Tips to get started teaching English online in the next few weeks

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Over the past few years, there has been an increase in the number of people working remotely all over the world. This has been exacerbated by the COVID pandemic which impacted our economies, increased unemployment, and produced a greater number of online work opportunities.

This has led to an understanding that remote work will soon be the norm.

While 2020 may be considered the year of remote work, it is just the beginning as we see the trend continuing in 2021.

Whether it's the global pandemic, a need for additional income, or the desire to have more flexibility in our…

Massive action and learning from mistakes might be the best solution.

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Ever since I left the U.S. to live abroad in November 2019, I knew I wanted to live differently.

Working as an administrative assistant for more than two years left me feeling like an aimless zombie.

Almost two years later, rather than an aimless zombie, I am more of a paralyzed worrywart. As one of my friends often jokes; I’m a girl with ‘first world problems.’

At a time when almost eight billion people cover this earth, when a global pandemic has changed our life as we know it, and when everyone wants to be a freelancer or influencer, the…

Because building wealth starts with taking control of your money

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Learning how to create a budget is a skill we should all learn. It helps us keep track of our spending and achieve our financial goals.

Believe it or not, managing your money is about three. simple. things: knowledge, discipline and patience. And by knowledge I mean basic math.

A personal budget is a practical tool you use to keep track of how much money comes in each month and how much you spend. It allows you to tell your money what to do.

Why is it important to have a budget?

There are SO MANY REASONS why keeping a budget is helpful:

  • To ensure you have enough…

As long as I was awake, negative thoughts permeated every minute of the day.

It was the middle of March 2016, and the nervousness had taken it’s toll. Surprisingly, it was an old washing machine that did it. A constant headache, for sure. However, it was the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back.

When the machine busted, something inside me became unhinged. The tears poured out unapologetically.

When The Negative Thoughts Outweigh The Positive Ones

Enlightened moments are few and far in between. That day in March, for the first time in my entire life, I realized something was wrong.

Looking back four years later, I’ve learned…

What made us the person we are today? Perhaps reflecting on how our childhood impacts us can help us better understand.

The pain in others is much more obvious

It is much easier to examine others. Countless celebrity stories, for instance, trace destructive behaviors back to an experience in their childhood.

Michael Jackson struggled because of his father’s ambitions. Consequently, as an adult, he built an amusement park to live an experience stolen from him.

Marilyn Monroe was given up by her birth parents. Therefore, she sought validation from men — hence her provocative image and her three marriages.

Some celebrities are forthcoming about their own struggles. They…

When we’re facing difficult situations, we might be wary of others helping us. However, our concern about our loved ones begs the question of how we can effectively support others. This is especially true during these uncertain circumstances we face today.

Putting our nose in other people’s business sometimes gets the best of us. Even when we view our intrusiveness as caring concern, however, trying to meddle in another’s problems can lead to the opposite of what we intended.

We can all think of that typical nosy person, who must always put their two cents in about another’s life —…

In a previous post, I discussed how we can change our poverty mindset into a wealth mindset. In this post, I’ll expand on the concept by touching on the idea of scarcity mindset versus an abundance mindset.

Whereas poverty and wealth relate to finances, scarcity, and abundance apply to all areas of our life.

Having a scarcity mindset implies that our focus is on what we don’t have — our limitations.

An abundance mindset, in contrast, equips us to look at situations from the perspective of the glass half-full: everything we want is available to us if we persist in…

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Traveling starts long before we step our foot inside an airplane.

The silky sound of the erHu transports us to the tall, pristine mountains of China we see in films.

A colorful sari reminds us of that trip to India we’ve always wanted to take.

A whiff of the bakery on our way to work invites into our palette the memory of those sweet croissants we devoured on last year’s trip to Paris.

We cement these stereotypes into our mind. They evidence of our limited experience of our world.

Looking at a map can inspire excitement, but it doesn’t reveal…

Self-love is something I had to teach myself.

I grew up with my mom’s side of the family, filled with a love that was nurturing in many ways. As I started coming out of my adolescent shell, however, I started feeling suffocated by this nurture.

My way of seeing life differed significantly from theirs, and I felt conflicted for many years by this realization.

Where it all accelerated

A two-year trip to Egypt that began in August 2015 allowed me the breathing room I didn’t know I needed. It nudged me in the direction of self-reflection.

I returned to the U.S. in 2017. The…

The pain of expectation

One Sunday afternoon, almost 2 years ago, I cried the most I’ve ever cried in a relationship.

Anxious that I hadn’t heard from my boyfriend in a week, I called for us to meet.

By 1 p.m. on Sunday I’d finally summoned the courage to dial his number.

I’d been checking my phone religiously throughout the entire morning hoping that somehow I’d missed his call.

A reasonable time, I gathered, since we had agreed to meet at around 2 or 3 pm.

My anxiety was top level, but somehow, I’d managed to make the call.

“Hello? Angela? Good morning.” “Good…

Angela Martinez

Writing about fulfillment, money, discipline, education and motivation.

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