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Can’t Do Everything – But You Can Do Something

Congratulations you have just started but remember you can’t do everything, at once anyway.  Doesn’t seem like a problem?   Oh, but it is.  There is so much that you can learn so much that you can and will grow.  You just can’t imagine it now.

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Can't Do Everything But I Can Do Something

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OK you start there.  You go down it says to pick ONE marketing strategy and work on that one until you have it down well then move on.

First you must set up your system

So you dive into the training and then begin to set up your system. Connect the pieces together.  You must set up your autoresponder so you have someplace to send your leads.  You have a free autoresponder in your system but if you want a stand alone one you must order that separately.  There are advantages each way.   Contact me I can advise you.

You should start your blog.   No matter if you are writing in your blog, putting videos in your blog or a mixture of the two.  Or using it for other media.  These set up issues should occupy you a day or more.

Not sure what to put in your blog.  Start off with a short intro about you and your family, maybe a picture or two and or a video.

Interestingly one of the other leaders in our group spoke last night about a person in his group who was not following proper set up procedures.  He said that this new person had started their business and first thing bought several hundreds of dollars worth of traffic.  That is one way of getting traffic and would be alright BUT they had not set up their autoresponder.    When that traffic starts coming in it is not going to do that new person any good as it will not be flowing to the right place.  This leader called and explained it to this person.  He checked back later and it had not been fixed.

I really don’t understand why anyone would not properly set up.  It is sort of like  ordering a piece of furniture online and having it delivered to the wrong address,  deliberately.   Mistakes will be made.  You and I will make lots of mistakes but hopefully we learn from them and fix  them right away when we discover them.  That traffic will be delivered those leads will be delivered and go to the wrong address when the system isn’t set up correctly.

OK, my rant is finished, enough said, you can’t do everything but certainly don’t do that!!

Then you can begin to focus on what kind of marketing strategy you want to use.  Very important that you focus on only one at a time.  Learn it well, learn it fully and then move on to learn and use another strategy along with the first one.

Personally I choose Twitter as my first strategy.  I was very familiar with Twitter and so naturally went there first.  Only recently using my  Facebook Fan Page .

The title of this post is:  You Can’t Do Everything.  The point I am making is one of the (small) problems you will have is that after you are up and running.  Then there will be a Tuesday afternoon training and a Wednesday night training then more and more all good bits of training.  Facebook lives all sorts of things you want to see.

All of them giving great information about what these trainers, these very successful people, are doing.  But you soon realize that the new stuff that someone else is doing is often not what you are trying to master now.  I’m only suggesting that you be more selective in what you listen to and watch.  Remember I lived through this.  I wanted to cram everything I could into me as fast as possible.  You are probably the same.  However I found that much of the new material did not apply to what I was mastering now.   By not focusing on what you want to learn now you take the chance you will become overwhelmed, distressed and not understanding why you feel the way you do.

Focus, Focus

So think about it.  Do your basic set up of the system prior to any marketing work, common sense that.  Then choose a marketing system and work and work, learn and learn.  Learn about that way of marketing until you have mastered it and then move on.

Oh, don’t just learn act, use that knowledge, use that system you are learning about.  Get those leads flowing in to your autoresponder.

Understand that many of the training bits that are available to you will not help you in your journey as it is now.  The less experienced you are the less helpful this shot gun approach is to you.   I thought I should attend everything I possible could.  No, pick and choose.  But you really need to use what time you have to move your business along and keep it as focused as possible in my opinion.

You Really Can’t Do Everything.  But don’t let that stop you from doing, and doing and doing, the key is focus.

 

 

Business Components – 3 Critical Parts of Your Business

I’m saying that when everything is stripped down.  There are only three main business components in your business.

The question came up,  just how many parts, as it seems so complicated.   Some have said to me:  There is just so much involved in my business how can I cope with all of it?

I will go further and say that even when your business is up and running you can still feel pushed.  Then all of a sudden you are using a new part of the system.  Or selling a new product.   Something new that takes you away from the norm of what you were thinking and doing before.  Confusing, could be.

