What Everybody Ought To Know About What It Cost To Be The Boss

Cost to be the boss textI’m writing this blog for those who are not your everyday, typical entrepreneurs who are caught up with the thought of just having a business, but rather for those who view themselves as a dream seeker and a game changer—ready to make a profound impact on the world.

In order to make an impact on today’s society, it will require more than just having an idea. You’ve heard the old cliché, “Ideas are a dime a dozen,” but I say the one who does whatever it takes to transport that idea into reality will make millions. For this to happen, it requires out-of-the-box thinking and actions with radical strategic moves that will distinguish you from the slew of professional dreamers that talk a good game. With more than 7 billion people on this planet, what makes you and your dream different? What makes what you do any different from the next person? Is it how you do it or is it how you sell it?

Most people think they can easily start and efficiently run a successful business, but I will tell you that to become a power player in this highly aggressive and competitive market or to become an achievement magnate does not begin with the simple launch of a business concept. No, it begins with the cultivation of your mind and will. You have to be absolutely certain that being in business is not only what you want to do, but that it is in your DNA to own and operate your own dream business. I strongly believed that the potential to start and run a business was placed within me by my Creator before I was born. However, to harness and develop this rare intrinsic quality didn’t come without listening to several business midwives to help birth this ability.

Do you believe God wants you in business? I can tell you that God does want some of you in business for yourself, but not by yourself. God wants to help you to succeed in business. Don’t give in to this false notion that God is not interested in business. This is far from the truth. To own and operate a business helps to serve your community by providing goods and services. If God is concerned with business ethics, then He is concerned about business. Christians have to understand this as well as anyone else.

Being your own boss sounds attractive until you realize what it all entails. You must be mentally and somewhat physically prepared to work long hours. Your family has to already be balanced and mentally sure of your devotion to them before entering the business world. The daily demands of running your own business and the constant unpredictable situations that will most likely arise can overtake your life, and cause the lines between home and work to become vague.

However, if running your own business is what you really want and you are fully aware of the cost—go for it! Considering the nature of most businesses, you may have to give up most of your evenings and possibly weekends. Many business owners use their evenings and some weekends to catch up on admin work, which can be tedious and exhausting.

In order to start and get your business rolling, it will demand a lot of your attention. Despite all your planning, the unexpected is sure to pop up. So, don’t expect time off like those who work a regular job. Many people who work for themselves cannot afford to take three to four weeks of vacation holiday each year, especially in the first several years. You might have to give up social activities you enjoy, for a time, at least, and use that time to mingle at city Chamber meetings. Friends and family might not get to see you as much as you or they would like. This is why having a secure relationship with your spouse is paramount because he or she can so easily give in to feeling neglected. You will have to manage your time wisely, so that when you are with your family, you will give them your undivided attention.

Are you ready to pay the cost? If so, there are other costs that come into play in order to be the boss. It’s easy to get carried away with the attractive characteristics of starting and owning a successful business, but the reality is, you will most likely have to wear more than one hat as the owner. You must be prepared to be the receptionist, assistant, delivery person, and the janitor. Without question, success only comes at a premium. To integrate mind adjustment principles, along with business savvy will make you unstoppable in both your life and your business. To help you do it, let me first walk you through the journey of an entrepreneur.

Look for my blog next week as we journey through this process of WHAT EVERYBODY OUGHT TO KNOW ABOUT WHAT IT COST TO BE THE BOSS. Click below to buy my book Unexpected Treasures as a foundation to help you discover your hidden treasures.

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7 Business Ideas You Can Start

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Business Ideas For You
As I promised in my last blog post concerning what businesses anyone can start with very little knowledge or cash; permit me to start with an excerpt from my book, “Building Wealth from the Ground Up.”

“What is your dream business? What are you passionate about doing but do not have a clue as how to begin? Have you ever sat down on your living room couch and daydreamed of owning your own business? Statistically, 8 out of 10 people have voiced their thoughts of one day owning a business. Some have thought of parlaying their idea into a franchise operation, while others have thought of starting or buying an existing business. Whatever the case may be, having a business can move you a lot quicker up the financial ladder than working for a company that will only give you a nominal wage.”

The businesses listed below are the businesses you can easily start and make money with now. Money is a premium in our society and life can become very stressful without having enough of it. Well, without further delay, let us get right into these few business ventures that I believe can be made actionable in no time at all.

  1. Create and Sell through Your Own Catalog: People order from catalogs and online catalogs all the time. Why not get them to order from you. You can sell garden tools, clothing, automotive products, computers, etc.
  2. Become a Loan Broker: You will become a financial consultant assisting businesses and people in obtaining loans.
  3. Printing Press Affiliate: You can receive a percentage of the cost of the project. It is more cost effective for these printing press people to have affiliates than to have a call center paying people and their benefits.
  4. Garage Sale Organizer: You can make some money with your own garage sale, but you can make much more money by becoming a professional. You can organize and run three or more garage sales a week and make hundreds.
  5. Gift Baskets & Stuff: This is one of the hottest productive home businesses around. Create baskets for all occasions—birthdays, anniversaries, retirements, births, Valentine’s Day, graduations, etc.
  6. Teach a Subject via Mail, Email, or Internet: People pay monthly fees to an internet company that sends advice on losing weight, nutrition, vitamin supplements, etc. Imagine having 1000 clients paying $9.95 every two months.
  7. Mortgage Consultant: You can help people get money for mortgages they hold. You percentage can be 4% as a cash-out consultant.

