This Article is About
self improvement
head above water
amway
network marketing
home based businesses
thousand dollars
million dollars
promises
crash
My Self Improvement Journey
Join 1000's of Authors at StreetArticles Today!

As a lot of people, I had a crash and burn at one point in my life several years ago. I was in a fairly lucrative career doing a job I really loved.

Then some things happened that caused the industry in my local area to fall and I lost the career. The thing that got me the most was I was promised some work by people who for whatever reason didn't back up the promises they made. This was in an industry that claims that the integrity of your commitment was the most important thing. I suppose I should not have been so naieve to think it was a two street as opposed to the one way street it turned out to be.

If everyone had kept the promises they made I would have made between two and three hundred thousand dollars. Instead I bled out about sixty thousand dollars in savings to keep my head above water financially. So in some ways I pretty much lost a quarter to a third of a million dollars

So I was then left with no contacts outside of my area I was left to find work, any work I could find.

Needless to say I was at a pretty low point. The crash and burn though did make me realize the importance on not relying on only one source of income - and I was lucky to learn that three and a half decades before retirement as opposed to three years.

So I then started looking into home based businesses. The first of which that I got involved with was a network marketing (or MLM) business. Quixtar - formerly and now once again Amway (note to moderators I'm not trying to recruit anyone here).

Before you leave the article for something else I'm not going to go into the benefits of MLM except for what is probably the best part of any of these businesses.

And that is the educational part of it. The self improvement books and CD programs you get with it.

At this time, after having lost a lot of money I was very angry at the people who caused it and myself as well.

But some of the things I learned are:

  1. We all, get a kick in the teeth every now and then (hopefully only figuratively). And whether or not you're justified in being angry about it you only hurt yourself by staying angry.
  2. Talk is cheap, actions are the only thing that truly speak. Don't listen to what people say, watch what they do. That is what will tell you who they are.

Going with the theory of "you don't drown by falling in the water, you drown by staying in it." It was then that I really needed to hear the message that was being said in the programs. And lucky for me I was open to hearing it.

While the CDs and books from the business were great, my favourite ones are the ones I bought from Nightingale Conant.

They have probably the largest selection of educational CDs on the market today. Anything that's challenging you in life they have a program that can help give you the guidance to solve it.

These inlcude but are not limited to:

  • debt repayment
  • marketing
  • passive income
  • spirituality
  • natural health
  • time management
  • and goal setting

You can also go into any bookstore or Amazon and look into the self improvement books sections for anything you need help with.

Without these programs I don't know where I would be. But I wouldn't have stuck with internet marketing or any of my fitness training that I do.

I hope that after reading the article I have inspired you to help yourself improve your life. Remember like the Bruce Cockburn song says "you gotta kick at the darkness until it bleeds day light."

Go out there and make it a great day.


Street Talk

No comments present
You May Also Like
My Ex Boyfriend Dumped Me But I Want Him Back, What Should I Do Now?
Things to Consider if you Want Your ex Back You might be one of those that went through a relationship crisis which came to a turbulent end as your boyfriend dumped you. You may still feel that there is still something you both have together and can still have together…
By: A. B. Sahu in  Relationships  >  Conflict   Oct 20, 2012  
26
  Likes: 4

What Is Self Improvement
What a better article to write after my article on Is learning Important, than self improvement. I feel we are put on this earth to make a difference. Some of us leave a mark, while others just pass through unnoticed. So why is there such a great chasm between the…
By: Chris48 in  Self Improvement  >  Empowerment   Mar 01, 2013  
2
  Likes: 7