I will agree that at the beginning it feels that way.  You feel overwhelmed with what you see.  Everything feels new and everything is part of the new business components you have to master.    And you have to master them quickly for the people to start coming into your business.

Now wait a minute.  In your mind you are seeing people and money coming into your business sort of together all jumbled together.  But really if you can break your business down you can get a better grasp of what is happening and what you need to do.

Your Three Business Components

Break your business down into three part, YES only three business components:

1.  Lead generation – simply finding people who may be interested in your product or service.

2.  Conversion – Moving them from a lead or prospect to a customer.  They buy something from your or your company you have a conversion.  Your first conversion will likely be to get them on your email list.

3.  Continuity – Encouraging them to keep buying your product or service or more of your service or products.

Stop now for a few minutes.  No I mean really stop and think about what is going on with your business now.   Again two ways to look at it:   1.  Your business is ongoing and you have sales and you are thinking.  This guy has nothing for me, I’m doing just fine.

Now wait a minute:  You STILL need to break down your business into these three parts as above.  Take a few minutes and see what parts are in your business and how they are working.  Just humor me now, you can thank me later.

Usually at least one part isn’t working as well as the other parts.  Examples, you have lots of people to talk to but your conversions are poor.  Or people like the idea and buy in but never stay, your continuity is poor.  Lots of different parts that could be improved in any business.  Think about it.   You can improve your business with careful examination.  You want to improve don’t you?

The Second Way

Number 2.  You are that new person who is overwhelmed with everything.  Too much training, right now too much, for your needs.  You just can’t see how this new exciting business that you started.  That you have great need for in your life.   Can possibly succeed as you don’t know what to do next.  Stuff flying at you from every direction?  Your head is spinning?  It has occurred to you to just stop what you are doing, cut your losses and go watch TV or whatever else you would ordinarily do at this time.

Now just wait a minute.  We have all felt this way.  Those who are making great amounts of money, have lots of time freedom and those of us just beginning to make a regular income.  You too can follow us but you have to get over this hump first.

So start by breaking down your business into these three categories.   You need people to share your message with.  This is where you put people on your new email list unless you plan to deal with everyone on the phone.  Then onward to conversion and finally number three continuity we will leave alone for the moment.

 

 

When you start the very helpful program I am in now there is button on the inside at the beginning you should push, it says:  NEW?  Start here.   And it begins your journey to success.  However this program although it acknowledges this problem can still give you more than you need at the beginning.  The program suggests you choose, and master, only ONE way of getting leads before you move on to the next method.   Certainly what you should do.  Choose and master only one method before moving on.

Secondly you need somewhere to send those leads.  Again this program gives you ways to give valuable information that your leads will want and will trade their email for this information.   This is the conversion you want at first, just to get people to step up and show interest in the kinds of business information you have.

Your autoresponder will then send your mailing list an email regularly, the term is drip on them.  These drips at the beginning will include emails from the company, later you will learn to write your own,  giving your list other information to keep them interested.  Mixed in will be suggestions that they purchase something.  It certainly is possible that you would get a sale or two depending on how many leads you put through your system at the beginning.  You are provided with everything you need and shown with excellent video training how to set things up.

You have a full business system almost from day one.   First the a way to get the leads, second a way for the leads to find out what you do and get a chance to purchase something from you.  Realizing that it takes a while for anyone to buy.  That’s why your list is so important and the emails keep going out regularly to inform, entertain and keep your name in front those on your list until they either buy from you, or unsubscribe.

The first two critical parts of your business components are now taken care of.  You have lead generation and conversion that you can get up and running with a relatively short period of time.   The last part of the business components is the continuity.  How are you going to keep your people buying from you.  Right now at the beginning.  Don’t think about it.  It will come and will come easily.  I will save that for another time.  You aren’t there yet.

Finally think about dividing all the tasks that you are told to do into those three business components.  Do this as a way to organize your thoughts and calm your mind.  I can only say it worked for me.  Also getting your mindset going in the right direction is so important.   You are getting it now?  Your mind and what is on your mind is the key to your business whatever that may be.  Keep your mind under control and your focus on your business and nothing can stop you.  This post just a tool to that end.

