Category: Money

Grey Pill MONEY: “Getting out of the Rat Race” – WORKING SUCKS! *Tips & Advice*

Grey Pill MONEY: “Getting out of the Rat Race” – WORKING SUCKS! *Tips & Advice*

Hello fans of the PeoplesBrain blog! A new video part of the “Grey Pill: MONEY” series has been uploaded on the channel!

So I often have conversations with a really close friend of mine about developing plans to overcoming and escaping the rat race. Something that I am sure millions of people wonder about every day. Which led to my discovery of this amazing blog article I came across online by Tim Righteous, which later inspired me to create this video. Hope you enjoy!

All credits go to Tim Righteous of the “Sacred Lands” blog. (Any recommendations throughout the video can also be found at the end of the article). http://www.sacredlands.org/workingsucks.htm

 

 

The Value of Bitcoin- What To Do If You Haven’t Already Invested 2017 (Damn!)

The Value of Bitcoin- What To Do If You Haven’t Already Invested 2017 (Damn!)

 

The Value of Bitcoin. What To Do If You Haven’t Already Invested (Damn!)

If you’re a fan of cryptocurrencies but never really took the initiative to actually invest in it, then you’re probably sick upon hearing the sudden hype about Bitcoins.  As of right now at the time of this article posting, the current value of Bitcoin has surpassed an astounding $2000. Which has a current market value of exactly $2348.16 and growing. In other words, the value of bitcoin, or the bitcoin exchange rate is equal to 1 single unit of Bitcoin for $2,348.16 (US Dollars)  “btc to usd”. “Shoulda Woulda Coulda” is a disheartening understatement, to say the least.

There was a time many years back when I was obsessed with cryptocurrencies and learning more about how they may potentially wipe away the American dollar. We already heard about the age old “Amero” conspiracy floating around, which was a currency that was supposed to be enforced for the North American regions. But who would have thought a Cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin would be worth SO MUCH? I recently read on article on Fortune.com that stated,

“If You Bought $5 of Bitcoin 7 Years Ago, You’d Be $4.4 Million Richer”

Now if we build a time machine to go back to the year 2010, this would have been easier said than done. There was a small, optimistic populous of people who undoubtedly invested in Bitcoin, not even having the slightest clue of its success less than a decade later. However, what I find the most baffling is how most of the world let this currency fly completely over their heads for so long. Or just cryptocurrencies in general. I myself included. People are just now grasping the concept of how digital coins work and how they can be used effectively for selling and purchasing power. Unfortunately (and fortunately for some) at this time, this currency isn’t just a few dollars per unit like it used to be.  This is why investing is a skill and hobby that I feel more and more people should learn and adopt into their life to help improve their finances. Just like the fortune.com article state, a few dollars invested in Bitcoin 7 years ago would grant you the millionaire status overnight. Thanks to Chris Dunn of chrisdunn.com, I owe it to him for teaching me the art and science of investing for a millennial such as myself.

Now’s A Good Time To Start Looking Into CryptoCurrency Investments

At this very moment, I’m positive that you have millions of people searching terms in Google like, “where to buy bitcoin” or “best cryptocurrencies to invest in“. The world is catching on to this wave and no one wants to get left behind. In my experience, I’ve always had the strange notion to focus and pay more attention to ‘the underdog’ of everything. For example, if I know right now that the Bitcoin is the #1 highest selling cryptocurrency right now, I’m going to obviously keep my eye on the Bitcoin, but pay more attention to ‘alternative cryptocurrencies‘ or ‘alt-coins’.  Why? Because there may be a sudden and unexpected SURGE of the alternatives in a time when Cryptocurrencies could rise to a peak. If Bitcoin is performing as well as it is right now, who’s to say that an alternative like ‘LITECOIN’ or ‘ETHEREUM’ won’t do the same? Maybe this could be the perfect time to start investing in these other cryptocurrencies while they are still cheap, whatever the outcome??

