Invest or Die!!!

Sooo…I’m hoping that you guys aren’t taking that literally. I don’t want you to die nor do I want any harm to come to you. What I mean is that you have to make a decision right now about how you see yourself in the next 5 to 10 years from now. Listen I’m always trying to find ways to invest in myself because I want more out of life, and you should want the same thing too…Right?

There are several ways that you can invest in yourself the right way. The first investment that you can make is”you”. Your job is to know yourself first before you can invest in anything that is of substance. So, now that we got that out of the way now comes the other stuff like education, training and starting a business.

Education can be from a variety of sources, mainly college, trade schools and self-education.  Training can come in two forms, voluntary and involuntary. Most businesses, governmental and organizations have mandatory training for their employees. Now if plan on staying with your current employer for the long haul then my advice to you is to see this mandatory training as n invest where both sides win.

For me though…

I love self-education because it gives me full control over what I want to learn and how fast I want to learn it. Say for instance Udemy which is a site dedicated to learning on the go. This site has so much to offer from software development, marketing strategies, and photography just to name a few. Next, you have LinkedIn which is a business networking site for professionals. They have a great learning curriculum that I’ve found just as useful, you should explore both sites to see which one fits you.

And last but certainly not least is starting your own business. Your first stop should be Small Business Administration (SBA). This site is gold if you are serious about wanting to start a business. It has everything that you would ever need to getting started. If you need help with a business plan, don’t hire someone do it yourself. The software that they have for creating a business plan is simple and easy to use.

If you decide to go through the process don’t forget about the DUNS(Data Universal Number System) this number is like a profile for your business. Not to be confused with a tax ID. This number tells you and others the name of your company, financial data, trade name, payment history, economic status and even the name of your executives if you have any.

“Don’t let your dreams, ideas, goals, aspirations die. Share what you have with the world don’t keep them hidden, because when you’re gone from this world so are they”. 

 

With all that being said don’t forget to tune in to Man Up To Greatness podcast for I will be discussing this exact topic.

Grooming Tip Of The Week

As men, we like to make sure our face is always looking good. When you look good you feel good and women love that in a man. But sometimes after a shave or haircut, you may get the dreaded bump or two, or maybe even several. If you are like me you can’t stand having those. The good news is that I may have a solution to your problems.

Two words…(Tea Tree ) which is something that has been around since the beginning of time. It’s an antiseptic plant found in Australia. This plant has the power to heal wounds fast without any type of chemicals. It can treat a number of things but for us guy’s I’ll break it down just for us.

Tea Tree oil when used properly can help with:

Fungus aka Athletes Foot 

Acne

Bacterial Infection (like small cuts, insect bites, cold sores)

Sunburns

Bad breath

Just to name a few… So what I do after every shave and/or haircut I grab a q-tip and place a few drops on the cotton head. Then I just rub around the area on my face or hairline that’s given me issues. Usually, after a day or two, the bumps are gone or going away. Now I must warn you that this stuff is strong, now while it can’t burn you the smell is very noticeable. So get ready to get kicked out of the bed. If you have sensitive skin, I would suggest diluting with pure coconut oil (organic-raw).  You’re going to have to figure out what’s best for you. 

Please leave comments I would love to hear from you guy’s about this.

Men of deep thought…

10 Step Guide To Success For The Single Guy

 Step 2: Communication

 

 Guy’s, what is the problem with us when it comes to communicating? Now I’m not saying that we can’t or don’t have the capacity to do it, but it seems at times that when it is necessary we will often not to live up to the moment. Can you honestly say that a plan no matter what it is can be completed with bad communication or no communication? The truth is that the big plan you may have can and will fail. Men have this problem of not wanting help sometimes, “you need to get out of that type of thinking”. This goes true at work, your business ventures and relationships.


In relationships listen we need to listen way more and talk less. Only offer your advice and opinion when she is seeking it. To do this you must know your women, that means listen more, duh! Trust me, she will spill her guts if knows you are really listening to her.


At work, don’t be afraid to express your opinion when it’s necessary. Be respectful and honest, your boss will appreciate you a lot more. That doesn’t mean he or she will take what you said into account all the time, but as long as your voice is heard that’s all that matters. Politics in the workplace is very prominent, so sometimes you may have to eat “crow”. 


As with your business, you may have people working for you. This is where your business will succeed or fail. The employees are the work horse’s and you are the one with the reins. Listen to their needs and issues. Always have an open door policy “be available”. A happy worker is a hard worker, which means your business will continue to grow and more revenue will come in. Is’n that the whole point of having a business in the first place? Retention is the key here, remember that…

 

Step 3: Networking

How big is your network of people? Who is your network of people? Do you even have a network of people to begin? These are the questions you should be asking yourself in order for you to be on that road to success. 

So, the first place to start this process is obviously your current place of employment. If you have heard or know of someone at your job that is doing something close to what you are doing, then you should reach out to them.


Always keep your ears open for any opportunity, you’ll be surprised at what you may hear. Next is the social media platforms like LinkedIn and Twitter. LinkedIn is basically for business professionals and should be your first choice. Facebook with all its drama and hype, it’s actually a good platform to get attention to yourself. Of course, I mean the business side of it. Twitter is a good and quick way to broadcast your ideas and business ventures. All of these platforms have peak hours so keep that in mind.

BOLO(Be On The Look Out) for my ebook for the rest of the steps

10 Step Guide To Success For The Single Guy

Step 1: Motivation

You must have motivation first and before any idea or plan can form. You have to know what motivates you. In order to find what motivates you, it’s a good idea to just start writing any and all ideas that come to you. 

The more you write about whatever comes to mind the more your ideas will start to make sense to you. Sooner or later motivation will begin to form big ideas or small ideas. The size of the idea doesn’t matter at this point, nor will it ever will.

My philosophy is to try to think big all the time because planning it will be more rewarding at the end.

It will never be easy but it should be fun…

Stay tuned for the next step on: COMMUNICATION (work, business and relationships)

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