So you really want to know what this magical program is that I am in?  Maybe, maybe not.  If you do there is a yellow button on the top right hand side of all the pages on this blog.  Click that yellow button:  “Yes Let Me In”  Take some time to look.  If you are really ready to fix things,  you won’t be sorry.

 

 

Labrador Winter – We Like Our Winters Here

We like our winters here, our Labrador Winter.  This video was taken 8 March but we have had  snow down continuously covering the ground since December.  Didn’t note the date but it would have been in December.

My hands were very cold holding my tablet to record this.  It was so bright I couldn’t keep my head in the pic as I couldn’t see the screen.  Also my stuttering, my other videos I have it much better controlled.  Didn’t seem to be on that morning.  So why did I publish this with all those problems?  Everybody’s got problems but you work through them, cover them up?  Possibly or run with them anyway which is what I did with the above video.  It got my point across about this place, the Labrador winter.

The Snow Here So Long We Become Comfortable with It.  

We notice that with our more lengthy Labrador winter about this time we begin to dread the thaw.  If the thaw comes quickly with heavy rains then you have water running everywhere very quickly.

Our land slopes gently so there is no problem with it running off but we are often out trying to manage how the water runs so it goes around the house and not through it.

I was away at meeting for my job, must have been over 15 years ago and I got this frantic call from my wife, we were having some flooding inside the basement as there was water just flowing down over our yard.  I was away, not very nice.  Now we have four sump pumps never really need more than two at a time and some years we don’t need any.   But then we have never had conditions like we had that time I was away.

So this year I  again hope for a slow thaw without much rain to keep the water manageable.

Another negative with the thaw.  Now my wife can walk herself and our dogs out the door and along trails packed down almost anywhere.  But when it starts to thaw heavily those trails will be too soft to walk on.  All of us will have to walk along the roads then and with the wetness you will have to dodge the splashes from cars.

So can you begin to see how comfortable the winter can be? I didn’t mention the cold even once, only how nice it is to walk on the trails.  You can move around the back country with ease now.  In the summer there are bogs and swarms of black flies, making movement and life in general more difficult.

Understand I’m not promoting the Labrador Straits area as a retirement haven.  But life is really good here.  Most of our family members, none of whom live here, and many local people expected us to move on when I retired in 2013.  As neither my wife or I had a connection to this area, prior to moving here in 1991.  But the decision was to stay and enjoy the Labrador winter and the black flies in the summer.

So when you use me to help you with your business this is what you are getting.  A man who lives in an isolated rural area but well connected to the rest of the world.  One who has the ability and the time to work with you, if you work.  More about me check out new Facebook fan page.   Contact information in the tab at the top of this page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Start Business Avoid Excuses When Starting Your Business

When I think about the words start business the quote from Mark Twain comes to mind:  “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”

Seems so simple this whole idea is simple.  You simply start business or you don’t start your business.  Takes no brains to grab onto that idea.  But I have found over the years when I helped people with home businesses most initially rejected the idea.

I could never understand why most people said no.  To me it made so much sense.  Even though before I never found much success I knew that as I learned I would soon put together all the parts and finally succeed with a home based business.  I never failed to start business after I had seen and vetted a good opportunity.  Starting for me was never the problem.   Staying with it was a problem for me.  You must stay until success achieved.

Three reasons I have often been given is: They don’t have the time. They don’t have the money to start.  And they have no time for business must spend more time with family.  Think about what I said in the video to understand these better.

Finally please remember there are only two mistakes you can make on the way to success.   First mistake is to not start your business and the second mistake to quit prior to your success.

Use my contact link above in the blog.  If you need my support either for your under performing business or a new one just ask.   That is what I am here for.

Remembering Joe Schroeder – A Look Back

Remembering Joe Schroeder,  yes I remember:  R.I.P.  Here Lies the Words  “I CAN’T.  And yes I am remembering Joe Schroeder.

