A Little Bit About Me
I haven't had a "day job" since 2001 when I gave up my career in Advertising to live my Ikigai Life (more on that in a bit). So I've used a Passive Income to fund my lifestyle for over 16 years.
You can check out my TED Talk if you'd like to hear the full story.
I made my first Passive Income back in 2002 and that enabled me to transition from a career I had come to loathe (Ad Agency Director) to doing meaningful, fulfilling work that I love (Performance Poet, Inspiration Engineer & Ikigai Coach).
As an Ikigai Coach I inform, inspire and empower my clients to do the same thing.
Ikigai is a Japanese word which translates to that which you love; that which you're good at; that for which you can be paid and that which the world needs.
For most of my clients the biggest challenge they face is the "that for which you can be paid" part.
Very often the thing we love and are good at doesn't pay very well, unless you happen to be one of the best in the world at it (e.g. Footballer, Singer Songwriter, Author)
So over the years I've had to research, learn and implement dozens of different means of making a Passive Income that would allow my clients to pay their mortgage, while they developed personally and professionally in order to pursue their dream careers or start their own business.
As most of my clients didn't have large amounts of Capital and didn't wish to take on huge Debts needed to make a Passive Income in the traditional way (more on that later), we focused on the various methods of making a passive income online.
Of course that meant that I had to identify the dozens of "make money online" scams and pyramid schemes that seem to be all over the internet. Because I couldn't afford to recommend anything to my clients, that wasn't 100% safe, ethical and effective.
Since receiving the 1-1 coaching from him I have received funding to develop an app, I have got real clarity on my goals, and I have expanded the number of private clients I work with.
Chris is infinitely generous, and it is incredibly reassuring to know that a human being with wisdom and heart is available to support me.
Louis Weinstock - Psychotherapist & Mindfulness App Developer www.louisweinstock.com/
During my first coaching session Chris asked some deceptively simple questions and I realised to my horror just how much magic , meaning and fulfillment had disappeared from my life. I knew I had to join the Ikigai Mastermind Group to get support in living my Ikigai Life.
Three months’ later, I find myself in a dream job, doing what I love, getting great feedback from clients and being rewarded financially.
You can trust Chris 110%. He is positive, authentic and inspirational. His techniques and practices are powerful and transformative, and they work! Thank you Chris, I couldn't have done it without you"
Bea Martin - Sound Healer & Sacred Sites Tour Guide @ BardsofAvalon.com
I've included some more Client Testimonials at the end of the Primer because I want you to know that not only have I been making a passive income for over 15 years myself, but I've also helped other people just like you, to do the same.
OK, enough about me! Now we're going to get back to talking about your financial freedom and how making a passive income is the key to that.
We're going to start by revealing The Single Biggest Mistake you're currently making, that makes financial freedom impossible for you.
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An Affiliate Blog offers a low cost, low risk, user friendly, opportunity to acquire a passive income producing Digital Asset.
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I believe that the 9 to 5 daily grind is the biggest thing preventing our evolution as a species.
By forcing both Mums and Dads out of the home and off to work just to keep roof over their heads and food on the table, the 9 to 5 daily grind has eroded the basic social structures of family and community that human life and evolution are built on.
I also believe that the widespread anxiety, ennui, misery and resentment caused by the Rat Race lifestyle is a big part of the reason that we treat ourselves, each other and the planet so atrociously.
"The trouble with the Rat Race is that even if you win, you're still a rat."
Billions of people spending most of their time and energy doing jobs they don't enjoy, means that the incredible gifts of human energy, creativity and innovation are being channeled into enriching a tiny fraction of the population and are being diverted away from serving the growth and benefit of Humanity and the planet as a whole.
So I created this Passive Income Primer because I'm on a mission.
I'm on a mission to inform, inspire and empower as many people as I can, to say "goodbye" to the daily grind and live more adventurous, meaningful and fulfilling Ikigai lives.
Lives that really "make a dent in the Universe" and contribute to the more beautiful world our hearts know is possible.
Earning a Passive Income has allowed me and my clients to live that kind of life...and I truly believe it can do the same for you.
