My Goals For An Amazing 2016

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If I had to sum up every single thing I want to achieve in 2016, I would have to say it would be indescribable. I want 2016 to be the year that I have trouble describing to people because of how amazing, inspiring, and fulfilling it was. As I’ve done for the last two years, though, I want to publicly list all of my main goals for this year, and there’s quite a few of them. Amazingly, though, I’ve already achieved a couple of them. I know it’s already halfway through February, but it’s a hell of a lot better than never.

1. Abundance

The main goal this year is to live a lifestyle filled with abundance. To me, this is all about mindset; you can live a life of abundance while living on a small income. This wonderful life we live can be transformed instantly with a change in perspective. I want to attract abundance this year, and that includes love, wealth, happiness, friends, family, and even the “greedy” possessions.

Abundance has recently become something that I strive everyday to have throughout 2016. I met some truly amazing and inspiring people last year, and through meeting them, I learned all about living a life filled with plentifulness. The rest of my goals for 2016 are going to be based around living a life of abundance in life, love, experiences, and possessions.

2. Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster

Yep, this is the year that I buy my first exotic car! I’ve truly been working around-the-clock with the goal of purchasing my first super-sports car by the end of the year. With the price of the V8 Vantage dropping dramatically due to depreciation, picking one up will only really set me back around $60,000 – a small price to pay for such a beautiful roadster.

The Aston Martin brand makes a statement that few other car companies have been able to pull off. The brand represents abundance, status, luxury, and performance. Sure, it’s not the fastest car you can buy for the price, but the way it makes me feel is what’s truly important here. When I see the car, I know it’s the right choice for my first exotic.

instagram-pictureCrazy enough, though, I posted a picture on Instagram over a year and a half ago while I was in Charleston, SC. The image was of a Ferrari 458 Italia, and the caption states that I plan to purchase my first supercar at the end of 2016. At the time, I had no clue how it was going to happen. I had just graduated high school, and I was ready for something new. Once again, little did I know, within the next year, Nic and I would increase our company’s revenue by 350%! With that, and everything else going on in life right now, I’m on track to purchase the Aston Martin by the time winter comes around… Oh well! That just brings me to my next goal!

 

3. Moving On & Moving Up

This is the year I leave Morristown, TN. Medium-sized towns are not for me (especially in the South-East). I’m ready for warm weather, a new atmosphere, and some damn good vegan food! That’s why this year, I’m moving to Orlando, Florida.

Over the past couple of years, I’ve had the opportunity to travel to a few cities. These include Austin, TX (my least favorite); Charleston, NC; Blacksburg, VA; New York City, New York; and the beautiful Orlando, FL. It wasn’t until the end of 2015 that I realized Orlando is the place for me.

Here’s a little back-story on how I found out this was the place for me. I’m a member of a Forex Trading community called Infinite Prosperity. At the end of 2015, they held the first Infinite Prosperity Ball, which was a truly life changing event! I originally didn’t have the chance to purchase tickets for the ball, but I decided to fly to Orlando and check it out. Along with me was my best friend and business partner, Nic King. On that trip, we ran into the founders of Infinite Prosperity at lunch, and I can’t even begin to explain how thankful I am for that! During the lunch, we were invited to the ball the next day, and of course we had to go! That trip was unforgettable. I met amazing, inspiring, and wonderful people, and I came home with the goal of moving to Orlando.

The atmosphere Orlando has, mixed with the amazing people, food, and weather made me decided that it was where I belong. By the beginning of 2017, I want to be living in that city – preferably the Winter Park area.

4. Travel

Over the past couple of years, I learned that traveling is a huge value of mine. I always come home with new perspective, memories, and I’m filled with passion, love, and happiness. This year, I’m going international again.

I’ve been to some countries in Europe and Central America before, but this time, I’m going further. At the end of the year, I’m going to be taking a trip to Bali for at least two weeks, followed by a trip to Australia for another couple of weeks. Given, I’m going to be gone for a month, so this is going to be quite a life-changing experience. For that, I’m motivated, excited, and ready. Oh god, am I ready for this trip!