Remembering Joe Schroeder

I was listening with great interest to an old audio training by Diane now a very successful affiliate and MLM marketer.   I mean extremely successful, a seven figure earner.  But back in 2010 she was successful but not to the extent she is now.  What caught my ear was that name and his voice later in the audio was like a blast from the past.  That same idea that I am able to do anything, can’t isn’t in my vocabulary, is something that sticks with me all these years later.   A link to some of this great stuff that is helping me.

In my office hangs a white board that I have the same words written on it that Joe taught us.  My date is  19 January 2003, Joe Schroeder’s date is 17 September 1990.  I was one of Joe Schroeder’s students perhaps around the same time that Diane was, maybe a little earlier.  Her use of the material was immediate and effective.

Always believe you can do it.

Been on my wall since 2003.

At that time I was still working full time and not committed to a home business as I am now.  Take note, my use of Joe Schroeder’s material was not immediately effective except that it must in some way prepared me and pushed me in the direction I am now following.  Driving  me towards a full time home business after my retirement.

In retrospect what I am remembering Joe Schroeder best for two things:  First the emails:   His emails were so different from others at the time.  Short and choppy, with wild subject lines.  Just what you needed and just what we are teaching now.

The second thing I remember is a boundless energy and positive infectious attitude that Joe Schroeder expressed.   I responded very strongly to this and even thought I was unable to make any money with his deal.  It was Formor International.   I know I sold some product locally and remember two distributors but I never amounted to anything with that company.   I wasn’t in Joe’s immediate group but down a couple of levels.

Formor International interestingly enough was just taken over by a Chinese firm recently.   Amazing how things work.

Saw the Problem and It Was Me

I never felt negatively towards Joe Schroeder or Formor, it wasn’t their fault I didn’t succeed.  I didn’t put the effort to learn the business and to work the business properly.  There is a lesson here for all of us.  There was a problem and it was ME!

Are you going through the same thing?  Your business isn’t doing what you think it could or should.  Maybe you need someone to help you?   Yes I have been through it and out the other side.  My contact info is in the tab above.   Contact me  we can talk, I can  help get you on the right track.

 

 

Get Your Emails Opened

 

There has been much discussion in our Mastermind group about how to get your emails opened.  But the discussion recently has gone deeper than just getting them opened. I had a group of messages that went out to a list that consisted of now 90 messages.

It would have continued to grow. Everyday I put in a message or two so I was always ahead of those in the list. And everyday they would get something new from me.

The idea being that eventually they would know me and trust me and begin to buy from me. New people on this list started at the beginning and kept going until they opted out.

I was hearing from other marketers that they were sending new people only one “canned” message saying that they would only get that one message from them and they will write them something most days, maybe more than one a day if there is lots to say. And they will only write when they have something really good to hear. New people get the first message and then all the new ones after they come to the list until they opt out.

Myself, the other marketers, you included if you are doing it, will broadcast to your list through your autoresponder giving those on your list good content, good tips. It is always a process of giving helpful information to your list. You can also include coming events that will give them info and the occasional item that can help them with their business, both free items and those with a cost associated with it.

Get Your Emails Opened

Joe can help you get your emails opened.

 

Others are also concerned about how to get their emails opened.  I am asked: “How do you come up with those crazy subject line and content, with things to say?” It wasn’t easy when I first started blogging or writing emails. But now, I am fully into it. I’m thinking about my business all the time. I keep a piece of paper in my pocket and a pen. When I’m away from the computer, and I am away sometimes, I see, I experience something or hear about something in the news. All of your experiences can be the basis for a blog post or email. Not all are appropriate but you will often see how to tie it into something you need to say about your business.

You need your emails opened.  As you are writing those subject lines think about the ONE person reading your message. If you do that, and think what you would say to them if you are talking to that one person, face to face. Then your writing your will sound as if you are really talking just to that one person reading your email.

