For starters, the questions that was being asked were more about my personality and hobbies. There was not one question asked about the type of woman I was looking for. I didn’t hold anything back and was completely honest. I submitted everything they asked for and went to bed. I did not think anything else about it. That is until I got an email saying that i had a match. I was astounded at the idea. I was set up on a date for two days later.
I remember this guy that would say things to girls that would scare them to death! While talking with some other friends one day, his name came up and the girl had a less than favorable view about him. She said that he came on too strong and was way too aggressive. When i talked with this guy I noticed that he was easily annoyed, kind of like a chip on his shoulder. Girls talk about things like that and the negativity spreads like wildfire, and it’s no surprise that this man’s dating life came to an absolute stand still.
Set intermediate goals so that you can measure your progress toward your ultimate goal. If you’re just getting started with an online business, for example, you need to understand that you have to make your first sale before you can start making 00 a week. A lot of rookies buy into the million dollar hype of some sales and then get discouraged when their first sale doesn’t happen quickly. And then they quit. Don’t make that mistake – set reasonable expectations.
Many people have asked me if buying an existing shop is a good idea. I have actually looked at many shops for sale but the biggest issue I always see is that most owners think their shop is worth two or three times more than it actually is. The reason for this phenomenon is that we become emotionally attached to our stores. That is not a bad thing, as it normally keeps us in check.
Just like the rest of us, teachers have their quirks, hobbies, and special interests. A gift that appeals to these individual likes is often a pleasant surprise. One teacher who is a fan of the Broadway show Wicked still talks about her Glinda-themed note cards given by a very observant and thoughtful third grader. Another who loves to bake bread was touched by a personalized recipe book picked out by a seven year old. Neither of these teachers ever made their interests explicitly known, but the children had picked up on the all the same. This made the gifts even more special.
Wa-wa makes a pretty nice cup of hot black stuff for when you’re on the go – and of course, you can grab your paper, your lunch for later, and fill your gas tank at the same time. I like to mix their powdered cappuccino (it’s too sweet to be the “real” stuff) with some rich, dark roast coffee. MMMMM.
Next, keep your eyes open. Now this doesn’t mean that you analyze every person you met but if you feel an attraction pay attention to it. Oh yes, that means you must be paying attention. You could be in line at the coffee shop and if you are busy texting on your phone, you could be missing the opportunity to talk to the awesome person who is behind you. Open up the opportunities to meet people. Make conversations with people at the park or at a sporting event. You can do this very gently and natural. Find an approach you are comfortable with and start taking some action!
Keep in mind that as a new owner, you have to use that discretionary income to base what your debt service is going to be. Debt service is what a new owner can comfortably spend every month on paying off the note to buy your business, including a recoup of the down payment. The objective for buying a business is opposite of buying a house being that it should be paid off ASAP, three years max, so the price should also be in line with future debt service.