Baby Boomers Prepare For Retirement

What In Hell Are You Doing?

What In Hell Are You Doing?

What in hell are you doing? Okay, I’ve been out sick again and recovering nicely. My job as an Operations Supervisor is changing presenting more mental stress than ever and while I’ve been down “don’t count me out yet!” I’ve created two more steams of income! I’m pressing towards my mark of creating passive income for my retirement that will be fun just because I’m learning something new and because I’m leaving something for my legacy.

My last post, “Who Do You Want To Work For” seemed to stir the pot a little but not enough to get you moving.  Wealthy Affiliate has been a great platform for me to initiate my first stream of income. It has allowed me to be the leader for which I am to others that I have not seen but get to reach out to by way of its platform. Being a premium member has given me a number of advantages. The number one advantage is the income and not having to pay for the membership out of my pocket.

What’s It Going To Cost You?

What’s it going to cost you? You have to put in the work in order to accept the price. Who is your market? Who do you want to work with? Is this journey worth it? When are you really going to begin working? These questions can only be answered by you for yourself. I had to accept the fact that there are many angles to this puzzle but there is one structure and a plan to follow with Wealthy Affiliate; follow it you might just discover something. It works!

Why Are You Comparing?

We tend to compare what we have with what we don’t have. More specifically, we compare what we have with what other people have and this becomes our focus and  makes us unhappy.

If there was no one to compare with, it would change everything. Most of us would probably feel more fortunate. The ability to see what we don’t have causes us to overlook what we do have. You have a lifetime of experiences, relationships, and you were born with skills.

There’s no way around that. There are only ways to reduce it. We can start by recognizing that envy may be what’s making you feel like you don’t have enough experience or education. That’s not true for everyone. Some people truly don’t have enough. But most of us likely do.

Enough will never feel like enough until you recognize that it’s enough. Look for contentment outside material wealth.

Our own impulses are what enslave us. Material wealth makes it easier for us to delude and trap ourselves by our own desires.

So I ask you again, “What in hell are you doing?” Get off your behind, focus, plan, and execute your plan.

“Always Progress!”

 

Do You Like Your Job(s)?

Do You Like Your Job(s)?

This is a question that is unconsciously discussed between you and your inner mind while driving, when you have quiet time, when it’s time to go to work and even when you are at work. It’s a question to ask yourself, do you like your job(s).

My peers have always asked me this very question and they are and have been quite surprised with my reply. They ask and asked, “Von do you like this job?” I immediately say no I don’t. Wish you could have seen and see the expression on their faces. You see I’ve worked for a group of managers who think of the bottom line only and that’s not my cup of tea at all. My leadership background has never had anything to do with numbers except the most important commodity; my people.

Why Are You Here?

I need you to understand I like the product and results I get from my job; the pay. I don’t like my job, nor do I intend to like any job. The next question is the question that most people always ask. “Well how is that you have everyone in motion and they seem to enjoy what they are doing, and you are producing high performers?”

There are several parts of his question that I had to answer, and I will elaborate a little. First, my focus has been on the development of my troops, teams, groups, and individuals. How can I focus on a bottom line and the people are not developed to handle the dynamics of the environment that they live in 8 plus hours daily? If you come to work and only hear that you must produce 5000 units daily for 52 weeks of your life, what will that do for you? You become a slave to a repetitive process that’s called a job.

Does This Sound Familiar?

For most people the word job really does mean “Just Over Broke” so they go out and get another job and they still are in the worst condition. Why? Now you’ve put yourself though a stress that a lot of people in this country can identify with because they suffer from being over their heads in debt thereby causing migraines, high blood pressure, weaknesses in their extremities, and they are just totally exhausted thinking there is no better way out of their mess.

How can you love something or someone who produces a stressful life for you? Doesn’t make sense but millions of people leave their homes every day to take another brutal whipping. According to a new Gallup study, of the country’s 100 million full time employees, 51% aren’t engaged at work, meaning they feel no real connection to their jobs and tend to do the bare minimum. Another 16% are “actively disengaged” they resent their jobs, griping and thus resulting in low morale (CBS News, Mar,31, 2017).

Are You Safe From The Next Lay-off?

