Today we highlighted an idea from Chris Paine in Tempe, AZ. Chris submitted his idea via a 3-minute video on our Facebook page, check it out here.
Chris is a customer billing specialist at local power utility company. He has a ‘good job, but in his words, “I want to have passion in what I work at every day of the week.”
What does he care about that he wants to pursue? A business idea called ‘Painless Politics.’
In the show, we spent time talking together, and with the live audience, how the idea COULD work. And how it could ROCK. We covered:
I got excited about a perspective of catering to people who may not really care a lot about politics, but want to ‘be in the know of current events.’ Giving them ‘clif-notes’ in essence, and through that…giving Chris opportunity to get them engaged and participating in politics, which fits his agenda. And possibly using cell phone/text updates to communicate with them, building up a solid and valuable list of loyal subscribers.
I love Christmas. Love it. From the holy to the tacky.
Speaking of the latter…ever watch Christmas Vacation with Chevy Chase? If so, you know this scene. Clark Griswald (Chevy) has all his hopes pinned on his expected Christmas bonus from work. When it’s dashed, the pent up frustration from a year of slaving away hit the fan. Here it is in video for full effect, or the scene transcript is below:
Here’s a self-employment reality I’ve never really seen addressed that will go far in preparing you to really make a legitimate go at it.
As with most things we contemplate pursuing, we start of with a desire. In the case of free agency we want freedom in our lives and joy and wealth in our work. Or just to get out of the confines of employeedom.
OK…good. Step 1 done.
But the next and often overlooked consideration is the major lifestyle and personal paradigm shift required when going from traditional employment to self-employment.
The ‘self-employment’ industry generally focuses on the payoffs, me included. Which is OK, but if we’re really focused on helping folks succeed, we need to get all the cards on the table. > read more