Have you ever planned on doing something you had plenty of time to accomplish, but somehow managed to not get it done until the very last minute? I know I have. While some people struggle less with procrastination than others I believe it is a constant challenge we are all faced with on a daily basis. I have heard it said, “Work expands to all time available.” In most areas of life we can juggle this and still seem to get by. While delaying action with homework assignments and getting to work on time can certainly create stressful situations they rarely carry life changing consequences. What if there are some areas of our lives where we are procrastinating and could potentially do so for years and years? Is it possible there are some areas that we must take action in now? If so, what could force us into taking action?
Have you ever thought about being an entrepreneur and starting your own business? I know before I finally made the decision to start my own business it was a thought I would have from time to time, but for one reason or another I would always find reasons why I could not. I am sure if we all got together we could come up with a list of 100 reasons why you should not become an entrepreneur. I am sure each reason would have some validity to it. What I would like to do is offer five reasons WHY you should consider starting your own business.
In my last two posts, I Don’t Like To Read & What Are You Feeding Your Mind, I shared some thoughts and insights into the important of reading. As a follow up I figured I would share some of my favorite books in the following categories: Faith, Parenting, Personal Development, Finances, Leadership, & Business. There are several other great books in all of these areas. In fact I would love to hear from you about your favorite books in any or all of these areas. I know of several other great books that have been recommended to me by friends and mentors who I trusts. I only wanted to recommend and endorse books I have personally read and received tremendous value from.
I have noticed some debates going on recently regarding minimum wage and potential consequences both good and bad if the minimum wage was increased. I have my thoughts about this issue, but that is not what I want to discuss here. A truth I learned several years ago from Andy Andrews is the quality of our answers is determined by the quality of our questions. What if the question, “Should minimum wage be increased?” is the entirely wrong question to be asking? What if we could ask a better question and help others to ask a better question that would remove the entire need to debate this issue at all?