Apr 18

Are you part of the system?

How much to people spend at Walmart every week? Every month? How much do people spend at Dollar General a week? A month? Any random electronic store, how much? Major department store? How much? How much do you spend putting gas in your car every week? Consider the structure of those companies. You have one person that owns the company, that person makes money off of the work of all the employees under him (or her). That person earns a percentage of all income generated from the efforts of all of those employees. He or she hires qualified people to manage the multiple facets of the company (presidents, directors, etc). Those people hire different managers. Those managers hire people to work directly on the sales floor or with customers over the phone. Those managers also hire people to do the manual work necessary to make the company “operational”. And we all have a part in making these companies billions of dollars a year, we actually might work for one of these companies. But most never consider what the actual structure of these companies looks like from top to bottom. They also never consider that when you agree to work for a company, you’re automatically limited in how much you can make and how far you can rise up in a company.

I know someone at one of the biggest insurance companies on earth. When I worked there, she was in management. Now, she is chief operating officer. Took 15 years plus. But she will never be chief executive officer. She’ll never “run” the company. Why? Because that privilege is reserved for his/her family members (even if they’re not qualified for the job). Is that right? Many would say “it is what it is” and “that’s a pretty good position to have”. And that’s true. And most would be content with that. But if she isn’t, only recourse she has is to quit and start her own insurance company. Anybody that aspires to “call all the shots” can only do so by creating their own company, establishing their own guidelines, decide what people that they want working for them and with them, and initiating an operational system and work towards growing their company. Most people would say that’s too much “work” and thus work for someone else, forever. A few have decided to create their own company, and we thus have Microsoft, Apple, Facebook, Google, and millions of other companies that are responsible for the car you drive, the clothes you wear, the food you eat, etc. These people took a tremendous risk, a leap of faith, not knowing that they would own multi-billion dollar companies and have thousands of employees. But that’s what they ended up with because they “tried.

It’s not easy, but is it worth it? Yes. Yes it is.

Don’t Be A Hater

Test. Name five things that the hard work that you have done for your job in the last ten years has produced something that has benefited you. Do you have the position that you want? Do you have the money you feel you deserve? Are you able to pay all of your bills all of the time? If you have kids, are all of their needs taken care of? Do you have flexibility in schedule? How many times have you been on vacation? If you had an emergency (family member becomes deathly ill, child breaks leg at school), how hard would it be to “not work”? Now, after naming 5 things, think again about all the work you’ve put in, the sacrifices, dedication, loyalty to whoever your employer is (or was). Has it been worth it? If it has and you have the perfect situation out of everything I’ve previously mentioned wonderful! Keep reading. If not, keep reading.

Last questions, what makes what you’ve been doing (so much better) than working for yourself? What makes using your personal skills, abilities, effort, dedication, loyalty, education and training to make your own money so horrible? Earning your own money so negative? Why wouldn’t you be the best business owner of all time? Why wouldn’t you work harder for yourself than for someone else? There are no jobs on earth that are guaranteed. The only guarantee is that “you” will show up to work everyday no matter how much or how little you get paid, no matter how much or how little you are respected, no matter how much you’re discriminated against, harassed, embarrassed, physically threatened, and sometimes worse. Many people feel their job is like being in jail. But you still go.

On the other hand, you will do everything to dismiss yourself from the possibility of working for yourself could be a better choice. You show envy towards those that have not only made the choice, but are successful. You make fun of them for being able to spend more time with their kids during the day. You laugh at them when they say they’re at the movies while you’re at work. You make it as if they are wrong for earning their own money on their own terms. You hate the fact that someone has made a life decision to not accept things they don’t like and you chastise them.

If you don’t feel like the above towards those who have chosen to be independent business owners, you probably know someone that does.

Nobody says quit your day job, but you should have a “backup plan”. People get laid off daily, no notice, for reasons that have nothing to do with them personally. You also should want an “exit strategy”, because really, do you want to work “forever”??? Who said that you “had” to work for 50 years?
Here are companies that have laid off people or have gone out of business in the last 2 years:
The United States Army
American Express
Don’t you think that many of the people that used to be employed at these players felt they had “guaranteed” positions for years to come?????

The people that have taken the risk to own and operate their own business, whatever it is, should be applauded, not made fun off or dismissed as “stupid”. The people who are running their own business are working full-time hours on their jobs plus whatever hours they have left to pursue their “dream”. And if you know someone personally that is making the attempt to be independent, you should support them!

Don’t be a hater!!!!!

Last Updated on Tuesday, 7 April 2015 12:43

Powershoot and talent casting in Chicago mid April

Looking to give people what they don’t have but they say they need. Business owners if you need headshots for your website or business profiles online, aspiring models and actors if you need headshots and pictures for your portfolio or musicians if you need pictures for your press kits, websites, album covers here is a chance to get it, now! Mid April I will be visiting Chicago and will put these things together for you plus a little extra. To get more information call Chris at 7063938426. I am also for the first time looking at new talent and will be looking to work personally with one or two people for the rest of 2015. To submit yourself to be invited to interview with me, submit your name, age, current photos (headshot and full body shots) and a little bit about you to chris@imtmworldwide.com.

Actress/Model/Actress Karma Karmel in Miami

Last Updated on Saturday, 28 March 2015 04:57