I recently added the Write to the Bank event and it was a blast. As Dan was talking he mentioned "Grandma Moses", and how she didn't start painting until she was 76 years old, and this was also after her husband died. I'd heard of Grandma Moses, but didn't know the story behind her so I looked up some information on her, and from that I want to tell you----it's never too late.
For many of us the transition into work we love is imperative. We MUST make a move. We've been on the…
Added by Bernice Coles on April 20, 2011 at 10:00pm —
I believe there are times where being employed has advantages. Not only does does being employed have some benefits, like a regular pay check, but it is possible that being employed is part of your strategy to become self-employed. How is that possible? Depending on the situation, a J-O-B can be a temporary means of putting food on the table until your venture can get off the ground. It can also serve as the primary source of funds for your venture, either by directly funding or by…
Added by Mel Gower on April 20, 2011 at 9:25pm —
What does a back seat driver have to do with motivation or building a business you may ask? Well, more than you might think, or at least for some folks, me included.
I suppose I should explain the term as I mean it and not just someone screaming at you while you are driving around. In my day job, we call someone a "Back Seat Driver" who would look over your shoulder as you are scrolling around the computer screen. They are completely focused on looking for your particular item, while… Continue
Added by Darren Rayborn on April 20, 2011 at 7:23pm —
On the front page of WSJ online there is an article about Apple's 2nd quarter profits. The are up 95%. This is thanks to sales of the new iPhone on both wireless carriers and sale of the iPad. What does this mean for Apple's competitors? We can guess that their profits are up as well as more people adapt the "constant connectivity" model. This is something that does not need to be taken lightly. If I were an Apple competitor I would be striving hard to come out with new tech to make sure… Continue
Added by David Catlin on April 20, 2011 at 4:08pm —
Since my brother, Carl Williams died long before the internet was popular, I can only imagine what he might think today about all this techy stuff. Welcome to 2011 Carl, this… Continue
Added by Connie M Williams on April 20, 2011 at 2:23pm —
I had an epiphany this afternoon.
It all started yesterday night; I'd had a brief but lovely text conversation with someone I love and adore, but with whom I very rarely get to speak. I spent much of the aftermath alternately blushing (which is something I very rarely do) grinning like a Cheshire Cat, and missing our email exchanges which used to be a regular occurrence. Life happens and while we haven't lost touch, we don't stay in contact as much as we used to.
I used to… Continue
Added by Keiti Pierce on April 20, 2011 at 11:39am —
"Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids."
I often hear people telling me that they didn’t have a choice when something bad happened to them. I often will ask various questions and find out that yes that maybe a true statement at the time, but often there were decisions made prior to the event that were choices made.… Continue
Added by Meredith "Kit" Bromfield on April 20, 2011 at 11:00am —
If the deer, rabbits, raccoons and other critters depend on your garden for their meals, chase them away without chemicals...When your dog's bedding has become too tattered and smelly for you, it's even more threatening for the animals feasting on your garden...Place the old dog bedding around your garden...To multiply the effect, have your dog lay on old bath mats, rugs, bath towels, fabric pieces, rags etc… Continue
Added by Janet Visloski Strang on April 20, 2011 at 9:00am —
Do you believe you’re the next Oprah, or maybe even the next Donald Trump? Growing up, there were many Superstars and role models that I wanted to “be just like”. And as much as a pipe dream some of those appeared to be, I came to a realization that was never going to happen. Now, that sounds pretty negative, right? Not entirely… Actually, I believe it’s more negative to think that I’m going to be someone else and not me. I know now, that I’m not going to be whoever these Superstars are, who… Continue
Added by Rob Clinton on April 20, 2011 at 8:55am —
Muchas personas como Tu y como Yo estan empezando su primer negocio por internet y seguramente se encontraran con los mismos obstaculos que yo he encontrato en mi trayecto por los negocios online, no quiero decir que tener un negocio online es imposible pero si un poco dificil para empezar y la razon principal es por la falta de educacion sobre los negocios online especificamente, asi que quiero compartir contigo estos tres factores que deves considerar al empezar un negocio y que tus… Continue
Added by Allan Urizar on April 20, 2011 at 7:21am —
Commandment 7 of Rabbi Daniel Lapin's book Thou Shall Prosper is "Learn To Foretell The Future". Daniel believes this is a very important rule when it comes to wealth creation. Obviously Mr. Lapin isn't telling us we need to do this by mystical application.
Telling the future can be accomplished in many ways. Learning from your own or others' mistakes is step one. Get involved in a… Continue
Added by James Dibben on April 20, 2011 at 5:00am —
I got a call from a dear friend of mine. He's self-employed and frazzled. I calmly told him, "You're doing too much", you need to slow down. I laugh as I think to myself that at times, that is much easier said then done. My mother used to tell me, the busy single-parent of three children that I needed to slow down and my response to her was that I didn't know how. I don't think my friend knows how to slow down either. When you do "everything" for so long, you get in a mode, a groove, a place… Continue
Added by Bernice Coles on April 19, 2011 at 9:43pm —
Last week I had to do a bit of traveling in the course of my job. Typically, my travels for work are day trips that get me out of the office and give me some "think time" on my way to client meetings to lend technical support if questions arise in the course of our business interactions.
As I traveled from my home in central Pennsylvania to the our client's office north of Scranton, I was talking to the Lord about a number of concerns on my mind and heart. I had… Continue
Added by Bruce R. Cross on April 19, 2011 at 11:54am —
If small critters or deer are nibbling on your shrubs and small trees, hang lightweight chimes from the branches (or recycle small bells from Christmas ornaments or purchase small bells at the craft store)...The movement and sound will scare them off.
Added by Janet Visloski Strang on April 19, 2011 at 9:00am —
Who wouldn’t want to grow in their favorite roles in life? Are you truly happy just sitting idle? Are you truly happy with letting the world move forward and you stay right where you are? What if I told you that our past has a gravitational pull? It seeks to pull us back, or as though it were a universal law to naturally draw us back even further in time away from the possibilities of advancement.
Ladies and gentleman, what I’m introducing you to here is the sole resistance… Continue
Added by Rob Clinton on April 19, 2011 at 5:55am —
At the end of my last post I mentioned that I didn't know where I wanted to end up in my nursing career. I've got a few area's that I absolutely enjoy and it has been difficult to decide exactly where I want to go. Most of them require my RN which will be a few years from now so I know that's definitely that's on the table. I'm working on that part now, but it's slow going with money and my 'real' job. So what are the area's I'm most interested in?
I definitely know that I don't… Continue
Added by Amy Henrickson on April 19, 2011 at 4:30am —
Do you ever wish you had a time machine? Something that would allow you to go back and re-do some of those things that you would like to have reset in your life? Opportunities you wish you took, things you wish you did (or didn't), wisdom you wish you knew back then that you know now? I wish I had one,… Continue
Added by Tyson Morgan on April 18, 2011 at 4:31pm —
A quick thank you to the 48days Community for your thoughts and prayers during the last few weeks as we experienced our special needs son's heart surgery. He is doing well...if you would like to read about his progress here is the latest update A shift of prayer... there are other posts that detail the journey...both in healing and faith. Many have asked about the title of this blog…
Added by Kevin Troupe on April 18, 2011 at 2:00pm —