave for Thailand, again.

Scary? Yes, especially with my background and childhood. Which I’m talking about in this video.

7 benefits of moving to another country to start over

If you’re like most people I know, you are afraid to take the leap and move out of your comfortable and well-known area (zone > comfort zone). It doesn’t matter if the place you live right now or the situation you are in with your life or business is unhealthy.

It’s still scary to move to a completely different place. Especially to a different country. But you know what?

It just SEEMS scary. Moving to another country could, in fact, be safer for your own well-being than deciding not to, and staying stuck in the old energy.

I want you to consider these seven benefits of moving to another country to start over with your life and career.

  1. You’re getting away from old routines that keep you in a loop
  2. You’re moving away from unhealthy relationships (hopefully)
  3. You’re setting life in motion to experience new positive events
  4. You will activate new parts of your brain because a new place, new people, and new things to learn will come about
  5. You open up for unexpected good things, because you set the flow of life in motion instead of being stuck in the same habits
  6. Your money can become worth a lot more than it is now
  7. You can connect with like-minded people and finally focus on your true values in life and start a new career

Do you think I’m just making up some nice benefits of moving to another country while writing this article? I’m not. All seven benefits come from my own experience.

And it’s exactly what my girlfriend and I experienced when escaping to Thailand in 2019. (Video: And we’re worried at this time)

Staying still and being stuck in the old is bad energy

Maybe you have heard about Dr. Masaru Emoto and his famous research on water. One thing he found in one of his experiments is that water that’s affected with long time negative thoughts, and water being totally still for a long time, becomes poisonous.

Think about your lifeforce in the same way. If your everyday life and career are at a stand-still, you’re in a slow-paced routine carousel doing the same thing day after day, you’re on repeat and it can make you unhappy and unhealthy. Your life force is not in the flow and moving as it should.

Consider this reality when it comes to your current job, your education, where you live, and your relationships. These are common areas to be stuck.

Our reason for being on this planet has a spiritual purpose. It’s for our soul to experience as much and as deeply as possible. It’s the natural flow of consciousness, and if there is no flow, your higher self will feel the stuckness and will display as emotions in your life making you feel that something is not right.

It’s like if you would pack on a shit-load of tight clothes, feeling cramped and stuck, not being able to move. Physically and mentally, you would eventually feel claustrophobic and freak out. Desperately trying to break loose.

It’s the same with our spiritual self. It’s supposed to experience, be in the flow, and go on with life. Not to stay stuck, hold on to negative places, people, or routines. Soon, your energy body and your mind will feel unhappy and unfulfilled.

Moving from Norway to Thailand was the best thing that happened to me

In a previous post, I talked about the drama my girl and I felt when we had to move out of Norway.

Because of her limit of a 90 days tourist Visa as a U.S citizen, we had to move outside of the Schengen Zone (European countries). So we ended up in Chiang Mai, Thailand. It was scary at first.

We had no idea how this would turn out, or how it would be to live here. But by looking at some YouTube videos, doing some research, and talking to people, we felt more and more ready to just get the hell out of Norway.

To make this story short: It turned out to be the best thing that has happened in my own life, and to my girlfriend’s life in a long time.

It’s like my personal Universe suddenly came back into the flow.

We came to a country where we met like-minded and more interesting people that actually had goals and who were seeking a deeper purpose in life. (not common in Norway)

Eating healthy suddenly became super convenient and easy. It’s also amazingly cheap.

We met people that were doing business online and living a healthy lifestyle by doing their mindfulness practices, and seeking deeper knowledge in life.

Is moving to another country worth it?

For us, it was not only worth moving to another country. The way I see it now, after having spent some time in Thailand, it was totally necessary for our own well-being. We changed something so we could get in the flow of our purpose and goals in life.

Chiang Mai gave us the energy to live our lifestyle in a very affordable way.

Consider these values and benefits to figure out if it’s worth it for you

  • The energy of the place and the people could match your lifestyle better
  • You can afford a much better lifestyle and do more of what you love
  • You set things in motion and become unstuck
  • You create a change to start over in life and figure shit out

In the times we are living in now, I think it can be a good option to move to a country for the following three main reasons:

  • Live more minimalist and have fewer things
  • Use it to reset your life, find your purpose, and focus on goals
  • Live somewhere your money is worth a lot more

Thailand is obviously one place you could move to. I would recommend researching options to stay for a longer time. Coming to Thailand on a tourist Visa will give you a maximum 30-days stay.

dCondo apartments in Chiang Mai, Thailand

There are other very affordable countries to move to, as well. If you create a clever way of working online (there are many cool options) you will be location independent and be able to move around.

Working and traveling as a freelancer and Digital Nomad is my lifestyle of choice. I wouldn’t want anything else. It’s what allowed me and my girl to move to another country and start over with our dreams and goals.

It’s also giving me a more steady income as I’m getting paid no matter where I work.

How to make websites without education

I know a lot of people are looking for this lifestyle change right now. That’s why I decided to teach other people my way of making a good payment, including passive income, so they can have their freedom.

You will find out more about how simple this can be by simply using your laptop.

Again, I hope this post gave you some ideas. Consider sharing this article, or this video on YouTube so others can benefit from you sharing good content.

Questions? Share a comment on this video on YouTube.

7 Benefits of moving to another country to start over

Leaving Thailand, Simple Living, and Trusting the Universe

When something in you changes so much that it’s hard to get along with friends and family, there’s a mismatch in frequencies. My girl and I have experienced that. We just came home from 6 months in Thailand. Norway is safe, nice, and a rich-bitch country. But it’s not the best. For us. Now we practice simple living.

Living in Thailand
Living in Thailand

When something in you changes so drastically that it’s hard to get along with friends and family, there’s a mismatch in frequencies. My girl and I have experienced that. We just came home from 6 months in Thailand. Norway is safe, nice, and a rich-bitch country, but it’s not the best for us. Now, we practice simple living.

In March of 2019, we had to escape the country. It was a dramatic change for a few days. Not because going from Nordic nature, system and society were so bad, but more so due to the unpredictable nature and the necessity of the move.

Now we’re back in Norway, and it hasn’t been that pleasant. So, let me share my backstory. You may recognize yourself in what’s going on here.

When You’re Forced to Make Changes in Life

How would you feel having to leave the comfort of your home apartment to start living in a totally different country on the other side of the world?

Well, that’s what we decided to do. And it wasn’t pleasant at first. We felt this was like a forced move.

To recap in case you didn’t see the video on WHY we escaped Norway, here is a quick update.

My girl is from Californa in the U.S., and in December of 2018, she came to stay with me in Norway. But as a tourist visitor, she only had 90 days of freedom here. And getting paperwork done for her to live with me in Norway, even though I could provide for her, seemed to be harder than expected.

Not to mention that “Norway Inc.” for some silly reason needed a $1000 payment just for the application. Fuck that.

Our time staying together was running out as she was getting closer to her 90-day tourist visa limit. So we had to come up with something.

We ended up buying tickets to Thailand. Our destination was Chiang Mai. You can watch the video on our journey here on YouTube

An Unexpected Outcome of Joy in Thailand

So, we ended up in Thailand, and that’s when things started to really flow in synchronicity with our passion and goals.

Everything in Thailand, from the income, a place to stay, and a good flow of positive outcomes for our businesses started to manifest when we came to Chiang Mai – we both work online.

My girl had great success with growing her community, doing courses, and building her online presence.

We also lived well. Check out the video from our Thailand series on how we found our Chiang Mai luxury condo with a Zen garden and a big pool. Life was good. Though it was a nice, small apartment, it was simple living with just enough to have a good time.

