Does Your Job Cause Stress?

Written by Stephen Bucaro


---------------------------------------------------------- Permission is granted forrepparttar below article to forward, reprint, distribute, use for ezine, newsletter, website, offer as free bonus or part of a product for sale as long as no changes are made andrepparttar 117379 byline, copyright, andrepparttar 117380 resource box below is included. ---------------------------------------------------------- Does Your Job Cause Stress?

By Stephen Bucaro

If your job causes a lot of stress, taking up a hobby that lets you work with your hands can help you wind down. That's why Erica Basile took a class on quilting. After making a quilt for her daughter, Erica put all ofrepparttar 117381 leftover squares into a kit as a gift for a friend.

After Erica got married and moved to Boston, she didn't want to go back to work, so she decided to try to sell some of her quilts on eBay. Within three months she made $6,000.00 on eBay.

But Erica found that making quilts from scratch was very time consuming. She thought it would be easier if quilts came in a kit with precut fabric squares. When she mentioned this to her friends, they thought it was a good idea. So didrepparttar 117382 Small Business Administration, who gave her a $40,000 loan to start Easy Quilt Kits, Inc.

She created a website to sell her quilt kits, and within eight weeks it received 61,000 visitors. Visit http://easyquiltkits.com and click onrepparttar 117383 "Patterns" menu to see pictures of Erica's quilts. There are some very beautiful and boldly colored quilts, such asrepparttar 117384 "Tequila Sunrise Quilt" and "Rosebud Quilt" - plus a French Quilt Purse and a Needle and Bead Holder Travel Case Quilt.

The Easy Quilt Kits website is an example of a complete, high-quality web site. It has links to resources, About us, FAQ, and much more. Be sure to sign up forrepparttar 117385 Bee-Line Newsletter. It gives insight into Erica's experiences: from starting a craft company, torepparttar 117386 latest laugh-out- loud journeys she and her workers share. You will loverepparttar 117387 humor andrepparttar 117388 quilting tips!

How Fear Can Stop Your Dreams

Written by Jordan Francis


Let me tell you something. Fear is bad. Fear isrepparttar opposing force to taking action. To achieving results... to reaching out and fulfilling your dreams.

Fear can stop you from taking action that could improve your life considerably.

I have direct experience of fear getting inrepparttar 117378 way of my dreams.

Iím a Kung Fu nut.

Last year, I really wanted to travel to Malaysia so that I could do a Shaolin Kung Fu course. This is dream stuff for me. I REALLY wanted to do it.

It was expensive and it would mean I would have to travel alone to a different country, but I really REALLY wanted to do it.

Lots of people travel alone allrepparttar 117379 time, and would not consider this to be a problem, but for me itísrepparttar 117380 opposite. Sure, it sounds fun, itís an adventure and all but I just couldnít get comfortable with it.

I didnít go to Malaysia.

Now itís a year later, andrepparttar 117381 course is available again.

Same place, same fee. And I haverepparttar 117382 same fear.

Am I going?

I can not let this fear inside rule me. Itís not fair right? Why should I let it rule me, why let is get inrepparttar 117383 way of my dreams?

You see fear can berepparttar 117384 opposing force to realising your dreams. It stopped me last year, and I didnít really know why. This year is different though. I still have those feelings,repparttar 117385 fear, but this time I know that if I...

...takerepparttar 117386 first step

...the rest WILL follow.

It just has to. What isrepparttar 117387 worst that could happen? Nothing that couldnít just happen any other day.

So I WILL be going to Malaysia this year, in April to be exact, to learn Shaolin Wahnam Kung Fu from my Sigung (Sifu Wong Kiew Kit) and I canít wait.

So what has this got to do with you? What has this got to do with running a home business?

==> Fear isrepparttar 117388 opposing force to taking action...

...to realising your dreams.

I want to ask you something.

Is fear stopping you from doing something that you really want to do? It could be about work, it could be about anything.

It could be that you are worried about what other people will think.

It could be commitments that you feel are stopping you from taking action.

Is it a fear of losing?

It could be that you are worried about making mistakes. It could berepparttar 117389 plain and simple fear that I described above.

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