Tiffany Janay working on documentary!

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Tiffany Janay has joined with Dr. Liliana Cabouli and some other wholistic health care professionals to change the lives of 3 women using a RAW food diet in Mexico.

Tiffany has been brought in on the documentary to teach the girls about RAW food preparation and how to shop for foods as well as yoga.

Filming of the project has taken place in Rosarito, Mexico over the past 2 months and the girls have made a HUGE transformation.  Not only have they lost weight, they have also helped to free themselves of dis-ease and illnesses.

Its been an inspiring project to work on and we all are excited to see the final film.

We’ll keep you posted on when it will release.  Check out the preview:

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The Professionals: Tiffany Janay, Robert (Iridology), Bonnie (Colon Hydrotherapist), and Dr Liliana Cabouli (Psychologist, creative director of documentary).

Tiffany Janay lands her first cover on a CD project w/ MentalPhysix!

MentalPhysix

Lately, some really cool people and situations have been coming our way here at Organic Blood.  A new collaboration we are working on is with DJ crew, Mental Physix.

They recently came together to inspire the yoga community their way.  They are seasoned DJ’s that now are using their energy to spin music during yoga classes so that they can tune into the flow of the class and provide the perfect SOUNDSCAPE, as they call it.

Tiffany Janay had the honor of teaching at their launch party and they have since been vibing and this new CD project is one of the first of many creative projects they are going to put out.

Download the mix for FREE by clicking here and spread the word.  Put this mix on when you want to create a mellow mood OR if you are a yoga teacher use it in your class.

Enjoy!

Eco Lounge-ReCap

It is our mission to bring you FRESH food and GOOD vibes here in San Diego.  Every month for the past 2 months we have been hosting, The Eco Lounge at the Center for a Healthy Lifestyle in Solana Beach.  Its been an amazing experience.

We had a review done on us full of beautiful pictures and a great description of what we created, check that out here.

Stay ready for the next one.  You can follow our calender of events by joining our Meet Up Group at http://www.Meetup.com/OrganicBlood

Enjoy this video and be inspired to join us at our next event:

Organic Blood presents with LoVe: The Eco Lounge. 7/20 from 6-9pm

Here is the menu for the event-

RAW Food Menu:
Santa Fe Marinated Veggie Quesadilla
Summer Solstice Sun Burgers
Smokey Kale Salad
Mudslide Pie
Stone Fruit Pie

VEGAN Food Menu:
California Curry 
Herb Shroom Saute
Mucho Mateo Black Bean Taco
Picnic Kale Slaw
Green Potato Salad
Fresh Fruit Melody

Organic Blood presents with LoVe: The Eco Lounge

When we create events we do so with the thought of providing space that we really want to be a part of.  San Diego is a beautifully progressive city with a huge population of plant eaters.  We love that!!  We want to provide space for the herbivores to gather, eat, dance, sing, and connect with others. On June 30th we did just that.  The Eco Lounge was held at The Center for a Healthy Lifestyle in Solana Beach.  This center has been estabilished for the children at the Boys and Girls Club to come and learn how to garden and grow food.  They have done a wonderful job.  The ambiance at this “house” is inviting.  There’s a huge garden in the back filled with fresh food that you can grab and eat, and the front yard has a large deck patio with a fountain of running water. Inside the center is a large open kitchen which was perfect for Organic Blood/Planet Fuji chefs to create their magical delights.  In the kitchen Chef Matthew Purnell and Fuji Love served up RAW and Vegan food ready to order.  Amongst the delights we had black bean tacos with macademia nut sour cream and pineapple salsa, a black and brown rice melody with garlic herb mushrooms on top, and asian stir fry.  On our RAW food menu we had Summer Solstice Sun Burgers with fresh made ketchup, Pesto Spaghetti, Smokey Ginger Kale Salad, and 7 Layer Dip with Purple Corn Chips. Of course everything was organic and most of the produce was purchased at our local farmers market.  We had a bar going all night long serving SUPERFOOD Tonic Elixirs.  Some people were a bit tired from their day so they chose a tonic to give them energy, some people wanted to feel more mellow so they chose an appropriate tonic, and some people wanted to get in a love mood for after the party so they chose their elixir 🙂 We brought in THE BEST DJ we could find and of course, he’s a plant eater just like us.  DJ Dash Eye of the Tribe of Kings spun reggae music that really set the tone for the night. We were able to serve over 100 people throughout the night and the energy in there was inspiring.  Everyone got to connect with old friends and meet new friends. We had about 5 different Meet Up groups representing including members from our own www.meetup.com/organicblood Once the night started to wind down and everyones bellies were content, an impromtu open mic session started.  We had live poetry and rhymes and laughs. It was difficult to get everyone to leave, people simply didn’t want to disconnect from the vibe we collectively created.  Even after all the crew had packed up and shut down the spot, there was still people hanging out totally engulfed in conversation lol. Thank you to everyone who came and don’t worry, there will be more.  Look for the Eco Lounge to be open at least once a month and as we grow we will open it more frequently.  For the next one we are planning to incorporate yoga, more open mic time, and low lights for dancing 🙂

