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15 minutes | Dec 18, 2014
FOC 024: Back Against the Wall – What to Do
What to do when your back is against the wall? In this episode, my guest host and I discuss, what to do when life throws problem after problem at us. Learn: How to deal with unexpected life issues The best way to get refocused and get going again Why falling apart is perfectly ok What you should know about yourself when the bad times happen
22 minutes | Dec 16, 2014
FOC 023: Chris Miles and Generating Income in 90 Days
In this episode of the Five O'Clock CEO, I welcome Chris Miles. The "Cash Flow Expert" and “THE financial advocate for the entrepreneur”, Chris is a leading authority teaching entrepreneurs and their spouses how to quickly free up and create cash flow and lasting wealth TODAY spending time doing what they love most! He’s an author and radio host that has been featured in US News, CNN Money, Bankrate, interviewed internationally on TV & radio, and has a high reputation with his company, Money Ripples (www.moneyripples.com) getting his clients fast, life-altering financial results. In fact, his average client has freed up $33,000 a year! In this interview, Chris gives his "Top Ways to Generate Income in 90 Days or Less" Learn: What is the number one principle to never violate. What to ask before launching any stream of income. The major piece of advice Chris followed that allowed him to retire in 4-5 months! The one thing anyone in business must have to launch a business. The precise way to attract (or scare off) new clients or customers. If you have a business, what's the best way to generate more income. The key to speeding up success. Why you just be 'good' at business. Find and extra $500 without getting another job or feeding your family Rice & Beans! Get Chris' free book, Beyond Rice & Beans: 7 Secrets to Free Up Cash Today at moneyripples.com. Thanks Chris!
5 minutes | Dec 14, 2014
FOC 022: Business Idea of the Week -Family Budget Planner
Budgets ‘n Bills I am not ashamed to admit that I do not balance my check book. There I said it. Fact is hordes, tons, throngs of men and women don’t know how or don’t bother with balancing their check book (so I am not alone). We, ‘er I mean, they likely have finances that are in great disarray as a result. Oh and staying on a budget? What is a budget? For many working people a budget is whatever is left over after bills are paid. People in this country are struggling from paycheck to paycheck not due to lack of income – but poor money management skills. Now yes there are plenty of books out there that can teach how to properly handle money and day-to-day expenses. But why learn how to do it, when someone else can be paid to do it for me, ‘er for those that don’t have the time or patience to learn how to do it for themselves. If you are a guru, well learned in how to manage, track and save every dollar that passes through your sticky fingers, then PLEASE venture forth and share your knowledge with us, those non-budget- making, no check book balancing, buying too many overpriced coffees from Starbucks, non coupon clipping, savings account dipping persons struggling out in the world. This weeks money making idea is – Drum Roll: A Family Budget Planner Offer a service that manages the home finances for those that require assistance. You may balance checkbooks, create budgets, map out a savings plan, evaluate spending habits to isolate poor spending habits, give great tips on how to cut down on family expenses like how to save on the grocery bill, and possibly send in bill payments for clients. Another Variation on this Idea Is to teach basic money organizing skills. Classes may be private instruction, held in an informal setting like someone’s living room or at a local community center. Note: In performing this service, you will be privy to very personal information. You must be willing to be keep all information confidential and be wary of avoiding any situations that will have negative consequences. Action To-Do List This is one of those ideas where teaching what you know is a great way to attract clients. Following my TPD formula, put together a list a money-saving ideas and start teaching what you know. From there talk about your service that goes more in depth with family budget creation and management. Remember to get those testimonials to help build credibility. Books (Yeah!) The Money Saving Mom's B
10 minutes | Dec 11, 2014
FOC 021: Natalie Sisson and How to Find Your Niche
Today's episode is another in my expert series. My guest content today is from Natalie Sisson who is known as the Suitcase Entrepreneur. In 2006 Natalie left her hometown and has been traveling the world and living out of her suitcase, while running an awesome business. Now Natalie teaches the six steps to create a profitable business online and a lifestyle of freedom and adventure. Find out more about here at http://suitcaseentrepreneur.com/. Check out her Freedom Plan. Listen to the show to hear Natalie's advice on : How to Pick a Niche and Find Your Sweet Spot Natalie gives a the suggestion about getting online and sharing what you know. I'll piggy-back on that sentiment and add this-- The idea about just getting online and starting to share what you know is spot-on. But you just don't start shooting videos. Well you can but its really important to make sure to get the maximum benefit out of everything you do online. You do this by getting your online foundation set. You foundation begins with a simple website. Getting your own website is easy and here are the steps. It's important to own whatever you'll be putting up on the web, so for this you need to purchase a few low-cost services. 