I’ve been through 4 lay-offs since I left the military in 1997. Are you safe from the next lay-off? The funny thing is each time I had risen to the positions in my industry that had great benefits like a company car, expense account, five figure yearly bonuses, and very good savings plans. You are never ready for the shifts in the economy and the bigger fish swallowing the little fish. The nasty word acquisition haunts me even now when I hear it. Acquisition means someone is gaining a lot and someone is losing even more. Are you safe from the next lay-off?

I’ve lost such a huge part of my life trying to survive during the down periods. I realized a long time ago that multiple streams of income were the way to go and I just could not find my niche because I was caught up in people taking something they didn’t ask for nor did they earn my position and status in life. 

Wow, if I could have found those people who lied to us saying that “everything will be alright” knowing they were closing the doors the next morning. How about the new company taking you and your entire staff to Atlanta, GA for three days discussing the opportunities in the new company, having us fill out benefit packages, and returning home to our jobs in Charlotte, NC, 12/21, to changed locks on the doors and a sign in the window telling us we no longer had jobs! What a Christmas present. What have you done to prepare yourself for a situation that could be catastrophic to you and your family? Are you safe from the next lay-off?

What Should You Be Doing?

First, I want to share some real statistics with you that exposes the real posture of individuals at or nearing retirement.

Well, here
they are…and they are SCARY

 

Scary Statistic 1: 63% of Americans do not have $500 in the
bank. ( https://www.cbsnews.com/news/most-americans-cant-afford-a-500-emergency-expense)

Scary Statistic 2: 33% of Americans have $0 in retirement
savings. (http://time.com/money/4258451/retirement-savings-survey)

Scary Statistic 3: 1 in 5 Americans have no savings at all. (https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/15/bankrate-65-percent-of-americans-save-little-or-nothing.html)

Scary Statistic 4: HALF of Americans live paycheck to
Paycheck. (https://www.marketwatch.com/story/half-of-americans-are-desperately-living-paycheck-to-paycheck-2017-04-04)

Scary Statistic 5: 43% of Students cannot make payments on
their student loans (https://www.wsj.com/articles/more-than-40-of-student-borrowers-arent-making-payments-1459971348)

Scary Statistic 6: The Average American owes $15,983 in
Credit Card Debt. (https://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/average-credit-card-debt-household)

Scary Statistic 7: 30% of Americans are Constantly Stressed
About Money. (https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/19/30-percent-of-americans-are-stressed-out-about-money-constantly.html)

Ask
yourself, honestly… is this me?

 And if the answer is ever “yes”  and you can begin your journey to get back on track.  Begin now, life has dealt you some bad cards, you’ve worked hard and are not financially ready for retirement. Begin rebuilding your life right where you are! There’s no time like the present to begin pulling ourselves back up.

Get back in the game and “Always Progress!”

Who Do You Want To Work With?

If you are just starting a business you’re eager and full of passion about being successful and becoming financially stable to get that freedom that you seek. All of that is great except you have to build relationships in order to build your business. Are you willing to sacrifice your dignity, character, and your credibility just to make a buck? Take a step back and decide who you want your ideal clients to be. So I’m asking you, “Who do you want to work with?”

You Make The Call

You’re an entrepreneur and you make the call as to who you do or don’t do business with. Step back for a moment, why did you or why are you looking to leave your job? Are you tired of a certain type of personality every day? Are the people you encounter daily speaking your language? Are you a stranger in your crowd now? Well you have to decide if your values are being compromised if you’re going to stay or make a change so you are comfortable. This is your business and you get to choose who you want to hang out with. You build the relationships.

Personally, if I can’t have a cup of coffee with you, become friends over the phone, get to know a little about you, and see if we have common ground, then we will not be entering each other’s circle. After working over 42 years of my life, the last thing I want is to be around someone that I don’t have anything in common with just because they have money and can pay for my service. Is it really worth it? You make the call.

Targeted Marketing

Is there such a thing as a perfect client or a perfect pool where buyers hangout and are ready to purchase certain items? Fishing would be good if we could find that fishing hole! My answer to that question would be yes and no. Why no? Well let’s think about this for a minute. You hear on a daily basis that you should advertise or market in your targeted marketing area. Does this mean that there is a physical place where people are waiting to spend money or is this a place where people are looking for you to throw money at you because you have the real “goodies!” No!

