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Scammy Work-at-Home Jobs Not Included

At the end of this week, I’m headed back to El Salvador for 2 more teams to work at SHIP. Before I leave, I wanted to share this with you …

Reader after reader emails in and asks me some variation of the following questions:

how can I find work from home that’s fulfilling, flexible, and family-friendly?
what types of jobs match the skills I have?
how can I avoid those work-at-home scams I’ve heard about?

With so many people looking for flexible employment while making enough to make it worth their time, I knew you’d want to hear about the Work at Home Super Bundle.

It’s a collection of 37 digital products (including eBooks, eCourses, an audiobook, and printables) to help you

  • Find legit work-at-home jobs (and avoid scams!)
  • Run your business on a tiny budget
  • Avoid common work-at-home mistakes
  • Discover clients who will pay you what you’re worth
  • And so much more!

Although the combined value of the resources in the bundle is over $1500, that’s not what you’ll pay. Not even close.

For $47, you can invest in your dreams of working from home or starting your own business.

Check it out here:

If you want to learn how to gain the flexibility and control over your work that you’ve always dreamed of, the Work at Home Super Bundle will help you get started.

The Work at Home Super Bundle is going away permanently on June 30, 2018.

Grab yours before it’s gone.

Kerry Beck

ps. Remember to buy the Work at Home Super Bundle before it disappears on Saturday, June 30 at 11:59 PM EST!

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Start Book Club Starts Today

Our first online book club starts today. We’ll cover the 1st chapter of the book. If you copy hasn’t arrived, you can download the first chapter for free right here:  The Start Book

jon acuff start book from How to Homeschool My

If you still need to get a copy, here’s a link to Amazon.

Let’s get on to the questions…Feel free to post your response as a comment on this post. I look forward to hearing what you have to say.

1. What stood out the most as you read this first chapter that introduces the Start book?

2. Jon relays a story about his girls thinking they have lots of imagination & they are awesome. How can we encourage our kids to continue thinking they are awesome?

3. How can we help our teens to realize the statements below? (Teen & Adult question)

    • Retirement is dead
    • Hope is boss
    • Anyone can play

Disclosure: There are affiliate links in this post.


Jon Acuff Book, Start – A Review & Giveaway

A month ago, I attended a blogging business conference & received a galley proof copy of a new book by Jon Acuff – Start: Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average and Do Work that Matters

I highly  recommend reading Jon’s book and here are a few reasons why.

There were several concepts that struck me about the book, but this keeps coming back to me.

All you can control is the starting line.

You can’t control the finish line or what goes on between start & finish, but you can control whether or not you take action … and get going on your business, project or dream.

jon acuff start book from StephenBeck.comBy starting, you’ll move from “average” to “awesome” and Jon shows you how in the Start Book

One thing I truly appreciate about Jon’s book is his honesty. I’ve read many other motivation & self-help books. They tell you “if you can dream it, you can achieve it”. This might be true, but they forget to mention you must work to achieve your dreams.

After coaching many people who want to start a business, be a better mom or fulfill a dream, I agree that the first step is getting started.

You’ve heard Stephen & I say it often . . .

Taking action is essential
Work is necessary

You must start and that’s the number one action you can control.

Move from average to awesome. Start today.

  • Start a side business
  • Start working on your business consistenly
  • Start being a better parent or spouse
  • Whatever it is you want to do…Just Start

Jon’s examples are honest & down-to-earth. Sometimes they go against the self-help propaganda out there…and I appreciate that because they are honest. His examples cover a wide range of topics: business, marriage, parenting, life-growing, spiritual.

Jon Acuff knows there are surprises along the way.

jon acuff start book from StephenBeck.comHe discusses your little voice inside. What is that little voice saying to you?

Maybe they are fears.
Maybe they are lies.
Maybe they stop you.

We all have a little voice that tells us we can’t do it.

Ever have a hard time focusing? That little voice doesn’t want you to focus.

When you get unstuck, you are unstoppable!

The progression Jon takes as he describes getting to the finish line is excellent.  He explains what you should be doing in your 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, 50’s and 60’s. You can see him explain this in a short video by clicking here.

jon acuff-start - free online book club from

For these reasons, I’m hosting an online book club to discuss this book.

A book club for homeschoolers, teens, moms, dads, singles, married, business people, dreamers.

Anyone can get unstuck & our online book club can help you get unstuck & be unstoppable.

We’ll discuss one chapter each week. I’ll post 2-3 questions on my blog – How to Homeschool My Child. I haven’t written the questions yet, but my plan is to include an overall Christian perspective. I also plan to have a question each week for your teens to discuss.

Even if you don’t want to be in our book club, please take a moment and look at Start: Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average and Do Work that Matters by clicking here. You can get the 1st chapter for free at that link.

Be sure to watch both videos!

A 1 minute video about his NYC book launch with a mom sharing how she will apply this book to her life.

A 2 minute video with a fantastic overview of how to go from average to AWESOME (overview of 20’s-60’s)

This book is for everyone…

Grab a copy while you’re there. It’s on sale here. (Amazon has the best price & Amazon Prime members get free shipping)

PS. If you are unsure about investing in Start, grab the first chapter for free by clicking here.

