Stick Out Your Neck! – Post 177

It’s been a few weeks since my last post because things have been incredibly busy for me. I’m shooting today’s post in front of my daughter’s turtle aquarium because I wanted to illustrate a point.

Zig Ziglar once said that the “turtle never makes any progress until it sticks out its neck.”

I want you to really think about that for a second.

It doesn’t make any progress until it sticks out its neck.

That has been so true for me.

You know I started doing my home business on a very part time basis several years ago and to be quite honest, I didn’t have much success. I made all the usual excuses, my upline won’t help me, I don’t know anyone, I just don’t have the time I need to spend, I’ve got all these chores around the house the need to be done.

You know how it is, one excuse after another.

These were all delay tactics, just ways to procrastinate instead of doing the things that I needed to do.

It wasn’t until I finally stuck my neck out, stepped out of my comfort zone and just did what needed to do, only then did I start seeing success happen for me.

At the end of last year I plugged into several things that really made the difference for me. I realized through my deeper exploration into the law of attraction that things just weren’t going to happen no matter how much I wanted to attract them to me if I didn’t take the initiative. I am a Christian so I am going to use an example from my faith that actually opened my eyes but as I study the law of attraction and how the law works I found that the same principles hold true.

I think it was a bible verse that Joel Osteen pointed out that finally opened my eyes. I don’t even know what the verse was now but I remember him pointing out all the people in scripture that asked God for something, they had faith that it would happen and then actually took some initiative to move toward that faith.

I realized that just praying for something to happen and trusting that it would happen wasn’t the total picture. Doing that was treating God as if he was a lottery ticket. I wanted something for nothing.

I realized you have to take that faith to the next level and not just trust that it will happen but make your own move in the right direction.

The bible verse Faith without works is dead is what comes to my mind right now. You have to have faith and then actually do something physically before it would manifest.

That is what is taught with the law of attraction as well. You have to believe that the desired outcome was going to happen but you also had to move in the direction for it to occur as well.

And that is exactly what I did.

Toward the end of the year I made a bold statement about the new year. I proclaimed that this year would be my best year ever. I laid out all of the reasons why I felt that it would work out. I looked at what it would take on my part and what or who I would have to bring into my plan to move in that direction. I put a plan into place to move me in the correct direction and then I started implementing the plan.

Like the turtle, I stuck my neck out. Since then my organization has grown to over 100 people. I now have groups working and growing in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee, My Louisville group is getting off the ground now and I have a group forming in Lexington and New York City. My connections with Doc Wallach, Brandy Brogdon, Ted Anderson and the Genesis Communications Network have brought me possibilities that I hadn’t even considered back in December.

So the message today is to stick out your and start making progress. Quit making excuses. Quit blaming others. Look in the mirror and ask yourself, If I worked for me and I worked like I’ve been working would I fire me. If the answer is yes then it is time to make some bold moves, stick out that neck and start moving toward your goals.

I know the economy is getting tighter and times are getting rougher so if you are looking for a way to make a few hundred extra dollars each month, a few thousand a month or if your are looking for a way to totally replace or even exceed your current income then contact me. I’ve assembled a team of home business entrepreneurs that want to help teach you our simple to follow system so you can have success and help others earn that extra income as well.

Doing What You Love – Post 176

Doing what you love.

I love the title of this book written by Marsha Sinetar, “Do What You Love, The Money Will Follow.”

Now I’m not sure that’s always true but since we spend a great deal of our time earning an income, life would be a whole lot more pleasant if we really did enjoy what we are doing.

I’ve mentioned to you guys before that I’ve spent a lot of time over the past couple years speaking with high income earners. One of the things that I noticed over and over again is that they truly enjoy doing what it is that they are doing. In almost every case they were in a job at one point in their life that they really did not enjoy. Once they found something they did enjoy they learned how to take what they loved and turn that passion into an income stream.

Take a look at Dave Ramsey, the author of Financial Peace, after losing everything in his life he discovered that he had a passion for helping others avoid the financial mistakes he had made. He has now turned that passion for helping others into a very lucrative, service based enterprise.

In my own industry take a look at a good friend of mine, Dale Johnson down in Paducah Ky. He owned a night-club restaurant business. Because of the nature of the business he worked really long hours, longer hours than what I did in my pharmacy business. Many nights he actually slept on one of the sofa’s in his lounge because by the time he got his bar shut down for the night and everything cleaned up and restocked, it was just about time to begin prepping for breakfast at the restaurant. Once he found his passion of helping others create and run their own businesses he went on to make a multiple 7 figure income and now enjoys helping others and spending time with his family. He truly is happy with his life now.

It makes it so much easier to go to work knowing you really enjoy what you are doing.

Let me ask you, would you choose this type of work, whatever it is you do, if there were other options?

Many people go through life with the attitude that work is unavoidable; you gotta do what you gotta do. They are unhappy with their life. They act as though work is a punishment and their leisure time was a reward. They hate work and can’t wait to get home everyday.

Many of the people that I’ve met in the past 2 years actually love what they are doing. They can’t wait to get started every day. Don’t get me wrong, they work long hours but they truly enjoy themselves and this happiness spills over into everything they do in their life.

Successful people love work and hate leaving it, unsuccessful people hate their work and can’t wait to get home then dread going back the next day. For the first time in my life I actually can’t wait to get to work, of coarse my office is in my home but I truly can’t wait to get started each day.

Let me ask you this, would you continue to work at your current job if you won a million dollars in the lottery tomorrow?

If you would quit, then what you are doing right now is not the thing for you.

Let me ask you another question, do you watch the clock all day long; the second hand slowing clicking by? Time never seems to move?

If so then what you are doing right now is not the thing for you. People that enjoy their job are seldom aware of the time.

Folks I used to be the same way. I knew that if I were to win the lottery, I knew that I would continue to work, to do something. But I knew it wouldn’t be pharmacy. I knew I would leave that job in a heartbeat. I knew that I would pursue a different passion.

Fortunately for me I found that passion and for the first time in my life I am truly enjoying what I’m now doing. I truly enjoy helping others find their passion; helping others discover their passion and then to help them find a way to earn an income that allows them to truly do what they enjoy out of life.

Choosing the right work for you is central to your enjoying high feelings of self esteem and self confidence not only in your work but in every other area of your life. Let me help you find your passion and let me show you that there is a way out of what you are doing now and into what you often dream of doing.

Folks just click on one of the contact links on this blog and I will be more than happy to show you a way out of what you are doing now and find your true passion.

Keith Abell, RPh MI