Rant time folks. Don’t read if you’re not up for hearing the TRUTH.
I’m pissed this morning. Yes, I cursed. I’m a mom and never curse in front of the kids but we’re all adults here.
I want you to LISTEN UP. In less than one week a few students of mine who shall remain nameless have told me that they have be “advised” to not seek work or to let go or scale back on jobs they have so they could build their business and have more time to focus.
Both students have familes, kids, mortgages and spouses that depend on them. Both were told that if they just focused on their business full time it would be better. Both are stressed out and are infact more UNFOCUSED because of it. Both have spent oodles of money and borrowed from family, friends or cleared their savings to invest in their business. They love this business and aren’t going to give up, they are just worried and it is taking longer than they thought. Both have made money in their home business so they’ve had a taste of what it can be life and know this IS REAL and VIABLE.
Here’s what I told them: FAMILY COMES FIRST then comes your business. You do what it takes to take care of your family. If you’ve been an entrepreneur LONG enough like I have, you know Businesses can come and go. You get ONE SHOT at your family. I have a golden rule: I will NOT lose my family over my business. Believe me, my spouse has thought I was nuts at times when I spent oodles of money on coaching, training and products. But I’m still here 3 years later and doing fine. I live a life I am comfortable with. This is not my FIRST ride on the merry go round.
I’ve had a real estate company, a restaurant, and years of consulting practices. I’ve lost my shirt in some and had great success in others. (We will never own another restaurant!) Business is an EBB and FLOW. I could lose everything tomorrow and it wouldn’t matter. I’d still have my family and we’d start over. We’ve done it before.
THE TRUTH BE TOLD: There is NOTHING WRONG with working a PT job or a FT job and building your business on the side. There is EVERYTHING RIGHT with having a sense of peace over marketing dollars spent when you know you are not taking food out of your kids mouths. NEVER BET THE MORTGAGE. Most of the time you’ll lose.
DON’T LISTEN TO THOSE PEOPLE WHO TELL YOU TO QUIT YOUR JOB, INVEST YOUR LIFE SAVINGS AND THE MONEY WILL COME.
THERE’S A REASON MOST NEW BUSINESSES FAIL WITHIN THE FIRST 5 YEARS AND HOME BUSINESSES WITHIN 1 YEAR. IT TAKES STAMINA AND THERE IS NO MAGIC BULLET.
IT’S WORK PEOPLE. AND IT CAN BE FUN!!!
Don’t get me wrong, you DO need to take RISKS in your business. CALCULATED RISK is good.
Let’s face it, everyone online is her to make a good living and life the lifestyle we want. Most of us are here to sell products and services that HELP people. Some are just in it for a BUCK. Those people will be gone in short order. I’m in it for a BUSINESS and for the long term of leaving a LEGACY. 5 years from now, I will still be here helping people, just like I was 5 years ago.
I’ve learned that from my mentors and I’ve witnessed it. THIS IS A LONG HAUL GAME.
IT IS OK TO MAKE MONEY HELPING PEOPLE. And YOU can make money with your business. It takes time and effort. And some days seriously SUCK, while others are FANTABULOUS.
BE SMART ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS and how you go about your days.
Do NOT quit your job to START your home business. QUIT YOUR JOB WHEN YOUR BUSINESS SURPASSES YOUR DAY JOB INCOME ON A REGULAR BASIS.
See folks….the strong and persistent PERSERVERE. Everyone I have ever talked to who has “MADE IT” — DIDN’T make it over night. It takes TIME. And they worked their A**es off to learn their craft. Most people have two problems: they run out of time and money based on their personal situation.
Let the security of a J-O-B or any other role FUEL YOUR BUSINESS. Use it to your advantage.
Please please, take care of those you love, evaluate your personal situation and most of all. LISTEN TO YOUR GUT. Selling is done to the emotions but your gut always knows.
This post may freak some people out. It needed to be said. ITS THE TRUTH.
And just so you know while I never bet the house, I do bet on BLACK 13.
I BELIEVE you can succeed. I BELIEVE in YOU like my mentors BELIEVE(D) in ME.
P.S. For those of you who are independently weathly, or recently won the lottery, the above doesn’t apply to you 🙂