Inspiring while doing

Last year we spent Thanksgiving with my entire family.  This hasn’t been done in years.  My husband and I were the only ones who didn’t eat what was being served and instead prepared all of our own meals.  Of course we stood out and everyone wanted to know whats up.  When they asked we shared.  I remember at one point my Uncle telling me to “live a little” and to basically enjoy myself and eat what everyone else was eating.  Well, I don’t believe in living a little when I can LIVE A LOT!

The day of Thanksgiving I realized I had forgotten a few items and my Uncle took me wayyy across town to the nearest health food store to get what I needed.  That quick trip turned into hours with us getting lost but he was patient and even picked up a few items in the store.

I haven’t spoken to him since then but my mom spoke with him and he told her that he was very effected by what I had to say and decided to challenge himself to just one week as a vegetarian.  That week has since turned into 7 months and he has lost 30 pounds and feels renewed!!  He isn’t ready to fully go vegan but he is working his way into optimal health choices.

Thanks Unc, you have inspired me 🙂

Eat nothing, just breath

Could you do it?  What if it was the answer to all of your deepest desires?  Listen to the story of a family who has attained this level of conciousness:

Grow With Me

The only thing I’ve ever grown from a seed is my dog, Kali. Does that even count? I’ve had her mom, Bourgeois, since she was a puppy, and I was there the day Kali was conceived and the day she was born. Yeah, that counts. But I have never grown anything that I would eventually eat.

With the way things are in our society today, it seems imperative to start growing our own food. In fact, it seems that things have gotten to this point largely because of people depending on a system and not having the knowledge, resources, or the land to provide for themselves.

Nowadays, there are GMO’s in place of real organic heirloom foods. They are doing things such as adding frog genes into tomatoes, so they are more resistant to “pests”. The whole ecosystem is changing right before our very eyes.

Where do you fit in on this change? Are you doing nothing about it and letting it evolve “naturally”, or are you doing something to dam their river, so to speak, and change the current flow?

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Enemas

Reposted from http://www.BodyEcology.com

An Internal Bath for Your Colon

An enema is a method to flush waste out of the colon. It’s not such a bad idea when you consider that the average person may have up to 10 pounds or more of non-eliminated waste in the large intestine!1

Simply put, an enema cleans up the colon and induces bowel movements, leaving you feeling cleaner, lighter and healthier almost immediately.

Whistle Clean Means Everything

If you’ve read the Body Ecology Diet, you know that good health begins right in the gut. Eating a natural, wholesome diet with fermented foodsdrinking clean water, exercising, getting plenty of rest, and breathing fresh air is essential for proper digestion, vibrant health and well-being.

But all of your efforts toward a healthy lifestyle could go right down the drain if you’re not eliminating properly!

The main job of the colon is to absorb water and nutrients from food and remove waste and toxins. Over the years the colon walls can become encrusted with non-eliminated waste, making it sluggish and inefficient. When that happens, you might experience some of the following symptoms:

  • Allergies
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Swelling
  • Weight Problems
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Inability to Concentrate
  • Indigestion
  • Stomach Pains

Bacterial Gaper Delay of the Colon

When waste material travels too slowly through the intestines or you become constipated and they literally jam up, putrefaction and toxins occur. Constipation is damaging to every cell and to every organ in our body not just to our intestines. Our bodies are designed to absorb whatever is in the digestive tract… good or bad.

So in other words, if you begin your meal and eat truly healthy foods, and if you chew and digest them well, your body will absorb truly valuable nutrients. But if you leave putrefying, toxic waste in your system, your body will absorb that, too.

