"Invest three percent of your income in yourself (self-development) in order to guarantee your future." — Brian Tracy, author and motivational speaker
Wow – that’s great advice. So if you’re making $60,000/yr now you should be investing at least $150/month in personal development – books, seminars, audio training programs, live events, etc. Personally, I think that’s low, but it’s a start to at least have some kind of formula for investing in that area. And it is an “investment,” not an expense.
If you’re new to the 48Days.net community – welcome. This is an amazing group of people who are not content with mediocrity in their work – or anywhere in their lives. You’ll find the members here share their resources and expertise willingly and also share your excitement when you succeed.
We are seeing an explosion of books being published, speakers being booked, coaches filling their schedules, artists finding new ways to market their work, musicians leveraging their talent and creative businesses from podcasting to dry cleaning pickup to muscle car restoration being launched successfully.
I’m thrilled as I see more people who are finding their true calling and applying that in work that is meaningful, purposeful – and profitable. If you’re still in that process, be encouraged; you can do what many others here have done.
Each week we feature some of our favorite forum discussions, blogs, groups and members in the Notes on the front page. Please note that those who are featured and highlighted are always selected from those who have a clear picture, are active here in this community and are adding valuable content in some way. No magic or inside track – those are the things we look for.
This week we're highlighting:
Featured Discussion – Michelle Osborn shares that she just found a free logo site where she got a free logo for her financial coaching business. This is one of those necessary components for a real business – but here you go. You can spend $10,000 for a logo – or nothing. And there are hundreds of options in between. You may want to upgrade with some professional help at some point but there’s no excuse for not having a great looking logo from day one. Check out the one Michelle got.
Featured Blog – Are You Piling Up Decision Debt? What is your process for making good decisions? Do you have one? Have you ever heard of the T-I-L-E process? Terry Hadaway explains this simple but effective strategy to think through decisions so we are not reacting merely from emotion, but considering long term consequences as well as immediate benefits. It’s an eye-opener.
Featured Group – Terry Justice heads up our Real Business Solution Center group. Here’s the note from the home page - "Whether you're just starting a new business or a pro, this group is for you! Covering all aspects of business from Inception to Conception. Finding bid opportunities, discount buying groups, state and local government contracting and more." I’ve seen Terry sharing solid business advice in this community for a couple of years now. You may have your idea – but if you need business help, join this group today.
Featured Member – our featured member this week is Jeff Long from Ohio. Jeff has been a long time member, has attended live events at the Sanctuary, leads an active group in our community, and contributes consistently. Recently, our Advisory Team discussed adding a new member to help monitor new groups and Jeff’s name came up instantly and repeatedly. He has proven his integrity and commitment to helping others in this community reach their goals. Jeff graciously accepted our invitation to be the newest member of the 48Days.net Advisory Team.
Activity in this community often appears to be closely correlated to the level of a member's business growth and success. Are you quiet and watching - or fully engaged in the game.
Last updated by Dan Miller Mar 26, 2012.