Want to earn some extra cash or create a new business? Chances are you already have natural talents that could become your business focus. It’s easy to overlook what you naturally do well.
Do you have a friend who has a beautiful garden that was featured in the local newspaper, or perhaps an associate who’s so organized that projects get done easily?
I’ll bet if you asked them about their talent they would just shrug it off as easy. The talent you’re admiring is effortless and natural to them. But there’s potential gold in your natural talents.
One friend in California has a profitable home business for something most business people hate — bookkeeping. She has a wonderful stress-free lifestyle, controls her own schedule, makes lots of money, and has a waiting list of clients.
One of my neighbors worked for years for a carpet and flooring business. He now makes a handsome part-time income from an ad telling people NOT to hire a carpet cleaner. For $100 he shows people how to use Windex and an old rag to spot clean carpet stains and repair burns. He even shows how to restore the beauty of a wood floor with an over-the-counter product. And he is making lots of money doing it.
Love dogs? I know two dog lovers who created a *cash cow* business YOU could easily duplicate. They rented a cheap warehouse with a fenced backyard and set up a doggie day care center. They are so profitable they’re opening another location. City people will always spend money to have someone care for their dog while they are at work.
Are you an out-of-work executive? The very thing that cost you your job has created a new opportunity — part-time consulting. Companies still need your expertise, they just can’t afford a full time person with your skills.
Ultimately the ability to make a living with your natural talents and skills begins with a choice, followed by action. You can do this! Your special skills ARE salable to others. Just go for it.
Did you by chance read The Celestine Prophesy?
If so, did you wonder how that book could end up on the NY Times Bestseller list for three years!
WHY did this happen? Dr Jill Ammon-Wexler here. I have spent years teaching mind power and personal growth to people from around the world — and before that I did the same in a clinical environment in California’s Silicon Valley.
And although I have developed many of the best personal development tools on the web, there is something I must still admin: WE LEARN MORE, AND LEARN MORE DEEPLY, FROM STORIES.
Here is a ell-written adventure fable that, Like Celestine Prophesy, will drop personal transformation right into the back of your mind:
An affirmation is a good tool to stay on track to achieve your goals. BUT, have you ever noticed that your affirmation does NOT work all of the time? This happens because literally every thought you have is actually an affirmation.
So, you can spend three minutes telling yourself *I am focused.* But your powerful subconscious mind will go right back to its unfocused state the second you your 3-minute positive affirmation is over.
Do You Have A Negative Affirmation
Both negative and positive thoughts can serve as an affirmation. This is why it is so important to avoid negative thoughgts, which have the same power as a positive affirmation.
An positive affirmation alone will not change your life, and neither does depending on so-called positive thinking. If you want some lasting changes, you need to literally re-program your brain.
Building a new habit requires shifting a new thought or action into a long-term memory. It takes from three to four weeks of daily action to build a stable long-term memory, but once it’s stored on your neural networks it will be stable.
Add This to Your Affirmation
So – here is a tip on getting more of what you want in your life: In addition to your affirmation, use another tool to further reprogram your mind. Write your goal on an index card and post it or carry it with you. Read it aloud several times a day.
The process of writing, reading and speaking engages more of your brain power than just repeating an affirmation. And it is especially good to do your affirmation first thing in the morning and just before you go to bed each night.
Posted by Jill Ammon-Wexler