That’s the point where autointoxication, or self-poisoning occurs.

Digest This!

There’s no denying it – gastrointestinal diseases such as Crohn’s, Colitis, Diverticulitis, Irritable Bowel Syndromeand other diseases of the intestinal tract are a direct result of the foods we eat. Up to 100 million North Americans suffer from intermittent forms of digestive disease, making it the number one cause for hospitalization over any other group of disorders!2

Watch television for an hour or two and count how many commercials you see advertising over the counter and prescription drug products for digestive tract disorders. They’re enough to convince you that it’s perfectly normal to suffer the consequences of a bad diet, easily remedied with a pill.

So normal, in fact, that $2 – 2.5 billion dollars per year are being spent on these drugs. Two and a half BILLION!

Fit For a King

Enemas are not a new fad or something that’s only performed by those obsessed with their health. It wasn’t that long ago that enemas were routinely prescribed by doctors as part of a normal cure for illness.

An Egyptian king, as early as 1500 BC, was known to receive routine enemas by a physician who used them for regular medical treatments. The Egyptians believed that all diseases were caused by tainted, unwanted additions to food, or too much food, and understood how an enema could offer relief to serious situations.

Ancient regions in Africa, Greece, Babylonia, India and China used enemas.3 American Indians performed enemas. Louis XIV had almost 2000 enemas in his lifetime and stayed healthy throughout. And even the vivacious and voluptuous Mae West started every day with a morning enema. 4

Today the medical community has somehow disconnected itself with the benefits of enemas, and so it is up to us individually to take back a powerful tradition for maintaining health!

You Want Me To Put What, Where?!

Alright, before you hit the “Exit” button, let us put your mind at ease. The thought of an enema can be a little off-putting but they’re really much more comfortable than you might anticipate.

In fact, an enema can be a very nurturing experience.

All you need is either a bag or a bucket, specifically designed for an enema in mind, a gentle catheter, a little coconut or olive oil for lubrication, clean water and a little privacy. You can definitely get creative with what you can add to your enema but we’ll talk about that a little later…

Learn To Appreciate Enemas!

Before we get into enema-techno, let’s take a look at what you could see disappear with regular enemas:

  • Constipation
  • Candida Yeast Infections
  • Backache
  • Fatigue
  • Bloating
  • Indigestion
  • Weight Issues
  • Skin Conditions
  • Headaches
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Sinus Congestion
  • Flatulence
  • Loss of Concentration
  • Unpleasant Breath

If you experience any of those conditions, perhaps you should consider an enema!

Cleansing or Retention – Two Separate But Powerful Tools

There are two types of enemas – cleansing and retention.

The cleansing enema is retained for a short period of time until your natural peristaltic movement eliminates both the water and the loose fecal material. It is used to gently flush out the colon.

The retention enema is held in the body for longer. For example, the famous “coffee enema” is retained for approximately fifteen minutes or can also be left in and absorbed. Coffee enemas are an example of short term (fifteen minutes) retention enema. They were made popular by Max Gerson who used them with cancer patients to open the bile ducts increasing bile flow, helping to rid the liver of impurities.5

Examples of Cleansing Enemas:

  • Lemon Juice – Just what you need to clean the colon of fecal matter, balance its pH and detoxify the system
  • Apple cider vinegar in water – helps with viral conditions and to clear mucous from the body. Great if you suffer from nasal congestion or asthma.
  • Catnip Tea – Relieves constipation and congestion and will bring down a high fever
  • Burdock Root – Helps to eliminate calcium deposits and purify blood

Examples of Retention Enemas:

  • Coffee – A coffee solution (we mean a good organic breakfast blend, not decaf or instant) stimulates both the liver and the gallbladder to release toxins. (15 minutes only)
  • Minerals – this is one you will want to retain permanently. It helps rebuild the energy of the adrenals and the thyroid
  • Probiotic – Perfect for candidiasis and other yeast infections
  • Red Raspberry Leaf- High in iron, great for the eyes and particularly helpful for women 6

Each enema requires a slightly different method, but the results for each will be glorious. When a smaller amount of liquid is retained permanently we prefer to call this an implant. One cup of liquid with a probiotic, minerals or something green with chlorophyll (like wheat grass) makes an excellent implant. They’ll quickly have you on your way to a happier, healthier colon!

