A Case For Multiple Streams Of Income

A Case For Multiple Streams Of Income

To day we celebrate Independence day, yet many of us aren’t really independent. Independent of our life’s circumstance anyway.

Our economic climate has changed so much that now it is just not wise for anyone to totally depend on one source for income.

America and the world for that matter are going though some hard times economically. I am not sure that things will quite ever be the same as they were.

I have first hand experience with know the importance of having multiple streams of income.

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“What Drives Entrepreneurs?”

“What Drives Entrepreneurs?”

Today I recieved an interesting email from Paul Evans of Nicheology, he was sharing an article written by Inc. Magazine:

I thought I might pass it along to get your take on the subject.

Let me prefix this saying, I left out the beginning of Paul’s email, because he sent it to those on his list, but in essence he was relating how being an entrepreneur allowed him the benefit of spending quality time off with friends and family doing spring break. And how that privilege aligned so well with the article INC magazine wrote.

Paul: INC Magazines article “What Drives Entrepreneurs” revealed different motivations between founders and non-entrepreneurs.

The main motivation for entrepreneurs? Autonomy.

The main motivation for non-entrepreneurs? Security.

Entrepreneurs like to call the shots. We like control. We are fine with calculated risks. We think more about the experiment and experience than “having” to succeed. We love knowing the difference and impact we are making.

Non-entrepreneurs, on the other hand, are employees. They like being told what to do. They like the predictable paycheck. On average they want something more, but are too afraid to leave the comfort.

And there’s nothing wrong with that. The world NEEDS employees. They are essential.

Yes, as entrepreneurs we are different. We’re wired differently. We view the world differently. We don’t expect something for nothing. We take responsibility for our own income. We create jobs. We generate products. We work hard. We play hard.

One of the things that drives me crazy about the information publishing industry is the pursuit of mediocrity.

By that I mean the glorification of the status quo.

For example… the way I started this letter.  Telling you about my past week. The hucksters of the world would paint that scene and tell you that you DESERVE the same. In fact, if you just follow their program you can have the same things.

That’s stupid.

You see the hucksters want to elevate their lives so that you want what they have. But wanting exactly what someone else has is status quo. To want to be someone else is accepting the average. Become the best YOU, don’t be a chameleon.

You have to envision your own perfect life. Just like I did almost 20 years ago.

As you know, Sherri died when Sam was 5 weeks old. Right then I made a vow. I would be present for my family.

I made that decision based on MY circumstances. I didn’t let someone else tell me what my life needed to be… I decided.

You need to decide too.

You need to write down exactly the type of life you want. How your life will benefit those around you.

You need to decide if you are going to be an entrepreneur, embrace the risk or be an employee. Neither answer is wrong, but the decision has to be made.

Then you design your business to reflect the life you’ve pictured.

Success is NOT an Accident,
Paul

Well said Paul.

What say YOU?

Why do you aspire to be an entrepreneur?

You can take the quiz here. http://www.inc.com/magazine/201203/moti … atrix.html

Gold At Your Fingertips

There is literally gold at your fingertips.

If you have an up to date computer, internet access and some basic computer skills, you can potentially create additional income streams for you and your family, right from the comfort of your home.

Now I’m not saying it’s easy but with a little desire and the willingness to aquire some marketing skills and then taking action on what you have learned, you can create your on economy or at the least, some extra income.

This blog is my story of how I got started and have progressed in my online marketing for profit journey, and I could barley send email,when I first started.

Hello fellow entrepreneur,

Happy New Year.

Well another year has come and gone. What I like about the New Years holiday is, one it’s my birthday, and two it is the chance for a do over, a new beginning. Yep clean the slate and start a fresh.

Many people have made New Years resolutions, not me, I stopped making them years ago. I found resolutions set me up for failures and let downs. Why? Because the minute I slipped up I would feel guilty, so why even make them in the first place?

Anyway, I came across another article to share with you. It’s about the worst financial resolutions. Enjoy.