Now I will answer yes! Yes your perfect client or the perfect pool is where there are people who you want to do business with. These people are searching for a solution to their problems. You’ve chosen your niche and you’ve discovered that you have a service or a solution to solve the problem(s) that the people who you want to work with have. Your perfect client(s) are online asking the “how to” question in the search engines. They are in social media groups; like minds stick together in places where they discuss their problems and are able to come to some resolution.

There are several places and groups in social media platforms like Facebook and LinkedIn where you can find forums and groups of people who are looking for solutions to their problems. I’m basically saying, you have to put some effort in your research and find the best “fishing hole” for the fish that you’re trying to catch!

Features vs Benefits

Are you trying to sell yourself or are you discussing the features, benefits, and what your service or product can do to solve your potential clients’ issues? If you’re talking about yourself to potential clients, do you think they are listening? Some might be listening but most want to know what you have that will cure their pain, help them start a business, get out of debt or anything that they desperately need.

When your began your business, think back as to why you started. Did you start your business just to make money and get rich? Did you start your business to get out of debt? Or did you start your business because your recognized, personally could identify an issue or problem that seemed to be a common issue that people were online trying to find the solution for. You had been through this thing, found a way out, and at that moment you said to yourself, ” I don’t want anyone else to have to go through this.” You had a solution and at this point you found your purpose in life.

It was at this point that you became passionate about helping others solve a particular problem and you found yourselve unable to sleep, up at nights, and talking about this new founded passion to everyone you met. At that point, you were talking about the benefits of your business and why you were the person to work with. Your passion came over as caring and you had empathy for the person who was going through that same issue. The important thing is that the people who you had a chance to share with knew it.

Trust

There’s one thing that tends to change everything that you do. Stephen M. R, Covey wrote, “There is one thing that is common to every individual, relationship, team, family, organization, nation, economy, and civilization throughout the world. One thing which, if removed, will destroy the most powerful government, the most thriving economy, the most influential leadership, the greatest friendship, the strongest character, the deepest love.”

He goes on to say, “on the other hand, if developed and leveraged, that on thing has the potential to create unparalleled success and prosperity in every dimension of life. Yet, it is the least understood, most neglected, and most underestimated possibility our time.”

That one thing is trust.

Conclusion

 

Simply put, trust is confidence in an individual or organization. It is other people feeling good about relying on you. Its value can hardly be overstated. Trustworthiness is the universally accepted test of good character,(Alexander Green, 2011).

Are you willing to sacrifice your dignity, character, and your credibility just to make a buck? So I’m asking you, “Who do you want to work with?”

Internet Marketing Online Course

How To Choose An Internet Marketing Online Course

You’re a new business owner or entrepreneur who wears many hats in this startup venture. I’m asked by many about building a client list for different businesses. It’s obvious and most of us all started out our businesses without knowing the first thing about marketing. Sure we might have done some marketing and provided some of our services but, we never realized that this was the hardest part of our business and required our focus in order to be a functioning and profiting business. You always need a stream of new prospects and clients. Content goes here.

How Do You Organize?

How do you organize your business or is your business organized so that you can apply a marketing program to build and handle your funnel of prospects and new clients?


  1. Do you have a business name?

  2. How is your office space, if you’re working from home, set up?
  3. Do you have the appropriate license to operate?
  4. Do you have business cards?

  5. Do you have a virtual phone number and fax?
  6. Do you have a domain name?
  7. Do you or are you going to need a website?
  8. Do you have a business checking account?
  9. Are you prepared to spend money on marketing?
  10. Are your books set up properly?

The worst thing you can do and many have done this, is that you spend money on marketing and when prospects begin contacting you, you’re not organized to operate. Choosing the right Internet Marketing course is going to be tough because many courses seemingly to teach at a pace that’s too advanced. They treat their students as if “You are operating and just need to know how to get clients!” Being taught how to organize to operate the process is equally as important as knowing what to do within the process.

Take Me By The Hand

I take it you are having problems saying yes to “3” of the questions above.

Don’t feel bad, this is an important step in organizing; it is great to know where you are right now at this time in your life. This is your mark in the sand! Now from this point, you can begin organizing and planning the structure of your business. Your time is limited like most who start if you’re beginning part time. Let’s face it, you don’t have a lot of time to waste.

It sure would be nice to have someone to take you by the hand and lead you step by step to defining your goals and helping you to develop a clear vision as to where you want your business be in the next year.

