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The Essential Guide to Remote Working - Master Freedom of Time & Make Technology Your Slave

teacher avatar Mark Bellinger, Entrepreneur & Entertainer

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10 Lessons (39m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Without the 'Why' ...the 'How' doesn't matter

    • 3. Why Remote Working Is Easy

    • 4. Time v Value - An Attitude Change

    • 5. Discipline Yourself or Be Disciplined By Others

    • 6. 6 Find Your Muse - Stepping Out Of The Comfort Zone

    • 7. What Work?

    • 8. The Tools I Use As My Slaves

    • 9. Recommended Reading & Listening

    • 10. Summary & Project

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About This Class

This is your beginners guide to remote working where I have condensed more than twenty years of my own experience to help guide you towards mastering freedom of your most precious asset...TIME

Who is this course for?

  • If you have never remote worked but love the idea of it then this is a perfect course for you.
  • If you are already remote working, I am confident there will be plenty of tips on this course that will help you streamline or grow what it is that you do.
  • If you are an employee who wishes they could remote work then I will teach you how to do that or even convince your boss to let you do so in your current role.
  • If you are an employer or manager who hates the idea of having their employees remote working then you need this course more anybody because after watching this course your companies productivity and profit could absolutely go through the roof!

Your course will start with the why, we will then move onto the how with real world examples and I will also talk about the tools and technology that I use as my slave to free up even more of my time.

I feel really passionately about this subject because there is simply no reason for the millions of people who commute every day to go through that stress, there is no reason that parents should watch their children grow up in bed or miss precious moments with their friends and family.

I constantly meet people who tell me they wish they could work like I do which was my motivation to create and present this course.

It has never been easier to remote work, so invest a small amount of your valuable time by clicking "Take This Course"

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Mark Bellinger

Entrepreneur & Entertainer


I am an Entrepreneur and Professional Entertainer specialising in the Creation and Licensing of unique Entertainment Software, more recently using Virtual and Augmented Reality.


Virtual and Augmented Reality technology can set your Business apart from the competition and give you an unrivalled advantage in your sector.

I can help you Pioneer future proof solutions with a Proven Lean and Fast Development process that will Quickly get You from Storyboard to Implementation and Results.

I can guide you in Practical terms about the Possibilities, Ideas and Solutions, right through to What you Need and How to Implement it.

For over two decades I have been Helping Businesses utilise the latest cutting edge Technologies, create compelling Digi... See full profile

