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Hi, my name is Tal Gur, founder of this site.
While sitting on a northern Brazilian beach a few years ago, it hit me for the first time that I’m truly financially free.
This new freedom meant that I didn’t need to look for a job upon my return to my home country. In fact, I didn’t even have to go back home. I could choose to go wherever and do whatever I wanted to on any given day.
Ever since then, people have constantly asked me how I did it. Everyone seems to want to know how to make money online, whether it's to supplement his or her current income or to replace it completely.
That is the main reason I decided to put together this website based on my own experience as a successful online entrepreneur of over ten years, and those of other freedom-seekers who live these incredible lifestyles.
It does not matter if you've already started or just beginning – there is enough inspiration here that will help anyone.
What this website will not do is promise you riches beyond your wildest dreams and a pie in the sky without you having to lift a finger.
The road to financial freedom is a journey, an ongoing process that takes time, hard work, and sacrifice.
I know you do not have a lot of time, and I know you are very busy, but if you join my free email series, I will find a way to motivate you to finally take action and go after the life you want.
Yes, it might take some time, but you can do it.
You don't need to be a millionaire to achieve freedom. For most people a few hundred dollars each month, earned passively, can make a world of difference.
You are smart enough, and you deserve more freedom. We were not designed to be a cog on a never-ending work wheel.
With this in mind, come and join other freedom seekers and start your own journey towards earning passive income online.
Why One Year to Freedom?
For many of us, work is something that has to be done, something that must be grimly endured. Work is largely seen as a means to an end, offering no other reward.
I was there myself. I still remember my first day in that tiny cubicle, spending hours in front of a monitor, being extremely dissatisfied with the life society expected me to lead.
It was a limited reality. My job determined where I lived, how much money I earned, and what kind of lifestyle I could have.
Deep down inside I was screaming for more freedom and a more meaningful life.
I knew I needed to do something else, I knew I needed to create my own circumstances.
So I took the plunge and started to work on building multiple streams of passive income online.
Fast forward to today and this new passive income that I have created is allowing me to live a life of complete liberty.
From my experience, when you reach the place in your life where you do not need to work, a surprising and wonderful thing happens:
You WANT to work.
And the difference between the two words, “need” and “want” is quite remarkable;
It’s the difference between fear and love - The fear of not being able to survive without a paycheck, compared to the love of doing what you want to do, no matter whether you are paid or not.
I truly believe that work should not be something you have to endure around the clock, but something you enjoy and want to do.
You should be able to create a business that fulfills the life you want, not the other way around.
Your job should not determine your life.
Trading time for money has become so common in our society that it seems the only way to live life. We have been conditioned to believe this is the safest way to earn a living, meanwhile are you really living?
The choice is yours. Either be the victim of circumstances, or grab the bull by the horns and actually try things out for yourself.
The main message I want to leave you with today is this:
Don’t give up on freedom.
Your life doesn’t need to be subordinate to work - you can start enjoying the fruits of your labors now.
The whole idea of working hard 40+ hours a week for more than 40 years is something of the past.
My goal with this site is to help as many people as possible to find freedom and fulfillment in what they do.
Join my free email series and get motivated to embark on your own financial freedom journey.
The One Year to Freedom Model
Creating freedom is not just about generating more income - this is only one part of the game. In addition to building online income streams, you also want to reduce your expenses so you can invest the difference back in your online business.
The following diagram explains this and shows the evolutionary steps that have to be taken:
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Realizing big dreams is my lifelong passion and a personal mission for the last 10 years. I’ve spent the last decade or so pursuing big audacious goals - sometimes I failed, sometimes I succeed, but always, I learned.
Here are a few of those goals:
Reading through this list can falsely lead you to believe that my life was all rosy. Trust me, I had my share of struggles as well. If I were to make a list of all my disappointments, I’d never get to the end
My main point is that we have an incredible chance here on this planet, to create beautiful things, a real opportunity to live life to its fullest. But we can only accomplish this if we push ourselves far beyond our comfort zones, face our greatest fears, and take the risks involved in pursuing that which we truly want.
Live Life On Your Own Terms!
- Tal Gur
Your Dream. This Year.
After years of experimentation with different types of goal setting processes, I've come up with a simple 4 step system which enabled me to achieve all my major dreams in the last decade or so.
Originally, I was going to share it as a blog post, but instead, and due to its length (30+ pages), I decided to put everything into an eBook called Design Your Dream Year.
To get my eBook for FREE, simply enter your email address in the box below and press "GET IT!" - You'll receive it right away by email.
