I Am (Not) Your Guru – Review

Biased, yet inspirational. Tony Robbins’ new documentary is part infomercial and part self-help rock concert.

Last weekend, I reopened my subscription for Netflix and poured over the latest shows I’ve missed in the past five months. A fun fact about me? I love documentaries. Any subject. I think real life is just as weird or even weirder than fantasy, and so I’ve developed a documentary addiction. Now, I’m also big into the LOA community (something I’ll blog about in depth later on), and recently I’ve heard about Tony Robbins and his work in helping people become their true selves.

Or, so he says.

I’ll be frank, I came in as a skeptic. And there are still some parts that have left me unconvinced.

Tony Robbins’ advice: Better taken with a grain of salt?

Tony Robbins started his career in the mid 80’s as an author and a self-help guru (ironic). Over the years, he has developed a star-studded clientele: Hugh Jackman, Princess Diana and Bill Clinton are among those famous faces. So it’s no shocker to see that this man has plenty of his own fans. Tony Robbins’ current documentary showcases his Date With Destiny retreat. A full week of training and seminars with people from all over the world who are searching for real meaning and tools that can help them live their best lives. I would be lying if I didn’t think that Tony knew what he was doing.

He’s charismatic and a straight talker. He’s already massive at a staggering 6’7″, but his onstage persona is even bigger. He curses and is blunter than a butter knife – you want the truth, he’ll give it you along with a string of f-bombs. However, he does have a tender side, especially after hearing the story of a young woman who had to survive and escape the clutches of the Children of God cult.

Unfortunately, I’ve still got my own reservations, the documentary is just biased enough to read as an infomercial and Mr. Robbins’ work definitely has a flavor of sexism and a strong belief in archaic gender roles that aren’t necessarily needed to go by in this modern day and age.

All in all, I Am Not Your Guru is still a good watch if you ever need to pump yourself up and inspire yourself to take that next step. But take some of the things he says with a grain of salt.

I give it: 7 out of 10 stars.


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Something Amazing is Happening.

As you all may or may not know, I’ve made a facebook page for this blog~!

I’ve been sitting on its creation for a while, debating whether or not I should make it public. Not to mention how this current semester sorta took over a lot of my personal time!

Re-enactment of me this semester.

But there are other things that are happening for me that are definitely going to be recorded for the remainder of this blog’s existence. I’m graduating and then I’m moving to another state. Pretty scary, huh?

First this.
foogy sunrise at highway
Then this.

Both are equally terrifying and exciting. I’m starting a new life soon and I do not know the future, but hopefully.. it’s bright.

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How I Made 30.00 Dollars in just three days on Fiverr.

Did ya’ miss me? 😉

I missed all of you! I promised this post in the afternoon, but it had to be pushed back by tonight, and tonight’s subject has made me a happy/not-so-broke-but-still-broke woman. I want to introduce all of my readers to a lovely site that has helped kick-start my freelancing gig.

As you may or may not know, (how can you not, I made all of the graphics on this site!), I’m a graphic designer and an illustrator. And when you jump into those fields, unless you already have a steady job, you’re gonna survive on a LOT of ramen. So, recently, I’ve been dying for something less ramen-y or even delivery… pizza-ish? I also have other bills coming in, so, here’s where Fiverr comes in.

Fiverr’s Homepage.
As the tagline suggests, Fiverr is a marketplace where creatives and other fields offer services for as cheap as $5 bucks. Get it? For many people, it’s just a side gig, but if you really work at it, it can be a source of actual income. There are even people who have made over 30,000+ a year and have moved on to bigger and better things because of it.

I have tried Fiverr in the past, it never stuck. However, this time, I’ve actually started making some money. So my, argument is to go for it! You never know what’s gonna happen. 😉


Don’t Give Up. (Week Two).

I don’t think I have the right to say this is my ‘week two’ of blogging. I started off so strong on my first week, but for some reason, my enthusiasm fell off once the weekend started. I’ll be honest, whether it’s from a weird chemical imbalance in the brain (a.k.a, depression), or just plain ol’ lethargy… I know that it’s my fault. I don’t mean to leave any of my followers hanging, but sometimes you just don’t know what to write.

Or, in my case, things happen so fast that you can’t keep it. And I couldn’t keep up. I don’t want to get into my personal life too deeply, but it was pretty rough as far as personal stuff went. Now I’m back in writer and artist mode, trying to put the pieces together.

I know I’m not the only person who goes through this. Whether you work at home or at a regular 9 to 5, sometimes you just don’t know what to do. I feel it’s cliche to blame the modern world for stress. Since when has there not been a time that people have not stressed? I mean, yeah, we’re not cave people anymore. And the mortality rate has definitely lowered, overall. We don’t have to run from everything that wants to eat us on foot – unless you live in Australia. Sorry, Australia.