After the memories I’ve made here in the United States, I can only image how crazy these memories are going to be on the other side of the world! I’ll talk much more about this trip when I learn more details, but expect greatness!

Along with that, I would like to return to Orlando for another visit before we move, and I would love to revisit New York City (perhaps with a new lover…)!

5. New MacBook Pro

So, as I said earlier in the article, I’ve already achieved a couple of the goals in this article. This is one of them. I was planning to buy a new MacBook Pro with a Retina display around the middle of the year. I just purchased a new 5k iMac last year, and I didn’t really need a new MacBook. However, the MacBook I was using at the time was out-dated, slow, and truly unusable. I couldn’t trade FX and travel, and that was starting to frustrate me. I couldn’t work away from my desk at home, and I couldn’t take it anymore.

One night a couple of weeks ago, I just decided to say fuck it and bought one. At the end of the day, I can receive a huge ROI on this just from traveling and working alone. Not to mention, this computer is a beast. I now have the ability to do everything I can at home while I’m anywhere with an internet connection.

Was it a bit impulsive to just do it randomly one night? Yeah, sure it was. Whatever, though, it was great purchase! It’s fun to be impulsive sometimes. I’ll just consider it a Valentine’s Day gift to myself!

6. Read & Write Daily

A few moths ago, I had just gone through a breakup that truly tore me apart for a while. It ended up, though, that it was the best thing that could have happened. The relationship was toxic, even though it was a relationship I once cherished.

I didn’t speak much of it, but I had an extremely hard time for a while. One day, I received a gift that truly changed my perspective. Nic purchased a “Five Minute Journal” for me, and I started writing everyday. I wrote my goals, affirmations, accomplishments, and failures. I laid it all out in the journal, and it helped. Within a week, I truly noticed a difference in myself.

I felt so much better about myself, my future, my past, and my goals. It brought me back to who I am and reminded me of what I’m meant to be doing for the world. It sounds weird that a journal can change a life so dramatically, but just reminding myself that I’m an amazing person was what I needed at that time.

With that, I realized that I want to write something everyday this year, even if it’s just in the journal. Additionally, I would love start reading daily again. This is something I did for a while a few months ago, and I was learning new concepts about life, love, money, and perspective constantly. I’m going to do that again starting today.

I want to document my days this year, and I want to learn something great from someone else’s perspective. I’ve always said that once you stop learning, you’re as good as dead. Considering I have a lot more life to live, I think I need to continue learning.

7. Share My Knowledge & Passions

Recently, I’ve learned that I have a huge passion for sharing the things I’ve learned and experienced over the last couple of years. I’m nowhere near where I aim to be in the end, but I’m closer than I have ever been. While I’m far from the smartest and most experienced in any field, I have been able to accumulate a lot of information since I started my journey through life.

I want to share these amazing experiences that I’ve been fortunate enough to have. I want to help other people along their journey. I want to be able to motivate just one person to be something better in life. There are so many ways to grow in life, and I truly believe that helping other people would also benefit my personal growth.

Along with a few other businesses that I have founded and currently own with Nic King, one of the newest is a business called Achievable. The entire purpose of this website is to send out motivational, inspirational, and kick ass content to members. Another business that we would love to start this year is still in the works of being validated. This business is more of an online course for people looking to start an online business to open up a new income stream. This idea is still in the very beginning stages of development, but it is something that is likely to be released near the middle of the year.

8. Grow Social Media Accounts

This category can really be a part of “Share My Knowledge & Passions”, but this one is much more specific. I’ve had close to 1,000 followers on Twitter for close to a year now, and that number has just sat there. I gain and lose an equal amount of followers each months, and it’s honestly become quite annoying. I want to share amazing content with people, and the best way to start doing that is to utilize the social media accounts that I have.snapcode

By the end of the year, I want to have my Twitter account to 10,000 followers, and I want my Instagram account to be around 2,000 followers. With that, though, I also want to grow my Snapchat account. I’m going to start doing “lessons” on Snapchat this year as an incentive to follow me on that platform. Those lessons will include anything from starting a business, Forex trading tips, behind the scenes content, and so much more. I am currently planning on doing two of these “lessons” each week starting in March, so if you’re interested, my username is PaFassler.

