Having the freedom to change your circumstances should never be taken for granted. The downside of growing up in a country that has always been a democracy makes it easy for some to forget how important our freedom really is. Individualism, hard work, the ability to choose and free enterprise are rights that are impossible to put a price tag on.
Running a commodity business like cattle puts my husband and I at the mercy of the markets. When cattle prices are high ranchers usually take the extra money and invest in infrastructure, pay off debt or put it in the bank. When cattle prices are plummeting, like they are right now you just try to survive.
My answer to tough times is to get up and do something about it to make our load easier to carry, that is why I started my new online store; Brexet Boutique at Shopify. I didn't want any store, I wanted a store with a mission, a store that would help other people change their economic situation just like I am trying to change mine. This is the reason why I picked Artisans from around the world that have few choices to make a living. Their art is allowing them to earn a living in countries that have little to offer in the way of work. I want people to feel good about their purchases knowing they are helping others live their dreams. The mind bender was learning the technology to design the store. I don't care how simple they say the process is, things never go that smoothly. What I did find out after all of the time it took me to get the store up and running was that I am never too old to learn something new. Mastering a new skill or new technology is exhilarating!
I believe understanding technology is really important because we now live in a tech driven world. If we don't stay on top of how our world is changing, if we don't keep learning and engaging we will be left behind. Middle age can be a time of great strength and potential, in so many ways we get better with age. I embrace my age with open arms because I am in such a better place mentally. We mellow, we understand what is important and we realize the power of our wisdom. We have MIDLIFE MOJO and we can accomplish anything we set our minds to.
Anyone can have midlife mojo. Anyone can change their life, add or subtract from it. We can do what is necessary to survive because we have the freedom to do so. Stand up for freedom! Vote for free speech and free enterprise. The right to choose is priceless!
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