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1. Introduction: Hello, I'm Mark Bellenger. I'm an entrepreneur specializing in the creation of entertainment software. More recently, virtual and augmented reality. Now, one way or another, I've been remote working since 1997. Yes, you heard that, right? That's nearly 20 years where I've practically eliminated commuting, eliminated unnecessary overheads, increased profits and, more importantly, given back the most precious asset of all to me, the team of people I work with. And that's time you and I definitely have one thing in common. We both get gifted each day, 24 hours. The difference is how much of that 24 hours do you control to do the things you want to do ? Spend that time where you want to spend it on with who you spend that time with. This is a beginner's guide to remote working where I have taken all of my experience over the last 20 years and condensed it into this course so you can learn to how to leverage and take control of your time. So who is this course designed for? Well, if you're somebody that loves the idea off remote working at freelance, someone inside what you currently do, starting your own business. This is a perfect beginner's guide for you. If you're somebody already does remote working, I'm absolutely confident you'll find lots of tips and tricks in this course that will help you streamline what is currently day. If you're an employer manager, company owner, somebody who's looking at remote working to reduce overheads and absolutely skyrocket profits in your business, you absolutely need this course. Your course will start with the why will move on to the how and the what. I'll give you real world examples. I also teach you how I use technology as my slave to free up even more time. I feel really passionate about this subject because there is absolutely no reason why so many millions of people should need to go through the stress of commuting every day, wasting valuable time and resources constantly meet people that talk to me and say that they wish they could grow like I did. That was my primary motivation writing I'm presenting to you this course. It has simply never been easier to remote work, so invest a small amount of time with me. Now let's free up your future 2. Without the 'Why' ...the 'How' doesn't matter: So first off, let me explain that I'm gonna teach this course in broad terms so it could be helpful to you, regardless of where you are right now, Our goal is to get you from where you are now and guide you to where you want to be. In order to do that, you need to ask yourself, why is your wife do not skip this section? That how on the practicalities we will get to later is a massive gotcha. If you don't go through this exercise, I'm going to assume if you're watching this course that you don't currently love what you do. Or very least, there is an changes that you want to make to design your lifestyle the way you want it to be. I speak to people the time that tell me they love their jobs. But when I asked them if they would still go in on a Monday if they didn't get paid, they say no. So, really, they're in love with the paycheck, not necessarily the job that delivers that paycheck. So right now, let me pose you a question to cogitate. This is gonna be the project for this course if you could wake up every day, had 24 hours where you didn't need to earn money, you could do ever you wanted to do wherever you wanted to be. What would that look like? How would that make you feel Now? Don't rush this. And don't worry if you're struggling to come up with an answer. It took me quite some time when I was very first posed this question because I have never been asked it before. My careers adviser at school didn't ask me what I wanted to do with my life. They looked at my exam results and they sent me off in a direction based on the exam results that that I had got. So this is a really, really important question that if you've never been asked before, it's absolutely vital that you take some time to think about the answer to the question. What might be helpful to use if I read to you the very first statement I made. Now I've modified this many, many times over the years, but the first time I was asked to write this down, this is what I wrote. I want to wake up every day and do the things I love to do and enough money to comfortably pay the bills. I would spend time with people I love work with, like minded people who motivate me. So that's the first statement I came up with. I put the things I loved digs. At that point, I didn't know what that waas, but that was fine. It set me off on the power of attraction, brought those things to me as well, explained later on, in this course top tip. If you can work out, what is you love to do and how to get paid to do it, you will never, ever worked for someone again in your life. 3. Why Remote Working Is Easy: so to explain my passion for remote working, let me give you a quick potted history. I left school at 16. I went to work in a D i y store. I was there for a couple of years, and then I was very fortunate to get into field sales. Quite young. At the age of 18 on, I spent the next 78 years in field sales. Now, I'm not proud of this fact, but I think I worked for 20 different companies during that time. I got to the point where I was jumping from job to job to job, a better company car, better salary. It's not something I'm proud off now, but I think the key moment was I was in the managing director's office of this company I was working for, he said. Mark Texi, on his opening line was this. He said, Marc, you seem to think you're some kind of a free spirit around here. To which I replied, Well, thank you very much, I immediately realized by the look on his face it wasn't meant to be a compliment, and