1. Buy a name or a domain name. And if you don't know a domain name is same as the address people will click on to get to your site. Buy domain for $10.00 or less. I like to use a service call Dynadot.com to buy my domain names. They even have a 72 domain name forgiveness feature in case you have a last minute freak out and want to change the domain you bought. 2. Hosting. The website host is the place where the files that make up your website are kept. The host I used and like is Hostgatorcom. Buy hosting for $5 a month and up. 3. Install and use Wordpress as a way to create a website. Wordpress is a blogging platform but it is a very robust and can be used to build a site that doesn't look like a blog. There are many videos on youtube that will do walkthroughs on buying a domain name, buying hosting, and installing wordpresss. If you don't want to be bothered with any of the tech, I suggest to buy a domain and hosting on your own – those are very simple - then go to Fiverr.com and hire someone to install wordpress on your site. All content on this show is used with expressed written consent of the original author. Go get your hustle on.
7 minutes | Dec 9, 2014
FOC 020: Passion Profit Formula
The Truth about Finding Your Passion Years ago when I began my own journey on figuring out how to make money doing what I love or just how to make money without getting a second job at Friendly's, I read books like Making a Living Without a Job by Bar...
6 minutes | Dec 7, 2014
FOC 019: Business Idea of the Week
Business Idea of the Week The girl has the ring. She has said yes. Now the girl gets to plan the supposedly biggest day of her life – her wedding day. Whether or not she goes princess bride or bohemian, gets married at the beach or at the country club, all brides (with or without the groom) must PLAN! Planning for the wedding manifests into an all consuming, neverending, ‘my-mother-better-not-call-me-about-another-thing’ monster that looms over the happily confused betrothed couple. Who really helps the bride with researching options? The groom? (Hee, hee – I venture to say – nay. ) A wedding planner could assist, yes? (Yeah right, who can afford a planner?). Oh and let’s face it, the bridesmaids are supposed to be the maids (key word here) that attend (as in help, assist, do stuff) for the bride – but the bride usually ends up doing more refereeing than being attended to. What is the lady of the hour to do? She finds a smarty pants, simoleon seeker who will ease her transition from single chick to married woman by cutting down time needed to plan in half. With an affordable agent on her side, she will have a lot less stress until the night of the bachelor’s party! Today's business idea is drum roll please: A Wedding Agent Idea: The Wedding Agent is not doing all of the running around and event planning a wedding planner would do. For an affordable rate (or not) – a Wedding Agent will research and compile information about vendors for the bride. The Agent will be the first line of defense against the OUTRAGEOUS price gouging that occurs with vendors that cater to weddings. The Agent is the one who does the work of researching the types of catering halls, churches, unique wedding sites, food options, dress discount locations, hotel rates, tuxedo rates, various stores, even wedding planners- everything involved with getting a wedding off smoothly- then compiles the requested information, including prices, bids, pictures of wedding sites, samples, and presents a fully researched package to the bride. The couple will then be able to choose and follow through with making the arrangements on their own with the information the gopher has provided. (Be helpful with ideas and tips for ways to save money!) This is a great idea because an agent can work with a bride or couple who live anywhere not just in his or her local area. Action To-Do List: * Start educating yourself about the wedding industry. There are many resour
12 minutes | Dec 4, 2014
FOC 18: David Neagle and The Mindset Shift for a Successful Business
On today's expert series, guest content is from David Neagle who is a master income acceleration mentor for entrepreneurs and corporate professionals. Learn more about David at davidneagle.com and check out the Art of Success Business School podcast. Listen to the show to hear David's The Mindset Shift Needed to Grow a Successful Business. Here are my thoughts: 1. You are in business to make money. There's is no shame in wanting to make money. More money extends your reach to the audience who needs your message the most. 2. You are responsible for your actions. And that requires an honest look at yourself and what you are putting out into the world. Is it negative energy or positive? Don't like the results? Then its time to muster up the courage to take a new set of actions for improved results. All content in this show has been used with written permission so don't get your panties in a bunch. Get your hustle on. Bye.