The tabloid headlines are great to get your emails opened.  Don’t go to buy them for goodness’ sake;  Daily Mail, Sun, Daily Mirror, National Enquirer, and the Star, they all are online. Browse through and take note of the many, can I say surprising headlines. If you weren’t familiar before you will see that news has been different for a long time, not just the fake news of today?  I think I lived a sheltered life!!  Anyway these people have been writing crazy stuff. Look at the US and the British press, they both have the ability to surprise people enough to open your email.

Other Necessaries

Also you must consider the use a familiar sender name. They will at least be familiar with your name.   Most readers will not open an unfamiliar name no matter how good the subject line.   So use your own name.

Personalize their name (or something else) in the subject line.

Keep it short

Use clear concise language

And finally: Don’t say something and fail to deliver on what you say.   Whoaaa, you say: I’m suppose to say crazy things to attract people.   OK.   So, so how am I going to deliver on that.   Ah, but you can.   Below are subject  I  used effectively and they all drew over 8% open rates for me.

Man Leaves His Job After Doubling His Income
Local Man says: Everything’s a Scam
If 90 grand a month scares you what about 5 grand a month: Says, Business Owner. (this one was too long but still 8.3% open rate).
Your Awesome Salary May Have a Downside
Our Bad Habits Are Killing Us

And yet with every single one of these subject lines I was able, yes to entertain, and yes was able to get them back to a business point I wanted to make for that day.  I’m not unusual. Not a great writer, never wrote professionally.  You can do it.

Find some crazy subject lines. Think of business bits you want to share or bits from your life in general you want to share and begin to put them together.

Gradually at first then as you do it. This is the operative word. YOU DO IT. You will get better and soon you will find your mind and your note book just running over with ideas.  Haven’t started yet?  Start now, it worked for me it will work for you. You will thank yourself and me later.

Online Marketing Strategy – Your Online Marketing Strategy

Can it be, there actually is an online marketing strategy for a new business?  A way of getting started getting leads and income for a new online business.  I see SO MUCH, that purports to be marketing strategy.

It’s ONLY those marketers that keep their focus on their strategy and have the discipline to make that it a habit that will succeed. It is the habit part I’m going to come back to in a few minutes.

The Shiny Objects

The trap that marketers fall into is they are working along and see a new ideas, new opportunity (the shiny objects) and they split their attention to those new items and fail to establish a habit that insures that they have adequately learned and established what they were first working on in their business.  Their online marketing strategy is distracted as they move on to something else before they have perfected and fully established the first strategy.

You must follow through with that process on a daily basis until it’s second nature and it just continues to happen.

My team suggests that you learn ONE thing first, master it then move on. So at the beginning you might get your blog started, get your first couple of videos done maybe a Fan Page as those two things are so important.
Then you could decide to focus first on one of the below: Facebook,  Twitter Instagram YouTube, Blogging, Email Marketing as a way of attracting leads.

Make your choice, some will take longer than others. Work, at say, Twitter until you have mastered it and are getting regular leads from your Twittering. Then perhaps focus on video marketing and so on through the different ways of marketing.

Hard to do, very hard to do. For instance myself. I had a very inactive Facebook account. Never was on there much.  Not interested prior to the business.  It would have been a big help to my online marketing strategy if I had a better understanding of Facebook.

But I knew Facebook was important so at the beginning I started a fan page, knowing I wouldn’t do anything else but post there and at least I look at my regular Facebook page just to see if any messages left.

I also knew that blogging was important so I started my blog at the beginning. Knowing that I would just start and get back to it. At the beginning the blog was primarily a way of giving out my contact information.

I followed instructions with my Twitter accounts and followed the success some other leaders had with Twitter. I had some experience with Twitter before and the training I got from my group was excellent and the result has lead to many leads. If you are reading this maybe you first found me through one of my Twitter accounts?

As my Twitter accounts are up and running I am beginning to learn more about video marketing and making videos.

I would suggest the same path to you when it comes to your online marketing strategy. Get your blog and Fan Page going then decide what type of marketing you want to do and master first. I choose Twitter because I was familiar.  You may do Facebook, many people are already familiar with Facebook, or video marketing or Instagram etc. But don’t try to do everything at once. You will only become bogged down or overwhelmed.

