Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The Attitude of Gratitude

How good do you feel when someone thanks you or gives you a compliment? Do you thank those around you for what they do? Have you noticed someone looking nice? Tell them. You could be making their day. I always feel good after helping someone or complimenting them. So its good for me and them. We need to be thankful for what we do have instead of bemoaning what we don't have. I am not saying settle for what you have. Always strive to reach the next level on your path. I am saying don't get so wrapped up in what you want that you miss what you do have. Bless the things you have and the things you want. There is always more coming to us if we are ready and open to receive them. By blessing and being grateful for what we have it sends a clear message to the universe that we are ready for more. If we complain and focus on the lack the universe will send us more of the same. Be careful which one your thoughts draw. If you catch a thought of lack stop it and think of the blessings already in your life. After a while this will become a habit. Life will not always be rosy but if you are able to see past its challenges to the lessons and blessings it will take the sting out of the situation making it easier to handle.

Does anyone have any questions or anything to add to this?

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

How to Earn More Money

If you are serious about wanting to earn more there are an unlimited number of ways. You can have a service business cleaning, yard work, babysitting etc. You can also teach. Teach others just about anything. How to work a computer,a language, skill, tutoring, its endless. You can also sell a product. Decide what to you want to sell.Go online or locally and find out the price for you to buy it and the retail price. You can order a lot of things on ebay that can be resold on eBay or locally in a store ,flea market booth ,or even a kiosk in the mall. You just need to decide what you want to sell and go after it. For service business you can put out flyer's, advertise on radio or in newspapers. Word of mouth also works wonders and is the best form of advertisement. For product sales you can do the same as service as well as online advertisements and magazine advertising. There are some great free websites to create your own web store.One example is .Just don't forget to get the legal permits you might need like sales tax permit and possibly an EIN number from the IRS. Any questions are welcome and I will do my best to answer all of them. I will post more on this later.

Case study

I just signed a lease renting a booth in a local store. I filled it with the art I am testing for selling. I pay $25 a month for the space and 4% on all debit and credit payments. I receive all other profits derived from my booth. It will be two months before I get a good read on the local interest. I am still selling the art on eBay. I am planning on getting a portion of my income tax to use to order more of the art and the limited editions of the art. I will also be getting my web store back online around February or March. I have abandoned the Jewelry I was selling.The market is flooded at this time and its just not cost or time productive. Now that I have the art started I am taking time to work on writing my class's. I am working hard to raise my family up from our poverty and will continue to work on it. I am following my dreams and starting my business's. I can and will achieve a better life for my kids. I hope that watching me and how I will rise will inspire you to do the same for your family or self. Anyone with the will can do it If they only try. Don't put off your dream. Go after it now, today.