Let’s talk about Business Investment!
What is your business, and how do you invest in it?
Is it Online, Network Marketing? If the answer is yes, you need to invest in your home business. Your business is your future. It provides you with a sense of purpose for living and the freedom to live your life as you wish.
You have to make a commitment to the success of your business. A commitment of time, money and association with like-minded people has to be made.
You have to treat your business like a real business. If you treat your business like a business, it will pay you like a business. However, if you treat your business like a hobby, it will cost you like a hobby. You need time to do money making activities, networking, and speaking to prospects as well as the daily activities of running a business. Your daily actions should move you toward your goals not away from them.
If you need to stop watching television shows, going to the movies or just sitting around, you have to do it. Make short term sacrifices that will help you to reap the long term rewards. It is important to sacrifice these personal activities now because your future is worth the present sacrifices.
You have to be disciplined and commit a specific number of hours each day as your hours of doing business. You have to shut out all the distractions and conduct your business. You need to the do the daily, consistent activities. These are the activities that will create success in your business.
It is important to invest money in your business, but money investment alone does not guarantee a successful home business. However, it is necessary to invest money to get the necessary training and education to run a successful home business. Money is needed for your advertisement budget, so that you can tell people about your services and products. Without people to use your products and services, there is no business.
There are also the costs of doing business that require payments to be made regularly. Additionally, there are monthly subscriptions for the programs and systems you use in your business. You may have to sacrifice the purchase of new clothes, eating out, going to the movies or whatever you have to cut back on, so that you have the money needed to invest in your business to grow it and make it into a success story.
People invest money in college education, so that after college, they can get a good job. However, you do not want to spend money for a course that will give you the training you need to advance your home business. This is very ironic because you do not look at self education as important for the success of your business which is your job.
Associate with Like-minded People
Who are you associating with? Your salary is the average of your five closest friends. You have to associate with the people you wish to become. If you are an Online, Network Marketer, you have to associate with online and network marketers. You become who you associate with.
You have to spend time acquiring the knowledge and skills you need to run your business and achieve the lifestyle you desire. You have to hangout with the people who have the lifestyle that you want. Attend live events, meetings, hangouts, and webinars with like-minded people.
Spend time absorbing and emulating what they are doing. It is only in spending time with like-minded people that you begin to adopt the things that they do, so you begin to speak their language, dance their dance and live similar lifestyles like they live. You learn and implement, and you begin to achieve the success they are achieving.
You have to know your why for doing what you do. It has to be a gut why, so that it is the reason you wake up early in the morning or stay up late at night working at your business. It is what keeps you going even thought you are tired and want to quit. It is what keeps you motivated and committed, because without commitment, it is impossible to achieve success. Business Investment should be one of your top commitments.