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In a world of hustlers all trying to get your money while promising you the world, it becomes very easy to get confused and off track when you’re trying to improve yourself. I know this all too well. I had a lifetime of struggle and failure and sometimes success. I know the frustrations you’ve been going through. I’ve felt pain of failure. And, like you, I’ve felt the pride of accomplishing things after great struggle.
I’ve come to believe that the biggest way to change your life, reduce fear, increase abundance, add more friends and increase your net worth is [Read more…]
How do you live a life that is so attractive, other people want to find out how you did it? Most likely it is because you have developed habits that created the life you want? [Read more…]
Last Wednesday I was looking at books in a local book store when I noticed a woman looking at a stack of books with her cell phone in her hand. I sensed she was scanning the bar code with her phone and price checking them, which she was. I asked her if she was selling books online and then she said yes. I’ve often thought of doing this but I never wanted to compete with people selling books for a penny and then try to make a dollar through shipping. Also, I didn’t want to drive to the post office every day to deliver a book or several books.
Then it happened.
This lady gave me some 411 on Amazon FBA. Amazon FBA stands for Fulfillment By Amazon, which means Amazon [Read more…]
I’ve failed again in 2013. It was a doozey too. Even though I hadn’t used credit cards in five years I still had old credit card debt that needed to be paid. Instead of focusing on paying them off I focused on increasing my income and took two financial risks the last few years to increase it. They didn’t seem risky at the time however the result was both incidents cost me money instead of making me money.
The first one was a publishing contract for one of my songs. Two men I respected from church approached me to pitch a couple of my songs to major country artists in Nashville. One of the guys was in publishing twenty years ago and wanted to get back into the game. It was a bit flattering. The five page contract they handed me didn’t seem right, however. I decided to get some legal advice.
With the advice of one of the top music business attorneys in Nashville I decided to [Read more…]
Do you need some extra cash but you don’t want to work for $10/hour delivering pizza’s to do it? Check this out.
As a musician/bar singer in Nashville, TN I always had a job to pay rent, etc. Gigs were feast and famine; some months I’d be busy playing gigs and some months not so busy. During the week I worked many seasonal jobs on farms, local wineries and in hotels. Even that work was inconsistent depending on the weather and the needs of the employer. So in 2008 I started Cool Springs Office Cleaning.
So, how is your financial peace? Seriously, do you worry about money. Does that worry cause you behave differently, like eat a little more, smoke, drink to excess or lay around feeling lethargic?
Worrying about anything causes anxiety. Anxiety can cause health problems (here’s a list) including digestive problems, depression, headaches and fast heartbeat. Has that happened to you?
Let me tell you my experience. For years I kept track of what I spent after I spent it. I knew where my money was going after the fact. It was good to know this but [Read more…]
Do you have trouble juggling work, family, social events while trying to build a business or create art? This is a common area of struggle for people and I would like to share a story.
Over lunch with sales coach Pierce Marrs, he told me about how he started his business. He was thinking of starting a weekly blog, a podcast and a newsletter all at once. Pierce has a successful career in sales, a family and church activities he is involved with. His friend, Chuck Bowen, advised him that [Read more…]