I talk to people everyday who are unhappy with their current situation, whether that be working too many hours, or not having a job, living paycheck to paycheck. Whatever the reason may be, they are still not willing to take the step needed to change anything.
We are raised believing that we are suppose to grow up, get a good job, work 40 hours a week for 40 years, and that's just what were suppose to do. The problem is this...our times have changed dramatically. The cost of living is going up, technology is advancing, everything is costing more period. Yet we are still doing the same things as we did 10, 20 years ago.
The only way you can be sure that you secure your future financially is to own your own business. Granted, there is some risk involved when venturing out on your own, and quite honestly, it is the very reason most people continue to do what they do, regardless if they like it or not. Change isn't always easy, but it is necessary.
I understand the reluctancy of jumping into any new venture, how can you be sure that your making the right decision? To tell you the truth, you don't know for sure. If we always did things right the first time...well there wouldn't be much fun in that now would there? The wonderful thing about that is, we can always pick ourselves back up and try something else until we get it right.
Here are some things to think about...
- You don't have to quit doing what you're already doing in order to make a change. Start a home-based business part-time, a couple hours a day after work, whatever it takes. Even if it takes you a little longer than someone who has the benefit of working the business solely, you will at least be moving forward.
- What is truly important? If you are missing out on your children growing up just so that you can afford the "greater" things in life, when it comes down to it, which one will you miss most if it is gone? Our children grow up so fast, we can't turn back time and do it all over again, there is no rewind. But, the fancy cars and the nice clothes, whatever it may be, that all goes away. No one remembers you for the material items you have possessed. They remember the person you were and how you lived life in general.
- When you work for someone else you are building a future for them, not you. If you don't work, you don't get paid. They tell you when & how to work and how much you will be paid. You are stuck living on someone else's terms.
- When you decide to work for you, you are in control. You determine when & how you will work. And more importantly, there is no ceiling as to how much money you make. You want more, you put forth more effort. Simple as that.
I could go on and on about why people should see the benefits of working at home, but I'm not going to. I'm sure that you get the picture. We can't make people see what we see. If we could then well, that would be to easy. It wouldn't have as much value as it does when someone reaches a goal that they never thought possible before. That is where the true value in believing in yourself is found.