Discover Your Life Today https://discoveryourlifetoday.com Changing Lives with Real Solutions Wed, 14 Feb 2018 04:10:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://i0.wp.com/discoveryourlifetoday.com/wp-content/uploads/cropped-Discover-Your-Life-Today-Logo.jpg?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 Discover Your Life Today https://discoveryourlifetoday.com 32 32 78058997 Second Thought https://discoveryourlifetoday.com/second-thought/ https://discoveryourlifetoday.com/second-thought/#respond Tue, 13 Feb 2018 17:00:17 +0000 https://discoveryourlifetoday.com/?p=5120 Thought of the Day: February 13, 2018 – Second Thought Many of us have first thoughts but how many of us give those first thoughts a second thought? I will agree many of the things we think about really don’t require another thought but between all the thoughts there are some gems that can change […]

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Thought of the Day: February 13, 2018 – Second Thought

Many of us have first thoughts but how many of us give those first thoughts a second thought?

I will agree many of the things we think about really don’t require another thought but between all the thoughts there are some gems that can change your life.

At the end of each day, I feel it is important to review the important thoughts you had that day. It is vital to focus on all the positive things that happen that day. It is just as important to learn for any of the negative things of the day.

What did you learn and what could you learn? Who did you meet and who would you have liked to meet? Where did your thoughts take you? When were you the most stressed during the day and why? How was your attitude today?

Take some time to consider these and other questions about how your day went. It is critical to review those second thoughts. Be grateful for the day you had and did not have.

When you understand why it is important to be grateful for the day you did not have you will begin to see you day was not as bad you may have thought it was.

When you review your thoughts for a second time, you make tomorrow better than it was today but only if you take the right action on those thoughts.

And that all begins by reviewing your thought to see what could user your full attention…

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Breathing in and Breathing out https://discoveryourlifetoday.com/breathing-in-and-breathing-out/ https://discoveryourlifetoday.com/breathing-in-and-breathing-out/#respond Mon, 12 Feb 2018 17:00:51 +0000 https://discoveryourlifetoday.com/?p=5116 Thought of the Day: February 12, 2018 – Breathing in and Breathing out Breathing in and breathing out is a natural part of life. With out the breath we would not be able to bring in the oxygen and rid our body of toxins. The nice thing out breath is the is natural. We often […]

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Thought of the Day: February 12, 2018 – Breathing in and Breathing out

Breathing in and breathing out is a natural part of life. With out the breath we would not be able to bring in the oxygen and rid our body of toxins.

The nice thing out breath is the is natural. We often do you have to think about it, it just happens. Our subconscious mind makes sure we don’t forget.

If it were up to our conscious mind, most of us would not remember to breath in and out. We would be so occupied by our breathing that would not focus on other important things we want to accomplish.

Before I do anything I first pause. I do my best to take a few conscious breathes in and out before I start a task. Not only does this action help me relax but it puts me in the right mind state. It brings about a focus.

Next time you make a phone call or do anything, try it for yourself. Take a few deep breaths in and out and you’ll start to notice of what you are going to de.

Dare I say, simple to complex tasks become mediation…

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Get in Shape https://discoveryourlifetoday.com/get-in-shape/ https://discoveryourlifetoday.com/get-in-shape/#respond Fri, 09 Feb 2018 17:00:19 +0000 https://discoveryourlifetoday.com/?p=5114 Thought of the Day: February 09, 2018 – Get in Shape How do you plan to get in shape this year? Each day we are bombarded with questions of fitness and getting to our prime body image. Do you eat well and count calories? Are you workout 3-5 days a week doing a mix a […]

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Thought of the Day: February 09, 2018 – Get in Shape

How do you plan to get in shape this year?

Each day we are bombarded with questions of fitness and getting to our prime body image.

Do you eat well and count calories? Are you workout 3-5 days a week doing a mix a weights and cardio? Do you go for a walk every night with your dog, your spouse or to get out of the house?

When was the last time you took a vacation to recharge your body, mind and soul? Where did you go? What did you do, if anything? Where are you going to go the next time you need to recharge?

Maybe we should make a plan to work smarter and not just harder? Do you have time to focus some of your attention on your hobbies? or is your 9-5 so taxing on your body that you just go home, eat dinner and watch Netflix?

