What you do, depends on where you are.

What you do, depends on where you are in life. If you’re in the struggle for survival – living paycheck to paycheck, every dollar counts. Now that I’m retired, it counts even more for me. I can not do overtime for more social security. However, I can be selective with what I do with my time. What are you doing with your time?

If you are getting close – within a couple of years – to retirement look out for changes; look and listen to the news, so you can notice the trends. Are things slowing down in your industry? Is there any talk about company layoffs? If you are supporting a family, any misstep may mean no food on the table for the week. But, sometimes you need to look beyond the table; get a bigger vision beyond the table. Maybe it’s time, to look at the whole tree farm.


Or are you so busy in the struggle, you don’t have time to look up from the daily grind? I was there, because I worked two jobs for a few years, and I was no spring chicken at the time. Do your homework, look beyond the the company and look at the trend. Get in front of the curve. When I looked at investing my time and money to get on the internet, the Empower Network looked like a good place to plant my flag.

There are so many opportunities out there and most sound really good. Some tell you what to do, which is OK, but are the the leaders still in the trenches. Dave Wood and Dave Sharpe were in the trenches. Their income was based on them helping their team. Other people noticed and joined forces and the Empire grew.

Dave and David started from the bottom and led the way. The founders of Amway were also distributors, and Amway is one of the largest network marketing company in the world. With the power of the internet, I saw the trend – seems like everyone is on the internet.

I have been in more than a couple of Network Marketing companies and I listened to a lot of motivational speakers. One of my all-time favorite taped seminar, is still “Challenge to Succeed” by Jim Rohn. He talks about the five major parts to the life puzzle. Philosophy; the way you think, Attitude; the way you feel,  Activity; what you do, Results; how you did, and Lifestyle; how you live your life. All those unique pieces determine the way your life turns out.

Success in not something you chase, it’s something you attract by becoming an attractive person. Formal education gets you a job. Self-education will make you rich. A job will provide a living. Self-education makes you wealthy, and wealth can be passed on, to the next generation.

Time is more valuable than money. You can make more money, but you can not make more time. The key is to work harder on yourself than you do no your job. Profits are better than wages. You can buy a real nice table with your wages but with profits you can buy the whole tree farm. This has been straight talk, beast mode.

Internet comments
Lynn Brown
Empowering post Earl! Time is more valuable and the more we can share how important it is to know where you are, and understand, where you want to be. That there are different choices you can make. Thanks for sharing your insight and bringing awareness.

Daphne Dobson
Awesome post, Earl! I Love it! I love where you say, “Formal education will get you a job But, self-education will make you rich. A word to the wise is sufficient. Thanks for sharing.

Juanita Simpson
Absolutely awesome!
Linda Waldon                                                                                                         

Great post, thanks for sharing.
Earl Hackett                                                                                                                                Thanks for your comments. I thought formal education “got you paid” until I heard Jim speak.

Author: hackettglobalmarketing14

I'm a two time military veteran (Air Force & US Army). I started blogging to keep my mind active after 40+ years of work. I joined the Air Force to escape the auto assembly line in Detroit. I went to Libya North Africa where Col. Muammar Graddafi was forcing the closure of the base there. The base commander, Col. Daniel "Chappie" James kept a lid on the situation. I was later commissioned in the Army, and "Chappie" became the first African American Four Star General for the Air Force. Blogging just opened up the flood gates. Standing in the Shadows, Listening to the Greats!!! will be my blog novel. If you don't write your story who will?

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