Okay, so here’s the thing…..
I don’t have a problem with taking massive action in my business or for any goal.
I just believe it’s taking the “cart before the horse” so to speak.
Let me back up a bit…..
Now you’ve probably heard all of the statistics about network marketing or about new businesses….
97 percent of network marketers fail….
95 percent of new businesses fail after the first 5 years… yada- yada- yada-
There is a slue of reasons for these numbers, but I can say with a certainty that none of those reasons are due to a lack of knowledge or skill.
Because nowadays you can learn any skill with just a click of a button or hire any kind of business expert for a reasonable price, to get your business off the ground.
The real issues, whether you’re a small brick and mortar biz owner or network marketer, is due to lack of clarity of vision, direction and those “inner blocks” that seem to sabotage your efforts at every turn.
What do those inner blocks look like?
They look like fear, uncertainty, confusion, lack of confidence, procrastination and any other emotion you can think of that has ever tripped you up.
If you’ve ever asked for advice on how to get your Network Marketing business off the ground and running, and you were told to just take “massive action,” or “just go find 10 people to talk to today,” then you may have felt a little irritated.
I know I sure did….
See, the problem most people are facing in their business is not that they won’t take massive action, it’s not like they don’t’ know what to do…
It’s that they don’t understand why they CAN’T take that massive action needed to see those results in their business they’ve been working for in spite of the fact that they already know exactly what they need to do.
Does this sound at all familiar?
In other words, we know what to do but often times we just can’t find the motivation or inspiration to do it.
How do I know this?
Well, because I’ve experienced it in my own life, in my own business.
See, the reality is that as humans we develop certain internal blocks that keep us from our success in many areas of our lives, however, we are usually not aware of them until we are faced with new challenges. (like trying to start a new business)
Success Tip: Changing your viewing point.
One way to overcome these internal blocks is to change how you see them in your life, don’t judge them as good or bad. Remember, anytime we are faced with something new we have to grow and expand into the new idea or vision.
One tip that I would like to offer is to see these seeming obstructions in our psyche as transitional periods that we need to pass through. We are transitioning into new ways of thinking. If you stay the course and get to the other side of it, you will be amazed at how much clarity you have about whatever was blocking your way and you will be able to truly take massive action.
So, if you’ve been struggling, if you’ve felt overwhelmed and ready to throw in the towel because you can’t seem to take “massive action”…
….Don’t give up just yet….Success needs time to grow.
So tell me….
We’re there any instances in your life where you were told to just take massive action but you were blocked by a lack of motivation, fear, doubt etc.?
How did you get through it.?
Did you give up or push through?
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To your Success!
“Times they are a changin’”. The state of our economy is a major concern for a lot of people now days. People are realizing that trying to survive on a paycheck alone is quickly becoming a thing of the past. Having a plan B and finding a way to have multiple streams of income is more and more important for many families across the nation.
Starting a home based business is a possible plan B, and is gaining momentum as a vehicle for many people to build in order to bring home some extra income on top of their full time job or even to be able to give up their 9 to 5 in hopes of becoming financially independent.
Now, any new venture can be challenging, but worth looking into, especially since having your own business can be a dream come true and the perfect solution to provide you with the time and money you need to make you and your loved ones feel happy and secure.
Read on to find out if having a home business is right for you.
The Path to a Successful Home Based Business Is not Necessarily an Easy One
Starting any business involves an initial investment, and since the purpose of any investment is to produce more money in return, you need a thorough business plan, containing all the information, expenses, opportunities, risks, strengths and weaknesses of the business you wish to start.
This way, you know in advance what measures have to be taken and how they are going to affect your business. Depending on the business platform you have in mind, the investment can vary from a couple of hundred dollars to thousands of dollars or even more. If you do not have all the capitol you need, you may consider getting a loan.
However, in order to finance business ideas, most banks and private lenders consider the business plan and the budget predictions crucial. If you are just a beginner in the chosen field you have in mind for your business, now would be a good time to seek professional help from a business consultant or analyst.
One home business strategy that has been around for over 50 years and has been steadily growing more popular over the last decade, is Network Marketing. Many people are declaring that network marketing or direct sales will become a major force in the coming future and that more families will decide to build a business through this avenue.
Not only are the start up costs low, but it bypasses most of the hassles and liabilities that are associated with a traditional “brick and mortar” business model. It also offers the potential for the independent owner to become financially wealthy in a relatively short period of time.
I’ll say here that this option is NOT for everyone!
Assuming you have all of your ducks in order and you manage to get your home business up and running, you’ll need to let the world know you exist, build a customers base, and establish a reputation – that means publicity.
As many small and medium entrepreneurs have discovered, advertising has been present in the world we live in, under various forms, since forever and it is the one element that can get you ahead of your competition and ensure you the desired level of sales in no time.
Believe it or not, there are many successful business owners that will tell you that reaching the top was relatively easy, however, it takes considerably more effort to stay on top. Getting a sale is one thing, but getting repeat sales is a whole other story. You must work to keep your customers faithful to you by showing them that you care, by surprising them with new and better products, by rewarding them for their loyalty and their smart choices.