9. Relationships

This is something that is going to be extremely important to me in the year of 2016. Last year, I had three different relationships, and two of them were absolutely draining emotionally. One of them failed after over two years of what at times felt like hell, and the other two were much shorter. The longer one, which was the worst, was with a person I met in high school, and at the time, I was very naive to the fact that some people just are not worth the effort. People lie, manipulate, and drag you down for no reason, and I was too foolishly “in love” to put it all together.

Before I dive into this any further, I want to point out that just because a relationship ends doesn’t mean it failed. From every relationship you enter into with someone, being a friendship or traditional relationship of love, you learn a lot. Though the longest one that ended last year was the biggest failure, it was also the one I learned most from. I learned what I didn’t want. I learned who I didn’t want to become in a relationship, and most importantly, I learned what a real relationship needs to do for me in order for me to be happy.

I want this year to be much different; I want to have successful relationships with people. It doesn’t matter if it’s one relationship or 4. I just simply want to connect with amazing people on a deeper level. I want to find at least one person this year that I can see potential in. No, I don’t mean that I want to find someone to spend the rest of my life with. At the same time, though, if that came up, I wouldn’t be opposed to it. I’m open to anything right now, but simply put, I want to meet and connect with someone amazing. I want to spend time with someone who sees the world in a different way. This year, I want a relationship with someone who will travel, learn, grow, live, and prosper with me. I want to make a positive difference in someone’s life.

Quite frankly, I’m tired of being in relationships with people who have little to no motivation to make an impact on the world. I’m tired of being with people who are able to settle for mediocracy. This year, I’m going to enter into a relationship with someone that I can build with, and when I say build, I mean build each other up by traveling, learning, adventuring, being happy, and any other way.

There’s quite a lot more I want to say about all of this, but it’s probably best that I will leave that there for now.

10. Financial Freedom

This is one the categories I’m most apprehensive for. See, for some reason unknown to me, people freak out when you start talking about your financial goals. For some strange reason, it’s taboo in our society to publicly state your goals for finances. But fuck ’em. The thing is, I’ve set my sight on an income of $30,000/month by the end of the year. It’s honestly nothing too ridiculous; people make more than that every single day. Is it a good income? Hell yeah, it is, but people make much more than that a month. This is going to be a goal that’s difficult to achieve, but it’s most certainly achievable.

By around the end of fall, I see myself being in a position where that is my income. Thankfully so, too, because Aston Martin’s aren’t known for their great running costs… From the research I’ve done, they don’t seem to be too reliable either, but that’s perfectly fine with me. I’ve prepared for that, and I’m thrilled that I know I’ll be in that position by the end of the year!

So there it is! Those are some of my main goals for the year, and it’s going to be absolutely insane! I’m so excited for everything that’s coming this year, and I can’t wait to share everything on Twitter, Snapchat, and Facebook! Go ahead and follow me there to keep up, and sign up for my email list to stay updated on everything in one place!

Doing What You Love

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All throughout life, I remember being told to be someone that I’m not. It was rarely ever said by family, but it was typically said by people who had no clue who or what I was. More often than not, it was a teacher who thought they knew what was best for every student, which is impossible, or it was someone who seems to be bitter about the life that they had chosen to live. For the most part, when I was younger, I would believe the lies that were being fed to me. I mean, in all honestly, who didn’t? When all you know is what others tell you, it is all you can believe, until you reach the point where you know how to think for yourself.

I’ve been told, as I’m sure you and most people you know, to become an engineer, doctor, or any other job that society holds high due to the fact they are typically well paid. But there comes a point where I realized that I had no interest in becoming any of those things. I don’t want to be an engineer that solves someone else’s problems. I don’t want to be a doctor and deal with disease and illness. I should be an accountant? Hell no. Pharmacist? No thanks… Not to say that anything is necessarily wrong with any of these things, but it’s not for me. It’s not what I want by any means.

