There is probably something you want to achieve or do. Most of us haven't quite yet completed everything and aren't ready to sit on the porch staring out at the sunset for the rest of our lives.
The questions is are you willing to pay the price for the thing that you want to achieve? Are you willing to commit, work and pay for the outcome you want?
I wanted to warn you! This post is all about me (Alan). Which is not my most comfortable thing to write or talk about. I much prefer to talk about business, learning or finance! But I think there will be some value here for you from how I approach and think about things that you can apply to your world!
Things have gotten better; with books on how to start up with little money, podcasts about innovative entrepreneurship methods and lots more blogs on the subject. But the general advice about how to start a business from banks, universities and other traditional institutions still sucks.
I have been thinking about starting a podcast for years. Maybe now is the time? Maybe you would like to be involved? Maybe we really can change the way entrepreneurship is taught and have an impact on the world?
She composed a brand new song which she played daily for all of us staying there. She had the idea to record the song and put it out onto YouTube for other people to listen to. When we got home she studied articles and YouTube videos about how to record your music and get it onto YouTube. We designed some cover art and put it out into the world last week. You can listen to the music whilst reading the article by clicking on it above!
But why should you care? Katie recorded something, put it out there and then what? There is Magic and Power in putting yourself out into the world but people don't do it. Why not?
I came across an incredibly simple formula for knowing when enough is enough. I will show you the straight forward maths behind calculating how much you need to invest to retire.
The movement in the UK is a lot smaller. It has taken more time to catch on but it is growing fast. Is it possible to be Financially Independent (FI) in the UK? Are there any good blogs about Financial Independence from a UK perspective? Is there a community? Read on to find out more about Financial Independence in the UK
Are you happy with the results you are getting in your life? Are you happy with your weight? Are you happy with your finances? Are you happy with how your business is running and growing? Do you look at your life and say "this is awesome?"
If not then you need to change something. Sounds simple doesn't it! Then why are so many people unhappy with their results and stuck?
Recently I have been cutting down my consumption and working on creating more. Putting more out into the world! This article is a rallying call for you to start creating and putting more out into the world!
This article is the wrap up of my experiences in LA, what I have learnt and sharing thoughts and ideas for you on mini-experiments and making them happen!
One sunny morning, 2009, I was walking from Waterloo Station, London over the bridge towards Trafalgar square. It was a stunning morning and I was listening to a CD set by Brian Tracy about goal setting. As I listened, soaking up the words, walking through the busy streets, I started to feel a feeling of depression and sadness through my body. I started to realise that I was so far from achieving my goals, so far from achieving my dreams, that I had missed the target so many times, that I didn't know if I could ever do it.
The more I listened to the positive words of encouragement the more I felt like I was so far behind in life. It felt as though it was insurmountable; that I would never be able to achieve my goals. By the time I got to my first meeting with my business mentor I had a mini-meltdown proclaiming that I was never going to be able to achieve my goals and should I give up!
Alan Donegan: PopUp Business School Co-Founder, Entrepreneur, Financially Independent Pizza Lover, Marvel Movie fan and soon to be Script Writer
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