Key To Success in Life = Patience!

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There’s an old saying in the Christian church that if you pray for patience you’ll get tribulation! It’s a strange paradox that tribulation produces patience.

Going through trials generally tends to make us appreciate the easy times more and that inward reflection generally causes us to become more thankful and also more patient, not only with others, but with ourselves.

So Here’s some steps to becoming more Patient:

1. Set BIG goals!

It’s self-evident that if you don’t have a goal to work towards, you won’t work towards a goal. You must Work diligently towards achieving your goals before great things are accomplished.

2. Follow through.

When you take some steps towards your goal, realize that the follow through is where the rewards are realized. Taking action, although kind of terrifying, is what you need to to do or else you’re just blowing smoke.

3. Get accountable to someone.

Enlist the help of someone who knows what you’re doing and tell them what your goals are. Ask them to hold you accountable. Ask them to badger you into action if you slack off. Be prepared to do what it takes to finish your mission!

Ploughing through until you reach your goal is what develops grit AND… Patience. It’s not some inherent genetic trait people have. Patience is always developed. It comes out of many trials in a persons life!

It can take years of patience before you start to reap big results from all the time and hard work you’ve put in, and it can be frustrating. The solution? Learn how to be more patient than everybody else and revel in the hard work, no matter what anyone else tells you to do. That’s the only way to reach your personal success. You’ve heard the phrase “Last Man Standing”? In this case, Patience is what will make you the Last Man Standing and eventually, the winner.

There’s No Clear Cut Path, No Easy Way to Success

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I know that telling you to be patient doesn’t seem helpful because you want it all to start happening right away. WHO DOESN’T?

Even if you could know at what date your success would happen, you probably still wonder why it couldn’t happen sooner? You’re probably tempted to go off on tangents looking for a quicker way to jump the Queue.

STOP BEATING YOURSELF UP AND SETTLE DOWN.

Get this settled in your soul. It all takes time. But time is our greatest asset. We have lots of it, even though we squander a lot of it.

The question becomes how to best use the time we have to fuel our progress, rather than hinder it.

4. How to use your time?

  • Break your tasks down into bite sized tasks.
  • Put them in order of priority and then work at accomplishing them one by one.
  • Fit the tasks together at the end.

A few tasks spaced out over a time period are better than trying to do everything all at once. You can build it into something bigger as you go. Trying to do everything all at once is a recipe for failure… you’ll burn yourself out and quit, guaranteed.

5. Make your expectations match your reality.

Unrealistic expectations will eventually become too much to handle and result in you not wanting to do anything. It also results in your self-confidence spiraling downward. Don’t do this to yourself.

Go back and read step 4’s first bullet… Break your tasks into smaller, manageable sizes and then do the work to accomplish that task. Each time you complete a piece of your goal, your self-confidence will soar and you will get better and better.

Remember: Every little step repeated over and over is what makes you competent at a task until it becomes second nature.

6. Concentrate. Have a Quiet Workspace.

Find a place where you can work and concentrate on what you are doing. Set aside your timeslot and go to that place, close the door and WORK.

Be Patient with yourself and just go for it. Do it. Don’t worry if it’s not perfect… Just do it. Be intentionally Imperfect if you have to. Just stop procrastinating and hesitating. Just know that great things take a long time to build.

So Give Yourself that Gift of Taking The Time You Need.

You WILL get better each time you do something. If you’re not patient and don’t give yourself fully to the work, you’re probably not going to get very successful. Quitters don’t win.

If you have to, force yourself to keep going no matter what. Just Keep Working.

Persistent plodding forward has more virtue than you’d think. It’s what creates patience with the process.. and it helps you to accept the results as they come.

If you’re not doing the necessary work to keep yourself going every day, you’re dooming yourself to fail. But that brings me to my final point, which is…

7. DON’T QUIT.

Never give up or you’ll never reach your dreams at all.

Ignore the naysayers. They’re committed to job slavery. They don’t count in your dreams.

No matter how long it takes you, there is only, as Yoda in Star Wars wisely said, “Do or Do Not, there is No Try” When you’re working towards your dreams nothing else really matters!!

When you consistently do the work over time, magic will start to appear in your life.

If you have the patience and the awareness to see it, that alone will be enough to keep you going for the rest of your life to come.

That’s all the tips I have for you today. Toodles! ~Callie

Is It Time To Quit Your Job and Build Your Business Full-Time?