 

Here are two interesting facts about Bitcoin that I came across in an article from howtomakemoneywithbitcoins.com 

  • “Bitcoins work as a payment solution like Paypal, Payza or those types of sites.  It eliminates the need for the typical banking transaction fees associated with large volume transfers of money.  With Bitcoin, any two parties can do business without borders, and without fees.  The general public still doesn’t understand this fact.”

  • “Bitcoin is now processing more transactions than Paypal and is less than 1/10th of its age.”

“Would it be a good idea to invest in the alternatives?”

 

Bitcoin Miners: How They Generate GOBS of Cash Per Day. (Hundreds If Not THOUSANDS) 

According to the Wikipedia, Bitcoin Mining is the process of adding transaction records to Bitcoin’s public ledger of past transactions. This ledger of past transactions is called the block chain as it is a chain of blocks. The block chain serves to confirm transactions to the rest of the network as having taken place. Bitcoin nodes use the block chain to distinguish legitimate Bitcoin transactions from attempts to re-spend coins that have already been spent elsewhere.

To quickly understand how this works, I recommend viewing this short, 10-minute documentary where MotherboardTV gained access to a massive, secretive Bitcoin mine housed within a repurposed factory in the Liaoning Province in rural northeast China.

 

“The mining site in the video is one of six total mining sites, owned and ran by 4 secretive people. It supposedly cumulatively generateS 4,050 bitcoins a month, equivalent to a monthly gross of $1.5 MILLION….”

The Future of BitCoin and Other Alt-Coins

It is no surprise that virtual currencies of all kinds will be taking the planet by storm. There’s already an increasingly high demand for Bitcoin in countries like Japan and China. Japan’s Peach Aviation is even accepting payments in all forms of digital currency, primarily Bitcoin.  Now the real question is, will digital currency completely replace paper currency and if so, can we stamp a timeframe on this? To make better sense of it all, a book that I purchased just recently titled,

The Age of Cryptocurrency: How Bitcoin and the Blockchain Are Challenging the Global Economic Order

helped me understand the alarming phenomenon of how digial currencies are challenging the failing fiat currency that we make use of today. In fact, this book provided me with a mindblowing perspective that helped me apprehend the secret connection between digital currency and AI (artificial intelligence)- which is a topic that I already had a keen interest and pre-existing knowledge of. What is to come in these next few years, of what seems to already be manifested, cannot possibly be concieved in a book or blog article. It is beyond me, but I do know that technology is improving at such a rapid rate, that what we once thought was impossible, is slowly becoming the norm. Throw in digital currencies like Bitcoins and you now have a world where basic monetary transactions will be heading in a strange yet highly convienient new direction.

-Rayne

9-5 Job v.s Pursuing your Dreams (Amazing Youtube Comment)

9-5 Job v.s Pursuing your Dreams (Amazing Youtube Comment)

Sadly, alot of us (especially the younger adult crowd) are suffering in fear and dismay of either pursuing our dreams, or sticking with the career that pays. I think the #1 reason why we suffer from this ‘Tug O’ War’ phase is because we fear that our passions, dreams and aspirations will not support us financially, due to the hard times that we are currently and have been facing. This ultimately leads to feelings of uneasiness, disdain and unmotivation. Deep down inside, we all wish we could just find a way to bridge our natural born talents to a financial tether that could support us without worrying about ‘paying our bills’ or running out of money. Ultimately, due to these negative emotions we feel like we are forced into  immersion of this monotonous lifestyle until something ‘pops up’ out of the blue. A draw of luck per say….a blessing from above- a shake of the ‘right’ hand. Whatever you want to call it.

When I have talks with people about this particular dilemma, I often tell them this. As I feel like this breaks this whole thing down much better and gives people a clearer understanding of the concept. There are 2 types of people in this world and every single human on this planet breaks down into one of these 2 categories.

People who live for stability and security. 

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And People who live for freedom and expression. 

