Remember, even top speaking pros get nervous before and during their speeches. Collect stress-busting strategies like these. Observe experienced speakers and see what they do to reduce their nerves. Embrace your stress and it will serve you well.

What’s next for this passionate framer and art lover? At first, she thought she’d sell off all the framing equipment and supplies, but now she’s not so sure.

Keep in mind that as a new owner, you have to use that discretionary income to base what your debt service is going to be. Debt service is what a new owner can comfortably spend every month on paying off the note to buy your business, including a recoup of the down payment. The objective for buying a business is opposite of buying a house being that it should be paid off ASAP, three years max, so the price should also be in line with future debt service.

I say this because most people do not have the cash to buy a business outright. There will almost always be some seller financing involved, which is good news for you! Most owners consider owner financing with terms to make it more appealing because getting a loan to buy a business is very difficult, even with stellar credit and assets for a prospective buyer. Banks do not see a business as an asset because there are too many working and movable parts, and the equipment is usually not worth what was paid for it.

Just like the rest of us, teachers have their quirks, hobbies, and special interests. A gift that appeals to these individual likes is often a pleasant surprise. One teacher who is a fan of the Broadway show Wicked still talks about her Glinda-themed note cards given by a very observant and thoughtful third grader. Another who loves to bake bread was touched by a personalized recipe book picked out by a seven year old. Neither of these teachers ever made their interests explicitly known, but the children had picked up on the all the same. This made the gifts even more special.

Maybe the coffee shop scene is not for you, or maybe your just in a hurry to have your buzz. Well don’t forget that McDonald’s serves a pretty decent cup of coffee, and all sizes are the same price. McDonald’s has really improved their coffee over the last couple of years, so don’t be afraid to dive in. You can find McDonald’s everywhere – right next to the Starbucks, just north of Macungie borough on Route 100, or over on Hamilton Ave in Trexlertown.

When I say ‘done properly’, I mean giving them a confident yet relaxed, mischievous smile. You know the type I mean, like you are doing something a little bit naughty but that it’s clever at the same time, like butter wouldn’t melt in your mouth. What I don’t mean is a completely over the top, fake smile. The important word to remember is ‘subtle’.

Under the immutable laws of attraction your underlying fear, the pre-“dominant” feelings you have about your future is what you will create. If you now know this is the basis of your universe then start thinking and feeling like a winner. Yes it may feel like a lie at first but don’t worry that is not your fault. But keep thinking and feeling what you really want to happen and you will start to resonate with those thoughts.