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Work for free?

handoutWhy is it that I always attract the projects that want me to work for free??? They always come in sincere and dedicated packages. “This thing or that business is going to take off.” “It’s the NEXT big thing!” That’s usually the “gist” of it. They have great ideas and NO money, almost always there’s a promise of a big payoff. Unfortunately promises don’t feed the kids or pay my mortgage.

I understand the problem, I have been there several times myself, lot’s of neat ideas that didn’t make it due to lack of money. Let’s see there was; my church media company, a bike shop, a skateboard shop, a tshirt business, mlm’s, full time design business, medical website, magazines, coupon books you name it, I’ve tried and learned the hard way that it “always takes money, to make money!” Great ideas, good intentions, partnerships etc., never make it without cash. So sorry to all you budding entrepreneurs out there, you need FUNDING! If you have some money to live off of while you pursue your “dream”, go for it, build it make it marketable so you can make money from your dream idea. But please don’t ask people along for the ride unless you have something tangible to offer them. And if they do help you please reward them for all the hardwork, let them know how much you appreciate them, and recognize that most great ideas need other peoples help to see to fruition.



Generosity & Giving

Yesterday we received and anonymous card in the mail, I looked for a return address but it was blank? Interesting I thought must be a Christmas card…Inside was a nice card on the front it said, “Praying for you”. Inside was a note,”Merry Christmas, we love you guys! Praying for you in this time of transition.” And in it was a very nice gift card to a local store, I was touched by my anonymous friends generosity. I know times are tough for everybody, this was a small miracle because, “this time of transition” means during your unemployment…so as you can guess money has been scarce, even this month we were praying for the mortgage money to come.

God is faithful and it did come, just not always at once. I have faith that God provides and this little gift proved that God cares about our every need. This is the true “Spirit of Christmas” and generosity can happen and should happen, especially this time of year when people are stressed and worried about finances.

So thank you my anonymous friends for your gift, more than that thanks for restoring my faith in God, Christmas and people….