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Simple Ways to Avoid the Holiday Trap

Simple Ways to Avoid the Holiday Trap

So the Holidays are upon us, Christmas, Hanukkah, Quanza and New Year’s Day and probably several others I’m forgetting.

Would you like to know how to avoid the #1 trap that most people find themselves in this time of the year?  No, I’m not talking about relatives making that unexpected stop to pay a visit.
holiday trap 1

I’m talking about money.

I’m talking about the debt that most people get into in the month of December and then spend the next year and maybe more trying to pay it off. It all starts with good intentions. It’s natural for all of us to want to provide more for our families and loved ones this time of the year. Gifts, vacations and all the other stuff we think we need to do this time of the year… it’s easy to find yourself spending more than you have.

When this happens you just do what most people do right?

CHARGE IT ON THE CREDIT CARD!

Unfortunately that is what most people do and it really is a vicious cycle.

So how do you break out of this message and avoid the Holiday Trap all together?
Below are some tips that I recommend… after the 3 tips I have something very important to share.

Avoiding the Holiday Trap

1. Live within your means
So many of us spend more than we have or can afford. For many people their “means” are not that much. Does it seem sometimes that you are just barely making it? You probably would not be surprised that most everyone walking around us are doing the same…living paycheck to paycheck and just getting by.

Note: If you don’t have it… you don’t have it.  Don’t spend money you don’t have.

2. Budget wisely
Plan for this time of the year wisely. Know how much you make and where all your money is going to. Sounds simple enough right? Then why don’t most people do this? Because it’s hard…especially when things are tight.

One thing I’ve found though is that no matter how much you make, if you don’t keep a budget the money always runs out. Keeping a good budget will help you plan for gifts, vacations and holiday plans so you don’t have to get out of debt.

3. Learn to say no. 
If you don’t have the money, learn to say no. This can be one of the hardest things for people to do as you can tell by the number personal bankruptcies that happen each and every day. Learning to say no so is really important when funds are tight.

Now I’d like to get real with you here.

The above tips I just gave are very sound advice but I’d like to switch gears now and get out of “Scarcity Mode”…because that is exactly what the 3 tips I just gave you are.  They assume that you are just barely getting by for the most part.

Who wants that!

One of my mentors shared this experience with me recently…

He found himself in the same situation that most people do… living paycheck to paycheck and just getting by. He learned to budget and got his finances down to the penny and soon realized he had two choices.

1. He could continue like this, living paycheck to paycheck and get really good at keeping a budget.

2. He could make more money.

He chose the second. He knew that his job wasn’t getting him anywhere. The 2 to 3% raise a year just wasn’t enough to get him anywhere. He was either going to have to find a higher paying  job or take matters into his own hands and start his own home-based business.

He decided to start his own Internet home business with the goal of making  and extra $50 a day.  You see $50 a day would be enough to pay his monthly house payment. He knew that if he hit this goal it would be a huge relief…

So with a lot of determination, some guidance, a little faith and hard work he was able to get to the $50 a day in a fairly short amount of time. Then something interesting happened…

Pretty soon he found that he was making $100 a day and then $300 a day and not too long after $500 a day! This was something he had dreamed about  for many years and it was now actually happening. $500 days turned into $1,000 days and yes he had many days that were 2K, 5K and yes even 10K days!

I know it’s kind of hard to believe when you are stuck in the Rat Race and feel you have no options but the reality is if you really want to break out of the “Trap”, you really need to make more money

So that’s how you get out of the Holiday Trap and many other traps in your life.

Why live a life of scarcity when you can live a life of abundance? Why settle for just getting by? We all deserve more than this and if you would like to know more about my mentor’s story and what I’m doing to get out of that Holiday Trap!


Patrick Jackson
pjackson@theactiononline.com

P.S. Click here to see this video on Holiday Trap Buster!

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How Did “Bob” Become an Overnight Success?

How Did “Bob” Become an Overnight Success?

overnight success

I knew when I was writing this post, that many
people’s 
curiosity would get to them and want to
know how “Bob” became an Overnight Success.

I want to briefly give you an inside look
on what it takes to become an “overnight success”.

