Friday, January 30, 2009

Law of Attraction Fast-Start - Make Tiny Changes Effortlessly

The law of attraction can help you to change your life completely. However such a complete change is intimidating for most of us. In this article we'll discuss a way in which you can make continuous small changes which will turn your life around.

In the past decade, the Japanese art of "kaizen", a philosophy of continual improvement, has become very popular. You can apply it to changing your life with the law of attraction.

1. The Theory of Kaizen and No Resistance

The reason kaizen works is because of the way your brain works. Big changes are intimidating, and trigger the flight or fight response. This leads to immense resistance to making any large change. You can see this process at work in New Year's resolutions. Many people have made the same resolution for five or 10 years, with no sign that they will ever lose weight, become more punctual, or whatever change it is they want to make in their life.

However when you decide to make one tiny little change, the smallest change possible, this doesn't trigger the flight or fight response.

2. One Tiny Change: Listen to Law of Attraction Audio

One way I've used the philosophy of kaizen in my own life is to listen to law of attraction audio. I purchased by Proctor's The 11 forgotten laws MP3 audio program, and have been listening to it every day. This takes just 10 minutes, usually while I'm getting dressed for the day, or falling asleep at night. This isn't a huge change to make in my life, but it's had an amazing effect.

For the first time I've learned how to really "think" (the way Bob Proctor recommends), with less stress and with enhanced productivity. Just 10 minutes a day have made all the difference in my life.

3. Relax and Allow: Go With the Flow

When you are making tiny changes, you can relax and go with the flow of your life.

You longer feel that you have to force anything. You are floating along the river of your life effortlessly, and the law of attraction goes to work for you and brings you what you want, simply because you don't resist. You allow changes into your life. This becomes exciting and lots of fun.

If you've wanted to make the law of attraction work for you, but didn't know where to start, I commend the process of kaizen to you. Just make one tiny change a day, and you'll be amazed at how quickly your life will change completely.

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(Source: Julia Denham)

Working From Home Tips

There are so many directions you could go in when working from home. The hardest part is choosing the best one for you. Get clear about what you don't want to do. Hate phone work? Make a note of that. In fact, make a list of every single thing that you don't want to do in a job/business. Then write a vision of what you truly want. Here is a very simple way to decide on a direction if you are looking for a work at home job or business.

What do you enjoy doing? Make a list of every single thing you enjoy, or have an interest in.
What are you good at? Make another list of every single talent or ability you have, or have done in previous jobs. Not just regular "jobs" either, look at the things you do for your family, friends, hobbies, etc.

Play the match game. Can any of your items from List #1 be combined with an item from List #2 and made into a home business? For example if you love to clean, and you're good at organizing, you could become a professional organizer or start a cleaning business. If you love writing, you could write articles and eBooks about how to get organized. (or any topic from List #1 or #2)

Do you want to be your own boss or work for someone else? If you want to work for someone else, start researching jobs that would match the items from your lists. If you want to work for yourself, start researching possible home business options, either with an existing company, or forming your own.

You know where you want to end up, now you need to think about the steps that will get you there. Just take it a step at a time, don't get overwhelmed.

It's going to take time to fully realize your vision of working at home. If you're really strapped for cash, consider taking on a part-time job outside the home while you build your work at home job or business. That will relieve the pressure of needing to "create an income right now!" Then you can take your time and build your dream.

Finally, believe you CAN do this! Millions of people are already successfully working from home, and you can too. Just choose a direction and start moving toward it!

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Pros & Cons of Home Based Careers

While there are some great companies and programs out there, it's important to evaluate your needs and desires in a home based career. I see too many people jumping into the first opportunity they see, simply because it promises great income. Money is definitely a major part of our reason for working, but is it the most important? You need to choose the option that will serve all of your needs, not just the financial ones.

