Up And In It
Helping you live a better life with freedom and independence Exploring alternatives to the daily grind Moving from surviving to thriving Living life raw
info_outline Slab City part 1 06/18/2019
Slab City part 1 This is a five part series where I and today’s guest, my very own mother, explore alternatives to the daily grind. She shares her stories of living personally in slab city California. Slab city is deemed one of the last places on planet earth where you can truly live free, be entirely and completely yourself. You can dig holes in the ground and build pallet homes. Live out of your car a tent and not get hassled by the man.
info_outline Power of mobility 06/15/2019
Power of mobility Today I share how my new business venture has flopped before I even got to start. But how great it feels to know how an idea implemented has changed the outcome. A look into a few mobility strategies and how they can be applied to life and business. How this powerful philosophy can change lives for the better. Where we can minimize loss, in my opinion, in any given situation. Join me to here about: -How a mobility structured business model has saved me -Rv living benefits in a recession -Use of mobility against automation -my thoughts on 9-5 workers utilizing these tactics -my personal branding techniques as a business partner/owner -The Benjamin Franklin axiom that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” A short story of how I’ve used this wisdom.
info_outline Tax free freedom 06/11/2019
Tax free freedom Join me today as I explore ideas, concepts and strategies that will help you to incorporate ways to live a tax-free life. This is a brief list.( Id like to go in deeper detail if you guys wish. Comment please). Just a few things that I have practiced and I am aware of. These things can be utilized by city to country folk. Upscaled or compressed to meet anyone’s needs. It’s about sticking it to the man. Living our lives without having to be told what to do. How nature can be your best investment sometimes out weighing the monetary system. Many may not be aware that there are alternatives. Tune in to hear about: -How Animals multiply and can become servants -Seeds, the quickest payback and ROI -How plants can be cultivated like animals -Trees for lumber, food, cooling and even retirement? -Leveraging nature such as hawks, frogs and owls to perform pest control 24/7 -Employ pigeons to create mass amounts of free fertilizer -Rocket mass heater introduction -Rain water catchment made easy -Soil biology, the silent work force -Power of barter and community -Free paint and building materials -Free stuff online No buy app -Why do we try to Keep alive what wants to die and kill what wants to live?
info_outline Intro #00 06/11/2019
Intro #00 Welcome to my very first post. My name is Adrian Babashoff and I am the host of “Up and In It”. I’m so excited to start this off. But first I feel I should give you guys a description of what the show is all about. So, let’s just get in it. Let’s start with some highlights of what I have to offer, because as I’ve learned I’m supposed to engage you in the first few seconds before I lose you. So here are my major bullet points. Through hard work and very detailed life planning I have achieved one year supply of emergency funds. I have also done this being my fifth year in a row in nine month intervals. Meaning I only work nine months out of each year. I’d also like to add that there are many days that I have off during these nine month periods. It’s not just pure grind. I get to take these mini vacation/retirements of three months of the year off. And within these three months I usually travel with my children and my pet or enjoy all of the local beauty and opportunities that Sunnyside Southern California, where I reside, has to offer. I should add that I am a business owner/entrepreneur. But I feel that the lifestyle that I have designed for myself can fit anyone. Although it may not look the same, this strategy can be achieved. I’d also like to add that there is no way that I am rich or a millionaire. I am not selling anything. In fact, it is the other way around. I am pretty much all alone to fend for my family financially. It is Me, my two daughters, Lotus and Violet being the special-needs one, and a 16-year-old senior citizen dog who goes by the name of Hazel. I am a single divorced father. I have nothing and no one to fall back on. I get some help from my children’s mother that allows me around 30 hours of working time per week. And, it is because of these major restrictions and life’s hurdles that I have become what it is that I am. An emancipated man. For now, each year I am experiencing more and more freedom. I have idle time to sit and think. To complete a thought. And one thought that occurred to me, was what if I didn’t have these distractions and obligations. First of all. I don’t think I would be who I am if I did not. But, what if I can share these life skills to individuals who did not have these restrictions. Could it be that such things as, to name a few, early retirement, debt elimination, buy a house or a true sense of self freedom be accomplished? It Is in my opinion that anything is possible. That we can gain control of our own lives that we could be masters of our own YOUniverse . That all the proposed examples laid out before us can be manipulated or in better words done in a different way. I would like to note, that these are just my opinions and my life’s experiences. And that some of the subject matter can be offensive to some. Please know that it is not my intention to offend but to explore. Because one thing I’ve noticed in my observations of life is that a lot of us can get cemented into believing that life lived should look and be conducted in certain ways. And if you stray too far off, you might be insane. When I look closer, it seems to me that there are a lot of unhappy unfulfilled people in this created society. Are we supposed to follow suit? I for one cannot. Could there be any alternatives? I am here to say yes. There most definitely are. A word of caution. It looks and feels like nothing we are accustomed to knowing. You will look and be perceived as different. There is an elemental sense of alienation I will admit. Also, it becomes very addictive. Once a true feeling of freedom is experienced, it is difficult to turn back. A cleansing process I believe can take hold. There is a bit of anger mixed with elements of frustration. It’s like waking from a long dream. How many routines and rituals do we do in our day to day lives, and have you asked yourself, where did these ever derive from. Who said this is the way it’s supposed to be? It’s time to rise into your own personal power of self and know and feel that anything and everything is possible. To do away with indoctrinated laws and write your own story upon the empty canvases of life. You are not stuck. You are someone and something great if you so choose to be. One of the regrets from those who are dying is that they wished they had known that happiness is a choice. What is your choice? I’ve had to learn to believe in myself. When one decides to go against the grain, opposition is met. I’ve continued to push on alone and have been very successful because so. I believe 100% that an alternative lifestyle design can improve our lives. I believe in you. If you are ready to explore the horizons of possibilities, then join me