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If you want to Dare To Soar and move on to better things, you have to give up the things that weigh you down – which is not always as obvious and easy as it sounds.

Starting today, give up…

  1. Letting the opinions of others control your life. – People know your name, not your story. They’ve heard what you’ve done, but not what you’ve been through. So take their opinions of you with a grain of salt. In the end, it’s not what others think, it’s what you think about yourself that counts. Sometimes you have to do exactly what’s best for you and your life, not what’s best for everyone else.
  2. The shame of past failures. – You will fail sometimes, and that’s okay. The faster you accept this, the faster you can get on with being brilliant. Your past does not equal your future. Just because you failed yesterday; or all day today; or a moment ago; or for the last six months; or for the last sixteen years, doesn’t have any impact on the current moment. All that matters is what you do right now. Read Awaken the Giant Within.
  3. Being indecisive about what you want. – You will never leave where you are until you decide where you would rather be. It’s all about finding and pursuing your passion. Neglecting passion blocks creative flow. When you’re passionate, you’re energized. Likewise, when you lack passion, your energy is low and unproductive. Energy is everything when it comes to being successful. Make a decision to figure out what you want, and then pursue it passionately.
  4. Procrastinating on the goals that matter to you. – There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them. Follow your intuition. Don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. When there is love and inspiration, you can’t go wrong. And whatever it is you want to do, do it now. There are only so many tomorrows. Trust me, in a year from now, you will wish you had started today.
  5. Choosing to do nothing. – You don’t get to choose how you are going to die, or when. You can only decide how you are going to live, right now. Every day is a new chance to choose. Choose to change your perspective. Choose to flip the switch in your mind from negative to positive. Choose to turn on the light and stop fretting about with insecurity and doubt. Choose to do work that you are proud of. Choose to see the best in others, and to show your best to others. Choose to truly LIVE, right now.
  6. Your need to be right. – If you keep on saying you’re right, even if you are right now, eventually you will be wrong. Aim for success, but never give up your right to be wrong. Because when you do, you will also lose your ability to learn new things and move forward with your life. Read The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.
  7. Running from problems that should be fixed. – We make life harder than it has to be. The difficulties started when… conversations became texting, feelings became subliminal, sex became a game, the word ‘love’ fell out of context, trust faded as honesty waned, insecurities became a way of living, jealously became a habit, being hurt started to feel natural, and running away from it all became our solution. Stop running! Face these issues, fix the problems, communicate, appreciate, forgive and LOVE the people in your life who deserve it.
  8. Making excuses rather than decisions. – Life is a continuous exercise in creative problem solving. A mistake doesn’t become a failure until you refuse to correct it. Thus, most long-term failures are the outcome of people who make excuses instead of decisions.
  9. Overlooking the positive points in your life. – What you see often depends entirely on what you’re looking for. Do your best and surrender the rest. When you stay stuck in regret of the life you think you should have had, you end up missing the beauty of what you do have. You will have a hard time ever being happy if you aren’t thankful for the good things in your life right now.
  10. Not appreciating the present moment. – We do not remember days, we remember moments. Too often we try to accomplish something big without realizing that the greatest part of life is made up of the little things. Live authentically and cherish each precious moment of your journey. Because when you finally arrive at your desired destination, I guarantee you, another journey will begin. (Marc & Angel Chernoff)

Here’s To Your Success,

Until next time!

Prosperously yours,

 Jerry

P.S. Remember The Buck $tarts Here


Jerry Scicchitano
Jerry Scicchitano is known for turning ideas into action. His concept paper, “The Entrepreneurial Mall,” was presented at the 20th Annual Entrepreneurship Education Forum, sponsored by the Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership. Jerry is the author of Part Time Income Enterprise (Morgan James Publishing), and founding sponsor of the M.H.S Entrepreneur and Inventors Club. Jerry also sits on the board for two non-profits: The Every Child Deserves a Chance Foundation and Jesus – The Divine Mercy Foundation.
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Traditionally if your idea is for a product you would start to build a prototype, start work on getting a patent, develop your business plan, trying to secure investors, etc. This all takes time and energy. Plus it may give another person with the same idea or a similar idea plenty of time to launch their product.

You can put your idea on the fast track to the store shelves by Licensing it to established companies that have already have relationships with stores and market places for shelf space. Plus they know how to bring ideas to the market place. This knowledge lessons your risk.

This method will not work for you if you are set and determined to go the traditionally way and want to start your own business. There’s nothing wrong with this if you feel you want to spend all the time, energy and money it will take you to launch and run your company. Time is the important factor here.

For myself I like to come up with the idea develop it and then watch the royalty checks come in. By doing this I am able to start on the next idea.

  • Most people develop a product without identifying the market
  • A better way is to create an idea for an existing market

Licensing is the easiest and fastest path to commercialization and profit: you get paid while someone else takes your invention, turns it into a product and manages the day to day grind of making and selling it.

When you give a company the right to make and sell your invention in return for payment, you are granting a license – you are the “licensor” the company is the “licensee”. The payment can be an ongoing percentage of sales, a “royalty”, or it can be a one-time payment, a “buyout”.

The downsides to licensing are lack of control and a smaller share of profits. The upsides are less work, less investment and less risk. Many inventors harbour the fantasy that someone will pay for an undeveloped idea. While fantasies sometimes come true (someone does win the lottery), you should keep your feet planted firmly in reality.

The steps to licensing an invention are as follows:

  1. Identify & research target companies
  2.  Approach prime targets
  3.  Confidentiality agreement
  4.  Prepare for negotiation
  5.  Initial presentation
  6.  Negotiate
  7.  Marriage

If you are an idea person you need to read the book ONE SIMPLE IDEA by Stephen Key- McGraw Hill – visit his website www.inventright.com  if you contact Stephen please let him know you read about him on my blog.

Trust your gut!

The day you stop listening to your inner voice, your dream dies.

The Christmas holiday is here for me and The Buck $tarts Here Blog I will not be posting any blogs for the holiday until a few days after Christmas..

It occurs to me that I’m lucky to be able to spend time with family and friends. After all, almost one in four Americans don’t get any paid vacation time at all. Around a third don’t get any paid sick days. On top of that, Americans are working more hours — family work hours are up more than 10% since the 1970s. And even though productivity and corporate profits are high, household income is stagnant or declining for everyone but the top 1%. If you haven’t read the book Part-Time Income Enterprise – Your Road Map to Make Full-Time Income – With Part-Time Efforts. Take some time this holiday season to explore your future.

I strive to achieve balance from the very start. I build free time into my work schedule so that balance is part of my enterprise. I respect my leisure time as much as my work time, never allowing too much of one to interfere with the other. Traditional entrepreneurs always placed work ahead of leisure and showed no respect for their own personal freedom. Please learn to cherish your freedom as much as your work.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Here’s To Your Success,

Until next time!

Prosperously yours,

Jerry

P.S. Remember The Buck $tarts Here


Jerry Scicchitano
Jerry Scicchitano is known for turning ideas into action. His concept paper, “The Entrepreneurial Mall,” was presented at the 20th Annual Entrepreneurship Education Forum, sponsored by the Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership. Jerry is the author of Part Time Income Enterprise (Morgan James Publishing), and founding sponsor of the M.H.S Entrepreneur and Inventors Club. Jerry also sits on the board for two non-profits: The Every Child Deserves a Chance Foundation and Jesus – The Divine Mercy Foundation.