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Successful Homesteading, Issue # 56, Pursuing Homesteading From Dream to Reality
October 04, 2016

Issue #56, October 4, 2016

Pursuing Homesteading:
From Dream to Reality

Are you dreaming of pursuing homesteading and living the simple life? If you do, that's great news because dreams are the first step to achieving your goals. They lead to ideas that can lead to amazing action. Mankind would have achieved far less without a dream or two.

But breaking free from the cubicle calls for more than just dreaming. You need to be proactive and start now. Mind you, I'm not talking about rushing out and ordering that flock of chickens or that small herd of goats (although it can be done even in many urban backyards), but what I'm talking about is changing the way you think.

If you want to achieve your dream, you need to start developing the homesteading mindset now, even if you're still in that cubicle. That's because homesteading is more than a great idea; it's a way of life.

  • It's learning to find riches in the moment rather than in things.
  • It's learning to find joy in hard work.
  • It's being your own boss, even if you're working for someone else for the time being.

Yes, you may be still in that less than ideal job, but remember to find time to work for you as well, even if that means working in the evenings and on weekends. Use those moments to explore ways of living on less and making things yourself as much as possible. It does take work, but it can be done.

And most important of all, you need to get off the consumer merry-go-round so that you can get out of debt and save money. I discuss this in my upcoming book, Say No to the Rat Race: How Homesteading Can Set You Free. The following is an excerpt:

"Twenty years ago I took a flight to England. During the trip, I saw a newsreel discussing a trash barge that shipped from an American port and had been rejected from its destination. The Americans didn't want the barge back, and the ship was forced to remain at sea for weeks, the stink of rotting garbage filling the air. Close-ups were taken of the garbage while the narrator discussed the shame of American waste.

Just so you know, I'm not for waste either, but I can't help but feel that we Americans have been blindsided into becoming a giant, consuming monster. We've been brainwashed into spending. A lot of the stuff we buy, we don't even need. We're sick, we're exhausted, we're broke, and worse, we're in debt. We've gotten into that debt because we've been duped into buying cheap and poorly made items that quickly gather dust. These things are often produced by people working at low wages that keep them in poverty.

I try not to buy into conspiracy theories, but I can't help but feel that the big corporations have taken all of us for a ride. Not only are we constantly pressured through media bombardments into buying all this stuff, they don't even hire us to work for them to make it. When they do hire us, they offer such low wages we can barely make ends meet, let alone buy all they stuff they want us to buy.

Enough is enough.

It's time to take control of our finances, to stand up to media pressure and reject needless consumerism.

It's time to take control of our health, to stop being a passive consumer in the hands of the pharmaceutical industry.

It's time to stop paying that exorbitant rent or mortgage in an attempt to meet others' expectations.

It's time to break free from the rat race, once and for all. To say no to the corporations and others' expectations and to live our lives the way they were meant to be lived. To live free."

Say No to the Rat Race: How to Find Freedom in Homesteading will be coming in October, 2016.

Are You Ready to Flee the Rat Race?

I am so excited to announce that my new book, Say No to the Rat Race: How Homesteading Can Set You Free will be coming out in October, 2016. This book will provide you with crucial information you need to get out of debt, save money and acquire your own hand and home mortgage free. My new book will cover the following information:

  • Getting Rid of Debt - helpful steps to become debt free
  • The Simplistic Mindset and how to achieve it
  • Learn to feed your body to right way to protect your health and gain energy
  • Saying no to the grocery store
  • Tips on natural healing
Not only that, but I'm also including:

  • A Budget Battle Plan
  • At-home income ideas to live off your land
Look for my new book to come out in October, and until then, may all your homesteading efforts be joyful!

Sue Merriam

What's New?

Not all food is found in the grocery store. You can actually find food, tea and spices by foraging. Learn more.

Have you ever wondered how families obtained soap without a grocery store? Here's how.

If you have ever thought about making your own pure soap, this lye soap recipe is a great place to start.

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