07 Oct 21st Century Lemonade Stand
Do you remember those precocious kids on your block that had the Lemonade Stand? You might have been one yourself.
Earning summertime cash for a new bike or spending money on the family vacation was fun, exciting and not at all complicated.
It was simply a matter of gathering up Mom’s pitcher (not the good one!) preparing some good old fashioned lemonade, throwing in some ice, and all the plastic cups you could find. A sign was colorfully created and hung from a table you dragged out from the garage and “POOF” you were in business.
Before you knew it you had your first customer (usually mom herself) and all the neighborhood kids gathered for their cup of refreshing lemonade — even the parents came for a taste. You were a business owner! You made your extra cash and it was a proud moment. Weren’t those the days?!
You have! As a kid there was no fear of letting people know you wanted some cash. Most of us had to earn it, so we had lemonade stands, mowed lawns, babysat, whatever it took to meet the goal of new money. We made do with what we had around the house. We relied on what we knew how to do and offered it to people who needed and/or wanted our time and effort. It was easy — and people responded.
In my new book ‘Put More Cash in Your Pocket‘ I use the analogy of the 21st Century Lemonade Stand because it shows that making money does NOT have to be complicated. You don’t need to have fancy stuff and a college degree to earn more money for living today and, more importantly, your future. All you need to do is uncomplicated the process and just get out there and do it.
There’s a misconception that you have to have a lot of “stuff” to be in business, that you should be highly educated and have lots of capital to get your business off the ground. I’m here to tell you that you don’t! It’s that misconception that stands in the way of that precocious little kid inside of you.
What’s holding you back?
For most people it’s that first step. People do a lot of worrying about their current financial state but don’t take enough action to make it change. They allow time constraints and fear to stand in the way of creating a change. The excuses start piling up and nothing happens. Nothing at all. Does this sound familiar?
If you have a skill and or talent you’re not earning money from, you’re missing the boat. You can have a better life financially, right now, today if you want it. You just need to get out of your own way. Stop over analyzing what “could” happen and get out there and make it happen. Your financial situation might be sour, like lemons, so get out there and make (and sell) lemonade.
P.S. What are your thoughts? Leave your comments below…