Many people seem to think that reading books or articles such as this will change their lives for the better. Strange as it may sound and as funny as the idea is.Would you go buy some bookshelves from Ikea (or where ever) unpack the wood, screws and glue, sit and read the instructions and expect the bookshelf magically build itself? No of course not so what makes you think that by reading (and only reading) self-help information life is going to change.You have to DO because no one is going to do it for you.
But if you absolutely, positively can’t get away, all hope is not lost. You can have that same picnic in your backyard. Or even a barbeque. Better yet, spend a cozy night indoors with your lover. Plan a special dinner complete with candles and soft music. Now, I know you’re getting some ideas!
Sculptor Bill Burgess founded FrameWorks 34 years ago, then Ron and Julie Burnham owned it for 14 of what Colvin calls the “glory years,” when renowned photographer Myron Wood frequented the business.
Set intermediate goals so that you can measure your progress toward your ultimate goal. If you’re just getting started with an online business, for example, you need to understand that you have to make your first sale before you can start making 00 a week. A lot of rookies buy into the million dollar hype of some sales and then get discouraged when their first sale doesn’t happen quickly. And then they quit. Don’t make that mistake – set reasonable expectations.
Sincerity/Coffee Cards are a great idea for improving your sum of positive karma in the world. These aren’t actually about getting business. If you send the cards with nothing other than you truly want it will pay off. Also when I have free time during the day I’ll stop at a coffee shop and write a few. People you connect with will appreciate that you mad the effort to reach out.
Then again, it’s always a gamble buying an existing business because what an owner says, what’s on the tax returns, and what is reality may be completely different things. That is where a trained eye and lots of observing come in real handy.
But if we like each other the meeting could be extended. Since most people can assess within a half hour the potential for a friendship or romance, most don’t last beyond that brief time. The odds are against initial meetings being positive. Most tend to be over in a half hour or even less.