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There are many articles trying to convince people to start their own business and develop some type of initiative.  Of course, the ads are offering get rich quick schemes. They claim if you buy their videos and follow all the instructions you will be instantly successful.  So my question is, have you ever heard of anyone making all this money from their ads?  When you have skills it is important you take initiative to set goals, make plans and become successful.  Wishing and hoping are simply that.  It does not guarantee instant success.  When we were children we learned how to take the initiative to speak to children we did not know, ask a boy or girl to a dance or to play, try to join a popular group and more.  By convincing ourselves not to be afraid if we were rejected, we took the first step.  There are individuals who take that step repeatedly and fail.  Then they lose their confidence.  I think bullies have a great deal of initiative. They go out of their way to hurt others and justify their actions. Whatever they do they are always wrong. There are videos on Facebook which hope to teach their readers a lesson in doing good deeds and being kind.  They also point out the ramifications of making an effort to hurt others.  I really like the videos where a parent discovers what their child is doing and takes away all of their privileges’. That is about the only way they will learn a lesson. I have also seen people take the initiative in promoting themselves with cooking and photography.  I love the photography particularly from Ireland.  Sometimes the food looks really tasty and other times it lacks appeal.  The point is, though, that these individuals are working towards success.  Do you know anyone who never has any initiative? The Good Gus Series is available online at Kindle, Nook and Waterstones. Hard copies, personally autographed, are available through our website along with past blogs for your reading enjoyment. Now available audio and videos for the Good Gus series on YouTube! Digitizing for all the books are available now on YouTube! “Misplaced Trust” is now available on Amazon in e-book form. It is also available digitally at If you are thinking of a Will or a Living Trust, “Misplaced Trust” will give you the information you need to make an informed decision. Please check me out on IHeart radio. The “Special Gift” is now availabe in hard copy at the Morgan Mill Mail/UPS.

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