Ok I was asked to expand on how someone could make an income or additional income stream(s) and effectively get out of the rat race.
First off is mindset or perspective. One reader commented that because of a disability they were (thrust) out. I got the impression that they took this as a bad thing. At least at first.
The difference between a poor person and a person who lives simply is choice they may both live by little means but one chooses, the other does not. One lives simply the other is poor. It’s all in your head. Choose where you are. If you do not like it then choose to change it.
You are where you are because that is where you want to be. That statement should cause some hackles to raise but it’s true.
You have the power to do what ever you want if you choose to take responsiblity for yourself.;) So that being said Henry Ford said “if you think you can or you think you can’t your right”.
Ok so what to do about money.
As I said it’s all in your head. If you are doing what you truly love to do you will never work another day in your life. That is a quote I don’t recall by who but I love it because it is so true. Very few people in this world jump out of bed every day because they can’t wait to go spend their day doing what they love to do.
Maybe one in 10,000?
So how do you know what that is? Well here is a little guide line.
If you would gladly get up every day and do this all day even forgetting about time and do it whether you were paid or not because it is that enjoyable to you then that is your calling. Your soul purpose.
Now find what “that” is for you and earn an income from it and you will never work again.
It may mean revamping your entire life but it will be worth it and you only get one life so what are you waiting for 😉
Here are some things I do or have done for income and I should preface that multiple income streams are important don’t put all your eggs in one basket.
Build and sell wood furniture indoor and out. Raise and sell puppy’s. Carpet and upholstery cleaning. Coach and mentor people in small business. Income Tax Preparation. House cleaning. Flood and fire restoration. Teaching others to do what I do. Lifestyle designer. Self development coach.
I have automated several of these processes to create ongoing income streams that don’t require my constant presence on an hourly or daily basis. I also made them portable so I can live any where I want to.
Any one can do this if they want to. It requires effort and a willing attitude 😉
What I really do is solve problems for other people. I create value and the by-product of value creation is money. If you first seek to help others, you will get what you want. If you seek money first It will not work. Make and sell happiness everyone will gladly buy it. Oh and have fun!!