I’m going to introduce and recommend my community and the team that’s qualified to get you there. The team is called Wealthy Affiliate. This community of marketers are waiting and love to help brand new marketers succeed. This is our responsibility, to help others succeed.

What’s The Cost

You have already spent a ton of money and for once it wouldn’t it be great to prove legitimacy. Good news, put your wallets up you can start and join Wealthy Affiliate for free!

Can you think of a better way to prove the validity of a course? YOU JOIN FOR FREE!

You get instant access to over 500 training modules for free! For 7 days you get live support from the owners!

What’s In It For Me?

You have to get something for your time because that’s the most important commodity right now. You’ve wasted enough of it and you don’t have more to waste. This is really an opportunity to get more for what you’ve paid. Oh right, this is free! The benefits are all directed to you the business owner not the company or team. The community is set up for you!

Course Benefits & Learning Outcomes

  1. Learn how to immediately get “immersed” in the awesome community here at WA
  2. Discover the process of earning revenue online
  3. Create and start working towards a list of new financial and non-financial goals
  4. Gain instant access to over 590,000 niches
  5. Choose your starting point NICHE for your business
  6. Build your very OWN niche website
  7. Learn how to optimize your website using WordPress
  8. A simple and free way of making your site search engine friendly
  9. How to create quality website content (that gets ranked)
  10. Understanding the keyword research process
  11. Quickly and easy creation of your own low competition keyword lists

Conclusion

I recommend you get ready to take your first
steps towards building your own online business. Level 1 is going to help
you understand how this whole process works. This is an excellent course
that will take a person from 0 knowledge to an understanding of the
basics.

Work your way through these lessons and ask
questions when you get stuck. Work through this one step at a time don’t rush
through it or skip steps, if it takes you a week to complete one part of it
then take a week but don’t skip. Strap in, because it’s about to get
interesting.

“Always Progress!”

How To Choose An Internet Marketing Online Course

You’re a new business owner or entrepreneur who wears many hats in this startup venture. I’m asked by many about building a client list for different businesses. It’s obvious and most of us all started our businesses without knowing the first thing about marketing. Sure we might have done some marketing and provided some of our services but, we never realized that this was the hardest part of our business and required our focus in order to be a functioning and profiting business. You always need a stream of new prospects and clients.

How Do You Organize?

How do you organize your business or is your business organized so that you can apply a marketing program to build your funnel of prospects?

  1. Do you have a business name?
  2. How is your office space, if you’re working from home, set up?
  3. Do you have the appropriate license to operate?
  4. Do you have business cards?
  5. Do you have a virtual phone number and fax?
  6. Do you have a domain name?
  7. Do you or are you going to need a website?
  8. Do you have a business checking account?
  9. Are you prepared to spend money on marketing?
  10. Are your books set up properly?

The worst thing you can do and many have done this, is that you spend money on marketing and when prospects begin contacting you, you’re not organized to operate. The right Internet Marketing should offer courses that help you develop your business from idea to generating revenue. This search is going to be tough because many courses worth the money are teaching in the “You are operating and just need to know how to get clients” mode. Being taught how to do something is not the same as teaching what to do.

Take Me By The Hand

I take it you are having problems saying yes to “3” of the questions above.
Don’t feel bad because is great to know your beginning. This is your mark in the sand! Now you can begin the organizing and planning the structure for your business. Your time is limited like most who start if you’re beginning part time. Let’s face it, you don’t have a lot of time to waste.

It sure would be nice to have someone to take you by the hand and lead you step by step to defining your goals and helping you to develop a clear vision as to where you want your business be next year.

I’m going to introduce and recommend my community and the team that’s qualified to get you there. The team is called Wealthy Affiliate. This community of marketers are waiting and love to help brand new marketers succeed. This is our responsibility, to help others succeed.

Cost

You have already spent a ton of money. Good news, put your wallets up. You can start and join Wealthy Affiliate for free!.

You get instant access to over 500 training modules for free! For 7 days you get live support from the owners!

 

Create an account

 

 

Planning Your Email Marketing

Planning Your Email Marketing

Your best chance of success with email marketing is to create a plan based on the products that you want to promote. It all starts with your product funnel, which leads to your content marketing plan, which leads to your email marketing calendar. All email marketing should be focused toward promoting your products and/or services and that requires planning.

The following steps will help you increase the results of your email marketing.

