• Business Talk,  working from home

    Goal Setting in Quarters

    Getting everything you want to achieve, done, can be overwhelming. I often take on more than I can achieve and end up getting more frustrated. This year, I’ve switching things up a little and I think it’s working. I thought I’d share it with you just in case you want to give it a try. This can work for just about any goal, be it making money, saving money or just one goal, like exercising more. I’ve started to divide goals by quarters. 1st quarter (Jan, Feb, March), etc. I use an overall statement at the top of the page, sort of like the ones you use in a business…

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  • Business Talk,  FIRE Financial Independence, Retire Early

    Entrepreneurs=Opportunity

    Afraid you’re competing with too many entrepreneurs? There’s a silver lining… We’ve talked about possible future ideas for businesses. We’re going to see lots more people start businesses or at least look for side hustles. It’s easy to think, everyone’s doing that and I can’t compete but there’s a plus to so many people suddenly being self employed. I speak from experience when I say we can’t possibly do it all. We need help, even if it’s not on a daily basis, there are times when our time is short or our expertise doesn’t match up to the skill we need to get the job done. That’s where you come…

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  • budget talk,  Business Talk,  FIRE Financial Independence, Retire Early

    Put on Your Future Thinking Hat

    Getting ahead with both your money and business always comes down to thinking ahead. Let’s jump back just ten years and think about all the things that weren’t around then but are commonplace today. The people who made money from them put on their future thinking hat and now it’s your turn to do that too. Sit down, brainstorm for 15 minutes or more and think about where you think culture, society, and technology is heading in the next decade. What are people going to need? Maybe people have gotten used to spending more time at home and looking to upgrade their home and yard. Could be that they now…

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  • Friday Ramblings

    Friday Round Up-Chores

    So far, how is the month of May treating you? Mine’s been busy and the reason for lack of posts this week. So many chores and things that need doing that I lost track of time. It’s a reminder that our lives besides being self employed and entrepreneurs sometime invades on our work week. It’s also a nudge that we have to figure out what has to be done and what can wait. One thing I’m getting much better at is not working on weekends. These days I don’t even look at e-mails until Monday morning. For many years, I worked 7 days a week and didn’t quit till around…

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  • affiliate marketing,  Blogging,  FIRE Financial Independence, Retire Early

    The CCC Toolbox is Back!

    I’m excited to announce that you’re getting a second chance to grab a collaboration of 48 product creators to help you with your content – training, done-for-you products, tools, and resources. It includes my Self Publishing Toolkit Grab the Content Creation Collection for the low cost of $39.95 here’s the link, and yes, it’s my affiliate one and I will be compensated for your purchase- https://warriorplus.com/o2/a/zd9zt/0 Here are the other contributors and their products: Amanda Myers at Create Meow is offering the Sunflower Inspirational Quote Photos valued at $20.00 Angela Hobbs at Color My Agenda is offering the CMA Spring 2021 Special Bundle valued at $41.95 Lady Rayven Monique at…

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  • budget talk

    Inflation-Be Budget Smart

    You can’t get away from the talk about inflation. How high will it go and how long it will last? Whatever the answer, bottom line is that goods and services cost more and therefore you have less money to spend on other things like maybe a vacation or putting money aside for that rainy day fund. Being budget smart is always about ways to get around obstacles, especially money related ones, so here are some tips to help take the sting off of inflation- Think Ahead Right now I’m trying to think one year, even two years ahead and figure out what I’ll need. Next question, is the product likely…

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  • What's On Sale

    Best Buys for May

    It’s May, warmer temps and flowers and trees are in bloom and here’s a list of items that are best buys for the month- Home furnishings and most home goods….think pillows and vases. Pre Memorial Day, hotdogs and buns, paper plates and cups. Fridges, chest freezers. Mattresses Office furniture Any remaining winter clothes and winter related items In the supermarket look for lettuce, radishes, and rhubarb, Swiss chard and zucchini. You might also find strawberries and other berries being offered on buy one, get one free deals as a way to introduce the first crops of the season. (And on Thursday, (and somewhat related to this), the topic of my…

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