How do you know which option is best for you? Consider the typical qualities of telecommuting jobs, home business opportunities and home businesses started from scratch:

Telecommuting Jobs
Pros - With jobs you will usually have less responsibility than a home business, plus a steady paycheck and a structured work schedule. If you are very efficient, organized and "production-oriented", this could be good for you.

Cons - You will have less flexibility and freedom than you would with a home business. You will not be encouraged to "do it your way" -- you will instead need to follow your employer's instructions. Your workload is not guaranteed. Business can slow down and you'll have no work to do, which means no income. If you are very creative and free-spirited, and you want to earn a big income, a job might not be right for you.

Home Business Opportunities
Pros - More flexibility and freedom than a job, more opportunity for larger income, less chance for business to slow down benefit from being part of a team of like-minded people that support you and help you to grow your business. No need to create your own products and marketing materials, as the company provides them for you.

Cons - Less flexibility and freedom than starting your own business, as the company may have restrictions on how you run your business, how you can promote, etc. You may have sales quotas you need to meet, or other limitations. Choosing a company that has been around for a long time may result in oversaturation of the market, while choosing a newer company may result in instability or the company going out of business.

Your Own Company
- Complete freedom and flexibility in the products you create or services you offer, as well as the ways in which you choose to market. No quotas to meet, build it big or keep it small. Set your own schedule and determine your own income. Be as creative as you wish.

Cons - Great responsibility. You are the President, CEO, General Manager, Sales Director, Marketing Manager, Production Manager, Comptroller, Personnel Director and everything else for your company. No one else is there to help or cheer you on.

There are certainly exceptions to the qualities listed above. Perhaps you can find a great telecommuting job that allows you complete flexibility and creative work. Maybe some of the "cons" I listed above would actually be considered "pros" to you, or vice versa.

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Working From Your Home

By: Alecia Swim

If you've just begun your search for a work at home job, you probably have a concept of what working from home is like. You probably imagine yourself waking up whenever you want, sliding your feet into fuzzy slippers and shuffling to the kitchen to get some coffee, then shuffling along to your office to put in another wonderful day at work, then later going to the mailbox to pick up your weekly paycheck of several thousand dollars. I hate to burst your bubble; it doesn't always work that way.

The truth is, working at home is usually a lot harder than working in an office somewhere. Scammers and hyped-up business opportunity ads have given us the belief that working at home is oh-so-easy. We just relax on a tropical beach, and then go collect our paychecks. I'm sure you've seen ads like that.

Here are some things you should consider before jumping into a work at home job:
If you want to work for an employer as a telecommuter, be prepared to earn less than you would at a job outside the home. A job that pays $11.00 an hour in the regular workforce might pay $7 or $8 an hour at home. There are exceptions of course. Some jobs, like virtual assisting, web design and graphics, medical transcription and coding and other professional jobs will probably pay more than a data entry or customer service job. Many work at home jobs don't pay hourly either. For data entry work, you might get paid per piece, and for telephone jobs you might get paid per "talk minute" (only those minutes you are actually on the phone with a customer.)

The majority of home based careers do not provide benefits like health insurance or life insurance. Again, there are exceptions.

There are companies that will hire you as an actual "employee" and they will take taxes out of your pay. But some will only hire you as an "independent contractor," and you are responsible for paying your own taxes.

If you are hired as an independent contractor, it's important to understand that your employer is not obligated to provide any work for you. Most companies have busy seasons and slow seasons. During a busy season, you might be working 40-50 hours a week, and then the slow season arrives and suddenly you're fighting to get even 10 hours of work per week. If your income is especially important to your household, definitely keep that in mind. However, many people choose to work more than one job at a time.

If you are the type of person who usually needs a kick in the rear to get moving, working at home will be very hard on you. You have to be extremely disciplined to sit down at the computer, log in and work each day. There are so many distractions in the home that will pull you away from work if you let them.

Working at home can be lonely. If you thrive on social interaction, working alone can be difficult to adjust to. However, you can ease this by spending time with friends frequently, or joining some online groups to chat with people.

