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
WOW! Time can sneak up on you really quickly. Amazing really it only seems like a short time ago I was slogging it out day to day... in my bricks and mortar business. Never gave a thought to retirement, because my reality was it is..."soooooo far away". Now here we are, some would say I have retired and yes... they are right. However these days far from pushing day to day with the challenges of business, the expenses, the day to day ordering and ensuring customers are happy with the products purchased, the paperwork and all the other associated stress. My mission is to help others move forward from the idea of having no way of creating something amazing for themselves, to see and realise the many opportunities available. How life can be something amazing if you apply a small amount of work and so...
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.
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...
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
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...