Luxury condo in Chiang Mai, Thailand

To sum it up, here are the benefits of being thrown out in the unknown for us:

  • It was a positive nudge to get out of the routine of stuck-ness
  • We were lifted back into “flight-mode” of progress and new opportunities
  • We got to eat healthier food for a lot cheaper
  • We got to live in a beautiful apartment and outside zen-garden
  • We became inspired and motivated to work on our goals and businesses
  • We made new and positive connections with some amazing people
  • It got me to clean out old shit and reset when I got back to Norway
  • It taught us to trust the process and the Universe.

So, we had some great benefits of making changes to our lives by moving to another country.

But after six months here, we found it was time for us to get back to Norway. Especially for me. And we were going back to my home country with no place to live.

Three months before went back, in June 2019, my sister had asked to take over my apartment in Norway. I said yes. Because I would save $500 monthly and prepare for a better place for me and my girl to stay when we got back.

Our plane landed at Gardermoen airport in Norway one September afternoon. We came from 35 degrees Celcius and landed in 5 degrees. It was fresh.

After baggage claim and switching out our sim-cards we hit the airport shuttle train to the city center of Oslo. I had booked a room there for us to stay in.

That evening we started to feel it. Norway wasn’t that pleasant to come back to. 

Going Back to the Old After Six Months of Happiness

One thing I noticed in Chiang Mai, Thailand, was the overall peaceful energy in the city. The kindness of the Thai people and how they greet you is not something you find in Norway. They rather prefer NOT to talk.

The first evening in Norway the sounds of drunk people screaming, people fighting, prostitutes calling out their targets, and the overall noise in the cold, rainy and dark streets did not feel magical in any way.

Yes, it’s Norwegians having fun. Yes, it’s a cold Nordic country. And yes, whores are to be found in Thailand too. But we did not have the same experience in Chiang Mai at all.

There was a mismatch in energy that did not harmonize with us.

We left Oslo. But as we didn’t have my apartment to come back home to, we arranged to stay with friend of mine. He is a single guy living alone in a very nice house he renovated himself.

It was quite comfy the first days, but the feeling of coming back to the old, slow, boring, and conventional 9-5 society of people with the exact same mindset started to become depressing.

We came from a warm, bright, positive, and vibrant reality where lots of interesting and like-minded people had goals, worked on their dreams, consumed healthier foods, practiced meditation, and overall had a more inspiring lifestyle.

I felt like coming back to Hobbit land where most of the people haven’t seen the outside of the forest.

I was reminded of the choices we had to make by leaving Thailand. My girl got cut off from her newly found friends and tribe in Chiang Mai. She could no longer host her courses. We had a hard time choosing a place to go out to work and eat healthier foods. Not to mention the sick prices you have to pay in Norway to live a healthy lifestyle in general.

Combined with the dark, cold, and gloomy weather of Norway at this time of year, the positive flow and energy we had built up in Thailand started leaking. We got into a more somber and depressive state. My girl was struggling, and I saw that this less colorful landscape is not a place to live.

Especially because we didn’t feel fully at home in someone else’s house.

Home to Simplify, Reset, and Prepare for Simple Living

Coming back to my home country was something we had to do, but we had other plans than just coming home.

Norway is a safe, wealthy country with nice people. But nice doesn’t mean nice to us. A lot of people are depressed and close-minded in this country, especially during the fall. People get closed in and have low energy. Norway has way too many suicides per year to be such a “nice” country. Why is that?

Our plan for getting back, first of all, was for me to clean out my old apartment. And I was damn brutal about it. I got rid of 70% of my stuff!

It went to the trash or I sold it. And damn…

It feels good. It’s been relieving to get rid of OLD ENERGY! To not have all that old crap to occupy my mind and take up space. All these useless things to tend to, maintain and take care of. 

So, I came back home to simplify and reset my life. I wanted to prepare and make room for new and positive changes, and to get ready to travel back to Thailand at the beginning of 2020.

We stuffed what’s left of my personal belongings in a cute storage locker in my home town and put a solid key lock on it. 

Speaking of life-hacks. Here’s a security tip for you! Don’t buy the shitty padlocks with codes. They are crap. I opened every damn code padlock in the storage facility within 20 seconds to 5 minutes. 

When You Experience a Mismatch in Your Reality

I talk a lot about dimensional shifts in my content and coaching. I make people aware of their reality in a metaphysical way.

A dimensional shift (on many levels) is taking place on this planet at this time. It’s been going on for a few years now, but it is really spiking and topping up the last 2-3 years.

This shift (of consciousness and awareness) makes you experience changes too. It can be sudden changes in your reality like your family and work life, and it will most likely also be some emotional changes.

This is because our lives and the reality we experience will be affected and rearrange things for us. The challenges occur when people don’t know what’s going on because they lack awareness and deeper knowledge of life and our existence.

So, if you’re in a time where you feel…

  • Something in your life is changing and you’re confused
  • Connection to some friends and family is not the same anymore
  • Your work life is losing meaning
  • You have an urge to simplify and possibly move
  • A need to change your eating habits

Then the shift the planet is talking about is having an effect on you too.

This is not a time to try and brutally hold on to the old ways of life – old habits, old friends, the same routines, the same job, the same place to live. 

It is time to be more flexible, open, and fluid in your choices and decisions in life, so you can be more in the flow of positive changes and all the adjustments that eventually WILL happen over time as we go through these transformations. 

What are the “Shift” and the Changes We’re Talking About?

The changes happening on the planet, the shift, the “New Earth” is part of a big planetary upgrade that’s been prophesized for a long time. Mayans have talked about it. The bible talks about it. The native Indian tribes around the world talk about it.

And now it’s happening. If you’re scared about it or freaked out, educate yourself. Gain insights. But not from conventional methods or the media. The school won’t be able to help you.

All the old, negative, unhealthy, and out of balance systems and ways of life on this planet is falling apart. It’s shifting and cleansing itself where the effect will be a dimensional shift.

That’s why you will experience this as some sort of a dimensional shift in your own life too. And some of the effects of this are that people, things, places, and other subtle changes in your surroundings (reality) will take place.

How Your Reality May Change For You

You may see friends or family starting to fade out of your reality. You may feel that long-lasting connections to them simply do not feel right anymore. A change in your job or education may suddenly take an unexpected turn.

The same effect will be for them. You may start fading out of THEIR reality. This is what happened to us.

I remember when I had talked to friends about the topic of dimensional shifts. That changes may occur, and that it could, in fact, happen between us. I seek deeper knowledge, and I want to become more aware and aim for personal growth. So, for the people around me that are not motivated by that and simply stay stuck in the old may see me disappear in their daily life in some way.

The reason is that when you change and tune-up your awareness, your frequency also changes, which puts you in a different reality.

And they did. My girlfriend and I faded out of our friend’s reality here in Norway. We went out of reach for them. And the way it happened is that we popped out on the other side of the world in Thailand, which, for us, was a pretty different reality.

Other changes you may experience are different food cravings, the need to simplify your life, a need to detox from conventional media and entertainment, to mention a few. 

So, What Should the Next Move Be in Your Life?

As you read above, we clearly noticed how it felt to get back to the “old reality” as soon as we got back to Norway. Back to the same routines, same landscape, same friends doing the exact same thing and thinking the same thought that keeps them doing the exact same thing. Every day.

So, we have been pushed to see what’s good for us. And we will not be staying in Norway for long. We’re going for a couple of trips in January/February of 2020, and then we will be heading back to Thailand in April.

At least that’s the plan for us now, and just having that plan and to know what’s coming for us (because we decided to) makes it feel pretty good. 

So, what’s the next move in your life? 

How will you be using the change of the 2020 energy matrix to your benefit?