Having your own home based business may appear a little difficult when you have so many aspects to consider but, if you take them one by one and you don’t give up too soon, you will see that nothing is impossible.
You may lose a couple of nights sleep anxiously waiting for the next day’s results, you may make mistakes every now and then, but what matters is to never lose faith in yourself, or your dreams of success.
After all, no one ever said that starting and running a home based business would be easy! Remember “Rome wasn’t built in a day”.
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Financial freedom and greater time flexibility are just some of the benefits associated with running a successful home based business. However, if you hope to be successful, you must plan ahead and educate yourself before undertaking a responsibility such as this or else you may not be able to avoid many of the pitfalls that may await you. Read on to discover how you can start and run your very own successful home business.
Have a Plan of Action
What kind of business are you looking to develop? Do you have your own product or service that is unique? Are you utilizing multi-level marketing or online marketing to build your business with? Once you’ve found your business platform, you need to take the time to turn this platform into a reality by developing a solid plan of action that lists the steps needed to go from a vague idea to an actual functioning home based business. If you know other profitable entrepreneurs it won’t hurt to go to them for a little advice to get you started. If network marketing or direct sales is your chosen path, then you have the added benefit of people already aligned to help you with your plan of action. Don’t hesitate to consult with your sponsor or up-line for direction.
Discovering the right niche for your home based business will improve your chances of branding yourself within the market. If you do not have a firm idea of what it is you are offering people will be unlikely to want to do business with you. Don’t do what everyone else is doing. Even if you have similar products, like cosmetics or skincare, you can still learn to stand out from the crowd. This is even more important if you are in network marketing. If you are just duplicating what is already out there, you will hurt your chances of success. Find your own unique niche or carve one out if it does not already exist.
Designate office space
You need to set aside part of your home that will be a good workspace where you can run your business on a daily basis. This is crucial for tax purposes as well. Every year you are in business, take pictures of your office space and file it, you can use it as proof if you happen to get audited by the IRS. Its best to have a whole room that can be used just for your business, but at the very least, you should designate a certain part of your house that is only for the business and nothing else. Make sure that the kids are aware that this space is not for playing around! =)
Stick to a Schedule
You do not have to work from 9 to 5 every day, after all, isn’t that why we want to escape the J-O-B? However, you should try to come up with a schedule to follow so that important tasks are not neglected. Distractions are everywhere when you’re running a business from home. The kids, the husband, the laundry, not to mention the T.V; the list can go on and on. A home based business offers a great deal of flexibility, but do not let yourself become so flexible that nothing gets accomplished. Write down a list of your goals for each day when you get started in the morning and map out a time frame for its completion.
If you don’t have a good marketing campaign, even the best-run home business will fail. If no one knows about your products or services, you will never get any customers or clients. Take advantage of both offline forms of advertising, such as television, radio or newspapers, as well as the many online opportunities such as social media sites like Facebook, Twitter or the new kid on the block, Pinterest. Do your research to find out if article marketing or pay per click is something you could get into.
Success almost never happens overnight, so patience is an important virtue for a home business owner. You may have some difficult times where it seems like nothing is happening before you manage to see some profits in your new venture. Stick to your plan and don’t let yourself become discouraged. At the same time, you should also not be afraid to change things up a bit if something does not seem to be working for you. Always test things out to see what’s working and what’s not.
With these foundational tips, you should find it easier to develop a solid business plan that will let you take your new home business from a dream to a reality.
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If you are currently someone’s employee and don’t own a home based business, make it your business to find one, running a home business is the best way to get some of those needed tax advantages. Whether it’s the latest yummy shakes, juicy juice, or anti-aging youth serum, get involved in a home business of your own. On average it can save you $500-$700 or more with the new tax changes on the horizon.
Once you’ve decide that creating a business is for you, there are many things that are involved that must be taken seriously. There are a myriad of expenses associated with running a home business, but the good news is, many of them are tax-deductible. This article highlights several things that you will be able to write off when April 15th rolls around.
First off let me just reiterate, if you have a home based business, you must designate a separate area used solely for business purposes. If ever you get audited by the IRS, you’ll need to prove that you have this space laid out for your company affairs. That being said, when you have to purchase office supplies for your new company, you will be qualified to write these items off. It may not be sensible to write off every single marker, pen or paper clip, but items like fax machines, copiers, and business software should definitely be included. The key is to only write off things that are used solely for business purposes.
There are magazines out there created for the sole purpose of educating you about your trade. In order to succeed in your business, you may need to read a few if you want to keep up with what is going on in your industry. While the Internet has a lot of information, it would not hurt you to subscribe to a few of these trade magazines. If the magazines you purchased satisfy a genuine need for you to run your business effectively, then guess what? These subscriptions can be written off as well.
Your Phone Bill
If you are in any type of business you are well aware of how important your phone is. Without it, your business will never get off the ground. Although you cannot write off your entire bill from your taxes, you can write off your service if it is a dedicated business line. If you have added a second phone line to your account to be used for business only, which is highly recommended, that is deductible.
