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“If I had a million dollars..if I had a million dollars.” You’ve probably already started singing right?
First, this has nothing to do with the BNL really but it’s a catchy tune for sure. I often rework my vision board when a new idea hits about how I will share my millions..and that’s a “when” not an” if” in my life.
I know this from the bottom of my soul, my mission in life is to empower women and, after many years of working hard, and loving it, I have finally found the vehicle that will make this happen. Women are community builders, they support local, they spread their love far and wide and keep looking for ways to empower others.
Since Mother’s Day is just a few days away I want to share this with you. You, yes you, can make all the money you want and need.
Blending and incorporating the years of lessons and practical experience has led me to the health and wellness industry. You know what I know for sure? Your financial state is as important as your health, it’s true. If you aren’t stable financially your life could very easily tip in the wrong direction and that, my friends, is a big hole to climb out of.
I know somebody is going to say something here about health being the most important thing and, yes I agree, it is. I lived with a chronic illness for 6 years and debilitating vertigo for 25 years: I get it. The kicker here is this, if you can’t provide yourself with proper nutrition, with essential, but more costly, foods and vitamins and with the opportunity to enjoy life, the stress is going to make you sicker longer. That is a fact.
So what’s this big thing I’m talking about? Well perhaps the best thing to do is send me a message to start a conversation and get you started on a path of financial empowerment.
Like many of us who run small businesses I wear many hats. one compliments the other and adds to the wardrobe of who I am and how I be.
One of my hats is adjudicatator, applying the law and looking for the grey, at the appeal board for Employment Insurance. http://www.ae-ei.gc.ca/eng/referees.shtml
The people we see are pretty desperate byther time we see them because they have been refused benefits and usually have no income coming in at all.
I really do enjoy this part of my work when we are able to overturn decisions, based on hearing more evidence, and offer out an olive branch of hope.
One of my other hats, it’s a big one, is advocacy work for most anybody. In that capacity, I offered my EI knowledge to the local small business enterprise centre a couple of years ago. “http://www.enterprisecentre.ca/ ”if you ever hear of anybody who may need clarification on their appeal give me a call”
Less than a month later I get a call from a woman who has been told she can’t get benefits because she quit her job. Upon hearing the full story I suggested she appeal. I didn’t hear from her again but hoped she won her appeal.
Fast forward 18 months. I met a woman at the local Chamber of Commerce event. http://www.collingwoodchamber.com/
She had started up a pretty fun business http://upickparties.com/
through a program for people on EI. Today I am going to meet the director of that program so I was going over my files….connecting the dots I realized that the woman on that phone call 18 months ago was the same one I met at the Chamber. She had taken my advice, appealed her decision and won her case. Being on EI allowed her to apply for the BERN http://www.businessenterprise.ca/homepg.shtml program and start her own business….
Full circle moments, I sure do love hearing about them: you never know how your life changes another so take the time folks, just sayin.
Million dollar business ideas have no boundaries, age limits, race restrictions, time lines, or economic class. They can occur when you least expect them.
For psychologist Roger Adams, it occurred during a midlife crisis and divorce. For management consultant Mercia Tapping, it happened after a 10-year battle with allergies and the search for a cure. Ruta Fox was a freelancer running out of work when she said “Ah” to her “Aha” moment. Searching for the million dollar business idea is less a product of business planning and market research and more born from observation and frustration.
The Aha! Effect
It’s a flash of quick insight leading to an obvious answer, the proverbial light bulb moment, or eureka event. When it happens, your life will never be the same.
Roger Adams was burnt out and hated his job. On vacation in Huntington Beach, Roger was reminded of “a happier time watching the kids, working at the roller rink, and growing up as a kid around skating. Seeing kids going by on their in lines and skate boards and I thought there has got to be something new out there,” reflects Adams.
It was then the proverbial light bulb over the head occurred. “I got this idea for a shoe you could walk and roll on,” says Adams. He headed for the garage and started cutting up running shoes and placing wheels on them.
After putting together a few designs, Adams thought to put the wheel in the heel. Falling several times, Adams realized he had to stagger his feet to balance. “The fall and the getting up the 4th time is when the hair on the back of my head stood up and I had a vision like I never had before. I just knew this thing could be successful,” says Adams.
The eureka moment led to the creation of the running shoe with a built in wheel and a new sport called heeling. Texas-based Heeling Sports Limited has grown rapidly with sales in over 50 countries and is on track to reach over $40 million in 2005. Heelys is now one hot international trend.
Today’s million dollar business inpsiration is taken from About.com/small business information.
If you’re like Roger Adams in this article and are fed up with your job there are other choices available to you. When you’re stuck in the mud of despair it’s often too cloudy to see anything but more muck. Want a change? Don’t know where to start? Working with a life coach will offer you a new way to look at things: to shift your perspective: to clear away the mud. Want to try a sample session?
Contact life coach Jan to set up your time for a sample session. Isn’t it time? Aren’t you just tired of doing things that you hate doing? Contact Jan at email@example.com to set up your free session right away!
