WHY DO YOU WORK?

WHY DO YOU WORK                                                                                                               We have different reasons why we think we work, but the bottom line is that we work for the tool money.  We need money to pay the mortgage or rent.  We need money for utilities, groceries, and an assortment of expenses. We also work so that we can put some money away for our future.

WHAT ARE YOU WORKING FOR                                                                                     What are you working for is a million dollar question.  Beyond working for the necessities most people have no idea what they are working for.  Knowing exactly what you want should be the reason for working. Having targets (goals) to shoot for gives you a reason to work,  but if you have no targets you have nothing to hit.  Lack of targets is why many people settle for living from paycheck to paycheck.

WORKING FOR MONEY                                                                                                    Most people spend 40 – 60 hours, and sometimes more, working for a paycheck.   Frankly, most people today are working for wages paid in the 1980’s.   On payday when they get their paycheck there’s not enough money to cover expenses.  So many find themselves juggling expenses just to survive.  A person with a goal can contrive a plan to move from surviving to thriving, and many have learned to use the digital economy to move from survival to security.

IS THIS ALL THERE IS                                                                                                          Do you ever wonder;  Is this all there is to life?   You work all these hours every week for little money and little time left for yourself or your family.  You save for a year and sometimes longer for a vacation that lasts 1 – 2 weeks, and then back to work.  Is this all there is to life?  Work until the day that you die?  Is there an alternative?  Yes, there is an alternative and young and old alike are seeking the alternative.  Les Brown describes how to       Live Your Dream!

THE ALTERNATIVE                                                                                                          Many people are seeking alternative ways to supplement their income.  I have an older friend/mentor. He is retired, but he encountered the unexpected. Now he is seeking to reinsert himself back into the workforce to supplement his income.  Some people attain a second job, but others are creating a second income by developing home-based businesses.  Nearly everyone has a computer and almost everybody uses social media.  So, why not put these skills and platforms to work for you!  Work your own hours and write your own paycheck.

THE INTERNET                                                                                                                      The internet is our most powerful tool that most people use every day, but most people never take time to think “How can I use the internet to create extra money.”  I’m not saying that you will become a millionaire, but anybody can create an extra $2,000 – $4,000 per month working from your home using the internet.  I have done just that,  and now I am able to go where I want to go, do what I want to do, and live where I want to live, and you can too.

Investigate  You might be saying “NO” that’s not for me and that’s ok because financial freedom is not suitable for everyone just those who want it.  For the people that want to live better here is how I did it.  Digital Life  Join my blog and learn about more digital life opportunities.

 

OVERWHELMED

EXPERIENCING OVERWHELM                                                                  Anyone and everyone who pursues entrepreneurship has and will experience overwhelm.  Whenever people take on something which have never done before they usually experience some fear and can become overwhelmed.

BEYOND THE COMFORT ZONE                                                                Going beyond your comfort zone speaks for itself.  To go beyond comfort and you enter into discomfort.   For most people becoming an entrepreneur is something new, something outside of the comfort zone, so it is natural to feel some fear, to become disoriented from the amount of task needed to be performed and the amount of knowledge needed to learn.  Trying to figure out what to do and when to do it can be very intimidating. But cheer-up, most entrepreneurs have traveled this road. Continue reading “OVERWHELMED”

TIME

NOT ENOUGH TIME                                                                             Pursuing entrepreneurship is very exciting and rewarding but it sometimes has a drawback which is not enough time.  There are so many things to do and so much to learn that one often finds that there’s just not enough time during the day to get everything done.

JUGGLING LIFE WITH STARTING A BUSINESS                                      Probably like myself, most entrepreneurs have a home life and possibly a work life when they decide to venture into the world of entrepreneurship.  Sometimes when juggling all three lives it can be very difficult keeping all of the balls in the air.  Having a job and a home to maintain along with the learning and additional activities associated with starting a business can sometimes be unmanageable.

MORE TASK THAN TIME                                                                                   I consider myself to be very organized and a multitasker but on some occasions, I find that with both these skills-sets I still have more on my plate than I have time in the day.  And don’t forget “uncle unexpected.”  He shows up at the most inopportune time which can definitely throw a wrinkle in your plans for the day.  How can we deal with the fact that there will not be enough time in the day to complete all the tasks we planned?

MULTITASKING                                                                                    Multitasking is a skill that I have but not everyone possesses the multitasking skill.  Although I have the talent to do two to three different things simultaneously, on occasions I don’t complete anything by the end of the day.  Not producing results can sometimes put people in a state of overwhelm, and can lead to throwing in the towel and giving up.

PRIORITIZE                                                                                                       I was listening to a talk by Napoleon Hill where he tells a story about Charles Schwab approached Mr. Carnegie with a solution for the problem of not having enough time.  Mr. Schwab told Mr. Carnegie to make a list of task for the following day, then prioritize the list by importance.  He then instructed Mr. Carnegie to start on priority tasked 1 and do nothing else until that task was completed and then move on to the next task. listen  That formula has helped me immensely.

ONE OF THOSE DAYS                                                                                    When I moved into my apartment in Germany there was nothing but floors and walls.  I had to install everything except the toilet.  I awoke with the intention of installing the kitchen set and the shower so that I could eat and bathe.  Everything that could go wrong went wrong by 11 AM.  I took the day off and relaxed.  The next day everything fell into place as if by magic.  I believe that sometimes the Universe wants us to slow down.

RELAX AND TAKE A BREATH                                                                  Today I don’t stress (too much) when I don’t complete all of the tasks on my list.  As long as I’m working on a task that’s good enough.  When I finish a task I move on to the next task. I remember a quote that I heard “by the yard it’s hard, but inch by inch anything is a cinch.”  Prioritize your tasks and inch by inch you’ll achieve the goal.

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MARKETING AND ADVERTISING

On a daily basis, we are exposed to a ton of marketing and advertising.  Companies bombard us with hints to patronize their establishment or to purchase their product.  Marketing and advertising is everywhere, television, Facebook, YouTube, and the radio. We can’t escape it.

MARKETING AND ADVERTISING IS PART OF EVERYDAY LIFE                  We are all involved in marketing and advertising in one way or another.  On an individual level, we market and advertise ourselves all the time with the clothes that we ware, the car that we drive, the music that we listen to and with our cell phones.  We are almost always marketing for somebody, but we do this for free. Continue reading “MARKETING AND ADVERTISING”

I WANT IT RIGHT NOW!

We in the western culture have become accustomed to I want it right now!  We have created an instant gratification society.  Nearly everything in our culture is a button click away.  Patience is a distasteful word in most of our mouths.

I WANT MY DREAM AND GOALS RIGHT NOW!                            Unfortunately, when it comes to most people achieving their dreams and goals we have the same mental attitude, but instant gratification does not work for accomplishing dreams and goals.  Dreams and goals take planning, learning, practicing, and most important time.

THE RIGHT NOW PHASE                                                                        Almost everyone that is pursuing a dream or goal will experience the I WANT IT RIGHT NOW phase.  I personally experience this thinking more frequently than I care to admit.  When I do find my self in that frame of thinking I am frustrated that I don’t have what I want right now.  My thinking has taken me to states where I want to give up and quit and a lot of people do quit when in that state. Continue reading “I WANT IT RIGHT NOW!”