Have you ever considered adding up the costs?
Update: Six years and six days ago I wrote this article. As I was reading through it, I was totally blown away that I even wrote it. There are many who are saying during the Covid19 situation, it is a great time to reflect on life and make a New Beginning. I hope you are able to gain a New perspective in your own life, and you too have a new beginning.
Recently, I began to consider the cost of waiting for this and that to be perfect, done, set up, etc.
I’m sure you know what I’m talking about.
You get involved with that New Company, and they are going to have this and that, and you just know it is going to be Great!
But wait just a minute, they really don’t have “all things” done and ready to go? So the only way to really market your business is the old fashioned way.
Now You have to talk to people and sell stuff. You know, all those things you have convinced yourself you’re not good at.
We all have these thoughts in our head, yet we get involved and watch other people grow, and make money while we sit and wait for whatever we are waiting for. Call me when you are Tired of this.
The bottom line is we have F.E.A.R we have not overcome yet, and it has become an imbedded part of us that has our feet in cement. Have you ever purchased a few hundred Leads, then sat and looked at your phone like it was sitting on a Hot Stove? That kind of F.E.A.R. By the way, if you are Not Aware yet, F.E.A.R. stands for False Evidence Appearing Real.
When was the last time you picked up the phone and just started calling people you know and saying something like this?
“Hey Joe, this is Larry, I know we have not talked in some time, and I know you are probably not interested, but I just cannot see myself getting heavily involved with this new company without at least telling those that I know about it first. So I’m just making some calls today to let you and a few others know that I started into something that looks really exciting, and I just don’t want you to hear it from anyone else but me”.
This is also a great time to say, “even though I know you probably not interested in business, I’m hoping you will buy some of these Fantastic Products and give me your honest opinion about them.
I know for me personally I have been less than average at just doing that much, and I have no doubt that it has cost me dearly in building any business I have started in the last few years.
Recently, I got involved with a company that started with just 2 products and the first month’s compensation was based on “selling product”.
I got confused with selling products and sponsoring people.
In trying to sponsor people I did poorly, because I was not focusing on just calling people I know and saying, “hey Joe, I just got involved with a new company with a couple cutting edge products, I really need you to buy one or both and give them a try for me.”
Had I done this, I would have made $1000.’s more than I did during that period.
So what is it that is holding you back from “Getting Started”?
Is it, “I just don’t know anyone”? Or how about, “I’m not good at that sponsoring thing”.
Maybe you just mentally bought into your own excuses, because they make sense to you. This is real honesty time. As the Author here, I can say with absolute certainty that I have not used the time I have had wisely. I have not done the “little things” that must be done on a daily basis in promoting my business that would have transformed it from a mediocre business into an Empire.
Many people say they are busy, and I can honestly say I am one of them. I cannot even say how many hours I “really work”, as it would not fit into anything that I report. Suffice to say that I work up to 70 hours a week and in the context of you working 40 hours plus some overtime, you never count your commute time or all the getting ready time, etc, I have many hours that are also “not counted” in a legal sense. So you see, I am busy, you are busy and even when we are “not working” we are still busy doing something. What is really important, is learning to think about the little things in a long term outlook.
For instance, you can start a Blog today, but it won’t make you a ton of money today, or even this week or month, but I can promise you if you begin to Blog everyday and make an absolute habit of it, and I’m speaking of business now, not arts and crafts. If you Blog daily and provide “relevant content” to the internet, your Blog will grow in rankings and in a few months to a year, you could have the makings of an empire going.
So, if you are lacking this thought process regarding long term thinking it’s not your fault and you need to believe it. You are not taught in school, college or a job to think in this way, but I can promise You that those in charge of Your Life, Do know how to think this way, and so much so, that they keep you in a sort of Happy Bondage. If you want to be successful, seek out Successful People in the area you want to be Successful in, and learn to do what they do. Start with Books about Success
Only you can figure out how many hours you are wasting per week. Let me define wasting time for us here. Let’s say you want to build a business that will give you the financial choice to work less in your current job or retire from that job and go full time into your Home business.
You must first figure out where you will get the “time” to devote to that venture.
In my opinion, (you must decide what your opinion is and if you can support that with facts that make sense) watching T.V. for entertainment is a waste of time.
I have heard and even bought into this lie for periods of my life, “well, we all need some down time, just be able to “veg”, watch some mindless television.”
If you ever get someone to send you Cash for watching their T.V. Show, let me know, I will change my mind right away!
There are dozens of great shows to watch and there are many I personally like….”but”, if I am honest, no matter how much I like them, they are still a waste of time in the context of building a Home Business. Ask yourself if it would be ok, for you to call into your full time job and ask,
“Hey, this is Larry, I know you are paying me to be there and do whatever I am supposed to do, but there is this really cool T.V. show that I am sort of hooked on and I really want to see this episode playing today, can I take today off and just come in tomorrow”?
What do you think the answer will be?
Yeah, not going to happen!
So why is it that we think we can put off building our Home Business using that excuse? And here is a real kicker, what example are we showing anyone that we have sponsored (are responsible for) into our new Home Business?
In a Home Business, whatever “you do or don’t do, good or bad”, your recruits will do also.
So, if we are really honest with ourselves, it would be wise to get out front and be a Leader of our own Business. Wouldn’t you agree?
Have you ever read about or seen for yourself how horses run as a team pulling a sled? The owners put blinders on their eyes so they cannot see to the side or to the rear, only forward. This is a mindset we all need to acquire, looking forward.
Forward to what, you ask? forward to our goal. The goal of course being the reason for starting this business in the first place. For each person that goal will be slightly different, but whatever your reason or goal is, there must also be a monetary goal in mind.
For instance, if you are wanting to have the choice to work overtime or not, or maybe make enough to cover that new car payment, whatever it is, we can agree there is an amount you can focus on as a goal.
Let’s say your monetary goal is $500 extra a month coming in. In order to achieve that goal, it is not necessary to know all the details of any marketing plan.
You only need to know that there are three things necessary to make money in a Home Business, of the networking style.
1. Purchase products from “your business”, so you get firsthand knowledge of and experience with what you are expecting others to purchase. Afterall, if you are not your own best customer, don’t expect anyone else to be.
2. Ask family and friends to purchase products from your store, in addition to advertising for customers outside of your sphere of influence.
3. Recruit other like minded people into your business to do the two above. If you do those 3 things and Only Focus on those 3 things, you will be successful in whatever business model you decide to become a part of.
In conclusion, if you are not sure about your goal, get the book, Think and Grow Rich, by Napoleon Hill. This is a really great place to start, as it has helped countless millions of people just like yourself get focused. You should also write down your goals, and read them to yourself each day. Look into the Law of Attraction, whatever you give Attention, Energy and Focus to, you will attract to yourself, and that is Good or Bad. Study Successful People, and find someone in your venture who is Successful and find out what they are doing and learn to do that.
There is so much more, but for today that is it. Please leave me your comments on this article, I would love to hear your thoughts, and if there is anything I can do to help you with your Home Business or to get Started in one, leave me your contact information and I will be in touch very soon.