Some employers require you to work a specific set schedule, while others might be more flexible, allowing you to choose your own hours. Give some thought to which type of schedule would work best for you. When I first decided to work at home, I made the mistake of choosing a job that had a rigid schedule, and I hated it! I had forgotten that that was one of the things I disliked about working outside the home - living by someone else's schedule.

So many mothers want to work at home so they can raise their own children, rather than sending them to a daycare. It depends greatly on the ages of your children and what type of work you are doing at home. If you work a telephone job, most employers will require a very quiet background, which is impossible if you have small children. You also can't stop working every few minutes to entertain the kids. There are certainly things you can do to make it easier, like have a neighborhood teenager come in for a few hours to watch your children while you work, or work only when your spouse is home and can keep an eye on the kids.

Right now you're probably thinking, "I don't care what type of work I do, as long as it brings in a paycheck." Like I said, you will need to be extremely self-motivated and self-disciplined to work at home, and your job will be a lot easier if you like what you do! Think about the type of person you are, and the type of work that suits you best. Are you creative and free-spirited, or nose-to-the-grindstone efficient? Give some thought to your "vision" of working at home, and try to find a job (or business) that will complement that.

When some people decide they want to "work at home," they don't want a regular J-O-B at all. What they want is the freedom to set their own schedule and do work they love. It's certainly possible to find those qualities in a job, but it can be difficult. If this describes you, consider starting your own business instead, focusing on your existing talents and abilities. If you don't know much about business but have an interest, start learning! There are so many great resources on the internet today. Write this sentence along the top of the page: I want to work at home because. and then write down as many endings to that sentence as you can think of. If most of your answers have to do with freedom and passionate, fulfilling work, a "job" might not be the best thing for you.

Regardless of what type of work you decide on, understand that working at home can be difficult and challenging. But for most of us who do it, it is also wonderful. I wouldn't trade it for anything! And once you find the right home based career, you will probably feel the same.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Working From Home

If you work at home, you know that it's not always a cup of tea. Working from home is definitely not predictable. You will have your good days and, of course without fail, your bad days.

Some of the main opportunities you have working from home are:
• The hours are flexible
• The ability to be your own boss
• The quality time you get to spend with your family

Also, make sure to include the flexibility of taking time off whenever needed, without a lottery list! When the holidays arrive everyone is ready for a break, and you should take full advantage of it. A stress-free Holiday Season with your family will do wonders for your productivity. Just make sure to make all of the necessary arrangements on your sites stating you will be unavailable for a short period of time.

I did have a lot of work and emails waiting for me after the holidays were over...but I didn't let it overwhelm me. I thoroughly enjoyed my time off and as a result, I was able to forge ahead with my business with a new perspective and with new motivation. Along with that came new goals for the New Year.

If you work at any job, home or not, relentlessly without any run the risk of burnout and losing your enthusiasm and passion.. That's why working from home gives you the opportunity to step away and rejuvenate yourself and return with a mind that is clear and ready to explore all areas of success. You work hard and therefore deserve a break.

Below are some tips help manage your schedule
• Take an hour for “you” time
• Take a walk
• Take the scenic way to pick up the kids

Remember to always take time to rejuvenate yourself and come back with renewed spirit. This will allow for business growth and revenue.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Alpine Access Hires Mothers As Customer Service Agents

(Source: - Christine Chang)

DENVER -- Let's face it. It can be a challenge for moms to juggle between time at the office and time at home. Now, more and more moms are choosing to stay at home, and make some extra cash at the same time.

Alpine Access is one of the agencies in the Denver metro area that moms are going to for help.

"I think a lot of people are looking to escape that rat race," said Alpine Access CEO Chris Carrington. The agency helps find moms jobs where they can work right from the comfort of their own home. In fact, about 80 percent of Alpine's employees are women like Kathi Matherson.

"I don't want to deal with the commute, the stress. All the stresses that comes with leaving home to work, is not something I look forward to," said Matherson.