For this particular post, I will reference a person
named “Bob”, (to protect the ambitious) to be the
“Overnight Success” example.

Have you ever checked your email, facebook, youtube,
radio, print ads, tv, radio, etc…

and

notice that “Bob” is everywhere. He seem to be
doing quite well with his business and
accomplishments.

Everyone is inviting him to come speak, to form
partnerships OR whatever, just to be around and
connected with Bob.

Then you hear someone say, “Wow, it seems that
Bob is an overnight success.”

Well, this is how “Bob” became an overnight success:

Overnight, Bob was meditating and visualizing his success.
Overnight, Bob was reading books and stories of those inspirational figures that gave him hope for his ideas and dreams.
Overnight, Bob was concerned about how he could create enough finances to fund his next project.
Overnight, Bob was drinking coffee and other caffeine related drinks to stay awake and finish his daily to do list.
Overnight, Bob was up writing ads and recording videos for solutions to the marketplace problems.
Overnight, Bob was working on his business plans and practicing his presentations for the next days meetings.
Overnight, Bob was looking at and kissing his wife and babies as they slept, to remind him of WHY he was doing the things he was doing.
Overnight, Bob took time to Pray and Thank his Creator for blessing him with the strength, courage and gifts to serve others.
Overnight, Bob was communicating via digital communication methods, such as skype, video hangouts, etc… to guide, train and motivate his business partners and team all across the globe.

Wow… that is a long, Long, LOOONNG Night for Bob, Right?
You and I know better than that!

It surely didn’t take Bob “ONE” night to become an
Overnight Success, it was by a consistent period of
OVERNIGHTS to see his vision and goals manifest.

A lot of hard work, taking risks, sleepless nights and family
sacrifices are made, in order to provide the financial freedom
and purpose he has set out to achieve.

I’t’s quite amusing to hear someone say that “Bob” or You
or any other High Achiever in life is an overnight success.

They see all of the Glory but not the Story! I like the quote,
“It has only taken me 5, 10, 20 or whatever the number of
years to become an Overnight Success!”

Now do you get the picture… that person you hear being labeled
an “overnight success” is truly putting in work OVERNIGHT.

And

after all of this, they must by the Grace of God and the will of Purpose,
stay awake during the day to accomplish their vision.

I truly hope this help someone along the way and Inspire You to
become an “Overnight Success”.
You Can Do It!

Patrick Jackson
pjackson@theactiononline.com

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4 Simple Steps to Become a BOSS of Your Home Business

You may have come across an email or two, or a video stating that you need to “Fire Your Boss.” This post is geared to all of the entrepreneurs and ambitious people that are getting in position to make BIG things happen as a Boss.

Do you want to get serious about your home business? I’m talking about not just having a “Hobby Business” but a real serious business from home that supports you and your family so you don’t have to worry about being in the “Rat Race”…

If so, you need to become a BOSS!
BOSS

No I’m not saying you have to go back to school and get an MBA or anything like that!
You need to have the BOSS mindset if you want to get serious. There are many that have made
a decision to work for themselves and may experience some success right off the bat.

Here are 4 very simple and key pillars that the Major Bosses have mastered and you need to learn and understand,
if you want to be the BOSS of your own home business.

1. Bosses set aside time to Visualize and Set Goals 

2. Bosses plan and stay focus on their plan to completion and success.

3.  Bosses are honest about what they are good at and recruit others to do what they are not as good at doing.

4. Bosses will hold the team members they work with accountable and command high standards throughout the business.

Simple huh, however you would think that a majority of people are doing it. These 4 simple pillars may not seem much on the surface but this is what will make your business and your success last for the long term.
Be a BOSS!

 

Patrick Jackson
pjackson@theactiononline.com

P.S. Click here to see this Online Systems for a BOSS!

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What Do Your Calendar Look Like?

What Do Your Calendar Look Like?

Are you struggling in your home business? Are you spinning your wheals and getting nowhere? Are you wondering why others around you are having success and you are not?

You may be surprised to the solution to this problem…it’s something you hopefully look at each and every day, right in front of you.
It may be in a digital or paper format however you must take control of it and not let time go by.

your calendar

It is Your Calendar!