Don’t get me wrong, I love helping people and solving problems, but I want to help people in my own way. I want to solve problems that I find interesting and important, not what someone tells me to solve. It’s not who I am. I’d rather be they person telling the engineer to solve a problem and pay him the high salary that is expected by society.

But all of this brings me to my main point, which is that we are never told and shown that thinking for yourself and doing what you love can pay off 1,000x more than a nice paycheck, and if you want to make it really insane, I could tell you that a paycheck isn’t going to make a difference if you’re miserable in your position. I would rather make $50,000/year and love what I do, have free time, and be with people I love, in lieu of making $100,000/year with no time, a failing relationship with family, and not having the opportunity to enjoy what I’ve done for myself and the people around me.

Another disclaimer, I’m not saying I want to settle for less than anything that I can possibly achieve. I will be in the financial positive I work towards, and I will have my dream Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 by the time I’m 22, but I also want to achieve it by doing what I love and following my dreams. More often than not, the founder or an executive of the company is driving the supercar, not the employee. Society tell you to become the employee for a few reasons, which consist of: 1) Society needs low, medium, and high level employees to function in a smooth way, and 2) Nobody wants to see you be that much more successful than them, and they see it as impossible.

Your family can say they want you to succeed and do this and that, but sometimes, they don’t actually mean it. Let’s say your older brother works 60 hours/week in a job that he isn’t too happy with, but it “pays the bills.” First off, when someone works for the sole purpose of paying bills, they’re going to be miserable. Understand that, and you’ll be able to avoid those people as much as possible. Unless they’re looking for change, they’re only going to bring you down. Secondly, they’re going to be extremely jealous if you’re loving what you do, making money, and have time to enjoy yourself. We experience jealousy from time the we truly have a enough sense to know what we have. As humans, we typically want more, which is great. It leads to innovation, invention, progress, etc. That is, when the person channels that strive in a positive way.

Unfortunately, most people channel that energy in a negative way, which is where we get jealousy from. Instead of working for something better, the person just assumes that they won’t be able to get it. Snarky comments about you will be made, and people will make you sound like a fool – all for the reason of feeling bad about what they have. For some strange reason, people cannot be happy with what they have already. I love striving for more, but I also realize that I am more than happy with the current position I am in. I want more, and I will have more bigger and better things, but I also love what I have now – family, friends, a wonderful girlfriend, and enough income to enjoy them all. But I also have a job that I love, and it’s a job that is always expanding and changing. I could not deal with a monotonous job or career. It would drive me insane. I need change to keep going, and that’s what running a company with Nic and trading Forex does for me. It allows an ever-changing life. And yes, some months are better than others, but there are no months that are exactly the same. I love that.

It’s no coincidence that people become unhappy doing something they don’t love or even wanted to do, every day of their life. When you’re thinking about what you might want to do with your life, keep that in mind. If you don’t love it, if you don’t have a passion or burning desire for it, take some time to think and reconsider. Also, remember that it is never too late to pursue a dream that you once had, even if you have a family that you need to support. It’s been done before is much worse conditions, and there are ample opportunities in this world. You truly have no excuse. Make it happen.

 

“I’ve Got a Case of the Monday’s…” – Dreading the Days Away

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Recently, I was browsing my Facebook News Feed, which these days is a mistake, as I just get irritated with the fact that most of it is people I graduated high school with complaining about everything, and yes, I do mean everything. Every Saturday and Sunday, though, I see the same thing. “I’m so not looking forward to Monday,” says one friend. “Monday’s ruin all the fun from the weekend,” says another. But my favorite thus far is quite an interesting one. “I’ve sure got a case of the Monday’s today. Work sucks. Job sucks. This day is ****. And I just want it to be the weekend again!!” says my new best friend on the social network! All of that brings me to my point of the article – why live a life you dread?