You’ve Started Your Online Business, You’ve got Your Systems in Place, You’ve received a few leads and you’re consistently creating content and promoting your affiliate opportunity. So When Can You Quit Your Job and work at your Business Full Time?

Common Sense would tell you NOT to Quit Your Job until the Income from your business is AT LEAST as much as your income from your job.

Even if you’re exceeding your employment income, if your online business is set up systematically, you can probably manage both until you have a nice nest egg tucked away.

However, having said that, IF you can support yourself (without ending up on the streets as a homeless person) you certainly can tackle this online business building full time. You just have to use good judgement as to how long it will realistically take you to build the business to where it’s bringing in a full time income.

Now, speaking of which, let’s address what is a realistic timeline for actually earning an income online.

I’m going to get out a big needle and pop the unrealistic bubbles right now. If you have No experience with building and marketing an online business, be aware that it takes time to build your business systems and put them in place.

You will probably not make a sale in the first week, the first month and maybe it will actually take you up to a year to make that first substantial sale.

Why?

Because it takes time and effort. Work. You have to take the “learning curve” into account. If you don’t know how to build a website it will probably take you a couple of weeks to figure it out and get enough content on it that anyone will pay attention to.

If you don’t know how to build a sales funnel, it will probably take you a couple of weeks to figure it out and get all the links connected up in the right places.

If you don’t know how to write content it will probably take you a couple of weeks to write enough articles and email letters that are persuasive enough to get leads and sales.

Do you see what I mean? It takes time to learn and then get all the moving parts working together in well oiled system.

YOU HAVE TO GIVE YOURSELF ENOUGH TIME TO LEARN HOW TO DO IT… THEN GIVE YOURSELF ENOUGH TIME TO ACTUALLY DO IT.

And there are always little glitches that hold you up. Take for instance this Video I was trying to upload… It took 3 hours to upload because my wireless connection was wonky!

Be realistic about the time you have to devote to it as well.

There are going to be days you’ll have a hard time sitting yourself down to work at your business. You don’t have to punch a clock so the temptation to do something else is often STRONG! LOL

There are days you’ll be sick and can’t work at it. Here in Canada we have power outages in the winter and during strong storms… Life just gets in the way, so you have to be REALISTIC.

If you NEED to earn money within a short time frame, you should probably keep your job or get a job because it take time to BUILD your business to the point where it’s generating consistent income.

So, my advice, keep your job until you’re earning a living with your new business. If you are consistent and dedicated to improving every day, it will come.

Toodles for now! ~Callie

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How To Use Haters & Unsupportive People To Fuel Your Business

There are always going to be negative people who don’t like what you do or what you say. Always. It’s just part of life.

Maybe it’s because of misinformation you’ve provided, or maybe it’s because the “haters” don’t understand what it is you’re doing. They may misunderstand the information you give or maybe they are just outright jerks.

The thing to remember is to Not take it Personally. Keep in mind that their negative comments or actions could be because YOU gave wrong information or unknowingly misrepresented something. If the negativity is because of You, take steps to correct the mistake and then apologize for the mistake and move on.

Some people are never satisfied with apologies, so if that turns out to be the case, ignore them. If they persist, block them.

Unsupportive people abound. They can be family, friends, neighbours or strangers on the internet. What can you LEARN from them?

Well, as I mentioned above, people often have misconceptions about what you are doing or communicating.

In the case of unsuportive friends, family, peers, etc., it’s usually because they just have a lack of knowledge as to what it is you’re doing. They generally are not expressing their doubts about YOUR endeavors, it’s more about their own fears and apprehensions, which usually stem from old misconceptions about doing business on the internet in Spite of the fact that practically all businesses have an online presence..

Be patient, kind and understanding. If they want to hear about your business describe it or show it to them.

If they don’t want to hear about your business, then assure them you know what you’re doing and they don’t have to worry.

Online Businesses have matured into well developed systems that are real wealth creators. I’m affiliated with a premier educational company that specializes in teaching people how to build online businesses from the ground up. You can watch a VIDEO about it here and judge for yourself the quality of internet businesses available!

Toodles for now. ~Callie

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How To Be Resourceful With Money

How to Make Money, Save Money and be more resourceful.

I have a Question for you… Are you amoung the Hundreds of Thousands of people who have “Too Much Month At The End of The Money?”

