Recently, I read a post written about how to magnetise money into your life. One of the things that the writer suggested was that in order to become wealthy, a man or woman must dress very attractively and appear to be worthy of a million dollars. Well yes, to a degree I agree. But let me point out that for the women that I write these posts for (who have been involved in abusive relationships or have been sexually abused either as a child or an adult), those principles may not be wise to apply. Continue reading →
While working out for yourself how to improve your life, the questionnaire in this article might be of value to you.
These questions will help you see where you may possibly be letting yourself and others down. Be honest with yourself when you answer them, and make a resolve to do something about the questions that you don’t like your own answers to. Continue reading →
As humans we have four parts to our being, each part quite separate and complete, yet each one needing the other in order to function. These four areas are our physical body, our mental capacity or intellect, our emotional self and our spiritual body (also known as the etheric). We will cover what needs to be done in order to function well in each of these areas in other modules, but as a brief overview this is what each one needs:Continue reading →
How does one know whether to give up or keep going in business? The way for me to tell whether something was working for me was to look to see if things were flowing well in the business. Am I making money? Are people approaching me for my services by responding to my marketing? When they make appointments do they turn up? Are my prices being accepted by my customers, clients or students? Do the representatives of my company work with me or against me? Am I enjoying what I am doing?
The answers to these questions and others like them will determine whether or not to keep going with the venture you are trying to develop. It is always difficult to give up on something that just isn’t working, especially if you have put your heart and soul into trying to make it work. Don’t fret, however, because you will have learned something from the exercise. As long as you come away wiser, then it has been a worthwhile exercise to go through. Your project will not have been a failure if you have learned enough from it to be able to do a better job the next time you have a go.
There is a knack to being in the right place at the right time in business. One of the ways you can increase your chances of having life unfold the way you would like it to is to repeat affirmations to yourself so that you can expand your mind’s way of thinking about the opportunity at hand at a sub-conscious level. Some of my favourite affirmations were taught to me by Stuart Wilde, and they are ‘I am always in the right place at the right time’. ‘All my needs are constantly met’. ‘I am blessed with unlimited abundance in love, money, friendships, opportunity and talent’. ‘It is safe to trust the process of life,’ ‘I am guided and protected’. And last but not least ‘Opportunity finds me’.
Once you begin saying these or similar affirmations to yourself, and you have gathered a bit of experience behind you, you will find that you begin to get into ‘the Zone’ in business. That’s when things will begin to fall into place for you in all that you do. Remember to train yourself to believe that you don’t have to be constantly involved in activity for your business to succeed. If you can make each action you take become effective, then you won’t need to do so much work in order to achieve the same result. People who are constantly running around trying to get everything done are taking on too much or not doing things effectively. The truly successful people make running a business look easy – because it doesn’t have to be difficult. It’s only when your belief system says that massive amounts of activity are needed for you to grant yourself the right to make lots of money that running a business becomes difficult. If you choose the right product or service, you don’t really have to work very much at all in order to make money. Train yourself out of thinking that success has to be difficult, because it doesn’t. Work with the subconscious mind by repeating affirmations in order to cancel out some of your old ways of thinking, and watch as the dollars come to you easily and effortlessly.
The main reason why people who are looking at starting their own business waste time is because they think that they have to wait until everything is just right before they commence. There is no ‘just right’ time to go into business. If you don’t have the resources to start, you could be doing your market research and analysing your competition in the meantime. You could also be educating yourself on the products that you would like to sell, or reading up on the skills needed to become a good salesperson. It is important that you begin with whatever resources you have at the time, or you face the risk of never getting started. There are many inexpensive ways to test-run your idea – you don’t have to outlay a lot of money to get an clue as to whether or not you are likely to succeed. Just put your idea to paper, work out a simply way of trialing your idea, and give it a go.
What kind of business will you start? This question has baffled many people, and often because they don’t know what kind of business they would be happy in they don’t even get going. It all becomes too much to make that final decision as to which way to go. However, if you have read my article titled “Have You Got What It Takes?” have done the exercises contained in that article and have begun to understand your strengths and weaknesses (or already are aware), you will be able to start eliminating ideas that will simply never work for you. Remember, your personality plays a big part in the success of your business. You would be wise to take that into account when considering any proposed venture put in front of you. Continue reading →