With a Passive Income you have the financial security and freedom to study, train or qualify to do the kind of engaging, meaningful and fulfilling work the world needs...
...or to quit work altogether to spend quality time with your family, community and loved ones...which the world needs just as much.
Thanks to the Digital Revolution it's never been easier to work less and earn more and escape the daily grind of the rat race.
So there's no longer any excuse for living a life you'll end up regretting, simply because you worked too hard and didn't take the opportunity to follow your dreams.
Especially since Wealthy Affiliate are currently giving away 2 beautifully designed Digital Assets in addition to an video tutorial course which will show you exactly how to turn them into fully functioning Online Vending Machines.
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If you're still unsure about whether this is one of those "make money online" scams that seem to be all over the internet, get in touch with me via my facebook page...or you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I've been a member of Wealthy Affiliate for over two years now and I've recommended it to some of my best clients, so I know it does "exactly what it says on the tin" and it's definitely not a scam.
But you can never be too careful online, so please get in touch with me if you have any questions or concerns about Wealthy Affiliate or with anything on this page. I value my reputation, so your feedback about anything that seems "bogus" is really helpful. Thanks.
More Success Stories
Alexandra Sawyer - Founder: Freedom Focus Coaching & Singer Songwriter @ Mee & The Band
“Living in an isolated rural home, raising 3 children with my husband. While being a business owner, it doesn’t leave me much time to get out and meet people or grow my social network. Being a business owner, you are the one always contacting other people for their services to grow your business, which can feel like you are pushing alone and that no one values you so much that they would miss you if you stopped pushing. Or certainly, that is how I felt.
My kids and husband are so focused on their own careers social life and schooling, they have no time to mentor me, or give me daily motivational inspirational pep talks, or be very interest in my work. I so longed for that community feeling, where I was a part of something that benefited me, while being valued for my service to others.
Then I joined Chris Paradox’s Ikigai Mastermind group and every thing fell into place. Within the first 1 to 1 and group online hangout, I was given very valuable homework which I devoured. It directly impacted my business outlook, giving me a strong sense of direction, clearer knowing of who I am and what I have to offer.
In the space of a few months I have felt completely fulfilled in my business, with a vast increase in my client basis and mentor support circles, all because of the dedication that Chris Paradox commits to making this hub effervesce. A truly inspirational leader who leads as if he’s following, does all his own homework and asks the group to hold him accountable, making him an equal.
Thank you Chris.”
Ryan Omamori - Founder of Bitcoin Daddy @ BitcoinDaddy.info
“I was inspired by Chris Paradox when I first met him in the early 2000s, but since I started working with his Ikigai Mastermind program, I’ve felt a whole new level of inspiration, have been supported by a fantastic group of like-minded companions, and consequently my life has been moving forward in ways that I’ve been hoping for and visualising but not quite achieving for years.
The particular flavour of inspiration that Chris brings is one that fits perfectly with my own deep seated desires for my time on this planet, and which I’m sure will be shared by many: I don’t want to fall blindly into society-endorsed roles, or allow fear of failure to stop me from being the most creative and successful version of me that is possible. I want to work to find my most valuable assets and share them with the world to create a brighter future. We all have the potential to shine and give our best, but sometimes we need a little help along the way, from friends and mentors – people who share our vision, or have been on the journey and learned the pitfalls and shortcuts.
To inspire by example and gentle but determined persuasion towards a life lived embodying your most optimistic desires for yourself is a true and rare skill that I’ve seen grow in Chris over the time I’ve known him. When I heard about the group he was setting up, I didn’t hesitate in signing up. I felt ready to embrace the challenges and adventures of revealing my true self and honoring my creativity with purposeful action, and I trusted Chris to be the best possible facilitator, having seen his own fruition into a successful and much loved stand-up poet, host, MC, and Inspiration Engineer.
I now feel well on the way to overcoming my time management problems, my assertiveness issues and a whole host of other things that have been niggling away at me in the background of my subconscious. A large part of this is due to the support of the group as a whole, and has also definitely been hastened through blockages by the assignments and practices that we’ve been given. I can’t recommend this process highly enough, so I’ll just say: Try it, with an open mind, and be prepared to be surprised at where you can go if you just believe, and breathe.”