Employee to Entrepreneur – the New Career Way

Working for yourself, from employee to entrepreneur is the end goal of a new career. But the transition from employee to entrepreneur is like climbing over a wall.

Got the Guts To Be an Entrepreneur?

Remember the Berlin Wall? During the Cold War when East and West were separated by that infamous wall, many freedom-seekers risked being shot by border guards while attempting to climb over that wall.

If you choose the parallel career way to be an entrepreneur, you are as brave as those freedom-seekers. You are willing to take risks (calculated ones though), make changes and set goals for your future.

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Create Your First Info Product Before The Hangover Even Wears Off

63592750462675948133989820_careersIf you want to make real money online, spread your brand and build trust with your audience, you need a product.

No matter how small your operation might be, creating your own product is the best way to gain clients and customers, spread your message and, let’s face it – make money!

My friend is now taking GMAT classes and applying to an MBA program and all she talks is how every small business is missing the boat because they are afraid to create their own product. I understand this fear. For us, entrepreneurs,  product creation can be intimidating the first time, which is why she and I got your back with a free MBA inspired report.

When you download your copy of this free report (see bottom), I’ll show you how to simplify the process of product creation and roll out your first money maker in one weekend.

That’s right, starting Friday night, you can be selling by Monday morning, with plenty of time to play in between. And if you think yourself about getting an MBA degree check this website for MBA courses that don’t require the GMAT.

HERE’S WHAT’S INSIDE

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Success is about more than money

ALL SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE AGREE THAT THEY WERE SUCCESSFUL BECAUSE THEY WANTED TO DO SOMETHING WITH THEIR LIFE. THEY WANTED THEIR LIFE TO MEAN SOMETHING BEFORE THEY LEFT THIS WORLD. THEY THEN SET ABOUT ACHIEVING THOSE GOALS AND AS A RESULT THEY GOT RICH. SEVERAL OF THE PEOPLE INTERVIEWED BY RICHARD ST. JOHN, HIMSELF VERY SUCCESSFUL SAID THEY WOULD HAPPILY PAY SOMEONE TO DO WHAT THEY WERE NOW DOING THEY ENJOYED IT THAT MUCH.

So ask yourself this question, “What do I want my life to mean?”

Then write down your dream life as if it has happened, really see it in your minds eye, write down what you will have to give up to achieve that, write a plan to start you on the path to success, lastly write down one simple thing you will do each day to get there.

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6 Ways to Financially Deal with Job Loss

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There is no doubt that losing your job would have a significant effect on you and your family emotionally, and you want to be able to deal with your feelings and look at the situation to find a way to recover professionally and get back to work, and you can’t do that if you are also worried about money. Therefore, it is smart to have an emergency plan in place in case the worst does happen, and make sure you know the steps to take to financially deal with a job loss.

Continue Education. Even if you have a job now but you are aware that your professional skills can be polished don’t hesitate to sign up for educational courses. For example, my friend Alice had a good job even though she didn’t have a high school diploma. She learned about the website MyCareerTools that provides free GED courses online and decided to use them. She got her GED certificate, however, these online classes are not for everybody, and some people will not benefit from them. It took her in all 6 months, and then she applied to college.  When she lost her job she was in the position to find another one because she took care of her education.

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What An Amazing Week!

939b8c7b4ccd4b9abf3e9a4e87a38893In case you’ve been living under a rock, or don’t read my blog, you’ll probably know that on Monday I started my new job as manager of a lovely little Spar just down the road from my house. Since Monday I don’t think that my feet have hit the ground at all. I’ve been off for one day, and even then I ended up in the shop so that I could transfer stock down to my old shop to get rid of it.

It’s been an eye opener. It’s a fantastic little shop and the sheer volume of customers and sales is shockingly high. I can’t believe so much stock can move of the shelves that quickly. It’s certainly going to be a challenge improving on what’s already a fantastic little store, but I’m sure I will manage it.

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How decided should I be when I submit my college applications?

Last year when I submitted my college applications, I remember wondering often if I was sure enough of where I wanted to go to school. Now, my girlfriend is beginning to apply to schools, and she’s feeling anxious because she’s really not sure where she wants to go still.

Obviously, before turning in college applications, you have a nice variety of colleges to choose from. But once application due dates start hitting, your options will become much narrower. This can be a good thing, or it can be a bad thing, depending on how you want to look at it.
But whichever way, it’s important to feel at least some level of certainty with the schools you chose to apply to.

You want each school you send an application to be a potential choice for you, not just some school you choose for the sake of choosing. Unless you have enough money to apply to schools simply for bragging rights, applying to schools on a whim is going to cost a lot of money (and time).
Here are some ways of helping to feel good about your choices:
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Holy Awkwardness

Saturday is my sister’s bachelorette party. I have been planning for weeks. I have a pre-fixe menu at a really nice restaurant for an amazing price. We are going clubbing/dancing afterward. And I am going to the hairdresser on Saturday so I don’t have to worry about styling my hair!

Back up about 18 months to my bachelorette party. As my sister and I get out of our car to go into the restaurant we run into my cousins going to a restaurant next door. They ask why we are there and my sister says it’s for my bachelorette party. She then opens the gift bag she was carrying and shows them (I can’t see) some of the “stuff” she bought for the party in my honor. Stuff to make me wear during the party. Continue reading Holy Awkwardness

The Best Thing Ever

As luck would have it, two kids – Neighbor Boy, eight and Neighbor Girl, five – live just down the road from us. They’ve come over several times to play and on Friday, Julia went over to their house for the first time. I stood at the gate and watched her dash excitedly across the driveway and into their yard while my emotions went to battle.

The proud parent in me was swelling, all, “My little girl, playing at someone else’s house for the first time…a childhood rite of passage. She’s growing up!” The rest of me, however, was screaming, “This growing up business is happening too fucking fast! Stop growing up, dammit!”

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New project kick off

I’m super excited, after almost 3 months of hard work of my colleagues and I, our free GED online classes are ready for students. The GED (General Education Development) program is aimed at helping adults improve their career options and giving them a chance to access higher education if they pass the GED exam. In the US there are around 40 million adults who do not have a high school diploma or equivalent. More than 500,000 people complete the GED exam every year. The new GED exam now consists of four sections: Language Arts (reading and writing combined), Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. Our GED prep classes allow online preparation and are free of charge, they consist of online lessons with audio and questions that check your comprehension of the topic that was mentioned in the lesson.

We also work on extensive guidelines for students about effective studying. I thought this subject can be also interested for you so here is a summary. Do you want to check your knowledge? Try our new practice test to get all set for the GED, I can assure you it’s not that easy

Whatever course your are doing a school, college or university you will at some point have to do some sort of studying, and setting in place some good study skills at the beginning of your course can really benefit your when it comes time for any written or practical exams. Here are just a few top study tips to help you study more effectively.

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Help a Reporter Out, a Simple Microbusiness

Peter Shankman, a PR and media guy, has created an elegant, profitable business called Help a Reporter Out, or HARO. It’s a newsletter that connects journalists with sources.

Here’s how it works. When a journalist is writing a story and needs a source for the article, they submit a request to Peter. Peter compiles the requests and emails them to his contact list 3 times per day. You can become a contact by signing up at helpareporter.com. If you can help a reporter out, you do, either because you’re a nice guy, or because you want to get yourself or your business mentioned in the journalist’s write up.

So how does Peter make money? He runs a small text-only advertisement at the top of each email. These bring in around $3,000 per day for a couple hours’ work. That’s 800k per year — not too shabby.

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