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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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!”

RETIREMENT

Are you ready for retirement?  Unfortunately, many people over the age of 55 will not be able to retire at the age of 65 because they don’t have enough money to retire.  For many different reasons Baby Boomers will have to work probably until they expire.

LACK OF RETIREMENT SAVINGS                                                                      In many cases, people have lost their retirement savings due to unforeseen circumstances.  A few of my family members lost all of their retirement saving due to the 2008 financial crisis.  Many others have invested in retirement vehicles that just won’t pay the dividends they will need to retire.  The reasons are many but the question is what are you going to do?

WORKING AFTER RETIREMENT AGE                                                        Many of us over 50 will have to continue to work after our retirement age.  I know this doesn’t sound appealing but it is a reality.  Take a look at this PBS documentary RETIREMENT GAMBLE  If this is the situation that you find yourself facing what will you do?

TAKE YOUR RETIREMENT INTO YOUR OWN HANDS                                      If you are facing not being able to retire you have choices.  There are many ways to create an income that will sustain you during your retirement years.  My focus is on creation.  If I have to work why not work from my home doing what I want when I want and earn as much as I want!

CREATE YOUR OWN RETIREMENT                                                             The digital economy offers a wide range of opportunities to create an income from your home using your computer and the financial benefits are only limited by your imagination.  Instead of working for someone else and investing in their retirement I have invested in myself and I am building my own retirement package and you can create your own retirement package too.

RETIREMENT and A LIFE THAT YOU LOVE                                                    A home based internet business is what many or turning to as an alternative to staying a job or finding another job and having to work through the Golden Years.  Many older people with few computer skills are building home-based businesses and living the retirement lifestyle while they earn an income.  Here how

If you don’t have enough retirement savings to retire and you don’t see light at the end of the retirement tunnel don’t lose courage, rather take advantage of the new digital economy.  The digital economy offers the opportunity to create an income while living a retirement lifestyle.

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Overcome

Today’s post is dedicated to my childhood friend Cecil.  I am so proud of him.  Overcome is what Cecil did to ascend to where he is in life, and to put his children in a position to excel and pursue their greatness.

I met Cecil in the 9th grade in middle school.  We come from the city of Compton in California.  Compton is more famous for its gang activities and drug addiction.  Most people don’t overcome the traps and snares and escape the degradation of inner-city life but Cecil did. Continue reading “Overcome”