Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Making Good

     Karma is a simple enough concept, at least on the surface. Actions and intentions permeate the creative medium thus triggering sequences of events to play out. Beneath the surface, the universe operates with a subtly and nuance that we could never orchestrate and shouldn't even try to micromanage. The best we can do is to scan the horizon for possibilities and the ride the wave when it appears.
     That being said, if you've summoned a higher power for assistance and that help arrives, best make good on it. Pay the bill, take the class (and pass it!), accept the job or do whatever it is you said you would do if only you had the means to do it. On the flip side, when the opportunity presents, reach out and help someone else.
     Making good on help and helping others energizes the cycle and widens the pathway for more assistance. On the other hand, nothing stops the wheel in the sky in faster than squandering an opportunity, abusing generosity, or ignoring someone currently in the situation you used to be in.
   
   

Monday, October 28, 2019

The Illusion Of Better

Never forget that what other people present is a well crafted facade, especially on social media.

Everyone does it but the irony is that we believe other people's stories while thinking that we are the only one struggling with issues behind the scenes. This is especially true in small/home business circles.

Don't let anyone make you feel bad about yourself and be weary of thinking that other people have better lives. Certainly don't let anyone use these assumptions to pressure you into making desperately bad decisions.

The truth is, you don't know what they don't share.

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Plan To Survive

     When things are going well, it's easy to assume that the gravy train will last forever. Expenses are allowed to grow in accordance to income. Credit card balances go up, houses get bigger and cars get flashier. The irony of making more money is that the temptation to over spend often gets worse instead of better and it gets rationalized by the thought that the bills will get paid with next week's paycheck. Freedom dwindles and the cycle of obligation grows stronger.
     This is how so many people end up in crippling debt and it is also why most small businesses ultimately go bankrupt. Life can turn on a dime. An unexpected illness or injury, the sudden loss of a job, a shift in the economy can change everything in an instant. The only thing that can't change in an instant is financial obligation. Bills don't magically go away after an unexpected change of cash flow and this is when things get ugly.
     So the question is, what's your survival plan?
   
   
   

Dangerous Assumptions

1. What happened? 2. What does it mean? 3. How will you respond? Before deciding what something means remember this: Other people's ...