What do YOU feel, and think will happen for you in 2020? 

Help me share this article and then head over to my YouTube video on the topic. Leave a comment sharing the current status of your life and what goals you have.

Stay well.

Living in Thailand

How To Make a Reality Shift to Accelerate Personal and Business Growth

What is a reality shift, really. On a metaphysical level, it’s about changing your vibration until you see your surroundings change. That’s what I experienced, and it’s something that you could also benefit from immensely. I will share a few tips on how to make a reality shift if you have a vision of a more grandiose life in the future.

How to make a reality shift
How to make a reality shift

What is a reality shift, really? On a metaphysical level, it’s about changing your vibration until you see your surroundings change. That’s what I experienced, and it’s something that you could also benefit from immensely. I will share a few tips on how to make a reality shift, if you have a vision of a more grandiose life in the future.

You’re reading the third article in the series of three about my, more or less, forced transition and move to Thailand.

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Here’s the third film in the series on how we settled down in our zen-like garden apartment in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

At the end of this article, I’ll share a very interesting little event that happened just a few days ago. A tiny, healthy example of how you can change your reality in a matter of a few minutes.

When the Universe Takes Over and Forces a Shift Upon You

In a moment, I’ll tell you exactly how you are changing your reality every day.

But first, I wanted to share my own event… An example from just a few months ago.

In the winter of this year, I was more or less forced to move to the other side of the planet. You may have noticed that this is the last post in a series of three from that experience.

During this last part, I will show you an example of what a complete reality shift can look like and how it may not be what you expected. Maybe there is a shift happening on a metaphysical level, but you don’t see it that way.

The reason I moved to Thailand with my girlfriend was because her visa expired as a tourist in Norway, so we had to come up with something.

If I wanted to stay with her, both of us had to move to another place on this planet which was outside of the Schengen zone, and outside of the U.S.

Marbella working her business in Chiang Mai

I had been living in the same apartment home in Norway for about 20 years, but I should have made a change a long time ago.

I guess you can imagine that Norway and Thailand are two very different realities, but when my girl came to Norway, that was the beginning of the big shift.

We ended up moving to Chiang Mai, Thailand, which caused a lot of things to change. To be honest, this move was very scary at first. When leaving Norway, we had a one-way ticket and only a 3 day Airbnb deal at our arrival.

In this situation, you could say that the changes were not willingly implemented by me. I really didn’t want to move from Norway, but if I wanted to keep living with the love of my life, I had to make some changes.

So by me not wanting to move away from that old apartment in Norway, changes were somewhat forced upon me by the Universe, introducing a clever new plan.

Understand That You Constantly Move Up and Down in Frequency

You may have heard this analogy before. I often use it in relation to frequency levels and what you experience in your daily life, “It’s about the old fashioned radio and it’s channels.”

First of all you KNOW that when the radio is turned on, because ALL broadcasts are there and available to you at the same time. It’s happening and streaming all at once. You just have to turn the dial and choose which one you want to experience.

It is the same in relation to your mind and your life.

It’s pretty simple really. The basic understanding of this is not hard. As you go through your day to day life, your points of focus and emotional states bounce up and down all the time, unless you live a very sleepy and mundane life.

Such a life with this kind of flat energy curve may make you happy, but it is not a healthy life.

You are, or should be, in control of your own mind. You can train it by practicing things you know work to be more in control and focus on thoughts that connect with how you want your life to become.

Start Preparing Your New Reality in Your Mind

What would make you the most happy in life?

Where does this take place and with whom?

To make a reality shift, we have to focus on that reality (even though it seems far away from what you see when you open your eyes right now).

Seriously, it’s exactly what happened to me. Only three short months ago, I could not picture living in a luxury condo here in Chiang Mai, Thailand with a huge pool and a zen-like garden outside with lots of butterflies and a thriving birdlife, singing both evenings and mornings.

But you know what, it has been a part of my dreams. I have pictured this setting for a long time, and I believe this is part of the reason this reality has come into my life.

I also think it’s part of a bigger plan that I can’t see clearly right now, but I trust what is coming. And I’m happy for it.

Decide what you want in life. Be bold and clear about what truly matters to you and what’s important for you to experience or have. Start picturing this! If you become emotional about your desires, it will reinforce the power of creation on the metaphysical level.

That’s the backstage of reality before it starts to emerge in the physical reality you wake up to every day.

Start Filtering Out Information, People, and Places

I do know that most people live their lives blindly accepting what is around them, such as their own house, the place or area they live in, and the people they surround themselves with.

This includes even the closest relationships you have, which can sometimes be the hardest part to filter out. Why would you want to filter these people out of your life?

Often there will be individuals in your life that do not fit into the reality you REALLY want, and they are not a match for your energy. It is the unhealthy and toxic people that are not aware of it themselves.

You have the right to choose and you should make sure to spend some mindful time cleaning up who you allow to impact and affect your life. This is all in your hands, as you are the mastermind of your life.

Another important factor is to start filtering out all the shitty information, news, and entertainment that most humans blindly swallow and consume every day.

Most of this is NOT going to motivate or nurture your life energy and goals. They are simply bad habits of mindless consumption and bad energy to the mind.

This affects your emotional state and will influence your reality. You get what you ask for. So news and people around you WILL have a substantial impact on your goals and dreams, and in turn, the reality shift you are trying to perform.

Make Sure You Focus on Something Important to You

Humans want a lot of things in their life. They want stuff, things, and all sorts of objects and pleasant experiences.

But if you look away from that and focus on something that is more important, like your personal growth, your career, your passion, and deeper values, make sure it truly matters.

Everyone wants a nice car or cool vacation, but they don’t really have a deep rooted passion for it. It is merely a short-term pleasure, and for many people, this is what they keep seeking. Over and over again.

So when you go into learning how to make a reality shift, make sure it touches your feelings when you ponder and picture it.

Let’s end this article with a short recap for you to keep in mind if you want to change your reality to something you prefer more than what you have now.

  1. The emotional energy and frequency you have in you determines your reality and daily life that you experience. 
  2. Start preparing your new reality in your mind first. Meditate, draw, visualize, and feel it. 
  3. Begin filtering out all the crap that doesn’t match the life and reality you want. This includes people, places, news, and objects. 
  4. Make sure the reality you wish for is important and emotionally connected to you. If not, there’s no life force in it. 
  5. Last tip: Do meditation to GET INTO the reality you’re expecting. 

If you would take the time to write these down, you will reinforce remembering them.

My Self-Healing Transition From a Few Days Ago

I mentioned in the beginning of this article that I wanted to share a cool example. It’s a minor thing for me, a big one for some, and maybe totally silly for others.

But as we have been going about our daily life routines here in Chiang Mai for the last few weeks, I have been sensing a lot of the energy shifts that are happening on the planet.

I’m aware of this, I research it, and I try to stay cognisant of how it affects my body and mind.

A few days ago, I was having a very shitty energy running through my system, and for two days I experienced an intense tightening in my neck which caused two days of headaches.

The last day after coming back home from dinner at the mall, I wanted to try and get some sleep. But I couldn’t lay down, because it made it even worse. So after some time, I decided to just sit up straight to relieve the pain a little bit.

I still couldn’t sleep, and I was very tired of this back pain and headaches.

Power of Visualising Changes in Your Mind

I decided to really dive into it by practicing a longer meditation. I used a technique where I made a choice and decided to leave this version of my body that had accumulated stress and was affected by whatever change that is occurring.

Meditation and visualizing is one of the methods to make a reality shift to accelerate personal and business growth in your life.

I then pictured a version of my body and mind that I recognize as vital, strong, and healthy. I spent several minutes feeling the energy in my body as best as I could and then moved it over to the other version of my body.