The source of the stress may be different, but the feelings are all the same.

I do want to apologize for not making this as pretty and organized as it should. And I especially want to apologize for ignoring my blogging duties, among other things. Don’t fret and don’t worry my friends – I haven’t abandoned you. I was in a bad place, and I knew I couldn’t write properly with tears in my eyes. The only advice I can give you as far as living a no boss life goes, is to don’t give up.

It’s not easy.

You’re going to encounter a lot of bullshxt, a lot of drama (from within and on the outside) and sometimes, it’s just gonna suck. But I’m begging you… please don’t quit. Hell, I don’t even want you to give up on a good, salaried job if you can’t help it. Just as long you’re doing what you want is what matters to me. But for me, I know I’m destined to be my own boss. My personality will never work in an office setting (unless it’s in the field I’m graduating in), and it’s definitely not a thing in the service industry (I can’t smile on cue and my hair is weird.. go figure!), so I’ve accepted this hard path.

But it’s path that’s lined with gold. And that’s worth something.

Mental Health/Physical Health + Blogging

This is going be a short post. No affiliate links. I go through bouts of depression when I’m unstimulated. It’s not fun. It’s actually scary. Today felt like I was on autopilot. I wanted to blog, but I was too focused on surviving. Not thriving.
But it’s ok. I go through bouts and other weird things and I just have to remind myself that this is normal. I am okay.
And you are too.

MLM Companies = Pyramid Schemes = Scams

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I love a good scam, don’t you?

Joanne The Scammer, the only scammer I'd trust. (jk ;) )
Joanne The Scammer, the only scammer I’d trust. ;), jk

For transparency’s sake, I always inform my readers that this blog is primarily funded by affiliate marketing with Amazon (and hopefully, as this blog goes on) and other programs. You are 100% not obligated to do so, but if you would like to use my links, please do. I receive a commission whenever you my links to shop on Amazon. Using my affiliate links and codes will help the author of this blog succeed towards their personal goal of having a no boss life. Thank you. – NoBossLife a.k.a Kdotjay. 

As you can tell from the title of this post, the writer behind TheNoBossLife.Com has a very unfavorable view of them. Now, I’d like to open today’s post with a definition of a MLM a.k.a Multi-Level-Marketing a.k.a, your good ol’ fashioned pyramid scheme. Like everyone else on earth who would like to make some extra income, you’d want to find a sufficient and sure way to do so. Now, obviously, there are some MLM schemes that do turn out to be legitimate like AVON, which is a company I’m familiar with from my grandmother selling it back in the 90’s.

However, there are those other products that either sound way too good to be true, or is just snake oil relabeled as health food.

These programs often pull apart at people’s insecurities and a desire to make lots of $$$. Often times, if a program tells you you’re gonna make $100,000 within a few months, it’s never a guarantee. Have you ever tried to sit through an hour long video of a guy showing off his obviously rented Lamborghini with some ham-fisted advice without ever telling you exactly what he was selling you to in order to be able to rent, I mean, BUY the lamborghini? You’ve seen a pyramid scheme sales pitch.

They’re often long. Usually make no sense, and by the end of it, you either: A.) Got bored five minutes and looked for something else to do or, B.) So worn down and drained, that you decided, why the heck not?

In these scenarios, nobody wins. Except for the dude with the rented Lambourghini.

Trust me, this is the face that launched a thousand lawsuits.

Now, maybe you’re reading this and maybe you’ve succeeded in one of these programs. Good for you, you’re of those special cases that were able to outsmart those programs as well as make a little bit of money along the way. However, you have to question the morality of companies that would often target those with low to no income and basically brow beat them into recruiting other people who are in similar positions. Let’s not mention how expensive it is to host ‘parties’ and send over products to sometimes, unwilling friends and family.

Because I’m a bit awkward, and a college student with no car, programs like these are highly unappealing to me. And it should be to you, too. Whether you’re in the same demographic as me, or a parent or a grandparent/married couple that’s simply trying to make ends meet. Maybe you don’t have a family yet, and you want a secure future on you’re own without having to answer to anyone?

The thing gets me with these, ‘so-called’, work at home opportunities, is the fact that you still sorta have a ‘boss’. And that money you’ve raised with them? It’s not entirely yours, sometimes you’ll lose that entire paycheck after ordering inventory.

It’s just not fun. And I don’t want that. And you shouldn’t want that, either.

I just finished reading this book –

Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months: A Month-by-Month Guide to a Business that Works

And no, it’s not a ‘get-rich-quick’ pamphlet (I would never suggest such a thing), but it’s a helpful tool and it’s definitely grounded my decisions within reality.

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