Monthly archives "February 2014"

Medical Distinction Between Guts and Balls

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Guts

There is a medical distinction between Guts and Balls. We’ve all heard about people having Guts or Balls. But do you really know the difference between them? In an effort to keep you informed, here are the definitions:

GUTS – Is arriving home late after a night out with the guys, being met by your wife with a broom, and having the Guts to ask: ‘Are you still cleaning, or are you flying somewhere?’

BALLS – Is coming home late after a night out with the guys, smelling of perfume and beer, lipstick on your collar, slapping your wife on the butt and having the Balls to say: ‘You’re next, Chubby.’

I hope this clears up any confusion on the definitions.
Medically, speaking there is No difference in the outcome. Both result in death.

When Did You Give Up?

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Do you remember the day you graduated from high school?

Were you going to set the world on fire and show everyone how you had all the answers to living life? Maybe you were going to be a college and then a pro athlete.

Or were you going to develop a cure for cancer?(I believe there is a cure by they way, there’s just too much money being made by not curing it).

Did Donald Trump or Sir Richard Branson inspire you to be the next business tycoon and become a millionaire by 30 or 40? Was being a ski or beach bum your greatest aspiration? It doesn’t sound that bad actually. I’d take the slopes myself. And if I chose that path now, I’m sure the government would be more than willing to enable me that lifestyle.

But I digress…

Then Reality Hit…

It doesn’t matter if you went to college or not because it was more than likely a very short period of time before you realized just how fast expenses ate up your money and work ate up all your time. Unless you were born with a silver spoon in your mouth. Then none of this is going to make any sense to you at all.

But for those living in reality…

It wasn’t long before you entered the work force as a full time employee. Taking that job as a ‘stepping stone’ towards the top. But you still had dreams of opening that million dollar business or stepping back onto the field/court one more time to see if you had what it takes.

Then you fell in love and in no time wedding bells were ringing and there was a bun in the oven. Before you knew it there was three rug rats tugging on your pant leg every night as soon as you got home from work. That job you took as a stepping stone had now turned into an 8 year step.

You find there’s always more month at the end of the money and your belt is now in the last hole before you have to buy a new one… that you can’t afford.

Family vacations are trips to gramma’s… across town.

The Jones’s

And somehow you’ve convinced yourself this is as good as it’s going to get.

You’ve ‘settled’ for mediocrity.

After all, Jim Bob next door told you your business idea wouldn’t work because he’s got a master’s degree in Miller Time and he’s in great shape… he’s ROUND! And you’ve convinced yourself it’s easier to sit there with Jim Bob and solve the world’s problem’s than it is to actually do something about it.

Besides, the economy is in shambles and you’ve got great job security.

Happy… Happy… Happy…

You might be happy as a clam in mud, and that’s great.

More power to you.

But chances are you had dreams at one time and someone talked you out of them. Someone or something got inside your head and got you to quit. And chances are you quit at one of two things. Getting in better shape and losing weight or making more money and having financial freedom. Maybe you’re one of the crazy ones and wanted the best of both worlds. To be fit and rich. Because you used to be a good athlete and take care of yourself. But since you didn’t make it at the next level you just let yourself go.

It doesn’t really matter what it is you quit.

You quit.

What does matter is if you get back in the saddle again or not. Because if you’re reading this you’re still sucking air and the man upstairs hasn’t called you to come home yet.

Now you have a choice.

Spend the rest of your nights wallowing in misery with Jim Bob…

…or quit listening to the naysayers and making excuses, and build the life for yourself and family you once dreamed about.

It’s only too late if you decide it’s so.

Find Out If A Home Business Is Right For You

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There are several reasons that people start their own home businesses, including a passion for a certain product or service, or a need to have flexible hours! With your home business, you can be your own boss and work when it’s convenient. Read this article for tips on how to start a business at home.

As your home based business begins to grow, identify and track key measures of success. Whether it is speed of delivery, number of repeat customers or any other engaging metric, keep track of this information and publicize your success through your web site or other marketing channels. For new customers, seeing customer testimonials or firm numbers may convince them to try your business.

Keep all your very important paperwork for your home business, like insurance policies or bank password information, in a fire- and waterproof safe. Put this safe in a a place you can grab it easily if there is a disaster, or on the highest level of your home so it will be easy to find if the worst happens.

Sticky notes are, in my opinion, the one invention a home business cannot live without! You can use them to post reminders all over your office, point out on paperwork where something needs to be changed or a client needs to sign, or make it easy to find a page in a stack of bills or a contract.

Choose a home business which fits into your family’s busy schedule. If you need to be able to work for an hour and then take off to soccer practice, then return to work for another few hours and go again to grocery shop, you need a field that won’t require you be available to clients during business hours.

What else can you sell from your home business? It’s important to have multiple revenue streams in case one dries up for a while. Consider webinars, audiobooks, ebooks, or even creating your own physical product like a day-by-day calendar with reminders of what your customer should do when you’re not there.

Before you hire someone to do a job for your home business, ask your friends and family if any of them have the skills needed for the position. You can save money by paying them with bartering or just a lower wage, and you’ll be helping out people you care about.

Choose your home business based on your personality. If you love kids, open a daycare. If you are a great salesperson, become a real estate agent. If you can’t stand talking, become a software programmer. There are a million different choices you can make which will work beautifully with the skills you have.

When selecting a home business to get into, it’s important to compare many opportunities and then go with the one that fits your situation the best. You must ask yourself how much time you’ll have to dedicate to starting the business, then how much money you have to start up, and lastly what fits the skills that you have. As you whittle down the list you’ll end up with one or two items which you can compare on the profits they’ll make and select the winner!

Contact an independent insurance agent as soon as you select the home business you’re going to go into and find out what type of insurance you’ll need. Often your home insurance won’t cover the replacement costs of your equipment which can leave you in the lurch if you ever get caught in a disaster.

Whether you want to be available when a spouse or children arrive home, you like to sleep in, or you really love a certain subject, home businesses can be an attractive option. Remember the tips in this article to start and manage your own successful, profitable home business in an effective manner!