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How to Turn an Everyday Expense into an Income

I’ve found a great way to make money from home. In the past, I have tried selling all kinds of things from nutritional supplements to lingerie. Loved the lingerie home parties, but people can only buy so much of the stuff and then they are done. Nutritional supplements are great but they are one of the first things to go when people start cutting back on their budget.

Before I go any further, let me tell you…I LOVE residual income and leveraging the efforts of others. I love the idea of getting paid from not only my efforts, but the efforts of others. I had someone ask me once…”Would you rather get paid for only 100% of the effort you put into something or 10% of the efforts of a few hundred people?” Well…it makes sense that 10% of the efforts of a few hundred people will pay more than 100% of the effort I put in. And my love of network marketing was born. (If you are unsure what I’m talking about, view the brochure “Are You Walking Past a Fortune?” here. This was written by my good friend, Tom ‘Big Al’ Schreiter.)

Many network marketing/direct sales companies have great products. I, however, was looking for a company with products that people buy anyway. This way, all I have to do is show them how to shop at a different store and help them show others. The company I found has everything you would find at a department/drug store. Toothpaste, shampoo, first aid supplies, household cleaners, candles, and a wide range of everything.

Here’s how it works…between everyone you talk to and everyone they talk to and everyone they talk to, eventually have 8 to 10 regular users of the product and 1 out of those who wants to build their own business. Then you will be making around $500 extra per month.

What could you do with an extra $500/mo?

I learned early on that it was best to leverage the time and effort of others as well as my own time and effort. Once I build my business big enough, I will be able to sit back and relax and collect a check for the rest of my life. Build it once, build it big and retire.

Do you think you could ever work for 10 years and retire with an income for life from your job? I doubt that would ever happen. Join me in business. You will be in business for yourself but not by yourself.

Today is the first day of the rest of your life. What will you do with it?

Where is Your Mindset?

It amazes me when you say something that contains 90% positive and 10% negative, the majority of people latch on to the negative.  I made a post on facebook yesterday that said:

Got blood test results back from the doctor. All is well. BP, sugar, thyroid, etc… All is within normal levels except cholesterol. That is a little high. She says to eat fish and drink 1% milk among other things. YUK….I hate seafood and to someone who grew up on a dairy farm 1% milk tastes like mild milk flavored water. I think I’ll go for the Os. Olives, oatmeal, olive oil…

ONE poster said “congrats!! sounds like a good plan ;)”

The others gave advice like…take pills and eat this and eat that, etc…

Now…I take nutritional supplements.  I do NOT take any other type of pills.  I think that overall, my news was great news.  Most people like me (overweight and sedentary) have diabetes, high blood pressure, etc…  I have none of that.

So…why do the majority of people gravitate toward the negative instead of the positive?  Here is today’s facebook update:

Life is what you make it. How you handle upsets and bumps in the road of life determines what type of life you will have. Always look for the silver lining. It’s there, you just need to find it. Happy Hump Day!!!

That is so true.  How do you handle it when you have good and bad news?

Last night and today, we have no water.  Well…we had cold water in the sink, but no hot water and no water in the tubs and toilet, washer, etc…  My attitude was “Oh well…at least we have SOME water”.  I heated water on the stove to wash up and again to wash dishes.  I carried a couple of buckets to the bathroom to flush the toilet.   Now…I could have let it ruin my whole day and bitched and complained and focused on the lack of water, but I didn’t.  I looked for the silver lining and was thankful that we at least had some water we could use.

Where is your focus?  When something goes wrong or when you hear good and bad news at the same time, which one do you focus on?

Next time something negative happens or is said, look for the silver lining.  See how fast you can find it.  Sometimes it’s easier to find than others, however, it’s always there.  Once you get in the mindset of looking for it, the silver lining will eventually jump right out in front of you.  I’m not quite to THAT point yet, but I’m getting there.  😉