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The people who live for stability and security are the ones who, even though they may possess multiple talents, already have it hardwired into their brains to pursue a lifestyle of stability and security. These are the ones who are so adamant and determined to earn that college degree and rack up whatever other forms of education they can accumulate over time. These are the ones who have no problem going to work day in and day out, because what’s important to them is the stable ‘paycheck’ and earned salary.  In retrospect, some of these individuals deep down inside constantly go through periods of doubt or boredom where they often feel like they are at the ‘wrong place’ and that there must be something better that provides more freedom. But because they have already conditioned and prepared themselves for such a career, they figured, “what’s the point of leaving now?” Not only that, but the more time that passes, the more it makes it harder for them to make the transition due to the subconscious commitment they have already placed themselves into.

And then you have the second type: The type that I myself fall under. The people who live for freedom and expression. These are the free-spirits, the ‘risk takers’ of the planet who instead prefer to hone in their natural talents and abilities and pursue a career that revolves around just that. They live in silence, but hope that one day the passions they share with others will make all the noise. They seek self-expression through art. They dread the monotonous, repetitive lifestyle. They prefer to have the ability to move around, travel and live life ‘on the fly’ rather than feeling stuck in one place for long periods of time. The problem with this is that it undoubtedly requires alot more creativity, drive and determination to even take the first few steps. The reason for that is because these types of people understand the reality. The REALITY that security and stability is harder to come by when you follow your dreams because making alot of money wasn’t even your concern in the first place. Thus, the concern in the first place was wondering how and when you’ll be able to make a living for yourself doing what you love.

But the truth about all this, is that life comes with no guarantees.

So those who prefer a lifestyle of stability and security, cannot assume that that stability and security will last forever because anything can happen at any given moment.

And those who prefer a lifestyle of freedom and expression, might one day expect the possibility that they may be placed in unfortunate circumstances that could shift their entire world overnight.

The point I’m trying to make is that no matter which one of these types you fall under, there are pros and cons to both. Risks and rewards for both. So what should we do about all this???

Interestingly enough, right before writing this post I just so happened to be ‘Googling’ about this topic to read up on forums and get a broader scope of the thoughts and ideas of others who analyze these exact points. And maybe this is a sign or some sort of divine intuition, but I came across a video on Youtube which involved a Ted-Talk about “Following Your Dreams”.

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And like all Youtube videos, within seconds of viewing; I immediately scroll down to see what others are talking about in the comments. And this is the comment that I found (below). No need for me to even continue on with this post in my own words as this comment has an extremely powerful message behind it and sums up everything I wanted to convey and more. Enjoy….

“My co-worker and I had a running bet. We both hated our jobs and each put up $500 to the first one to quit. I still text him every now and then and ask how the old job is treating him, same as always he would reply. I think every year that you don’t follow your passion, the thicker the career skin grows. Every year this skin grows thicker and thicker, encapsulating all your hopes, dreams and ambitions. Until one year, you just give in. You accept your position in the world and throw in the towel, you are an (_____) and that is what you will be until you retire. “Well, at least I’ll have my retirement years, that will be fun.” I hate to tell people to quit their job to follow their passions, but quit your jobs and follow your passions! The more people who do, the more people will get the needed encouragement to do the same. It’s not about luck, it’s about breaking through the fear. I have fear everyday, I don’t know if my new business venture will work out, but at least I’m going to give it a shot. I’d be more disappointed if I didn’t try at all vs failing. I listened to an audiobook “30 Lessons for Living” a few weeks before I quit. You need to read it. This guy interviewed 100s of elderly people and asked them what they would do differently. One of the questions was about a career change. “Spending 2000 hours a year at a job you hate is a waste of life,” is how one of them replied. The consensus of most was to just find something else, anything else. Don’t live in misery. ”

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Thankyou Jason Ray.

-PeoplesBrain

Want to escape the rat race? STOP CHASING THE CHEESE!

Want to escape the rat race? STOP CHASING THE CHEESE!

Seriously, I hear people all the time complain about how bad they want to escape the rat race. But they keep chasing the cheese and staying in the race. Why?