I get it; people have bad days. However, that seems to be a bit excessive. To be honest, if you dread what you do so much that you feel the need to post a status update about it, maybe you should reconsider what you need to do with your life. I cannot imagine living a life where I woke up on Sunday morning and had a feeling of sadness and dread for the next day or few days until the weekend. Trust me, I’ve had things in my life I wasn’t looking forward to, but I found that if I have to do it, I will do it with a positive attitude. Complaining about the future only sets you up for failure – being unhappy.

When you’re unhappy, you’re unmotivated, not productive, stressed, a stressor to those around you, and more than likely, no fun to be around. Who wants that? Do you honestly think for a minute that your friends want to sit around and complain about tomorrow with you every time you hang out? No, because believe it or not, people want happiness and motivation and a reason to keep going. Even unhappy people don’t want to associate themselves with other unhappy people. So why do we, as a society, think it is okay to complain publicly about the “Monday’s?” Why do we accept that you’re just supposed to not enjoy your work week? How twisted of a society are we?

When I work, I feel happy, more productive, motivated, and accomplished. When I’m lazy, I feel unmotivated; thus, I don’t accomplish anything to further myself as a person and become unhappy. I become lazy when I feel like I’m dreading something, so I simply turn that into “Hey, when I get this done, and I’m free to work on what I love.” So I do it, finish it, and move on to what I love. Even if you love your work as much as I love mine, you’re still going to have those tasks (weekly for me) that you just don’t enjoy like you used to. But since when does complaining fix that? Get it done, and move on to what you love about it. After all, you picked your career (hopefully) because you had some interest in it. Find that interest again, and use it to your advantage.

Additionally, if it just makes you that unhappy, find something else. Sure, you may have kids, a family, a longtime career, but you can make small steps toward finding something new. Your income isn’t worth losing your happiness. It never has been. The worst thing you can do to yourself is force yourself to be miserable. So let it go. Find what you love, and go for it. It is truly never too late. Sometimes, you need to take the worst situation and find the best opportunity. So next time you start to complain about Monday, maybe you should realize that it’s not Monday that sucks. It may not even be your job that sucks. It’s your attitude that does.

Why I Love Change

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We seem to be living in a world that is terrified by change, but I’ve never been able to figure out why. From what I’ve always understood, change is something that is required to keep the world progressing forward. Once we stop changing, we become stagnant, and since when is that efficient? When things stay the same for too long, I get bored, and I lose motivation. After all, what’s the point in going on if things will just stay the same? If I’m correct, the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, expecting a different result. If you’re doing the same thing, day by day, and you’re expecting a different result, doesn’t that technically classify as insanity, if nothing is changing by design? That may be a bit farfetched to some; however, take a minute to think about what it actually means.

For some people, it may work just fine. After all, there are many different types of people in this world, but for me personally, having things stay the same for too long gets boring. Don’t get me wrong, I think a consistent relationship with people is important. I think consistency is important in many aspects of life, but sometimes, it’s good to get out and try little things that can cause quite a bit of change in your life.

It doesn’t necessarily have to be a change that affects your entire life, family, friends, education, and every other aspect. But sometimes, even changing something as simple as your thoughts can have a huge affect on your life. Additionally, changing your office around, or changing your bedroom’s arrangement can have your massive change on your overall workflow, mindset and more.

And that’s why I love change, no matter how big or small it may be. It affects your mindset, workflow, and can have a huge boost in motivation for your overall day. I certainly don’t really want to become stagnant in life and be doing the same thing everyday with always getting the same end-result. That, to me, would drive me insane, and I would feel like I was not really getting anything productive and forward-moving accomplished through the days.

Changing things up allows you to see yourself, or even the world, from a different perspective. It gives you the chance to clear your mind and move forward. Times change, and when you as a person stay motionless in life, you won’t get nearly the experience you would be getting if you were opened and accepting to change.

What are your thoughts on change? Does the concept of it sound nice, but when it happens, does it make you reconsider? Let us know in the comments below. We love to know what you are thinking!