If so, I want to briefly outline some steps on How To Be More Resourceful With Money

Now, everyone Loves to Save Money so lets explore how to get more out of the money you have rather than worrying about money you Don’t Have!

Wealthy People know how to use $1 and get $5 back, and I’ll briefly touch on how you can learn how to do that at the end of the video, but for now, let’s see if I can help you keep more of YOUR money in YOUR pocket.

Don’t get too tangled up in the actual dollars and cents. Let’s think about how you can get more bang for your buck.

I’m going to share 5 Easy Tips with you you… READY?

1. Use Cash. It’s so simple and yet we’ve almost forgotten it. Your brain has pain and pleasure receptors. When you use cash, those pain and pleasure receptors trigger more readily than when you just swipe a card. Your brain readily triggers the pain impulse when you have to hand over cash, therefore you are NOT as likely to spend your cash on unnecessary items. You make WISER FINANCIAL DECISIONS.

2. Automate Your Monthly Bill Payments. Have a Separate account set up for Bills only. Transfer the funds needed for those bills into that account and then forget about it. Doing That PREVENTS you from missing payments, overdrawing your account and paying overdraft interest, or worse an NSF fee of $50.

Bonus Tip: Make one extra payment a year on your mortgage, car loans, etc. That one extra payment will often result in THOUSANDS of $$ in saved Interest. Go online and bring up your banks mortgage calculator. Plug in your numbers and prepare to be shocked at how much interest you pay… OR can save!

3. CAR POOLS. If you drive to work, have you considered car pooling? Even for one week out of the month you can save yourself a LOT of money in gas and maintenance!

4. Cash Back Programs and Points cards. Use them all! In the last year I’ve earned over $200 in free groceries and merchandise just with one points card. I have an app that gives me % off purchases at hundreds of merchants. Over the course of a year you can save a LOT of money! I’ll put the link to the Free App in the description box below. You just download it

5. YARDSALE. Get rid of stuff you don’t use. Put it on Facebook Marketplace, Kijiji. You’ll be surprised how much money you can free up.

Now, I mentioned that Wealthy People know how to use $1 and get $5 back. It’s a foundational principal to wealth building… INVEST IN YOURSELF. Learn how to Earn.

The company I’m affiliated with can help you build a business, from scratch, for less than $200 a month.

I’m not going to make any income guarantees but they have a 15 Day Online Business Building Challenge that teaches you everything you need to know to set up an online business. There’s a video you can go watch at that Link.

Here’s the Link for the Free Life App I was telling you about to save money.

I’ll leave you with this thought…

If you want something to change in your life, then you have to change something in your life.

Toodles for now! ~Callie

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Why You Need A Business Plan (Plus 5 Questions To Get Started!)

“Every single successful business I’ve started, I’ve developed a business plan. Every unsuccessful business I’ve started, I have not developed a business plan.” ~David Sharpe

Why is it so important? How can it Help You Be Successful?

When you think about starting a business, you need a Plan to follow. It will give you Focus and Save you Time and Time is Valuable.

A business plan gives you a map to follow. It should help you to prioritize and set goals of what you want to achieve in your business. It outlines your purpose and vision of how your business will function.

5 Questions To Get Started

What problems will my business solve for my customers?

Figure out what problems people have you can People are looking for solutions to their problems. There are not going to buy something because you like the product. It has to serve a purpose or satisfy a need. When you are able to find a solution to problems this adds value.

Is there a high demand for the product?

Are customers already looking for what you have to offer? If so you should go ahead with the product offering.

Do I have an interest or am I passionate about the product/service?

If not, chances are you won’t be consistent with creating content. You don’t want to commit yourself to something you don’t like or enjoy. Believe in what you have to offer or no one else will.

What will it cost to start?

Cost is certainly a consideration especially if you don’t have uncommitted earnings. Instead of focusing on the cost, focus on what is needed to get started. If you need a website, hosting, domain name, advertising, etc., prioritize the costs and then ask yourself “How can I get the funds for this?” Your mind will go to work figuring out how to accomplish the goal and it will all fall into place.

I worked extra hours and put the extra income towards the cost. Some people take a second part time job. Think “How Can I?” instead of “I can’t.” It’s powerful.

What business model do I want to use?