There are days when even I decide that I’ve had enough..ok well maybe not days but certainly minutes. I wonder if people like Oprah or Martin Luther King Jr. or Arlene Dickinson or Rick Hansen ever felt like throwing in the towel?
Don’t get me wrong here: I’m not projecting negative energy I hope what I am trying to do is step into the truth of never giving up on your dreams. In this case it’s my dream: my dream to teach a million women to uncover their passion: turn it into a profit and earn a million dollars doing what they love. This is not an overnight project for me or for any of the women involved. It’s not an easy to do project either: this takes hard work and commitment and these women are prepared to do both. They’ve drawn the line in the sand and they’re going for it…I admire their courage…
Helping Millions Make Millions is the movement and sometimes when I share that with folks: well they look at me kinda strange like perhaps I’ve just escaped from the hospital or I forgot to take my medication that day or I’m just plain delusional. Those folks probably gave up on their dreams a long time ago and I’m not going to let them be dream vampires to me..
I have a picture on my vision board that looks like a crowd of a million people: it’s from Martin Luther King Jr’s speech at Washington in which he is quoted ” I have a dream….” his famous speech and eventually it came true: this dream of dreams. That photo is my inspiration for my own dream of teaching a million women how to become empowered financially….”I have a dream” ” I have a movement” I continue to be inspired by the women who are already on this amazing journey: from teacher to dog walker/ from logistic transportation to dog groomer/ from stay at home mom to wellness masseuse/ from stay at home mom to teacher…They are my inspiration: thank you my friends for believing in your own dreams: for drawing the line in the sand and going for it no matter what. You keep me humble and grateful.
She flew off the back of a moving motorcycle but she doesn’t remember it. They tell her she flew thirty feet in the air and landed on her face. That accident was a year ago and she’s still trying to pull the pieces of her life together. She hasn’t been able to work because she suffers from the effects of a severe concussion. It’s likely she won’t be able to go back to the work she had been doing for the last 25 years.
I met her at the swimming pool today. We were both going to the same aqua fit class and I wasn’t sure where to go and she did so we walked together. I was grateful for her help and happy to speak with somebody new. She’s fearless this woman: she wants to work: she doesn’t want to stay home and not do anything meaningful in her life. I sensed she had a lot to share so I closed my mouth and opened my ears and waited.
Turns out she’s pretty scared of what her future will look like if she can’t work at the same career. Turns out she’s pretty devastated after finding out she may never go back to this job. Turns out it’s no wonder she feels the way she does :that’s pretty dam scary.
I believe we were meant to meet so that she could share her story with me. Choosing to keep myself still and quiet and present during our time together allowed her to open up to me in a way she had not done for quite some time. I was honoured that she felt comfortable enough to trust me with her story.
You know what I learned from this remarkable woman? We all have our challenges: some are big: some not so much but it depends on how you look at it personally. Hearing her story left me wondering how big my obstacles really are….it’s all perspective isn’t it?
Well I’ve given myself a huge challenge and some days it feels just kinda huge. Helping a million women make a million dollars in their life time by turning their passion into profit: that’s the challenge. Most people believe it can’t be done but I don’t believe them. Why do I want to do this? Good question and it’s a long story but here’s the short version. The elephant in this room we call Earth is this: Women make up 53% of the population. Women earn 1% of the wealth…WE are the 99% ladies. That’s gotta change and if it takes me to be one of the change makers well I’m up for it.
Share it out friends I’d love to hear your story.
Now go be fearless.
If you’re starting a business and looking for small business grants in Canada, you have to check out the federal government’s Self-Employment Program. It’s one of the best small business grants in Canada in my opinion although technically it’s not a small business grant at all.
Grants for starting a business are few and far between. But Canada’ Self-Employment Program can provide the business start up money you’re looking for. The program’s mandate is to “provide financial assistance to eligible individuals to help them create jobs for themselves by starting a business”.
The Self-Employment Program will provide either regular Employment Insurance benefits until the end of your benefit period or financial assistance for living expenses. It may also provide temporary financial assistance related to the costs of participation in the program, such as, for instance, the costs of dependent care or transportation.
So if you’re looking for business start up money to help cover living costs until you get your new business up and running, the Self-Employment Program will do that. And just like any small business grant in Canada, you don’t have to pay the money back.
Additionally, the Self-Employment Program offers the entrepreneurial training and advice that makes starting a business so much easier and gives the new business a better chance of success. The Self-Employment Program is often delivered as a course package where you get the chance to learn specific business skills that you may be lacking and are guided through the process of preparing a business plan. In most cases, you will get one-on-one advice on how to develop your new business – invaluable for anyone just starting out.
What’s the catch?
Not everyone is eligible for the Self-Employment Program. Generally, to qualify you need to:
- be receiving Employment Insurance currently;
- have received Employment Insurance benefits within the last three years (or within the last five years if your Benefits period included a maternity or parental claim).
Other conditions may have to be met. The Self-Employment Program is administered by the various provinces and territories, so the additional eligibility requirements, and sometimes even the benefits the Self-Employment Program provides, vary from province to territory.
