Angelia Vernon Menchan

Angelia Vernon Menchan is an author, publisher and public speaker who owns two publishing companies, MAMM Productions and Honorable Menchan Media. Mrs. Menchan is also a Budget Officer and former Job Corps Counselor. To date she has published twenty-three books of her own work, both fiction and non-fiction and more than eighty ebook novellas on amazon.com. You can access her bibliography on www.amazon.com search words: Angelia Vernon Menchan




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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Create Your Own Economy

The economy is not good…there is no denying that, however, there are ways to create our own economy, I tell young people in my life that all the time…and some not so old.
If you have a talent, any talent that is relative to making someone else’s life work better, there is a good chance you can earn money doing it, is your house really clean and orderly, chances are you can clean and organize someone else’s home…cha ching…
Can you sew…everyone needs something made, hemmed, altered and if you charge a bit less than other places and do good work, cha ching, cha ching…
Can you cook, bake…money in the bank…
But to do these things one must be motivated and willing to do ‘less’ than one may have previously thought they were about…honey we are talking survival here, not balling or being seen, but being able to provide food, clothing and shelter for oneself and one’s family…
I see so many unemployed, not because there aren’t any jobs but because they are too proud to do what is out there, to live and eat, one must get over oneself…working as a janitor for ten dollars an hour is far superior to broke as a joke and unable to pay one’s own way…
A few have asked me would I do those jobs and my answer is abso-damn-lutely…but here is the thing, to not have to do that I made sure that I educated myself, got jobs and worked hard in order to be promoted and check this out, stayed on jobs sometimes when I wanted to ‘jet’…because a big part of staying employed or employable is sticking with it…my man and I talk about that all the time…he spent over twenty years in the Army…and trust and believe there were times when he wanted to leave, but he had a wife and kids and knew that in the long run, he would be better served…so now we know if the bottom fell out, we would be okay, that those over twenty years provided us with enough to pay for food, clothing and shelter…and that we would do what was necessary to earn enough to do the rest…
So just think about it, if you are employed, count it all joy and make the best of it and do your darn-dest to stay employed…if you aren’t employed, tap into those jobs that sustained all of us back in the day, check your pride at the door and do what it takes to keep a roof over your head, food in your mouth and a shirt on your back…and work hard at it, and you will be surprised at how far you can go from what was considered a small place…there is dignity in all work..
And while doing that hone those skills that you have…and make a bit extra…create your own economy…
BE THE PEACE YOU SEEK~
angelia

7 comments:

Savvyn said...

For a while, I thought about doing just that; I thought about doing tshirts that said "Be Your Own Stimulus" "Don't Wait on the Gov't to help you, Help Yourself" I also wanted to write small books on how to do that. I see so much problems in this country. In my own way I wanted to provide hope. I like your blog. I became a fan.

Angelia... said...

Thanks, we must do what we have to do...I am gainfully employed but I do a lot of other little things to stimulate my own economy...it worked for my ancestors, it can work for me...

angelia

Monica said...

Very wise post. This is exactly what folks need to do.

Angelia... said...

Yes Monica,
we must~

angelia

'Cilla said...

I've sold 4 blankets that I've crocheted... it wasn't my intention - they were going to be gifts... Hmmmmmm :-)

Anonymous said...

'Cilla,
that is what I am talking about..we are all marketable, why havent you tried to sell me a blanket for my Princess

angelia

Savvyn said...

you know I may just do this. write a book and do the tshirts; who knows?