These are just a few business concept ideas that you can do anytime and anywhere. The market is not as saturated as you may think, but it is ready for someone to introduce to the marketplace a whole new concept of making money. Find your niche and make your pitch. You can start one or several of these businesses and become self-sufficient. Just believe and you will achieve. Do not be afraid to make mistakes because no one ever succeeds without first experiencing failure. Get up and go at it again and again…until you achieve your goals.

Recommended Reading:

I frequently say, “Readers are leaders and leaders are readers.” I strongly believe this statement; therefore, I have taken the time to recommend reading material that I believe will greatly benefit your life and business endeavors. Click the images to see more information or to order the books from Amazon.com.

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Power For Living

Have you ever felt a sense of hopelessness about a situation in your life or feeling completely powerless to change your circumstances? Well, welcome to the club, because anybody who have ever thought of doing anything have at one some time in their life looked up at a huge mountain of things to do that seemingly put their goals beyond their reach.

People often approach me with the thought of starting a business, but they are quickly discouraged when they discover the paperwork that must be completed and the funds that are necessary in order to begin their dream business. Having a desire to start a business or to author a book is not the motivation that will propel a person to not only start but also complete their endeavor. Government agencies encourage people to pursue funds from the government that are offered to serious people. Government bureaucracy red tape is only a deterrent for those who are not serious about pursuing the much-needed assistance that may be offered to the general population concerning start-up business grants or low interest loans. As a result, their dreams will usually come to a squelching halt because they did not take into account how laborious and painstaking it is to start a business.

Listen to me! You do not have to be shoved around like some rag-doll by fear and dissuasion. You can discover the power to stand up to the bully of success, which is fear, and never feel powerless again. Feeling powerless and being powerless are two different positions, and feeling powerless does not make it so. The impediment that stand between your dream endeavor and starting it is not the lack of knowledge or money; it is simply apprehension that it may be too hard or too much of a price to pay to start a business. Therefore, failure is the image that must be changed mentally before you will ever believe you can set your dream in motion.

People have gone to great lengths to protect their emotion of fear so that in the eyes of relatives, friends, and associates their personal image may not become tainted. They want people to see them as powerful and daring. Therefore, they lie and shield their fears with anecdotes and excuses to misdirect the focus off them. In truth, they are frightened of the challenge and they have chosen to sit back in the comfort of mediocrity. People do not drown because they cannot swim; they drown because they believe they cannot swim. If a person drowns, it is because they panic and fight the water until they are completely exhausted. Afterward, their body then will float to the top. You do not have to drown in order to float on top of water, you can simply decide to relax (be at ease) and you will find yourself floating on the ocean. When people lose the fear of something, he or she can learn to master it; but as long as fear dominates a person, the thing they are fearful of will dominate them.

I would like to think that I am interested in wanting the best for people I love and mentor, especially those I am intimately engaged with on a daily and weekly basis. However, my nurturing image of what many of them can become and the things I believe they are capable of accomplishing, are oftentimes in conflict with where they have chosen to settle instead of pursuing their highest aspiration.

Stop living in fear and start fearlessly living. Life is short and filled with frustrations, disappointments, and failure. However, on the other hand, life is inundated with contentment, pleasures, and fulfillment. My friend, it is how you see it. Frustrations can become advantageous, disappointments can become fulfilled appointments, and failure can be replaced with success. The choice is yours! Choose today, how you are going to live the rest of your life. Remember, how you live tomorrow is determined by the things you do today.

Creating Wealth?

I believe that most people do not believe that working a job is exercising their ability to create wealth. One of the reasons for this is that they do not love their jobs.

If your job is an occupation, it is simply there to occupy your time. If your job is a vocation, then it is fulfilling a calling.

What is the difference between a prostitute’s job and your job? Not one single thing! She is doing what she feels she has to do in order to survive; and you are doing what you feel you have to do in order to survive.

Neither of you like what you are doing, but you do not believe that you can do anything else and make money.

The most difficult bad habit to break is the one concerning you. People generally do not like themselves, nor do they believe in themselves. We are so accustomed to following our history of failure instead of focusing on our vision or dream ahead of us.

It does not matter what you do in order to make money, you are exercising your God-given talent to make money.

Though I do not agree with what the prostitute does, she is at least ensuring that she does not starve. The odd thing about your ability to create wealth is that you are not deliberate in your aim toward what you really would like to do.

You do not have to immediately quit your job to live your dreams. Achieving your objective to make more money to pay off bills or so that you can give more to your church is noble.

Moreover, unless your dream business is producing more income than your job, I advise you to hold on to your bread and butter. You will know when it is time to toss your regular 9 to 5 job.

Trust in God and believe in the God who resides in you, and you can accomplish the desire of your heart.