We’re All in This Together So Here You Go…

By Coach Roger

We’re All in This Together So Here You Go

3D illustration of COVID-19

I read this from someone who saw it on Facebook. Paraphrased, it said: “Our grandparents were asked to cross the ocean and serve their country to fight for freedom….we are being asked to sit on a couch and watch Netflix. We can do this.”

And we can. But only together.

It’s obviously a tough time for A LOT of people. It’s scary. The COVID-19 pandemic and the massive layoffs about to happen will devastate families all over the world. In many cases, layoffs have already happened. Personally speaking, my wife was laid off three days ago. She’s a successful hair stylist but personal care was trumped by the dangers of potentially spreading or catching a deadly virus. I support the salon owners decision but man, this whole thing sucks.

Thankfully, almost all my income is passive so it’ll keep coming in and I know I’m in a privileged place compared to most but it wasn’t by complete accident either. Let’s face it, the online business community has grown exponentially in the last week alone. People are looking for secondary income streams or if they’ve just lost their job, a new income stream. So which guru do you follow?

Every online business program/course/opportunity seems to come with hidden costs. You buy in and then there’s an “OTO” (one-time offer) to upgrade and then another offer to upgrade and so on and so on. Before you know it, you’re out $900 for a product that’s advertised for $27. Now, truth be told, $900 is a drop in the bucket for a business. That’s a monthly office expense for many one-man army business owners. But for others, $900 is what’s left in the bank account and after their own personal expenses, there’s nary left over.

Let’s say you don’t have any money or very little of it. What do you do? I want to introduce you to a business friend of mine named Dejan who’s not much older than my teen-aged daughter. This guy is a master at generating an income with YouTube and you don’t have to be in front of the camera if you don’t want to. His methods are proven to profit and you can rinse and repeat over and over without spending an extra dime!

I’ve created a YouTube channel, generated 1,800 subscribers and got it monetized. But I’ve only done that once so far. Dejan has done it many times over and has sold it for BIG profits and that’s just one way you can make money with his course, all without being a salesman.

I don’t make a penny for recommending this course. I will say it’s packed full of value, it’s simple to follow and it works. Right now it sells for $119 (the price may go up) and after you buy it, there is nothing more to buy. There are ways you can pay someone to expedite a particular result but that is completely optional, you don’t have to and you’ll be fine, no worries. I hope this helps. Stay safe. Click Here

The Joys and Pitfalls of Working from Home (and for yourself)

By Coach Roger

One of my very first posts in this blog was about the pros of working from home. Honestly, it’s awesome but it certainly has its drawbacks too.

Starting with the pros, I saw my daughter’s flag football game last Thursday. I was one of two dads there along with a few moms. It was actually a tournament that started at 10am; I caught a couple of hours of it then went to lunch with my mom.

Being ‘semi-retired’ I can do that. However, I’m not exactly in a place where I don’t have to work, I do, but I’m in an enviable place where my income exceeds my expenses without me having to work. It’s called passive income which I know you’ve heard of and it takes work to build it to that point. You must remember that nothing comes easy and I’ve certainly had my share of pitfalls, I still do so life isn’t perfect but would I change it? Not on your life!

I’m a serial entrepreneur too so I’ve tried a lot of things where I’ve fouled out badly but also hit a few home runs. Those home runs (real estate/stocks/SEO business) have mitigated the failures I’ve had. The point is, never give up! You should feel comfort in knowing that all successful people, no matter who they are, have failed at least once, very likely many more times than that.

Another pro to working from home is I’m more engaged in my kids lives. I know what’s going on because I see them when they leave for school and I see them when they come home. Just a couple of days ago my little one (the same one who plays flag football) was elected Prime Minister of her class. Pretty cool. She had to write a ‘vote for me’ speech and present it to her classmates and teachers. I helped her. She gets all the credit for winning but I’ll take some of it because I had time to help her write it, although admittedly she wrote most of it. If I were slogging it out at work then fighting with traffic to get home, I doubt I would have had the energy to help her.

However, there of course are cons in working from home. The worst one for me is the isolation. Not sure I’ve mentioned it before but when you’ve worked from home for as long as I have you can become socially inept, at least I have. Although I have a client visit every now and then, my wife Rinku – who is awesome – encourages me to get out more, socialize more and get out of my bubble. I do that but I need to do it more, I’m kind of a home body. Another con is one’s waistline. I was doing great over the summer and now that we’re firmly in fall, my girth has also increased. How lovely.

So that is a summary of my pros and cons working from home. There’s more to it of course but again, I wouldn’t change it for anything. If that’s what you want, go for it. It’s not easy but it is simple. Just remember no one is going to tell you to get to work, it takes self-discipline, put your head down and get it done. As the saying goes, you can make money and you can make excuses but you can’t make both. If you want to know what I listen to to help my focus, keep me calm and motivated, feel free to e me and I’ll send you some links. Hope this helps.

Stop hurrying, your business idea will come

By Coach Roger

 

If you’re reading this, you most likely own a business or you want to start one.

Some people love building something from the ground up while others might want to buy into a franchise-like model. There is no right or wrong way to do it. I’m a big believer in multiple streams of income. Passive income can help free you, it’s beautiful.

However, we all get stuck sometimes. If you’re at that place where you don’t know WHAT business to get into, you know what I’m talking about.

If that’s you, here’s an insightful in-depth article, literally step by step, written by Clarissa Grace on Growth Lab’s website. Growth Lab is an online platform on how to break out of your rut and create and grow a successful web based business. This is the genesis of another amazing entrepreneur, Ramit Sethi. If you don’t follow him, you should!