One of the most interesting ways I found to get my mind in shape is to play a game. Really you can play any game. You can gather people and play together or play alone on an app on your phone.

For me I used to enjoy the game of chess. There have been a few evening my wife and I have set up the game. We took an evening and played the game. Although she had heard of the game she had never played before.

I got the opportunity to teach her a game that my grandfather thought me by in the mid 1980’s.

Getting your mind in shape is not just about work, reading and relaxing. It can be teaching someone you love, something they don’t know.

When you begin to teach other something, you in turn begin to learn…

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Dream Life https://discoveryourlifetoday.com/dream-life/ https://discoveryourlifetoday.com/dream-life/#respond Thu, 08 Feb 2018 17:00:08 +0000 https://discoveryourlifetoday.com/?p=5109 Thought of the Day: February 08, 2018 – Dream Life What do you envision when someone asks you, “What does your dream life look like?” Do you imagine yourself winning millions of dollars i?n your local lottery? Do you see yourself going to work the next day and quitting your job? Perhaps you enjoy what […]

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Thought of the Day: February 08, 2018 – Dream Life

What do you envision when someone asks you, “What does your dream life look like?”

Do you imagine yourself winning millions of dollars i?n your local lottery? Do you see yourself going to work the next day and quitting your job? Perhaps you enjoy what you do and you could continue to do that

Would your dream life include travel, family plans, great food from around the world, a small business, helping millions of people or maybe you would develop new technology that could change the world?

No matter what you envision for your dream life, you will need to get up off the couch. You will need to get out of your comfort zone. You will need to work like you have never worked before.

Myself, I like to make a lists of what my dream life looks like first.

Lists helps me understand what I would like to accomplish and how I am going to do it. I would write down the small steps I need to take as I work towards the big goals.

I find lists help me with the structure I need to stay on top of the tasks that need to be complete.

The truth is if we are going to live our dream life we are going to have to figure out what is important to us. You do not need to win the lottery to live your dream life. You can live the life you want by making a decision to do it.

What are you doing each day to stay on track with your goals? Whatever you do, it will take you closer or further away from the beautiful life you envision.

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What Works https://discoveryourlifetoday.com/what-works/ https://discoveryourlifetoday.com/what-works/#respond Wed, 07 Feb 2018 17:00:50 +0000 https://discoveryourlifetoday.com/?p=5100 Thought of the Day: February 07, 2018 – What Works It is important to find what works for you and what does not. We are constantly finding different ways to accomplish our goals, dreams and objectives. Some of us even go as far as to copy others, with results, to achieve the same results. Some […]

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Thought of the Day: February 07, 2018 – What Works

It is important to find what works for you and what does not. We are constantly finding different ways to accomplish our goals, dreams and objectives. Some of us even go as far as to copy others, with results, to achieve the same results.

Some times we are able to get the same results and other times we fail. We fail because what we thing works for us, does not.

For many people making a hand written list works. We write out our daily to do list and scratch out what we have completed.

For others using electronic device works. We write things on a to do list or we schedule things in our calendar. Either way we believe that is the most effective way for us.

Others believe if it is important to accomplish, it is important to remember. They keep a running list in their mind and know the steps to complete the task.

No matter how you track what needs to be complete, a list can make sure you are productive. It will ensure you are doing what needs to do be accomplished.

Many of us only do what works, so we can get the results we desire. Those results will allow you and I to be confident as we work towards our goals.

If you do not know what is working for you, in all aspects of your life, your job today is to find out how you are going to make the most of you what have.

Find out what works and how you can be productive. Once you know this, follow that path to success…

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How to Make Money Buying and Selling Garage Sale Items https://discoveryourlifetoday.com/garage-sale-items/ https://discoveryourlifetoday.com/garage-sale-items/#respond Wed, 07 Feb 2018 15:00:01 +0000 https://discoveryourlifetoday.com/?p=4929 Garage sale items can be one person’s garbage but another person’s treasure. You may often drive by a garage sale and not even consider going to it. But did you know there are thousands of people in North America who go to garage sales to find unique items? They will either keep the items or […]

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How to Make Money Buying and Selling Garage Sale Items

Garage sale items can be one person’s garbage but another person’s treasure.