13 minutes | Dec 2, 2014
FOC 017: Going to Prison Was the Best Day Ever!
Going to Prison was the Best Day Ever What do you do when you know what your big dream is, and you're working towards it but the present is just depressing and slow and just the opposite of what you want? I'm going to tell in this podcast but first a story. Yesterday I got up at 4 am to catch a bus that was going to take me to prison. And I was so ecstatic. I was going to be an extra on the Netflix show, Orange is the New Black. It was the most exciting day I've had in a long time and I got paid a whole 8.88 cents an hour to do it. I can't give any details about the shoot, because the show is anxious about plot leaks. But I didn't see or do anything that would expose the plot, in fact I didn't see any of the actors that are in the show because I was with the background actors the whole time. But I did get to wear the orange uniform for the new prisoners. And I did get see how some of the inner workings for a tv show. Whew and you want to talk about characters? It was like another day in any old office – there were people bitchy about another day at work and noobs like me jumping up and down because this was a thrill. We were being lead to where the scene was going to place and had to walk through sets, and I was like 'yes, I know this place I've seen it on tv'– YEAH! I had heard prior to going that background actors are the lowest of the low on the set. The most disrespected. They are treated like cattle. So I went open with the idea that was how it was going to be. And yes, we were put in a small holding room and we were ordered around, and yes we were led out to the film spot like a long herd of cattle. And I loved every single second of it and was happy to do everything I was told. And it was because I went with a certain attitude about how I was going to show up that day being in a mind frame of I'm going to enjoy every bit of this experience, yeah I'm going to geek out at all the film stuff, and I'm going to do my best to be a contribution to this process. So what does this mean for you? Two things – one is a trite expression about attitude. We can choose to frame a particular situation in any way we want. The second is we have to actively create more life situations that make us feel good. I got up at 4 am, was on a caffeine high so I didn't get enough sleep the night before, and I didn't even think or feel about being tired while I was there. I was energized and ready to go, ready to learn, ready to be part of something. I was stupidl
10 minutes | Nov 30, 2014
FOC 016: Biz Idea of the Week – Kid Shuttle
Listen to this ad I found on Craigslist: Looking for a responsible female (college student) with clean driving record and reliable car to drive 2 kids to after school activities on Mondays, Fridays, and possibly Wednesdays. Hours from 3:30 to 7:30pm. Must stay with kids during most of the activities but not all. Looking for immediate hire to start week of 9/8. Will pay salary plus gas money. Serious inquiries only. Children aged 13-7. You hear that CEO's? That is a parent with a problem and that means opportunity to make some money for the smart person who's willing to get off their duff and do something to solve it. What's today's business idea? You may have guessed it by now-- Drum roll please Children's Shuttle Service So school is in session. When school’s in session so is all of the after-school activities! Soccer practice, football practice, track, lacrosse, swimming, chorus, gymnastics, ballet, cheerleading, music lessons, gymboree, playdates – Aah! The list feels endless! And combine that with a parent who schedules their kid to death or has more than one kid - the demand of getting to all those places on time - in addition to possibly leaving a job early or going in late - becomes one huge, fantastic headache. Driving becomes an extreme sport if lil’ Brittany has voice lessons at 6, little Tiger gets nervous if you are not there at the end of pee-wee practice at 6:05, and Serena’s girl scout meeting started five minutes ago. Idea: Offer a service that brings children to or from an after school activity. The service could be one way or round trip. You could have a route with particular drop off and pick up locations. Or wait during the practice, lessons, etc., to drop the child off at home. Your service offers not only a time-saving convenience for the parents but also the piece of mind that their child is in good hands (and they don’t have to deny their child an activity due to lack of transportation or time). And this idea doesn't have to be just for after school activities. It could also be for door-to-door service. This would be great as a way to transport a child between divorced parents, or emergency school pickup or half-day pickup. I have a friend who told me her son bus service only serves areas that are a certain distance from the school. Luckily her husband works locally, so he drops their boy off at school. But if that wasn't the case, she'd be scrambling for another option. On the Five O' Clock CEO