Because people are more focused on the image they can project to the outside world by accumulating prestigious, material possessions. Just go on any social media site and you’ll find people who seek the approval of others.The main-underlying problem is EGO. Ego has separated families, and ego has caused many people to lose sight of what’s REALLY important in life and what REALLY matters. Empathy and sympathy has been replaced with ego and pride.

Do you really feel like material possessions will present you with a better life? Let’s humble down and take a step back. You have to remember that everything good that happens in life first starts from within. Don’t let your ego be your downfall because I have witnessed it first-hand a number of times.

Is it bad to have material possessions? Definitely not. Everyone at some point in their lives would like to experience having nice things. But the problem arises once you allow these things to get to your head.

The worst feeling in life is being caught up in the matrix with no goal, dream or vision. This is what curates a slave. What good is it to wake up early everyday, and rush to work in rush hour traffic, working and slaving to help someone else accomplish their dreams?? You MUST have a GOAL, A DREAM, A VISION. Only then is it not so bad. Unless you have these 3 things, you are living the life of a robot. Sorry but it’s the truth.

Don’t be a victim of the matrix for the rest of your life.  Escape the rat race because the grass may not always be greener on the other side, but you’ll never know unless you take a peek over the fence and LOOK.  My dad always told me that life is divided up into 3 different paths. The path of Career, the path of talent, and the path of fun. 

The Path of Career– This is your main career path that you should strive to establish.  Whether this involves going to college or not, whether you learned it in a brick & mortar or are completely self taught. Whether it’s more technical, or more artsy. The Path of Career is your main source of income to provide you with a living and help you cover your finances. This can also be called “The Fallback”. When everything else fails, this is the fallback that you ‘land on’. The foundation to help get yourself back on your feet. This is your Plan A.

The Path of Talent– Everyone in this world is born with some kind of natural gift. EVERYONE….the only setback is that not everyone discovers this gift. If you already have a talent that you know you’re good at, this is what you probably spend part of  your free-time doing. When the career aspects have dwindled down for the day/week, you take time aside to focus on your passion. Which ultimately helps propel you through life as it brings you an abundance of joy and challenges. In some cases it may not provide you with money and that’s completely ok. Money doesn’t always have to be a factor with talents. However, if money is something that you look forward to as a result of such talents, it WILL come eventually. The trick is to not focus on it so much, and let the universe work it’s magic so that the money will present itself to you when you least expect it.

The Path of Fun- This is pretty much self-explanatory. Everyone has something that they enjoy doing strictly for the sole-purpose of ‘fun’. Whether it’s going to the movies, riding a bike, traveling, sky diving, whatever. FUN is very important in life as it keeps your dendrites tingling and reminds you that life doesn’t always have to be lived in black and white. Fun is where the ‘color’ shines. So have at it!

-PeoplesBrain

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Highest Paying Jobs Without a Degree

Highest Paying Jobs Without a Degree

HIGHEST PAYING JOBS WITH NO COLLEGE DEGREE

I’ve often been told from time to time that entering a skilled trade career is the best way to go if you have no post-secondary education past High School, or even if you didn’t even finish High School. Many of us aren’t happy with our current day jobs, whether the reasons for that are personal or financial.  Not to mention many of us have no jobs at all.  And then there’s the remnant us who aren’t even sure what we want to do with tour lives. All in all, we’re striving to provide a better life for ourselves and our families. They say money doesn’t buy happiness, but it’s for damn sure more comfortable to cry in a new car, than on a bicycle. No worries though, because if there’s a will, there’s always a way. Maybe you want to afford to buy a new house. Maybe you want to save more money or build up enough funds for investing? Perhaps travel the world? Maybe you want a job that REQUIRES travel around the world? What if I told you there are actually Highest Paying Jobs Without a Degree?

Do not fall for the myth that you’ll only be successful if you finish college because common sense, various statistics and real world examples prove otherwise.

