Celebrate Today! Don’t Waste Your Life Chasing Success

“Success is a journey, not a destination.”  This quote is so cliche I hesitate to even type it.  But, perhaps it’s so often repeated because it’s true.  The danger is that because it’s hard if not impossible to identify buy cheap viagra the exact moment you become a success, you will spend your whole life chasing something that you never find. Sounds generic amoxil pretty unfulfilling.  And, I find that many people who are trying to build a successful online business give up because they get discouraged by their lack of “success.” But we need to redefine success.   Everyone who’s thought about it has some idea of what it means to you to be “successful.”  But, I guarantee that once you reach that success, you’ll redefine what success means to you.  You’ll want more.  I did. While you are on your success journey, you will take steps down the right path.  You should celebrate each of these steps.  Because you could have chosen the wrong path.  And you didn’t.  Good for you. Success goes way beyond the easy examples.  Yes, if you’re a millionaire you meet the definition of financial success.  If you’re a professional baseball player who wins the World Series MVP award, you qualify as a “success” in your chosen profession.  If you’re in a truly happy marriage or relationship, that aspect of your personal life is a success.  There may be a few people who qualify as an all-around success in every aspect of their personal and business life.  No one comes to mind right now. But success reaches way beyond these media-created, socially desirable images. ...

Judging Others: Self Improvement Without the “Self”

“You can’t judge a book by it’s cover.”  “Don’t judge a man until you’ve walked a mile in his shoes.”  These are familiar phrases we’ve all heard.  And, most of us probably loosely try to follow this advice.  There’s nothing positive or productive about passing judgment on other people. Yet, we all do it.  It’s almost impossible not to do it.  To look down on the extremely overweight woman.  The woman that yells at her kids.  The man who works buy viagra cheap a minimum wage job.  The woman that dresses like a teenager.  The well-off family that spends extravagantly.  And the list goes on.  We judge nearly everyone we come across.  And judging people always has a negative buy generic amoxil connotation.  Because we always seem to judge people negatively. Why is that?  Why isn’t our first thought for the overweight woman one of compassion and concern?  Why don’t we feel bad about whatever frustration has caused the woman to scold her children?  buy Amoxil generic And feel proud of the man who’s willing to work for a living?  And give kudos to the woman who looks and/or feels good enough to dress younger than her age?  Why aren’t we happy for the family that’s able to provide for themselves with luxury? Unfortunately, when I judge people, and when I hear others judging people, it’s usually negative.  I was reminded of what a mistake this is last week.  There’s a woman in a group that I belong to that seems especially unfriendly.   Most people in the group are very caring and understanding.  Because she never even speaks...

4 Ways to Be a Success When Your Home Business Isn’t (Yet)

There are a lot of things that are hard about becoming a full time home business owner.  You have to work nights and weekends on your business, in addition to your full time job. You have to spend time learning how to be successful in the business.  And money. You have to experience failures.  Usually, lots of failures. But the hardest thing about making the transition from the ordinary 9 to 5, to the extraordinary life of working when you want and where you want, is surviving the doubt that everyone has as to whether you can “make it.”  Actually, “disbelief” is probably a better characterization than “doubt.” And unfortunately, the disbelief often applies to your own assessment of your chances too. It’s not a surprise that most people don’t succeed in a work from home business.  In addition to all the time and effort required, you have to endure all the words of wisdom from your world of disbelievers. Your brother’s story about his friend who tried “one of those things,” and failed miserably.  Your best friend’s questions about how much money you’re making online now, and whether that could ever be a full time income. Your co-workers’ polite smiles when you tell them you’re quitting your job in six months; the next day they’ve signed you up for the company softball team — which starts in nine months. It’s no wonder you start to doubt yourself.  So how do you successfully get through this time? It’s easy once you’re making six figures a month.  What can any of them say about your work from home business then? ...

Good News! You Can Start an Online Business for Under $17,000

I’m grateful for the fact that I have the entrepreneurial spirit.  It’s one of those things that I tend to take for granted until I am reminded how differently entrepreneurs think than the rest of the world.  We have an endless number of options and choices where others see few, if any, bright opportunities. I was recently reminded of how fortunate I am when I came across a news story entitled “Too old to start anew?”  It talked about the struggle baby boomers are facing buy amoxil in the job market. The story reported that one 56-year-old man had opted for a $17,000 facelift.  The facelift made him look 10 to 15 years younger and gave him more confidence.  I guess we’ll stay tuned pharmacy viagra online to see whether it helps him get the job he’s looking for. Now maybe this guy has other issues that we don’t know about, but a $17,000 investment in hopes of a better outcome from a job interview?  Really? The scary thing is, his chosen path is likely more socially acceptable than mine.  When I made the decision to change careers, I didn’t submit my resume to a gang of new potential employers.  I didn’t go back to school in search of a new degree that would qualify me for new job opportunities. Instead, I made the decision to turn my part-time online business into my full-time income.  Why is my decision the exception rather than the norm?  Why aren’t thousands, if not millions, of people rushing to start their own online businesses?  Three reasons, I think. First, people are still looking...

It’s Always the Right Time For a New Beginning In Your Online Business

Happy Easter to those who celebrate it, and even to those who don’t.  It’s April, and our New Year’s resolutions are long gone and forgotten.  Most of them were broken by the first week in January.  By the end of the month, many of us had lost the piece of paper we wrote them on. But that’s okay.  Because the new year is an arbitrary time to make changes anyway.  And the way we try to do it is hopelessly ineffective.  buy generic levitra We online viagra pharmacy make a list of all of the things in our business and personal life that we want to stop or start doing.  And then we try to implement them all on one day.  And we do this the day after the holiday season is over, as we are just coming out of a time that has been hectic, if not stressful and emotional. The amoxil online chances for success are minimal, at best.  That’s why I’ve made a pre-New Year’s resolution not to make any New Year’s resolutions in 2009.  The term “resolution” is really code language for “goals I know I won’t meet.”  And no one expects you to keep your New Year’s resolutions.  You get laughed at if you’re seriously trying to change.  Especially if you resolve to quit your job and go full time with your online business. There are many things I am seriously trying to change.  So I can’t let those goals end up on my “resolutions” list, which in reality is a list of things I wish I had the discipline to turn into goals....