I am sure there is more than one way to skin a cat. It’s not something I have contemplated, which is probably a good thing.
In todays world of political correctness, it’s not a phrase one hears that often.
I wonder how many ways there are? I’ll leave you to ponder, just don’t ponder too long.
One Way To Skin A Cat?
Let’s put this one to bed so that we can move on.
The takeaway, in this sense, is that there’s usually more than one way to do something.
Whether that’s solutions to a problem or just different ways to go about a certain task or situation you might be contemplating.
Diversification Or Divide And Conquer.
I am obviously in ‘idiom’ mode. I suppose that’s better than clichés or is it as long as it’s short? Maybe it should read ‘idiot mode’.
Let’s cut to the chase and I’m talking about more arrows in my quiver, or more strings to my bow, if you prefer.
The subject matter is income streams, plural.
You see, for the best part of a year I have been concentrating my efforts in the world of finance.
Not the exciting world of crypto or forex, not even stocks and shares. My area of expertise has been loan brokering.
Did I Say Expertise?
My bad. Expert I am not. It would be more truthful to say that I am a student of the art of loan brokering.
Though I am a quick study, my progress has been slow and somewhat arduous.
Still, as the late, great Steve Jobs said.
Not Another Shiny Object
That’s the thing about webinars, they are a little bit shiny.
Still, it doesn’t matter the ‘how did you get into loan brokering’, it’s more about the ‘why’.
I like the idea of being able to provide funding to those who need it. I’m not just talking about aiding and abetting those just trying to make a profit.
Think, those who are looking to take the first steps into business, whether that be in real estate or a more traditional ‘bricks and mortar’ model.
2021? ‘Zéro Pointé.’
That’s right, 2021 bought in the grand total of zero dollar.
I was going for ‘nil pointe’ with a subtle French accent. Turns out that there’s actually a definition of it in the ‘Urban Dictionary’? Nil pwa.
However you spin it, I earnt nothing and my only excuse, not that I am relying on this, was that I only started in August.
One More Way To Skin A Cat?
I promise this is the last adage.
“Treat your business like a business and it’ll PAY you like a business. Treat your business like a hobby and it’ll COST you like a hobby.”
I was guilty of the above, though it was more through ignorance than a lack of drive, I just didn’t know any better.
New Year, New Me.
At the start of 2022 I made a conscious effort to turn things around. I studied, watched videos and put together a plan of action.
I aligned myself with a company that had an internal mentoring program and a community that was geared towards helping.
So, now there was no excuse, or at least that’s what I believed.
Contrary to what you might have heard, lending money isn’t as easy as you might think due to the conditions laid out by the various lenders.
Asa result of this, 2022 hasn’t gone quite as planned but we’ll come back to that on the next post.
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