To participate in the Self-Employment Program delivered in Vancouver, B.C., for instance, you need to also demonstrate that you have the necessary skills and experience to make your business idea work and to make a personal investment of cash, inventory, equipment, or borrowed funds equal to 25% of a year of your EI benefits. There doesn’t seem to be any such requirement in Quebec, where the Self-Employment Program is also open to unemployed people who do not receive any public income support and those whose employment status is unstable.
You can find more information and a link to a map of provincial agencies who deliver the Self-Employment Program in each province and territory at Service Canada’s Self-Employment page.
As for participating in the program, you have to be prepared to commit to working full-time on starting a business for a period of about a year, so this program is not for people who are thinking of starting a business in their spare time.
If you qualify though and are prepared to make the commitment the program requires, the Self-Employment Program is a truly golden opportunity. You can see why I call it one of the best small business grants in Canada. The program offers the kind of business start up money many people need – money to support themselves while they work on starting a business. But it also offers so much more – the skills training and expert advice to make your new business a successful business. All of this information was taken from Susan Ward at About.com…
Well it’s official, tomorrow is the day people around the world celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Even if you’re not Irish the idea of drinking green beer appeals to many people.
Here’s something else I’ve noticed over the years, people really want to find that pot of gold, you know the one at the end of the rainbow….Well my friends I’m happy to tell you that I have figured out where that pot of gold is and I’m sharing it with you today!
Now, I can tell you this secret because I’m an Irish citizen, have been for almost thirty years, even though Ilive in Canada. I hope that I’m not spreading any national secrets like Wiki Leaks but I’m pretty sure it’ll be ok to do so.
First off, what’s the reason for wanting to find a pot of gold? That’s a question I ask people and here are a few answers. ” It would make my life so much easier.” “I deserve it” . “I know once I have that much money I’ll be happy.” “I worked hard all my life it’s my turn” ….
Ok then if you found the pot of gold what would you do with it? This is the part where people get stuck…they just believe that they would like loads of money but then they’re not sure what they’d do with it. Oh sure, they’d pay off bills, buy a house or two, a fancy car, but then what? If you don’t have a vision how do you know if you’re on the right track?
I’ve studied hundreds of business owners and entrepreneurs over the years and many of them would appear to have found their own pot of gold. They have the cars, the houses, they take nice trips, they wear fancy clothes…Ask any of them and I bet you a pot of gold that the reason they are successful comes down to two things: love what you do and be prepared to work hard, very hard, for what you want. Tada! There you have it folks, there’s the pot of gold! No magic formula, no rainbows to climb over…hard work and love what you do. So, you want to find your pot of gold? Well you’re in luck because I’ve started a movement called Helping Millions Make Millions. I am going to teach a million women how to begin making a million dollars by turning their passion into profit! You in? Are you ready to start working toward your dreams or are you going to keep looking for that pot of gold? Be fearless, Jan
I often ask my clients what they’d do if there were no limits…It’s a great exercise as it really pushes one to think beyond what they believe to be true. That’s what coaching is all about, push beyond the boundaries of one’s truth to the real truth of what is possible, not what they think is possible. So, with that said, I want to share a success story with you today that is based in 1939. It was shared to me today by a school principal and it’s a great story! Follow the link I’ve included here to read the full story online
This is a story written by a beautiful soul. We worked together for almost a year: her journey is remarkable. Meet Shelley, this is her story, in her words…Follow the link to read about one woman’s journey from absolute terror as a child to absolute freedom as an adult.
Thank you Shelley for all I have learned from you. Living la vida fearless, Jan
My daughter is celebrating a birthday this week…her 28th birthday in this lifetime. I am so eternally grateful to her, for her, to be her mama, mamabliss in action. She, more than any other person on this planet, and I have had many teachers for whom I am grateful, has taught me to open my heart, to share, to love deeply, more deeply than I ever believed I could, to offer and to recieve with grace, the love of another…She, my beloved daughter has taught me all that and more. She is my first born, my only daughter, my heart…
How can I ever say thank you for the gift of her? I have spent many hours pondering that question, how do you show such gratitude and then I realized the best way to do so was to offer out that same grace, that compassion, that joy to others…So I am.
You know I’m a life coach, working with women 45 and older, teaching a million women how to make a million dollars by turning their passion into profit. You probably also know that I believe in the impossible, the big dream only bigger….I’m not a dreamer, I’m a realist who believes…
So, the gift…because I believe in you and your dreams. For the next month only I’m gifting the best coaching program ever offered by me. 28 days of coaching, that’s 7 months, for $2011.00. I know that’s crazy: you save $4999.00 with this offer. Why would I do this? I truly feel obligated to offer out this gift in honour of the love I have received from this wonderful woman who arrived into my world 28 years ago…She has taught me true mamabliss and now it’s my turn to teach you your own bliss…
So, happy birthday to my tumbleweed! I am honoured and humbled to be your mama. Thank you for YOU..