OK, you have a path.  A path that is working for me and has worked for many others leaders.  Finally I’m coming back to the habit part I talked about earlier.   People differ on how many times you need to do something to establish a habit.  My wife would say it is a lost cause to teach me any new habit.  But she is wrong.  Anything to do with the business I am very malleable, you will be too.  I’m going to suggest the 21 day or three week plan.  Once you have started to establish your business day and do things your business needs in a specific way and you keep doing it for three weeks it not only becomes easier, it really does,  it becomes a habit that will fit in perfectly with your online business strategy.

I mentioned my group.  I belong to a group of business people who work together to help and support each other.  We are very different, living in many different places and backgrounds but all working towards our mutual success.  Watch us on Monday nights at 8:00 pm eastern time.  Didn’t catch us on Monday use the same link and see the previous Monday’s training.

Need to ask a question, use the link to get contact info.

 

I am often around someone who has a great deal of problem to manage their feelings. Irritation, frustration, anger comes boiling out. There are times all I hear is noise from that person. It makes it hard to listen to the concerns of them when much of what they say is negative and loud.  So how do you manage your feelings?

I am fortunate as I am only around them a few times a week and can leave them alone with their concerns. All of my working life the last 25 years of it was in social work. I am use to hearing these kinds of concerns. I am use to being supportive and trying to find a way for the person to solve their own problems.

My work was not with mental health but mostly with child welfare, so my visits were ordinarily not at all welcomed by the client.

Initial interviews, ordinarily with the woman of the home, started off with a comment like: “What @3%%*#@ bitch said that”. The interview deteriorated from there for a few minutes until the client had vented. Then we could get down to the specific information and discussion of what had actually happened and what might happen next.

If it was a clear abuse issue where the child was in danger then my role was to protect that child. If not my role was to support the family and help them sort out whatever problems might be present. In doing so it is always best to let them think they are solving the problem.

If Joe solves it and it doesn’t work, whose problem is it then? But if Jane solves her problem and it doesn’t work the first time? Then we can still work with Jane to find another solution, maybe several more solutions over a period of time.  Manage your feelings, Jane is doing it.

This Really Does Relate

All of this does relate to your current interest of finding a home based business or improving the one you have.

If you are still working does your boss encourage you to solve any problem that comes up, within the parameters of their organization?

If you are a supervisor do you do the same? Do you, can you, begin to help those you supervise to come up with a plan to solve the problem? Always best if you can. Doesn’t mean let them go, watch what happens, support them, keep them on track. But let them come up with and use their ideas as much as possible.

Now in your new business or the one coming soon, you are the boss no one watching or suggesting. Start by making sure your mind is right. No one else to set it right.  Now you must manage your feelings all by yourself

You will find many things that will annoy you, irritate you, frustrate you. You may find all of those things just setting up your autoresponder and your blog.

That is not counting the relatives that will tell you your crazy, the mail coming late, the furnace not working, the roof leaking, do I need to go on? It can be anything.  At this point everything will be a bother.

Expect to be tested in this way. Be ready for it, plan to have someone to talk to if you need to. That is why our group is so good. We have a group of like minded, but very different, entrepreneurs.

In this group we can get support, ask questions and feel that we are not alone when we are working in our home businesses, at home, in widely different parts of the world. Want to learn how to join that group?

Start now contact me and tell me something about yourself and why you would want to join our group.

General Health – My General Health Has Improved

General health can improve.  My wellness is actually improving.  I’m hesitant to write this as I don’t talk about my personal health so widely.   My uneasiness come from the feeling that if you don’t talk about somethings it is better?   For instance the if the electricity, or the internet, hasn’t been off for a while and you comment how nice it is that the power has stayed on.  Next thing you know the service is off for two hours.

Joe's general health is better.

Joe seems to be healthy enough. His general health certainly has improved.

Or on the way to work you mention to your wife how nice it is that the school hasn’t called about the misbehaviour of child #2 for sometime.  Sure enough, that afternoon you get a call about that child.

