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Reaching The Finish Line


Many aspire to be great entrepreneurs as we see the spoils after the fact – the big corner office high in the sky, corporate perks, power, money, etc. What few understand is that being a great entrepreneur means having to stand completely alone with your beliefs. If you have the idea, the passion, the will, and you’re thinking about it day after day…this is the time to do it.
You are never too old or too young. This is the time to strive to overcome your fears. Where the odds are greater, the prize gets much bigger. After all the efforts you have exerted, the prize of success shall be a well-deserved one.

Seeing the realization of your dreams will be life changing. Weather one believes it or not "there’s a distinction between people who are successful and people who are not,”. See opportunities instead of obstacles is a must accepting ‘no-excuses no matter how big or small the obstacle. Get really good at getting past the excuses and saying ‘Why not me? With a no-excuses mentality you will see opportunity where you once seen obstacles.


There's always a solution mindset is all about disrupting and re-architecting your beliefs in self and your ability to make your dreams a become a reality, by ridding yourself of all of the beliefs that are compromising success.


In order to change your behavior you must first understand the power of investing in key capital: Yourself. It’s important to really take the time to invest in oneself personally. Become avid learners of your craft and continually grow and be better people in all aspects of your live. You will see that by stepping outside of your comfort zone and investing in yourself as an asset.”


It is also a challenge to build a high tolerance for risk and failure which is extremely important prior to pursuing your entrepreneurial endeavors. To conquer this fear you must learn to take calculated risk, when it paid off then take another calculated risk. Afterwards you will start to trust your judgment better and analyze what you’re doing by assessing the situation and taking a chance if it seems like a reasonable risk.


No matter what goals your trying to accomplish continuous forward motion is the path. Failure and setbacks happen all the time, but you have to be willing to ride the unpredictable waves of those setbacks without getting discouraged. Building a business or chasing a dream requires a tolerance for failure and you should understand that risk. See failure is a beginning," "If you perceive failure as an ending, there's nowhere to go”. What defines you should not be how you fall but how you rise. What’s your choice when it comes to reaching the finish line success or failure?


Google is brilliant!


By Good Neighbors 05/01/23: Google is brilliant! Everyone knows that if you want information about anything there is no easier way than to ‘Google’ it. Their contact, data and calendar software has become an industry standard and it’s free. Therein lies a problem.


When, in 2014, the committee decided that the time had come to join the 21st century and make the transition from the card index system that had served the organization well for over 40 years, to one based on a computer, Google was the obvious choice and for three years all was well but then we hit a number of problems. We had mistakenly thought we were Google’s customers but in reality, we were ‘cattle’, being ‘milked’ for the sake of the advertisers!


First, a misunderstanding about a new password resulted in us losing our system completely. No amount of pleading (we even sent a letter by airmail to Mountain View, California) could unlock our account. In the end we created a new account on Google and reinstated all the data from backups. Our letter was never answered but several months later we received an email telling us that we “had passed security” and our original account was now unlocked.


Secondly, Google carried out a major “upgrade”, which may have suited some users but made life much more difficult for us. We decided that the time had come to look for an alternative system. After much research we found Gee Whiz Labs, Inc. whose software “Keep & Share” gives us everything we need. The transition to “Keep & Share” involved a steep learning curve for our helpline volunteers but we persisted! Right from the start the people at Gee Whiz Labs couldn’t have been more helpful, answering all our questions, usually within minutes, and even modifying certain aspects of the software to suit us.


Of course, we pay a modest subscription for the service. Perhaps that’s the chief lesson we ‘ve learned: if we want to be a valued customer rather than ‘cattle’ to be ‘milked’ we must pay for it.

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