You may often drive by a garage sale and not even consider going to it. But did you know there are thousands of people in North America who go to garage sales to find unique items?

They will either keep the items or sell them to make a profit. But why do people go to garage sales to buy and sell products? Is there really money in this kind of business?

I found garage and estate sales are an easy and simple way to make more money.

Where to Find Items

There are a few places you can go if you are interested in buying and selling garage sale items.

You can start by checking Verage Sales, Craig’s List, Kijiji, Local New Papers, Thrift Stores, find Salvaged Items and look to Insurance claim items.

Local Listings

Many people today go online to sell their unwanted items. Go to Verage Sale, Craig’s List, Kijiji or to your local paper to see the sales people are having weekly.

You can find some great deals since most people are looking to sell items rather quickly. You can make offers to get the items at a low price than listed.

The less you pay for the items the more of a margin you can gain if you resale the products.

Thrift Stores

If you are going to a thrift store, I have found it better to go look in the morning. It is also a benefit to go on different days as new items are always coming in.

Many time thrift stores may offer discounts. The may have sales on certain days of the week. You can also go shopping with a senior. Many stores offer discounts and this would be a way to get the items for less money.

Salvage Items

I have not bought and sold salvaged items. When I was working in the insurance industry, many people would come in to ensure vehicles that had been salvaged. They would have the insurance on the vehicle just long enough to sell the vehicle.

We were asked to keep an eye out on people who were curbing vehicles, there is not much you can do when someone replaces a vehicle on their policy every 4-6 months.

Insurance Claims

When a policy holder makes an insurance claim on fire, theft, vandalism ect, they will be paid out according to the details of their policy.

The insurance company will make the payout and then take ownership of the damaged items.

My experience with insurance claims came form of being to bid on a Channel Hand Bag, Paintings, a loose Diamond and various brands of sunglasses.

I won the bid on the hand bag and different glasses.

In the case of the hand bag, it had nail polish spilled on it. I won the bid at work. I carefully cleaned the bad with nail polish remover and then sold it on eBay for 3 times the price I bought it for.

As for the glasses, I got 4 pairs for $10 each and sold them for $100 each as they were Ray Bands and Maui Jim’s. They did not even have a scratch on them.

Going to A Garage Sale

Before You Head Out

My experience comes from going to various garage sales over the years and find items to buys and sell.

There were a few things my wife and I did before we went:We planned, the day before, which garage sales we wanted to go to. We would go to area’s of town that could have better items and we took batteries and a small tool kit with us.

  • Most people who have a garage sale will start early, and so did we. Some days we would be out the house by 7am.
  • We would take about $100 with us in small bills and change.

At the Garage Sale

When you get to the garage sale greet the person hosting the sale. Look around and be careful. You don’t want to break anything.

  • My wife and I, looked for items that were new, barely used, expensive to buy in the stores, collectables, rare or looked interesting.
  • Before making an offer on a product inspect it and make sure the quality is up to your liking. Also make sure you will be able to sell it. The last thing you want to do is go home and notice that the item you purchased is broken.
  • Always make an offer on an item at garage sales. I believe the price is flexible. You may need to use some sales techniques to get over some price and value. If a product was $20, we would take out $10. Hold it in one hand. Hold the product you are interested in the other hand and ask if they would accept the deal.
  • Ask the host of the garage sale if they have sales often. If they do, you can get their direct number. This may be an advantage to you if they have good items for sale.
  • Watch out for people who have many garage sales. This is their business and they are selling their goods to make the highest margins. They usually don’t discount a lot.
  • When you are leaving the garage sale, make sure you thank the host for having the garage sale.

What to Look For

Below is a list of times we looked for or purchased.

