So, you’ve decided to go into business for
yourself to capture your part of the
“American Dream”. Now that that’s all settled where the heck do
people wake up each day because an alarm clock is beckoning them to
old day in day out J-O-B (Just over Broke). They work the same
in debt past their eyeballs, and all appear to have that “deer in
real tragedy is that these average people, you, and me, your neighbor,
so much more but settle for so much less. Somewhere along the
lost our vision; we lost our hope and settled for the cards life was
us. Wait a minute! Who says so?
only thing that stands in the away of your achieving the American Dream
Think about that for a minute because it’s a powerful statement. Who is
on you than you? When you stumble and fall, who will be there to
up? It had better be you because if you can’t depend upon
you’re in BIG trouble.
people I’ve known have worked the same jobs for 40 years, retired and
within the first 5 years of retirement. Pretty bleak future isn’t it?
got be more than this in life so don’t let opportunities pass you buy.
children, we all had fantasies, we had ideas, and we had VISION!
chased them out of you?
ask you, why work for someone else, making them rich, or have a
who’s literally making you ill because he’s a manager wanna be that
realize being a dictator is no longer acceptable, or have someone else
credit for your ideas because they lack the vision to have their own –
has never been easier than right now to start your own business but
anything else you need to think it through. What kind of business do
Where are your customers going to come from, how about customer service
– are you ready to deal with people as the owner of a company?
into the old trap of saying “I’m not going to be anything like my boss
company I work for” This is like saying you’re not going to be
like your parents and then one day you realize that silently you did!
your vision. Let me say that again – DEFINE your VISION. Everyone’s got
dream, what’s yours? You are now asking yourself the prime number one
in life – What do you want to be when you grow up? Personally, I
like Oysters but, why not make the world yours? You will only be
by your imagination.
get serious for a moment. Now that you’ve defined your vision,
down and expand upon it by considering the following;
do you want to go into business for yourself?
friends, the list is endless but you get the idea. Earlier, I alluded
you’re doing mentally and now I would like to amplify that
Regardless of how well you’re equipped, no one can do it all.
literally thousands of books to help you understand ecommerce, owning
business, self help and improvement and the list goes on and on.
• Do you have or can you get a sustainable customer base?
• What are your start up costs going to be?
relatively cheap to start up, all costs need to be
• Mentally, how we doing? Owning your own Company versus
someone else is the difference between night and day and so
are some of
you will be dealing with. We will touch on this further.
• Have you listed what you see your strong points as being?
• Are you prepared to step out of your “comfort” zone to make this
what I’m asking is for you to think about what you intend to do for
The very thought of that sends some people into a panic because they’ve
given it much thought before. If you don’t find a diversion
your office environment you’ll grow stiff and those creative juices
trying to supercharge will just fizzle and your business along with it.
do you like to do for fun? Take a walk, ride a bike, see friends – DO
yourself off from the world! For me, I perform Tai Chi and
me, it helps!
Afterwards, I feel refreshed, rejuvenated and ready to take on the
again but more importantly it preserves my VISION!
worst thing you can do is to loose your identity in your business. Keep
but keep it separate. Remember, we’re looking to fulfill a dream and
lifestyle for ourselves free of the burdens we’re so desperately moving
About The Author
Chas is a Home Based Business Owner,
Motivational Writer, and an Independent
SFI Marketing Representative and may be reached at;