12 minutes | Nov 27, 2014
FOC 015: Social Media with Max Weinstein
Today's episode features Max Weinstein who is a New York-based Social Media Consultant and Trainer with clients across the USA. He has a strong social media presence and regularly provides detailed instruction to both Social Media newcomers and advanced users, while engaging in online discussions, blogs and webinars. His ability to develop effective strategies based on clients’ needs while enabling them to use social media tools with confidence results in a proven track record of increased customer and fan engagement. What You'll Learn: * The not-so importance of having a business plan when launching a new biz * The key to a domain name extension * What's key to remembering when launching a social media campaign Visit Max @ mdwsocialmedia.com - shoot him an email and mention the podcast to get a FREE fifteen minute social media consultation.
11 minutes | Nov 25, 2014
FOC 014: What Makes A Business Profitable with Ali Brown
This is the first of My Expert series. There is a ton of good information available on the online. Tons of it and really, unless you're going to spend all your time hoping from one site to the next, there is no way to discover all the good info that's out there. So I'm going to bring the best stuff that's out there for entrepreneurs and bring it to you on this so. My first guest content is from Ali Brown. Entrepreneur mentor Ali Brown teaches women around the world how to start and grow profitable businesses that make a positive impact. Get her FREE CD "Top 10 Secrets for Entrepreneurial Women" at www.AliBrown.com. In the podcast, Ali shares the three keys to a small business that makes money, The first key was about starting a business with something you know and are passionate about. Thoughts on the “passion” thing. I think the word 'passion' has become a bit trite and very, very overused. The way people talk about 'finding your passion' makes it sound as if there's thing out there that's going to make life magical after you discover it. And if your life isn't magical, you haven't found your passion. Your passion may not be one huge thing. Your passion may be lots of little things – what Barbara Sher calls a scanner. Sher's book Refuse to Choose!: Use All of Your Interests, Passions, and Hobbies to Create the Life and Career of Your Dreams goes into more details about having multiple interests. Your passion may be something that you've dismissed as stupid or unworthy. Your passion may not be fun all of the time - discovering your passion is not like finding a pile of pixie dust. It's not magic. If you want to make a living doing something you love that will require doing things that aren't going to be fun sometimes. You can't find your passion sitting at home thinking about it. If you are clueless about your passion then you gotta go out into the world and try new things. That can include taking a class, volunteer, or even finding a personal coach to help guide you to in this area. Stay open to all of the possibilities of what your 'passion' may look like. Then yeah - get to work building a business around it. Books Mentioned: Refuse to Choose by Barbara Sher Links: Ali Brown.com
10 minutes | Nov 23, 2014
FOC 013: Business Idea of the Week – Waterless Car Wash
Love this business idea. Mobile Waterless Car Wash This is also called a car detailing business. And it is considered an upcoming eco-trends because it conserves water and using products that are eco-friendly. And its pretty self explanatory-the car wash comes to the customer and the car gets clean without wasting gallons of water.. So how it is waterless? from my research waterless car wash use solutions that are spray and wipe off. There are different products on the market and more and more are coming out but the gist of all of use words like emulsifiers and lubricants that remove dirt particles and waxes the car at the same time while not scratching the surface of the car or leaving the little swirls on the paint- like I have on my car. I liked this idea because it is sooo freaking simple. There are always going to be cars and the people who don't want to or just can't wash. Remember, always bank on solving a problem for someone else. And as always, if you are going to be looking for how to make the most sales with the least amount of effort. So this idea isn't just about finding singular customers like a traditional car wash, you should be thinking about how to capture the most amount