  • New Kitchen Appliance that were small and easy to carry.
  • Any items that say Disney are a good seller. Look at the quality including wear and tear.
  • We looked at education toys that people may consider for kids around Christmas.
  • We looked for popular toys or video games that people are looking for.
  • I did not purchase shoes or boots. Although, if you find a pair of fancy, brand name and expensive shoes for a good deal and feel you can resell them quickly, you can consider it.
  • When it came to sports equipment we did not purchase any although if you can find equipment that is in great condition for a great deal consider it as new equipment costs a lot and people may consider lightly used.
  • When the Toronto Blue Jays were hot a few years back we pick up some $1-2 items and we sold them for $15-20 on Kijiji.
  • We did not purchase any clothes for resale but if you are can find some high-end brands for a good deal. You can look to the resale market.
  • Women’s accessories are easy to come by. Although we did not purchase any of these items, I caution you to make sure you purchase the real thing versus a brand knock off.
  • Since we only took a total of $100 we did not purchase office equipment but you can make some good money selling them pre-owned.
  • Although we never bought any cosmetic’s or perfumes we did come across some vintage bottles.
  • Tools are always a good buy. Look for good brands that are sort after by professionals.
  • Collectibles such as coins, Coke memorabilia, antiques, watches, eyewear, toys, art, minerals, statues, comics, sports cards and anything unique is what we kept our eyes out for.

When you buy and sell garage sale items, you will notice many people are selling the same common goods. What you are looking for is unique items people would pay more money for to own.

Selling Items After Purchase

Now that you have purchased the garage sale goods it is time to sell them. I would recommend cleaning all the items the best you can. Do some research on what the value and details of the item are. Preferably you checked the value before you purchased the item.

Once you have done this you can take pictures and post them on social media, Craig’s list, Kijiji, Verage sale or any even your own website.

There are a few things to keep in mind if you are listing and selling on eBay:

  • If you are going to be shipping the product remember the post office in may charge the shipping cost based on size and weight of the package.
  • For any of the items that are larger or have detail take a few close-ups showcasing the workmanship of the item.
  • After you have send the package, stay in contact with the buyer and ask them to leave feedback. This will help future sales.
  • In the description of the product make sure you include detail of the product and any important measurement.
  • If you are interested in keep track of what you are buying and how much you are selling it for, you can make a simple spread sheet keeping track of your inventory.

Summary

For my wife and I, going to garage sales started as a hobby. Going to garage sales was a great way for us to get to know each other after we got married. It is a tip I would recommend to any newly married couple.

It also became a way for us to make some extra income.

We used the income to pay for a few trips over the years. Trips to Cuba, Panama and Dominican Republic.

We encountered come interesting people who would tell us able the items and their history. We also found you can find some amazing items at estate sales.

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Different Places https://discoveryourlifetoday.com/different-places/ https://discoveryourlifetoday.com/different-places/#respond Tue, 06 Feb 2018 17:00:54 +0000 https://discoveryourlifetoday.com/?p=5094 Thought of the Day: February 06, 2018 – Different Places Today so many people wish they could trade places with someone else. What if you could be in different places at the same time? Did you know if you get good at meditation you can travel to different places? It became very apparent to me […]

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Thought of the Day: February 06, 2018 – Different Places

Today so many people wish they could trade places with someone else. What if you could be in different places at the same time?

Did you know if you get good at meditation you can travel to different places? It became very apparent to me during one sitting.

During my 20-30 minute meditation I was able to visit different place. I was even able become a different person.

How was I able to do this? Am I some meditation yogi? Have I transcended time and space?

The answer to that in my opinion is no. I am none of these things. What I am is awareness. When I close my eyes I become awareness of what is and what is not.

Closing my eyes is a way for me to understand others. It is also a way for me to understand different environments. Even paces I have never been.

Being able to go to different places is easy. You can close your eyes and walk where others have walked without leave your meditation area. You can experience what others have experienced.

How do you do this? You have to use your imagination. You know that thing adults told you to stop using when you were a kid.

When you go to different places you allow your mind to open to a new possibilities. Its becomes a way of looking at things you may have not considered. You consider both side of the story not the one your most comfortable with.

By visiting other places and seeing things from the view-point of another, you can unzip the old you. You can walk out of your old skin and become a new person. A person who understand all things and is aware of all things.

You can experience changes in your third eye. All this can happen from meditation. Sitting down with your eyes closed and imaging something different.

Start to change yourself today…

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Everything https://discoveryourlifetoday.com/everything/ https://discoveryourlifetoday.com/everything/#respond Mon, 05 Feb 2018 17:00:49 +0000 https://discoveryourlifetoday.com/?p=5092 Thought of the Day: February 05, 2018 – Everything It is time we as a society realize that we are all related. Everything we do and don’t do affects each one of us. There is no reason for us to think we are different from one another. We are all born with similar features and […]

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Thought of the Day: February 05, 2018 – Everything

It is time we as a society realize that we are all related. Everything we do and don’t do affects each one of us.

