• Business Talk,  FIRE Financial Independence, Retire Early

    Starting an Online Business in 2021?

    Working from home running your own business… Does it sound like just a dream or something you seriously want to put into action this year? Angela Wills has put together a new class that can help you get started and it’s called the Online Business Masterclass. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the things you’ll learn- What kind of things can you offer for sale. How to decide what to sell. Getting a domain name, hosting and a website setup (simple start). Ways to build your audience / community so you have people to sell to. Easy ways to set up products for sale. Actions to take and habits…

  • Business Talk,  working from home

    Hold Yourself Accountable

    Last week we focused on staying motivated and finding an accountability partner. In today’s post, I’d like to tell you about something I’ve been doing to hold myself accountable. Yes, I’ve had accountability partners in the past. It’s my preferable way to go but sometimes it takes time finding one that’s a great match. I tried this alternative way last year, and so far, so good. At the beginning of each week, I take a sheet of paper and write down what I want to achieve in the next five days. I leave space between each one…I’ll tell you why in a minute. Fold the paper in half or thirds…

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  • Business Talk,  FIRE Financial Independence, Retire Early

    Saving Money in 2021

    What steps did you take in 2020 to save money? As we approach the end of the year, now is a great time to take a look back and see how well you did with sticking with a budget. Didn’t have one, or had one and didn’t stay with it? My motto is if you fail the first time, the great thing is there’s always tomorrow and another chance. Here are some things to think about in 2021 Getting Rid of Stuff You Don’t Use I’m not talking about the treadmill you use once in a blue moon…although you could sell it and stash the money away for emergencies. I’m…

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  • Monday Motivation

    Monday Motivation-Shift Your Energy

    Sometimes things are out of our control. People’s attitudes and bias, the people that tell us it can’t be done. I’ve found rather than waste my energy on trying to change them, I’ve gone ahead and put my focus into living my dream. It’s your life, your energy, your dream, use it wisely.

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  • Monday Motivation

    Monday Motiviaton-Opportunity is Everywhere

    Sometimes we don’t take that first step because we’re scared. Scared of failing, scared of making a mistake, scared of what others might think if we get it all wrong. This week be brave enough to take that first step.

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  • Friday Ramblings

    Friday Ramblings-New Month, New Goals

    Did you meet all your goals for April? These are disruptive, strange times for most of us, and setting goals and meeting them is often the last thing you think about. Or maybe it’s the first thing. I’ve been getting e-mails from lots of people who want to start their own business now that their jobs are no more. People who want more of solid financial base to build upon for times just like these. I also got e-mails from people who have been reading BSG since day one when I offered money saving tips. If you’re new here, check out the archives and you’ll find lots of articles about…

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  • Monday Motivation

    Monday Motivation-Let’s Get Focused

    What will you focus on this week? Setting up your web site? Brainstorming ideas for new products? Looking into what skill you can share with others? Opening a savings account and begin your emergency fund?

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  • Business Talk

    Business Talk Thursday-Let’s Focus On Why

    The difference between success and failure is often due to lack of motivation. When things get hard like when you’re freelancing, running a business, or just simply trying to make some extra money, it’s often lack of knowing your true why that puts an end to your plan. Get a sheet of paper and write down why you want to pursue whatever it is you dream about. Are you saving to buy your first home? A comfortable retirement? An early retirement? The once in a lifetime trip around the world? Living the life you love is different for each of us so simply writing down I want to make more…

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