“If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.”
— Tim Town (@timtown) March 7, 2013
I learned this from one of my mentors, the late Jim Rohn. It is so important if you’re looking to offer anything of value, to become valuable. There is a lot of crap out there, and this is one reason why I launched Debt Negotiation Strategies, to give back and give more value to those that are in need of that information. Information that I knew and could package.
First, the price you set for your information should be below what the information is worth, this way your customer has a sense that you over delivered on your promise. They must feel that they received value.
So where do you become more valuable? Below are my five tips on becoming more valuable.
In this episode I go behind the scenes with legend, Les Brown where he gives advice on how to get moving, build your own business, and get your message out there. I have found that most of my students have a problem getting past start. What do I mean? Well, most have a great idea, or at least they think they do, but stay in the IDEA phase and never get moving with it.
There are many reasons why someone gets stuck. The main reason is not having faith that they have a good enough idea, or that people will like them. I have found that the right people will show up in your life when you need them, as long as you stay-in-motion. Les talks about how he was able to get over being labeled educable mentally retarded and failing the fifth grade when he was younger. Continue Reading
First, what is passive income exactly?
The IRS categorizes income into three types, earned or active income, passive, and portfolio income. Passive Income is defined as coming from two sources, rental or business activities in which you do not actively participate in generating the income. Passive Income is usually taxable. Here are some examples of passive income: Continue Reading
I think of the phrase, “trading hours for dollars”, and I wonder why would someone do that? Well maybe it’s because most do not actually understand the concept. So let me explain, after all, I used to be on that giant hamster wheel as well, until one day I woke up and saw the BIG picture.
You see when you trade hours for dollars, Aka having a boss, you only get paid for that hour once, never to get residual income from your efforts, only to repeat that same process —day after day. You see after studying millionaires did I learn that they leverage their hours. You can create something once and have it pay you over and over and over again.
Let me give you an example. Bob creates a website teaching a skill or solving a problem that many have. He then sets a price and drives traffic (potential customers) to the website and a percentage join paying him to teach them. The secret, Bob created the program once and it served a little over 500 customers which earned him $295,500, and get this, in a month! Some marketers never create products or services themselves and still make millions online, again offering solutions. Talk about leveraging your time. Continue Reading
Well, first let me explain how social engagements have an effect on your life. Longevity and socialization have common associations, families like that in Okinawa & the island of Sardinia tend to live long healthy lives and have more centenarians (People that live to be a 100 years of age) than any other place. Although it has been linked in-part to their diet, it has been equally linked to their relationships and social environment. People that have personal relationships are 50% more likely than others to survive over a period of time.
Relationships also reduce stress and boost the immune system
Relationships even online like with Facebook have the ability to reduce stress most likely because you’re getting things off your chest. There is a commonality with people that you are socializing with and after all we are very social creatures. This could be one reason that most people that are in the latter years suffer from depression. In Sardinia the elders are a big part of the family and are included in all social engagements. As a matter of fact, they are highly regarded. In America families tend to send aging parents into nursing homes for many reasons, mainly because with our culture it becomes a burden. I know that I am guilty of this as well, as my mother is in a nursing home. Looking back she spent years after my father passed away, in isolation. My siblings and I were too busy building our own lives. When you have a minute to realize this, it’s horrible to think. Continue Reading
When developing multiple income streams, you need to consider the time-management that will be involved and that they align with the life-style you’re wanting. So many are just wanting multiple streams of income and never consider what it takes to keep them flowing. They create an income stream, move onto the next thing ―just to realize that the first stream stopped flowing.
The best part of developing “Streams Of Income” is that the emphasis is on the system. The idea is to replace yourself giving you time freedom, all the while, your income keeps flowing like an angry river. Here are my 5 best tips on how to generate income streams that last.
Tip# 1. Make a list of four niches (Riches are in the Niches) that would generate Income Streams Continue Reading
I have spoken to many people that say that they don’t have time, or simply can’t afford to take time off. Taking time off is not a luxury, it’s a necessity. We are all under a tremendous amount of pressure from work deadlines, to family schedules, that if we don’t get a break we will likely lose it. I understand if you can’t carve out 2 weeks and jet off to a beach resort, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get away. When you make time to take time off, even a little time, you will find you are more productive, and you are actually a better person.
Take a Big Break
Once a year make it a priority to take at least a week off of not only work, but phones, TV, computers, and the news. Our nation is under stress due to a lagging economy and the stress rubs off on all of us via the media. Your budget may not allow a week on the beach, but try something less expensive, like camping. Our family camps at least once every summer and it is truly a way to disconnect from the world and just enjoy nature, and each other. Taking at least one whole week out of each year truly recharges your batteries and is beneficial to your health. Continue Reading
What an incredible summer so far. It reminds me of how much I love living the entrepreneur life and the freedom that systems can give you. Unfortunately I have been so busy with a few projects that I have not blogged on my own site –have been blogging on other systems though.
Question, how is your business going? Have you started a business? If not― this is the best time to, just start out part time building your future. There are so many talented people that I see daily but yet they don’t share or monetize their talents… There is absolutely no reason you could muster up that would prevent you from living the American dream of being an entrepreneur, none! Just excuses. I know this because it took me awhile before I was ready and now 15 years later I am so grateful that I decided that it was time. I could have spent time thinking I should have done it sooner—and there were times it crossed my mind but at the time I was turning 30, and because I had some certain skills I felt that I was ready. I had the confidence to make things happen. Continue Reading
Living an automated life can happen if you follow some “simple” rules. First let’s look at the traditional method of working. You go to work, act or do things that make you seem busy. This is because we are hardwired or taught that by being busy, or working hard, you are accomplishing things and therefore you deserve a paycheck.— Hmm, sound familiar? Continue Reading