After a few minutes, suddenly the pain lifted for just over a few seconds.

I kept sitting in this state of mind for a while to make sure that I left all the pain behind, and I reinforced my entrance in my new body to stay.

I was a little surprised that it worked. My neck pain and headache went away and hasn’t come back since.

I decided to make a reality shift, and I did. I shifted into another version of my body, and the old reality was left behind.

This is how you can also make faster reality changes than what you thought possible. You just have to be aware, decide, make a choice, and make it happen.

My reality shifted drastically this winter due to a full relocation to the other side of the planet, and it was for the better. For friends and family around me in Norway, my girlfriend and I simply faded out of their reality, because we’re no longer in immediate reach for them.

That is what happens. We shift in and out of realities every day, but this experience is usually so small we never notice, but sometimes this occurs through big shifts.

Check out my video episode on how we finally settled down in Chiang Mai, and how our reality has shifted!

How to make a reality shift

How To Get Unstuck in Life By Trusting Yourself and Allow Positive Change

What if you one day have to relocate to a different part of the world but feel insecure? It could be exactly what you need for you to become more of who you are. How to get unstuck in life by trusting yourself, the Universe, and allow change to happen? Well, I was, more or less, forced to move from Norway to Thailand, and now my girlfriend and I are living better than ever.

How to get Unstuck in Life by trusting Yourself
How To Get Unstuck in Life By Trusting Yourself and Allow Positive Change

What if you one day have to relocate to a different part of the world but feel insecure? It could be exactly what you need for you to become more of who you are. But how can you get unstuck in life by trusting yourself, the Universe, and allow change to happen? Well, I was, more or less, forced to move from Norway to Thailand, and now my girlfriend and I are living better than ever.

Quick Tips on How to Get Unstuck in Life By Trusting Yourself

First of all, you DO NEED to understand that all power over your life lies within you. That’s not just a romantic saying with a hint of spirituality. It’s a fact. And IF you think this is not true, well, you have given up all of your personal power and allowed whatever-you-believe-in to rule your life.

  1. Decide that you want to trust and find your power
  2. Consider making drastic changes to your closest friends
  3. Relocate to a new place to do start the first nudge of change
  4. Devote time to re-discover yourself – because you’re awesome
  5. Be honest about your inner truths so you don’t become an actor in your own life. You’re not fooling the others, you’re only fooling yourself.

These are my five main tips to get unstuck in life by trusting yourself. It’s okay to get help and guidance. However, you should choose someone outside of your inner circle.

Maybe You Are Stuck in Life – Like Water Not Flowing Freely?

You may think that the place you are living now is where you are supposed to be. Or maybe you’re like a hobbit? Not really interested in moving too much farther than the border of the farm field fence.

That can, in fact, become your biggest mistake for real success in your life. Staying put in “what-I-have-always-had” is often creating the biggest blockages of energy flow in our lives.

Let me use water as an example… I encourage you to watch a documentary about water memory for free on YouTube. After viewing this video, look into the famous facts on what Dr. Masaru Emoto discovered about water, take that analogy into your own body, and apply it to your life situation.

Water is energy. And your body is made up of 70% water.

Part of the research conducted by Dr. Masaru Emoto shows that water that stays still for too long becomes poisonous. His research can be applied to being or not being in the flow state of the life force.

If you get stuck on your couch at home in your current living area, that could stop the natural flow and progress of what was supposed to bring great things into your life. Think of it as a halt on the dreams that you carry, but refuse to set in motion, because you’re afraid of taking the next step.

For you to figure out how to get unstuck in life by trusting yourself and not be dependent of the “system” or any external resource, you have to DECIDE to take control. That’s all it takes, really.

This Is What Happened In My Situation When Being Forced to Move

You may have noticed my previous article about being forced to move to Thailand to keep my relationship. Since we’re not completely free humans on this planet, to move about as we please, we had to escape out of the Schengen zone if my girlfriend and I wanted to stay together. So we did.

I believe that I may have experienced a few years of being stuck.

Because of a fucked-up childhood and being tossed and moved all over the place for too long (32 times, including living in a tent). I didn’t really fancy looking for a new place.

So I have been stuck and living in the same apartment in Norway for about 20 years! Part of the reason for that was comfortability and the fact that it was cheap and peaceful (which was exactly what I needed for some time).

However, I realized that comfortability develops into passiveness and feeling stuck, which is the reason why I stopped growing and expanding. The move is actually why I can finally have a bigger breakthrough in my entrepreneurial journey.

In the winter for 2019, after my girl from the U.S moved to my place in Norway, we had to figure shit out after her 90 day tourist visa ran out. So we did some research on Thailand.

You can only imagine how different this would be for me.

Moving from a small, local town in a country full of trees, to the other side of the world with intense heat, palm trees, and nothing but a 3 day Airbnb to stay in when we arrived.

Places to work in Chiang Mai

But that’s when the flow of energy and positive events started to flow again!

The Biggest Blessing – Ending Up in a Luxury Apartment in Chiang Mai

If you come to a point in life where you are actually becoming aware of your stuckness, it could be the time to make a drastic move.

You may not have to move to the other side of the planet, but get out from the hole you are most likely sinking deeper into so that you can set your life in motion again.

After we arrived in Chiang Mai, Thailand, things just kept falling into place.

It’s like the Universe had plans for us, and we started seeing a pattern in things coming to us in just the right time.

Now we’re living in a luxury apartment in Chiang Mai which is almost like a zen-like garden with the biggest swimming pool here in town.

Luxury apartment in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
dCondo Ping lobby

Is this something you would like?

Not only are we living in a much more motivating and peaceful place for ⅓ of the cost in Norway.

But we’re connecting with and meeting so many more interesting people with a similar mindset and with some actual goals in life. It’s just a very good place to be right now.

Trust That Your Fears Are Imaginary and The Universe Always Supports You

If you’re in a tight spot with your progress, happiness, and lack of purpose in life or your entrepreneurial career right now, moving away from the old WILL set SOME things in motion.

You will most likely feel insecure about making changes. This is normal. But you simply have to decide by using your free will and taking control of your life that this stuckness won’t do any longer.

To succumb to your fear is the mother of all fuck-ups when it comes to your own success, and you don’t want that.

You want to feel happy, yes? Do you want to have progress in life and feel uplifted, empowered, and see that success is coming your way?

Of course you do, and so it will be, as long as you don’t stop it by being dramatic.

I do coaching and one-on-one strategy, mindset, and productivity training with people. Sometimes we need a secondary input from a person who sees the path more clearly than we do ourselves.

If you want to accelerate your own progress through clarity and a ready-set roadmap, this is an option for you.

I will be guiding you through the new choices you face in life, so you’re not alone in your journey. I will help you see things more clearly, feel confident, and more happy to take the next step.

Connect with me through this website, and I will do a free first time discovery call with you. I offer this to make it easy and open for people to decide if they want to work with me.

You can also check out another post about my girl and I leaving Norway, and above you can watch my YouTube video on EP 2 from our condo hunting in Chiang Mai. You’ll see some really nice places!

Last Tip:

Let changes happen in your life. The Life-Force is not static. It has to flow. If you try to contain it, nature will find its way and force a shift upon you, often in ways you cannot control.

Stay well.

How to get Unstuck in Life by trusting Yourself

Benefits of Moving to Another Country Even If You Don’t Feel Like It

The ancient texts talk about a coming time where this planet will experience a huge shift. We’re right in the middle of it now, and maybe you feel some of the changes. I for sure do. Don’t freak out, because these forced upon you, changes, may be your biggest blessing at times. As it did for me when me and my girl moved to Thailand.