When Enemas are REALLY Important

Whenever you’re feeling lethargic or constipated, it’s a sure sign that an enema should be scheduled into your immediate future. Even if you’re feeling great, releasing extra toxins can only make you feel better!

But as you approach a healthier lifestyle and begin the Body Ecology Way, home enemas are incredibly important because:

  • Fermented Foods – As you begin to add fermented foods and drinks to your diet, such as cultured vegetableskefirCoco-Biotic or our new Innergy-Biotic, you might experience symptoms of yeast and pathogenic bacteria die-off as the good bacteria begin to colonize your inner-eco system. Gas and bloating is a signal that the mighty floras are busy attacking toxic waste in and on the colon walls.Home enemas will rinse out the toxins, helping to shorten the discomfort you might be feeling.

    Fasting – If you choose to fast, enemas are critically important. You must keep things moving out of your body because your cells will be dumping their toxins quickly. You will feel miserable if you are not cleaning downstream.

  • Colon Cleansers – If you’re using any type of clay cleansing agents to pull toxins out of the system, you’ll want to use an enema to help release the bulk. You don’t want to pull out toxins and leave them with nowhere to go!
  • Liver Cleansing – Because your liver dumps its toxins into your colon, you want to make sure the colon is open and in perfect working order to move all those toxins out quickly.

Why do we say PHUCK a 9-5? Here’s 10 reasons

Here are some reasons you should do everything in your power to avoid getting a job.

1. Income for dummies.

Getting a job and trading your time for money may seem like a good idea.  There’s only one problem with it.  It’s stupid!  It’s the stupidest way you can possibly generate income!  This is truly income for dummies.

Why is getting a job so dumb?  Because you only get paid when you’re working.  Don’t you see a problem with that, or have you been so thoroughly brainwashed into thinking it’s reasonable and intelligent to only earn income when you’re working?  Have you never considered that it might be better to be paid even when you’re not working?  Who taught you that you could only earn income while working?  Some other brainwashed employee perhaps?

Don’t you think your life would be much easier if you got paid while you were eating, sleeping, and playing with the kids too?  Why not get paid 24/7?  Get paid whether you work or not.  Don’t your plants grow even when you aren’t tending to them?  Why not your bank account?

Who cares how many hours you work?  Only a handful of people on this entire planet care how much time you spend at the office.  Most of us won’t even notice whether you work 6 hours a week or 60.  But if you have something of value to provide that matters to us, a number of us will be happy to pull out our wallets and pay you for it.  We don’t care about your time — we only care enough to pay for the value we receive.  Do you really care how long it took me to write this article?  Would you pay me twice as much if it took me 6 hours vs. only 3?

Non-dummies often start out on the traditional income for dummies path.  So don’t feel bad if you’re just now realizing you’ve been suckered.  Non-dummies eventually realize that trading time for money is indeed extremely dumb and that there must be a better way.  And of course there is a better way.  The key is to de-couple your value from your time.

Smart people build systems that generate income 24/7, especially passive income.  This can include starting a business, building a web site, becoming an investor, or generating royalty income from creative work.  The system delivers the ongoing value to people and generates income from it, and once it’s in motion, it runs continuously whether you tend to it or not.  From that moment on, the bulk of your time can be invested in increasing your income (by refining your system or spawning new ones) instead of merely maintaining your income.

This web site is an example of such a system.  At the time of this writing, it generates about $9000 a month in income for me (update: $40,000 a month as of 10/31/06), and it isn’t my only income stream either.  I write each article just once (fixed time investment), and people can extract value from them year after year.  The web server delivers the value, and other systems (most of which I didn’t even build and don’t even understand) collect income and deposit it automatically into my bank account.  It’s not perfectly passive, but I love writing and would do it for free anyway.  But of course it cost me a lot of money to launch this business, right?  Um, yeah, $9 is an awful lot these days (to register the domain name).  Everything after that was profit.

Sure it takes some upfront time and effort to design and implement your own income-generating systems.  But you don’t have to reinvent the wheel — feel free to use existing systems like ad networks and affiliate programs.  Once you get going, you won’t have to work so many hours to support yourself.  Wouldn’t it be nice to be out having dinner with your spouse, knowing that while you’re eating, you’re earning money?  If you want to keep working long hours because you enjoy it, go right ahead.  If you want to sit around doing nothing, feel free.  As long as your system continues delivering value to others, you’ll keep getting paid whether you’re working or not.