of sales without you running around or whoever you hire running around like a madman or waiting and hoping for people to drive up. Think always who will need this service most and has the most to offer? Think customer parking lots, shopping mall, golf or country clubs, gyms, business parks, car collector, place with car fleets like rental companies, limousine fleets, auto shops, traditional car detailing shops, car dealers. What could this business look like if a 5 o'clock CEO went to an apartment or condo developer and said for a fee, I'll come to your lot once a month and wash all the cars. You can offer this as a perk for living in your buildings. People are willing to pay for perks which means a higher fee that developer, or apartment owner can charge. Always think big, and delivering your service as packages And with packages you can include so many additional services to sweeten the deal, anything that can be done for a car, anything from oil changes to headlight restoration, plastic bumper and molding restoration, white treatment for white cars. If you know cars it would be a cake-walk to provide an easy-to-do attractive perk. Or contract/hire someone else to do the work. Learn More: Franchises and licensing offers are new in this area. The oldest one I
35 minutes | Nov 20, 2014
FOC 012: How to Be Remarkably You With Gloria Swardenski
Hey there! This episode features Gloria Swardenski, President of Remarkably You, who is an expert on the practical applications of Emotional Intelligence both personally and professionally. For over 20 years, she has worked with young people and adults to better understand their own emotions and how to work with them instead of against them. Gloria is the author of Got 90 Seconds? Quick Quote and Notes to Encourage and Inspire, a professional speaker, a single mom of four and is the go-to personal coach for women who are going through the emotional roller coaster of a divorce. You'll Learn: * What's necessary to become Remarkable * Want to change how you take action - this one thing must come first * What exactly is a gift wrapped in ugly wrapping paper * The surprising answer to - What to do when u feel like giving up * How to embrace yourself in the moment Coaching Offer: Small Group Coaching at ½ price! Normally, $199 . . . only $100 per month which will include The Remarkably You 12 Week Course. Just mention the word PODCAST, and we’ll get you started with other folks just like you from around the world. Check Out:
9 minutes | Nov 18, 2014
FOC 011: Bash-a-thon or Truth – Review of Grow A Pair by Larry Winget
Bash-a-thon or Pick-Me-Up? A Review of Grow A Pair by Larry Winget I gotta admit, I’d seen Larry Winget in passing on television and never paid him any nevermind. On first glance he just seemed like another loud-mouth, shock jock, white man, toting his own brand of dour advice. C’mon, the bald head. Bright shirts. Cowboy boots. Wanna talk about someone 100% removed from my own reality? I never dreamed he would have anything to say that could pertain to me. Then I saw him on a live stream via Suzanne Evans and then in person. And now I have to say - ‘Well shut my mouth and call me a dummy’ - the man dishes out his own say-so that’s pragmatic and funny as hell. Winget definitely has his own unique style that stamps him as a total original - all you gotta do is read some of his book titles Your Kids Are Your Own Damn Fault (I was saying that to my mother just the other day) to gather that. With some reluctance I picked up Grow A Pair, which features Winget on the cover his bald egg head juxtaposed between two big ol’ watermelons. In part, the book does come across a bit like a bash-a-thon. But that’s just Winget’s straight-to-face means of delivery. His style is confronting--very--yet what he’s dishing is also the truth about how people don’t stand up and speak out about the things we all claim are important-- like manners in public, integrity, customer service, managing money, relationships, and how entrepreneurs run a business. I had a friend who told me once, “Michelle, you bash people over the head with the truth”. Winget does just that, bashes us over the head with truth and he does it unapologetically. All of which I find refreshing. It’s not a straight bash-a-thon however. We’re not left hanging. He also gives advice (and exercises) on how everyone, including himself, can recognize and practice standing up for one’s personal beliefs - but not in an asshole way. Grow A Pair is in-your-face but also weirdly entertaining. It’s easy to laugh at examples Winget gives of people doing ridiculous things, until you spot something you’ve done (or not done) (like ask something to stop talking on their cell during a movie). It’s a short read, only about 128 pages. I came away from the read with some bruises but also inspired to strengthen my backbone. The day after I finished the book, a teenager got on my train playing a boom box. Okay, it was a small radio, but it was loud and he didn’t have any earphones in si
