So Your Lacking the Support of Your Family & Friends...

When you are starting out on a brand-new adventure, going into the unknown. It helps to have the support of the people around you. Yet this isn't always the case.

I have always had mixed opinions from my family & friends. Some completely believed in me & gave their support. Yet they didn't trust that enough to ever join me. Then there were those that constantly reminded me that I was not a millionaire yet. They picked & they prodded to try to break me down. I was determined to prove them wrong!

I guess that after as many new ventures I took a stab at & missed, there was a bit of validation to their disapproval. I just wished they could have kept it amongst themselves.

It is enough work to trust & believe in yourself, it doesn't help having someone telling you that it's not possible. The key is finding as many ways as you possibly can to tune them out.

Most likely it has nothing to do with you or who you are and what you are capable of in the first place. There are some that are just simply set in their ways. No matter what you say or do, they will never the opportunity as you do. If they did, they would be here right along side of you.

That's the difference. They have been programmed to believe that we are suppose to work 40 hours a week, for 40 years, and that's it. Period.

My advice is this...As long as you know that you are doing what you believe in, then do everything you can to ignore the rest. It's not always easy. But soon enough, you will have your day of shining glory. And even if you think of how wonderful it would be to rub a big fat "told ya so," right in their face, don't do it. It will make absolutely no impact on what their opinion is anyhow.

Find your support elsewhere if you have to. There should be people for you to connect with on your team. If not, there are plenty of wonderful online forums where you can meet other people that share your interests & your beliefs & who just may be going through the same thing you are. Go connect there.

Some people are just simply not open to change. They are willing to continue doing what they have always done, regardless if they like it or not. And you know what? They will continue to get what they have always got!

Everyone has greatness in them. It's just that most are too afraid to let it come out.

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Taking the First Step

There are many benefits to owning your own business:

  1. You are your own boss.
  2. You set your own hours.
  3. You determine when and how you will work.
  4. You can make as little or as much money as you would like.

There is also a down-side to owning your own business:

  1. Since you are your own boss...there is no one else to lay the burden on.
  2. Depending on what you do, you may have to have employees to deal with.
  3. Also, Inventory.
  4. And Taxes, Laws & Regulations (as well as any licensing you may need.)
  5. Money...you make some, you lose some. There are no guarantees!

So why would you want to be your own boss, set your own hours, and start building a business right now?

Security! You can either build a future for yourself or you can be building it for someone else? If you are working for someone else, what happens if you don't work? You don't get paid, right. What about if you get hurt? Still no pay. After 15 years, how much of a raise have you earned? Not much.

So why do it? Because it is easier to continue to do what you've always done & you know that as long as you work x amount of hours, you will make X amount of money, right? Where as the guy who ventures out on his own, is solely reliant on himself. That is scary for most people. But no matter what you do in life, there are no guarantees!

Do your research, check out what is available to you. When you find something that peaks your interest just go for it. It may just be exactly what you have been meant to do for your entire life? You won't know until you try.

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Stress Management

A lecturer, when explaining stress management to an audience, raised a glass of water and asked, "how heavy is this glass of water? "

Answers called out ranged from 20g to 500g.

The lecturer replied, "The absolute weight doesn't matter. It depends on how long you try to hold it."

If I hold it for a minute, that's not a problem.
If I hold it for an hour, I'll have an ache in my right arm.
If I hold it for a day, you'll have to call an ambulance.

In each case, it's the same weight, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.

He continued, "And that's the way it is with stress management.
If we carry our burdens all the time, sooner or later, as the burden becomes increasingly heavy, we won't be able to carry on. "

As with the glass of water, you have to put it down for a while and rest before holding it again.
When we're refreshed, we can carry on with the burden.

So, before you return home tonight, put the burden of work down.
Don't carry it home. You can pick it up tomorrow. Whatever burdens you're carrying now, let them down for a moment if you can.

Relax; pick them up later after you've rested. Life is short. Enjoy it!


Some ways of dealing with the burdens of life:

* Accept that some days you're the pigeon, and some days you're the statue.

* Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them.

* Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.

* Drive carefully. It's not only cars that can be recalled by their maker.

* If you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.

* If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.

* It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.

* Never buy a car you can't push.

* Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because then you won't have a leg to stand on.

* Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.

* Since it's the early worm that gets eaten by the bird, sleep late.

* The second mouse gets the cheese.

* When everything's coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.

* Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.

* You may be only one person in the world, but you may also be the world to one person.

* Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once

* We could learn a lot from crayons. Some are sharp, some are pretty and some are dull. Some have weird names, and all are different colors, but they all have to live in the same box.

* A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.


Just a little something to think about...

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