So Why would I want to own a home based business? Well how about this…Freedom! I realized as I was faced with a conflict in my business that the real reason I work for myself is not even the money…it is more about the freedom to work when I want, where I want and how I want. I realized that no one has the right to tell me when I can, can not, should or should not make money. I actually realized this when I made a recent decision to take on a partner. This was not the smartest move I have ever made. Thing is I have made this same mistake before. For some this may work but if you are like me the reason you want to work for yourself is so no one can tell you what you have to do that day. You are the Boss!
Why Do You Want A Home Based Business?
Are you like me or do you just need more freedom with your time. Do you have family things that you have to miss because of work that you wish you did not have to? Is it a nice family vacation? A summer home? The internet lifestyle looks a little different to all of us but the one thing I think we all have in common is this drive for independence. We don’t like other people telling us what to do. Nor should we. Frankly most people can not even manage their own lives and I certainly don’t want them to have any control over the management of my life. Make no mistake, when someone else controls the purse strings they control you.
Personally I think the thing that separates the entrepreneur from others is their need to work outside of the box and the corporate scene just does not allow this to happen. If you are like me you can’t work for other people…oh you can fake it for awhile when necessary but never for long and never with any great success. This is not because their is something wrong with you it is exactly the opposite. Problem is you have been told your whole life to conform. But to what? Mediocrity?
You will become what you think about most
For better or worse that is the truth. The entrepreneur understands this completely through either an innate understanding or through learning the hard way. Either way you learn. If you head is full of negative thinking do not expect good things to happen. You will ultimately manifest what you think about most. If it is negative then so will be the outcomes. That is not to say that if you have a positive attitude that nothing bad will ever happen but when it does you will respond with an attitude that enables you to learn. If you are negative all you do is blame others for why things are not working in your life.
Why a Home Based Business?
Well for me it is a truth serum. At the end of the day whether I succeed or fail has nothing to do with any one else but me. That is good news and bad. The good news is I have all the power and the bad news is I have all the power. I can not blame any one for my success or failure but myself. That is a tremendous responsibility. To tell you the truth sometimes it scares the shit out of me. But this is what I do.
I have tried working for other people and I can even hold a job if I need to but to be honest I would rather walk on glass on my lips for a mile up hill than have a J.O.B.
A friend of mine has as his moniker “Profits are better than wages” I like that. It embodies the American Dream and everything the home based business person stands for.
To me that means producing a product that has value in the marketplace and then allowing the market to determine that value. If you have brought quality to the table then hopefully that will be rewarded. For the entrepreneur though the reward already came with the effort. If the money comes it is just further satisfaction.
That is the thing I believe most do not understand about the small business owner. While I am in it to make money that is actually the last reason I do what I do. The first reason is to honor myself, the second is to honor my family, the third reason is to honor my time and the last reason is the money.
Time and Money – Home Based Business Tips
Again you may have an entirely different list of reasons for why you want to own a home based business but I would guess that the last thing you are actually thinking about is how much money you will make and more time is spent thinking about what you can do with your new found time.
I encourage you to take some of that time and reward yourself for your efforts, even if they do not pay off as you had hoped. Do not diminish the value of the effort just because you did not get the result you hoped for. There is value in your effort and sooner or later it will pay off.
Just don’t give up…you know sooner or later you will get what you want if you just don’t give up!
To your success and to be continued…