Fred Gustafson (Street Articles Author)
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Hello, my name is Fredrick Eugene Gustafson II, but most people call me Fred or Freddie-G. I was born and raised in Meadville, Pennsylvaina (in the Northwestern part of Pennsylvania), out in the countryside. When I was just a baby, my parents separated and later divorced, and I was raised by my mother and, also, my grandparents (my dad’s parents).

During my school days, I was always considered an outcast to most of my peers. I never had a lot of friends. I was a chubby kid during those days and I was in special education classes, also, up until after I’ve graduated high school. So, yeah, I was considered an outcast for those reasons and always bullied around a lot, too.

I’ve worked in various odd jobs since high school, ranging from food service to retail to manufacturing and so on. Early on, I knew there was more to life than working in hard-manual-labor jobs for minimum-wage, so it really hit me that I needed to find a way out of that situation. In 2007, after getting downsizing from one of my jobs, along with several other ones prior to that one, it dawned on me that I really wanted to take the entrepreneurial route and work for myself. Since taking that route, however, I’ve had a lot of failures along the way, and still do to this day. But each and every one of these failures just brings me closer and closer to the solution.

Also, I enjoy taking time and study various topics, ranging to business, money, health, politics, religion, relationships, etc. and so on, that surround us in our daily lives in which the majority us never take time learn, using the internet and books and other venues, and I want to help shed some light on these subjects to as many other people, also. Since that time, I’ve been learning a lot on my own (and still am) than I ever in my years in school: elementary, high school, and college, all put together.

Even though I’ve been making improvements in my own life, I still have a long way to go through this journey, so, no, I don’t claim to be an expert or a guru by any means. Because I still don’t know it all yet. I’m still learning. So I’m not going to pretend I know everything when I really don’t. If I don’t know the answer to something, I’ll point blank tell you, “I don’t know.“ However, I will do my best to find the answer to your questions, I will promise you that. To me, success is a journey, not a destination. Most of the subjects I talk about on this website I have or currently am implementing them into my own life as well as preaching them to you because I consider myself to be a student, also. Because I believe integrity lies in with practicing what you preach, so that’s what I want to live up to.

I give you the truth (at times brutal but very unbiased kind truth) on various thought-provoking topics, most in which are unorthodox, from A to Z on this site that deals with self improvement. In fact, most of these topics will go against most people’s way of thinking, and it may even go against what your parents, teachers, or most people have taught you all your life. The content on this site I write about are areas I, myself, had experiences with or done a lot of research on, and I want to be able to spread my message to as many people as possible. So I won’t sell you any hype. I want to give it to you real, very simply and politically. Because I believe there’s always two sides to a coin in life, and there’s more than one way to do things, no one right way. So I started this website because I feel there’s so many issues that’s surrounding us in our society that so many of us are kept ignorant about, and that’s where I come in: not to impose any particular views on anyone or to advise you, but to educate you on other alternatives that can be utilized. So once you become educated about the alternatives available, then you can make a decision on whether or not to utilize these methods yourself. My goal is to reach out to as many people as possible and help change their lives for the better, as well as mine, and follow me toward a life of prosperity.

So with all that being said, if you are a person who wants more out of life and to step outside the social norms, you’ve come to the right place and I welcome you to this website. Join me on my journey and let’s change together.

If any of you have any questions, feel free to email me at anytime and I will do my best to answer your questions. My email is: fred.gustafson1981@gmail.com

Can Money Make You Happy?
I think this question, “Does money make you happy?” is a question most of us ponder upon when it comes to happiness. I think the reason why that question even exist is because most people tackle that question from a materialistic side. Most people only associate money with having more…
By:  in  Self Improvement  >  Happiness   Nov 04, 2012  
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Respect Works Both Ways
Ever since we were kids, we’ve been told all our lives to respect our elders. In other words, we’re suppose to respect our elders, even if the elders are disrespectful towards us, the younger people. Now, correct me if I’m wrong, but I think that statement “respect your elders” really…
By:  in  Self Improvement  >  Personal Growth   Sep 29, 2012  
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The Millionaire Next Door Book
I read a very interesting book just recently called The Millionaire Next Door by Dr. Thomas Stanley. Now, I want to give you the premise of what this book is about before I give you guys my take on it. And this is a book that really illustrates that perceptions…
By:  in  Business  >  Entrepreneurialism   Sep 20, 2012  
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Colonel Sanders: A Man Who Knew the Meaning Of Not Giving Up
Have any of you ever heard of Colonel Harland Sanders? I’m sure some of you have, but for those of you who haven’t, he was the man who created Kentucky Fried Chicken, a fast food restaurant (now referred to as KFC), that exist all the United States and throughout the…
By:  in  Self Improvement  >  Personal Growth   Sep 08, 2012  
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