Tuesday, June 05, 2007

"I Can't"

I hear a lot of people who say "I can't" do this or that. What about the things that you CAN do? I see a lot of posts on message boards saying this exact thing and the first thought that comes to my mind is that the one thing that they all seem to do have is access to a computer. Now I can't tell sometimes whether or not the computer they are using is their own or whether they are using a public access computer like those that can be used from a public library or such.

If you're using a public access computer that doesn't mean that there isn't no hope for you. Your resources and opportunities are decreased but they are not gone. I'm thinking that you can save up enough money to buy a computer so that you will be able to have one of your own which you can work on at any time of the day and when you feel like it. A good starting computer can be had for under $1000. Now that may seem like a lot of money to some people but you have to look at it as an investment.

If you're working in a job that you hate stick with it until you can save up enough money to buy your own computer so that you can start a business of your own. The fact that you know that you are saving to "invest" in a computer of your own will help ease the hate and stress that you feel from your job.

What if you're not working now? What is it that you want to do? What is your dream job?

There is this sage piece of advice that says that everyone was put on this planet for a reason. What if you don't know your reason? Another piece of sage advice says to "make it up". What does that mean? It means that if you don't know what it is that you want to do - then that is your job for now - finding out what it is that you want to do. What do you do in the meantime? Well its quite obvious that you are going to have to make a living unless you marry someone rich or get some kind of big inheritance. You may have to "buckle down" and get a "normal" job but remember this isn't something that you have to tie yourself too forever. It could be that while working this "normal" job you will find what it is that you want to do.

What if you don't want a "normal" job or you're having a hard time finding a job. Here's another piece of sage advice - Make One Up! What does that mean? It means that if you can't find a job make one of your own! As I have said many times before there are two ways of making money. The fastest way is to find a need and fill it. Many millionaires have been made because they used this exact method! Look around you. Is there a need that needs to be filled? Can you do yardwork, run errands, walk dogs, babysit?

The second way (which I think is the best way) is to take something that you love and turn that into a business. Again, many millionaires have been made because they followed this advice.

I'll use myself as an example. One of the many services that I provide is grant research. What made me go into that field? Because of my work with helping people to realize their dream job(s) the subject of grants came up. There were two sets of people and their views concerning grants. One group said that they were no grants and the second group said there were. Since this was so confusing to me I decided to find out on my own (not realizing that I had already been doing this kind of thing for years) and what I found out was just amazing! The bottom line is that I found out that there were such programs everywhere! And since people didn't believe me when I told them so another career was born! This would be a very good thing for you to remember also and that is just because someone says that it isn't possible doesn't make it true. What's so surprising to me is that a lot of the so-called experts in this field don't know the things that I do. Social service agencies that are supposed to know about these programs don't and will tell anybody that asks that they don't exist. They just don't know about them that's all.

So I decided to take it upon myself and find out for myself and I'm glad that I did that. It takes a lot to go against the norm but if your will and desire are strong enough you can do almost anything!


Taylor_Blue said...

I know that I used to be the ones that used the public access computers. I did as much as I could at home and did the printing and stuff when I went to the library. But we finally got a computer (free when we signed a contract to a phone company) but now my business is off and running...never say can't everyone's time comes....

Rose said...

I'm glad that you left your comment. It's always good to hear actual stories and experiences from others - just to let other people know that it can be done.