that's when the penny started to drop that I probably wasn't really great employees material, and I should probably be working for myself. It was around this time that a friend off mine, a geek who had a history in software development, he was writing games for things like the ZX spectrum that Commodore 64. Some of you gonna have to Google that. But he we were chatting and I said, Well, what you're up to these days, he said. I'm into websites now is what's a website? Eso? He explained to me. What websites Where? And I thought, Well, that looks cool. I thought, Well, I can sell, You can make websites And that is where my first company was started. In partnership with my friend on, I spent the next few months knocking on doors and saying Hey, join a website where people say to me, What's a website? And I go? Well, it's like your business online and they go what's online and I go Well, you know, I could computer. It's like your computer and everyone else's computer connected. They go. Let me stop you there something I haven't got a computer now, of course What? I look back. This is quite funny because of where the Internet is now, but it was very new at that time on, and in respect of remote working myself and my friend that was doing these websites, we were remote working right back then. This was 1997 1998. Voice over I p. What we now know is things like Skype was available. Then it was rubbish. She didn't really work very well, but it was possible. You know, Web Page would take like, a minute to load. But it worked. And I wrote, ah, white paper back then called Generation Flex. And I proclaimed that within 10 years the commute would be dead. Nobody would be going into an office. I was wrong. I was dead wrong because we see now, even with all this technology, people are still commuting to go and sit at a desk in front of a computer and a phone, which to me, is utter, utter madness. So remote working worked, then it definitely works now. So the question is, why do more people not do it on the answer? The only answer I can come up with is its attitude. There needs to be an attitude change. Top tip change is constant. Embrace it, take the opportunities from it 4. Time v Value - An Attitude Change: Let's talk about time versus value. What's your time worth? Someone asked me recently what my day rate Waas and I don't really have one, because on I don't really understand day rates or hourly rates, I pay people by the project on. If I give someone a project to do and they give me a price, and that fits with what I want then then that works. If if they managed to do that project in 1/10 of the time of someone else, that's that's their value through their experience. So I was commenting recently on a siege I animation. I did. It took me a couple of days, I guess, from storyboards to completion. And they said, Wow, two days I support you but it's sort of 10 years plus two days that the level experience that you have is relative. What I could do in 24 hours and what you could do in 24 hours will very much depend on what the task is in hand. In the experience that both of us have. Truth is now I think about it that C g I project that took me sort of to actual days of work. What's two days of work is that eight hours or 12 hours? The the truth was, I probably spent many, many hours thinking about that before I actually got to doing it. So you have to really think in terms of remote working, is that how you're going to charge your time and what your time is worth? Are you going to charge people for thinking time so there isn't really a finite number, but what you need to get in your head is the number of what you want to learn, what your time is worth the type of projects that you really want to work on. It's It's a very, very subtle attitude change, but it's really important for you to understand. So let's say you're an employer. You have the projects in the task that you want completed in the next week. And let's say it's a Monday to Friday type situation. What do you do if you have something? It comes to you and everything that you wanted them to get done that week. They've nailed it by Wednesday. Lunchtime. It's done is the highest quality. It's perfect. Do you rub your hands with glee and thing right. What else can I get this person to do? Or do you go right? That's it. Off for the weekend. I'll see some tasks next week. What's your attitude towards that? I remember years ago when I started my first company with my colleague, the Web company Onda. Until we got some business in. I was working nights stacking shelves on. I remember the first there, too enough I was showed what to do. I was given my section and within about four hours had completed it. It was really good. So I went to the supervisor, I said, Or can I shoot off? And he went, Well, now you can go and help Bulb on jams Now, Bob, I've been working on jams for four years, and Bob took a good eight hours to do his section. He made the work fit the time that was allocated Onda again. It's an attitude change. Do you want the work done, or do you want people to be that workplace for a period of time? Because people will make the work fit to the time. Surely it's a better thing to do to get the work done it has to be a high quality shouldn't be rushed. But you I feel very strong. You should value people's time, time versus value. Top tip. Ask yourself what is your time worth? What do you want to earn and why? 5. Discipline Yourself or Be Disciplined By Others: Okay, I've got some good news on. I've got some bad news. Which would you like first? The bad news. OK, come on. It was a 50 50 chance. But seriously, the bad news is remote working might not be for you, or it might require you to adjust your mindset. If you've been working as an employee and you've been working in the conventional