If you have reached this page then you must be looking for something to learn and do – right?
Hopefully it is ‘Basic online entrepreneurial skills for Baby Boomers’ that you are after?
If you arrived at this page by mistake – then maybe it was meant to be! Please don’t leave just yet, not until you have taken a look at this amazing opportunity, just click on this link and have a look, it could possibly be just what you were looking for and you didn’t know it.
This is for young and old alike, so don’t be put off by the baby boomer bit, that’s just because I am one – we don’t bight :))
NB This is not for those who want it easy – not to begin with anyway, you have to work hard at the start – some of us more than others. If you are not prepared to put in the hard yards at the very beginning then.. I wish you all the best”.
If you turn away form something because you are a little uncomfortable you could be turning away from the one thing that could change the rest of your life.
With the GFC and general economies affecting Mr and Mrs Average’s retirement nest-egg many over 50’s and those already retired, are looking to supplement their retirement income by learning how to build an online business – to become entrepreneurs.
They are savvy enough to know that the world-wide-web is the answer to their dreams, but – and it’s a big but – many do not have the internet skills necessary to get a new business off the ground.
That was, until – the emergence of Empower Network (EN).
So on with building
'Basic Online Entrepreneurial Skills For Baby Boomers'
I liken my story of how I started in EN with my daily power walk each evening after work, when I leave my home and head off down to the water’s edge on the bay and around the block to head back home again.
It was difficult to set off on the very first one but it becomes easier over time until when you can’t go for some reason, you actually miss it!
Starting off each time, trying to gather momentum and setting the pace is fraught with potholes. Aches and pains, a sudden stitch in your side, a few spits of rain can all hold you back. You even consider quitting before you even get going!
So it was with my introduction to EN. I wanted results straight away, I thought it would be easy but every way I turned I had to learn a new skill or decipher answers to my questions because my young mentors hadn’t realised how technologically challenged I was. I wanted hundreds of people to sign up and make me my fortune overnight; that wasn’t going to happen anytime soon! Why?
Because I needed to do the ground work: find my ‘WHY’ and set my goals - the most import of which being ‘not to give up’.
Most people become jaded by the amount of effort required to reach the top. It is important that you stay on course. If you run out of gas, fill up. If you hit a brick wall, knock it down .
Edwin Haynes – ‘You Have Permission to Succeed’.
You have to learn to commit and do what you are told – a long time since school and uni; particularly hard if you have been in a leadership role or parenting role for many years and better at giving instructions than taking them!
Knuckle down and go through the basic training, maybe still not understanding everything but do it anyway.
Take massive action.
As you step it out, the breathing gets heavier and you find yourself having to concentrate to keep the rhythm and pace. Too fast too soon and you’ll be dialling for an ambulance! Don’t worry what others are doing, or even that they are overtaking you – that’s none of your business.
Know when you need help, don’t ignore the symptoms - just ask!
The amount of help, support, personal development and training available within the EN family is phenomenal.
“Blog every day!” you tell yourself; “Get it out there on social media, do it for 90 days and it will become a habit” you tell yourself. Easy until a pothole nearly swallows you up!
You will find yourself having to stay up late to get it done. You will be spending time learning: how to add an image to your blog, learning how to add hyperlinks, learning how to resize pictures .... and not use one’s that have copyright on them!. Time is used up joining in webinars and hang outs and listening to audios; learning how to download them onto your iPod too!!
Some of you will even be asking “What the heck is a funnel or SEO or even URL?” ... But keep BLOGGING anyway. (I didn’t even know what a blog was when I started)
Then - shock of horrors, you fall asleep at work at your desk!
Have you set your goals and expectations too high?
Not really – just not set enough small goals to aim for.
Unlike Gen-Y you haven’t been born with computer skills, their baby steps are bigger and faster than your granny shuffle; when they trip and fall they can spring back up; you have to lean on something and straighten up slowly.
As you stride along, the further along you go the better you are getting at it; you’ve not changed anything but it seems to be easier. You reach a cross roads, you have to hesitate to make sure the way is clear, you check where you are heading and set your sights on the next milestone. It may be the next lamp post or the beach at the end of the road in the distance. Off you go again, quickly picking up the momentum that had slackened off temporarily. You are focused and before you know it you are there, taking in the beautiful vista, grateful for the beauty around you come rain or shine. You are doing it, giving it your best and you are ready for the next goal.
Don’t expect things to happen overnight with no effort. Be prepared to put in heaps of effort at the beginning, don’t be afraid of hard work and don’t give up, success is just around the corner.
Keep on blogging, keep on sharing, keep on learning, keep on practicing, keep on testing, keep on taking risks, and keep on accepting change and going with it. Keep in touch with the rest of your team – they are all on the same path and there to give support.
As you aim for the water’s edge you may be hit with a head wind. So muscle in and work harder to keep up the pace. If there’s a lull as you pass through trees in the park or down the laneway between buildings, have your momentum push you forward because, when you turn the corner and head along the home stretch, you will pick up a tail wind and coast along with much less effort. Only minor adjustments are necessary when coming to another intersection, waiting for traffic or sidestepping a pothole.
Warning, Warning…complacency can creep in and you start to slow down to soon. Things will start to overtake you and you will stress, the goal posts will move, you’ll have to retrace your footsteps. Re-visiting training modules will help you get back and stay on track.
Never think you ‘know it all’ and never think you are useless because you don’t 'know it all'.
Have another look at your goals; re-write them if necessary, you must want them as much as you want to breathe. Read them; say them out loud with conviction twice daily. Carry them in your pocket and refer to them. Live them in the ‘now’.
When you are on the home stretch of your walk but still a way to go you are barely aware that you are slowing down but you put in a bit more effort – just in case.
One last goal to focus on then you can start to warm down, reward yourself with a few stretches and slacken off the pace.
You are nearly home, everything aches, it hurts to breathe, you need water, you wonder if you should phone ahead and get someone to come in the car to give you a lift the rest of the way?
YOU ARE SO CLOSE – imagine how you will feel if you give up now, all that effort for nothing.
Re-set your goal, think of the benefits of following what you have learnt; lengthen your stride instead of speeding up……
You finally break through the end of the lane way at the end of your street, there is your house and you are there! Just some flexing and stretching, a long drink of water – boy does that feel good?
MADE IT! Ahhhhhh............... SUCCESS.
EN can turn you into an entrepreneur – if you let it.
EN can be your pathway to a happy and enjoyable retirement.
It will take you way beyond
It’s never too late.
Find out how and I’ll meet you at the beach or up in the hills or on a yacht – wherever your retirement takes you.
Granny power – we can do it!
If you think it’s all too hard – don’t kid yourself that successful entrepreneurs ever did it ‘easy’.
As we (Baby Boomers) are running out of time before, or already having reached, retirement we may be a bit behind the eight-ball.
EN can bridge that gap and we can succeed – but with effort.
So click the link below. This Blogging system will blow your mind !!
Come work with me and we’ll all have a ball while we work and retire in style.