Posts Tagged ‘health’
Seriously can you imagine if somebody decided that this Christmas there would
not be cranberry sauce with the turkey? Even if it’s the canned stuff that’s
more like jelly than cranberries it’s the tradition that is important right? If
you’re like my family you have always had turkey with cranberry sauce at
Christmas and probably Thanksgiving too. It’s just what we do: I’ve never really
thought about it when I started to prepare my own festive meals until one of my
children balked at the idea of cranberries and turkey. Well mostly they balked
at the thought of eating turkey but the cranberries didn’t thrill them
Here’s how the conversation went:
Me: “What do you mean you don’t want cranberries with the turkey? Wait you
don’t want turkey either?”
Child: “Mom you know I’m vegetarian I don’t eat turkey and the cranberries
are not organic and they’re full of sugar. I’m not putting that into my
Me: “But we’ve always had cranberries. My mom served it to us: all of our
relatives serve cranberries with turkey.”
Child: “I know mom but I don’t want any..no offence but it’s not my tradition
Me: “But what’s mine is your’s….it’s always been that way…” voice
trailing off as I begin to question the whole concept of doing something “just
Child: “Mom I’m not having any. You can serve it if you want but I’m not
Me: ” Ok…ok I get it you don’t want it…”
End of conversation but most certainly not the end of the thought process for
me. What did it mean to have traditions and why do we follow them? Is it simply
something we do because that’s the way it’s always been done?
That thought led to think about money and traditions and here’s what I’ve
come up with .
In my family the tradition was that money was hard to come by: money was
finite: money was something to be taken very seriously: money meant control and
a lack of money meant no control: money was to be saved for a rainy day…money
was a struggle that would never get easier.
You know what? I’m with my kids on this one: I’m throwing out the cranberry
sauce and the money traditions this year! I’m done with struggle and fear and
scraping by and making do….What about you? Do you have any money traditions
that you’re holding onto just because that’s the way it’s always been?
Now go be fearless.
I dare say you haven’t had much practise” said the Queen. “When I was your age I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”
Lewis Carroll from Alice in Wonderland
So, I ask you, what’s your impossible? Mine is my movement, and it’s not that I find it impossible to believe, it’s that so many others do not believe it to be possible. What’s my movement? Teaching a million women how to earn a million dollars by turning their passion into profit. I know it’s possible, I’m proof and so are the many women who are, or have, worked with me in the last four years. Dog groomers, dog walkers, writers, caterers, house cleaners, landscape architects, tutors, bakers….you name it and there’s a way to make a millions dollars in that business. But don’t take my word for it, sign up for a coaching program and, if you haven’t been able to tap into your passion after three months I’ll refund your money, ALL your money, and I’ll even throw in a lottery ticket for you too!
http://womenshealthandwellnesscoach.com/products-page/ All you need to do is ask for a demo and I’ll do the rest! Living la vida fearless, Jan
I’ve been traveling through the east coast of the US for a few weeks interviewing business owners, small business owners specifically. Many that I have been in touch with own businesses related to tourism and food…restaurants, coffee shops, bakeries….Yesterday was no exception and, once again, I saw a pattern. The owners of Keegan’s in Indian Rocks Shore bought out the previous owners three years ago. Yup, just as the economy started it’s slide. When I asked the owner how his business had fared since that time I was not surprised by his response but a lot of people might be. “We’ve tripled our business every year since that time.” Tripled….in a down turn economy, in a state where unemployment sits at 12%, in a major tourist based economic area, in an area where they rely on tourism and tourism is down big time…Wow, how is that possible you ask?
Well I’m going to continue the interview this week so I’ll let you know his own words for the answer but I have a guess or two of my own. He’s offering the people what they want, he’s being flexible and listening to his followers, he’s had enough capital to keep himself going without needing to rely on the banks (they’re not supporting small business much these days) and he’s asking for help from those he can trust….I don’t know for sure but this is a typical method of staying ahead of the game. The biggest, most singular way to remain successful in a downturn economy, or a prosperous economy for that matter, is to do what you love. If you are doing what you love then the days that feel like they’ll never end will be easier…
So, want to triple your income? Buy a restaurant in the beginning stages of a gut wrenching recession in a tourist town where the tourists are leaving in droves….In other words: find your passion and turn it into profit…
I’m doing some studying this week from the book, the Millionaire next Door, and I’m finding it pretty interesting so far. Did you know that, according to the statistics, most of America’s millionaires are first generation rich. Most people who become millionaires have confidence in their own abilities. They do not spend time worrying about whether or not their parents were wealthy.
Only 19% receive any income or wealth of any kind from a trust fund or an estate.
Fewer than 20% inherited 10% or more of their wealth.
More than half never received as much as $1 in inheritance.
Ninety-one % never received, as a gift,as much as $1 of the ownership of a family business.
As a group they feel that their daughters are financially handicapped in comparison to their sons. Men seem to make much more money-even within the same occupational categories. About two thirds are self-employed. Interestingly self-employed people make up less than 20% of the workers in America but account for to-thirds of the millionaires…
Did you know any of this? I have to be honest with you, most of this is new to me and I’m really learning a lot. Being so passionate about what I do, teaching women how to turn their passion into profit so that they can control their financial future, is such a gift for me. I love to teach women how to make money by doing what they love, I love to see women earn a million, or more, and then follow them as they, in turn, teach others how to become independent. I love that women are now learning how to make their own money, to be self-sufficient and self-reliant and sharing their wealth with other women who may not have the ability to move forward on their own…
So, what about you? You ready to tap into your inner millionaire? What’s your passion? What’s your dream? What’s stopping you? Want to be the next millionaire next door? Start right now!
Living la vida fearless, Jan
I went into my adjudication office today, it’s a really interesting contract position with the federal government and I really do like the people I work with. Today one of my co-workers was talking about a friend of his who, it would appear, is having a mid-life crisis. Well that’s not new, apparently it happens all the time. Men and women experience mid-life crises all the time so I’m told. This was nothing new so what was the problem?
My friend handed me my Tim Horton’s coffee and said “well it’s what he bought for himself that has caused the problem.” Upon further discussion I found out that he had bought himself a jet at the princely sum of 1.5 million Canadian dollars. “Well did he have the money to do this? ” he did. “Does he need a jet for business?” he does. “Will he make money with it?” he will…”then what’s the problem?” Well it’s an awful lot of money to spend on a gift for oneself was the reply. “Well does he share his wealth with his family?” he does..Again, I failed to see this as a problem but I was the only one who felt that way..
But that got me thinking, as my Tim Horton’s coffee cooled down too much, about rewarding ourselves for our hard work. Why can’t we do that? Why do some people get so offended when a big purchase is made? If you worked for it and you can afford it then what the heck, go for it…What business is it of mine anyway to be telling somebody how to spend their money?
Personally I think it’s great that the guy bought himself something he really wanted. I hope he enjoys it and makes good use of it. When you make your millions through my coaching program helping millions make millions.com what will you do with the money?
I’m paying my house off, taking my family travelling and taking my best friend on a trip to the Bahamas…and I’m not waiting to win the lottery to do so: I’m doing it with my money that I have earned in my business….now that’s fulfilling!
Living la vida fearless, Jan