rut, as I like to call it, you've been brainwashed into thinking that the working week starts on a Monday. That working week finished on a Friday, Saturday and Sunday are your weekends. You can have 20 something days, holiday per year. This'd is not the mindset of someone that does remote working remote working is something that can be done at any time of the day when it fits with you. Yes, they're still deadlines to still projects that need to be finished. But you you might have to understand that there are some gouaches with remote working that you need to overcome. I'm gonna go through a few of those now, so the 1st 1 is guilt. Some people feel guilty if there no at their desk or starting their worker nine oclock on a Monday, and that's partly because we've been conditioned to think right from when we were meant to be at school. First thing in the morning, we're told, if you don't rise early, it's a bad thing. The truth is, with the remote working. If you're a morning person, great. Get up early. Get away your stuff done on free up the rest of the day. If you're not a morning person, then do the work. When it suits you, I run a team of creative people, and you can't tell someone to be creative. At nine o'clock on a Monday morning, the motivation might come to them a weekend. It could come at any time, but sometimes people feel guilty if they're not working. Sometimes the most productive thing you can do is not. Work is sometimes just the chill. To read a book to go and take a walk. It don't feel guilty about not being at work at nine o'clock and finishing work a different time to other people. That does take some people a little time to adjust to, but don't feel guilty. Another massive gotcha with remote working is distraction. Part of the reason that managers on business owners want their employees to be in an office is that it's a condensed environment where it's a work environment. When you're working from home, there can be lots of other distractions. You maybe have a partner that can't get their head around. The fact that when you're home, you're working, it's it's You have to set out a very clear discipline for yourself as to when you're working. If you can have a separate room to be working when the door is closed you're working on. It also allows you to walk away from the work and close to the ongoing. Right now I'm not working. There could be the distractions when you're when you're in a home environment that there are little task little chores around the house. You think all that shelf could do with a bit of painting. Oh, I better put the washing on. All of those things have find those a part of the benefits of remote working is that you can soft in different things. I might hit something to go and render on a computer, and I go okay, we're going pop off and do a few of those times, but you have to have a plan. You have to be disciplined. And, of course, remote working doesn't mean you're working from home. I often work while traveling from my hotel room. Um, recently I was actually lying in a pool and doing doing some work and watching Cem research videos. Remote working is about finding what works for you. If I'm writing something, I need to be in a quiet environment because I don't need distractions. If I'm doing design work, I could like a going to design work in a cafe or anywhere. Sometimes you want to be in a place where there's lots of people. It's about finding what works for you and understanding what for you is a distraction from what actually complements your working environment. Let's talk about perception, other people's perception of what you do. People often have the impression that remote workers don't work hard. What we do is we work smart. We worked when we want to work in the most effective way possible. Remember what other people think of you is none of your business, what you have to understand. Those other people might be jealous of the way that you work eso. So when you start remote working, you're doing something differently. Whenever you step out off the ordinary line, other people do start to perceive you in a different way, and some people find that uncomfortable. But it's something worth being aware off and to the good news. The good news is simply this. If you can discipline yourself and plan yourself on, organize your day properly. You need never have a boss again. Remember, you can either discipline yourself or you'll be disciplined by others. Top tip. I've learned the hard way that it's not always a great idea to advertise where you're working from. Yes, it's very cool if I can fire off some emails between some diving in the middle of the Red Sea, but the person that you're emailing, they might be in a gloomy office. Where is the world is your office? It's not always a good idea Toe hack them off by advertising that fact 6. 6 Find Your Muse - Stepping Out Of The Comfort Zone: Now, I'm a big advocate of planning on organizing, but you have to accept that you can't control everything. There are only really two things in your control. One is your own actions and to your attitude and how you react to other situations that occur. A good example of this is my business partner that I told you about earlier in this course where we had the red business. After several years, it was it was obvious that our dreams and our ambitions weren't compatible any more. And we were going to go our separate ways on. That was a massive change in a massive upset in my life. So what I thought I would do is explain to you what happened next. A very abridged version of that because I think it would be helpful for some of you that are looking to find your muse, find your thing that you're really passionate about. The truth was, up until then, it wasn't like I wasn't enjoying what I was doing. Yes, I was remote