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June 7, 2011

Dream Sharing To Create Success (Part 1)

The introduction to what I am doing here is in the previous post.
It became so long I divided it into two posts.

What is the typical way one begins to search for a way to make money from home, from a blog, or even from their backyard or beachfront hammock? 

When I first started my journey towards being wealthy and happy there were ads in the back of magazines.  Is that still done today?  

Most will use their favorite search engine with terms like “Work from Home” or “Make Money Online.”     

     How many zillions of pages turn up with such a search? 

Just because one page is high on the results or shows up frequently in the first few pages does that mean this site is the best answer for you?  Does it even mean it is a legitimate opportunity?

How does one know who is honest, who has your best interests on their agenda, along with making money themselves, who is qualified to lead you? 

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How can one protect herself not only from financial loss and the influx of dozens of email she does not desire but also from humiliation, frustration and wasting precious time?

Besides researching opportunities one must also look into scams and complaints. Remember no one will please everyone. Even the “Good Guys” draw complaints and criticism.

More considerations determining the length and enjoyability of your success journey are knowing WHY you want to earn money and WHY you choose the methods you choose.

I admit I am an over thinker.   

I try not to be a pessimist but I like to know some options.

Will you write e-books or submit articles to print or digital publications?
Will you sell your crafts or found treasures from an online shop (I have some sources to share for these areas also) or a booth.
Are you looking for passive affiliate income?  Jill did a nice post on this.

Are you confident enough for work that requires recruiting other associates?

Just like any goal program, weight loss or education or learning a new creative skill, having others to talk to, to listen, to share experiences with, is crucial to not only moving forward but to enjoying one’s journey.

Being miserable with the hopes of finding something called success is never the right way. 

The cliché that success is a journey not a destination is 100% true.
One never arrives at success even when one experiences success along the way.

If you have read this far let me thank you profusely.

If you would like to know more of my thoughts, please visit again. I will try to be informative.
If you just want to know who inspires me to think these crazy thoughts, please visit my inspiration page.

I would love to know who inspires you and if you have a mentor.

This post is linked to these hops:
Dream Share with ATG

Creating My Way To Success





Dream Sharing To Create Success (Intro)

How often do you wish your blog would generate income? Do you dream about staying at home and making money online by doing something you find enjoyable? Have you taken the time to focus and make a plan to achieve any of those dreams? 

They say the difference between a dream and a goal is planned action.

Once a month Selena of Apron Thrift Girl invites us to share our dreams, be they money oriented or any other.   

Jill, of Creating My Way To Success, is determined to make earning money from home, and from her blog, an achievable goal.
She is using the SMART plan.

Specific             Measurable              Actionable                Realistic                Timed

It is simple to find thousands of places to help you efficiently plan goals
Back “in the day”  my favorite goal guru was Zig Ziglar

(He and I were both a lot younger then.)
I have most of his books and many of his cassette tape presentations.
  (No 8-tracks.)

   Other goals trainers you may have heard of are Brian Tracy and  Anthony Robbins.  

  Fun fact about Tony:  he has developed and produced a series of 4 television infomercials which have continuously aired on average every 30 minutes, 24 hours a day somewhere in North America since their initial introduction in April 1989.

To reach her goal Jill created a blog hop to attract more views, 
added specific types of ads, is joining other sites where people are doing what she wants to do and who would also be customers of her dream.

On Wednesdays she interviews other creative people about their journey to success.

To join in Selena’s Dream Share        and Jill’s Creating My Way To Success hops  I am working on a few “thinking aloud” posts .  I’ll ramble on about what to do to look for a legitimate opportunity.  I’ll ask for suggestions (if anyone is actually reading or cares.)
I’ll share my struggles and experiences and maybe my half baked ideas.
What I will NOT be doing is suggest any one site is better than any other or guarantee that any method will work the same for everyone.

My opinions will be 100% my own. 

The next part of this post follows.

March 28, 2011

Rough Winter…New Life

One Purpose finishes

(please click to enlarge and enjoy photos) 

A New Life Purpose


Used barn boards repurposed for retail interior.


