By Yolanda Anderson Wagner
As I began to write this article, I asked myself when and why. When did I decide I want to be an entrepreneur? Why did I want to become an entrepreneur?
By Tiffany Fehr
Spring is a time of transformation. The trees that shed their leaves during fall and winter start blooming again. The flowers begin to bud. The grass is coming back to life. There is a crisp freshness and sense of newness in the air. It is also a season of resurrection, a time where new life springs from the dry ground. Some of this new growth happens naturally, but often we have to plant new seeds and nurture them. We have to water what we want to grow and remove weeds that could be hindering the growth of new plants.
By Lydia Beasley
Planning is needed in every aspect of our lives and should be viewed as a necessity. We often say, "I plan to do it", but never take action on establishing steps. Because there is always so much to do, proper planning cannot be ignored; especially, when you want to succeed.
You have every reason to make planning a part of your routine. Would you say "I have too much money so I don’t need to plan?" or, "I don’t have enough money to follow a plan?" Neither scenario makes sense. There is always room for a plan, no matter what stage of life and regardless of age. A five year old will likely develop a habit of planning simply by having a scheduled routine everyday. Starting young, of course, establishes a great foundation.
By Jojopahmaria Nsoroma
According to Chinese astrology, 2020 was the Year of the Rat, which is believed to bring wealth, prosperity, and abundance. The Chinese New Year fell on January 25th of 2020, so when COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic on Friday, March 13th the world was thrown into a ‘never before’ global shutdown of businesses which caused an enormous economic breakdown. So much for the promise of wealth and prosperity! But I learned by the end of the year that rats can be quite deceptive. 2020 turned out to be one of the most prosperous years in my journey as a self-employed entrepreneur. Not only did I earn 10% more than in my previous four years, but I also established new streams of income that have become long-term situations.