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The Universe Is Telling a Self-Employed Tradie

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Source: The Herald Sun
Link: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/business/barefoot-investor/tradie-needs-to-stop-surviving-via-centrelink-and-get-out-of-debt/news-story/a536089052b2b078b343ee4a53e83a30

“The universe is telling a self-employed tradie, caught in a debt trap, to start looking for a regular job, writes Barefoot Investor”

Doug Constable Replies: It is easy to say that, “To start looking for a regular job”, but to me I would think that someone that is self employed, is self employed because they want to be self employed
And maybe they should start learning what really does self-employed means as opposed to looking for another job
The freedom, opportunity and the strain dream of having a growing business is always there,and if I am not making enough money, most probably they need to go out and work out how to make more money as a tradesman as their own business as opposed to just be in a rut to be looking for a job
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Doug Constable On The Best Man For The Job, Australian Government Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce Dual Citizenship

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The subject explained in the news at the moment is Barnaby Joyce and his dual citizenship. Now I know as an Australian citizen, that I would love to have the best people running our country – the people that make the decisions based on what is good for our country and the citizens of our country.

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Presenter Doug Constable on One Negative Comment Needs Seven Positives To Balance

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One negative comment needs seven positive comments just to balance it out, in your own mind and how you feel about yourself. This is something that i learnt years ago. And what I find happens is, quite often, when people find themselves in debt or not quite able to make ends meet, they start talking about failure, of not earning enough money, those sorts of negative comments.

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Presenter Doug Constable on The Hot Dog Story

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So the hot dog story. I would have heard this 30-40 years ago. And It’s something I try to remember. It’s a humorous story but it’s got a very good message to it. And it relates back to after the war and of course there are a number of settlers that came to America of all different ethnic backgrounds and came and settled in America. And one of those couples that came to America and virtually had nothing. They settled near a major road.

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How Pygmies Catch Alligators

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One of the things to think about is when you’re being confronted by a situation whether it be: an angry creditors, someone after you for money or someone that you disagreeing with, is what approach you are going to take. And, You can either take the oaktree approach where you stand up and you just are going to withhold it and not bend and not flex or you can take the palm tree approach where you bend and go with the wind and just go backwards and forwards and rock until the storm passes.

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Reputation ~ They are Seeing You Through Their Eyes, Their Experiences

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One of things I find is that a lot of people concern themselves the about their reputation. Now to me reputation is how other people see you. But they are seeing you through their eyes and their experiences. So what happens is if you get pulled over by the police for speeding their immediate thing is to react how other people who have been pulled over have acted and some of them have been not so nice people, so the police are on guard.

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Calligraphy $13 or $25 Per Hour

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One of the things I get asked quite often is: what are the trends and what are of some of things that I see with companies going into liquidation and the reason behind it. Over the years I have done quite a lot of liquidations associated with builders. One of the things I see time and time again is that with a small builder, they tend to try and compete on price thinking that that’s the issue. And of course when they compete on price they haven’t got the money to do the job because they have got a cut the dollars and cut the corners so they make the living and it reminds me of the time when with my first wife.

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