working, and I knew that that was something I enjoy doing. But I hadn't yet found my passion. I hadn't really yet found my true vocation. So let me tell you what happened next. So I went for a fairly massive change. I decided to leave the country go abroad. I went to a place called Lands Authority. I loved playing squash and I secured myself a role teaching squash. So the idea waas that I was going to get away from everything, teach people how to little hit a little rubber ball. I kept a few of the Web clients from our Web business that I could service remotely from out there. I was going to take newly found passion of playing guitar and going sit on a beach and write songs, and that was going to be my life. I was mildly terrified, cause I've never traveled before. I'd never been away on by the first week, as as in any job, any position you want to try and fit in, And the first week I was there, I was. I was. I was told that I would be taking part in a thing called the Green Team show. It was going to be a show that the sports instructors put on every Monday. They didn't mention that in the interview. Uh, What's that all about? While I was at one of the rehearsals, the entertainment manager, they got a phone call on it was the guy who's played guitar in the Sports Cafe on the result on Apparently he was. He was sick and hey was phoning to tell her. Now, one of the other members of the team kindly pointed out to the entertain manager that this new going the squash coach or he's got a guitar. So before you know it, after the rehearsal, I was asked to come on, speak to the entertainment manager, said all. Could you? Could you play some guitar for us in the Sports Cafe? And I support? Absolutely no, I've only just might be learning. I've never played in front of anyone before. Absolutely no, absolutely no. So she convinced me to play a little bit, so I played the two bars of yesterday by the Beatles, and before I knew it, I was booked Friday. I'd be playing in the Sports Cafe. Um, now, of course, I could have said no. And this is the thing about stepping out of your comfort, so sometimes that you need to try things you've never done before. Um, now, I'd like to tell you that when the Friday came that I was there and it was it was it was amazing. I was terrible. I was bloody awful. The place was Ramdas. Well, I mean, it's the biggest amount of people I think I've ever played in front of. Was this very first time I've never used a microphone. I'd It was honestly, it was truly terrible. But there were two things I learned from that one. I didn't sleep that night because, truthfully, I really enjoyed it. I'd really enjoyed the whole situation. And the next day, actually, someone recognized me. And they know I saw you last night in the Sports Cafe. Very, very funny. Haven't laughed so much in a long time. It is very clever, though. The way you're pretending you didn't know the cords and getting people to join in with the words. And of course, it wasn't an act. I really was terrible. I really didn't know what I was doing, but, um, that also made me realize that you don't necessarily have to be good to be entertaining. And this was really the start of a brand new career for May, which has gone on for many years. Um, the next abridged version of that was I. I spent many, many months there, and I played a bit more guitar, and I got to present the show s O. I was starting to craft this new career, I guess while I was there and then I thought, Well, this is all well and good. I'm in a holiday resort. That's lovely. But I need to get back to the real world. So I did go back to the real world and I realized that it sucked. And actually, I liked being around people that were on holiday. They're nice. They're happy they're on holiday. Um, I played a bit more guitar when I went back in the health club that I was working at. And then I thought, No, I want to go back out to a holiday resort. So I went and got jobs, a cowboy and a cowboy ranch as you do playing a bit more guitar, teaching people to line dance, drinking my own way in sangria each week, riding horses, the sun on your back. But I was constantly in this sort of conflict between Is this a proper job? Is this a real job? And of course, at the same time I was doing these sort of small contracts, I still have my Web business. I was still trying things online as the Internet grew and more and more, it was becoming obvious that there are business opportunities all the time. Um, I then went to run some entertainment, some hotels, eventually on to being a cruise director on a cruise ship again, still remote working, still servicing my clients in my own separate business. And this is partly why I'm telling you this story is remote. Working can be a mixture of of doing a contract or a job and having other things on the side. Or it could be completely your own business. And the only thing that you do, um, it was while I was working in the hotels and a cruise director, I started creating the software tools to make the whole thing a bit bigger and a bit more exciting on then eventually went on to turn those into a proper business. Software tools for live entertainment game shows quiz shows on that's now evolved into virtual or augmented reality. Far live entertainment. Check out the website. Will the other stuff. So there was the evolution. It was It was a change. It was a transition from doing something that I quite enjoyed to find a completely new career in entertainment, which was a shock to my friends and family because they didn't know I could sing. They didn't I didn't know I could sing. I didn't know he could do that. So embrace, change. Look, look for opportunities to step outside of your comfort zone. Don't don't keep your vision in the thing that you always always done because it's highly highly likely that over your entire career you'll have multiple multiple careers doing multiple things. Top tip. Ask for help. Don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone. That is where the magic really starts to happen. 