Craft a Working Product Funnel – You probably already have various products and services, but you may not have designed a product funnel yet that helps you understand how everything is interconnected and works together. Understanding this can help you keep your different lists and promotions in order.

Design Sales Pages for Each Product – Each page should tell your audience the benefits of purchasing the product. Remember sales pages focus is on the audience, not on you. Benefits over features, always – pretend you are the client and answer all the questions and concerns they might have right on the sales page.

Start Appropriate Email Lists for Each Product– Using your autoresponder, create the lists for each product or service that you will promote. At the minimum you will want a general email list for people who visit the front page of your blog and then two lists for each product you sell. Create one list for people who purchased the product and one list for people who just want more info about the product. Name them appropriately so that you know where to put the messages based from where the audience joins your list.

Develop a New Product Launch Calendar – Knowing when each product is being launched for new upcoming products and or services will help you identify which lists you can include the announcements and information on. Plus, it will remind you to create new sales pages, lists, blog posts and email marketing messages for each new product.

Create a Blog Post Publication Calendar – Based on the product launch calendar, write blog posts and set deadlines for them to be scheduled. Ensure that some blog posts promote the various sales pages, and other blog posts are designed for those who purchased already. For each message, consider who will see it and where they come from.

Create a Social Media Content Publication Calendar – Develop social media messages in a series based on your blog posts that will attract your readers to click through to your sales pages and purchase or sign up for your email lists.

Create an Email Publication Calendar – Based on how everything works together above, create a series of emails that you can edit appropriately for each separate list that you may want to promote the new product to. Load them into the right auto responders, ensuring they link to the right sales pages depending on the audience they are sent out to.

Craft Follow-Up Messages – Don’t forget to craft all your follow-up messages too for each product that you sell. Once sold, you will want to keep in contact with the customer who bought it so that you can market future products and services to them.

By creating a plan of action to follow, you can make sure every single time you launch a new product that you can cross-promote other products and services without bombarding your list too much with messages they don’t need, thus increasing your conversion rates exponentially. If all the content you create goes together like a puzzle to promote all your products and services in a seamless way, it’ll be that much easier each time to set up for each new product.

Wealthy Affiliate Review – Will It Work For Baby Boomers?

In this post, I am going to provide you with an informative, honest, and thorough review of what Wealthy Affiliate is and why it is suited for and will work for Baby Boomers. It doesn’t matter if you are a newbie, just starting out, or if your former career path has provided you with sales and marketing strategy experience in affiliate marketing; this is for you. Wealthy Affiliate allows room for growth of even the most experienced.

Before I begin my review, I want to share my experience and give you my 10 cent sales pitch as to why this will work for baby boomers and really for any business in any industry online.

Wealthy Affiliate – The Overview & Highlights

The Wealthy Affiliate site can be considered a training program or platform dedicated to affiliate marketers that is fantastically designed for the baby boomer and the newbie, established entrepreneur, college student, part-time worker, stay at home mom, brick and mortar business, or anyone who is thinking about starting a business. All the tools are in one package so you don’t have to sign up for several systems to get your project up and running.

If you are a struggling baby boomer who has struggled to build a business online, have been ripped off or feel that you don’t have the “full picture”, Wealthy Affiliate is going to clear things up and is the place for you. You are going to learn how you can literally take ANY idea/passion/niche and build a very successful business online. No experience necessary. No technical skills.

Wealthy Affiliate (WA) is an online community with over 100,000 members and a training center. Founded in 2005 by Kyle and Carson, Wealthy Affiliate has become one of the most reputable and highest-rated resources to teach you the ropes of digital marketing and online business.

Whenever someone asks me about WA I always start by saying it’s not some money making scheme, easy system to riches or pyramid scam. So what is Wealthy Affiliate? Wealthy Affiliate University is first of all an online business community and a marketing training center. If you think that you will start making money by simply joining WA – I would suggest you walk away, it’s not going to happen. This is probably the biggest difference between WA and all the other online programs – Wealthy Affiliate does not sell hype and false promises, it doesn’t promise to make you rich overnight and it doesn’t promise you a shortcut to overnight millions of dollars. However, this program promises to teach, train, educate and support you. If you are willing to start and run a successful business – then keep reading.