"A friend introduced me into your work. I read all the books you send us and wrote my Dream Year Plan, so looking forward and encouraged to lead my life in the way i wanted. Keep up the great work and share with us:). Thank you so much for being such a great inspiration to me. P.S also i start my Quit Facebook Addiction Plan, and it is working." Naraa
"Your plan is an inspiration and entered my life just when I needed it most. Many thanks." Ann
..I have struggled for 2 years with being able to focus on what i really WANT and to commit it to paper, but with help from your workbook i am beginning to really think about what has held me back from making my Network Marketing business a success... I am still working on all the above, just wanted to say thanks! Philip Brown
"Thank you for the free e-book and for the website. I found it on one of my "low days" when all I want is to give up and complain a bit more. And it surely saved me a bit." Mateusz
Recent Interviews Praise
- The Daily Interview - From $34,000 in Debt to Traveling the World
- Gone with the Wynns - Make money and Travel
- Jet Set Citizen - RTW traveller and long-term expat
- Launch Yourself Podcast - From $34,000 to financial freedom
- Carrie Hensley - Soul-Full Sundays: Tal Gur
- Lash World Tour - Travel Interview
- Cathy Taughinbaugh - Overcome Facebook Addiction
- Bex Grennan - At the Core Of It All is Freedom
- The Small Business Express Podcast- Don't Let Your Business Get In The Way Of Your Life
Thanks for having this blog! I only discovered it very recently (as in about one week ago) but I spend already hours on it reading your articles and following your links. And I love it. In fact when I think about it, there is always one of your pages open in my browser. Pieter Haers
I’ve recently found your website through Perfecting Parenthood and I figured I’d check it out. I have since read your e-book (it’s fantastic!!!) and your other articles. You ask great questions and you write in a thoughtful, beautiful and moving way. Regina Grinberg
I am all inspired by your work, book, website. Wow, I am so glad I found you on internet. I have started working and also monitoring my goals once a week.. Pushpakar
I’m really enjoying discovering your work. Our CEO referenced a blog entry “Happiness First”, which resonated with me as it did for him, and I’ve since read several other of your pieces which were super interesting and inspiring... I appreciate the work you are putting out there- it’s valuable stuff and I’m hopeful you’ll continue touching lives. Alex Magur, Vice President, Hughes Marino
What an inspiration you are and a great writer! Your site has great "human-ness" and reflects what many of us go through so intimately that it feels lonely. Thank you for sharing. Sophie Tseung
Thank you, really. What you're doing is really great and kudos to you for that.
Khogulan Mohan Kumar
Thank you for being out there wherever you are now. I appreciate where you have taken your life, and where you have let it take you. Angela Rosenquist
I was sitting down really stuck as to how to create my life goals and 101 things i wanted to do in my life. and i googled it. your webiste came up and i read through your list of goals. its just so inspiring!!! i have been referring to it a lot in trying to formulate my goals... just wanted to say you are really inspiring and thank you for sharing all this. Bhavisha
Wow, I'm so proud of you and I have a feeling deeply that may be I can do same with my life too..your story and others story really inspiring, I downloaded your book, started my planning, still more to go to complete..Naraa
"You are a great support to begin with.. I have made several attempts to take my dreams off the ground and I hope some day soon it will be a reality with strong support like you."Subhash
"I just consider myself very luck to come across your blog. Your website inspired me. I am not sure how to start and where to begin but I will get there. Thank you so much." Hiyan
"One night, being so frustrated, I encountered your site and...I was delighted! You inspire me so much... our messages will help me through my path. May all the joy and happiness be with you." Paria, Iran
Reading your blog today was very inspirational, thank you again for your gift. I plan to get back on track and try to find my passion... This is going to sound like a broken record, thank you, your words have moved me!" Eve Hernandez
Thank you for all the information. I am really learning a lot and feel more and more contempt because I'm working towards what I want... The information I got from you helped me to set goals in spite of us waiting, The section about habits help a lot and monitoring everything it helps me stay motivated... I just want to thank you. Karin Hubbard
Thank you for all the effort it must have taken to produce 'The Great Bucket List' and 'Design Your Dream Year'. Both of your books have been really inspirational to me, and I am slowly working my way through them. Natalie Bell
Your latest email strongly spoke to me!...You've helped me get back on track. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Joan Marie
Everyday I check my email waiting for your emails. I have been reading them for 2 years almost. From the bottom of my heart, I would like to thank you for sharing your incredible life journey with us. Hiyen Chreif
Nice, Tal. Very informative and you give some good strategies to put to immediate use. Bardia Rezaei
Comprehensive and holistic, yet simple and easily understood. Thanks! Renae Sever
That was a great, no wait, fantastic article Tal! Thanx. I need to change up my morning ritual for sure!! Iva Ursano
Your 100 Life Goals List is the very first work of yours I'd laid eyes on. I wholeheartedly admire your ambition first of all; these goals are really fantastic. But what I like even more than your ambitious personality is your dedication and willfulness... So I just wanted to say I'm a big fan of yours and you are quite the inspiration for working towards broadening my spiritual horizons. Stay brilliant! Omar A. Baqi
I love your messages. Great job! Nathan Fairchild
Thank you for your work. I resonate with your philosophy and love the way you express yourself Yulia B.
I have just started back reading the emails from you and will continue to do so regularly. Thank you for being a source of motivation for me. I am on the path to becoming a motivational speaker and taking notes from successful persons such as yourself is something to be thankful for. LaToyia McCurdy
I did some research and you inspired me - your life and your goals/goal attainment inspired me... I am in awe of your accomplishments and your driven nature. Tanya S.
You're motivational emails are helping me get on the right track with my life. I am finally starting to pursue the life i've always wanted to live... Ben W.
P.S. Financial Freedom is not about ending work and doing nothing. It's about using your new freedom to create a life you are so passionate and excited about that you can't wait to wake up in the morning. Rather than planning to retire from work, do work that is so rich and fulfilling that you never want to retire from it... Why retire from something you love anyway?
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