Your Boss or Your Life?

When your boss says jump, is your response “how high?”

Isn’t it ironic that we are conditioned to accept the direction of a boss, and we all do just what they tell us no matter how hard it may be, but when faced with some financial goal of our own we buckle under the strain? If it wasn’t so sad it would be funny.

What would you do, starting tomorrow, if you had to earn an extra $10,000 per year? Would you try and impress your boss to get a promotion? Beg for a raise?

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I would like to suggest you look into starting your own home business. The tax advantages alone are amazing!

Someone asked me not long ago to help her write a new resume because she was laid off after 10 years at the same company. That’s 10 years of her life she’ll never get back. I’ve been urging her for a long time to have a Plan B, but she didn’t listen. Now she’s going through filing for unemployment, the job search, the stress of interviewing, walking out of the interview hoping it went well but never really knowing. It seems like almost every company out there is firing employees. There is now a record number of people without jobs and incomes, as the reality sets in of a winter just around the corner with no money to even pay all the bills.

However, there is a growing number of people who are largely immune to these mass-firings and insane unemployment figures. A group of people who can no longer be fired. They’re creating their own economy. Imagine sending the following letter to your boss one day:

Dear Boss,

I write to inform you that due to financial circumstances completely within my control, I can no longer justify keeping you on as my employer. Effective immediately, please accept this letter as my formal resignation, as I will now commence a life of full-time freedom filled with activities and income based on my choices, not yours.

Yours sincerely,

Your Former Employee

What would your boss say to that?! You know darn well they’d be secretly jealous.

To make it happen, though, first you need to commit to it. Then you need to decide WHEN your boss gets that letter from you. If it takes you 3-5 years to be financially independent, would it be worth it? Imagine you got started 3-5 years ago…

Let’s be honest. If your boss were to tell you tomorrow that you would be fired in 3 years time, what would you do? Would it spur you into action? Or would you wait, filled with indecision?

You have that very option … right now. You can start your own side business part-time from home, and build up your income. Then when your side business income overtakes your job income, it’s Good-bye Boss!

It starts today, because when you look in the mirror come Monday morning, that’s your boss staring back at you. The only person responsible for your financial future is you.

So…what are you waiting for?

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What Does That Mean Exactly?

At the end of my posts, I write a simple phrase – Be good to yourself and each other. Namaste’

It’s a simple reminder that we are all walking each other home. It’s about the journey and the souls we meet along the way. Nothing happens by chance. Everyone in our lives is there to be a lesson or a blessing. Some will be there briefly. Some will stay for a long time. Pay attention to the lesson or the blessing. We’re in this thing called Life together.

So what does Namaste’ mean exactly?  (Hint: it’s about love). 

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Have a blessed and beautiful life, dear ones. Be good to yourself and each other. Namaste’

Interview with God

In lieu of doing another Throwback Thursday, I wanted to share this video that I received from a friend this morning. I had seen it before but today with all that’s going on with hurricanes, fires, politics, and the world at large, it was such a profound reminder.

I believe in synchronicity … there are no accidents. This was given to me again for a reason. Enough said.

Be good to yourself and each other. Namaste’

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Well, my dear readers, it’s Throwback Thursday again. I hope this finds you all well and thriving.

This image is from my days in Tucson. So hot there now that I won’t be going back until winter. Can you blame me????

It’s hard to get a perspective of how large this stone thunderbird is. It’s on a busy road and I didn’t have a lot of time to get the image without getting run over … ha!

I am inspired by the artist who did this, especially what is inscribed under the wings:

“The eyes of the future are looking back at us. To protect what is wild is to protect what is gentle.” (Truth).

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Namaste!

In Response

Recently I saw a video on Facebook berating people in Mississippi who, the author claimed to be stupid because they voted for President Trump. The video pinpointed people who live in poverty. There are a lot of people living in poverty in this country. In fact, all over the world. It doesn’t make them stupid. 01.06.17difference

It’s my belief that people who berate others are very insecure in who they are. It would seem that they have to make others feel bad so that they can feel better. There is no common sense or sense of decency in that.

