Jul 21 2010

Top 3 ways to never succeed in life


Hey! Yeah I know it’s been a while since I have posted and it’s been rather infrequently at that. Tell you the truth I had to stop for a while, because it was time to stop simply dreaming and take action on my ideas to realize those dreams. I would like to say that I have done it! My new business is due to launch August 12, 2010! Yes a real business I am passionate about, good at, and in love with. Book mark it now www.SpiceCrafters.com, when I launch you all will be the 1st to know (discount codes included)! I would not have gotten to this point if had not thrown caution to the wind and took some risk. By all means launching a business is just the beginning, but it feels so good when you take something from concept to a tangible product you can experience.
So here are my Top 3 way to never succeed in Life

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May 7 2010

(Re-Post) 17 Reasons Why Entrepreneurs Shouldn’t Listen to “Experts”

flickhimThis post is a 100% re-post from YoungEntrepreneur.COM. A great article on trusting your ideas and making them happen. I say instead of letting people talk you out of your idea, take action on it and prove it won’t work by actually attempting it! Awesome Article! Enjoy.

17 Reasons Why Entrepreneurs Shouldn’t Listen to “Experts”

It was a painful thing to hear. The words coming from his mouth felt like daggers in my chest.

“That will never work!”

In a handful of stages of my life, there has been a snarky, know-it-all who has attempted to shoot me down.

One time he was my basketball coach’s son, who didn’t think I could be a starting player on the team. Another time it was a professor in college who sat behind her desk casually doubting my project idea – little did I know that the reverse psychology would work.

The biggest motivator of all time, however, has been anyone who has attempted to crush a business idea. You know the type. They are the negative bonehead who has never taken a risk in their life. They’re everywhere in life, at school or work. They may even be a close friend or family member.

Protect yourself

“Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain.. and most fools do.” – Dale Carnegie

There will always be naysayers. And some of them may have even been right in the past about an idea, thought or event. In most cases, the saying applies: ‘a broken clock is right twice a day.’ Even if they have been right about something in the past, it doesn’t mean that they’re opinion is always correct. Are you willing to risk your business on someone else’s opinion of it?

Most friends or family are just not informed enough on your idea, industry or entrepreneurship as a whole. Their attempts to ‘protect you’ might be heartfelt, but they are in no position to give advice. Should you really listen to your ‘friend’ who’s never run a business? Do you want advice about your startup from someone who has never set foot outside of their cubicle?

Share your ideas with a select few people who you trust deeply. Make sure you understand their motivations and that they have something of value to contribute to the conversation. Ask yourself if they Read More

Mar 16 2010

A Note for my FaceBook friends about Network Marketing

network-marketingI will never get involved in Network Marketing ever again. Unless I’m part owner of the company who “really” owns the business. Here is the note I wrote to my FaceBook friends.

The FaceBook Note I wrote:

I have noticed a new burst of Network Marketers in my circle of friends and new contacts. I know it has a lot to do with the economy, job loss and people wanting to be their own boss. Yes, I know when you are in Network Marketing as soon as you say these phrases to me:

  • I found this great new opportunity I want to share with you (not giving any details…)
  • I’m building a new team in your area, and this is a ground floor opportunity…
  • Would you like to make an extra $1,500 a month working from home…
  • What if I told you you could make [insert $ amount] by [insert clever activity from home]
  • What if you could make a ton of money just by purchasing the products you already use..
  • etc. etc. etc.

Now that I have sort of clarified who’s in network marketing and some of the things I hear when someone is about to approach me, lets talk about why I’m no longer interested. The thing is I have no problems with network marketing or the business model. According to a post by Apacheleads.com, it’s actually a smart model for “companies who run them”. They build a legion of people who use their products religiously not because they really like them, but in order to stay “active” long enough to land a bunch of people underneath them to make some money Read More

Jan 5 2010

When to change the plan?

new_direcrtionHonestly I wouldn’t be the best person to answer this question but I do believe my intuition and my heart never lead me wrong. I’m working on a project at home which I’ve spent months researching and planning. Once I begin to execute my plan and experimenting with it, I got it right once, and every other time it was a disaster (lets just say it’s a consumable product :-) ). I thought to my self, “I can’t do this!” I tried again and again, another disaster…lol I refused to give up and chalk all that time up to nothing. So I started looking at ways I could salvage all the knowledge gained during the process to still be successful. Once I took that journey it led me in a new direction for my project. This new direction is related to my original idea, but it’s simpler to get off the ground and allows for more growth opportunities in the future. After all that rambling here’s how I sum it up:

“I starting working on an idea and spent months researching, then failed. That failure led me to an even better idea that has more room for growth. The piece I failed on is now Phase II of my master plan. It wasn’t all for nothing…”

Jan 1 2010



All I can say is 2009 has been a rough one, packed with lesson’s learned and hard times. People learned how to cope, adjust and adapt to change. I personally learned that everything happens for a reason and that if the path was easy it wouldn’t feel as sweet once you’ve made it. In 2009 I lost things as did many, but gained an inner wisdom of what I’m capable of and the obstacles I can over come. This year has taught me how to deal with defeat, and change the strategy when needed. Dreams were tarnished but re-purposed with even more expectation and hope. I hated going through 2009, but am glad it happened. Enough about that.

Happy New Year!!!

Now that a new decade is here, so is a new focus, determination and all out pursuit for your dreams. Throw caution to the wind and go after what it is you dream about. Make your life what you have envisioned!

  • Think about what you love and are passionate about
  • Make a plan to turn that passion into your livelihood
  • Start Executing your plan one piece at a time
  • Don’t wait for the plan to be complete (it never will be). Plan enough to get started.
  • Last, live the dream, and tell others exactly how you got there, so that you may be an inspiration to others facing the same challenges!

doozieUp your Life, you deserve it!

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