Wealthy Affiliate Training Formats – Training For The Speed Of The Student

Clear Plan of Action

  • All levels of training – Beginner and Advanced
  • Video training, Step-by-step Tutorials and Courses
  • 13 Full, Interactive Classrooms with tasks to complete
  • Live & Interactive Help from owners and expert members
  • 2 Free Easy-to-Build Websites (you will also learn what to do with these sites)
  • State of the Art Hosting
  • A strict spam free environment.
  • No up-sells, ever. (except Premium, of course)

$0 Membership. Yes, completely FREE! You do not need any money to join Wealthy Affiliate, the basic free membership gives you all you need to get started: including 2 free hosted websites, training and all the support you need.

Wealth Affiliate’s Community Of Ready Experts – Who Do You Want To Work With?

  • 800,000 PLUS of community members IN 195 COUNTRIES

There is no other community in the world that you can walk into as a complete stranger and create unbelievably powerful business relationships. Every single day there are 10,000 or more people networking within Wealthy Affiliate, creating businesses together, offering each other insights, and building their network.

The SiteRubix – Create, Grow, And Manage Your Websites

 

2 Free Easy-to-Build Websites (you will also learn what to do with these sites). You will become the creator of your very own fully and highly functional website in seconds, really in seconds. Sure some may be a tad bit slower than others, especially if you are still harboring the “I can’t do this” mindset. I know you will be thoroughly surprised, as I was, when I created my first imperfect website. The neat thing is that there is a community here that gave me feedback and help to improve that site to what it is today. You Are Not Alone! Lose the fear!

Affordable Managed WordPress Hosting

As your business grows, your website platform is going to need to grow with you and allow for higher traffic websites, and more websites. At Wealthy Affiliate you can run several multi-million dollar websites from ONE platform in SiteRubix. You will not outgrow the platform here and as a Premium member you can host up to 50 websites total.

Whether you are just getting started within the online space or looking to grow several businesses to new levels, our hosting platform (called “SiteRubix”) will remain robust and powerful every step of the way.

What you get with your 0$ starter membership:

  • Instant access to over 500 training modules
  • 2 free websites along with free hosting
  • Access to 3 classrooms
  • Live support from the owners for the first 7 days and support from many experts inside WA!
  • 30 keyword searches a month

Million dollar businesses are running on Wealthy Affiliate platforms. Being Great For Any Niche, Just Request The Proper Tools

What interests you? What are you passionate about? We all have a hobby or something that gets us excited and motivated when we think about it. There are MILLIONS of different ideas that you could potentially tap into online and we are going to help you come up with your very own “topic” within Wealthy Affiliate.

  • Phase 1 of the Boot Camp Course(BCC) – 10 Lessons, Getting Your Busines Rolling, teaches you how to build an authority website, how to choose the direction that you want to move in, how to build your website, getting your website SEO ready, understanding and learning the keyword research process, and how to create insightful reviews.
  • Phase 2 of the BCC 10 Lessons, Content, Keywords, and Conversions, teaches you how to make your content a great or wonderful reader experience, mastering conversions, how to properly use affiliate links, how to properly create quality content, how to avoid the biggest visual mistakes on your website, and how to maximize your profits by leveraging products that you are not promoting!
  • Phase 3 of the BCC – 10 Lessons, Give your Site Social Value, you learn how to incorporate social media to get more traffic to your site
  • Phase 4 of the BCC – 10 Lessons, Get Visual. Get Aesthetic. Get a Brand Through, you learn how to spruce up your site to make it a better experience for your visitors through imagery and videos.
  • Phase 5 of the BCC – 10 Lessons, Knowing Your Audiences & Catapulting Your Referrals, you gain a better understanding of your audiences in respect to converting them.
  • Phase 6 of the BCC – 10 Lessons, Bing, Yahoo, and the Power of PPC, you will learn how to gain market share in Bing and Yahoo.
  • Phase 7 of the BCC – 10 Lessons, How To Scale Successful PPC Campaigns, you will learn the process of scaling PPC campaigns that lead to profitable and long term success.

Wealthy Affiliate “I’m Not Ready For Retirement” Final Word, Try It. Make a Decision Now!

I don’t want to seem pushy or salesy; you be the judge by trying it!

What do you have to lose?

I’ll tell you, time! You don’t have time to waste if retirement is knocking at your door and you need a supplement to your income now. You know your situation and why you are not financially prepared for retirement and you don’t have the time nor the money to be wasting jumping from program to program. You know if you don’t do something now, you’ll regret every day that you didn’t make the decision to begin. Why wait? It’s free to start!