Matherson is a mom who homeschools her kids. She wanted to stay home and spend more time with her kids but needed the extra income. Now she works as a customer service agent for local airline company from her own bedroom. For Matherson, she said it's a peferct combination.

"Being a mother is my first priority," said Matherson.

7 Benefits of Working From Home

(Source: Barry Redfearn)

Times have changed, and technology has changed to give people the opportunity to work at home. People are fed up with the weekly routine of pressing that alarm clock at 7am, 6am or even earlier, dragging themselves out of bed. Trying to find a place to sit in the already over crowed public transport and wary not to be late having to explain to their boss why they were late. Here are some of the benefits of working at home.

1. Cut Out The commute Time.

According to a recent survey the average person in the U.S. spends 51 minutes a day commuting to work. That’s 221 hours a year, or 9.2 days. According to the US Census Bureau, the average commute time varies from state to state. The longest commute time are in the largest cities. New York City residents take an average of 38.4 minutes to get to work each day. Unless you are lucky enough to live in Lancaster County, Nebraska your one way commute is only 15 minutes. This ads up to a lot of time over the space of a year. Working at home cuts out this major headache of that dreary commute to work everyday.

2. Be The Boss. How many times have you complained about your boss behind their back. This is a common occurrence with many people in full time employment. At times you can clash with your boss, and no matter what you do, your boss is never pleased. No more having to meet up to other people’s expectations and deadlines. You set the targets you want to achieve.

3. Spend More Time With Your Family.

With the ever increased pressure in today’s work place. Parents are spending more time at work at less time with their family. This puts pressure on you, the employee and more pressure on the family unit. It is increasingly difficult to get the Work-Life balance correct. Working at home gives you the opportunity to get that balance correct so as it does not interfere with your family life.

4. Get Rewarded For The Work You Do.

When you work at home you determine the financial reward you receive in relation to the effort you put in. As an employee you make money for your employer. When you work for some else the money you make goes into someone else’s pocket. You can change this when working at home.

5. Tax Benefits. Working at home turns your normal family home into an office. This means that you can deduct normal house expenses. You can also deduct travel and local transportation expenses. Other deductions include software, books, subscriptions, telephone services, insurance and retirement plans. You can even deduct against the depreciation of your home.

6. Hours Are Flexible.

The traditional 9-5 daily routine restricts what you would really like to do. Many employers stand quite firm over working hours and often if working hours are breached, can often end in disciplinary action. Working at home lifts this constraint and gives you the option of living the life you want to live, the way you want to live it.

7. Less Stress.

25% of employees view their jobs as the number one stressor in their lives and 75% of employees believe the worker has more on-the-job stress than a generation ago. Working at home reduces the amount of stress that is normally associated with working for someone else. Stress can make you feel physically sick, that is why so many working days are lost to stress in today’s environment.

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Top 5 Home Businesses - Work From Home and Be Your Own Boss

(Source: Wendy Pan)

Working from home is the American dream. Being able to roll out of bed, grab a cup of coffee then sit down to work is what most people consider ideal, if not a luxury. Savings are made on gas, personal energy expenditures, lunches, and wardrobe when you are your own boss.

Sometimes, however, home businesses are not the answer for everyone. Many children, for example, running around and underfoot constantly can wreak havoc on the would-be entrepreneur. Making phone calls, typing letters, even researching on the internet can prove fruitless when children are calling for juice and fighting in the background.

Still, for those of us that persevere and insist on making this dream a reality that fits neatly into our lives, here are the top 5 home businesses.

eBay and other Auctions Selling:

Selling items, whether they are your own, or purchased at garage sales, flea markets or at discount department stores, have turned into big businesses for some on eBay, Craigslist and other auction sites. Buying items for pennies on the dollar and then turning around and making them available to an international market is an excellent way to make some money. You are not limited to buying the goods outright; you can also use a drop-shipping service or be the middleman between supplier and buyer. A lot of research as well as copywriting, marketing and customer service skills are necessary.