7. What Work?: So what work? I know what you're thinking. Finally is gonna get to the meat and the gravy. What remote working can I do? To be honest, once you've worked out what it is that you love to do the the how and the what becomes fairly obvious. But there's many, many ways you can go, And I've sort of touched on it a little bit in my story that some of the time I've had contracts and other little jobs, and I've done online multiple sort of income streams going through that period of time. But it's really finding what works for you. You might want to create a passive income through creating a product that you can sell online. You might just want to work on projects that you're passionate about, their exciting to be involved in. There really is no right or wrong answer. What I can help you with is on There are lots of great courses on skill share showing how to use things like up work to look forward. But if you want toe directly approach cos you think that would be cool, I'd love to do some stuff with them. Ask yourself the question. What can you do that will add value to them? If someone approaches my company and they can show me a way to make money or to save money , then they've got my attention, and it will be the same for any company. All companies are interested in making money and saving money. So what is your value proposition? What is it you can do for them that that that will be useful in their business and, of course, make money and save money and massive. But there's an even bigger one on that is eager because they want it because it's shiny because it's precious shall brashness terribly pressure. But you get my point. People want to buy things because of ego. So if you make something that's beautiful, that looks stunning, then there is a marketplace out there. But ask yourself the question. What is it you do? They could add value to someone else's business, and that is where your work will come from. 8. The Tools I Use As My Slaves: I love technology, but I also hate technology. Let's be honest, none of it really works properly. That's one of the great things about being in a software businesses that you send someone an update to your product and they go, Oh, thank you very much. What they should be saying is, what was wrong with it in the first place? Windows needs an update. Course it does. I've got work to do, but Windows wants the doing update. Technology is brilliant, but utterly frustrating. But I'm gonna give you a list of tools that basically enabled me to do do what I do and do remote working on. I'm always looking for new tools all of the time, But let me give you my Big Six First of all, project management. We use monday dot com. I use it personally for planning everything. It was used to plan this course. We use its planned massive projects. Everything is in monday dot com. There are other project management tools out there. I've personally tried lots of them, but for May, that's my personal recognition money up Monday. Don't come. It's not something is gonna add work to your your process it will automate it. Make it simple. Highly recommended. The next one. Dropbox Online storage For all of our files sharing files, we have massive amounts of assets and stuff that we share. Been using Dropbox for years. Has selective sync so you can clear up space on your hard drives. Dropbox. Very, very powerful toe Evernote. Now I love Evernote and prior to using monday dot com is our principal planning tool. We we used Evernote to do our project project planning everything. All of our notes were in there or the brainstorming. It's fantastic for clipping things off the the Web Teoh store information. Um, all of the information put never notice index. So it's easy to search and find Onda again. All of these products that I'm talking about here they're evolving and improving all of the time. So Evernote no taking very, very powerful. The next one calendar Lee. This was introduced to me by somebody. It was helping me out of my linked in profile, he said You showed me callin. Lee Candy is basically my online calendar. It's my personal is linked to my personal calendar so I could block out time when somebody books an appointment with me on their which they could do online. It automatically blocks out my my diary, and I can specify what times I want to be available. What slots are available? I can link that him with zoom conferencing, and it's all automated. Fantastic tool. Skype in our telephone number that we've had. I don't know how long. For a long, long time. It looks sort of like a London number, but it's actually a Skype in number, so that can be answered by me or routed to anyone else because we don't have an office. It's a virtual office. We have a registered office, but nobody really works there. We've used Skype in for years, and we actually Skype still is on main sort of text and sort of communication tool within within the company. So Skype on Skype in. That's a tool I would highly recommend as well. Zoom, Zoom conferencing is the principal. Till we used to have meetings. I have ah, weekly meeting with my core team that normally lasts 1 to 2 hours. We do that on zoom conferencing, so everybody is remote on bond. Yeah, I mean, with the combination of those tools that I've just gone through. I mean, we built an entire Triple A VR video game. Nobody was in the room the same room at the same time, or a couple of people occasionally maybe ruin each other's offices. But that was done with a remote team of people across the planet, principally using those big six tools that I've just gone