Benefits of moving to another country
Benefits of moving to another country

The ancient texts talk about a coming time where this planet will experience a huge shift. We’re right in the middle of it now and you may feel some of the changes. I know I do. Don’t freak out, though. These changes that are forced upon you may be your biggest blessing at times. For example, there are benefits of moving to another country, even if you don’t feel like it.

Forced to Move to the Other Side of the Planet

You know we’re not completely free to move around as we please on this planet. When I finally found the love of my life, we had to escape to Thailand in order to stay together. Just a few months ago, that is how I experienced a drastic shift through our forced relocation to the other side of the world!

I will tell you what happened, how we solved it, and how we live now. You can watch the first film in the series of three about our move, below.

What would you do if you had been waiting years to finally find the fairytale queen of your life? And once you found her, you couldn’t stay together because of certain laws and regulations?

In this case, we’re talking about the limitations of a tourist visa.

Well, I chose love. But I had to leave my own country to keep it.

This blog post is about how life can take a dramatic turn, but often ends up better than what you would expect.

My girlfriend found me on YouTube last year. A comment on a video led her to check out my channel, which led to the discovery of my website and Instagram account.

To give context, many posts ago, I uploaded a picture of a book about metaphysics and deep spiritual knowledge to my Instagram profile. She commented on this photo, and you can picture how the story unfolded from there.

Temporary Joy in the Norwegian Woods

We got to connect in such a way that she wanted to come and visit me in Norway during the first week of October 2018. Needless to say, it was an amazing week.

Later, in November that same year, I went to the United States to visit her. I could only stay for a maximum of 90 days. Booking the ticket and being allowed to come to her paranoid country was a hassle.

The not-so-trustworthy overlord of various systems wanted to know everything about me, plus demanded full contact information for various connections in my home country. It was a joke.

How to become limitless

I came to Boston carrying my VLOG camera in my hand. I laughed when I landed at the airport and the immigration officer, that looked like a cowboy, said, “Mmmm, your camera there looks like a gun with a sight on it!”

Yeah. Only in the United States.

It was nice seeing my girl, but this time in the state of Vermont. Before I went back home, we planned for her to come and visit, for good, in December. We spent the 2018 Christmas together.

She left everything back in the states. She sold, cleaned out, and finished off a chapter of her life. Even her university professor told her, “Yeah, it’s probably a very good idea to get out of this country.”

I agree.

She stayed with me in Norway, and we established an even stronger relationship. My girl started working on her passion and dreams, while building a profitable business.

The challenge was that she was not allowed to make her own living in Norway. You would think it’s a human right, but it’s not that simple. She was not even allowed to run her business online.

Realizing the Harsh Truth About Systems and Regulations

After moving in together and living in Norway, she decided that she wanted to live with me full-time. As happy as I was, I knew it wasn’t going to be easy.

We had 90 days to figure things out. Even as an American she received no more than a 90 day tourist visa, so we had to dive deep into the government regulations to find the most appropriate way for us to stay together.

Going back to the noisy energy of the states was not an option for her. By doing a lot of research, we discovered that the only way for her to stay in Norway would be to get married.

I thought it would be acceptable for her to apply for a work permit, but that required her to apply for a job that fit her education.

This is not what she wanted to do with her life. Also, she could only apply if she already had a job offer in Norway. I find that very fucking strange as most companies won’t hire anyone who doesn’t have a residence permit in the first place.

We suddenly realized that time went by fast, and this was not going to be as easy as we hoped. After having my final call with the immigration office in Norway, I learned about how long the approval process would be.

Months.

Not only that, but the government of Norway has a strict policy on fees and costs for all kinds of government related services, documents, and applications.

For my girl to be allowed to live with me in Norway, even providing for herself with her own income, and to keep her freedom to work on her own projects…

… getting married was the only option, and the government wanted to be well compensated for such a stamp on a paper.

10,000 Norwegian Kroner is the price tag just to apply. Today, that’s about a $1000 USD.

Time Was Running Out, So We Moved to Thailand

Neither me or my girl would simply give in, give up, and go our separate ways. We grew tired of the insane and complicated systems, prices, and the time it would take for a totally friendly American to live in a small apartment in Norway, fully providing for herself.

We also realized that we would not be able to make the application process within the 90 days and she would have to leave the country. She did not want to go back to the United States. I could have lived with her in the US, but then I would be limited to the 90 day policy, as well. Besides, the U.S is not a place for us.

Benefits of Moving to Another Country Even If You Don't Feel Like It

We had to think differently, as we started researching places to live.

We decided to go to Thailand and mingle with like minded entrepreneurs in Chiang Mai, with the hopes of being able to find a place to live and continue our online business.

With a one-way ticket and an Airbnb to host us for only 3 days, we packed our shit and left. I even stuffed my big 27 inch iMac in a red suitcase, making sure I had a proper work setup on the other side of the planet.

It Was All Meant To Be and Now I Don’t Want to Go Back to Norway

If you’re still reading this story, you may have experienced a big shift yourself. You may have felt forced into a situation in such a way that you felt scared, insecure, and wondered if everything will be alright.

I can tell you that we had a few of those moments back home in Norway before we came to Thailand and settled down at this wonderful zen-garden condo complex.

For me, I have had issues with moving since I was a kid. When I was little, we moved about 32 times (including living in a tent and at a motel for free because the owner was nice). There’s never been a place that really felt secure and stable, until I moved into my own apartment in Norway where my girlfriend came to visit me.

After our first three days in Chiang Mai, we left our Airbnb, and the owner of the apartment was so friendly, she decided to help us find another place. She had contacts and this lead to a beautiful apartment at dCondo Ping in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

After a few months, we’re now living in one of the most luxurious condo complexes in Chiang Mai. I have to admit what seemed like a very fucking scary situation back home in Norway, where I had no control, has been one of the biggest blessings in my life.

Chiang Mai is a Perfect Platform for Building Your Business and Network

My girl and I have connected with so many interesting people in the digital nomad and entrepreneur community, which Chiang Mai is famous for. We have cut the insane costs of living in Norway and I now only pay 50% of the apartment rental cost.

YouTube interview shoot

We’re living a much more motivating and rejuvenating lifestyle that fits our mindset, surrounded by warm weather, palm trees, a swimming pool, and a plethora of co-working spaces and cafés.

We also eat healthier and the food is ⅓ of the price in Norway. So, why would I move back to Norway?

Yes, it’s a rich country with lots of trees. But it’s lacking open, interesting, and like-minded people that actually have goals in life. It’s expensive as hell and the cost of living healthy is a joke. Also, having a similar kind of lifestyle that I practice now would cost me 3 times more in Norway.

Get On Private Session Call About Making New Choices

My business is now focused on helping people make dramatic shifts and improvements in their life, especially for those wanting to get out of the conventional norms of a typical nine to five worklife and bad education. 

I work with people who are ready to go in for a deep dive to connect with their true self, discover some hidden qualities and truths, and are looking to raise their confidence and inner power.

I have observed a lot of people go through changes. For many of them, it can be damn scary because most people feel out of control.

What situation are you experiencing in your career or personal life right now that needs some clarity and insight?

Let’s jump on a call and figure out what your next move could be. The first call is on me, as I won’t be saying “yes, I can help” until we had a chat.

Anyway, I included the example of my personal story in this article to show that sometimes the biggest “disasters” in our lives can be the biggest “blessings.” One that you actually needed to finally be able to move on in life. 

Benefits of moving to another country

Transform Your Life: Train your mind to control your life and career

Understand my life better

You’re not alone when you feel foreign or misplaced in many of the established systems and ways of life on this planet. The more you wake up to the mystery of deeper insights of life; the less you are willing to conform and be enslaved.

