How To Give Before You Get Your Dream

“It’s a universal law – we have to give before we get.” ~ Dr. Wayne Dyer

“Givers Gain” ~ Dr. Ivan Misner, BNI Founder

“Inspire people to change their lives” ~ Catherine Hughes, 8 Women Dream Founder

I wanted to share a few lessons learned from some of my favorite inspirational people while I swim in the fog of cold meds, thankful that all I have to do here is type since I lost my voice.

While attempting to recover last night on the couch, I was determined to do something to further the cause of multiple streams of income by torturing my husband and business partner, Ray.

There is a long list of items to get from A to Z in a project. A few items I had suggested Ray look into were pricing models and online shopping cart software.

Had he looked into it yet?

Nope.

Research, Answers, and Decisions... Oh My!

Since part of our multiple streams of income plans includes expanding Ray’s photography business, I picked up the laptop and kept him hostage while researching.

Will it be faster to customize the cart we use for our clients, or invest in a photography specific cart solution?

Are there other studios doing what we are planning in the area?

What pricing model are they using?

What do the examples look like on their web site portfolio?

While I sat and searched and sneezed, we managed to answer most of these questions in about an hour.

We even made a few decisions.

Does any of this work help my jewelry site I’m supposed to be working on?

Nada.

How about the updated web site for our business?

Not yet.

I can say that while taking time out to help someone else down their path, I know that help will come back to me. In several ways. My suggestion this week is to see who you can assist and offer your help. You may be pleasantly surprised at the outcome.

Put out your helping hand this week – Heather

(Heather’s dream is to have multiple streams of income, starting with launching an e-commerce website that showcases her one-of-a-kind designer jewelry, which are crafted by her.  Heather’s post day is Thursday and her newly launched sites are couture jewelry available through For Your Adornment, and  Twitter background design on Twitter And Beyond Dot Com)

DREAM GOAL:  $25,000 A MONTH FROM 6 SOURCES OF INCOME BY NOVEMBER 01, 2010 – AND WALK THE BAY TO BREAKERS MAY 16 2010 IN SUPPORT OF VERONICA’S DREAM


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Heather’s dream is to share with the world her success at becoming healthy after age 40. Heather lost over 88 pounds through changing her diet and incorporating exercise into her busy life. She would like to take what she has learned about becoming fit after 40, and using her Metabolic Training Certification to help others struggling with weight issues mid-life. Heather’s post day is Monday.
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  • Heather, the e-commerce builder

    Thanks for the great feedback… as always!

  • Feel better hon! Glad you and Ray made some progress on the photography biz. It does all happen one step at a time.

    I wholeheartedly agree about giving to receive, and it is my intention this year to do more workshops for women, mentor in as many ways as I can, and help others live their dreams… While of course working on mine!

    Here’s to giving back… and living our dreams at the same time! I *do* believe that energy comes back to us.

    Keep on helping! :)

    Hugs,
    Lis

  • Remy, the photographer

    Heather! Awesome! I have been trying to work the values of a book called “the Go-Giver” by Bob Burg. Funny thing is that I have thought like this (generally) for a few years, but this book gives it a context that I can use. Of course as your consultant, I’m going to encourage that you and Ray continue your “strategic meetings” regularly so you get into the habit of asking these questions more often….Hope you are feeling better soon…. Love ya- Rem

  • Catherine

    HEY! I’m being quoted – I’m somebody! ;-)

    • Heather, the e-commerce builder

      Of course you are! Have been for a while – so there!