If any of you were waiting I am sorry for the late update, i had to drive out of town to take the assessment test for the post office and i think it went fairly well. Most of it was fairly easy but i think i might have been a little slow in places. Any way that is not important right at the moment.
Today’s reading was all about getting your mind looking at other job models like starting your own business. I have lots of ideas and but i am lacking some skills to get some things rolling. Others i do have the skills for but i wonder if i can make them happen and still support my family?
Okay lets jump to homework then maybe look at some of the options i have been mulling over.
10.1, What do i think of the word Entrepreneur?
It is a good fine word. I have always wanted to have my own business. But i often feel i am great with ideas but often feel that i am missing on some skills. But while i am thinking on it why do i spend time on learning/working on other skills vs the ones i need to make some of these ideas real…?
10.2, Do i have what it takes to be on my own?
This question might be a big part of the answer to how i left of the last question. I just don’t know. I have a family to help support and what if i fail more then a few times. I can’t let Torrance carry the bag because I am riding on the fail train…
10.3, Are you an “accidental” entrepreneur?
Maybe, think i am more motivated to work on some of my ideas more now then ever before. But i still want that traditional X$ a year JOB.
10.4, What service or product could i promote?
Like i said before i have a few book ideas and have had a ton of shirt ideas as well as a few “modules/Dnd quests” in mind.
10.5,What invention could i develop?
As a “thing” I have had this idea for an “aquaponic tree” that would allow any one to grow some simple produce.
10.6, What are 3-4 ideas that i have had on the back burner or have seen others develop?
see above think i talked about 3 or 4 already.
10.7, Describe 3-4 times in my own experience when i was paid on results vs “putting in time”.
I want to go back to that time when i cleaned out the goat barn. Other then that i don’t really remember a time where i got paid via results. Maybe if you look at it from the right angle my live in nanny days could be thought of like that.
10.8,What would prevent you from doing something on my own?
Again i want to say it comes back down to profit and support of the family. Am i going to try this writer thing but that is low cost just time and doing but that doesn’t really count as on my own…
10.9, Is it exciting or frighting to think about being my own boss?
I would love it, assuming i knew i had X+ income each year. Are you kidding? Writing, poding thinking up apps and tee shirt ideas all day would be amazing. Hell i even thought about doing some standup. But at some point you have to turn ideas into realty and i have never done that with out someone paying for my time but then they get the big bucks each year, right?