If you’re trying to do this alone, you’veprobably been wondering how do you make ends meet as a single parent. As we getstarted here today, first of all, my hat goes off to you. Look, I have no hat on.But honestly, I am so humbled when I consider the circumstances that some ofyou as single parents are facing. I’m not a single parent. I never have been. I canonly imagine what it’s like and I’ve had a lot of clients who have been in thatboat.I just honor you and your journey. Thisdifficult question, “How do you make ends meet as a single parent?” And I thinkfirst and foremost, we take care of this, of the mind. This is a really difficultjourney that you’ve embarked on. And you’re going to need your powerfulmarvelous mind to solve a whole bunch of things that are lying ahead of you. So, wewant to take care of your mind. Staying positive is crucial. I was talking to oneof my friends, Aaron Linsdale. He’s been here on the channel before. He trackedsolo from the Hercules Inlet on the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole. Adistance of over 700 miles. He did it in his own power. Amazing what he did.AndAaron shared with me. He said, “The number 1 thing if you wish to survive…” He says,You think survival — food, water, shelter, right? “The number one thing if you wishto survive is a positive attitude.” Positive attitude. Because if you decidethat there’s no hope, then everything else — food, water, shelter. It’s all veryirrelevant at that point. We have to decide that we’re going to make it. And from that positive place, there’s a lot that we can do. Take care of your mind. And ifyou need some help with that then get some help. Obviously you’re here on thechannel. Thank you. I’m glad that you’re here. There’s coaches, there’s therapists, there’s counselors.There’s friends and family.There are people who could support you in this.Surround yourself with positivity that will power you up to do all of thedifficult things that are necessary. Now, second. Let’s refine our relationshipwith money. This video is about how to make ends meet. And that means how am I going to pay my bills. How am I going to have enough money to pay for what I need to pay for. And don’t count on anyone or anything outside of you to provide this.I know that there’s support available. There are amazing programs, there’s childsupport. There’s other things that can maybe support but don’t count on thosethings. Plan on doing this like Aaron did in his Trek to the South Pole. Under yourown power. And then be grateful for all of the assistance that you can receive.But let’s go to your relationship with money for a minute. I can say this with afair amount of confidence. If you think that money would solve your problem,then you don’t really have a problem.If you think that money will solve yourproblem, you are at risk for becoming a moocher. I know that’s a harsh word butlet it sink in for just a minute. Is that who you are? No. Your relationship withmoney needs to reflect this one great truth. And that is that money is notvalue. Money follows value. It’s really more of a receipt for value. You receivesomething of value, you give money as a receipt, okay? You received the value andyou gave away the money. If you provide value to someone then you will receivemoney as a receipt for the value that flowed from you to other people. Get itstraight because that’s important for the next few steps. And I’ve set you upfor this as we’ve talked about money. Money is not the answer. Money is simply a tool that’s going to help us to identify theanswer. As we move to the next step, the next thing I want you to do is to takean inventory of your skills. Your sweet superpowers. Things that you are uniquely equipped to do that bring value, that create value for other people.Maybeyou’re an artist and you can create beautiful images. Maybe you’re aphotographer, maybe you’re a singer. Maybe you’ve gotmusical abilities. Maybe you can cook, maybe you can do math like nobody’sbusiness. Well, what is it that you do? What areyour superpowers? What are your sweet skills? Now, whetheryou’re using them or not right now to create value, let’s take in the inventoryof what those are. Because the money you need to make the ends meet, think aboutit. The money you need exists. It does. It’s real, it’s out there. Where is it?Well, there’s only 2 options. Either it’s in your pocket or it’s in thepockets of other people. So where is it right now? Oh, it’s in the pockets ofother people. Why would they give it to you? That’s where your sweet skills aregoing to come in. That’s the next step. You offer your sweet skills to those whowould benefit from or who would value receiving it. Now, that is simple. Simpleand easy aren’t the same thing. Okay? Because there’s a lot ofcomplicated issues that go into how do I find the people who would value my sweet skills? That’s called marketing.How do I open the door for them to receive thosesweet skills? That’s called sales. Isn’t it interesting how sales and marketingall comes down to finding the people who would value what you have to offer? Andthen making it available to them. That’s what that’s all about. And you cananswer that but the key is identifying your skills and then offering thoseskills to those who would value them. That’s the simple formula that will helpyou to make ends meet s a single parent. Or as any human being who walks the face of the earth, this is the formula. Identify those skills and then find away to offer them. I know that I’m presenting principles and ideas that aresimple. Simple and easy aren’t always the same thing. And some coaching can bereally helpful. If you would like some assistance in applying these things, goto liveonpurpose.coach.We’ve got a lot of resources there for you..