Let me show you the direction I am going..Follow Me...If you like the idea of a little honest challenge... - by Dorothy Pilgrim
Dorothy Pilgrim -
Entrepreneur, World Traveller, Author & Lover of Life
Come with me as I document my journeys, & work through the challenges of starting an online business from scratch. Starting out at the cool age of 52 has some interesting implications, mainly technology. However my broader business background is a great help. I have interests that are starting to take a more important role in my life decisions and where in the end some ideas and opportunities will lead. I like 5 star. You can too.
My goal is to help you, if you want to come with me on this journey.
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About figuring out... How to Retire Well. How to Create Positive Attitudes. How to Live Life to The Fullest. How to Create an Income. How to Maintain a Balanced Life. How to Travel the World. and Health too ...Age bracket 40-105
As time goes by I realise it is not about just building a business. Your head and your heart have to be in the right place. So here goes, I have found in the past during the many times I have tried to build something and failed. Like my Nuskin business or any of the other many things... I am sure if you read anything about me you will know and see a list of the things I have done. Once it was an embarrassment. Today.... ah well every step of the way I was trying and each time I fell over I would get back up... dust myself off, and try again or try something else. Thing is... it taught me many things. Have to admit that for sure. Without these many life lessons, I would not be here today talking to you... and hopefully helping you past or over some of the Obstacles along the way.
Found an interesting and enlightning Post that CBS News has documented. It is for USA based people, however it is also relevant as something to think about for many other countries in the world, including Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and UK
Amazing what they have uncovered and the statistics they show. In case you have not figured this yet I am Australian, and I know we have pretty much the same type of situation. We love the idea of retiring and doing the Travelling, and what we call Doing The Loop which is Purchasing a Caravan and usually a 4 wheel drive and we take 12 months or more in many cases to Travel around Australia. The people who do this are called Grey Nomads. There is always much debate in these age circl...
You work better in the morning.....This is a fact....however I know some have a different view of this. You do know though, that if you want to earn some good money on the side you are more likely to be successful if you do some work on it in the morning. You could always start out by doing just 17 minutes to get you started then increase the time each week until you are doing an hour, or more if you can. This way when the distractions of your day... or the distractions from your normal daily routine or job have you doing other things... no problem The income that is going to give you what you want for your future, has already been taken care of. When someone asks you to go for that after work golf game or drink... YES!! you are guilt free.
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How hard is it? Building a business from scratch on the internet. Easy ?? hahaha... I thought I had it made, after all, how difficult could it be. Learning all new terminology, how to get clicks, driving traffic The list was endless. See I thought I had covered everything on my list I was getting Amazon to dispatch the product. I was doing doing doing.... it was hard slog I had to learn a new loading system, build a website, I was travelling at the time, so a few days off here and there, then you have to start again. There was no continuity in what I was doing, and there were no rule books for how to make a good income. What I did have though was many people sending me the next coolest product to buy. Of course I thought it was the next great thing. I did find though that most of the...
If you have been to my Linkedin site... to get to know me better, you may have noticed most of my career has been in the Building Industry or something creative. So in going through my wants and needs of a business that was primarily going to support me and also build my savings nest egg for my retirement, I discovered that this was a little challenging and also fairly problematic in a way, because... WHO DO I TRUST? There are many different types of business models out there and they can all have advantages... Remember in my last post... I had a list of non negotiables for my criteria that blended into my "AMAZING" new Business
For the last few years there had been a business that kept popping up, and whilst I was just looking around and whilst I wanted to know more, I had not made an attempt to.....
When I first thought about choosing a new business, I had no idea where it would lead. My passion has always been renovating, housing design.....and my jobs have always been centered around the building industry, in some way, shape, or form. My varied resume is on Linkedin if you want to check it out. Soooo.. because that is my passion, I thought I really wanted to do something like that. However it would not fit into all the forms of my Business critera that I had built for myself.
Here is my criteria list:
1. No shop or office I have to go to every day.
2. No employees
3. It has to make me enough money to support me and my lifestyle
4. I want to travel lots more.. so it has to support this too.
5. I support children's foundations it has to allow me to grow that interest
Seven ways of getting things done. What do you have to do? First you could ensure you are retirement ready or heading in that direction. How...? Make a list first ? Let me tell you what I did to get started...
1. I added up all my income.
2. I made a list and documented all my expenses and added them to a spread sheet. (if you are unable to this... hand write it in an exercise book where you can keep a monthly record.
3. I calculated my net worth.
4. I refused to act depressed... so I started reading T Harv Eker's Millionaire Mindset.
5. I did some research and checked out some ways to make money from where I currently am and how to create a nest egg around what I was doing now.
6. I calculated what time I have and what subject makes my heart sing...
7. Go at your choice full out.. Play hard, Play it wel...
If at first you do not succeed.... Pheeeeeew... Try again. and again and again. There is a saying about that. It is not how many times you get knocked down... It is how many times you get up. Personally I have to be heartened and happy for my failures. (there has been many). The reason is because it got me here to be the person I am today. Recently a neice put a post on face book. It went like this... I wish I had a delete button..in my life to delete some people, some memories and some feelings. Of course I did the usual Aunty stuff and answered with... Nope....Everyone of them is responsible for making you the Gorgeous Girl you are today. Fortunately she came back with a like on it.
With that in mind, How do you think? What do you think? Do you think positively? What are you saying...
Being the Apple of your Grandmothers eye and being the eldest grandchild, I loved going to visit for holidays. I loved talking with my Gran because I know she used to listern and was always full of fun. One of her favourite sayings was "Never burn your Bridges" I never used to understand that (I do now). If we were talking about something My Gran dreamed of having I would say when are you going to get this thing that you want.... My Gran always said "When my Ship comes in". I remember going to the sea side with her as a 4 year old and seeing a ship and asking if that was her ship coming in.... she would say she hoped so.
Now when I look back I wished her ship had of arrived for her. Maybe it did...
Today is my Birthday. Thanks yes... I have many Beautiful and Amazing friends on Face Book wishing me a great day and year... Family and friends singing to me over the phone.....etc. Am another year wiser. I never see it as older, that is something my late Great grandmother was... Old...However one thing I can tell you, the time for me has sped at lightning speed from 33 to 53, yes 7 years off 60 as my mother would like to remind me. Now let me see... recently, I received a letter from my Superannuation minders the statement reads.... $15, 315.31. Now that is a wake up call. How is it that I am going to have a happy retirement, doing all the things I dreamed about. Travelling to exotic places, eating amazing food, walking on the beach, sitting at a cafe watching the world go by, getting some su...