"If I could just get my hands on a 16 year old, I would tell them how easy it is to start your own business, make money, and pay for your own college education."
This was the conversation I was having this morning. All the things I know now that I wish I knew so much earlier in life.
You see, I did not grow up in an affluent home, though, we always had enough. I remember worrying as a child that we would not have enough money for food because my mom would count out pennies to pay for our groceries and I often got told "no" when I picked out ice cream and sugary cereals that we just had to buy. I had no concept of health back then, so I assumed it had to do with the fact that Cocoa Pebbles cost more than the plain-old-boring Corn Flakes. I had no idea. My father has worried about money at least daily every day of his life, while I guarantee you, he has more than enough. But that is his life story from another time and another era. My grandmother never threw away napkins that were "partially" used because that would be wasteful.
All of these parts of my story is why I would love to get my hands on someone who has not fully developed their "money story". Because your money story directly impacts how much money you have.
My money story was not great as a kid, but I was tenacious. I sold girl scout cookies, determined to lead my troop in sales, and then found a stationary sales when I was in Junior High and High School. Even my lemonade stand made great money. And, here is why. Because I knew what I wanted to accomplish in sales and I used a number of methods to get there - when someone zigged, I zagged. When what worked in the morning, didn't work in the afternoon, I changed strategies. And, through all of this, I kept thinking, "what do people need right now that I can provide". And, it worked!
Now, many moons later, this is what I LOVE to do for a living. I love to help people learn how to authentically, through being of service, zig and zag to ensure they can get their service, skills, and products out to the world in a way that will serve and uplift.
I am thrilled to offer these services to so many amazing people. Each person has an idea, a vision, a thought inside of them that they want to bring to the world. Many people are already doing this, because they can't not do it, but they are not making any money doing that. In truth, what you bring to the world is needed . If it is needed, then you need to be able to eat and live and support your family. Making money by offering your passion is not selfish, it is an honor. The honor that we have to live in this world and to bring our gifts to the world, and to be able to support ourselves by doing that. That is what we have created at Being Present to Serve, a facebook group, where we teach people how to zig and zag to abundant success. I say abundant success because there is a feeling of successful fulfillment when you give of yourself to the world and are sincerely rewarded for doing so. Click here to learn more about Being Present to Serve.
Hi! Welcome to my blog, Lunch with Cinderella. I love writing about my life experiences and the fact that they may help spur some cool experiences of your own. If you are here, leave a comment... I read them all and love hearing from you!
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