Yes, believe it or not, you can make money blogging. This can be done a number of ways, either by creating and publishing your own blog, with your own thoughts, ideas, etc and then selling advertising on your blog or selling blog articles to pre-existing blogs. Blog articles vary from other topic-interest articles in that they are more casual and reader-friendly. A blog is similar (but not completely so) to a diary or personal journal, so unique thoughts, ideas and judgments are more acceptable on blogs. The skills needed for blog writing include the ability to wander successfully through the social networking empire, web marketing, copywriting and affiliate marketing. A number of books exist on the topic of blogging.

Home Goods Manufacturing:

Another of the top 5 home businesses is arts and crafts selling. Do you make jewelry? Do you paint mailboxes? Use your talent to make you money on the Internet. The skills necessary for this are, of course, creativity and e-commerce. You can create your own online store by registering your own domain name and purchasing hosting for that domain name. You can also create your own store on eBay and many other auction sites. It is a good idea to take a class or two (if you are unfamiliar) with website design. A website is much like the presentation of a gift, it's very important in a person's first impression of your business.


Another idea is to provide your professional services to the general public. What can you do that others cannot? It might be freelance writing, illustrating, or programming. This is one of the top 5 home businesses that allows you to blend your talents, creativity and skills with bringing in income. It is customary for freelancers to bill at an hourly rate.

Virtual Assistant:

Becoming a virtual assistant is much like being a secretary; the benefit, of course, is the ability to work from home. Being a VA means to provide business and administrative support to other businesses who recruit your help. It is important to be organized, and to have excellent customer service and customer relation skills.

Any at home job will require discipline and organization. To be successful and rewarding, it is best to research your chosen line of work carefully, avoid scams, and most of all, enjoy it. If you end up choosing something you do not enjoy, all of the benefits for working from home go out the window.

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Monday, January 12, 2009

Work at Home Jobs - Are They Right For You?

(Source: Dustin Heath)

At any given moment, in any office around the world, you can bet at least one person there is dreaming about work at home jobs. The very notion of not having to face rush hour traffic or that long, packed subway ride when you just want to get home is enticement enough to make a switch to work at home jobs. Then there is the fact that you would be able to leave behind all of the inner office politics, the distractions and facing your boss every single day. Those are all good things, but work at home jobs are not for everyone. Here are the things you need to consider before you make the leap to working from home.

One of the biggest reasons for failure in work at home jobs is a simple one that most people think they can work around - having an actual dedicated space for work. You may think that working at the kitchen table or setting up shop at a card table in the family room would be good enough, but that will catch up to you fast. There are two reasons you need a work space when you work from home - so you know when you are working and you know when you're not. When you go into your work space, you need to get into a productive frame of mind to get the job done. Then, when you leave your work space, you need to be able to enjoy relaxing at home without constantly running in to check your email, answer the phone and so on. If you don't have a decent office space in your house, make getting one a priority before you set up your home based business.

Next, it's time to consider what kind of worker you are. Are you able to motivate yourself to work, even when the TV is so close by or when you know the dishes are piling up in the sink? Will you be able to get work done when you don't feel responsibility to people in an office setting? Another thing to think about is whether you work better independently or in a group. Some people like doing the solo thing, while other people need that human interaction they get every day in the office. Home based work can be lonely - do you crave the solitude or will you miss the companionship in an office?

Last but not least, you have to consider the earning potential and make sure you can make enough working from home to live on in the way you'd like to live. Since most home based work involves you becoming your own boss, you don't have the safety net of a steady paycheck. Having a few backup plans in place will put your mind at ease, or you may consider starting your home based work on a part time basis to feel it out. For the right person, however, home based work can make all the difference in taking back control of your life.

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The Perks of Work at Home Moms' Message Boards

(Source: Dustin Heath)

Becoming part of an online work at home community is a good idea when you work at home. Work at home mom message boards are becoming quite popular. They are a place where work at home moms help other work at home moms find jobs, cope with challenges and succeed in a work at home job. Work at home mom message boards can be one of the greatest tools you have when you work at home.

