Dream A Little

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What kind of a business would you run if you had your way ? What business would satisfy your marrow? If you haven’t thought about ,this then isn’t now a good time?In today’s financial climate you can’t just keep woodpecking on the same tree , doing the same old thing or you could see your entire nest egg become just memories. Headwinds are still likely to come through and smite personal financial havens.

Grab paper and pencil and make two columns on it. Under Column A list all your hobbies, dreams and interests. Over under Column B match them to start up ideas, businesses for sale in the marketplace, an enterprise up for a change of management. Check with friends – send out an email to them – if they know of a business that’s going under but which your hearth tells you you might be able to turn around.Perhaps resuscitate a fledgling family business run by a kin in a far off nook or other things like a novel location. I know a friend who runs a tree top bar in Asia and believe me, he’s made more in two years at tree top level than he did in his previous ten years at a corporate level!

What often chokes our days is a narrowing of the spirit, the withering of dreams and the naysaying response to life.
It is up to us to invent what goes into the days of our lives and personal extraordinariness. Move into a world of effort and endeavour. Go into unexplored territory.You have to leave your world of comforts and go into the wilderness of your intuitions.You can’t take a fast speed train out to your dream, nor bus there.You get there by effort, endeavor, risk drenched hard work. Don’t bask in last year’s lights. Press on. Standing at the doorways of your future, don’t waste more time divining when to start off. Occupy yourself with the future, not with what’s left behind, the yesterdays. Just look ahead.We can’t afford to waste our tears on what could have been, might have been etc. We need to turn the tears into sweat as we chase our raison d’etre ( reason for living ). If the drought strikes again and there is no water to get through……

With finances in meltdown, jobs being outsourced or firms on the verge of closure and the numbers of unemployed rising , the immediate future looks heartbreaking. After all, the only real job security in the future will be one a person creates for himself/herself, by starting an income stream, planting an income tree or launching a business.Wall Street may be doing very well, but it’s the street you live on that pays the bills and takes care of the family. So put your passions to work. Replace a deteriorating income with a new one or other ways to make money.” You have to be tough to survive.. I like variety. I don’t want to be nailed shut in a box labeled “Newsreader – do not touch “. Angela Rippon, BBC newsreader.