PPS. I know anyone can be changed by applying concepts in this book, so I’m giving away 2 copies. Enter to win below.

Question: Will you join us for our online book club?
What questions would you like us to cover in our online book club?
You can leave a comment by clicking here.

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Where has Stephen Beck been?

That’s a good question…where have I been?

Some of you have noticed that I have been MIA and we will share our story of what has happened these past couple years. Check this blog over the next few weeks.

I’m also going to have Kerry (my wife) share some strategies she’s been using with social media. Watch this blog for all the updates.

Until we get those posts written, I want to share a book that Kerry recently read. The author is Jon Acuff, Dave Ramsey’s assistant. Kerry received a galley proof copy of his upcoming book, Start.

She’s working on a review of the book, but we didn’t want you to miss the $250 of freebies that Jon has for you. Click on the image above to grab your freebies

Click here to read more about Jon’s excellent book & grab his pre-order specials. Although this might look like an affiliate link, we do not make any money from your order.

This book is so good, we want to recommend it to you whether or not we make money.

You’ll discover:

  • how to punch fear in the face
  • how to escape average
  • how to do amazing work

I would appreciate you using the link above for 2 reasons.

  1. Kerry gets to eat dinner with Jon Acuff & Dave Ramsey if she gets the most people to click on this link. Would you help her? All you have to do is click here (no purchase necessary to help Kerry)
  2. Kerry is considering hosting an online book club. She would discuss 1 chapter each week, as it relates to parents, working at home/online & preparing your kids to move from average to awesome.

If enough of you click here, she might be able to have Jon Acuff as a guest at her book club.

Thanks for your support…and watch my blog for our story & strategies for success.




I have been reading a book called The Art of Non-Conformity, by Chris Guillebeau. It’s a great book about living life on your own terms, but he has a chapter on simplicity that I really like. You see, to truly live your life on your own terms requires either a HUGE bank account or a radical life philosophy.

Obviously, if you have a HUGE bank account, you can choose the house you live in, the work you do and even the people you hang out with. But most of us are not independently wealthy. So we have to find alternative ways to live the life that WE choose …instead of the one chosen for us.

One of the ways you can implement this is to eliminate the unnecessary things in your life. Two of the most helpful questions in this regard are:

“Why should I do this?”

“What will happen if I don’t?”

Should you do this? Will it get you closer to life you want to live? Or is it just busy work?

In fact, if you want to get serious, you can take the second question even further when you encounter something you don’t want to do. “Will the world end if I don’t do this? Will someone die?”

Assuming the answer is no, you can safely place the commitment in the unnecessary column.

As you begin down this road, you will quickly learn how to tell the necessary from the unnecessary obligations. And then your next step will be to say no to as many things as possible. Because saying no is critical to setting the terms of your life. And the more you say no to the demands on your time, the more you can shut out distractions that keep you from your key priorities.

So spend some time thinking about what your life would look like if it were lived “on your terms”. Then start saying no to anything that gets in the way!



Move Forward & Make Lasting Change In Your Life By Setting Goals

As the new year starts, you may be thinking about changes you want to make.  It takes time and effort to grow and change. We all know this, but sometimes we forget to take the steps to actually make change happen. Here are some tips to help you make that lasting change we all crave in our lives. 

calendarFirst of all, put your goals on the calendar. A lot of times we get going with whatever we’re doing and we think in terms of big plans, but we don’t ever really plan for getting anything done. So as you’re doing this, start putting things on the calendar with a due date and steps along the way to achieve those steps. These little steps help us achieve a bigger goal. 

Overcoming fear is a big obstacle to achieving your goals. You may be saying, “I’m not really sure if this is what I want to do. I’m a little afraid. What if it doesn’t work out?” However, think of it this way. 

What’s the worst that could happen to you? 

If you go and ask someone as far as making your plans, the worst they could do is say no. Nothing bad is really going to happen as you go through these plans and you start to set your goals. 

I would really encourage you to create mass accountability. So let’s say you write down three things you want to do in the first quarter of the year. Tell someone else. Put it on your blog. If you put something on a blog or your Facebook or other social network site, then you have mass accountability, because you are making those three goals public. 

Another motivator is to give yourself a carrot when you achieve a goal. Meaning, reward yourself so that if you do achieve a goal, you see a tangible benefit. That doesn’t mean you have to reward yourself for everything. 

Let’s say you set a business goal and you succeed in it. That goal doesn’t always have to be about money. Maybe that goal is writing one blog post every other day from now until the end of March. If you do that, then give yourself a carrot. Give yourself a reward that you would appreciate. Maybe a meal out at your favorite restaurant or splurge on your favorite bottle of wine to share with a friend or loved one. 

These are some great steps you can take to setting and achieving your goals rather than just having nebulous goals that you never actually reach. Try setting goals for yourself today. Make sure you put them and the steps to achieving them on your calendar so you have some realistic milestones to reaching those goals.