You have many options.. main street bricks and mortar business or an online business. If you are already working a 9 to 5 job, the idea of tying yourself to another 9 to 5 job might not be appealing.

An online business, on the other hand, allows you to work in your spare time building your business to the point where you could give up your 9 to 5 job. You’ll still have the security of your day job and the opportunity to replace it without sacrificing your standard of living.

Write your Business Plan for Success. Consider the 5 Questions to Ask.

If you are thinking about starting a business or have an existing business, Legendary Marketer has a comprehensive course in how to write a business plan and how to launch your business. You can get more information and watch a short VIDEO HERE.

Toodles for Now! ~Callie

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Top 10+ Rich Dad Poor Dad Quotes by Robert Kiyosaki

Robert Kiyosakis’ Rich dad told him that anyone can learn the skills to build wealth if they study the investment strategies of the rich, but that most people never do!

He further went on to say that most people are taught the wrong lessons about money and therefore don’t develop a “success” mindset.

Robert emphasizes that even highly educated people can have little knowledge about finances and mistaken beliefs about even simple concepts such as the difference between an asset and a liability.

There is a difference between “school” education and financial education. Schools do not teach that assets put money in your pocket and liabilities take money out of your pocket.

Here are some Quotes from Mr. Kiyosaki to reflect on that may help you move closer to a Success mindset.

  1. “By not fully understanding money, the vast majority of people allow its awesome power to control them.”~ Robert T. Kiyosaki, Rich Dad, Poor Dad
  2. “The single most powerful asset we all have is our mind. If it is trained well, it can create enormous wealth in what seems to be an instant.”
    ~ Robert T. Kiyosaki, Rich Dad, Poor Dad
  3. “In school we learn that mistakes are bad, and we are punished for making them. Yet, if you look at the way humans are designed to learn, we learn by making mistakes. We learn to walk by falling down. If we never fell down, we would never walk.” “Don’t waste a good mistake. Learn from it”. ~ Robert T. Kiyosaki, Rich Dad, Poor Dad
  4. “You’re only poor if you give up. The most important thing is that you did something. Most people only talk and dream of getting rich. You’ve done something.” ~ Robert T. Kiyosaki, Rich Dad, Poor Dad
  5. “It’s not how much money you make. It’s how much money you keep”. ~ Robert T. Kiyosaki, Rich Dad, Poor Dad
  6. “Don’t work for money; make it work for you”. ~ Robert T. Kiyosaki, Rich Dad, Poor Dad
  7. “If you’re the kind of person who has no guts, you just give up every time life pushes you. If you’re that kind of person, you’ll live all your life playing it safe, doing the right things, saving yourself for something that never happens. Then, you die a boring old man.” ~ Robert T. Kiyosaki, Rich Dad, Poor Dad
  8. “Change your focus from making money to serving more people. Serving more people makes the money come in”. Rich Dad Poor Dad mentions an important law of money, “Give, and you shall receive.” Making it a priority to give more value to others first, our business will succeed after. ~ Robert T. Kiyosaki, Rich Dad, Poor Dad
  9. “Work to learn. Don’t work for money — Look for jobs that can help you develop the skills, systems and people rather than just pay you well” ~ Robert T. Kiyosaki, Rich Dad, Poor Dad
  10. “Workers work hard enough to not be fired, and owners pay just enough so that workers won’t quit.” ~ Robert T. Kiyosaki, Rich Dad, Poor Dad
  11. “I’d rather welcome change than cling to the past.” ~ Robert T. Kiyosaki, Rich Dad, Poor Dad
  12. “The love of money is the root of all evil. The lack of money is the root of all evil.” ~ Robert T. Kiyosaki, Rich Dad, Poor Dad
  13. “Remember the Alamo. Winners are not afraid of losing. But losers are. Failure is part of the process of success. People who avoid failure also avoid success.” ~ Robert T. Kiyosaki, Rich Dad, Poor Dad
  14. “If you realize that you’re the problem, then you can change yourself, learn something and grow wiser. Don’t blame other people for your problems.” ~ Robert T. Kiyosaki, Rich Dad, Poor Dad

Robert, although coming from a non-rich family, went on to become rich by taking his Rich Dads advice. His example and advice for us is a gift. We can take his valuable insights and his allegories and apply them to our own lives to build our own Success mindset. When we apply that mindset to everything we do, we should realize some success, not just financially, but in other areas of our lives as well.

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