Should I “Fire The Boss?”

It’s a popular line when many networkers are speaking to a crowd and they’re doing their best to “fire up the crowd.” They typically suggest the audience members should build their businesses to the point where they’re earning more in their ‘part-time’ business than they do at their ‘day-job’ and when that happens… the audience is told to go in and “Fire The Boss.”

Of course this fires up the audience and there is lots of applause and smiles… but is this REALLY the best thing to do?

On the face of it, well, it could solve problems for some of us but for the majority of us, we’re not really earning all that much at our current jobs and simply exceeding that in a ‘side-job’ isn’t all that big of a deal.

However, if we WERE making more in the side-job than at our full time day job… what if we took that extra money and invested it wisely? You do invest, don’t you?

YOU DON’T? Why Not? Oh, you don’t make enough in that day job to actually have anything left over to actually do any investing, much less save anything either. Hmmmm, I see…

Well, if you do have a side-job and you took what you actually clear (after expenses) and invested it, instead of firing the boss, after a few years you could actually have a sufficient nest egg either saved up or accrued so that you could politely quit your job and do what you wanted to. I see this as the MUCH smarter thing to do. Just sayin’

To build up your side-job to that point, you need contacts. I find lots of contacts through Social Media. Reach out to me on Facebook or LinkedIn.

David writes from Historic Frederick, Maryland

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Can You Learn the Skills of Social Media Marketing and Set Yourself FREE?

It’s obvious that you have some Social Media skills or you wouldn’t be reading this article on Social Media or my blog.

Let’s talk about your PROFILE. Yes, your LinkedIn Profile. Do you have a professionally done photograph? Many do. So many of the people I see on LinkedIn use a selfie and that does not serve you well if you’re trying to make a true Professional impression on anyone.

How about your banner? Do you have one? Many who read this only have the blue background with the sparkles all over it. It’s highly recommended that you have your banner professionally done as well. There are people on Fiverr.com who will make you an awesome banner (and also one for you blog and website if you wish) for around $20 or so. This will give your visitors a much better impression of you.

Now… About YOU? And why you’re here on LinkedIn. Why ARE you here? To further you business? I suspect many are here on Social Media to promote some product or service that they offer.

My short discussion here will be about that part… your offer. And… do you really want to do that here? Did that last statement raise the hair on the back of your neck? After all, that’s what your mentor (or upline) told you to do, right?

Well… let me share a little secret. Research shows that it is far more effective to compose an article and talk about how you are using a product that is doing XYZ for you. How you used to suffer or how you were overweight and now this product is making you feel so much better.

And instead of plastering pictures of your product on the page, instead, tell your readers to drop you a comment if they’d like to know more about it. That way, you establish a connection you didn’t have and you can go off the page to messenger or even email or phone to connect with your reader. Let them choose which way to connect. Just do it!

Again, Research shows that this method is so much more effective. It’s the “curiosity” approach.

If you’d like to know more about this method and how to REALLY make YOUR Profile shine, connect with me and I’ll get back to you with that info.

David Perkins writes from…
Historic Frederick, Maryland

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Happy Labor Day 2018

Just a quick shout out to all who see and read my blog to wish all of you the VERY BEST Labor Day weekend ever!

Have Fun, Be Merry, Be Safe, Have Fun (oh I said that already) and Drive Safely.

What is YOUR Plan B?

If you are gainfully employed and moving ahead in life I salute you. The title of this short article has to do with what have you put together as a “Plan B” in case something happened and your current employment suddenly ended? That can happen, you know…

Accidents happen. I have a good friend who travels for a major corporation and he was injured in an automobile accident, NO fault of his own… other than he was ‘where he was’ when two BIG trucks came together and he was stuck in the middle. Many surgeries later… he is finally back to work and when I asked him what HIS backup plan was… he honestly didn’t have one… but I believe he soon may.

Companies go out of business. Take BLOCKBUSTER for example. The employees, the managers and the owners were all going along just fine. They showed up for work, did their jobs and NO fault of their own… they were all let go (with the exception of a few stores that stayed open because they were PRIVATELY owned.) What happened? A company called NETFLIX. That’s what! Who wants to go out to rent a video tape when you can simply look online and click to watch it right on your computer or television and never leave the comfort of your home? And the selections are HUGE and ever increasing. I wonder how shocked the majority of the Blockbuster employees were? Did any of them have a “Plan B”?

Weather related events can change your life too! If you’ve paid ANY attention to the weather news lately I am satisfied that you have heard of at least one or two events that would have changed YOUR life had you lived where those events were happening. Mother Nature has a way of showing up when you least expect her and sometimes her visits are totally destructive. What would be your “Plan B” if the facility where you work was destroyed by a flood, a hurricane or tornado? How many months would it take, if ever, for things to get back to normal for the company, much less you? Would you survive financially if that happened?

Why am I asking all these painful questions?

I honestly don’t have a DARK side. I am just being realistic and a ‘bit’ dramatic to make a point and that is… It’s often good to have a Plan B. What would you do if…? And what could you do if…?

One of the simplest things anybody can do is do some marketing online and create a decent income stream. What? You don’t know how? You wouldn’t have a clue what to do? Or what to sell? You hate selling?

There are a million reasons NOT to do what I just suggested and then… there are many people making MILLIONS doing just that. So, what is it?

Have I peaked ANY curiosity here? Would you take a look if I offered you a F.ree 10 day (online) course where you could get an idea what is involved? You can do the whole course on your phone, tablet or computer. Oh, and by the way, the gentleman who presents the course is an 8 figure earner! So he knows from where he speaks. He has the experience, the expertise, and he shares if with you for 10 days. After that, it’s up to you to decide if that is something that would work for you.

If you’re interested or only mildly curious… click HERE to get started.

What is your Burning DESIRE?

In reviewing Chapter 9 of Napoleon Hill’s “Think and Grow Rich” which is entitled ‘Persistence’ the author states that Persistence is based on definite causes.

The second most important cause in the list of eight is DESIRE.

So we must ask, just how serious are you about achieving your #1 Goal in life? That is why you burn the ‘midnight oil’ isn’t it?

That’s why you are looking for success. That’s why you’re reading this article. So how seriously do you want it? How much DESIRE is there in your heart?

Thanks for reading. What is YOUR DESIRE?