Benefits of Work at Home Moms Message Boards

Work at home moms message boards are a perfect tool for networking. They are also a great pace to find people who you can relate to. When you work at home it can be lonely, especially if you are used to working outside the home and the general office environment.

Not having co-workers can take its toll on some people. These message boards are a virtual water cooler where you can blow of steam and just socialize.

Message boards also put you in touch with people who are veterans of working at home. You can get advice and assistance anytime you need it. They are most often very happy to help you out and offer advice when they can.

How to Use Message Boards

You will want to make sure that you use message boards correctly. You should always work your way into the group. Start off slow by introducing yourself and joining discussions.

You will want to explore the board and get to know the people there. Try to find out where to find information and what topics are covered in the different areas of the board. Also make sure to try out the search function which most boards have.

What to Avoid on Message Boards

There are some things you have to avoid on message boards or you will quickly be run out. Board members form a community and outsiders are usually welcomed with hesitation at first. You have to gain trust and respect to be fully welcomed into the community.

You should avoid starting your presence by asking a lot of questions. Instead try searching for answers first and the only ask a question if you can not find any information. Make sure you post it in the right section, too.

Make sure you read all the board rules and follow them. Nothing will get you banned form a message board quicker then breaking rules.

You should avoid just popping in every now and then. If you are serious about becoming a board member then you have to participate. Make sure you visit often. Join in discussions. Start discussions. You wan tot make friends and the only way to do that is to talk and interact.

Work at home moms message boards have a lot to offer you. They are an invaluable tool that gives a lot of help in helping you fit into the work at home environment. Joining one is a smart decision that you will not regret.

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So You Want to Work From Home?

It is important when working for yourself that you have ability to multi task; in a home based career you have to do all of the work yourself. Unlike working for a company or in a corporate setting, there is usually a team or staff that work together to achieve common tasks. When you work from home, there are things that take a lot longer to do on your own which is why the ability to multi task is so important. At the same time, considerable time is saved that is otherwise spent on commuting between home and work which makes working from home so great.

More and more women prefer to have home-based careers; it is a good option to use their skills and make a decent income. This being said, men are not far behind in opting for working from home because of the great benefits it brings such as setting your own schedule and you decide your paycheck.

There are a number of businesses you can tap into from the comfort of your home with little or no investment: writing, editing photographs and entering data to name a few. These businesses can be set up with very little investment. Like these businesses, Karen’s Cards has very little investment and requires little to no overhead.

Like any business opportunity, you will need to honestly assess and analyze your skill sets before deciding to attempt to set up such a business.

Why Work From Home?

There are many reasons individuals work from home. One major reason being you get to spend more time with your family and are still able to work and generate a good income. You don't face housework after a tiring day at work and an even more tiring commute. If you have young children or even elderly or sick parents, you have the opportunity to attend to them as well as work and complement your income.

More and more people everyday are moving to the suburbs leaving the distance to travel considerably long. Individuals who work from home save money commuting and if the right person, the time saved can by utilized much better.

Follow the Rules

If you are going to have a home based career, you should have a separate area for work such as a room with a desk, computer, phone, printer, scanner, and other office equipment. Keep your workplace as clean as you would want your office to be if it was outside of your home. Discourage your children and other family members from visiting you when you are working. Another tip would be to start your day early so that your work is completed by early evening, giving you more time for other chores and leisure. Self-discipline is a must and finishing your assigned work should get top priority. Do not procrastinate.

A home based career can be fun and a viable financial option, provided you identify the right business to be in. It is as important as any other business venture and you need to put your heart and soul into it.

There are many books written by people who have been successful in running very profitable home businesses; you should read at least one of them before starting off on your own.

A home based career will give you the chance to have control over your life and time to pursue other interests and activities. If you are a self motivated individual who has the ability to multi task, working from home might just be the perfect job for you.

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