Facing death almost always forces an individual to assess what is really important in life. My story is no different. Hello, my name is Elder Nicole B. Simpson and I am a World Trade Center survivor. My life was totally fulfilled and I was achieving the American dream on September 10, 2001. But the next day changed everything for my family and me. I represent the typical family – a wife and mother of two children. We were a two income family living in a nice community attempting to increase our quality of life. Then disaster hit us all. Scared and uncertain of what the future was going to hold, I faced many obstacles after the tragic events.
Would you consider purchasing a fireplace in the peak of summer or an air conditioner in the dead of winter? Would you invest in a sale even if you did not have an immediate use for the product you are purchasing? Do you place value on the things you get at a discounted rate?
The summertime almost always presents an opportunity for people to invest. It is a quiet period because most individuals are focused on spending money and having fun. Businesses tend to slow down and they offer significant incentives to attract new clientele. Most companies are focused on maintaining relevance, marketing and promotions. It’s a great opportunity for networking and seeking out new relationships. Investment of time and money can produce great rewards if strategically planned.
As a singer, songwriter or other creative artist, the summertime is the best time to work on your visibility and ability to earn significant money promoting your ministry and/or product. While everyone else is vacationing, you should be working diligently making connections, attending events and yes, even selling your product out of the trunk of your car. Going into non-traditional places for exposure will give you a chance to book your calendar for the remainder of the year.
This challenging economic season has created an opportunity for everyone to think outside of the box and create a plan of action utilizes your natural talents and abilities. Consideration to establish your own business is both personally fulfilling and a satisfactory financial vehicle as well.
It is imperative to identify your talent, write a vision and make it plain. Then, you must share your vision with others. This is what I want to discuss today. You’ve determined your true calling, you’ve envisioned yourself walking into your destiny and now how do you make that happen? Sharing your vision based on your talent with others will allow those individuals to assist you creatively with options of how to get started. After all, that is what deters people most often. They don’t know where to begin.
I recall sharing the challenges I faced when I first became an author. I wasn’t certain if I accomplished my goals and objectives. Fear of rejection made me keep the thoughts of my perceived failure to myself. To share that intimate information and allow myself to be open to criticism was new for me. After all, a reason why we don’t succeed is because we talk ourselves out of our destiny being afraid of what others might think. Or perhaps we didn’t get the results we were seeking the first time we tried. Maybe, you shared your ideas with the wrong people and they told you that you were chasing a dream, it wasn’t possible, you can’t achieve… I could go on. But I couldn’t shake the feeling that I had more to accomplish. So I went back to the drawing board. I had already identified the gift and I wrote the vision. It never changed. This time around I shared the vision with other people.
You see, I was independently successful the first time around based on my own skills.
But when I shared my vision with other people, they began to add creative ideas and suggestions I never considered.
Do you have what it takes to look certain death in the face and fight back? Our newest guest blogger here at StopStressingNow.Com did just that. In what is quite possibly the most famous terrorist attack in history, this inspiring lady dug deep within and found the sheer will to survive.
Her story has touched me personally, so I asked her to share with us some of what she has learned since the day the world stood still. She was there inside tower two on the 44th floor when the second plane hit just above her at the World Trade Center on September 11th 2001.
If money were not an issue, what would be your life purpose? Today is an opportunity to ponder this question in such an uncertain economic climate. Company layoffs are still occurring, physical ailments are increasing due to stress and anxiety, and many people are beyond financial devastation. Yet the message of hope and opportunity presents itself in the midst of the storm is being heard everywhere you turn. You hear the message but you are wondering if it applies to you. You’re doing all that you know to do and yet you still find yourself in the desert place.
How does one recover from a catastrophic event and begin the journey to recovery? Even with the best laid out plans, life happens. People die, people lose jobs, people separate, people start over, and people fall ill. At the root of many of these issues, lies the “elephant in the room.” How will I handle this financially? Life challenges are easier to handle when one is working and depending upon a check every week or two. But what happens when you are the one who received the latest pink slip immediately after a diagnosis of high blood pressure, diabetes or even cancer? What if you just decided to leave your spouse? Perhaps you are the one entwined in the midst of the subprime mess and when the interest rate adjusted on your mortgage, you could no longer handle your monthly obligations?
StopStressingNow.Com – Facing death almost always forces an individual to assess what is really important in life. My story is no different. Hello, my name is Nicole Simpson and I am a World Trade Center survivor. My life was totally fulfilled and I was achieving the American dream on September 10, 2001. But the next day changed everything. I represent the typical family – a wife and mother of two children. We were a two income household living in a nice community attempting to increase our quality of life. Then disaster hit us all. Scared and uncertain of what the future was going to hold, I faced many obstacles after the tragic events.