Your local bookstore is filled with books containing workable systems others have already designed, tested, and debugged.  Nobody is born knowing how to start a business or generate investment income, but you can easily learn it.  How long it takes you to figure it out is irrelevant because the time is going to pass anyway.  You might as well emerge at some future point as the owner of income-generating systems as opposed to a lifelong wage slave.  This isn’t all or nothing.  If your system only generates a few hundred dollars a month, that’s a significant step in the right direction.

2. Limited experience.

You might think it’s important to get a job to gain experience.  But that’s like saying you should play golf to get experience playing golf.  You gain experience from living, regardless of whether you have a job or not.  A job only gives you experience at that job, but you gain ”experience” doing just about anything, so that’s no real benefit at all.  Sit around doing nothing for a couple years, and you can call yourself an experienced meditator, philosopher, or politician.

The problem with getting experience from a job is that you usually just repeat the same limited experience over and over.  You learn a lot in the beginning and then stagnate.  This forces you to miss other experiences that would be much more valuable.  And if your limited skill set ever becomes obsolete, then your experience won’t be worth squat.  In fact, ask yourself what the experience you’re gaining right now will be worth in 20-30 years.  Will your job even exist then?

Consider this.  Which experience would you rather gain?  The knowledge of how to do a specific job really well — one that you can only monetize by trading your time for money – or the knowledge of how to enjoy financial abundance for the rest of your life without ever needing a job again?  Now I don’t know about you, but I’d rather have the latter experience.  That seems a lot more useful in the real world, wouldn’t you say?

3. Lifelong domestication.

Getting a job is like enrolling in a human domestication program.  You learn how to be a good pet.

Look around you.  Really look.  What do you see?  Are these the surroundings of a free human being?  Or are you living in a cage for unconscious animals?  Have you fallen in love with the color beige?

How’s your obedience training coming along?  Does your master reward your good behavior?  Do you get disciplined if you fail to obey your master’s commands?

Is there any spark of free will left inside you?  Or has your conditioning made you a pet for life?

Humans are not meant to be raised in cages.  You poor thing…

4. Too many mouths to feed.

Employee income is the most heavily taxed there is.  In the USA you can expect that about half your salary will go to taxes.  The tax system is designed to disguise how much you’re really giving up because some of those taxes are paid by your employer, and some are deducted from your paycheck.  But you can bet that from your employer’s perspective, all of those taxes are considered part of your pay, as well as any other compensation you receive such as benefits.  Even the rent for the office space you consume is considered, so you must generate that much more value to cover it.  You might feel supported by your corporate environment, but keep in mind that you’re the one paying for it.

Another chunk of your income goes to owners and investors.  That’s a lot of mouths to feed.

It isn’t hard to understand why employees pay the most in taxes relative to their income.  After all, who has more control over the tax system?  Business owners and investors or employees?

You only get paid a fraction of the real value you generate.  Your real salary may be more than triple what you’re paid, but most of that money you’ll never see.  It goes straight into other people’s pockets.

What a generous person you are!

5. Way too risky.

Many employees believe getting a job is the safest and most secure way to support themselves.

Morons.

Social conditioning is amazing.  It’s so good it can even make people believe the exact opposite of the truth.

Does putting yourself in a position where someone else can turn off all your income just by saying two words (“You’re fired”) sound like a safe and secure situation to you?  Does having only one income stream honestly sound more secure than having 10?

The idea that a job is the most secure way to generate income is just silly.  You can’t have security if you don’t have control, and employees have the least control of anyone.  If you’re an employee, then your real job title should be professional gambler.

6. Having an evil bovine master.

When you run into an idiot in the entrepreneurial world, you can turn around and head the other way.  When you run into an idiot in the corporate world, you have to turn around and say, “Sorry, boss.”

Did you know that the word boss comes from the Dutch word baas, which historically means master?  Another meaning of the word boss is “a cow or bovine.”  And in many video games, the boss is the evil dude that you have to kill at the end of a level.

So if your boss is really your evil bovine master, then what does that make you?  Nothing but a turd in the herd.

Who’s your daddy?

7. Begging for money.

When you want to increase your income, do you have to sit up and beg your master for more money?  Does it feel good to be thrown some extra Scooby Snacks now and then?

