Thursday, January 18, 2018

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Continuing on possible
goals or businesses for 2018

It's important to remember that whichever field, career, or business you choose, be sure it works with YOU and for YOU. 
Your personality, your habits, your preferences in almost everything, because one goal is to stick with it.
Are you a morning person?  A night owl?
Do you have the basic tools to start without too much capital?
Do you have any capital?
Depending on your choice of business or career,
you may need some basic tools to start off. 
I recommend starting with as little as you can because you don't want to start of with bills or broke, right?

For example, you want to be part time delivery person for small offices. You provide your business card with hours and fee schedule;
your fee for a list of delivery types.
NEXT




What would you need for this business?
Personal vehicle or moped/scooter with hard case
to carry documents & small packages.
Auto insurance; business insurance, business license.
Gas.
Business cards you either print yourself or pay a printer for.
Mobile phone; smart phones if you can afford it -
comes with alarm, calendar, email, Internet access.
What else do you think you NEED?
Start with the basics to get you several contracts,
then improve your tools as you make some money.
Build slowly but surely and be sure
to give GREAT customer service!
Build your reputation for reliability & satisfaction.
Survey your customers monthly or annually and when a contract terminates (either by yourself or the customer). 
It's good to know how you stand where you can do better for future reference.
Use the great surveys you receive to attract more customers.

You can also use the list above to create your budget.
Having a written budget can help you keep track
of expenses and income; lots of free templates on the Internet!

I'm sure many of you are tech savvy and great with Internet searches and doing your own research.
For those who are NOT, you can visit the local library,
borrow a family member's computer or a business center.

Try to start with as little expenses in the beginning and
build your income.  Set realistic goals.
Do not give up.
If things don't work out. 
Figure out why and learn from that.
At this point, you can either correct things and try again 
or try another venture.
Whatever you do, do not give up
on your dreams!


Wednesday, January 17, 2018

17Jan18, IslanderView Inspiration & Quote of the Day

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Today, I want to SHARE.
Sharing is caring, right?

We've been talking about pursuing dreams and goals for 2018.
I got to thinking that sometimes we want to do something
but we don't know where to start.
Is that your case right now?

Let's start at the beginning and guide you to the first, second, and maybe even the third step.  Please bear in mind that I am not an expert on everything.  You'll eventually need to do your own research and determine the next steps on your own, but don't worry!  I'll be here if you need any inspiration and guiding words and most of all, support!

LET'S BEGIN!

FIRST STEP
Write down things you are interested in and love to do.
Hobbies, past times, what do you LOVE to do?
Help others? Work with your hands? Fix things? Build things?
Write all of them down.

SECOND STEP
Choose your top 3-5 things you love to do.
Think about each of them and start noting what JOB title each of those things could fall under.

THIRD STEP
Now choose the top 3 things.
What job title could they fall under?
List all of them. Don't limit yourself.
For example, like to teach or train?
TEACH?

Teachers most likely need a degree in education.
This will take up 4 years minimum. 
If you have a degree in another field, you may take less to get the teaching degree (& certification). 
You need to be a certified teacher to teach.  This applies to any state in the U.S.
TRAIN? 
Trainers do not necessarily need a degree in education,
but most likely need a Certificate in specific fields and this helps with job offers.
FOR BOTH OF THESE, you can start at the Guam Community College.  GCC offers both 2-year degrees and technical training certificates to students.  You do not need to be a recent graduate of high school.  BONUS:  Starting at a 2-year college has many perks! 
A bit of a slower pace, friendly supportive staff & faculty, and if your parents did not go to college, you can get a "free" education!  Apply for the PELL Grant and other grants and student loans at
If you prefer to go straight to a 4-year college, UOG offers undergraduate, graduate and terminal degrees to all.

Starting with an education is a good bet. 
Employers tend to see this as you showing commitment to something.

DON'T HAVE TIME FOR SCHOOL?
What else was on your list?
Love to write?  Start a blog?
Love to draw or paint?  Start making portfolio.  Sell them at the night markets or online; you'll need a website to do this.
Love to fix cars?  Get a business license and start getting the word out to family & friends.  
Get references for anything you do.
People trust their family & friends to make recommendations.

Whatever you choose to do, make time to plan by writing things down.  
That is the start of any good business plan.

STARTED SOMETHING ALREADY?
Sign up at the UOG SBDC office for business guidance & counseling.

And if nothing else,

Submit comments to help others or ask questions below.

SAINA MA'ASE & THANK YOU.

CHEERS TO YOUR SUCCESS
Make 2018 Your Year!!


Monday, January 15, 2018

16Jan18, IslanderView Inspiration & Quote of the Day

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Keep going...
Your dreams can come true this year!
Take one step at a time.
Don't stop unless it's just for a short break. 
You deserve the break if you're working toward making your dream come true.    


Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.- Dr. Seuss


Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. - Steve Jobs


Do what you feel in your heart to be right - for you'll be criticized anyway. - Eleonor Roosevelt

Laughing is, and will always be, the best form of therapy. - Dau Voire


There are some walks you have to take alone. - Quote Diary


Things never happen on accident.  They happen because:  You have a vision, You have a commitment, You have a dream. - Oscar De La Renta


You are my happy place.

As of today, we have
349 days,
349 chances
to make things better
for ourselves and our families!

YOU CAN DO IT. 


15Jan18, IslanderView Inspiration & Quote of the Day

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Happy & grateful for the holiday and the day off!
Happy
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
Day!

Here are some of his famous quotes...they still apply today.

Peace to all <3
















Saturday, January 13, 2018

14Jan18, IslanderView Inspiration & Quote of the Day

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Happy Sunday!!











Keep Going...You've Got This

13Jan18 IslanderView Inspiration & Quote of the Day

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Hafa adai Islanders, it's been a few days since my last post; apologies for the missed days.  I trust everyone is still working on resolutions and goals for 2018!  

I chose to intentionally step back and put my personal life up front because it's not just me that my choices affect; Today I wanted to get in touch with you again and am preparing posts for this week.

Here's some inspiration for you (and I) to keep going.  Our dreams and goals, our future is worth it!

Praying for all of you and your struggles.  Peace.












Sunday, January 07, 2018

8Jan18, IslanderView Inspiration & Quote of the Day

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Monday!  Oh Monday...
I don't know about you but I've been trying to make Mondays a good day
just like any other; not successful there yet.

How about you?  What do you do to make you Monday a good if not awesome one? 
Share please!!

Today, I'm trying to keep my focus. 
Here's some inspiration for you as well.

Be a pineapple: stand tall, wear a crown, and be sweet on the inside.
A favorite quote for me and
probably applies to all islanders!


Count your rainbows not your thunderstorms.
Trying every day.

Distance yourself from people who 1. lie to you, 2. disrespect you, 3. use you, 4. put you down.

Ok, I'm sure this seems obvious but many of us do not do this!
Take care of yourself and you'll be able to take care of others.  Focus on what's important.
Health: body, mind, heart, soul

Your life only gets better when you do. Work on yourself and the rest will follow.
Another great reminder to work on ourselves. 
It is not selfish. 
It's smart.


2018 Just believe that good things are on their way.

Stay positive!

Happy Monday!  Make it a great one!