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It’s Sexy and You Know It

I hear a lot of talk about new ‘biz ops’ that are ‘sexy’, therefore more appealing to the younger crowd of entrepreneurs all over the world. You know what is sexy? No limitations. Watch this and find out what I mean.

 

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Selling An Idea. Selling Belief.

lots of people go to school and major in something. Finance. Marketing. Cardiology. Veterinary Sciences. Whatever.

I’m currently in school. Bet you didn’t know that. I’m in Financial Freedom school. it isn’t much different than people going to ‘normal’ colleges or universities, except our endpoint is likely much, much different. See, my school teaches me how to earn what I’m worth, and how to help others realize they are worth so much more. It teaches me how to recognize greatness in others. It teaches me how to believe in myself. At the end of my 3 years of school, I will be far better off financially, and living my life as I wish, not as my ‘free time’ dictates.

The hardest subject in my schooling is how to sell an idea. A belief, if you will. Sure, I have tangible products to sell, and customers are great; we need them to keep moving, as any business does. But I have to learn to sell an idea that there are different ways to live. That there are alternative means to earn money, means that grow and grow and grow. But you have to get a person to believe it is possible first.

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This One’s a Doozy. Read with Caution!

Sometimes I write posts, and when I get to the end, I realize I shouldn’t actually POST what I wrote. This happened yesterday. I never want to sound preachy, which was the result of what I had written. Will I be direct? Yes. Will I be blunt? Yes. But not preachy, and I’d prefer to stay away from putting down other businesses out there (when discussing business). There was no real way to get my point across yesterday without doing this, so I opted to not make it public.

Today, I’m irritated. Not quite RPO, but irritated as hell. And today, I’m about to get direct with you, dear reader.

I wish I could make one of those magic flowcharts that tells you what to do at the end, based on your answers from one step to the next. It would be SO MUCH EASIER to make people understand what they just don’t know. Mine would look something like this:

flowchart

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Non-Profit Organization Help–Do You Need It? Read Me!

You know what I love about my business? The diversity.

Diverse people.

Diverse products.

Diverse opportunities.

Today’s focus? Non-Profit Organizations.

Yep, we do that, too.

npo logo

I’ve never brought it up before, mainly because it wasn’t easy to support or promote. Now? Now it’s a breeze.

One of the leaders in our company took it upon himself (thanks, Yardley) to make many avenues so easy to promote, all utilizing the information that is already available, but put together in a streamlined way. Love it!

If you have, support, or know an NPO that utilizes fundraising for its operational expenses, look no further. Especially schools, where there are always fundraisers involving magazines, cookies, and stuff people don’t buy (except during fundraisers. We are doing one now). Don’t get me wrong, some of that stuff is great, and by no means should it be ‘retired’, as the kids enjoy winning prizes and such for orders taken, etc. But, wouldn’t it be great to have an underlying, 24/7/365 ‘fundraising’ stream of income for that NPO? One that a person could shop online (the NPO gets a FREE website) with over 3000 domestic partner stores, over 6000 worldwide, earn cashback, and the NPO gets royalties from every order??

I think that sounds pretty freaking awesome. If you want to learn more about how you can help YOUR NPO, you need to check out this site: Help NPO, and you can see what your supporters can do on this site: Help My Charity Now. I can even estimate what your earning potential might be, with any given number of supporters.

Free Shop site, free application, 24/7/365 earning timeframe, and supporters can shop for pretty much whatever they want. It’s all gravy, baby.

13 Years, 5 Failures, Lots of Lost Dollars All Led to This #RPO

Weight can be a funny thing. I’ve decided I’m throwing out my scale. Well, ok, just not using it any longer, as my husband still uses it. But for me, it is pointless. I’ve only lost like 3 actual pounds, but my body is most definitely different now. I have more muscle forming. I have lost excess stuff around the middle (thanks, pregnancy). I can fit into smaller sizes now. But that scale taunts me. So, I shall kick it to the curb, figuratively speaking.

Anyway, back to our big topic lately…what do you do when you are Really Pissed Off?

If you are like me (heavens help you if so), your mind is continuously processing thousands of ideas per second, racing around trying to figure out what will work, and what won’t.

I’ve found what won’t. Several times. But in the process, I’ve singled out things that will work, and kept a running tally in my head.

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Full Speed Ahead, Next Stop: Creativeville #RPO #PlanB

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How was your weekend? Did you enjoy it? Did you perhaps go somewhere, and really not want to return to work this morning? Welcome to the world of billions.

I’m trying to end that cycle for myself, and anyone else that wants to jump on the train.

I saw this blurb today:

USAtoday.com writes: By 2030, based on the current trend of widening income inequality, close to 85% of all working-age adults in the U.S. will experience bouts of economic insecurity.

I’ve been through my bout, never want to go back. Still climbing out of it, as a matter of fact. Why is it that the majority of people must have a negative experience affect their life before they will create a ‘cushion’ for themselves? Before they realize it is even necessary? Are you one of those people? Are you going through life every day, thinking to yourself, I have a good job, comfortable life, generally have no problems with money (people that live paycheck to paycheck view themselves as comfortable because their paycheck is big enough to cover what they currently want). What happens when you get hurt, can’t work, or even worse, what would happen if you died? If your spouse died? If there was no life insurance? And I’m not talking AFLAC stuff here. ¬†Morbid? Yep. Reality? Oh, yes.

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More Reasons to Have a Plan B

So I was just sent some info that I thought would be worth sharing. You all know that I have a home-based business, and that business will be responsible for me being able to leave my j.o.b. in the near future, a job that I have had for 8 years.

I’ve said it before, but this book explicitly states WHY you should consider having your own business (whether it is mine or not). I knew it was a benefit to have my business, tax-wise, but as I read this chapter excerpt, my eyes got wider and wider with amazement at how truly beneficial it is. Some of it underlines a previous post I made, about stop complaining about the 1%, and think like the 1% to create a better situation for yourself.¬†(Note: this is a fairly long post…just a warning)

From Lower Your Taxes – Big Time:

“Lower Your Taxes–Big Time, 2011-2012” reveals all the secrets professional accountants use to slash tax bills by thousands. Written by Botkin, a CPA and former attorney for the IRS, this informative and engaging book explains to readers how they can shave thousands of dollars off their yearly tax bill.
From the Publisher:
A revised and updated edition of a popular guide to minimizing one’s taxes outlines strategies for such areas as home business subsidies and deductions for expenses that are not traditionally declared, in a reference that also includes tips for avoiding audits.

Chapter One
Why You Would Be Brain Dead Not to Start a Home-Based Business (If You Don’t Already Have One)

There are really two sets of tax laws in this country. One is for employees; it allows deductions for normal employee items, such as individual retirement accounts, 401(k)s (if you have one set up by your company), interest and property taxes on your home, and charity. Then there are the laws for small and home-based business people who conduct their business either full or part time. In addition to the tax deductions employees can get, small business people can deduct, with proper documentation, their house, their spouses (by hiring them), their business vacations, their cars, and food with colleagues. They can also set up a pension plan that makes any government plan seem paltry by comparison and deduct most of their “vacation” trips if they combine them with an appropriate amount of business. (See the discussion in Chapter 3.)

The example below shows how a woman named Lori, who earned a $20,000 salary, took home only $1,175 after she deducted all her work-related expenses. Yet she could have netted the entire $20,000 had she earned it in a home-based business. This is an increase of almost 18 times her take-home pay as an employee.

It illustrates why having more than one job in a family does not produce any major effect on most people’s bank accounts because of the tax laws.

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