Barn Charm

September 17, 2010

Friendly Faces to Help Others

Filed under: Animals,Good Causes I believe in — Laura R @ 8:18 AM
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Pets come in all shapes and sizes. 
What makes a pet is the joy and companionship an animal brings to one’s heart and how it enhances one’s life.

These are a few of the pets I have had the opportunity to share time with this past year.

Before we continue, let me urge you to write a blog post today to help shelter dogs.  By writing about your pets, or allowing your pet to take over your blog today and write a post of their own, you can link up with the Pet Blog Hop  and for your post there will be a donation of a 20 pound bag of food from Pedigree.  Go to the Pedigree Facebook Adoption Drive page and LIKE them.
For a more clear description of the details, please click here.

Thursday, September 16 through Sunday, September 19,  the Pedigree BlogPaws bloggers will host a Blog Hop, to help raise awareness for the “Write a post, help a dog” effort.

My cats and dogs have come from various rescue sources.
I have done transports and adoptathons and worked at the shelters cleaning cages and walking dogs and being with less fortunate animals in their final hours.

You have the opportunity TODAY to help make life a bit richer for dogs from the comfort of your own home.  Please help.

If you do not have a pet of your own, you may borrow one for use in writing a post for this event.  Spread the word, please.

 To my Follow Friday friends, I promise to visit each and everyone of you very soon.

August 15, 2010

National Garage Sale Day? Who Knew!

Filed under: Thrifty Finds — Laura R @ 8:57 AM
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Sorry- no pictures today. I have been out the past couple days thrifting, visiting other people’s yards and garages and barns and sheds and a few churchs.  Besides interesting plunder and some great books I was treated to good conversation and a wonderful bakery that brought back childhood memories.  Nope, no pictures of that either, it was yummy and gone fast.

How did I find out there was a National Garage Sale Day?
Thank you Ms. Selena  from  Apron Thrift Girl   who holds a fun Monday Meme  Thrift Share that I would love for all of you to join.  Don’t wait until Monday, please hop over to ATG now and read her post about National  Garage Sale Day.  She has a delightful and practical  gift for you there.

I promise there will be pictures after I finish unloading the van and sorting out my treasure.  Prepare to be amazed  (at what I will drag home.)

I am linking this post up to Frugalicious Friday  at Finding Fabulous where she has a post with details on another thrifty source – senior living centers.
Please go read it yourself.

 Since this post is short I have room to send a shout out to all my classmates from high school.  I did visit with some of you at the pre reunion bar thing Friday night.  Still trying to get my hearing and voice back.

And to all my readers, if you have a favorite recipe from your childhood and want to send me a link, maybe with a brief story of your memories, I’d love to read it.

How do you find garage sales?
A few ways are local newspapers, on paper or online,   services such as CraigsList  or Garage Sale Finder  or local Saturday morning radio programs.

Anouncement:  There is a party going on at Under the Table and a prize for linking up to her Sunday Showcase so go add your project.

Happpy To Design  offers you a chance to repost one of your favorite posts on Sunday, and since I am reblogging ATG’s information, this is sort of a repost.

Kuzak’s Closet  has a contest for you  and an opportunity to share favorite things in your life.

I heart naptime  has a contest for you today as well.  Link up your project or just visit and see great things made by others and become inspired.

Linking this post up to Market Yourself at Sumo’s Sweet Stuff
Thrifty Treasures at Southern Hospitality (note- only 1 more month to join in this season)
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm 
Twice Owned at House of Grace 
Toot Your Horn at A Silly Little Sparrow 
WordFULL Wednesday at 7 Clown Circus 
Penny Pinching at The Thrifty Home   and a reminder of her Refinished Furniture link party   that you can still join and share.
Whatever Goes Wednesday at Someday Crafts   – also look at the great projects she recently share for her Back 2 School party.
Another Back to School Bash was held at Lizard & Ladybug  and presently she has an event planning type party. Go read for details.
And I am going to SPOTLIGHT myself at It’s So Very Cheri 

Because going through other people’s stuff is a favorite past time of mine I am linking up to Favorite Things Saturday.

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