Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Take Control of Your OWN Destiny (Part 2)

Take Control of YOUR OWN Destiny! (Part 2)

Yeah, yeah, yeah...I know I'm out of order, but, if you haven't done so, go back and read the very first part of yesterday's blog entry to see why this is so.

In part 2 of this topic I asked the following question in connection to being in control of your OWN destiny:

What if you were able to create some extra income each month to help you as you make your plans in this area of controlling your destiny?

Again, think about it...so many times people are working at jobs that they don't like or want because of the benefits or because they cannot afford to do what they REALLY want to do. They deny their passion due to financial worry.

So...IF we could come up with some extra income and set it back with a definite purpose to aid us in this effort - what would it take (how much extra per month) for you to live out your passion?

Bottom line: WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO HAVE TO LIVE THE WAY YOU WANT TO LIVE? If you take a job working with young people, for example, because this is what you LOVE to do but the pay is not enough to support you or the benefits are not there --- how much extra per month would it take to enable you to fulfil your passion with that job? (Keep this in mind too - many people are willing to live on less if they are loving what they are doing!)

Here are some figures I threw out in today's podcast and, as you look over these, DREAM BIG and allow your imagination to RUN WILD with the possibilities! (By the way, please don't allow your negative mindset to kick in and say you can't do this --- put that aside!).

If you could find a way to bring in an extra...

$1,000/month = $12,000/year BUT in 5 years = $60,000

$2,000/month = $24,000/year BUT in 5 years = $120,000

$3,000/month = $36,000 year/$72,000 in 2 years/$108,000 in 3 years/ $144,000 in 4 years and $180,000 in 5 years!

Here's the key - PURPOSE! Planning! Discipline! Focus!

What I'm talking about is PLANNING for the day when you can do what you DESIRE and not what you HAVE TO in connection to the time you spend each day.

Also, notice, this does not include any interest made on this money or allowing for any investing of this money along the way --- so keep that in mind.

But, do you see where I'm going with this? Although you may not be in a position to take full control of your own destiny TODAY, what are you doing in order to make that happen ONE DAY?

BUT NOTICE THIS - by putting a plan into place you ARE, INDEED taking control of your own destiny! YOU are taking the steps to make it happen - you are taking control!

Now, I can hear some of you now saying, "Wait a minute, I can't live on $12,000/$24,000 or $36,000 a year!" Pay attention, no one is asking you to! We'll continue that part of the conversation in Part 3 of this topic -be sure to listen in and read this blog tomorrow!

As always - until then...

"Make it an awesome day! (Who else is going to do it for you?)"


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