Take a look at your calendar, is it full of income producing activities? What about product training, marketing events or personal development activities? Or do you have a blank calendar?

Having personal items on your calendar is nice to put down if you need to be reminded of these type of things however simply put, the people that are having success are the ones that are blocking or filling their time blocks with income producing and business building activities.

It is not rocket science. They have visualize the way they want their week and month to go and organize their work to where they are getting the most productive and profitable things on their schedule and completed. Having a calendar, day-timer or to do list, is a great way to keep the funnel of activity moving along the process, so that you know where you are and when and what you can add to your schedule.

There is an old saying, “If you want something done, give it to a busy person.” If someone were to look at your calendar and see what’s on it, this is a great indicator to see if you are organize and have things to do and if your actions and results are reflecting your success.

The next tine you are struggling in your business, look at your calendar! If you have any thoughts, ideas or comments you want to share, please do so below.
Get Busy, Get Productive!

Make it HAPPEN!!!

 

Patrick Jackson
pjackson@theactiononline.com

P.S. Click here to see this Online Systems that allows me, “A Work from Home” Dad to get things done!

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of Leaders in many fields, Top Internet Marketers, Offline Marketers, 6 & 7 Figure
Income Earners! Below are some of the benefits that is offered through our Partner
teams for driven persons and leaders, interested in my primary online business for
making multiple income streams.

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Think and Grow Rich Morning Mindset Call (8am CST – 712-432-0900 Access Code 565762#)
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Raising the Bar even works for a 1 year Old

Raising the Bar even works for a 1 year Old

Having easy goals is fine as long as you don’t want to grow and stretch yourself. I challenge you to “Keep Raising the Bar”.

raising the bar1

 

This video was created truly from an inspirational point because if you have watched the video post before this one, then you know that my 1 year old daughter, Morgan, would not let me finish recording it. So I made a promise that I will do an inspirational video and she will be in it also.

Click below to watch and receive an encouraging word to Raise the Bar!

Make it HAPPEN!!!

 

Patrick Jackson
pjackson@theactiononline.com

P.S. Click here to see this Online Systems that allows me, “A Work from Home” Dad to get things done!

The Action Online Group has teamed up with a few mastermind groups made up
of Leaders in many fields, Top Internet Marketers, Offline Marketers, 6 & 7 Figure
Income Earners! Below are some of the benefits that is offered through our Partner
teams for driven persons and leaders, interested in my primary online business for
making multiple income streams.

Weekly Team Updates!
Think and Grow Rich Morning Mindset Call (8am CST – 712-432-0900 Access Code 565762#)
Real Talk Wake Up Call (9am CST – 712-432-0600 Access Code 136941#)
Empower Hour Call (Every Monday 8pm CST – 209-255-1040)
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1 Year Old Daughter Takes over My Inspirational Video

This is what happens when you have all these work plans and then decide to keep the baby at home.

I had to add this video post on my blog just because it truly is, “A Day in the Life” for a work from home dad. I stayed up all night writing articles, marketing ads and listening to training webinars and I figured that during the day, I can create videos and get them out to all. Here’s to you creating an inspiration video right?
Click below to watch:

Well, that’s part of life right. Kids are special however before the day is over, there will be an encouraging video coming out and guess what, she will be on it!
See Ya soon,

Patrick Jackson
pjackson@theactiononline.com

P.S. Click here to see this Online Systems that allows me, “Work from Home” Dad to get things done!

The Action Online Group has teamed up with a few mastermind groups made up
of Leaders in many fields, Top Internet Marketers, Offline Marketers, 6 & 7 Figure
Income Earners! Below are some of the benefits that is offered through our Partner
teams for driven persons and leaders, interested in my primary online business for
making multiple income streams.

Weekly Team Updates!
Think and Grow Rich Morning Mindset Call (8am CST – 712-432-0900 Access Code 565762#)
Real Talk Wake Up Call (9am CST – 712-432-0600 Access Code 136941#)
Empower Hour Call (Every Monday 8pm CST – 209-255-1040)
Team Training via Google Hangouts and Webinars
Part #1 – Blog Daily
Part #2 – Share your blog with the world!

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