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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
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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
[email protected]

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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
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making multiple income streams.

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What Do People Really Want When it Comes to Work and Life?

Do a little experiment for me. Ask 20 people this question, “If you could Have, Be or Do anything In your life right now, what would that be?”

Chances are their response will have to do with one of these two topics:
1. More Time
2. More Money

time and money

In fact, you may find that a big percentage of people probably want this for their life, however there are some that may not come right out and admit it.

Usually you will here responses like…
“I would like to do a lot of traveling to different places of the world; Europe or some exotic place sometime.” – This requires both money and time.
“I would like to spend more time with my family and friends.” – This requires Time and usually more money
“I would like to work more with my church or charitable organization and give back” – Again time and money
“I would like to quit or change jobs…” – Usually because of a need for more money or time flexibility.
These two things are not the only things in life that people want, but it ranks up there pretty high.

So if so many people want this, why don’t more people do something about it?

Well actually they do. They may not have a big red button on their forehead saying this, but more people do (or want to) take action.

The truth is almost everyone at some point desires these things and at different points in their life they do or at least they try. Maybe they start looking for a better job, start a home business or try to adjust their schedules in life to make these things work better.

Here is one challenge or issue though

Usually to get more money, one has to work more therefore the act of increasing an income actually takes away from the whole “More Time” part of the question.
It can be a vicious cycle.
There is really only one answer to this problem…
Work smarter… not harder!
Yes, you still will have to work hard but choose something that you have a passion for and you can leverage it to work for you while you are working or not working.

Here are a few things that let you do that

1. Real Estate Investing
2. Stock Investing
3. Internet / Network Marketing

There are more but these are three of the most popular.

#1 and #2 usually take a lot of money, knowledge and a bit of luck…
#3 Internet/Network Marketing is a different story. It’s something that is a lot easier to start. In fact thousands of people everyday decide to start a home business with many working on the Internet from the comfort of their home. The Internet has changed our world and has really unlocked a real gem when it comes to getting more TIME flexibility and Financial Freedom for yourself and family.

So now that we know that many people want more TIME and more MONEY there is no question that almost everyone walking around you is looking for something better and are very eager to check out something that works.

If you are looking for something that “Works” and you are in the group of people in need of more Time and Money, check out the video below to see what I recommend. Like most things, it only “Works” when You “Work” it!
You Can Do It!

Patrick Jackson “The Action Online”
[email protected]

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Not Hitting Your Goals? You Need to Relax and Focus

Not Hitting Your Goals? You Need to Relax and Focus

Do you ever feel like you are just running and running and running and never seam to be getting anywhere in your personal and business life?

Let me ask you a very important question…
Are you taking time out in your life to RELAX and FOCUS?
relax and focus

You will be surprised how many people don’t do this or see the importance of this. Taking time out of your life to relax, wind down and focus can really help you hit your goals because it can give you clarity and help you reach what you are searching for in your personal and business life.

It really only needs to be as little as 10 to 15 minutes a day…

Here are a few suggestions that I recommend:

1. Go for a walk.
2. Read an inspirational book.
3. Listen to a motivational audio.
4. Meditate or Pray.
5. Turn off all distractions and just find a place to have 15 minutes of pure silence.
6. Start exercising!
7. Sit in a hot tub.

It’s really important that you find some “Me” time in your life and relax and focus. This will really help you in so many areas of your life!

Try it for 30 days and let me know your results. Stay home and relax with your family and make a great income with our business options below.
Keep it Simple,

Patrick Jackson “The Action Online”
[email protected]

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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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Too Busy? Focus On The Basics

Too Busy? Focus On The Basics

Many times when a brand new person starts a home-based business, they think that they have to learn so many things before they can have success. In fact, doing this can sometimes be daunting and overwhelming. Does this sound familiar? You can get caught up in preparing to do your business however you don’t actually ever get started.

basics focus
Maybe you spend a lot of time going over all the advanced training over and over again. Perhaps you or someone you know are trying to tweak your website to get it looking the best or even spending all their time organizing their desk or computer so everything is just right.

Ok lets talk BASICS here…

There is really only one question you need to ask yourself;
“What are the basic activities of my business that lead to producing income?”

Make a list of the actual things you do on a daily basis that will lead to direct income. Now prioritize them and list just the very basics, the very core of what builds your business.

You will probably list the following:
1. Invite
2. Followup
3. Train

For example when you Invite people to check our your products or opportunity, you are doing an activity that will produce income. Do enough invitations and you will have sales.
The same with Following up with people whom you have invited…even more people will be interested when you do this. If you don’t followup you will lose out on sales.
Train the people who get started to do the same thing you did; Invite and Followup.

Remember that these Income Producing Activities are the Basics and everything else is secondary. Everything else you focus on that are not income producing activities, can tend to eat away at the time  and take away from producing income.
Make it HAPPEN!!!

Patrick Jackson “The Action Online”
[email protected]

P.S. If you are looking for a business where you can Focus on the basics, watch the video below…
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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!

Do You Need Help Getting Clear on What You Want?

get clear

Someone mentioned that it’s a challenge on Getting Clear on what they want.
Here’s the reply…

“Be just as clear about What you Want as you are
about What you Don’t Want!”

When it comes to your kids, your home, your money, your feelings,
etc… you have made it clear and plain about what you don’t want
and will not take!

Now, take these same things (kids, home, money, feelings, etc), put
some thought into it and put down what you do want…

no matter how “out there” or “crazy” it may be!

It’s your list, you don’t have to show it to no one.
Laugh at it, cry about it, call yourself crazy for even putting that
stuff down…

Now get serious, see yourself doing it, start believing it and find a
way (positive) to go get it!

Identify the Kings or Queens in your industry that are doing the things you
want to do.

Call them, email or private message them and see how you can serve
them or earn their time to get you in position for the things, the ideas
you want and/or the mission you have.

Getting Clear on what you want takes you writing it down,
believing in it, taking massive action on it!

Even if you feel like you are by yourself, The Only One BELIEVING…
Count me in as someone that will BELIEVE right there with you…

Why?

Because… Someone Believed in Me!
It’s Your Time!

Patrick Jackson “The Action Online”
[email protected]
P.S. This resource will show how to get laser focused leads and prospects in your business!
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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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