The 10 Worst New Year’s Resolutions for Your Wallet

See ya next post… 

Turning Negatives Into Postives!

Hello fellow entrepreneur,

I just love our nation and the many opportunities it presents us with. Like me you probably get your share of junk email solictations yet I don’t know if I would have thought to do what the gentle man in the following article did, but kudo’s to him. Click here to read article

What can you and I learn from this man with regards taking negatives and turning them into profitable positives?

See ya next post…

Is Your Retirement Package In Jeopardy?

Do you have a Plan B For After You Retire? Many people are approaching retirement age and not only has the economy had a negative effect on their 401k, but also bad and poor planning along their working career has too!   You can read an article I came across for more information. Click Here To Read

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas To You And Yours!!! 

 

I Don’t Need A Job? Pt. 2

Have you ever heard the saying, I owe, I owe, it’s off to work I go…

I started working at the age of 9 years old, cutting grass in my neighborhood. I then went on to work in a summer youth program for a few years, then I went full time working in various occupations.

Recently it dawned on me, I have been working for over 30 years and I am now 53 years old. So, I have been working half my adult life, wow how time flies. 

Most everyone I knew of as a youth worked at a job, so I naturally followed what I saw others do. Until…

One day at the age of 19 or 20 I was asked by a carpenter working on my neighbors home if I ever thought about being my on boss? Up until then I had never thought much about it. He then went on to invite me to a meeting that, as he said, would show me how to be my own boss.

I went to the meeting, which was a breakfast style meeting, with his wife. It turned out to be an Amway meeting.

Now I although I did not join, mainly because no one ever followed up with me on how I could get started, but I left that meeting with a different mindset. Before the meeting I’d never considered working for myself, heck I was still young, so a job was cool with me. But I believe something happened to me with regards to my mindset after I left that meeting. I now had been shown that if I desired, I could be my own boss and work for myself. Thus began my entrepreneurial journey. 

How long have you been working at your job or jobs? Have you ever considered being your on boss and working for yourself?

Sad to say, but as I look back over my working career, like many people, I have little to show for it.

As I lay in bed this morning listening to a CD by a entrepreneur/minister Gary Keesee of  www.GaryKeesee.com he was teaching on looking for ways to work for yourself and to be your own boss.

I decided I am going to go for it. I am sick and tired of being sick and tired.

As this year, 2010 draws to a close, I am even more determined to make a break from the working class and pursue and to succeed at being my own boss, working from home.

I don’t need a job, I am way to valuable to be tied down to a 9-5 for 40 plus years only to come to the end of my working career having nothing to show for it.

How about you? Wanna join me?

See ya next post….

Black Friday, Insanity Or What?

Hello fellow entrepreneur

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I hope you had a great and Happy Thanksgiving. I certainly did. I hung out with my siblings stuffing ourselves crazy with all kinds of food and watching football.

It is such a blessing to live in a country like the USA, yet I am sure there were a great many people who went without on Thanksgiving.

Many did not have any family to be with nor did they have much if any food to eat.

I know I took of my substance and gave toward some of our food kitchens here in my City. As the saying goes, but for the grace of God there go I.

So as we all go through the remaining days of this festive time, let us remember others who may be less fortunate than we are.

Stay safe, don’t over eat too much at any one setting, pace yourself, and get out there and take advantage of those black Friday specials, if you dare brave the crowds.

See you next post…

I Don’t Need A Job? Pt. 1

Hello fellow entrepreneur,

I first made this post back in November 2010, but I find the message  in this video is still very relevant for today, what with so many people having lost or who will be losing their employment.

Could your job be killing you softly and stealing your dreams?

My hope is, after watching this video, you might take another view on your job and consider other options that, with a little research, may be available to you to earn income for you and your family.

Get those brain juices of yours flowing of on how you could find ways to live your dreams outside a job or (Just Over Burdened).

You deserve better.

See ya next post…

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