There are two types of people in the world: Chronic complainers and chronic complainers with a clue.
Both groups can always find something to gripe about.
The difference is, the clueless complainers will go to their grave railing against everyone and everything. Which, of course, only confirms their biggest complaint, namely: “life sucks and then you die.”
“In the middle of difficulty,” observed Albert Einstein, “lies opportunity.” What makes clued-in whiners different is that they have grasped the fundamental genius of success:
Lead to rush nutrition solutions which
Ultimately, with effort,
In other words, take just about any problem or situation worthy of complaint — annoying telemarketers, bed bugs, lack of eligible dating partners.
Then add a dash of creative problem solving and you’ve got all the makings for a whole range of positive possibilities. For more info visit https://www.facebook.com/pastor.ed.young
Last time I featured great resources for earning money by:
Creating floral arrangements
Growing and selling plants from home
Working on the farm with a little help from farm school
In This Issue
Today we’ll look at three more cool jobs for aspiring self-bossers.
Each has the potential to solve a problem for someone else while putting money in your pocket!
Man Camp – teaching what dads forgot to teach
Breaking up is hard to do – but you can help!
For some breaking up is fun to do – divorce parties and other ideas
As always, some of the cool ideas you’re about to “meet” come from people in an international community of licensed Profiting From Your Passion® coaches. I hope these ideas inspire you to make your own job!
Cool “Job” #13: Man Camp – teaching what dads forgot to teach
Like many entrepreneurial ideas, this one came disguised as a problem.
My friend Beau Blackwell was lamenting the fact that his father never taught him how to replace a toilet, trouble shoot a stalled car engine, or other stereotypically “guy stuff.”
“Wouldn’t it be great,” said Beau, “if young guys like him could go to “man camp”? Indeed!
If you know how to do basic home maintenance or auto repairs you could teach the classes yourself. If not, find some retired guys who can.
Building On That Idea
You could of course earn money from registration fees. But there are other ways to go.
For instance, you could round up one or more local sponsors to foot the bill. Instead of it being your event it could be billed as Man Camp sponsored by Homey Hardware Store or Best Ever Used Cars.
In addition to sponsor income, being connected with a local business has other advantages like instant credibility, sponsor help in promoting the event at their location, on social media, and on their website, as well as increased chances for local media coverage.
Another way to generate revenue is to work the food and beverage angle.
I remember my friend Barbara Winter telling about a famous herb farm that used to operate in Connecticut. They didn’t have a license to serve food. So they charged a fee to tour the gardens that included a free lunch!
So what if you tap a local brewery as a sponsor? That way you can include a free sample which in turn allows you to up the registration fee. (Just don’t teach classes involving any buzz saws!)
Man Camp is a great idea. But as a home owner there are a lot of things I wish my dad had taught me too – things that neither of my two brothers learned either.
So you could always organize a similar class for women who tend to be less intimidated learning how to dry wall or change spark plugs in the company of other women.
Cool “Job” #14: Breaking up is hard to do – but you can help!
Anyone who’s been dumped knows that breaking up really is hard to do.
You don’t feel like eating. Everything reminds you of your ex. You obsess about how incredible they were while developing amnesia about their faults.
As you’ll learn from an informative and entertaining video called The Science of Love, there’s a physiological reason why you have a hard time getting over your beloved.
According to researchers, the same regions of the brain are activated during a breakup as when an addict is going through withdrawal.
So it stands to reason that a step-based model like Alcoholics Anonymous could be used to facilitate recovery from heart-break as well.
The video features several newly single people trying out five steps like identifying three things you learned from the relationship and mediation.
Building on That Idea
The 5-step process got me thinking about things like offering Break Up Recovery Coaching, Break Up Support Groups, even Break Up Retreats to cool locations.
You don’t need to be a psychologist or other mental health provider. Rather if you have coaching experience or simply organizing skills, you can partner with someone else to do the emotional heavy-lifting.
The video ends with a singer composing a customized rap song for the people featured in the video.
If you have a knack for songwriting, this could be just the cool job for you!
Cool “Job” #15: For some, breaking up is fun to do — divorce parties and other ideas
Some newly single people moved from healing to celebrating and there are party planners who are all too eager to help them do it in style.
According to a growing number of party favor and event planning companies specializing in divorce parties, business is booming.
Today you can buy divorce party favors like “pin the tail on the ex” and divorce party coasters. Others like Kissed the Wrong Frog and fabletics sell clothing, lip gloss, and shot glasses.
The owner of Los Angeles-based The Divorce Party Planner books at least three parties a month. At $5,000 to a whopping $20,000, helping people celebrate a new beginning can also be highly profitable.
Building on that Idea
If you prefer a service-based business, a quick search of other major cities like Atlanta and Denver didn’t turn up any divorce party planners there. So, why not become the go-to planner in your area?
Don’t know where to begin? Pick up a copy of Divorce Party Handbook.
If you’re not into the angry ex going to a strip club with her gal-pals scene that means there are others who feel the same.
So why not offer an alternative for divorcees looking for more Zen-like or spiritually-based rituals. It could be as simple as a weekend at a local retreat center or spa or as high-end as a group trip to Sedona or Machu Picchu.
If you want to specialize even more, you could create events that appeal to gay divorcees, Jewish divorcees, devout Christian divorcees – add your own here.
Not a people-person?
Then set up an online store selling divorce-themed party favors and other products.
No offense to really dated looking The Divorce Shower Store (the link to Myspace nailed it) – but it wouldn’t be hard to come up with a more polished look or one aimed at an upscale market.
With enough traffic you can also attract ad revenue.
To increase your search engine optimization (SEO) and stand out from the competition at the same time,you can use one of the best seo in montreal agency or supply visitors with a steady stream of articles on topics like surviving the divorce, rocking it as a single parent, and getting back in the dating scene.
Or maybe you’re more the creative type? For a premium, you can offer divorce voodoo dolls customized to resemble a cheating ex.
Or you can design your own products like this funny “break-up prevention” T-shirt I saw in the Pittsburgh airport which would make a great coffee mug or wall plaque too.
The marriage may have ended, but the possibilities for creative self-bossers to create their own cool job are truly endless.
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How would you build on any of these cool jobs? What other options, ideas, or additional profit centers did you picture? What other cool jobs have you spotted lately? Post below!