through. Of course, there's lots more software tools that we use in addition to those Big Six very industry specific to us, things like Adobe on Unity Engine and various other sort of niche products. But I'm just going to run through a couple of other ones that are more generally operational. That might be useful to you. As I said, we have a registered office. We way. Don't use that office, but I do. Use regis dot com Now. Regis is a global company. Onda enables me to have a virtual office from time to time. We use it where calls are routed, so calls are answered. Their Andi quite often I've usually just when I want to go and show someone virtual reality or whatever, I'll find a Regis office that's near them and I'll go and set up for the day. It's very, very cost effective way of having an office close to where your clients are going to bay. That's professional, but isn't the constant overhead. So regis dot com worth taking a look at on the financial side. Now I'm in a creative business, so the financial side of things really bores me. So the tools I'm gonna give you that we use now these have really simplified the whole process of our finances. So we use zero for our accountancy means my accountant can access the bookkeeping. I can access it. Linked into that, we have receipt, bank receipt bank allows me to just grab my phone, take a photograph of any receipts I've got. They automatically go to receipt Bank. Somebody inputs all those details in that gets important into zero absolute genius and worth every single penny. Um, I use a product now called pulse for cash flow forecasting. Oversee all the other stuff, tells you the current situation. But if you're wanting to plan what's going to happen, pulse is a very cool new app that is worth looking at enjoying using that on online payment . PayPal and pretty sure everybody's, you know, aware of PayPal and the power of that and also Transferwise. If you're having to pay people abroad or transfer money into different countries, Transferwise will save you a fortune on the traditional bank bills and that type of thing. Top tip used these tools as your slave, not the other way around. 9. Recommended Reading & Listening: now there are literally hundreds off amazing books that I could recommend to you to read or listen to, but what I would recommend to you would very much depend on where you are and what you need . I've always said to people they should take the shopping approach to reading books, and that is that when you go shopping at your grocery store, what do you buy? You don't buy everything. You just buy what you need on that occasion when you go back then, then you maybe by different things, a different time. I'm always amazed when I go back and re read a book that I've maybe read multiple times that somebody's added new information in there. And of course, it was always there, but I wasn't ready to receive that information. Andi, you'll be in a similar situation to that. Is that the books that you'll read your get from them what you need at that time? So I'm gonna recommend just two books that really fit perfectly with the course that I've done here. The first is a life changing book for May, which really helped me find Tune. The lifestyle that I have now and the book is called The Four Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss . The book has actually been revised over the years with lots of case studies of people like myself that have and enabled themselves to remote work on bears. A lot of, ah, a lot of information there that will help you on top of what you've learned in this course . The second is the Secret by Rhonda Byrne. This is, uh, I think, a film as well, but the book and asked, say, I have a large collection of books, but in more recent years I've become a massive user of audiobooks. I love to use my time in the car and turn it into a classroom when I'm traveling when I'm on an airplane, this is my listening time. And when I'm doing design work, I can also be listened to book so massive fan of audiobooks. Some people prefer the the the old books, and occasionally I still still pick up a bit. But the secret This talks about the power of attraction, which is a sort of pseudo science. I personally believe in the power of attraction because I've seen it happen for me eso I'd highly recommend listening to the secret or reading the Secret and the four hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss. Absolutely awesome. Top tip. Turn off the news. Turn off social media, invests in time in you and turn on audiobook. 10. Summary & Project: So here we are. We're nearly at the end. Do you remember the project that I set for you back in without the Why the how doesn't matter. Um, what I recommend is that you share your statement on the community. Share that with me. Share that with other people here. Because this nobody achieves anything great in this world all by themselves. There are lots of people on here that maybe we will be able to help you craft your lifestyle that you want to design, maybe give you ideas of how you could implement the things you do. But you have to know the why. So let me I'll go back and read you my statement again. Just as a refresh. I wanna wake up every day, do the things I love to do and enough money to comfortably pay the bills. I want to spend time with people I love work with like minded people who motivate me. What would your statement look like? How better defined would that be for you? Um and as I say, if you're struggling, that's fine. It took me a long time to really nail what it is that I love to do, but it's one of the most powerful things you'll ever do. On my final top tip. You can be pulled by a dream or pushed by circumstance. I hope youll be pulled by a dream. Thank you. Take my course. I'll see you say cheers.