Or are you free to decide how much you get paid without needing anyone’s permission but your own?

If you have a business and one customer says “no” to you, you simply say “next.”

8. An inbred social life.

Many people treat their jobs as their primary social outlet.  They hang out with the same people working in the same field.  Such incestuous relations are social dead ends.  An exciting day includes deep conversations about the company’s switch from Sparkletts to Arrowhead, the delay of Microsoft’s latest operating system, and the unexpected delivery of more Bic pens.  Consider what it would be like to go outside and talk to strangers.  Ooooh… scary!  Better stay inside where it’s safe.

If one of your co-slaves gets sold to another master, do you lose a friend?  If you work in a male-dominated field, does that mean you never get to talk to women above the rank of receptionist?  Why not decide for yourself whom to socialize with instead of letting your master decide for you?  Believe it or not, there are locations on this planet where free people congregate.  Just be wary of those jobless folk — they’re a crazy bunch!

9. Loss of freedom.

It takes a lot of effort to tame a human being into an employee.  The first thing you have to do is break the human’s independent will.  A good way to do this is to give them a weighty policy manual filled with nonsensical rules and regulations.  This leads the new employee to become more obedient, fearing that s/he could be disciplined at any minute for something incomprehensible.  Thus, the employee will likely conclude it’s safest to simply obey the master’s commands without question.  Stir in some office politics for good measure, and we’ve got a freshly minted mind slave.

As part of their obedience training, employees must be taught how to dress, talk, move, and so on.  We can’t very well have employees thinking for themselves, now can we?  That would ruin everything.

God forbid you should put a plant on your desk when it’s against the company policy.  Oh no, it’s the end of the world!  Cindy has a plant on her desk!  Summon the enforcers!  Send Cindy back for another round of sterility training!

Free human beings think such rules and regulations are silly of course.  The only policy they need is:  “Be smart.  Be nice.  Do what you love.  Have fun.”

10. Becoming a coward.

Have you noticed that employed people have an almost endless capacity to whine about problems at their companies?  But they don’t really want solutions – they just want to vent and make excuses why it’s all someone else’s fault.  It’s as if getting a job somehow drains all the free will out of people and turns them into spineless cowards.  If you can’t call your boss a jerk now and then without fear of getting fired, you’re no longer free.  You’ve become your master’s property.

When you work around cowards all day long, don’t you think it’s going to rub off on you?  Of course it will.  It’s only a matter of time before you sacrifice the noblest parts of your humanity on the altar of fear:  first courage… then honesty… then honor and integrity… and finally your independent will.  You sold your humanity for nothing but an illusion.  And now your greatest fear is discovering the truth of what you’ve become.

I don’t care how badly you’ve been beaten down.  It is never too late to regain your courage.  Never!

Still want a job?

If you’re currently a well-conditioned, well-behaved employee, your most likely reaction to the above will be defensiveness.  It’s all part of the conditioning.  But consider that if the above didn’t have a grain of truth to it, you wouldn’t have an emotional reaction at all.  This is only a reminder of what you already know.  You can deny your cage all you want, but the cage is still there.  Perhaps this all happened so gradually that you never noticed it until now… like a lobster enjoying a nice warm bath.

If any of this makes you mad, that’s a step in the right direction.  Anger is a higher level of consciousness than apathy, so it’s a lot better than being numb all the time.  Any emotion — even confusion — is better than apathy.  If you work through your feelings instead of repressing them, you’ll soon emerge on the doorstep of courage.  And when that happens, you’ll have the will to actually do something about your situation and start living like the powerful human being you were meant to be instead of the domesticated pet you’ve been trained to be.

Happily jobless

What’s the alternative to getting a job?  The alternative is to remain happily jobless for life and to generate income through other means.  Realize that you earn income by providing value — not time – so find a way to provide your best value to others, and charge a fair price for it.  One of the simplest and most accessible ways is to start your own business.  Whatever work you’d otherwise do via employment, find a way to provide that same value directly to those who will benefit most from it.  It takes a bit more time to get going, but your freedom is easily worth the initial investment of time and energy.  Then you can buy your own Scooby Snacks for a change.

And of course everything you learn along the way, you can share with others to generate even more value.  So even your mistakes can be monetized.

 This is copied and reposted from http://www.StevePavlina.com