There is no reason for us to think we are different from one another. We are all born with similar features and have a similar functionality. We all breathe the same way. Everything about us is amazing.

Everything, from animals to plants, and every human on Earth is the same. It does not have to be this way but because we are all made of the same elements, we must learn to respect one another.

When we wake up to the realization that we can go back and live in a time where we all understood these basic principles, we will all begin to see peace on Earth.

We do not need to have attachments to the physical world. This is because you and I exist due to the fact we consist of all the same particles that surround us. When you understand you are the ground, the air, the sun, the bird in the air or the grass you begin to see you don’ have to be attached to your body as your are also the elements.

You are the physical world around you. The seen and unseen. I recommend you try to connect to everything. Look to find ways you can connect everything back to you.

I hope we as a civilization will realize this Earth, the one we live on, is us. The is when your learning begins…

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The Right Ego https://discoveryourlifetoday.com/the-right-ego/ https://discoveryourlifetoday.com/the-right-ego/#respond Fri, 02 Feb 2018 17:00:08 +0000 https://discoveryourlifetoday.com/?p=5086 Thought of the Day: February 02, 2018 – The Right Ego Do you have the right ego? What does this even mean. So many books, meditations and people tell us that having an ego is bad. You and I need to get rid of our ego. Have you ever thought that if you tell someone […]

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Thought of the Day: February 02, 2018 – The Right Ego

Do you have the right ego? What does this even mean. So many books, meditations and people tell us that having an ego is bad. You and I need to get rid of our ego.

Have you ever thought that if you tell someone something, you will impress them? You will leave an impression on them that will cause them to think about you. What If I told you, this was your ego looking for acknowledgement, belonging or even looking to be superior.

Is your ego, subconscious and conscious mind trying to show off or it is something completely different?

Many believe the ego wants to be happy, right and in control at all times. It is believed that your self-image things there is nothing wrong in wanting to show and tell others how “lucky” you are. Your ego will even go as far to put people down and you may not even notice that you are doing it.

You have worked hard to get what you have, so why not tell others, show others and enjoy the fruits of your labour, right?

I believe before you do any of this, we have to ask ourselves one question. Why do have an insatiable urge to impress others with our material goods?

If you dig deep enough you will find the root cause of this answer. Ask yourself the question right now. Then answer it. Then ask you self why and answer that question. Each time you answer that question you dig deeper in to who you are.

I think you and I need to keep in mind that the ego does not know any better. But I know you and I do. We have to be conscious and use the right ego. When we do we can change how we see ourself and others. We begin to interact differently…

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Realizations https://discoveryourlifetoday.com/realizations/ https://discoveryourlifetoday.com/realizations/#respond Thu, 01 Feb 2018 17:00:20 +0000 https://discoveryourlifetoday.com/?p=5081 Thought of the Day: February 01, 2018 – Realizations Have you waken up to the realizations of life. There must be something better in life to work towards? Have you woken up and realized you have goals, dreams and aspirations that you have not achieved, yet? Each day I spend anywhere between 5-30 minutes in meditation […]

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Thought of the Day: February 01, 2018 – Realizations

Have you waken up to the realizations of life. There must be something better in life to work towards? Have you woken up and realized you have goals, dreams and aspirations that you have not achieved, yet?

Each day I spend anywhere between 5-30 minutes in meditation to bring my thoughts on what is important to me. I believe when we take a few minutes to meditate it can change the outlook you have.

Meditation allows you to have realizations that you previously did not have. You bring your attention to the breath. You bring yourself to the present moment. For a few moments you can spend time being in the now.

It is only in the now that you can have an awakening to what is missing in your life. You can reflect on the past to find ways to change your future actions but only in the now will you become aware of the change.

Any action that you do not take for the future can leave your life in a state of peril. It will cause you to move away from the goals and dreams you have. You will continue to work hard for things you do not find important.

We all need to take time to understand our past. We need to understand when we focus on the important things it gives us a realization of new possibilities.

A new way of thinking will allow you to solve old problems. Your new way of thinking will cause you to look at people in a new way. You will look to achieve the result you want rather than getting the results you do not want…

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