It’s time for people to wake up. If we’re not moving forward as a species, we’re moving backwards. Life is not static.

Have a blessed and beautiful day!

 

 

Entrepreneurial Spirit

Were You Raised with An Entrepreneurial Spirit?

Cat-Looking-in-MirrorIf you can’t seem to get ahead or make progress with your business because you lack an entrepreneurial spirit of giving, it may be time to assess how you were brought up. Many parents raise their children to be giving, while others are intent on having their children focus on earning money.

The reality is – you need a balance of both. Children who were raised to give with a free spirit may have difficulty grasping the importance of receiving money for what they do – especially those who offer advice and guidance, as well as valuable products.

When you have an entrepreneurial mindset, you strive to change yours and others’ lives for the better. You seek change, rather than sitting back waiting for things to happen. Giving is an important part of the entrepreneurial spirit, but it should also enhance the growth of the entrepreneur rather than just the person being helped. It’s a two-way street!

A negative mindset will absolutely ruin your chances of being a successful entrepreneur. Remaining positive and enthusiastic are both important to having others look up to you as a leader and a trusted advisor. Entrepreneurs are empowered and are capable of teaching others to become empowered.

A sense of being worthy of success is also important to the entrepreneurial spirit. Giving away all of your advice and guidance information for free doesn’t enhance an entrepreneur’s path to success at all – in fact, it will hinder your progress.

If you don’t think your advice is worthy of payment, no one else will. This attitude can’t be taught, but can certainly be developed over time. By fostering passion and enthusiasm for what you do, the entrepreneurial spirit will grow and you will prosper as a result.

Potential customers sense the passion and enthusiasm in your voice and in the helpful information that you offer. Even if a person comes into their relationship with you skeptical at first, they sense your conviction and will react by becoming a loyal customer.

Entrepreneurs are naturally optimistic and tend to enjoy life to the fullest. They take risks and push past the lines where others have stopped. Even though you may not feel you’ve developed a true entrepreneurial spirit over time, you can begin now to turn the tables and eventually consider yourself worthy of all good things that come your way.

What’s Sucking Up Your Time?

Do You Know What’s Sucking Up Your Time?

clock-blogWe live in hectic times and our most precious commodity is and always will be time. You can’t grow more of it and when it’s gone you can’t get it back.

How often do you tell yourself that you can’t do what you want to do because you don’t have the time? We all do it. We want to live with more purpose, volunteer, or simply spend more quality time with our family and friends, but there just isn’t enough time to do it.

The cold hard truth is that there is plenty of time. It’s simply a matter of prioritizing what you spend it on and cutting out some of the things that suck up your time. We all have them and, while the specifics may be different from person to person, the solution is the same for everyone. Find out where you spend your time and then make educated decisions on what’s important and what isn’t.

One of the best tools for figuring out exactly where you’re spending your time is a time journal. This can be a simple little notebook, a stack of scrap paper, an Evernote doc on your phone, or a spreadsheet on your computer.

Next start writing down what you’re doing every 15 minutes from the time you get up to the time you go to sleep. Keep this up for about a week and see what you come up with.

Reviewing your time log can be a real eye opening experience!

You may discover that you spent a lot more time on the computer doing busy work, or surfing the web than you realize. Or maybe you had no idea that you spent an average of four hours a night watching TV, or 2 hours per day commuting to and from work. In other words, you’ll start to recognize patterns of behavior and where you tend to spend your time.

While there are quite a few areas that we don’t have a lot of control over (you have to show up for work or school, make time for personal hygiene, and get some sleep), there are quite a few hours in each day that we can fill however we like.

Keeping a time log for a week or two provides you with the information you need to be able to make educated and conscious choices about how to spend that time. That in turn allows you to live more purposefully, no matter what your goals and aspirations are. Sometimes, you want to sleep in, spend the day reading or playing video games, or simply daydream and that’s ok. It’s a great way to unwind, distress, and recharge. On other days, you may choose do so something more active or social.

The point is that when you become aware of how and where you’re spending your time, you have more control and can be more intentional with how you spent it.

How to control your own economy and have more time