A tree built from a "seed" branches out and becomes much more valuable
Finally its MY Limitations limiting my income not the job or boss!!! It's not over yet. I'm planting seeds all the time now by joining lists that put out great information on what I need to learn. Sure they will send out a bunch of emails about purchasing something but there is still valuable insight in each email, and often what they're selling is what I need as well!
One seed I planted 2 years ago has sprouted over 100 ideas that pushed my income past what I thought I could earn at the time. That seed was simply joining "LifeHacker's" list. I get a lot of emails from them but never spam- and there are some amazing finds I'd of never thought of. Some emails changed an entire day and I continued to profit from it years later!
If you continue to plant seeds in areas that you know will push you towards your dreams you will continue to get insight, and growth.
I learned psychology using "Seeding" "Technology"!
Joining a forum you can get posts emailed to you as they come in, this is a great way to keep in the flow of information on your passion. If you lose the passion for it you unsubscribe and subscribe to new things. I always use the send me a condensed mail of the entire days or weeks posts- this keeps my box clean and I can easily scan through them all at once instead of in small chunks.
To learn psychology for example at first I just joined 100 psychology forums and got all the information I could need in my email. I didn't have to go out and seek this data it came to me. I picked and chose what I wanted to read and discarded the rest. I got a wealth of information in my box. The beauty of this was I often got stimulated with new information and I now had "fruit" from my seeds of what to look for next.
You can do this powerful trick with anything you want to learn. If you want to learn how to make money online go to yahoo forums or any other, and do a search for keywords "make money online" then click in and read what each forum is about.. Join as many as you want, the more the better, and you will start to receive lots of information about making money online.
I turn spam posts, emails, or popups into opportunity a lot. If I see a product that makes my eyebrows raise I look for it on Amazon and I've created entire articles surrounding an idea. My article also sold the product on it but it's value was in the article itself. People saw it and started asking me to write them articles and it keeps going. You have to make sure your seeds also lead back to a contact point of some sort- people may get excited but they won't jump through hoops to find you usually. I know I get excited about things but if after a minute I can't find a way to contact the person I just move on. Some would have been lucrative to the person had they just given me some way to reach them.
Forum Posts are often moderated to keep commercial posts out
I'm not talking commercial posting in forums or anywhere else, as most forums don't allow soliciting in their forums and are moderated to remove posts like this, the exception is if your post is valuable enough to give information as well as very little self promotion on your product then they don't mind but just posting something useless and trying to point people to your site is spam. People are there for information not commercials- even if what you have they desperately need- they will not get it from you if you deceive them or they feel your only after a sale.
You're essentially getting pure information into your box every day by jumping on lists, and many people offer tips on where to look to learn more without spending money on courses. I found lots of valuable free resources through forum posts I read on psychology!