Self Improvement is Not Enough
The self improvement community has gained widespread popularity as of late. Countess amounts of people put their heads together in a effort to help shape their lives into the lives that they want to live. Countless articles are being written to help their readers "improve " into the person that…
By: J.Jones in  Self Improvement  >  Personal Growth   Jun 22, 2013  
4
  Likes: 3

self improvement after breaking up
all about a girl who really love her boyfriend but end up breaking up with her and how she deals with it by improving her self and taking it sensitively
By: ma. criselda dionisio in  Self Improvement  >  Personal Growth   Feb 01, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Self Improvement Grows One's Confidence
Self improvement serves man a great honor and respect. It gives him success and progression in life. Man is made highly popularized and emfamoused through self improvement. He is greatly inspired and encouraged by achieving self improvement. He can create his life enlightened and brightened with the life of self…
By: saidul islam sarker in  Self Improvement   Jan 05, 2012  
1
  Likes: 0

Ability is That What Ability Does
Self-improvement is sure to come of the great ability that a man shows and proves through the activities he does usually. Ability is the best asset of man. The true acquaintance of a man brightens and glitters on what ability he has in him. The great ability he possesses usually…
By: saidul islam sarker in  Self Improvement   Jan 09, 2012  
0
  Likes: 1

Never Judge A Book By Its Cover – A Fool, You Will Be
I wish to relate a story, told me many years ago. Two friends, good friends, had travelled a distance to attend a meeting of fellowship. On their return trip, late at night, when passing through a small town, they notice a hitch hiker along the road. It is never a…
By: Rob Ainslie in  Self Improvement  >  Inspirational   Mar 13, 2012  
13
  Likes: 8

How To Know What Is You Part Five
I decided to make another article because this is the most important thing you can do in your life. I’ll say it again: Know Thyself! Let find out more about you and how to know what is you. Are You Making Progress? Let’s take the business world, for example, I…
By: Benedetto in  Self Improvement  >  Mind Development   Jun 08, 2016  
2
  Likes: 4

Today I Went Out Without My
Today I did it...I left the house without my mobile phone for the first time in 10 years...Ok, I may have forgotten my phone now and then but this was different. Today I decided not to take my phone with me, and you know what...The world is an amazing place.…
By: alstallio in  Self Improvement  >  Motivation   Jun 08, 2016  
1
  Likes: 0

Islam And Lure Of Materialism
There is a great difference we can find in the lifestyle of modern man as compared to man of dark ages. The lifestyle of past being was very simple, natural and close to spirituality. Those people used to live in rural side and lived in a groups and social units…
By: Sarah40 in  Self Improvement  >  Spirituality   Jun 06, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

How To Know What Is You Part Four
A Real Life Example Personally, I keep myself fit and healthy. I go to the gym very consistently. My goal in the beginning when I started was to look like an athlete. I wanted to be jacked and completely ripped. After 6 months I was truly on my way and…
By: Benedetto in  Self Improvement  >  Mind Development   Jun 06, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Live Life to the Fullest
You only live once, and for a very short time. I observed people and researched on both happy and unhappy people. I have got the result that people who smile in front of us go through every bit as people who cry. The difference between them is happy people have…
By: Garth Vickers in  Self Improvement   Jun 05, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Spell To Make Someone Love You - How To Turn Hate Into Love
Disagreement and misunderstanding are the result of a faulty communication. The repeated incidence may lead people to hate you or vice versa. Sometimes you decide to end all contact with each other. In case of friends or colleagues, it may not affect you. But what about someone you love? It…
By: Carlos Flores in  Self Improvement  >  Spirituality   Jun 04, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Angels: The Islamic Perspective
Angel also known as ‘Malak’ in Arabic, is a creature, created by the Allah to serve several purposes, the priority task being offering prayers. The angel, unlike humans, obeys what Allah orders and does not, rather cannot carry out any action with free-will. In Islam, basically there are four major…
By: Sarah40 in  Self Improvement  >  Spirituality   Jun 04, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Ken Wilber & Integral Philsophy
Ken Wilber & His Philosophy by Miriam Pia Ken Wilber is one of the dominant and ‘game changing’ American philosophers of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. His work broke with the status quo of academic philosophies of both the West and the East. Because of that, his work,…
By: Miriam Pia in  Self Improvement  >  Personal Growth   Jun 04, 2016  
1
  Likes: 1

Article Views: 1321    Report this Article