7 minutes | Nov 16, 2014
FOC 010: Business Idea of the Week
Parents are always faced with the prospect of how to keep the kids entertained during the weekend, during summers, or even after-school. Going to the brain numbing kiddie movies are an option … some parents want a mean to interact with their little ones and have fun or at least be able to park 'em somewhere guilt free. Here's the idea - Activity Classes for Children On weekends or weekday evening run activity classes for parents and their children. The classes may be center around simple arts-n-crafts projects, nature walks, interactive educational games, or fun activities/game that encourages exercise, example - hide and go seek, 3 leg races, scavenger hunts. Activities can be designed around an educational or cultural theme. We're living in a time where 45% of public schools are without a visual arts teacher. Here's an interesting stat I found according to Entrepreneur's magazine's Franchise 500, the number of children's-learning franchise units grew 25 percent between 2002 and 2004. In the same period, children's enrichment program units leapt 55 percent. This shows that parents are seeking ways to fill in the gap not having art in schools leaves. And this is your opportunity to make some money. If you have any experience or training with painting, print-making, sculpture, pottery, glass-blowing, knitting or even woodworking - or anything else that can fall under arts and crafts - people will be willing to shell out money for you to teach their kids or even both parent and kid. Oh and don't forget educational based activities - because there are some parents who have to force learning down their kids throat 24-7 - but there could be classes based around science experiments for kids or math technique. During my research I even found an activity lessons based around the bible. And that book is called Super Simple Bible Lessons. Lessons can be taught from a home based studio, rented commercial space, a community center, school, outside in a local park, a backyard, or rent a room at a local church. Before I mentioned if you have experience, but you don't really, if you can read an arts and crafts book for kids - and there are plenty of those- you can put a weekend class together and charge anywhere from $25 to $100 a head depending on where you are and what you're offering. If you aren't the kind to put slap a class together and start advertising it, there are few franchises that offer plenty of structure. First up there is kidzart.com - is
14 minutes | Nov 9, 2014
FOC 007: Business Idea of the Week – Got Manners?
Hey there! This is a Business Idea of the Week Episode. Another super easy idea is covered in the first few minutes of the podcast. This one features getting back to basics of knowing and expressing good manners in the cyber age -- everyone from adults wanting to master networking on down to school age kids could benefit from a consultant knowledgeable in this field. This show discusses the pros of this idea and resources to get started. Books Mentioned: Modern Manners: Tools to take you to the Top by Dorothea Jonson and Liv Tyler The Essentials of Business Etiquette: How to Greet, Eat and Tweet Your Way to Success by Barbara Pachter The Etiquette of Kindness - The Etiquette of Kindness--It's Not Just About the Right Fork!: Skills and Courtesies for Our Time; A Manual for Young People (and Others!) Good Manners for Nice People Who Sometimes Say F*ck by Amy Alkon
30 minutes | Nov 9, 2014
FOC 009: Graphic Design for Entrepreneurs with Henry Kaminski
My guest for this episode is Henry Kaminski. Ambition is nothing new to Henry Kaminski, Jr., founder of Unique Designz (www.uniquedesignz.net). In fact, some might say that he was born to be a business owner, and what began as a hobby transformed into a leading and lucrative business in the creative/marketing industry. After earning his Master of Science degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University, Kaminski took a job coordinating fundraising events for Hackensack University Medical Center. Kaminski’s work focused primarily on planning fundraising events for families who lost their children to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Kaminski attributes his early successes to his close friend, who he shadowed on the development of a promotional piece for a hospital event that he was coordinating. In 2006, after spending months soaking up as much knowledge and expertise as he could, Kaminski founded Unique Designz. He spent the next