Highest Paying Jobs Without a Degree

And don’t forget the painstaking amount of debt you’d be evading. Now if you still seek the degree,  believe me there are a number of alternatives to obtaining a college degree without dealing with the back splash to an extent. In addition, maybe the profession you desire strictly REQUIRES  a college degree. But there’s a reason why you came across this article in the first place right? Now of course college isn’t a negative impulse and it can grant you with knowledge and an unforgettable experience, but it’s simply not for everyone. Hell, it wasn’t for me. In my own experience, I walked down the traditional path of ‘college is the way’ and although I’ve created some wonderful memories, it just didn’t quite work out for me. In fact, college to me was more of a ‘fun factor’, that also taught me some very valuable lessons on life in general. Ultimately, I instead chose a different path which consisted of racking up real world experience with various jobs, self-made projects, collaborations and skill targeted certifications. This all stems from being a self-taught programmer as a teen, and from then on I expanded my expertise. As a result-not only have I worked comfortable paying jobs at a young age, but overtime I acquired hands on, in-demand skills that could help me reach horizons. Not only that but I am self employed with good spending habits and am able to live comfortably off of my own income in unison with my lifestyle. But what if I told you that you could make a healthy salary with no education past High School?  What if I told you that the majority of these high paying careers pay all the way up to $300k+? Here, I have compiled a long list of the highest paying jobs with no college degree needed…

Highest Paying Jobs Without a Degree-
(obviously with the exception of training, extended training, security clearance and/or a cert. or 2 for some careers…) Google any of the jobs listed below for more info and pay-scales. 

2 stars “**” (next to it means that it includes guaranteed travel)
3 stars “***” (next to it means it is a top paying job)

