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    jdaley
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    I have been in business since 1981 and have done well.

    But I have lost motivation and since I am now responsible for a 7 yo grand daughter I thought I might kick my business along again.
    Income was not a high level of concern until recently, my business covered my costs of racing sidecars and left food on the table, what more was needed.
    Also, my staff are looking for more action.
    But I can be distracted easily for hours and days.
    I run a Picture Framing business and a separate Retail hardware in SE Melbourne.

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    soliddata
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    Welcome,

    You would be our first sidecar racer I would bet…

    Good luck on your new businesses

    Kev

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    jdaley
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    Thanks Kev, there are not many of us priceless gentlemen in the world, [ sidecar racers ] about 200 from memory. You should come over to the dark side sometime.

    If I ran my business as well as the racing I would need a PA!

    But I am having trouble paying attension etc.

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    ickle Kids
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    Welcome to the boards!

    I think that’s it – as long as your business pays for what you need … then it’s all worth it I say. My business allows me the flexibility of being with my kids and it gives me the creative outlet I love. Also, a bit of pocket money which is always good!

    Looking forward to chatting.

    Cheers
    Laine

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    Welcome jdaley to an interesting forum. We may not be able to help you with sidecar racing but lets see what we can do to help you get motivated again.

    At 67 I can understand losing your motivation, but a 7 year old is reason enough to try and get it back.

    Apart fron sidecar racing which business gives youthe most satisfaction?

    many years ago I was involved in the sales and marketing of a small manufacturing business which produced photographic and picture frames, and I hear that really good picture framers are getting harder to find by the day.

    In Sydney we have framing shops in many of our shopping centres but they are not whatI would call ‘professional’

    So young fella tell us more, then some of the great young gunns on this forum will probably come up with some great ideas thaat you and I would not have even thought about, thats because they think outside the square, so welcome and enjoy the friendships here
    patrick

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    jdaley
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    I think both give me lots of satisfaction when I think about it.
    The Hardware is one of a few independent hardwares around and it reflects my own workshop and everything I need to use.
    The Picture Framing is full Custom framing specialising in the unusual. Its not in a shopping centre and I have had it for 29 years. I employ 2 there and 4 at the Hardware.

    I have systems in place that are drifting to the bottom drawer, and one bad egg as a staff member so I am not desperate., c.w. others.
    At 60y.o. the 7 y.o. has made me learn skills I never knew existed, currently its head lice, school shoes again and nice dresses on hand! then there are the new rules she comes home from other friends houses- Newspapers and magazines in a box in the bathroom, toilet seats down, special cups and no vegetalbes! etc

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    soliddata
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    mmm no vegetables – they do like to try that one don’t they…

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    John I can seriously empathise AND sympathise with you.

    I am 59 and my wife and I have 3 children (girl 11, boy 9, girl 7 – going on 15, 11 and 9 I recon) which we didn’t really expect, it wasn’t supposed to happen. When No. 1 was born my wife tells me I can’t retire till 70, I think that’s about 75 + at present.

    And yes, it is the kind of situation that kinda inspires one to forge ahead into worlds never thought likely – or possible.

    My early working career was electrical trades in what would now be considered very primitive technology. Guess who is now dealing with the latest in digital video etc.. When I started one went to tech. college or uni. to learn. Now I largely teach myself using the internet. I am working now in areas not possible when my first was born, some things even since my 3rd was born, and I love what I do.

    So if your curiosity is roused, then do something about it. You might learn more than you expected and find you even enjoy what you do even more.

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    Hi John,

    Welcome to Flying Solo. With so many years of successful experience behind you, I’m guessing you’ll be able to teach us all a thing or two about business!

    But the low motivation times happen to all of us. Is there anything in particular you’d like to chat about to help you get fired up again? I’m sure the posts below are a good start, but if there’s anything specific, please feel free.

    All the best to you,
    Jayne

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    soliddata
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    peppie, post: 24251 wrote:
    When No. 1 was born my wife tells me I can’t retire till 70, I think that’s about 75 + at present.

    Geez 75+ peppie!!! I hope I have my feet up on a desert island long before then :-)

    I reckon the way I play sport I won’t make it to 75 (well not without too many replaced body parts…)

    Kev

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    Julia2009
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    Do you frame university parchments? I have to get my degree framed and I am a bit concerned that someone may stuff up the seal. Do you have any advice on this?

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    soliddata, post: 24373 wrote:
    Geez 75+ peppie!!! I hope I have my feet up on a desert island long before then :-)Kev

    I hope to have trained the kids to take over the business before I get to 70, but since I didn’t expect to be a father at all I have learnt not to assume anything!!!!

    My eldest daughter expects me to still be around when I am 100. I asked her if that was a prophecy???? And again, since I now say I have seen 3 miracles in recent years I will not be surprised at anything else that happens.

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