I know you can master your own damn life, so I have created a special training for you.

After months of work, adjustments and preparation, I have officially launched my new online program. It’s called The 7 Steps to Self Mastery.

The 7 Steps To Self Mastery is a mindshift and success program for people who want to take full charge and responsibility of their own success, health, and wealth in life.

What if you could simply say fucking “sayonara” to your current way of life and make a change that would shift EVERYTHING? That is if you don’t like your current way of life.

You can, and I will help you find the way.

You see… I remember when I was a child and adolescent. I was different from the rest of my social network. And from the very first day I had to live by myself in an old scary house with my dog… Things started to change even more.

I had to change to make sure I would make it.

Having my dog helped; however, when I made the decision to start my martial arts practice and spend 17 years of my life in the style of Taekwon-Do, the positive upward spiral accelerated.

It’s About Your Mind’s Set of Instructions (AKA Your Mindset)

Transform Your Life: Train your mind to control your life and career

As you may know, Martial Art is not only about the mindset of the individual attending the classes and doing the practice. It’s a lifestyle.

Mindset is everything, and it’s the only key to making the changes you are looking for happen. To reach Self Mastery, there are some key insights and practices!

This includes obtaining an expanded mindset. I’m not talking about the badly programmed one that’s common for the average man.

The average man’s mindset is one that is underdeveloped with limiting beliefs and a fear mindset because their daily source of input is entertainment, news, and shitty food.

This equals a total mind-fuck.

Our spirituality and awareness of what and who we are drives our deepest desires and life choices. If your view on Spirit, God, and the Universe is messed up, your life will unfold accordingly.

My need to dive deep, dig deeper, and be a truth seeker has led me to “ditch the norms” as I call it. This leaves me feeling very safe and secure. I have a clear vision and view on the purpose of this planet, my incarnation here, and how the metaphysical construct of body, mind, and matter works.

In the last few years, I have ditched my shitty jobs, built my freedom by having a business, and worked with coaching clients around the world. I have seen the need to help similar people like myself.

That’s why I have created the mind-shift program within my concept of Self Mastery.

You and I are Not the Only Freaks and Outsiders

There are so many people coming to a tipping point in their lives right now.

There’s an expanding urge and a growing need to simplify. To change their social network. To rearrange their educational and career life, and to make new habits in their daily life and choices for their personal health.

Mindfulness is a very popular term. People in my business, such as freelancers, entrepreneurs, startups, and those being responsible for their own success, are very much into this practice.

Why?

Because they are not living the once autonomous, and often sad, lives where they are repeating an employees daily cycle of habit. They aren’t simply doing what they’re told to get paid a flat salary.

Those with the mindset of wanting to build their own success are in creation mode, having a different energy flow. They search for solutions and get creative to stay on top of their game.

This includes taking care of their health, their mindset, and their overall happiness.

How to Reach Self Mastery and Grow Stronger

This will be a broad answer in the way that there will probably be a lot of concepts, insights, and opinions around what Self Mastery is all about.

This concept, and the 7 step process, is carefully compiled of basic understandings, insights, and spiritual/metaphysical knowledge that is not really “secret or lost” anymore.

I have created the 7 Steps to Self Mastery program to help people understand and become aware of this fundamental teachings.

How long are humans on this planet going to stay limited and frightened by the fucking mess they have created? Like religion, corrupt politics, and sickness?

All are maintained by the medical industry and all are promoted and nurtured by the media, news, and entertainment.

Be advised:

If you’re relating to what I’m discussing…

You’re probably choosing to stick with a very, very bad friend, who is having a very, very negative influence on you!

Over time this doesn’t feel good. As a result, it tends to attract unwanted life situations and bad energy. I do know that often, we can feel like we’re stuck and we don’t know how to move on or out of old relationships… We even struggle to move out of our old feelings to places and things!

Feel free to take a look at what The 7 Steps to Self Mastery enrollment is all about. Then join today! I’d love for you to become part of the community, so you can start making a drastic change for yourself.

Let’s connect in the future once you do this! I’ll be your partner during this time of change, so you may reap the positive benefits.

Understand my life better

Follow Your Passion and Self Educate: How to Become a Filmmaker

I interviewed my buddy, who’s a filmmaker, on how to become a filmmaker without film school, and his advice was to “follow your passion.”

How to become a filmmaker without school
How to become a filmmaker without school

Film production and video content creation are the simplest ways to enter an exciting career with a lot of cool experiences. Interestingly, you don’t need school for that, you just need passion. I interviewed my buddy, who’s a filmmaker, on how to become a filmmaker without film school, and his advice was to “follow your passion.”

Let’s be real and let’s be honest. The educational system is a fucking rat-race that tricks people into believing they either suck, or have achieved some form of success because they earned high test scores.

When I teach, educate (more like enlightening) and coach my clients, I’m aiming to share my passion for “self mastery.”

To master yourself and your life on this planet, there’s things to be learned to feel more in control; things that you won’t be taught in the classroom. 

I want my followers to drop the mic, take control of their life, and claim their power to become something greater than the average man (sheep) in the street.

Do I need film school to become a filmmaker?

No, you don’t.

I did not have a good time at school when I was kid. Sure, I had childhood issues and struggles from grown-ups that couldn’t behave. It doesn’t help when the overall classroom structures, bad teachers, and the methods for learning is crap, also.

Later, when moving into my own space at 18, together with my dog, I did get financial support to go to a private school here in my county. I was attending classes to learn Multimedia Design, and even that school sucked. At times, I knew more than the teachers, so I became a teacher myself.

Chuckle.

Over the years, I have found that I don’t need either sucky teachers, useless grades, or to be told by anyone how to do things. I’m a self educator who has already accomplished a lot of cool stuff.

One summer day here in Norway, while doing one of our Taekwon-Do shows in town, I met a young guy who had bought himself quite an expensive Canon film camera.

I had already done some filmmaking at that time, so me and him connected well. I added him into my team while doing some action film shoots with helicopters and big Class 1 Offshore boats. We had a hell of a ride at times.

Neither the client, my team, or the helicopter pilots asked about my grades. It was never even on their mind.

My buddy and I have stayed in touch since then and have done a lot of film work together. The cool thing with this guy is that he picked up his first camera when he was six years old. At the age 14, the passion for making films really ignited when one evening he went to a theater with his parents.

How to become a filmmaker without going to film school

It was the light from the ceiling that created a spark in him and made him want to buy an expensive Canon camera. Good choice.

Now, he is making a living creating cinematic films for companies, fashion clients, and documentary films for various people.

Check out who this guy is below, and listen to his advice on how to become a filmmaker without going to film school in an interview with him in my last video.

If you want a cheat-sheet with his three main tips, here they are.

  1. Follow your passion and never give up on the dream
  2. Learn from your mistakes and don’t let struggle stop you
  3. Simply, create films and put it on the web.

One of his tips that have landed him a lot of jobs is simply by asking various companies, like a restaurant and a café, if he could make a short film for them. For free.

They will just have to say yes, because a film has a huge marketing value for the company. But they either don’t spend money on it, or they simply don’t know the value of a film just yet.

My friends name is Tarald, and he came over to visit for a weekend not long ago. We made a film about it and I did an interview with him at the same time.

Hey, join my tribe on YouTube as a Subscriber. I will honor you.

How to become a filmmaker without school

How To Make New Year’s Resolutions Stick – 3 Major Tips

Are you like most people, epic at failing their new year resolutions? Well, there is a reason for that. And I wanted to share three major tips on how to make new years resolutions ideas that stick and become a new life habit you can thrive off.

