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It’s Never Too Late

It’s Never Too Late

In 1996, the first of the baby boomers turned 50 years old. This means that there are tens of thousands of people going to work realizing that they have spent the last 20 years of their lives in a profession or job that they never really liked. They wound up there because of money, family, greed, insecurity, or just plain ignorance. I will bet 20 or 30 years ago, all they were thinking about was how to get a job that would feed them. By 50, most of these boomers have seen some of the world, their interests are more varied, and they’re figured out, at least MOST, of the major problem they were thinking about in their twenties. Knowing what they know now, they probably would have chosen a different career path, but they figure it’s too late now….is it?

It’s never too late to change. It’s never too late to make your life even more worthwhile. By the time you reach 50 or 60, you have a good chance of making it to 80 and even 90 years of age. For a 50 year old, that can mean 40 more years of life. And you might as well be doing what you really to be doing in the last 40 years of your life if you didn’t have the chance to do it in the first part of your life.

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Fear of Failure

Fear of Failure

My fear of failure was one of the biggest obstacles I had to overcome to achieve something worthwhile with my life. By being so afraid of failing, I did everything on the safe side. I followed as a consequences, my first business were crashing failures. I ran my business like I had been taught to back in school, thinking that would guarantee my success. Boy I was wrong! I followed the book instead of following my instincts, and it took failed business to unlearn everything I had been taught.

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Evolution Of Technology

Evolution Of Technology

In our fast changing society, too many people are afraid that if they are not using the latest technology they will be left in the dust – selling apples on street corners instead of making a killing by standing up with the virtual pack.

In a consumer society like ours, this fear is absurd. The truth is, the longer you hold out on acquiring some new technological whiz-bang product, the better off you will be when you finally do buy the next generation of products. Save your time, worry and aggravation, and let new technology pass you by for awhile. Then, when you are ready, the products will be better, cheaper, easier to use – and you will be fresh and excited about them – not jaded and cynical like the others who feel burnt because last year’s hot software isn’t worth a slice of toast anymore.

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How To Forgive Yourself

How To Forgive Yourself

Forgiveness is not for the person who offended you but it is for you. Often, in our anger toward another, we come to realize that the person we most need to forgive is ourselves. It is much harder mentally forgiving yourself than on anyone else.

Forgiveness doesn’t mean you have to deny what happened. You certainly don’t have to condone or forget the wrong. Rather, forgiveness is choosing to stop your vengeance from diminishing you by continuing to drag you down to someone else’s level.

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Invest In Yourself

Invest In Yourself

It amazes me that people give so much money to stockbrokers and investment Advisors. These people get all the fun of playing with your money, yet take none of the risk. All you get as an investor is the worry, and if you are lucky, a dividend cheque. Sure, some people make a killing pork bellies, but most investors wind up eating Rolaids for breakfast.

Money should be used to get all you can out of life. I don’t believe that you can do that by turning your money and investment decisions over to someone else. Many of us unhappy with the way the world is, yet we give our money to those people running it in the same old way. If you have an idea, something you believe would make the world a better place than put your money in it. Forget the investors, invest in yourself.

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Please Yourself

Please Yourself

So many of us grow up with the statement of self sacrifice and putting others first, that we don’t know where to draw the line in our own lives. This may sound like heretical Me Generation propaganda, but it is true. Just because you help yourself doesn’t mean you forget everyone else – you just put yourself in the pictures, too.

I believe ion helping others, but I also know there are times when trying to please others hurts you and indirectly them, in the long run. It is like a boomerang. You have to throw it, it won’t throw itself. You have to be the nicest to yourself first in order to be nice to others. If I am not happy in what I am doing, I cannot be joyful and helpful to others around me.

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Bigger Is Not Always Better

Bigger Is Not Always Better

Most of us grew up believing that in business, the larger your company grew, the better for all concerned. It still seems to be the prevailing sentiment among the business community, despite thousands of examples of companies that have grown too fast, too soon – then failed. When I first desk in a one bedroom apartment. I was overjoyed when my business grew to over 30 employees in just three years. It was great for my ego, I found, but bad for my soul.

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Nobody Cares If You Fail

Nobody Cares If You Fail

I used think that if I failed at something, I would be left walking around with a big, red F stamped my forehead. Everybody would be whispering behind my back, and I had be the laughing stock of the city.

But the first time a business of mine failed, I found most people didn’t really care. Even my family stopped talking about it after a relatively short period of time. This taught me that most people are so wrapped up in their own lives, they really don’t have time to worry about anyone else trial and tribulations. There’s no room left on their emotional disk for much less than what they are struggling with each day.

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Loved Ones Can Be Your Worst Enemy

Loved Ones Can Be Your Worst Enemy

People who love you can be the biggest obstacles from pursuing your dream. They want to protect you from failure, and not incidentally, protect themselves.

They will warn you that starting a small business is too risky. “Don’t you know that three out of four businesses fail?” Or, “You can’t quit your job, what about your pension, what about our health insurance?”

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Too Much Money Is Bad

Too Much Money Is Bad

In a capitalist society this really sounds dumb. But I truly believe it. Remember one thing: anyone can do anything if they have a lot of money. The trick is to what you want you want with as little money as possible. The people who need a lot of money to do things are the weak people, not the strong people. The strong ones are those who do what they want on a little bit of money. And in a weak economy, it is always the strong that survive.

If you had a million dollars to start your own business it would be a snap, and it would also be bad. Why?

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Making Decisions

Making Decisions

How important is making a decision and doing something now?

A few years back, I had to help a friend to open his shop. Trusting me, he passed the main door key to me but I forgot totally about returning the key to him the next day. The key was in my hand for a week.

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