Can you ever imagine a time where people actually performed business affairs without the world wide web? Thank goodness for technology! The Internet is another expense that can be written off if you use it for business alone. Now, if you spend countless hours shopping online and only one hour doing business related work on it, then please don’t attempt to deduct that. If on the other hand, you have a laptop that you use for business purposes (including Social Media Marketing), and not for any personal reasons, it’s perfectly ok to add your online usage as a business expense.
Have a tangible product that you sell as part of your business? Then you are allowed to deduct any money that you use in order to ship your products to people. However, if you only use shipping services every once in a while, it will not make much of a difference on your tax deductions, but if you use it quite often, the ability to write it off can save you a ton of money. Keep all of the receipts you give from making shipments and any other related cost you may incur in the process.
Many people make the mistake of forgetting to deduct mileage when they file their tax returns. If you use your car for anything that relates to your business, for example, dinner meetings, product deliveries, and even some recreational events as long as your business is somewhere in the topic of your conversation, you can deduct it.
The most important thing to remember is to always document everything that you do that is related to your company. You must keep accurate records in case there are any questions later on.
You’d be surprised at how many things you can actually deduct from your tax returns that can save you a ton of money. But it’s also true that keeping good records isn’t always an easy task.
Lately there have been a few really good tax software programs pop up that you can purchase in order to help you keep track of your tax related paperwork. Two of the cool programs that I recommend is www.Deductr.com and Godaddy’s online bookkeeping, they not only provides a great tracking system but also educate you on the latest tax changes.
Home-Based Business|Applying the 7 Universal Laws
If you want succeed in and grow your home-based business effortlessly, it would be beneficial for you to apply the 7 universal laws that we have gone through in the Law of Attraction series. In reality, these laws are already applied to your business because there is nothing on earth that is not subject to the universal laws, just as everything on earth is subject to the law of gravity.
While this is true, most people manage their business without realizing that fact; therefore the laws happen by default instead of the business owner using them to his or her advantage. If you want to grow your home based business and create more free time and financial freedom for yourself (and what business owner doesn’t?), then it is important that you study the 7 universal laws and strategically apply them to your home based business.
Let’s look at each law along with some examples of how you can apply them to your home-based business to bring you more success:
Using The Law of Deliberate Creation in your Home Based Business
“That which I give thought to with emotion, I attract more quickly.”
Set goals for your home based business and feel the emotion of the end results you seek. Believe you can succeed. Decide to achieve your business goals deliberately. Choose the vibration you want to attract and then match yourself to that vibration. Choose your words wisely and don’t speak words that are incongruent with your goals. For example, if you want to attract more leads, stop saying that you aren’t good at sales or that your marketing never works.
Using The Law of Allowing in your in your Home Based Business
“Allow the Universe to bring you what you desire without imparting resistance, and allow others to be as they are.”
Practice feeling the good feelings that will come with the outcome you seek, but don’t wallow in the fear of not knowing how to do it – allow the Universe to handle the how. Start each workday from a place of non-resistance. Know that the Universe will deliver, but it may not come in exactly the way you expect. Don’t try to make your prospects into replicas of you. Allow them to be who they are and let their differences be a blessing since they can offer something to your home based business that they can’t.
Using The Law of Sufficiency & Abundance in your Home Based Business
“An unlimited supply of abundance is available to all.”
Remove any fears that have you believing that you have to compete. Remove feelings of jealousy for people whose home based businesses are thriving. There is enough for everyone, and you will succeed more from working together than you would from competing against each other. Realize that money is simply an energy, and that energy is abundant. Use this realization to help you sustain a knowing that the money will come once you believe it into being.
Using The Law of Pure Potentiality in your Home Based Business
“In our essential state, we are pure consciousness; therefore, through us all things are possible.”
Know that since you are spirit living in a physical body, your business is a spiritual extension of you. Run your business with the core spiritual values you stand for. When you do, doors will open for you in ways you can’t even imagine.
Be yourself in business. Don’t try to mimic others who are successful. Shine your own light. Be the unique individual that you are and people will respond to you in ways that will make your home based business soar.
Using The Law of Detachment in your Home Based Business
“In order to acquire anything, you need to relinquish your attachment to it.”
Instead of coming from a place of fear, thinking that you won’t succeed in your home based business goals, choose an abundance consciousness and trust that the Universe will deliver. When you send a proposal to potential client, let go of the outcome. As long as you did your best, know that if they are meant to be your client, they will be, and if they don’t, it is for good reason (perhaps they are slow-paying for example).
Using The Law of Polarity in your Home Based Business
“Unity is plural at a minimum of two.”
Focus your attention on the positive end of the spectrum so that you can gravitate toward it. Know that you have the power to shift your perception at any time, and that doing so can transform any problem you might be experiencing in your business.
Using The Law of Reflection in your Home Based Business
“The traits you respond to in others, you recognize in yourself, both positive and negative.”
Understand that you can’t attract any person or circumstance to yourself that is not a reflection of you in some way. Use this knowledge to reflect upon problems and people that you have a hard time with to determine what lesson you need to grow past.
Accept all “bad” circumstances and people that come into your life as a blessing in disguise because they are there to reveal to you what you need to do to grow into the person you want to become and to have the home based business you’ve always wanted.