The new years resolutions ideas that will stick

Are you like most people, epic at failing their New Year’s resolutions? Well, there is a reason for that! Today, I’m sharing three major tips on how to make your New Year’s resolutions stick to become a new life habit you can thrive off.

It’s New Year’s Eve. You’re gathered around the dinner table with family, friends, and maybe a few of kin that doesn’t slide well into your atmosphere. The conversations keep going and everyone is talking about their New Year’s resolutions and epic goals they’re hot on making a habit in the New Year.

That’s how large groups of people tend to play it out. They fire each other up, become motivated and feel fuzzy and warm about the hype around the awesome, great plans to make their life better…

Then everybody breaks apart, the New Year starts, and each and every one of their usual daily habits start to kick in causing them to forget about their new goals.

Why? Because there are some important insights missing. Some vital “functions” for how to make New Year’s resolutions stick and actually become a new life habit.

New Year’s Eve is like a ceremonial event…

… a people’s gathering to celebrate the transitioning into the New Year. Except for being a noisy, intoxicating, and completely useless indulgence of alcohol and explosives, it does, in fact, have a ritualistic and mental impact on us.

Humans have used rituals and ceremonies for about, forever. Except for religions and the church making a mess around it… Different rituals set the human mind into a framework, programming, and leaves an emotional impact. Often in very good ways.

Creating settings and rituals for us to perform better, improve our lives, and make sure changes stick is an effective method to instill change.

I made a film about this. In my VLOG Number 8, I’m discussing my topic of New Year’s resolutions, and I’m sharing three major tips for how to make them stick in the New Year.

If you don’t like popcorn and don’t want to watch me get a facemask at the same time, you can check out the cheat sheet below.

How to make New Year’s resolutions become a habit

Here are some of the main factors to make sure the changes you wish for will turn into a habit and become a part of your daily routine.

(1) Eat Clean

Make sure you eat pure, clean and organic food to avoid a blurry, foggy, and slow mind. You won’t even be able to make good decisions if your diet sucks.

(2) Meditate

Change your brain through meditation. Don’t flinch on this one! Many scientists have reported that meditation has a huge impact on your mind and your life.

(3) Cultivate A Supportive Crew

Don’t be afraid to change your closest network of friends and family. You may even have friends that are not good for you! It’s a reality. This doesn’t mean they are divinely less valuable than you as a human being. Perhaps, they operate on a different level and may hold you back, down, or even upside down!

Leave them and mingle with likeminded people that lift you up and motivate you.

Help me feel the love in the air and subscribe to my YouTube channel above so you can get notified of more upcoming motivational films.

The new years resolutions ideas that will stick

How to Become a ‘Mompreneur’ – 3 Questions to Ask Before You Start a Home-Based Business

No doubt about it, if you’re a mom you are an expert at getting things done. That’s what makes moms good managers. So why not channel that management skill into your own home-based business and become a “mompreneur”?

How to become a work from home mom
How to become a work from home mom

No doubt about it, if you’re a mom you are an expert at getting things done. That’s what makes moms good managers. So why not channel that management skill into your own home-based business and learn how to become a “mompreneur”?

This is a Guest Post by Eva Benoit

According to Ryan Westwood at Forbes.com, moms are great at creating processes that get more done during the day. That’s true considering all that goes on in a household, from getting the children up and off to school, then to their various activities in the afternoon and back home in time for dinner, keeping track of doctor and dentist appointments, all while also keeping bills paid.

Whether they’re married or single, mompreneurs are mothers who are raising children full-time while also running a home-based business. And the businesses they create are definitely more than just taking in laundry or stuffing envelopes (which is apparently a scam). Many mompreneurs are former application developers, accountants, web designers, and other professionals who left the business world. And some of them are using their skill sets to create home-based businesses that allow them to raise their children and make some money.

It’s important to get all of your ducks in a row beforehand, including setting up a home office and repairing your credit if necessary. Should you need a loan to get things up a running, having strong credit will convince lenders to take a chance on you.

But before you learn how to become a mompreneur, create a stack of business cards and expect new clients to call you every hour, ask yourself these questions:

1. Do You Have a Good Business Idea?

Sometimes all it takes is that lucky phone call from a client of your former employer or a referral from a friend or former co-worker looking for that one thing from you that can get your business rolling. But if that doesn’t happen, what’s your other business idea? Jane Porter at Entrepreneur.com lists eight ways to come up with a business idea. For example, is it something that has value to someone or can it easily solve “pain points”? Or do you have a hobby or a craft that can create a product you can sell online? Regardless, make sure it is a skill or craft or ability that people want.

2. Do You Have the Passion to Create a Business?

As a mom, you probably already have the qualities of self-motivation and problem-solving skills anyone needs to run a business. But once you have your idea, it takes more than just wanting to pull in a few dollars each month to supplement your family income. Just like anyone who creates a small business, you need to have a passion for it. Can you give 100 percent of yourself every day to running the business and raising your children?

Bill Carmody, founder and CEO of Trepoint, states at Inc.com that your passion fuels your willpower to succeed and strengthens your ability to successfully start and run your business.  

3. Can You Find Time to Work, Network and Balance Family Needs?

You certainly might have a great business idea and endless passion for it, but you will also need to connect with other professionals to garner business at networking events. You’ll also need to find time to actually do the work, have phone meetings with clients (or actually have on-site visits) and chase down invoices to get paid. You’ll need to do all of this while also taking care of your family. But like the good manager that all moms tend to be, you’ll need to find some help and delegate.  If your business takes off, you might be able to hire some assistance for minor tasks or even with the children or housework.

Look for ways to maximize your work time and your family time. And don’t forget that it’s also important to schedule downtime for yourself to keep sane and productive.

If you can answer those three questions with a resounding yes, then you’re on track to become a mompreneur. It’s amazing how simple it is to go the mompreneur route and start a home-based business. The teachings, tools, and methods for learning are readily available, and chances are you’ve already got some of what it takes. You already know you’ve got the skills and the management expertise, now you just need to get the ball rolling. With a little elbow grease and a plan of action, your new career is on the horizon.

Photo Credit: Unsplash.com

This is a Guest Post by Eva Benoit


How to become a Mompreneur by making websites and work from home

One of the most accessible and simple ways of making an income as a mompreneur and working from home while doing it is by creating websites.

It has become so much easier than before, and is a lot simpler than you may think. By building your own personal brand and online platform, you will have a place to connect with your customers.

Then you learn how to easy it can be to start making websites and get paid from clients all over the world.

Like I have done with my remove team, you may also come to a point where you can expand and add more people to your team. To learn more about managing that, here’s 35 successful business owners and entrepreneurs sharing how they incorporated the most important management lessons they learned.

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7 top YouTubers to motivate yourself for a new Beginning in life

In this article, I will point you to YouTubers that took control of their lives and worked out their success way out of the conventional norms. It was not about their education or benefits coming from an already successful beginning. They molded their way through life and was focused on their dreams.

Top YouTubers for personal motivation and personal growth
Top YouTubers for personal motivation and personal growth

You may have heard me talk about the importance of connecting with like-minded and similar people who represent that which you wish to have in your life. In this article, I will present to you seven top YouTubers who can motivate you to start a new beginning.

In this article, I will point you to YouTubers who took control of their lives and found success in ways that fall outside of the conventional. They aren’t successful because of their education or family background. They focused on their dreams and paved a new path to success.

When I talk about connecting with like-minded people, I don’t necessarily mean in person. You can also get beneficial motivation, learning, and inspiration from who you attract into your reality by consuming their content and appreciating their lifestyle, lessons, and behavior.