three years balancing his “day job” with creating a small business from the ground up. He designed in the early morning and late night hours after he had completed the responsibilities of the day. Then, in 2010, he left his hospital job to pursue Unique Designz on a full-time basis. Like most small business owners, Kaminski quickly learned that he needed to find ways to branch out of his “comfort zone,” and took to the internet to help grow his client base. Now approaching his seventh year as a business owner, Kaminski works with clients as far away as Europe. To call Unique Designz’s clientele diverse is an understatement; from small, home-based businesses to the Bon Jovi fan club, and everything in-between, Kaminski has designed countless business cards, personal logos, brochures, websites, menus, mailers and promotional campaigns. In 2009, Kaminski was commissioned to design an album cover for Backstage with Jon Bon Jovi (www.backstagejbj.com), the official Jon Bon Jovi fan club, as well as design and print collateral for Bon Jovi’s world tour. Kaminski’s greatest asset is his ability to develop and sustain solid relationships with his clients, and he pours his heart, soul and dedication into each piece that he creates. As a company, Unique Designz prides itself on the ability to provide the highest quality along with competitive prices in the industry. What's in this Episode: * The key thing every entrepreneur should have before launching *The perfect formula for getting the best work done by a graphic de
9 minutes | Nov 9, 2014
FOC 008: How to Find Money-Making Opportunities
Shift your thinking to find money making opportunities From day one, most of us are conditioned to think about getting paid for doing a job – or exchanging our personal time for cash - those are supposedly the only ways to earn money. Here’s a new thought – instead of getting paid for time spent – how about getting paid for a providing a service or delivering something of high value. Once you begin to think about how to deliver value – there are money opportunities everywhere. And many of these opportunities are things you can create with a bit of imagination and diligence. However opportunities like what? If I don’t have any ideas on what to do, how do I get started? Where do I begin to look? One place to look is at complaints. If you were to sit down and write down the top five things you complain about daily - is there a money making opp there. Chances are, there is. If you happen to have a charmed life and have nothing to complain about - the top areas people have the most complaints are family, health, wealth and love. Who do you know that is complaining about something in those areas? Once you find the complaint - look for the gap. And the gap is going to be the place between what a person wants and what they're getting. If there's a missing section between the two, there's a demand. And where's there is demand, there is an opportunity to make money. It is up to you to figure how - by creating a product or service to fill that gap. Many of us, including myself, are such complainers we don't even know when we're bitching anymore. So your bitch-o-meter may be a little off. You may not to recognize a complaint - so here's a key phrase to listen out for"I hate this". I hate it when my husband does this, I hate how my wife does this. I hate when I go to the supermarket and …" you fill in the blank. But all that complaining is a possible gold mine for the opportunity seeker. Here’s an example. In the ladies bathroom at my job, there is someone who uses paper napkins to press down on the hot and cold water taps - they do this because I assume they’re worried about germs. However, they don’t throw away the paper towels. They leave their dirty towels with their dirty germs sitting on the sink! It drives me nuts. Could there be a money opp within my complaint? Sure. What if someone came up an automatic antibacterial dispenser that could be added to prexisiting faucet taps. Or what about a little antibacterial sleeve that could go o
14 minutes | Oct 4, 2014
FOC 006: Do You Have an Employee or Entrepreneur Mindset
Mindset. In this podcast I talk a lot about making extra money, figuring out ways to make money because the j-o-b simply isn't enough to cover the bills. There's a difference between making extra money and creating a business. There's a diff...
13 minutes | Oct 4, 2014
FOC 005: Business Idea of the Week – Eat, Drink and Box it Up
Business Idea of the Week: If there is one constant for every human being on the planet - it is we gotta eat. There's no getting around that. And in this day and age when everyone is busy, we all want every day things to be made easier. We want more a...
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