I’m recommending that you make a decision now based on what you’re feeling and follow your gut and intuition and try Wealthy Affiliate.

If you think Wealthy Affiliate would be a great fit for you based on what I’ve discussed and said, then why not try it out!

If you have questions or comments about Wealthy Affiliate, please leave them below!

“Always Progress!”

About Von

Hello, welcome, and thank you for such a safe landing on my “I’m Not Ready For Retirement” site. You are part of 10,000 people per day approaching retirement, born between 1946 and 1964. Up to now you’ve been struggling and experiencing some stress about your life and future as you approach retirement. You’re not alone, so join me as I lead, offer, and share some important information to help you prepare and in come cases supplement your income while making your transition seamless.

MY STORY

I’m a former US Marine, Army Airborne Logistics Officer, and currently an Operations Supervisor. I have a BS in Health and Physical Education and obtained my MBA with concentrations in Operations and Project Management in April 2012. My past accomplishments cannot compete with what I have done from April 2012 to the present date.

Two weeks prior to graduation, April 2, 2012, I had a life changing episode that has changed my life forever; I had an acute asthma attack while sitting at my desk at work in Charlotte, NC at 10:36 am. Because I’ve never been really sick nor did I have asthma, I didn’t know what was going on and had no idea about what was going to transpire. In less than two hours I couldn’t exhale, had to be resuscitated twice in the Wachovia CIC Center parking lot prior to be driven approximately 2.5 miles to Carolina Medical Center where I would lay in a coma like stage throughout the rest of the day until the next morning.

I was unaware of all the things that were taking place such as contacting the Red Cross to reach my son who had just returned from Iraq, contacting my closest friends, church members, co-workers, and family because my wife was told there was nothing else to be done except wait.

Something happened through the night that I’ll never forget. I saw the brightest light which is still indescribable and heard a voice and the words “I’m not ready for you yet you have a purpose to fulfill” and I woke up. I woke up to see tubes down my throat, one of my best friends who was there all night with my wife and a college fraternity brother who drove from Philadelphia, when he got the call, to Charlotte to be at my bedside crying and praying.

I was in the hospital for 9 more days and at home for 9 months. It was during this time that I spent reading and searching for my purpose and passion because what I had done for over 25 years of my life, I was told I would not be able to do again; so I was told. I say, “Always Progress!””

I now go to the gym regularly. I’m working with some difficulty but, I’m up on my feet and thankful. Now I’m facing retirement and this situation has been costly and put me in a financial situation, like many others, that I didn’t see coming.

WHY I WANT TO HELP PEOPLE

As a leader, I feel that it is important to be transparent so others will first of all know that I’m authentic, honest, and just as human as the next person. There is nothing special about me. I have a passion and a purpose for leadership. That’s who I am and I’m here to lead, develop, encourage, coach, and walk with you through your situation to success.

You see noone ever knows when they will go through something that will change their lives physically and financially. When you are near retirement or planning, you can’t give up! You have to “Always Progress!” towards your goals.

As a Strategic Business Consultant, I want to help you. Sure you’re experiencing some difficulties, some stress, and some uncertainty. I promise you, if you will begin with a goal and a plan, you can reach your goal. My purpose is to be your guide and to learn with you. I don’t know everything but, I have resources that can be reached out to for help.

I want to be recognized for what I do to help someone get back on there feet so that they can live life as they had planned.

THE GOAL OF MY SITE

The goal of my website is to help you develop an “Always Progress!” mindset through participation, communication, and of course you have to take action. You have to participate. This is not a place where you will be made to feel or look inferior; it’s not allowed and I won’t tolerate it!

You have to communicate. We have a close community of people ready to help. When you don’t communicate it is assumed that you know. Remember, this is your life and now you are responsible to get where you want to go. We are here to help you succeed.

Lastly, you have to take action. When you don’t take action then I and the community will never know what you don’t understand. My goal is to help you achieve and that can’t happen without action. I cannot do this for you, only with you.

Whenever you need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.

All the best,

Vonnie “Von” Wright MBA 

“Always Progress!”

www.imnotreadyforretirement.co…

We Have To Find A Way To Increase This Business

We Have To Find A Way To Increase This Business



My new mentor wrote, “We have to find a way to increase this business. You know or maybe you haven’t thought about this, and that is your business is either growing or shrinking. So the only option is to expand. ”

Entrepreneurs frown and shy away from strategic marketing because they don’t understand how to build a list of potential clients who are interested in spending money on their products/services.