WELDER/ UNDERWATER WELDER***
PROGRAMMER (one of my professions!)**
AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER
SERVER/BARTENDER (in the right city)
PHARMACY TECHNICIAN
IT RECRUITER
PC TECHNICIAN  (I’m certified in this)
POWER-PLANT OPERATOR
LAND SURVEYING
CURRENCY/STOCK TRADER (one of my professions)***
LIFE-GUARDING
START A BUSINESS!!!**
SPORTSMAN
SALES**
SOFTWARE/WEB DEVELOPMENT**
PRO-GAMER/STREAMER/YOUTUBER
PUBLIC TRANSIT
REAL ESTATE**
RESTAURANT MANAGER
3D ANIMATOR
TRUCK DRIVER
INSURANCE
LONGSHOREMAN (Union Job)
UNDERGROUND TUBE DRIVER (Union job)
CONSTRUCTION
SECURITY
PLUMBING
ELECTRICIAN
UPS DRIVER
SALESMAN
CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT
GARBAGEMAN (The dirty jobs tend to get paid alot more than you’d think due to the fact that people think they’re too ‘purdy’ and ‘smart’ for dirty jobs such as this one….)
CAD DRAFTING
BLOGGER (includes travel!)**
LPN (LICENCED PRACTICAL NURSE)
ANYTHING TO DO WITH OIL & GAS***
WALLSTREET ESCORT***
PARALEGAL
REALTOR***
HAIR STYLIST
CULINARY
RESIDENTIAL WINDOW CLEANING (Especially in a wealthy area/neighborhood)
PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE***
FIRE PROTECTION SPRINKLER FITTER
TELECOM
PARTS-MAN APPRENTICESHIP
ANY ENTRY LEVEL POSITION FOR THE FOLLOWING COMPANIES: Att, Cisco, HP, Apple, Microsoft, EMC, NetApp, Oracle, VM ware, Symantec, Intel, Amd, IBM, Lenovo, CommVault, Acer, Toshiba, Sony.
AUDIO ENGINEER/MUSIC PRODUCER (hobby of mine)
AIR FRAME AND POWER-PLANT MECHANIC
IT MANAGER & CONSULTANT
SEWER MAINTENANCE (see Garbageman above)
ENGLISH TEACHER**
CHILDCARE**
SELF-PUBLISHED AUTHOR**
ENTREPRENEUR**
PHOTOGRAPHER** (hobby of mine)
US TAX ADMINISTRATION
GADGET REPAIR (phones, tablets, various devices…)
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT (great starting pay and fast rises in the pay grade)
STRIP CLUB MANAGER
ELECTRICAL LINEMAN
HVAC
POLICEMAN
ICE ROAD TRUCKER
SELF EMPLOYMENT/FREELANCING**
PROJECT MANAGING ENGINEER
CONSULTANT
JOURNEYMAN**
PIPE-FITTER
TRAIN CONDUCTOR (for the railroad)***
RESTAURANT SERVER**
TECHNICAL WRITER
SYSTEM ADMIN (what I went to college for)
CREATE A JOB
FEDERAL BUILDING SECURITY
SHOOTING INSTRUCTOR
MOVIES (ON SET, EDITING OR COMPUTER WORK)**
WATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR
BUSINESS ANALYST
CAR SALES***
FREIGHT BROKERAGE
BABYSITTING
SCAFFOLD BUILDER AND PAINTER
Ever seen the show “DEADLIEST CATCH“? These men work in nightmarish weather conditions catching king crabs. In retrospect, they catch gobs of money as well… ***
POKER DEALER**
FIREMAN
RAILROAD
HACKER (White-hat/ethical)**  *smirk*
AUTOMOTIVE
CHEMICAL OPERATOR***
EMS
MORTGAGE BROKER***
DRAFTSMEN
AIRLINE PILOT (yes, years and years of training  with no degree needed but high paying once accomplished)***
LANDSCAPING
LIGHTING TECHNICIAN
ELEVATOR TECHNICIAN
SOFTWARE ARCHITECT/ENGINEER***
GLAZIER
INVESTMENT ADVISOR/FINANCIAL PLANNER
BIO-MEDICAL EQUIPMENT TECHNICIAN
PAINTER
REALTOR
DRAFTING AND DESIGN
PHOTOCOPIER TECHNICIAN
PLANT OPERATOR***
BOUNTY HUNTER
PEST CONTROL
AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN
NAVAL NUCLEAR ENGINEER***
EKG TECHNICIAN
CONSTRUCTION FLAGGER (easy money…)
DATA CENTER TECHNICIAN
GOVERNMENT CIVILIAN CONTRACTOR***
BLACKSMITH/FARRIER
PARAMEDIC
COAL MINE***
INDEPENDENT INSURANCE ADJUSTER
CREMATOR
LOCKSMITH
VIDEO GAME DESIGNER
THE CORAL BUSINESS
ASBESTOS ABATEMENT WORKER
CONVEYOR TECHNICIAN
WASTE-WATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR
SOFTWARE/APP DEVELOPER**
SEO PROFESSIONAL**
TUGBOAT CAPTAIN*** (Easily the HIGHEST paid of the list)
CORRECTIONS OFFICER
ACTUARY
MORTGAGE PROCESSOR
HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATOR
BILL COLLECTOR
GRAPHIC DESIGNER
BANQUET CAPTAIN (at large hotels)
JOURNALIST
DRYWALL REPAIR
PLC/PAC PROGRAMMING *FOR ROBOTICS*
DENTAL TECHNICIAN
FREIGHT DOCK WORKERS
RETAIL MANAGEMENT
SURGICAL TECH
TELEPHONE ENGINEER
DRYWALL ESTIMATOR
FIRE ALARM TECHNICIAN
MAILMAN

Hopefully by scrolling through the above list, you have a broader idea of what you are trying to achieve career-wise. This is the best list I could find of Highest Paying Jobs Without a Degree. All of the jobs listed above are real, high in demand jobs that will hire anyone with vision and a pulse…. You just have to do the research and homework on your own to become better informed on such careers. Don’t give up people, many times when you feel like you’ve exhausted all options, you come across people, opportunities, or articles like this helping you reach the next step. You have two paths in life, you either take the path of loath and regret, ‘wishing’ you did something sooner, or you believe that there is a staircase waiting for you in which you take that next step.

The worst mistake you can make in life however….is believing that the way the rules are set now is the ONLY way it can be. Don’t fall for that!

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-PeoplesBrain

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