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Entrepreneurship isn't perfect! It's exciting, messy, twisted, fun, and much like a motorcycle ride. So worth it.

This show is about helping people build businesses that allow them the freedom to live more, work less – and create the life they are meant to live.

In 2008, with less than five hundred dollars, I launched Rivera Business Development. I did it because of the belief that entrepreneurship could provide the means to rise above one’s circumstances — and it does.

Now I want to … Continue Reading >>
Entrepreneurship isn't perfect! It's exciting, messy, twisted, fun, and much like a motorcycle ride. So worth it.

This show is about helping people build businesses that allow them the freedom to live more, work less – and create the life they are meant to live.

In 2008, with less than five hundred dollars, I launched Rivera Business Development. I did it because of the belief that entrepreneurship could provide the means to rise above one’s circumstances — and it does.

Now I want to help you in your entrepreneurial journey. << Show Less
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Fall in Love with the Numbers Business failure is usually caused by ignoring the finances. Most small businesses are started out of a need, something you want that your job cannot give you. Whatever the reason, most people start the business without any plan, other than to sell something and make money. I did not love the numbers either. Of course, I wanted to make money. Is it not why you start your business? The only numbers I loved were those on the deposits in my bank account. If you do not like working with spreadsheets and preparing financial projections, you can hire someone to do them for you or you have to find a way to manage the cash in and cash out process for yourself. If you are not borrowing, I do not care how you do it, but you have to understand the cash flow process. When is cash coming in and when is it going out. In other words, when does the money from sales go into your bank account and when are your bills due for payment? Listen in as I go into a bit of a rant, but this is keeping so many businesses from success. I want you to succeed. If you do not take control of your cash flow, you are setting yourself up for failure. The process can be easier than you think. I know. Formal financial projections have never been my thing either. It does not stop me from looking at my numbers. We fall in love with so many other things, why not your cash flow numbers?
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When people lack money, they can do bad things In this snippet I share why money can make people do bad things. For the whole story, listen to Why are people afraid of finances
The most incredible journey Original intro to the Entrepreneurs Lifeline and why
Not knowing your numbers and cash flow will put you out of business What happens when your cash flow changes and you couldn't see it coming? It happened to me last year. Don't let it happen to you. If you like this, check out the Successful Living Podcast episode: Fall in Love with the Numbers to understand why the financials are your best friends.
Making it a point no to,,, What to do when you love what you do
Why Talk About Being Rich? Talking about the hang-ups people have when asked if they want to be rich. Listen to the entire podcast for some of the reasons why admitting to want to be rich is not a bad thing.
Financial decisions should start with your own life first Quick tip on what to consider when writing financial projections for your small business. A lot of people depend on you and how you make financial decisions. So why don't you consider the impact on your life when making those projections?
You have more control over your life than you think This is a short preview of my podcast on taking control of your life and responding in a way that serves you. It's about focusing on what is possible.
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Work from your cycle I work for myself so I can work from the road. We have a Harley Davidson motorcycle and a Slingshot. During the riding season I want to ride more and work from anywhere I choose to be. This playlist is about making it possible. I share ideas for designing your business for travel. A few years ago we heard a lot about lifestyle businesses. I guess working from your motorcycle is a lifestyle business. Whatever you want to call it. It is a freedom from the daily grind business. I will share a few business possibilities and a few ways to get organized. Other playlists on this same theme will include additional details. If you love life and want to live more, this playlist and this channel is for you. Entrepreneur's Lifeline
Everyday decisions that affect how well you live your life Talking finances for the rest of us. No one ever wants to talk about finances so you become an adult and you wing it (make it up as you go). When you suck at finances everyone wonders why you can't get your s...t together.

This playlist is my attempt to help with the reality of money management and how to start building wealth wherever you are in your life. It is also where I share the nightmares that happen when we do not know what we are doing and how it will cause a problem in the future.