If we asked any business owner regardless of a new startup from scratch business, an existing brick and mortar company, or an online internet business their motives and thoughts are the same. They all want their businesses to grow, but they don’t know what steps to take. I recommend Email Marketing!

Email Marketing

Your best chance of success with email marketing is to create a plan based on the products that you want to promote. It all starts with your product funnel, which leads to your content marketing plan, which leads to your email marketing calendar. All email marketing should be focused toward building your list by promoting your products and/or services and that requires planning. The following steps will help you increase the results of your email marketing.

Grow or Die!

Focus on what I am getting ready to say to you, “You have too many ideas and you are confusing yourself.” For instance, we are considering expanding our services and we haven’t earned a profit from the “Hub” that houses five other businesses “Under One Roof.” We can’t decide whether we should increase our mailings, visibility and secure ad space. We have too many directions. In this case, what should we do?

Planning

First, I don’t believe in doing anything without a plan. I am a person who has a lot of things going on in my mind and prefers seeing it on paper or on the screen. Mind Mapping allows you to brainstorm and put put your ideas in front of you so you can visually see what does and doesn’t make sense. I personally recommend Free Mind because it’s free and you have an opportunity to learn at your pace.  The one thing that new entrepreneurs seem too have in common is that they can’t seem to identify and hit the target! Missed targetGetting organized by organizing your thoughts will get you closer to your target.

If you are a Baby Boomer you are really confused! You need a system to follow mainly because you are structured and in most cases very well organized; you just need some type of guide to follow.   Sr Confused by computer

Always Progress!

Panic Attacks Are Crippling

What Are Panic Attacks?

Confused man scratching head

According to the Anxiety Depression Association of America, Panic attacks can be identified as palpitations, accelerated heart rate or pounding heart, sweating, shaking or trembling, and a sensation of smothering or shortness of breath accompany the intense discomfort or fear of a panic attack.



Let’s face it, starting a new business is no easy feat! If you’ve experienced any of the symptoms above you are normal and it’s natural to feel discomfort when approaching the unknown for the first time. Of course, we are not talking about panic attacks with serious identifications as those above. I want you to understand that starting down the unknown and sometimes lonely road of launching a business can be scary.

I also want to make note that starting a business in a direction that is new and will become your next career is even scarier. What happens when you lose your confidence because you’re in a position in life that you never planned for or even saw coming and you’re tired of having to prove yourself and/or defend your decisions.

You were a professional before you came to this job and now all of the sudden you feel like you don’t fit because you’re not in your world anymore. You were in the military and now you’re in the civilian world and the systems are not bringing about that familiar cohesion that was a way of life for you. Instead the team seems happy with backwards or non-existent systems because they have been functioning that way for 10 – 20 years and are fine with being just OK .

Stage Fright

I remember the stages and days of anxiety when I started my business; I had a huge event that stopped my life for a period. My mom died on her birthday at 93 years old. Getting back from this blow was tough. My wife and I had taken the steps to get our business license, mailbox, set up our office, and we had been blessed with clients prior to our business start up. Things couldn’t have been better; then came this normal occurrence in life.

How do you:

  • Know your business and materials inside and out
  • Have several paydays resulting from very little work on your part for your clients
  • Know you are getting short on cash,
  • Begin suffering from anxiety and you put off taking that first, important, and very necessary step in order for your business to officially launch?

Well that happened to me. I had a flashback of all the negative occurrences I had had in the courthouses so I kept procrastinating and finding excuses or other things to do so that I wouldn’t have to execute my plan. The funnier thing is when I finally executed, everything was different; all of the people I encountered and met that day were extremely helpful and kind to me. Just the opposite of my past negative experiences and it took only 10 minutes to execute and we were in business with our first client with a four figure payout. I wasted approximately two weeks due to my anxiety and had I used that negativity and fear as fuel, money should have been in the bank and I would have already gained the confidence of my client to refer more business.

LIFE IS LIKE A CAMERA…..

Focus on what’s important. Capture the Good times. Develop from the negatives. And if things don’t work out,

TAKE ANOTHER SHOT(FB,11/1/2016).