Tuesday, January 15, 2019

1% Better Each Day

When I was ten I wanted to be a ballerina, a writer, a spy, a superhero, and a teacher.
How has that worked out so far?
Well, I danced for 20 years. I love to write, but blogs are my creative outlet of choice . . . . . readership reaches the thousands some weeks.  But I have not figured out how to be a spy or superhero yet. I have taught, still teach, and probably will teach for as long as I can speak.
When I was fifteen I decided I just might want to be a lawyer.  At twenty I realized I had an aptitude for event planning, juggling college and three jobs.  My academic journey continued to offer too many great choices. Dance, Kinesiology, Pedagogy, Audiology, Linguistics, Philosophy.   And so it went. I became a master of some subjects and a perpetual apprentice of more interests than I can count. But each and every interest taught me and shaped me and guided me onward.
Recently I have been mentoring teenagers, many of whom lament, “I’m 17 and I feel like I am not ready to make big decisions about my future.  I have so many interests and I have no idea what to major in. I have no idea what I really want to do in life.”
There’s a simple approach to this kind of thinking and it is important for people of all ages:  Be open to God's plan for you. Pray. Do things that give Him glory and that interest you. It all adds up. 
"If you try to get 1% better each day at your health, at your relationships and the way you treat people, at your creativity, and at turning despair into gratitude, then that 1% compounds into an amazing person.
Do that 1%. Take one action. Even if the actions is for one minute. It is the 1% rule.
I know this. Because I’m still compounding. What is 1%? Whatever you want it to be. The math of life is multi-dimensional."  (~James Altucher - paraphrased)
Make goals - yes. But do not fret about what you do or do not accomplish. Because, except for your relationship with God, there is no ONE thing you focus on exclusively everyday.  There is EVERY thing. And every day. 

Even our relationship with God cannot be boiled down to ONE thing (or action). There is EVERY thing -- prayer, scripture, sacraments, tithing, evangelizing . . . . . 

Remember that the 1% runs consistently alongside your goals. Applying the 1% better each day  rule, will make your days more challenging - but in a good way. This rule will keep you focused, passionate, and resolved.
Here are some people who accomplished things late in life. I am sure they have applied the rule to their lives. I would wager that they have applied the 1% better each day rule to their lives.  I admire all of them. 
There is no ONE thing. There is EVERY thing

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Family First

The idea that our society is best served when all family members separate in the morning, to do things they generally do not enjoy, could be the biggest fallacy imprinted upon humanity.
~ Jason Christoff

Love your family.  Love what you do.   Love your paycheck.
Yes, it is possible. 

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

So Much to Say

• You have met someone you would really like to work with and they are on the look-out for a part time (or full time) job.  OR

• You know someone who has decided to homeschool but still need to bring in an income.  OR

• You have been told about a friend of friend who needs to go back to work but does not want to put her kids into daycare.  OR

• You have a friend who hates her job.  OR

• Your friend just graduate from college with tons of debt and no job in sight.  OR

• You know an enterprising 18 year old who wants to work to pay for college.  OR

• You have neighbor who just got laid off. OR

• Your friend is pregnant and want very much to be a stay-at-home-Mom.  

What to say? How to explain?  
There is so much great information swirling around in your head that you do not even know where to start.  

Here is what Amber says,

"Imagine that Sam's Club and Costco introduced commissions for referring new customers. You bring somebody new into their Club and if that new person joins, they will be forever linked to your account. So any time that new member shops you will earn a commission. 

Once a month the club direct deposit your commissions right in your bank account.

Would you refer customers to Sam's or Costco if they did that?

If you answered yes to that question, then we really do need to talk because that's exactly what I do but for a green manufacturer completely committed to scientific discovery and being safe for the whole family.

You join the shopping club yourself for $19 (for limited time, $1) and then once that is done you simply refer others and earn commissions at whatever pace you would like, no extra cost, no need to "buy in" like those shady MLMs, no pressure at all, just an honest opportunity . . . at last. 

Since I will be the one to refer you, our accounts can be linked, I'm always open to meeting for coffee or by phone to answer your questions. 

Oh and, you can also simply shop and never refer, if you choose!"