I want to take a moment and wish everyone a Happy New Year. I also want to make clear that I’m NOT anti-new year. ‘Resetting yourself’ on the new year can be helpful if you’re prepared to follow through. But some have commented to me that my 2 posts (here and here) are putting down resolutions. I am not. What I AM trying to convey is that you don’t have to be a slave to what the calendar and the media pushes on us.
If New Year’s Resolutions help you move forward…then do it.
..and expanding a bit on this topic…
I came across an article the other day that frankly was stunning to me:
$84,000 a year now qualifies as low income in high-cost Orange County (This is in California)
Read this part…
A family of four with an annual income of $84,450 or less now qualifies as low income in Orange County.
A single person living alone qualifies as low income if he or she earns $58,450 or less a year.
Orange County has the fifth-highest income threshold in the nation, according to new income limits released last month by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
I was born and raised in California (I now live in Arizona) and the overall increase in cost of living in the state is nothing short of ridiculous to be perfectly blunt. I still have several friends that live there and I honestly wonder how they do it…and why.
Last year I was looking at apartments in San Diego (I love it there) and I found a small studio…330 square feet.
$1,800 a month. That is not a typo.
Could I have afforded it? Yes. But I just couldn’t justify the price and what I was getting. So I decided to move to save money and put the difference in to my business.
Do I miss California? I do miss parts of it. But I don’t miss how expensive it is…and the quality of people has gone way downhill in my opinion.
Which leads me to my point: What are you prepared to do when faced with challenging economic circumstances that affect your family? Are you prepared to move where it’s cheaper to live…and thrive? Or are you faced with limited income in a career that’s not giving you what you want…and need?
These issues are precisely why we see record numbers starting their own home-based business. People are not making enough money, pure and simple. They HAVE to do something. But I don’t need to tell you that thinking of doing it and actually doing it (and doing it successfully) are two very different things.
That’s why my training and mentoring is so effective. It can realistically put you on a path to develop a second income while you maintain your career. And for those who are willing to commit and do the work (yep…it’s work and anything or anybody that claims otherwise isn’t being straight with you) you can replace your job and create true financial independence.
But you have to be willing to step out of your comfort zone. Just like when people decide to uproot their life and move for the betterment of their family. Sometimes it’s just time to make the jump. Is it easy? No. Is it worth it?
Who doesn't pal? If you have a rich Uncle, you're good to go. If not, then you better get real and realize that latest 'opportunity' on that Facebook group where you can make 300 bucks over and over for doing nothing is complete bullshit. ARE YOU READY TO GET REAL?? >> >> >> >>
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