You've got to sing every day so you can build up to being like, you know, Amazingly Brilliant.  
~ Mick Jagger

In This Issue
Postcard from Barbara
Moving Forward
A Few Easy Idea Starters
First Time Ever Sale

Postcard from Barbara
As I've mentioned before, I spent two months this spring knocked out by the invasion of an Evil Virus.

Once my energy returned, I feared that tackling my Neglected Chores List might cause a relapse. It's amazing how much gets done in two months when we're just going about our daily business-and daunting when things aren't getting done. 

While I certainly never think of my business as a chore, it was also suffering from neglect. Realizing what needed to be done could have been overwhelming which leads to procrastination which leads to more overwhelm. 

Fortunately, there's an old tool in my bag of tricks that came to my rescue. If you've read Making a Living Without a Job, you're already familiar with it. Knowing about it and putting it to work are two very different things, of course. I chose to put the $100 Hour to work and almost immediately I was moving forward again. 

So I'm including a little refresher course here and urge you to test it for yourself.

Moving Forward
There's an old saying popularized by Robert Schuller that goes, "By the inch, it's a cinch. By the yard, it's hard." Any successful goal setter will tell you that reaching goals big or small is dependent on breaking the big picture into tiny, doable steps. 
That's the essence of the $100 Hour. It works with such infallible certainty that once you make it a regular part of your plans, it's like a rocket propelling you to your financial goals.

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You can begin implementing the $100 Hour even if you now have a job or other commitments that clamor for your time. Begin by making a pact with yourself that you will set aside time daily, if possible, or at regular intervals for the purpose of finding an idea that will bring you $100.

You needn't complete the plan in the hour, but if time permits use your surplus to get your idea rolling. Do research, make calls, write emails-anything that advances your goal. If you're focusing your energies on a single profit center, then come up with an idea for expanding it in a way that will earn another $100. 

If you're going to try a number of different ideas in order to figure out what you most want to do, then this time can be spent designing a variety of projects that generate income while you are conducting your test.

A word of warning is in order here. While this idea works wonders, your ego may tell you that $100 is too insignificant to bother with. Ignore it. Remember that great fortunes and grand achievements have been accomplished by steadfast devotion to tiny successes. You'll accomplish great things the very same way.

The discipline that comes with using this technique is perhaps its greatest bonus. However, once you start seeing results, don't stop. With continued practice, you'll find it gets easier and easier to come up with a $100 idea. You'll also discover that the quality of your ideas gets better and better with practice.

At that point you can raise the monetary stakes, if you like. As Wayne Dyer reminded us, "There's no scarcity of opportunity to earn money doing what you love; there is only scarcity of resolve to make it happen.

A Few Easy Idea Starters
Here are some fast and easy ways to get the $100 Hour up and running.
  • Take in a paying guest
  • Give your opinion in a focus group
  • Teach a class
  • Throw a party
  • Publish a tips booklet
  • Clean out a closet and sell the contents
  • House or pet sit
  • Eliminate an expense that doesn't bring you joy
  • Start a follow-through service
  • Contact former customers
  • Sell a photograph
  • Match up buyers and sellers and collect a fee
  • Organize a tour or event
  • Sell an article
  • Run errands for busy people
  • Tutor kids or adults
First Time Ever Sale
The archive of teleclasses at JoyfullyJobless.com is packed with great ideas and information that can be turned into $100 Hours. Whether you're thinking about creating a portable business, building your expert status or wondering if you have a personal experience that could become profit center, you'll find those discussions just waiting for you to investigate. They're also great momentum boosters.

Best of all, you can listen at your leisure, download and take them along on your morning walk, and revisit as often as you like.

And for the month of July, you can order any of the teleclasses for just $15. That's almost half price. So treat yourself to several. 

PS Can you see how little it takes for me to hit my $100 Hour with this?

Buon Viaggio,
 
Barbara Winter 

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