I want you to know that every decision you make in life affects how you get to live and money plays an important part. You do not have to love money if you think it is a problem; but money will help you love life.
Entrepreneur's Lifeline
Successful Living Podcast Born from the Successful Living Action Plan: Your Path to Prosperity, I help you understand how much control you DO have over life Entrepreneur's Lifeline
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How Not to Overspend This Holiday Setting goals to keep spending under control for the holidays requires you have powerful reasons for not going over budget. So many find themselves in debt and stressed out after the holidays because they spend the money they needed to pay bills or other expenses. The spend the rest of the new year worried because of what they did in December. I find that starting with a list of the people I want to give to is a good way to start. Once I know who I am buying for, I set a budget for how much I am willing to spend. I then consider what I can do, create or give an act of kindness to that doesn't require spending a lot. I also know my reason for giving. I stick to my plan because I focus on a goal that I want to accomplish and overspending during the holidays would keep me from that goal. If I want to take a vacation in the new year, I am motivated to stick to my budget. I ask myself 5 times why I want this goal. The more powerful that reason, the better. When I find myself wanting to spend more money on gifts, I remember the vacation and I stop myself. Small steps also help us keep with our budget. Listen in for ideas on how you can set a goal and stick with it. Not just holiday goals.
Success is How You Respond to Life Success is internal. It is not something you look for and find. The more you understand that you have more control over your life than you think, the more successful you become. We cannot control what happens in the world around us. What we can control is how we respond to it. In other words, how we react to the circumstances that happen.
Blaming others, losing control, getting angry are responses when you feel out of control. The secret to a more successful life is to realize you have more control over your life than you may think.
In today's podcast I talk about what it is like to live your life recognizing that you cannot control everything that happens, but you can take control of how you react. Join me and find out what I had to do to feel more successful at managing what happens in my life and how you can do it too.
Why are people so afraid of finances There is so many people living their lives in fear of facing their finances. Much has to do with the horror stories we hear and tell others. I share many of the common fears, but there are also extremes. Where does this fear come from? Listen in to hear some of the fears that people don't want to face and the little thing that can set those fears aside.
My take on why we're still complaining now that we have more freedom from the CoVid 19 restrictions Now that we are starting to get together post CoVid 19 restrictions, I was sitting at the beach thinking about all this, I started thinking about all the complaining we're still doing. I am think from my own experience is that we're still suffering the effects of the CoVid restrictions and the negativity it has created. So, what to do about it.
Why is Wanting to Be Rich a Bad Thing People often apologize or become uncomfortable when we speak about wanting wealth or striving to get to a million dollars.
For some there is a belief that wanting money goes against their value. Many factors have given the impression that money is bad. There is the belief that rich people are greedy. There is the belief that money is at the root of all evil. We could spend hours talking about these beliefs and how they came to be, but my purpose today is to put things into perspective. To accumulate wealth of any amount requires understanding what you value and questioning if building wealth really goes against those values.
Do you want a better life for your family? What is the value? Does wanting money go against that value?
Money is something we exchange for goods and services. It is neither good nor bad. I like Mark Mason’s comment from his post, The Real Value of Money: “Money is inherently neutral. It’s merely a vessel for the exchange of experiences between two people”. What a great way to put it.
Is Self-Discpline a Challenge? We committed to video appearances every week for our podcast and we failed. Self-Discipline has to be considered when committing to anything in this world of social media. Showing up every week, without fail, has be planned. Manny and I come clean and take responsibility
Why listen to work from your cycle There is an indescribable freedom that comes from riding a motorcycle and being part of its community. If you ride and you wish you could find a way to work from the road, keep listening to this playlist and this channel. Keith and I travel and ride as often as we can. I work from wherever we are. I am going to share ideas for identifying businesses that work well for the motorcyclist. It can get loud at time :). I will also share ways to manage this kind of business, along with the tech to make it easier.
Intro to work from your cycle This playlist is for motorcycle enthusiasts who want to figure out how to work from the road. I share tips, ideas and other things you can do to ride and work from wherever you go.
Intro to Everyday decisions playlist This playlist is about understanding that you are making decisions all the time that will affect how much money you have to live the life you want for yourself. My hope is that this knowledge helps you make decisions with this is in mind.
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