So instead of putting your life on pause and sinking into the couch so long you’re bound to get a rash, consider another approach. Decide, for your own well being, to only consume content made by people who give you the motivation, clarity, and energy to move forward into the life you dream about.

I read a lot. But I also spend a good amount of time on YouTube, since I’m a filmmaker and YouTuber myself. I like the format of film. And I like YouTube because it corrects my course and brings new ideas and motivation into my lifestyle and my work.

The best YouTubers who’ve achieved unconventional success

What I teach people is a mindset framework and a lifestyle change within my concept of Self Mastery. I won’t elaborate too much on that in this post. But one of the main insights I want people to understand is the powerful force you have within your mind.

How can you cultivate and expand that force?

The following is a list of top YouTubers to motivate you and help you see that success is not defined by “systems” anymore.

Johnny – The MotionEffect – This is my channel

Johnny - The MotionEffect

I mean, it would be wrong to not pitch my own channel to you. Because I’m all about awakening, personal growth, new awareness, and you being independent and free. My main concept for the content I create is to teach people Self Mastery.

If I can help you find your personal power and inner strength, if I can help you become more aware, I will be happy. Because from there you will be able to take control of your life and your reality and create your own success outside of the common norms of society.

Keep in mind that my channel is pretty new. So, I WELCOME you to check out my films and support the channel.

Check out my latest video on the channel here.

Casey Neistat – A school dropout and self-made top content creator

Casey Neistat YouTube channel

If you’re into YouTube’s hall of fame, you have probably heard about Casey Neistat. The reason I think he is a YouTuber to follow is simply the way he started out in life and how he built his personal and business brand on YouTube.

He dropped out of school when he was 15. But by following his passion for filmmaking, he began working his way through a maze of opportunities that led him to score some big projects for major companies.

Consider his attitude of gentle kindness and his humble way of acknowledging his own fame and status among YouTubers and the online community. I think Casey can motivate a lot of creative people by showing them the ways life can be filled with play, creativity, work, and business opportunities.

Go to Casey’s channel here.

Peter McKinnon – Not a traditionally-schooled genius but a top self-educated filmmaker

Peter McKinnon YouTube channel

I remember in one of Peter’s videos he talks about his less glorious school days and how he never really enjoyed that time of his life. He had an issue with confines, rules, and regulations that constrain, limit him, and tell him what to do.

Hell yes, I agree. The fact is that more and more people on this planet are “waking up” to realize what limitations are placed on us.

Peter used to work in a camera equipment store before he became a full-time photographer and YouTuber.

He has a gentle and good character, and he doesn’t have that typical noisy American way of overdoing it. Probably because he isn’t American. He’s from Canada. Smirk.

If you’re looking for how to break out of what you’re doing now and become a photographer and filmmaker, Peter is a guy who will motivate you and teach you a lot of his skills for free on his YouTube channel.

Go to Peter’s channel here.

Tom Bilyeu – A leader in bringing conscious teachers to the public

Tom Bilyey YouTube channel

The world is full of intelligent, aware, and conscious awake celebrities. And the educational system should probably present more of those teachers in class and spend less time on some dead individual from the history books who likely did something that has no relevance to today.

Tom is one of those important teachers online who unites and brings together great minds. The interviews he does with people go deep, and he is very good at doing his research before they show up in his studio.

I think you will find a lot of motivating and inspiring conversations with touching true stories from many of his conversations with great achievers.

Go to Tom’s channel here.

Lost LeBlance – Left his job to travel and make films in magical places

Lost LeBlanc on YouTube

I don’t know too much about Christian LeBlance’s background. Only that he left his corporate job because he wanted more freedom and to travel the world.

Is this something you’d also like? Could you bring your current job with you? Could you travel more and experience more magic in your life?

Christian motivates people to “get lost” and travel more. I follow his channel because he creates really good and unconventional travel videos for some of the most breathtaking and magical places on this planet. Some of which you might not even know existed.

I relate to Lost LeBlance because it’s about being motivated to see the world and not forget the truly magical planet we live on. For a lot of people, the only nature they get to see is whatever’s outside their office or classroom window, with their mind occupied with nothing but books, their teacher, or boss and how they will survive life.

Go to Lost LeBlanc’s channel here.

Victor Oddo – The outsider who cultivated the spiritual teacher in him

Victor Oddo on YouTube

We’re into a time on this planet where changes are happening so fucking fast now that it can be hard to hold on. This is part of the “grand plan,” but most people do not have the proper insight to understand what’s going on and that it’s all about a very positive upgrade on the planet.

That’s why there are more people coming out to openly share their insights and teachings. Because they are different than the rest of the planet. They’re born with an innate wisdom, and if they don’t live out that character and capacity in this life, their purpose is gone.

Victor Oddo is one of those. And he’s become one of the top YouTubers who has been growing fast with his channel and helped millions of people to understand their spiritual upgrade and awakening process.

I love his method of teaching and the mentor and teacher role he has taken on. And if you’re into some experiences and shifts in your emotional and daily life at this time, don’t forget the spiritual side of who you are. I think Victor Oddo would be a good YouTube channel for you to follow to get some clarity and new insights that will uplift and strengthen your inner being.

Go to Victor’s channel here.

Jimmy at Bright Insight – Bringer of truths and deeper insights

Jimmy - Bright Insight on YouTube

Much of what kids and students are taught in school is not even correct. If I had kids, why the hell would I put them through that system?

Important facts, truths, and insights about the history and current affairs on this planet, facts that some would call conspiracy theories, are not just theories anymore. Scandals, truths, and hidden agendas have been pouring out the last few years. Truths are being revealed.

I don’t like to be tricked or easily fooled. But the planet, in general, is easily fooled and tricked into believing all sorts of things. Mainly by what they are presented in the media and entertainment.

Jimmy, who’s hosting the popular YouTube channel Bright Insight, does a fantastic and respectable job with his research and truth digging. And if you care for expanding your mind and knowing more about this planet, the human experience, and alternative truths in history, this is the guy to follow.

Go to Jimmy’s channel here.

Rich Roll – How to rise up from self-destruction to live vibrant and healthy with a plant-based diet

Rich Roll on YouTube

This guy may be most well known for his extreme capacity for running and marathons. He lives a very active life of sports and runs his business as a mentor for a healthy lifestyle through a plant-based diet.

Rich was once living a life of self-destruction through alcohol. So he had to make a change. He has stopped blogging over at his website for some time, but he is back with a renewed YouTube channel, creating some really good videos.

He is an advocate for a type of lifestyle this planet is moving more and more into—a more plant-based and vibrant diet with living foods from nature. He is an advocate for body and mind balance with an active lifestyle and talks about how he combined that with meditation to improve his clarity and overall performance.

Go to Rich’s channel here.

I consider these to be some of the best YouTube channels for personal growth

Listen, for you to improve your life, grow your personal skills, discover your hidden qualities, and live a more meaningful lifestyle, you need new input.

To keep repeating old patterns or unconsciously mirroring others (which you do when hanging out with the wrong people) means nothing will change. At least, that change will be slow with a huge risk of being altered by other people’s conventional mindset and opinions about what you should and shouldn’t do.

With the YouTubers I just presented, you will find a good mix of motivation to see that there are ways to live a successful life—whatever that means for you—without following the system of traditional schooling, hustling for grades, and applying to be accepted anywhere.

You now have the option to learn how to use different technology and how to be a creative person who can produce content, share your story, and put yourself out into the world while being in full control of your journey.

I gave you sources for motivation for travel and living a life full of freedom while making a living, like Lost LeBlance.

And I shared three amazing YouTubers who will bring you awareness, spiritual insights, and a richer life with healthy living.

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Be at peace, and stay well.

Top YouTubers for personal motivation and personal growth