THRIVE, Don’t Just Survive!
Thriving is a mind/body challenge . Most multiple entrepreneurs (who run several businesses at once will tell you the value of multiple income streams. The challenge is walking the talk and keeping your antenna up for great income opportunities that will help you make money while you sleep.
Many of you combine different skill sets in a portfolio that enables you to create what an income pie where various slices of that pie come from different income sources. In this article, you’ll find updates for this new crossroads in our economy.
One of the keys to thriving and not surviving is to envision your future in advance. To not just get by but to create the life you really want now– even if it seems impossible and your bank account is low or nil and you are facing what seems like enormous challenges.
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What’s the future hold for your career/job or business? In this economy that is a real challenge to answer for many of you. BUT the insight you get in this article will guide you well toward creating the income you need to thrive not just survive!
The key to your future and to our economy’s challenges may just be simple — redesign the workspace/workplace and redefine the word WORK and CAREER which are thousands of years old — and lag behind the opportunities in the 21st Century.
It sure ain’t your grandfather’s workplace. In fact it’s vital that you know that okay to do more than just one thing in life.
A Wealth and Well-being Vision Board enables you to explore that many options for income creation –from artist to zoologist.
Can you say A.W.E?
One example of an abundance vision board that you may have seen online is a concept collage that combines ancient Mandala symbols with an updated version of visioning to show the future vision of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs launching new ventures.
Where are the opportunities? What sectors are the hottest? Many leaders now involved in the wellness revolution –sees great opportunity in AWE — Abundance, Wellness and Enlightenment and are beginning to tap into the $12.5 Billion dollar personal growth industry.
IT SURE AIN’T YOUR GRANDPA’s ECONOMY TODAY!
Many of you feel guilty because you were raised to revere your grandpa’s gold watch that he got at his retirement dinner and you went to the office with your mom on TAKE YOUR DAUGHTER TO WORK DAY…you still see creating income as getting a paycheck.
Have your own business? For many of you a business or being an entrepreneur has resulted in just creating your own JOB or work that provides you just enough to get by. The new boss you have– called Y-O-U is even tougher than many of the ones you had when you were working 9-5.
THAT’S WHY THE REAL ANSWER to financing your lifestyle (that’s what I like to call the next-gen of what we used to call work or jobs) is MULTIPLE INCOME STREAMS.
Income that comes from a) a day job or some ongoing source of income — it may not pay all your bills but you can depend on it– maybe a contract with your former company, a part-time gig you take at the local retailer.
That’s just the start– from there you can create multiple income streams from such opportunities as:
a) Turn your hobby into cash — if you own a boat– consider giving sailing lessons. Even if you don’t a pal of yours can probably get you into the local yacht club to give a workshop or two that people pay for.
b) Monetize your talents and hobbies. Whether you’re a sailing fan or an artist or a natural foods follower, you can actually make money from your own talents and hobbies. . Everyone is creative– if you love to write or you yearn to create art or you scribble out poems that are worthy of being on a greeting card – now is the time to join the online merchants evolution (note evolution not revolution). If you are an expert sailor, teach sailing. If you know natural foods, offer to shop for your neighborhood and charge them a service fee.
A popular concept called PRINT ON DEMAND (POD) enables you to post your project to sites like Amazon’s Create Space and others where you can sell prints of your artwork or try http://www.etsy.com where you can see handmade handicrafts so gorgeous it may bring a tear to your eye.
C) Be an affiliate for someone else who has their own artwork, or written creations to promote. Go ahead start today and become an Amazon Associate– you can list
D) Become an Amazon merchant — got more than one book to sell — well then head over and start an Amazon merchant account for as little as $19.95 per month. You can add books to any mix of products or services that you sell.
E) Look into direct selling opportunities and in ‘cloning’ yourself and your website with your own reps, and affiliates around the world.
Multiple income streams can be as simple as adult in your extended family ‘repping’ the other person’s products or services. Carry a handful of business cards for your colleagues and pals. Work out a finder’s fee for when they get business from a referral by you and do the same for them. The standard is 10 percent of the first month’s revenues referred to them by you. See wasn’t that simple?