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With the worst recession since the great depression and with no end in sight, some are calling it the greatest depression. Outsourcing and off-shoring have been going on for years and now what few jobs were left are now gone. If are without a job or don’t feel secure in the one you do have, this is the place for you.

Here at Provide Your Own we give you the tools and information you need to create your own job. Just think about it – no more long commutes, 8 to 5 every day, lousy bosses and then getting laid off on top of it. No more. By creating your own job, you set your own future, your own hours, and best of all – provide your own security.

Ideas for a Sideline Business

In these tough economic times, good jobs are hard to find. Even if you find one, the pay may not be so great. This article provides ideas for 37 different sidelines. These ideas are better than most and can also inspire you to think of some of your own as well.

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Are Certain Habits Holding You Back?

You may find the article Are Your Habits the Barrier to Your Online Success? useful. The author posits the idea that many of us have certain traits or habits that prevent our success. This lack of success may be in business, but it also may in other areas of life. The habits he mentions apply mostly to blogging success, but the idea raises the question: what personal traits or habits are preventing you from success in your job, your relationships, your life, etc.?

Maybe this idea will give you the inspiration to examine your life to see if there are any positive changes you can make to improve yourself. You might also want to ask some friends or family members what are some things you need to change. Such examination might be emotionally painful, but if you are earnest at change and success, it will be well worth it.

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15 Minutes a Day …

…can change your life. No, this is not meant as a trite phrase. I really do mean it. This idea was inspired by a short but sweet TED talk by Matt Cutts called Try Something New for 30 Days. After listening to the talk, I started brainstorming about what 30 day challenges I would like to do.

Here is my short list:

  • Clean room/office for 15 minutes every day
  • Practice my violin for 15 minutes every day
  • Work on learning Spanish for 15 minutes each day
  • Do something to give someone an emotional lift or encouragement
  • Work on a goal for 15 minutes every day, even if just to think about it

The last one – working on a goal, would actually be multiple 30 day challenges. Each one would be a goal I have wanted to do for a long time, but never got around to it, or can’t figure out how to accomplish it.

If you look at my list, most of the items are things I have always wanted to do, but never have done so – things like keeping a clean organized room, learning to play violin decently, learning Spanish, and other big goals. As … Read the rest

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