Raising Your Business is Like Raising a Child
Your business is just like raising a child. What made me think of this post was an online friend of mine Camille Cameron commenting on a blog post I had done. Her words of wisdom were just too great to let it pass. Not only were they great they were so true an also an analogy I had never really thought about before.
At some point, you decide you want a child. There is then the conception and/or acquiring your business. Your business is just like an infant it's new, it's tiny and some time will pass before the child/business can stand on its own. You will love and nurture your business just as you would a child because it is your child. What I noticed in this picture that seemed so appropriate is the ATM machine behind the man with the baby. Many times when a person gets so excited about having a baby as well as a business they don't stop and think about the cost. If you plan on either one you need to be able to provide for both. If you think you can do either one without putting out money, you should scrub the whole idea of doing either.
I don't think there is anyone in their right mind that would tell you "Join parenthood it's easy and it requires no money or credit card and you can accomplish it in a week, month or year." People, please! However, you will find more than enough scammers and unethical sponsors out there that will tell you those very words about starting a business, to which again I say, "PEOPLE PLEASE!"
You might think I don't want anyone in my business talking like this, not true I would love to have every single one of you that want to own your own business and work online with me, but I"m not going to lie or be unethical to convince anyone! My mom, "God rest her soul raised me better." What I want for you or anyone that makes the decision to own their own business on or offline is for you to not get taken by the scammers and unethical people.
Bless you and all those lives you touch,