My Heart Arrested

I’m going to say it anyway.  I had a serious heart attack, my heart arrested, pretty serious, almost eleven years ago.   The ambulance guys saved me and I was flown to hospital where I had open heart surgery.   The recovery was good and I was back to work in just over six months time.

I recovered as instructed by walking and exercising daily.  I still do that every day, either inside or when the weather allows walking outside.  One the the things I liked to do was moving snow by using a scoop.  I can’t shovel snow and get really tired by lifting it but I can use a scoop and move the snow in that way.   Before I retired I was really sick with chest infections felt really worn down.  The doctor saw me then and thought it dangerous for me to scoop snow.   He said it was too strenuous.  So I took his advice and stopped.

A Man of My Age

It has now been over ten years since my cardiac arrest more cardiac tests were ordered for me recently.   Surprise my new results  now show in the “normal” range for a man of my age.  That is the kicker, a man of my age.  Anyway I can now move snow with a scoop.  And since the doctor says it’s OK, my wife has to agree.

What does scooping snow mean to me.  I really enjoy the exercise.  The amount of cold and wind make a difference to me.  I am asthmatic so I need to be aware of how the cold effects my breathing .  I push the scoop fill it with snow.   Move it to be dumped, and back again for a refill.  Before I could do this and keep doing it until my hands get so cold they need a warm pair of gloves.

I now take two, three, four loads and then I know it is time for me to stop.  I turn my back to the wind and lean against the scoop.   Breathing deeply three or four times and then I can do some more.  Probably on a good day I’m only out for half an hour.   Do I get a great deal done?  Do I clear the driveway?  No, I never get that much physical work done but I get out and get moving.  What I can do in total depends on how cold and windy it is outside.  I am able to glory in what I can do and I spend no time or energy agonizing  about what I can no longer do.

Enjoy What You Can Do

This is the big point.  Focus and enjoy what you are able to do now and not what you can no longer do.   A great deal of your general health depends on your state of mind.

Think about your own medical conditions.   Doing much shoveling not recommended if you lack fitness.   Make sure you follow the suggestions of your doctors regarding level of activity you should be doing.   Participate in the exercise that you can do as you get older.   Keep doing as much as possible.

One more thing:  most of us have some prescription medication that we need.  Make sure you actually take your prescription medicine as prescribed. I know a number of people who take it when they feel they need it!   I can’t believe that attitude.   Not good practice, not good for your body and certainly not good for your general health.

Focus on your health, young or old keep up your level of exercise and watch your diet.  Think of your body as your transport through life.  Use it to enjoy life and to work to bring prosperity to your family.  If your body doesn’t work well you will not have easy time of it.

Want to see what Joe is doing ?  Joe’s group is now helping others make money from home.  You don’t have to be retired or retiring soon.  You just need to look for something good to do with a group of great people for support.   So remember look after your general health and following link is live on Mondays at 8:00pm eastern time and you can see the previous week info anytime by clicking this link.

 

You Need a Mentor

You need a mentor.  What I am suggesting is everyone needs a mentor to help them through the tough times when establishing their business, growing, expanding. You really need a mentor or a number of mentors throughout your business life. Finding the support you need is a balancing act. What you bring to the table: your drive, your ability, your willingness will depend on who you can find to help you. And your subsequent willingness to change: change your habits, change procedures, change the way you think, will mean how successful you will become.

 

The mentor – mentee relationship does not mean that anything is done for you. It is ideas, new ways of suggesting that YOU change your attitudes and habits are all part of the process. Not nice, this isn’t easy. Mentors suggest things to me that surprised me. I have had to think, why are they saying that? When I thought about it and looked at what successful people do. I realized I was the one who had to change. The point is? Be ready for it. It will happen to you. It better happen to you.  Hey, I’m in my late sixties, if I can change so can YOU.   Example here.  I never had a Facebook fan page until a few months ago.   I started it for the business now it is just part of my routine,  check it out.

Need further help with Facebook check the Links to Information else where in this blog for Facebook and other bits of help you will need.

 

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