Day#76: Dreaming About Getting Paid

Hip Hop Affirmation of the Day#76

“CAUSE I DON’T LIKE TO DREAM ABOUT GETTING PAID.” ~Rakim(Paid in Full)
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Do you have any unique ways to get paid? Please do share. The latest I’ve heard is working to help with capturing census data. Call your city/town hall to learn more.

I like to dream about getting paid…but I also like to take action to get paid.

When I was an intern following graduate school and could only afford to buy sunflower seeds and quarter water, I would dream about getting paid. I created a list of ways to make money. One young lady at the job would say, “Bruny, you are always up to something;” she was right. I did not like trying to figure out what my future wife and I could do with only enough money for train fare.

So I decided to create my get paid list. I was hungry (figuratively and literally) and let everything around me inspire what went on my list. I was sitting at my internship one day and the candy machine guy came by–“Oh” I thought, “I could own candy machines.” My list included everything from painting houses to buying candy in bulk and selling it at a marked up price. My list has evolved over the years to include selling books, presenting and consulting. The key is to get an early start on learning how to make money so it feels easy and natural over time.

Affirmation of the Day: I am a money making machine

Question of the Day: What unique talent can you use to generate income?

Action of the Day: Create a list of your hobbies and places where you can get paid doing what you love.

Run the Point; from where you are, with what you have!

Your Ambassador,
Mike Bruny

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